< A Guide To Playing Seulbi >
People wanted a Seulbi guide from me. Sure, let’s get into things.
Novice Agent Skills
Official Agent Skills
Special Agent Skills
Purification Gear: Awakened Skills
Task Force Skills
Purification Area Gear
Tips and tricks
If you’re looking to play Seulbi, here are some things that might interest you in deciding:
Psi damage based character
Large AOE skills that hit around and forward; straightforward hitboxes
Self-sustaining MP management and PPR gain
Secondary resource (Bits) used to power and activate skills
Skills easy to use to keep you air and bring you into the air
Deployable skills that complete on their own, able to combine and combo multiple skills simultaneously
Fair amount of iframe and damage reduction skills to use
Able to use skills repetitively through reducing cooldowns and resetting skills
Although here are some aspects to know when playing her:
Stationary when using most skills; limited movement options to only few certain skills, also can’t return to the ground on demand when needing to dodge
Long animations for some skills to finish, may have enemies wander away from skill hitboxes
Need to learn how to manage generating and consuming Bits appropriately
Need to learn how to manage skills affecting cooldown reductions and resets effectively in particular skill rotations
Lag sensitive character; gameplay dependent on skill resets and may not reset right away if suffering from lag
Relatively low damage multipliers compared to rest of cast
Gameplay potential not entirely realized until Special Agent advancement for her core mechanics and gameplay
Seulbi isn’t the most powerful character to play, but it all comes down to learning the character to perform to your best ability to play just as viably as any other character. Hopefully this will prove helpful for any advice you’re looking for.
For simplicity, all skills will be referred to their effects with all skill cube effects, Task Force promotion unlocked, and all gear is accessible. You may refer to in game for specific % values and particular skill cube effects that may not be highlighted in this guide.
Some terms to be mindful of when reading this guide (*some terms are also changed and abbreviated from previously adopted terminology prior to NA server translations):
Bits - Seulbi’s secondary resource required to use or enhance skills.
*not to be confused with the paid currency used in the Item Mall/ gachas
Bit Consumption - specific skill classification that uses Bits upon use with how many used.
*important to note that some skills do consume Bits but are not part of this category
Bit Creation - specific skill classification that adds Bits upon use with how many created
Damage reduction - receive less damage by around 80%, particularly on certain skills while casting
FC (Force Cancel) - canceling a skill’s animation midway using another skill. All skills come with this innate feature
FM (Finishing Move) - refers to the Rank _ Special Move skills of the appropriate rank [1/2/3/4], skills that have the ability to Super Armor Crash an enemy’s Super Armor level, denoted by the number next to their HP bar on the top of the screen for particular enemies/bosses. All FMs for Seulbi have damage reduction applied while casting, can freeze movement on most enemies in range, and have their Super Armor Crash level increased by 1 upon reaching level 6. These features become less effective on certain bosses.
*The base Super Armor Crash value of each FM is their FM number plus 2. EX. The Super Armor Crash value on FM1 is 3.
PPR (Phase Power Release) - refers to Empowered State, skill that enables the Empowered State buff, increasing damage while granting character specific stat increases and bonuses
With points for skills becoming more accessible through various ingame means, it’s possible to max out the level on all the skills and passives to maximize their potentials. The following provides a general guideline on how to build your skills at a starting level.
< Trainee Skills >
At the end of the tutorial you can obtain the following skills:
Empowered State: Seulbi
Blades of Discipline
FM1: Bus Drop
< Novice Agent Skills >
After obtaining the Novice Agent promotion you can obtain the following skills:
FM2: Ion Cannon
< Regular Agent Skills >
After obtaining the Regular Agent promotion you can obtain the following skills:
FM3: Satellite Crash
< Special Agent Skills >
After obtaining the Special Agent promotion you can obtain the following skills:
EX Blades of Discipline
EX Gravity Flux
FM4: Subway Strike
< Purification Gear: Awakened Skills >
After equipping Purification Area gear you can obtain the following skills as their Awakened versions:
These skills remove the skill cube effects of their original skills and replace them with a new set of skill effects. The functionality of these skills will differ depending on what changes are applied.
Electric Storm - Superconductivity
Railgun – Fatal Shot
Psychic Satellite - Psychokinesis
< Task Force Skills>
After obtaining the Task Force promotion you can obtain the following skills:
Queen of Hearts - Drizzle Seulbi
Queen of Hearts Formation: A
Queen of Hearts Formation: A - Urgent
< Passives >
As you unlock advancements you will gain access to passives for additional stats. Before investing into any passives, it is important to prioritize your main skills first to maximize the amount of damage potential your skills can do, with passives being supplementary to your existing stats.
A general rule to follow can be to put skills at level 1 for the base amount and invest at your discretion on how much into each passive you want.
