Striker Class Guide

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Striker Class Guide

Last updated: 24th December 2017


INTRODUCTION

Remember that class guides are a rough explanation of the class, designed to give you an idea of the class and what you should be aiming for. You should really adapt the guide and follow your own instincts to match your play-style! I would also like to give a massive thank you to the best strikers I know for helping me write this guide. You can check out a link to their twitch streams under useful links at the bottom of this guide.

The Striker class uses Gauntlets as their primary weapon and Vambrace as their secondary weapon. At level 56, Striker unlocks their awakening weapon which is a Gardbrace and can summon clones of the Striker to deal damage alongside him. The Striker class uses melee range punches and kicks. He specializes in Martial Arts and has many complex combos that can deal a burst of damage in a short time, whilst also being a tanky class. The combos are designed to be very tricky and players may find Striker hard to master, but not too hard to pick up if you are a new player. PA described the class as being more difficult to master than any classes they had created so far.

DIFFICULTY

PVP

PVE

SIEGE

Striker is midtier or just above average in PvE with decent clear speed. They also rarely use potions when grinding as long as skills are rotated in the right order. Striker really excels in small scale and also very useful in node wars/siege under multiple roles, such as frontline, defense and flanking.

Check out the videos below to see some examples of Striker in action.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBI05THRXYM

PROS

  • High damage burst
  • Tanky class
  • Lots of CC chains
  • Short range mobility which is useful during PVP and PVE
  • No pots needed for grinding
  • Adaptable to different Siege/Node war roles
  • Very strong in small scale PvP

CONS

  • Slow animations, easy to predict movement
  • Lack of long range mobility making it hard to keep up with other classes
  • Complex combos
  • Hard to master
  • Low crit chance


Strong against:

Strikers are strong against most magic classes and glass cannons because of their high magic resist and burst damage. Dark Knights can also sometimes be tricky if they focus on kiting a Striker and poking at him over time without getting caught out, but it can be hard to pull off.

  • Witch
  • Wizard
  • Dark Knight
  • Sorceress

Weak against:

Weaker against melee damage classes with high mobility, burst and crowd control.

  • Musa
  • Maehwa
  • Valkyrie
  • Tamer
  • Ninja
  • Kunoichi


SKILLS

Pre-Awakening skill build – Level 55 (533 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/71656
If you’ve just reached level 50 or you’re still leveling, use this build to put you in the right direction of what skills you should be using. Prioritize the following skills: Knee Hammer, Hidden Claw, Crimson Fang, Adamantine > Flow: Mass Destruction

Post-Awakening skill build – Level 56 (629 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/71654

End-Game skill build – Level 60 (1366 skill points): http://bddatabase.net/us/skillcalc/71653

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.
  • Red skill names are optional.
  • Blue skill names are awakening skills (level 56+).
Hover over the skill names for in-game tooltips (by bddatabase.net). If you would like to view a video guide for Striker skills >click here<

GENERAL



Heavy Fist

[LMB]

This skill is automatically skilled into when you level up and is your auto attack.


iconMartial Spirit
Quick Slot

This skill is a really good skill that you should always take as it is good for both PVP and PVE.  Martial Spirit is a toggle skill and if you leave it running it will use a lot of your WP and eventually you will run out of WP. Make sure you rotate your skills properly or have WP potions to get WP back.



iconHowling Wolf

Passive

Howling Wolf is a passive which gives you All Evasion Rate +10%. 

iconMassive Supression

[E]

This skill is your grab from non-awakening. It’s an important skill to have but it is totally up to your playstyle how many levels you put into it. Putting more levels into Massive Supression will make your grab last longer, but it has very little damage and can sometimes give your enemy a chance to use potion and heal if you are on your own. You can cancel it by holding [RMB] but it’s totally up to your preference and how you play. If you want to go for a defensive build and will be fighting in mass PVP, then taking all 3 levels of the skill will be useful for locking down targets while your team deals damage.

iconMountain Aura

Passive

Mountain Aura is your passive. It gives a mixture of Ranged DP/Melee DP/Magic DP/All DP when you level it up, giving a total of around 8 extra DP. You should only level this up when you have your main build and have spare skill points because it takes a lot ot level it up for a small DP increase.

Awakening: Enlightened Gardbrace
[C]

This skill is taken automatically and allows you to swap between your main hand and awakening weapon.

