After a long wait, finally my Silver Hunter guide is up-to-date. The last time I update this post is in 2018. But today, you can follow my guide to build your Silver Hunter in 2020, September patch of SEA server.
Back to the topic. Well, there’s almost no change in this class in the last 2 years, except the gear. But I will try to update all aspect including skill build, skill rotation, heraldry, talisman, and much more.
Silver Hunter’s main stats are using Magical attack, intellect, critical damage, and light attribute. So, boosting these 4 stats are very crucial.
Silver Hunter’s main skills are called Holy Skill. Make sure you remember this word so I can explain everything easier in this guide. They include Spiral Bolt, Aerial Wild Shot, Arrow Storm, Deluge Bolt, and Rising Wind.
After you follow this guide, you can go to any Nest and Fission Maze at least labyrinth 7. I build and learned this class just only for 10 days. So, you can do that as well, or even faster.
But before you read my guide, please check my gameplay below to find out whether my fighting style suits for you or not.
Silver Hunter is a spin-off class of Archer which a fusion from her root class, including Artillery, Sniper, Wind Walker, and Tempest. But things that make her so unique is she could fly while attacking the enemies as long as possible.
However, to make her fly, you have to take an awakening quest in level 50 that will give you the skill to transform into Silver Hunter and all of her skills will turn into the Holy mode. The Holy mode skills are available to be used in mid-air.
That’s why the art of “mid-air-offensive” will determine whether you are able to use this class correctly or not. But of course, you can also use the main skills on the ground, but they tend to have a slower action speed and lower in damage.
So, becomes a normal attacker, or mid-air attacker? You have to decide it! Unfortunately, if you want to be a normal attacker, then I can’t give you any advice, cause actually, I’m a mid-air attacker.
If you want to become one like me, then you can follow my guide here. Don’t worry, I’ll give you the skill rotation and tips as good as possible to make you stay in the mid-air as long as possible.
First thing first, let’s talk about the buff potential that will make your Silver Hunter stronger and dangerous for the enemies.
Silver Hunter has 4 buffs that you need to activate it along your way. They are:
Prosperity. All archer class have this buff. It will increase your attack speed and fatal hits for 8%. Lasts for 900 seconds
Hunter Eye. A unique buff that’s only belong to Silver Hunter. It will increase your Magical Attack for 40% and Intellect for 30%. Lasts for 900 seconds.
Magic Arrow. Enhanced by Class Mastery 2. It will make Holy Skill and Tornado Shot become stronger. It lasts for 10 seconds.
Silver Hunter Transformation. It is transformation skill that will make your Holy Skill could be used in mid-air. Because of this reasons, you are become the mid-air attacker.
Silver Hunter only has one debuff. However, it’s powerful enough if you can combine it with the Magic Arrow buff above.
The debuff is called Rising Wind. But you need to use it when in Silver Hunter mode . Or else, the debuff won’t be activated.
The Rising Wind debuff will make your enemies suffer from both magical and physical attack by 20%. However, it lasts for 10 seconds so you have to rotate your skill very quickly if you want to utilize this debuff.
Just like the other class, Silver Hunter also has Class Mastery that make her very unique and make you transform into Silver Hunter mode during any fight.
Class Mastery 1. Because of Class Mastery 1, the Silver Hunter transformation skill will be always available for you. Everytime you hit the enemies using Holy Skill, Silver Hunter transformation cooldown reduce by 3 seconds. It is also boost your intellect by 50%.
Class Mastery 2. When Liberty Attack is used, Tornado Shot changes into instant skill. The instant and regular Tornado Shot doesn’t share cooldown. However, unlike the regular, the instant can’t be used in the middle of the air. So, I think the developer want us to not always in the middle of the air. Sometime we need to landed down and use this instant skill. Because of this reasons, I don’t use CM2 too much.
Class Mastery 3. Magic Arrow turns into light attribute. When you use this skill, Tornado Shot and Holy Skill damage will increase by 20%. It’s hugely affect my fighting style and rotation. I have to cast all skill as fast as possible, which I explain in the skill section below.
Just like the other spin-off class, Silver Hunter also has her own selection skill. Sometime this skill will make new comer very confuse. But you can follow my recommendation below. Please note that this selection build just only for PVE.
Enhanced Evasion. I chose B. Imagine after you successfully counter attack the enemies, you cast the CM2. That’s gonna be an awesome way to counter attack.
Enhanced Attack. I chose A. It will boost your final damage by 10%. Despite B will boost your Light Attribute by 15%, but my build still prefer to get final damage more. Before you choose this option, make sure you have FD stat from Ultimate Plate or other gear. Zero FD won’t give any effect from this option.
Enhanced Function. I chose A. It will make your falcon stronger. Also, I don’t use Trap skill, so it’s no meaning to choose the B option. As simple as that.
Silver Hunter Ex. I chose B. It will reduce the Silver Hunter cool down so you can be in SH mode during any fight. While A option, I don’t know how to explain it, maybe it will very useful in PVP.
After you understand about its potential, so let’s dive deeper.
Just like the other spin-off class, my skill build is pretty straightforward. Please note that this skill builds for PVE only.
But before that, please watch the Silver Hunter Skill showcase below to better understand about skill that I will explain later.
Skill Build PVE
It’s almost the same with the previous skill build I created 2 years ago. But because there are some changes, let me show you again my skill build below.
