Warrior Class Guide

Oct
25

Warrior Class Guide

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! This guide also uses items from the Media patch and some items will not be in-game at EU/NA launch.

Warriors are the closest class to a typical “tank”. They use a long sword as their primary weapon and a shield as their secondary weapon. The Valkyrie class is the female counter class to the Warrior but Valkyre has more of a supportive skill set, while Warriors are are closer to a knight. The Warrior class has some blocks and taunts, but the vast majority of their skill set is offensive attacks. If you’re looking for a high defense class with lots of mobility and damage then I advise learning this class.

DIFFICULTY

PVP

PVE

SIEGE

The Warrior class is fairly easy to play for newcomers because of their high defense and decent sustain. But to really master this class you will need lots of practice and to learn when to use your blocks and when to attack. Warriors excel in solo PvP and are still just above average in group PvP because of their survivability and zoning. In group PvP you want to make sure you are not in grabbing distance of another class unless you are ready to block it or grab them yourself.

Check out the video below to see some examples of character creation and combat.

Source: http://black.game.daum.net/black/pds/video/index.daum?id=32#4

PROS

  • Great sustain
  • Good at PvE
  • Good in PvP
  • Decent crowd control
  • Good mobility
  • Good damage
  • Block most damage with defense stance

CONS

  • Hard to time blocks
  • Low range

 
 
 
 
 

SKILLS

The build below is a well-rounded build for players who are level 55 or higher. It uses a total of 711 Skill Points.  Click here to view the build.

If you are leveling refer to this version of the build, or if you have only just reached level 50 and are lacking in Skill Points, you can use this build (511 Skill Points) but refer to our level 54+ build and max the skills as soon as you can.  Click here to view the build.

SKILL WARRIOR

The names of skills in this build are taken from the EU/NA version and may differ from the skill calculator above.

 

  • 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.
GENERAL

Slash
[LMB]

This is your auto attack skill. This skill is useful for regenerating your fury if it’s low and at higher grades, it’s damage and the amount of fury you regenerate will increase. However, due to it’s lack of damage, I wouldn’t recommend maxing this skill.

Charging Slash
[LMB] whilst sprinting

This skill can be used whilst sprinting to perform an instant slash. It does regenerate some fury but I wouldn’t recommend maxing it because you won’t use it often.

Forward Slash
[LMB] + [W]

Forward Slash will lunge you toward a target and swing at them. This skill costs stamina instead of fury. It deals more damage than Slash and is a better way of restoring fury if you are low. It’s also good for gap closing between crowd control in PvP.

Sideways Cut
[RMB] + [A] OR [D]

This skill will strafe you to the side as well as swinging your sword in that direction. It restores some fury but to be honest I wouldn’t bother maxing it because it deals low damage and you won’t use it often.

Meditation
(HOLD SHIFT) + (HOLD SPACE)

This skill will quickly regenerate your fury at the cost of your current health. It doesn’t have a cool down but will leave you vulnerable whilst casting it.

Ground Roar
[RMB] + [SHIFT]

Ground Roar is an AoE ground slam which will pull enemies towards you and reduce their armor. This is a good skill for pulling monsters at the beginning of your combos. It does cost a lot of fury but it’s cool down can be ignored.

Fitness Training
Passive

This skill is your passive. It will increase your maximum health and also gives you higher defense.

KICKS/GRABS

Kick
[F]

This skill is one of your kicks. It will flinch enemies and restores a small amount of fury.

Chop Kick
[F] + [S]

Your basic kick will turn into a chop kick when leveled up. This kick will cause you to lunge forwards towards a target and stun them. This skill is often used in your combos and Warriors are one of the only classes I would recommend maxing the kick.

Charging Thrust
[F] + [W]

Charging Thrust is one of your best mobility skills for Warrior. It’s often used as a gap closer and will charge you forwards then kick the target.

Quick Charging Thrust
[W]

Pressing [W] whilst using Charging Thrust, will speed up the charge.

Double Charge
[W]

Pressing [W] whilst using Charging Thrust, allow you to charge again. You can use this to quickly change directions before charging again.

Take Down
[E]

This skill is your grab skill. It will grab a target then slam them down on the floor, knocking down the target and other monsters in your close proximity. Higher grade will increase the range of the knockdown.

Instant Grapple
Passive

Instant Grapple is a passive on your Take Down skill which will shorten the animation, making the grab much faster.

