Professor (Scholar) Guide

Professor (Scholar) Guide


Deals high damage (with imp or seroma card) and double casting skill.
Can cast while walking (except emergency call, of course)
Can fuck up enemies’ SP.
Can give SP to allies.
Can use stone curse (w/o medusa or evil druid card, you’re fucked up)
Can use dispel and spell breaker (slow cast champs, sorry :D)
Fast cast with memorize.
Land Protector and Wall of Fog (dammit)
Spider Web and Safety wall.
Abracadabra (i love to have a zipperbear as pet XD)
Has Elemental change (quest skill.. i recommend earth ;])
you’re very much effective against wizards because of your mdef.


Not recommended for PvM
Don’t have much offensive AoE skills.
Hard to level alone. (Almost impossible w/o quest dammit)
Has low defense if you are a pure bolter.
Somewhat equipment dependent (your slow cast might kill you)

Table of Contents:

I. Bolter Professor

I.1 Bolter Stats

I.2 Bolter Gears

II. Support Professor

II.1 Support Stats

II.2 Support Gears

III. The Guide

III.1 Woe


III.3.1 Against Lord Knight
III.3.2 Against Palladin
III.3.3 Against Champion
III.3.4 Against Snipers
III.3.5 Whitesmith
III.3.6 Creator
III.3.7 Wizard
III.3.8 Professor
III.3.9 Assassin Cross
III.3.10 Stalker
III.3.11 Against Ninja

IV. Leveling

V. Skill

VI. Hints and Tips

***** (special part)

VII. Notes

I. Bolter Professor

- these type deals high damage using double casted bolts and weakens enemies with his disabling capabilities.

I.1 Bolter Stats

-bolter professors need dex for casting and int for matk so these two are the most important stats. focus on them, you may also want to add some vit or, str for pots and gemstones.

I.2 Bolter Gears

PvM/MvP Equipments:
upper head: Apple of Archer
mid head: sunnies (marduk or isilla card)
lower head: ???
armor: mage coat or valkyrie armor
right hand: ancient sorcery or book of the dead (drops, andre larva or abysmal knight cards)
left hand: orlean’s server (hodremlin or alice card)
garment: wool (raydric)
footgear: tidals ( verit, matyr or sohee cards)
accessory 1: orlean’s glove ( imp or zerom cards)
accessory 2: orlean’s glove (imp, zerom or seroma cards)

PvP/WoE Equipments:
upper head: Feather Beret
mid head: sunnies (marduk)
lower head: ???
armor: silk robe or valkyrie armor (marc, pest, or evil druid cards)
right hand: survivor’s rod or book of the dead (drops or fabre cards)
left hand: orlean’s server (tharafrog card)
garment: survivor’s manteau or wool scarf (raydric card)
footgear: variant shoes, valkyrie shoes (sohee or matyr card) or tidal shoes (verit or matyr card)
accessory 1: orlean’s glove (imp or zerom card)
accessory 2: orlean’s glove (imp or zerom card)

II. Support Professor

- these type focuses on giving sp to allies, giving them protection with land protector, allows water ball (deluge) and so on.

Support Build: (sp slave or land protector)
*this build is can be used as a tank XD put int instead of dex for SP Slaves*

II.2 Support Stats

for sp slave, you need to focus on int to raise your sp (for soul change) and vit to withstand enemy attacks and for health conversion . sp slaves don’t need dex. if you’re a full support prof (with land pro) you need to balance your int, vit and dex.

II.2 Support Gears

SP slave Equipments:
upper head: morpheus’ hood
mid head: sunnies + incubus
lower head: ???
armor: valkyrie armor or divine clothes (succubus card)
right hand: +9 lich’s bone wand (fabre or andre larva card)
left hand: valkyrie shield (hodremlin card or anything that would raise sp)
garment: morpheus’ shawl *if your are not using morph set, you can put aliot card in garment[1])
footgear: variant shoes or valkyrie shoes (verit or sohee card)
accessory 1: morpheus’ bracelet
accessory 2: morpheus’ ring

Pure Def Land Protector (Tank) Equipments:
upper head: magni’s cap
mid head: sunnies (grand peco card)
lower head: ???
armor: odin’s blessing (peco peco card)
right hand: survivor’s rod (fabre card)
left hand: stone buckler (tharafrog or hodremlin card)
garment: survivor’s manteau
footgear: variant shoes or valkyrie shoes (verit or matyr card)
accessory 1: ???
accessory 2: ???

IV. The Guide:

IV. 1 WoE

land protector is a MUST during woe. make sure you did memorize and double casting before going in. recast sight and if you just want to kill, frilldora or hiding accessory can help. demi-human damage reduction cards and items are important here (feather beret, tharafrog card, etc.)

remember this: your Land protector is your party/guild’s key to enter a well defended castle. let the tanks enter first. while the tanks are keeping your enemies busy, cast land pro in the emp room entrance. that would make their defense wizards useless. you can also use wall of fog. it may help. just keep bolting and using stone curse. spider web if necessary. don’t forget to switch armors or accessories. during defense, just cast wall of fog to your party or in the emp (if necessary) and keep your safety wall up. Land pro to the wizards and just keep killing.

