Lahn Class Guide
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Lahn Class Guide

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Last updated: 30th January 2021

(Some parts of this guide, such as succession skill descriptions are skill under development and will be coming at a later date, you can easily find this information in-game)


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 also highly recommend looking at as many different sources as possible and gathering as much information as you can about your class before deciding what is best for you and how you play. The class discords are a great place to start, most have their own guides and resources as well as plenty of skilled players willing to help with questions.

The Lahn class is a martial artist who comes from Eastern Valencia. They use a Crescent Pendulum as their primary weapon and a Noble Sword as their secondary weapon. At level 56, the Lahn unlocks their awakening weapon which is the Crimson Glaives, duel wield blades attatched with a chain. The Lahn class uses melee to mid range to slash at their enemies and quickly burst them down. She is a high damaging duelist with lots of protection skills, mobility and CC, as well as a long range grab.

AWAKENING RATINGS

PVP 1V1 (4.7)

PVP Largescale (3.5)

PVE Earlygame (4.5)

PVE Endgame (3.4)

SUCCESSION RATINGS

PVP 1V1 (4.0)

PVP Largescale (3.5)

PVE Earlygame (5)

PVE Endgame (4.1)

** Class rankings above are based on data kindly provided by BDOHub.com


This class excells in 1v1 situations but when in mass PVP it is much harder to stay protected and do high damage at the same time. Lahn is one of the squisher classes in the game and during large fights, should look for smaller skirmishes, attack backlines, and pick off targets who are out of place. Lahn is also especially good in cannon teams or as a flex member. In PVE, Lahn is a fast grinder and can perform well in the top tier spots such as Aakman, Mirumok and Hystria.

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

Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcO-TjLkDNzvYrlPkOHgnfA

PROS
  • Very fast PvE clear speed
  • Very high mobility
  • High burst damage
  • Lots of gap closers
  • Long range grab
  • Lots of protection skills
  • Easy to learn
CONS
  • Very squishy class
  • Weaker/situational in large scale PVP

Strong against:

Lahn is strong in 1v1 situtations and should most match ups of equal gear/skill if played correctly.

  • Wizard
  • Witch

 

Weak against:

Lahn struggles against other top tier duelist classes.

  • Sorceress: Awakening
  • Ninja: Awakening/Succ
  • Tamer: Awakening
  • Kunoichi: Succession

Succession


Lahn Succession can be unlocked after level 56 after speaking to the Black Spirit and completing the Succession quest under the suggestions tab. This will give you a totally seperate skill tree that enhances your main hand skills and only has a few awakening skills. Your awakening weapon still effects your succession damage but is not as much of a priority. You can get away with using a Green/Blue grade TRI Ultimate weapon without losing too much damage. This is because only 30% of your Awakening AP is applied to the damage of Succession skills, as well as the additional item stats, such as Human/Species Damage and Accuracy.

Awakening and Succession are both viable and both have different pros and cons. Most players choose between the two based on their own experience and preferance. Succession is considered better for PVE in most endgame spots but is weaker in 1v1 PVP sistuations. Succession also loses the ranged grab and HP sustain from awakening, but has larger AOE and many protected skills.


Skills

Pre-Awakening skill build – Level 55 (455 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/86620
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.
Make sure you reset your skills at level 56 though because you will need skill points for your awakening skills and will only really need the support skills from pre-awakening.

Post-Awakening skill build – Level 56 (591 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/75787/

High-Tier skill build (without Absolute Skills) – Level 60 (1239 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/86621

End-Game skill build (inc. Absolute Skills) – Level 60 (1629 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120119
Always prioritize Awakening skills before leveling your Absolute Skills.

Succession skill build – Level 56 (843 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/120118

Succession High-Tier skill build – Level 60 (1806 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/107407/

Succession End-Game skill build – Level 60 (2114 skill points): https://bdocodex.com/us/skillbuilder/107408/

  • 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+).
GENERAL

Moondance
[LMB]

This skill is automatically skilled into when you level up and is your basic attack skill. It is a low damage skill used for regenerating your WP or gathering up monsters.

Pendulum Cleaver
[LMB] + [A] OR [D]

This skill allows you to strafe to the side whilst auto attacking. It is a low damage skill but gives an Attack Speed +10% for 10 sec when used.

Blooming Affinity
Passive

Blooming Affinity is passive skill which increases your Max HP by +150. The skill is automatically leveled up once you reach level 15.

