Vindictus Transformation Guide



Vindictus Transformation Guide by Beiber and xJac

Introduction

We have all heard about the new Transformations in Mabinogi Heroes/Vindictus, and this is just a compilation of all the info I can find about them.

General Information

  • Must be Level 40, once you pick your side you must complete the following quests.
  • You can pick your transformation, just like in Mabinogi
  • To Activate the skill these are required: Sp Gauge full, 10 AP.
  • The Transformation lasts 2 minutes long and once the 2 minutes ends you de-trans with all your armor broken.
  • Both the XE (Extreme Version and Regular Server have trans)
  • Stamina is regenerated at a faster rate
  • Paladins are geared towards Defense
  • Dark Knights are geared towards Offense
  • While in transformation, you gain a class specific trans look, +5000 ATT/M.ATT, superarmor (cannot be knocked downed), longer weapon reach, and unlimited stamina (max stamina will go up 100 too).

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Dark Knight:

You are true follower of Morighan, keeper of Her flames, and determined to kill. You are willing to sacrifice anything to destroy your enemy, including yourself. Destruction and Hate governs you, and anyone who stands on your way will be slayed.

Tier One Skills: (No requirement)
Revelation: HP
Increase Max HP
Level 1: +500
Level 2: +1000
Level 3: +1500
Level 4: +2000
Level 5: +2500

Revelation: ATT
Increase ATT and M.ATT
Level 1: +500
Level 2: +1000
Level 3: +1500
Level 4: +2000
Level 5: +2500

Steal
Whenever you perform a special attack such as Smash, you steal your opponent’s HP and add a small part of it onto your ATT, making you stronger the more you attacks.
Increase Damage dealt.
Level 1: +5%
Level 2: +10%
Level 3: +15%
Level 4: +20%
Level 5: +25%
*The rough estimate of steal damage is around 280~300, and the rough estimate of percentile taken is 2~3%. The percentile stays the same, increasing Steal gives higher damage dealt, not higher percentile taken.
**Grasp and Steal don’t add toward your SP.
***Can also procs when you block

Tier Two Skill: (Requires 5 points invested)
Revelation: Fatigue
Increase SP gain rate.
Level 1: +30%
Level 2: +60%
Level 3: +90%
Level 4: +120%

Tier Three Skills: (Requires 10 points invested)
Revelation: Potential
Increase STR, WIL, AGI, INT
Level 1: +500
Level 2: +1000
Level 3: +1500
Level 4: +2000
Level 5: +2500

Firestorm
Increase the number of enemy you can Steal from.
Level 1: Can Steal from 2.
Level 2: Can Steal from 3.
Level 3: Can Steal from 4.
Level 4: Can Steal from 5.
Level 5: Can Steal from 6.

Tier Four Skill: (Requires 15 points invested)
Slow Down
Slow down the movement of one enemy among the enemies you stole from.

Tier Five Skills: (Requires 25 points invested.)
Conflagration
You make a sacrifice to deal enormous damage to nearby enemies.
*Not released yet.

Pact: Transform
You can advance to the next step after Dark Knight.
*Not released yet.

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Paladin:
You were unsure of your faith, torn between your faith and conscience, but you have decided upon a new path. You are willing to sacrifice anything to protect others. Protection and Love governs you, and anyone who harms your friends will be stopped.

Tier One Skills: (No requirement)
Grace: HP
Increase Max HP
Level 1: +500
Level 2: +1000
Level 3: +1500
Level 4: +2000
Level 5: +2500

Grace: ATT
Increase DEF
Level 1: +500
Level 2: +1000
Level 3: +1500
Level 4: +2000
Level 5: +2500

Grasp
Whenever you perform a special attack such as Smash, there’s a chance to activate seeking projectile.
Increase Damage dealt.
Level 1: +5%
Level 2: +10%
Level 3: +15%
Level 4: +20%
Level 5: +25%
*grasp damage is around 300 per cast (1v1 against boss), which is 100 per missile at level 1.
**Grasp and Steal don’t add toward your SP.
***Can also procs when you block

Tier Two Skill: (Requires 5 points invested)
Grace: Fatigue
Increase SP gain rate.
Level 1: +30%
Level 2: +60%
Level 3: +90%
Level 4: +120%
Level 5: +150%

Tier Three Skills: (Requires 10 points invested)
Grace: Potential
Increase STR, WIL, AGI, INT
Level 1: +500
Level 2: +1000
Level 3: +1500
Level 4: +2000
Level 5: +2500

Divine Punishment
Your seeking projectiles targets multiple enemies.
Level 1: Attack up to 2 enemies with the projectile.
Level 2: Attack up to 3 enemies with the projectile.
Level 3: Attack up to 4 enemies with the projectile.
Level 4: Attack up to 5 enemies with the projectile.
Level 5: Attack up to 6 enemies with the projectile.
*Note: it seems like even without this leveled, you were able to attack up to 2 enemies at a time.

Tier Four Skill: (Requires 15 points invested)
Petrification
Your seeking projectile can paralyze one enemy at a time.

