May I welcome another guide for defeating the DEX gunner.
First, We need to know what is the DEX gunner and its characteristics.
It's so easy to estimate the level of the DEX gunner if he's not wearing any HP item. Every 10 levels gives 100 HP, so for a lvl 190 gunner, it would be 1.9k HP. Except when he exceeds lvl 190, where the effects of titan force (lvl 191 HP passive) gives exponential effect on HP. The mastery of that skill gives around +450 HP. And, if he's a VIT build, it won't be so accurate to estimate his lvl anymore. But, there still is some usefulness in estimating his lvl for PK and duel purposes.
Example : A gunner has 1.8k HP. He claims pure DEX build and no HP item. Estimate his lvl.
Answer : Easy? lvl 18x. Watch out for DEX 167 skill! It's at mastery.
GUNNER DEX SKILL
Next, the skill of DEX gunner. Let me list it out.
LVL 7 Acid Shooting
-> The only cutting skill of the DEX gunner, and an AoE attack too
LVL 27 Slow Fire
-> Use in desperation to slow down any deadly combo *cough* SF+DOD combo *cough* and movement, or to slow down enemy movement
LVL 47 Tear Burst
-> For low lvl, this skill is few of the multi hit skill designed for element inflicting
LVL 47 Vicious Blow
-> Only useful for killing low lvl players with its DPS
LVL 67 Cross Burst
-> Useful for low lvl player killing, due to -50 POW, DEX, INT stats
LVL 67 Gas Burst
-> Another multi hit skill, this should be weighted as your lvling skill
LVL 87 Evil Purple Blow
-> Do not PK any low lvling with a DEX gunner, because the reflect effect (30% damage) is not reduced when a mob is hit. Imagine 30% of 8000 damage from your archer pow 167 skill to yourself. On the other hand, it's slow, and would not be a threat on Club War, or any PK ground without mobs, including duel
LVL 97 Rivers of Blood
-> This is a nice skill for DEX gunner, since it's another multi hit skill dealing out elements
LVL 107 Aurora Moment
-> Shoots straight, gives more cooldown penalty than if electric is inflicted, and stacks with it.
LVL 117 Rapid Mine Explosion
-> Basically reduces INT defense, and INT attack hits the target harder.
LVL 127 Ghost Kill
-> If you cast this on any archer party on skype, whenever they dish out their 157 pow skill, you won't complain about their IMBA AoE.
LVL 147 Spider Blaze
-> This is almost equivalent with EC Enhanced Weaken, with the additional DPS
LVL 157 Glorious Bombardment
-> This skill, when someone is hit with it, makes their long range attack short, makes short range attack close ranged. Avoid getting hit by it when killing a CDMAN.
LVL 167 Death Flame
-> A dreaded skill with 20 second duration, which reduces 50% attack and 10% defense. Also a multi hit skill, meaning even with high avoid, it's considered lucky not getting the debuff.
LVL 197 Chemical Attack
-> This is a high DPS skill that reduces defense. Apart from high DPS and duration when mastered, it's nothing compared with Death Flame.
HOW TO PK DEX GUNNER (FREE PK TIME & CLUB WAR)
In general, DEX gunner is not a killer, but rather more tankish when added VIT. Expect durability of +9 set DEX fighter when not affected by Death Flame, and a +9 set DEX swordsman when affected. So, How do you kill something so tough? The answer, INT skill. Well, that's when it's too tankish. You can also disable him with DEX archer giving Slow and Cripple Shot, and inflicting element
To really kill him during PK time, use Power Up. The effects of Death Flame is nullified with it. How about Crazy Time? Also useful, but only for POW gunner. Use that cheating IMBA combo.
Do not get affected with Death Flame at all if you want to kill him. If affected, let it subside, then make another attempt.
HOW TO PK DEX GUNNER (DUEL)
To win a duel against a DEX gunner, without any web item, forget it.
Unless you're lvl 21x and above, you're unlikely to obtain the resistance ring (Saint Ring (HIGH) and Black Knife Ganil Ring) and resistance necklace(Awakening Necklace). Which will be important to defeat the DEX gunner.
As misleading as it would be, The main source of damage of the DEX gunner is actually INT damage. Remember that.
Stack your resistance as much as you can. The "poison" damage or DPS (damage per second) is countered by resistance items. A resistance of more than 60 is required to nullify enough damage. The element you need depends on the element of the gun the DEX gunner has. Also, find item that gives more than 0.10 HP regen rate in enhanced cloth. You need regen a lot when dueling, no matter who.
Prepared enough? Good, you stand a chance to win against a DEX gunner.
Next, arrange your cutting skill. The attack that you use often to cut the enemy skill would be ideal. Use that to stop the DEX gunner from giving you the dreaded Death Flame debuff, and other pesky debuffs. Remember, DEX gunner lacks cutting skill, and you have it. If you're a DEX gunner dueling another DEX gunner, resistance is decisive.
You are one step closer to win against a DEX gunner if you are properly equipped. Do not skimp on equipments unless you want to die quick after a defeat in duel. Remember, resistance reduces the INT damage of the DPS skill. Eat your potions if your max HP is less than 2k. Even with high resistance, Death Flame gives that much damage if left alone.
The rest is up to you. Strategy varies on your build.