Introduction After running Anton Raid for about a few weeks and finally having run all positions, I thought this handy dandy guide would be pretty good. Optimization Information Most important stats to optimize in order are: M. Crit, Elemental Damage, M. Attack, Int. You also want to make sure you cover all the basic damage modifiers. They scale well with Crusader. Spoiler M. Crit Getting Crit to 97% is the most efficient way to raise your overall damage. Elemental Bomber is strongest as a burst oriented class, so you want to make sure all your burst skills always crit. Elemental Damage High amounts of elemental damage matters a lot when dealing with setups that involve additional ele damage: IE- Gracia and Dark Gothic + Rabinetta. With passives giving you free 100 elemental damage, it is not that unreasonable to shoot for at least 300 of the element you're stacking if you want to be primary DPS. M. Attack, Int Unlike F. Mage, Elemental Bomber does not have passives that give him a huge amount of base stats so base stats do matter. However, this can be compensated for by a Crusader. You will be hurting if you get the misfortune to not have a Crusader so make sure you bring potions to stack int as well as Warlord Cry pots. Damage Modifiers As many damage modifiers as you can - One smash, one crit smash, additional damage or additional elemental damage (or both, but if you can only fit one you should always choose additional elemental). If you can also stack skill damage on top of all of that, it is a fantastic option. Swap You want to optimize Mana Burst levels as much as possible. Optimized Mana Burst swap is 89% which is a huge boost to your overall damage. See - Elemental Bomber Gearing and Skill Guide Gear Recommendation Level* Gracia 6 + Gigantic Set + Liberation Staff At least this level of gearing will let you be semi-effective at all positions given good supports Other Gearing Options* Spoiler Lightning Storm Abyss + Liberation Staff Effective at Battleground and Naval, but not that great at other positions since you will be lacking overall burst damage which is really important Elemental Ball Expansion + Liberation Staff May be good at Smoke/Naval, but I would more recommend other setups. Rabinetta + Shadow is far more effective at Tog killing than EBE Optimal Gearing Option* Spoiler Shadow Build (Dark Gothic or Various) + Rabinetta's Black Heart Rod This will let you be surprisingly effective at Smoke. Rabinetta works really well against Tog if you have at least a Crusader and even better if you have a Soul Bender as well. Be sure to bring lots of MP potions and Mana Aid to keep your MP up since Tog has a lot of HP *Please note that this does not mean that these are the only gearing setups. These are just what I recommend from what's reasonably achievable. Important items Spoiler CD Reduction Potions Warlord Cry Potions Undiluted Intelligence Potions Undiluted Vigor Potions Canna's Pudding/Canna's Milk HP Potion of Heaven All status healing item - Toy of Sparkling World is best, but the version sold by Naen also works Super Armor Potion - You absolutely need this in phase 1 Rabinetta setup specific Spoiler Moon Charm - Buy from Canna if you have Dark Gothic pieces Mana Aid - Buy the Mana Aid pouches off the AH Important Tips Spoiler If you proc immortality, you can only use MP items to restore mana. HP/MP items won't be available for use until Immortality CD is done. You can ask your Crusader to heal you since Immortality CD is immediately done once you're at full HP. The way Dark Eyes/Elemental Bombardment/Elemental Chain works is that as long as you're cancelling from a spell, you will get the benefits from these passives. It does not actually matter when you cancel from the spell and you can do a trick where you cancel a spell out of it's start up animation. A common trick is to do this with Rapid Fire since it's CD is extremely short. If you for example piano Rapid Fire into a big spell like Armageddon or Elemental Burst, you will get the bonus from the passives and at the same time be able to fire off the spell immediately. Elemental Field can be a bit tricky to get the proper timing for the cancel since the animation until the active hit is pretty long and the window for cancelling out of it and still getting the passive is more strict compared to other spells where you have pretty much forever. Make sure to check in training mode and compare the CDs of your spells to check if you have the right timing. If you don't, it's recommended to either use Elemental Field at the end of a combo and then start a new chain with a low CD spell like Rapid Fire, Crystal Crash, Ice Crystal Storm, Infernal Road, or a spell with a long animation like Flame Circle.