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Warlock
Warlock.png
Job Base(s): Wizard
High Wizard
Job Type: 3-1
Changes At: Morroc
Number of Skills: 23
Total Skill Points: 106
Total Quest Skills: 0
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+1 +5 +4 +10 +6 +1


Overview

Warlock.jpg

Warlocks are the advanced version of the Wizard class. Their name is often abbreviated and then referred to as just "WL". They offer 2 viable roles: The instantcast killer and the crowd control support. Players will find that their roles in parties have drastically changed upon changing into this new class. No longer the primary DPS class most wanted for parties, but rather a fallback support class for controlling mobs and adding extra damage to finish off mobs. Still capable of great damage though, this class offers an interesting array of spells to choose from and offers players several paths in which they can take. The ice tree offers great crowd control with Jack Frost. The Earth tree offers great pvp capabilities with the ability to strip players of their equipment. And the fire tree offers a useful leveling spell as well as the highest dmg attack spell in the warlocks arsenal. Players also have the ability to memorize spells for instant casting at a later time, which can help with those nasty cast times

Job Change Guide

See Warlock Job Change Guide for detailed information.

This test has a very bad reputation for being the hardest of the job change quests. While maybe not the hardest, it can be slightly difficult to an unprepared player. The test is basically broken down into 2 parts:

-farming 2 quest items off very high hp high damaging monsters

-surviving a room full of high hp high dmg monsters.

The first part of this test sends you into the New World just west of Camp Midgard. It is recommended to get a friend or guildmate to help you with this portion, as it can get very overwhelming for an undergeared player. If you must solo it, it is strongly recommended to bring a teleport clip or alot of flywings and heal items.


For the second part, you will be locked in a small room and pitted against monsters with very high hp that do high dmg. This part may seem challenging, but is actually quite easy if you come prepared. Here are some tips for making this test easy:

  • stock up healing items and sp regen items past your capacity. you dont even have time to regen so dont even waste your precious cap trying to meet the games stupid 49% mark. Green Ales are a must. If you dont have a healing hat like witchhat/turkeyhat/fishinmouth, then bring slim white potions.
  • Increased HP potions. These give you a massive amount of leeway in this quest to be able to tank mobs that are beyond your capability
  • Wear gear and cards that add HP. Orleans gown with peco peco card works amazingly for this quest. Variant shoes will help alot as well.
  • Water resist potion or gear. Not needed, but helpful.
  • Hotkey the cast stones on your bar before you go into the room
  • When you are ported into the quest room, you may become disoriented and frantic. Take a breath, gain perspective on your surroundings and immediately cast storm gust. Unleash chain lightning on the mobs and then storm gust again.
  • Make sure to keep your health up enough to withstand a monster skill attack or 2. This is why having high hp gear will help tremendously
  • The water elementals do the most dmg so KILL THEM FIRST!!!! jupitel thunder the hell out of the ghost looking water elementals. THEY HIT HARD!
  • STORM GUST IS YOUR BEST FRIEND! level 1 storm gust will keep the room under your control instead of the room controlling you. Make sure to keep the mobs frozen the entire time, then you wont have to heal as much
  • using a combination of Mystical Amplification and Jupitel Thunder on the frozen targets will do the optimal damage for downing them fast if you have used up all of your cast stones

A Quick Explanation of Spellbook/Release: The basics to playing Warlock

With the addition of new powerful spells upon job change, players will now have access to 2 spells that allow for instant casting of learned spells. These 2 spells are:


File:Reading Spellbook.png Reading Spellbook
Release.png Release

The way this new system of casting works is that a player will have to purchase spellbooks from the Geffen Mage guild (the building where you changed into a mage). Once these spells are in inventory, players can cast Reading Spellbook and choose the spells of the books they currently own to 'memorize'. What this basically does is store up the spells in the warlocks memory to 'Release' when needed at a later time with no casting bar or cooldown delay (yes this bypasses the horrible 1 minute cooldown of Comet. That is where the Release spell comes in. Players will need level 1 Release to cast the memorized spell.

