Dragon Nest SEA – Level 60 Elestra PVP/PVE Skill Build Guide by iGloez ~!

By AikawaKazu On 26 Jun, 2013 At 10:50 AM | Categorized As Guides, Highlights | With 63 Comments

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Table of Contents

1.1 Introduction

1.2 PvE Support Elestra Skill build

1.3 PvE Sub-DPS Elestra Skill Build

1.4 1v1 PvP Elestra Skill Build

1.5 Group PvP Elestra Skill Build

1.6 Hybrid PvP/PvE Elestra Skill Build

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2.1 Which build do I choose?!

2.2 How Do I gear up my Elestra?

2.3 Ice Stacking Basics

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3.1 Videos

3.2 FAQ

3.3 References and credits

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[1.1] Introduction
Before you read on, I just want to emphasize that the builds shown below are purely based on my own research and preference based on my own
gameplay style. This is not a perfect guide that will suddenly help you get crazy damage (because gears and skills still matter) but it will help you to
know which are the skills that give the most support and which are the ones for damage. Lastly don’t blindly follow the builds below because each
person has their own gameplay style and may not be able to fully utilise the builds below so use it more as a reference and edit it to make it your own!

Well without further ado let’s begin! :D

If you have any questions with regard to anything about elestra or raids feel free to ask me at [email protected] and you can also check out my videos that I upload on my channel; DNiGloez to see more one PvE related stuff like nesting and raids, how to stack ice and so on and hopefully PvP videos will be
up later on!

[1.2] PvE Elestra Support Skill Build [See video 2]

PvE support 1 PvE support 2 PvE support 3

Sorceress

Glacial Spike(20 + 1) This is really quite a good filler skill and can really stack ice pretty well so definitely max it to make it easier to stack ice and
as a nice filler skill for extra DPS.

Poison Missle(1) It’s really more of those skills I use for SA breaking and trapping mobs.

Shockwave(1) This skill will help to save you. Its amazing super armour and knockback effect can really save you from swarms of mobs!

Mental Mastery(1) because you’re an Elestra! Your intellect stats will already make your mp incredibly high so you don’t need even more mp.

The rest of the evasion skills and survivability skills were maxed like any other normal build so nothing much to explain there.

Elemental Lord

Flame Spark(1) Nice filler skill to have and to flinch mobs and to get the burn for you to cast ignite.

FireBall(1) Well basically this build is for support so fireball really isn’t needed to stack ice so I kept it at level 1

Inferno(1) Useless skill for any elestra imo.

FireWall(1) It’s a nice skill to have for the same reason I added showave. The damage is not bad but as an elestra we don’t really have much use for
this skill other than as a protective skill.

Pheonix Storm(9) This skill has a nice dmg/cd ratio so it really works well as a damage skill you can use between your ice stacking.

Ignite(11) This skill does about 2/3 of a max fireball damage and has a shorter casting time so it can be used more easily than fireball.

Fire Shield(1) Now I know there’s a lot of debate with regard to this. Honestly as an elestra even in DDN most hits would probably kill you in one hit so fire shield at 4 or 1 it doesn’t matter. The best solution for survivability in raid nests is to just dodge but if it’s for solo then you can drop Pheonix Storm to level 6 and add this skill to help you out a bit.

Flame Road(10+1) Crazy skill in terms of damage if you use it well. This skill doesn’t allow you to dodge when you cast it so you really have to learn when to use it and when not to. Even though this is a support build but Flame Road really is an amazing DPS skill to have even as support to help to add in some damage to the party while you’re not stacking ice.

Fiery Vortex(1) Just to help you unlock blizzard and also can be used for the damage reduction in cases of emergency.

Icy Shards(6) Nice filler skill and can be used to debuff to help you stack ice.(Read 2.4 for more info)

Frozen Spikes(11) Crazy skill in terms of dmg/cd so definitely add add it. I kept it at 11 instead of 13 though because the skill growth from 11 to 13
really isn’t all that fantastic.

Freezing Field(15+1) This is your best debuffing skill so definitely max it to help you stack ice layers. (Read 2.4 for more info on how to use it properly)

Glacial Wave(9) Free Ice layer for 7 seconds!

Shatter(0) Worst skill to have as an ice stacker! It completely goes against the purpose of an elestra!

Chilling Mist(0) Terrible DPS skill and the debuff isn’t worth adding.

Blizzard(2) The best ultimate that an elestra can choose to help stack ice and do pretty crazy damage at the same time.