Stately Dignity
[Q]

This skill is your taunt/buff. When the taunt is used, it will attract nearby monsters towards you. You will recover 100 WP and you have super armor while using the skill. The skill also allows you to sprint without using stamina.

Zephyr

Passive

This skill is your passive and can be leveled up to increase your attack speed. I recommend leveling up this skill when you have the spare points.

Nirvana Step
Passive

This skill is your passive and can be leveled up to increase your movement speed. I recommend leveling up this skill when you have the spare points.

Awakening: Crimson Glaives of Antiquity
[C]

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

 

Crimson Glaives Training
[LMB]

This skill is your awakening auto attack skill.

Annihilator
[SHIFT] + [E]

This skill is awakening buff. You have super armor when using the skill and it will give you Attack Speed +20%, Movement Speed +30% and All Resistance +30% for 30 seconds. With the buff active, the following skills do not consume stamina: Nimbus Stride, Primrose Sprint, Eye of the Phoenix, Bloody Stride, Phantom Dance, Eradication and Taunting Death in Annihilator state.

Soul Raid
[E]

This skill is your mid range grab skill. It doesn’t have any protection but is an excellect way to start a combo because of it’s range. The grab can also be used while in pre-awakening to switch to your awakening weapon and use the skill instantly.

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.


Primrose Sprint

[SHIFT] + [S]

This skill is your backwards dash. The skill has no collision and is also an iframe. It will also give an evasion buff when used.

Nimbus Stride
[SHIFT] + [SPACE]

This skill is the lahn “flying” skill. When used you will dash forwards and into the air. It can be used to gap close very quickly and has high mobility. You also have super armor while using the skill and a movement speed buff when using the skill.

Nimbus Dismount
[SHIFT] + [A] OR [D] during Nimbus Stride

The skill “Nimbus Dismount” enables you to use [SHIFT] + [A] OR [D] during the flight to drop to the floor quickly and safely. This extra skill has invincible when being used and will also give an evasion buff.

Spring Breeze
[W] + [F]

This skill is an excellent gap closer with high range. The skill will make you charge twoards the enemy and will inflict stiffness on good hits. You also have forward guard at the start of the skill and whilst moving. Whilst using the skill, you can activate a kick at the end by pressing [F], or a dash slash by pressing [LMB]. Using this skill from your hotbar will switch you from awakening to pre-awakening instantly.

iconFurious Chase
[W] + [RMB]

This skill is a gap closer with forward guard. The skill will make you charge twoards the enemy and will inflict stiffness on good hits. You can also use the skill by pressing LMB while sprinting.

Bloody Stride
[W] + [SHIFT]

This skill is your mobility skill while in awakening. It can be used with Crescent Pendulum to instantly switch to your awakening weapon and charge forwards. It can also be used twice in a row by holding W and SHIFT.

Phantom Dance
[SHIFT] + [A] OR [D]

This skill will make you quickly evade left or right. You are invincible if you use the skill while it is off cooldown, and will gain super armor if you use it during its cooldown. There is also no collision when moving. The skill can be used in pre-awakening to switch to your awakening weapon. Also, if you use this skill whilst your awakening buff is active ([SHIFT] + [E]) then you can use this skill repeatedly for the super armor without using stamina.


DAMAGE

Moon Slash
[LMB] > [SPACE] > [LMB]

Moon Slash will spin up to 10 enemies so their back is facing you (not in PvP).

Blade of Blood
Quickslot

This skill must go on your quickslot hotbar and will inflict stiffness on up to 10 targets. The skill has super armor and the super armor also lingers when used so make sure you don’t cancell the animation too early at the end of the skill. Using this skill from your hotbar will switch you from awakening to pre-awakening instantly.


Eye of the Phoenix

[SPACE] while using certain skills

This skill is an extension of other skill and will stun enemies on a good hit. The skill is risky to use because it doesn’t have any protection on it.


Ethereal Dance

[F] during Nimbus Stride

This skill can be used during Nimbus Stride to drop down to the ground quickly and deal a powerful attack. The skill has super armor when used and will stun up to 10 targets (at max rank).


Fragrant Stigma

[LMB] during Nimbus Stride

This skill can be used during Nimbus Stride to come hurtling down towards the ground and attack enemies. The skill has super armor when used and will inflict bound on up to 10 targets as well as slowing their movement speed by -10% for 10 sec (at max rank)


Morning Dew

[RMB] during Nimbus Stride

This skill can be used during Nimbus Stride. It will send your main weapon down on towards the enemy and if it successfully hits, you will charge towards them. If unsuccessful, you will land on the ground. The skill has super armor when used and will inflcit bound as well as knocking back up to 7 targets (at max rank).


