My veno is fine in r8 armor, she has 13k pdef/20k in fox form.However, it's honestly all about attack/defense levels by endgame.APS isn't a huge factor in this server, anyway. It might've been when you were in PWI, but here you will suffer probably just a charm tick. If you die to a APSer, you need to learn to move.
I disagree.If a sin times his stun with occult ice and Frenzy, in addition to 4.0/5.0 APS; given the circumstances a caster class will almost always die.However, I do agree with you that an increase in physical defense is not the solution.
You're forgetting genie skills. Badge of courage is enough to break you free and get away; and there's plenty of other anti stuns.All casters have defences for physical classes, just learn to use them. Everyone forgets that for someone to APS you to death, they have to catch you. You're a caster, you use your range to your advantage. Standing there and casting skills and hoping you'll kill them before your charm ticks again isn't what a caster does.
Does badge of courage even break you out of occult ice?
No, but Absolute Domain would protect you through its entirety.
Wrong. Badge does break Occult.