HellFire(1) 0 SP cost so just add it to help you I guess :D

Elestra

Ice barrier(1) The difference between level 1 and 2 is negligible and using this as an ice stacking skill isn’t very reliable.

Ice Sphere(4) The best skill you have for ice stacking so max it!

Icy Shards EX(1) Read above

Freezing Field EX(1) Read above

Frozen Spikes EX(1) Read Above

[1.3] PvE Sub-DPS Elestra Skill Build [See video 1]

PvE sub dps 1 PvE Sub dps 2 PvE sub dps 3

Sorceress

Glacial Spike(19+1) This is really quite a good filler skill and can really stack ice pretty well but because this is a sub-dps build so you can drop it to 19 and just use a skill accesory to +1 it so you don’t lose too much freeze rate.

Poison Missle(1) It’s really more of those skills I use for SA breaking and trapping mobs.

Shockwave(1) This skill will help to save you. Its amazing super armour and knockback effect can really save you from swarms of mobs!

Mental Mastery(1) You’re an Elestra! Your intellect stats will already make your mp incredibly high so you don’t need even more mp.

The rest of the evasion skills and survivability skills were maxed like any other normal build so nothing much to explain there.

Elemental Lord

Flame Spark(1) Nice filler skill to have and to flinch mobs and to get the burn for you to cast ignite.

FireBall(16) This skill does really good damage and has a pretty good dmg/cd ratio but quite a bad ct(casting time)/cd ratio so you have to learn when to use it and when not to use it if not you’re gonna get yourself killed.

Inferno(1) Useless skill for any elestra imo.

Fire Wall(1) It’s a nice skill to have for the same reason I added shockwave. The damage is not bad but as an elestra we don’t really have much use for this skill other than as a protective skill.

Phoenix Storm(9) This skill has a nice dmg/cd ratio so it really works well as a damage skill you can use between your ice stacking.

Ignite(11) This skill does about 2/3 of a max fireball damage and has a shorter casting time so it can be used more easily than fireball.

Fire Shield(1) Now I know there’s a lot of debate with regard to this. Honestly as an elestra even in DDN most hits would probably kill you in one hit sofire shield at 4 or 1 it doesn’t matter. The best solution for survivability in raid nests is to just dodge but if it’s for solo then you can drop Phoenix Storm to level 6 and add this skill to help you out a bit.

Flame Road(10+1) Crazy skill in terms of damage if you use it well. This skill doesn’t allow you to dodge when you cast it so you really have to learn when to use it and when not to.

Fiery Vortex(1) Just to help you unlock blizzard and also can be used for the damage reduction in cases of emergency.

Icy Shards(6) Nice filler skill and can be used to debuff to help you stack ice.(Read 2.4 for more info)

Frozen Spikes(11) Crazy skill in terms of dmg/cd so definitely add add it. I kept it at 11 instead of 13 though because the skill growth from 11 to 13
really isn’t all that fantastic.

Freezing Field(1) This skill is actually a really good debuffing skill that can help you stack ice more easily but in this build it’s level 1 BUT it can still be used well to debuff.(Read 2.4 for more info)

Glacial Wave(9) Free Ice layer for 7 seconds and despite being a sub-dps elestra you still have to fulfill your role as an ice stacker so you sill need this skill.

Shatter(0) Worst skill to have as an ice stacker! It completely goes against the purpose of an elestra!

Chilling Mist(0) Terrible DPS skill and the debuff isn’t worth adding.

Blizzard(2) The best ultimate that an elestra can choose to help stack ice and do pretty crazy damage at the same time.

HellFire(1) 0 SP cost so just add it to help you I guess :D

Elestra

Ice barrier(1) The difference between level 1 and 2 is negligible and using this as an ice stacking skill isn’t very reliable.

Ice Sphere(4) The best skill you have for ice stacking so max it!

Icy Shards EX(1) Read above

Freezing Field EX(1) Read above

Frozen Spikes EX(1) Read Above

[1.4] 1v1 PvP Elestra Skill Build

PvP 1v1 1 PvP 1v1 2 PvP 1v1 3

Sorceress

Glacial Spike(11) This can help flinch opponents that like to rush to delay their advancement and can help you to freeze if you’re lucky and can also help to freeze if you’re lucky.

Poison Missle(6) This skill a good skill to sue to bounce-trap your opponents who are on the floor and trap them as well.

Shockwave(1) This skill can help you push your opponents back to hit them with freezing field which will do crazy damage and freeze them.