Each Warlock has a number of maximum slots in which they can memorize spells, based on their Base Level, INT and the level of Freezing Spell. This determines how many skills they can keep memorized at any given time. At level 150, a Warlock will have 15 slots, with an additional slot for every 10 int, and an additional 4 for every level of Freezing Spell. Slots = (4*Freezing Spell Lv) + floor(BLv/10) + floor(Int/10)

Builds

Basic Leveling Build (Comet)

  • STR: 10-20 (for carrying cap)
  • AGI: 1
  • VIT: 96 (rounds out to 100 with job bonus)
  • INT: 120
  • DEX: 84 (rounds out to 90 with job bonus)
  • LUK: 82

This build is built for survivability, high damage output, and supporting a party (which becomes the primary role of warlocks later on). This is the recommended leveling build for a beginning player, as it offers amazing survivability, still has high damage, and caters to those who might not have alot of money to purchase cast reduction gear. This build will give the player status immunity as well as the ability to survive high dmg hits while leveling. It is also a good build for doing ET runs since it will be able to take powerful attacks without dying in 1 hit (assuming the player has decent resist gear on)

Skills:

Jack Frost.png Jack Frost for crowd control

Crimson Rock.png Crimson Rock for early leveling

Chain Lightning.png Chain Lightning for single target killing

File:Reading Spellbook.png Reading SpellbookRelease.png Release for instacast

Comet.png Comet for leveling on mobs


Your primary spell cast will be controlling mobs with Jack Frost and Crimson Rock for damaging them. For the big game monsters, spell booking Comet will be optimal, unless a stringer is available for chainlightning spam. Due to extremely poor cast times, comet is the optimal spell to spell book for Turn in parties, otherwise keeping up with other DPS classes will be difficult. Regular Comet has a terrible 1 minute cooldown, which is another reason for it needing to be spellbooked. For optimal Crimson Rock damage, a Mora Crimson set is recommended

Tetra Vortex Build

This build plays on Tetra Vortex, with MAXed Freezing Spell, Frost Misty and Crimson Rock. Does well on PvP and WOE Environment, Great for MVP. Most of the Skills in the branch for Recognized Spell are omitted except for Release (NOTE: Level 1 is as good as Level 2 to Release Spells) and Radius. One may choose to MAX Radius or Freezing Spell; some favor Radius utility in expense of Freezing Spell. Some common skill sets are Jack Frost + Chain Lightning spams, Released Earth Strain and Wind Tetra Vortex on Frozen target/ Fire Tetra Vortex on Petrified target. Released Storm Gust or Jupitel Thunder are good for displacement and distancing. Disclaimer: The lack of White Imprison and Stasis for crowd control requires the Warlock to have a GOOD team support to be feasible in WoE environment; Fast Cast is very important for this build in PvP environment.

Some Game Play Pointers:

  • If enemy is using Evil Druid Card, MAX Crimson Rock usually one-shot.
  • If enemy has immunity, cast Earth spells to slow or petrify to buy time to switch element.
  • Use Release Level 1 Summoned Element Balls for checking out the target's element type.
  • Releasing Summoned Balls of opposite element as against the instant cast spells will result in a "Dual Element" attack.
  • the Summoned Elemental Balls do NOT have elemental factor for some servers = need clarification.

<= the Summoned Elemental Balls DO have elemental factor for iRO.

Disclaimer: This build is difficult to play for those who are reliant on White Imprison for crowd control.

For PvP/WoE Environment, Crimson Rock is not popular due to preference on Fire Element Armors to negate Rune Knights' Dragon Breath.

'PURE' Comet DPS Build

This build themed on getting the most out of Comet while sacrificing ALL survivability. This build is not recommended unless you have a dedicated tank at all times, as you will become a nuisance to party members and find soloing extremely difficult. There are many variations but Comet and Freezing Spell are to be maxed with at least 1 Level in Recognized Spell - recommended to Max Recognized Spell - few can survive a MAX damage Amplified Comet, even fewer can survive MAX damage Comet Rain. The demand for Pure Damage is key; Damage is never enough for this build. Mostly taken for Guild Support. Fast Casting Comet is useful in clearing the further backstage supports and hard choke points. Outstanding performance for anything when in a team of Warlocks with good Arch Bishop support - None can survive (Amplified) MAX damage Comet STORM... Use of White Imprison and Stasis is in high order for crowd control and survivability. Be Warned! Attempting this build is very difficult without support/funding in the later 100+ levels - especially if the intention is to MAX Radius, Marsh Of Abyss, White Imprison, Stasis and Recognized Spell altogether - some choose to MAX Soul Expansion as well due to extensive White Imprison usage.

Recommended Items:

Some Game Play Pointers:

Disclaimer: This build is the typical Glass Cannon.