Descent of Fury
[SHIFT] + [E]

This skill is your awakening buff (e buff), it is taken automatically and can be used every 3 minutes to give you a 30 second buff, All DP +50, Attack Speed +30% and All Resistance +30%. The skill will also instantly recover 500 HP and has super armor when being used. You should use your awakening buff just before you engage in PVP, or as often as possible when grinding for the attack speed bonus.


iconHell Break
[E]

This is your awakening grab and taken automatically. If your grab is on cooldown you can also press [E] again to instantly switch to non-awakening and use your non-awakening grab.


Gardbrace Training
[LMB]

This is your auto attack in awakening. I wouldn’t recommend leveling it up unless you already have your full build and you have spare skill points because it requires a lot of skill points and is rarely used.


MOBILITY

Evasion
(HOLD SHIFT) + [A] OR [S] OR [D]

This skill is your roll. You can roll to the sides or backwards. You can also double tap [W] to roll forwards, or double tap in any other direction. You should definately lock this skill because if you use it in PVP by accident then it can make you vulnerable.


iconFlash Step

(HOLD SHIFT) + [W] OR [S]

This skill makes you invinsible while using the skill and is one of your main iframes. It also gives a 30% movment speed buff for 10 seconds and is a must have skill. 


iconSilent Step

(HOLD SHIFT) + [A] OR [D]

This skill makes you invinsible while using the skill and is one of your main iframes. It also gives a 30% movment speed buff for 10 seconds and is a must have skill. 


iconAdamantine

[RMB]

Adamantine is a really good skill and also useful for leveling, especially Flow: Mass Destruction, which is one of the skills you will use most in non-awakening. You should focus on leveling this up as soon as possible. The skill has forward guard and will also stun your target and recover a lot of WP. It also has quite a bit of range compared to your other skills and can be combo’d with Flash Step to cast it backwards. Flow: Mass Destruction also has super armor and no collision on it’s short range evade which is really useful for getting behind your target to stun them. 

iconKnee Hammer
[SHIFT] + [LMB]

This skill is a really good skill for leveling and also very useful once you have your awakening. You can use the skill whilst in your awakening by using [SHIFT] + [C], making it an excellent skill for chaining combos. Knee Hammer also has a forward guard and stiffness, which is the reason this skill is used. You can also combo this skill easily with other skills such as Hidden Claw and Flow: Savage Fang, just by holding [SHIFT] + [LMB]. The other flow skills, Flow: Rock Smash and Flow: Tornado Kick are useful for leveling but afterward you get your awakening you will want to lock the skills.

Stalking Wolf is another of the flow skills which is completely optional. The skill add-ons on Stalking Wolf are also really good for PVE, but the skill isn’t really used often for PVP because it doesn’t have any defenses on it. Stalking Wolf will teleport you to your target which is useful for chasing down low HP enemies since you don’t have that much mobility, but if someone is expecting you to chase them then you can easily be stunned.

iconDouble Flash
Procceding Skill: [Flash Step III]

Double Flash requires Flash Step III from your pre-awakening and the skill must be maxed out. This skill will give you 3 dashes of Flash Step instead of just 1, which is a lot more mobility.

iconFerocious Assault
[W] + [RMB]

Ferocious Assault is a stort ranged jump which will heal you and give you super armor as well. It is useful for closing the gap between you and your enemy.

DAMAGE


iconCrouching Wolf

[SPACE] while using certain skills

Crouching Wolf is an important skill and you should make sure that you also take the Flow: Prey Hunt as well. The skill gives you an Attack Speed buff and a greater buff if you have 30 Martial Spirit Shards.


iconTriple Flying Kick (Optional)

[LMB] + [A] OR [D]

This skill is particularly useful in PVP but not very strong in PVE. It isn’t mandatory and you should leave it at level 1 until you have the rest of your skill build first (including awakening). It gives 10 AP and also an Evasion Rate buff increase at level 4. You don’t need to max the skill though.

 


iconHidden Claw

[S] + [LMB]

This skill is important and really useful for PVP because of the downsmash CC on Flow: Savage Fang, which can be used directly after Adamantine. Hidden Claw has good damage and also a DP bebuff to your enemy. You should prioritize this skill while leveling and it also skill combos well with Knee Hammer and Adamantine.


iconCrimson Fang

[SHIFT] + [RMB]

This skill is one that you should proritize for leveling and you will mostly use this skill and all of it’s extensions/combos up until level 56. It also has a forward guard and is one of your only skills with stiffness, so you can rotate the CC effects with your other skills. Flow: Deathstrike also has a strong DP debuff which you can quickly combo straight out of your awakening.


iconWolf’s Hunger (Optional)
[SHIFT] + [F]

This skill is an optional skill and your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. Some players really like this skill but the problem with it is that it randomly teleports you and can put you in vulnerable positions. The skill also has invinciblility but only while you are teleporting and not when you are attacking, meaning that if someone times their skills well, you are left completely defenseless.


