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Graal
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Aug 31 2008 07:56am
The Hybrid Caster





Contents

I.Introduction

II.Build

III.Stats

IV.Equipment

V.Magician Full Caster

VI.Personal Opinion

VII.Frequently Asked Questions






I.Introduction

Hello,i'm Graal and i would like to explain why hybrids are superior to regular and known builds(Fighter,Samurai,Paladin).Everyone prefers to play Full Caster or a Full melee character,but they're missing one part what if you combine the power of the caster and the consistancy of the melee character.This is basically what i'm going to explain here.

II.Build

The hybrid caster in this case is a Fighter / Samurai / Paladin,a melee/caster that starts with meleeing from level 1-40 or 1-30(what you prefer) and start casting from level 40-71 or 30-71.The main part about this build is you can combine the speed of the melee character on low levels and the power of the caster on the higher levels!Before you post here i would like to say that this is a build for people with low fg but who can still afford decent equipment to make this build work.

III.Stats

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Fighter

Strenght: 50
Dexterity: 40
Intelligence: 10
Vitality: 50


These are the basic stats of the fighter,as everyone knows the fighter starts with low intelligence so i would recommend putting all points into int.However i do put points in vitality after i attempted and failed some mq's and have like 3-5 extra stats point which helps me decently on higher levels.

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Samurai

Strenght: 45
Dexterity: 50
Intelligence: 10
Vitality: 50


These are the basic stats of the samurai,it's pretty much the same as the fighter but i would put the first 5-10 points in vitality because the samurai doesn't have as good stats as the fighter so it's a little bit harder on higher levels and will get a bit more damage and here the hybrid comes out,the samurai known as a bad caster on low levels get changed to melee which goes much faster then trying to cast from low level to 30 or 40.

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Paladin

Strenght: 55
Dexterity: 30
Intelligence: 20
Vitality: 55


The paladin is the best character i've played and is far the fastest character to climb hybrid!The power of the paladin is insane and i can get easily 1-40 melee without regen pumping everything into intelligence but since the paladin is nerfed i'll have to check this out again.but before the nerf this was the best hybrid character,Fast low level meleeing and good capabilities casting with 10 more points into intelligence


IV.Equipment

This is quite simple,i get equipment 1-40 with above 25dexerity,above 25intelligence,above 60ee and decent regen gear so i don't waste any time.at higher levels 40-71 i would recommend to have atleast 85ee on the charm and go for a consistent charm(ice/earth) and above 30int+



Fighter/Paladin Hybrid Equipment

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Weapons 1-40:
Magical bronze axe
Damage: 34 to 41
+60% Enhanced Effect

Angelic ironwood club
Level Req: 10
Damage: 28 to 129
+99% Enhanced Effect
+4 Vitality
+2 Critical Strike
+1% Life Steal

Magical fine alloy axe
Level Req: 20
Damage: 86 to 104
+71% Enhanced Effect

Rare stonewood club
Level Req: 25
Damage: 46 to 207
+99% Enhanced Effect
+2% Damage Return

Rare sapphire sword
Level Req: 30
Damage: 31 to 311
+139% Enhanced Effect
+1 to 10 Life per Attack

Mystical sapphire axe
Level Req: 30
Damage: 56 to 67
+30 Intelligence
+1% Experience Gained
+1% Critical Flux

Armors 1-40:
Arcane tattered robe
Defense: 0 to 1
+5 Life Regen
+6 Mana Regen
+3 Extra Item Slots
+1 to 4 Life per Kill
+6% Life Steal
+1% Damage Return
(1-5,because i don't have any decent lvl 1 armor)

Magical iron chain mail
Level Req: 5
Defense: 11 to 29
+31 Dexterity

Rare sapphire chain mail
Level Req: 30
Defense: 23 to 58
+29 Dexterity
+3% Life Steal

Rare brocade robe
Level Req: 10
Defense: 0 to 6
+33 Intelligence
+1 Mana Regen

Charms1-40
Mythical fire I
Spell Damage: 4 to 11
Mana Cost: 5
+37 Strength
+2 Vitality
+2 Intelligence
+1 to 1 Life per Attack
+1% Mind Numb

Mystical ice IV
Level Req: 5
Spell Damage: 28 to 33
Mana Cost: 35
+14 Dexterity
+1 to 6 Life per Attack
+3% Life Steal

Angelic ice IX
Level Req: 30
Spell Damage: 126 to 151
Mana Cost: 85
+134% Enhanced Effect
+28 Intelligence
+2 Extra Item Slots
+3% Critical Flux

Mq Setup 40-71
Angelic silksteel padded robe
Level Req: 45
Defense: 0 to 28
+50 Intelligence
+1 to 29 Mana per Attack
+5% Critical Flux
+5% Magical Damage Reduction

Magical angelwood club
Level Req: 50
Damage: 29 to 134
+55 Intelligence

Magical fire XI
Level Req: 40
Spell Damage: 113 to 303
Mana Cost: 105
+187% Enhanced Effect

Magical fire XIV
Level Req: 55
Spell Damage: 123 to 329
Mana Cost: 135
+145% Enhanced Effect


This is basically my setup for my fighter/paladin,i didn't add my regen gear because it's regular gear and not really expensive.My mq gear is ofc the best since i saved for it for about 2 seasons,i have tried the exact same build with lower ee on the charm,lower int on the weapon and armor.it works fine as it would with higher gear but don't forget regen gear in this build is needed like it is on any other build.