Salp’uri Purge

[SHIFT] + [Q]

This skill deals high amounts of damage and a 100% critical hit rate. It inflicts floating on good hits and has super armor when being used. In addition, a DP -15 for 10 sec debuff will be applied on the enemy if successful. This skill is useful for starting a combo and catching players off guard. It is a protected skil with CC. Using this skill from your hotbar will switch you from awakening to pre-awakening instantly.

Cymbidium
[S] + [F]

This skill is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. It has forward guard when being used (on 1 hit) and will will inflict bound on good hits and down smash on good extra hit. It also has a critical hit rate of +50%. You can also use the skill “Coax” by pressing [F] during Cymbidium. This has super armor and will pull the target towards you. Using this skill from your hotbar will switch you from awakening to pre-awakening instantly.

Coax
[F] during Cymbidium

You can use the skill “Coax” by pressing [F] during Cymbidium. This has super armor and will pull the target towards you.

Deadly Restraint
[RMB] during Cymbidium

This skill can be used during Cymbidium to add extra damage. It has a floating and down smash as well as an air smash. You also have forward guard while using the skill.

Three Point Stipple
[LMB] during Cymbidium

This skill can be used during Cymbidium to deal extra damage. The skill pulls up to 7 targets (absolute) and will also inflict a movement speed -10% debuff on them for 10 sec. You have forward guard while using the skill.


Blooming: Nether Flower

[LMB] + [RMB]

This skill is a high damage dealing skill which will knockdown targets. It is completely unprotected though and very risky in PVP.


Flow: Sacred Dance

[LMB] + [RMB] + [S]

This skill will knockdown targets and has a chance of down smash. The skill has forward guard when you use the skill and then super armor during the attack animation.


Flailing Blades

[RMB]

This skill can be used on its own or after/during other skills (Phantom Dance, Bloody Stride, Primrose Sprint) to deal extra damage. The skill will pull you towards your opponent and deal damage. It has a chance of stunning the target when used.


Taunting Death

[RMB] + [W]

This skill will inflict stifness on good hits and also give an AP buff. It is completely unprotected and is risky to use unless to follow up on other CC.

Flow: Mangler
[LMB] during Tuanting Death OR [LMB] + [RMB] after Bleeding Hearts

This skill is a flow skill for Taunting Death and is your 50% Black Spirit Rage skill. The skill inflicts pain damage as well as a movement speed debuff and knockdown on good hits. The skill will also give you HP recovery. This skill is best used in the middle of a combo for additional CC since it does not have any protection. The Black Spirit Rage of the skill can be used in large scale PVP but is not particulary useful in a 1v1 or small scale situation.

Deadly Dance
[W] + [F]

This skill can be used straight from your Crescent Pendulum by pressing W and F. The skill recovers HP, WP and inflicts bleeding damage. It also has a floating and air smash on good hits. This skill is better used in the middle of a combo because it doesn’t have any protection on it and can be very risky to use on its own.

Furor
[SHIFT] + [LMB]

This skill is deals high damage and has bound and down smash on good hits. It will also debuff the target with attack/casting speed -10% and will recover your HP and WP at the same time. This skill is better used in the middle of a combo because it doesn’t have any protection on it and can be very risky to use on its own.

Flow: Dancing with Death

[LMB] during 3rd hit of Furor

This skill can be used during Furor to deal extra damage and knockdown targets. The skill recovers your HP and WP and has super armor when being used.


Tailspin

[SHIFT] + [RMB]

This skill is your 200% Black Spirit Rage skill. The skill deals high damage and has super armor when being used. You can also use this skill by pressing RMB after Flailing Blades.

Flow: Vice
[RMB] during 2nd hit of Tailspin

Flow: Vice can be used during Tailspin or can be added to your quickslot hotbar to cast instantly. If used with quickslot, it can be cast while using your main weapon to switch to awakening. The skill has a down smash and super armor when being used.


Bridled Despair

Quickslot

This skill is your 100% Black Spirit Rage skill. It will deal damage to enemies in front of you and has a 50% Critical Hit chance. If it successfully hits it’s targets, you will inflict bleeding damage and stun targets. The skill must be placed on your quickslot hotbar to be used. The skill is risky to use because it doesn’t have any protection on it and leaves you standing stationary. You can also use this skill to switch from pre-awakening to your awakening weapon.