Double Take Down
[E] OR [LMB] after Take Down

Pressing [E] or [LMB] directly after picking up a target, will slam down the target twice. Dealing additional damage. This skill is very useful for PvP.

SHIELD COUNTERS/BLOCKS

Guard
[Q]

This skill will activate your defense stance and block incoming damage. You can hold the block until your stamina runs out, and your stamina will regenerate when you stop blocking. You can block every type of crowd control except grabs, making grab resistance a must have in your sockets choices. Successfully blocking an attack will regenerate a lot of fury. You can move forwards and backwards whilst in defense stance, but moving sideways will cancel your block. At higher grade, you will gain more movement speed whilst in defense stance, and will receive a defense buff.

Double Charge
[SPACE]

Pressing [SPACE] after a successful block, will deal a counter attack which will charge you forwards and knock back enemies. The skill has a 100% critical chance rate and at higher grade, the distance of the charge will increase, as well as being able to use the skill twice in a row. If you have trouble using [SPACE] you can also use [RMB] + [W] after a successful block. This skill is useful to combo with others.

Shield Strike
[RMB]

This skill will flinch the enemy and turn the enemy around so that their back is facing you. This is extremely useful for dealing back attacks for more damage.

Instant Grapple
Skill Bar

This skill extends from Shield Strike but does not have a hotkey and needs to be placed on your skill bar. It will knock down enemies after using Shield Strike. It’s a good skill to use in PvP for some crowd control, and has a very short cool down.

DAMAGE

Deep Thrust
[LMB] + [SHIFT]

Deep Thrust stabs forwards and lunges towards an enemy, knocking them down and restoring health. It combos with other skills well and deals high damage.

Counter
[LMB] + [S]

This skill will deal an upward swing, knocking down enemies. It can be used on cool down but will not knock down. To be honest, there are better knock down skills that this one, which fit into your combos better. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend maxing this skill.

Piercing Spear
Skill Bar

Piercing Spear is your only ranged attack. It will throw as spear, costing a lot of fury but will flinch targets. This skill can be used on cool down but will not flinch the target.

Frenzied Charge
Skill Bar

Frenzied Charge will lunge you forwards. If you hit an enemy, you will deal damage to them and knock them back.

Scars of Dusk
[W] or [LMB] after last hit

Scars of Dusk deals a burst of high damage and has a 100% critical chance rate. I would recommend putting the skill on your skill bar if you have trouble knowing when to use it. You can hold [W] during the attack to lunge forwards as well after the last hit. This skill will also inflict a bleed and armor debuff on the target. It’s important to note that this skill doesn’t cost stamina or fury.

Spinning Slash
[RMB] + [S]

This skill is your 100% Black Spirt Rage skill. This skill will quickly slash at enemies in front of you and can be used on cool down. It does have a 100% critical chance rate and at higher grade, it’s cast speed and damage will increase. The ultimate of this skill will allow you to hit again and can be combo’d with other skills. It’s also important to note that this skill can only be learned through a Black Spirit quest.

Jump Slash
[RMB] + [S]

This skill can be activated again after Spinning Slash to hit again and deal more damage.

Ground Smash
[F] + [SHIFT]

This skill is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. It deals high AoE damage around you and at max grade will also strike twice, dealing more damage.

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.

For your primary weapon, the Liverto is without a doubt the best weapon you can get that isn’t bound. You will want to upgrade it to +15 or higher as soon as possible. If you don’t have the budget for this weapon then the Yuria weapon is what you should be using in the mean time while you save up enough silver for Liverto.

For your off-hand, Krea or Vangertz are good choices for Warrior.

The best armor in the game is currently dropped from Bosses.
Giath’s Helmet (helmet) – dropped from Giath.
Red Nose (chest) – dropped from the Red Nose and Contaminated Imp Captian.
Bheg’s Gloves (gloves) – dropped from Bheg.
Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Monastery Leader.
The full set will give you HP Recovery +100, Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +100, Accuracy +1, Evasion +1, Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1
In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

The one of most popular armor choices for Warrior is the Grunil set. It increases your maximum HP and will give you 2 socket slots on each piece, along with extra AP if you have the full set. Another advantage of using this set is that it is viable on any class, allowing you to swap to another class easily.

Another alternative set, is the Agerian set. You should be using it whilst leveling or if you don’t have enough silver for Grunil. Each piece will only give you 1 socket slot, so Grunil is better overall.

