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[Guide] Crezeance's Level60 Moonlord & Gladiator Raid Builds


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#1 Crezeance

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

#0 Intro
Hai guys. (clap)
I've decided to revamp this thread to cater to both Moonlords and Gladiators.
Anyhow, I'm not going to go through every single SM skill there is in this thread since most of them are pretty straightforward. (Things like Provoking Slam, Highlander do I really have to explain them..?)
I'll only explain / elaborate on stuff that I feel are important and that's about it.. (shame)
With that, do enjoy this somewhat messy guide. :D

Moonlord MCSC last boss solo
*it was the only video I did as a lvl60 ml before job changing..


Gladiator Green Dragon P3 solo


Typhoon Kim Nest Solo

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#1 Skill builds
Let me start off by saying my builds are based on my play style.. so you may want to tailor the build to suit your own. If you have anything you're unsure of, feel free to post a reply to the thread.

#1.1 Moonlord
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Suggested skill plates
- Moon Blade Dance DMG
- Half Moon Slash DMG   
- Great Wave DMG
- Crescent Cleave DMG

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#1.2 Gladiator
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Suggested skill plates
- Finishing Attack CD
- Hacking Stance DMG
- 3x Slash DMG
- Evasion slash DMG

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#2.1 Warrior tree

Lvl16 Circle Break
This skill is much easier to land it's full damage as compared to Rising Slash / Impact Wave.
The only downside is it's low SA and somewhat long cast time.

Lvl1 Aerial evasion
12sec off the CD (at Lvl4) will not save your life when you use it wrongly.
Also, there is Relieve as a backup AE and Counter Exile, if you do intend to add it.

Lvl3 Relieve
Lvl4 only reduces CD by 10sec. Not gonna save your life.


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#2.2 Swordmaster tree

Lvl3/4 PStance VS Lvl6/7 Brave

I feel at least a lvl2 PStance and lvl6 Brave is necessary in raids, be it ML or Glad.
I can only get a Lvl3 PStance for ML since I need the extra second on Brave for most of the dmging skills to land with the Brave buff.
For Glad I can sacrifice the extra 1sec since I've rarely encountered times where I felt I needed the extra second.

Lvl1 Eclipse
Growth isn't fantastic, hence left at Lvl1 instead of investing SP on it to 6

Lvl1 Aerial Combo
Used for dodging stuff.


Moonlord's SM tree

Lvl16 3x slash VS Lvl11 cyclone
I genuinely prefer 3x slash more simply because it's more reliable in dealing it's full damage as compared to Cyclone Slash.

Gladiator's SM tree

Lvl10(+1) line drive VS Lvl6 dash slash/combo
Dash Slash and Combo does better and more consistent dmg over time.
However, in raids, I don't think it's wise to waste a tumble every time Dash Slash/Combo is up.
That said, most bosses in raids are susceptible to a full Line Drive due to their size.
So yeap, burst > DOT in raids = Line Drive > Dash Slash.

Lvl2 Great Wave
Decent mob clearing skill even though glads don't stack on MATK.

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#2.3 Moonlord and Gladiator trees
Nothing much to explain here since both trees are maxed for more dmg.

For Moonlords however, in case you haven't noticed, while using MBD, you are bound to miss
buffs while your character isn't on the ground. So... do take note of that.
^ more of a skill mechanic thing but yea felt I should add it in anyway.
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#3 FAQ
FA plate DMG or CD...
FA CD plate work wonders under BT, but aside from that, very seldom do I feel the need for the lesser
cool down as I use my FA right after pslam, hence my conclusion is this..
In raids, there is normally a FU = there will be BT = CD plate.
Not saying DMG plate is useless, it's just that I prefer having a CD plate since it's effects are consistent as compared to DMG plate which end result will vary on min-max dmg, crit and def.
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#4 Current Gears


sooooo yea.. that's about it.
Shall end my thread with my favourite emoticon (clap)

Edited by Crezeance, 02 September 2013 - 10:05 AM.


#2 Crezeance

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

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#3 Crezeance

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

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#4 ruunyan

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

you forgot to add counter exile on build with line drive lol

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostCrezeance, on 19 January 2013 - 06:51 PM, said:

Circle Break
Maxed so that it will be easier to hit the 45SP requirement for unlocking ultimate.
10sec CD, quick cast time, decent damage, AOE and SA breaking capabilities.. so why not?

it's 11 Second's. Great Layout.

#6 Crezeance

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

View Postruunyan, on 19 January 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

you forgot to add counter exile on build with line drive lol

oh yea... woops :X thanks for pointing it out !

View PostTrishula, on 19 January 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:

it's 11 Second's. Great Layout.

Ahh yea... my bad thanks !

#7 mOonXsLaSh

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Finally! the skill build of idol crez... (clap)

so you chose not to have Rage after all?

100k dmg circle break for an ML (love)

Edited by mOonXsLaSh, 20 January 2013 - 09:48 AM.


#8 Crezeance

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

View PostmOonXsLaSh, on 20 January 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

Finally! the skill build of idol crez... (clap)

so you chose not to have Rage after all?

