Originally Posted by Jamesie
I see. Well you picked a smart one. Expert is the most damage increase out of all the fourth job skills. However, Warding is one of the most necessary, if not they most necessary, due to it's extreme usefulness in the form of the huge boost in HP (who wants to pot instantly after one hit? Not me!) as well as 20% extra stance. My build was:
120: 1 Ring, 1 Moonsault, 1 Warding
121: 1 Spear, 1 Defense Break, 1 AFA
I agree that Warding is very important, but DBE was the most important for me. Not only does it come with a passive weapon attack increase, but the mastery stabilizes your damage by quite a bit (which you undoubtedly knew). Overall, your DPS will be higher mainly due to the mastery.
I will definitely want to master Warding as soon as possible after DBE, but where I am training it is not really needed that much (plus I have alchemy as a profession, so I can craft those HP increase potions [only problem is gathering the materials for it]).
Originally Posted by LiLMewmew
been playing Extalia MS ... a private server. The server is probably European so I lag hard :< It's 8x exp with Mercedes.
Why would you want to play a private server that is eventually going to go down? All your work goes down the drain. Not only that, but leveling isn't that hard on the official servers these days (you could still have a life and get at least 10% a day at 120+). You don't need
to level at least once a day.