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shaiya warrior build

Table of Contents

1.Who am I?
2.Why a Warrior or Fighter?
3. Builds
4. Level Grind
5. Skills
6. Equipment
7. PvP
8. Weapons and Uses
9. Grind Locations
10. Questions About Warrios/Fighters

1.Who am I?

I’m a Lailah playing warrior. Level 52 Hard Mode, but fortunately, I know alot about Fighters and Warriors and I’ll want to share with every player that wishes to be a Fighter or a Warrior. I’m usually found PvPing or farming Lv 4 Lapis or Duals. I always liked being a DPS class and a Melee class in games, and I’m usually a good one as well. I’m also decent in my math skills, so I am also pretty good with stats as well. I can usually figure out a good build for you fellow Shaiya players.

2.Why a Warrior or Fighter?

Fighters and Warriors are the main and only Melee DPS class. They have the may have the heaviest damage in game, and are the main weapons when it comes to boss farming for their skill Dragon Slayer. Their main stat is STR. And their strongest PvP build that the Shaiya community knows of is LUC Hybrid. They also have high HP, about 70% of the HP an average Guard/Defender will have. They also have good HP, about 50% of what an average Guard/Defender will have. They are one of the greatest PvP characters as well. And are fairly easy to master. We can also solo when ever we want, we don’t rely on parties. We level the fastest, and are the fastest leveling solo class. We’re great PvE characters, and we’re the best farming characters,

3.Builds

NM :

3 STR 2 DEX

3 STR 2 DEX is the best build in my opinion for Normal Mode players. It gives the minimum DEX required to hit. As Normal Mode, you need to become as strong as possible. With the minimum DEX required to hit and the max attack power you can gain with the minimum DEX, this is the best PvE build for Normal Mode players we know of. This build may not have the best potential for Normal Mode players, but it is the fastest way to unlock Hard Mode

HM :

5 STR 2 DEX

The Main PvP build. Minimum DEX to hit, and the most damage you can get. I recommend this build as it gives you high DPS and decent DEX. With this build, lapis in Safe Lapis while in PvE.

3 STR 2 REC 2 DEX

The Main PvE build. Built on high defense and giving you decent DPS. This build has no weaknesses, or strengths. This is a balanced build, but not a very popular one. This build is the easiest to level grind with

UM :

7 STR 2 DEX

The recommended PvP build for anyone under level 55. While this build is one of the best, it is always crushed by the mighty LUC hybrid build. Read below to find the LUC hybrid build’s properties. This gives you high DPS, and minimum DEX needed to hit. The only weakness is low defense.

5 STR 2 REC 2 DEX

The Main PvE build. Built on high defense and giving you decent DPS. This build has no weaknesses, or strengths. This is a balanced build, but not a very popular one. This build is the easiest to level grind with

6 STR 3 DEX

A decent PvP build. Never tried it myself, but this build gives you high DEX, which is required to hit Assassins/Rangers. This also gives you good DPS. Only weakness is low defense.

LUC Hybrid:

By far the most used build my high end players, and the STRONGEST and CHEAPEST build. This build doesn’t require NOS. And won’t work too well for NMs.

Hard Mode : On HM, don’t restat to a LUC Hybrid until Lv 55+ stat’s should be around here including bonuses

STR : 100+
DEX : 200+
LUC : 400 – 475

Top – Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Fortune 1, Dual Fortune 4
Legs – Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Fortune 1, Dual Fortune 4
Gloves – Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Fortune 1, Dual Craft 2
Boots – Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Fortune 1, Dual Shrewd 2
Weapon – Assault 4, Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Fortune 1, Dual Craft 2

Pros : High DPS, High DEX, High Crit Rate, High Magic Resist, Decent Defense
Cons : Low HP

Note, it IS possible to have more STR and DEX then what’s listed here, but remember that HM is RIDICULOUSLY hard to get a good LUC Hybrid on, unless you can afford 5′s, Elemental’s and Duals.

Ultimate Mode : On UM you can restat to a LUC Hybrid at Lv 53+ stat’s should be around here, including bonuses

STR : 300+
DEX : 300+
LUC : 400 – 475

Top – Elemental, Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Fortune 5, Dual Fortune 4
Legs – Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Fortune 5, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1
Gloves – Shrewd 5, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Craft 1, Dual Fortune 1, Dual Fortune 4
Boots – Sonics, Shrewd 5, Craft 5, Fortune 5, Dual Craft 2
Weapon 20 STR 10 LUC – Assault 5, Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Fortune 5, Elemental

Pros : EXTREMELY High DPS, High DEX, High Crit Rate, High Magic Resist
Cons : Low Defense, Low Life

Why is LUC and REC not used much?

