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Default Eve - Code Architecture and Code Empress Guide

Eve - Code Architecture and Code Empress Guide

by Lenne

Important Notes:

- This guide is still a WIP, and any additional help/opinions or correcting information would be appreciated.

- Do not take this guide as your own. Plagiarism, is of course, very bad. If you must show this to other people then please credit me.

What to expect from this guide:
  • The Basics of Eve
  • Skills, and which to get for your preferences
  • Helpful Tips
  • Skills and Combo Extras (More Tips)

This guide will not only focus on how to use Eve well, but will help you become skilled with Code Architecture and eventually Code Empress.


1: Eve: Another Code
- 1.1 Information
- 1.2 Basic Attacks and Sequences
- 1.3 Another Code's Skills

2: Eve: Code Architecture
- 2.1 Information
- 2.2 Additional Basic Attacks and Sequences
- 2.3 Code Architecture's Skills

3: Eve: Code Empress
- 3.1 Information
- 3.2 Even More Basic Attacks and Sequences
- 3.3 Code Empress' Skills

4: Extras
- 4.1 Tips and Special Tricks
- 4.2 Combo Videos
- 4.3 Skill Build Help
- 4.4 Equipment Recommendations

1: Eve: Another Code

1.1 Who is Eve?

In the land of Elrios, there was a kingdom that excelled in all areas of technology, called Nasod. They were a powerful nation and caused no threat to the humans. However, with the El Stone's power gradually weakening, the nation of Nasod soon lost power, others turning corrupt. To prevent this catastrophe, Eve, the Queen of Nasod, went into a hibernating device to keep herself alive. Years passed, and Eve woke up as soon as the El Stone fragments entered her preservation unit, recovering her from her deep sleep. Unfortunately, the survivors of Nasod all turned corrupt, others destroyed by Elsword, with the humans trying to fight back.

Still, Eve had not given up hope on the revival of her kingdom. In order to regain her strength, she decided the best choice was to embark on the road with Elsword and his gang. After years of slumber, for the first time a boy saying that they wanted to be her friend truly touched her heart.

Eve may not look tough like the others, but she uses her powers of machinery to take down enemy forces for her. Since Eve is the Queen of Nasod, she can summon robots from her Kingdom to aid her in her battle whenever she wishes. Eve also uses Nasod Gears that can transform into all sorts of weapons to defend herself in battle, ranging from spears to explosives.

1.2 Basic Attacks and Sequences

You must first know that Z and X are the basic keys for every character. For Eve, Z is the sequence for the bashing of her Nasod gears. Using X will have Eve summon "electronballs", slow, but powerful balls of electricity.

Z - A simple Nasod gear strike.
ZZ - Two Nasod gear strikes.
ZZZ - Three consecutive strikes. Can be canceled by dashing, allowing infinite combos.
ZZZZ - Three strikes, and then a finishing spinning attack that goes a bit further. Knocks enemies down.

ZZZX - Three gear strikes, then Eve follows with a slap. Infinite combo is possible with a good amount of attack speed.

ZZZvZ - Three gear strikes, then Eve will launch the enemy upwards.

X - Release an electronball costing 15 MP. Does two hits.
XX - Release two consecutive electronballs.
XXX - Release two electronballs then a electric triangle that costs 10 MP.

XX>X - Release two electronballs and then push Nasod gears horizontally to attack enemies. Can be done without releasing electronballs.
XXvX - Release two electronballs and then push Nasod gears vertically to attack enemies. Can be done without releasing electronballs.

>>Z - Turn Nasod gear into a spear and pierce ahead. Pushes and knocks enemy down.
>>X - Dash and fire an electronball into the sky that sends the enemy upwards.

^Z - Jump and send Nasod gears diagonally down to strike.
^X - Jump and send Nasod gears to spin around you, attacking enemies in range.

>>^ZZZ - Dash and jump to do a three strike combo that ends with knocking the enemy down.

>>^X - Dash and jump and fire an electronball straight ahead.

1.3 Another Code's Skills

What are Skills? Skills are attacks that enhance your character's game play. For Eve, she uses many skills involving the summoning of Nasod robots at her command, and in the future, commanding two strong and highly loyal robots that stay by Eve's side.

Note there are different types of skills: Active, Special Active, Passive, and Buff skills.

Active - Skills that happen immediately unless canceled by a hit. Active skills are added to the quick slots.

Special Active - Skills that are just like Actives, but the game of Elsword adds the extreme epic to these kinds of skills. The character performs a special skill that will shortly freeze the area. During this, a cut in art of the character slides in while he/she shouts out the skill names. Then, the skill is performed. Very fun.

Passive - Skills that upgrade the character, permanently. Passive skills are never added to quick slots.

Buffs - Buffs are skills that upgrade the character, such as physical attack, magic attack, and defense. They are like passives, however, they are not permanent as they are used in the quick slots. Because they are used in the quick slots, they provide more efficiency to the power up, however they cost MP and are timed.

Now, please remember the following terms:

PvE - Stands for "Player vs Environment." This term is used for mainly if you are to dungeon a lot. If you like to do lots of dungeons rather than PvP, then you are a PvE build.

