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Lio
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Mar 28 2009 09:15am
The guide was made by gandalf052 and it was made to help new starters with some melee unlocked chars such as the Samourai and the Paladin.

The Samourai:

-> special attributes:
  • Str: 45 -> when dext is good, put all your stats in Str
    Dex: 50 -> Add stats to get 100-120 dext Maw WITH your equipment
    Int: 10 -> nothing
    Vit: 50 -> nothing unless you are in HC and you'll feel better with more life, then add the 10 first stats in VITA smile.gif
  • weapons: Swords, Daggers
  • armors: Robes, Leather Armors, Scale Armors, Chain Mails and Plate Mails ( ALL )
  • charms: Ice, Earth, Fire, Wind, Light ( ALL )

The samourai starts with good stats and he is only restricted with the weapons.

Dagger: gives constant damage and you can use it on rogue/samourai/paladin/monk/ninja
Sword: gives low damage but high critics also and you can use it on Feeder/samourai/paladin/ninja

it is all your choice, they're both quite expensive because they works on many differents classes.
it all depends what kind of playing you prefer!

The Paladin:

-> special attributes:
  • Str: 55 -> add all in Str once you're done with dext UNLESS you're using AXES, then all in str smile.gif
    Dex: 30 -> add stats until ~100-120 dext UNLESS you're using AXES, then don't go over 60 dext
    Int: 20 -> nothing
    Vit: 55 -> nothing unless you're in HC and feel better with more VITA , then put the 10 first stats there
  • weapons: Swords, Clubs, Axes
  • armors: Robes, Leather Armors, Scale Armors, Chain Mails and Plate Mails ( ALL )
  • charms: Ice, Earth, Fire, Wind, Light ( ALL )

The paladin starts with less stats than the Samourai (its stats got nerfed with an update) but it is still a good melee class which is only restricted by the weapons.

Sword: gives low damage but high critics also and you can use it on Feeder/samourai/paladin/ninja
Axe: gives very constant damage and you can use it on feeder/Paladin/headhunter
Club: gives a good balanced damage ( between axe and sword ) but it can only be used by feeder/pala

it depends on what you prefer and what you want to do. Swords are the most expensive but you can use it on the 3 first classes (feeder/samourai,paladin)
Axes gives constant dmg like Ice does but you need high str to make it work properly.
Clubs are much cheaper but you can't use them on many classes.

The Stuff:

the stuff you'll use really depends on how much fg you want to invest in the game wink.gif

Weapons:

You should change your weapon every 5 levels to play the most efficiently BUT it is more needed at a lower lvl BECAUSE it is much cheaper to buy low lvl weapons than high lvl weapons
so you should change weapons every 5 levels until lvl 20 then it is all up to you and your fg biggrin.gif

  • lvl 0 Tier II or Tier III weapon with 30+ EE ( very cheap on mp , a good weapon isn't need to go lvl 1-5 )
  • lvl 5 weapon with 40+ EE ( also cheap, it wil only help you to go lvl 5-10)
  • lvl 10 weapon with 60+ EE ( still cheap and will help you to go lvl 10-15)
  • lvl 15 weapon with 65+ EE ( the higher the EE, the better. it will get you from lvl 15 to lvl 20 )
  • lvl 20 weapon with 75+ EE ( you can keep this one until lvl 25, 30. It again depends on what you prefer)
  • lvl 30 weapon with 80+ EE ( it is getting less cheaper, but you'll still able to go on and lvl with this )
  • lvl40-45 weapon with 95+ EE ( you can find some nice and cheap ones on the mp, it will get to you the next lvl )
  • lvl 55 weapon with 110+ EE ( you'll need a high EE weapon if you want to hit and/or go solo. it will help you until the masterquest at lvl 71 )

Upgrading your weapons is VERY important because you'll make more damage with a better weapon
Those EE are the least EE required if you're hoping to go solo tongue.gif
they should be fine if you play cata and you don't want to spend too much fg on LadderSlasher.


