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    Sky Tower Hell Basics

    These are ideally what you must aim to have before joining STH. Different raids have different requirements.

    TL;DR: Read in BOLD.

    A. Equipment
    Character Level 80
    >1,000,000 Gear Score
    Lv80 Ghodroon Main and Sub Weapons or better at least +25
    - Sub Weapons are usually the last piece of gear you fortify so leaving it at +20 is okay.
    - Best PVE weapon element for your class? Scroll down a bit more to Class-Element Guide.
    Damned Set or better at least +20 (Unless you are a Tank Guardian)
    - Recipes are easy to get.
    → 50-100g for Hat & Chest pieces, 300-500g for Belt, Glove, Boot pieces
    → Alternative: Buy Recipes with Dragon Points from Encyclopedia
    → Save up for Damned Set instead of wasting money on Evil Bite Set
    Trophies: Guzigla's Tooth & Law of Past and Future at least +20
    - Guzigla's Tooth recipe is around 150-250g and really easy to craft
    - Law of Past and Future recipe is a bit pricey, between 500-800g
    - Gives Boss DMG %, you'll be using them till Lv95.
    → Invest in doing Eidolon Chronicles once you have 3 Eidolons at Lv60. (Press N & click the 2nd Tab.)
    Accessories: Lv80 War Exemplar/Arcane Permafrost Set at least +20
    - Farm recipes & materials for Lv80 Accessory Sets at OW: Emerald Marsh in Cactakara.
    - Lv80 Accessory Recipes can also be bought with Golden Dragon Points in Encyclopedia.
    Secret Stones
    - Secret Stones should at least have DMG +2% (Cap DMG is 4% for new SS.)
    - For weapons, best is the Lava Secret Stone DMG +7%.
    Guardian
    - I. Same Gears as Above
    - II. Hybrid Tank Build Further discussions, give him a PM or go to page 3 of this thread for more of his explanation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shironius View Post
    Top: Azazel (80) / Blazing Silver (90)
    Bottom: Damned Ruler (80) / Holy Spirit (90)
    Accessory: Arcane Permafrost (Lv80 and 90)
    Trophy 1: Law of Past and Future
    Trophy 2: Guziglas, Gandam Alloy Armor or Fatima's Earring (depends on your reliance on CRIT)
    Eidolon: Minimum is 25% AA Speed + 24% DMG or 25% AA Speed + 45% Lightning Skill damage.
    Transformation Pets
    → Used in 27F & 36F. IOnly affects Boss Monsters.
    → Basic ones: Demir, Doom Dragon, Beebis Sleigh (Mounts that can't be equipped as an amulet)
    1) Be transformed first.
    2) Right-click to use pet.
    3) Attack boss/es with your regular skills.

    B. Stats
    99 Status Points on DMG & HP
    - ONLY DO THIS IF YOUR SPD IS CAPPED AT 50%, otherwise put points on SPD till capped.
    >75% CRIT
    - If it's too low, don't worry. (1) Zeal Foods w/ CRIT, (2) Holy Sword for Class Buff, (3) Weapon Mastery for more CRIT.
    Cap SPD at 50%
    - Overcap this stat to increases chance to Zeal (Double Damage).
    - Also makes up 50% of your ATK SPD.
    Cap DEF at 80%
    - For survivability. Overcap DEF gives extra HP.
    - Use Special Mastery - Best Defense if you haven't Capped DEF.
    - If you are already capped, use Deep Blue Mastery instead.
    -- Green versions of Special Masteries from the Guild NPC in your Guild Hall OR from the Encyclopedia.
    Boss DMG 90-100% for Melee Classes & 80-90% for Ranged Classes
    - To see this, press C > Detailed Tab button at the bottom > Offensive Tab.
    - Other than Equipment Bonuses, add more Boss DMG by Head and Body Costumes with Enchantment Cards (Encyclopedia).
    At least 28% PEN
    - To see this, press C > Detailed Tab button at the bottom > Offensive Tab > Last detail is Penetration Value.
    - For Enchantment Cards, any Lv80 PEN Enchants are more effective than Lv70 DMG/DMG ones.
    → Still try to go for ones with a DMG % value.
    Crit DMG Capped at 300% (400% For Wizard & 370% (?) For Tachi Classes)Probably some other classes too that I'm not familiar with.
    - Common Misconception: If you press C (Character Window) and see Derived Crit DMG, that is NOT the Crit DMG I'm talking about.
    - Press C > Detailed Tab button at the bottom > Offensive Tab
    → Add your Primary Weapon Crit Damage + Crit Damage bonus against Boss. If the sum of that exceeds your Class Cap, you've capped your Crit DMG.
    EVA For 31F ONLY
    - If just attacking mobs without gathering does not help you (cause Nocturnal), make sure to switch your Special Mastery to Capoeira for additional EVA.
    - Green versions of Special Masteries from the Guild NPC in your Guild Hall OR from the Encyclopedia.

