Gameplay

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Combat

Blade and Soul is an action-based MMORPG and does not depend on only clicking. You need to keep moving around, positioning, targeting an enemy, and utilizing skills at a right time. Combat in this game is mainly based on your reaction like a martial artist. Watch out the skill bar in the bottom of the screen very well since it will keep changing based on the situation you are in.

For example, if you are blocking an enemy attack, a skill set in the action bar will be about how to counter attack it. If you are knocked down, skills will be about how to get back into fighting. Everything is decided within seconds. Be swift to respond as a good martial artist. And remember, your opposing martial artist can do the same to you. Prepare for their counter attack when you are attacking them.

Skills in Blade and Soul have different types of usage and specific range. For example, Axe Sweep, a skill from the Destroyer, only have an impact to enemies in front of him. While some skills need you to target an enemy first before activating it.

Learn how to reach the level cap within 2 days with this Blade and Soul Strategy Guide by Killer Guides. In-depth leveling strategies, class builds, crafting and gathering tips, gold making and more are included in this nifty manual. I myself bought the guide already and wrote my review here.

Combos

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Personal Combos

Since Blade and Soul is mainly based on skills, the game is more interesting after you can do the skill rotation resulting in a skill combo. It is a set of attacks combined from various skills dealing a significant damage to an enemy. A room for a greater combo will only be opened to an expert martial artist. There are mainly 3 personal combos in the game: high impact combos, situational combos, and conditional combos.

*The new combos concepts can be studied from wise sages scattered through out the world. It’s recommended to keep finding the combo that works best for you first before spending skill points on it.

  • Hi Impact Combos

    This type of combos usually deals tremendous damage to a victim. It will trigger after you perform a set of required actions giving you a special “buff” for a specific ability in the series. To give you a sample, Blade Master Pierce skill performance, is increased after a successful block.

  • Situational Combos

    This type of combos will trigger based on an enemy situation that will keep dealing damage to an enemy until they are out of that situation. To give you a sample, the Force Master can set an enemy location on fire with a skill called “Blazing Wall” after immobilizing it with “Dragonfrost”. The Blazing Wall will burn the enemy until they are able to move again.

  • Conditional Combos

    Unlike other combos, conditional combos could can both you and your enemy based on the conditions you are in. These conditions include being knocked down, immobilized, stunned, and so on. The main idea of this combo is about turning an disadvantaged situation into your own advantage. To give you a sample, while being knocked down, the Summoner can use “Anklebiter” followed by “If It Fits, I Sits” and end with “Headbutt”. The “Anklebiter” allows the Summoner to quickly recover from the knock down stage while “If It Fits, I Sits” will grapple the enemy. You need to be quick in order to apply all these skill chains within seconds.

Group Combos

A martial artist always make friends along their way. They learn how to work and fight together. They know that relying on a personal combo only isn’t enough to deal with a savage enemy. This is why they learn to work together, perform a group combo, and result in significant amounts of damage. There are two types of group combo in Blade and Soul: standard combos and boss combos.

  • Standard Combos

    Standard combos is a combination of situational and conditional personal combos. The idea of this combo is to have a team create a situation/condition to an enemy and have another team member to execute the finishing skill.

    To give you a sample, an Assassin begins by using “Landmine” to create a condition “knocked down” to an enemy. Then, the Summoner grapples the enemy with “If it Fits I Sits”. Lastly, the Assassin completes the standard combos by activating “Flash Kick” to a grappled enemy.

  • Boss Combos

    Boss Combos are slightly more complicated that standard combos since it’s very difficult to create a condition for a boss. However, the main idea of the combos is quite the same. Inflict a conditional status to a boss and have the group finish it.

    In order to be able to inflict a condition to a boss, a group needs to keep fighting until two bars below the boss’ health becomes empathy. Make sure to inflict the right condition since each boss have different immunity. Some conditions might not work for some bosses.

    There are 2 steps when putting a boss in a conditional status. First, a team member needs to create a condition to a boss as soon as the two bars becomes empathy. When the first step is completed, there will be a notification and a light bar telling all team members about the current condition of that boss. After that, all team members need to do an additional conditional attacks in order to completely create a condition to a boss.

    After that, a boss will be vulnerable for a finishing attack for that type of condition. It isn’t easy to do boss combos. You need to discuss with your team well regarding what type of conditions you are planning to use before encountering a boss. When a successful boss combos is released, victory is sure to await your team.

Soul Shield

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Unlike other MMOs, armors aren’t an important factor in increasing player defense. In Blade and Soul, it is “Soul Shield”.

Soul Shield consists of 8 individual pieces. Each piece provides a different type of attributes including defense, HP, Accuracy, Critical, and so on. There is also a soul shield set providing additional bonus when wearing 3, 5, and 8 parts at the same time. It’s not necessary to focus only on a set of complete 8-piece Soul Shield. Sometimes, 5 pieces of 1 soul shield set and another 3 from other set gives a better bonus. Soul Shield bonus can be customized by using different Soul Shield pieces.

Since Soul Shield plays a part in increasing defense and related attributes, a martial artist is required to wear a cloth. Without it, Soul Shield can not be activated.

There’s a section in an inventory purely for Soul Shield. It will show how many Soul Shield pieces for each set you have at the moment, which part you will still need, and which set you have already completed. This also gives you a better overview for each set and makes it easier to compare the effectiveness of all Soul Shields set in your possession. Soul Shields can be changed at will while not in a fight.

Traveling

Windwalking

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Walking is too simple. Having trained their physics and spirits for years, even a beginner martial artists can walk through thin air with an ability called “windwalking” aka qinggong (“ching-gong”) in wuxia (“woo-shya”). When manipulating their inner Chi to combine with a power of natural Chi, they can jump high, deny gravity, and glide in the air. Because of their mastery in manipulating Chi, martial artists can properly land anywhere at will.

When martial artists improve their gliding techniques, they can also fly in the air, sprint through water, and climb a great high wall from their Chi manipulation.

Martial artists can not keep windwalking forever due to its extensive amount of stamina consumption and concentration. Stamina is going be slightly generated after a successful landing. Only those who are masters in windtalking can learn a trick to increase their stamina and sustain their gliding technique for a longer period of time.

Activating windwalking can be done mainly in 2 ways: double-tapping the “W” key or holding “SHIFT” while running with an increase in moving speed. Remember that windwalking requires a great amount of concentration, and this makes it impossible for a martial artist to perform it during a fight.

Dragon Pulse

Martial artists also know a secret on how to move to a greater distance with the help of a natural yellow energy lying all over the Earth Realm called Dragon Pulse. It will take martial artists to a specific locations, both vertically and horizontally, after activating it.

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Learn how to reach the level cap within 2 days with this Blade and Soul Strategy Guide by Killer Guides. In-depth leveling strategies, class builds, crafting and gathering tips, gold making and more are included in this nifty manual. I myself bought the guide already and wrote my review here.

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