PSO2 Balance Changes Coming October 14th

They’re calling it “PSO2 Large-scale Update 4: Trajectory to the Future“. Comes with balanced tweaks for the striking and ranged classes. Here’s my translation.

Hunter

  • The Sword PA, Sonic Arrow, will have a faster Just Attack window, slower descent timing, and higher damage and Gear gain.
  • The Sword PA, Sacrifice Bite, will have higher damage and Gear gain. A portion of its animation will be sped up.

Ranger

  • The class skill, Weak Bullet, will have its accuracy adjusted.
  • The Assault Rifle PA, One Point, will have higher damage and lower PP consumption.
  • The Assault Rifle PA, Sneak Shooter, will have a faster Just Attack window and faster projectile speed.
  • Other than the above, Diffuse Shell and Parallel Slider will be adjusted. Details will be revealed at a later date.

Fighter

  • Double Saber Wind will have a faster Just Attack and cancel window
  • The Twin Dagger PA, Quick March, will have higher damage and a faster cancel window. In addition, all attacks will cause Stun.
  • The Double Saber PA, Surprise Dunk, will have higher damage. In addition, the ascent will have shorter hitstop and will launch targets
  • The Double Saber PA, Deadly Archer, will have its interval between hits adjusted.
  • Other than the above, Orchestra, Illusion Rave and Acro Effect will be adjusted. Details will be revealed at a later date.

Gunner

  • The class skill, High Time, will reach its full bonus faster.
  • Twin Machinegun normal attacks performed in the air will have a slower descent timing.
  • The first and second Stylish Rolls performed in succession will be faster. However, invincibility time remains unchanged.
  • The Twin Machinegun PA, Satellite Aim, will now be able to change its facing mid-animation.
  • The Twin Machinegun PA, Shift Period, will have higher damage and a faster first part. In addition, the Just Attack window will be faster, and descent timing will be slower.
  • Other than the above, Aerial Shooting, Dead Approach, Messiah Time, Elder Rebellion, Reverse Tap and Heel Stab will be adjusted. Details will be revealed at a later date.

Braver

  • The class skill, Katana Gear, will grant a damage bonus based on Gear amount.
  • The class skills, Katana Combat, Rapid Shoot and Rapid Shoot Mastery will have their max levels reduced, and the effect of each level will be changed accordingly.
  • The class skill, Rapid Shoot, will cause normal attacks to fire three attacks upon activation.
  • The class skill, Rapid Shoot Advance, will have its skill point prerequisites reduced.
  • Step Attack for Bullet Bows will have faster speed and a faster Just Attack window.
  • The class skills Average Stance Critical and Weak Stance Critical will be moved such that Average Stance Charge and Weak Stance Charge will be easier to learn.
  • The Katana PA, Tsukimi Sazanka, will have its hitstop and PP consumption reduced. When performed on the ground, it will be faster.
  • The Katana PA, Gekka Zakuro, will have its PP consumption reduced. When performed on the ground, it will be Step and Guard cancellable.
  • The Katana PA, Sakura Endo, will be faster and have an earlier Just Attack window. In addition, the uncharged version will have higher damage.
  • The Bullet Bow PA, Torrential Arrow, will have a wider area of effect.
  • The Bullet Bow PA, Million Storm, will have higher damage and lower PP consumption.

Bouncer

  • The class skill, Jet Boots Escape, will take affect during the Shift followup on normal attacks.
  • The Dual Blade PA, Justice Crow, will have higher damage and lower PP consumption.
  • The Dual Blade PA, Kestrel Rampage, will have higher damage.
  • The Jet Boots PA, Strike Gust, will have higher damage.
  • The Jet Boots PA, Gran Wave, will have less hitstop.

Gunslash

  • The Shift action will have a slower descent timing, and will be performed faster.
  • The Striking mode normal attack will have a faster Just Attack and cancel timing.
  • The Step Attack will have less hitstop
  • The Gunslash PA, Serpent Air, will be faster and have a faster Just Attack and cancel window.
  • The Gunslash PA, Regenschlag, will be faster and have a faster Just Attack window.

Due to these changes, an All Skill Reset Pass will be distributed.

 

Selphea

Selphea is a crazy MMO player who can never decide what to play and runs weird builds. But hey at least they work!