Mari

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Information:

Name: Mari Ming Onette

Gender: Female

Age: Unknown

Race: Human

Home Continent: Archimedia

Hometown: Kounat

Affiliations: Grand Chase

Favorite Activities: Reading and things that gets her interest

Pet Peeves: Cacophony, the ordinary, people that don’t focus

Jobs/Classes:

Weapons:

  • First Job: Grimoire (NAGC); Tech Manual (GCPH)
  • Second Job: Maverick (NAGC); Buster Gun (GCPH)
  • Third Job: Magic Mallet

Stats

Attack: Very High
Defense: Low
Vitality: Neutral


Story

Mari is the last remaining survivor of an ancient kingdom once known as “Kounat.” Having lost her memory, Mari no longer knows who she is or where she came from. Immensely curious about the unknown and fascinated by subjects new to her, Mari also possesses rune casting skills and magical abilities previously unheard of in this area of the world. While satiating her curiosity by researching the monsters inside the Temple of Destruction, Mari found herself face to face with the Grand Chase. Finding her curiosity piqued by the Highlander skill of Sieghart, Mari decides to join them.


Character Missions

Worn-Out mission
Cost: 30,000 GP (NAGC); 60,000 GP (GCPH)

Seed of Magic – Defeat Perseo in the Temple of Destruction at 3 star difficulty and collect 10 Seeds of Magic. Perseo will not give up a seed every time! (0/10)
Branch of the Tree of Life – Slay Rukkha in the Forest of Life at 3 star difficulty and collect 15 Branches of the Tree of Life. Rukkha will not give up a branch every time! (0/15)
Orb of Ultimate Power – Destroy Thanatos in the Fortress of Ascension at 3 star difficulty and collect 10 Orbs of Ultimate Power. Thanatos will not give up an orb every time! (0/15)
Mari’s Magic Stone – Be victorious in all modes and collect 50 of Mari’s Magic Stones. (0/50)

Cash Mission
Cost: 9,800 CP (NAGC), 3,000 CP (GCPH)

Gem – Acquire 1 gem. (0/1)(NAGC); Acquire 1 gem. (0/1)(GCPH


Special Abilities

1. Rocket Jump

The Rocket Jump is one of Mari’s major tools. It projects the hand down to her side, using Runic forces to let her soar high into the skies. The command is +, though she shoots it right at the moment her simple Dash ends.
Apparently the Rocket Jump is one of the highest jumping vessels used; it simply overpowers the Crossbowman’sHigh Jump, or even the Double Jump performed by Amy, Thief, Archer, and Nova classes.
In addition to the Polaris’ KORMET, it can use a horizontal propulsion after the Rocket Jump.

Trivia: Noticeably, the Runic force seems to come out of Mari’s buttocks. However, if one looks closely, her hand is near her side projecting the rune.

2. Mana Shield

A shield created that substitutes Mana for Health.¹ In other words, when attacked all damage taken is removed from the MP bar as long as Mari has MP stored. If the damage exceeds the amount of MP stored, it will remove the excess damage from the Health (HP) bar. It can be a useful skill, as it protects one from harmful danger. The shield lasts 10 seconds, but has no cooldown. The command is +.

The Mana Shield protects the user from the following types of damage:

  • Poison ²
  • Curse ²
  • Shockwave
  • Freezing ²
  • Petrification ²
  • Ranged attacks
  • Toxic clouds ²
  • Fireballs and burning effects ²
  • Knockdowns
  • Breath attacks
  • Shock or electrocution
  • Drowning
  • Combination/Application attacks
  • MP skills used by other players

Notes:

1. Ironically, the Mana Shield does not use any Mana (MP) when activated, despite the intention of it being used. However, even though it doesn’t use MP to activate, players still need even just a small amount of MP stored for the Shield to take effect. For example, if the player has 1 bar of MP, the Shield can be activated and protect the player for just that 1 bar. And if there are 3 bars stored, the Shield will protect the player for all 3 bars, and so on.