Passives that are of higher priority to invest into first with greater benefits:
Passives that are of lesser priority to invest but also useful:
Remaining passives that are otherwise non-essential but might help in other cases (such as pvp):
[ Gear Format ]
Weapon Core: Mystic (Wand) -main core type that you will be streamlined into using when accessing endgame gear
Modules: Regulator, Impulser -modules that focus on Psi related stats, each act as counterparts for endgame gear sets
[ Recommended Tuning ]
Refer to https://codeclosers.to/forums/index.php?/topic/2659-what-tunes-do-you-want-why/
For tunes regarding specific ABC damage types, focus on tuning for Air Strike and Back Attack related tunes. Chase related tunes are also a valid secondary stat to invest into, but ultimately something that you do not need to emphasize on currently, but in general it is important to build your ABCs appropriately to maximize skills that use those stats.
Attack Speed is an optional tune to keep, speeding up a lot of skills that usually take a while to cast. Having an average of 1.14 Attack Speed is a comfortable number to settle with if possible, but purely up to personal preference if you want to go higher or lower
EX skill tunes are optional, but if possible to attempt tuning for you’ll want to tune for EX Supercluster to maximize its damage for its capability to deal True Damage and easy capability to proc all ABCs damage. It is a high potency skill that you should consider investing to if you do not mind losing tune slots in your gear.
[ Recommended Chips ]
Refer to https://codeclosers.to/forums/index.php?/topic/3175-introduction-to-chips/
Besides chip colors that apply specifically to Psi damage characters, platinum chips fall under similar emphasis to tuning. Use Air Strike platinum chips on modules, being a general situational type to invest into, while on shields you should focus on using Back Attack/ Chase platinum chips to supplement your other ABCs.
[ PNA Setup ]
Refer to https://codeclosers.to/forums/index.php?/topic/7071-pna-guide-basicspecialamplify/
Basic PNA setup. For Offensive, equip PNA that focus on Air Strike or Back Attack damage. For Utility, Array (blue) genes can be equipped to personal preference. I use genes with Movement Speed to help with moving around faster, but equipping genes that increases you max MP can be a useful alternative if you need the extra MP to help with managing skills.
Special PNA setup. You may interchange the Back attack or Air Strike components with Chase if desired, since Seulbi can take advantage of all ABCs through her skills.
An Amplified PNA setup that I use. The highlighted sections of the grid are the main components you need to worry about in terms of their color typing. You can also use the Attack Speed configuration if you want to go through your skill animations faster. What types of components you choose to equip overall is purely personal preference to what kind of stats you want to enhance and upgrade. Stats like max HP, max MP, movement speed, and skill cooldown/ cost reduction are various things you can choose to invest into that provide improvements.
[ Purification Area Gear ]
When you gain access to the Purification Area, you will have the option to equip one of three types of module sets, granting skill damage boosts to a set of three specific skills. These modules differ from the ones dropped in the side dungeons from being able to be transcended into stronger versions of themselves. You can obtain these specific modules by dropping them from the appropriate bosses or crafting them.
The following rules must be considered when selecting a module set:
EX versions of skills are not affected, making the damage increases wasted on inapplicable skills
Awakened versions of skills will receive diminished damage increase values, making the overall boost in damage combined from trinkets lower than it adds to
Of which, the following can be selected:
Tindalos (purple modules)– enhances Blades of Discipline, Gravity Flux, Railgun
Not recommended, increasing Awakened Railgun damage by a diminished amount, and remaining skills all being EX skills
Halphas (green modules)– enhances Telekinetic Explosion, Magnetic Infusion, Wormhole Buffer
Highly recommended, all skills being applicable for the set’s full effects, Wormhole Buffer and Telekinetic Explosion gaining higher potential
Yod (red modules)– enhances Supercluster, Electric Storm, Space Elasticity
Not recommended, increasing Awakened Electric Storm damage by a diminished amount, Supercluster being an EX skill, and Space Elasticity not being the most benefiting of a skill to increase damage to
Taking these factors into account, your best all-around set choice will be Halphas, due to making all the skills stronger than they initially are to reinvest to if you haven’t already.
You will also gain access to Receivers that will grant you extra skill levels to an EX skill of your choice. This can be useful in either making a skill stronger than where it is currently at or pushing a skill to level 10 to access its full skill cube effects. You can obtain these receivers by dropping them from Nitocris.
Receiver 1 (yellow receiver)– enhances EX Blades of Discipline
Not recommended- while not bad to use, the overall damage increase is not as high, despite being able to use the skill repetitively
Receiver 2 (blue receiver)– enhances EX Supercluster
Highly recommended- maximizes the overall damage you can do with the skill with significant increase
Receiver 3 (green receiver)– enhances EX Gravity Flux
Not recommended- while not bad to use, the overall damage increase is not as high, especially with its long cooldown and no particular benefits with higher skill levels
Receiver 2 is the overall recommended choice to invest into, with its relevancy into endgame gearing being currently essential to Seulbi.
