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Nyar's Bow Entrapper 101

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Introduction:

Entrappers have always been the staple farmer job but were now rendered a bit useless in farming past Nera Harbor or maybe even there too because of the implementation of minimum damage mechanic in the game. Before, the farmer Entrap meta was about using it's main weapons (dagger w/ shield) then building as much P.def to reduce damage of pirates to 1HP/hit and start building P.atk to 1hit them with Hunter Blast. Dagger+Shield Entrap is still manageable now but you'd be spending more attention on healing (thru pet) and potions with this build which is kind of tedious, that's why people use evasion build nowadays. However, Entrap's p.attack sucks due to lack of Dual Wield and thus, investing in evasion will limit your damage more. So there are two ways to go with this, switch to eva Arch Ranger/Blade Taker/Templar Master or if you're stubborn like me, you'd go Bow Entrapper for your farmer and that's probably why you're here lol.

 

Bow Entrap 101 Part 1: Elf (Nera Harbor) 

Path: Rogue>Ruffian>Scout>Rune Walker>Entrapper

Stats: Full STR

WHY NOT HUMAN BOW ENTRAP?

Actually, you could go human R>T>R>E/R>S>Ra>E if you want better damage and to avoid annoying party buffs but my only problem with human is the LOW Movespeed and eva compared to elf. Although the lower eva from these two paths won't matter as much on Nera Harbor 'cause you'll get enough with the help of philo on items. The skill set will be almost the same, the only difference is that human bow entrap can get Fire Arrow AOE early at lvl75 so it's easier to level up.

Pros:

  • Gives much higher evasion Job passive (28 eva total) than Ranger>Entrapper (better to take human for Ranger>Entrapper)
  • Has lvl 6 Side Step buff (15 eva)
  • Has party buffs: Whispering Wind (145 Crit), Whispering Fire (15% Crit Damage), Whispering Stream (20% Movespeed)

Cons:

  • Party buffs are annoying to cast (5-minute duration)
  • Lower P.atk (no Burning Rage toggle buff & lower Bow Training passive)
  • Pain in the ass to level (has dagger AOE: Wind Breaking only until Entrapper)

Note: I recommend using dagger and learning dagger skills (follow other Elf dagger Entrap guides) until lvl 105 and use Skill Reset OR if you have RM (you'll need RM buffs for farming), good low level gears and alt characters that can carry you on DD & NH Boost, you can learn the following skills below and grit your teeth for a pain in the ass leveling so you woudn't need Reskill later on lol:

 

Skills to learn

Rogue (lvl 1-19)

Active Skills:

  • Boost Light Sword lvl 1 (starter skill)
  • Dusk Slashing lvl 1 (optional, 1SP won't hurt)
  • Zephyr (max)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Eagle Eye (optional/doesn't really matter much for farmers)

 

Ruffian (lvl 20-39)

Active Skills:

Boost Light Sword/Dusk Slashing will still be your main single target skill

  • Wind Breaking (lv 1 only)
  • Zephyr (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Quick Move (optional, at this point it only lasts for 1 minute)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional, monsters don't hurt that much anyways)

 

Scout (lvl 40-74)

Boost Light Sword/Dusk Slashing will still be your main single target skill

Lure monsters and kill with Wind Breaking

Recommended grind spots: Giants (Way to Howling Ravine lvl 44 - 54), Rageful Cyclops (lvl 54 - 63) & DD up to lvl 75

Active Skills:

  • Zephyr (max)
  • Side Step (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Fatal Touch (max)
  • Whispering Wind (max)
  • Quick Move (optional, 2-minute duration only)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional)

 

Rune Walker (lvl 75-104)

Boost Light Sword/Dusk Slashing will still be your main single target skill

Lure monsters and kill with Wind Breaking

Recommended grind spots: DD up to lvl 80 and avail boost service or boost with alt farmer (if you have one lol) up to lvl 105

If you can't afford Boost Service, you can start maxing Power Shot>Double Shot & Bow Training from here and try to level up at Howling Caves 1/2F, Ghost Tree Swamp, and higher level maps/DD

Active Skills:

  • Zephyr (max)
  • Side Step (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Fatal Touch (max)
  • Whispering Wind (max)
  • Whispering Fire (max)
  • Whispering Stream (max)
  • Quick Move (max, I think it's 5-min at this point)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional)

 

Entrapper (lvl 105 onwards)

Active Skills:

  • Zephyr (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Extortion (max)
  • Quick Move (max)
  • Hunter Blast (max)
  • Power Shot > Double Shot (max)
  • Hunter Smoke (optional, not much impact really)
  • Fire Arrow (optional: for people with weaker gear as 2nd aoe)

Passive Skills:

  • Bow Training (max)
  • Long Shot (max)
  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional)
  • Eagle Eye (optional)

I recommend leveling up to lvl 110/115 to get more stat points and level up your hunter blast for more damage before deleveling to lvl 95/100 and start farming. 

