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Best Soul Eater Skill Build in Dragon Nest [T4]

Written By Leynard Ondar on Wednesday, April 03, 2013 | Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Soul Eater in Dragon Nest is your typical "Marie Laveau" in real life. A Vodoo Priestess which practices the dark rituals of vodoo, summons ghosts to aid her in battle and curses her enemies. This class focuses more on her charms and debuffs. In addition to the vodoo skills, she also has a great ultimate which is quite useful in terms of crowd control and, her ultimate skill do have more damage than Phantom's Avenger. And oh yes! The name Soul Eater is pretty cool as it's like the Anime Soul Eater :D.

Now, if you love those kind of qualities, then Soul Eater is the class for you. And to help you build up a great Soul Eater in Dragon Nest, I have decided to put up a guide which will basically feature the skills of this class and, will try to determine which are the best skills you must get for this class.

So let's cut to any long introduction and go forth with my Soul Eater Skill Build Guide in Dragon Nest. 

Note: Please be reminded that this isn't the final skill for Soul Eater in Dragon Nest SEA. Further testing of the skill is needed and this page may change without further notice. All the materials you will see in this page are based from extensive research of the class and of course, with the help of my friends from Dragon Nest China. Thanks Guys! You know who you are :D. But anyway, you can follow this skill build as I think it's pretty good and it was tested by my friends already from DN CN. Just don't spend that skill initialization scroll yet! 

First, let's see my future level 50 Soul Eater Skill Build...
Kali Skill Tree

Screamer Skill Tree
Soul Eater Skill Tree
Kali Skill Tree

The only thing you need to bear in mind in this skill tree is to fullfill the 45 SP requirement. Well, that doesn't mean that you should invest SP on every skill as randomly. I strongly suggest that you get this skills in the Kali skill tree:

Despair Needle- Get this skill especially if you are a hardcore PvP kind of player. The damage of this skill isn't really that significant. What you need from this skill is its utility. Take note that this skill can trap the hit enemies inside the needles for a certain time (last longer if they have no escape mechanism) and, it can even hit enemies on the ground which is basically good to chain your combos.

Negative Ghost- Why level this skill and not Despair Needle? Well, basically for its debuff. At level 6, it will impose a debuff which makes the enemy NOT attack you for 7 seconds. It's some sort of silence or you may even call it as an aggro diffuser, which can be used on those annoying enemies that can interrupt some of your skill casting.

Phantom Guard- A great buff skill for party, which can be a very good asset in Nest raid. You can't see the full potential of this skill when your MP is still low as it will drain a lot of it in just a few seconds. But, if you have already geared up your Soul Eater (with 100k+ MP and good MP regeneration), you won't notice your MP decreasing. Instead, you will see how useful the super armor and the MP instead of damage conversion it gives you and your party while this buff is on. Lastly, you can use a skill plate which will increase the duration of this buff as instead of 23 seconds, it will be 27.6 seconds which makes it almost a permanent buff.

HP Mastery, MP Mastery, Mind Conquer- This class is pretty squishy that is why we need the extra HP we can get and, MP is really valuable for a Soul Eater. Just look back the previous skill and see how important it is for this class.

Aerial Evasion, Spinning Step, Dummy Ghost- Max these skill for evasive purposes.

Ghost Kick, Hand of Slave- If you are a PvP fanatic, go get these skill. Ghost Kick for positioning while Hands of Slave for getting up quickly after being downed.

Screamer Skill Tree

In this tree, they say that the following skill are great for a Soul Eater, and you should level these skill high or even max it.

Phantom Claw- It can dish out good damage to the enemy and this will be one of your main skill used in your combo rotation. A good source of DPS when you are a Soul Eater.

Chain Claw- Yet another good skill as a Soul Eater. It gives good damage and can launch enemy into the air. Basically, it works like the Magma Punch of an Alchemist. You can either level this high or to just 6.

Phantom's Rage- I will put the rest of my SP here. Why? Because this skill is like Moonlord's Moon Blade Dance. It gives good damage and at the same time, you can cast this skill unharmed. Level 6 is sufficient for this skill as the damage will peak at this level.

