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Ragnarok Online => Job Discussion => Novice & Extended => Topic started by: ArcAngelArtemis on Jul 22, 2007, 10:31 pm

Title: Esma help
Post by: ArcAngelArtemis on Jul 22, 2007, 10:31 pm
Well I play on a high rate server, where the stats hav no cap, so think about a soul linker, with over 300 stat points in sp., insta cast, and w/e. Not only do they have insta res, they reflect magic and what not, can avoid hits. I dont know anything at all about SL, I dont play them, and I havent bothered to try yet. They are pretty overpowered here you could say.

What I wanna is, is there a card that reduces esmas damage drastically, possible cancels? Or anything I can do against esma >.>
Title: Re: Esma help
Post by: Slaw on Jul 23, 2007, 12:13 am
Esma's an elemental magic attack. Since it can switch elements, you can't really counter it with elemental cards, but you could always get mdef, I guess?
Title: Re: Esma help
Post by: ArcAngelArtemis on Jul 23, 2007, 02:03 am
Ah...so its considered magic? Then frus would work to send some back I suppose?
Title: Re: Esma help
Post by: Mieu on Jul 23, 2007, 09:41 am
And this is why the original skill description and code makes esma (and all the other 'es' spells) work against mobs only! :D

Soul Linkers on low rate servers have terribly low HP compared to other classes.  I dont know if thats changed since I last played mine (max level, and fully geared out), but if so, if you dump everything you've got on one , take 'em out before they take YOU out.

Also keep in mind that Esma can only be cast if the SL has cast estun or estin first.  If there's a way for you to avoid getting hit by that initial blow, thats a couple precious seconds you have to do your dirty work before they try again.  I'm not sure if the estun/estin has to land for them to cast esma, or if the fact that they casted it opens the combo up.  Worth trying with something like spell reflect.

According to RagnaWiki, Esma damage can be reduced with MDEF, so its possible it can be reflected as well, and possibly ignored with golden thief bug card.