Bleeding Hearts
[LMB] + [RMB]

This skill can be used on its own or during Bridled Despair/Flailing Blades by pressing LMB and RMB. The skill will pull the target towards you and knock them back as well as inflicting bound on them. The skill has super armor when being used and is also your 25% Black Spirit Rage skill.

 

Locked Skills

These are the skills I recommend locking:
Evasion, Blade of Blood, Berated Ghost, Spring Breeze, Blood Moon Twist, Wind Orchid
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To lock a skill, press the lock icon on the bottom right of each skill icon in the skill window (K).

Hotbar Skills

These are the minimum skills I recommend putting on your hotbar

Awakening: Blade of Blood, Blood Moon Twist, White Heron, Spring Breeze, Eyes of Blood/Phoenix Chase, Salp’uri Purge, Flow: Vice, Flow: Sacred Dance
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Succession:
Blade of Blood, White Heron, Eyes of Blood/Phoenix Chase, Salp’uri Purge, Flow: Sacred Dance
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Core Skills

Core skills are a way of upgrading 1 skill from your awakening skill kit. Core skills are usually down to preference but most Lahn players choose between Deadly Dance or the Furor core skill. Both give a forward guard which is much needed in the awakening kit.

  • Core: Earthly Pain: Forward Guard while using skill.
  • Core: Flailing Blades: Super Armor while using skill.
  • Core: Taunting Death: Super Armor while using skill.
  • Core: Deadly Dance: Forward Guard while using skill. (recommended)
  • Core: Furor: Forward Guard while using skill. (recommended)
  • Core: Tailspin: Knockdown on good hit.

Rabam Skills

Level 56
iconPhoenix Chase – Requires [Eye of the Phoenix III] and [Furious Chase III]
iconEyes of Blood – Requires [Eye of the Phoenix III] and [Blade of Blood]

I would recommend trying out both of these skills and testing which you prefer. It really comes down to personal preference. Phoenix Chase has a stun, while Eyes of Blood has a bound and lower cooldown. Using either of these skills from your hotbar will switch you from awakening to pre-awakening instantly.

Level 57
iconWhite Heron – Requires [Cymbidium III] and [Morning Dew III]
iconCymbidium Trial Requires [Cymbidium III] and [Fragrant Stigma IV]

I would recommend White Heron. It is considered the better Rabam skill of the two, because it has better protection on the skill as well as a DP debuff on enemies hit. Using White Heron from your hotbar will switch you from awakening to pre-awakening instantly as well.

Level 58
Blade of Souls – Requires [Soul Ascent IV] and [Blade of Blood]
Sacred Dance of Souls Requires [Soul Ascent IV] and [Flow: Sacred Dance III]

I would recommend Sacred Dance of Souls. This is the preferred option out of the two because it has super armor as well as a -20 DP debuff, while Blade of Souls does not have protection on the skill and instead has a stiffen and knockdown.

Skill Add-ons


Below are some examples of viable skill add-ons you can take. I recommend experimenting with your add-ons and figuring out what is best for you, because it really depends on your personal preference and how you play your class. If you’re simply not sure what to take then you can blindly follow the examples below and they will still be effective.

Awakening [PVE]
icon Blooming Nether Flower I All DP -15 for 10 sec. for target
Critical Hit Damage +3% for 5 sec.
icon Cymbidium I Damage Against Monsters +20 for 7 sec.
Critifal Hit Rate +20% for 7 sec
icon Salp’uri Pruge All Accuracy +5% for 7 sec.
All DP -20 for 10 sec. for target
icon Furor I Attack/Casting Speed +7% for 7 sec
All DP -15 for 10 sec. for target
icon Deadly Dance I All Evasion -4% for 10 sec. for target
Critical Hit Damage +3% for 5 sec.
icon Bridled Despair Damage Against Monsters +20 for 7 sec.
Critifal Hit Rate +20% for 7 sec
Succession [PVE]
icon Pendulum Kick I Attack/Casting Speed +7% for 7 sec
Critical Hit Damage +3% for 5 sec.
icon Blooding Nether Flower I All DP -15 for 10 sec. for target
Down Attack Damage +3% for 5 sec.
icon Cymbidium I Damage Against Monsters +20 for 7 sec.
Critifal Hit Rate +20% for 7 sec
iconSalp’uri Purge Critifal Hit Rate +30% for 7 sec
All DP -20 for 10 sec. for target
icon Blade Dance I All Evasion -4% for 10 sec. for target
Critical Hit Damage +3% for 5 sec.
icon Prime: Bleeding Hearts Attack/Casting Speed +7% for 7 sec
Inflict 100 Bleeding Damage per 3 sec. for 15 sec.

