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#1 May 02 2009 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Just pinged 60 with Smn and eagerly tried out my first Tier IV nuke...... 209:(. So tried another and got 400ish (all against EP beetles). Overall after 10/12 nukes with Various Avatars was hitting for 400ish. My smn skill isnt capped (its about 140) but i read that doesnt give a damage penatly

Double Slaps doing about 600-700 and similar with Double Punch. I was hoping the next tier of nukes to boost my potential damage up a notch but sadly didnt.

I guess my questions are :

1. How much difference does being over skill cap make and when does it become worth it?

2. Is there any other way I can boost my Nukes or is what I am getting normal?

3. If its like this on EP mobs how much are they going to suck on VT-IT's?

Thanks for all your help

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#2 May 02 2009 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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1. I haven't been in a party since he smn skill update so I can't answer this one.

2. Sadly, unless you get an augmented piece with Pet magic acc+ or att+ you can't. I should think smn skill will cut resists, but, again, its been a while.

3. They're consistent for their level, but you should primarily use them for magic bursts. When I leveled I used to leave my avatar out to melee a couple hits while the melee were close to getting TP and magic burst the skill chin. This, however, was before lolibri and Treasures was released so don't count on people making skill chains anymore unless you can convince them.

Man I feel old now haha.
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#3 May 02 2009 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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You could always try for the Astral Pot, which drops of solo ENM60 Pulling The Strings:

I think there was a thread made a long while ago about the effectiveness of it, but don't remember for sure. Keep in mind that its a low droprate and the ENM is really random.

I tried this probably 10 or so times before I gave up, mainly because the time and cost of gil to get to the mineshaft wasn't worth it to me.
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#4 May 03 2009 at 2:53 AM Rating: Decent
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IV spells are 600 unresisted. Or at least they were 2005 when I was testing them out on too weak mobs.

In parties though I always got 200 damage on ITs and 400 damage when not as much resisted.

I would suggest you level your skill if you actually can't land near 600 on EP. Because while I haven't heard that skill would matter that much, I have a hard time seeing you hit 200 on EP when I know it should be 600.
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