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[Guide] Chanter .

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[Guide] Chanter .

Post  Eeorbej on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 am

A Chanter is a very complex or shall I say a hybrid class. Basically,Chanter came from a Priest Class(which is somewhat classified as a mage class during combat) but uses physical damage to kill the enemy and magic to support/heal/strengthen his allies.




~Skills~


Offensive Skills

Chanter's skills are half ranged and half melee. Inescapable Judgment and Mountain Crash are his bread and butter and both of them are ranged. His melee skills like Hallowed Strike, Numbing Blow and Meteor Strike has debuffs that could temporarily weaken a target. Disorienting blow is a very sweet skill, it stumbles and disables the enemy. Splash Swing is a skill that deals great damage but it can only be activated when an enemy's physical attack parried by you. Annihilation is your multicasting skill and Burst will be it's final strike which stuns the enemy.Make sure that you use this on a slowed or stunned target since Burst will not be activated if Annihilation will fail. Furthermore,a Chanter has melee and ranged chain skills that could deal good damage and stun/disable the enemy as well. With these facts, a Chanter can be a ganker (which means he could fulfill the role of a ranger), a disabler, a stunner(which could fulfill the role of an assassin) and a hitter (which could fulfill the role of a gladiator).~Sweet!


Defensive Skills

A Chanter have a lot defensive skills and most of them are AOE (for your allies) like Divine Curtain, Elemental Screen and Word of Protection.He also has Protection Ward which gives resistance to stuns and stumbles which makes you an effective support to your allies. Remember to use these skills wisely and don’t buff all at the same time. With these facts, a Chanter can be an effective tank(which could fulfill the role of a Templar) and a protector to his allies. ^^


Healing Skills

Healing Burst is the healing skill that gives more HP yet quite inconvenient since the casting is too long(remember that the pvp in Aion, everything happens in a blink of an eye.. every second counts). Recovery Spell is a recovery type of healing skill as well as Wordof Revival (these skills are very helpful when you hit enemies while healing yourself).Healing light heals a pretty small HP but the cooldown is very quick, you can use this while your primary healing skills mentioned above is still in cooldown. Word of Lifeis also a recovery healing skill but this is an AOE spell, if you rallies stay within your range, then they can avail this spell the moment you cast it. Stamina Battle Moral is your primary sort of survival during critical times, this skill is especially made only for you, meaning, you can only use it for yourself. If you’re team does not have a Cleric, then you will be the one to do the healing. Use a Mace and a Shield to boost your defenses since you’ll be targeted first during clash. Mace has faster attack speed than staff so, it will fasten the skill animation which makes healing faster.Know how to kite but never get out of your allies’cover.


BUFFS

Chanters are the superiors when it comes to buffing in all Atriea. Expect a lot of people whispering you BUFF PLEASE(sometimes they spam) which could be irritating. LOL! Just buff them up, it only cost a little mana. Word of Quickness is a skill that buffs you and your group member with 50% Casting skills reduction. Very helpful during critical times when you need to heal very fast. The mages of your group will surely love this and as well as a gladiator. Lucidity is a very important buff for you. It boosts your magic skills,magical accuracy and physical attack which can be very useful when you support or kill. Unstoppable buff will also make you a beast which boosts your stun and stumble rate. If you buff Lucidity+ Unstoppable + Word of the Wind = MONSTER.




Debuff

Stamina Discharge is the only debuffing skills which is only exclusive for you. It can only debuff one abnormal state so, use it wisely. Rise is also a Chanter's trademark. It's similar to Remove Shock but the animation is cooler XD


Mantras

These are the buffs with no time limit as long as you live .Mantras are very supportive buff but have a specific range. That’s why you should always stay in the middle of the group and of course,your group members should not be a pain in the ass! They should stick with you at all times! Mantras are useful during group pvp like Revival mantra which heals your group. The mantras that I usually use areEnhancement mantra, Invincibility mantra and Celerity mantra.With the proper adjustment of mantra, you can defeat every enemy you encounter with. Your mantras make you the fire of the war because this could strengthen your group members.