iconSomersault

[S] + [Q]

This skill is not very useful for PVE but in high end PVP they are good skills if you have enough skill points for it. You should proritize other skills first though and make sure you have your full build. The flow skill, Rising Blast Combo, has an Evasion rate debuff for your enemy which is good to use against classes that have a lot of evasion, like Kunoichi, Ninja, Warrior and Valkyrie.


iconTwisted Collision (Optional)

[Q]

This skill is recommended in the above skill builds, but is completely optional. The problem with the skill is that it can leave you vulnerable if you miss an attack because it has forward guard only when it is not on cooldown. If you do take this skill you should add it to your UI as a skill cooldown slot so you can keep track of it easier. Flow: Nimbus Strike is also really useful for chasing your enemies and catching them by surprise. You can use your grab [E] straight afterwards as well, making it really powerful in PVP.


iconRoaring Tiger

[LMB] + [RMB]

This skill is definately worth taking and is a must have skill. It recovers your HP and has a lot of damage as well as Down Attack, Down Smash and Air Smash. It’s a good skill for chaining combos and the HP recovery can be used at any time without needing a target.



iconRage Hammer

[SHIFT] + [Q]

Rage Hammer is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill and a good skill for PVE especially when leveling to 56. It pulls your enemies towards you and also has super armor, making it great for gathering monsters. It is also great to use in PVP due to it having a 3 second lingering super armor. You can trigger this by tapping [SHIFT] + [Q] then stand still and don’t do anything for 3 seconds.


iconEndless Fight

Hold [SPACE] while using Crouching Wolf or Sprial Cannon

This skill can be used straight after Crouching Wolf to switch straight into awakening, or if you are already in awakening it can be used straight after Spiral Cannon as well by holding [SPACE]. It has a stiffness and stun effect on hit.


iconInfernal Destruction

[F]

This skill is a high damage skill that is useful in PVE but can sometimes mess up your combo in PVP if you hold F for too long on Skull Crusher and Flow: Skull Hammer.  The skill does have a long super armor though. You may want to lock the skill for PVP then use it from your skill bar.


iconSkull Crusher

[SHIFT] + [F]

This skill is really important and a must have skill. It is one of your best skills for damage in awakening and also has a great Movement Speed debuff for your enemy and also gives you an Attack Speed buff and Accuracy Rate buff. The add-ons for this skill are also really good, especially the 20% critical add-on because you then have a 70% total chance of crit with this skill.


iconFlow: Skull Hammer
[F] while maintaining Skull Crusher

This skill is your flow skill from Skull Crusher. It deals the damage of Skull Crusher x4 and has really good range.


iconSpiral Cannon
[SHIFT] + [LMB]

This skill has a small HP regeneration and you can use Endless Fight after it as well. The skill has a downsmash and Forward Guard when using the skill, but be careful because you do not have Forward Guard or downsmash if the skill is on cooldown and this can leave you vulnerable.

iconEndless Explosion

[SHIFT] + [RMB]

Endless Explosion is another important must have skill which is useful for both PVE and PVP with insane damage and down smash. The skill also instantly recovers a lot of HP.


iconRampaging Predator
[W] + [F]

This skill is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. It will deal damage a lot of damage to enemies and also teleports you towards them as well as having forward guard, bleeding damage and a stun.

iconFallout
[RMB]

This skill is highly situational and can sometimes save you from dying because of the forward guard. It has quite midtier damage though.

iconFlow: Crosswind
[SPACE] when using Spiral Cannon

This skill is the flow skill from Spiral Cannon and will make you jump backwards. You can turn your camera as you use the skill to change the direction you will jump in.

iconEcho Spirit
[SHIFT] + [Q]

This skill is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. It is a good skill that will teleport you behind your target and also has 100% accuracy on your clone damage, which is insane damage when you go for a full AP build. The skill also has super armor and invinsible when using the skill/teleporting. You may want to lock your 100% rage for this skill because the 100% rage version can potentially mess up your combo.

iconFlow: Bite Off
Hold [F] while using Rampaging Predator

Bite Off is a great skill that can be used with Rampaging Predator. If you position yourself well then the clone will spawn behind your enemy and deal a lot of damage. It also heals you for 300 HP.



SKILL COMBOS

The following skill combos are known as “secret combos”. These are not all of the combos. There are many others but these are the ones that have been posted before. Some people believe that “secret combos” should remain a secret to give the people that know them an edge over others. This is why we will only be posting combos that have already been shared elsewhere.

