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CHAINS! Jun 26, 2013 @ 3:29pm
How's Giant?
I'm just wondering if it's cool being a giant? Been a human for the longest time. Not planning on making a giant, but I just hear they're cool. What do you guys know?
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Herostar~Corrupt Jun 26, 2013 @ 6:52pm 
dunno, I'm an elf. from personal experience, I think giants are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s -_-
don't get me wrong, some people use them right, but when ya use them to hunt down elves for no reason, jesus, deserve's a crossbow bolt right between their eyes...
Hot Biscuits Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:38am 
Originally posted by Herostar~Corrupt:
dunno, I'm an elf. from personal experience, I think giants are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s -_-
don't get me wrong, some people use them right, but when ya use them to hunt down elves for no reason, jesus, deserve's a crossbow bolt right between their eyes...
Usually it's the other way around.
Giants hunting down elves for no reason? The onus is really on the "victim" for turning on EvG PvP in the first place (and keeping it on). They knew the risks and went along with it.

To answer the question, I don't see much giant players on my server (Ruairi), but the few I come across are godly powerful. Knew a giant who singlehandedly took down the G8 dragon boss using just fighter skills. He didn't even get hit once. Shame about the lack of clothing options though. Giants really get gimped on that part, but other than that, pretty much most of the giants I've come across are pretty badass.
Red Fraction Jun 27, 2013 @ 5:46am 
well, in a nutshell

Humans > Elf melee / Giant (non-existant) ranged
Easy Difficulty

Giant Melee > Human Melee
Mid Difficulty

Elf Ranged > Human Ranged
LEGENDARY Difficulty

For an expanded explanation, keep reading

humans are the super well rounded race in mabinogi, i'd imagine most of the balancing done revolves almost entirely around them, they're "good" at everything but they're not "great" at anything, as jack of all trades, humans are capable of adapting to any situation and is generally the easiest race to get into (at least, in my opinion)

giants are the brutal in your face kind of race that loves to beat down on anything that comes within range of their fists of whatever weapon they happen to be holding, they're great at dealing a massive amount of damage at close range, they are, however, lacking in the ranged department, they don't have access to the archer talent at all, and they use up more mana to cast spells than any of the other races, giants start off strong and stay consistently strong right up until the end

elves are the masters of ranged combat, and although they're the go-to race if you love attacking at a distance, they're still very capable of taking enemies head on with melee, elves in mabinogi are the fastest runners out of the three playable races, they can run circles around most enemies with ease, combine that with their ability to run while aiming and you end up with the ultimate kiters, while elves don't get the ability to dual wield, they instead have access to dual shots every time they use their ranged attacks, in terms of magic, elves have the highest mp and int growth which means more mana to cast spells with and more damage to dish out damage with said spells, elves are the weakest race to start off with initially, but with plenty of time and investment they turn into deadly long ranged killers easily capable of matching or even surpassing humans and giants with their high powered long ranged attacks


well, that should cover everything,

also as a side note, when i say elves need alot of time and investment, i really do mean A LOT, you'll need a dex stat of about 900 or more with heavily upgraded gear to reach the point where your able to match/surpass a giant or human of equal stats and gear, and it is not easy gaining that much dex, if you've already started playing you'll probably know how much effort is needed to gain even just 10 dex
Last edited by Red Fraction; Jun 27, 2013 @ 5:48am
CHAINS! Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Well thanks everyone I think I'm informed enough to say, "whatever."
Terler Swerft Jul 1, 2013 @ 11:33pm 
I'm sorry but you are completly wrong in what you're stating. No race is any better then the other, it depends on stats, and ranks. and most importantly your gear and playstyle. also human ranged is FAR more accurate and better than elf ranged. and also, run and shoot in pvp? yeah i guess that works (if you want your opponent to win) a high skilled human archer is far more powerfull than any elf, shoots farther and more accurate, and with arrow revolver, faster.

900 dex too surpass humans and giants? not alot of people even have over 500. my experiance? played since beta. 7.9k human. 4.1k giant. 3k elf. Human: falcondor-Tarlach
Originally posted by Red Fraction:
well, in a nutshell

Humans > Elf melee / Giant (non-existant) ranged
Easy Difficulty

Giant Melee > Human Melee
Mid Difficulty

Elf Ranged > Human Ranged
LEGENDARY Difficulty

For an expanded explanation, keep reading

humans are the super well rounded race in mabinogi, i'd imagine most of the balancing done revolves almost entirely around them, they're "good" at everything but they're not "great" at anything, as jack of all trades, humans are capable of adapting to any situation and is generally the easiest race to get into (at least, in my opinion)

giants are the brutal in your face kind of race that loves to beat down on anything that comes within range of their fists of whatever weapon they happen to be holding, they're great at dealing a massive amount of damage at close range, they are, however, lacking in the ranged department, they don't have access to the archer talent at all, and they use up more mana to cast spells than any of the other races, giants start off strong and stay consistently strong right up until the end

elves are the masters of ranged combat, and although they're the go-to race if you love attacking at a distance, they're still very capable of taking enemies head on with melee, elves in mabinogi are the fastest runners out of the three playable races, they can run circles around most enemies with ease, combine that with their ability to run while aiming and you end up with the ultimate kiters, while elves don't get the ability to dual wield, they instead have access to dual shots every time they use their ranged attacks, in terms of magic, elves have the highest mp and int growth which means more mana to cast spells with and more damage to dish out damage with said spells, elves are the weakest race to start off with initially, but with plenty of time and investment they turn into deadly long ranged killers easily capable of matching or even surpassing humans and giants with their high powered long ranged attacks


well, that should cover everything,

also as a side note, when i say elves need alot of time and investment, i really do mean A LOT, you'll need a dex stat of about 900 or more with heavily upgraded gear to reach the point where your able to match/surpass a giant or human of equal stats and gear, and it is not easy gaining that much dex, if you've already started playing you'll probably know how much effort is needed to gain even just 10 dex
Last edited by Terler Swerft; Jul 1, 2013 @ 11:39pm
MrBoltstrike Jul 2, 2013 @ 7:05am 
Giants are the strong arms and tanks of the game. They can wield any human two-handed sword in one hand with a shield in the other. This includes lances. Giants posess more aoe and tanky abilities, namely Stomp, Taunt, and Wind Guard. They have the potential for some of the highest strength values in the game.

Giants can learn magic but magic skills cost more mp to use than with the other races. Giants currently lack a solid ranged attack. Throwing attack is underapreciated even though it can become quite powerful. However, once gunner is released, the issue of range will be nonexistant since they rely on strength and int values for damage.

Personally, I'd start the game and play through the tutorials as a human. I'm pretty sure you can still get a free elf and giant for siding with the other races.
Aquasol Jul 2, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
They're big, they're tanky, but unfortunately rare and highly limited in looks(for now).
White Mage Jul 4, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
giant have no love elf bithces love to say how OP gaint are think of it jsut way graint are the black slaves and no boddy likes them now ther a civle war going on me my self i like giant at lest we dont run like ♥♥♥♥♥hh elfs
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