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Best Hyper Skill for Explorer Mages?

MapleStory Forums : Mage : Magician questions and answers

Jan 29 13
Scania Beast Tamer Cat
Dekibae
So apparently I was bored and wanted to know your opinion on the best Explorer Mage Hyper Skills.

F/P:
-Fire Aura: Burn up to 15 enemies around you for 500% damage continuously, while ignoring super defense up and damage reflection buffs on monsters. Toggle skill. The maximum damage for this skill is 3,000,000. [required level: 150]
-Megiddo Flame: A blue flame hones in on an enemy and burns them for 700% damage 6 times, with a 20% chance of attacking once again, while inflicting 700% damage over time every second for 30 seconds. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds. You ignore super defense up and damage reflection buffs on monsters. The maximum damage for this skill is 9,999,999. [required level: 170]

I/L:
-Ice Aura: An unbreakable aura of ice surrounds you, giving you 20% Stance, damage absorption, and resistance to states and elements. Toggle skill. [required level: 150]
-Lightning Sphere: A wall of electricity continuously hits up to 15 enemies in front of you for 700% damage for up to 8 seconds. After the duration is over, 1000% finish damage will be dealt. Keydown skill. There is a cooldown of 90 seconds. The maximum damage for this skill is 9,999,999. [required level: 170]

Bishop:
-Vengeance of Angel: The pure rage of the angels takes you over, giving you 50 magic attack, 20% defense ignore, increasing your attack speed by 1, Angel Ray's damage by 20%, and Angel Ray's attack count by 1. Toggle skill. You can only use Teleport and Angel Ray when this skill is active. [required level: 150]
-Heaven's Door: The door to Heaven is opened, giving the blessing of life to allies allowing them to revive if they hit 0 HP while punishing up to 15 enemies dealing 1200% damage 8 times. There is a cooldown of 180 seconds. The maximum damage for this skill is 9,999,999. [required level: 170]

So I wanted your opinion on the best hyper skill for Explorer Mages, vote and go ahead and comment! BTW, this is all from:
http://orangemushroom.wordpress.com
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Jan 29 13
Galicia F/P Arch Mage
bleve
To be honest, I'm more interested in the 10% Critical Rate, 10% HP/MP, extra hit/damage to Paralyze, and the cooldown reduction to Mist Eruption.
Megiddo is kind of... lame. Now, if it could Bind like Luminous's Hyper, then we'd be in a completely different ballpark.
The only thing I like about F/P Hypers is that they can hit through DR.
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Jan 29 13*
Khaini Warrior
iVege
You got your information from the wrong patch.

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Ranking the buffs:

1. Vengeance of Angel
2. Fire Aura
2. Ice Aura

Veangeance of Angel gives more than most classes/jobs' ENTIRE SET of "P" hyper skills (and some with even their level 150 buff). Fire Aura is a nice damage boost that ignores DR. Ice Aura's stance may be useless because of Knight's Watch 2 and a level 60+ Mechanic. However, if its damage reduction is more like Power Guard and less like Invincible, then it becomes a valuable skill because the Explorer Magician's Magic Guard does not reduce damage like an Evan's. It also has the insignificant-sounding 20% status resistance, but that can be boosted to 40% with maxed Willpower. They'll be second place in status resistance, to the Bishop's 60% (with maxed Willpower) and Dispel. Apparently, it affects party members too!

Ranking the attacks:

1. Megiddo Flame
2. Heaven's Door
2. Lightning Sphere

Megiddo Flame is undoubtedly the most powerful by a mile and has a nice secondary effect of ignoring DR with the blue balls (c:). Although Heaven's Door is the weakest, its secondary effect is just so hnnnngg. Lightning Sphere is just your average hyper.

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I could leave the active hyper skills and talk about the passive ones, now. But what makes active skills so exciting are their animations.

Ranking the buffs:

1. Ice Aura
2. Fire Aura
2. Vengeance of Angel

Let's start from the bottom. The angel featured in Vengeance of Angel is average-looking at best... but that stubby lance... no thanks. Fire Aura is probably the best-looking, but I hate the Tempest-style styled animation so that is an automatic push down a rank. Ice Aura isn't necessarily the most beautiful skill, but at least it isn't ugly or Tempest-styled.