IV.2 PvM

nothing special here. with bragi, spam fire bolt/cold bolt to your enemies
if you’re A sp slave, make sure there’s a healer next to you but don’t depend on them
bring your own hp pots :)
stay in a safe place till you’re needed. make sure you have gemstones with you
there’s a gemstone converter in payon (2 blue gemstone = 1 red, 2 red = 1 yellow)
spam safety wall and wall of fog on your party members, Land Pro if your enemy uses AoE skills
make sure you bring ygg leaf ;) you’re appearance in the front line is not necessary.

IV.3 PvP

basically, support professors are not effective killers in pvp and SP slaves CAN’T. this is for bolters.
make sure your safety wall is up, you have pest card equipped, and keep the wall of fog
switch to unfro if you’re up against a wiz. use Land Pro if needed.
use stone curse on enemies but i recommend using spider web first.
kill their SP, dispel, then stone curse then Fire Bolt!! i recommend you recast spider web :P
if you have finished elemental change skill, use it. if you got elemental change (earth) use fire bolt
remember: you can only have one element in this quest skill so be careful in choosing.
in pvp, you don’t need much int. you need to have dex! bring Grape Juice or Blue pots :D
don’t forget to memorize and to recast double casting skill.
for support professors, nothing special. let your party members do the killing. support them just like in PvM.

IV.3.1 Against Lord Knight

vit type lord knights uses spears, have high def and hp, and doesn’t rely on buffs.
they also have long range attack (spear boomerang) and a charge attack. spiral pierce can be used two cells away.
first you need to stop them with spider web or kill their sp, and stone curse then bolt.
agi type lord knights depends on buffs and their berserk skill. before they can attack, use dispel.

this will not just remove their buffs, but also their berserk. after that, you may just stone curse + fire bolt combo.

IV.3.2 Against Paladin

this class has very high def and hp. grand cross type also has high mdef because of their int. first you need to spider web.
they have long ranged attacks using shield so be careful. dispel him first to remove reflect, kill the sp if you can then
cast stone curse/elemental change + bolt combo. if you got hit by sacrifice, you’re in a big trouble. it deals great damage
and also, their pressure can kill your sp. kill them before they kill you.

IV.3.3 Against Champion

this class depend on their sp to deal damage. first, kill their sp. if you use spider web, they can still use finger offensive on you.
you can also use dispel(remove their spirits) or spell breaker to cancel casted asura.

IV.3.4 Against Snipers

agi snipers will use their aspd to cancel your cast so wall of fog is very effective against them. they depend on buffs so while in the fog,
use dispel to remove their buffs, disable them with stone curse (or with your pest card) then a single firebolt may kill them. same goes to strafer build.
FA (falcon assault) type snipers are hard to deal with. with their int, they have decent mdef and hp because of vit. this class doesn’t depend on buffs so
first thing to do is kill it’s sp. they don’t need dex so they’re slow casters. if you catch them casting wind walk, that would be the best opportunity.
without their sp, they can do nothing so kill its sp then use stone curse/elemental change + bolt combo to kill them.

IV.3.5 Whitesmith

these guys are very annoying. with decent aspd and link, they can spam cart termination (damn) that may cause stun. also, their meltdown might destroy your equipments.
if ever you see one, don’t give him any opportunities. cast spider web and dispel him. they rely too much on buffs and has no long range attack except his hammer fall :) if you got him dispelled,
this guy is almost useless. they use sp for buffs and cart termination so you might want to soul burn it. normal attack types can be dealt with safety wall or wall of fog (or your pest card).

IV.3.6 Creator

AD bombers? umm if you’re a bolter and don’t have much vit/def, you have no problem. the filir may be annoying to cancel your cast so safety wall and pest card works here. if filir gets stoned,
kill the master. try to dispel and soul burn them. you won’t have much problems with vanil because of your mdef so fight it bolt vs bolt. if you kill it the owner will be pretty much useless.
those with lif are hard to kill because of emergency avoid. you may want to use spider web to stop them from running. if you have high def, you’re in big trouble. wall of fog may be of use against
acid demonstration. kill the sp then try killing it. some only depend on their humunc and just uses hide skill (wtf). there are so many build for creators and theses guys are very unpredictable.
if possible, try to avoid crossing swords with them.

IV.3.7 Wizard

okay. its magic to magic. they have high mdef and rely on buffs and dex foods for their fast cast so first, you may want to dispel them. magic rod is god against their magic skills but it doesn’t work
on aoe spells so spell breaker should be the best skill to disable them. kill the sp with soul burn, then a single bolt should be enough to kill them.