You also lose 1eva per delevel so be mindful of that

 

Equipment:

Weapon: +12 Hurricane Stinger/Dragon Dusk [c]24/30str  [p]20str/14-15eva [r] 20pa

      or +12 Euryale's Bow [p]20str/14-15eva [r]30pa  (have better damage and you won't feel the -11eva penalty that much if you use 14-eva philo items)

Armors: 2 or 3 pc. Gardener Set [p]14-15 eva per piece. (Use movespeed rein on boots for smoother farming :D)

Helmet: Kynee [p]14-15eva [r]35dex

Rings: 2pcs. Hathor's Ring [p]14-15eva

Earrings: Darkened Gold Earring (or higher lvl earrings) [p]14-15eva or STR / Flick 19+pa / Flick ms (if you think you can maintain 290-300 eva when you delevel)

Necklace: Regulus/Hercules pa would work / Vestige Set eva/str / Chival pa if you're rich lol

Belt: FDS 19+pa

Head Accessory: the trusty Crit Slime

Wings/Cape: Phixus/KOD crit/pa

Costume Set: Bache/BWL/Panda Glove or Shinigami/Panda Boots

Side Note: My elf bow entrap NH farmer can still manage to maintain eva at 290-300  @lvl 105 even without using Light evasion & V.set while using E.bow STR. You can also use eva Holy Armor Set/HB.set eva if you want higher damage.

 

Bow Entrap 101 Part 2: Elf (Sahel Zone: Dino) 

Path: Rogue>Ruffian>Scout>Rune Walker>Entrapper

Stats: Full STR

This is practically just the same path and skill build as part 1. The only difference is the item build but we'll also focus more on the pros and cons of using Elf Bow Entrap when compared to the typical Human R>S>TH>AR/BT farmers in Sahel.

Also an important point to consider is you'll need RM + Destro (Fighter's Heart & Solid Weapon) buffs when farming at Sahel.

Pros:

  • The only reason why Bow Entrap works is because of the lvl 4 Extortion (+45% Drop Rate and shorter cooldown). Bow Entraps generally have mediocre damage when compared to AR/BT which can 2-hit Dinos with Hunter Blast + Smoldering Shot/Wind Breaking (good area too) while Bow Entraps usually kill Dinos with 2x Hunter Blasts. But because of lvl4 Exortion, you can cast it two times within 15-minutes and farm full 3-bags of weapon drops almost as fast as AR/BT. Furthermore, If you get really good equips, you may even 2-hit Dino with Hunter Blast + Fire Arrow and farm even faster than AR/BT.
  • Better evasion (28 vs 20 total eva Job Passives & Side Step lvl 6 = 15eva vs lvl 4 = 9eva)
  • Has better movespeed because of party buff.
  • Elf has better hairstyles lol

Cons:

  • Again, mediocre damage because of the lack of Burning Rage and low Bow Training (lvl15 only for elf) passive
  • Costly and requires really good items to actually do decent damage
  • Secondary AOE has poor area & damage (Fire Arrow only has 2.5m radius) even worse with elf because you'll only get it at lvl 15 max

 

Equipment:

Weapon: +12/13 Emerald Glider [p]15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]29-30pa

Armor: L.armor [c] 49-50str [p] 15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]25 str

Glove: V.glove [p]14-16eva [r]35str

Boots: L.boots [c] 49-50str [p] 15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]11-12eva/95-100 movespeed

Helmet: M.cap [p] 15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]35dex

Rings: 2pcs. Hathor's Ring [p]14-16eva (optional mix str/dex)

Earrings: Darkened Gold Earrings (or higher lvl earrings/Hegemonic Rainbow) [p]14-15eva

Necklace: V.neck [p]14-16eva [r]35str or Chival 19.7-20 pa (optional & use L.glove [p] 50str [r] 14-16eva)

Belt: FDS 19.7-20+pa

Head Accessory: the trusty Crit Slime

Wings/Cape: Wind Stalker's Hide 4+% pa

Costume Set: Bache/BWL/Panda Glove or Shinigami/Panda Boots

 

This item build probably would give you more evasion than you actually need (395-400eva) when you delevel to lvl 120-125 (optimum level for Dino farming) so I would recommend you switch like 2 items/accessories to STR like going V.set 50+str or V.glove eva + V.neck pa/STR / use 19.7-20 pa or 25-30str earrings.

 

Bow Entrap 101 Part 3: Human (Sahel Zone: Dino) 

Path: Rogue>Ruffian>Scout>Ranger>Entrapper

Stats: Full Dex / Dex Str Hybrid

Building this char can be a bit tricky, this has the same evasion with AR/BT from Job Passives and lvl 4 Side Step so the only way to make up for it is to use higher eva items or actually invest in DEX although you might end up with a lot of crit rate more than you need.

Also an important point to consider is you'll need RM + Destro (Fighter's Heart & Solid Weapon) buffs when farming at Sahel.

 

WHY NOT TAKE THIEF INSTEAD OF SCOUT?

