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General AP Spending Guide for Skills

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edited May 6, 2019 in Battle Quests and Guides
Be reminded that you will eventually have enough AP to max all skills, regardless of what order you spend your AP.

  1. Follow Character Growth Goals
    • Navigate to this through Menu → Events → Character Growth Goals
    • Not only are these skills a priority, but the rewards return most of the AP you spend.


  2. Critical Hit and Smash Mastery
    • These take priority over individual skills because they affect all skills instead of one.

  3. Armor and Weapon Mastery
    • Spend AP on these as you acquire better gear as rewards from leveling.
    • Alternatively, you can keep them at the highest rank available.

  4. Bread-and-Butter Skills to Rank A
    • Bread-and-butter refers to your basic recommended damage rotation.
    • To determine your bread-and-butter, do the following:
      1. Familiarize yourself with all of your character's skills. Do this by watching the videos in the Skill menu and/or by using the skills in a boat or in story missions.
      2. Watch a video of your character soloing a boss. I recommend Balor, Neamhain, or Dullahan, but any boss works.
      3. Pay attention to which skills are used the majority of the time.
    • For example, Eira's bread-and-butter is Portal Leap → Bullet Storm → Bullet Rain → Bullet Hail → Repeat.

  5. Buffs and Utility
    • Buffs that apply to your character as a whole are a priority because they effectively increase the rank of all skills for their duration.
      • e.g. Eira's Entropic Bullets.
    • Other buffs, such as Fiona's Shield Enhancement, are a priority because they improve a bread-and-butter skill (in this case, Counterattack).
    • Stamina buffs are a priority for characters that run out of stamina easily.

  6. Dodge Skills
    • For characters with stamina problems, spending AP on dodges are a high priority to decrease their stamina cost.
    • For most characters, dodges only become a medium priority once bosses begin to hit harder. Spend AP on your dodge skills to increase their invulnerability duration.
    • For some parry-based characters, dodges are a bottom priority because they should be parrying instead.

  7. Other Skills to Rank A
    • Spend AP on other skills based on how often you use them.

  8. The Rest
    • At this point, there are no longer any skills with a distinguished priority.
    • You may spend AP on whichever skills you like.