Silver Tokens given away will be increased to 150 (50 per giveaway day)
Silver Tokens will now be refilled 3 times per week. Refills will occur every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 AM Pacific.
Does that measn that i have to be online to get the tokens? That would be midnight here and that's not very ok... Maybe the european version will have other times but still, do you have to be online at that time to get the tokens?
when will the Romanian channels come? I don't need the Romanian chat because most of the chatters are idiots but the thing is I envy the other countries for having the channels specially made for them...
btw, when will the new section of Vindictus be born? We need alot of info about the game here in the DESTINY Forum.
Edit 1: Let me put also some info in the topic till we get a whole new section for guides and stuff:
Fiona Skill Guide
As you might already know, the skills in Vindictus is not a super necessity but the game emphasizes more in the individual control skills and cooperation with your party members.
Plus, you cannot really 'ruin' your character just because you invested lots of AP to certain skills. We all know there are certain games in which if you put your skill points in 'wrong' skills, you might as well just need to wipe that character out and start a new one to be as competitive as others.
Well, Vindictus isn't like that so rest assured. That being said, there surely are some differences among skills as in how efficient a skill is (i.e. how efficient a skill is if you devoted this amount of AP into it.)
This guide is to give some insight on how much AP does a skill require to raise a rank and how efficient the skill is.
So here it goes...
1. Lv.1 through Lv. 20 This is a skill guide up to level 20 where players start to get used to the unique combat pattern of Fiona, that is, guarding with shield connecting to continuous attacks as well as execution of timely evasion. Level 20 is where Fiona learns how to use counterattack, which is one of the most important aspects of Fiona gameplay.
================================================== === Lv.1 ================================================== === GUARD E(30) D(50) C(70) B(90) A(110) 9(130) 8(150) 7(170) 6(190) Total AP (990)
Addional perk granted when reaching 9th rank: can execute Swift Counterattack Recommended Rank: Rank C / Rank 9 (after this it's your choice) - As you rank up GUARD skill, your shield can chew up more damage until it's finally broken and it will also reduce the amount of stamina you use when normal guarding. - If you execute perfect guard, shield damage is virtually none and stamina doesn't get used up, so even though GUARD doesn't require too much APs, there is no immediate need to reach a higher rank in advance. - You can execute Swift Counterattack from Rank 9 (what this does is if you perfect guard, your next following attack becomes your third normal slash, which means you can execute stronger smash attacks in a shorter amount of time). - Rank D is prerequisite for HEAVY STANDER. - Rank C is prerequisite for COUNTERATTACK. ================================================== === SHIELD MASTERY E(30) D(130) C(170) B(210) A(250) 9(290) Total AP (1080)
Recommended rank: Rank A - Weight of your shield is decreased and its durability increases as rank proceeds. Can equip higher level shields. - Unlike armors, Fiona's gameplay is significantly impaired if shield is broken so the shield durability is important. - It may sound weird but If shield durability increases, the amount of shield durability decrease due to execution of GUARD, HEAVY STANDER and COUNTERATTACK is decreased as well. Almost like win-win situation. - Rank 9 is prerequisite for LARGE SHIELD MASTERY. ================================================== === Lv.5 ================================================== === MEDITATION E(120) D(230) C(295) B(360) A(425) Total AP (1430)
