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[Guide] Crezeance's Hybrid Moonlord Build


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#1 Crezeance

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

Mhmmm Hello (insert your name here) ! (shame)

I've been getting alot of questions recently about building a moonlord etcetc.
I've answered a few here and there but I think it's better to consolidate all the infomation to one guide.
(which hopefully doesn't sink into the depths of the warrior section of the forum (gasp) )
I don't know how to end my introduction so I'll use this face because I like it. (clap)

Note : This is a Hybrid-Moonlord build that I'm using right now. You don't have to follow it completely, this build does NOT give the maximum DPS output a Moonlord can do.. It fits my personal gameplay of the class that's all.

SKILL BUILD
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Impact wave
The dmg of this skill has definitely been boosted, viable skill for a Pure MATK build, but I don't really like the nature of this skill so, left it out of my build.

Rising Slash
Level 6 for the extra slash.
Personal preference skill actually.. If I were to be practical I would allocate the SP from here to either Impact Wave or Circle Break.

Circle Break
Level 6 for the dmg boost.
One of the few super armour breaking skills in a Moonlord's skill pool. What's more? It's dmg is boosted in T4 and it has decent AOE.

The rest is pretty self-explanatory. Drop Kick is added because of personal preference. (tongueout)  That's it for Warrior tree. Moving on....

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Triple Slash, Deep Straight, Dash Slash/Combo, Hacking Stance
Good skills for moving around, or just to kill small mobs which are found lying around after you finished spamming your magic skills.

Line Drive
Maxed at 7 for maximum dmg output.
Although nerfed, it still does decent damage for a Hybrid-Moonlord if you land all the hits.  

Infinity Edge
I tried this on Manticore hell, it's damage is not as fantastic as it used to be.
Moreover, this skill resets the cooldown of Great Wave, which I'm sure, will do more damage compared to Infinity Edge as long as you're building on your MATK.
Don't recommend getting this skill if you're going Moonlord.

Provoking Slam
The only reason why Moonlords/Gladiators are still viable in nests. Max it, it also helps alot when you're playing Solo.

Eclipse
The dmg and utility of this skill is too good to be ignored..
360 AOE, decent dmg, fast casting time, another one of the few armour breaking skills Moonlord have, although not as good as Circle Break / Half Moon Slash.

Aerial Combo
Chained with Rising Slash, or just to use as an extra iFrame.
Usable after Moon Blade Dance for extra air time.
Can be removed if you need extra SP and you don't know how to use this skill's iFrame.

Parry Stance
Maxed at 15sec, can help save your life / reduce many near-death situations. Personal preference.
Didn't add the counter skills as they leave you vulnerable for a short while after using them. The damage of Counter Wave got nerf-ed too, not worth the 3SP IMHO.

Counter Exile
Never hurts to have another AE. Can be removed if you need extra SP / not an avid PvPer.

Moonlight Splitter EX
Max. Nothing much to explain here.

Cyclone Slash
Left at level1 for pre-req and a mob control skill.
No point adding SP into this skill as I feel the damage increase is not worth the SP.
Note : Level 6 has an increased AOE compared to Level 1 as pointed out by AikawaKazu and Butterzack.

Crescent Cleave
Level6 to get the 5waves and damage boost.
Why not maxed? Because it's not often all 5 waves get to travel through the monster, casting time is kinda long too... Don't really like the nature of the skill, hence level6, only good at bosses like Apoc/Manti. This is a must max skill if you're going pure matk though.

Half Moon Slash
Maxed for maximum dmg output.
Good for clearing a whole bunch of mobs, or using it as a filler when fighting bosses.
Don't really know what to say for this skill but drool at it. (love)

Great Wave
Not a useless ulti anymore since T4 came about to boost this skill !
Need it as a pre-req for Moon Blade Dance.
No idea what to say to you if you don't add this as a Moonlord.

That sums up everything for the Swordmaster tree. Moving on....

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Moon Blade Dance
Moonlord's signature skill, main DPS skill.
And prolly the reason why somany people are drawn to playing the class (:>)

Flash Stance
Added for fun. You can remove this. (shame)

Moving on....

Skill Heraldry Plates
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Great Wave can be replaced if you don't run solo nests/dungeons often.
Half Moon Slash can be replaced with 20% dmg (adds alot too!)
Moon Blade Dance can be replaced with the other option CD. It works either way.

That's it for Skill build and skill plates.
If there's anymore questions feel free to comment below. (;])

Edited by Crezeance, 22 November 2012 - 01:05 PM.


#2 Crezeance

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

Weapon Suffixes
I've been surfing the forums recently and found that many people are asking the same questions about suffixes....

So .... This is what I'm currently using for my solo-runs
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Wind suffix helps debuff the monster's crit resist. While Tent debuff the monster's mdef.
*which in case you guys didn't know, crit doesn't ignore monster's def now.

