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Mechanic
Mechanic.png
Job Base(s): Blacksmith
Mastersmith
Job Type: 3-1
Changes At: Juno
Number of Skills: 29
Total Skill Points: 102
Total Quest Skills: 0
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+6 +3 +7 +5 +3 +5


Overview

The Mechanic is the third job class of Blacksmiths/Mastersmiths. They have developed their skills beyond forging and basic combat by concentrating on the creation of machines, powered suits, and also improvement on their Axe abilities. Mechanics are given the choice of two paths to follow: Mado Mechanic or Axe / HSCR Mechanic. A hybrid of the two is also possible.

Mado Mechanics utilize a system called a Madogear, enabling them to use ranged damage, party support skills, massive damage AoE attacks, and a range of WoE skills that make the Mechanic a very formidable foe. The other path is the Axe / HSCR Mechanic, which continues to use the Mastersmith skill, High Speed Cart Ram and can also use the Axe Tornado AoE outside of a Madogear. Mechanics can use any weapon with High Speed Cart Ram, but have to use an axe for Axe Tornado. They also have the ability to create Fixed Autonomous Weapons (FAWs) which are capable of physical gunfire or ranged magic attacks.

As is the case with all Merchant classes, this class can be very expensive to play and is not recommended as a beginning character.

Job Change Guide

See Mechanic Job Change Guide for detailed information.

Tip: If you use a Frildora carded garment, you can bypass the mobs on this test. Otherwise, it is recommended to go in with alot of potions, anodyne, and keep yourself buffed to the max and spam HSCR to down mobs quickly.

Builds

Mado Mechanic

(The numbers in captions represent the base amount + job stat bonus)

  • STR + 100 (93+6+1 from 'Hilt Binding')
  • AGI + 1+ Optional, but at least 57 BASE (57+3) is recommended for resists and skill reduction on Knuckle Boost+HSCR(if you lose your suit or want to go hybrid build for mvping or WOE)
  • VIT + 100 (93+7) or (120 if going Suicidal Destruction build for WOE)
  • INT + 70-90 or (120 if pure suicidal destruction build)
  • DEX + 100 (97+3) (for cast time, HIT, and Expert Archer bonuses with Heroic Backpack or Fallen Angel Wings)
  • LUK + 30 (25+5) (small stat bonuses, including how 3 LUK = 1 ATK)


Mechanics are now able to equip the Madogear which is capable of ranged damage, party support skills, and massive damage AoE attacks. This build however requires keeping different catalysts in inventory at all times to use Madogear skills. It must be noted as well that priests cannot heal Mechanics who are in Mado suits so Mado Mechanics would have to use Healing Items on their own. Also, it can get pretty expensive comparatively to continually buy materials to be able to use Mechanic skills. This is not really a problem for a Merchant class though, because of the Enlarge Weight Limit skill that enables carrying more items (Gym Passes stack with this, and increase the weight limit even further). Mechanic also has a surprisingly high base Weight Limit.

It is not possible to acquire all of the Madogear skills however. The player will have to decide whether they want to lean more towards a PVM build or a full out offensive WOE build. Another downside to the Madogear is that the Mechanic loses the Madogear upon death, which can be a problem when inside instance dungeons such as Endless Tower. This could be quite frustrating if the Mechanic is not at a high base level with decent resistance gears and HP for survivability. On the other hand, parties and guilds love support builds because of their excellent utility. It is possible to go hybrid, with both support skills and enough attack skills to be perfectly capable of solo play.