IV.3.8 Professor

okay. this is a battle of player skill and talent. experience counts in this one. fighting a professor is hard. magic rod is best to counter them. first one to kill the other’s sp wins so you should not forget
to bring sp pots. once you got this guy’s sp, take the opportunity to dispel him with stone curse. basically, a melee type professor is better against a long range professor. while doing melee attack, he might
cancel your cast then use auto cast to bolt at you randomly so when fighting them, use safety wall to prevent being canceled, disable it with stone curse then dang! oh, i forgot. your pest card might do the job XD

IV.3.9 Assassin Cross

these guys are hard to deal with because of their hiding and cloaking skills. they can also dodge slow casting spells. what to do?
versus crit/agi type: they need to get close to you before attacking so basically, cast safety wall, find them with sight or heaven’s drive,
cast spider web then dispel. the guy is done for.
sonic blow: this guys have high vit/hp. strategy is the same for agi/crit type sinX but you need to be extra careful
with these guys because they might kill you with one hit.

IV.3.10 Stalker

stripped suck. without your eqps, you’re doomed so try not to enter without FCP (full chemical protection). others are int types and copies sg (or other aoe spells). they’re like wizards with hide.
bow types are those who strip. use the same strategy versus snipers against them. agi types are damn fast attackers not because of their aspd but because of double attack and sometimes, triple attack.
he’ll try to backstab you then kill you with continuous melee attack so try to keep your safety wall and wall of fog on. with pest card, you should not have a hard time with them.

IV.3.11 Against Ninja

okay. these guys have reverse tatami skill which will make them invulnerable to ranged attacks, and magic! damn. try to disable the guy and be careful with the final strike. with high vit, you can survive and dang! kill the poor guy :D

V. Leveling

this is a tough job for professors. okay. destroy eggs in ant hell until you turn into a mage. when you turn into a mage, kill another egg for job lvl. put firebolt, try to kill an ant or go to payon cave lvl 1.

if you’re lvl 30+, go to rachel field 01. bring fly wings and make sure you dont go near a drosera. this is also applicable to swordsman and merchant class if you have fireblend.

when you’re lvl 70+ already, you may kill stings in glast heim culverts.

you can have someone boost you in anubis and make sure you put all stat points in luk. use ygg leafs in anubis and that’s it.

i’ve got a tip. do you know the quest “Curse of Gaebolg”? i recommend you use this for quests and this for quest table.

back to curse of gaebolg. if you do this quest during lvl 70, you’ll automatically jump to lvl 93 (in arcanaRO, rates:70/70). if you do it later, it will give you little level jump. why? because when you’re low on lvl, little exp is needed to level up. you got the idea? and also, quests with job experience points (such as rachel sanctuary) are recommended to be done if you’re trans already BUT.. don’t do a job change unless you’re job lvl 50. every job level gives you a fixed bonus on stat.

V. Skill:

*i generated this skill tree from rms. this is mainly for PvP/WoE professors.

*this is focused in fire bolt. For me it should have the highest priority during high magician. You’ve got 3 points left to spend with this build.

*double casting and memorize has the highest priority. Next is spider web, soul burn and dispel then heaven’s drive. Since this is a bolter build, Land pro and wall of fog is optional BUT having them is a MUST for professors.

VI. Hints and Tips

*battlemode or /bm

-i highly suggest that you read this tutorial about battlemode before trying to play professor.

*the /q1 command
-it enables you to use the skill in the 9th position (f9) on the first skill bar using right click.

-for example, you have hide skill in this position.
when you press right-click, you will hide automatically, which is good in dodging asura.
i recommend you put “Magic Rod” in that position. it is very effective against Professors.
when they try to bolt at you, press right-click at the time before the casting ends.
the timing is very hard and fatal but once you mastered this, it will be a very good asset. you can just spam your right click but.. i pity your mouse XDD
if you’re having a hard time with magic rod, try using hide instead.

-be careful with set equipments (survivor set, mage coat set, etc..)

-i did not include the sage/professor set cards. (yellow novus, bloody butterfly, harpy, miyabi doll, evil nymph cards)

-100 vit gives 100% immunity to status ailments (except stone and freeze)

-my suggestion.. don’t depend on donate equipments but its good to have one :P

***** (special part)

as the title says, there’s nothing special here. this is just a guide to agi professor.

Agi Professor (Melee)

- these professors are cool. instead of dex, you need ASPD to attack because of your autocast spell.
but be warned. these types need to be Soul Linked before they can use lvl10 bolts in autocast skill.
before becoming an agi type prof, make sure you have a soul linker first. instead of dex, put aspd or damage reduction equips. this class is very good in PvP (one on one)

for me, the minimum aspd should be 178 or 180 (with awakening potion and agi up). i will post my stats and equipments here and explanation later.

this stat is from my professor which is lvl 98, and 64 job. this is with agi up, blessing and awakening potion. again, dex is not important because auto spell doesn’t require you to hit the enemy. even if you miss, you will still autocast. with this stat, i have 10081 hp and 2161 sp (also because of the equipments)

for the weapon, i’m planning of changing it to .. sage’s diary (maybe.. idk >_<). currently it has cecil damon and female thiefbug card which raises my agi and aspd. i also want to change the female thiefbug card to another cecil damon card.