For party play however, I'm trying to get myself a Wind gauntlet. So I will have double wind suffixes to debuff a monster's crit resist as much as I can (and getting extra critical myself from the suffix stat bonus although it won't be alot lol)

I know many people are suggesting double intellect for party support. But from what I remember, suffix can't be stacked now, so I don't really find a need for double intellect suffix weapons since ELs/Prz will be using those suffixes.

Armour Suffixes
Either go 4wind/1will or 4intellect/1will.
If you need more crit go wind, if you have enough crit, go intellect..
I think that's kinda obvious but yea, nothing much for me to explain really... (tense)
In case you are wondering, why will on glove?! (oo)
Because gloves suffixes are kinda pointless IMO, might as well get one that actually does abit of contribution and gives suffix bonus stats, and the suffix which gives the most bonus stats is from Will, hence my decision.




So I guess that's all I really need to explain on my part.
If you guys still have any questions you want to ask, feel free to comment. (shame)

Edited by Crezeance, 21 September 2012 - 08:20 AM.


#3 Crezeance

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

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An alternative skill build if you're not a fan of line drive.
things you can change :

Rising slash can be removed if you don't use that skill, shift SP over to circle break.

This is probably the one of the best DPS builds for moonlords I can come up with that doesn't sacrifice mobility.

Edited by Crezeance, 09 October 2012 - 03:08 PM.


#4 i820

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Skill build suits both pvp and pve

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

nice build TS, my build almost same with u XD

#6 spankmyarse

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:30 PM

nice. I am the one who asked for this TYVM ^__^

#7 Crezeance

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:49 PM

View Postspankmyarse, on 12 September 2012 - 11:30 PM, said:

nice. I am the one who asked for this TYVM ^__^

haha you're not the only one... (:>)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

yow dude! i have seen you videos and your build and i would like to base it as my guide for my ML.. my main is ML and i will still play with it despite the nerf, the hate, the underestimation, and all other negative things that they bash on MLs.

i just love this class not because of its flashy moves, but because i love to belong in underdog classes. (cool)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

[IMG]http://i46.tinypic.com/350865k.jpg[/img]

this is my build by the way.. can you rate it for me or give it a feedback.. jsut for the SM tree though since we have the same ups on warrior and ML tree.. (:>)

#10 Crezeance

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hmm I wouldn't think of putting skill points into Cyclone slash, the growth of that skill isn't really worth it now. level 1 can get you the bigger AOE anyway so yea. (:])

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:44 AM

View PostCrezeance, on 13 September 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

Hmm I wouldn't think of putting skill points into Cyclone slash, the growth of that skill isn't really worth it now. level 1 can get you the bigger AOE anyway so yea. (:])

thanks man!!! hehe..

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:24 PM

all hail le wild crez (five) (lol) (five)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

*clicks follow topic
*recommends to my friends
*thread by TS profited by me

Sorry TS, they insisted :D

Though we differ from the Warrior skill build. Since I don't use the "kick" skills that often and also the MP increase (not MP recovery) since dungeon in the 50 cap are longer and I do only dress up for the main and sub weapon to save repair costs.. None the less same build. :D

#14 Crezeance

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

View PostLuxtroll, on 18 September 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

*clicks follow topic
*recommends to my friends
*thread by TS profited by me

Sorry TS, they insisted :D

Though we differ from the Warrior skill build. Since I don't use the "kick" skills that often and also the MP increase (not MP recovery) since dungeon in the 50 cap are longer and I do only dress up for the main and sub weapon to save repair costs.. None the less same build. :D

Haha thank you.
Hmm yea, kick is really optional. I like to use them just for fun.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

View PostSillyx, on 14 September 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:

all hail le wild crez (five) (lol) (five)
dat sig!! i can't stop laughing!!

#16 Crezeance

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:06 AM

Weapon and armour suffixes updated.

Edited by Crezeance, 21 September 2012 - 08:07 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:19 AM

sorry double post...

Edited by Crezeance, 21 September 2012 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

good build. may i know what are your accesories?

and additional question. how does moonlight splitter EX 30% add dmg works? is it only 30% dmg when the enemy is hit on the added range just like barbs stomp? (:])

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:34 AM

View Posttirinsdib, on 05 October 2012 - 02:50 AM, said:

good build. may i know what are your accesories?

and additional question. how does moonlight splitter EX 30% add dmg works? is it only 30% dmg when the enemy is hit on the added range just like barbs stomp? (:])

Rev apoc rings x2
Patk/Matk/AGI/Crit
Patk/Matk/INT/Crit

Hmm, as long as moonlight splitter hits, it's 30% dmg increase, range doesn't affect it so no worries

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

May I know how much FD do you have? :) Thanks in advance! :D