Devo Paladin - Building your way up from scratch!
Hello “Mr Paladin”, please take a sit and let me guide you through your ET/GMC/whatever-else-you-need-devo journey.
This guide is intended for newcomers with a tight budget and old players with money to spare. I’ll present you my progression as Paladin and try giving you some advice on what to do on your runs.
First of, let’s start with the skill discussion.
The strong swordsman
I’m just a Crusader, please take me to ET
Now I’m finally “Mr Paladin”
Once you have your fat Peco and long cape, you’ll now start to have more choices.
Remember, as long as you have Devotion at max level, you’re set to go on any run. Everything else is a plus. Get Defender to max as second skill.
Option 1: All about defense.
Option 2: I’m here to help!
Got all my skills ready, now what about stats?
Well, it’s pretty simple. Get 99 VIT, enough STR to carry all your equips and approx 1.5k Meat as well as other supplies you need. Put the rest into DEX.
I normally end up with 99 VIT, 92 DEX and 42 STR.
But why DEX?
The higher the DEX the faster you cast Devotion. There are situations where you have to re-cast Devotion, or the target uses the skill “Slow Cast”.
Got it. But, who needs Devo?
Well, during a classic ET/GMC run, your Devo should be reserved for the SB Champ (tanker). There are a few cases that you should be using Devo on other party members. The ones I can think of now are:
1- When against LKs, Bow/Sword Guardian, Kasa or Salamander, cast Devo on your HW. If your HW dies, there is a big chance your whole party will also die.
2- Naght Seiger (Floor 101 on ET). Use Devo on the HP that is taking the front position. If he dies, you die, all your party die. Plain and simple.
3 -GMC: when team splits up into 2 groups, you go with a High Defense HP, and cast Devo on him. He’s doing the SB Champ job.
Remember, you need to keep the person with Devo on your screen. If the player takes damage while not on your screen, the Devo will break.
So, I just Devo and use meat?
Well, technically, yes. But if you wanna be more than a meat spammer there are a few things you can do.
Get meat on 2 of your shortcut slots. I myself use Q and D, for faster spamming. Having it on 2 slots let’s you use meat a lot faster.
Always carry Ygg Leaf. Your resurrection on the front HP can save an ET run.
You should use Cure whenever someone is silenced (if you follow my advice).
You should use your Shield Charge to take mobs away from your party.
If you went for the Gospel build, you can use it too. Just remember to tell your party, since it can be quite challenging to coordinate with your snipers.
Remember to use Providence on SB champ.
If you have a second set of gear, you can also off-tank.
Alright, got all sorted out, time to gear up
1st Tier - Can I join your ET?
This is the minimum you need to be part of an ET run.
2nd Tier - I’m enjoying this, but I want more HP
At this point, you’re good to go on any ET/GMC.
3rd Tier - I want positive defense!!!
4th Tier - But if I wanna take it further?
Sorry no pictures
Above and beyond
After this, there’s really nowhere to go. Just getting more refined gears.
Tips and Tricks.
I feel like this is more like a personal choice.
Here are a few options you can try once you're on the 4th tier of gears.
A few more options to consider once you hit the 4th tier. These are for specific scenarios.
If you managed to read it all, congratulations. I probably wouldn’t have made it.
This guide is my first and it was based solely on my experience with ET and GMC on tRO.
Feel free to criticise and add any feedback. After all, we are here to learn.
If you want to contact me in-game, please PM/send a mail to s4w- which is my main Paladin.
Since I decided to skip the skill descriptions, you can find them here:
For more details on ET/GMC:
Special thanks to @Mosjoandy
This is my hillwind hunting guide.
Please don't hate >=D
The equipment required can be used by your other characters You will hit 3 birds with 1 stone. (farming loots and selling with merchant(overcharge), farming coins(current TAMTAM event), leveling(70 and up) You can save a lot and spend little zennies for potions ( to save more potions, use monster's feed for healing. it is also dropped by hillwinds.) CONS:
required equipment will cost a lot (but with skill, patience and perseverance, you will make it through >=D ) REQUIRED EQUIPMENTS:
earth element weapon (for short ranged characters. hunters and gunslingers can just use earth element ammunition) Odin's Blessing with Sandman card( players sell Odin's blessing for 50k. as for the card, you can just hunt them, if you have money then buy.) Fricco's Shoes (combo with Odin's blessing, this will make white potions 20% more effective + additional stats) Falcon Muffler ( combo with Odin's Blessing, this will cost a lot as I've said a while ago, but trust me, this set will be worth it, your other characters can use it while they are grinding for levels on Hillwinds. Also, the loots baby! >=D )(this will give you agi, perfect dodge and flee in combination with Odin's) Upgrading them to safe limit will greatly increase your attack and defense TIPS:
This set will increase your agi and dodge rate. Go for agi normal attack build.(also removing the need to buy MP potions. you can save more Zeny) Use the healing item that the Hillwinds drop to save white potion Do not bite more than you can chew. It will cost you a lot.(even geared and and level 90+ characters will be killed if 10 angry birds attack all at once!) If you have aoe attack like grimtooth, desperado, bowling bash, you can pull up to 5 Hillwinds, this will do you minimal dmg. (for safer pulling, especially if your gear is not yet complete or your level is low, just pull 2-3 Hillwinds.) Ignore immobile monsters ( Drosera and Geographer, it will just waste your time) GET earth element weapon first then sandman Odin's blessing second.(the weapon will help you kill them faster, the armor will drastically lower the dmg you get from Hillwinds) Use merchant in selling loots and buying potions ( OVercharge and Discount skill)(put your loots at the storage and get it with your merchant) Getting 400 Harpy talon and 400 harpy feather will give you roughly 700k zeny. Just use merchant in selling them. So in just 2-3 runs, you can buy your first item which is the Earth element weapon. UPDATE:
SO far, I've got a lot of success using a Knight as they are naturally tanky. A little bit of vit goes a long way. I first use an assassin. Her name is Lukah. the Problem with assassins, even though they have ridiculous amount of flee, if they are mobbed, they wil die. Imagine, I'm pulling 15 angry birds then suddenly, it freakin' lagged and I died instantly. I changed into a Knight because I really really like Knights. Please look at the pictures. I have a picture of my assassin. (note: also managed to buy Katar of Quaking for 1.1M, this is also a fruit of this guide.)
HOPE THIS GUIDE HELPS YOU.
HAPPY FARMING! >=)