  • Keys in square brackets [] mean that you tap the key. For example, [Q] means you tap Q once.
  • Keys in round brackets () mean that you hold the key. For example, (HOLD Q) means you hold Q until the next step. (PERMAHOLD Q) means you hold Q throughout the combo.
  • Keys separated by a “+” symbol should be used at the same time. For example, [Q] + [LMB] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time.
  • Keys separated by a “>” symbol show the order you should follow out the steps. For example, [Q] + [LMB] > [F] means you tap Q and LMB at the same time, then tap F
  • [LMB] refers to left-clicking with your mouse, [RMB] refers to right-clicking with your mouse.

Required skills: Flash Step, Adamantine

[SHIFT] + [W] > [RMB]

This combo will cast Adamantine backwards whilst also keeping Forward Guard.

Required skills: Knee Hammer, Hidden Claw, Flow: Savage Fang

(HOLD SHIFT) + (HOLD LMB)

This combo is used to cast Knee Hammer, Hidden Claw and then Flow: Savage Fang all by just holding [SHIFT] and [LMB].

Required skills: Adamantine, Hidden Claw, Flow: Savage Fang

[RMB] > [LMB]

This combo is used to cast Flow: Savage Fang directly after Adamantine, without having to cast Hidden Claw first.

Required skills: Massive Suppression, Roaring Tiger, Spiral Cannon  PVP Combo

[E] > [LMB] + [RMB] > [SHIFT] + [LMB] > [E]

This is a non-awakening grab combo to CC and damage your enemy. 

Required skills: Massive Suppression, Adamantine, Flow: Savage Fang, Spiral Cannon  PVP Combo

[E] > [RMB] > [LMB] > [SHIFT] + [C] > [E]

This is another non-awakening grab combo you can use if Tiger Blow is currently on cooldown.

Required skills: Crouching Wolf, Internal Destruction (Awakening skill combo)

[SPACE] while using certain skills > (HOLD F)

Using this combo will auto change you to awakening and use Internal Destruction.

Required skills: Crouching Wolf, Skull Crusher (Awakening skill combo)

[SPACE] while using certain skills > (HOLD SHIFT) + (HOLD F)

Using this combo will auto change you to awakening and use Skull Crusher.

Required skills: Flow: Mass Destruction (Awakening skill combo)

[A/D] + [RMB]

Using this combo will quickly switch you from awakening to non-awakening, and also give you super armor.


Required skills: Flow: Mass Destruction (Awakening skill combo)

Use any Awakening skill (except Ferocious Assault) + Flow: Mass Destruction [KEYBIND]

Using this combo will quickly switch you from awakening to non-awakening, and also give you super armor.

Required skills: Echo Spirit, Crouching Wolf, Endless Fight, Rampaging Predator (Awakening skill combo) PVP Combo

[SHIFT] + [Q] > (HOLD SPACE) > [W] + [F]

You can use these skills in any order to keep your enemy crowd controlled with stuns and stiffness effects, without knocking them down.




WEAPONS/ARMOR

The best weapons in the game are currently dropped from World Bosses.
For more information on this click here to view our World Bosses guide.

Primary Weapons:

 icon Rosar Gauntlet
The Rosar Gauntlet is what you should be aiming for to level your character. You should enhance it to at least +7 for leveling and then PRI or higher as soon as possible if you don’t have Liverto/Kzarka. Aim to buy a +15 Rosar Gauntlet if you can to save your enhancing resources. Ideally you will want to buy or make it ultimate (yellow) to close the AP difference as well. Make sure you also make use of the gem slots to get your Attack Speed and Critical Hit up to 5.

Another alternative is the Styd Gauntlet for leveling if you are having trouble obtaining a Rosar Guantlet. This weapon can be bought from a Blacksmith and will give you 18 – 22 AP as well as a lot of accuracy. 

 icon Liverto Gaunlet
Liverto is the second strongest mainhand and much easier to obtain and enhance than Kzarka. If you have enough silver to buy it at +15 or higher then you should to save enhancing materials. You will want to upgrade it to PRI or higher as soon as possible. I would recommend getting it to TRI at most and then you really want to switch to Kzarka. The liverto has slightly more AP than Rosar, but it also has a Critical Hit Rate +3 item effect. 

icon Kzarka Gaunlet
Kzarka is the BiS main weapon for all classes for PVP and is a requirement for end game PVP. It has the same AP as Liverto but more accuracy and an Attack Speed +3 item effect.