Additional Tips:

  • Enchanting / carding for ranged damage (Expert Archer) will increase attack damage, as all of the Mado attacks are considered ranged attacks.
  • Arm Cannon receives a massive damage boost vs undead/demon type when buffed with Aspersio on top of the bonus already given by holy cannonballs. This can be used to the advantage of players do to MASSIVE dps vs these type of monsters. (yes the 2 elements stack and this combination works with dark cannonball + cursed water as well!)
  • Arm Cannon is also endowable with elements, so use converters and sage enchants to your advantage


The Combat Skills


Arm Cannon.png Arm Cannon
: Primary AoE attack spell based off ATK. Damage can be boosted by adding STR/ATK or range damage boosting gear. Often players will only use level 2 (5x5 radius) for leveling, and level 3 (3x3 radius) is only used for MVPing and PVP. Has high SP cost at higher levels, and will require high INT or SP leech gear to maintain.
Ice Launcher.png Ice Launcher
: Works very much like Storm Gust but has a much lower chance of freezing and a much faster cast time with considerably less damage. With Magic Strings this has a very quick cast time, and becomes much more spammable because of the reduced cast delay. The spell is fairly useless for PVM due to the low proc rate of freeze, but it is quite amazing in WOE for protecting Emperium when combined with status ailment mailbreaker/swordbreaker
Flame Launcher.png Flame Launcher
: An AoE fire attack that does fairly mediocre damage. It work similarly to Bowling Bash. Only recommended to get as prerequisite for Arm Cannon though because the extra point for level 3 can be better spent on other things.
Knuckle Boost.png Knuckle Boost
: A spammable single target attack that has a very low cast time, and no cast delay. AGI can improve DPS significantly with this skill because it has no delay. Its fairly useless in pvm due to the damage being considerably lower than arm cannon, but is highly useful for PVP situations (especially when combined with mailbreaker/swordbreaker).
Vulcan Arm.png Vulcan Arm
: A splash damage attack that is based on DEX, user's level, and ranged damage boosts. Not a very effective skill but needs to be maxed as prerequisite to Ice Launcher, which is also prerequisite to Arm Cannon.
Pile Bunker.png Pile Bunker
: Removes defense buffs from enemies. This can remove Kyrie Eleison, Assumptio, Mental Strength, Guard, Millennium Shield (only usable with the Pile Bunker weapon). This is a pvp spell so only get if you are going to be PVPing or doing WOE
Infrared Scan.png Infrared Scan
Scans a 15x15 cell range around the caster to reveal any hidden enemies and decreases their Flee rate by 30%. Mostly a spell for pvp/WoE as it wont have much use outside of pvp
Magnetic Field.png Magnetic Field
: 7x7 AoE that freezes everything around the Mechanic. Highly useful for WOE as it also drains the SP of all those within its range. This spell will freeze the caster as well, but this effect can be countered by casting Hover beforehand
Suicidal Destruction.png Suicidal Destruction
This spell is highly notorious in WOE for being the most overpowered spell in the game. With high enough INT, players can easily 1 shot kill everyone within a 7x7 radius of them. Has a pretty fast cast time as well. The downside to this spell however is that you lose your mado suit and it drains all SP to 0, thus making it a 'going down in a blaze of glory' type last ditch effort attack. It also has a 5 minute cooldown, so use it wisely. The formula for this spell works off HP/SP/ATK just like Sura attack spells


The Self Buffs and Party Support Spells!

