Ethane's Pure AP Primadonna Guide
Feel free to repost this guide anywhere else and feel free to erase my name from it and claim it for your very own because seriously have you ever seen one of these guides get sold for real cash? I didn't think so
Also consider this a minor addendum to Zgmfx's really good guide for Primadonna's available here. I'm not going to go into the level of detail he has because it's simply not necessary; this is covering a niche build that he neglected for reasons of I dunno maybe because it's a sorry build that only dumb marines use
also this guide has nothing to do with divas because divas are dumb.
Why Primas are better
Yes pure third jobs get kind of screwed on the number of skills available but the skills are completely awesome
The big problem with Diva is you're able to obtain Evolution but there's hardly a damn thing you can do with it except impress newbies. Divas don't have access to the Evo AOE (Sharp Scream). When Evo goes to cooldown, there's always 2-Hit Combo to count on until the 90 seconds are up. Entrancing Wink was created to troll the shit out of stupid magic users. Raging Nail, well, three out of four ain't bad at all
Also there's all the rumors of Pures finally getting more skills but like I said that's just a rumor for now
The Ups and Downs of Pure AP
Pure AP might make a hell of a lot of sense when you're just starting out and want to put power blow and the like to good use. The problem with a pure AP build quickly becomes relevant, however, further in the game when you realize that your most oft-used skills are dependent on HV. While AP equips are practically the the norm, the amount of in-game HV equips isn't nearly as such -- the amount of in-game equips with decent HV stats is flat-out laughable. If you're bound and determined to go the free route, the AP build is not for you.
Let me reiterate for those of you who can't read: YOU NEED HV STAT/COMPOUNDABLE EQUIPS NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS lol butts
That obstacle out of the way, the pure AP build shines if you're a fan of the Evolution skill. I love Evo. A pure AP Evo'd cat is a PvM rape machine.
You're gonna need Myshop.
Unless you have a BFF that'll lend you boss uniques, those are about the only HV-friendly equips you can depend on in the game outside a few rare event-only EQs and even those are expensive as hell. You can get away with sticking to in-game items until you hit second job, and by then you'll want to bolster your HV any way that you can.
When it comes to pets, with the exception of Sissy Viole or Summer Popurricia (which will set you back 8-16m as of this writing) you're screwed. Just about all of the in-game pets are a joke. You can either hold out against hope that maybe one day ntreev will have an event where they hand out a decent pet (hahah fat chance) you can either wait for the annual potpurri event -- which the players ruined any chance of it being awesome ever again -- or earn enough in-game cash to find a reputable party to exchange galders to points. Or you could just get a job you lazy bum
What about Elemental Compounds?
Here's my little experiment for what it's worth, half the damn forum would argue about these numbers anyway
The only thing I changed out to test this is the weapons and this is damage against torrobies
if you have a problem with my assessment or numbers go find some other thread to sperg out about it because I don't care
3124 or 4114. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Unless you're trying to squeak by without paying Ntreev the luxury of being able to carry more pots, you'll want 4114 and a myshop accessory pouch. Yeah sure they're timed but I already told you this build costs money so stop crying. Just about every tier of pouches has an HV-friendly variant that you'll want.
Then again user Qpakao down below has this to say:
Personally I'd rather keep all points in AP and go with Myshop but if you're a tightwad this is probably the second best thing
I swear if anyone asks me about 2134 or 1144 pure AP builds I'm going to find you and introduce your teeth to the back of your throat ffs don't be stupid
actually I'm just kidding go for a 1414 build it owns
Skills you want and don't want
....to which you need to reference Zgm's guide, again. My recommendations are pretty much the same except for a few notable examples.
Volley Kick: This skill right here is 90% of the reason you're spending money on myshop gears (I guess not getting hit is pretty cool too) Don't even bother with this skill unless you have the HV EQ to support it.
Siren Song: I'm going to get flak for this because players sperg out about the sporadic AOE and cooldown time. Whatever. Master this because when you decide to go take on Karan this skill will save your ass. It takes a freaking boss trial to make a skill worthwhile way to go Ntreev
Evolution: Yes yes yes yes YES. This is where your AP build PAYS OFF. This is not optional. Well, it is, if you're a retard.
Sharp Scream: this skill is reliant on AP and HV. It was designed to kill bats. Lots and lots of bats. By the time you get this skill you should have both bases covered.
2-Hit Combo: Again, AP and HV making a beautiful combination. Aren't you glad you didn't go Diva?
Things to do now and not later
This is for first and second job cats; if you're already third job and none of this has dawned on you already maybe you should stop playing
Well I changed my mind and have decided to go Diva instead. Now what?
Go read some stupid Diva guide hell I don't know
enjoy paying 20 bucks for a build reset hahahahahah
hahahahahaha yeah right
I actually like this guide.
Its so...Straight to the point. Even though its not really indepth, its basic enough for people to know what to do.
Also, I like this guide just because it makes me LOL :3
Added a bunch of crap and a few more sections
Not sure if they are really that useful...But more Lols.
But yeah....Diva are not dumb .__.
- Scam common Vampire Castle moonstones as the rare refining moonstone.
- Hang out at Caballa Mines and wait for newbies to show up. Invariably there'll be a few digging that have no idea what the value of Old Steel and Moonstones are and ignore them. Taunt them after you gank their finds.
I used to do these a lot back then. Anyways, great guide.
Yes. Yes. AND YES.
I actually have a Primadonna and after seeing so many Divas in Fantasia, I was wondering what to do with her. This guide helped me with a buncha ideas, especially since I didn't delete Evo and Sharp Scream.
Thank you for the guide, t'was funny as hell too. XD
I loled at this shit.
Well, since this is a AP Prima, it will be retarded not to get Evo+Sharp Scream.
I was thinking at that lvl about builds more wide or something.
And I have to say that build 3124 just for extra WT is a waste instead try build 4114 3AP 1WT same WT but more AC and DX.
^^^^^^ added to guide, thanks
I completely love this guide, and it helped me a lot. Thank a whole bunch, Ethane. <3
thanx i yesterday was wondering how evo cats work and how skills use the stats
so thnx :D
too you are evil xD
I'll follow it, thanks. =)
mmm. I have Prima n Diva Pure Ap
Kill easy boss 5th chaos tower
with skill defense not need full pots only 5Hp n 5MP (2k)
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