    C. Buffs
    Eidolon with 45% Elemental Skill DMG according to your Class
    - This is the Eidolon you are using for most part of the game, especially when DMG Against Element isn't needed.
    - The 1st/2nd Star Buff can be rolled to Normal Attack Speed +25%.
    - If you don't have rerolls yet, don't panic. You can use your Zeal Eidolon with 15% Chance to Double Attack.
    Zeal Foods
    - Some may prefer to use the Lv80 Detailed DMG Drink as well.
    - Please do not use Movement Speed Food in STH unless you're meant to be leeching. :V
    Class Buffs
    - Especially Main/Sub Bards/Holy Swords/Shurikens.
    Tonics
    - Alchemy
    - Farm more Sage Stones in Frozenlea Plains. Other dungeons: Titan's Root, Cadilla Felwood, and 70-75 Lament Dungeons.
    Elixirs and Other DMG Against Element
    - Alchemy
    - Other Sources of DMG Against Element:
    → Eidolons with 45% DMG Against Element
    → Mounts with 30% DMG Against Element
    → Hat Costumes with 18% DMG Against Element Enchantment Cards - Easiest one to get via Encyclopedia
    → Gaia Emblems with at least 9% DMG Against Element
    → Lv65 Trophies - Useless unless +30, not worth investing in
    → Lv85 Accessory Sets - Too hardcore, not worth investing in
    *Hat Costumes and Gaia Emblems are the easy to get but consider working on Eidolons and Mounts to be more effective.
    Optional: Other Buffs
    - Passive Pets
    → Some nice basic ones would be Kitty Slave Pet/Demon Blade's Blessing + Princess of Darkness, anything that adds to your DMG.
    → You can summon 4 Passive Pets at once, 2 are the Anya (DMG+3%, Crit +1%, Crit DMG +3%) + Victoria (Heal +3%, Eva +5%, Move Spd +5%) pets from STH Rewards though
    → Keep in mind that some buffs/pets may override your other passive pets.
    - Chocolates & Candies
    - NPC Buffs
    → Navea Buffs
    I. Mina - EXP+20% & Loot Drop Rate+20% for 24hrs - Near Sky Tower-
    II. Chafe - Dragon Point+20% & MoveSPD+10% for 3hrs - Near Auction House
    III. Seth - DMG+5% & MoveSPD+15%
    / Charlene - HEAL+10% & MoveSPD+20%
    / Cartney - DMG Taken-10% & MoveSPD+20%
    (Can only get one buff from the three, for 3hrs)
    → Moonlight Bunny NPC in Crescent Hill (Only on Saturdays)
    → Wishlist Buff from NPC Narisha in Helonia Coast (Daily/Chance) - HP +10% for 4hrs
    Need to get an item 'Blank Wish List' from Lv25 Wish List reward.
    → Winter Blessing from the Snowman NPC in Navea (Repeatable)

    Class - Best Element - PVE
    Guardian Lightning
    Ravager Flame
    Duelist Holy
    Gunslinger Storm
    Grenadier Lightning / Flame
    Bard Storm / Lightning
    Wizard Ice
    Sorcerer Dark / Flame
    Katar Flame
    Battle Bow Holy / Dark
    Tachi Storm
    Scythe Dark / Flame
    Holy Sword Lightning / Holy
    Shuriken Storm
    Lancer Lightning / Dark

    Quote Originally Posted by GinTu View Post
    Stat Caps:
    Crit: 100%
    Speed: 50%
    Def: 80%*
    Eva: 95%**
    * Guardians can increase the def cap by 5%
    ** Duelists can increase the eva cap by 2%

    Overcapped DEF will convert to HP
    Overcapped SPD will convert to a chance to make a double strike.
    Ex. With 58% Speed comes 8% chance of proccing the zeal.
    Bonus Damage is 50%.

