Originally Posted by Almora
All I can say is that aim for 300 luck in general PvE(400 for CT) and you'll do fine. As for your level, you pretty much have the right requirements at the 190 range, you're good. As you get higher near endgame, you should aim for a general 20-25k HP(can be less if you have tons of MA or if you don't boss), 300+ LK, ~3k DP and 100-ish HV.
The 3k DP will be do-able with a higher level shield and maybe a good helm, I guess, and HP will go up automatically too with that.
I'm 1432, so her health is naturally lower than it would be with 3 or 4 Charm, but I really wanted some decent LK and DA, and I enjoy both quite a bit, so no regrets there.
Thank you so much for your advice, that really came in handy with my choices what to go for next and with figuring out what may be my main problems! (:
Originally Posted by Dare
If you don't mind grinding, CT 44 works great for SMs. Get a party and the spawn rate goes berserk. I soloed whenever possible, as well. Wind/earth SM here. I had an altiverse twist shield and and staff (upgraded both when I leveled, but I honestly didn't need to as I was still ohkoing there) and did CT 44 until 238, which is what I am now. So going on 100 levels almost on the same CT floor. The mobs have low AC and if you really want the experience, grinding is a good option.
I haven't tried 44 yet, to be honest, and the stupid exploding werepots on high floors scare me a bit; I've been grinding with my priest friend on floor 36 (that's Freyja I think?) mostly, and we've been quite effective there with boosters and TM pots so far. Exp has been getting slower as of late though, so I guess we'll have to move on to 44 sometime soon-ish..
Low AC sounds good, though, and leveling till 238 seems like a nice way to go. ;> we may be able to fill up to a royal with afkers, but we will see about that.
Thanks for the advice!