For Soulworker players, this is a ultimate guide for Erwin Arclight and all basics, skills, tips and tricks are listed below, let’s check it out.
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for people that just started to play soulworker and think Erwin is a ranger – all i can say:
Erwin is not a Ranger character
Erwin Arclight is not a ranger character physically (basic attacks). he uses his lightning pistols to shoot environment around him and doing this will refill his SoulGauge (SG).
Erwin Arclight can be ranged with most of his skills like Rapid fire , Soulstrike Air , Focus fire , Guided shot, etc.
Erwin uses his Gun Jazz to hit his enemies .
His skill based on his attack speed and combo , the higher attack speed , more attack damage , more using skill
we will talk about everything he needs here but first we are going to introduce skills and suggestions
Skills & Suggestions (Active Skills) 1
1. Sky High SG=1
Cooldown = 8
erwin will spin backwards and kick enemy high into air
Shock shot is pretty useless soul plus and makes enemy go further
Aerial Rapid fire Recommended
one of the great and best skill for erwin in the beginning and ending. why ending ? because with more attack speed you hit the enemy more than normal , more combo and damage you will have.
with higher Reuse Cooltime (CDR) you don’t need this skill (as main) anymore.can be used still as skill combo still.
2. Rapid Fire SG=1
Cooldown = 10
Erwin will fire multiple quick fire shot off with both hands
this skill is somehow good because you can go forward or backward and shot multiple at the same time
good strategy for keep the combo and damage the enemy when you can’t stand in your position.
3. Gun combination SG=2
Cooldown = 14
Erwin will reduce distance to next enemy and fire multiple times from close-range.
this skill don’t need to be upgraded because it has so low damage but it still somehow useful for pushing forward and damage or retreat or going backward without using stamina in combat . bring it it’s a useful skill.
4. Sliding Step SG=1
Cooldown = 5
Gliding backward and dodge incoming attack (not really dodging like stamina shift xD)
one of the best skill for Erwin for making combo with SKILL and retreat .
very useful skill for PvE in early. For PVP if you upgrade this to smoke although i don’t recommend PvP for this game . for PvE lvl 1 is enough because don’t deal much damage if you upgrade it , poison soul plus will reduce enemies’ health 1% per second ( boss won’t receive this debuff ) . good for beginning. but at the end like lvl 55 and raid it will be pretty useless Soul plus.
you can use skill instantly after cast this one.
5. Take Aim SG=43
Duration = 40
Cooldown = 60
Erwin will concentrate on the weakness in the enemy’s armour.
this one is really great skill that must be Fully upgraded . armor break is the primary of the game (check market =>socket=brooch and see smelter brooch and price) and this skill provide you armor break(20%) for 40 seconds . armor break will ignore enemies’ defence. pretty simple 🙂
also it gives 5% of that armor break to your party or party raid
6. Focus Shot SG=32
Cooldown = 15
Erwin will fire series of quickfire with his machine gun.
it’s like Sky high but it deals much more damage and his hit based on his attack speed . the more attack speed you have , you will deal more damage and combo.
soulplus Blackhole Suggested the last hit will bring powerful energy shot that will suck everyone (except some mini-boss and boss) around and deal abit damage. this debuff does not work on bosses.
i suggest you get blackhole soulplus because it will
7. Combat Master SG=3
Cooldown = 10
Erwin will storm forward and fire close-range.
normal Great skill . used for close-range combat, high damage high CD.
soulplus will bring even more damage but you should bring it to combo skill with “reuse Cooltime”.
8. Guided Shot
Cooldown = 25
Max charge time = 3 1.5 sec
Erwin will use destructive shot with his sniper . this shot pierce enemy and inflict same damage in straight line.
higher charge, more damage . pretty suggested with soul plus. because it ignore enemy defence that means you will deal so much super armour break damage it also gives 5/15/25% armor break (noice) . best timing when destroying enemy super armour. with rework, i suggest when you reached level 65 for choosing AoV gear, get this AoV weapon right away. lovely isn’t it?