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 Crescent Pendulum
The Rosar Crescent Pendulum 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 Crescent Pendulum 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.

icon Liverto Crescent Pendulum
You can skip Liverto and go straight from Rosar to Kzarka if you don’t have much silver or you are lucky with obtaining Kzarka. If you have enough silver and decide to invest in Liverto, aim to buy it at +15 or higher 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 Crescent Pendulum
Kzarka is the main weapon you will be using. It has the same AP as Liverto but more accuracy and an Attack Speed +3 item effect.

icon Offin Tett’s Radiant Crescent Pendulum
Offin Tett weapons are usually not worth investing in because of the loss in accuracy. It can help you push to the next AP bracket but at higher AP brackets the extra AP you get is smaller and you’ll be losing hit chance % at the same time on both your preawakening and your awakening. So really you’re actually losing damage overall since you won’t be hitting the enemy as much (unless they are full DR). Offin Tett can be good when you reach certain AP brackets and if your class doesn’t depend on accuracy as much as others, but if you’re unsure whether you should be using this weapon or not, it’s much safer to just use Kzarka.

icon Blackstar Crescent Pendulum

Blackstar is considered the current best in slot mainhand weapon with higher base AP than Kzarka. It must be crafted using items in Star’s End and then following a questline. The weapon is also harder to enhance so most players only switch to Blackstar once they already have TET Kzaraka and very high AP with no easier upgrades. It has a Damage to All Species +10 and Attack Speed +3 item effect, as well as other bonuses when enhanced. The weapon cannot be enhanced with Caphras stones though. Blackstar is considered best for PVE at endgame but eventually a PEN Kzarka will outscale.

 


Offhand Weapons:

icon Ascending Noble Sword
Ascending Noble Sword is your accuracy offhand and also has a bit of DP. It is the best offhand to go with for beginners and is also worth keeping because it is very effective against high evasion enemies/classes. You should aim to get this weapon to +15 as soon as possible, but make sure to prioritize your main hand and awakening weapon first. You can also ulimate the Ascending Noble Sword for a small accuracy increase and special attack extra damage +1 level effect. The only downside to this offhand is that it only has 1 crystal slot and is not considered best in slot.

icon Crow Noble Sword
Crow Noble Sword is your AP offhand. It is the best offhand to go with if you are leveling Lahn as an alt or you already have Bheg’s gloves. You should aim to get this weapon to +15 as soon as possible, but make sure to prioritize your main hand and awakening weapon first. You can also ulimate the Crow Noble Sword for a small accuracy increase and special attack extra damage +1 level effect. The only downside to this offhand is that it only has 1 crystal slot and is not considered best in slot.

icon Kutum Noble Sword
This sword gives a mixture of AP and DP with added monster damage and accuracy. The Kutum weapons also have a 10% ignore resistance. The higher AP makes this weapon a best in slot for PVE and is also good for PVP in late game. When you are 261 (using Nouver) it is actually better to use Nouver in PVE as well because of the bonus AP given in the AP brackets. Once you reach over 261 AP (with Kutum) it is better to switch back to Kutum for PVE. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here

It also has 2 crystal slots. The Kutum dagger can also be modified using an Inverted Hearth of Garmoth to give extra stats (Max HP +150, Max Stamina +100, Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%).

icon Nouver Noble Sword
Nouver is currently considered the best in slot choice for Lahn for PVP until you reach very high AP brackets. You should aim to have TRI gear before switching to this offhand. The sword gives pure AP and an all resistance +10% item effect and can be modified using an Inverted Hearth of Garmoth to give extra stats (Max HP +150, Max Stamina +100, Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%).

When you are 261 (using Nouver) it is actually better to use Nouver in PVE as well because of the bonus AP given in the AP brackets. Once you reach over 261 AP (with Kutum) it is better to switch back to Kutum for PVE. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here


Awakening Weapons:

iconEnneadread Crimson Glaives
This is a green grade weapon which is sold by some Blacksmith/Arms dealers. You will also receive a +10 of this weapon when you complete your awakening quests. This weapon 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.

