Whitesmiths are one of the best farming classes in Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, thanks to their AoE skills and passive skills that let them earn significantly more Zeny and loots from monsters.
This guide will teach you the proper stats, skills, equips and grinding spots for a farming Whitesmith build.
Like Wizards, the Whitesmith’s high damage output, damage-increasing buffs, and their AoE skills Hammerfall & Cart Revolution allows them to one-shot a group of mobs in a spawn area. This allows for insane, efficient Zeny or material farming.
In addition, they also have passive skills that let them receive more Zeny and loots dropped by monsters, compared to other jobs.
You can use this build for your main or alternate Whitesmith character. The main difference is that alts will not be investing on Runes.
Whitesmith vs. High Wizard for farming
There’s been a lot of debate about this frequently asked question: Should I go for Whitesmith or High Wizard as a farming class?
The short answer is: Whitesmiths are are more expensive to setup, since they are more dependent on gears and runes than High Wizards. That’s why Wizards are better overall as a starting class for beginners.
Whitesmiths are also ideal as an alternate farming character. Most players create an alt Blacksmith and leave them at around level 60+ (when Steam Goblin farming slows down) to use for Pet Adventure, since beyond that point you’ll have to start investing on Runes and expensive gears to be an efficient farmer.
- 20-30 DEX
- 99 STR
- Rest to INT / VIT
Firstly, you’ll need a minimum of 20 DEX to be able to hit monsters. High attack damage is useless if all your attacks miss.
Next, pump your STR to 99 to maximize melee damage.
Finally, put the rest of your stats to INT for increased SP pool and SP regen, as you’ll be using skills a lot.
If your Whitesmith is purely for farming only, you won’t need survivability. Otherwise you can add a bit of VIT for other purposes (PVP, etc)
- Fund Raising 10
- Cart Attack 10
- Enhanced Cart 10
- Loud Exclamation 10
Fund Raising is an essential skill for farming, letting you earn 20% more Zeny when killing monsters. You should max it as early as you can.
As a Merchant, your main source of damage will be from your Cart skills. Cart Attack is a great single target skill that lets you take down monsters quickly at early levels.
Finally, maximize your damage output even more by pumping skill points to Enhanced Cart and Loud Exclamation.
- Enchanted Stone Craft 1
- Hammerfall 5
- Over Thrust 5
- Weaponry Research 10
- Weapon Perfection 10
- Cart Revolution 3 (if not alt)
- Skin Tempering 5 / Change Cart 5
- Skin a Flint 1 (Lv 4 for alts)
Enchanted Stone Craft is the first skill you should get, as it gives you a chance to get Magic Fuel from monster loots. Just 1 point is enough.
Next, max Hammerfall as it will be your first AoE farming skill. Cart Revolution will be your other farming skill during the late game. However, you will need to invest on Cart Revo Runes for it to be efficient. Therefore, for alt WS farmers who don’t want to invest on Runes, just stick with Hammerfall as your main AoE skill and Cart Attack as a single-target skill. With the right equips and buffs (see below), you’ll be able to one-shot a group of mobs using either of these two skills, turning you into an insane zeny farming machine!
Max Over Thrust, Weaponry Research and Weapon Perfection for the additional attack damage. Skin Tempering combos with Doom Axe, giving you +10% Fire damage for every skill point in Skin Tempering. This is useful when farming on monsters weak to Fire, such as Orcs, Stings and Undead monsters. (Related: Guide to Elements)
Finally, the remaining skill points will go to Skin a Flint and/or Change Cart.
- Cart Boost 1
- Greed 10
- Trading Master 1
- Overthrust Max 5
- Human’s Heart Light 5
- Max Skin a Flint or Skin Tempering
- Max Buying Low and Overcharge
Get Cart Boost first for the movement speed bonus.
Then max Greed—the other farming skill unique to Merchant classes that gives them a chance to get double loots from monsters. Get at least one point on Trading Master too.
Overthrust Max is another skill for maximizing your damage. You’ll want to use this at higher levels only as it costs 5,000 zeny per cast every 3 mins. It adds 50% damage too, which is pretty high when you have high base ATK.