Offhand Weapons:


iconLeather Vambrace 
The Leather Vambrace is currently considered the best offhand for PVP, especially if you don’t have Bheg’s gloves or Liverto/Kzarka, because of it’s accuracy. It is a good selection, especially for PvP orientated players and also offers a small amount of evasion and damage reduction. Unless you want to go for Full Evasion/Damage Reduction, then this is the offhand you should use. You should enhance it to at least +7 for leveling and then PRI or higher as soon as possible. Aim to buy a +15 if you can to save your enhancing resources. Ideally you will want to buy or make it ultimate (yellow) as well.

The Vambrace of Sealed Magical Power is freely obtainable from Black Spirit quests as well and a weaker version of Leather Vambrace. If you are new it may be worth checking if it is currently an upgrade, but eventually you will need Leather Vambrace anyway. 

icon Rosar Vambrace 

Rosar Vambrace is your defensive build offhand if you want to go for Full Evasion tank build. This build is good for large scale PVP but not recommended for PVE unless against low evasion mobs or mobs you are much higher level than. It will give you a high amount of Evasion and a small amount of Damage Reduction and AP as well. 

iconIron Vambrace 

Iron Vambrace is your defensive build offhand if you want to go for Full Damage Reduction tank build. This build is good for large scale PVP but not recommended for PVE unless against low evasion mobs or mobs you are much higher level than. It will give you a high amount of Damage Reduction and a small amount of Evasion and AP as well. 

icon Kutum Vambrace
Kutum Vambrace gives a mixture of AP and DP with added monster damage and accuracy. It also has an item effect of 10% ignore resistance and 2 gem slots. The monster damage and accuracy on this weapon make it best in slot for PVE. It’s also a viable option for PVP as a hybrid tank/damage build, but will deal less damage than using a Leather Vambrace.


icon Nouver Vambrace 
Nouver Vambrace is not a useful choice for Strikers. The weapon gives pure AP and an all resistance +10% item effect, however, strikers benefit more from the accuracy and defenses on Leather Vambrace and will deal less damage by using Nouver Vambrace as it has 0 accuracy. Leather Vambrace is also much cheaper and easier to enhance, making Nouver a weak choice. 


Awakening Weapons: 

icon Iron Chain Gardbrace 
This is a green grade weapon which is sold by some Blacksmith/Arms dealers. You will also receive a +10 Iron Chain Gardbrace when you complete your awakening quests. This gardbrace has lower AP than the other options but it is still viable for PvE due to it’s Damage Against Every Species +5 item effect. It’s also much cheaper to enhance and repair max durability than the other options so if you don’t have a lot of money or participate in a lot of PvP, then this weapon is a good alternative until you get Dandelion.

icon Backflow Gardbrace 
Backflow Gardbrace is a blue grade weapon which is given to you when you complete the awakening quests. The only ways to obtain this gardbrace is through the quest or night vendor. This makes is hard to obtain and it can be more expensive to repair. The gardbrace is good for PvP and has higher AP than the Iron Chain Gardbrace. It also has a Damage Against Human +7 item effect which is good for PVP.

icon Dandelion Gardbrace 
Dandelion weapons are the BiS awakening weapons. It has much higher AP but it is only obtainable from a Dandelion Weapon Box (Karanda world boss loot) or from the night vendor.


Armor:

The best armor in the game is currently dropped from Bosses. You will want to aim to get the boots and gloves first.

icon Giath’s Helmet (helmet)  optional choice – dropped from Giath.
icon Griffon’s Helmet (helmet)  alternative choice – dropped from Griffons in Kamaslyvia. 
icon Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor (chest) – dropped from Dim Tree Spirit.
icon Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) – dropped from Bheg.
icon Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Monastery Leader.
icon Urugon’s Shoes (shoes)  alternative choice  – dropped from Monastery Leader.


Currently heve helmet is considered a potential best in slot helmet due to it’s high evasion and damage reduction. It is also much easier to enhance than boss gear so I would recommend just sticking with heve helmet at least for now.

The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +300, Max Stamina +200, Accuracy +1 (increases with enhancement), Evasion +1 (increases with enhancement), Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1
In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

A popular armor choice for Striker is to go full Grunil set because it increases your maximum HP and will give you 2 socket slots on each piece, along with extra AP +7 set bonus. Another advantage of using this set is that it is viable on any class, allowing you to swap to another class easily.

 Full  Heve set is also a very popular choice because it has an easier transition to boss gear whilst. As soon as you get one boss item with Grunil, you lose the set bonuses which Grunil weaker.

Another alternative is to use is the Lemoria set if you have Liverto. It is great for leveling because of its set bonuses and has slightly more DP than Grunil. 