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

icon Dragon Slayer Crimson Glaives
Dragon Slayer weapons are very comparable to the Dandelion weapons with their stats. They have slightly less AP but are much cheaper to repair and much less hassle. However, the Dragon Slayer weapons cannot be placed on the marketplace and must be crafted by the player themselves.

icon Dandelion Crimson Glaives
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 Griffon’s Helmet (helmet) – 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 Urugon’s Shoes (shoes) – dropped from Urugon (Gaifinrasia Raid Captain Scroll).

icon Giath’s Helmet (helmet) alternative choice – dropped from Giath.
icon Muskan’s Shoes (shoes) alternative choice– dropped from Monastery Leader.

The best in slot armor is Griffon’s Helmet, Dim Tree Spirit’s Armor, Bheg’s Gloves and Urugon’s Shoes.

The full set will give you Maximum MP/WP/SP +100, Maximum HP +200, Max Stamina +200, Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1, Movement Speed +1 and All Resistances 5%. You will also get higher Accuracy, Evasion and Damage Reduction from these pieces.

In the mean time you should be using one of the following armor sets:

A popular armor choice 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 Akum set. It has comparable stats to boss armor and also a very useful set effect that gives Damage Reduction and Hidden AP. If you are unable to get boss armor, then the Akum set is a good cheap alternative that will be good for both PVP and PV. Investing in this set may slow you down in your progression towards softcap, but is much cheaper once you factor in repairing and enhancing.

 

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.

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 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 Tungrad Earrings (11 AP) because of the huge difference in cost. Tungrad Earrings are one of the best earrings you can get. The other alternative is Black Distortion Earrings which give the highest amount of AP (21 AP at PEN), but reduce your DP as well.

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.

 

Base DUO TRI / TRI / TRI / DUO TET / TRI / TET TRI / TET
7 AP 9 AP 10 / 11 / 8 /11 AP 10 / 13 / 13 AP 15 / 15 AP
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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

DP 1 (alternating)
Accuracy 2 (alternating)

 

icon Blue Coral Earring 4 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Accuracy 2

2 AP
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
icon Capotia Earring 13 AP
Accuracy 8
Accuracy 1 (alternating)
DP 1 (alternating)
icon Black Distortion Earring 6 AP
Accuracy 6
0 DP
3 AP
Accuracy 2
– 1 DP

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 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 current best in slot, is a Tungrad Ring.

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.

 

Base PRI PRI / DUO DUO / TRI TRI TET / TET
5 AP 7 AP 8 / 9 AP 11 / 11 AP 14 AP 17 / 18 AP
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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
icon 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

DP 1 (alternating)
Accuracy 2
(alternating)
icon Blue Coral Ring 5 AP

Max MP/WP/SP +25
Accuracy 2

1 AP
Max MP/WP/SP +5
Accuracy 2
icon Mark of Shadow 5 AP
Accuracy 2
2 AP
Accuracy 2
icon Sahazad’s Ring of Monarch 7 AP

Max HP +25

Cannot be Enhanced
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Ring of Crescent Guardian
OR
Eye of the Ruins Ring
5 AP
Accuracy 2
3 AP
Accuracy 2
icon Capotia Ring 14 AP
Accuracy 8
Accuracy 1 (alternating)
AP 1 (alternating)
icon Tungrad Ring 6 AP
Accuracy 2
3 AP
Accuracy 2

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/Tungrad.

The Manos Necklaces are also an alternative for PvP, if you don’t have a DUO Seraps already, due to their item effects. I personally wouldn’t bother with them though because you will want as much AP as possible.

 

Base PRI DUO / PRI TRI / DUO TRI / TRI TET
11 AP 12 AP 16 / 15 AP 20 / 20 AP 25 / 25 AP 30 AP
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Item Name Base Stats Enhance Increase
icon Bares Necklace 4 AP 2 AP
icon 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
icon 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

DP 1 (alternating)
Accuracy 2
(alternating)
icon Ancient Guardian Seal

(Ancient Weapon Core Set)

6 AP

3 DP

Set Effect: Accuracy +20
Accuracy 4
Damage Reduction 3

2 AP

1 DP
Accuracy 4
Damage Reduction 1

icon Manos Necklace – Topaz 6 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Knockdown/ Bound Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

icon Manos Necklace – Ruby 6 AP

Grapple Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Grapple Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

icon Manos Necklace – Emerald 6 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