Mental Mastery(5) The new mp system forces us to max it :( so just max it so you don’t run out of mp so quickly.

The rest of the evasion skills and survivability skills were maxed like any other normal build so nothing much to explain there.

Elemental Lord

Flame Spark(6) Does pretty good damage in PvP so use it to throw on some extra hits on your opponent any time during the match.

FireBall(1) Has good super armour when you’re charging but can be dodged easily because of the time you need to charge the skill.

Inferno(1) This can be used to flinch opponents to keep them away for awhile and to give yourself some space.

FireWall(1) It’s a nice skill to have for the super armour and to float your opponents to bait their aerial evasion.

Phoenix Storm(9) One of the hardest hitting instant-cast skills.

Ignite(0) This has nice damage in PvP but the SP investment is a bit much for a PvP build and the casting animation is quite long which makes it easy to dodge.

Fire Shield(0) Use Freezing Shield if you need to use it at all.

Flame Road(0) Hard to get full hits so it doesn’t really work that well in 1v1 PvP

Fiery Vortex(0) You shouldn’t be using ultimate skills in 1v1 PvP ._.

Frost Wind(6) Nice for flinching opponents and for combos.

Icy Shards(15+1) Good damage and can float targets so max!

Frozen Spikes(1) Nice skill for trapping and debuffing opponents

Freezing Field(15+1) This skill HURTS in PvP and if you can hit the freeze with the slow debuff then this skill is gonna be your key to victory if you can take advantage of the debuffs!

Glacial Wave(9) Well elestras are known for disabling enemies so max this to tire your opponents fingers out! This skill also can be used to counter skills like Bone Crash, Finishing Attack and Smite if you’re fast.

Shatter(6) Nice skill to spam since you can keep throwing on debuffs and freezes on the enemy and this has pretty good damage as well.

Chilling Mist(10+1) Crazy painful skill in PvP and it has debuffs that will disable your opponent!

Blizzard(1) This is to unlock your elestra skills and for ladder matches.

HellFire(1) 0 SP cost so just add it to help you I guess :D

Elestra

Ice barrier(1) You shouldn’t be needing this skill much but it’s nice to have if you need to go for ladder matches I guess.

Ice Sphere(3) Freeze rate growth isn’t much but it’s nice to have around and the damage isn’t that good since it’s impossible to get a full hit on your
opponent.

Icy Shards EX(1) Read above

Freezing Field EX(1) Read above

Frozen Spikes EX(1) Read Above

[1.5] Group PvP Elestra Skill Build

Mass PvP 1 Mass PvP 2 Mass PvP 3

Sorceress

Glacial Spike(6) You rarely get a chance to use this skill properly in mass PvP so I just kept it at 6.

Poison Missle(6) In mass PvP you can just steal people’s kills as well by throwing poison missiles on opponents lying on the floor and this helps them team to attack as well without the target running around.

Void Blast(1) Many people think this is a funny skill to have you can actually use it to search the area for enemies and to push them back for you to run if you need to.

Shockwave(1) This skill can help you push your opponents back to hit them with freezing field which will do crazy damage and freeze them.

Mental Mastery(5) The new mp system forces us to max it :( so just max it so you don’t run out of mp so quickly.

The rest of the evasion skills and survivability skills were maxed like any other normal build so nothing much to explain there.

Elemental Lord

Flame Spark(1) This skill isn’t as effective in mass PvP as in 1v1 so I just kept it at 1 as a utility skill.

FireBall(1) Has good super armour when you’re charging but can be dodged easily because of the time you need to charge the skill.

Inferno(1) This can be used to flinch opponents to keep them away for awhile and to give yourself some space.

FireWall(1) It’s a nice skill to have for the super armour and to float your opponents and

Pheonix Storm(9) One of the hardest hitting instant-cast skills.

Ignite(0) This has nice damage in PvP but the SP investment is a bit much for a PvP build and the casting animation is quite long which makes it easy to dodge.

Fire Shield(1) Just to unlock Flame Road.

Flame Road(1) Nice skill for running when you need to and to help pin down fallen targets.

Fiery Vortex(1) Nice ultimate to use since it has damage reduction while you cast it and can be cancelled if you need to.

Icy Shards(15+1) Nice range and good damage so you don’t have to get involved in all the tussle and get killed. :P

Frozen Spikes(1) Nice skill for trapping and debuffing opponents

Freezing Field(15+1) This skill HURTS in PvP and if you can hit the freeze with the slow debuff then this skill is gonna help you chase captains and runners or kill them.