Ranking the attacks:

1. Lightning Sphere
2. Heaven's Door
3. Megiddo Flame

Let's start from the bottom, yet again. Megiddo Flame is Soul Seeker, except blue. They didn't even try to hide it, with the whole swipe-the-ball thing. On top of that, it's Tempest-styled (no surprise here, being a Soul Seeker-ripoff). The blue doesn't make it look amazing. It's jarring and unfitting, especially since the I/L skills are also blue. Heaven's Door is okay, nice and flashy, but that white splash at the end of the animation is kind of weird. Lightning Sphere looks powerful and is extremely pretty. The Tempest-styled small explosions thankfully don't cover the huge explosion at the end.
Jan 29 13
Scania F/P Arch Mage
ChuDatz
Green4EVER: To be honest, I'm more interested in the 10% Critical Rate, 10% HP/MP, extra hit/damage to Paralyze, and the cooldown reduction to Mist Eruption.
Megiddo is kind of... lame. Now, if it could Bind like Luminous's Hyper, then we'd be in a completely different ballpark.
The only thing I like about F/P Hypers is that they can hit through DR.

Pretty much this.
The Fire Aura does no damage and proc rate is lower than that of regular DoTs.
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Jan 29 13
Khaini I/L Arch Mage
Purevoyager
iVege: You got your information from the wrong patch.

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Ranking the buffs:

1. Vengeance of Angel
2. Fire Aura
2. Ice Aura

Veangeance of Angel gives more than most classes/jobs' ENTIRE SET of "P" hyper skills. Fire Aura is a nice damage boost that ignores DR. Ice Aura's stance may useless because of Knight's Watch 2 and a level 60+ Mechanic. However, if its damage reduction is more like Power Guard and less like Invincible, then it becomes a valuable skill because the Explorer Magician's Magic Guard does not reduce damage like an Evan's. It also has the insignificant-sounding 20% status resistance, but that can be boosted to 40% with maxed Willpower. They'll be second place in status resistance, to the Bishop's 60% (with maxed Willpower) and Dispel.

Ranking the attacks:

1. Megiddo Flame
2. Heaven's Door
2. Lightning Sphere

Megiddo Flame is undoubtedly the most powerful by a mile and has a nice secondary effect of ignoring DR with the blue balls (c:). Although Heaven's Door is the weakest, its secondary effect is just so hnnnngg. Lightning Sphere is just your average hyper.

Completely disagree. Lightning sphere > all
Jan 29 13
Khaini Warrior
iVege
JVIaplevoyager: Completely disagree. Lightning sphere > all

I made an edit. At least it gets #1 in something.
Jan 29 13*
Galicia F/P Arch Mage
bleve
Lightning Sphere is the best out of the six for DPS, no doubt.
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Jan 29 13*
Khaini Warrior
iVege
Green4EVER: Lightning Sphere is the best out of the six for DPS, no doubt.

For 1v1, assuming Lightning Sphere is a Soul Resonance rip-off, it deals around 19k% with mastery factored. Megiddo Flame's DoT itself gives 21k%. That is assuming Burning Magic doesn't affect it. DoT is not capped, has 100% mastery, and most importantly, allows you to attack while it is active.

So in the end, Lightning Sphere is weaker, is capped, has lower mastery (tied in with being weaker) and stops you from using other attacks.
Jan 29 13
Windia F/P Arch Mage
xZaydx
I love Megiddo Flame's damage and ability to ignore DR, but Nexon seriously needs to update the look of this skill. At least Fire Aura looks better, also ignores DR, and doesn't have a huge cooldown. I'm really going to enjoy being able to damage bosses under DR, while all my friends just sit there and wait.

In terms of usefulness overall, I'd say Bishops got the superior Hyper Skills, but F/Ps are a close second. I/L skills are okay I guess.
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Jan 29 13
KradiaEMS Evan 10th Growth
xMrSean
i'd say bishops got the best deal of the deck, but then again, they needed it the most.

Not taking the above fact into consideration, I couldnt really decide which is the best.
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