Acceleration.png Acceleration
A must have spell that boosts walking speed considerably. Only 1 point is needed in this as its easy to spam
Front Slide.png Front Slide
A very useful spell with many uses including: escaping hit lag, escaping eminent death, pulling mobs, or even just travelling around town faster. Backslide is also helpful for WOE/PVP but not mandatory
Neutral Barrier.png Neutral Barrier
: Blocks ranged attacks and magic attacks in a 5x5 area around the Mado(like a larger mobile version of Pneuma). Invaluable for WoE as well as for protecting a party from ranged MVP AoE attacks or even just biolab monster attacks. The only downside to this spell is that it blocks your own attacks if the monsters manage to come within the spells range, so it can be dangerous to level with this spell unless the mobs are ranged or a tanker is present.
Analyze.png Analyze
: Lower the defense and magical defense of target. Slightly helpful for MVPing as well, as it works on boss protocol monsters. Can add an extra couple 1000 damage to mATK/ATK spells like Genetics Cart Cannon
Repair.png Repair
Allows the player to Heal themselves while in mado or heal other mados around them. This spell has ups and downs. It is a very powerful heal with no cooldown or cast time that can heal a player to full hp in only 4 casts. The downside is that it requires not only fuel catalysts but repair potions as well. The repair potions weight up to 14 weight EACH, and cost over 1000z. Due to the weight of the Repair Potion's, it is recommended only to use this spell in emergency situations or skip it altogether and just use a healing hat. Another downside is that it doesn't auto cast, and instead pops up a targeting icon so that each cast has to be aimed at the actual mado, very much how the priests spell Heal works.
Stealth Field.png Stealth Field
: Puts up a 5x5 force field around the mado that makes party members become untargetable. Enemies will be unable to kill the Mechanic's party members, and will be forced to focus their attacks on the Mechanic instead who does not receive the buffs effect. Extremely valuable for WOE
Elemental Shift.png Elemental Shift
: This spell changes the mado into the desired element. Creates a similar effect as that of wearing elemental armor but without having to actually wear the armor. This is a must have spell for MVPing as well as an invaluable must have for WOE to protect against attacks such as dragons breath
Fire Earth Research.png Fire Earth Research
: Boost resistance to these 2 elements and adds a small portion of damage as well. This spell is complete garbage due to its extremely badly done math formula, and provides very little resistance or damage boost. Not worth the points at all.




Axe / HSCR Mechanic

  • STR + 100 (stat points beyond 100 are very costly, and are better utilized in other stats like LUK for more ATK and other bonuses. Every 3 LUK = 1 ATK)
  • AGI + 80-100 (for faster High Speed Cart Ram spam and single target DPS)
  • VIT + 93-100 (stun immunity, HP pool)
  • INT + 20-40 (higher SP pool and adds damage to FAWs)
  • DEX + 80-100 (for HIT, 80 for PVM, up to 100 for MVP / PVP)
  • LUK + 20-40 (every 3 LUK = 1 ATK, and other small bonuses)


This build is for players that enjoyed the classic style of Blacksmith/Mastersmith play. However it performs VERY poor in PVM and is recommended only as a PVP/MVP build.


Axe Boomerang.png Axe Boomerang
This is an 8 cell ranged attack spell that hurls the axe at an enemy and knocks it back 6 cells. Fairly worthless for PVM due to its 3 second cooldown but has some applicable PVP/WOE use.
Axe Mastery (Mechanic).png Axe Mastery (Mechanic)
This must be maxed out as it adds more damage to Axe-Tornado
Axe Tornado.png Axe Tornado
is a mediocre AoE, as well as the ONLY AOE, that the Axe Mechanic has access to. It's damage is based on ATK and receives a very slight bonus from having high VIT/HP. Max out Axe Tornado and Axe Mastery for maximum damage. This spell caps out at about 12k damage per 3-4 seconds which makes it extremely poor for survivability since you are unable to wear a shield to cast it and VERY poor for killing high end mobs which have upwards of 60k to 100k+ hp. Elemental Converters can help out with additional DPS boost of this spell
FAW Magic Decoy.png FAW Magic Decoy
This summons a rooted minion that casts bolts on surrounding enemies. Helpful for PVP and can add a slight dps boost in MVP.
Fire Earth Research.png Fire Earth Research
Do not waste points on this spell as it is quite worthless. The formula for resist and damage boost is a complete joke and almost completely unnoticeable.
Power Swing.png Power Swing
This spell is Gravity's poor attempt at creating a third job substitute for High Speed Cart Ram. This spell utterly fails because it has a 1 second cast delay, where as HSCR has no cast delay. The only benefit to this spell is that it has a 10% chance to stun. But in almost every possible situation, HSCR is the better option
Madogear License.png Madogear License
Despite it saying its for MADOGEAR, this spell also adds ATK outside of madosuit, which makes it quite helpful for Axe Mechanics who need any extra DPS they can get


High Speed Cart Ram (HSCR) is a very high DPS single target skill that will be the primary killing spell for MVPs and PVP. It is great for killing certain MVPs, or for killing off one or two monsters that are not killed by an AoE skill. A Pile Bunker (the weapon) can be used with HSCR, which has very high ATK, and is a mace so the Mechanic can equip a shield. A Giant Axe can also be used as well, which has bonus damage to the HSCR skill. This weapon is two handed however.


