Unsure of which astral you should use?
Unsure of which astral to level up first?
Then look no further! This should give you a pretty damn good idea!
Below is a list of basic Astrals you need. Once you have these in either Purple, Orange or Red you can begin to look towards more advanced or alternative Astrals.
The most important Astrals amongst this list is Enhanced Will Destroyer, if you reach 7,000 astral star points and have yet to receive this in Orange, then this is what you need to buy first.
1. Enhanced Will Destroyer
2. Holy Mysticality
3. Holy Fortitude
4. Refined Goddess Blessing
5, Holy Willpower
6. Holy Brilliance
7. Holy Charm
I'm going to make my suggestions based on Purples at the moment, we're going to pretend you haven't had much luck and not received oranges or reds yet.
Once you obtain one of the above astrals, make them all level 4 as soon as possible. Leveling anything that gives you +number and not a +% increase/decrease.
First and foremost you need to upgrade your attack, this will result in more damage at World Boss and allow you to obtain more gold/daru to put towards upgrading Astrals even further.
Once your attack is at level 4, you can then proceed to the next astral, which should be Physical Defense. You'll naturally gain more Magic Defense due to skill abilities so you need to cover yourself against Archers and Knights a little more.
You keep repeating this process setting Attack as your highest priority, followed with defenses.
Once you obtain orange Enhanced Will Destroyer or Refined Goddess Blessing however, these two will become a higher priority.
An example using the best obtainable astrals at the moment;
+5% Attack from Enhanced Will Destroyer should amount to more than +288 Attack from Holy Mysticality. It may even add more attack than if you upgraded Holy Mysticality twice. This will depend on your current attack stat.
Same thing can be said for Refined Goddess Blessing
+3% Damage Reduction can amount to more than +288 from Holy Fortitude and +288 Holy Willpower, especially in PVE circumstances such as Multiplayer Dungeons.
One of the more under rated stats for a mage is Charisma. This is one of the greatest astrals ever now that we have level 50 troops.
Whenever you're in a situation where troops are involved, this really can make or break the battle against other classes. So always try to keep one on hand at later levels.
We will go into more detail in another section as to how to best optimize troops.