Glacial Wave(6) Nice skill to have to disable opponents and to help your team hit their skills more easily.

Shatter(11) Huge AoE with mad damage so definitely max it!

Chilling Mist(10+1) Crazy painful skill in PvP and it has debuffs that will disable your targets!

Blizzard(1) This is to unlock your elestra skills and can be used if your target is caught in a mercenary’s whirlwind ultimate.

HellFire(1) 0 SP cost so just add it to help you I guess :D

Elestra

Ice barrier(1) Long CD but it’s nice to have when you wanna cast skills that don’t allow you to dodge much.

Ice Sphere(4) Nice skill to throw in to disable your targets or to just throw int he middle to disable multiple people when everything gets too messy.

Icy Shards EX(1) Read above

Freezing Field EX(1) Read above

Frozen Spikes EX(1) Read Above

[1.6] PvP/PvE Hybrid Elestra Skill Build

Well actually there isn’t any pure PvP/PvE hybrid build because of the nature of Elestra’s skills. However the cool thing is that you can use the Support
PvE buld as a PvE/PvP hybrid as well it just wont be as effective as the Pure 1v1 PvP build since it’s a hybrid build.

[2.1] Which Build should I choose?!

Honestly, for PvE in order for you to choose the right skill build for you then it really depends on your gameplay style. However if you’re not very good at stacking ice then I would highly recommend the support build over the sub-dps build to help you stack ice more efficiently.

Additionally if your gears aren’t really fantastic then you should choose the support build so you can get a party more easily if not you’re gonna be completely useless in raids.

There’s no point in pushing for DPS when you can’t achieve a respectable level.

An elestra is wanted as a support class and NOT a DPS class so if you don’t have good gears or you can’t stack ice well then just go for the support PvE build because it can deal decent damage as well and people will think you’re really good at ice stacking when they see how well you use your debuffs.

For PvP build it really depends on which mode you play.

[2.2] How do I Gear up my Elestra?

Which stat do I focus on?

This question has been asked many many many times and a lot of people have been getting misinformed and then complain elestra has terrible damage.

Alright so let’s break down the way to boost damage shall we?

Elemental Attack- This is basically the same as final damage and adds x% to your overall damage.

Critical- This gives you a 100% damage boost at crit cap at a 89% rate.

Final Damage- Same as Elemental Attack; adds x% to your overall damage.

Magic Attack- I don’t think I need to explain how this works.

Well so from the above explanations given let’s decide which stats we should be focusing on. Final damage is crazy expensive so if you want you can get it.
However, if you wanna get final damage then get at least 1350 (50%) or don’t get any at all.

Looking at critical, this gives you a permanent 2x damage boost at an even cheaper cost than final damage. Therefore this is THE MOST IMPORTANT stat
to focus on.

After hitting the crit cap you can consider ways to boost your elemental attack which can supplement whatever existing final damage you already have.
Since elemental attack has the same effect as final damge, if you boost 50% final damage and 50% elemental attack you can have the same damage as a
person with 100% final damage and it’s MUCH MUCH MUCH CHEAPER!

For Magic attack, once you’ve maxed crit and gotten the elemental attack and final damage you need then you can start adding your magic attack. (Refer
to 3.2 for more info)

Suffix

This is another big issue that most players have because they are too driven to see big numbers and do crazy damage and always boost their base stats.

My recommendations for weapon suffixes will be based on a case-by-case basis.

Sub-DPS: Int x2 (For the debuffs which can also help to reduce elemental resistance on bosses to help to stack ice more easily.)

Support(Normal): Int x1 Vigor x1 (I know I’ve mentioned earlier that shields aren’t that useful in survivability but as a support you can make use of the super armour to ensure that you can cast your ice without being disrupted. Int x1 will help you to reduce the elemental resist and vigor will help you to sustain your shield)

Support (Survivability): HP x1 Vigour x1 (This is an alternative that is ONLY for people who are hopeless at dodging and need to recover HP by attacking if not they’ll die. I do not reccomend this set up because of the lack of ice resist reduction debuff but if you really feel that you die too often then this might be an option you can consider)

Solo(Survivability): HP x1 Vigour x1 (Essentially this is the same as the aforementioned support(survivability) set up but this works well in nests because it keeps you alive.

