SoWutBruh Posted May 30, 2016 Share Posted May 30, 2016 Hi :) If you are looking at this, you are probably a new/inexperienced FM looking for what the hell to do with all of his skill points, and trying to figure out the class you looked in to :) Well I go by the name "Multiple Blaze" on Eu server Ebon Hall, am a lvl 50 HM8 FM currently and I am here to help you learn to play and enjoy your class properly. FM is the #1 constant Dps class in B&S, though I'm sure someone will argue :^) So, let's start with the skills that you need to know about, and in what situations to use them. Here is a basic build for lvl 50 HM1, before you reach this level, any sort of skills will work just fine. Click me for build! First of all, lets go with your Stances. There is Fire Stance and Ice Stance. You switch between them by preferably using your LmB and RmB (left and right mouse button) skills, Blazing Palm and Frost Palm. You can also use your Q and E skills, Blaze and Frost Step (which is not recommended because of long cooldown and you use them to survive). so each stance has its own set of skills, Fire stance is primary Dps stance and Frost is mostly for defenses or crowd control (stuns, freezes etc). Blazing Palm is a skill used to Animation cancel* (more on that later) other skills, along with Frost Palm. Blazing Palm applies an Ember stack, does damage and gives you an Fire Orbit on critical hit (more on that later) its important to put 3 points in this skill to tier 3 stage 1, if you put 4 points you will end up Detonating Ember stacks and that is a big no-no for every serious non-troll Force Master :). Frost Palm does damage and gives you an Ice Orbit on critical hit. Fire And Frost Fury are 3 rapid fire hits (on your F key). that you can only use when your Blazing or Frost palm Crits. So, crit on Blazing Palm, you can use Fire Fury (Do not use this, it is a very big dps drop) and if you crit on Frost Palm, you can use frost fury (use this if you are low on hp and your potion is on cooldown, it will restore some of your hp). Next is Fire and Ice Orbit Skills. So, your Blazing and Frost palm (LmB and RmB) give you Fire or Ice Orbit when they crit, you can have up to 3 orbits at the time of each one (3 Ice, 3 Fire). when you have 3 Fire Orbits you can use skill called Dragon Blaze, this skill gives you a 15 sec. Fire buff that enhances damage on all of your fire skills, and its important to use it when its available. (It enhances your Fire Damage by around ~4%) When you have 3 Ice orbits you can use a skill called Dragon Frost. This skill recovers 5 focus and is mostly used for that. Now... the big hit skill, Dual Dragons. You need to use this skill as soon as possible every time its off cooldown (18 sec). It consumes 3 Fire and 3 Ice orbits. During a Warlock's Party buff called Soulburn, you will get access to Awakened Dual Dragons. They have no cooldown and they consume only one Fire and Ice orbit. So when you have that buff, you will have wings on your back and you just spam LmB - RmB - F to do all the dmg. Now that we got basic skills out of the way, now we go in to your Bread and Butter skills, that you will be using most of the time to do massive dmg. Force Blast is your Burn Skill. When boss/mob has 5 EMBER stacks, that are stacked up from other fire skills that you have, use Force Blast. It will apply a 6 sec debuff on the enemy. That debuff is called Burn. it enhances your: Blazing beam, the Skill that makes FM what they are - Dps beasts. This skill does massive amount of damage and this dmg is increased A LOT when enemy has Burn debuff on them. That is the basic of burn build. Keeping up the burn with your Force Blast and using Blazing beam to do dmg. Next skill is Glacial Beam. This is basically a Stun.. that is all you need to know :^), and it can stun bosses in 1 hit instead of 2 hits that takes some other classes, because we FMs are swag like that :^) Next skill is Phantom Grip. You use it to grip enemies like you're Darth Vader or pull downed allies if they are in danger zone. Now... this is how you spec it for now but in few months a Hongmoon skill comes out.. which is basically my name.. Multiple Blaze. It is THE HIGHEST dmg skill in whole game. (not kidding [Proof]). And that is a go-to, once NCSoft decides to release it already >.> ... I will skip over skills that are not important, this is already too long :) Next , is INFERNO[X], it applies massive damage, and burn for 6 sec. It's important to use it on instant cast, otherwise you will just lose dmg that you could do with other skills. next is Short Fuse. Basically a damage over time skill, but its mostly used to apply a 10 sec burn. Next is Meteor Shower.. its just a big Damage in aoe.. use when its off cooldown. Next. Defensive skills. (Ice Stance) C is your Divine Veil. It is a shield that blocks all incoming projectiles for 15 sec and heals you.. for each projectile blocked. Use it on special boss mechanics or just to heal up. It also heals you 15% over time, so it's just a good use once your HP reaches around 70%. Next- Frost Sheath.. now this is one where most Force Masters *cricket* up. It is a skill that turns you and your allies in to pop sickles for up to 5 sec, making you invincible to damage. But it has 30 sec GLOBAL cooldown, meaning when one FM uses this in your party, no other FM can use it for 30 sec. Next and final one is your Frost armor... during ice stance you press [Tab] and that is your Panic button.. you are invincible to EVERYTHING for 10 sec. Absolutely everything. Now.. lets go over your Rotations.. Basically you want to keep up Burn and spam Blazing Beam.. but.. it cant be that simple right? No.. its not that simple. First of all, Animation Canceling (in further text, Ani-Cancel): Force Master's Ani-Cancel is on a very basic level. You Ani-Cancel by pressing RmB and LmB.. Frost- and Blazing Palm. See.. most of Force Master's skills have a global short cooldown.. meaning if you use for example blazing beam, you can't use meteor shower for little bit less than 1 sec. So that is where your Lmb and Rmb come in. Basically to Ani-Cancel, and do rotation (in middle of boss fight) you go like: (assuming boss has 5 ember stacks already) you use Force Blast to explode 5 ember stacks and apply burn, [RmB] [LmB]- - [RmB] [LmB] -  - [RmB] [LmB] -  and so on until Burn debuff runs out, and then you press  again and keep up the burn and repeat.. there are other things to keep in mind. Dragonblaze buff for example. When you have 3 Fire Orbits you use Dragonblaze. (Which, told from before, enhances fire damage by ~4%) Complete rotation could look something like this: Fire stance - [C] (Short Fuse) - [RmB] [LmB] -  - [RmB] [LmB] - - [RmB] [LmB] -  - [RmB] [LmB] - [X] (Inferno) - *use Dual dragons if you have 3 Ice- and Fire Orbits* - [RmB] [LmB] - [V] (Meteor Shower) - [RmB] [LmB] -  - [RmB] [Lmb] -  - [RmB] [LmB] -  (Force Blast) - [RmB] [LmB] -  and keep spamming [RmB] [LmB]  until other skills are off cooldown, and keep burn up with Force Blast :) That would be all for now. Enjoy your FM action, peace :) NOTE: its very important to NOT use Blazing palm with Tier 4 Stage 1, 4 points down... That is the infamous Auto-Detonate tree... it makes it so that as soon as enemy has 5 ember stacks, it Detonates them, dealing extra dmg and removing them, thus disabling ability to keep up burn with ForceBlast... this is a big no-no for every fm, and other fm's will look at you with apsolute hatred if you do that, so, dont do it, put just 3 points :) that would be all for now, expect a video of me dps-ing on a dummy later today/tommorow, and enjoy your fm action, peace :) EDIT :Sry for how walltexty this guide is :/ my first time making something like that. EDIT2: i decided not to use my own video, since this one works just as well, but i explained it a bit more beginner friendly [BnS: Force Master lvl50 PvE Guide and Rotation with "Burn Build"] :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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