PvP - Stands for "Player vs Player." This term is obvious, but just in case, this term is used for mainly if you prefer to PvP than do dungeons.

Hybrid - This term is a combination of both PvE and PvP.

It will be stated the number of SP that must be invested required to access the next row. I will be sequentially stating each skill by where it is in the row. As for skill recommendations, I'll be stating how many points you should invest into skills by dividing into builds. It is RECOMMENDED, not a must (well, except a few). However, there will be times when you have the choice to pick what skills to put points in, because of the SP investment limit.

If you are having trouble memorizing your path of skill investment, fear not. There is a Skill Simulator for all characters. Click the following link to head to Eve's CA and CEp skill tree.

Skill Simulator CA/CE

All right, let's start!

(0) Row 1:

Basic Magic Defense Training - Increase magical defense.
Basic knowledge of skill tree is to never skip your passives.
PvE - 5/5
PvP - 5/5
Hybrid - 5/5

Illusion Strike - Summon 8 gears to simultaneously strike.
Decent starter skill. However, it's not that good at all. Leave this at Level 1, you don't need any levels further.
PvE - 1/5
PvP - 1/5
Hybrid - 1/5

Cloaking - Turn invisible for a period of time.
A favorite skill of mine, but it has less use. There isn't much use in dungeons. In PvP, however, a special thing about Cloaking is that it gives a Super Armor effect as Eve waves her arms downward, so you can use this skill as a sort of counterattack. Also, it can be fun, but just be careful if you decide to use Cloaking in PvP against other Eve players. Eve created the cloaking herself, so other Eve players will be able to see you, while the others will only see an invisible figure if they have sharp eyes. Chat boxes and status effects (bleed, poison, burn, etc.) will affect cloaking, so don't talk or don't get hit so carelessly.
Skill Note: Waiting Alone - Give 10 MP regeneration speed per second during the effects of Cloaking, but increase the cooldown to 10 seconds. -Obtained from a rare monster drop.
A useful skill note for lovers of Cloaking. The regeneration effect gives a nice boost.
PvE - 1/1
PvP - 1/1
Hybrid - 1/1

(5) Row 2:

Basic Physical Defense Training - Increase physical defense.
Basic knowledge of skill tree is to never skip your passives. Not only that, but it's pre-requisite for physical attack training, and Code Empress depends half of the time on physical attack.
PvE - 5/5
PvP - 5/5
Hybrid - 5/5

Dimension Link - Summon a Nasod scout by your side.
One of Eve's fun summoning skills. You summon a Nasod scout monster and it will attack enemies on its sight, even stun them. In dungeons, this has very little use. However, in PvP, it is good to have 1 point. Basically, while you're in a combo, Nasod scout will be with you (if you summoned before you are comboed). It will either stun the opponent, or get combo'ed with you and when it's destroyed, it explodes and stops your opponent! Or, your Nasod Scout can do one of its three attacks (close-range electric laser, electronball, jump attack) to stop your opponent. Because of how useful it can be, you can max it, but only for PvP uses.
Skill Note: Continuous Summoned Attacks - The Nasod Scout no longer knocks down when summoned and its attacks will have less knock-down ratio, and cooldown is increased by 5 seconds. -Obtained from Toma in Bethma.
This skill note leans towards PvP use. For those that love using the Nasod Scout as additional damage in your combos, this will allow you to continue your combos while adding some nice damage with the scout along the way.
PvE - 0/5
PvP - 0/5 or 1/5 or 5/5
Hybrid - 0/5 or 1/5 or 5/5

(10) Row 3:

Basic Magic Training - Increase magic attack. Prerequisite: Basic Magic Defense Training
Basic knowledge of skill tree is know.
PvE - 5/5
PvP - 5/5
Hybrid - 5/5

Illusion Stinger - Transform gears into a powerful spear, leaving a trail of electron pulses.
Very powerful skill. This is one of Eve's best skills for her low level. It's very effective on large enemies, which includes most mini-bosses and some bosses, due to all hits hitting them. It is also great on mobs. However, it is bad against small enemies like Raven in 4-1, so don't depend on it too often. If you knockdown the bosses so that they lie down sideways, you can do absolutely more damage if you're quick enough.
Skill Note: Modified Chaos Engine - Reduces MP consumption by 20 and reduces range of the explosions by 20%. -Obtained from a rare monster drop.
This skill note is very useful. It becomes easier to deal its maximum hits, and you get reduced MP cost. Take for lovers of Illusion Stinger, which is one of Another Code's best skills.
PvE - 5/5
PvP - 5/5
Hybrid - 5/5

(15) Row 4:

Aura Magic Accelerator - Increase the magical attack of allies in range and yourself.
This skill is dependable, because you won't be Code Nemesis or dependent on magic attack often. Still, Code Empress still uses high magical attack, so if you want to buff yourself, feel free to do so.
PvE - 0/5 ~ 5/5
PvP - 0/5 ~ 5/5
Hybrid - 0/5 ~ 5/5

Basic Strength Training - Increase physical attack damage. Prerequisite: Basic Physical Defense Training
Basic knowledge get the point.
PvE - 5/5
PvP - 5/5
Hybrid - 5/5