Skills & Suggestions (Active Skills) 2
Cooldown = 20
Erwin will bring grenade launcher (RPG) and inflict large damage on his enemies.
one of the great skill with High Damage and Area one with long range depends on your angle
best using this skill when boss loses super armor and BOOOM . 1114% damage with 277% super armor break. pretty suggested on every Erwin players.
soulplus is pretty handful . it will increase damage and summon robot>flying robot>Armored grutin depend on skill level.
10. napalm bomb SF=43
Cooldown = 20
Erwin will use napalm grenade to rain down enemies from the air using grenade launcher , covering a wide area .
this skill is pretty useless it deals very low damage. but it’s perfect on breaking enemy’s super armor . suggested to upgrade on lvl 60 raid Altar of Void (AoV) . not recommended at the beginning .
burning debuff is not effected on big bosses and the percent of the damage is so low .
11. Spirinter SG=3 (with soulplus SG=2)
Cooldown = 2545
Erwin will fire a starting shot increasing move speed for every alies near him.
it’s really good for rushing and going fast . counter enemy’s move speed debuff also , i suggest to upgrade soulplus because it will bring 2%/3%/5% SG buff to his skill for 20 seconds.
Cooldown = 35
Erwin will create shield which absorbs damage for a short time.
this skill will double your Defence also it grants you Super Armour like Frenzy & Awakening and gives you Perfect Evasion that means every enemy they hit you will count as MISS .
MISS in this game will deal the lowest damage possible depend on how much lower your partial damage you have .
this skill is really good on PVP (although it’s broken). because no one can use Frenzy or Awakening in PVP . it’s good opportunity for Erwin to use super armour with his skill . (some skill from enemy soul worker may break through Erwin’s super armour).
Cooldown = 45
Erwin will use his Ultimate Grenade Launcher let him devastate the entire area up to 10m in front of him . hit enemies are pushed back.
The Ultimate skill that grants you invincibility for the duration of skill . high damage , invincible ,
with higher attack speed you will deal more hit and also you can turn 360* during the skill but you can’t cancel the skill . you can cancel this skill with right-click ♥♥♥♥♥ nice
this invincible ability is not working on AoV’s red balls (second phase) , AoV’s rushing skill (third phase) , the EXplooooosion of Rage of Yamaoka(manic mode) , Hidden hideout most skill like Truck skill , supernatural skill and Slam skill.
Cooldown = 45
circling shot will be fired by Erwin in limited range with explosion after a few seconds.
this skill is really good and has normal damage. pretty suggested and can be gained in lvl 62.
SPOILER WARNING: these 2 skills below can be gained when Erwin reaches lvl 57 Red quest .
Cooldown = 25
Erwin will summon a hoverboard in the air and move forward and bombard his enemies.
This skill has really really high damage like his ultimate skill (Soul Caster) but with less super armour break.
the perfect timing is when boss loses his super armour . Pretty much suggested .
16.Laser CallCooldown = 30
Erwin will request from top (Shade & Ava ( not really xd ) ) to call Laser from air .
you can control the laser with mouse and use with left-click.Cancel with right-click to save stamina
Maximum hit is 4times .
high damage double hit if inflict on enemy. pretty suggested .
Attack Speed : +15% All attacks inflict MAXIMUM Damage
Move SpeedAgility: +20%
Grant super armour for the duration of Hysteria
Soul Vapor requirement (SN) = 50
Duration: 60 sec
Attack Speed : +30%
Move SpeedAgility : +20%
Grant super armour for the duration of Super Nova
All attacks inflict MAXIMUM Damage
Soul Vapor requirement (SN) = 100
transforming makes you invincible for the duration of transforming.
2700% Super armour break
grant invincible for the duration of Exitus
Skills and Suggestions (Passive Skills)
we will bring only important passive skills. not all of them.
and there isn’t much explanation for passive skills.
100% more damage.
200% more SF.
hit generate SF . with higher chain attack you have , you will get more SF .
with upgrading you will increase your damage , SoulForce gaining and unlock new controls.
has 2 skills in ground and air.
put mine ( maximum of 2 at the same time) make normal and mini-boss enemies Slow Debuff effect and inflict damage on them.
Debuff effect : -60% move speed for 3 seconds
Erwin will make sniper and use electric shot to paralysis his enemies.
debuff works on mini-boss and normal enemies.
