Based on the population that I am seeing within the community, it is definitely seen that Destroyers are one of the undermined classes.
Apparently, they are fun to play with as it takes skill to determine the placements and predict where the enemy would fall and to decide whether to attack or not to (kind of like the game Battleship). Basically, Destroyers are a class that predicts enemy movements, and within the backlines of others, this can pose a threat to many other classes.
Although there are classes that have evade and block rate, I am going along with the CR/CD/Aim build since this class is entirely att spd/mvsp/and high CR and CD for the 1 shot sniping skill, which is the highest DPS skill within the game besides Dagger + TR within PvE premises.
Onto the subject of a skill build, here is a skill simulator of what I may think is balanced or more towards the 1-shot-kill along with using the remaining sp for backup skills like the autoshot:
Rising Arrow (1/5) - this skill is mainly used for launching and launching purposes besides RPG only.
AAS (3/5) - Spamming air combos in the air while seeing red numbers pop the living daylights out of enemies? Priceless.
Shootdown (3/3) - i would recommend putting in 3 for the wider range of arrows to launch the opponent and mobs (PvE/PvP purposes). 3/3 is standard for most pf and gren builds in order to hit fallen enemies and relaunch them into the air.
Rapid Step (5/5) - MVSP and ATT SPD is most important for this class in order to predict enemy movement and to cancel skills when evading enemy attacks. Also the MVSP is quite helpful.
Archers Prompt (1/1) - Other party members would be glaring at you if you have this or not.
Crux Shot (1/5) - Raised for Prerequisite for Gatling.
Random Shot (1/5) - Hopeless skill. Prerequisite for Gatling.
Two Action Shot (1/5) - Hopeless skill. Prerequisite for Gatling.
Gatling Rush (5/5) - PvE and PvP obviously. (If only it would have less cooldown...)
H.E. Grenade (5/5) - The input of skills for higher dmg is worth it compared to the upgrade version. I would 10/10 this if possible.
Composite (1/5) - The accumulation of skill points and damage increase is not worth it, rather just stick with the 10% more phys. dmg.
Homing Missile (1/5) or (3/5) - Depends if u want to relaunch in the air, although like i said, your other AoE skills r more sufficient. In PvP, people are more likely to aerial recover and for PvE you would be more standardized in ground AoE skills.
RPG-7 (3/5) - I only use this for a 2nd launching skill.
Autoshot System (5/5) - The damage of this skill is quite handy and having a 2nd man is very useful, much like your own territory.
Focus (5/5) - You would be focusing on CR for PvE as well as PvP purposes. Not sure if this is Absolute CR tho, but it should be since its a passive skill which makes this class OP for having 5% Base CR.
Flashbang (1/3) - PvP purposes.
Caused Bomber (1/3) - Opponent cant use skill for awhile? Why not? PvP purposes only.
Fire Grenade (2/3) - Prerequisite for Carpet Bombing. The bleed effect is handy in wearing down through enemy defense.
Carpet Bombing (5/5) - Your great AoE, PvP, and PvE advantageous skill. Its wide physical range is likely to hit 20-40% of the field which is really good based on the vicinage of the area.
Additional Bombing (1/1) - This passive skill upgrades your Carpet Bombing range as well as damage somewhere between 15-20%, not sure on the percentage and may correct if you want to. This passive is what makes Carpet Bombing OP.
Sniping (5/5) - As i said, a Gren in the backlines ready to snipe after an opponent has been frozen, netted, or electrified is 1-shot-inevitable. This skill would go great with a CR + CD + Agi build.
Camoflouge (1/5) - IMO 1/5 is best since u only need a small duration to strike and escape, not to mention the cooldown.
Adrenaline (5/5) - X spam is deadly against Summoners since their revenge won't hit back. X Spam does not affect revenge. Now imagine wearing down a shaman's low defense with high-end game CD/CR.
ASS Upgrade (5/5) - The name is horrible, but when deployed its extraneous gases from its fuels would emit high compulsions upon enemy grounds.
Vulcan 300 (5/5) - Another autoshot system, a handyman, a field popper, a- whatever, just make it 5/5.
Self Bomber (5/5) - It's damage is insane and pretty much invincible when skill is casted. Perfect for PvE and PvP.
Awakening (1/1) - Prerequisite for Ground Zero.
Awakening Charge (1/5) - Charge Awakening for Ground Zero for PvE purposes.
N2 Ammunition Strengthen (0/5) or (5/5) - The burn status depends on you if you want the opponent in PvP to move faster, but great to wear down through insane defense and head for the slow, control kill. Lv20 Burn Status? Seems high as a 3rd degree burn to me.
Equipment Builds: (For visual information and set bonuses, refer to http://ds.irowiki.or...Glorious_Rokoko)
Glorious Rokoko Set - I would use this for immense CD power but only if your item mall sets and regular equipment accessories can provide sustainable amount of CR. I would advise stacking up to 800-1000 agi for the base CR.
This set can go really well with either a Lucifer Set for the 15% CD/15% CR set bonus or:
- Death Cheater Shoes (6% CR)
- Vankos Hat (6% CR) or Cherry Blossom Hat (15% CR)
- Jack'o Paw Gloves (6% CR)
- High Elf Mage Shoulderguards (6% CR)
In total, the Unpure CR should be about 24% or with the Blossom Hat, 33%. Although unpure, it is still significant enough to have as much.
For PvP and defensive purposes, try going for the Black Dragon Lord Set but using Premium Gloves of Alexandre for the 50 agi and 3% AR. The agi will help greatly for the aim/evade/CR along with preventable freeze status. If you want more att speed, go with using the skeleton bandage instead of the black dragon bracelet, in which the black dragon gloves would give more defense than alex gloves.
The CD but squishy def build (I advise using paris wings for the 8.5k defense) is great for both PvP and PvE in the fast kill, but only use if you know your crits would hit. Wise man said to always balance things out.
The Elga Set gives amazing defense along with the paris wings, probably reaching up to 22k+ defense if barney-fied and +20'd. In the long run this is best, but there are not so much CD add-ons out there besides accessories, soulcraft bonuses, and IM equipment/set bonuses.
My overall answer would go for the Glorious Rokoko Set. Farming CP is a pain in the AutoShot System but its well worth it. The Elga set does look pretty, so for all of you Call of Duty fans i would advise getting this remarkable looking set that Dragon Saga has provided you.
I wish you all happy-trigger!
Edited by eSkape, 31 May 2012 - 04:35 AM.