Why is LUC and REC not used much in the average build? Because these two stats are luxury stats, that aren’t required for PvP. While some REC is required for PvE, it’s not the best stat to have in PvP unless you can get it well over 100, and still have decent DPS. LUC is not a build for high DPS. But LUC Hybrid is the cheapest build. It gives you higher DPS then a normal STR build. But it doesn’t give you higher DPS then a normal STR build when a player of STR build Nosses. If you can afford noss, and don’t care if you die with noss, then STR Build is the build for you. But if you don’t like nossing, or you can’t afford nossing, you should use the LUC Build.

4. Level Grind

Normal Mode :

You will want to solo environment mobs, (outside of dungeon) or do 1 – 3 mobs at a time in a dungeon, if you can handle it. Always carry potions when doing Dungeon Mobs, Priest/Oracle recommended. You really won’t need EXP Stones, or EXP Charms when NM, as your EXP rate is high, only use EXP Stones or EXP Charms when 50+. (Hard to pull alot of mobs because of lack of AOE skills) Link Life Lapis as NM. When you get Worship – Dread Gear, have almost every piece of gear having a Safe and Life Lv 3 or 2 Lapis linked in. This will increase survivability and it will make grind much easier.

Hard Mode :

You will now have 4 AOE skills at your command when levels 33-49. Wild Wild Dance, Ground Shock, Enhance Windspin, and Windspin. These skills are used when you are level grinding. In HM when you’re a 5 STR 2 DEX build, put in all Safe Lapis and some Shrewd/Craft Lapis, but mostly, safe lapis. With a 3 STR 2 REC 2 DEX build, you can use more Shrewd/Craft Lapis, but will still need some safe. I’m a 5 STR 2 DEX build, (a PVP Build) and I don’t have any safe lapis, because I use alot of Dual Lapis with defense and HP, if you can afford dual lapis, ignore the Safe Lapis.

Ultimate Mode :

Here, you have the most power, same amount of AOE skills, but much stronger than before. Basically the same as the Hard Mode section, but there is still more info to this. ALWAYS, carry potions, ALWAYS carry atleast 2 Ress Runes with you, don’t always rely on your Oracle/Priest, becase when you die, your monsters might release upon them, and kill them too. At UM, you should have a HM 51+ Char to farm your self Dual Lapis, or be rich enough to farm Dual Lapis. So for lapising, only Dual Craft and Dual Shrewd, Dual Safe 3, if you need magic resistance, or physical protection.[/color]

5. Skills

6. Equipment

Normal Mode :

You will want ALOT of Safe Lapis in this gear, for your defense is fairly low, and you cannot afford duals. Insert Lvl 2, 3 or 3, 4 Safe Lapis in. Then the rest is Craft/Shrewd Lapis. Weapons, go Assault Lapis, Craft Lapis/Shrewd Lapis. Life Lapis as well!!! Remember that!

Hard Mode :

You MIGHT be able to afford Duals in this mode. If you can afford Dual Lapis, Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2 Dual Craft 3, and Dual Shrewd 1, are a must on every armor piece, that you put Duals in.
Only put Duals in your Dread set, and use the dread set until Dread Adamas or if you can find Legend Mithril. Dual Safe 3 also, if you don’t have a Dread Helmet. If you can’t afford Duals, again, Lvl 3, 4 Safe Lapis in armor. Legend Immortal Pain/Legend Drizzt, DON’T put safe lapis in, Dual Weapons are for PvP and will only work with WindSpins in PvE. Assault, Craft, Shrewd Lapis in these. Legend Tarkin/Angerdavil is where you put Assault/Safe Lapis or Dual Lapis

Ultimate Mode :

You should be able to afford or farm duals now, and maybe even level 5′s. If you use Level 5′s, Lvl 5′s should only go in the Dread Set, and the Dread/Legend Adamas Set, unless you are rich. Use the Dread Quest Set until you get to your Adamas, or if you can get ahold of Legend Mithril. Only put Duals and 5′s in the Dread Quest Set Gear, and above. Heroic Mithril Boots/Walkers and Gloves/Muffles, are useless. More slots = More Power. Dual Safe 3 in every piece of gear except weapon, if magic resist is weak, Dual Craft 1, 2 and Dual Shrewd 1 are a must in every piece of Defense Gear. Try to make as many Elemental Armors/Weapons as possible IF you can afford it. If you only have 600million and an elemental is out for 450-500 million, don’t buy it, for you will be broke, and heart broken when you crack it.