Human’s Heart Light is a great passive skill that reduces damage taken from Demi-Human enemies. You’ll want this maxed when hunting Orcs and Kobolds as they are both of Demi-Human race.
Finally at late game, you can reset your skill points and replace Cart Attack and Enhanced Cart with Buying Low (Discount) and Overprice (Overcharge), two classic Merchant skills that will let you save/earn more zeny.
Gears for Whitsmiths are pretty straightforward, though you have lots of other options too. The most essential pieces are Doom Axe, Ancient Cape and Rosa Bracelet, so prioritize those first.
Obviously you’ll want to enhance, refine, upgrade and enchant them with +Atk or Ignore Def modifiers.
- Cat Ear Beret
- Hockey Mask
- Spiked Scarf
- Devil Wings
- Buster –> Doom Axe (+10% Fire damage for each level of Skin Tempering)
- Fullblack Dagger –> Holy Dagger
- Saint’s Axe (from Gacha)
- Off Hand: Floral Bracelet –> Rosa Bracelet
- Armor: Tights
- Garment: Ancient Cape
- Shoes: Shoes with Eggyra card (for SP regen)
- 2x Luna Brooch (for SP regen)
- STR Ring / Flower Ring
How to Maximize Attack Damage
Full Guide: 15+ Ways To Increase Your Physical Attack Damage
Here are all the methods you can use to maximize your damage and be able to one-shot kill monsters.
- 6x Cooked foods that give Atk and Ignore Def buffs
- Fantasy Fish Soup – Atk +30, Ignore Def +1.5%
- Al De Baran Fish Soup – Atk +32, Ignore Def +1.75%
- Song For You – Atk +36, Ignore Def +2%
- Prontera Royal Seafood Soup – Atk +38, Ignore Def +2.25%
- Elemental converters
- Flame Heart vs. Orc Warrior / Orc Archer / Sting
- Mystic Frozen vs. High Orc
- Rough Wind vs. Anolian
- STR Dish
- Pets: Baby Desert Wolf (Ignore Def buff) or Savage Babe (Refine Attack buff)
- Blessing (Priest buffs)
- Guild Blessing
- Aesir Monument Runes
- Item Enhancements/Refine/Enchants
- Craft/Deposit Headgears in Adventurer Handbook
- Loot/Craft/Deposit Cards in Adventurer Handbook
- Willows, Rockers
- Goblins, Goblin Buckler
- Steam Goblins (Goblin Forest)
This is where you can start to farm very efficiently. Aim for one-hit Hammerfall on Steam Goblins in Goblin Forest. Then pick a spawn point of 3 Steam Goblins and leave your character on Stay Alert. Steam Goblins also drop Coal which you can craft into Tights to easily sell them in bulk.
You should be able to easily outfarm all other classes, such as Wizards using Heaven’s Drive. Your only competition would be fellow Hammerfall Blacksmiths.
- Steam Goblins (Goblin Forest)
- Dustiness / Metaller / Mantis (North Prontera)
- Munak / Bongun / Eggyra (Payon Cave)
Alternate Whitesmiths usually end at this point. You can either delete the character and start over, or use them for Pet Adventure. Tip: send a Savage Babe and a Yoyo (Intimacy Lv 5 on at least one of them) to the Lv 60 Pet Adventure to get 3 Chests per run! Lv 61 Pet Adventure is great too, target the Minorous for that sweet Mino Card which costs 9-10 million zeny.
If you want to continue using the alt WS to farm though, you can still do so, as you won’t need heavy Rune investment until around level 70-80+.
- Orc Warrior, Orc Archer, High Orc (Orc Village)
This is where investing on expensive gears and Cart Revolution Runes is required to farm efficiently.
Similar to Steam Goblins, pick a spot where a bunch of Orcs will spawn and aim for 1- or 2-shotting them with Cart Revo. If you’re still working on your gears and Runes, try using the other methods above for increasing your attack damage (see previous section).
- Sting / Anolian / Injustice (Glast Heim Culvert)
- Kobolds (Kordt Forest)
- Cookie / Myst Case / Cruiser / Zipper Bear (Toy Factory 1F)