It is recommended to create a hybrid Axe / HSCR build that also has some Mado skills for leveling purposes. Mado skills like Arm Cannon are mandatory for leveling beyond level 120 or so, as Axe Tornado will not have adequate damage for higher HP monsters.

One option is to max out the magic FAW skill as it can aid the Mechanic in leveling and PVP and possibly even in MVP. FAWs are very cheap to make (can store all the mats in cart) and do considerable damage, so it can be worth summoning them for a little bit of dps boost.

Auto-attack Crit builds with auto-cast gear perform decently vs MVP's due to the blacksmith and mastersmith damage/speed boosts. This is an option for players experiencing trouble with MVPs having too high of flee rate

Equipment

Madogear Mechanic

Headgear

5208.png Rideword Hat [1]
4468.png Dark Pinguicula Card
5564.png Crown of Deceit [1]
4366.png Kathryne Keyron Card
(for faster Arm Cannon cast time)
18522.png Evil Marching Hat [1]
4468.png Dark Pinguicula Card

18656.png Witch's Pumpkin Hat + 5475.png Gozarian Mask - This combo adds +50 ATK as well as 15% damage vs undead/demon


Airship Captains Hat - Adds ranged damage which boosts Arm Cannons DPS

+7 Star-Spangled Bandana [1] - If upgraded to +7 or higher, Increases damage for all races by 10%


Mid/Lower

5363.png Robo Eye's - Increase damage by 2%, +1 dex

5325.png Pirate Dagger - +5 ATK

Gangster Scarf - +5 ATK


For MVPing:

5363.png Abysmal Knight Helm [1]

Card with Elemental Resist cards or Status Resist cards


Weapon

1549.png Pile Bunker

This is the highest ATK weapon of any weapon in the game exclusive to only the Mechanic class. There is a quest to make the pile bunker that requires a few materials and a Brocca (see the Pile Bunker quest). A pre-made Pile Bunker can also be purchased from merchant vendors. Broccas can be purchased in Hugel with Prize Medals or also from merchant vendors.

13413.png Twin Edge of Naght Sieger [3]
13412.png Twin Edge of Naght Sieger [3]
4094.png Archer Skeleton Card

Both swords are viable to use, but the red sword provides an extra 10 ATK. MUST be carded with three Archer Skeleton Cards, otherwise the damage will be too low. The ranged damage boosts from the card make this a viable leveling weapon, and can be shared with Geneticists. Another bonus to using this is that a shield can be equipped with it, and can be carded for more resistance.

1377.png Hurricane Fury [1]

While not the most ideal choice for weapon due to it being two handed, this can be a viable leveling weapon. Can card it with Archer Skeleton Card for more damage. This will put the player at a disadvantage of not having racial reductions, but does provide some resistance against Medium sized monsters.

Shield

2147.png Round Buckler [1]
2138.png Bradium Shield [1]
2168.png Immune Shield [1]
Only if overupgraded
2122.png Platinum Shield

with each of the common racial resist cards

For MVP:

2115.png Valkyrja's Shield [1]
4253.png Alice Card


Armor

2394.png Glorious Suit
This can be purchased with 820 KVM badges. KVM can be earned by doing SLEIPNER seal quest or exchanging Eden Merit Badges
2364.png Meteo Plate Armor [1]
This armor has high defense
2357.png Valkyrian Armor [1]
Only use if the indestructibility is needed
2375.png Diabolus Armor [1]
2376.png Assaulter Plate [1]
with
4337.png Porcellio Card
4031.png PecoPeco Card

For MVPing: (Elemental Shift should be used for element resist with regular armor if MVPing with mado-suit on)

2345.png Lucius's Fierce Armor of Volcano [1]
2347.png Saphien's Armor of Ocean [1]
2349.png Aebecee's Raging Typhoon Armor [1]
with
4105.png Marc Card [1]



Garment

2589.png Fallen Angel Wing [1]
+
4133.png Raydric Card
Expert Archer enchants for more damage, or Spell enchants for faster cast speed
2576.png Heroic Backpack [1]
+
4133.png Raydric Card
2554.png Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb [1]
+
4133.png Raydric Card
The garment and its card is a primary source of damage reduction. Fallen Angel Wings and Heroic Backpack provide many damage boosting effects and can also be carded. Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb provides some elemental resist and a chance to leech SP when attacking.



