Today was a pretty relaxing day~
The first thing I did was finally get my fighter skills, haha. As it stands, I ‘m not sure if I want to hybridize into alchemy or fighter first. I have both options at the ready though so it’ll pretty much depend on whatever I feel like doing. BEGIN MABINOGI DISSERTATION!
Alchemy provides the added benefit of stamina and MP stat gains along with the highly versatile linear AOE skill, flameburst. Basic alchemy is not too AP heavy giving it an edge of fighter in terms of development cost. On the other hand, fighter skills give insane will stat gains that correspondingly increase your base critical percentage. Damage from fighter skills is second to magnum shot in terms of single enemy DPS and within the tab, contains the AOE skill drop kick as well as the enemy locking skill pummel.
Criticism for both skill tabs definitely exists though. Alchemy has the second worst DPS of any fighting skill set and the skills are known to be grinding intensive. The same can be said for fighter though seeing as how the requirements are said to be just as grindy. Fighter skills do not contain the aggro flexibility that alchemy carries as well making alchemy superior in terms of solo play. Both skill sets are AP costly with the whole skill tab in mind whereas 1/1/1 flameburst only costs 401 AP for maximum skill damage.
Enchants are also something to consider too. Fighter skills can easily benefit from max damage enchants whereas critical is more preferable in alchemy. In terms of will increasing enchants, there aren’t too many around but they do exist! Enchants that increase fighter damage typically have a nice synergy with commerce (my other primary hobby on the game) such that they are buyable from the trade imp’s shop. Alchemy modifiers, particularly flame damage ones, are much more difficult to obtain. Flame is from peaca INT, heated is from GOP hard, etc. However! Alchemy does have set effect clothing whereas fighter does not! Both the cressida and flamerider sets are highly complementary to fire alchemy and this too is something to consider.
Anyways, WOW THAT’S A LOT OF TEXT SORRY. Kind of got inspired by ranking some alchemy on chao earlier this week. Here’s what got done:
Hopefully will get that alchemy mastery up to 1 before winter rolls around! And maybe RA soon? :D…
But enough about my gender-bent character that I’ll probably rebirth as a girl! Here’s what I’ve done on Enhalo~
Ran an Alby Advanced Hardmode today for the first time in a long while and it was pleasing to see that I could actually dish out some reasonable damage in there :D. I’ve yet to try the dungeon using chao and his flameburst but that’ll have to be later once I have 1/1/1 on him :o. happywilly2 of the Mentors Guild was kind enough to let me join on his run. Other members of the party included Revy and Itzjohn bringing our party count to four. Overall it was a pretty smooth run! Made a few mistakes here and there but predominantly I was satisfied with my performance.
Shortly after, North invited me to fight the Giant Lion. I tried to solo it at first but my lack of experience kills me… Literally. Maybe next time~
Also did some cooking and got to rC! Sadly I missed the screenie though ><. I did make a brief cooking video though that’ll be posted soon! Basically it’s just for memory collecting purposes ❤