 

3 AP

Stun/Stiffness/ Freezing Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

 

icon Manos Necklace – Diamond 6 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +10%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Resistance to all status anomalies +1%
Accuracy 4

icon Manos Necklace – Sapphire 6 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +30%
Accuracy 4

3 AP

Knockback/ Floating Resistance +2%
Accuracy 4

icon Sicil’s Necklace 7 AP

3 DP
Evasion 3
Hidden Evasion 6

3 AP

2 DP
Evasion 2
Hidden Evasion 4

icon Serap’s Necklace 8 AP

Max HP +50
Accuracy 4

4 AP
Accuracy 4
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Ogre Ring
OR
Latenn’s Power Stone
10 AP
Accuracy 4
5 AP
Accuracy 4
icon Tungrad 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 and swap to Tree Spirit Belt as soon as possible for more AP and high accuracy.

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.

Base DUO TRI / PRI DUO TRI / TRI TET
6 AP 7 AP 9 / 8 AP 11 AP 14 / 14 AP 17 AP
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Item Name Base Stats Enhance Increase
icon Bares Belt 2 AP

Weight Limit +40

1 AP
icon 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
icon Asula’s Crimson Eye Belt 6 AP

Weight Limit +100 LT

 

3-Piece Set Bonus: Health +300

5-Piece Set Bonus: Acurracy +20

DP 1 (alternating)
Accuracy 2 (alternating)
icon Ancient Weapon Core

(Ancient Guardian Seal Set)

4 AP

4 DP

Weight Limit +60 LT
Damage Reduction 4
Accuracy 2

Set Effect: Accuracy +20

1 AP

1 DP

Weight Limit +10 LT
Damage Reduction 1
Accuracy 2

icon Tree Spirit Belt 5 AP

Accuracy +6

Weight Limit +80 LT

2 AP

Accuracy +10

icon Basilisk’s Belt 5 AP

Weight Limit +80 LT
Accuracy 2

3 AP

Accuracy 2

icon Valtarra Eclipsed Belt 5 AP
Health 0
Weight Limit 80LT
Accuracy 2
3 AP

Health 25
Accuracy 2

icon 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. Magical Crystal of Infinity – Evasion has been tested and proven to give more survivability than JIN/BON Cobelinus crystals and is also much cheaper. You can also swap precision crystals for Crystal of Elkarr


iconBlack Magic Crystal – Precision x2
(weapon)



Accuracy +8, Ignore All Resistance 10%



iconCorrupted Magic Crystal x2
(sub-weapon)







Critical Hit Damge +10%, All AP +2, All Damage Reduction -2, 2 set: Critical Hit Damage +2%



iconHAN Magic Crystal – Hoom x2
(helmet)







Hoom 4 set – 8 Accuracy, 7% Resistance, 420 HP, 10 Damage Reduction, 8 Evasion







icon Magical Crystal of Infinity – Evasion x2
(chest)







Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%







iconJIN Black Magic Crystal – Viper x2
(gloves)







Attack Speed +1, Casting Speed +1, Accuracy 20







iconHAN Magic Crystal – Hoom x2
(shoes)







Hoom 4 set – 8 Accuracy, 7% Resistance, 420 HP, 10 Damage Reduction, 8 Evasion













These are an example of some cheaper crystals for your class if you don’t have as much to spend and want to go cheap crystals that will aid you while grinding.


iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Precision x2
(weapon)



All Accuracy +8



icon Magic Crystal of Infinity – Critical x2
(sub-weapon)



Additional Critical Hit Damage +10%



iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Agility x2
(helmet)



All Evasion +8



iconMagical Crystal of Infity – Evasion x2
(chest)



Special Attack Evasion Rate +10%



iconMagic Crystal of Infinity – Assault x2
(gloves)



Attack Speed +2



iconMagic 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.

Below are some example builds to help you when gearing up and understand what to aim for. Click images to enlarge.

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.

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Low-Tier build – [LINK]
Here is a low-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 of Asula Earrings but they can be quite expensive compared to the rest of the gear.

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Mid-Tier build – [LINK]
Here is a mid-tier build to use once you have boss gear. You want to aim to get TRI as soon as possible and then work on your accessories. If possible use a TRI Red Coral Earring so that you have a minimum of 300 accuracy when using Nouver.