in my armor, it has pest card on it but i’ll change them with a valkyrie armor with evil druid card. i don’t need marduk card because even when silenced, we can still fight with auto spell so i compounded nightmare card on it.

the Thorny shield and horn of buffalo combo allowed me to have 180 aspd without maxing out my agi. without the combo, i would be wasting a lot of status points to max out agi, instead of putting them to vit.

i use firebolt in auto spell that’s why i’m using two imp cards. the brooch, i want to change it but i don’t know why. +1 agi also.. sucks LOL. matyr card raises hp by 10% and a +1 agi so it chose it over verit card.

i’m planning of changing the wool and tidal set to black leather boots[1] and crest of rider[1] set for more agi

Horn of Buffalo is very important. with it, you don’t have to waste stat points on agi and agi equipments instead, use them to have a decent hp and vit.

*here is my skill tree as an autobolter:

*this build is a little hybrid because of land protector. i managed to get it but only on lvl2.

VII. Notes

-i based this build in a mid rate server (ArcanaRO rocks \m/)
-mail me @ [email protected] for suggestions and corrections.
this is just a guide and my opinion so don’t bother flaming :)

70 Responses to “Professor (Scholar) Guide”

  1. hmm.. low defense? I don`t think so.. well.. you got Cranial and immune there right? so there`s isn`t any problem dude.. If you use Energy Coat, there wouldn`t be any problem.. trust me.. you get 50% reduction and SP defense /no1.

  2. no combat knife?

    full support profs don’t need that much int

    u don’t bolt in woe, profs aren’t killers during woe, u let the others do the work. optimize vit and dex instead of int (only need 2x int).

    lower headgear should be gangster mask gives 15% silence immune wich is bettr than nothing.

  3. Pure Def Land Protector (Tank) Equipments:
    upper head: magni’s cap
    - Feather Beret
    mid head: sunnies (grand peco card)
    - (Dark) Blinker
    lower head: ???
    armor: odin’s blessing (peco peco card)
    - Silk Robe, Valk Armor with Marc or Evil Druid Card
    - Wind or Water Sprite Armor with Marc Card
    right hand: survivor’s rod (fabre card)
    - Drops Card, or as said Combat Knife, Fortune’s Sword
    left hand: stone buckler (tharafrog or hodremlin card)
    - Valk Shield with Thara Frog Card
    garment: survivor’s manteau
    - Valk Manteau or Wool Scarf (only with Tidal Shoes) with Raydric Card
    footgear: variant shoes or valkyrie shoes (verit or matyr card)
    - Variant, Valk, Tidal Shoes with Matyr or Green Ferus Card
    accessory 1: ???
    accessory 2: ???
    - 2 Nimble (Orlean’s) Glove’s or Aligator Card Rosaries

    in my opinion fore pure WoE defbreak (LP) Scholars


  4. yes. with energy coat, i experienced no problems during woe as i tank asuras.

    i did not include combat knife because it is way more expensive than all those items listed, even those obtained from beelze. i play on a low rate server so basically you wouldn’t understand.

    yep yep. during woe, profs’ main job is to land pro and dispell. they’re not meant for killing but on the server that i played, we lack people in guild during woe so i try to gain access to all possible roles i can play during woe (support and killing)

  5. umm.. support prof = sp slave right? int raises sp, so i don’t agree with imperial. the more int, the better because champs need full sp to deal more damage to mvp.

    if you are a pvp prof, you don’t need to raise your sp or bring sp pots because you can STEAL sp ;)

  6. I agree with xile015. Proffesor, they support, and help damaging opponents.

    Energy Coat.. This one is an awesome skill indeed. With deviling + energy coat, you could tank 1 asura dude..

  7. Wow man… Forget those shittin ppl about bolter sucks in woe.. They just too damn weak! I used yur build (the bolter one), and with fiber lock, you could shit ur opponent with 8k-10k per fire bolt!(Dispelled of course)

  8. can dispell work if a player has GTB CARD on his shield??

  9. @bantshmm
    idk. but i guess its no use coz supportive skills won’t work too? let your party members kill him with physical attack or wait for him to be stripped ~_~ this disadvantage sucks! but i played on a low rate server so few ppl have the card :)

    hell yeah! even w/o energy coat i can tank asura just with angelus then spaaaaam pooootttsss lol hahahah.
    most of the time champs can’t get near a prof (or afraid to do so)

  10. @imperial
    with marduk card you don’t need that ganster mask of yours lol
    and i played on a low rate server. few ppl have combat knife. we play with TALENT and we don’t rely much on itamz.

    i can even teach you how to kill beelze with just two ppl in a server that’s 20/20/10 LOL

  11. Ulle`s Cap [Marduk] ftw.

  12. PvM/MvP Equipments:
    upper head: Apple of Archer
    mid head: sunnies (marduk or isilla card)
    lower head: ???
    armor: mage coat or valkyrie armor
    right hand: ancient sorcery or book of the dead (drops, andre larva or abysmal knight cards)
    left hand: orlean’s server (hodremlin or alice card)
    garment: wool (raydric)
    footgear: tidals ( verit, matyr or sohee cards)
    accessory 1: orlean’s glove ( imp or zerom cards)
    accessory 2: orlean’s glove (imp, zerom or seroma cards)

    Does Abyssmal Knight Card really works on prof’s magic skills?

