currently on hiatus, guide updated until sfr buff and arts 29 October 2019 update, for future massive patch for Musketeer and its full build please do not blindly follow this guide.
Started playing very late R9 as Musketeer and i love Goddess Lada, Giltine, Awoo, and Pepe/Peepo.
Critique and Suggestion are welcomed to improve the guide.
- Pros & Cons
- Class Choices & Skill Builds
- End-Game Gearing
- Party Synergies for PvE
Pros & Cons
This part is about general pros and cons strictly only for Musketeer class (not including a full builds).
- Fast and high single target burst damage.
- Very slow movement speed
- Lacking of sustain dps.
- Relies heavily on other class and timing to maximizing damage output.
- Requires to invest in some playtime to feel highest potential of this class.
Class Choices & Skill Builds
All the skill build below are tested in PvE content such as Challenge Mode, Unique Raids, Legend Raids, World Bosses, and in PvP content such as Gemstone Feud and GTW.
Multi Shot and Twin Arrow
Restricted for Musketeer.
Provide chance to slow which increase some of Musketeer and Tiger Hunter skill damage.
Best surviving skill you have as an archer, and it has iframe to dodge incoming damage, rubberband is fixed you can pick higher level of leap, but dont forget to put 1 pointer on obique for the slow.
Recommended Arts : Leap: Dexterity, Skill Enchant Arts.
A more supportive class for high-end raid if you’re unable to be main dps due to weaker weapon/gear.
Blindside, Devaluation, and Overestimate
These are buffing and debuffing skill which provide minimum critical rate, weapon enchantment, and reducing enemy defenses (Devaluation has a chance to remove opponent enchantment and transcendence to 0 in PvP).
Forgery allows your party to copy accesories you have, not recommended unless you have high-end accesories (e.g Drakonas, Uphill Legend Accesories).
Recommended Arts : none.
Please just buy Antidote.
Has one of the best arts in archer tree which increase 50% of your STR (it does not reset as long you keep up the buff regardless if enemy dies before you reach STR cap).
Gives you invisible status and you wont get de-cloaked as long only miasma dot that damaged enemy.
Worth to max after it receive new attribute that boost posion damage even further (you have to use other skill first in order to make this skill works).
Recommended Arts : Latent Venom: Enervation, Skill Enchant Arts.
NB : Wugushi cannot deal critical damage, however Wugushi able to hit flying units after latest updates.
A more supportive class for high-end raid and utility/cc provider in PvP
Dissonanz and Wiegenfied
Both are screen wide cc skills.
Provide anti knockdown and knockback for number of hits and increase mspd for a certain duration.
Medium aoe cc skills which affect you, your allies, and enemy.
Lied des Weltbaum
Increase both damage output and received damage, while gives invulnerability for 3 hits (you can decast this skill by right clicking buff icon once you done spamming your dps skill).
Cast random skill that you take except Hameln Nagetier and Friedenslied.
Recommended Arts : any Stegriefspiel arts you need.
From mediocore PvP class and garbage PvE class to one of the best bossing build with full class build combined and arts.
Provide extra effect to all Tiger Hunter dps skill.
Eye of the Tiger
Increase 50% damage to bosses and some minimum critical chance.
From total garbage to super good, dealing high sfr% combined with low cooldown and fast animation.
Dashing behind target while dealing damage (has a chance to stun) and low damage, 1 pointer in case if you need it (has high chance to rubberband since its instant movement skill like leap).
1 pointer if you are going to PvP with this class.
Recommended Arts : Tiger Hunter: Bounty Hunter, Skill Enchant Arts.
PvE without Punji Arts
PvE with Punji Arts
PvP with/without Punji Arts
Good for general PvE, pretty nice for GTW if you’re on defending side.
From total garbage to a nuke, just take it (but still not good enough for max level in PvE due to its target limit).
Reduce sapper skill cooldown by detonating self/ally/others magic circles, up to 8 seconds.
Dealing total 19926% sfr to single target without any attribute, one of the highest sfr in sapper kit, and able to bypass some cc immunity in PvP, however it does not hit flying bosses.
Does not get sfr buffs which makes it much weaker compared to other, but still good to max for PvE purposes since its a 5 pointer.
Recommended Arts : Punji Stake: Instance, Skill Enchant Arts.
Damage, utility, cc, its all here.
Refresh all of Falconer skill except Roost itself.
PvP skill, makes you invulnearable to meele damage for its duration, you remove Circling and put more point to this skill (you have to swap to shield since its restricted to musket and cannon).
Rotating between Sonic Strike and Pheasant after latest update.
Recommended Arts : Hanging Shot: Dodge (PvP), Skill Enchant Arts.