Footgear

2423.png Variant Shoes

Great overall footgear for the HP and SP increase.


Accessories

2744.png Sprint Ring - Reduces cast time by 10% and cast delay by 5%. This is great for Arm Cannon cast reduction

2725.png Medal of Honor
x2 OR set bonus with
2772.png Glorious Ring

Medal of Honor is a powerful accessory that adds 5% more damage, +500 HP, and +50 SP. Glorious Ring is also useful for 10% damage reduction against certain elements, 300 HP, and 3% cast reduction. When combined, these two items has a set bonus, and have a total of 10% additional ATK/mATK, +10% resistance against certain elements, and +5% increase in rejuvenation from healing items.

2655.png Bloodied Shackle Ball
+
2408.png Shackles

A good alternative for the ATK bonus, but can be heavy.

2910.png Bakonawa Agimat Tattoo - +7% atk, aspd +10%


WOE Gear

Headgear

2655.png Abysmal Knight Helm [1]
5172.png Beret
2289.png Poo Poo Hat
18600.png Cat Ear Beret [1]


Weapon

1549.png Pile Bunker


13032.png Mailbreaker [3]
13031.png Swordbreaker [3]

Combined with Ice Launcher and Magic Strings, this weapon is quite amazing for WOE due to Ice Launchers spammability under strings effect. Card with status ailment cards: Marina, Familiar, Magnolia, Metaller, Plankton, Requiem

Armor

15046.png WoE Plate [1]
2394.png Glorious Suit

Shield

2115.png Valkyrja's Shield [1]
4253.png Thara Frog Card

Garment

2586.png WoE Manteau [1]

Footgear

2483.png WoE Greave [1]

Accessories

2772.png Glorious Ring
x2

Kafra Carded accessories are helpful for elemental resist as well

Axe / HSCR Mechanic

Headgear

5208.png Rideword Hat [1]
or
18522.png Evil Marching Hat [1]
(for 7% more damage if upgraded to +9)
Both hats carded with:
4468.png Dark Pinguicula Card [1]

Weapon

1377.png Hurricane Fury
+
4281.png Zipper Bear Card

Best overall weapon for Axe Tornado.

1549.png Pile Bunker

Great weapon for HSCR, and can wear a shield because it is a mace.

1387.png Giant Axe [1]

Decent ATK, has a HSCR damage bonus.

1396.png Vellum Guillotine

A decent weapon even for PVM due to the high ATK.

Armor

2364.png Meteo Plate Armor [1]
This armor has high defense
2357.png Valkyrian Armor [1]
Only use if the indestructibility is needed
2375.png Diabolus Armor [1]
2376.png Assaulter Plate [1]
with
4337.png Porcellio Card
4031.png PecoPeco Card
Good for recovering SP with Axe Tornado:
4279.png Earth Deleter Card [1]


For MVPing:

2345.png Lucius's Fierce Armor of Volcano [1]
2347.png Saphien's Armor of Ocean [1]
2349.png Aebecee's Raging Typhoon Armor [1]
with
4105.png Marc Card [1]

Garment

2576.png Heroic Backpack [1]
+
4133.png Raydric Card Card
2554.png Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb [1]
+
4133.png Raydric Card Card

The garment and its card is a primary source of damage reduction. Heroic Backpack provides many damage boosting effects and can also be carded. Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb provides some elemental resist and a chance to leech SP when attacking.

Footgear

2423.png Variant Shoes

Great overall footgear for the HP and SP increase.