ACCESSORIES

There are a lot of choices available when it comes to accessories and it really depends on what you can get your hands on. The accessories you use at end game also relies heavily on all your other gear/build and also your target. It’s best to have a mixture of accessories for AP, DP and Accuracy. Use BDOPLANNER.COM to help you build your gear. At end game you want to aim for 400 – 450 accuracy then focus on AP and DP.


Earrings:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Earrings (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP and also has very good set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares earrings for 2 AP (or other AP accessories) and switch to Witch’s Earring as soon as possible for the 5 AP.

You want to aim for DUO/TRI Witch’s Earrings (9 AP/11 AP) before swapping to a DUO Tungrade Earrings (11 AP) because of the huge difference in cost. Tungrade Earrings are BiS earrings.

Red Coral Earrings are also very good on striker if you are lacking accuracy because they give a lot of accuracy and also have a bit of AP. I would only recommend using Red Coral Earrings if the earring is DUO or higher though or you will miss out on too much AP.

The Capotia Earring is also worth mentioning. It is available at level 62+ only but is a very good earring because of it’s high AP. It makes a perfect backup for enhancing and is essentially a free TRI Tungrad Earring.

Another viable option is the Manos Ruby Earrings if you would like to go for a DR/Evasion build.

 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

icon

Bares Earring

2 AP

1 AP

icon

Jarette’s Earring

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

Cannot be Enhanced

icon

Asula’s Crimon Eye Earring

(Asula Set)

7 AP
Health 25

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Manos Ruby Earrings

6 DP

Health 50
Evasion 5
Hidden Evasion 5
Damage Reduction 1
Accuracy 2

3 DP
Damage Reduction 3
Accuracy 2

icon

Red Coral Earring

2 AP

Accuracy 14

Max Stamina +50

2 AP

Accuracy +4

icon

Witch’s Earring

5 AP
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

icon

Blue Whale Molar Earring

5 AP

Max HP +100
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

icon

Fugitive Khalik’s Earring

5 AP

Max Stamina +50

Max MP/WP/SP +50
Accuracy 2

2 AP

Max Stamina +20

Max MP/WP/SP +20
Accuracy 2

icon

Tungrade Earring

7 AP

Black Spirit Rage  +10%
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Capotia Earring

13 AP
Accuracy 8

Cannot be Enhanced



Rings:
If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Ring (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 7 AP and 2 DP as well as damage reduction and strong set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares rings for 2 AP (or other AP accessories) and switch to Mark of Shadow as soon as possible for the 5 AP.

Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch is also available through the Valencia part I and II quests. It can’t be enhanced but it is a good alternative until you can get Ring of Crescent Guardian or Mark of Shadow to PRI/DUO.

The Capotia Ring is also worth mentioning. It is available at level 61+ only but is a very good ring because of it’s high AP. It makes a perfect backup for enhancing and is essentially a free TRI Ring of Crescent Guardian.

Another viable option is the  Ring of Cadry Guardian if you would like to go for a DR/Evasion build.

 

Item Name

Base stats

Enhance Increase

icon

Bares Ring

2 AP

1 AP

icon

Jarette’s Ring

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Ring

(Asula Set)

7 AP
2 DP
Damage Reduction +2

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ring of Cadry Guardian

5 DP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Max HP +25
Damage Reduction 5
Accuracy 2

3 DP

Max HP +15
Damage Reduction 3
Accuracy 2

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Mark of Shadow

5 AP
Accuracy 2

2 AP
Accuracy 2

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Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch

7 AP

Max HP +25

Cannot be Enhanced

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Ring of Crescent Guardian

5 AP
Accuracy 2

3 AP
Accuracy 2

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Capotia Ring

14 AP
Accuracy 8

Cannot be Enhanced



Necklace:

If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Necklace (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 11 AP and 3 DP as well as damage reduction and an amazing set bonus. Otherwise use Bares Necklace for 4 AP and enhance this to DUO/TRI for 8 AP/10 AP. Enhancing a Bares Necklace is much cheaper than using an un-enhanced BiS necklace. You then want to swap to a DUO Serap’s or PRI Ogre/Tungrade.

Another viable option is the Sicil’s Necklace if you would like to go for a DR/Evasion build.