Solo(Normal) Int x1 Vigour/HP x1 (Similar concept; staying alive but now you add in int suffix to boost your damage a bit more)

PvP Ladder: Vigor/Knight/Restraint x1 Vigor/Knight/Restraint x1 (Basically knight and restraint debuffs help to disable your opponents even more which for an elestra is deadly since you already have ice and movement speed debuffs which will already mess the person up badly. Vigour helps you in the event that you encounter a runner who’s trying to burn out your shield.)

PvP Compensation Off: Actually you can just use PvE suffixes here or ladder suffixes depending on your needs.

Survivability

So this is another big issue as well just like many other things I’ve mentioned. People tend to go for DPS or push for DPS. However, it would be wise to consider the DPS output of a geared DPS that’s dead and an average geared DPS that’s alive. In essence, even if you can do damage in millions but can’t survive during the run then you’re pretty much useless and your team will probably just kick you. So how do we increase the survivability of our squishy elestras?

One way is to use vitality suffixes on our armours. It would not be wise to put a full vitality armour set because your damage would go too low and if you’re using wind suffix to boost your critical stat then your critical stat will fall. A vitality suffix top and bottom would suffice.

Another way is of course by putting on vitality accessories and plates. However, chances are that you’re not going to have enough space for plates because elestra has A LOT of stats to consider in gearing up.

Ultimately, the best means of survivability is always dodging so practice is always key.

Heraldries

The standard set up for and elestra would be: Magician, Wise, Wind, Fatal, Ultimate, Life Vitality, Health. Some additional plates you can put on would be Iron wall, Tent and Blessed.

For skill plates I’m just going to list a few you can use and a few that you MUST have and you can pick the ones you like the most.

For PvE: Frozen Spikes[Dmg] (MUST HAVE), Pheonix Storm[Dmg] (MUST HAVE), Flame Road[Dmg], Ignite[Dmg], Blizzard[Dmg], FireBall[Dmg], Ice Sphere[Dmg], Glacial Spike[Dmg], Glacial Wave[Debuff Duration]

For PvP: Icy Shards[Dmg] (MUST HAVE), Freezing Field[Dmg], Chilling Mist[Dmg], Flame Spark[Dmg], Frost Wind[Dmg], Glacial Wave[Debuff Duration]

Accessories

If you’re going for full FD then just go for Great Ancestor Accessories.

For those going 50% FD can try using Twisted Obsession Accessories since they add a considerable amount of elemental attack boost.

For those going Full Magic Attack/Elemental Attack then go for skill accessories with stats that best suit your needs such as critical or elemental attack or HP.

For skill accessories for PvE I would suggest using the following: Ice Sphere Necklace, Glacial Spike/Flame Road Earrings(You can get the +1 glacial spike from the new cash weapon) and Freezing Field ring for support build Elestras and 1 other ring of your choice. For Sub-DPS elestras, you can choose to use GDN L rings instead.

For PvP Skill accessories, as long as you have the Icy Shards Accessory, Freezing Field Accessory and Chilling Mist Accessory you should be fine.

[2.3] Ice Stacking Basics[See Video 3]

This part I’m just gonna take it from Saurus from cDN because I feel that he has explained it very well.

Basic Knowledge: Freeze debuff (ice layers)

1-Freeze debuff (ice layers) increases damage on a frozen target up 2x. (Works for you & your party)
-Some targets cannot be frozen.
-Freeze debuff from the same skills don’t stack.

2-Freeze debuff immobilizes the affected target (excludes boss class)

3-Freeze debuff duration is affected by the target’s -ice%.
-higher the target’s ice% resist = shorter duration of freeze debuff.
-lower the target’s ice% resist = longer the duration of freeze debuff.
-Int suffix increases freeze duration.

4-Freeze debuff increases the affected target’s SA.
-(e.g. in Hell Giga nest,, you can’t cancel the golem’s AOE explosion with right click cannon when the boss is frozen)
-when the target SA is increased, there is a tendency for certain skills do do multiple hits on the target. (FF can sometimes do 2~3hits on a high SA target)

5-Freeze debuff works like kali’s Summon puppet.
-some boss will fly away etc. While they are in the air they can’t be attacked by normal means.
- However, when the target is frozen prior to its flight,,the target htibox remains on the ground and you and your party members are able to attack it until the ice shatters.
-The freeze debuff on the target can be reapplied as long as the hitbox remains on the ground.