Recommended rank: Rank F - The interval that you can get bonus AP is decreased. - It may sound superb to alot of you but it just takes too much time to recover all the APs you've put to improve this skill. - Calculation shows it takes about an year to recover all of 1430 APs invested to reach Rank A. - If you put some AP into this to reach any of rank E to B (not upto A), it even takes more time to retrieve those APs spent. - If you play Vindictus around 5 years, then you can accumulate approx. 5600 APs than those who didn't reach Rank A of meditation. If you plan to play this game that long, please rank up. Otherwise, please don't. ================================================== === Lv.6 ================================================== === SMASH: IVY SWEEP E(30) D(50) C(70) B(90) A(110) 9(130) 8(150) 7(170) 6(190) Total AP (990)
Additional perk granted when reaching Rank 9: you can execute third combo attack of IVY SWEEP. Recommended rank: Rank 9 / Rank 6 - Skill that improves Fiona's smash attack Ivy Sweep (Attack x3 - Smash). You can execute two smash attacks (sideway shield bash then connecting diagonal upper slash) but you can execute strong additional smash attack of violent spinning kick that virtually attacks everyone around you and this is really useful when Fiona is surrounded by bunch of smaller enemies as she does not have an attack that has all around attack range before this spinning kick. - You can only execute up to the upper slash (second smash) until the point of Rank A. These attacks are not particularly strong, have limited attack range and have tremendous amount of 'after delay.' - So if you want to improve your Ivy Sweep, it is advised to rank up straight up to Rank 9. - Grants 2% damage / 1% groggy value accumulation increase each rank up (From Rank F to Rank A) - Grants 4% damage / 3% groggy value accumulation increase (From Rank A to Rank 9) - Grants 3% damage / 1% groggy value accumulation increase each rank up (From Rank 9 to Rank 7) - Grants 5% damage / 3% groggy value accumulation increase (From Rank 7 to Rank 6) - Reach for Rank 9 then decide whether to go for Rank 6 based on how often you use Ivy Sweep. ================================================== === Lv.10 ================================================== === LONGSWORD MASTERY E(30) D(90) C(120) B(150) A(180) Total AP (570)
Recommended rank: Rank D - Weight of your longsword equipped is decreased. Can equip higher level longswords. - Rank D is prerequisite for LONGHAMMER MASTERY. - If you plan to raise so-called HAMMONA (longhammer Fiona), plan accordingly so you can reach Rank D of LONGSWORD MASTERY before hitting level 24.
- Rank E: Can equip: Red Metal Longsword[Lv.12] / Blade of Life[Lv.26] / Bonespike Longsword[Lv.28] - Rank D: Can equip: Ajulen[Lv.32] (I seiously don't know how to translate this name. Since I don't want to spoil any of you, I won't talk about the name.) - Rank C: Can equip: Dual-faced King[Lv.36] / Ajulen: The Prince Slayer[Lv.42] / Bastard Sword[Lv.44] / Ewunthok Longsword[Lv.48] - Rank B: Can equip: Nightmare[Lv.44] / Silence[Lv.52] / Ivory Longsword[Lv.54] ================================================== === CLOTHES ARMOR PROFICIENCY E(30) D(90) C(120) B(150) A(180) Total AP 570
Recommended rank: Rank E - Decreases weight of clothes armors and improves defense rating and durability of each piece of clothes armor. Can wear higher level clothes armor. - Reason why rank E? Reinforced Headband requires rank E. You do not have to wear Reinforced Armor set so if you plan to not to wear them, do not invest. - If you start to feel free of AP constraints (which you will never do until reaching about almost Lv. 70), you could invest your APs for your good looking costumes (for showoff) or 'pajamas' that improves your MEDITATION skill interval. ================================================== === LIGHT ARMOR PROFICIENCY E(30) D(90) C(120) B(150) A(180) Total AP 570
Recommended rank: Rank E / Rank B - Decreases weight of light armors and improves defense rating and durability of each piece of light armor. Can wear higher level light armor. - Reinforce Boots requires rank E. Savage Leather Armor set is also light armor type but again, you do not have to wear these. - Royal Cadet Heavy Beret from Royal Cadet Heavy Armor set [Lv.52] requires rank B so plan accordingly to reach rank B by level 52. - If you really wanna wear some of the light armors, then you could invest more. ================================================== === HEAVY ARMOR PROFICIENCY E(30) D(90) C(120) B(150) A(180) Total AP 570