Tier Five Skills: (Requires 25 points invested)
Salvation
You can sacrifice yourself to recover the HP of a party member.
*Not released yet.

Pact: Transform
You can advance to the next step after Paladin.
*Not released yet.

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Facts:
About trans exp:
1. If you only use trans, and do nothing with it till the end, you get 75 exp.
2. If you trans on the boat (the waiting room), it will not give you any trans exp.
3. There’s only 4 situation that will make you receive your trans exp:
(A) when the mission boss died, which you will go into screen shot period.
(B) when you’re dead.
(C.) when you left the boat.
(D) when you cancel the transformation.
4. You will only receive your trans exp once, and once only; so if you got into screenshot period before trans end, killing more stuff after that won’t give you any more exp.
5. Highest trans exp you can get per trans is 100 exp, so trans exp range from 75 exp~100 exp per cast.
6. You can also get trans exp even if you’re assisting.
7. Grasp/Steal also counts toward your trans exp, even if it doesn’t add to your SP.
8. Killing the boss does not guarantee you 100 trans exp.
9. Approximately 1000 damage done is 1 trans exp, overkill counts as well; dealing more than 25,000 damage will guarantee you max trans exp. (Might sound a lot, but that’s about Sturdy Emuloch’s full HP in solo mode, or 35 veteran gnolls WITHOUT overkill.)

About trans count:
1. Trans count reset at every hour mark (7pm, 8pm etc), it’s not a cool down like mediation. (You can check the time of the server by enabling it in menu>option>etc)
2. On boat, using trans before the host pressed the start button, will not take away your count for the hour.
3. Using trans after the host pressed the start button (during the starting sequence), will take away your count for the hour. (And you won’t have a picture of you transforming, it will automatically fix you into pally/dk armor and skip the animation, so don’t bother.)
4. If you’re in a dungeon, and used trans in that dungeon, you won’t be able to use trans again in that particular dungeon, even if the time just hit another hour mark. (if you used trans on boat, as long as you switch something in the quick slot or equips, you can still use trans in the dungeon.)

To check if trans is used for that hour or not:
Switch to trans icon, even if you don’t have a single SP, and try to use it.
If you have already used trans at that hour, it will show you “You must wait before you can….”.
If you have used trans in that particular dungeon, it will show the same message.
If you didn’t, it won’t show anything.

About Equipment status:
Equips will be broken after transformation period ends.
Weapons and shield will not break after transformation, but will return to the same state before transformation.
Broken equips before trans will not give any DEF after transformation, even though it looks unbroken (if you press alt, then you will see the part is still broken).
Broken shield, however, will be fixed temporary and work normally as unbroken, and will go back to broken status after transformation.

When a Fiona use trans without holding a shield:
She will temporarily gain one while in transformation; but you cannot do counterattack or PG extra effect with it; also, if you do something that will make your shield disappear, such as sitting, your shield will become invisible. You do not gain DEF bonus, and the shield itself seems unbreakable.

Easy way to get 100 trans exp:
Friends?: Little exp, doesn’t take token, and gauntlet ticket.
Do Friends. in boat one (hard mode), there’s plenty of monsters for you to get enough SP and also 100 trans exp.
*Note: Trash mob, or even bosses, in higher boats don’t necessary mean higher HP than veteran gnolls, so when trans in higher boats, make sure you have killed enough.

Hidden solo: Good EXP, takes token.
Another easy way is to solo hidden, but there’s two things to keep in mind.
First, you need to make sure you can gather a full SP gauge (4 sp bars) from the first room. Make sure you know which moves don’t give sp at all, and which would give the most. Overkill counts toward SP, so try to make that number as high as possible. You can try to get SP from Giant Spider, but be careful, as you need to do 25k damage while in trans to get 100 trans exp, and Giant Spider in hard mode only have 26k hp.

Second, you need to make sure you can solo hidden in trans. For spears and staff, it’s quite easy, just spam hurricane/magic arrow, and you can lead yourself to victory. For others, be sure you use the correct tactic, you can still die in trans.

Regarding DK vs Pally:
Currently, boat 7 bosses have around 7k DEF, and it’s quite easy to reach ATT cap with Potential, even on harder bosses. The difference as of now, before 2nd stage is out in Vindictus, is just the look.
Pick whatever you feel like better.

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Transformation Skills and Videos

Paladin’s Grace: Increases defense and can revive the party. Dark Knight’s Revealed: Uses HP to perform a powerful attack. (I’m no good at deciphering Korean so this could be wrong)

Evie in 1st Grade Paladin Trans

Lann in 1st Grade Dark Knight

Credits

This guide was writen by Beiber and xJac, permission was given for reproduction. Also credits go to Assyrian Dice And the official Mabinogi Heroes site
jakjak4161 – enabling trans again on boat (waiting room)
Ridon – Steal damage and stolen ATT
RHINOmkII – equipment status
whocares8128 – additional information on equipment status, trans enabling on boat, and procing
TA/Tiffany/Tasha – hidden solo for trans exp.

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