Laplace M has already been around for a while now and as more and more players join in on the massive fantasy adventure, more people begin to wonder on what the ultimate build is for each class and though the answer is as vague as the number of possible skill combinations and levels you can come up with in the game, there is definitely one that is best for each player. In a sense, it depends on what you would really want to focus on which is the basic principle that applies to how you decided in picking a particular class in the first place.
As such, your choice on how you build your character and choose your class upgrade depends on two basic considerations. The first is whether you would like to do better in solo quests and missions or be more proficient working in a team. The second is if you want to be more formidable in PvE battles or do much better in PvP aspects of the game. Once you have decided on your answers to these questions, the road to your character’s build will become much clearer.
There are a lot of things to consider that needs to be aligned to your target build, but the most basic should come from the stats you need to prioritize and the skills you need to focus on. So before we head into some class specific tips and information, as some concepts apply generally across all classes regardless of your preferences and play style.
Likewise, if you have just started playing Laplace M or haven’t but planning to play the game soon, be sure to read through our other guides to help you out on some specific areas of the game. When it comes to levelling up your character and raising battle rating (BR), we have a beginner and advanced guides with tips and strategies on how to invest your time and resources in the game. If you already unlocked the farm which becomes available once you reach level 30, then we have an extensive Laplace M farm guide on the activities you can engage in while in your farm as well as some information on what each facility or structure in the farm does. For everything you want to know about catching guardians, we have an extensive guide covering it as well. Lastly, be sure to also check out our Truesight Eye skill guide to know the location of each treasure location so you can focus on the items and materials you need the most.
1. Battle Rating Isn’t Everything
You will naturally tend to feel a glint of joy every now and then whenever an increase in your BR pops up in your screen. At the same time, you will also feel a lot more confident taking on quests and missions that showcase a recommended BR value once yours exceeds that value. While BR is a good indicator of how powerful you have grown, you can’t rely on it entirely to determine just how strong your character is. For one you should know by now that every skill point you allocate increases your BR by 600 points which seems pretty amazing. On the other hand, though, you can allocate skill points across a variety of skills you won’t even use as against focusing those skill points on a few correlated skills that will result in the same amount of BR increase but has very different impact on your character’s proficiency. Likewise, each stat boost you receive out of cards and equipment can also result in an increase in BR and yet the impact of having stats spread across different attributes as against committing the same to what matters most to your character class can be felt easily during mid and endgame quests and battles.
As far as class skills are concerned, Laplace M makes it easy on everyone with the unlimited resets you can do which gives great opportunities to experiment on the right combination of skills you can come up with before settling for the perfect distribution of skill points you would need on a particular quest or venture. After promotion, though, you can still reset skills but you won’t be able to go back to choosing the other class you had to forgo after picking the current one so choosing your promotion class should take some time planning and preparing for.
Beyond time spent in actually playing Laplace M, properly working towards the best build for your character also requires a lot of effort from reading through the attributes you get out of each piece of equipment and card and comparing and contrasting loosely similar ones to decide on the best one for you. Again, BR isn’t everything so if a piece of equipment or card contributes more to the stats you need to work on but will cause you to lose a bit of BR, it can be well worth the trade.
As we discussed on our advanced guide, you can change the attributes of your equipment thru reforge at the workshop. As these will cost reforge materials and silverstar, you may want to save it for at least purple rarity gears that are close to your level and above. If you are lucky enough to have gold equipment that is a match to your level, then you can prioritize investing on it. Each card you embed on your equipment has unique properties as well so be sure to check similar ones for the attributes they increase before deciding on dismantling extra copies of it.
2. Take Note Of General Skill Masteries
Once you hit level 40, the third tab under skills, labelled “General” becomes unlocked and while there may be several skills you would want to level up in an attempt to make your character stronger, be sure to take note of passive boosts that you can obtain through the masteries under this skill tab. As you work on trying skills out to see what best fits your play style and desired character build, keep in mind that you can only equip 4 active skills at a time and in some cases, levelling some of these skills up won’t have a big impact on their effectiveness. As such, make it a point to consider spending some points on general skills, especially the ones that boost all attributes.
That’s basically all we need to get out of the way to be able to focus more on finding the right class and build for you. Hopefully, it will help you decide on how to continue with your character unless you are already planning on creating another one to start off fresh with.
3. Warrior, Paladin And Berserker
The warrior is one of two melee class choices when you start the game. Typically, warriors are a lot more common in other RPGs and stands as the most basic class for beginners to easily pick up on. Warriors can be built in several ways which naturally depend on how you play and if you prefer having an easy time doing quests on your own or be a more suitable member of parties especially later in the game. Warriors sport both offensive and defensive skills and can typically be built towards having higher DPS, all-out tank, or a mix of both.
