Limbo, on 15 May 2017 - 10:50 PM, said:
TL;DR: AGI+VIT Jades and conversion + element jades on weapons/accessories, Stack a mixture of AGI and VIT 3rd stat for plates and AGI for talismans, don't bother with FD (get it passively with L grade equipment).
so guys what stats should i build to defensio? str, agi, vit, physical attack, magical attack, elem, crit, etc etc,
Depends on what playstyle you are going to embrace. You see, Defensio is a very versatile class which can be played in three main ways:
Pure damage build:
Post-revamp defensio gained a lot of damage in the form of a large % on her main damage skill, Taunting Blow (that deals 70% of a defensio's damage). A defensio that focuses on dealing damage will be a huge threat to her enemies due to her fantastic burst capabilities, and her natural tank bulk together with her overboost and self-heals make her very durable too. If you want to become a pure damage defensio you will need to stack the following:
> AGI: Your main source of attack power and critical! Agi gets a 50% bonus due to a class mastery you learn late game, so it's more worth than pure attack stat.
> Ph.Attack/Element attack: Your secondary source of attack power. Element attack in particular is very important as defensio, due to her having 60% innate final damage (one of the cheapest classes to gear in terms of damage dealers). Getting a high multiplier will enable you to hit like a truck.
> Final damage: low priority, focus on everything else before you tackle this stat (that happens to be the most expensive, as other classes don't get it easily and pay high ammounts for it). It is another multiplier, but you already start with 60%, so... yeah. Every little helps, take it if you get it but not a priority.
The skill needed to play a pure damage defensio is surprisingly low, as her survivability makes up for most mistakes you can make, and the fact you are dealing damage only means another tank in your party will be taking agro, letting you damage without taking any risk. Learn your rotation and spam it (disclaimer: you can still play tank as a full damage build, but chances are you might get yourself in a situation where you wish you had 1m more HP, so I'd reccommend the second or third builds for that unless you really know what you are doing). P.S: Never cast man to man when using this build. Trust me.
Mixed tank build:
This build attempts to maximize your survivability as well as increasing the damage you deal to your foes. It's ideal for when you feel confident with yourself enough to not rely on taking every single hit but you still want to be idiot-proof (aka your healers aren't the best, or you just want to be sure that everything will go just fine even when you are 3 men down). This is the build I'm currently using and I reccommend:
>Epic stat plates: 3rd stat VIT except VIT plate (this one gets 3rd stat AGI for obvious reasons).
>Unique stat plates: extra stat AGI or VIT (or chaos FD, in my case I've got half of them VIT, one full AGI and one FD chaos plate).
>Talismans: extra stat AGI (AGI talis give more value in relation to VIT ones. In my case, I have various VIT ones because I can't afford the AGI yet).
>Jades: AGI+VIT /AND/ Elemental conversion when possible.
This build is designed to take advantage of the latest buffs defensio got, as well as give her a better chance at doing her tank job properly. Still hits like a truck, and gets about a million HP more than the squishier, more damaging build. The higher HP combined with the very decent P.attk means beyond the wall becomes a really strong self buff, allows for casting man to man in moments of distress assuming your party plays decently (works well in combination with saint's miracle relic or protection shell). You will also heal around 120k HP per second assuming you have a cleric in your party too. Your main goal here is to keep the agro on you as you dps, which involves a lot more dodging. You'll need to have a more flexible rotation than the pure damage one and use your airtime and evades wisely if you want to prove useful to your party.
IDNL gear + good accessories and costume: 100m~ dps in raid, 4'5-4'75m HP.
Pure tank build:
Archaic way of gearing a defensio would be pure VIT stacking. Although I would no longer reccommend going for a full VIT build, this is the cheapest way in which you can get your defensio ready for action. This build is also good for beginners due to how forgiving it is to get hit, and the way it offers a new player the chance to learn how to tank as this agile and highly mobile class. For it you will need:
>Everything extra stat VIT.
A defensio that stacks VIT will have the thickest (not strongest) beyond the wall self-buff and the highest chance of survival of all the defensio builds. Since defensio can act as a core party member, staying alive is a priority and this build enables you to hit reasonably hard (the natural stats of a defensio with plates and rare talismans are respectable) while having a huge health pool that will increase the heals you receive. You can probably use man to man without worrying too much if you are casting your self heal at the same time too. Downsides are that you may find yourself not hitting as hard as you probably want to sometimes. If you are aiming for better, I'd suggest you take the second build I suggested.
This is my contribution to the thread. I honestly advise you to try the tank ways before you attempt to deal damage so you learn the core mechanics of the defensio which is, with no doubt, my favourite Dragon Nest class.