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Ascension Bowmaster Skill Build

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Sep 17 11
Windia Bow Master
RujinFujin
Edit 6: I just realized that when I did BE-AFA calculations I ignored AFAs attack boost. AFA is the stronger skill for a Bowmaster PERIOD. Apologize for any incovience this may have caused. Truly, sorry.
EDIT 5: What 100% Mastery book should I get? See bottom.
EDIT 4: If you want a condensed version see bottom
EDIT 3: All builds have been SP checked.
EDIT 2: Added 3rd Job build. You guys are slave drivers. I did not count the SP so make sure everything is correct. Also feel free to advise and critique.
EDIT: Added 1st and 2nd job builds. I did not count the SP so make sure everything is correct. Also feel free to advise and critique.


Sup ppl. I thought I would post this so that there would be a lot less questions in the future. However, the purpose of the thread is not really to show people the way; but, instead for posters to point out errors and comment on it. After comments and errors are taken into consideration, I will recommend the build to Chibi to be inputted in the Archer Skill Build Guide when he decides to update it.

Sorry Marksmen, I didn't make a build for you guys because Ascension changed Marksmen style quite a bit, or should I say improved. I rather let someone in that job category make the required build(s) than do it myself.


Ascension Bowmaster Build

Level 120 - 1 Hurricane, 1 Advanced Final Attack, 1 Bow Expertise
Level 121 - 1 Marksmanship, 1 Ultimate Inferno, 1 Spirit Link
Level 122 - 2 SE, 1 Elite Puppet
Level 123~124 - 3 SE (8)
Level 125 - 2 AFA (3) 1 SE (9)
Level 126 - 134 - 3 AFA(30)
Level 135~143 - 3 Expertise (28)
Level 144 - 2 Expertise (30), 1 Hurricane (2)
Level 145~153 - 3 Hurricane (29)
Level 154 - 2 MMS (3), 1 Hurricane (30)
Level 155-156 - 3 MMS (9)
Level 157 - 2 SE (11), 1 MMS (10)
Level 158~164 - 3 SE (30)
Level 165~173 - 3 SL (28)
Level 174 - 2 SL (30), 1 Illusion Step
Level 175~183 - 3 IS (28)
Level 184 - 2 IS (30), 1 ePuppet (2)
Level 185~188 - 3 ePuppet (14)
Level 189 - 2 Player's Choice, 1 ePuppet (15)
Level 190 Onward is player's choice


Notes:
1) A person can choose to get Illusion early for the defense, small boost in damage and coordination with dodge. A player who wants IS early should put a total of 5 points into it. The time of IS will be synchronize with level 9 SE and remains so until close to level 160.

2) Before maxing Illusion Step and Elite Puppet, a player can choose max Maple Warrior. However, the more you train with other people the less beneficial this option would be since many other jobs will have MW already.

3) Based on the current builds, a Bowmaster is unable to max all of the skills given to them. However, it is possible to max all with the +1-2 Skill and/or Decent Combat Orders. These can be obtained through potentials or the Leafre Codex. Using this method, at level 19X a BM could optimally have up to 24 extra SP points to spend on their remaining skills.




Lets go in backwards now, shall we:

First Job Ascension Build

Level 10 - 1 Arrow Blow (1)
Level 11~15 - 3 Archer Mastery (15)
Level 16~19 - 3 Arrow Blow (13)
Level 20 - 2 Arrow Blow (15), 1 Critical Shot (1)
Level 21~26 - 3 Critical Shot (19)
Level 27 - 2 Double Shot, 1 Critical Shot (20)
Level 28~30 - 3 Double Shot (11)

End Results:
Max Everything
11 Double Shot

Notes:

1) This is the Arrow Blow first build. If you want to go Double Shot first, just switch Arrow Blow points with Double Shots'.
2) The reason I belive Archer Mastery should be taken first is because you should be able to breeze through those early levels. As the leveling curve increases, having more range and moving speed first will be more beneficial than having more power first.