  13. @vidzkun
    oh yeah i forgot that ulle’s cap. i saw a champ with +9 ulle’s and his TSS casting time is so scary =\

    i think yes. when we did mvping and i played as sp slave for champs, i wore my champ’s +9 double liberation lbw and the fb/cb to gloom increased in damage. but idk. you can try them anyways :)

  14. Some questions…

    If the Scholar is Linked and has the “Double Casting” active, then, when Hitting, still the chance of “double bolt”?

    Another, If a book is refined (IE Principles of Magic), the INT of the book will increase or the ATK?

    If increase the ATK, then, why refine a book?

  15. wow, alright
    @another random guy
    FS prof in WOE is not an sp slave. If your guild’s champs can’t afford sp pots, expel him.


  16. Imp cards/Siroma Cards too ftw.

  17. Professor may not good at hurtin ppl in woe, they good at support and their HP is higher than HWs. So the probability that profs are good at survive and kill. That`s why bolters are created in this world. They just help SC, Fiber Lock, and FB if it is neccesary to help killers in WoE. Fine with this?

  18. @imperial
    playing professor is not just about spamming firebolt. fiber lock gives 50% increase in firebolt. there is double bolt, and elemental change skill.

    professors should take advantage on their enemies’ elemental weaknesses that’s why we also have lightning bolt or cold bolt. its your choice on what element to specialize, and that’s why we have elemental change. to give us more advantage and support our ‘element’.

    maybe you can’t play them well hehe :) don’t worry. profs are only for PROs and you don’t have to be one :D

  19. @lolwut

    also, dispel wont disable you. try it:
    soul link, cast autobolt, then have a prof dispel you.
    you’ll still make lvl 10 bolts

    refine your book to give more def XD and its more necessary when using lich’s bone wand ayt?

    some autobolter profs prefer sage’s diary. maybe because of the aspd and matk bonuses?

  20. i have some newbie questions here:

    1. I think I can’t change my enemies element?
    e.g. Change my enemy element into Earth (in WoE/PvP). But it feels like nothing happen?
    I’m using Fire Bolt.
    I don’t know how to kill them now. Dispell+Web+Fire Bold+Element Change(Earth) = Still Alive!? /sob

    2. Can someone tell me about the hot keys that prof should use when WoE/PvP? I’m learning to use /battlemode now.

  21. @ newbie prof
    1. hmm? dispell first (if necessary), fiber lock him, then stone curse (if possible), then fire bolt. there should be no problems specially if you’re on double bolt. unless he’s a pro lord knight/whitesmith on fire volcano armor or someone on pasana armor.

    memorize, double casting, energy coat, cast cancel, elemental change (earth), …, magic rod
    sight, spider web, heaven’s drive, soul change, safety wall, land protector
    spell breaker, stone curse, dispell, fire bolt, wall of fog

    the skills on the first bar corresponds to letters Z X C V and B. the magic rod is placed in f9 for the /q1 command.
    Q W E R T and Y for the second bar. the fourth (R) slot is blank but it’s supposed to be “Soul Change”. don’t mind the skill in f9 (create elemental converter).
    A S D F G for the third bar. i place my gears on 7th to 9th slot when i swith gears manually with f7, f8, and f9 meaning, i always keep that bar active.

    sometimes (during woe or PvP), i assign Mastella Fruit/Slim White Potion in 8th slot and Blue Potion on the 7th slot on the First Bar when I use the /q3 command.

  22. here’s the url. is commenting an image prohibited here? O_O

  23. well, if you’re up for a challenge you might as well use that. but if you find those champs/wizzies annoying and you can’t use spell breaker/magic rod effectively, try using soul burn too but i suggest you not to use that skill against a prof. you might end up draining your own SP. if you got him, he may just soul change at you.

    so rather than killing their SP, why not directly diminish their HP? although in some cases, disabling enemies by draining their SP is very necessary.

  24. h4h4h4
    +1 ) “imperial
    LOL ”

    h4h4, Full Support SP slaves h4h4h4 … H4h4h4
    FUll Support is for Lands, More resistance , that Thinks..

    Full Support + Sufra + Poem = Nice Land in Precast if the other guild dont have Loki or enter with his guild and put Land forward than loki (english bad Rox )

    Bolts Proffesor = Fail in WOE.. h4h4h4

    Champs Without Sp Items in WoE.. Expel Pl0x. ;3..

  25. that things*

  26. horrible guide.

    written in 2009 but would be bad even in 2008.

  27. Srs, bolt profs at woe? Please, put at your guide that they are the lol thing of woe if they do that >.>
    Only noobs or newbies die to them and don’t talk to me about the fire imps or siromas or whatever, they aren’t able to kill without lots of other dmg on going…
    They fail, easya s that, it shouldn’t even appear at the guide.

