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    Default Magician To Ice/Lightning ArchMage

    OK, im not expierenced enough to say this is the best build, but from what ive seen, read about, and gave serious thought to. Here's my build, with explanations along the way.

    Magician Build:
    08 | 1 Energy Bolt
    09 | 3 Improving MP Recovery
    10 | 2 Improving MP Recovery, 1 Improving Max MP Increase
    11 | 3 Improving Max MP Increase
    12 | 3 Improving Max MP Increase
    13 | 3 Improving Max MP Increase
    14 | 3 Magic Claw
    15 | 3 Magic Claw
    16 | 3 Magic Claw
    17 | 3 Magic Claw
    18 | 3 Magic Claw
    19 | 3 Magic Claw
    20 | 2 Magic Claw, 1 Magic Guard
    21 | 3 Magic Guard
    22 | 3 Magic Guard
    23 | 3 Magic Guard
    24 | 3 Magic Guard
    25 | 3 Magic Guard
    26 | 3 Magic Guard
    27 | 1 Magic Guard, 2 Improving Mp Recovery
    28 | 3 Improving Mp Recovery
    29 | 3 Improving Mp Recovery
    30 | 3 Improving Mp Recovery
    Totally standard, no surprises here. Its tried and true so we'll stick with it.
    (I chose Magic guard before Improving as it allows you to train on higher monsters if you chose too)

    Ice/lightning build
    (Here's the build I felt to be the most fun and cost effective, it allows yo uto be effective in Cpq. It will also allow you to 1 hit Sakura Cellions quite early which will result in good money and quite fair equip drops. You'll also have Max Lightning if you get bored with Cold Beam. Also, I was able to kill red drakes without too much problem at 51, so if your feeling adventerous thats an option too.)
    30 | 1 Teleport
    31 | 3 Cold Beam
    32 | 3 Cold Beam
    33 | 3 Cold Beam
    34 | 3 Cold Beam
    35 | 3 Cold Beam
    36 | 3 Cold Beam
    37 | 3 Cold Beam
    38 | 3 Cold Beam
    39 | 3 Cold Beam
    40 | 1 Mp Eater, 2 Lightning
    41 | 3 Lightning
    42 | 3 Lightning
    43 | 3 Lightning
    44 | 3 Lightning
    45 | 3 Lightning
    46 | 3 Lightning
    47 | 3 Lightning
    48 | 3 Lightning
    49 | 3 Lightning
    44 | 1 Lighining, 2 Mp Eater
    45 | Meditation or Mp Eater
    (Ok here, you can either max Mp eater to save yoruself money or max Meditation to increase your damage and possibly hunt bigger mobs. Either way its one than the other, so im not gonna totally write this out unless somone requests it.Once thats done you max telepor and the last point goes into slow.)
    (heres another discussion area, ive read a bit about seal actually being useful once you hit 4th job, any high lvls able to back that up?)
    Mage!
    (this is the main reason im making this guide, as i wanna hear some debate abotu these 3rd job builds. Here's what seems to be the most popular build)
    Level 70: Ice Strike: 1
    Level 71: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 72: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 73: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 74: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 75: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 76: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 77: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 78: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 79: Ice Strike: 3
    Level 80: Ice Strike: 2, Element Amp: 1
    Level 81: Element Amp: 2, Magic Booster: 1
    Level 81: Magic Booster: 3
    Level 82: Magic Booster: 3
    Level 83: Magic Booster: 3
    Level 83: Magic Booster: 1, Thunder Spear: 2 or Magic Composition: 2
    Level 84: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 85: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 86: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 87: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 88: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 89: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 90: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 91: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 92: Thunder Spear: 3 or Magic Composition: 3
    Level 93: Thunder Spear: 1 or Magic Composition: 3, Element Amp: 2
    Level 94: Element Amp: 3
    Level 95: Element Amp: 3
    Level 96: Element Amp: 3
    Level 97: Element Amp: 3
    Level 98: Element Amp: 3
    Level 99: Element Amp: 3
    Level 100: Element Amp: 3
    Level 101: Element Amp: 3
    Level 102: Element Amp: 1, Magic Composition: 2 or Thunder Spear: 2
    Level 103: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 104: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 105: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 106: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 107: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 108: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 109: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 110: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 111: Magic Composition: 3 or Thunder Spear: 3
    Level 112: Magic Composition: 1 or Thunder Spear: 1 Partial Resistance: 2
    Level 113: Partial Resistance: 3
    Level 114: Partial Resistance: 3
    Level 115: Partial Resistance: 3
    Level 116: Partial Resistance: 3
    Level 117: Partial Resistance: 3
    Level 118: Partial Resistance: 3
    Level 119: Seal: 3
    Level 120: Seal: 3
    ( I personally favor Magical Comp before T SPear as T Spear is incrediably slow. Also, ive given consideration to Magical Comp First, then Ice strike. What do you guys think?)