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Softcap build – [LINK]
Here is what to aim for if you are going for. 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 softcap build for PVP.

For PVE, you want to be using a Kutum with Corrupted Magic Crystals. Once you reach 261 AP with Nouver, you will want to stop using Kutum for PVE however, until you reach 265 AP with Kutum. After many tests, it is confirmed that Nouver performs better than Kutum in these brackets. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here

You may also want to consider starting to put Caphras stones into your gear for bonus stats to help you get to the next AP bracket. Begin by getting level 4 in your main hand for the extra 4 AP. Then you will want to move on to putting level 2 into each armor piece before getting them all up to level 4 as well.

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End-game build – [LINK]
Here is what to eventually aim for. 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. Make sure to put Caphras stones into your equipment for extra stats. You can also swap out both of the Black Magic Crystal – Precision for Crystal of Elkarr (best in slot) instead but these are very costly and harder to obtain.

For PVE, you want to be using a Kutum with Corrupted Magic Crystals. Once you reach 261 AP with Nouver, you will want to stop using Kutum for PVE however, until you reach 265 AP with Kutum. After many tests, it is confirmed that Nouver performs better than Kutum in these brackets. More information about AP and DP brackers can be found here

For PVP, it really depends. If you are only doing tier 1 node wars for example, then it is better to stick with Kutum because the node is AP capped anyway and the extra DP can push you to a higher DP bracket.

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Consumables

When grinding, use Simple Cron meal and either Beast’s or Giant’s Draught depending on the area you are grinding.

For PVP, it is recommended to use Exquisite Cron meal because it is now better than using a four food rotation. If Exquisite Cron meal is unavailabe for some reason, you can use the following: Knight Combat Rations, Kamaslyvia Special, Valencia Special and then King of Jungle Hamburger in that order.

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
icon Special Kamasylvia Meal Rainbow Button Mushroom Sandwich x1, Coconut Pasta x1, Fig Pie x1 , Fruit Wine x2, Rainbow Button Mushroom Cheese Melt x1 Max HP +150, Max Stamina 200, Back Attack Damage +5% for 110 minutes
Special 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 King of Jungle Hamburger Teff Bread x4, Pickled Vegetables x2, Lion Meat x4, Nutmeg x3 Ignores All Resistance +3%, Critical Hit Damage +5% for 110 minutes

If you don’t have 5 Critical Hit Rate then you may want to swap Margoria Seafood for the Kamaslyvia Meal because it’s very important to have 5 Critical Hit Rate. Make sure you use Margoria Seafood last because it has the smallest duration and you want to keep all your buffs up as long as possible.

The recipe for Margoria Seafood Meal is:

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
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


For your elixir, you will want to use the Cron Draught, Giant’s Draught. To create this, press “L” then select “Simple Alchemy” and add the ingredients listed below. You do not need any alchemy/processing profession level to craft these.

Cron Draughts will replace any elixir buffs you have used and cannot be stacked with other elixirs (excluding Perfume of Courage, Perfume of Swiftness, Elixir of Deep Sea, Khalk’s Elixir, Spirit Perfume Elixir, Whale Tendon Elixir or Tough Whale Tendon Elixir).

If you consume a Draught Elixir whilst another one has already been used, it will replace the first Draught Elixir. Cron meals and Cron Draughts (elixirs/alchemy) can be used together.

Also, when crafting Cron Draughts, you can substitute ingredients with higher grade ingredients. For example: instead of using Elixir of Shock x3, you can use Elixir of Strong Shock x1.

ICON RESULT INGREDIENTS USE
icon Giant’s Draught Elixir of Fury x3,
Elixir of Shock x3,
Elixir of Penetration x3,
Tears of the Falling Moon x1
All AP +10,
Max HP +150,
All Special Attack Extra Damage +10% ,
Movement Speed +3,
Critical Hit +3,
Max Stamina +200
Duration: 15 minutes

 

Useful Links

Change Log

  • 15/04/2019 – posted the first version of the guide
  • 04/05/2019 – added missing skill: furious chase, updated gear builds with more information
  • 08/05/2019 – fixed typos
  • 16/05/2019 – added Dragon Slayer weapon and updated armor info
  • 13/06/2020 – added Succession information, updated skill builds, added blackstar weapon, updated gear builds, accessories, crystal and skill add-ons
  • 30/01/2021 – updated rankings, added more succession information, updated skill addons, added locked skills and hotbar skills, added new rabam skils, added core skills

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