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Hybrid & POW skills review

Hybrid skills are skills, which will take half of your ATK and half of your MATK to calculate the end damage. Along with damage these skills provide a little chance of applying some side effect to target.

POW are skills which had to be charged at least to 100% before you will be able to use it. There's POW charge bar below of player's portrait at left top corner of screen.

Once line is filled once it means you have 100% of POW. When filled twice - 200%. it's getting visual effect like burning or steaming at maximum charge. Level of charge affects damage of any POW skill, it means at 200% you'll cause 2 x damage. Also using POW skill doesn't use SP to perform. Unfortunately, all of player's POW skills are naturally hybrid. All the difference is within base damage of POW skills. Also there are 2 passive increasers for damage of all sorts of POW skills.

Fire hybrid/POW skills

Water hybrid/POW skills

Hybrid 1: Chain lightning

Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Chain lightning
32 10 9,500
Chain lightning - Break 40 10 17,000
Perfect - Chain lightning 51 10 38,000
Description: Summons chain lightning which does damage and has a chance to paralyze targets.
 Paralysis effect lasts for 1 turn as much.
Requirement:
  • Complete LV20 quest

First hybrid skill which you can obtain from Waterfall's Dragon. Chain Lighting has a chance to seal enemy with Shock effect and make him unable to act and move for 1 turn after it. Though, it's not confirmed that seal chance depends on MATK nor STR. Skill is separated on 3. All of them can be trained at same place where did you get it without additional battles. AOE shows how changes area of effect and range of skill at grade 1 and at max grade.

Hybrid 2: Dragon roar

Icons Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Dragon roar
27 10 14,000
Dragon roar - Break 32 10 25,000
Perfect - Dragon roar 37 10 45,000

Ultimate Dragon roar 53 10 80,000
Description: Summons a breath and roar of ancient dragon which does damage.
Ultimate Dragon roar in addition staggers targets by Slow movement effect.
 Slow effect lasts for 2 turns as much.
Requirement:
  • Complete LV20 quest

Second skill is summons a dragon that shows at the top corner of screen to deal slight damage. Skill is separated on 4. All of them can be trained at same place where did you get it without additional battles. When this skill is completely maxed the last (4th) verson of it getting a special effect. This effect applies to all enemies who got in range by shrinking their movement to 1 square with 100% chance. So this way, next 2 turns enemies won't be able to move further than 1 square to any direction. (Though i've noticed few bosses in game are immune for this effect)

Hybrid 3: Fire array / Ice cracking

 
Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Fire array
33 12 468,000
Fire array - Break
42 16 1,088,000

Perfect - Fire array
55 20 2,100,000
Description: Summons series of fireballs which does damage and has a chance to confuse targets. Affected target may perform basic attack on any other target at map, doesn't matter friend or foe.
 Confusion lasts for 1 turn as much.
Requirement:
  • Fire element character
  • complete LV50 quest
  • Flaming dragon (POW) have to be claimed

Third hybrid skill which is specified to fire element. It cost quite alot of skill exp and along with hybrid type damage has a slight chance to cause Confusion at enemies in AOE. Skill is separated on 3. Once 3rd version is maxed there are 2 passive increasers become available which improve damage/seal rate of the actual skill and grants possibility to penetrate Light wall. Recommended to train this skill only after other important ones are maxed.

 
Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Ice cracking
33 12 468,000
Ice cracking - Break
42 16 1,088,000

Perfect - Ice cracking
55 20 2,100,000
Description: Summons wave drifting ice which does damage and has a chance to freeze targets.
 Freezing lasts for 1 turn as much.
Requirement:
  • Water element character
  • complete LV50 quest
  • Double dragon (POW) have to be claimed

Third hybrid skill which is specified to fire element. It cost quite alot of skill exp and along with hybrid type damage has a slight chance to cause Freeze at enemies in AOE. Skill is separated on 3. Once 3rd version is maxed there are 2 passive increasers become available which improve damage/seal rate of the actual skill and grants possibility to penetrate Light wall. Recommended to train this skill only after other important ones are maxed.

POW 1: Great heaven attack / Frozen earth

Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed

Great heaven attack 0 4 Combat training
Description: Summons spirit of fire dragon to strike targets around.
Requirement:
  • Fire element character

Great heaven attack is a basic POW for Fire element. You have from very start of the game. It has quite good square AOE (7x7). You should train it by using during the battle. 
  

 
 
Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed

Frozen earth 0 4 Combat training
Description: Summons ice pikes to pierce targets around.
Requirement:
  • Water element character

Frozen earth is a basic POW for Water element. You have from very start of the game. It has quite tiny AOE compared to fire. Usually it's more efficient to use Dragon chop, Devil seal attack or Judicatory lightning instead. You should train it by using during the battle. 


POW 2: Flaming dragon / Double dragon

After you got maxed 3 grades of two hybrid skills from above (Chain lightning & Dragon Roar) close Learning screen and Dragon will speak again asking if you want to learn more. Answer yes by picking 1st option and the battle will start. After you won the waterfall dragon will offer a new skill to learn: Flaming dragon for fire element or Double dragon for water element. Each skill has it’s own specific AOE but they works same way as basic POW skill. This skill is separated into 3. Each has a bit better damage and more grades to max it.

Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Flaming dragon
0 8 997,990
Ultimate Flaming dragon 0 9 2,234,992

Epic Flaming dragon 0 10 4,612,262
Description: Summons three flaming dragons to spin and damage targets in mid-range from caster.
Requirement:

Flaming dragon specific AOE has some blank squares in close range. Only use of this POW is situations when mobs going to surround you but they aren’t close enough or when one group of mobs too far from another to hit it with normal POW.

Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Double dragon
0 8 997,990
Ultimate Double dragon 0 9 2,234,992

Epic Double dragon 0 10 4,612,262
Description: Summons pair of water dragons and sending them ahead to damage all the targets in front of caster.
Requirement:

Double dragon by itself provides longest distance AOE in game (8 squares length) though it has only 3 squares in width. Quite useful when u got column of mobs heading to u (also when mobs still out or their and yours range of attack).

POW 3: Goddess of Fire / Goddess of Water [GS]

Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Advent Goddess of fire
0 12 2,432,000
Ultimate Goddess of fire
0 14 12,760,000

Epic Goddess of fire
0 16 50,148,000
Description: Summons fire element Goddess to deal the major damage on wide area of effect.
Consumption per use:  Fire glaze stone x 1
Requirement:
 
Icon Skill name AOE SP Max grade Total Skill Exp needed
Advent Goddess of water
0 12 2,432,000
Ultimate Goddess of water
0 14 12,760,000

Epic Goddess of water
0 16 50,148,000
Description: Summons water element Goddess to deal the major damage on wide area of effect.
Consumption per use:  Water glaze stone x 1
Requirement:

This is ultimate skill of NSO. It summons elemental Goddess to make major damage at wide AOE on the map. In short, we call it GS. GS has highest base damage and good amplifiers which provide up to 2x more damage than normal POW. Fire’s & Water’s GS has same AOE and damage only animation picture of Goddess is different. Skill is separated into 3. Each has larger AOE and bigger damage at maximum grade than previous version of it. Works as Basic POW with one exception: each use of this skill consumes one Glaze Stone of your element. You can get 1 x Glaze Stone by finishing LV90 instance or rather buy it (but they are rare on sale).