    More funny stuff – they suck at pvm? Srs, you’ve sp = infinite, energy coat+sp non-stop+heal+nice reductions = beast tanking neutral dmg…

    Another funny thing – slow cast? You’ve only 2 skills that are “slow” to cast, aside that your dex > dex on a hw and is easier to get 150 dex on a prof then a hw.

    Srs, lots of failing in here. I advice to remake it a bit after checking some other guides, aside that isn’t that bad.

  28. when pvp.
    how about if rival use maya card.
    how handle it?
    the magic reflect make me die
    what card i must use.
    help me plz

  29. You can’t do anything againt Maya carded chars. Just hope you can OS them by using Dispell + Mind Break + Stone curse + Fiberlock + Double Bolt + imp*2. 30% chances you die, 70% he die. If he doesn’t get OS, you just can’t deal with him.
    So, just Dispell/Soul Burn/Fiberlock/Stone Curse.

    And don’t play againt Soul Linkers if you are a Bolter Prof, obviously.

  30. Everyone who says bolter profs suck at woe, in general yes but if you are on a low rate server with few people, they are an absolute NECESSITY! When you only have about 3 guildmates on for WoE, you NEED to be a bolter, cause otherwise you are helpless. Im still a newb at prof, so I just got by using Robes of Orleans and imp cards (server was only up for 2 months before it got broken, person wont fix it >_<)

  31. thumbs up to this guide

    i’ve read the comments and i came to a conclusion that..

    most of the people using rms are noobs playing at high rate servers :)

    i’m playing in a 1/1/1 server, Philippine Ragnarok Online

    this guide is not bad at all and to people who says bolter prof sucks, well, you’re wrong.

  32. so many horrible players nowadays…

    like Razziel and Imperial
    noobs pretending to be pros :)


    did you came from a 1/1/1 server (official) or old school ragna?
    idk but i just feel it xD

  33. i thing prof is good killer in woe,pvp
    if player know how to spam fire bolt/colt bolt change element atk…
    dispell cloaking or frilldora..
    im playe,, sever low rate also can spam fire bolt.
    …without using kiel-d..


  34. and remember do not be overly stingy potion during in pvp..
    just click as fast as u can…

    make firebolt spam…
    -expert ring

    its your creativity make your magic bolt spam….

    -prof- (soulro)

  35. mm,a u sure about prof is 1 of great killer in pvp,cuz
    im play in server low rate.I just see.this char only alive as sap2oter in woe/pvp.

  36. @imlaughing

    wow pareho pla tau? O_o sorry sa late reply ah xD

    i played pRO too and URDR from 2002-2005.. stopped then started playing again last january 2009

    right now i don’t play RO anymore because i find it boring
    and i think it sucks nowadays.. not the game but the players :)

    i bet these noobs can’t survive or CAN’T EVEN PLAY in old school ragna
    unlike us who played for years in 1/1/1 official p2p servers

    seeing their attitude and comments here makes me feel sorry for ragnarok online

    but there’s still hope.. we still have a few good players to begin with :P

    well, good luck to all ro players

  37. Lol at the comment that its IMPOSSIBLE to level a bolter on 70/70 rates ;p

  38. whatever..

  39. i can’t completely agree in this guide but i’ll be giving it a 4/5. overall its good and very practical. noobs might look pro if they can master and follow this guide.

  40. I don’t think getting safety wall to level 10 is much required. 7 is kind of…enough, i guess.

  41. i would like to know if a Pure Hindsight build, with a sage link, let the skill at level 4 is good or is needed put 10?

  42. lv10

  43. if having problem about prof build or want share u prof build,go to:

  44. omg please dont go to that site it sucks

    i gave this guide a 4/5 it really helped a lot thanks for sharing

    thumbs up!

  45. Lol with the guide.
    I’ll give a 3/5 because you really tried :)
    I tottally think you dont even touched pRO cus you said ck was expensive? Well, you know monster races right?

    Dont use a rates 70 on your leveling guide.

    Use 2 branches of builds. Bolter scholar is only usefull on new midrates with low users online. If you play with more people land protector spam is a MUST because hwiz got way more matk with salamanders and other cards +140 int.

    Please make builds with battlegrounds equips, they are way hand by hand with diablous sets.

    If you say that bolter profs are OWN i can tell you, a priest with link is better killer on a new server, and way easier to make with 5k holy lights(without making a “holy light build”)

    The last thing ill say, FS Scholar = MvP and WoE, Bolter Scholar = PvE and PvP, Hindsight Scholar = Hells alot of FUN

    loki player waiting for my merge!

  46. can i ask a question?

    what is fiber lock?
    and where can you get it?

