Crescendolls' (Hybrid) Musician Guide (Version 1.0 beta)

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Crescendolls' (Hybrid) Musician Guide (Version 1.0 beta)

Post by Leirosa » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:53 pm

Original Author: Crescendolls
Retrieved from Aeria by Angitia.
Crescendolls wrote:Crescendolls' Hybrid Musician Guide

(NOTE: I don't care what everyone thinks about Hybrid Musicians, so please don't flame Hybrid Musicians in general, or anyone in particular on this thread. Never judge a book by its cover.)
(NOTE: This guide is still under construction.)

Table of Contents
  • 0.0 - Introduction
    1.0 - What is a Hybrid Musician?
    1.1 - Why be a Hybrid Musician?
    1.2 - Advantages of a Hybrid Musician
    2.0 - Hybrid Musician Stat Builds
    2.1 - Experimental Hybrid Musician Stat Builds
    3.0 - Hybrid Musician Skill Builds
    4.0 - Closing Words
    4.1 - FAQ (coming soon)
    4.2 - Links (coming soon)
    4.3 - Abbreviation Index
    4.4 - Update Log
    4.5 - Special Thanks (coming soon)
0.0 Introduction to Crescendolls' Hybrid Musician Guide
First, welcome to the amazing, often hated, world of Hybrid Musicians! Since most people tend to go one way or another, and the people who decide to travel through the middle are left stranded, I thought I'd help out. This guide should give you a better idea of the potential of a Hybrid Musician, and can be used as a guideline as to how to build your Hybrid Musician. I used to have a Hybrid Musician myself, and must say, I outperformed most pure Party Musicians not with skills, but with talent. In other words, skills don't make the player, players make the skills? >.> If that made any sense.

1.0 What is a Hybrid Musician?
The definition of a Hybrid Musician varies, but it is usually a Musician that has both pet and party skills. The combination usually ends up sub par, so very careful considerations must be made to ensure you will have enough points for what you want. A Hybrid Musician will be sub par to a full Pet Muse, and a full Party Muse. However, A Hybrid Musician is able to still carry out both positions if built correctly.

1.1 Why be a Hybrid Musician?
People can be Hybrid Musicians for several reasons. One is that they enjoy having small parties with a group of friends, and need both pet and party skills. If you ONLY party or ONLY solo, it is better to not go with the following Hybrid Musician builds. Hybrid Musicians are for people who both solo and party.

1.2 Advantages of a Hybrid Musician
+ Able to party and solo
+ Countless skill combinations to pick from
+ Not a lame duck if you can't find a party

1.3 Disadvantages of a Hybrid Musician
+ Sub par to a full Pet Musician or Party Musician
+ Not exactly welcomed into most parties, so correct builds are a must
+ Have to skip some party and pet skills

2.0 Hybrid Musician Stat Builds
A Hybrid Musician can go with pretty much whatever, though important stats are obviously Wisdom and Agility.

Skill Spammer:

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The Skill Spammer stat build involves increasing 3 Wisdom every level. This gives optimum MP recovery and max MP, but no cooldown reduction and only Magic Defence, no Evasion of any kind.

Hybrid:

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The Hybrid stat build involves increasing 1.5 Wisdom and 1.5 Agility every level (can be 3 Agility one level and 3 Wisdom the next level). This stat build provides decent cooldown, survive factor, and MP pool/recovery.

Agile:

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Survive Factor: ... |||||||| (8)
The Agile stat build involves going 2 Agility 1 Wisdom until Agility is 103. This build provides optimum cooldown and survive factor, but Magic Defence and MP recovery won't be quite as good. After 103 Agility, you can train Wisdom or another stat.

2.1 Experimental Hybrid Musician Stat Builds
These stat builds are experimental, and may benefit a select few of people. If you want a build that'll work well, select one from section 2.0 and not this section, as these are for those with special needs.

Strength:

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Physical Damage: .. |||||||||| (10)
This build involves going 28 dex, 2 Strength 1 Wisdom, and is geared more towards Pet Musicians. This build is most effective on a Musician that needs extra damage while training with a pet. In parties, the extra strengh has little effect.

Accurate Skills:

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Accuracy: ......... |||||||||| (10)
This is the same a the Hybrid stat build with 1/1 Wisdom/Agility, but with 28 dex for more accurate skills. Helpful for people who sub skills from other jobs or people who fight with their pets.

3.0 Hybrid Musician Skill Builds

Best of Both Worlds:

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Party Skills: .||||||| (7)
Pet Skills: ...|||||| (6)
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This build contains the basics for Party and Pet Musician. With only having the basics, you should be able to get into a party quite easily, though you'll still be sub par to a full Party Musician.

Skills at Level 40 with all 3 life quests complete:
Mystic Mantra/ Transfusion Tune: MAX
Courageous Chorus: Level 5
Song of Concentration: Level 1 (NOTE: No need to go higher than level 1, +15 magic accuracy is already plenty.)
Dilligent Ditty: Level 5
Echo Guard: Level 1

Soothing Serenade/Song of Serenity: Level 4
Power Balad/Defensive Ditty: Level 6
Pet Snack Song: Level 1
You will have 16 remaining points which can go into either Pet Revive, Pet Prayer, Pet Training Song, Pet Snack Song, or Power Ballad (Pet Training Song Recommended). You may also want to push your party skills up as well.

