ONE SHOOT ONE KILL ~ Sniper Guide by vidzkun__
Sniper, wow, a devastating job that will satisfy you to kill every monster and classes you meet in fields (if it is PK server, you could attack players also.), PvP arena, even WoE (due de facto Sniper`s fearsome traps, and SS` ignorance to defence or). Sniper owns in long range attacks, even Stalkers or Clowns/Gypsies could not outstand Snipers in damaging (Of course, because Sniper`s Falcon Eyes or True Sight skill. I`ll explain this FEARSOME skill later ). This guide is based on my own experience and not others`, so don`t give out any wicked flame please.
LET`S START! (HUNTING GUIDE)
Okay, let`s start making Sniper! But become a Sniper is hard and takes a loooonggggggggg way to go to become one! But don`t give up would ya? Because you`ll be satisfied by Sniper`s outstanding abilities. Trust me!
Let`s start by making novice.
Start by increasing 9 DEX/9 AGI/9 INT!
Follow these steps to get 7/7 novice without killing any monsters in Novice Ground (or should I call that place. playground? xD).
1. Talk to the woman NPC in front of you (I don`t care her name). Talk to her twice, and you`ll get a level.
2. Enter the building (in idRO, you should enter some passcode. Don`t worry, if you`re not blind, you could enter easily)
3. Talk to the NPC inside the building to enter the main room.
4. Talk to all Instructor (Layout, Skill, and Items).
5. Talk to the Kafra lady, and talk about the different Kafra services.
6. Now, go the room on the west. Talk to both of the NPCs.
7. Now, die. What!? Why should I die for!?!? I`m serious!
8. You`ll be back to the room. Talk to the NPC that will teleport you to the battle grounds. You`ll gain another level and 50 Novice Potions.
You`ll get a free to take 7 Base Level and 7 Base Job. Congratulations! Start killing easy monsters. Remember! Novice Potion is your friend! I recommend to use a Novice Potion after you have your HP below 50%. After you get 10 base level and 10 base job. Go to the NPC. He`s on the south of the map. Talk to him to enter the next test. Talk to the NPC on the left, just click enter-enter-enter-and enter, choose Swordman and now talk to the NPC in front of you. Just enter-enter-enter-and enter, and choose Swordman. You`ll automatically get 7 Phracons, 1 Fachlion, 5 Warp Free Tickets, and 5 Storage Free Tickets. And you`ll be automatically warped to Izlude, City of Satelites.
Now go out, head out to the Kafra on the south of Izlude, warp to Payon. In Payon, head north to Archer Village. Go inside a house located at the top right of Archer Village.
Talk to Archer Guildsman for the signup. Collect trunks from willows. Willows located around Payon village.
For more information to Archer`s Job Change: Click this link.
Now you are an Archer!
Congratulations once again. As an Archer, your main goal is to hit enemies from a looonnggg distance. Start hunting monsters in Payon Cave level 1! First, go to Merchant NPC located in Payon. Buy Silver Arrows. If you don`t have much money, just buy as many as you could attend. Prepare your Novice Potions and go to Payon Cave level 1.
Lv 10-25: Don`t kill zombies just yet. They`re aggresive, but, slow. You could outrun them easily. If zombies are to chase you, don`t attack them. But if you surrounded, use a Fly Wing to escape. Start by killing skeletons. If you have 15~30 DEX, I`m sure that you could kill them easy. Use Novice Potions when injured, that shouldn`t be a problem. After you get 20 ++ levels, increase DEX status first. AGI should be left behind, it`s okay. DEX`s much more important. Increase DS skill level. Kill those freakin` fammiliars if you must, they have 150 HP only, Use DS, they are dead. Now, kill zombies. DS and run. After DSing you should run as far as you can, and start attacking them again. You`ll gain big experiences from zombies.
Lv 25-45: Now, hunt Wolves! Wolves are friendly to each other. Damn it, they`re strong when grouping. Use fire arrow to hunt them. Use DS to finish them. You`ll gain nice experience from wolves.
