Elder / Eva’s Saint Guide

by DK on January 31, 2020
Elder / Eva’s Saint Guide
January 31, 2020

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 Welcome To The Ultimate Elder Guide

Elders are Elves (Mystic) that can be selected after finishing the Class Transfer quest at lvl 31. They specialize in staves and wear robes for armor. Elders are adept in providing defensive and utility buffs through support healing (Restoration, Mental Refresh, Follow Defense, and Boost HP). They also can cause high damage in PvP situations. They are arguably the best healer in-game that provide periodic heals, a large heal radius, and are able to reduce the skill cooldown of allies to maximize DPS and enhance survivability of a party.

Despite their lack of base HP, Elves have a very high Evasion Rate which allows them to survive easily against PvE monsters and normal Attacks. Elders have high MP, and they also have good DEF. However, their lower ATK base stats must be compensated by their Magic Weapon Mastery, Robe Mastery, and Substats. Their agile movements are largely due in part to their Elven Potential, which adds bonuses to Movement Speed, M. ATK and Evasion.

Elders are versatile fighters, who excel in both PvP and PvE. Thanks to the Elder’s Passive Skills (Elder Avoidance and Boost HP) she is extremely hard to kill in PvP, making her a low priority attack target in most party clashes. Due to her speed, she can easily evade attacks manually, and take out melee opponents with her medium attack range, effectively kiting them. Though she is most often relegated to the healer position in a party, the Elder’s damage potential must not be ignored, as she can dish out a decent damage output using her active skills. Despite prolonged, drawn-out battles, with the right usage of skills, using an Elder, you can absolutely win against most Arena fights 1v1.

In PvE, Elders are highly sought out in Elite Dungeons. Codex and Proof of Blood/Starstone farming is essential to every player, and having an Elder increases your party’s survivability with the benefit of providing additional party DPS. However, due to the fact that Elders perform best in a party, some players can find leveling and solo playing challenging. If you enjoy party grinding, and being in constant demand, this is definitely the class for you!

 

Character Review

Pros:

  • Arguably the best buffer/healer in the game
  • Very powerful ally and sought after in party fights due to her active buffs (Restoration, Mental Refresh, and Follow Defense)
  • Unique skill in reducing her party’s skill cool-down time
  • Potion-friendly class. You’ll rarely use HP potions, but MP ones will still be a concern
  • Has naturally high evasion, leading to better survivability

Cons:

  • Quite lackluster in damage, which will give you a hard time in solo battles
  • One of the lowest DPS in the game; she’ll take a ridiculous amount of time in solo fights and story bosses. On the plus side, it’s really difficult for her to fail a fight, barring time constraints.
  • Heavily reliant on party members. Do not play this class if you dislike playing in a party.
  • Don’t provide burst heals like Bishops (Human Mage). Performs better in longer, sustained fights.

 

Best Equipment

 ItemImage
WeaponDark Abyss (PvP / Overall 1st priority)
Branch of the Mother Tree (PvE magical monsters)
Demon’s Staff (PvE normal monsters)
Flaming Dragon Skull (Boss hunt)
Staff of Life (elite monsters)
ArmorOptimus SetL2R Optimus Headgear

L2R Optimus Armor - Elf

L2R Optimus Gloves - Elf

L2R Optimus Boots - Elf
AccessoriesBlack Ore Set (Tanky / Anti-Crit)



Nassen Set (Chasing / Movement increase / Manual Evasion)



Elven Set (Highest ATK stat of all accessories / Stun resist)



 

Skill Priority and Usage

Be sure to obtain Level 1 on all your skills before following the prioritization. Like most classes, the priority is maxing your passive skills before working on active skills.

PvP (Arena) Skillset – Flame Strike / Holy Fire / Restoration

PvE Skillset – Holy Fire / Restoration / Follow Defense

 SkillImageDescriptionPvPPvE
ActiveFlame StrikeL2R skills Flame StrikeLaunches a flaming ball to deal massive explosion damage and knockdown enemies.7thX
Holy FireL2R skills Holy FireA pillar of holy flames that damage enemies. Affected enemies take increased damage.5th6th
RestorationL2R skills RestorationImbues an effect on you that heals you and the party members around you continuously.6th5th
Mental RefreshL2R skills Mental RefreshEncourages yourself and your party members, decreasing skill cooldowns.9th8th
Follow DefenseL2R skills Follow DefenseIncreases Def. of you and your party members.8th7th
PassiveMagic Weapon MasteryL2R skills Magic Weapon MasteryIncreases Atk. when a Staff is equipped.1st1st
Robe MasteryL2R skills Robe MasteryIncreases Attack Damage when Robe-armor is equipped. The effect stacks up to 4 times.2nd2nd
Boost HPL2R skills Boost HPIncreases the Max HP of you and your party members. This effect is region wide.4th4th
Elder AvoidanceL2R skills Elder AvoidanceHas a Chance of generating a buff that increases Evasion Rate when attacked.3rd3rd
Elven PotentialL2R skills Elven PotentialAgile movements allow them to have higher Evasion against enemy attacks. (Bonuses to Evasion, Speed, and M. Atk.)InnateInnate
RareMissile BoltThis powerful skill deals critical damage to a few enemies.✔ (Arena)X
Meteor ShowerThis skill is ideal for attacking many enemies in a large area.✔ (Arena)X
Absolute ShieldThis skill greatly improves your Def. so you are able to withstand powerful enemies.✔ (Full Support)
Healing StrikeThis skill is a very effective means of healing to extend your HP effectively for a duration of time.✔ (Full Support)
Poison StrikeL2R poison strikePuts an enemy to a poisoned state, reduces damage and movement speed for a certain amount of time. Additional damage during debuff duration.✔ (Alternative for M. Bolt)X
Defense ZoneL2R defense zoneA protective zone is set up to reduce damage received by party members, and you are immune to your condition for a while.✔ (Siege)X

Specific Skills Usage

  • Since staves have medium attack range, Flame Strike is an important skill in PvP to knock down enemies first before you release a skill combo.
  • Elder Avoidance provides a tactical edge, since it provides a percentage increment for Evasion. Enemies that are dependent on Normal attacks are a piece of cake for Elders.
  • In your active skills, Restoration is a must and should be your biggest priority since that is the skill that heals your party.