2. Though the player will initially be protected from poison, curse, being frozen, burnt, or petrified, their effects may outlast the duration of the Mana Shield. Any type of DoT effect will continue to drain Mana (MP) until the MP bar is empty, at which point it will begin to drain Health (HP). If the effect of the Mana Shield is still there when breaking out of petrification or being frozen, the Mana Shield will absorb the damage afterwards. Thus, it is useful to activate the Shield just before being hit with these effects or when knowing that those effects will make contact.

3. Machinery Crates

A crate containing a special tool is provided. It is noted that the crate has a number on it, indicating the level on the crate. However, all the crates contain different objects, so there is no technical “strength” level.

Command is ++. Note that the represents the number pressed. However, a player doesn’t pressimmediately to create the special tool, the unfinished crates will explode immediately, acting like a mine.
Interesting to note that the creates will have the word “Sector” on it followed by the “Lv.” and a “number”.

Note: Beyond Rune Caster, the crates can be summoned faster. Beyond Gunslinger, there is a level 3 crate.
Items act identical to the Druid’s Stone Wall and the Magician’s Magic Puppet, as they serve both an obstacle and a destroyable object.

Machinery Crates summoned:

  • Rune Caster
    • Level 1 – A blue cannon that shoots a cannonball horizontally for a short distance. Fires six times.
    • Level 2 – A red cannon that shoots a cannonball upward at a low arc for a short distance. Fires six times and creates a burning effect on the ground.
  • Gunslinger
    • Level 1 – A Push Board that pushes enemies away causing a small amount of damage. These work like big proximity mines with no explosion effect. It lasts 8 seconds if untouched and disappears once it comes in contact with an enemy.
    • Level 2 – The Triple Missile launcher is a misnomer in that it only launches two missiles upwards at a medium height. Each missile, however, explodes in midair to release three individual warheads that shoot to the ground at the same area. This has a longer range than either of the Rune Caster’s cannons. These work similarly to ICBMs that launch individual nuclear warheads.
      • Note: The larger missile fired from the cannon will just pass through the enemy, having no effect at all. It’s best used on long-range targets.
  • Polaris
    • Level 1 – A small device with two prods on it that increases the rate of MP regenerated when the party stands near it. You can think of this as a “battery recharger” for Mana (MP). It is similar to Ryan’sTotems (Defense, HP, MP), which are found in the Druid Skill Tree.
    • Level 2 – A red cannon appears to mix Rune Caster’s and Gunslinger’s Level 2 Crate, but shoots two sets of three cannonballs over a shorter distance, and causes the ground to burn where it lands.
    • Level 3 – Teleportation platforms that allow the group to teleport from one location to another in the room. The player has to construct two of these in different locations for it to work— one as a starting point and the other as an exit. Summoning a third portal will erase the first one made. Note that they will stay on the ground forever. on the other side, each portal cost around half a mana bar.

4. Energetic Orbs

There are numerous Orbs that usually amplify Mari’s usual abilities. Often they act as a projectile VIA the or the Critical/Double command. Sometimes they will act as a buff. The orbs stay around for a large sum of time, raging 12-20 seconds, depending on the orb.
The summoning command is ++, and each will have a runic “mark” during the time of summon, and takes approximately 3 seconds for one to appear, and currently only two runics appear meaning the summon time is 6 seconds total. Different orbs can be summoned prior to job.
Note that Mari can simply dash to cancel the summon, to simply avoid any incoming attacks.

Orbs summoned:

  • Rune Caster
    • Level 1 – Spawns a Blue Orb that fires slightly downward. Summoned at any point and stays for 20 seconds.
    • Level 2 – Spawns a Red Orb that fires slightly upward. Summoned at the first mark and stays for 20 seconds.
    • Level 3 – Spawns a Green Orb that can be launched steep downward while rising upward. Summoned at second mark or full duration and stays for 20 seconds.
  • Gunslinger
    • Level 1 – Spawns a Blue Orb that fires slightly upward. Summoned at any point and stays for 20 seconds.
    • Frost Enchantment – Enchants a single bullet with Ice, causing freezing effects upon impact. Summoned at full duration while permanently leaving the enchant until fired.
  • Polaris
    • Mana Orb – Spawns a Blue Orb, and when equipped, enhances the Mana Regen greatly. Summoned at full duration (first mark) while remaining for 12 seconds.

