Posted by Leynard Ondar at Monday, September 24, 2012
Elestra is without a doubt the coolest babe in the world of Lagendia. Not only that she freezes everyone with her stunning beauty, but she can actually freeze any enemy and send them to an Icy abyss. The strength of Elestra comes from her Ice attacks which gave him the advantage of controlling the playing field. With her slow and freeze attacks, she can deliver vicious blows which will put someone to sleep.....PERMANENTLY!
However, what I really love about her is that, her Ice attacks stacks a freezing debuff which can literally increase the damage taken by the enemy. I don't know if you notice this but, based on my experience, my damage can increase a 100% if I can properly stack the freezing debuffs. For example, when I use Glacial Spike and then it hits and freezes the enemy, it can actually give me 50% more damage to the next skill I cast. Even more, if I cast Glacial Wave, a few seconds after Glacial Spike, then I notice that it will give me a 100% damage boost! Soo cool isn't it?! That is why, Elestra can be so darn good in dealing huge damage in both PVP and PVE while supporting her teammates. So, are you ready to become an Elestra?
If you're ready, then the first thing you need to do is to find out first what are the most needed skills for this class. To help you decided which skills to choose, I have put up a guide which will definitely help you in creating the perfect skill build for Elestra. My build will focus on maximizing SOME of the Ice attacks of the Elemental Lord and getting SOME useful fire skills on the way. I have consulted fellow guildmates with this skill build and so far, they think it's great! So, without further ado, I give you my preferred skill build for an Elestra in Dragon Nest SEA.
First, I would like to show you my current level 50 skill build for my Elestra. If you have thoroughly followed my skill points allocation, I'm pretty sure that you have extra points left. At this point, its your decision on which skill you want to allocate them. Its either on most needed fire skills for more fire power or on the Ice skills which will benefit you more slow/freeze debuffs. Its totally up to you! In my case, my final skill tree looks like this:
|Sorceress Skill Tree|
|Elemental Lord Skill Tree|
|Elestra Skill Tree|
How to use: To use this skill more effectively, cast this only when the enemy get slowed significantly.With the help of a lot of slowing skills from Elestra, I'm pretty sure that you can manage to make this skill hit your target.
Additional Details: I don't know if you have notice but, this skill has the ability to break some skills. It can break the casting of skills like Smasher's Laser Cutter.
Physical Mastery, Mental Mastery, Mind Conquer- Max these skills to boost your HP, MP and MP recovery.
Elemental Lord Skill Tree
This is the most crucial part of the skill build. In most cases, other guides will tell you to go pure Ice as it is more suited for an Elestra. However, with DN SEA using the T4 version of the skill tree, that might be a very bad idea. For those who doesn't know, some Ice skills has been nerfed (there damage has been insanely leveled down) to the extent that it's close to being useless. And, if you compare the difference in the damage between the fire and ice skills, you'll definitely see a sizeable advantage of the fire skills. In addition to that, some Fire skills outshines Ice skills when they are leveled up as the increment gets insanely high if you do so. And lastly, if you do want to maxed out ALL your Ice skills due to someone have said that the movement speed reduction percentage/duration and the cold resistance reduction will significantly get high at max level, don't take their words! I've tested it and it has given me headaches! You'll definitely end up messing your skill tree. The facts are these:
Frost Wind- At level 6, it will only give you 1 seconds increment in movement speed duration but no increment in movement speed percentage.
Glacial Spike- At level 7 it will give a 6 seconds freeze duration.
Icy Shards- At level 11 it will only give a 1 second additional slow duration, but no additional percentage in both cold resist and movement speed reduction.
Freezing Field- At level 7 it will only give you a 2 seconds increase in duration to both cold resist and movement speed reduction. When you continue leveling it though to level 8, it will give you a 4 seconds duration in both debuffs but still, no additional percentage.
Frozen Spike- Even if leveled up high, the only thing that increases in this skill is its damage not the status effects applied on the enemy.
Chilling Mist- At level 7, you will gain a lot of damage output from this skill but still, it will give a 7 seconds duration to both cold resist and movement speed reduction.
Shatter- At level 7, the damage becomes 430%+5016 but the movement speed reduction will still be 7 seconds in duration.
Knowing all these facts, would you still maximize all the Ice skills as an Elestra? I think not. So, what I recommend is not to max SOME of the Ice Skill at the EL skill tree. Pick those most needed Ice skills and get SOME very useful damager fire. My preferred skill build for an Elestra would be like this:
Important Note: This skill has decent super armor breaking capability. So, you may use this skill for utility as an Elestra.
Frost Wind- Get this skill. A good skill to slow enemy after you blink. Very useful in terms of PVP.
have especially in PVP.
Hell Fire- You do have fire skills, so why not get this passive skill? It's not a bad idea increasing the critical damage of your fire skills when you're a hybrid Elestra
Elestra Skill Tree
As always, I will also show you my preferred skill plates for an Elestra. At the moment, I'm using the following skill plates for my charater:
Flame Road- 20% increased damage
Chilling Mist- 20% increased damage
Ice Shield- Hit damage decreased by 15%
Fireball- 20% increased damage
Ice Barrier- 20% increased buff duration
The level 60 skill build for Elestra is on a different page. You can check it out by clicking the link provided below:
Level 60 Elestra Skill Build in Dragon Nest SEA [T4]
If you are looking for the recommended Elestra Item Build, then I suggest you go to this link:
Recommended Elestra Item Build
If you are looking for the level 70 skill build for Elestra, then go click the link below:
Best Level 70 Elestra Skill Build in Dragon Nest [T4]
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