Trained my phantom test… till lvl 64 only. Much slower than previous times, but then i was quite busy yesterday and ended up not spending a lot of time training. But yeah, phantom is fun… very fun. Skill stealing is really fun. You have so many skills to steal and you have to be familiar with practically all the adventurer classes… esp after the revamps skills got changed and stuff. Of cos, being in a guild with phantoms a plenty means that you can always ask around to see what skills other people have stolen :)
Screen shot spamming time. Enjoy :)
The new character creation page. Its weird that the rate of growth of zen is 2 and 1 for phantom… when all my friends who played zen says its hard to lvl up. I guess i'll go try out zen sometime later myself but… I'd say that its not hard to lvl phantom at all! Took longer then say merc or DS, but i think the fact that all PQs have changed to start from lvl 50 has something to do with it. Ok, I'm not sure if it actually took longer. It felt longer cos its been 1 and a half days, but yesterday i actually didn’t get to train much since i was doing a lot of other things (i.e. housework).
You get to pick your gender (in the previous screen, no SS) for phantom too. And there's 2 hair styles and 2 face to choose from. And hair colour! I picked my favourite blue.
Well to start off they force you to watch a video again… then you end up in your flying ship...
So there's some kind of conference in Erev, there's someone claiming to be the real heir to the throne instead of cygnus… and you are going to rescue them!
1st though, you have to infiltrate the place...
You get two skills to play with, ghost walk and chump change… both are only for the tutorial though… and actually, i didn’t use the skills to clear it at all. YOu just have to time things right and stuff. If the guards touch you, you have to restart.
trying out the chump change skill… only 1 stack of notes at any one time.
And in we go!
The fake heir...
Some talk… the fake tries to convince ppl she's the real one… and then phantom finally decides to step in.
Basically, cut scene video again.
Pretty pretty… (later it's revealed that it was all a light show, cos you are…)
Yeah, it was all a show… Cos you're just a lvl 10 phantom! Putting up the light show somehow made you go from lvl 1 to 10!
So, time to look around!
The usual… newbie training ground!
After finishing that mushroom killing quest, you are given an exp potion...
That lets you lvl to lvl 18. Not too shabby...
Not bad, they actually tell you which is your primary and secondary stat. Definitely useful for newbies… provided you actually read all the convo lol.
There's a storage onboard! Woots! Convenience++!
Flashy skills, as with all new jobs
Ah maple events! The cassandra coconut event! Collect 50 coconuts - dropped by any mob, except those in sg/msia (maybe zipangu too but i didn’t try)
that stuff heals 2k hp a pop. Great for my phantom, useless for my pala. Not like I'm gonna be training my pala though.
There's also this traveling pouch thing that all mobs occasionally drop (no dropped in sg/my again). Gives stuff like gaga transformation potion, grey, ribbon pig, and orange mushroom transformation use item, also gives those monster park trait use items. Occasionally gives 60% armour luk/dex/str (that's all i've gotten so far anyway). Untradeable though.
Yay! Free canes are <3
Then you go to ask your intelligence collectors what they have…
Woots, you don't have to pay for the black wings hat! Its free!
Talk to the captain on board your aircraft to move the ship!
3 mins to anywhere! Nice right?
The to the skies skill lets you return the the flying ship. No cd. So if you need to say, sell off your etc, you can come to your ship, sell the items, then exit. You'll end up in the exact same map! Repotting wise… the merchant only sells noob pots… i didn’t even see pure waters there. There's the storage though so you can make use of that… like store all your pots in there first and take it out later when training :)
I didn’t ask the captain to drive anywhere and ended up in henesys...
Ah, the quest that you have to wait 30mins. you can keep repeating it for more ice candy. Which also heals 2k hp each.
This quest, also wait for 30 mins. gives a buff that add hp, wa… and some other stuff. Depending on your level you get different buffs. Below lvl 30 its only 10w a, but lvl 30 - ? gives 20wa. Probably lvl 30-70 but I'm not there yet.
AH i did take a screen of the buff after all. Oh, adds hp, wa and ma, and speed. 30mins, just nice when the 30 mins is up, the next buff should be coming really soon.
Same old black wing henchman stuff...
Oh they sell all the town scrolls in there… so if you need any of them, its convenient. With the taxis costing 1k each and stuff, i don't think there's really a need for all these town scrolls anymore though...
lvl 25 cane from the quest… and that's gonna last me till… idk when. Hopefully my guild mate will pass me the lvl 70 cane that he no longer needs… :P else… gonna collect 50 coins on my phantom and change for the weapon from the justice shop. that'll have to do for a long time :P
This time its another series of quests, you have to go to pith harbour to take the quest from tru, who then teleports you to find the puppeteer.
there's some talk and you have to kill that guy twice -.-
Yes. Its much much easier now phantom. You didn’t remember wrong.
You have to go to orbits to job adv :X
Ah finally, swiping skills!
You can only steal from adventurers. Merc, mech, DS, KoC - all don't work! There's also only a few skills that can be stolen from each job… basically all the passive skills like advanced combo can't be stolen.
Oh you get a notification after using the to the skies skill so that you won't accidentally go back to your ship.
Very pretty animation :)
Ah, the monster mop up event rewards...
Time to job adv!
I just entered the portal right away… only later did i realise that you are supposed to whack the lock to clear the quest… >< had to come back later to finish the quest lol!