You could also take Thief but here's the trade off. With Thief you'll lose lvl 2 Whispering Wind buff, 12 eva from Job Passives, and 9 eva from lvl4 Side Step in exchange for +2% P.atk & +2% Crit damage Job Passives. To me that's just not worth it especially in Dino where eva is very crucial.

Pros:

  • Better p.atk than elf (lvl 3 Burning Rage & lvl 20 Bow Training passives)
  • Like elf entrap: lvl 4 Extortion vs lvl 2 on AR/BT and possibly 2-hit dino with Hunter Blast + Fire Arrow
  • Has lvl 20 Fire Arrow (lvl 15 only on elf)
  •  Can get Fire Arrow at lvl 75 so leveling is easier
  • Has only two 5-minute buffs, less annoying

Cons:

  • Has lower movespeed
  • Evasion is lower by 14 than elf entrap (dex on stats may cover for this one)
  • Fast Reload's duration is so short (the skill is irrelevant for this build tho).
  • Also costly with the equips, if you go dex str hybrid stats you can probably use L.armor [c]49-50dex which is relatively cheaper than [c]str

 

Skills to learn (Same as elf up to lvl 75)

Rogue (lvl 1-19)

Active Skills:

  • Boost Light Sword lvl 1 (starter skill)
  • Dusk Slashing lvl 1 (optional, 1SP won't hurt)
  • Zephr (max)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Eagle Eye (optional/doesn't really matter much for farmers)

 

Ruffian (lvl 20-39)

Active Skills:

Boost Light Sword/Dusk Slashing will still be your main single target skill

  • Wind Breaking (lv 1 only)
  • Zephr (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Quick Move (optional, at this point it only lasts for 1 minute)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional, monsters don't hurt that much anyways)

 

Scout (lvl 40-74)

Boost Light Sword/Dusk Slashing will still be your main single target skill

Lure monsters and kill with Wind Breaking

Recommended grind spots: Giants (Way to Howling Ravine lvl 44 - 54), Rageful Cyclops (lvl 54 - 63) & DD up to lvl 75

Active Skills:

  • Zephyr (max)
  • Side Step (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Fatal Touch (max)
  • Whispering Wind (max)
  • Quick Move (optional, 2-minute duration only)

Passive Skills:

  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional)

 

Ranger (lvl 75-104)

You can now switch to using Bow, killing monsters and leveling is easier from this point if not for the exp curve lol

Active Skills:

  • Zephyr (max)
  • Fatal Touch (max)
  • Quick Move (max, I think it's 5-min at this point)
  • Power Shot>Double Shot (lvl 11-15 or max)
  • Fire Arrow - AOE (lvl 1-5)

Passive Skills:

  • Bow Training (max)
  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Long Shot (optional)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional)

 

Entrapper (lvl 105 onwards)

Active Skills:

  • Zephyr (max)
  • Detect Hole (max)
  • Extortion (max)
  • Quick Move (max)
  • Hunter Blast (max)
  • Hunter Smoke (optional, not much impact really)
  • Fire Arrow - AOE (max but you don't have to do it at lvl 105)

Passive Skills:

  • Bow Training (max)
  • Long Shot (max)
  • Death Sign (max)
  • Blindside (max)
  • Light Evasion (max)
  • Light Armor Expertise (optional)
  • Eagle Eye (optional)

 

Equipment:

Weapon: +12/13 Emerald Glider [p]15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]29-30pa

Armor: L.armor [c] 49-50str/dex [p] 15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]25 str

Glove: V.glove [p]14-16eva [r]35str

Boots: L.boots [c] 49-50str [p] 15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]95-100 movespeed

Helmet: M.cap [p] 15-16eva (optional mix str/dex) [r]35dex

Rings: 2pcs. Hathor's Ring [p]14-16eva (optional mix str/dex)

Earrings: Darkened Gold Earrings (or higher lvl earrings/Hegemonic Rainbow) [p]14-15eva

Necklace: V.neck [p]14-16eva [r]35str

Belt: FDS 19.7-20+pa

Head Accessory: the trusty Crit Slime

Wings/Cape: Wind Stalker's Hide 4+% pa

Costume Set: Bache/BWL/Panda Glove or Shinigami/Panda Boots

 

Here, I'm not really sure if you could switch some eva accessories for STR/pa and have around 395-400 when you delevel to 120-125 (you lose 1eva per delevel), maybe you can switch just one item like an earring or get 25++Str/19.8-20pa on either V.glove or V.neck to save some gold since full eva V.set is really expensive.

 

My guide is done! Thanks a lot for reading! :D

 

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glad someone post this path. nice guide :P

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1 hour ago, Ban said:

glad someone post this path. nice guide :P

Thanks man, people kinda laugh at me during the shield entrap era lol, they don't know I was ahead haha

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On 7/11/2020 at 7:41 PM, Enzyme said:

this path is ok for pvp also??

Purely for farming, Entraps in general have mediocre damage to even excel in PvP

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