DP Skills

Tremor is your offensive DP skill and Stilling Word is useful as well(but I don’t usually do this since Chanters has low Magical Accuracy T.T ). Word of the Wind andYustiel’s/Marchutan’s Protection will make you and your group members a MONSTER! YES! You and your combat class(rangers,assassin,glad,Templar) group members will double their offensive capability with these buffs. Both of these can always turn the tides of the war especially against zerging.



Chanter's role during group PVP

Priests are the backbone of the war. Priests give you party members higher chances of survival. The longer you survive, the higher the chance of killing your enemies. Chanter is very vital in a group whenever one of them fall , since you can fulfill their roles and this is your primary task. It is important that you have a decent pvp gear so that you could boost this potential. Chanter is very annoying to his foes. A major pain in the ass during group pvp, especially when you insert your staff to their ass! ROFL! Just kidding!



Soloing Chanter

Usually, Chanters don’t go solos since he is made to be a very good support. BUT,Chanter is also a very good class to play solo with. A Chanter that can take down 2 enemies is good, but a Chanter who can take down 3-4 enemies is a PRO! Some people might notice me hunting solo with my Chanter. I love soloing cause I troll a lot of people. If I get zerged, then they have to win a race to chase me! HAHA!




Armors, Accessories and Weapons


The best armor for Chanter is of course, HAC since it gives high MR(not to mention the manastones) and PVP def is very good. Best accessories are Gonon crit set. As a priest, you need to have a PVP armor to survive. If you’re starting as a Chanter, you should have atleast EAC or GBG/ABG set including accessories and weapons. I'm still using those oldies armor since I stopped playing for months and I'm too lazy to vote Razz. You are most likely to have a lot of stuff since you’re always needed during instances. Chain armor is the best for a Chanter. Plate armor is the best armor a daeva can wear but for me,Chain armor is the BEST! It gives good magic resist, parry and block(good for defense).The best build for a Chanter is Magic Resist since it does not only resists magic but also resist stuns and stumbles. For your weapons, you should have a staff with a fuse, mace and a shield. It is important that you must know how to change it at certain situations. You can socket Crit/Attack or Crit/MA to your staff. For your mace and shield, either pure MR,pure Block or MR/Block. Your mace and shield is primarily used for your defense, so, boost its potential to increase your defense.You should have atleast 2300 MR, if not, socket Crit/Parry/HP for your armor and Block for both of your WH and Shield. Of course you need to have a critical strike/attack accessories since you deal physical damage primarily. Critical strike can increase the chances of stumbling and stunning your target. You should have atleast 700Crit strike (without buffs and mantra). Extendable weapon like DDL Staff will give additional range. I saw a lot of Chanters using DDL Staff as main weap and HAC staff as fuse. Wings of the Circle 2 is also helpful for you but not really required. Staff has the fastest attack speed of all the dual-handed weapon. If you have a good ping with WOC1, then you're good.
High end weapons and armors are important but remember that they're just tools to enhance your PVP. Your skills playing as a chanter is the most important thing that you should master.






Chanter VS Other Class


Warriors
Warriors are very hard to defeat if you’re a Chanter. You can actually defeat them if you’re build is hitter type like Crit/Attack on your armor and some parts with Parry. Socketing a blind godstone is also effective against warriors. Remember to buff Promise of Earth and strike Numbing Blow when you fight against combat class target/enemy(these skills reduce attack speed which will give you chance to hit fast or heal while the target is debuffed). Stunlock is the key to defeat a warrior.Remember to take advantage of your range against melee class, kite atarget if he's on his very defensive or offensive state. During group pvp, they are the last class for you to kill.


Priests
The hardest class for you to defeat is your own kind! LOL! Usually, the battle never ends between priests. Use your stuns and stumbles whenever they cast their heals or deadly spells(cleric). Always interrupt their heals, Mountain Crash have DOT that could interrupt their casting skills, make sure that this skill is ready whenever their HP is already low.