Recommended rank: Rank A - Decreases weight of heavy armors and improves defense rating and durability of each piece of heavy armor. Can wear higher level heavy armor. - Considering the most of armors Fiona wears are heavy armors, this skill is shows top-notch efficiency. - Decrease in weight and increase in durability are also important but mostly, it grants defense rating increase by 410 if you end up wearing all 5 parts of heavy armor. - Considering Rank 9 of DEFENSE skill grants 420 defense rating increase and requires 1920 AP (it's not typo), this skill has high AP efficiency as well. - Rank D is prerequisite of PLATE ARMOR MASTERY. - You need this skill later on anyways so keep raising rank. ================================================== === HEAVY STANDER E(30) D(90) C(120) B(150) A(180) 9(210) 8(240) 7(270) 6(300) Total AP 1590
Recommended rank: Rank A - This skill minimizes decrease in shield durability when guarding via HEAVY STANDER. Will also decrease amount of residual damage that Fiona suffers. - This is stronger guard posture that allows Fiona to survive against smash attacks, and is the essential element of indispensable individual control skill called 'HEAVY STANDER Cancelling.' - You cannot execute HEAVY STANDER when your shield is broken. And this means you cannot execute HEAVY STANDER Cancelling as well. - Even if she guards using HEAVY STANDER, Fiona will suffer 40, 30, 20, 10, 5% of smash damage from Rank F to B respectively. - If you have lower rank than rank A, you will get some damage. And this makes you unconciously execute more rollings and evasion via dash-smash. If you want to experience for Fiona-like combat, then reach for rank A soon. HEAVY STANDER is not a last resort, but an extension of offensive. - As you master HEAVY STANDER, you can keep attacking for a longer time before falling back to guard posture then start attacking again right after enemies' attack. ================================================== === KNOCKDOWN RESIST E(30) D(50) C(70) B(90) A(110) 9(130) 8(150) 7(170) 6(190) Total AP 990
Additional perk is granted when reaching rank 9: Fiona can immediately roll backward and rise when knocked down to the ground by pressing evasion key (direction key + space bar) in exchange of some stamina. Recommended rank: Rank 9 - Grants some chance that Fiona resists knockdown. - When activated, Fiona does not get knocked down but is pushed backward. She IS invulnerable during this short period of time. - Fiona can rise rightaway after reaching rank 9, but since she doesn' knocked down for an extended amount of time like Evey does, so there is no need rank up in haste. - Latter boss enemies start to unleash smash combos for terrible, terrible damage, so the additional perk gets really useful when it comes to these enemies but not in early stage. ================================================== === CAMPFIRE E(30) D(50) C(70) B(90) A(110) Total AP 350
Recommended rank: Rank A - Ah the famous CAMPFIRE skill of mabinogi returns. - You can build up a campfire site. Each campfire site needs two wooden sources (except you can even use pumpkins or other vegies as well!) to start fire. - When sitting down on the ground near the campfire (F11 does sitting), HP is gradually increased and after 10 seconds, you get Attack Power increase buff and - don't panic - Automated Armor / Shield Repair buff as well! - Until you acquire SHIELD REPAIR skill, you need repair kit for your shield. That means you cannot execute COUNTERATTACK or HEAVY STANDER as one pleases. But if you have this buff, you equipments get repaired automatically as time progresses. - If rank is low, shield might suffer more damage than the buff can handle and will break. Once broken (red equipment mark when pressing ALT to check), the buff cannot repair the broken equipment. You need to either use repair kit or use anvil that comes with 'active - on fire' CAMPFIRE. ================================================== === Lv.14 ================================================== === COMBAT MASTERY E(30) D(90) C(120) B(150) A(180) 9(210) 8(240) 7(270) 6(300) Total AP 1590