Rampage Claw- From seeing this skill personally and from what I have heard from my friends in Dragon Nest China, I can say that this skill is the most reliable source of DPS for a Screamer. It's an instant cast skill which deals great damage to the enemy and, don't forget that it will give you the chance to stun the enemy for a certain probability. It makes it a perfect skill for PvP.

Increase Soul- Like Phantom Guard, you won't see this skill's full potential at low level due to very fast consumption of HP. However at high level, you will see a very huge increase of your magical attack when using this skill for the cost of HP. Well, if you think that you have enough magic power anyway, you can skip this skill and add the sp meant for this skill to those which can dish out more damage.

Important Note: Great to stacked with Spirit of Genie.

Stigma of Curse- PvP fanatics level this skill high not to be as a DPS skill, but for the increase of the duration of the debuff that will be given by this skill. They will say that 10 seconds is pretty useful so that your Puppet can both damage and distract your enemy well but for me, 8.5 seconds is enough. Anyway, it has a 10 second cooldown which you can use anytime you want. Just remember that when you attack a "Branded" target again with this skill, it will cancel the current effect.

Summon Puppet- If you are playing HON then you would probably say that "Oh! It's like Puppet Master's SS". Yes, it's like Puppet Master's ultimate! Whatever the puppet's linked to deals the same dmg. Its like a voodo doll. In pvp everyone hates you for this but in PvE its probably what gets you in parties as you only need to "Brand" a target and once "Brand, the party only needs to attack the puppet. Obviously, I want that puppet on the field as always so I prefer to max it.

Beast Spirit- In PvP, this skill is pretty hard to land and I think it's best that you just level this skill to 1 if you are going pure PvP build. However in PvE, you can max this skill as it can deal a lot of damage at high level and, don't forget that its debuff which is 50% of the damage dealt, is applied to it every 2 secs for 12 secs. 

Go for Dragon's Soul and Get Phantom's Avenger too...

I have asked my friends from Dragon Nest China about the two Screamer Ultimate and this is what they have to say about it: "GO FOR PHANTOM'S AVENGER ALL THE WAY". This ultimate gives a good damage to the enemy but that's not the fun part. After you have done the ritual of becoming possessed by the spirit (dealing AOE damage to the enemy), you can now become invincible: your movement speed will increase, your skill cooldown will decrease and the damage dealt to you will decrease. If you think about it, this will be the skill you get if you mix paladin's divine avatar with acrobat's spirit boost :D. However, you still must get Dragon's Soul as it is a prerequisite in getting your Soul Eater skills. That is why I will have both ultimate when I become a Soul Eater.

The other skills that I haven't mentioned in this tree will be left at level 1. You only need some of these for utiity, in activating the "Branded" and "Cursed" status, and some for plain prerequisites. While others are left at 0 because I feel that they won't be that useful for me.

Special Mentioned and Noteworthy Skills

These are the skills which you can invest your SP into. I myself is planning to test these two skills if they are worthy and if they do, then I will surely add them to my final Soul Eater skill build.

Grudge Formation- This is one of the noteworthy skill that I might get as a Soul Eater. It has great use in terms of party plays. It works like Consecration which it has a very wide AoE range. The only difference is, instead of lowering the light resistance of enemy while dealing light damage, this skill deals dark magic damage and at the same time: increases the physical of the party, increases the dark resistance of all party and decreases the enemies super armor. PvE-wise, I think it's a pretty decent skill and that is why it's worth a try.

Soul Eater Skill Tree 

Spectre of Rain- Summons the Ghost of Pain in front. The pain pierces through the enemies to give damage and gives them Ghost's Curse. When affected by the Ghost's Curse 3 times, an explosion occurs to give additional damages. 

Soul Scream- Summons Ghost of Grude to attack enemies in front with screams of sorrow. Enemies attacked will be too shocked to give critical attacks but will have increased chance of critical attacks on themselves and reduced resistance to critical attacks. 

Spirit Paper Ex- Spirit Paper is enhanced and 2 talismans are added. When there are [Branded] targets, 1 additional talisman will be added. Also when 30% of attacks are hit, the attacks are changed to explosive damages.

If you are looking for the level 70 Soul Eater skill build, then I suggest you click the link below:

Best Level 70 Soul Eater Skill Build in Dragon Nest [T4]

I will appreciate if you do suggest something on my future soul eater skill build. Drop some thoughts on the comment box below.
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