Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ragnarok Online 2 Sorcerer DPS Semi Healer Guide

Ragnarok Online 2 Sorcerer DPS Semi Healer Guide by JeffGarnet


Im a sorc in Jormungard. IGN ZidaneGarnet. Currently lv50. I write this guide is just to share with everyone about my sorc and hoping that it would be of help to those that read it 

Sorcerer is indeed a very versatile character. You can do dps, healer and buffer. 20% increase in defense is akin gold to tankers. I'm going to talk about the sorcerer base on my opinion on how it should be and what is should be. There are a lot ways of playing a sorc but im just telling you the way im playing it. 


Why choose Sorceror over other classes? As far as i know, RO2 SEA lack of monk and mage classes and you are always! ALWAYS! needed in dungeon and raids. Aside from demands, you can solo very very easily against those field boss that your quest needs you to kill. 

For being a sorc, you wouldnt need to waste time to go melee enemy which save your time running and easy to kill the selected enemy without need to get attacked by unwanted enemies. I know most melee class has a range skill to lure the mob to you but that would need you to wait the mob reach you only you can kill it unless you're so powerful that it isnt a problem to be ganked by multiple mobs.

Your DPS is really very great. Im not sure whether its the best or not but i can confirm with you that you would never regret playing it as a DPS type 

The only thing that you would wan to choose other classes may be because of the follow factors;
1) You dont wan to do multi tasking. As being a sorc, you need to heal, buff and DPS.
2) You wanted to play tanker. Sorc cant tank at all~~
3) You dont like to be a mage.

STAT BUILD

AGI/INT/VIT

Agi is your friend and only. Max it! you can get 51/27/3 by lv 50. Im aware that there's another famous build which is 41/41 but here's my judgement. Sorc easily got int boost from equipments and cards. There's no need for more in int as you can obtain it easily. on the other side, agi is scrutiny. if you dont pump it, you wont get ANY at all!. Critical is seriously matters to your damage output. 6000 damage is easily obtained with full agi build. Regarding to VIT, you would have enough health to survive almost anything. Use title, cards and equipment to coverup for the VIT.

CARDS
Since im talking about dps critical sorc, go and grab poisona card or better. Poisona adds Int, Agi, Vit as main. 

PROFESSION
Well... any would do but i would suggest artisan as its easy to lv and you can make alot items which would be useful for you.

LVLING GUIDE AND DUNGEON GUIDE

For lvling, just follow main quest and solve all Khara EXP quest. Title you can get later as its not as important as your exp. Sorc item hardly drop in dungeon!!! this is what i experience XD 

For dungeon, a party of 5, usually they would need 1 tanker, 1 priest, 1 sorc and the rest dps. so, you're highly needed in the society. In Raid, 1-2 sorc is usually present. 
In dungeon, do not be greedy in dealing DPS. Even if you can deal more dps than dps people but remember, a dead ally means less dps. A dead tanker means party wipe out. A dead healer means party wipe out too!
So your role is to make sure everyone is healing and at the same time DPS when LoR is in CD. Thats what you do. do not worry bout that. You will still deal plenty of dps even if you are to stop and heal your ally. 

Avoid boss AOE unless you have high life to be forefront Sorc healer. It is highly not recommended. just ensure there's a good distance between you and the melee and at the same time will not get hit by the AOE. in this way, you can run in to cast emergency deluge on time and at the same time, you can survive. 

Use frost diver on mobs that can suicide. In freeze condition, they cant cast their suicide. lv3 frost diver has just the nice CD so that you can immediately cast 2nd frost diver after 1st freeze ends. 

SKILL BUILD

WIND SKILLS


Posted ImageLightning Bolt (1/5) 
you hardly use it after change job. you will be using jupitel thunder all the time.

Posted ImageThunderstorm (1/3)
Useless.... low damage and limited number of mobs that it can hit...

Posted ImageSeal of Wind (5/5)
This skill is so useful and its a must to get! 30% chance to proc wind seal. This cause next 2 lightning skill to do 2x damage! if the lightning skill critical, it would be 4x DAMAGE! insane damage you will do.

Posted ImageJupitel Thunder (3/3)
2nd most damaging skill you would use and 75% of the time you would be casting it! JT at lv3 deals 64%. 

Posted ImageJupitel Thunder Mastery (optional)
This skill is optional. In my case, i increase to (2/3) for the best chance to proc instant Jupitel Thunder. Jupitel thunder needs 3s to cast and that could be long. Either for PVP nor PVE reason, a faster casting would be a win! why lv2?
at lv1, this skill adds 5% but in lv2! it increases to 13%!!! but at lv3, it increases additional 2% only which doesnt make any difference thus, lv2 will do if you want this skill.
Jupitel Thunder Mastery proc with Cold Bolt.

Posted ImageMemorize (1/5)
Just a pvp skill. lv 1 will do. This skill is a buff which makes the next 3 skills you cast without casting. Instant cast for next 3 skills.
There's another use of this skill during raid or dungeon. When you're in emergency status, cast this skill, then cast LoR and 2 more Healing wave. It really does a sudden burst of healing. 
Dont use it for DPS purpose in dungeon or raid. Its better off to use during such emergency. 