  47. Can you a BUILD on 4 slots and 2 slots for headgears and shield

  48. @LupusFanCLub

    read pls. i played pRO 2002-2005. no bio, BG, and satan morroc. stupid. nowadays ppl sell 1m = 1 php that’s why ck became more accessible. a noob like you knows nothing about out hardships. when i played arcanaRO, where i based this guide, still, satan morroc IS NOT YET IMPLEMENTED, even on the official servers at that time so just stfu. u play on loki? oh no wonder u suck.

  49. @Xile,
    well, you are a beta player all along, lol.

    I started playing pRO since the beta days, remember zocoroh? I\’m not him, but I too was playing the same time with him.

    I played until, uhmm, until lightalzen on pRO,
    I\’m a High priest and Proffessor.

    well, it really depends on how you play your prof, I play it support type, since I\’ve played a Priest role before.

    For me, dont be too much attached with rare, over-upgraded equips.

    I played in Ragnarok Phil. Champs before, and use a practice server for it.

    we only use +4 equips, no boss, no unfrozen or specialty cards, only pure skill/talent.

    Currently, I can suggest this items:
    HG: +10FB
    MHG: SOG
    LHG: any… I suggest pipe, it looks cool
    Armor: +10 Odins
    Weapon: I suggest CK, but you must increase dex for this, or Quad Dex/Vit Dagger or Survivors rod use only with survivors mantu
    Shield: +10 Thara OS or VS
    Shoes: Sleipnir, i would recommend this
    Muffler: +10 SM or WS
    Acc#1: OG with Zerom
    Acc#2: OG with zerom

    for FS Prof:
    - 100 vit is fine
    - 140 dex or if you can make it 150,
    - lowest int possible that can make your SC take effect.
    (Low sp is for much more chance of casting soul burn on others or soul exchange
    - Str the rest.

    happy Prof-ing… lol

  50. woops, forgot the card in the armor,

    Armor +10 Odins

  51. ^^^^^ noob high-rate player xD

    gave this a 4/5 :D thanks for making this guide, xile

  52. waaa…but nub stat la……….because prof no play (AGI)….Prof use 2 doppelgangger only….no up AGI….

  53. is true that teachers can catch some bugs for them as pets … I want to do that apprehensive pray you tell me please watch thanks

  54. Wow every post here is terrible completely ignore this. My seal of badness.

  55. nice guide, gave it a 4/5.

    @everyone posting stupid comments


    i don’t want to hear stuffs from people playing HIGH RATE SERVERS. EW, NOOBS

  56. good guide, 4/5 as well. please post more !! this guide was created almost 2 years ago. don’t tell me you stopped playing RO? deym u must see all the new things this game has

    and about your /bm and /q1 guide, ro implemented a new battle system. u don’t have to type it anymore. it’s set as default, forcing noobs and ‘know it all’ comment-ors here to play with it LOL HIGH RATE PLAYERS, SHUT IT

  57. I stopped of read when i saw “Not recommended for PvM”. Are you mad?

  58. @Leandro Rodrigues

    ofc he’s correct. wizard>prof in terms of PvM fool :”>

    4/5 nice guide

  59. @apatz


  60. ^^ an addition to that, you don’t need dex coz of auto-spell freak so it’s fine to make it agi + evasion purposes

  61. lol @ zirkah ro was first published 2002 so he’s more like of an old school player and old school players = pure talent! i bet you don’t even know how to woe with 2nd jobs :)) look at your gears man, +10 ?! wtf gtfo noob

  62. okay so look at this. a prof vs assassin, NO GEARS. who will win? ofc prof. there are item-dependent classes and one that requires, umm.. player skill :D 4/5

  63. @xile015

    Nice guide..i will give this 5/5..i think i’ll recommend to you to play must see the new stuffs..i just returned playing after 6 on pRO Valkyrie server now..i also played in high rates and PK, in other side i understand this FOOLS who played in high rates but i must say there is no sign of TALENT in them..even in high rates Profs are very hard to deal with..who would want to face a Prof in a naked battle..?especially with this hindsight build you are totally FUCKED-UP..!even those big donators you can easily kill them and imagine to see their faces full of awe and frustration..!


    xile015, on August 9th, 2009 at 6:32 am Said:

    playing professor is not just about spamming firebolt. fiber lock gives 50% increase in firebolt. there is double bolt, and elemental change skill.

    professors should take advantage on their enemies’ elemental weaknesses that’s why we also have lightning bolt or cold bolt. its your choice on what element to specialize, and that’s why we have elemental change. to give us more advantage and support our ‘element’.

    maybe you can’t play them well hehe :) don’t worry. profs are only for PROs and you don’t have to be one :D

    The Last Line is very well said…! LOL

  64. Cool guide, Ima follow my build for my prof with this, all hail pRO players!! RoK on!!

  65. This guide is really awful.

  66. hey guys which is much better? firebolt or auo bolter? im kind of confuse. im a team player. a woe and pvp player.

  67. @domo
    Auto-bolter Professor is a fun char, but you won’t be much useful in WoE or PvP. The best use for this char is PvM. In PvP, you may also be able to kill some newbies if you have spider web to prevent the enemies from running away from you, and than kill them. But you won’t do much against good players.

