Portal Knights

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Greifenherz Feb 20, 2017 @ 2:35am
Class Build Discussion
Hey guys! :D
I'm not a very clever man, and as such I often tend to make very weak characters in RPGs to the point where I'm often struggling to kill normal (if tougher) enemies. That's usually when I open google and just search for builds people found to be working, and check if I can't just use those to improve my enjoyment with the game.
Well, problem is, everything I've googled so far has brought up super out-of-date builds and very incomplete explanations as to what gear/skills are used and how skill points are attributed.
That's why I thought it'd be cool for people to have a thread where they can present and discuss their builds! Shoot away! ^-^
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Carlo Feb 20, 2017 @ 3:22am 
If you want to already build end-game chars, you can check my guide for soloing hardmode bosses.... already updated everything, from stats to gear for the solo kill for each boss.

If you simply want to have fun and run around, then a crit heal damage build is the way to go (it's the most used set up for all classes). It would be something on these lines:

I dont know which level or class you are, so gonna focus on stats for helmets and gear:

Critical Heal Build

Helmet: Critical Chance (for warrior and mage) - Archer station III + 10%
Cumulus (the crystal green one that drops from Chtiris) for archer
Gloves: Warrior (+ melee damage from archer station)
Mage (Wicked gloves for + 10% critical chance) (you can find my original mage build at my guide for the bosses, this buid is for general gameplay)
Chest: Kings (all classes - Anvil IV) - gives life leech on crit, all classes
Pants: King's (Anvil IV) - gives Critical Chance and Critical Damage, all classes
Cape: Watchman (Archer IV) - more cc + cd all classes
Ring: Critical Ring of Thunder (Anvil II) all classes

Weapons: Mage - wand (Critical Chance + damage)
Warrior - Axes (critical chance + damage)
Ranger - Longbow (Critical Chance + damage)

For talents, potions and whatnot, plz check my guide.

With this you can basicly clear all normal game by button smashing, cause you will heal the damage you receive... that's that.

Any doubts, add me.

Cheers!
Knight9910 Feb 20, 2017 @ 6:16am 
Honestly, Portal Knights isn't really so difficult that you need to worry about builds.

I have two characters so far and both of them are hybrids (a scythe mage and a ranger who likes spells and shortblades); of course anyone who knows RPGs knows hybrid builds usually suck, but I don't really have any problem playing these two, even solo, and even against bosses...

I haven't done much with the Hard Bosses yet (I've gotten the relic to fight the Thunder Worm but haven't really faced him yet) but presumably they might be hard enough for builds to matter.

For the base game, though, it really doesn't matter. Honestly, Carlo's critical healing build is nice but not necessary. We're talking a change from "easy as long as you're careful" to "yaaaawn, when's luncthime?"
Last edited by Knight9910; Feb 20, 2017 @ 6:21am
SandTag Feb 20, 2017 @ 7:22am 
Originally posted by Carlo:
If you want to already build end-game chars, you can check my guide for soloing hardmode bosses.... already updated everything, from stats to gear for the solo kill for each boss.

If you simply want to have fun and run around, then a crit heal damage build is the way to go (it's the most used set up for all classes). It would be something on these lines:

I dont know which level or class you are, so gonna focus on stats for helmets and gear:

Critical Heal Build

Helmet: Critical Chance (for warrior and mage) - Archer station III + 10%
Cumulus (the crystal green one that drops from Chtiris) for archer
Gloves: Warrior (+ melee damage from archer station)
Mage (Wicked gloves for + 10% critical chance) (you can find my original mage build at my guide for the bosses, this buid is for general gameplay)
Chest: Kings (all classes - Anvil IV) - gives life leech on crit, all classes
Pants: King's (Anvil IV) - gives Critical Chance and Critical Damage, all classes
Cape: Watchman (Archer IV) - more cc + cd all classes
Ring: Critical Ring of Thunder (Anvil II) all classes

Weapons: Mage - wand (Critical Chance + damage)
Warrior - Axes (critical chance + damage)
Ranger - Longbow (Critical Chance + damage)

For talents, potions and whatnot, plz check my guide.

With this you can basicly clear all normal game by button smashing, cause you will heal the damage you receive... that's that.

Any doubts, add me.