6- FF Ex’s Freeze debuff is treated like the -ice% debuff.
-FFEx Freeze shatters when:
-same skill lvl -ice% is applied to the frozen target. (lv16 FFEx is canceled by lv16 Sword Ex)
-higher skill lvl -ice% is applied to the frozen target. (lv1 FFex is canceld by lv2 frost wind.)
-when the freeze duration expires
-icy fraction

7- Icy fraction removes all debuffs caused by ice skills.

8- some say that Freeze debuff has durability that increase with skill lvl. [i.e. The Freeze layer shatters before the listed freeze duration expires.]
-it is uncertain if all Freeze debuff has durability.
- e.g. lv1 GW will shatter instantly in 8-man party due to hit count.

[3.1] Video References

Sub-DPS Elestra Skill Build

Support Elestra Skill Build

Team Fabulous Green Dragon Nest HardCore

[3.2] Frequently Asked Questions

1) Q: Elemental Attack or Magic Attack potential?
A: Well if you look at it, Elemental Attack gives 8% boost to your overall damage while Magic Attack only gives a 5.8% boost. Looking at the two numbers elemental potential would boost more damage. HOWEVER, you must consider that, given the low critical stat of elestras we need some 17% critical potentials.

Therefore, in such cases, magic attack with critical potentials would be much better.

2) Q: Ice Attack or Fire attack Potential?
A: From the skill build you can already see that elestras rely on both fire AND ice for effective dps. Hence you need both if you’re getting elemental attack potentials.

As such, adding on to question 1; in such a case, given limited funds, Magic attack, Agi, Int pots would be more cost efficient than burning codes on
Int, Ice, Fire potentials and the Agi potential can boost your Agi stat which ultimately boosts critical resistance AND critical stats!

3) Q: How would you reccomend we stack ice?
A: Assuming that you follow my build, there are some combos that you can try based on which build you follow.
Support build: 1) Freezing Field EX–> Ice Sphere –> Frozen Spikes EX –> DPS Skills –> Glacial Spike –> Glacial Wave –> DPS Skills
2) Freezing Field EX/Frozen Spikes EX –> Blizzard –> DPS Skills –> Glacial Spike –> Glacial Wave –> DPS Skills
3) Frost Wind –> Ice Sphere –> Frozen Frozen Spikes EX –> DPS Skill –> Freezing Field –> Glacial Spikes –> Glacial Wave –> DPS Skills

Sub-DPS Build: 1) Freezing Field EX –> Ice Sphere –> DPS Skills –> Frozen Spikes EX –> Gladial Spike –> Glacial Wave –> DPS Skills
2) Freezing Field EX/Frozen Spikes EX –> Blizzard –> DPS Skills –> Glacial Spike –> Glacial Wave –> DPS Skills
3) Frost Wind –> Ice Sphere –> Frozen Frozen Spikes EX –> DPS Skill –> Freezing Field –> Glacial Spikes –> Glacial Wave –> DPS Skills

The difference between combo number 1 for both build is actually due to the difference in the level of Freezing Field which affects the debuff priority as mentioned in 2.3.

The Frozen Spikes EX in the Sub-DPS will cancel the debuff from Freezing Field EX which would make your ice stacking more tedious and inefficient.

With regards to ice shards, due to it’s minute 10% ice resist debuff, it can be used when Freezing Field, Frozen Spikes and Frost wind are on cd to debuff the enemy before you stack ice.

[3.3] Credits and references

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2W60qCOLanAfg7ymR-gL2Q?feature=watch

http://db.mmosite.com/dn/t4_skill/html/inquisitor.html

http://forum.mmosite.com/thread/2/217/20110923/Saurus_Sorceress_Build-4e7c4ea93ad7eef13-150.html#p50fb0d54747c0e

I would like to thank Kazu and Mystearion for helping me with this guide and making this available to all the people that have been asking.

I would also like to thank Saurus of cDN and MugenRR of DN SEA since I used both of their build to develop and improve my own builds and especially Saurus who has a crazy amount of research done.

Last but not least I want to thank my guild (Epicentre) for giving me feedback and suggestions to test certain mechanics to improve and of course Team Fabulous who has helped me improve and discover more each time we run together!

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A big thank you to iGloez again for his guide!

Remember skill builds are always a personal choice to suit a playstyle they believe in, believe you light and flames bear that in mind.