    I disagree with some advices from the guide. The best use of Professor is support. If you want to do damage, play HW. A Bolter Professor can do some damage, but you’ll never do as much damage as HW, Champion, Creator, WS, Sin X or even LK, so it’s best to let them do the killing part.

    Most of times, my build is something like that:
    60 Vit 80 Int 99 Dex

    If you have any point left, put it in Str so you can carry more gems and Potions (believe me, they are really heavy to carry on WoE). I play low rate resetless servers, so I get some Int, Double Bolt and Foresight for leveling. I just make sure my int (with blessing and bonus) reaches 105, so I can do decent damage with my Firebolt. You need super high dex for fast cast of Magnetic Earth in WoE. That’s the most important skill of Professor in WoE, and the best way to break through a well defended Emperium Room, so you need to be able to cast it the faster you can once you got past the Classical Pluck.
    You don’t need higher levels of Heaven’s Drive, cause you’ll use it just to find hiding Stalkers or Sin X, so level 1 is enough. Dispell MUST be level 5 and Magnetic Earth must be at least level 3. Soul Syphon can be level 4, because the less important, is the damage it deals. Fiber Lock is a good skill, but in resetless servers I don’t recommend it, because you’ll lose 9 valuable Skill Points (5 to 9 of Free Cast, 4 of Dragonology and 1 in Fiber Lock).
    In PvP, you can kill most of your opponents, but you’ll always win with patience and counter attacks. A good Professor knows that his strength isn’t a high damage or fast kill. His best weapons are the hability to avoid enemy attacks with Safety Wall, Blinding Mist, Magnetic Earth, Magic Rod and Spell Breaker and his debuffs, like Stone Curse, Frost Diver (I don’t use it, but it’s an option), Dispell, Soul Syphon, Soul Exhale + Indulge.
    In most cases, a Professor who just tries to attack and do more damage quickly than his enemies, will get himself killed. Even in PvP, where the magical damage is not reduced, you can’t do more damage than Snipers, Gypsies/Clowns, Creators, WS, HW, Sin X, Champions, Linked HP, LK or Paladin, so you’ll only prevail ifyou make use of your debuffs and avoid skills. Once you’ve got your opponent SPless, Stone Cursed, Buffless or prevented him from using his best skill on you, than you should attack. Otherwise, if you intend to attack directly and do high damage, I recommend you to play HW or another class.


  69. I created a CRITICAL BATTLE SAGE, and it was very effective, even with few INT.

    YES it’s TRUE! Less INT! You can bash me if tell lies. Of course, will not tell a lie. ^_^

    The main STATS For Critical SAGE is AGI and LUK only. You may add a little INT or STR to boost damage of your choice.

    Let me explain why AGI and LUK only…

    AGI – This boosts the Attack speed and Flee rate. So Sages can dodge physical attacks.
    LUK- This boosts Critical rate, Perfect Dodge, ATTACK DAMAGE AND MAGIC DAMAGE.

    Now, how can Critical Sage improve damage if LUK was the only damage maker?

    This enters the skill priority of SAGE.

    As a Mage,your offensive skill is STONE CURSE. MAX THIS. It acts like poison and frost diver in one skill, and kills defense too! NO more problem if you just slash enemies with daggers. They won’t even attack you!

    Your bolts will be almost to LEVEL 3 only. And this is the hardest days of Mages. Make sure that your bolts will reach LEVEL 3 (Fire Bolt, Cold Bolt, Lightning Bolt, Soul Strike, Napalm Beat). Maximize your Increase SP Recovery to LEVEL 10. Get FIRE BALL to LEVEL 2 and FROST DIVER to LEVEL 1. THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT. Pick SIGHT to LEVEL 1. Remaining points is up to you. ^_^ You can still get SAFETY WALL only LEVEL 1, pretty useless.

    As Sage, get Hindsight (Auto Cast) and Free Cast. These should be always level 10. Now your final desicion is here. PICK ONLY ONE ELEMENT! My recommendation for you is to pick FIRE AND WATER ELEMENTS ( FLAME LAUNCHER, VOLCANO, FROST WEAPON and DELUGE). These skill increases ATK, MATK, HP. Make sure you wear armor with elements that corresponds to your skill.

    But if you want to increase your flee rate, WIND ELEMENTS (LIGHTNING LOADER, VIOLENT GALE) are PERFECT FOR YOU.

    Almost all of your skills were using GEMS. If you want to build this type of character, invest zeny first.

    Second, this build lacks MP. So do not cast spell if not needed to.


    But I doubt that all of you will complain if you see your Sage whack and smack with HIGH ATK and MATK in same time, with high Critical Rate, Perfect Dodge and Flee rate.

  70. im playing iplay ro but i have a problem with my sage its a battle sage that agi is 99 and int is 99 also my autospell is lvl 10 and my fire bolt as well my question is when i cast autospell and i choose firebolt, when i attacked normally the monster the autospell is working but it shows only 2bolts of fire bolts but my firebolt is lvl 10 is there any problem with that>

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