 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Necklace

4 AP

2 AP

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Jarette’s Necklace

(Jarette Set)

7 AP
Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Necklace

(Asula Set)

11 AP
3 DP
Damage Reduction +3

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

Cannot be Enhanced

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Sicil’s Necklace

7 AP

3 DP
Evasion 3
Hidden Evasion 6

3 AP

2 DP
Evasion 2
Hidden Evasion 4

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Serap’s Necklace

8 AP

Max HP +50
Accuracy 4

4 AP
Accuracy 4

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Ogre Ring

10 AP
Accuracy 4

5 AP
Accuracy 4

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Tungrade Necklace

10 AP

Black Spirit Rage +20%
Accuracy 4

5 AP

Accuracy 4


Belt:

 If available I recommend using the Asula’s Crimon Eye Belt (Asula Set) if you are new to the game, this gives you 6 AP and has amazing set bonuses. Otherwise use Bares Belt for 2 AP (or other AP accessories) and swap to Tree Spirit Belt, Belt of Shultz the Gladiator or Basilisk’s Belt as soon as possible for more AP.

You want to aim for a PRI/DUO Tree Spirit Belt before swapping to DUO Basilisk’s because it is much cheaper and easier to get hold of. Basilisk’s Belt and Valtarra are very good belts but Tungrade is currently the best in slot.

Another viable option is the Centaurus Belt if you would like to go for a DR/Evasion build.


 

Item Name

Base Stats

Enhance Increase

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Bares Belt

2 AP

Weight Limit +40

1 AP

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Jarette’s Belt

(Jarette Set)

4 AP

Accuracy 2
Hidden Evasion 1

 

4-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +5

6-Piece Set Bonus: Attack +10

Cannot be Enhanced

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Asula’s Crimson Eye Belt

6 AP

Weight Limit +100 LT

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

 

Cannot be Enhanced

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Centaurus Belt

5 DP

Max HP +25
Weight Limit +80 LT
Evasion 5
Accuracy 2

3 DP

Max HP +25
Evasion 3
Accuracy 2

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Tree Spirit Belt

5 AP

Accuracy +6

Weight Limit +80 LT

2 AP

Accuracy +10

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Basilisk’s Belt

5 AP

Weight Limit +80 LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2

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Valtarra Eclipsed Belt

5 AP

Health 0
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Health 25
Accuracy 2

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Tungrad Belt

6 AP

Black Spirit’s Rage 20%
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2


SOCKETS (CRYSTALS)

These are an example of the best sockets for your class. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

BDO PlannerBlack Magic Crystal – Precision x2
(weapon)

Accuracy 8, Ignore All Resistance 10%

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity – Critical x1
(sub-weapon) – Damage

Additional Critical Hit Damage +1

BDO PlannerAwakened Spirit’s Crystal x1
(sub-weapon) – Tank

Health 150, Hidden AP 5

BDO PlannerJIN Magic Crystal – Harphia x2
(helmet)

Health 50, HP recover 5, Evasion 20

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity – Evasion x2
(chest)

Special Attack Evasion +10%

BDO PlannerJIN Magic Crystal – Viper x2
(gloves)

Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed 1, Accuracy 20

BDO PlannerBlack Magic Crystal – Swiftness x2
(shoes) 

Knockdown Resistance +5%, Movement Speed 2

These are an example of some cheaper crystals for your class if you don’t have as much to spend. This example is for a Liverto weapon, you should aim to always have 5 attack speed.

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal – Crimson Flame x2
(weapon)

Critical Chance +1

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity – Critical x1
(sub-weapon)

Additional Critical Hit Damage +1

BDO PlannerAncient Magic Crystal of Enchantment – Agility x2
(helmet)

Evasion +20

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Evasion x2
(chest)

Special Attack Evasion +10%

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Assault x2
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2

BDO PlannerMagic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness x2
(shoes)

Movement Speed +2  

  
 

EXAMPLE GEAR BUILDS

I highly recommend using BDOPLANNER.COM to help you plan your build and track your progression.

The build you choose completely depends on your playstyle and what role you want to play in PVP. Below are some example builds to help you decide what is best for you.

Leveling build: link
Here is what to aim for when leveling and before you get your boss gear. You should focus on enhancing your weapons first and then your armor. Try to also ultimate all your pieces as soon as possible, especially your armor because it will give quite a big DP boost.



Mid-Tier build: link
Here is a mid-tier build to use if you are looking to improve your gear before you get boss gear. You may want to use Red Coral Earrings or Witch’s Earrings instead but they can be quite expensive compared to the rest of the gear.




End-game PVP build [FULL AP]: link
Here is what to eventually aim for if you are going for a full AP damage build. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and there are lots of small improvements and other accessories you will use along the way, but this is ideally your end game build for PVP damage. You may want to use one Red Coral Earring instead if you don’t have 400 – 440 total accuracy already. 

This build is useful against glass cannon classes, such as Dark Knight and Wizard/Witch, but lacks survivability compared to the other builds. It is a high risk, high reward build that can be easier to counter by wearing a striker down and forcing him to run out of his iframes, leaving him defenseless.




