@VanillaLucia said in Ask a veteran ARKS!:
@Princesse-Jen The Phantom would definitely be an option you may want to consider as it is a more "aggressive" Force where it lacks the elemental masteries the Force and Techer have and would instead make you much more versatile in using what you want (but Ilgrants and Rabarta are by far among your best friends).
The Force/Phantom loses the Wind/Light/Dark Mastery but the Phantom's damage multipliers will make these still feel the same as they were with the Techer as a subclass. The only real difference is that the Force's Fire, Ice, and Lightning are stronger than ever and that the Techer will still be stronger if you use a Compound Technique on an enemy weak to the two elements on a Compound Technique. Beyond that, the Force/Phantom is definitely more speed.
To note as well, when I mentioned that the healing on the Etoile is nerfed, this only applies to you (or other any other Etoile who utilizes Damage Balancer). Everyone else will still benefit from Resta/Megiverse so if you can pop those out you definitely want to - but it simply does not benefit you like it would have with any other class combination. With the Mate Maniacs (L) ring you can trivialize healing as the Etoile as you are invulnerable while using a -mate item and can heal yourself with even monomates and still be durable.
The Tokyo Bonus keys at Level 80 give you their "full" value of experience butyour subclasses currently stop gaining experience at Level 70 so you are forced to switch to them as a main class to proceed. If we get the Level 95 cap this likely gets pushed to Level 75 being the limit your subclass can go. I would personally start using the keys on a Level 70+ main class because your EXP scaling results in a lot of "potential" wasted experience if you did not reach that point yet. At some point you will have to swap to your subclass to level it up but in the context of a Tokyo Bonus Key this should not be too difficult as long as you are still geared up and have a playstyle you are willing to lean on (you can use unoptimal combinations to keep your playstyle if desired).
So even though I won't necessarily have the mastery, the multipliers will still make the output pretty much the same?
Right now the rings I have is the Technique Defense combo and the Hunter one for reference. My main worry with Etoile is I don't really have anywhere on my subpalette for mates and have come accustomed to solely using Resta for both myself and others so I feel like that would just take a lot to get used to for me. Also I have like never used wands.
Okay, thank you Right now my classes are Force and Techer at 90, Summoner at 82? something like that, Bouncer and Hunter each at 75, Braver at 50, and everything else somewhere between 30 and 50.
They did mention the level cap should hit 95 with the update so I'll keep that in mind. Mainly I just heard previously that you earn "so little" experience with the sub-class that you'd get less doing the quests with a level 80+ class and the class you want to level as the sub-class than you would just making the class you want to level the main class. I have no idea how accurate that is though but that's why I was asking which would help the class I want to level get more experience faster ^^;
In general, the main way I've been leveling up classes while still playing how I want is using Umbral's Rod as it can be used by every class and that means I can play in a style I'm most accustomed too (I genuinely can not do melee or slower weapons at all). Force being my sub-class means my tech skill is still decent at least too. Makes Hero a bit difficult but I do my best. (Though, since it apparently doesn't have a title stat bonus, I'm not in any rush to level it... unless that's inaccurate).
@Fiona-Respha said in Ask a veteran ARKS!:
@Princesse-Jen After the maintenance, there will be new recommended quests literally named level up quests, these also are great ways to farm XPs. Look for a big group of people going to start these quests and jump in. Especially the one for Corrupted Regions or the one with Castle Demonica are good ones. The one which takes place in the former Mothership or Arks Ship urban region are not that good.
Good to know!! I generally just play with my husband and occasionally a friend or two, but I'll try to keep an eye out. Thank you!
Fiona-Respha said in Ask a veteran ARKS!:
EDIT: I thought the new level up quest wouold start after the maintenance, but when I checked the EP6 notice after writing this post, the notice didn't clearly say when it would begin. If this turned out to be not available for now, just my apologies.
It's alright! It's still good to know ahead of time so I can keep an eye out regardless