Introduction and Contact
Hello everyone. I'm Inotia (name stolen from some mobile game because I didn't have any inspiration myself) and I have been selling leech on my Star Gladiator for about half a year now. I started at Odin temple without megingjards and worked my way up to a 'efficient' fully geared Dimensional Gorge Star Gladiator.
I've found that leechers often don't have much information to go on when choosing what leech to buy, since leech offers on the in-game market channel usually only give them the name of the leecher, the place of the leech, and the level range that is allowed. Then again it's hard to cram all info into 1 or 2 lines, and I assume most people don't like to see the market channel floaded too much anyway.
I've decided to make this thread to let potential buyers know what they can expect when buying my leech, what is expected from them (don't worry, it's not much), to answer other questions you may or may not have, and to hopefully get some more business
If you still have any questions after reading (or not reading) this thread, feel free to leave a reaction or contact me. You can usually find me hanging out in Louyang on my character 'Inotia Paladin'. You can also contact me on discord (Sketchy#3123), or leave a message below.
Why Dimensional Gorge Leech
There is one simple answer: Job experience!
While DG leech is perfectly capable of competing with any other leech for base experience (with only a slight disadvantage to Odin leech), no other leech can beat DG leech in terms of job experience. DG leech provides you with a whopping amount of job exp equal to around 1.75x the amount of base exp you'll get, where every other leeching spot gives more base than job exp. With similar base exp rates you will earn job exp about twice as fast in DG than anywhere else.
Considering you'll need very little job exp (if any at all) when you are a Non Trans level 80+ character, DG leech has a better efficiency on Transcendent characters. This might also mean that you can find a cheaper alternative (Odin Temple which only gives base exp for instance) when you are trying to level your NT character. Having said that, everybody is welcome!
Experience Rates and Prices
The price of the leech depends on whether you opt to use the First Aid skill during the leech or not (preferably every 3-5 seconds, but feel free to take breaks and stuff). The reason is explained at the 'Why First Aid' section. When buying hourly it's up to you whether you use first aid or not.
1) Quest materials are included.
2) Job experience is around 1.75x as much as the base experience gained.
3) You will only pay for the exp gained with the exp shoes that I provide. Further exp increasing gear you use is for your benefit only.
With First Aid:
Exp rate: around 290m base experience per hour.
Price: 2.25m for every 100m base experience
Without First Aid:
Exp rate: around 250m base experience per hour
Price: 2.6m zeny for every 100m base experience
6.5m zeny per hour
Please note that if you buy time based and something happens that makes the experience gained lower than expected, I will continue until everybody is happy
The way I keep track of the experience gained over/and time is by using the !expcount start/show/stop/clear command, which gives me the following information (note that EXP / HOUR is base experience).
Then I just add 10% to my total experience gained to calculate your experience (to account for the experience shoes). Note that these values are very accurate since your leecher will hardly ever die due to ice walling the safety spot.
If you want to check how much experience you need to reach a certain level, I encourage you to look at the experience tables in SN Elaiza's topic which helped me out when starting (thanks!). Or you can ask me what it will cost to get to a certain level and I will gladly calculate it for you.
Setting up the leech
Once we agree on a deal, I will invite you to my party and then it's time to make the payment. In turn you will get the experience shoes (please don't forget to put these on), and the materials needed for the DG entrance quest (this will only take around 2 minutes) https://wiki.talonro.com/Dimensional_Gorge_Entrance_Quest
This quest also shows you how to get inside DG.
I'm insisting on payment up front since I'm not only trading the exp shoes (which are worth about 7m), but also would have to do the entire leech before getting paid. If you are not too comfortable with this you can always start with buying a smaller exp package.
After the quest is done, I will be waiting for you at the safe spot in Dimensional Gorge at the top left corner of the map. You will (most likely) need to bring like 50 fly wings or have acces to the teleport skill to get there. It doesn't matter if you die as long as you are close to the top left corner of the map. I will come to resurrect you and escort you to the safe spot.
Only once you are safely within the safe spot and everything is ready, I will start the !expcount.
Don't be afraid to make any mistakes or forget something. I won't bite.
Why First Aid
There seems to be some confusion about the effects of first aid. Some people think that it's needed to cast first aid (or any other skill for that matter) at least once every 5 minutes, otherwise you will gain less and less experience (exp decay). This is not true (I think this was the case a long time ago, but I wasn't playing back then). The only exp decay in the game is related to homunculus.
Using First Aid (or any other skill for that matter, the First Aid skill just requires the lowest amount of SP) is only useful when there is a Taekwon class in the party, because of the skill "Fighting Chant". This skill grants an ATK bonus of 10% (the actual value is more around 20% for the first extra party member) for every active party member. Using First Aid makes your character active for 5 seconds. This effect also fades if the Taekwon player teleports within those 5 seconds. For this reason it would be 'optimal' to use First Aid at least once every 3-5 seconds.
This ~20% ATK bonus doesn't only increase the speed of killing but also greatly improves the Star Gladiator's survivability because of the way the Angel Incarnation of Morroc monster (which is the biggest threat in DG by far) works.
Safe Spot - Ice Wall
Dimensional Gorge does have acces to a couple safe spots, but none of them are good in my opinion. Getting killed 5 times an hour as a leecher in DG is no exception. This would really slow thing down, especially if you are at a high level already.
For this reason I'm using a fourth box (beside the HP and Soul Linker) for a wizard to cast Ice Wall and keep your leecher(s) safe, so we can do an efficient leech.
Due to the Ice Wall one of the worst safe spots in the game becomes (one of) the best.
Miracle is a sort of hidden skill of the Star Gladiator that will activate and allow the use of all it's sun/moon and star skills on every monster on the current map. This pretty much means that every monster will give 100% extra experience and that your damage gets a big increase. This skill makes the Star Gladiator the best leecher at certain places.
As far as I know the skill has a chance of activating at a certain very low % at every attack you do (heat included), and once activated it last for an hour which will be refreshed for every time it triggers again. Miracle will only run out if the skill doesn't reactivate during the hour (or if you leave the map).
Although very unlikely, it sometimes happens that the Miracle skill runs out without reactivating. If this happens the exp gain will decrease dramatically until the skill is activated again which is based on chance. This might take 5 minutes, but can also take 30 minutes. In my experience it takes around 10 minutes on average to get the skill activated again.
In the unfortunate event of miracle wearing off, you won't be charged for that time until miracle reactivates, and be compensated if necessary. Please understand that this can happen due to plain bad luck.
How to further increase experience gained
I will provide you with shoes[ancient worm] that give you 10% extra experience.
There are also a couple of exp gears that you can get yourself to further increase your exp gain including:
Please correct me on any wrong information