Lv 45-60++: Geographers. I suggest you increase your DEX first. Increase DEX to 45. You won`t miss your attacks on these plants. They dish out BIG EXPs! In level 60++ and 50 Job level, go change to a Hunter.
To change to a Hunter, go to Hugel. And next.. Damn, this quest just take a looonnnggg way to finish. Just click this link.
Lv 60-80: Hunt Geographers quickly as soon as you change to Hunter. Gain Job levels. They still dish out big experiences. Go level your hunter until level 80.
Lv 80++: Ugh, level 80.. You can either level in geographers or:
• Thor Volcano. (Need: Priests, Hunters, Alchemists, Defenders)
Thor Volcano, it has been a long time since I last hunt in here. Well, this place is filled by fire monsters. So use Crystal Arrows. Your job is to help Alchemists to attack. Don`t worry, the Defender will tank you, but if there are more monsters surround you, heck, good bye. xD.
• Abbey Monastery. (Need: Priests, Defenders, Hutners)
You, and your group should hunt in abbey monastery lvl 1/2, but don`t go to level 3. If you wanna go to level 3, you`ll need a large ammount of High Wizards. Your job is to attack with your fellows hunters, while Defender tanks. Priests also take their role in attacking. Most High Priests uses Magnus E. to attack.
• Odin Temple 2. (Need: Priests, Hunters, Defender)
Yeah, the most common place to level. You level fast here. Skogul, Frus will be killed easily if you use Silver Arrow/Arrow of Counter Evil. :). Smile, you`ll get big exp.
There are several builds for Snipers. Different builds means different gears, statuses, roles, etc. Let`s discuss them one by one. You may choose one of these builds. I played as a Pure AD (DEX/AGI build one).
I mainly discuss about DEX/AGI, FA, and Hybrid Build only. I don`t post the other builds (like SS build, etc.) because I really don`t know, and never played those builds before. Sorry.
DISCLAIMER: All the equipments here are doubtly used to fight players (demi-human), just ask a question if you want more information on Sniper`s equipments for another purpose (MvP hunting, PvM etc.)
1. DEX/AGI Build.
This build, oh my.. It DSes very fast! I tell ya, this build owns every jobs in PvP, except jobs that uses endure (LKs and Pallies). You can easily kill High Wizzies(with the right gears, 1k-1,5k DS, 3-4x DS, HW toasts) This build dishes damage very big, and fast. Well, if you gonna stick to this build, you gonna have expensive and rare gears I assume.. It`s to decrease any weakness that this build made (example: It`s HP is soooo low…) Personally, I like this build because this build is commonly used for PVP, MVP, WOE (for WoE, this build sucks, Long Range Attack Reductions darn it..). YOUR MAIN SKILLS ARE DOUBLE STRAFE, IMPROVE CONCENTRATION AND FALCON EYES!
+5 or +6 Apple of Archer
Romantic Flower (Can be anything, cigar, pipe, etc.)
+7 Tights (Evil Druid Card)
+10 Composite Bow (Skel Worker x2, Hydra x2)
+9 / +10Tidal Shoes (Matyr) or +7 Tidal Shoes (Matyr) or +7Tidal Shoes (Male Thief Bug)
+7 Wool Scarf (Raydric)
Brooches 2x (Zerom 2x)
2. Hybrid Build.
The most common Sniper. Because of their avaibility in WoE, PvP, and MvP. This build utilizes the power of DS, Falcon Assault, nice ASPD. Good for hunting down monsters, items, etc. They have big HP too, good in WoE. Good DS damage with moderate-high ASPD. Nice FA damage (5000-6000++ damage with right gears) and good for trapping purposes. They.. are.. HYBRID. YOUR MAIN SKILLS ARE DOUBLE STRAFE, IMPROVE CONCENTRATION, FALCON EYES, FALCON ASSAULT, AND TRAPS!