For the former, Rage Burst is a must-have as it increases the damage you deal to all enemies. Further, you can add some points to infuriate to add a few more seconds to Rage Burst’s duration. Thunderclap will be a good skill to invest on as it has the lowest cool down period though a little trickier to pull off while playing manually. For better survivability, feel free to max out Absorb Lightning to gain some Life Steal effect on every bit of damage you deal with Thunderclap. Bladestrom is your best crowd control skill and even a skill point on Intimidation will raise your survivability as it weakens the surrounding enemies. Strength would naturally be the main stat of focus for DPS warriors and while bonus stats on Agility help raise attack values as well, making life leach work towards your survivability requires stat boost on vitality. So to sum up, Rage Burst, Thunderclap, and Absorb Lightning should be top priority while Strength and Vitality should be your main stat considerations with more focus on Strength.
If you are up to standing in as the best tank you can be, it would be best to work on your defense early on and build on the play style that would help you play on your own well enough as it would be a challenge to clear quests with a full defense and HP build. For tank builds, Protection of Light comes as top priority skill as it increases block chance as well as pulls enemies within range towards you and away from other party members. Stalwart Shield comes as a great additive to Protection of Light and further boosts its efficiency. Though you don’t necessarily have to max it out, having Bladestorm works well in damaging a lot of enemies and attracting them towards attacking you. As you would want to keep both HP and defense as high as you can to be a solid tank, you should consider allocating points on general skills especially on masteries that further boost your defensive stats.
Choosing between Berserker and Paladin should be a lot easier now if you already have a solid decision on the role you want to play. Following the DPS build with some survivability to boot, Berserker is your definite choice while if you want to be the Warrior who is always invited to parties, then the Crusader is the one for you to consider.
Referred to as the kamikaze style of fighting, Berserkers can deal a lot of damage and bank on life steal to sustain its health and survive long battles. In addition to Thunderclap with Absorb Lightning to leach HP from enemy mobs, the Berserker’s Sword Strike is a must-have to further bank on the life-stealing tactic. Although some players would consider an Asura over a Berserker as far as DPS is concerned, you can work on having higher survivability with the Berserker with the right stat distribution between Strength and HP. Berserkers also have an enhanced version of Rage Burst that raises attack values even more so once you get promoted to Berserker, these should be the top picks as far as prioritization goes.
There are no class substitutes for Laplace M’s resident tank and Paladins will always be top-notch as far as defense and HP goes. As there will be very challenging team battles in the game as you progress further, the value of having a strong Paladin grows much further. On the other hand, it’s naturally going to be a pain to complete story quests that you need to finish on your own especially if focus entirely on defense and vitality. More so, as higher defensive stats require a rally good set of armor and gears, it can be a bit expensive to really aim for a Paladin on its full potential. Enhanced Protection of Light should be your top pick as far as skills are concerned. You can probably leave Bladestorm out and invest on Holy Strike as it also deals damage to multiple enemies with stunning effects as well as damage reduction. Don’t expect to bag a lot of wins in the Arena though as it will be as difficult to win in solo PvP as it is to complete solo quests as a full-fledged Paladin.
4. Mage, Pyromancer And Frostweaver
The Mage is your best AoE damage dealer in Laplace M and as far as stat attributes go, there are hardly any doable mistakes as Intelligence is all that matters for Mages. In terms of build, though, you can go for DPS and deal as much damage to large groups of mobs or consider crowd control through freezing enemies and making it easier for you and the rest of the team. So again, this is going to be a matter of preference as both can be great considerations on solo and team quests and battles. As a base class, most of the Mage’s skills are ice-based attacks and if you are more leaning towards control, then Ice Storm is your best pick.
If control is more important to you than higher damage values, then you shouldn’t need to max this skill out as allotting skill points for Winter’s Bite would be better as far as freeze probability is concerned. Likewise, Blink is also a good skill to have as it can freeze enemies and lower their magic defense stats as well as restore some of your HP in the process. For better survivability, bank on Frost Dance as well since it increases your HP regain from each Blink you successfully cast. As you will not need to deal as much damage with control being the focus of your build, you should consider working on your vitality stats a bit to support the life regain you can obtain from using Blink. If you have some spare skill points, feel free to spend them on general skill masteries especially the ones that boost all attributes.
If you want to build a DPS Mage without any care for survivability, you can go all out on boosting intelligence stats and allocating skill points on exclusively offensive skills. Regardless of the skills you choose, Word of Elements is your must-have damage booster. As it will make spells cost more to cast, you should spare a couple of points on Farewell to extend its duration for a few more seconds. Fire Storm should be your top damage-dealing spell especially if you bank on Pyromancy which boosts your Crit Rate as well. As it takes a while to cast, you can opt for Frostbird as a quick cool down spell to damage enemies while Fire Storm is recharging.
As the two common builds while still a Mage ought to give you a clear enough idea of which promotion class to choose once you are able to, knowing full well the advantages and disadvantages of both, while at the same time assuring which role you can fulfil better, should be the deciding factor in choosing between the Pyromancer and Frostweaver classes. It’s going to be a challenge to test out every bit of possible combinations between DPS and control in-between, but then again, if you have the time to experiment before changing to the next class, be sure to do so.
As a Pyromancer, you can unlock the Firebird skill which is the fire equivalent of Frostbird that deals a lot more damage. Enhanced Fire Storm should be your top pick as well as it is the only AoE spell that is stronger than your regular Fire Storm. As you may not necessarily have to max out skills other than these two on top of Word of Elements, be sure to spare some skill points for general skill masteries to further increase your intelligence and willpower.