Recommended Rank: Rank D - Increases damage of normal attacks. - 4% damage increase per rank from Rank F to A. - 8% damage increase per rank from Rank A to 9. - 4% damage increase per rank from Rank 9 to 6. - Longsword Fionas tend to have longer 'after delays' so choose accordingly based on how often you actually land your nomal attacks on enemies. - Hammonas (Longhammer Fionas) have higher normal attack multiplier and relatively shorter 'after delays' so they tend to benefit more out of this skill. - Rank D is prerequisite of SMASH MASTERY. - 48% damage increase when in Rank 6. - If you tend to use Magnolia (attack x 2 - smash) more often (i.e. using large shield mainly) then since first two normal attacks have minimal amount of 'after delays' so it is advised to invest in COMBAT MASTERY. ================================================== === DEFENSE MASTERY E(120) D(230) C(295) B(360) A(425) 9(490) Total AP 1920
Additional perk is granted when reaching Rank 9: can equip Ring of Protection (+194 defense rating) Recommended rank: Rank 9 - Increases defense rating. - Very AP demanding, requires 1920 APs. - 614 total defense rating increase (420 + 194 Ring of Protection) - Hard to invest but no one ever regrets after. - If you acquire Ring of Protection, your choice of armors can be really flexible. ================================================== === SMASH: AMARANTH KICK E(30) D(130) C(170) B(210) A(250) Total AP 790
Recommended Rank: ? - Increases damage and groggy value accumulation of Amaranth Kick (attack x 4 - smash). - 2% damage / 5% groggy value increase. When in Rank A, Amaranth Kick's groggy value is one of the top class in the entire game. - But if you use Magnolia (attack x 2 - smash) more than Amaranth Kick, then you do not have to put too much effort into. ================================================== === Lv.20 ================================================== === COUNTERATTACK E(90) D(170) C(220) B(270) A(320) 9(370) 8(420) 7(470) 6(520) Total AP 2850
Recommended Rank: Rank 6 - Improves damage and groggy value, decreases amount of shield durability deterioration. - Damage of COUNTERATTACK is about 94.3% of Magnolia and 50% of Amaranth Kick. That means this is a stong attack skill. - Groggy value accumulation is superb as well. Two or three of COUNTERATTACKS easily knock down a boss until Episode 4. - When in low rank, decrease in shield durabiliy is tremendous and the shield will break pretty soon. - Superbly AP demanding but if you want to use COUNTERATTACK more actively, at least put you effort to bring this skill to Rank A. ================================================== === CRITICAL HIT E(30) D(130) C(170) B(210) A(250) 9(310) 8(390) 7(490) 6(610) Total AP 2590
Recommended Rank: Rank 6 - Improves CRITICAL HIT chance and damage. - Skill description tells that the skill does not apply to normal attacks and bolt spells, but longhammer normal attacks apparently benefit out of this skill. If you are Hammona, you need this. - When CRITICAL HIT, deals additional damage and greatly increased amount of groggy value accumulation. - 10% additional damage increase / 10% increase in CRITICAL HIT chance for Rank F to E. - 2% additional damage increase/ 1% increase in CRITICAL HIT chance per each rank from Rank E to A. - 3% additional damage increase/ 2% increase in CRITICAL HIT chance per each rank from Rank 9 to 6. - When in Rank 6, 30% additional damage increase / 22% increase in CRITICAL HIT chance.
I found some interesting info:
Many quest items can be bought from the market except a few main storyline quest items.
Craft your own equipment, the market is a rip-off, if you can't get the items yourself then get what you can and buy the rest of the materials from the market.
Try to aviod dyeing armor and weapons, it adds up to take a HUGE amount of money out of your pocket.
Solo levels if you can, they give the most EXP.
Do all the equipment quests, they give titles that greatly boost your stats.
If you have 1 bar as the host, leave. It's being kind and considerate to other people because no one like awful lag.
OMG! TODAY??? Guess who will start the mage today :) I'll still play my Lann but i always wanted to start with Evie and was so dissapointed when i heard from WarMir that only the two melee fighters were out...
BTW Devily, first: thank you and second: what's up? Long time no see. What do you play nowadays? Any chance of seeing you in Vindictus too?
Well, I've played for a long time now World of Warcraft on Molten with Invo, but we got bored and now I'm playing Forsaken World and he's playing League of Legends. :) We both tried Vindictus a while ago, but it just wasn't our kind. :/