By The 4th
Just curious on what's the use of the website calendar?
I've revisited until the start of time (Jan 2015 actually), but have not seen any content, though I'm pretty sure we've had countless events since then.
Or is this filled-in by the player (but I don't think so. But if so, teach me please).
Or "plans are in the works" for this? Thanks!
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