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    Is DRK useful fighting HNM?

    From what I have heard so far, DRK is not that useful in HNM fight beside stuning the mob. Is that true? What's DRK's role in HNM fight? And below is part of a DRK guide writen by a lvl 70 DRK Awntwan long time ago. This seems contradicting what I have heard.

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    What is HNM and why is DRK so useful?

    HNM are Hyper/Hard/Highly Notorious Monsters, basically they have a lot of HP, spawn once a day (used to be once every 3 days) and drop really nice items that are very expensive. RNG isn't that efficient because A) Lots of monster HP means lots of arrows spent, B) Too much damage results in a dead RNG. Since the best way to get the monster hate off a RNG is to kill the monster, and you can't really "just kill it" with an HNM... yeah The next in line for cumulative damage would be DRK, and this is the place where DRK/WAR is the best post-60, in HNM hunts. Since you don't really rely on skillchains that much in HNM fights, DRG and SAM aren't really that ideal.

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    no.

    SMN>blm>WAR=MNK> rng > drk in damage.

    i need to level up RNG sometime...

    UPDATED JAN 20

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    dont listen to mifaco, congratulations to DRK Yin fer adman hauberk ok?

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    drk is very fucking useful we try and fit them in to the best of our abilities

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    *stun
    *WS are strongest in game (Sneak Trick Spinning slash)
    *link well with rangers
    *Do good damage as well

    in our ls DRK are the RNGs counterpart.

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    Re: Is DRK useful fighting HNM?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewind
    SAM aren't really that ideal.
    [/disgusted]

    But SAM would be a lot, lot better if they could light skillchain with rangers...

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    Re: Is DRK useful fighting HNM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier
    Quote Originally Posted by freewind
    SAM aren't really that ideal.
    [/disgusted]

    But SAM would be a lot, lot better if they could light skillchain with rangers...
    don't feel bad. axe/great-axe doesn't even chain with rng for lvl3s =(

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    Re: Is DRK useful fighting HNM?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewind
    HNM are Hyper/Hard/Highly Notorious Monsters, basically they have a lot of HP, spawn once a day (used to be once every 3 days) and drop really nice items that are very expensive. RNG isn't that efficient because A) Lots of monster HP means lots of arrows spent, B) Too much damage results in a dead RNG. Since the best way to get the monster hate off a RNG is to kill the monster, and you can't really "just kill it" with an HNM... yeah The next in line for cumulative damage would be DRK, and this is the place where DRK/WAR is the best post-60, in HNM hunts. Since you don't really rely on skillchains that much in HNM fights, DRG and SAM aren't really that ideal.

    well he sure knows what he's talking about... not... lawlz

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    Sams are great for hnms. Their ws does good dmg and they can always get tp twice as fast as other melees. They dont have to look for mobs to tp off of. Also if you dont want to give hnms tp you can just meditate. 2hr solo sc lvl 3 renkei sc at the end or just do 3 gekkos to finish hnms etc etc etc.. Dunno I feel that my level 75sam is way more useful end game then my war /w ridill.

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    This guy bumped a lot of really old posts, going to lock them all.

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