PvP Personal Build
PvP Personal Build means some or most Musketeer main have different skill build that they prefer.
Provide 50% critical chance applied to status window, recommended to keep tracking of this skill duration since its 100% uptime.
Provide 100% accuracy and block penetration, this is the breath and life of musketeer build, increasing your minimum attack to maximum attack and increase your final damage when dealing critical damage which boost your whole build damage output.
Prime and Load
Has 1 second cast-time in PvP areas.
Recommended Arts : Snipe: Conceal (PvP), Skill Enchant Arts.
Here is currently most preferable combination for its respective usage:
Sapper-Falconer-Musketeer : bread and butter build, good for overall PvE content providing dps and utility for both solo and party play, but not the strongest for bossing.
Wugushi-Tiger Hunter-Musketeer (arts required) : possibly highest damage dealing for bossing in Musketeer build (very recomended to have high str), due to Wugushi’s STR increase arts and Tiger Hunter boss damage increase arts and other bossing damage increase skill, not to mention pretty low cooldown, but it is weaker for cm and mobbing compared to Sapper-Falconer-Musketeer.
Pied Piper-Appraiser-Musketeer/Falconer : recommended if you have fixed party and if you do not have good weapon.
Pied Piper-Falconer-Musketeer : personally this is the best PvP build for Musketeer even before sfr updates, since this combination providing cc, utility, and nukes.
Pied Piper-Sapper-Musketeer : good for GTW especially if you’re on defending side.
Pied Piper-Appraiser-Musketeer/Falconer : appraiser boost your damage even further.
Pied Piper-Tiger Hunter-Musketeer : if you want to PvP with Tiger Hunter.
Wugushi-Tiger Hunter-Musketeer : all 3 classes providing you with cloaking skill which are Wide Miasma, Camo Shot, and Snipe Arts, but you will be losing so much damage and cc due to lack of Pied Piper.
NB : Sniper Serenity max damage and Grooving Muzzle critical rate does not get removed if you’re using autoswap, so you can do more cheesy build combination like Ranger-Musketeer, Cannonner-Mergen-Musketeer, etc
For this part i will only highlighting current end-game gear which is Skiaclipse Legend Raid gear and its strongest ichor and Savinose Legend Field so you can work towards that set since Legend tier always have the highest base stat. (For placeholder weapon/armor you can use HG Primus for cheapest option)
Weapon & Ichor
Savinose Legva Musket, is your best choice if you’re new because its a Field tier legend and easy to farm (you can farm Planium to craft it dropped from ep.11 maps), also theres no set effect for this equipment, you have to indentify it to get a stat for this weapon, high STR, CON, DEX and red physical damage is very recommended, or you can use a Maginifier that given in some limited time event, exchange medal, and TP Shop.
Skiaclipse Varna Musket, comes with no build in effect but it has a very high raw damage because its a Legend tier equipment, and you have to put and ichor and Smugi set effect to maximize its potential.
Wastrel Zvaigzde Musket, is currently strongest raid ichor (arguably Masinios Musket also on same tier) you can get since it provide highest raw damage compared to other musket, which is good for PvE and PvP.
(as per Update 19 August 2019 you are allowed to use dual ichor on weapon HG/field and unique raid gear.)
Armor & Ichor
Savinose Vymedzai Set (Leather)/Savinose Akmo Set (Plate) Set
Latest addition to Legend tier equipment, and its a Field tier legend so its easier to craft (you can farm Planium to craft it dropped from ep.11 maps), also theres no set effect for this equipment, you have to indentify it to get a stat for this weapon, high STR, CON, DEX and red physical damage is very recommended, or you can use a Maginifier that given in some limited time event or from TP Shop. You can also check here for more information about Savinose Gear.
Skiaclipse Varna (Leather)/Skiaclipse Varna (Plate) Set
Comes with no build in effect but it has a very high raw damage because its a Legend tier equipment, and you have to put and ichor and Smugi set effect to maximize its potential.
Ignas Plate Set + Skiaclipse Plate Gloves & Boots
Very strong raid ichor mix you can get since it gives huge amount of STR, CON, and STA right now which is very good for both PvE and PvP, not to mention Ignas Plate set effect increase max damage and defense
Moringponia Set (any type)
Cheaper raid option which dropped by Moringponia, prefferable to buy it via market, very suitable for newer player providing high STR, CON, and %status resist.
(as per Update 19 August 2019 you are allowed to use dual ichor on armor HG/field and unique raid gear.)
Armor type set bonuses.