Special thanks to iGloez for inviting me to his Green Dragon Nest Raid party as well, if not I wouldn’t have had the chance to clear it midst my busy schedules

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  1. MrLixen says:

    Thanks very much !! :D

  2. jonard says:

    sir why you dont get the chilling mist in sub dps build

    • DN iGloez says:

      Well the choice in the Sub DPS build would be to sacrifice fireball or ignite for chilling mist. Both of which have higher damage than Chilling Mist given the same debuffs buffs. However chilling mist has an incredibly long CD compared to fireball and ignite so I decided to take fireball over chilling mist and + ice skills for some reason have a lower chance to crit.

  3. jonard says:

    what build do you use now sub or support or pvp

  4. Kuru says:

    may i ask ?
    what’s build you use now ?

  5. Cholo says:

    May I please ask why you prefer using SUB-DPS
    over Support?
    Sorry for the Question I just really want to be a good elestra :3

    • DN iGloez says:

      Well there actually are a few reasons. Firstly, I’ve played elestra for a long time so I’m quite confident in maintaining the ice layers for my team while dishing out DPS. The support build has level 16 Freezing Field EX to allow players to stack ice more easily since they just need to get their Freezing Field EX to hit and they can just stack ice without worrying about what debuff to use next or whether their Frozen Spikes EX will cancel their Freezing Field debuff and so on. So essentially, it’s because I’m confident of fulfilling my role as an ice stacker even with level 1 Freezing Field EX.

      Secondly, it depends on the team set up as well. My team has a smasher and an Artillery that have pretty good damage as well. I know it’s against convention to mix Physical and Magic DPS classes in one party. However, we have our reasons and I’ll explain it more in-depth next time. My elestra is geared for GDN HC which is the only raid nest I run now so I have full fd and Crit for lvl 50 with 25% fire and ice attack and 16.4k Magic Attack. I’ll be bringing it up to full fd for lvl 60 when DDN comes out. My point is, technically speaking; based on gears I contribute quie a significant amount of DPS and I’m aware of the 50% ele resist on all bosses in DDN but even with the 50% nerf I can still dish out pretty heavy damage if I debuff the bosses well as seen in Video 3. Therefore, being a significant contributor in the party’s damage, I decided to boost my damage further by using the Sub-DPS build.

      I know this is a bit long-winded but I felt I should answer this well since you weren’t the first to ask this. :)

  6. Sakasen says:

    Dear iGloez,

    first of all good job on creating this Guide. I think it pretty much got everything people need for an good Elestra.

    I got four questions regarding the PvP Build:
    1. Shatter and Chilling Mist are quite hard to hit and therebefore not reliable, is it rly recommended over frozen spikes? because the damage on frozen Spikes is definetly noticeable and quite easy to hit.

    2. Frostwind level 6 has like only 1s more for the Slow. is it really worth to get it to 6 and not go the point somewhere else?

    3. Fireshield/Iceshield give plently of Damagereduction (lvl5 with skillring), isnt an squishy elestra supposed to max shields?

    4. Skills use up an Percentage of your Max Mana, which means maxing Max MP wont take you anywhere(Can be tested with no quip on and fully geared, the amount of mana will increase/decrease) so you can spent the Point somewhere else like in GS to max 13.

    Last but not least on your Suffixchoice, i disagree. First of all Single Intellect can decrease the Effect of double Intellect and therebefore isnt viable. 2nd there is nowhere an Tent Suffix mentionend, which should be really considered for an Support Class, because not all Class have Elemental Damage and more rely on MAgicdmg. Last but not least i think Manasuffix is overboard, i barely can think of any case where an Elestra will get Mana at the cost of another suffix.

    • DN iGloez says:

      I think you might want to do a bit more research around the MMO forum which I know you are familar with. :) Furthermore some of your questions seem to tell me that you didn’t read the guide properly so maybe one more read through might answer your questions. I mean no disrespect but I just felt that the questions you asked could all be answered by reading the guide the same way I read you wall combo guide on cDN forums :)

  7. S.O says:

    Cool dude! i love this guide

  8. xVanhite says:

    why non int + tent isnt it more effective compared to intx2?

  9. Question says:

    Hi, may i ask what if i max fireball and get FF to lvl15 and completely remove ignite in the support pve elestra skill build. Is it acceptable or just plain wrong?

    • DN iGloez says:

      Haha first of all nice screen name ._. and well the reason I added ignite is because it does about 2/3 the damage of fireball with a shorter casting time and huge AoE. Compared to fireball, ignite is a more practical skill to use in nests. If you feel you wanna max fireball then I guess you could but just bear in mind that you may not use it as often as ignite.