Samurai Hybrid Equipment

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Weapons 1-40:
Magical bronze dagger
Damage: 26 to 46
+54% Enhanced Effect

Mythical steel dagger
Level Req: 10
Damage: 49 to 87
+72% Enhanced Effect
+3 Extra Item Slots
+1% Mind Numb
+2% Block
+1% Magical Damage Reduction

Angelic alloy dagger
Level Req: 15
Damage: 43 to 76
+58% Enhanced Effect
+4 Strength
+1 to 30 Mana per Kill
+3% Critical Flux

Magical fine alloy dagger
Level Req: 20
Damage: 65 to 114
+103% Enhanced Effect

Mythical mithril dagger
Level Req: 25
Damage: 79 to 139
+99% Enhanced Effect
+23 Strength
+7 Vitality
+3 Magic Luck
+1 to 3 Life per Attack

Mystical mithril dagger
Level Req: 25
Damage: 40 to 70
+24 Intelligence
+2 Critical Strike
+2% Armor Pierce

Armors 1-40:
Arcane tattered robe
Defense: 0 to 1
+5 Life Regen
+6 Mana Regen
+3 Extra Item Slots
+1 to 4 Life per Kill
+6% Life Steal
+1% Damage Return
(1-5,because i don't have any decent lvl 1 armor)

Magical iron chain mail
Level Req: 5
Defense: 11 to 29
+31 Dexterity

Rare sapphire chain mail
Level Req: 30
Defense: 23 to 58
+29 Dexterity
+3% Life Steal

Rare brocade robe
Level Req: 10
Defense: 0 to 6
+33 Intelligence
+1 Mana Regen

Charms1-40
Mythical fire I
Spell Damage: 4 to 11
Mana Cost: 5
+37 Strength
+2 Vitality
+2 Intelligence
+1 to 1 Life per Attack
+1% Mind Numb

Mystical ice IV
Level Req: 5
Spell Damage: 28 to 33
Mana Cost: 35
+14 Dexterity
+1 to 6 Life per Attack
+3% Life Steal

Angelic ice IX
Level Req: 30
Spell Damage: 126 to 151
Mana Cost: 85
+134% Enhanced Effect
+28 Intelligence
+2 Extra Item Slots
+3% Critical Flux

Mq Setup 40-71
Angelic silksteel padded robe
Level Req: 45
Defense: 0 to 28
+50 Intelligence
+1 to 29 Mana per Attack
+5% Critical Flux
+5% Magical Damage Reduction

Mystical diamond dagger
Level Req: 40
Damage: 61 to 107
+9 Strength
+51 Intelligence
+1 to 220 Mana per Kill

Magical fire XI
Level Req: 40
Spell Damage: 113 to 303
Mana Cost: 105
+187% Enhanced Effect

Magical fire XIV
Level Req: 55
Spell Damage: 123 to 329
Mana Cost: 135
+145% Enhanced Effect


I can add the regen gear if this is requested however i think it's not really important,you just need a good ammount of life regen and mana regen gear.

V.Magician Full Caster

This is where the people ask,you have full casters like insanebob and animage and they go fast BUT look at their equipment they have the best equipment there is and ofc they will go fast.but compare it with a regular Full caster,they have to spend way more on gear with mpk and still have to regen then if you would buy some decent melee gear and go no regen 1-40 as i did with my gear on my paladin.compared to the full caster this build is more effective and cheaper,on this build you can easily make upgrades like i have done and at this moment i could do 1mq in 1day if i wanted to and if i would had have enough time in one day.

VI.Personal Opinion

Since i have played this character over 30 mq's and several on rogue/magician/monk,i'm still convinced these are one of the best casters i've played.the consistancy on the low levels and the power of the mage combined together works much more better then it would be on a full melee person or a full caster.
About going melee 1-40 or 1-30,i would go 1-40 with casting and meleeing.this is mainly i first start casting until my mana runs out and then switch to my melee gear and get more experience and even more fast experience.


VII.Frequently Asked Questions


1.How Many Mq's Have You Done Now?
32climbs using this hybrid and several just melee in the beginning and 2 in hardcore playing melee.

2.How Much Fg Have You Spent In This Build?
I have spent around 5k,when the items were still high.ofc with some help from friends.

3.Why did you made this build?
Seemed fun to me to make this and i have enjoyed this climb since my first climb and i'm still enjoying it.

4.Wrong Forum?
Well,i posted it here because more people can see it and more people can give their opinion about it.if not paparick can move this or close it and i'll repost it in the discussion forum.






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Thx,
Robin

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