I’m playing Dragon Nest again and I’m prepping myself for the next job of my Tinkerer, does anyone know which job is best for pve with the Tinkerer?
I use Physician and both sides of the Engineer tree. GM is consistent DPS so don’t expect any amazing bursting capabilities. They require a bit of set up (towers/ducks) but provide a consistent and extremely reliable mode of consistent damage. This is good, but can prove to be a hassle if you’re in a situation that requires a massive amount of burst.
Shooting Stars are more burst-based, but are more difficult to play. One of your core damage dishers is Alfredo, whose AI is not the best in the world. Keeping an eye on him can prove challenging at first. (Being an Engineer in Guardian Nest is a f*cking nightmare.) Being able to summon Alfredo to the right spot at the right moment is a core skill needed to be a good Shooting Star, as is knowing how to position yourself to get maximum damage out of Mine Thrower. That skill hits really really hard, but to do maximum damage you have to be able to land at least half of the shells on your target. Works great on very large bosses.
Physicians can go two routes - DPS, or support. My Physician is primarily support based but also capable of decent damage. Alchemists are more challenging to use than Engineers due to bubble stacking and long action times for a lot of their main DPS skills. (Poison Break, I’m looking at you) You also only have 1 escape skill with a very long CD (versus the 6 seconds for Rocket Jump for Engies) and many of the skills are not as ranged. I have some screenshots of how I build my Physician here should you be interested.
Things to note though - stacking crit is difficult on Alchemists, whereas the Engineers cap crit extremely easily. Alchemists also end up with less overall HP than the patk counterparts, and do not have the luxury of damage reduction like the Engineers. (Transitional Damage) Healing is primarily restricted to the Physician (Heal Shower, Poison Break EX, Injector EX) so bear that in mind.
wow, I wish I could dodge at least half as good as he did T_T
The whole reason I can do Memoria is because he trained me. Otherwise I’d still suck @_@
I need to practice more
Why oh why can we only Memoria once a week per instance T_T
Do what we did - farm a buttload of Mobius, go into the Memoria of your choice and spam the bosses. If you die, just exit stage and retry. I died over ten times at the flower in one sitting before my friend decided that it was enough for the day. The only exception is the Golem which requires beating scorpion and manticore. If you beat the boss, just exit the dungeon/force close DN when it dies so the clear doesn’t count.
This is a support Physician build with some decent DPS coming from high crit.
Academic tree is pretty straightforward, I don’t have Alfredo and I didn’t pump Stun Grenade. (It does nothing for int classes.)
For Alchemist tree, I removed points from Magma Pillar and put them into Sacrifice. Mixed Infection is only at Level 1 because the damage increment is horrendous; get it for utility. (Big poisoning AoE and high SA destruction.) Majority of my DPS comes from Ice Palm, Magma Wave and Poison Break. For the SS skill, I put 2 points in Icicle Expression; it’s faster casting and does more damage.
Physician tree is also self explanatory. For EQ, full DDN set with wind suffix and vit suffix on top. (Shares armour with GM). Kabala has 17% crit pote. Skill ring is Cocktail+1. No ele% stack, full matk to maximise healing potential.
All plates are 60 Premium with 138 matk as 3rd stat. Total 11 plates including cash expansion.
Skill heraldries: - Poison Break CD - Magma Wave 20% damage - Heal Shower CD - Love Virus 20% damage