+5 or +6 Apple of Archer
+7 Tights (Peco-peco) or Tights (Marc)
+10 Composite Bow (2 Hydras, 2 Skel Workers)
+7 Tidal Shoes (Matyr)
+7 Wool Scarf (Raydric)
Gloves (Zeroms 2x)
3. Falcon Assaulter Sniper.
This build is usually used for WoE. It bypasses DEF, so it is useful in WoE. Having big INT increases FA`s damage. This build can be used for PvP, because it`s power to 1 hit KO`d most classes (High Wizards commonly). This build has big HP and defense and reductions too. (Thara`d Shield, Immune`d Manteau :D).
YOUR MAIN SKILLS ARE FALCON ASSAULT, FALCON EYES, AND TRAPS!
+7 Tights (Marc card)
+10 Main Gauche (4x Fabre cards)
+5 Guard (Thara Frog Cards)
+7 Boots (Matyr card)
+7 Muffler (Raydric card)
Gloves (2x Zerom cards)
.. vs Lord Knights.
Hell. Lord Knights. This one hard to beat, especially if they are using Cranial, Immune, and any other reduction. First, use status bows (I already mentioned the cards..). After an LK got those statuses, use your PvP Compo and finish them off. This advantage is commonly found by a Criter Sniper.
..vs High Wizards.
HWs are easy. DS them to death. If they cast, normal attack them than Double Strafe.
..vs High Priests.
You can`t kill them… if they uses Basilica. They`re still hard to beat even their Basilicas are off. If you found them, ignore them. If they`re LINKED… Run!
..vs Assassin Crosses.
…vs Pure SB.
Make sure they don`t get near you. If he is already near you, detect him (if he cloaks, hiding) and Repel him.
Same, make sure they don`t get near you. Repel! And then go nuts! o_0!
Sniper vs Sniper. This could be a hard fight, or even a neverlasting battle. The only way to kill them is to attack first. If you`re attacked first, you hafta run, and then pot/heal. Except, if you are facing trapers. Go to the safe distance, start shooting, they`re toasts (It`s SO RARE to find trapers in PvP room.. /heh)
..vs Battle WS.
REPEL.REPEL.REPEL!!! REPEL is a must! Their CT are… /e32. Make sure they don`t get near you. Their HSCT (High Speed CT) is marvelous!
S**t. You can`t beat this guy if he Barrier`d, using full reductions. If you see this guys, run away, keep your distance. If you want, you can attack this brute until you satisfied. They pot big.
Hard to beat also. They have a special skill, a DAMNED skill to dodge, called SNAP. If they snap out of your screen, don`t chase them. If they use pneuma, it will be hard too. They pneuma, you attacks, they FO`d, you`re toast. (FO is a great skill, so watch out). However they will have hard time to use Asura. Even if they near you (using snap), there are 2 seconds delay after it. You can repel them. But, if they master snap-instant asura.. Imagine Hell..
Aha, Scholars! If you found a Scholar, you can beat him! First, if they dispell, start buffing yourself with Falcon Eyes and Improve Concentration. Keep your distance, and SHOOT. Make sure they don`t casts. Finish them with DSes. If you are a Criter, just keep shooting. /bling.
Their Tunnel Drive/Hide will drive you nuts! Most PVP Stalkers have copied BB and using arrow. If they hide, just ran away, if they tunnel drive, use Arrow Shower to open their TD. Then, shoot `em. If you are a Crit Sniper, it bypasses DEF, and hell yea.. Jackpot for you.
I seldom fight them. Actually, I can only found them in WoE. Sorry for this. /sry.
Don`t worry, you don`t have big VIT aren`t you? Their Acid Demonstration damage will be as little as anopheles! Just shoot `em, they will lose.
Well, thanks for seeing this guide. I made this guide..
“Not from anyone elses`, but from my experience in playing Sniper.”
Well, buhbye my fellow Snipers! I hope this guide helps!!