Dragon Nest Assassin Second Job Change: Raven and Ripper Skills Review

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Assassin 2nd Job Change: Raven & Ripper



Raven and Ripper are two very different jobs.

Both jobs are elemental based but the dmg growth is much higher than normal non-elemental classes. In additon, the dev has lowered the fire and dark resist (in DDN), the disadvantage of elemental classes are not as severe as before.

Raven: dark elemental, mid-range, high burst, high skill damage. However, the disadvantages are the abundance of dark resist mobs and the low level of tough accessories (which gives high dark att %).
To make up for that, Raven has very high skill board damage ( in fact, it's the highest among all elemental classes)

Ripper: fire elemental, melee, high speed combo, short CD. However, fire elemental is relatively harder to stack. Nevertheless, fire resist monster are less encountered, and he has built-in fire buff (almost permanent).
Paladin's elemental aura is easily available as compared to the much rarer dark attack buff % from screamer. Futhermore, since you can equip high level accessories without the need to use low lvl tough accessories, Ripper has much higher raw stats than Raven. On the contrary, the skill damage of Ripper tend to be lower than Raven.

Last but not least, both these classes have a power basic job skill: Fan of Egde, which compensate their lower efficiency against high elemental resist mobs.
Fan of Edge Lv21: 2802% + 176166, CD 12sec!

Regardless if you are raven or ripper, this skill is a must learn!

For those who like fast combo, you should pick Ripper.
Attack speed 50% inc plates are available for most Ripper main skills; along with the +30% att speed inc from Cripple Punisher, the attack speed of Ripper is very fast

For those who prefer mid-range and burst damage, you should consider Raven instead.
Raven has very fast casting, burst DPS skills.

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Raven & Ripper Skill Review

The review was translated from half-sugar's article. All Raven's skills are dark-elemental while all Ripper's skills are fire-elemental.

Raven

Open Edge EX CD 9s
Lv16 - 780%+40329
EX 16 - 1014%+52428

3 hit: push, damage and explode (push doesn't have any damage)
EX increase 30% dmg

Take note do not use this skill horizontally.
This skill should be used as if it is gravity ball: aim it at the ground or else, you will lose majority of the dmg.

Applause EX CD 13s
LV16 - 1071%+32822
EX 16 - 1392% + 68156

Very large AOE; pull surrouding targets to the middle
The 30% dmg is the additional damage induced by the extra hit towards the middle.

Rake EX CD 18s
Lv16 - 192%+9043; Actual Damage -1920%+90430
(5 shurikens, each dealing 2 hits; 1 hit = 1 board; total 10 x board damage)
EX 16 - 192%+9043; Actual Damage - 3072%+144688
(8 shurikens, total 16 x board damage!)

Very powerful damage skills, against large sized boss; but weaken against small targets
Left click to throw the 3 additional shuriken normally; right click to throw it after jumping backwards.

Umbra CD 25s
Lv6 - 1438% + 36709
Deal damage to targets on the circle; also slow their speed by 50% (PVP 30%)
When the target try to attack or move, deal 30% additional damage (similar to Kali's curse).
However, this effect doesn't seems to work in PVE

It's actually like a high damage Slow Area (of Force User).
High damage and fast casting.
However, the skill doesn't hit aerial target.

Crooking Dead Fall CD 25s
Lv6 - 1900%+50785

Suction effect. High casting speed and high damage. However, if the kunai is thrown on wall or obstacle, it will have no effect at all.

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Ripper

Shift Blow EX CD 10s
Lv16 - 702% + 27319
16 EX - 1053% 40979

Damage increase 50%, 20% higher as compared to other EX's. The last charged attack can be released instantly with Right click. The fast release damage is the same as full charge damage.

EX has very larrge AOE; you can use the charging to change view and adjust attacking direction.

50% attack speed inc crest can be equipped to inc the speed of this skill. With +30% att speed more from Cripper Punisher, you can punch like a machine gun, especially with the support of FU or acrobat.

Camouflage EX CD 12 ~ 8 sec (CD decreases with level)
Lv16 629% + 24568 8sec
16 EX 818% +31938

Although the CD is lower, the CD is very short; can be activated with tumble + right click.
Left right for additional EX damage.

EX has enhanced AOE and additional superarmor break.

Blade Runner EX CD 13sec
Lv16 695% + 27319
16 EX 903% +29478

Additional AOE attack for the EX version
However, the weakness of this skill still persist: if you miss the first hit, the subsequent action will not be triggered. This causes the lost of the additional damage and the EX damage.

Arsonist CD 30sec
Lv6 - 30% fire attack ; 35% fire resist ; duration 24s
( with skill accessory 33.5% attack and 40% resist)

Although there is a 6sec blank period, you can add a 20% duration increase plate to it to make the buff almost permanent. This skill only increase the fire attack %, but will not change non-elemental skill to fire elemental.

Artful Chaser CD 20sec
Lv6 - 2604%+62634

Ripper main DPS skill; short CD and high board damage
Although the casting speed is slow, you can equip 50% attack increase crest to this skill.
Of course, you can choose +20% dmg plate instead, the choice is yours.

Due to the short 5sed Fade duration, the burst DPS of Ripper is much inferior to Raven.

However, this skill CD is almos the same as Fade; therefore, it is perfect to be used together with Fade.

Raven in Lv60 Nest



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Skill Accessories

Necklace: Arsonist, Crooking Dead Fall, Dedicate Shadow

Earring : Rain Drop, Mortal Blow, Dedicate Crow, Fade, Fan of Edge

Ring: Umbra, Artful Chaser, Lv16, 55, 60, 70 skills for both branches

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Skill Plate Type

Normal skill plate (+20% dmg) will not be mentioned here. Only special ones are listed. Stats are listed for A-rank plate only.

Shift Blow: Speed +50%
Crippler Punisher: Duration +20%; CD reduce 20%
Arsonist: Duration +20%
Artful Chaser: Speed +50%

Rain Drop: CD reset chance + 10%; CD reduce 20%

Dedicate Shadow: CD redcue 20%
Dedicate Crow: CD reduce 20%; Duration +20%

Access Chain: CD reduce 20%
Fade: CD reduce 20%.

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Reference:
http://forum.gamer.com.tw/C.php?bsn=13211&snA=116828&tnum=20

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