100k dmg circle break for an ML (love)


Changed my sdn L armour to GDN unique so no more crazy patk for me hahaha.. (T.T)
but still doing 88k 99k and occasionally a 100k circle break.
Yup not taking line drive as by getting line drive I'll have to sacrifice crescent cleave and eclipse @_@

Edited by Crezeance, 20 January 2013 - 11:03 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

View PostCrezeance, on 20 January 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Changed my sdn L armour to GDN unique so no more crazy patk for me hahaha.. (T.T)
but still doing 88k 99k and occasionally a 100k circle break.
Yup not taking line drive as by getting line drive I'll have to sacrifice crescent cleave and eclipse @_@

(oo) GDN..hmmm for HP i guess? or for Int stats? how many GDN equips do you wear?
yes..its a wise decision not to get line drive...too much sacrifice will be made..
i decided to max cyclone slash instead of circle break though..but i'm happy about it..
whenever i use CS on boss then chain it with low CD and fast animations skills then CS again..
the HP bar of the boss never stops decreasing...its like a Burn debuff... (:>)

Edited by mOonXsLaSh, 20 January 2013 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

View PostmOonXsLaSh, on 20 January 2013 - 11:36 AM, said:

(oo) GDN..hmmm for HP i guess? or for Int stats? how many GDN equips do you wear?
yes..its a wise decision not to get line drive...too much sacrifice will be made..
i decided to max cyclone slash instead of circle break though..but i'm happy about it..
whenever i use CS on boss then chain it with low CD and fast animations skills then CS again..
the HP bar of the boss never stops decreasing...its like a Burn debuff... (:>)

Nope, for HP, my SDN L adds more.
But SDN L gives str which is useless for me. Therefore I went for GDN unique (Int).

Edited by Crezeance, 20 January 2013 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

View PostCrezeance, on 20 January 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

Nope, for HP, my SDN L adds more.
But SDN L gives str which is useless for me. Therefore I went for GDN unique (Int).

so its for Int stats..but if that's the case, then are you giving up your 100% FD and increase your raw mattack instead?  is it worth? sorry if i have too many questions.. (sorry)  can't fight my curiosity (cool)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

View PostmOonXsLaSh, on 20 January 2013 - 01:02 PM, said:

so its for Int stats..but if that's the case, then are you giving up your 100% FD and increase your raw mattack instead?  is it worth? sorry if i have too many questions.. (sorry)  can't fight my curiosity (cool)

I'm still at 99% FD. (shame)
Changing my armours doesn't affect my FD as I still have 3 immortal pieces to keep the 300FD bonus from that set.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostCrezeance, on 20 January 2013 - 01:15 PM, said:

I'm still at 99% FD. (shame)
Changing my armours doesn't affect my FD as I still have 3 immortal pieces to keep the 300FD bonus from that set.

oh i see (:])  forgot about the heraldries and 3 CC heraldry slots... (bow)  tnx for the info (peace)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

suppork suppork...

ok bueh tong liao goodnight!

loyalty to ML will pay off, regardless of what people say!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

View PostSeraphimu, on 20 January 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

suppork suppork...

ok bueh tong liao goodnight!

loyalty to ML will pay off, regardless of what people say!

LOL thanks ! But thread like no customer one, so shall just let it rot also. (shame)
Goodnight goodnight (:D)
Loyalty to anything will pay off, not just moonlord !

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

Pro.......Sword Master + MoonLord rockkk =D

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

i use your skill build that have lv 7 line drive but i take lv 6 eclipse and lv 1 crescent cleave
lv 6 eclipse is good for burst damage in pvp and pve
lv 6 crescent suck balls in both pvp and pve imo (crazy)
i leave my mob clearing job from my crescent cleave to my flash stance
our halfmoon slash works for that too (glance)

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

View Postruunyan, on 21 January 2013 - 11:19 AM, said:

i use your skill build that have lv 7 line drive but i take lv 6 eclipse and lv 1 crescent cleave
lv 6 eclipse is good for burst damage in pvp and pve
lv 6 crescent suck balls in both pvp and pve imo (crazy)
i leave my mob clearing job from my crescent cleave to my flash stance
our halfmoon slash works for that too (glance)

Haha maxed crescent cleave's damage is still good (shame) , only when all 5 waves can pierce through the monster though..
In raids, there are many bosses that fit the requirement for eating the full crescent cleave, but outside of those 8man nests, I too will agree that crescent cleave is abit (oo;)...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostCrezeance, on 21 January 2013 - 12:42 PM, said:

Haha maxed crescent cleave's damage is still good (shame) , only when all 5 waves can pierce through the monster though..
In raids, there are many bosses that fit the requirement for eating the full crescent cleave, but outside of those 8man nests, I too will agree that crescent cleave is abit (oo;)...
I'm currently having second thoughts on maintaining my lvl 6 CC.
I just can't help but grimace at the pathetic damage outside of raids now. (sorry)
One of the greatest mob clearing and boss murdering skills is now near useless (mad) , at least until the EX comes though. (;])

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

i kinda miss CC level 9 now, but Rage is really fun to use in 1v1 and group PVP (mad)

UP to a great guide!