    Overcap limit is 20%
    You can see the bonus amount by hovering your cursor over DEF/SPD stats.


    Capped Attack Speed (2hits/sec):
    Guardian: 77% Speed
    Ravager: 81% Speed
    Duelist: 72% Speed
    Gunslinger: 67% Speed
    Grenadier: 78% Speed
    Bard: 72% Speed
    Wizard: 77% Speed
    Sorcerer: 75% Speed
    Katar: 69% Speed
    Bow: 74% Speed
    Tachi: 72% Speed
    Scythe: 75% Speed
    Crusader: 75% Speed
    Shuriken: 77% Speed
    Lancer: 74% Speed

    Speed is capped at 50%, so you require an Eidolon that gives you an additional 25% Attack Speed Buff to cap attack speed. If your class require more than 75% speed, get Secret Stones that provide 2% Attack Speed or 2% Spd (only adds 1% Attack Speed).
    Credits:
    To Sametbh & Kimoki for helping me out and for testing some stuff out for me, sserens and A_Gray.
    Last edited by Jewel; 01-04-2019 at 05:54 AM.

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    Eidolon with 45% Elemental Skill DMG according to your Class
    - This is usually the Eidolon you are using for most part of the game, especially when DMG Against Element isn't needed.
    - Best element for your class? Scroll down a bit more to Class-Element Guide.


    Class - Best Element
    - Ravager - Flame - (Sir, why are you spinning? :V)
    Hi there, I wanted to ask what does the description look like (says) for the star buff that adds elemental damage? sorry I just returned playing so i have 0% knowledge prior to release of Greatsword class XD.

    also, class best element for rav is now flame? no more bayblades on the field? u wu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuu View Post
    Hi there, I wanted to ask what does the description look like (says) for the star buff that adds elemental damage? sorry I just returned playing so i have 0% knowledge prior to release of Greatsword class XD.

    also, class best element for rav is now flame? no more bayblades on the field? u wu
    ★✩✩ / ★★✩
    DMG of Flame skill +15%

    +

    ★★★
    DMG of Flame skill +30%

    =

    DMG of Flame skill +45% \0/

    And yes, Ravagers are Flame element now due to Flame Slash among other things. @[email protected] Beyblading is only effective for clearing mobs, which Flame Slash can still do better.
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    Lightning isnt really the only best element for gren, flame grens can still deal dmg endgame(looking at that 95 cannon)
    There are just pros and cons between the 2 elements.



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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperDrive View Post
    Lightning isnt really the only best element for gren, flame grens can still deal dmg endgame(looking at that 95 cannon)
    There are just pros and cons between the 2 elements.
    Thank you! Never went far enough on my grenadier. XD

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    ★✩✩ / ★★✩
    DMG of Flame skill +15%

    +

    ★★★
    DMG of Flame skill +30%

    =

    DMG of Flame skill +45% \0/

    And yes, Ravagers are Flame element now due to Flame Slash among other things. @[email protected] Beyblading is only effective for clearing mobs, which Flame Slash can still do better.

    oh, so eido stars have those buff. thx for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuu View Post
    oh, so eido stars have those buff. thx for the info
    If you're interested to know what other buffs an Eidolon can have:
    1) http://tinyurl.com/AKref7
    2) Eido✩Buff Tab

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvariceLuxuria View Post
    ---------- Wishlist Buff NPC in Helonia Coast (Daily)
    What is it buff?

    ♣ IIevis - bard/sorcerer ♣
    You are (not) free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvariceLuxuria View Post
    If you're interested to know what other buffs an Eidolon can have:
    1) http://tinyurl.com/AKref7
    2) Eido✩Buff Tab
    Thx a bunch this is a big help

    PS: Whats the % on the right side of the table on the buff reroll? % chance to get it?

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    How about cap eva for Floor 31?

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