For the longest time i ignored my elemental debuffs, what a fool i am ;_; Now I would like info and tips on how I should do them.
I found the chart that shows which ones stack, and I understand that, but now I would like some advice on which combo I should cast. Also I am wondering, does bio count as one? I would think not, but does it stack with say drown? (lowers str i think)
Heres the table for example.
Fire > Ice > Wind > Earth > Thunder > Water > Fire
Burn > Frost > Choke > Rasp > Shock > Drown > Burn
INT > AGI > VIT > DEX > MND > STR > INT
For those who dont know, the elemental debuffs wont stack up with anything immediately weaker or stronger then it on the scale. For example, Burn (fire) wont stack with Frost (Ice) or Drown (water). For this reason you can only stack a maximum of 3 debuffs at once on one monster. Those combos are either AGI, DEX, STR (all melee attributes) or INT, VIT, MND (melee and casting attributes).
Now I have heard 2 things. First I heard that lowering INT will cause it to resist less your elemental spells. I have also heard that MND will do this. To me, I would think INT is the stat responsible for resisting elemental spells but I'm really not sure. Can someone please answer this?
And what are some popular combo of debuffs? I cant imagine that casting 3 would always be very efficient, but maybe 2 would work well. For me, I would think one to lower its defense against melee and one to lower its chance to resist my magic. Of course it would also depend on the enemy we are fighting. Another strategy that would work well on some monsters is lowering its damage by lower either STR and/or DEX. I hear that lowering DEX is worth more since it effects chance to hit and crit, but again I assume it would depend highly on the monster.
So to recap my 3 questions are:
1. What elemental debuffs do you like to cast and why?
2. Does bio stack with the other elemental buffs, especially drown
3. Which stat is responsible for lowering its resistance to magic, MND or INT?