It’s very straightforward, right? Just like before, I don’t use Trap Master skill. Despite so many player using it in PVE (using Freeze Trap), but I still have no idea why they are doing that. Is it worth to take? Is freeze trap will make enemies suffer more damage? If you know something, please leave the comment below.
Skill Rotation and Combo
And now about the skill rotation and combo. In my fighting style, I’m always in Silver Hunter mode all the time and using several skills in mid-air without exception.
The main key is, your tumble, Flamingo, Air Raid, and Monkey Catch. Let’s dive in.
Preparation is very important to make you achieve success in any element! So, let’s make a preparation first before fight the monsters.
Activate Prosperity. It will boost your attack speed and fatal hit by 8%. It lasts for 900 seconds so you can set and forget.
Activate Hunter Eye. It will boost your Intellect by 30% and Magical Attack by 40%. It also lasts for 900 seconds so you can set and forget, as well.
Summon Falcon. C’mon, he is your best friend!
I use this pattern before fly to the moon. Surprise attack only consists of 2 skills.
Class Mastery 2. By using Liberty Attack, you can use Tornado Shot instant skill.
Ultimate Destruction Area. I cast it everytime it’s available. But it can’t be used in the mid air.
That’s why I said that developer don’t want us to stay in the air. This surprise attack is a real prove!
Time to Fly!!
After I launched the Surprise Attack above, usually I always fly as long as possible. Even until my Silver Hunter mode reached its limit. To do that, you need to manage your skill rotation well, and don’t forget to use tumble, air raid, and monkey catch.
Tumble and Flamingo. It will leave you in the air.
CM 3 of Magic Arrow. It will make you stay in the air higher and make your Holy Skill and Tornado Shot become stronger. It doesn’t matter if it hits the enemies or not, but I just only need its buff effect.
Rising Wind. We need to give the enemies debuff first. Just like the Magic Arrow buff, Rising Wind debuff only lasts for 10 seconds, so in the next phase, you have to cast Holy Skill as fast as possible.
Cast Aerial Wild Shot, Arrow Storm, Deluge Bolt, and Spiral Bolt without pause and mercy. It will give a huge damage to the enemies.
Tornado Shot. You can relax for seconds here.
Monkey Catch. To reset your crazy movement.
CM 3. Again!
Tumble and Air Raid. While waiting your Holy Skill available to be used again.
Then back to number 4 or 3.
Please watch the video below how I did that!
On Several Situation
I use the Moment Evasion every time the enemies hit me. It will activate your counter attack. Sometimes, I follow it up with CM 2.
It’s different with the other Archer which are the non-elemental class, Silver Hunter is possessing Light attribute attack. She also uses the magical attack, so, you have to stack the light element, MATK, and Intellect at the same time.
After world remaster 3 has been released to the public, we can acquire the Skilla set easier, just doing the main quest and you will get Lapis and other items for crafting Skilla.
Here is my gear for BEGINNER:
Skilla Set. Craft through blacksmith. You can get the material needed by clearing the main quest combined with clearing Mission Board quest or other ways.
Legion Malachite Rings. You can buy them in the Trading House.
Heavenly Corundum Necklace. You can buy it in the Trading House, as well.
Determination Earring. Free equipment after you reached level 95. I don’t change the earring because I need elemental stats on it.
And for the costume sets, I’m using Mystery Solver set you can buy through David using Hero’s Blood, Sweat, and Tears point.
But if you use Blood Moon Jade, make sure you change your Helm and Shoes with Goddess armors “Stuck Time”. It will make your Rising Wind more and more powerful.
While for dragon jade, Dragon Nest has change the system into Vibrant dragon jade. So the first thing you need to do is to measure your Critical stat and defence first.
Vibrant Attack. First, focus on your Critical Rate. If it is still below 89%, choose Vibrant Fatal. If it does, choose the Vibrant Limitation instead.
Vibrant Defence. While for defence, you need to measure you Physical and Magical defense first. If they are still below 70%, choose Iron Wall and Tent. But if they did, choose the Vitality instead.
Blood Moon Jade. It will change your Rising Wind into explosive and give a very huge damage to the enemies.
Heraldry and Skill Plates
For the heraldry I’m using:
And for the Skill Heraldry includes:
Arrow Storm. Damage 20%
Rising Wind. Cooldown 20%
Deluge Bolt. Damage 20%
Tornado Shot. Damage 20%
Aerial Wild Shot (Goddess). Damage 57%
Skill up Heraldry. Rising Wind +1
If you are using the Blood Moon Jade:
Arrow Storm. Damage 20%
Deluge Bolt. Damage 20%
Tornado Shot. Damage 20%
Aerial Wild Shot. Damage 20%
Rising Wind (Goddess). Damage 57%
Skill up Heraldry. Rising Wind +1
For the talisman, I’m using Talisman Slot Extension Coupon 30 Days. I bought it through David using Hero’s Blood, Sweat, and Tears point. So, I can open 4 additional slots!
Here are for beginner and starter with a very low budget:
200%. Magic, Intellect, Ultimate
175%. Fatal, Limitation, Wind
125%. Iron Wall, Tent, Health
100%. Life Vitality
By using this build, I personally get stats like:
MATK: 2.9 M
Physical Defence: 75%
Magical Defence: 70%
Critical Damage: 264%
Ice Attribute: 56%
Final Damage: 66%
Please note that the stat above is in city and NOT COMPLETE YET. I’ll update it later after I acquire all Vibrant Jade and Skilla shoes. Also, I have a plan to get Goddess shoes and helm “STUCK TIME”. So make sure you come back to this post later.
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