(I barely manage to make a banner with my abysmal photoshop skills)
So I have been pondering for a while on what I can contribute to this community. And since there is no existing guide for this, I decided to make one.
Welcome to my guide my fellow SinX players. This guide will focus on Twin Fang Critical Build for Thor 1. I know some of you have doubts but rest assured that
this is not a THORoll guide as I have been testing this for 6 days a while now and so far it was giving me critgasm and the fun that was taken away from me since Geffenia.
(OK I know my Thor pun is lame..)
Source Image: Ragnarok Online Mobile Guardian of Eternal Love
We know SinX are cool, badass, and sexy but can they really fight their way to Thor 1?
The greatest bane of SinX in Thor 1 is the fact that half of the mobs there has the skill called Reflect Shield. To those who do not know what this skill does,it reflects a portion of melee damage done back to the attacker. A few solutions has been suggested on other threads like using Soul Breaker(which is a range skill) but has a problem with After Cast Delay. Another one which the guide will focus on is by using Twin Fang carded with Valkyrie Randgris card to remove Reflect Shield. The card from this beautiful but deadly lady grants a weapon the ability to deal 10% more damage to any target and has a 4% chance to cast Lvl.1 Dispell on normal attack.
Oh that's nice! Wait something is wrong.. You wont be able to dispell the Reflect Shield right away so you will still take some damage. And the monster will not just stand idle as you try to dispell them. So how shall we deal with this? By having a Soul Linker buff you with Kaahi. (OH MY GOD ITS SO UNIQUE NEW META)
But these flying roasted chickens cast skills a lot. Kaahi only triggers on normal attacks.. The key here are knowledge and self-control. You are obviously going to wear an armor enchanted with fire to resist fire damage and you just don't mindlessly hit them. You will stop for a while once your HP reach below 25% and wait for them to attack you to trigger Kaahi. Another trick is by letting a Magmaring attack you so that the Kaahi will still trigger even when the Kasa is casting. But once Reflect Shield is removed by Dispell, oh boi its your turn to be braindead.
OK before you make this a TL;DR guide can you please just provide the things we need? I do not plan to make this guide too long but I want to elaborate all the things that I will share on this guide so please bear with me. First Ill enumerate the Pros and Cons.
You are able to kill all the monsters on Thor 1 (even Sword Guardian, Byorgue and Salamander)
Small Learning Curve. As long as you have the proper preparations and right knowledge, its not that hard to pull off
Flee build lets you dodge most physical attacks. Even Kasa's Firebreath skill will miss.
Dood SinX doesn't normally go on Thor. The feeling of being the lone SinX while everyone are Snipers and High Wizards is already an unique feeling
Gears are very expensive
Exp per minute is lower than Snipers and High Wizards (OMG Who the Hell cares?)
Surviving heavily relies on Buffs and RNG ( Dispell procs, Dodging Spiral Pierce, and not getting stunned)
Alright. But how will I know If I am ready for this?
From my experience these are the things you need in order to perform well at Thor 1.
Able to deal at least 1.3k crit damage (main hand katar strike) on fire monsters with water endow
Able to survive from Kasa's Spiral Pierce at full HP (roughly around 11k+ HP w/o Assumptio but with Deviling garment)
Able to survive when stunned at full HP
ASPD of 187 or more
Flee of 300 or more
105 to 113 Crit (53 to 57 Critical on your status window)
Increase AGI, Blessing and Assumptio (High Priest) *Having Magnificat is good too If you are not overweight
Frost Weapon (Sage)
Kaahi (Soul Linker)
Crystal Blue(Sage's Frost Weapon catalyst)
Grape Juice(For Kaahi)
Venom Knife(Throw Venow Knife)
Fly Wing or Creamy Accessory
Butterfly Wing or Bonus Bundle return command
Foods(AGI, STR, LUK & VIT)
Jaguar Hat(Loud Exclamation)
Fire Resist Potion
Full Chemical Protection (Creator)
Berserk Pitcher (Alchemist)
Wind Walk (Sniper)
Weapon Perfection (Blacksmith)
Overthrust (Blacksmith) *only use this when you have Full Chemical Protection
So does this mean I can pull this off as long as I meet the requirement regardless of my level?