7. PvP

Normal Mode :

Not recommended unless 50+ and uberly linked, or if on server Etain. New NMs aren’t recommended to PvP as you have absolutely NO lapis at all to supply until 40+

1-60

Top – Craft 3, Shrewd 3, Forbid 3, Life 3
Legs – Craft 3, Shrewd 3, Life 3, Safe 3
Gloves – Craft 3, Craft 2, Shrewd 3, Safe 3
Boots – Craft 3, Shrewd 3, Shrewd 2, Life 3
Weapon – Craft 3, Shrewd 3 Assault 3, Craft 2

Pros : Decent DPS, Decent DEX, Decent Defense, Good Survivability

Hard Mode :

Minimal PvP mode, but will do ok. in 1-15 use Shield + Sword/Axe, and go with 5 STR 2 DEX with Heavy REC in your gear, and Heavy Life Lapis in your gear. Duals aren’t preferred unless it gives magic resist, or if it’s dual stat. 20-30, Dual Craft/Shrewd and Lvl 4 Craft/Shrewd, 5′s, if you can afford it. Always have WindSpin up, and pots. 1-60, same as the 20-30 Guide.

1-15

Top – Dual Craft 3
Legs – Dual Shrewd 4
Gloves – Dual Fortune 4
Boots – Dual Shrewd 4
Shield – Life 4 or 5
Weapon – Assault 4, or Dual Craft 3

Pros : High HP, and Survivability
Cons : DPS is quite low and DEF isn’t too high

If you can’t afford Duals, replace the Lapis with Lv 4′s, but ALWAYS have atleast ONE Dual w/ Magic Resist

20-30

Top – Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1
Legs – Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Fortune 4
Gloves – Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Shrewd 2
Boots – Dual Craft 1, Dual Fortune 4, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Shrewd 2

Pros : Good DEX, Decent DPS, High Defense
Cons : Slow movement speed, VERY expensive to link Low HP

If you can’t afford Duals, replace these with Craft 3, 4, Shrewd 3, 4 Combinations

1-60

Top – Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Fortune 4
Legs- Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Fortune 4
Gloves- Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Shrewd 2
Boots – Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Shrewd 2
Weapon – Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Fortune 2, Dual Safe 2, Assault 4

Pros : High DPS, High DEX, High Magic Resist, High Defense
Cons : Low Life

Ultimate Mode :

Ultimate and Recommended for PvP, always have 2 res runes with you, just incase there’s a bug, or your Cont Res doesn’t react. Always have Cont Res on, unless your like FakeChiBlast, with VERY high survival Gears. 7 STR 2 DEX build, 1-15 Shield + Sword/Axe preferred, alot of Safe/Life 5, and Dual Safe 3 (if you don’t have 1-15 Helm) should be in your gear, have your weapon linked with Lvl 5 Assault. 20-30 Dual Weapons, Use alot of Dual and 5′s in this PvP zone. Wind Spin, essential. Have Potions, Res Runes, Cont Res on you at all times, blah blah blah blah blah, yes, almost the same as the 1-15 PvP, but put in more Dual Craft/Shrewd and Lvl 5 Craft/Shrewd. 1-60 REC is useless, Dual Weapons only, yes yes, you WILL need Runes with you, like always. Craft/Shrewd Duals and Lv 5 Craft/Shrewd Lapis and Elementals, no 4′s/3′s accepted, for survival. Only Lvl 2/1 Lapis that should be in gear is sonics, only Lvl 4 Lapis you should have linked, is Wit 4, in your Dread Helms.

