I have been playing maplestory for a very long time, and I have been a Phantom main.
Due to the fact that majority of the time the game is mostly PvE instead of PvP, people sometime wouldn't realize how much damage they do compared to other; in another words, there is no comparision to know if you're doing super well or super bad.
The recent burning event let me made an new Ark character, and I have to say that if it had my current Phantom's gear, it would be on a whole new level; its mobility, dps, skill animation. (Yes, I do realize Phantom is a 2k13 old and Ark is a new character). Playing Ark made me realize the huge damage potential between my class and some of the others.
And this was proven in the most recent PvP mobbing mode Brawlosseum. I have never got to 2nd or 1st place in any match up; if anything, I am getting number 1 counter from bottom most often. So I thought to myself, maybe its the gear difference. Yes, better equips does make the damage difference, however I have realized that some of the people having way worse gear than I am are out mobbing me by a whole mile. Perhaps Phantom isn't designed for mobbing, then perhaps single target dps like bossing? Well, if you look at single target bossing skills, nothing probably comes close to Angelic and the two shuriken throwing thief classes.
In the current dps ranking in KMS, Phantom is placed 2nd last right above Bishop. BISHOP!! BHISHOOOOOPPPP!!! Like bruh, my thinking is that Paladin is suppose to be near the bottom since "heros never die". But instead, this guy is 10 ranks above Phantom in the dps chart. TEN RANKS!!! A tank having 10 ranks above a class that's suppose to be dishing out tons of damage!!!
Bro, what? You have a class that's fully contained with damage skills and you're getting caught up by support utility class!!! You can argue and say that "Phantom is more versatile and can steal skills from all explorer". Alright lets be honest here, by this point in game, you're always going to use the same few dps buffs from the few explorer that's always the same, there is no such thing "versatility" anymore on Phantom, he is just another thief class using explorer buffs and having bad damage from his own main skills. (And I don't know why nexon wouldn't let you steal hyper from blade master).
In the end, I don't think my message would have gotten through, this is just me being angry and throwing my fustration online.
Also another weird question if anyone can answer; why wouldn't nexon remove the cd on decent skills on V matrix? I'm running out of key's on the keyboard to put all these skills in since you can't put them in macro.
- Buff Phantom?6 votes
Yes 83% (5 votes)
Yes but Option 2 17% (1 vote)