I myself made my Assassin all the way from 92 to 99 this way. At Trans 75, I was already able to kill things there(I still get one shotted by Kasa's Spiral Pierce dat time tho).
Aren't the monsters there too strong?
Of course they are strong. However remember that they are just monsters. They are pretty static while we players grow. You just need to know when are you able to dominate them with ease. Below are the Thor 1 monsters separated by tier. If you do not meet the flee requirement I suggest that you avoid them. To those who doesn't know about FLEE mechanics you can follow the link here (Not a weird site I promise lol).
Magmaring Flee Requirement : 175 100% Critical: 103 Notable Skills: Looting? The easiest one to kill. You are going to use this poor guy to proc Kaahi heals whenever you can.
Fire Imp Flee Requirement : 250 100% Critical: 102 Notable Skills: Strip Armor (kyaaa~) Still an easy kill but be wary of Strip Armor. Always prioritise to kill this first whenever you got mobbed or just teleport.
Bow Master/Bow Guardian
Flee Requirement : 320 100% Critical: 111 Notable Skills: Stun Attack They do not hit as hard as Sword Guardian and has also no Reflect but they have stun to ignore your flee if they manage to slip it and fast attack speed.
Flee Requirement : 300 100% Critical: 106 Notable Skills: Reflect Shield, Meteor Storm, Fire Breath and Spiral Pierce Now this is where things gets a bit nasty. You have to pay attention on your HP if Reflect is still not dispelled. Meteor Storm has a chance to stun you and Spiral Pierce hurts a lot. But should be manageable as long as you dont get hit so hard.
Flee Requirement : 350 100% Critical: 102 Notable Skills: Defense disregard attack, Stun Attack, Sonic Blow and Soul Breaker
His Flee requirement is actually 231 but he always comes with Bow Guardian and Sword Guardian which decays your flee by 10%. Good thing his HP is not that high.
Sword Master/Sword Guardian
Flee Requirement : 286 100% Critical: 113 Notable Skills: Spear Boomerang, Stun Attack, Shield Charge, Reflect Shield and Two-Hand Quicken
His reflect hurts more than Kasa and is more dangerous than Bow Guardian. It also takes a while before he goes down.
Flee Requirement : 346 100% Critical: 105 Notable Skills: Reflect Shield, Defense disregard attack, Sonic Blow and Two-Hand Quicken
This freaking burning lizard has reflect and will be the hardest one to kill. Not because he takes a while to kill but because it hits really hard and has Defense disregard attack(Critical Hit) that ignores flee. Only engage it when alone and never fight it without Assumptio.
What are your stats, skills and gears then?
Skills to invest on are Double Attack, Improved Dodge, Katar Mastery and Advance Katar Mastery. For the gears and stats...
[Valkyrie Helm Path Build] SinX 99/70 With HP buffs and Water Endow
[Lord Kaho's Horn Path Build] SinX 99/70 With HP buffs and Water Endow Note: When adjusting your stats, Maintain a proper ratio between your damage dealt to your HP. So that your HP can keep up with the reflected damage done to you. (Personally I use a 0.4 : 3 for Damage to HP. ex: 1.6k main hand katar damage - 12k HP )
The build above are there to just give you a rough idea. But one thing for sure is you will need...
Twin Fang carded with Doppelganger and Valkyrie Randgris (the remaining 2 slots is up to you) also ATK, FLEE, and CRIT Bonus
Deviling Garment preferably in Skin of Ventoss for bonus FLEE
Lucius's Fierce Armor of Volcano with RSX 0806 card coz being tossed around is not good..