So after clicking on the desk, you job advance and get a new medal!
then i went back to hunt the golem cores.
Very flashy mob pushing attack - Mille Cartes. Nice range too.
Calling card. Your attack skill from 30 to 70, unless you decide to steal skills and use of cos. Thunderbolt and heal are great choices ;)
Ah wait, so I'm using a lvl 30 weapon now? not bad. I though the lvl 25 was the last weapon :P
*finally realised i have to kill the lock :P* Stupid. Why let me enter w/o breaking the lock then?
After that there's the qest that brings you to rien.
No more quest after that though, at least till lvl 64.
The phantom teleport skill leaves a nice trail of cards behind. I love the animation, but it took some getting use to. Its great for moving between platforms, but i miss the mage tele when i just want to move 1 tele distance away. Here i have to press the skill, arrow key, then press the skill to come out of the 'tele mode'. I wish pressing any attack key would get you out of this mode. You are in dark sight when teleing though, and by holding the direction key you can tele great distances really fast. Also since you can move up (and down) platforms that are quite far apart, it makes it much easier to train in maps w/o tele spots. Also great for things like ice knight and rex pq.
I decided to try the flip the coin event. but my maple hanged once it started. -.-'''
Now monster park is only for specific levels… YES that's why i levelled slower too!
Go bored of dark drakes and skipped to MY to hunt coconuts and rehabs for the fame quest.
yup. stupid rose change back to the old amount liao. 500 roses for collecting the 100 powers and hearts
At lvl 50 i went to PQ. Cos i was bored of whacking stuff...
10 rounds of hene pq --> 50-52
10 rounds of kph --> 52-54
10 rounds of ice knight --> 54-57
After that i went mp1 to whack...
Ah yes, the card prices. Not sure if they come with hidden pot… but probably not? But like the magic arrows you can keep buying and potting till you get a nice stat carte.
After lvl 59 i got bored of mp1 and killed 100 pac pinky for the quest before settling down in gs2. Heal ftw! Stand right smack in the middle and all you have to do is hold the heal button and eat some mp pots. Still have yet to tried the revamped pyramid quest on any char… i'll try it out someday :P
Eh… what was this SS for? Oh so did i leave my char at 63 or 64 last night? i thought i lvled up to 64 sia. Whatever….
Yay. So that's all for the SSes!
our 'FJ' is available from 1st job yay, its simply double space… WH jag jump style. Pretty animation :) Cos of that same skill, our max speed is also increased to 160%. So you DO need haste or speed eq.
the 'teleport' takes some getting use to. i didn’t use it at all in the beginning till i started doing pqs. Ice knight in particular… after that I'm now much more comfortable with it.
You can switch between the stolen skills, but if it’s a buff, the buff will be cancelled if you switch it out. Yes, even party member's buff will get cancelled. So you can't use phantom as the ultimate (though troublesome) buff mule anymore (i rem pt members skills weren't cancelled in kms). There'll be a message in chat saying that you or someone can't use that skill anymore and the effect is cancelled. (it should be somewhere there in my SS spam…)
Skills to steal…?
For 1st job i got myself magic guard, iron body, haste, and dark sight. Dark sight is just for fun. Totally useless… iron body… for the def… magic guard is good. more survivability during boss battles and all. haste is what I'd be using most of the time though, unless i have max speed and jump w/o it next time… then maybe i'll use iron body. Boss battles, i might use magic guard. Dark sight? Just cos i have no other skill to take. Some ppl took lucky 7 and didn’t use that 1st job attack skill at all… i prefer the 1st job attack skill though, cos it hits more mobs! Plus i 1hko everything i whacked anyway...
2nd job… hyper body. heal. dark clarity. meso guard. Dark clarity is a viper skill, adds 30 wa and some acc… what about rage? also adds 30 wa… the diff between the two, is that dark clarity can stack with wa pots, but rage can't (according to my guild mates at least. After so many revamps I'm not sure about rage anymore, it never could stack with wa pots though… and recently, i never had an occasion when i needed to eat any wa pot). The good thing about rage though, its that it’s a party skill, whereas dark clarity is for yourself only. Take your pick. Heal is well… ur hp pot replacement. Hyper body… i don't have to say more right? meso guard is once again for defence. Coupled with magic guard and our high avoid, we'll be pretty much invincible at 4th job. I recommend using thunderstorm for training though, and get meso guard when you don't need thunderbolt anymore. Calling card is good, but only hits 3 mobs and in a straight line. For training, thunderbolt does a better job.
3rd job… I'm not there yet… and not you can only steal 2 skills at any one time. HS is a must for solo training. combo would be great (ah my 1st job, crusaders!)… and magic crash would be helpful for bossing… that's what I'm thinking for now anyway.
4th job there's so many interesting skills to steal but only 2 slots. SE is like a must… the other slot? idk. So many fun skills to play with… like all the full screen attacks. There's also advanced blessing and you can even steal ress! Basically it'll be like… steal what you like, have fun, change according to the situation. Like if you're going bossing it might be a good idea to steal ress to rv ur teammates. (of cos, it depends on what boss you go… and with who.)
at first i didn’t assign a key to load out… eventually i did and make it fairly accessible… so that i can switch between heal and dark clarity when I'm free (say during pqs) so that i don't have to eat hp pots.
Yup… that's all for now i guess…!