Accessories

2725.png Medal of Honor
x2 OR set bonus with
2772.png Glorious Ring

Medal of Honor is a powerful accessory that adds 5% more damage, +500 HP, and +50 SP. Glorious Ring is also useful for 10% damage reduction against certain elements, 300 HP, and 3% cast reduction. When combined, these two items has a set bonus, and have a total of 10% additional ATK/mATK, +10% resistance against certain elements, and +5% increase in rejuvenation from healing items.

2655.png Bloodied Shackle Ball
+
2408.png Shackles

A good alternative for the ATK bonus, but can be heavy.


Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Acceleration.png Acceleration
Increases the Madogear's movement speed for a short duration. 3 Supportive
Analyze.png Analyze
Analyze the target's status and decrease its DEF and MDEF 3 Active
Arm Cannon.png Arm Cannon
Fires upon an enemy using a large cannon mounted on the mado gear. 3 Offensive
Axe Boomerang.png Axe Boomerang
Throws an axe at long range dealing damage and knockback. The weight of your axe increases your damage. 5 Offensive
Axe Mastery (Mechanic).png Axe Mastery (Mechanic)
Increase ATK up to +50 and HIT up to +30 when having an Axe weapon equipped. 10 Passive
Axe Tornado.png Axe Tornado
Spins rapidly like a whirlwind with an axe striking all targets around you. The VIT stat increases your damage. 5 Offensive
Back Slide (Mechanic).png Back Slide (Mechanic)
Move the Madogear quickly backwards. 1 Active
Cooldown.png Cooldown
Removes Overheat status from the Madogear. 1 Supportive
Divest FAW.png Divest FAW
Allows the user to remove a FAW from the ground. 1 Active
Elemental Shift.png Elemental Shift
Change the Madogear's elemental property. 4 Active
FAW Magic Decoy.png FAW Magic Decoy
Construct a FAW which will use long distance magic attacks against enemies. 5 Active
FAW Silver Sniper.png FAW Silver Sniper
Construct a FAW which will use long distance attacks against enemies. 5 Active
Fire Earth Research.png Fire Earth Research
Increase ATK up to +50 and DEF up to +30 against Fire and Earth property monsters. 5 Passive
Flame Launcher.png Flame Launcher
Set enemies on fire with a flamethrower, has a chance to cause Burning status.. 3 Offensive
Front Slide.png Front Slide
Move the Madogear quickly forward. 1 Active
Hover.png Hover
Make the Madogear hover over the ground to avoid traps and magic attacks. 1 Active
Ice Launcher.png Ice Launcher
Shoots very cold gas onto enemies to deal damage, has a chance to cause Freezing\Frozen statuses. 3 Offensive
Infrared Scan.png Infrared Scan
Reveals all enemies in a large area, and may decrease their FLEE. 1 Active
Knuckle Boost.png Knuckle Boost
Shoot a rocket fist at a far away enemy 5 Offensive
Madogear License.png Madogear License
Decreases the movement speed penalty when operating a Madogear. Increases ATK by a small amount. 5 Passive
Magnetic Field.png Magnetic Field
Immobilizes all enemies in an area and continuously drains their SP 3 Active
Neutral Barrier.png Neutral Barrier
Protects against ranged physical and magical attacks in an area around the caster. 3 Active
Pile Bunker.png Pile Bunker
Attacks the target with many drills to cancel defensive magic. 3 Offensive
Power Swing.png Power Swing
Strikes a target with an axe dealing damage and stun. There's a low chance to invoke Axe Boomerang. 5 Offensive
Remodel Mainframe.png Remodel Mainframe
Increases DEF and overheat limit while mounted on a Madogear 5 Passive
Repair.png Repair
Allows the user to recover HP of any allied Madogear user. 5 Supportive
Stealth Field.png Stealth Field
Gives all targets around the caster Cloaking status. Does not affect the caster. 3 Supportive
Suicidal Destruction.png Suicidal Destruction
Detonates the mado gear causing horrific damage to the surrounding area. Has very long cooldown. 3 Offensive
Vulcan Arm.png Vulcan Arm
Attacks enemies using a large caliber gun mounted on the Madogear. 3 Offensive

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