Valkyrie Helm with Gryphon or Stormy Knight
Lord Kaho's Horn
Slotted Middle Headgear (AGI or STR) with Gryphon or Stormy Knight
Bunny Slipper with General Egnigem Cenia or Mysteltainn
Bradium Brooch with Ifrit
Orc Hero carded Mid Headgear (AGI or STR)
Sleipnir with Mysteltainn or General Egnigem Cenia or Loli Lady Tanee
Brisingamen with Ifrit
* You do not have to follow all the items listed. If you think you have a better alternative, use it! Be creative!
Specialty Jur instead of Twin Fang?
One reason why I emphasize the use of Twin Fang on this guide is because of the 30 FLEE, 15 CRIT and the ATK Bonus it gives when you upgrade it which the Specialty Jur lacks. I wont suggest using it unless you are able to cover the Specialty Jur's shortcoming.
Lord Kaho's Horn or Valkyrie Helm?
For sure its Valkyrie Helm. AGI and LUK are crucial stats for Crit SinX. VIT increases your survival ability and resistance to stun. A slot for another Gryphon or Stormy Knight and it also gives 10% resistance against demi-human which is good for Byorgue, Bow Guardian and Sword Guardian. But if your budget is too tight, Lord Kaho's Horn is not a bad alternative. Gryphon Mid is a must if you are going the Lord Kaho's Horn Path though.
Example video on how you do it?
Gears and Stats used on Video above
A few tips from me
Use Throw Venom Knife to get Magmaring's aggro for Kaahi procs
You can fight up to 3 monsters at a time given that your FLEE is still high enough to dodge the incoming attacks after the FLEE decay.
As much as possible keep your HP near 100% and SP near 60%
Be prepared to tap the teleport button when things are too unbearable
Use the pillars(not Fire Pillar) and other obstructions to your advantage
Don't fret if you always die. Thor's Volcano is a high end dungeon so dying is normal. (unless something is wrong with your gears..)
Monster Behavior. The difference between Idle, Chase and Attack State
If you have been playing this game for a while, you might have notice that there are some monster who can cast their skill twice in succession. We wonder how the heck it happens when they have a Cast Delay for each skill (ex: Kasa's Meteor Storm). The answer lies on what we call state. Basically its a flag use by the game script to guide the monster what it should do base on its current condition. A monster has a different skill set for each state. There are 3 kinds of states which are:
Idle - The monster enter this state whenever there are no player around within their range to attack. By default non-aggressive monsters are always in this state until they get attacked by a player.
Chase - Once an Idle aggressive monster saw a player within its range, it will enter the Chase state. It will start moving toward its target player and commence an attack. Non-aggressive monsters will enter this state once it get attacked by a player and the player is not within its attack range.
Attack - A monster will enter this state whenever its target player is already within its attack range.
If things are still not clear let me explain more in detail.. See our Kinky Fried Chicken Kasa's Behavior table here.
For example the skill Meteor Storm. Kasa will never use it in Idle State but will use it once it enters the Chase and Attack State. If a player is within its range, it will enter Chase State and will walk towards the player and has a chance to use Meteor Storm 50% of the time and has a Cast Delay of 10 seconds. Once it manage to caught up with the player it will enter Attack State and has a chance to use Meteor Storm again 50% of the time regardless of the previous Cast Delay.
Quite clear now eh? Even if its the same skill, their Cast Delay are different because of State. (There is a separate Cast Delay for Idle, Chase and Attack State of the same skill)
A short message to my fellow SinX players
I want to thank the following individuals for making this guide possible..
@Atonal - I know you do not visit the forum very often but you still have my thanks for letting me borrow your Old Valkyrie Helm and helping me on gathering some ingredients for the SQI Upgrade. Also Cats > Dogs 4ever
@Mikae - You might be wondering why the heck you are included here when you are not even active in-game. I will not be able to progress this fast if not for your leecher. Thanks for granting me the access. I already sold your gears to NPC though.. ( Just kidding, praise the Blue Eyes Loli Dragon)
Everyone from Ad Infinitum - Our Dewata Failbox has finally paid off guys. To those who are inactive I miss you all.
Aisha-sama - No Waifu No Laifu
Feel free to point out any mistakes or give comments in this guide. Thanks for reading everyone!