You’ll spend most of your time leveling and farming monsters in Ragnarok M: Eternal Love. A high damage output is essential to be able to instantly kills mobs. Remember, the faster you kill mobs, the more efficient your grinding and Stamina consumption.
This guide will teach you all basic and advanced methods to increase your physical attack damage.
This guide is applicable to job classes with melee or ranged attacks: Swordsman, Archer, Merchant, Thief and Monk classes. For magic users such as Mages, check out the Magic Attack guide!
Here are all the methods on how to increase and maximize your physical attack damage in Ragnarok Mobile:
- Stat Points
- Equipment items
- Enhancement, Enchantment, Upgrading, Refinement
- Element/Size/Race Modifier Cards
- Eating Cooked Foods
- Stat Dishes
- Guardian Scroll buffs from Mentor
- Attack Alloys
- Pet’s Passive Skills
- Aesir Monument Runes
- Guild Blessings
- Monster Size Penalty
- Skill Buffs
- Unlock & Deposit Headgears/Cards in Adventurer Handbook
- Level 10 Cook/Taste Mastery (per Recipe)
- Adventurer Class and Title
- Cat Cafe Items for PVP/War of Emperium
The most basic and obvious way to increase your physical attack damage is through your stats.
Every point in STR increases melee physical damage, while DEX increases ranged physical damage.
If you use auto-attack to farm, AGI increases your DPS (damage per second) too as it gives you a faster ASPD (attack speed).
The second main source of your damage is your equipment. Aim for the highest +Atk, +Atk%, Refined Atk and Ignore Defense stats.
These are the common items that increase your physical attack and overall damage:
|Cat Ear Beret||Atk +5%|
|Devil Wing||All stats + 1, Damage +5%|
|Spiked Scarf||Damage vs. Demi-human +5%|
|Masquerade||Damage vs. Demi-human +8%|
|Hockey Mask||Damage vs. Demi-human +10%|
|Rosa Bracelet||Ignore Def +25%|
|Luna Brooch||Atk +42|
|Ancient Cape||Ignore Def +15%|
Enhancement, Enchantment, Upgrading, Refinement
Enhancing (a.k.a. Strengthening) increases the effects of your equipment. For example, it “enhances” the Atk of a weapon. Make sure to always max your gear’s enhancements to maximize their damage. It only requires zeny and can be done from your backpack.
Refining gives your items a “plus” like +4. These refines add Refined Atk/MAtk: pure offensive stats and ignore a target’s normal Def/MDef stats, only Refined Def/MDef stats can reduce them. Talk to Hollergrenn in town to refine your items using Oridecon for weapons and Eluniums for armors.
Enchanting an item gives it a random set of bonuses. Obviously you’ll want the attack/damage increasing stat effects. Aim for that rare 4th enchantment too for the highest bonus. Talk to Mora the Cat NPC in Geffen to enchant your gears.
Upgrading items to higher tiers gives it more powerful stat bonuses and even special effects. You can do this by clicking on the “up” arrow in our item’s detail window. It requires crafting materials and some zeny.
Element/Size/Race Modifier Cards
Cards are a great source of DPS too. When inlayed to your weapons, they can increase your damage against certain elements, race and size by a certain percentage.
Here’s a list of all cards that can increase your damage output:
|Menblatt Card||20% vs. Earth|
|Drainliar Card||20% vs. Water|
|Mandragora Card||20% vs. Wind|
|Vadon Card||15% vs. Fire|
|Orc Skeleton Card||20% vs. Holy|
|Hydra Card||15% vs. Demi-Human|
|Flora Card||15% vs. Fish|
|Goblin Card||15% vs. Brute|
|Peco-Peco Egg Card||15% vs. Formless|
|Orc Lady Card||5% vs. Insect|
|Green Petite Card||20% vs. Dragon|
|Minorous Card||25% vs. Large|
|Desert Wolf Card||25% vs. Small|
|Skeleton Worker Card||15% vs. Medium|
Eating Cooked Foods
Full Guide: Ultimate Guide to Cooking Gourmet Food
Eating cooked foods gives you great bonus stats for several minutes/hours, such as additional Atk, bonus damage to Bosses, or ignore defense buffs.
The best part is, you can eat multiple foods at a time and their effects will stack. For example, eating six Original Will-Seafood Soup which gives +40 attack will give you +240 Attack! You can increase the stack limit by leveling up your Taste level.
Check out the complete list of cooking recipes for reference. Here’s a list of recommended foods that increase your physical damage:
Song For You
Ignore Def +2%
Damage vs. MVP +2%
Prontera Royal Seafood Soup
Ignore Def +2.25%
Prontera Royal Ice Cream
Damage vs. MVP +2.25%
Original Will-Seafood Soup
Ignore Def +2.5%
Original Will-Ice Cream
Damage vs. MVP +2.5%
Stat Dishes such as the “STR Dish A” are different from Cooked Foods. They give you bonus stats and bonus damage.
|STR Dish A||STR +5
Melee Damage +10%
|Food Shop in all towns|
|STR Dish B||STR +10
Melee Damage +20%
|Food Shop in Morocc/Glast Heim/Al de Baran|
|DEX Dish A||DEX +5
Ranged Damage +10%
|Food Shop in all towns|
|DEX Dish B||DEX +10
Ranged Damage +20%
|Food Shop in Payon/Al de Baran|
Guardian Scroll Buff
Full Guide: Guide to Mentorship/Student System
For non-Transcendent characters below Level 85, get a Mentor as soon as you can if you don’t have one already.