Posted ImageLord of Vermillion (1/3)
In my oppinion, all area skills in sorc is useless. the damage is too low and you would be long dead before you kill any of the mobs using this skill. 

Posted ImageVaretyr Spear (5/5)
Your ULTIMATE damage skill! up it. even though have 30s cool down but its ok! get it! 80% damage at lv5

FIRE SKILLS


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Don't up any of these. Fire skills are only important for wizard and a no no to sorc. Abandon all of the fire skills.

WATER SKILLS


Posted ImageCold Bolt (5/5)
You will cast it all the time! yeah! all the time! max it. its just dumb not to max it as you need it for the other skills to succeed such as JT and spear. lv5 deals 38% damage and slows 40% movement speed for 6 seconds.

Posted ImageFrost Diver (3/3)
Max it. 6 seconds is important for you to kill a person in pvp or freeze bombs. 
In Baphomet Garden, if you cast twice on the worm(suicide with 10k damage) the worm will disappear soon after 2nd freeze end. This will save people like hell. Tanker hardly can tank the worm at all. mostly die if touched.

Posted ImageSeal of Water (1/5)
Just 1 will do. the regen is not going to be of anything at all. 

Posted ImageSummon Aqua (Optional)
This skill is good when fighting boss as it is a summon and it attacks the boss on its own and able to tank mobs without dieing. A very good dps skill to go if you want. 
Due to the guardian vigor, im gonna leave this at lv1 and have soul bind to lv2 instead.

Posted ImageHealing Wave (1/5)
Lv1 will do. You are a better DPS than a healer. Dont waste for being a sorc.

Posted ImageSoul Cleanse (1/5)
Lv1 just debuff negative buff for 1 person. It would be nice if you have more skill points but as of now, lv1 will do.

Posted ImageMeditation (1/5)
Same reason as Soul Cleanse. Lv1 will do.
Meditation only boost on healing skill's critical. Your attack skill cri rate is not increased.

Posted ImageDeluge (5/5)
IMPORTANT!. You're not just a DPS but you're a semi healer. you need this skill to save your party's life! one cast will fully heal your tanker. Must get it to max! another reason is, when priest skill is in cd, there's nobody else that could save the party except for you. 
Land of Recovery skill stacks with this skill. with these 2 skills, your healing power overweight priest's skill!
Most of the time, in raid, i'll cast deluge at tanker and melee's area and LoR for the range people including me. With this, i cover all party's HP.

EARTH SKILLS


Posted ImageEarth Seal (1/5)
You're a DPS more than a healer. lv1 will do.

Posted ImageSoul Bind (1/3)
At lv 3, the cool down reduces to 30 minutes. 20 minutes difference but still left with 30minutes makes this skill not worth to increase. lv1 will do as you will most likely use once per dungeon.
This skill im gonna increase to lv2. I've tested the vigor effect from guardian. Cast your lv3 guardian before using this skill. In that way, you will be able to reduce the CD. as of now, with just lv1 soul bind, i was able to reduce the CD to 30minutes only with guardian activated. With lv2, you will have the CD to 20+ minutes which is quite a big difference!

Posted ImageRejuvenation (1/5)
The casting animation is insane. Lv1 will do. Healing wave will be far better than this. The reason is, healing wave you can cast multiple time. more chance for critical and rejuvenation has a long cd and crazy animation to cast.

Posted ImageEarth Shield (5/5)
This skill makes everyone happy! haha must get to lv5. 20% defense to tanker is a lot!

Posted ImageLand of Recovery (5/5)
Your 2nd area heal skill that can overlap! Your area heal skills is so big! sorc is the specialist in area healing. Must max no matter what! you will be using this all the time for healing purposes.

SKILL COMBO


Cold Bolt -> JT -> Spear (pve)
Memorize -> Frost Diver - > JT - > Spear - > JT

Optional Skills Judgement


Jupitel Thunder Mastery to lv2 is important to me as i cast JT more than aqua thus i weight lv2 JT mastery more than Aqua lv3. 

Earth Seal vs Healing Wave. Earth seal at lv5 increases your healing 'damage' by 10% extra where as healing wave heals 10% more on your Magic Attack. Thus, Healing wave at lv5 will wins earth seal lv5 alot and i find that i hardly change to earth seal when doing emergency healing. I just stick with my Wind seal as it reduce the casting time. 

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageSEALS

Do change your seal accordingly. Wind for dps, earth for heal if you need to such as, when the priest in your party is down and water seal when you're in recovering which is the least important of all. have fun switching the seals.
I add in the fire seal as it is also one of the seal but its just for the sake of the title  

CONCLUSION


In conclusion, Sorc is really a very strong character to play. the damage is second to none. Not even monk's asura strike. You have more area skills and better healing skill's area than priest. Priest area heal is very small area and only around the priest. but do not get cocky as to not need a priest. You cant heal single person as well as priest. 
Sorc cant be a tanker. The defense rate is a joke.

Just get a good equipment and everything will be great. Have Fun!!!

Overall Look of Skill Build
Sorceror Skill Tree

Correct RO2 LotS skill description
Here, this site's skill description is correct. 
RO2 SEA Skill Description