3. SF Globe
successful basic attack generate SF and with chain basic attack your SF will be generated faster.
SF can be gained with chain skill with every 2 stacks generate 3 SF.
4. Lucky Evasion rating increased 100/200/300
evasion rate means the chance of miss that enemies( PvP & PvE ) deal to you will increase.
5. Optimum Solution
when Erwin use skill that uses SF , the armour break and attack power are randomly increased.
Can be activated with 2 stacks skill ; armour break increases by 10% and attack power by 600 for 10 seconds.
Best Advancement Passive skill <3
Akasha Early , Middle & Late Game (PvE)
At the beginning of the game you just need to clear districts and level up. To do that you don’t really need any specific akasha but there are many of them that can help you clear districts like Hand of God (Worker Ex Machina) and Death Diver (Baalride). They are really useful to clear rooms and level up more faster. They are both 1 star akasha so not too difficult to get.
Also to increase your clear time in districts you should keep an eye to key point attack (Brooke) witch increase your crit rate and Combination attack (black gauntlet) that increase you attack speed. This last one is pretty important since you will be using this in some situation later in the game.
Accuracy is pretty important in epecially in AoV / HH. If you are doing one of those 2 dungeon you should have at least 1600 accuracy in void and 1800 in HH. If you for some reasons (not having shoulders at +9) have less than that amount you can use Jessie which increase you accuracy for some seconds.
The last akasha for beginners is the Deep Breathe (Megiddo Maker MK2) this is a comfortable akasha for those who cancel the animation of the skills a lot with the dodge. It is also useful later in the game but after a while you probably end up using something else instead of Megiddon to increase your dps.
Those akashas are good if you don’t have yet the 5 stars Late Game Akashas. Force Strike is good for the 3% flat crit buff. It’s low but if you don’t have anything else to put into an akasha slot it’s better than nothing.
Leona it’s an upgraded verson of Brooke. Basically the same effect but better.
Flame Tempest is pretty good if you have some difficulty to manage your SG and you often run ot of it.
Ava is good if you want to deal more dmg .The buff it’s not so high , but it’s good for an ealry/mid game. this akasha deleted in this version
Here we go. So of course there isn’t much to talk here. Currently in the game we have Execution (Tenebris) , Rapids (Beneris) , Checkmate (Arua). These 3 akasha are top tier at least for PvE. All of these cards give flat stats which is really good.
Next we have Wild Water(Erwin) and It Finally Clicked!(IO). The Erwin card is pretty good , give a chance of getting 10% armour break with a crit. IO is used to gain soulVapor faster so you use the Supernova more often which for Erwin is important because you gain 20% atk speed and all your attacks deal max damage.
Recently it has been added Relfenne. In the current meta it’s pretty good since HH gear work very well with 100% stamina. It also give 1000 atk dmg every few seconds. So it’s overall very good but it will be replaced with other 5 stars in the future. So if you have it use it but remember that it will be not so consistent as Tenebris or Beneris in the near future.
In IDD speed run you should use At What Price (Rita) and Golden Glacier (Apocalypse). Rita is good to clear the clown phase but if you don’t have it you can just use soul Launcher and clear the phase anyway . Rita is more consistent for the range becose some times clown just run like pepegas and go really far away. Apocalypse is really useful on the “balls” phase. With [bApocalypse[/b] used at the right timing you 1 shot all the balls which is really good because Erwin doesn’t have skills that can be used effectively in that phase to kill everything fast enough. If you don’t have Apocalypse/b] you can use Baalride instead. It’s not a 1 shot like Apocalypse but you at least save some seconds instead of wasting time killing every ball with skills. You can also use the Exitus skill to kill all the orbs if you don’t have Junk Knight and Apocalypse , it’s quick but not as those two akashas.
Brooches Early Game & Late Game (PvE)
To clear district faster brooch sets are really useful to increase your stats to deal more damage. Currently in the game we have 4 types of brooches :
- Assassin (SIN)
In the early game you should focus on getting the yellow brooches. They are cheap to buy from the market or you can farm them with events. You should focus on getting 2 FOT sets for the top and hat part of the outfit , 1 SIN for the legs , 1 BSK for the shoes and 1 SIN / BSK for the gloves. This is not essential you can also put all SD set into your outfit or SIN or whatever you want , the important part is what attack brooch are you using. The best attack brooch is the one who give armor break so try to get them and put it into your outfit so you can deal more damage and clear district faster. However brooches are not essential in the early game so if you don’t want to buy/farm them it’s totally fine.