For the Frostweaver class, it’s all about stopping enemies in their tracks without necessarily caring about how much damage you can deal. Just the same, though the need to allocate stats on the usual Mage attribute prioritization banks on how much good your control plays are in solo quests as well as in team plays. As survivability ought to be your higher consideration if you want to do well in solo plays, then work a bit more on giving your character a little more vitality. Though you should most likely always have a healer in team quests, dealing a little more damage should be your concern especially if you are the only Mage around. With that said, it is going to be a little difficult to balance between focusing on intelligence and vitality but keeping all things equal, you should still prioritize the former over the latter.
5. Cleric, Priest And Ranger
The Cleric is the healing and support class that will always be a necessity in any quest or game mode. Unlike your typical fantasy medic common in most RPGs though, clerics in Laplace M can cause some decent damage. As such, the common choice is to go full support or be a bit of both damage dealer and support which works much better for solo missions and still fun to have around in team plays. Like mages, clerics need to work on intelligence and willpower for greater spell efficacy and for survivability, has to spare a few points on vitality as well.
Going for the AoE damage dealer is the easy choice as you can have 2 offensive skills and 2 healing spells to play around with in your journey. For the most part, this is the build that makes main quests a bit of a cakewalk as you can clear mobs of enemies and sustain your health like no other class can. There’s roughly a perfect allocation of skill points for your initial skills as you can balance easily between healing and damage with several combinations of varying skill levels. As such, you should tailor the skill levels depending on whether you are playing solo or with a team.
For the full support type of cleric, survivability is of top concern which means that on top of potent healing spells that result from high intelligence stats, you also need to work on defense and HP. Keep in mind that party members depending on you for continuous survival will most likely perish once you get knocked out so ensuring that you are durable enough is as important as keeping everyone else alive. As you focus more on healing spells it will become a challenge for you to clear out missions all on your own so be sure to keep that in mind as well and be ready for big challenges ahead when it comes to solo quests.
If you enjoyed being a full support cleric up until you are ready to get promoted to a new class, then proceed to choose the Priest class as it offers even better healing and support spells for the team. Being a full support priest will most likely earn you a lot of invites from other players especially for various events that are very challenging later on in the game. Simply enough, bank on Bathe in Light on top of Song of the Forest and Nature’s Prayer. Temporary invulnerability is a must especially for harder quests. Extra skill points should be considered for general skill masteries as well particularly those that raise defense and vitality.
If you like the AoE damage-dealing mage class, take it a step further and go for the Ranger class. Fairy Arrow will be your top pick for damage-dealing skill especially for mobs. You can build around poisoning enemies as well and dish out some damage streams. For team quests and missions, the Enhanced Song of the Forest is a must-have as it heals allies as well as boost their damage. Be sure to balance between offensive spells and heal spells. Rangers may not perform well on auto mode but it’s a great all-around class if you are up for manual plays.
6. Assassin, Asura And Ninja
Assassins are the like the more offensive melee class of choice in contrast with the warrior. Though both can deal a lot of damage, assassins can still dish out more especially when you bring critical damage to the equation. Though both assassins and warriors benefit from strength and agility attribute increases, assassins are much better off with focus on agility considering the increased rate of critical hits and damage. As far as builds are concerned, the primary difference between the two choices bank on preferences as far as PvP and PvE game contents are concerned. In any case, Cross Cleave is a must-have skill with its comparatively high damage for the cheapest combo points required. If maxed out, this will be your top damage-dealing skill before promotion.
For some points toward survivability, Shadow Strike is likewise a great option especially with some points allocated on Technique. With the 4-skill limit you can equip at one time, you can bank on other skills including Void Phantom for PvE quests and team events. Though Void Phantom isn’t a good choice on PvE battles, levelling it to 5 to unlock Shadow attack is a must for builds that rely on critical damage.
The tougher choice to make with regard to choosing builds for the assassin is going for all assault and determining the right amount of stat and skill points to allot for survivability. There’s no argument that the attribute to primarily focus on is agility, but to further increase damage, you can choose to consider strength as the second priority or vitality to get more out of Shadow Strike and Technique. If you are planning on going for Asura, then damage should be your top priority and as such, you should aim to increase damage with more points for strength following agility. For the ninja class, which is also designed for crowd control but with stealth to boot, a little more consideration for vitality should be made especially since ninjas are best for PvP and even the top dodge rate you can muster may not be enough to survive fatal blows from your enemies.
And this is where we will end our Laplace M class guide for now. Things may differ later once level caps are raised and more skills become available but if you haven’t fully decided on which promotion class to go for at this point in time, we hope that the tips and information we shared with you here will help you in doing so. As actual breakdown of skill points is a little too much of a challenge to site considering the variability of every player’s unique play style, we’ll leave some of the decisions in your capable hands. In case you want to share what you think about our guide, or even share more helpful tips with us, don’t hesitate to drop us a message through the comments section below!