Scouts
The easiest class for you to defeat(no offense meant for the scout players).During group pvp, kill the scouts first since they are such a pain in the ass against the mages of your group. They can also spam you with stuns like hell, so before they can stun you, do it to them first! Use your range advantage, against assassins. Kite him as long as you can, use your defensive buffs like protective ward and enhancement mantras. The moment their buffs wears off like Oath of Accuracy(this gives them higher chance of silencing and stunning you), be at your most offensive state and kill them fast.


Mages
The most imba of all the classes! Considering that they can only wear cloth, very ironic. Don’t give them a chance to get you! For sorcerer, be at your most defensive state when you notice that their buffs pop up and deadly spells casting. Never forget to pop Elemental screen and use Protection Mantra for high elemental defense. If sorcs’ spell get through your MR, atleast you only receive less damage from their spells which really helps a lot. Spam heals when they constantly cast spell on you. Never let your HP go down to 20%.Strike the enemy fast with your defensive and offensive buffs on. A battle against a Spiritmaster is really hard especially when they spam fear. Remove all your buffs yet since they will just remove that from you except your mantras (if the SM is desperate enough to remove your mantra, he may use his DP dispelling skill). Mountain Crash is your bestfriend against casters(DOTs interrupts casting). I believe that Spiritmaster is the exact opposite of Chanter. The best way to defeat mages is to kill them fast.




Stigma
It depends on your strategy, if you want to use Chanter’s flexibility,then use this stigma tree.



The stigma above is a stigma for full support Chanter.




This stigma tree is a perfect balance of offense and defense. Could be used for soloing and group pvp.


I won’t discuss more about the offensive build of a Chanter since you'll be offensive by socketing attack/crit manastones on your gears.




KeyMapping














This may also help you. I placed those chain skills on F1-F4 so that it'll be accessible whenever it pops out. I also made all my important active buff,supporting and healing skills as well as weaponchange accessible enough to use it quick. Make sure that you'll also put Remove Shock on + button and Rise on - button the num pad for easy response against stun.



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Pros
*Chanter is a very flexible class
*He has a physical offense with a good defense. Unlike Cleric, she needs to give up her magic boost/accuracy to gain more MR.
*Very good support class. Gets along with every class(group pvp)
*Very good defense
*Balanced class
*We will not end if I discuss more of this



Cons
*One of the hardest class to master
*Chanter gears are expensive since you need to have all the weapons to be effective and armors with different manastone build if your desperate enough to defeat all the class
*You will lack active skills if your chain skills /counterskills will NOT be available or successfully used
*You only have 1 AOE offensive skill which is Tremor, the rest are for one target only


Momma Jubii, one of the best chanters made a media center for her favorite class, Chanter. You may watch her videos. So awesome!



Conclusion

To be a very effective Chanter, you need to have the best gears and atleast tried using all the class to maximize your flexibility. For me, Chanter is the most balanced class. Chanter is a very good class to play with. Its flexibility will not bore you. Every clash is always a challenge for you. Being a Chanter and a follower of Marchutan is an honor. ^^


About the author

When I first played Aion, Priest class was never my first choice. I underestimated the Priest class as well. Well, that was my old noob days. HAHAHA! My first toony was a ranger. I did all the madafakin crafting(Essencetapping,Aethertapping,Alchemy,Cook ing,Handicrafting,Armorsmith). I started from nothing, I never depended on anyone. Then I tried to play as a sorc and I love it! LOL! Then gladiator,assassin(not played seriously), templar, sm till one day,I decided to try playing as a priest. I chose Chanter first then I realized that I should try using Cleric to be a very effective Chanter. I've been playing as a Chanter until now on both races. I still use EAC/ABG access and WOC1 on my Chanter but I can still keep up though. Seriously struggling to keep up.


Thanks for visiting my UPDATED guide. If you have questions,just pm me here or in-game. I hope it will help you.
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