5. Machinery Summon

A tool that summons a type of machinery that is used to support Mari in battle. For each of Mari’s jobs, the machine summoned becomes more different in each one. It masks over the Basic Combo, Critical/Double, Jump Attacks, and Dash Attacks. It lasts for 20 seconds, and it takes about 5 seconds to construct one. There is no cooldown.
The coordinates are ++ (Spam). Note that there are rare occasions it will fail at random.

Rune Caster and Gunslinger summon a tool called a Wing Drive Weapon (W.D.W.).

Polaris constructs a miniature robot whom fights with fists and rockets plus an expansion its size called“KORMET”.

6. Arrow Defense

Like all Character Jobs (except Arme and Lire’s) Mari’s jobs can also block arrows with arrow defense by pressing the arrow keys opposite to the direction of Lire’s Arrows.


Quotes:

  • Commencing Operation.”
  • “I’ll do my best.”
  • “You don’t belong here.”
  • “No one but fools here.”
  • “You are soft.”
  • “You are not completely useless.”
  • “Let’s finish this.”
  • “Just this?!”
  • “Target Analyzed. Neutralizing…”
  • “Weather conditions optimal.”
  • “Are you on standby mode?”
  • “You’re not very efficient…”
  • “Go!”
  • “Fire!”
  • “Test Case Zeta Gamma: Commence Operation”
  • “This is excellent data.”
  • “You’re just not up to speck.”
  • “Stop. Its getting ugly.”

Trivias

  • Mari is one of two characters that specializes in machinery, the other being Lire.
  • In Lire’s case, both Demi Shock & Magic Missile seemingly contain mechanical properties.
  • She is the only character with heterochromia.
  • In her pre-release of KGC, she was seen wearing a robe asking questions and asking who she is, what is going on, or needing help with something.
  • She is one of three characters that has her full name known. The others being Ronan (Erudon) and Elesis (Sieghart). However, neither Elesis’ or Ronan’s middle names are known, or whether they have one.
  • Seemingly, her jobs are named by the English formula “Object – Verb+er” (within the exception of Polaris). (ie “Rune” – “Cast” + “er” = “Rune Caster”, “Gun” – “sling” + “er” = “Gunslinger”)
  • Many of her quotes are usually robotic-like. This may hint that Mari is actually an android or possesses a mechanical-like brain.
  • Similar to Jin and Sieghart, all her skills seem to be based on the same thing.
  • 1 bar is supposedly some type of launcher attack.
  • 2 bars deploy an AoE or DoT effect.
  • 3 bars have some kind of massive pushback weapon.
  • If one looks closely, the eye colors seem to switch places depending on the facing of the image.
  • Mari currently has the “Most Amount of Weapons”, as her weaponry ranges from a Book, Cannons, Electric Traps, the Wing Drive Weapon, a Gun, a Hammer, and a Robot. Ryan comes in second for using an Axe, a Jade Hook, a Scythe, Storm Blades, Storm Pikes, and a Sword. Dio is placed in third for having a Sword, Lance, Claw, and Scythe.
  • Her last name, “Onette,” might be a link or reference to the game “Earthbound.” (Ness’ hometown is “Onett” and due to Mari’s connection with machines like Jeff and Dr. Andonuts.)
  • There are also hints to her mastery over controlling machinations with her first and last name, “Mari Onette,” forming the word marionette, “a puppet which is controlled by strings from above”.
  • Project EF states that they will reveal Mari and Kounat’s past.

Videos

Mari’s First Job: Rune Caster

Mari’s Second Job: Gunslinger

Mari’s Third Job Job: Polaris


Guides

LasThursdaY’s Rune Caster Guide

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