The shields are an essential set of gear that will allow you to access Awakened skills. There are various tiers of these shields as you progress through endgame content, so proceed to craft each appropriate one to slowly build your way to the next level of difficulty. Each piece of gear has an Item Level that will affect how strong/weak you are entering certain dungeons with Item Level requirements, so it’s best to craft and use each piece when possible to mitigate the negative effects of having a lower Item Level. While multiple versions exist, you only need to have 1 set, though you can simultaneously use them together in case you need the Item Level.
[ Beelzebub Gear ]
With the addition of Reverse Theater, a new set of endgame gear is now available to use. Similar to Purification Area gear, you can obtain cores and modules than can be transcended into stronger versions of themselves. You can also obtain special Triggers from Beelzebub Raids that provide impressive set effects if you manage to complete one, and can be transcended.
The core provides much higher stats while equipping, but you will lose access to Awakened Electric Storm. Currently it is not recommended to use a BB core due to the free versatility and higher damage of the Awakened skill. You will be forced to rely on priming Electric Storm with EX Supercluster to utilize its full damage, a downgrade you may not be welcomed to go back to using. This shift of gameplay may hinder you if you are accustomed to using the Awakened version. On the other hand, the stat increase will be a gain benefiting the rest of your skills, though the difference is noticeable mostly through enhancement levels. Use at your discretion.
Trigger sets will be harder to complete due to the nature of obtaining them will be at the mercy of obtaining them by chance or after a length of time invested into running the raid. You can also drop triggers from certain dungeons and raids that aren’t as powerful but otherwise good substitutes if you can complete a set. Optimal sets such as the Fly King’s Commandment (Red triggers) or Fly King’s Command (Orange triggers) are ideal if you are able to obtain the appropriate triggers, but having a set in general will provide a boost to your stats from tunes and set effects, so don’t be quick to dismiss the other types of triggers out there.
[ Busan Gear ]
Note: I'm not geared yet...
With the addition of Busan, you can obtain modules, shields, and receivers than can be transcended into stronger versions of themselves.
The module and the shields are the main pieces of gear you will want to craft for more stats. The receiver is an optional craft that provides minor stats increases at first, which you may keep using Receiver 2 from Purification Area to maintain optimization of EX Supercluster, but it becomes a contending alternative when transcended with better stats. If you decide to craft one, the Air Receiver is the best option being the easiest conditional damage type to proc.
Minor skill rotation visual
With all skills set to their potentials, gameplay will revolve primarily around EX Blades of Discipline and Wormhole Buffer as your primary skills to utilize from their ability to reset often from using your Bit Consumption skills. Bit Creation skills should be used often during and after Bit Consumption skills to offset the amounts used in skills, since the amounts made from EX Blades of Discipline will not sustain your bit count alone, with skills like Railgun and Phase Ductility using most of your bits.
Primary offense skills:
Bit Consumption skills:
You are at optimal play when you are always continuously casting skills in order to maintain her stackable buffs. While the amount of time allowed to refresh them is generous, it will be important to know when certain moments take too long to force them to expire and needing to restart the process of maximizing your buffs again.
Buffs to keep track of:
After exhausting all of your Bit Consumption skills, they will more than likely be all on cooldown, along with a majority of your skills. Psychic Satellite and EX Supercluster are safe stalling skills to use, but don’t be afraid to use them in emergencies to avoid fatal attacks. Seulbi’s playstyle will ultimately be revolving around the repeated pattern of Bit Consumption and Bit Creation skills, so those two skills act as your only independent skills to be used as you prefer. Watch you current Bit count in case you might start a new skill rotation that could make you run out of Bits early, remembering to use Bit Creation skills as necessary.
Skills for avoiding attacks:
Bit Creation skills:
FMs can be used freely at your discretion, in between skills or bursting all of them at once, though each of them interact with each other to where you use them in a certain order. FM3 should be used before FM4 so that it can receive reduced cooldown. FM1 should be used after FM4 to use the damage bonus from it, though the cooldown for FM4 can allow you to use FM1 again in between, by then FM4 will be available to use again and FM1 will follow to make use of the damage bonus soon after. FM2 is an exception where its cooldown is reduced from using EX Blades of Discipline repetitively. Use it appropriately so that you set it on cooldown and start reducing it from using skills in your normal skill rotation.
High burst damage skills:
While MP management will not be as difficult from being able to regain MP from EX Supercluster and gaining full gauges of PPR rather quickly, it will be important to still use potions as well. FMs are your most expensive skills that will eat up your MP, with your other skills gradually adding up in MP use. Pets Skills that also restores MP can also be a useful option when in need of MP, though it is up to personal preference on what kind of pet you’d want and are able to obtain.
Tips and Tricks
Some minor gameplay advice regarding Seulbi’s skills and effects. Take them as you will if you think this will help improve your gameplay.
Managing skill resets
Burst Damage combinations
Attempting to stall for cooldowns
Is a B-Slot skillbar needed?
< End of Guide >
I hope this guide proves helpful in understanding how to play Seulbi.