Written by: KingPupsicle
Hello fellow duelists,
I’ve been following philx495’s Overall PvE Duelist Guide, but I'm ready for an upgrade. I searched around but haven't found anything similar to philx495's all in one duelist guide. That being said, this guide, and I use this term very loosely, is intended for anyone looking for Lv.80-89 content. This is still a work in progress, but it’s something for now. I am open to discussion and suggestions and will try to include them in future updates.
With the equipment below, you're aiming to cap SPD, DEF, and CDMG, get as much move speed as you can, get a decent amount of CRIT (about 75%), and maximize DMG. EVA is the lowest priority. This isn't a duelist specific goal. Most other classes, if not all, will follow a similar guideline. It might just be a little easier or harder to cap some stats based on their class specific weapons, envoys, etc.
Lordswrath (Dark Element) (Imperial or Bestial Core)
If you're ready to upgrade your Vengeful Sniper Set, this is what you want. Either get recipes from instances loot, other players, or Golden Dragon Points. The armor element should be what you fight against most. In the current content, I think the most common enemy type is dark.
Ghodroon's Supreme Dual Blades (Ice Element) (Destroyer or Deadly Core)
Use ice element for Snowflower. If you don't use it, element doesn't really matter. You don't need Nocturnal, since duelists should already be using the Bat Fang Envoy.
Perfect War, Arcane Frost, or a cheaper alternative like Blinding Reflection (Imperial or Bestial Core)
Perfect War is considered the best but is also the most expensive. Arcane Frost is a little cheaper, but I still consider this set pretty pricey.
Noripan's Emerald Leaf, Guzigla's Bloodied Tooth, and Theory Time Travel Code/the six Lv. 65 elemental trophies (Ancient Fang of the Fire Dragon, Ancient Frozen Skull, Ancient Thunder God's Soul Crystal, Ancient Mask of the Dark Occultist, Ancient Templar's Medal of Honor, Ancient Mask of the Wind Spirit) (Imperial or Bestial Core)
Keep Guzigla's Tooth in the lower trophy slot. The upper one is what you'll be switching. NORIPAN'S EMERALD LEAF MUST BE IMPERIAL. This gives you +8 move speed. Switch to this when not in combat. In combat, use either Time Travel OR the elementals. I read that if you +20 the Time Travel, you don't even need the elementals.
Offensive DMG + Elemental DMG for all 6 elements, move speed
This is similar to your trophies. Switch around depending on your situation.
Not too familiar with these yet. More info later.
This is new. Gold mounts now have stats. I think the most expensive is the +20% resistance. You can also get ones with +30% elemental damage for each type if you’re ok with more switching.
I also not very familiar with pets. More info later.
HP for hat. DMG for everything else.
Lava Slash Cut for weapon. Crimson, Sunrise, or Azure stones for the rest? Someone help me out with this. 6% CRT DMG and 2% DMG. Spining Balisong for belt, Deadly Wink for helmet, Snowflower for gloves, Cross Slash for boots, and subclass skill for armor (no duelist stone for this).
Get something with Dual Drive for weapon and DMG for everything else.
For costume, use Snowflower Mastery for weapon (or a more useful subclass mastery), elemental damage for hats (have six hats for all six elements and an extra boss damage hat if you want), Cross Slash Mastery for face, CRIT DMG Against Bosses for Body, and Extreme Speed for back. Don't forget to enchant those with some DMG costume enchantments too.
Once you’re all geared up, reset this and cap your speed and defense. I maxed DMG and put the rest in CRIT after that. I also maxed HP and used the rest to overcap DEF. That was to counter the reductions in instances. You can probably put those extra points in EVA I guess. Those are your only two options anyway.
Just try to upgrade to gold versions of everything from phil495.
This is what I have. With capped speed and one Deadly Wink, I just spam it on mobs after using Purple Lightning.
Eligos/Yarnaros is still what I see the consensus is.
15 move speed, 15 elemental resistance, and whatever you need to cap DEF and SPD. I put the rest of mine in CDMG.