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Link Skills and How to Use Them Efficien

This is for basilers / other people who have come back from a hiatus and need to catch up.

Here's a little guide to what jobs give what skills and some details on how they're useful.

Table of Contents

[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#1]Introduction[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#2]Reserved Space[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#3]Jobs, Skills, and Boosts[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#3.1]In GMS[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#4]Minor Details for Skills and Jett Core Aura Information[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#4.1]Jett Core Aura[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#4.2]Miscellaneous[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#5]Non-link skills that are often confused[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#6]Limited Link Skills[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#7]How to use links for the less funded or just how to use them wisely[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8]Recommended Links for Certain Classes[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8.1]Every Class[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8.2]Warrior[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8.3]Magician[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8.4]Bowman[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8.5]Thief[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#8.6]Pirate[/s]
[s=http://www.basilmarket.com/show/guide/445/#9]Credits and Thanks[/s]


Introduction

Link skills are skills that certain classes have and they get to give a character in the same world and on the same account the skill while keeping it (If you link a skill, both characters, the one who is linking and the one who gains the link have the buff). In order to link it however, you must be level 70 as the job. Cygnus Knights and their Blessing or even Explorers and their blessing aren't exactly 'link skills' but will be discussed.

Level 1 links are unlocked at level 70.
Level 2 links are unlocked at 120.
Level 3 links are unlocked at 210.


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Jobs, Skills, and Boosts


#In GMS

Cannoneer
  • Link Skill Pirate Blessing:
  • 15 STR/DEX/INT/LUK and 5% HP/MP for level 1
  • 25 all stats +10% HP/MP for level 2
  • 35 all stats +15% HP/MP for level 3

Mercedes
  • Link Skill Elven Blessing:
  • Additional 10% EXP, Active Skill: Sends you to Elluel, cooldown 1800 seconds for level 1
  • 15% EXP, same active for level 2
  • 20% EXP, same active for level 3

Demon Slayer
  • Link Skill Fury Unleashed:
  • 10% Extra Damage to Bosses for level 1
  • 15% Boss for level 2
  • 20% Boss for level 3

Jett
  • Link Skill Core Aura:
  • Adds random stats to STR/DEX/INT/LUK and WATT/MATT for all levels

Phantom
  • Link Skill Phantom Instinct:
  • 10% more Critical Rate for level 1
  • 15% Crit for level 2
  • 20% Crit for level 3

Mikhail
  • Link Skill Knight's Watch:
  • 100% Knockback Resist for 90 seconds. Cooldown 180 seconds for level 1
  • Same for 110 seconds for level 2
  • Same for 130 seconds for level 3

Luminous
  • Link Skill Light Wash:
  • 10% PDR (PDR = Physical Defense Reduction or in easier terms: Ignore %Defense of mobs) for level 1
  • 15% PDR for level 2
  • 20% PDR for level 3

Kaiser
  • Link Skill Iron Will:
  • 10% Extra HP for level 1
  • 15% HP for level 2
  • 20% HP for level 3

Angelic Buster
  • Link Skill Terms and Conditions:
  • Damage increased by 30% for 10 seconds for level 1
  • Damage increased by 45% for 10 seconds for level 2
  • 60% Damage for 10 seconds for level 3

Hayato
  • Link Skill Keen Edge:
  • 10 All Stats +10 & and 5 WATK/MATK for level 1 (no level 2, has MATK unlike KMS)

Kanna
  • Link Skill Elementalism:
  • 5% DMG for level 1
  • 10% DMG for level 2
  • 15% DMG for level 3

  • Demon Avenger
  • Link Skill Wild Rage:
  • Damage is increased by 5% for level 1
  • 10% DMG for level 2

  • Xenon
  • Link Skill Hybrid Logic:
  • All stats are increased by 5% for level 1
  • 10% All stat for level 2

  • All of Cygnus (Revamped)
  • Link Skill Cygnus Blessing:
  • Increases your resistance to statuses and elements by 2% for level 1 [5% for the Cygnus itself]
  • 5% Resistance for level 2 [10% for the Cygnus itself]
You can stack this Link Skill up to 5 times. If linked, this skill's effects will be reduced to 2% (5% for level 2).


Minor Details for Skills and Jett Core Aura Information


#Jett Core Aura

NX Items
  • Supernova Dust - Change the Core Aura's stats
  • Condensed Supernova Dust - Change the Core Aura's stats with a bigger chance of better stats
  • Stellar Cosmic Solidifier - Freeze the Core Aura's stats for 30 days. Can stack up to 365 days and will stop if Core Aura is stat changed via items.
  • Cosmic Dust Shifter - Rotate the number stats of the Aura clockwise. Changing STR to DEX etc.
Mob Drop
  • Star Dust - Change Core Aura stats, drops from mobs.

