Hey you guys, I used to do more “game strategy” blog posts than I have in recent history and would like to get into them again. As I was thinking about this, I was chatting with someone I talk to a lot about the game — my buddy and guildie, Robin7 (who I affectionately call “bird”). She’s a very prudent and insightful archer that I bounce my thoughts off of quite often. This got me thinking to share snippets of our conversations together (yes, I asked her for permission…) as inspiration to get myself and all of you thinking and sharing ideas about various game topics in a new DolyGames blog series, “Bird and Panda Discuss”. Without further ado, today we’re on the topic of the new Tattoo system.
Bird and I both agree that aside from increasing the quality of tattoos, our endgame priority is to have all our tattoos add Intelligence/Strength (class-dependent) and subtract Charisma (troop count). This may be a pretty straightforward idea to many players, but I think there are others that die quickly in PvP and feel like their survival stats (HP/Endurance and Defense) are too low that they’re willing to give up attack to gain health and defense. The most common places I’ve seen people sacrifice attack for health and defense are gems and mount training choice, but I see the tattoo system as another place people may end up with this issue.
What We Know So Far
From what I can tell of the tattoo system so far, this is what we can be pretty certain of:
Each tattoo adds to one stat and subtracts from another
The available stat types are: Intelligence, Strength, Defense, Endurance, and Charisma
The name of the tattoo (“Defense Tattoo,” “Charisma Tattoo,” etc.) indicates which stat will increase
Regardless of the increased stat, the stat that is decreased can be ANY of the other stats
Like gear refinements, each tattoo “cleanse” guarantees equal or improved quality of the stat increased (so if at +2, the next cleanse will give +2 or better), but the type of stat may change
What to Increase, What to Decrease
Since all stat combinations are possible, there are a lot of pairings to consider. Here’s how I’d prioritize the stats (for a mage. archers and knights should flip Intelligence and Strength):
As an easy rule, particularly during these earlier days of the new patch when nobody has enough henna to max them out yet, as long as the +stat is higher priority than the -stat, it’s probably good enough to keep.
It may be worth noting that the reason why bird and I, and many others, would rather subtract Charisma than Strength or Intelligence, is because they contain some defense in them (at a 4 MATK/PATK to 1 MDEF/PDEF ratio).
To Hoard Henna or Not to Hoard Henna?
That is the question. Not really though, since you should always save up your materials for events. Clearly I used some Henna early on to get a few stats, but I’ve now started to save Henna, and encourage others to as well. Knowing Wartune’s tendency to make events for refining, upgrading, and enchanting using an assortment of other materials, there’s a very good chance they will make one for cleansing tattoos or consuming Henna.
I don’t have any Advanced Henna stuff to try out yet, but if I did, I’d still probably wait until I’ve hit the cap for tattoos using regular Henna first. In the Tattoo Cleansing page, there’s some text saying “Tattoo: Increasable stats 1~10” and “Expert Tattoo: Increasable stats 21-40”. This seems pretty vague, but from what I understand from the forums, it means that normal Henna will increase that stat of your tattoo by 1 to 10 points, and Advanced Henna will increase your tattoo’s stat by 21 to 40 points. Some people have Expert Tattoos already, but I’m uncertain if they can use normal Henna on those tattoos once they’ve used Advanced Henna on them. Waiting until at least one of your normal tattoos is capped is probably the safest bet.
VIDEO: Wartune Advice – Bird and Panda Discuss | Tattoo Goals
Check out the video where I discuss this topic 🙂
Discuss with Us!
What do you guys think of the new Tattoo and Henna features? Have any questions for myself or bird? Comment below!