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Dagger and Sword-Mage Guide

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Dagger and Sword-Mage Guide
March 15th, 2013, 11:58 pm

BASICS
The Sword-Mage is a combination of two classes, and the only realistically viable hybrid class in WKC2. This is due to dagger's boosts to both STR and MAG, and the availability of a multitude of buffs and skills. For notes on the individual parts of the build; Sword and Mage, see Kosmos' Sword/Shield guide and Rhapsody's Mage guide. The point of a dagger will not be to do high damage, on either the physical or magical end; the pure builds will outdo you. What a Sword-Mage will bring to the team is a high amount of variability, on a very survivable class. The Sword-Mage has the most options available for armor, skills, and play style, so this guide will only outline my specific experiences and suggestions. However, if big numbers are what you want, look elsewhere, as a Sword-Mage will NOT accomplish this.

KEY TO USING A DAGGER
A dagger's greatest asset will be its speed. Under the same conditions, a dagger's turn will be a half a second faster than a regular sword's, or a staff's turn. This should be used to your advantage; being faster means you will get more actions in, which helps to make up for the lower damage you deal. Combined with a proper armor set, you will get more turns in than anyone else on your team, making you valuable as a supporter, attacker, or even tank. If you want a class that is incredibly fast outside of Bow, this is the one for you.

SKILLS
Proper use of skill points will be tricky, as you need to invest into Sword, Divine magic, and Elemental magic. Knowing how you want to play will help you do this, but in general, you'd want the following:
-Enough skills from Sword to be an efficient attacker, such as twin blades, mana leech, and all 4 buff stances.
-All the magic from Divine up to lore; and additional what you feel is best for your build. Remember that your casting is slower than a staff; so long spells like +Heal 4 will not likely be useful.
-All the elemental magic up to Lore, because even if you aren't using +Final Apocalypse and the high tier AoE, the MP cost reduction is very useful, along with all the passives.

STRATEGY
A Sword-Mage is all about speed and flexibility. Your job is to fit the party's gaps and work around what the party lacks. As such, you will most likely have 2 sets of gear, one boosting your INT for magic, and one to boost STR and DEX for physical, switching as needed. Doing low damage very quickly will result in very little attention being drawn to you, but do not forget to heal, favor, and have enough def/agi/res for your rank. But being the fastest weapon type in the game, your strategies should boil down to the following:
-For physical damage, using the 4mp attacks for speed, you will do quite a bit of damage over time. This will also save you from having to restore MP often, like an axe or longsword would. You should also debuff the enemy and buff yourself as quickly as possible, a dagger will get these off faster than other non-staff classes. A combo also helps greatly, being fast means a lot of AC to use.
-For magical damage, you can use Tier 2 spells to do less damage, but they are faster and cheaper than Tier 3 magic. However, you will not be able to one-shot any small mobs with tier 2(Though I rarely do with Tier 3 magic anyway, so the point is null)
-Support should be one of your main concerns either way, as your small attacks may be quick, but their damage is minimal. Helping the main damage dealers is more beneficial than stabbing away.

GEAR
Unfortunately, no dagger gets a critical hit boost like Cleavers, or the Lux and TK swords. This means there is no clear option on a superior weapon. The Hihiirokane dagger offers a high amount of MP (just over 80) and INT, while the Assassin and Arahabki offer a good amount of AGI and some VIT. Pick a weapon based on how you prefer to play, and what gear you use.
For armors, as suggested earlier, you need an INT set and a STR/DEX set, without sparing defensive stats. I suggest using 2 to 3 pieces of AGI, or 2 pieces of high def/vit gear. Then you can swap out 2 pieces of DEX or STR, and 2 pieces of INT as needed. In addition, in a full set of light gear, a heavy shield is a viable option. Not recommended, but it can work. Full light armor with a dagger and heavy shield is a turn speed of roughly 2.6 seconds. A standard sword in full medium with a light shield is roughly 2.7 seconds. Use whatever gear makes you feel most confident. I personally use:
-Sensui Top/Bold top
-Ashura Hands
-Ashura Pants/Wraith Chaps
-Hachiman's Leggings
Any similar combination should work just as well, and preference is very deciding with such a variable class.

COMMAND BAR
There are two ways to do this: A single all-purpose bar that you change as needed, or two individualized bars using the Sub-command system.
An all purpose bar would look like this, mine is an example:

Mana Leech, Back Slash, Helm Buster, Windup Thrust, Twin Blades, Daredevil Stance, Warlock Stance
Dragonfire, Icebreaker, Lightning Bolt, Rock Skewer, Eclipse Gate, Arm Breaker, Shield Breaker
Refresh, Heal 3, Healing Breeze 2, Raise, Haste, Slow, 6 AC slash combo

If you were to do it as 2 commands bars, I would suggest this:
Melee Bar
Mana Leech, Back Slash, Helm Buster, Windup Thrust, Twin Blades, Daredevil Stance, Sentinel Stance
Raid, Sky Smasher, Moon Slash, Raging Blade, Arm Breaker, Shield Breaker, Slash combo
Holy Light, Heal 3, Healing Breeze 2, Refresh, Raise, Haste, Slow

Magic Bar
Mana Leech, Dragonfire, Icebreaker, Lightning Bolt, Rock Skewer, Warlock Stance, Guardian Stance
Eclipse Gate, Conflagration, Inundation, Electrocution, Disintegration, Arm Breaker, Shield Breaker
+Final Apocalypse, Heal 3, Healing Breeze 2, Raise, Refresh, Haste, Slow
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