    The ArchMage
    120 - 1 Blizzard, 2 Ice Demon
    121 - 3 Ice Demon
    122 - 2 Ice Demon, 1 Ifrit
    123 - 3 Ifrit
    124 - 3 Ifrit
    125 - 2 Ifrit, 1 Chain Lightning
    126 - 3 Chain Lightning
    127 - 3 Chain Lightning
    128 - 3 Chain Lightning
    129 - 3 Chain Lightning
    130 - 3 Chain Lightning
    131 - 3 Chain Lightning
    132 - 3 Chain Lightning
    133 - 3 Chain Lightning
    134 - 3 Chain Lightning
    135 - 2 Chain Lightning (MAX), 1 Ifrit
    136 - 3 Ice Demon
    137 - 3 Ice Demon
    138 - 3 Ice Demon
    139 - 3 Ice Demon
    140 - 3 Ifrit
    141 - 3 Ifrit
    142 - 3 Ifrit
    143 - 2 Ifrit, 1 Infinity
    144 - 3 Blizzard
    145 - 3 Blizzard
    146 - 3 Blizzard
    147 - 3 Ifrit
    148 - 3 Ifrit
    149 - 3 Ifrit (MAX)
    150 - 3 Ice Demon
    151 - 3 Ice Demon
    152 - 3 Ice Demon
    153 - 2 Ice Demon (MAX), 1 Blizzard
    154 - 3 Blizzard
    155 - 3 Blizzard
    156 - 3 Blizzard
    157 - 3 Maple Warrior
    158 - 3 Maple Warrior
    159 - 3 Maple Warrior
    160 - 2 Maple Warrior, 1 Infinity
    161 - 3 Infinity
    162 - 3 Infinity
    163 - 3 Infinity
    164 - 3 Infinity
    165 - 3 Infinity
    166 - 2 Infinity, 1 Awakening (MAX)
    167 - 3 Blizzard
    168 - 3 Blizzard
    169 - 3 Blizzard
    170 - 1 Blizzard (MAX), 1 Maple Warrior, 1 Mana Reflection
    171 - 2 Maple Warrior, 1 Mana Reflection
    172 - 2 Maple Warrior, 1 Mana Reflection
    173 - 2 Maple Warrior, 1 Mana Reflection
    174 - 1 Mana Reflection, 1 Infinity (MAX), 1 Maple Warrior
    175 - 3 Mana Reflection
    176 - 3 Mana Reflection
    177 - 3 Mana Reflection
    178 - 3 Mana Reflection
    179 - 3 Mana Reflection
    180 - 3 Mana Reflection
    181 - 3 Mana Reflection
    182 - 3 Mana Reflection
    183 - 2 Quantum Explosion, 1 Mana Reflection (MAX)
    184 - 2 Quantum Explosion, 1 Maple Warrior (MAX)
    185 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    186 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    187 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    188 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    189 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    190 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    191 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    192 - 3 Quantum Explosion
    193 - 2 Quantum Explosion


    This is just a net build, as im not sure what to go with, and its mainly for discussion, so dicuss

    (Props to BMX for the idea to throw this up, and his thread diserves a sticky btw)
    Last edited by BlackMageX27; 05-06-2008 at 12:46 AM.
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    Thunder Spear is rendered useless, and so is Cold Beam if you approach 3rd job, ESPECIALLY 4th job. After Magic Booster, it's highly recommended to increase Amp. for the extra damage and quicker leveling. There's also usually 1 point added into Seal during 8x so that Mages can begin to Goby.
    For the 2nd job build, Cold Beam is optional. Also, maxing out Lightning straight after Cold Beam is critical on the mesos and pots. If You want to CPQ effectively, go Lightning first to take down the mobs. Most builds are either Cold Beam, followed by a few points in Mp Eater and maxing out Meditation. Otherwise it's Max Lightning first, followed by a few Mp Eater, Max Meditation, and Cold Beam if you want it still.
    For the 1st job build, it is highly not recommended to follow it unless you're funded. Once again, that build will quickly burn mesos due to the lack of MP recovery.
    Partial resistance is a waste if you're going to have TS. Most builds only put 1 point into it unless you choose to skip TS. Seal>PR. Skipping TS allows you to max both Seal and PR which most people are doing nowadays.

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    I feel like Ice strike makes Seal kinda useless
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    Hell naw, Seal is SO IMPORTANT for Gobying. Seal stops magic attacks from monsters if it works for a certain period of time, so it could also be handy in saving a friend with low Hp without Meso Guard or Magic Guard.

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    what about the fact that ice strike simply freezes them in place?
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    You can't freeze Goby houses, which have Magic Attacks that do around 2k.

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    hrmm,

    so whats your recomended build for third job?
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    Level 70:1 IS
    71:4 IS
    72:7 IS
    73:10 IS
    74:13 IS
    75:16 IS
    76:19 IS
    77:22 IS
    78:25 IS
    79:28 IS
    80 Amp
    81:1 Amp, 1 Booster, 1 Seal
    82-85:11 Booster (Casting speed of 2), 2 IS (Max)
    From then on you max out Amp, followed by Element Composition.
    Afterwards you work towards maxing Seal, and since you should skip TS if you're aiming towards 4th job, max out Seal and Partial Resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMageX27 View Post
    30 | 1 Teleport
    31 | 3 Cold Beam
    32 | 3 Cold Beam
    33 | 3 Cold Beam
    34 | 3 Cold Beam
    35 | 3 Cold Beam
    36 | 3 Cold Beam
    37 | 2 Cold Beam, 1 Mp Eater
    38 | 3 Lightning
    39 | 3 Lightning
    40 | 3 Lightning
    41 | 3 Lightning
    42 | 3 Lightning
    43 | 3 Lightning
    44 | 2 Lighining, 1 Mp Eater
    umm... Coldbeam and Lightning take 30 points to master. Are you intentionally leaving them at 20, or is this a mistake?
    23% of people have made up statistics in their signatures. If you want to be one of them, copy-paste this into yours.

    I'm moving to Sleepywood.net forums, see you there.

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    i cant count apparantly.

    *Edited*
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