Equipment

Headgear

5564.png Crown of Deceit [1]
5027.png Mage Hat


4366.png Kathryne Keyron Card
4052.png Elder Willow Card

Weapon

2000.png Staff of Destruction [1]
1636.png Thorn Staff of Darkness
2004.png Kronos

Shield

2138.png Bradium Shield [1]
2115.png Valkyrja's Shield [1]

Armor

2365.png Orleans's Gown [1]

Garment

2589.png Fallen Angel Wing [1]
+
4133.png Raydric Card
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

Footgear

2423.png Variant Shoes

Great overall footgear for the HP and SP increase.

Accessories

2607.png Clip
2788.png Bradium Earring
2873.png Cat Hand Glove

Card Suggestions:

4077.png Phen Card

This is needed for cast interruption protection. Using an Orleans's Gown will provide the same effect though and Orleans has better cast time reduction

Class Data

Skills

See Wizard Skills or High Wizard Skills for 2nd class Skills.

Skill Description Levels Type
File:Reading Spellbook.png Reading Spellbook
Learning Magic Books by reading them previously and seal them up. 1 Active
Freezing Spell.png Freezing Spell
Increase the amount of spells that can be sealed with the skill Reading Spellbook. 5 Passive
Radius.png Radius
Increases the range of Warlock magic skills and decreases their casting time. 3 Passive
Drain Life.png Drain Life
Strikes a single target with magical damage, and absorb some of that damage as HP. 5 Offensive
Soul Expansion.png Soul Expansion
Strikes a target at long distance with ghost element damage. 5 Offensive
White Imprison.png White Imprison
Imprisons the target temporarily behind a white magic curtain, preventing them from moving. 5 Active
Stasis.png Stasis
Players in the effective range of the caster, including the caster, cannot cast spells. 5 Active
Recognized Spell.png Recognized Spell
By gaining a greater understanding of your magic, you can make all of your magic skills deal max damage. 5 Active
Marsh Of Abyss.png Marsh Of Abyss
Curse a target with the Marsh of Abyss, slowing their movement. It also decreases the target's Evasion and Physical Defence according to the caster's INT and job level. 5 Active
Crimson Rock.png Crimson Rock
Summons a huge meteorite on the target, striking all targets nearby. 5 Offensive
Hell Inferno.png Hell Inferno
Conjures the fires of hell to burn a target. The skill causes Burning status effect, which continually deals fire element damage over time. 5 Offensive
Comet.png Comet
Calls a comet from space to crash down into the ground dealing MATK * (10-30) ~ (18-50) neutral element damage based on distance from blast center within a 15x15 radius. The skill causes Burning status effect. 5 Offensive
Frost Misty.png Frost Misty
Covers a 15x15 area in a freezing mist, causing MATK * 3~7 * (blvl / 100) damage and inflicting Freezing status to targets that enter. 5 Offensive
Jack Frost.png Jack Frost
Deals MATK * 13~25 * (blvl / 100) water element damage to targets under Freezing status effect. 5 Offensive
Chain Lightning.png Chain Lightning
Deals MATK * 5~17 * (blvl / 100) wind element damage to a single target. When a target is struck by Chain Lightning, it will also chain to enemies near the target. 5 Offensive
Sienna Execrate.png Sienna Execrate
Causes Petrification status to a single target and all targets nearby. 5 Active
Earth Strain.png Earth Strain
Causes the earth near you to shake and shoot up from below, dealing MATK * 21~25 * (blvl / 100) damage to those in range. Has a 6~50% chance of divesting weapon, helm, armor, shield and accessory on hit foes. 5 Offensive
Release.png Release
Throws your active Fire Ball, Lightning Ball, Water Ball and Stone that you currently have summoned to deal damage to a single target. 2 Offensive
Summon Fire Ball.png Summon Fire Ball
Summons a ball of fire near the caster. 5 Offensive
Summon Water Ball.png Summon Water Ball
Summons a ball of water near the caster. 5 Offensive
File:Summon Lightening.png Summon Lightening
Summons a ball of lightning near the caster. 5 Offensive
Summon Stone.png Summon Stone
Summons a magic stone near the caster. 5 Offensive
Tetra Vortex.png Tetra Vortex
Deals 4 blows to target foe, each hitting for MATK * 10~30 magic damage. Element of summoned stones determine the element of each hit. Causes one status effect from Burning, Freezing, Stun, and Bleeding status ailments. 5 Offensive

Skill Tree

Skilltree warlock.png

Job Bonuses

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11
STR 34
AGI 8 20 29 40 47
VIT 15 18 24 25
INT 1 2 7 12 23 35 36 41 44 45 50
DEX 3 6 13 19 28 39
LUK 31

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