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The Geeky Girl Gamer

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Author: junitalia

Blade & Soul: A Beginner's Guide

Posted by junitalia Friday January 22 2016 at 10:41AM
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Lyn Force Master

Lyn Force Master

 

 

STOP! Before you go charging in all nerd headstrong into this MMO I suggest reading up on a few things before walking in. There's an excellent "What to know" guide here on MMORPG by William Murphey. I'm going to be adding a few more things for you to know. Let's do a small checklist with some small descriptions for you fast minded people out there.

 

* DO NOT put your faction uniform on right away! This will flag you for PvP automatically and the opposing faction is waiting and counting on you to do this so they can give you your new guy hazing. Any outfit that says it takes time to put on is a PvP flag outfit.
 
* Conserve your dumplings and health tonics. Pick and choose the best time to use them. This game is all about timing.
 
* Upgrade your items as much as possible. While doing this, only use one upgrade item at a time. Trust me.
 
* Play the Foshi Pyre's wheel of fortune as much as possible! Everything you need will come from that wheel in the start-up area.
 
* There is no armor. Only outfits and accessories.
 
* Personal shields need to be upgraded as much as possible. You will need dust to do this so salvage the unneeded shield pieces first. 
 
* SALVAGE EVERYTHING! Weapons and shield pieces are salvageable. Do this if you don't need them. 
 
* Spend money wisely. It's hard to come by and no you can't just "play the auctions".
 
* You cannot trade until lvl 16
 
* You cannot spend skill points until lvl 17
 
* DO NOT skip cut scenes! For the time being this can cause you to crash.
 
* If you're not a preferred member be prepared for long que times if you choose a founding server.
 
* Know Your combos. Once you learn them, use them often to gain muscle memory.
 
* Your skills use force. Keep your force up as much as possible with your force gaining abilities. Spend your force wisely
 
* Know your tab skill and use it when available
 
 
Yea that looks like a lot of stuff to know. Trust me, it will save your butt in the end. I've had a blast playing this game and I do have more wisdom to impart to you on classes and your play style.
 
 
Easy Classes: Summoner, Force Master, Destroyer
 
Summoners are like WoW warlocks without the taint. You get a little kitty pet and you shoot magic sparkles at things. It's a face roll class, but still all about timing.
 
Force Masters: This is the class I play. If you like mages or warlocks with the thrill of battle, this is for you. They control fire and ice and knowing when to use them together is extremely important. Do not stand in place. You can move and shoot allowing you avoidability.
 
Destroyer: Me big axe. Me smash! Basically a barbarian class. If you like melee and smashing things in an easy to use setting this is the class for you. With that said, you're not indestructible. Be smart when playing this class.
 
 
 
Intermediate Classes: Assassin, Blade Dancer, Blade Master
 
Assassins: This class should be considered expert as it is the most timing sensitive class there is. Everything needs to be perfect to pull this class off properly. Think of Ninjas. Yea, Ninjas.
 
Blade Dancer: Considered an easy class, but it's more intermediate. This is a combination magic and melee class. If you enjoy having both at your disposal then this is for you. Again, timing is crucial to this class. 
 
Blade Master: The Fury warriors of Blade and Soul. Excellent with blocks and attacks. They can cause you some trouble. Their blocking is effective and their attacks are pretty steady. Getting close to one can cost you a fight.
 
 
Advanced Classes: Kung Fu Master
 
 
This is a serious class. Only serious applicants apply. It might not seem that way in the beginning, but when you get into higher levels this class will become a make or break for a player. You need to effectively hold a mobs attention and ensure you're putting out enough damage. This defense/damage balancing act is important. If you're going to PvE, you need to be serious on this. For PvP, your discipline in a balancing act isn't as strict, but it still needs to be maintained. 
 
 
 
That's about all I can tell you for now. Hope to see you in the game and having fun!