Late Game Brooches
In the late game Brooches have a really important part. For Erwin you should always go for 2 FOT sets for top and hat , 2 SIN for gloves and legs and 1 BSK for shoes. You don’t want to go for BSK set on the gloves because the sets give the same atk speed (6%) and Erwin doesn’t need more armour break from another Ecstacy BSK brooch because Erwin has his buff and passive.
So what are the best brocches to have? Let’s make a list I’ll cover all tipes of brooches :
- ASSASSIN (SIN)
First Choice : Reckless / Impact
Second Choice : Tetanus
Explanation : Brute Force gives 5% armour break which is great. Instead Impact gives crit 6% crit chance which is also good but the question is which one of these two is the best to use?
It depends on you . Technically you can reach 100% armour break (which is the cap) without a Brute Force if you have buff and passive active plus Erwin (Akasha) plus Ecstacy active (BSK Effect Brooch). But the problem is that flat armour break is really better instead of being bound of an activation of a brooch (Ecstacy). Because Ecstacy as I said it’s not a falt buff so there will be times when you can’t activate it. In that time you lose damage and that’s why your DPS will decrease. Of course Ecstacy activation depends a lot in the dungeon that you are doing so it’s up to you. If you have a great leak in crit chance you should use Impact in any case.
First Choice : Backstep
Second Choice : Evade
Explanation : Nothing to say Assassinate is really good with the activation requirement and the buff (+1950 crit dmg). Evade leaks in the activation and also in the buff but it’s good if you don’t have Assassinate.
First Choice : Technic
Second Choice :Cat’s Eye
Explanation : Tactics has a fantastic activation requirement and great stats boost . Cat’s Eye really leaks on the probably chance which is really low but it’s usable.
- FORTRESS (FOT)
First Choice : Bunker Siege
Second Choice : Ballista
Explanation : Ballista has a debuff on accuracy which is not good compared with Bunker Siege that has a debuff on evade really more sacrificable.
First Choice : Erosion
Explanation : You can use anything you want here . Erosion is good for the activation requirement and the effect but does not increase you damage so you can use anything only if it gives reasoneble debuffs.
First Choice Tactics / Reconnaissance
Explanation : Those two have really different activation , Reconnaissance proks more frequently while Strategy is more situational. It’s up to you.
First Choice : melter
Explanation : Armour break is nice 🙂 .
First Choice : Rhino
Second Choice : Fury
Explanation : Rhino is good only with Erwin because he has the perfect evasion buff which give 100% evade ratio of incoming hits. Fury is also good but Rhino give more stat.
First Choice : Ecstasy
Second Choice : Feverish
Explanation : Ecstacy give 16% armour break on kill which is amazing. Feverish is a good second choice for the stat that give and the activation requirement.
Late Game Dungeons Tips
- Hidden Hideout
- Altar of Void
- Skyclock Palace
I’ll cover all the major tips for all of them.
In HH you can’t use some skills in the boss battle when the boss reaches a percentage of halt. At 80 bars you can’t use all your buffs or else you will freeze all your team. At 50 bars you can’t use your most powerful skills (soul launcher and surf) and at 20 bars you can’t use both buffs and soul launcher/surf.
If you are doing core there are 2 very good combo to push the orb into the cristal at the center. The first one is LMB + LMB + RMB + RMB this will do a slide attack with a shotgun hit at the end , it’s very good since it has no cd and pretty fast. The second one is SPACE + RMB , this combo will make erwin jump and make him shoot 3 times. With this combo if you aim at one or more orbs they will be pushed very hard in the direction that you are looking. You can also use smart slavo or slide shot to push some orbs ,but since they have cd it’s better to spam one of the 2 combo mentioned at the beginning.