Second Job Ascension Build

Level 30 - 1 Iron Arrow/ Arrow Bomb (1)
Level 31 - 1 Bow Mastery (1), 1 Hawk/Eagle (1), 1 Double Jump (1)
Level 32~37 - 3 Mastery (19)
Level 38 - 2 Booster (2), 1 Mastery (20)
Level 39 - 3 Booster (5)
Level 40 - 2 Soul Arrow (2), 1 Booster (6)
Levle 41~46 - 3 IA/Bomb (19)
Level 47 - 2 Final Attack (2), 1 IA/Bomb (20)
Level 48~53 - 3 Final Attack (20)
Level 54~56 - 3 Physical Training (9)
Level 57 - 2 DJ (3), 1 PT (10)
Level 58~59 - 3 DJ (9)
Level 60 - 2 Booster (8), 1 DJ (10)
LLevel 61~66 - 2 Booster (20), 1 SA (8)
Level 67 - 2 SA (10), 1 Hawk/Eagle (2)
Level 68~70 - 3 Hawk/Eagle (11)

End Results:
Max Everything
11 Hawk/Eagle

Notes:
1) SA and Booster arn't synced up as well. I am not going to figure out a combination to fix this.




Ascension Third Job Build - Arrow Rain First

Level 70 Inferno (1)
Level 71 3 MB (3)
Level 72 2 MB (5), 1 Arrow Rain (1)
Level 73 - 2 AR/E (3), 1 Phoenix (1)
Level 74~78 - 3 AR (18)
Level 79 - 2 AR (20), 1 Inferno (2)
Level 80~85 - 3 Inferno (20)
Level 86~91 - 3 Concentrate (18)
Level 92 - 2 Con (20), 1 MB (6)
Level 93~95 - 3 MB (15)
Level 96~101 - 3 Phoenix (19)
Level 102 - 2 Dodge (2), 1 Phoenix (20)
Level 103~104 - 3 Dodge (8)
Level 105 - 2 Dodge (10), 1 Puppet (1)
Level 106~109 - 3 Puppet (13)
Level 110 - 2 Puppet (15), Arrow Drain (1)
Level 111~116 ~ 3 Drain (19)
Level 117 - 2 Strafe (2), 1 Drain (20)
Level 118~120 - Strafe (11)

End Results:
Max Everything
11 Strafe


Notes:
1) This is the Arrow Rain first build, see Chibi's guide for reasons for this build. If you want to go Strafe early see Chibi's guide when its updated but DO NOT put more than 11 points in Strafe.
2) 1 Point in Phoenix early is mainly because in this build, you will be standing in one spot and the extra flexible mob damage helps.
3) If you want to go Infenro fist, switch Inferno's SP points with Arrow Rains' at the appropuate level.


Condensed Version per post


darklord666

K guys, Seeing as how I am lvl 200, I felt I had the responsibility to leave some info on my build for 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th job... I will just list what I ended up maxing.

1st Job; Everything but Double Shot was maxed (DS left at 11). DS and Arrow B. can go hand and hand on preference.

2nd Job; Everything but Silver Hawk was maxed (SH left at 11). SH and Arrow Bomb can go hand and hand on preference.

3rd Job; Everything but Strafe was maxed (Strafe left at 11). Strafe and AR can go hand and hand on preference but AR is meant for mobbin and strafe is pointless at 4th job anyways.

4th Job; MW was left at 29 (only difference between 29 and 30 is 30 secs of more time... Not worth it). Sharp Eyes, Hurricane, Illusion Step, Spirit Link: Phoenix, Advanced Final Attack, Marksmenship, Elite Puppet, Bow Expert and Hero's Will were maxed, Ultimate Infero was left at 4.

I maxed Hero's Will over leaving Ultimate Inferno at 8 because when I am at a boss run, it is a lot more versatile to get Hero's Will asap in case of seduce (other ailments I still think should only be taken care of with all cures).