Finally, the Taritas set. This set is viable on Warrior because it gives some stamina and +5 Accuracy, along with high defense. However, personally, this is my least favourite of the 3 choices.

ACCESSORIES

These are the best accessories in the game. They do cost a significant amount of silver.

 
Blue Whale Molar Earring x2

Maximum HP +100

Ring of Crescent Guardian x2

 

Ogre Ring Necklace x1

 

Basilisk’s Belt x1

Weight Limit +80LT

If you don’t have enough silver for the best accessories, these are a good temporary alternative.

Bares Earring x2

AP +4

Bares Ring x2

AP +2

Topaz Necklace of Regeneration x1

AP +5, knockdown resistance +30%

Bares Belt (OR any with AP) x1

AP +2

 
Blue Whale Molar Earring, Ring of Crescent Guardian and Basilisk’s Belt will not be available in the game at EU/NA launch. At this time, the best accessories will be Witch’s Earring (x2), Mark of Shadow (x2), Ogre Ring Necklace (x1) and Tree Spirit Belt (x1).
 

SOCKETS (CRYSTALS)

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

Red Battlefield Crystal – Carmae x2
(weapon)

Critical Chance +1, Attack Speed +1, Damage against Humans +3

Red Spirit’s Crystal x2
(sub-weapon)

Maximum HP +100, AP +5, Damage against Humans +3

Red Battlefield Crystal – Harthia x2
(helmet)

Maximum HP +50, HP Recovery +5, Damage against Humans +2

Red Battlefield Crystal – Cobelinus
X2 (chest)

Maximum HP +100, Weight Limit +20LT, Damage against Humans +2

Black Magic Crystal – Assault X1
(gloves)

Attack Speed +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Black Magic Crystal – Valor X1
(gloves)

Critical Chance +2, Grab Resistance +5%

Red Battlefield Crystal – Adamantine
X2 (shoes)

Knockdown Resistance +5%, Stun/Freeze/Slow Resistance +5%

If you don’t have enough silver to afford the better sockets, these are much cheaper and a good temporary alternative.

Magic Crystal – Destruction
(weapon)

Attack Speed +1

Ancient Magic Crystal of Perfection
(sub-weapon)

Luck +2

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Intimidation
(helmet)

Knockdown/Bound Resistance +10%

Ancient Magic Crystal of Abundance – Vigor X2
(chest)

Maximum HP +100

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Sturdiness
(gloves)

Grab Resistance +10%

Magic Crystal of Infinity – Swiftness
(shoes)

Attack Speed +2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
 

CONSUMABLES

For your food I would recommend using Serendia Special, Media Special and Steamed Whale Meat

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Media Special Dark Pudding x1, Oatmeal x1, Exotic Grain Wine x2, Grilled Sausages x2, Meat Salad x1 Damage +5, Attack Speed +1, Cast Speed +1 for 90 minutes
Streamed Whale Meat King Whale Meat x1, Edible Honey x1, Salt x2, Garlic x4, Mineral Water x6 Damage Reduction +2, Evasion +8 for 75 minutes

  

Alternatively you may want to use Serendia Special, Calpheon Special and Knight Combat Rations

The recipes for these are:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
Serendia Special Ham Sandwich x1, Honeycomb cookies x1, Life Saeal x2, Fruit Wine x2, Meat Pie x1 Damage +5, Critical Chance +5%, Accuracy +10 for 90 minutes
Calpheon Special Milk Tea x1, Cheese Pie x1, Soft Bread x2, Meat Pasta x1, Fish Fillet Salad x1 Defense +5, Max HP +100, HP Regen +5 for 90 minutes
Knight Combat Rations Dark Pudding x1, Ham Sandwich x1, Fruit Wine x1, Meat Croquet x1 Damage +5, Damage against human race +5, Defense +5 for 90 minutes

SKILL AWAKENING

Usually people will tell you to awaken skills that you use often. This skill builder will show you all the possible skill awakenings for each skill and can be useful. It is in Russian however, so you will need to translate it with Google.
 

Useful Links

Warrior Class Video Guide
Great Sword Enchant Stats
Skills affected by Cast Speed (Might say Valkyrie but is the same for Warrior)

One Comment

  • Jul 3, 2016 @ 12:25 pm

    Is there a plan to add combos to this guide?

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