There is not much else to say for HH just don’t use those skills at the right time and you are ok. Just one more thing , when the boss is casting the basic attack move you should use soul launcher always becose since Erwin can’t cancel his ultimate you need to cast it in a moment where you know that the boss is not doing any important attack. The basic attack of the boss is always long enough to finish a full soul launcher. Of course use it always when you will not freeze your team.
Altar of Void
Void is pretty easy to farm if you have full HH gear . If you want to do some fast run to finish your ep quicker you can use those tips:
- At mob phase use Villor 2 Gun
As an Erwin you should always use Villor 2 to 1 shot mini boss at mobs phase. In some cases you don’t need to use it if for example if you are in team with 2 or 3 good Haru.
- See what the team need
If you see that no one is doing a mob and you are free , do it. Don’t over kill mobs with your team. Also at boss phase see when your team needs damage. Some times is better to surf at boss phase 1 some times your team puts damage also in the first phase and you want to surf at phase 2 . For phas 3 you want always to ult in most cases. This is valid only if you have full HH gear , if you don’t have it just run it as you like.
- Don’t greed when the debuff is coming
As we know , when villor reach phase 2 after some seconds he will cast a debuff randomly on one of the players. You can’t use some skills if you are the one with the debuff or else you will give a great dmg reduction buff at Villor and also your hits will heal him. Some of the skills that you can’t use while debuffed are Sky High ,Dodge Shot , SoulLauncher and basic attaks for example. We can summarise that if you are debuffed you can’t use any “”close range”” skills and your ultimate. So feel free to use skills like Laser Call or Smart Slavo if you see that a debuff is coming.
- USE SURF WHEN YOU ARE DEBUFFED
Yes , you can use surf when you are debuffed randomly from Villor . You just need to NOT use your dodge at the end or else you are gonna hit him with the dodge and give him the buff.
In SCP you want to just spam Soul Launcher or the Electric Shot with Big Puppet(BP). Electric Shot are better only if you have good atk speed and you don’t get stunned from bosses. So Soul Launcher is pretty easy to spam with 0 risk and good dmg. You can always spam at least 3 ultimate with 1 yellow ball.
electro also summon army of grutin so , electro with high dmg + army of grutin = OP :S
for getting desire worker you need to be LVL 65 because you need to finish HH atleast 1 Time
for start :
you need to finish corrupted records (Lily , Stella , Erwin and haru)
after finishing Erwin corrupted record you need to finish villor 1 times (hard or manic)
villor came from his home and you were able to talk to him , save this desire fragment of greed
up to 18 .
desireworker quest will appear from Tenebris.
you should prove yourself to villor . he says: “there is someone stronger than me” and that’s HH’s boss . you need to defeat him one time
after that you speak with villor and france. France says you need to gather 200 Sample of supremacy . you need to finish aov ( Manic only ) and HH.
villor gives 11 and HH gives 23
after finish this quest you will talk with villor and there would be 2 quest :
1.green quest that you help villor and fight vs him gives you sun of greed per day
2.playing 30times betrayers army and 30times holy grounds for only one sun of greed
i suggest everyone don’t play second quest just wait 2 more days and you will get your desireworker outfit
after getting your desireworker outfit it won’t end . last quest you need to do is upgrade the orb that tenebris gives to you with Fragment of Greed now as i said , if you gather that 18 fragment , you are good to go but if you don’t have enough material don’t worry
villor gives you 2 green quest:
1. manic 3x = 3 fragment of greed
2. hard 3x = 2 fragment of greed
also these quests can be repeated 3 times per day
with upgrading SinForce to +9 you are done.
you have sinworker power !
Attack damage: +20% (applies on overall DPS)
Attack speed : +20% (why?)
Move Speed or agility : +30%
all attacks inflict maximum damage
reduced SG consumption by +20%
Activated super armour for 60 sec
Cooldown = 60 seconds
Skill desire awakening
these skill will get buffed when you active your Desire awakening.
increased skill effect and its damage increases by 130%
visual effect: two black-red (sinforce) will fire with this skill
increased skill effect and its damage increased by 130%
visual effect : 3 laser call will summon from air after finishing this skill.
increased skill effect and its damage increased by 130%
visual effect : 2 brave dummy soldier will fire red bullet with others and all of them have bulletproof jacket (?)
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