Cheers!
have you even played? that stuff is class locked
Greifenherz Feb 20, 2017 @ 7:28am 
Hey guys, thanks for the comments! And yeah, as Dr Robotnik pointed out all stuff I found relies on hybrid gear from all classes that's no longer possible, thus not up-to-date.
SandTag Feb 20, 2017 @ 7:30am 
as for actual help...
all classes benifit from wearing assasin helm, chest and a shining ring of battle.
as a ranger, use the orb theif perk and a hyperion bow
for a mage, use lifesteal and mana steal, the hood gives crit reset anyway
for a warrior, use the best sword avaliable. preferably a crystal one
for legs ALLWAYS use paladins, or HM`s will one shot you (except mage)
assasins gloves for warrior, wicked for mage, anything for ranger
use a marksmans cape, but if you are playing as warrior, battlemasters may be better.
pets do nothing :D

rangers benifit from dodge perks, but remember to have orb theif, or you wont be able to regen HP.

wizzards should use the crystal staves, they provide high mana regen bonuses and spell dmg resist, allways chose the 30% spell reduction perk and both leeches

warriors are a tough one, the choice is fairly boring, as long as you pick the shout bonus.
in order to survive, put all your points in strength and use deafaning roar with the empowered lung, this reduces damage by 70%

for each HM remember to check a move guide to know what to look out for, allways use a spell resist weapon (hyperion for ranger, cos of orbs!)
Greifenherz Feb 20, 2017 @ 7:43am 
Thanks for the tips Dr Robotnik! :D
Carlo Feb 20, 2017 @ 7:53am 
Dr. Robotnik, I actually played.. yes.. in fact I killed all hardmode bosses solo at 0.8.0 and wrote a guide bout that.

You CAN use cross class armor, just the HIGH tier is locked.

Please check your things b4 typing nonsense.

Cheers!
The Aoyi Feb 20, 2017 @ 12:06pm 
Put the Claws away Robotnik. Only certain items are Class-locked, Most Crit items are not class restricted, But any Items using endgame crafting materials (Astral Hearts and Energy Crystals) are Class-locked.

Knight9910 Feb 20, 2017 @ 12:37pm 
I know for a fact the King's Armor is cross-class, as my mage is currently wearing a King's Breastplate.

I was disappointed that my ranger can't use his Gold Calamity anymore, though. :\ (Or whatever it was called. The golden greatsword. IT's not super powerful or good for any sort of build, but it's cool.)
Last edited by Knight9910; Feb 20, 2017 @ 12:38pm
The Aoyi Feb 20, 2017 @ 2:51pm 
I like the Crit/Heal build personally, it has worked for a while, and is kind of the meta (if the game had one anyways).

Another fun way to do it is to throw an Assassins Tunic and Ring of Battle, then spec Combo Swing instead of Exploit Weakness (For archers). ~20% chance to shoot three times + Massive crit damage. You can actually beat World's End Normal in one round. (With only gear you get from teching up). Great for farming Astral Hearts.



HeartsReaper Feb 20, 2017 @ 3:27pm 
For a mage actually its better to use the titanium wand that increase crit chances & crit dmg.
With that, apart from the paladdin shoes and watchmen cape, i use all the mage wicked stuff.
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crit chances and mana from gloves, crit dmg from torso, reinitialisation on crit from the hat, crit from watcher's cape and from the now thunder ring.
the funny thing comes with the perks
mana steal (perk lvl 20) gives mana randomly from hits.
blood magic (lvl 30) gives health randomly from hits
mana shield and magic armor are nice but are not related to the build, i use that anyway :D
the result is just gross to watch : poison rain 2 that crits often, chain dmg => spell reset => more poison rain, and you over heal and over mana from that.

For the warrior i used to do the crit build as carlo said : crits and the axe, i loved that! but now i don't think its worth it to do full crit with lower chances (only 8% with the hat!) using lvl 3 archer craft station. I use now a hybrid multi hit and crit using always archer lvl 4 or anvil lvl 4 :
assassin torso, assassin gauntlet and assassin hat, that provides the multi hits and more dmg on hit regardless if it crits or not, then king legs, thunder ring and watchmen cape., for crits, paired with the axe. if you want absolutely the crit heals (for example when you farm, but i don't think its that useful vs a boss, i prefer to use a potion there) ofc you can still use the king torso.
for max dmg its not good to use just multi hits or just crits now, i'm convinced you have to do both, as i stated. Perks always in favor of dammage, full glass canon there.

Archers can go full crit, but since you can't build as much strength as a warior, i like more to do full multi hits, likely the same build as robotnik stated. but thats personnal taste ^^.

some things i said are the same than carlo, but i hope i brought some interresting informations as well. c ya.
annezca Feb 20, 2017 @ 9:25pm 
Can we still do hybrids? From the current update, warriors can no longer use any ranger or magic weapon, as well as wear gears that aren't suited for their class..
The Aoyi Feb 21, 2017 @ 4:20am 
Originally posted by annezca:
Can we still do hybrids? From the current update, warriors can no longer use any ranger or magic weapon, as well as wear gears that aren't suited for their class..


Hybrid is still "do-able" but with the default Stat spread forced on the characters, they are a bit less effective in some cases.

Everyone can still use magic, So you can still make a Warrior who self heals. Archers who use shouts to stun air enemies, and melee Mages (Scythe still OP).

Just certain endgame armours and all weapons are affected by the class restrictions.
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