1-15

Top – Dual Craft 3
Legs – Dual Shrewd 4
Gloves – Dual Safe 3
Boots – Dual Craft 3
Shield – Life 5
Weapon – Assault 5

Pros : High DPS, Life, Magic Resist
Cons : Low Defense

20-30

Top – Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Dual Craft 2
Legs – Craft 5, Dual Craft 1, Dual Shrewd 1
Gloves – Shrewd 5, Dual Fortune 4, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1
Boots – Sonics, Shrewd 5, Craft 5, Dual Fortune 4
Weapon – Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Assault 5
Shield – Life 5, Safe 5, Dual Safe 3

1-60

Top – Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Elemental, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1
Legs – Craft 5, Dual Shrewd 2, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Safe 3
Gloves – Shrewd 5, Dual Craft 1, Dual Craft 2, Dual Shrewd 1, Dual Safe 3
Boots – Sonics, Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Dual Craft 2, Dual Safe 3
Weapon – Assault 5, Elemental, Craft 5, Shrewd 5, Dual Craft 1

Pros : VERY High DPS, VERY High DEX, High Magic Resist, High Defense
Cons : Low HP

ALWAYS HAVE PREVENT ITEM DROP!!!!!
PREVENT EXP DROP ALWAYS ON, ONLY FOR THE NM/HM’S THAT ARE STILL LVLING BUT WANT TO PVP FOR SOME FUN AND IF YOUR EXP% IS ABOVE 5!

8. Weapons and Uses

Shield + One Hander :

The main weapon combination of choice for Paroutian Fortress and Cantabillian. Allowing you to use a smaller variety of skills. A strong build, but a bit hard to master. I wouldn’t recommend this build without some help from other PvPers or with out practice

Dual Weapons :

The main weapon used in Cantabillian, and D-Water. Giving you the largest variety of skills, Normal Mode’s main weapon. Dual Axes are used for high DPS in PvP and is very balanced in PvP. Easy to master and my choice of PvP weapons

Two Handers :

The main weapon used in Level Grinding. Gives you the most AoE skills to wipe out all the enemies in your monster pull. This is also the weapon type of most of your epic weapons. Easy to master in PvE. 45 Epic Weapons are highly useful in PvP as their DPS is a bit higher than Dual Weapons. My PvE weapon choice.

Spears :

The least used weapon in PvP and PvE. This weapon gives you very high DPS but slow attack power. Mostly comes with LUC stat base. The weapon from the 52 Epic quest. These weapons are mostly used when fighting dragon bosses from what I’ve heard. If mastered, and used right, Spears together with Two Handers can be one of the deadliest weapon combos of all time. Using the Spear to cast DoTs on your opponents, and using the Two Handers to finish the job with an AoE. Not my weapon of choice, but has a very strong potential. Gwalchmei is the best Spear x Two Hander user I know of.

9.Grind Locations

So, you want to know where to grind right? Well I know all the places where you can grind!

Normal Mode Warriors and Fighters :

Well, Normal Mode has a HARD time grinding in Dungeons with no healer. So I know exactly what you can do, with and with out a healer.

When you grind as Normal Mode, you should usually have a solo build, and do quests. Yes, I mean it, just do quests until Lv 40 NM. The fastest way to gain experience, and the fastest way to get money. If you save your money and only buy your essentials, you should be left with around a couple million. This is not including mounts. NMs probably won’t need mounts unless you’re going 50+. You know why? NMs are characters people won’t use for PvP Chase, and most won’t grind them to 40+ If you do grind to 40+, then I do recommend you get your self a mount. At Lv 40, Normal Mode toons are strong enough to farm Lv 3 Lapis for their HMs.

Hard Mode and Ultimate Mode Warriors :

Hard Mode Warriors will NEED to use Exp Stones, Dragon Charms, and will require Dungeon grinds to level.

Level 1-17 – Just do quests until you get to Lv 17, you’ll be fine

Level 17-19 Map 1 Dungeon, Argilla Ruins
*Oracle Recommended
Level 19-23 Map 2 Monsters by Starfumous and Fontamion Watch Tower

Level 23-28 PvP 20-30 Dungeon, Maze of Rapioru
*Oracle Recommended
Level 27-35 Map 2 Dungeon, Kalamus House
*Oracle Recommended
Level 34-37 Map 3 Monsters by the Southern Area

