AP and DP Brackets Guide
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AP and DP Brackets Guide

Aug 19 Tansie  
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Introduction


AP and DP brackets are set ranges that give bonus AP or extra damage reduction. For example, once you hit 100 AP, you get an extra base 5 AP. Only your “sheet AP” and “sheet DP”, which is the AP/DP shown in your equipment window, counts towards the AP/DP brackets (all hidden AP/DP will not count). 

You can view the bonuses from the AP/DP Brackets at any time by going to your equipment window (I) then hovering over the (?) next to your AP or DP.

It is also worth mentioning that the AP brackets are seperate for your mainhand and awakening. So if you have 260 mainhand AP, and 261 awakening AP, then you will have an extra 83 AP on your mainhand and extra 101 on your awakening AP.



You should always consider and reference AP and DP brackets when upgrading your gear. For example if you are 260 AP, you may want to put a caphras level into your weapon to bring it to the next bracket. It may look like you are spending a lot of silver just for 1 AP, but you would really be gaining almost 20 AP if you consider the extra bonuses that AP brackets provide.


Kutum vs Nouver


There has always been a debate as to whether Kutum or Nouver is better for your class. If we consider the offhands on their own, kutum is better for PVE due to the extra monster damage, and nouver is usually considered better for PVP because of the higher AP.

However, when you consider the AP brackets, this can change. Once you are over 261 AP whilst using a TET Nouver, the extra damage from the AP bracket pushes the damage of a nouver to higher than it would be using a TET Kutum in PVE. It is only once you are over 265 AP whilst using a TET Kutum, where it is better to use the Kutum again. During this gap, players often sell their TET Kutum to help work towards other upgrades, and then buy it back again at a later date.

There are other situations where this happens and here you can find a full table with a calculator to help you work out which is best for you and your current gear.


AP Bracket Table

AP Bracket Extra AP
100 – 139 5
140 – 169 10
170 – 183 15
184 – 208 20
209 – 234 30
235 – 244 40
245 – 248 48
249 – 252 57
253 – 256 69
257 – 260 83
261 – 264 101
265 – 268 122
269 – 272 137
273 – 276 142
277 – 280 148
281 – 284 154
285 – 288 160
289 – 292 167
293 – 296 174
297 – 300 181
301 – 304 188
305 – 308 196
309 – 315 200
316 – 322 203
323 – 329 205
330 – 339 207
340 + 210


DP Bracket Table

DP Bracket Extra DR
203 – 210 1%
211 – 217 2%
218 – 225 3%
226 – 232 4%
233 – 240 5%
241 – 247 6%
248 – 255 7%
256 – 262 8%
263 – 270 9%
271 – 277 10%
278 – 285 11%
286 – 292 12%
293 – 300 13%
301 – 307 14%
308 – 314 15%
315 – 321 16%
322 – 328 17%
329 – 334 18%
335 – 340 19%
341 – 346 20%
347 – 352 21%
353 – 358 22%
359 – 364 23%
365 – 370 24%
371 – 376 25%
377 – 382 26%
383 – 388 27%
389 – 394 28%
395 – 400 29%
401 + 30%





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