I would really appreciate it if Gravity would buff Shadow Chasers. They are really one of the weakest classes in the game. They can hardly kill anything solo, and it's really annoying. Of course, what I'm talking about right now is PvM!
As most people are well aware, Shadow Chasers have pretty much ZERO naturally learned skills with which to level. Instead we have to resort to copying the skills of other classes in order to level at all. One common method recently is to copy Arrow Storm and use a highly upgraded Orc Archer's Bow, yet the amount of damage we can deal is relatively low and we quickly run out of monsters that we can 1 shot. Another leveling method is to copy Ignition Break and/or Bowling Bash and mob monsters, though this method I'm not very familiar with. I understand it requires some rather high level and expensive items in order to be efficient. The last method would be Shadow Spell. Needless to say, Shadow Spell leveling is very slow, and rather expensive.
Sadly, one of the few places a Shadow Chaser can level well is with a turn in party, and even then it can be difficult to justify your place in the party. There is pretty much nothing useful that a chaser can contribute, since they are merely weaker versions of the actual class they've copied skills from. When they can't get parties, Shadow Chasers have to solo, which they are as ill equipped to do as they are to party with other classes. I mean, for crying out loud, the recommended leveling spot for Shadow Chaser is to use Arrow Storm at Nogg Road floor 2 from the time they get Reproduce 10 till 125-130! What other 3rd class character is stuck leveling in that kind of low level dungeon for SO long, simply because there is NO BETTER PLACE to level?!
I suppose kRO was trying to give Shadow Chasers some leveling skills when they made Triangle Shot (>_>) and possibly Fatal Menace (lol,wut?), but they failed pretty spectacularly. There are a number of things I think kRO could do to address this issue, and I'm only going to list a couple, because I'd like some input from other chaser players as well. Possible fixes:
1)Vastly Improve Triangle Shot
2)Perhaps make a skill similar to sightless mind, with much larger AoE, and much higher dmg, that also doesn't require you to hide first (biggest drawback of SM)
3)Increase the chance of casting spells though Shadow Spell
4)Provide better weapons and gear specifically for Shadow Chaser, to improve damage in copied skills or something.
Anyway, in summary, for the love of all that is good, please buff Shadow Chasers. If it weren't for TI's, we'd be essentially forced to solo (which we don't do very well), since no one would want a chaser in party (since we don't have any useful PVM skills). Also, buff performer class too, they're in the same boat as us, only they're more useful in parties than we are. D:>
Edited by Ramen, 23 March 2012 - 05:53 PM.