Level 36-39 D-Water Dungeon, Travos Cavum a.k.a. D1
*Oracle Recommended
Level 36-40 Aidion Neckria
*Oracle Recommended
Level 37-40 Map 1 Dungeon, Fantasma’s Lair
*Oracle Recommended
Level 40-43 Aidion Neckria Floor 2
*Oracle Recommended
Level 41-46 Map 1 Dungeon, Fantasma’s Lair Floor 2
*Oracle Recommended
Level 47-49 Map 1 Dungeon, Fantasma’s Lair Floor 3
*Oracle Recommended
Level 47-50 D-Water Dungeon, D2
*Oracle Recommended
Level 48-58 Map 4, Lanharr
*Oracle Recommended
Level 49-55 Map 2 Dungeon, Ruber Chaos
*Not a recommended grind place especially with no Oracle!!
Level 51-53 D-Water Dungeon, D2 Floor 2
*Oracle Recommended
Level 53-57 D-Water Map, Deep Desert 1
*Oracle Recommended
Level 53-60 D-Water Map, Stable Erde, a.k.a. Jungle
*Oracle Recommended
Level 54-55 D-Water Dungeon, D2 Floor 3
*Oracle Recommended
Level 56-60 D-Water Map, Deep Desert 2
*Oracle Recommended

Hard Mode and Ultimate Mode Fighters

Level 1-17 Quests
Level 17-19 Map 1 Dungeon, Cornwell Ruins
*Priest Recommended
Level 19-23 Map 2 Northern Monsters

Level 23-28 PvP 20-30 Dungeon, Temple of Pharos
*Priest Recommended
Level 27-35 Map 2 Dungeon, Fedion
*Priest Recommended
Level 34-37 Map 3 Monsters by Northern Area

Level 36-39 D-Water Dungeon, Travos Cavum a.k.a. D1
*Priest Recommended
Level 36-40 Map 2 Dungeon, Maiteyan
*Priest Recommended
Level 37-40 Map 1 Dungeon, Cloron’s Lair
*Priest Recommended
Level 41-45 Map 1 Dungeon, Cloron’s Lair Floor 2
*Priest Recommended
Level 46-49 Map 1 Dungeon, Cloron’s Lair Floor 3
*Priest Recommended
Level 47-50 D-Water Dungeon, D2
*Priest Recommended
Level 48-58 Map 4, Pandorashys
*Priest Recommended
Level 49-55 Map 2 Dungeon, Elemental Cave
*Not a recommended grind place especially with no Priest!!
Level 51-53 D-Water Dungeon, D2 Floor 2
*Priest Recommended
Level 53-57 D-Water Map, Deep Desert 1
*Priest Recommended
Level 53-60 D-Water Map, Stable Erde, a.k.a. Jungle
*Priest Recommended
Level 54-55 D-Water Dungeon, D2 Floor 3
*Priest Recommended
Level 56-60 D-Water Map, Deep Desert 2
*Priest Recommended

10.Questions about Fighters/Warriors

Q:
Are Fighters/Warriors the fastest way to gain the next mode?

A :
Yes, in my opinion they are. You can always solo, and gain fast exp, not requiring other party members to leech exp from you. But it’s always fun to have some people around

Q:
Do Fighters/Warriors have the highest DPS?

A:
Yes, if the Fighter/Warrior is linked correctly, they may have the highest DPS any class can have

Q :
Are Fighters/Warriors squishy?

A:
Fighters/Warriors I would say are in between squishy and hard. They have decent defense.

Q:
Are Fighters/Warriors the strongest PvPers?

A:
Depends on the player. If the player is smart, they can be very useful in PvP. They don’t have the highest potential. But most Warriors/Fighters are easily destroyed by Guardians, Assassins, and Casters.

Q:
Are Fighters/Warriors Magic Squishy?

A:
Yes, if the player is stupid. The smart Hard Mode or Ultimate Mode Warrior will link some Dual Safe 3, or Dual Fortune 4 into his/her gear. But it’s totally understandable if the Magic Squishy Fighter/Warrior isn’t 50+, or if he/she is Normal Mode.

Q:
What’s the best weapon to level up with in NM? HM? UM?

A:
What ever weapons you prefer, but the basics are. NM use Duals to Lvl up fast. HMs and UMs use Two Handers and Duals combo to level up fast

Q:
Are we the best farming toons?

A:
Yes, we have potentially, the highest DPS, and can KS almost any other bosses, we can also AoE monsters in dungeons like D1 and D2, so we can get lapis drops.


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