 

Main Stats and Sub-stats Priority

EquipmentSoul Crystal (Not applicable in NA/EU servers)Pet Mount
Weapon - Critical Rate / Critical Damage / HP Drain or M. Atk or PenetrationPurple - Critical Damage (All)Helmet - Critical Rate (All)
Helmet - P. Def / M.Def / EvasionOrange - Critical Damage (All)Armor - Critical Rate (All)
Armor - P. Def / M.Def / Evasion or SpeedRed - Critical Damage (All)Saddle - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Gloves - M. Atk / Evasion / PenetrationYellow - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)Boots - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Shoes - M. Atk / Evasion / Speed or ResilienceCyan - Critical Damage (All)
Necklace - HP Drain / Critical Resist / ResilienceGreen - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)
Earring - Speed / Penetration / HP Drain or Critical ResistBlack - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)
Ring - M. Atk / Critical Rate / Critical Damage or HP Drain Blue - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)
Silver - Critical Damage (All)

Other Useful Class Tips

  • Substat priority depends on your playstyle. For full support, you can sacrifice damage for added Resilience, Critical Resist and Penetration. However, keep in mind that you still need M. ATK, CRIT Rate and Damage to win Arena fights.
  • Nassen and Black Ore are the 2 best accessory sets for Elder. If you want to move fast and manually evade skills, go for Nassen. If you want to be extremely tanky and hold enemy waves, go for Black Ore. Elven set is an optional build, if you want to increase your ATK stat while taking advantage of the stun resist bonus.
  • When charging towards an enemy: Use Flame Strike > Holy Fire > [IMMEDIATELY] Missile Bolt and Meteor Shower > Normal Attacks > Restoration (when HP falls down to 80% and tanking enemy normal hits).
  • When the enemy is charging towards you: Use [IMMEDIATELY] Missile Bolt and Meteor Shower > Manually Evade enemy skills > Wait for an opportunity to charge enemies using Flame Strike.
  • Timing your party buffs and heals is crucial for a good Elder. Don’t auto-attack on team fight!
  • Skill management is important! You have 4 active skills but only 3 skill slots. Having multiple skill sets are crucial for quick changes.
  • For Rare Skills, use Missile Bolt and Meteor in PvP. Healing Strike and Absolute Shield are good for AFK-farming.

 

Special thanks to 13unny (Envy) and Sados (SainT) for their content contributions!

 

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  • AlexG
    February 1, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Why Flame Strike instead of Follow Defense in arena?

    • DK
      February 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      You need a knockdown skill to initiate your attacks. Restoration is enough to cope up and heal from the damage taken. 🙂

      • AlexG
        February 1, 2018 at 10:30 pm

        Yes, but in arena we play against bots, they will not try to run from combo anyway…

        • DK
          February 1, 2018 at 10:45 pm

          Yes but that does not take away their capability of using disabling skills. It will be hard to recover when enemies are able to knock you down first.

          • AlexG
            February 1, 2018 at 11:26 pm

            Are arena bots able to disable us for long enough to counter “Holy Fire > [IMMEDIATELY] Missile Bolt and Meteor Shower” combo? I thought that Holy Fire debuff lasts long enough for us to recover and finish combo even if disabled in the middle, or I am wrong?

          • DK
            February 1, 2018 at 11:43 pm

            Holy Fire has a 7sec debuff duration, you can still recover for a few more attacks but keep in mind that Meteor Shower is a continuous damage attack, getting the full duration of Holy Fire leading to Missile Bolt + Meteor shower is important to get the full blast damage.

          • AlexG
            February 2, 2018 at 9:05 am

            But is Flame Strike knockdown time (2 seconds) enough to set off 3 skills (Holy Fire, Missile Bolt, Meteor Shower)? I’m worried that arena bot will recover and will still disable us before meteor anyways.

          • DK
            February 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm

            Yes it is enough window time to release your skill combo 🙂

  • Nosa
    February 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Which level on flame strike will be enough? 10lvl or more?

  • AlexG
    February 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Why do you recommend ‘crit rate’ on pet equipment instead of M.Atk? Would a full healer build benefit from M.Atk more (better heals)?

    • DK
      February 19, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      Good question. This is to balance stat distribution. You already have M.Atk increase from the main stat of pet helmet and armor. Though if you want to go full support, then M. Atk is a good option. 🙂 All depends on user preference and current situation.

  • ikoi
    March 28, 2018 at 6:42 am

    is active skills like holy shot or flame strike can increase damage thru M. Atk? coz I set my subs mostly for M. Atk but semi support build

  • Damian
    May 18, 2018 at 6:55 am

    How many skill points I need to add in passive skills when to start add in active skill?

  • Gethesmane
    June 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    Rating
    Ease of Leveling9
    PvE (Field & Dungeons)7.6
    PvP (1v1)10
    PvP (Siege)8.2
    PvP (3vs3 Honorable Battlefield)9.2

    How does robe mastery work? Is it something that is active all the time or is it only once we build a combo. I notice there’s a damage +3% etc after lvl 40 combo.

    I’m confused on how robe mastery works

  • Jared Sanford
    December 6, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    So what gear is better to start with until you’re able to craft the Optimus pvp set and Divine elite set? Should I use the Majestic or Dynasty

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