Glass-cannon PvP + PvE = Leather
PvP + PvE balance = Plate
Velcoffer set effect (recommended only if you own velcoffer set for set swapping)
Savinose set effect
Skiaclipse Varna set effect
Carnas Pyginis Set gives critical rate and physical attack, farmable via Uphill Defense, good placeholder until Drakonas Set.
Drakonas Pasiutes Set is currently strongest accessories you can get in-game it gives huge amount of STR and CON and other perks, but it requires heavy investment.
Glass Mole : increase 10% physical damage/card/max level for 6s after using any type of non sharable cooldown SP Potion, great for Challenge Mode.
%Increase Damage Card for respective enemy type/attributes : card extraction cost reduced greatly after latest update, which making card switching much less costly.
Zaura/Nuaele : increase 10% physical/magical defense/card/max level
Netherbovine : increase STR/card/max level.
Gazing Golem : chance to procs Pain Barrier (anti knockdown and knockback).
Marionette : chance to slow enemy, great for fighting Misrus.
Glass Mole : increase 10% physical damage/card/max level for 6s after using any type of non sharable cooldown SP Potion, great for boosting your damage.
Zaura/Nuaele : increase 10% physical/magical defense/card/max level
Blut : Increase 10 CON/card/max level.
Utility Card : any %resist card or Gazing Golem, or Dullahan (chance to revive after dying).
For Legend Card info and how to get or level up you can read it here. Just a reminder that this is not 100% needed but if you do want, you have to prepare for huge amount of investment.
Gems are a very important part of maximizing your DPS especially with rebuild update reducing value of enchantment, +11 with full gems worth more than a +16 with no gems in current time.
Red Gem : Increase Physical Attack
Red Gem : Increase Accuracy(PvP).
Yellow gem : Increase Physical Defense/Block Penetration(PvP).
Blue Gem : Increase Magic Defense.
Green Gem : Increase Critical Rate or Evasion(PvP).
Rodejoker Gem: Penetration Shot +1
Flowlon Gem: Covering Fire +1
Blom Gem: Headshot +1
Yellow Leafnut Gem: Snipe +1
You can aim for Physical Attack, HP, and 1 Utility Stat for all of 3 slot Hair Accessories, but a reminder that these items are pretty expensive if you aim for the high stat, best option is to wait for event for enchant scroll or you can buy it via TP Shop.
Awakening & Enchant Jewel
HP, damage, damage reduction, critical rate/damage is your best choices (accuracy, block penetration, evasion are another option for PvP).
NB : if you want to invest into evasion build you have to awaken and enchant all your gear with evasion stat to make it works, low evasion does nothing.
Seal is the latest new content introduced for gearing up, currently theres 3 Seal which is Kaze (free from quest), Irredian (from weekly Irredian Shelter cube) and Boruta Seal
For more information about Kaze and Boruta Seal, you can read it here and for Irredian Seal you can read it here.
Party Synergies for PvE
As mentioned above Musketeer relies heavily with other classes for maximizing damage output, so here are some classes that will have a good synergies with Musketeer.
Note: this only focused on class/skill that increase your damage output, not survivability.
Bodkin Point : Reduce enemy’s physical defense up to 15% at max level.
Growling : Increase missle damage to debuffed enemy up to 15% at max level.
Howling : Reduce enemy critical resistance up to 40% at max level.
Caracole : +30% missile damage to enemy affected by Caracole.
Jolly Roger + Over-Reinforce + Swell Hands : Increase damage by 50%, critical damage by 10%, minimum critical chance by 10%, and 10 mspd when reaching Fever Time.
Electric Shock (Physical Pressure Attribute) : Reduce enemy’s physical defense by 25%
Lethargy : Increase damage for some of Sapper’s installation skills, especially Spike Shooter (if you have Sapper in your build).
Ngadhundi : Corruption debuff increase physical damage by 10%.
Create Shoggoth (Necromancer: Enhanced Corruption) : Greater Corruption debuff increase physical damage by 30%.
Death Sentence : Reduce enemy defense up to 50%, value is halved against boss.
Divine Might : Increase your skill level by 1.
Statue of Goddess Laima : Reduce your skill cooldown.
Divine Stigma : Amplifies damage by 50% to affected enemy.
Immolation (Melt Armor Attribute) : Reduce enemy base physical defense up to 50%.
Breaking Wheel : Hitting the wheel close to enemy allows your damage to do another instance to enemy.
Flying Colors : Reduce enemy critical resistance up to 40%.
Closing Word , etc
Thank you for reading, and thank you to any resources that ive used for making this guide.
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So thats all for me currently, will update the guide with future update that coming for Musketeer once tested enough and from any improving Critique or Suggestion that ive received either from this forum or other platform.