Mentors can use the Guardian Scroll buff on their Students which gives a whopping +20 to all Stats!
The Guardian Scroll item can be bought from the Mentor Shop in Prontera and it only costs 2,000 zeny!
These are special items that give significant amounts of Attack points.
|Slow Attack Alloy||Atk +100 for 30 minutes|
|Rapid Attack Alloy||Atk +400 for 6 minutes|
You can only use them every 15 minutes so you can’t stack them, sadly. (That would be too overpowered though.)
Only Whitesmiths can produce these Alloys through a crafting skill. If you don’t have a Whitesmith, just purchase them from the Exchange.
Pet’s Passive Skills
Pets not only fight alongside you in battle, they also give bonus stats through their Pet skills! To check what bonus stats they give, just tap on our Pet and click “Check” and check their skills.
Here are all Pets that increase your damage:
|Deviruchi||+ Physical Attack|
|Savage Babe||+ Refined Attack|
|Baby Desert Wolf||+ Ignore Def %|
Aesir Monument Runes
Join a Guild as soon as possible and unlock your Aesir Monument so you can start activating Runes.
Runes give permanent stat increases to your character such as +Atk, or bonus effects to your skills. For example, Swordsmen have runes that increases Bash damage by percentage.
Working on your Rune path is a long-term investment and Guild Donating should be part of your daily routine. Later on at higher levels, you’ll want to focus on collecting Gold Medals and Contributions than equips.
Another benefit of joining a Guild ASAP is the Guild Blessing Buffs a.k.a. “Prayers.” At the cost of Zeny or Belief Tokens, you can permanently increase your stats through these buffs. Just talk to the Valkyrie in the first left wing in the Guild Hall.
For Physical Attackers, you’ll want the blue “Combat” blessings.
Guild Blessings cost some Zeny and increases over time. Belief Tokens can help reduce the cost: 1 Belief Token will be consumed instead of Zeny, for each 2,000 Zeny spent on Guild Blessing.
Full Guide: Guide to Elements
Knowing your target’s element lets you significantly increase your damage by using its weakness. Check out the full chart here: Guide to Elements.
Some skills, especially from Mages, have certain elements. Archer jobs can use arrows of different elements such as Fire Arrows.
Physical attackers can also use the following elemental stones to convert your attacks to different elements:
Flame Heart — convert to Fire, use against Earth
Mystic Frozen — convert to Water, use against Fire
Great Nature — convert to Earth, use against Wind
Rough Wind — convert to Wind, use against Water
Weapon vs. Monster Size Penalty
Different weapon types can affect your damage depending on your target’s sizes:
You can use size modifier cards (see above) to take advantage of your target’s size. You can check monster sizes on online databases such as ROGuard.net.
The skill Weapon Perfection by Blacksmiths also removes these penalties. Speaking of skills…
Some skill buffs are also great for maximizing your damage. This is one benefit of being in a party.
Priests can use Blessing to add +20 STR/DEX, or Impositio Manus to directly increase the target’s Attack.
Blacksmiths also have Over Thrust which buffs his party’s Attack by 25%. Their Weapon Perfection skill removes the monster size damage penalty too. (see above)
Unlock & Deposit Headgears/Cards in Adventurer Handbook
Unlocking headgears and cards as well as depositing them to your Adventurer Handbook can give you permanent bonus stats.
The best thing about this method is that the bonuses apply to all your characters in your account. Soon, your Novice characters can one-hit Mini Bosses!
Check out the following lists for reference:
Level 10 Cook/Taste Mastery (per Recipe)
Full Guide: Ultimate Guide to Cooking Gourmet Food
Similar to unlocking and depositing items in your Handbook, reaching Level 10 Cook Mastery and Level 10 Taste Mastery for certain recipes also gives bonus attack stats.
Here’s a list of all foods that increase Atk at Level 10 Cook/Taste Mastery.
Adventurer Class and Title
Leveling up your Adventurer Class/Rank will give you permanent stat bonuses. Higher Adventurer Classes = higher stat bonuses.
Here are some guides to help you rank up your Adventurer Class:
- Adventurer Rank General Guide
- Adventurer Leveling Guide: How to Rank Up Fast
- Adventurer Rank Quests and Adventure Skills Unlocked
Completing some quests and achieving certain milestones also lets you unlock Adventurer Titles. It’s those titles like “The Sun” next to player’s names. These titles give a bit of stats, here’s a list on titles that increase Attack and how to unlock them.
Cat Cafe Items for PVP/War of Emperium
Lastly, another method to increase your damage against Players is by buying items from the Cat Cafe, a Guild Facility in your Guild Hall. This is great if you’re going for PvP and War of Emperium.
Items in the Cat Cafe can be purchased using Unity Proof, a currency obtained from Guild challenge rewards.
A quick note on PvP: all players are Demi-Human race, so items that have +damage % against Demi-Humans such as Hydra cards are great for PvP.
Hopefully this will help you achieve that one-shot kill on your target monsters for farming.
Which of these methods added the most significant amount of attack for your character? Comment them down below!