The ever-popular sword-wielding classes are intricately woven into the heart of MMOs. It certainly rings true in Maplestory 2, except for the fact that it gives the weapon a bit of spice with the Runeblade. As the name itself suggests, this class combines both magic and melee techniques. If you want to know how to make the most out of being a Runeblade, here’s an essential guide that can help you beat bosses and earn you major Maplestory 2 mesos.
The Elements and Attributes
In case you’re taking the game on the right from square one, here’s a rundown of what the Runeblade is all about: a strength-based high-mobility class that can utilize the elements ranging from Fire, Frost, and Storm for the offense.
Like what the class introduction says, you’ll be pumping a lot of STR early on. To be exact, it should reach the 100 limits. Once you hit that, go for either Health or Crit, depending on your personal preference or needs. If you’re unsure, now would be a great time to test it out, as the reset attributes option is there and it’s free. However, it’s unsure when the game feature will become paid, so you better take advantage now and start trying it out while it’s still free of charge.
Another aspect to keep in mind when choosing attributes to boost is which elements you’re going to focus on. For example, using a fire element increases your Health, so it’s up to you whether you’ll add more Health to boost further what the fire element already gives, or if you want to choose another attribute since you might feel that the boost is already enough anyway.
Piercing Goes First
Now we get to the gear. For this one, the prioritization would ideally be in this particular order: Piercing, Physical Piercing, Crit, Total Damage, Boss Damage, STR, and Crit Damage.
Piercing is pretty much self-explanatory, as all offensive classes have it. As for physical piercing, it’s good but not as beneficial as normal piercing. At times, it can even be weaker compared to the former.
Crit and Total Damage are also good investments, as each one allows you to make as much damage as you can. Both are equal, but if you prefer a higher damage cap, you’d be better off going with Crit. On the other hand, if you want more consistent damage, go with Total Damage. Also, given the fact that there are lots of bosses in the game, getting Boss Damage is a good thing.
Last but not least would be STR and Crit. Both are also equally important, but if you have to choose just one, make it a point to go with Strength, as Crit takes some time to build before it becomes useful. The fact that strength also offers a lot of perks makes this a viable option.
The Right Combination
Finally, we go to skills. With the various builds to choose from, you’ll need careful consideration to get the right combination.
First would be the Standard All Rounder Build. It’s simple, easy to use and make, and suitable for experienced and beginning players alike. This particular build relies on Blade Chasm and Whirling Blades and uses Storm as the main sigil.
Another build would be the Fire Clear Speed Runeblade Build. With this build, damage over time is the name of the game, and the Fire sigil, Echoing Blades, and Warding Flame with Rune Focus.
The last skill build for this guide is what’s known as the Highest DPS Runeblade Build. It also uses the Storm Sigil, and uses Whirling Blades as the primary offensive skill, with the rotation being Illusory Blades>Impact>Whirling Blades>Flurry using Blade Chasm.
And there it is – the basics of being a Runeblade. With this, you’ll be able to take on the class with ease. Do note, however, that this is just a general guide. In the end, how you’ll make your Runeblade powerful and unique is entirely up to you.