Armors:

One main advantage of the samourai and the pala is that they can wear any type of armor ^^
so the best solution if to use an heavy armor with a good defense! so go for chain or plate mail !
Here it really depends on what you prefer between a high EE armor , a STR armor or a DEXT armor.

EE armor: it gives you an incredible defense. You don't get hit that much so you can stay longer alive or go front in a cata game. But you gain no stats from this armor
STR armor: it gives you an additionnal bonus in Strengh so you make more damage and you still have a good defense. ( great for lower levels )
DEXT armor: less usefull but dext is still needed in case you don't have enough and it is cheaper.
  • lvl 0 chain or plate mail with 30+ EE or 10+ STR or 150+ max life ( it depends if you play HC or SC )
  • lvl 10 chain or plate mail with ~15-20 str
  • lvl 20 chain or plate mail with 25+ str
  • lvl 30-40 chain or plate mail with 35+ str
  • lvl 50-55 chain or plate mail with 40+ str

Upgrading your armor, not only with strengh but with a higher level is important because you get a higher defense with a higher level.
It again depends on what you prefer, the most common build is STRENGH but you can try some other stuff or better stuff such as Life Steal , Life Per Kill , etc...


Charms:

No big deal here, if you have played MELEE before, just use the same charms smile.gif
the type of the item does not matter.
  • lvl 0 charm with 150+ Max Life or 10+ Strengh
  • lvl 10 charm with 15+ Str
  • lvl 15-30 charm with 25+ str
  • lvl 35-55 charm with 40+ str

the level does not matter, only the stats matters tongue.gif
It again depends on what you prefer, the most common build is STRENGH but you can try some other stuff or better stuff such as Life Steal , Life Per Kill , etc...



This guide was made for those who just passed and have never played Samourai or Paladin.
This guide goes along with the Fighter guide but it is specific to those 2 chars.
Feel free to post your comments if you feel like something is missing biggrin.gif
thanks and I hope it will help !
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Mar 28 2009 11:54am
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Apr 2 2009 09:23am
Very nice guide Lio ! wink.gif

Now I can Go Ls and Buy many stuff with my first Samurai biggrin.gif
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Apr 12 2009 09:53pm
Nice guide.

Question though.

You advise getting STR Gear. Why not DEX gear? Can a person plan for their DEX gear and stat enough points to get ~110 with gear, and pump STR the rest?

I ask, cause it seems that DEX gear is cheaper ^_^
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Apr 13 2009 02:14am
Quote (stiffleronfire @ Mon, 13 Apr 2009, 05:53)
Nice guide.

Question though.

You advise getting STR Gear. Why not DEX gear? Can a person plan for their DEX gear and stat enough points to get ~110 with gear, and pump STR the rest?

I ask, cause it seems that DEX gear is cheaper ^_^


because to get a good build, you need more str than dext :)

if you're looking for cheaper stuff , buy a dext charm for ex ^^

if you buy dext stuff only, you'll get more dext than str and it won't be that efficient :(
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Apr 13 2009 04:11am
Looks nice, pmd for some info :P
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Apr 13 2009 04:45am
ty for advice lio
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Apr 13 2009 07:39am
"The paladin starts with less stats than the Samourai (its stats got nerfed with an update) but it is still a good melee class which is only restricted by the weapons."

But sammy has 155 base and pally has 160 base, am I missing something?
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Apr 13 2009 07:41am
Quote (Col @ Mon, 13 Apr 2009, 15:39)
"The paladin starts with less stats than the Samourai (its stats got nerfed with an update) but it is still a good melee class which is only restricted by the weapons."

But sammy has 155 base and pally has 160 base, am I missing something?


I'm talking about melee mate :)

int is not part of it :)
10 or 20 int does not change many things ;)
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Apr 13 2009 08:40am
Dagger: gives constant damage and you can use it on rogue/samourai/paladin/monk/ninja

paladins can't use daggers :)
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