Dimension Link Blader - Summon a Nasod Blader to slash enemies several times, then fire a beam. Prerequisite : Mastered Dimension Link
Another summoning skill. Nasod Blader (think the 2nd boss of Cargo Airship) comes and does a combo of slashes, and finishes off with the laser. Cool, but mediocre damage. Not ever recommended to take, in fact, I urge you to never take this skill at all.
PvE - 0/5
PvP - 0/5
Hybrid - 0/5

(20) Row 5:

Aura Shield Accelerator - Increase the defense of allies in range and yourself.
Defense boost is useless, especially since you aren't a future Code Nemesis.
PvE - 0/5
PvP - 0/5
Hybrid - 0/5

(25) Row 6:

Aura Power Accelerator - Increase physical attack power of allies in range and yourself.
This is a good buff. Since Code Architecture/Empress uses physical attack, it would be nice to have this along. B Slot is recommended though, if you can. It'll be nice for your early levels though.
PvE - 0/5 ~ 5/5
PvP - 0/5 ~ 5/5
Hybrid - 0/5 ~ 5/5

Cloaking Study - Increase the amount of time Cloaking is activated.
More time to be invisible is good, but this passive really does not give a significant boost. At max Lv3, it's just an increase of 1.5 seconds, totaling your invisibility time to 4.5 seconds. Decent amount but it's not very significant. If you decide to skill note Cloaking and use it often, you may as well add to this passive.
PvE - 0/3
PvP - 0/3 or 3/3
Hybrid - 0/3 or 3/3

(30) Row 7:

Generate Blackhole - Generate a black hole to pull enemies in, then trigger it to explode dealing extreme magic damage.
I like this skill, because it is like Rena's Wind Wall, except it's shorter in duration but much stronger absorb effect. This skill is your mob gathering, and it's good to do in PvP where you can absorb the opponent and let team mates do some extra hits. As for dungeons, well, as said before, you gather mobs. Not only that, in awakening, enemies stuck in the black hole will become repeatedly damaged before the explosion. This drastically decreases the explosion damage but if you can do all hits, it'll do more than the normal version. Other than damage, you can do some fun glitches with this skill. Either take this skill, the mob gatherer, or the next skill, the powerful field clearer.
Skill Note: Black Hole Ver.4.0 - Increases suction range of the black hole by 30% and increases the damage by 10%. -Obtained from a rare monster drop.
A very useful skill note, and because Generate Blackhole is an amazing skill, I really recommend this skill note if you have the spare room.
PvE - 0/5 or 5/5
PvP - 0/5 or 5/5
Hybrid - 0/5 or 5/5

Dimension Link Guardian - Summon Guardian to fire waves in both directions, dealing continuous hits of magic damage.
A powerful, fast damaging skill, you could say this is Rena's Phoenix Strike, only you can hit both horizontal directions. Just like Illusion Stinger, it's mediocre on small enemies, but it can clear mobs, and it is especially great on wide-sized bosses.
PvE - 0/5 or 5/5
PvP - 0/5 or 5/5
Hybrid - 0/5 or 5/5

(35) Row 8:

Energy Conversion - Convert HP into MP.
This skill is only good for Code Nemesis. You can still use it, but it's rarely used by Code Empress. Mainly because Code Architecture gets a passive that increases maximum MP to 400. I recommend not getting it, but if you skipped the accelerators or need to spend 3 SP, feel free to invest here.
Skill Note: Bogus Contract - 30% Chance of not taking up HP when skill is used, but increases cooldown to 8 seconds. -Obtained from Camilla, the PvP NPC.
Energy Conversion takes a small chunk of your HP, and sometimes you need that chunk. For lovers of Energy Conversion, this really helps. Although a 30% chance is low, so be careful.
PvE - 0/3 or 3/3
PvP - 0/3 or 3/3
Hybrid - 0/3 or 3/3


And that's all of Eve's beginner job skills. When you've reached Level 15, you can begin the job advancement pre-quest:

1. Defeat William Phoru twice at 2-4 on any difficulty.
2. Collect 1 Runic Power Crystal from Kira-Kira (Mini-boss) at 2-1 on Very Hard mode.
3. Clear 2-2 on Hard mode or higher with at least a B rank.
4. Speak to Echo, the alchemist of Elder.

And after that, you have two quests to choose from: Code Exotic and Code Architecture. Obviously, you should have chosen Code Architecture.

1. Collect 4 Cave Melons from Bats at 2-2 on any difficulty. (Shortcut: Enter 2-2, kill first bats, exit, and repeat)
2. Collect 2 Blade Tonfas from Little Soldiers at 2-3 on any difficulty. (Shortcut: Enter 2-3, kill first soldiers, exit and repeat)
3. Collect 1 Manual Etiquette from Wally's Guardian at 2-5 on Hard mode or higher.
4. Clear 2-5 on Very Hard mode within 15 minutes.

After you have finished, you are now Code Architecture, a new code of Eve that commands Oberon, the Guardian of Nasod!


Last edited by PKShota; 08-13-2012 at 08:53 AM.