End-game PVP build [HYBRID]: link
Here is what to eventually aim for if you are going for a hybrid AP and defensive build. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and there are lots of small improvements and other accessories you will use along the way. If you are switching to the hybrid build from AP, then prioritize Centaurus Belt and Sicil’s Necklace in that order for maximum efficiency.

Hybrid build is a nice mixture between offence and defense. You will have slightly less damage but more survivability. In general this is a good build to start with if you’re not sure which build suits your playstyle, and is the most popular choice out of the viable builds.




End-game PVP build [FULL EVASION]: link
Here is what to eventually aim for if you are going for a full Evasion build. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and I would recommend starting with the AP (or hybrid build) then getting Centaurus Belt, Sicil’s Necklace, Manos Earrings, and finally Cadry Rings last.

This build is full defense and perfect for defending your team. If you have glass cannon classes on your team, should as a Wizard, you should stay close to them and focus on protecting them. This build is mostly used for node wars and siege PVP.




End-game PVP build [FULL DR]: link
Here is what to eventually aim for if you are going for a full Damage Reduction build. It takes a long time to get to this stage, and this particular build uses items which are not included in the other builds, such as Urugon’s Shoes, Griffon’s Helmet, and Iron Vambraces. I would not recommend starting with this build, and only trying it out yourself when your other gear is at a high enhance. It is particularly good against classes which stack a lot of AP. For your accessories, you should prioritize Centaurus Belt, Sicil’s Necklace, Manos Earrings, and finally Cadry Rings last.

This build is full defense and perfect for defending your team. If you have glass cannon classes on your team, should as a Wizard, you should stay close to them and focus on protecting them. This build is mostly used for node wars and siege PVP.




End-game PVE build: link
Here is what to aim for high level PVE, such as Pila Ku, Gyfin or Aakman. Kutum is very important for end game PVE and can also be viable in PVP for a hybrid gear build. 




CONSUMABLES

When grinding, use EXP Elixirs and Milk Tea, then other food of your choice such as Margoria Seafood and Serendia Special. It really depends on your preference.

For your food rotation in node wars/siege, I would recommend using  Knight Combat RationsValencia Special and Margoria Seafood Meal in that order. It is very important to have Margoria Seafood for the Critical Hit Rate and HP if you don’t already have 5 from your crystals. 

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquette x1 All Attack +5, Damage against human race +5, All Damage Reduction +5 for 120 minutes
Valencia Meal Teff Sandwich x1, King of Jungle Hamburger x1, Couscous x1, Fig Pie x2, Date Palm Wine x2 Nullifying all Resistances +4%, Resistance against all Debuffs +4%, All Evasion +10, Decrease of damages from Monsters -6% for 110 minutes
icon Margoria Seafood Meal Prawn salad x1, Steamed Prawn x1, Stir-Fried Oyster x1, Butter-Roasted Lobster x1, Fruit Wine x2 Weight limit +50LT, Movement speed +2, Critical Hit Rate +2, Max HP +100 for 90 minutes


You may also want to use the Special Valencia Meal so that it lasts 120 minutes, then a King of Jungle Hamburger followed by Margoria Seafood Meal afterwards for a 4 food rotation.

The recipes for King of Jungle Hamburger:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE

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King of Jungle HamburgerTeff Bread x4, Pickled Vegetables x2, Lion Meat x4, Nutmeg x3
Ignores All Resistance +3%, Critical Hit Damage +5% for 110 minutes


SKILL ADD-ONS

These are an example of some viable skill add-ons, which focus on PVP but can also be used for PVE:

Rage Hammer
  • All Defense +15 for 10 sec. for self
  • Movement Speed +4% for 10 sec. for self
Knee Hammer
  • All Accuracy +3% for 12 sec. for self
  • Inflicts 45 Pain Damage per 3 sec or 12 sec. for target
Stalking Wolf
  • Attack against monsters +25 for 8 sec. for self
  • Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec. for self

Infernal Destruction (Awakening)

  • All Accuracy +4% for 12 sec. for self
  • Attack Speed +7% for 5 sec. for self
Skull Crusher (Awakening)
  • All Evasion +5% for 10 sec. for self
  • Critical Hit Rate +20% for 9 sec. for self
Flow: Skull Hammer (Awakening)
  • Attack Speed +4% for 5 sec. for self
  • Attack Speed -7% for 7 sec. for target

USEFUL LINKS

I would like to give a massive thank you to the best strikers I know for helping me with writing this guide. Their streams are below if you want to pop in and ask questions or give them support by watching: 
Other useful links:


CHANGE LOG

  • 24/12/2017 – posted the first version of the guide

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