A Guide to Playing Soul Bender/Soul Reaper/Dark Lord in Dungeon Fighter Online Version History 2015.09.13 - First version of the guide posted 2015.09.21 - Added equipment enchantment suggestions 2016.04.14 - Revising skill descriptions to fit our post-revamp status 2016.04.18 - Added a lot of information to the gearing section, particularly regarding different chronicle setups 2016.04.21 - Small tweaks to some of the skill descriptions/recommendations Table of Contents General Overview General and First Job Skills Soul Bender Skills TP Upgrades Skills Conclusion Gearing and Avatars Otherverse Guide General Overview Hi there. I've seen a lot of questions around the forums on a lot of topics regarding Soul Benders, and I figured it might not hurt to throw together a guide to help answer a lot of the more common ones and give new Benders some guidance as they make the journey toward DFO's endgame. Soul Benders are what I tend to think of as an "offensive support" class. We are focused less on buffing ourselves and others and more on making our enemies weaker. We are a zoning class, relying on manipulating the battlefield for maximum results and using positioning to our advantage due to the nature of our signature ghost skills. We are a magic damage class, and thus focus on magic attack, magic critical, and intelligence, and we also have intrinsic shadow damage on the majority of our skills, so shadow damage boosts are also of great value to us. We don't have a lot of good burst damage options available to us, but are capable of decent sustained damage output with the right gear. This guide will predominantly focus on the Soul Bender's role as a party support class - the so-called "Bremen Stack" build, whose primary goal is to make enemies tremendously weak against magic damage. Note that this isn't because Soul Benders are incapable of doing anything but supporting - of course you can go for a more solo-oriented damage build. However, if that's your goal with this class, I'll warn you now that the majority of classes in the game will blow your damage out of the water with similar investments into gearing. It's like with Crusaders - sure you can play battle sader, but you are at your strongest when you maximize your support skills. As Soul Benders, we bring something to a group that no one else does, and that's Bremen. It really is that good, and is the reason why Soul Benders have the closest thing to a "free ticket" to the hardest content in the game in the parent Korean version of DFO. Also, I should mention that this guide will be entirely focused on PvE. I have very little PvP experience, and none on Soul Benders specifically. If anyone else out there wants to help out to provide PvP information for the class, that'd be appreciated. In addition, it is not aimed at total DFO beginners - I have written with the idea that you have a basic understanding of game concepts and terminology, both generally and those specific to DFO.