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Dancer + Minstrel: A Pure Support Build

Discussion in 'Secondary Trees' started by ẜἸoωer, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. ẜἸoωer

    ẜἸoωer Well-Known Member

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    In every MMO I've played, I always use Support classes. When I started Toram, there were a lot of severe limitations that really discouraged anyone from even going to Support in the first place. But that problems presented many possibilities.

    Inspired and based on Jaeyson's Cleric build, as well as the Dancer/Bard class from several videogames, mainly FE and FF.

    This build is still a work in progress, and its effectiveness purely depends on player experience. I wanted to share my build for my friends, as well as other who want to experience it.

    Pure Supports is a rare specie in Toram, seldom will you ever come across one in a party. It's a playstyle that isn't very newbie-friendly, but with dedication it is an enjoyable and challenging experience.

    Without further ado.

    STATS
    Current LVL: 182
    Full INT
    **I invested a little in VIT, before I focused on MTL
    ***Having more than 9k HP will help you survive.

    SKILLS
    Magic - 30SP

    MP Charge - 10
    Chaincast - 5
    Powerwave - 5
    Maximizer - 10

    Support - 60SP
    First Aid - 10
    **Use Stargem if you have the means.
    Mini-Heal - 5
    Recovery - 5
    Sanctuary - 5
    Heal - 10
    MP Recovery - 10
    Life Recovery - 5
    Brave Aura - 10
    **If you have spare SP invest in High Cycle and Quick Motion

    Survival - 10SP
    Play Dead - 10
    **Use Stargem if you have the means.

    Assassin - 36SP || 45SP
    Arcane Strike - 5
    Backstep - 1 (10)
    Evasion - 10
    Serum - 10
    Foresight - 10

    Dancer - 70SP (Maxed)

    Minstrel - 25SP (WIP)

    Healing Song - 5
    Fairy Song - 5
    Wisdom Song - 5
    Ad-lib - 10

    EQUIPMENT
    What to Prioritize:
    1.) -Aggro% (more than -80% is already good)
    2.) HP and MP
    3.) Barrier Phy/Mag/Frac

    **This is my recommended equips.
    Main
    1.) Sakura Lantern Staff
    2.) Dia Staff
    3.) Lil Empress Staff
    4.) Luminous Mushroom Staff
    5.) Bloom of Peace
    Xtal: Zakhak/Neo Maton

    Sub
    1.) Sakura Princess Dagger
    2.) Biscuit Knife

    Armor
    1.) Heavenly Feather Garb
    2.) Phalanx Armor
    Xtal: Thug Golem

    Additional
    1.) Jewelry Tiara
    2.) Engagement Tiara
    Xtal: Handmade Cookie / Eidenliebe

    Special
    1.) Hallucination Spore
    2.) Dark Knight Bangle

    PLAYSTYLE
    Combo

    1.) Any Minstrel Song>Serum(Save)>Evasion(Swift)>Ad-lib

    2.) Fairy Dance>Insert Any Dance/s(Save)>Ad-lib

    This combo is an alternative if your auras keep getting cancelled by crazy bosses who keep spamming difficult/undodgeable AoE.

    Tips
    A pure support playstyle depends on the following
    1.) Positioning
    2.) Social Awareness
    3.) MP Management
    4.) Timing

    Positioning is integral in Pure Support Builds to maintain auras. This is entirely boss-specific, but based from my experience, as much as possible keep yourself at the sides of your party never behind them. Never let your party member cover for you, it will do more harm than good. Either you move along their direction or you take the opposite.

    Attacking is not your concern, instead you need to keep an eye out for your team mates HP bar at all times. Be quick in treating ailments and healing dying/dead team mates. Your heal may not always reach them in time, but don't shy away from giving first aid/heals especially in Boss battles. When surrounded by mobs or self heal opt to use Nature's Wonder when the opportunity arises.

    Auras cannot be used in combos, as such they will drain your MP. Activate auras based on priority and needs of the party. The more First Aids you give the higher the MP usage, use them as generously as you can. Heal is a good substitute, not as effective but it can reach long distances.

    Finally, Timing is crucial in a pure support playstyle. The playstyle of any pure support build is dodging most of the time in order to maintain auras. Backstep is extremely useful. If auras are impossible to hold, use non-cancelable buffs/debuffs i.e. Dance/Assassin support skills. Don't rush yourself to cast every aura you have all at once, you will put yourself at a huge disadvantage especially when Boss constantly spams large scale AoE. Don't forget Elegant Poise is your ultimate life-saver when Boss goes for the 1HKO.


    If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
     
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  2. ẜἸoωer

    ẜἸoωer Well-Known Member

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    Updated the rec equips and xtals.
    I'm thinking of trying it out on a 1H+MD setup
     
  3. Jaeyson

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    Nice

    Now that you mention it..

    If warcry removes AoE fear and Evasion removes AoE slow.... I may now start investing in assassin skill tree, particularly on evasion

    Btw, is Serum affects the whole party too?


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    I like this version of support.

    I noticed you sacrificed defense (p.def) for all out buffs, very risky... but then again, wih natures wonders... HP won’t be a problem for you.

    Now I’m angry at game developers on why dancer is not available on staff users.
     
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  4. Red_Fox

    Red_Fox Master of the Ninja Kittens Elite Member Epic Member

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    wouldn't Serum (save) - Evasion (swift) be better for mp management?
    Serum costs 3, Evasion costs 2. Ad Lib is 1 +song cost, right?
     
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  5. ẜἸoωer

    ẜἸoωer Well-Known Member

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    Iirc, Serum affects whole party just like Evasion, eitherway I still invest in them to reduce damage inflicted by ignite and/or poison.
    As for defense, initially I was a Staff+Shield Pure Support which is awesome btw, but when there were weapon restrictions with Dancer Skills I decided to drop the shield skills. This is where the build began which focuses on dodging and evading as much as possible. Its not as sturdy as the Staff+Shield Support, but using the recommended equips can help you survive in most situations in where dodging/evading is near impossible.

    Thank you, fixed it now. I got mixed up with the MP cost lol
     
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  6. ❤Viick&Jef❤

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    Can you explain why Full INT? And not VIT / MTL, sorry I do not play the team ... And I came to the forum to learn more about a class, I loved your post
     
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  7. Jaeyson

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    If you use staff. INT raises the amount of HP when you use bless
     
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  8. ẜἸoωer

    ẜἸoωer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The build was initially based on Jaeyson's Cleric build, Bless +Advanced Bless (INT-based)was a skill I used for supporting but had to unlearn them upon the release of Dancer and Minstrel. If you have enough SP you can invest in those two skills to maximize your supporting capabilities.
    also INT helps with the Mana Recharge support skill, as well as provide a little bit to Max MP.
    This build is still a WIP, but I would love to try out your suggestion and see how a Full VIT or MTL can play out. Here's hoping a free reset comes.
     
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    Iflower, question

    When you get silenced... can you still cast dancer skills?
     
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    You can still use all dance buffs, exccept for Nature's Wonder and Elegant Poise.
     
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    ooooooooooooh, I see

    well at least there's still recovery.. it would be a shame if one got silenced on a bad time and can't use nature's wonder.

    but it won't be a problem when you have VIT even just a little
     
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