  10. Pucca08 says:

    What’re the best heraldy and accessories for an Elestra? :/

  11. WaiLie says:

    thanks really..
    this build is awesome xD

    can i know your current gear sir iGloez ?
    especially weapons :D

    thank you

  12. Pripitiw says:

    Hi, well I planned my elestra with maxed fireball and ignite then Flame road will be left on level 1( for mobility) and the rest fire skills are level 1 without getting flame spark… some of my ice skills are at least on level 6 while others are above lvl 6 except for frost wind which is at level 1. level 2 blizzard and no fiery vortex. I’ll be using 2x int for suffix in weaps…

    I’m planning on using Twisted Obsession set… is it ok?
    what can you suggest on my set?

    thnx!

  13. SnicKerz says:

    Im confused can u explain more about this

    6- FF Ex’s Freeze debuff is treated like the -ice% debuff.
    -FFEx Freeze shatters when:
    -same skill lvl -ice% is applied to the frozen target. (lv16 FFEx is canceled by lv16 Sword Ex)
    -higher skill lvl -ice% is applied to the frozen target. (lv1 FFex is canceld by lv2 frost wind.)
    -when the freeze duration expires
    -icy fraction

    • eles says:

      freezing field has – ice% debuff, an EX version can freeze the target if it is at the center and debuff at the same time. The freeze of FF EX will shatter when same or higher level of skill with -ice% debuff since the effect of freeze and -ice% debuff is considered as one.

  14. UrDnKind says:

    sir i am from greenwood Dn player now i am confuse on elestra. For skill build i done with it and i’m learn for here,but i am dizzy on my set of wear and suffix i am play critical and matk type have any suggestion on me? and also accessories..

  15. DNSEAElestra says:

    Hello Sir. Im playing SUB DPS build. I want to maximize my dmg but I am confused if I am going to go full Int suffix for armors or Full Wind? Higher int will do longer freeze. but Wind suffix will do more crit dmg? I am playing with 2 Int suffix weapons. I will greatly appreaciate your comment. My crit as of now is only at 16k. :((

  16. Me says:

    Hiyooo! I know u said chilling mist is supah crappy in pve..but theres an EX version of chiling mist comming …does the ex version make chilling mist not crap anymore? Pls reply thxxx.

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  18. MrAverage says:

    Hmm…why are flame road in group pvp build only level 1? Isn’t it good for group pvp?

  19. Ascheriit says:

    HI sir .. what is your armor suffixes??

  20. Dragoness says:

    Hi sir iGloez,
    i just want to ask about the +elem %,,
    which do u recommend to boost more, fire or ice?and why?
    and what would be the suffix for the armor??coz u didnt mention it on your post..

    ty and Godspeed

  21. Lunatiqus says:

    looking at support build, i think i accidentaly have almost same build points with that lol
    lets just say, that support build also doing high damage and dps while stacking ice.
    if my freezing field could do less or more 500k dmg (with only 276fd and 20k crit points) on lv60 bosses, i have been wondering how much destruction if im going full FD.. :)
    nice guide anyway~

  22. Magical0 says:

    what the best for you in that skill build?

  23. ShinTzu says:

    To Get Blizzard Skill, you must put SP on Chilling Mist why it is the Chilling Mist and the Shatter is 0??

  24. ShinTzu says:

    Sorry :) You Can Ignore mY question It is been Answered by SKill calcu :) thanks

  25. Lilurah says:

    umm IGloez im so confuse about suffixing can you give me the suffix for sub-dos? my email:[email protected]

  26. Lilurah says:

    umm iGloez cn i know your suffix set for your sub dps im just confus

  27. Joshua says:

    haha nc skill build

  28. Cresyda says:

    Hi, i’m new on this game, only 3 days (lvl 42), i want to play full pvp, so i decided to follow this build guide, can u explain me some combos, and what to do and not to do against some classes? TY.
    btw my damage is so sad in PvE, i guess is cuz my gear is awful and cuz im playing with PvP talents. Thx for all, cya.

  29. Lilian says:

    hi, im so confuse right now..im focus more on element, ice 51%, fire 35%.. but in term of pvp pvp, my eles quite low.. how i manage pvp n pve? pliss tell me

  30. Ian says:

    how did you get the blizzard storm without chilling mist ? its required for blizzard storm .. how is it possible ?

  31. Burak says:

    I’m doing PvE DPS but not enough elemental lord Center sp. I’m 16lv. pls help

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