If anyone has any questions, please lemme know. I was going to make a new thread of this, but Basil set a restriction for people now, because of the constant flaming over this event lol...

Posting here was more suitable, and bomber has inspired me throughout my lvling as a BM, so I think some credit belongs to him and his thread


What Mastery book should I get?

1) Once you reset your SP and apply your points, see what skills are at thier lowest Master Level.
2) Look at the skill build in this thread and see what level you are on.
3) Now the skill that you are close to putting points in AND has the lowest Master Level is the book you should get.
4) If you are 120 or below, I recommend getting AFA skill book.

Examples:

a) At level 144 if I do not have Hurricane at master level 20, I would pick Hurricane 100%, if I believe I won't pass the regular skill books anytime soon.
b) At level 157 if I do not have Spirit Link at master level 20, I would pick Spirit Link 100%, if I believe I won't pass the regular skill books anytime soon.


I hope this makes sense. Don't PM me.
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Sep 21 11
Windia Bow Master
RujinFujin
FrozenFlameO: You only need 9 SE to get in a party and honestly what I am really saying is that9 SE makes you not have to run around like a bishop with HS. I have never been kicked because I didn't have max SE and I maxed SE at level 16X.

And yea, I may have to change the build up some when taking monster park into consideration.
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Sep 21 11
Windia Wind Archer 4
Iockewood
bluebomber24: FrozenFlameO: You only need 9 SE to get in a party and honestly what I am really saying is that9 SE makes you not have to run around like a bishop with HS. I have never been kicked because I didn't have max SE and I maxed SE at level 16X.

And yea, I may have to change the build up some when taking monster park into consideration.

while 9 SE is a good idea, i'm living proof that you don't need SE to get into a good lhc party xDDD level 1 SE until level 150something
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Sep 21 11
Bera Bow Master
Hear1ofb1u3
bluebomber24: At least I get to play with other skills now Do you think Nexon might change the skill levels to fix this?
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Sep 21 11
Windia Battle Mage 4
Validence
bowmushro0m: while 9 SE is a good idea, i'm living proof that you don't need SE to get into a good lhc party xDDD level 1 SE until level 150something

This is true. I've lkc'd with some 160 without SE. However, since we're talking about SE, it beats SL in terms of dpm.
Sep 21 11
Windia Bow Master
RujinFujin
bowmushro0m: Now make a million of you and do the test again. I agree its not a necessity though . However, it is a good boost, heck I would only put 1 point in it for the boost but that timer

FrozenFlameO: No, the purpose of what Nexon did was to make every level count and to a certain extent they did well.
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Sep 21 11
Khaini Bow Master
Thewatch3r
DragunBaine: This is true. I've lkc'd with some 160 without SE. However, since we're talking about SE, it beats SL in terms of dpm.

That is upsetting to say the least. After 150 there really isn't anything worth maxing atm. (meaning vengence, db, hamstring).
Sep 21 11
Windia Battle Mage 4
Validence
ImJustARanger: That is upsetting to say the least. After 150 there really isn't anything worth maxing atm. (meaning vengence, db, hamstring).

I found it strange, too. They maxed maple warrior instead. Well, it helped f3 LOL
Sep 21 11
Windia Wind Archer 4
Iockewood
DragunBaine: I found it strange, too. They maxed maple warrior instead. Well, it helped f3 LOL

tbh i'd rather have mw30 instead of SE30 xD
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Sep 22 11
Windia Bow Master
RujinFujin
Actually guys ignore everything I said about Ultimate Inferno. I made a grave error when calculating Hurricane with AFA, I counted its arrow boost as 250 not 350. In other words taking an extra 100 arrows into consideration, UI will NEVER beat Hurricane on 3 or less mobs. Leave it at 1 people.
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Sep 22 11
Broa Bow Master
IssacDX
Kind of a sad realization that I won't even be affected that much by jump
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