Once you have these skills, ensure that Mystic Mantra and Transfusion Tune are maximum, and continue to put points into Courageous Chorus, Dilligent Ditty, Power Ballad and Defensive Ditty. The other pet skills are optional, but at higher levels you will most likely not be able to afford putting too many points into them.

Tips:
Once you hit level 60, you will have 17 points left over after Maxing all the skills mentioned above.

Party Dominant:

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MP Demand: ....||||||| (7)
Party Skills: .||||||||| (9)
Pet Skills: ...|||| (4)
Damage Skills: | (1)
This build contains the basics for Party and Pet Musician. With only having the basics, you should be able to get into a party quite easily, though you'll still be sub par to a full Party Musician.

Skills at Level 40 with all 3 life quests complete:
Mystic Mantra/ Transfusion Tune: MAX
Courageous Chorus: Level 6
Song of Concentration: Level 6
Dilligent Ditty: Level 6
Echo Guard: Level 1
Mars Song: Level 1
Hymn to the Goddess: Level 1

Soothing Serenade/Song of Serenity: Level 3
Power Balad/Defensive Ditty: Level 5

You will have 9 points left to distribute. Once you have these skills, ensure that Mystic Mantra and Transfusion Tune are maximum, and continue to put points into Courageous Chorus, Dilligent Ditty, Song of Concentration, Hymn to the Goddess, Mars Song, Power Ballad and Defensive Ditty. You may also want to add some points to Soothing Serenade and Song of Serenity for Pet Training Song. The other pet skills are optional, but at higher levels you will most likely not be able to afford putting too many points into them.

Tips:
This build is in a constant need for more points, and you will be unable to max all the skills listed above without springs.

Subbing on Another Class:

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MP Demand: ....||||||| (7)
Party Skills: .|||||| (6)
Pet Skills: ...||||| (5)
Damage Skills: | (1)
This build contains the basics for Party and Pet Musician. With only having the basics, you should be able to get into a party quite easily, though you'll still be sub par to a full Party Musician.

Skills at Level 40 with all 3 life quests complete:
Mystic Mantra/ Transfusion Tune: MAX
Courageous Chorus: Level 6
Song of Concentration: Level 1
Dilligent Ditty: Level 6
Echo Guard: Level 1

Soothing Serenade/Song of Serenity: Level 3
Power Balad/Defensive Ditty: Level 6

Equip Musicial Instrument: MAX

You will have a few skill points left over. Once you have these skills, ensure that Mystic Mantra and Transfusion Tune are kept up, and continue to put points into Courageous Chorus, Dilligent Ditty, Power Ballad and Defensive Ditty. The other pet skills are optional, but at higher levels you will most likely not be able to afford putting too many points into them.

Tips:
This build is in a constant need for more points, and you will be unable to max all the skills listed above without springs. You should be able to max all of them but 1, such as everything but Echo Guard, which would be level 5.


Pet Dominant:

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MP Demand: ....||||||| (7)
Party Skills: .||||||| (7)
Pet Skills: ...||||||| (8)
Damage Skills: | (1)
This build contains the basics for Party and Pet Musician. With only having the basics, you should be able to get into a party quite easily, though you'll still be sub par to a full Party Musician.

Skills at Level 40 with all 3 life quests complete:
Priority(take all):
Mystic Mantra/ Transfusion Tune: MAX
Song of Concentration: Level 1
Dilligent Ditty: Level 5
Transfusion Tune: Level 2
Echo Guard: Level 1

Soothing Serenade/Song of Serenity: Level 4
Power Balad/Defensive Ditty: Level 7
Pet Snack Song: Level 2
Pet Training Song: Level 1

Options(You will only have enough points for 9 skill levels):
Courageous Chorus: Level 1-5 (recommended)
Pet Prayer: Level 1-2
Transfusion Tune: Level 2-3 instead of 1 (recommended)
Echo Guard: Level 3 insetad of 2 (decent)
Cheery Tune: Level 3 and Pet Praising Song: Level 1-2 (decent)
Dilligent Ditty: Level 7 (decent)
Song of Concentration: Level 5 instead of 1 and Hymn to the Goddess (recommended)
Sonic Swipe: Level 5 and Supersonic Swipe: Level 1 (decent)
Resurect Pet: MAX

Once you have these skills, ensure that Mystic Mantra and Transfusion Tune are maximum, and continue to put points into the priority skills. The other pet skills are optional, but at higher levels you will most likely not be able to afford putting too many points into them.

Tips:
This build is actually quite easy with points, and you should be able to max just about everything. However, you may want to keep your option skills capped, and focus on your priority skills.

4.0 Closing Words
Love them, or most likely hate them, you can't deny the fact that Hybrid Musicians are able to actually solo and party. If you're looking for a build that involves not just being commanded in a party all day long and not soloing all day long, these few builds may be the one you've been looking for.

4.1 FAQ

4.2 Links

4.3 Abbreviation Index
Muse - Musician
Hybrid - Two things in one, such as a Hybrid Car

4.4 Update Log
Nov. 23, 2008 | Added Stat builds, skill builds, introduction, Hybrid Musician introduction
Dec. 07, 2008 | Removed Pet Revive from skills, and modified all skill builds.

4.5 Special Thanks

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