Greetings to all,
If you don’t know what’s final damage, please check out this thread first.
Final Damage build is not for the light-hearted, if you didn’t even want to try critical build since 24 CAP, skip to the bottom to read what might be more.
First Build Full INT Build + Full FD (842FD 98.2% Dmg Increase) 3494 Critical 2.9k Matk
294FD Apocalypse/Manticore Full set crafted Intellect Except for Gloves(HP) =
119FD Lvl40 Premium Ultimate Plate
244FD 2 different Set of Apocalypse Accessories : 1 pair of Revelation Apocalypse Rings and 1 Pair of Judgement Necklace/Earrings
126FD Three Lvl32 Premium 3rd stat FD plate
59FD One Lvl40 Premium 3rd stat FD plate
Total FD = 842FD (98.2% dmg increase according to the excel sheet)
Video Link for Full FD : http://youtu.be/u2CwahJGUVg?t=35s
2nd Build (10-11k Critical + 594FD ; 45.6% Dmg Increase) (Recommended)
Basically no different from my Critical Builds
You basically dont use Apocalypse Revelation Rings, just go for the 1pair of necklace/earrings
I know you will say that the dmg lost from not using bear/wise necklaces is not worth while.
But not using 1 apoc accessory set meant only 413 FD (Lvl40 Premium Ultimate Plate + 294FD from full set)
413FD = 20.5% dmg boost.
If you had 3k patk 10% increase in dmg will be around 300 patk
Lvl38 Bear necklace/earring – 338STR – 119Patk
So you can see that losing the bear necklace for around 25% dmg increase is well worthwhile, this is similar to using wise necklace/earrings. Also FD affects BOTH patk and magic attack, so you’re benefiting double here.
Just buy the cheapest pair of apocalypse accessories(necklace/earring set) on the Trading house, shouldn’t cost too much.
Video Footage http://youtu.be/u2CwahJGUVg?t=1m19s
Last Build Full FD + 10k Critical (is it possible in 40 cap for SMs?) ANS: almost YES
Possible for 10k Critical + 834 FD (96.1 % inc dmg + 95% crit rate) (only possible with 4 crit 17% potentials)
Video Footage : http://youtu.be/u2CwahJGUVg?t=10s
Skip the calculation if it bores you, but some people just want to be sure.
Full Wind Crafted Apocalypse Set = 63+45+27+19 = 154 AGI
Lvl40 Premium Wind = 95AGI
AGI Gained from weapons = 49+7 = 56AGI
Base AGI @ 40 cap = 123
3rd Stat AGI from Lvl40 Premium Fatal = 47
Total AGI = 475
Overall AGI with 20% heraldry and 7 4.5% AGI Potentials = 475 x 1.515 =719.625 AGI
Total Crit Gained from AGI = 2518.6875
Base Crit needed for 10k Critical = 5900 (using 3 crit 17% Potentials)
Critical needed (left) = 5900 -2518.6875 = 3381.3125
Lvl40 Premium Fatal = 1033
Total Critical Needed (left) = 3381.3125 – 1033 = 2348.3125
2348.3125 / 516 = 4.55
Lvl40 Premium 3rd Stat Critical Needed = 5 (with 3 crit 17% potentials)
Hence with 3 crit 17% potentials it is not possible to go full FD and 10k critical as you will only have 2 slots left for 3rd stat FD plates
Base Crit needed for 10k Critical = 5350 (4 crit 17% potentials)
Critical needed (left) = 5350 – 2518.6875 – 1033 =1798.3125
1798.3125 / 516 = 3.48
Lvl40 Premium 3rd stat Critical needed = 4 (possible)
FD calculation (850FD needed for 100% DMG inc for Lvl40)
Possible FD from Gears
294(apoc/manti set) + 119 (ultimate plate 40) +244 (2 pairs of apoc accessories)
850-657 = 193
193 / 59 = 3.27
Total FD with 3 Lvl40 Premium 3rd stat FD = 59 x 3 + 657 = 834FD
Hence it’s possible to hit 10k Critical with 834FD (96.1% Dmg Increase)
Summary of items needed
Full apocalypse set fully crafted wind (except for gloves)
2 Pairs of Apocalypse Accessories
4 Lvl40 Premium 3rd stat Critical Plates
3 Lvl40 Premium 3rd stat Final Damage Plates
Example of Heraldries 3rd stat Combination
Dest/Magician/Ultimate/Bear/Wise with 3rd stat Critical
Fatal with 3rd stat AGI
Health/Lifevitality/Tent with 3rd stat Final Damage.
Note : Ultimate Plate can’t have 3rd stat FD, and Fatal plate can’t have 3rd stat Critical.
In conclusion, 10k Critical and 834FD is possible for Swordmaster
However, do realize that for classes like Elemental lords with Hellfire, they only need 4.7k Critical and can afford 4 plates of Final Damage 3rd stat Heraldry plates.
This build also meant that you need all Lvl40 3rd Stat plates which probably cost you at least 32k gold (4k per 3rd stat lvl40 plate, a gross underestimate) at this point in time.
Analysis – So which build to go for?
Pure Builds – Transit into Full FD if you want
If you were always pure build meaning full strs/int Build, you can just go for the full FD build, since it won’t cost you too much.
Only cost is finding 3rd stat FD plates, but 32 premium will be enough, just need 5 of them.
You might think that this is actually more expensive that critical, it actually is not.
For 10k critical build you will need 4 Lvl32 Premium 3rd stat Critical heraldries, which will cost 1.5k-2.5k gold, meaning it will be around 10k Gold just to get the plates. This is excluding the critical potentials rings you will need which will cost another 16k gold (8k gold per critical ring, refering to fatal sylvie ana rings)
Full FD build doesnt require any perfect potentials for your rings, just the neccessary basic ones such as patk/stat/stat or matk/stat/stat
You are using the 10k Critical Build – Transit into Build 2, which is to maintain critical and get as much FD as you can
All you need is full set manticore/apocalypse and 1 Lvl40 Premium Ultimate plate.
And that’s all, if you have more crit to spare like myself, I gave up 1 slot for a Lvl40 Premium 3rd stat FD plate which brings my FD to 594, most of you will have 535FD
The 45.6% Dmg Increase is very very worth it once your patk/matk is above 2.5k-3k
So Who should go for the ideal build? Full FD + 10k Critical
Well unless you’re super super rich and want to be awesome, don’t try it.
Pretty much very straight forward for the ideal build, you basically need the best of everything you can get now.
Don’t worry too much about your base dmg, as long as your sword/gauntlet are at least +10, it will be better than any of the builds available to swordmaster till date in lvl40 cap
What you enjoy is basically 100% dmg increase on top of the critical damage that you do, WITHOUT defense from monsters.
How FD works is that it is applied to your BASE DAMAGE first, then after which this base damage will be used for the calculation for your skill dmg. After which the game will decide if you crit (which is decided but how much critical you have). So no matter if the critical is resisted, you will still enjoy a 100% dmg increase, but a resisted crit damage still sucks.
If you think that this is not possible to maintain in 50 cap? well take a look at this video.
A barbarian with 17k Crit. 1.3k FD and 18k Patk
Our very own Pro EL player Cerius who managed the Full FD and crit cap build at 40 (Apocalypse Nest Solo, Normal)