#Miscellaneous

  • Mikhail's skill Guardian of Light will show your Mikhail character above you when the skill is active.
  • Kaiser's skill "Iron Will" can be mistaken with warrior's buff skill.
  • Many names like Luminous' Light Wash and Mihile's Knight Watch are named differently in KMS. [Permeate/Guardian of Light]


Skills That Aren't Links That People Consider Are

  • Blessing of the Fairy
  • Empress' Blessing
Both of these have a simple function.
Blessing of the Fairy is for Explorers, Resistance, Novans, Heroes and the rest that are not Cygnus.
Empress' Blessing is well, as you guessed for Cygnus Knights! They are passive boosts which add ATK, MATK, Avoid and Accuracy according to level.
Cygnus Knight's increase their Blessing every 5 levels up to level 24 and then you have to increase the last 6 levels with a fake Arkarium run only with other Cygnus Knights.
Blessing of the Fairy maxes out at 20, increasing the level every 10 levels.


Limited Link Skills

In KMS, they just added an update where you can only have up to 12 Link Skills.
Currently, in total there are only 11 Links in GMS.
18 Links are in KMS (This includes Xenon, DA and all 5 Cygnus Revamped)
I suggest everyone to get Kanna (and Demon Avenger), Luminous and Xenon those are the only four that everyone really should get.
Demon Slayer is only if you boss a lot along with Cygnus Knights because of seduce and all those bad debuffs.


How to Use Links for the Unfunded or Just How to Use Them Wisely

(Level 1 skills atm, but level 2 is basically the same, just better dmg or survival)
  • Cannoneer's skill is great if you don't have enough of your secondary stat for equips.
  • Use Mercede's active skill to get to Victoria Island whenever every 1800 Seconds. (Job Advances)?
  • Demon Slayer's Bossing can stack with your weapon and set effect. Good way to get 100% Bossing is 30% from Empress Set and 60% on your weapon.
  • Jett and her Core Aura don't need to be changed every day. 2 of your main stat and weapon att/magic att is an okay boost for unfunded. (Even if its not high)
  • Critical Rate thanks to Phantom will go with your 5% as a beginner. You'll have a high chance of hitting a critical every 10 hits. Good for higher damage.
  • Mikhail's Protection will allow you to stand on a platform to kill mobs without worrying about climbing the rope to get back to your mob.
  • Luminous will help you ignore monster's defense to make you hit more damage. 10% of the monster's defense is subtracted from the defense.
  • Kaiser's health will go together with Cannoneer's for a total of 15% which will let you survive more often on bosses or just in general.
  • Angelic Buster's extra 50% damage on a few attacks may not be much, but leads to a better damage output and good for Dojo.
  • Demon Avenger's DMG will give you more dmg...
  • Xenon's %stat will give you more of a range and stats just like that
  • Striker will help you survive against seduce etc.
  • Kanna gives extra damage which everyone would like (:
  • Hayato gives stats and can give WATK and MATK which most people who need it will want.


Recommended Links for Certain Classes

Well, not all classes need certain link skills.


#Every Class

  • Demon Slayer
  • Demon Avenger
  • Luminous
  • Phantom
  • Xenon
  • Kanna
It's obvious, all classes still need boss (if you boss of course), PDR, total damage, etc. Mercedes is optional, people who like to do things fast will use it (training and travelling), people who like challenge won't.


#Warrior

  • Kaiser
  • Cannoneer
  • Cygnus
Kaiser & Cannoneer give you health, this will be great for boss runs and tanking. Cygnus will make the effects of seduce shorter so you can tank as well.


#Magician

  • Cannoneer
  • Mihile
  • Cygnus
Cannoneer supplies a 5% MP boost, Mihile supplies stance and Cygnus will also shorten the effects of seduce so you may survive.


#Bowman

  • Mihile
  • Kaiser
  • Cannoneer
Mihile provides stance, Cannoneer and Kaiser adds health for survival.


#Thief

  • Kaiser
  • Cannoneer
  • Mihile
These links are useful in times where your dodge doesn't help at all, you can get extra health and stance.


#Pirate

  • Kaiser
  • Cannoneer
  • Angelic Buster
Kaiser and Cannoneer are great for jobs like Buccaneer because they have a considerable amount of HP already, Angelic Burster is good for Corsair and Mechs as they have Rapid Fire and can deal a good DPS in the amount of time AB's link lasts.


Credits and Thanks

@puretppc
@trozzy
@lmm616

Written by

TehResisting

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