Last Chaos Templar Knight Comprehensive Guide

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Last Chaos Templar Knight Comprehensive Guide by dragonoa

Contents

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I.? ? Foreword
II.? ?Stat Point Distribution
III.? General Skills
IV.? ?Passive Skills
V.? ? PvP
VI.? ?Equipment
VII.? Credits
VIII. Glossary
IX.? ?Updates
X.? ? References

Hit Ctrl+F and enter one of the subtitles above (e.g., ?V. Passive Skills?) to skip to that section.

I. Foreword

I write this guide to explain, chiefly to those deliberating on dual classes, the templar?s strengths. I?ve partied with even high level players who didn?t know what I could do: a shame though watching someone flee the Damage Link animation never gets old.

I find templars tend to be determined and patient players (though ?stubborn? and ?long-suffering? may better describe us). I aim to prove royals aren?t superior: we both have our roles. Templars lack royals? offence but our skills focus on defence and support. Templars have the highest physical and magical defence in the game: a skilled templar is a valuable ally and formidable opponent (and often has a dry sense of humour).

Templars excel at controlling the battlefield to aid allies and outmaneuver enemies. We can provoke and stun enemies and teleport them to us. We can also absorb damage taken by allies and bolster their attack and defence. Templars are the consummate tanks of Last Chaos.

This remains a work in progress and I welcome feedback.

II. Stat Point Distribution

You need 17 DEX, 17 CON and 100 STR to learn all skills. Dual classes earn 3 or 4 stat points per level (alternating) so by the time you reach the required level for most skills, you?ll have plenty. Depending on how you spend them, you may have to wait a few levels for Antimagic (level 38) or Baller (level 44), however. If you prefer soloing, I recommend investing in CON for Antimagic and waiting till level 47 for the STR for Baller.

How you spend the rest of your stat points is your call. According to the character information page (Alt+T), DEX has no effect on hit rate or evasion but increases critical and deadly hit rates. Hence I advise investing in STR; templars have poor critical hit rate and doing higher damage consistently is preferable to hitting a few more criticals. However, if you can afford accessories that improve critical hit rate (available from the monster combo), investing in DEX may be worthwhile. Alternatively, you can invest in CON to increase your HP and MP. However, I don?t recommend it. INT adds to magical attack which is useless for templars.

No stat affects physical or magical defence. Defence can only be improved by armour and certain accessories, bloodseals, buffs and consumables.

Don?t panic if you make a mistake spending stat points. On choosing your dual class, all stat points are pooled for redistribution. Dual classes can also visit Crean, an NPC in Randol, to reallocate stat points at 20k per point.

Stat point bonuses follow:

Code:

Physical Prowess (STR)
+0.142% weight capacity

+0.67 close range physical attack

Swiftness of Reflexes (DEX)

+0.67 critical
+0.67 deadly

Power of the Mind (INT)

+0.67 magical attack

Physical Fortitude (CON)

+3 HP
+3 MP

III. General Skills

Some general skills can be divided into what I term tiers. In the image below, tier one skills are in red, tier two in yellow. Additionally, many skills that exceed level 5?e.g., archers? Arrow of Silence (levels 6 and 7) and RKs? Dash (level 6)?are tier two skills.

Tier two skills are more potent and are remedied with more expensive items from the Magical Shopkeeper. A tier one skill fails on a target in PvE or PvP if the target is affected by its tier two counterpart. For example, if a target is stunned with Shield Strike 2, one may use Shield Strike on that target but it will be wasted as the first overrides the second.

Damage Link

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ?? 1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5
Required level:? ? ??? 32? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Prerequsites:? ? ?? 12 DEX ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? 9? ? ? 12? ? ?20? ? ?48? ? ?173
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ?9? ? ? 21? ? ?41? ? ?89? ? ?262
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?68? ? ?83? ? ?99? ? ?117? ? 137
Damage taken (%):? ? ?10? ? ?20? ? ?30? ? ?40? ? ?50
Range (metres):? ? ? ?20.0? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Duration (minutes):? ?2:30? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ?15? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?

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Protection

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5? ? ? 6? ? ? 7? ? ? 8? ? ? 9
Required level:? ? ? 32? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? 66? ? ?76? ? ?86? ? ?96
Prerequisites:? ? ? ?23 STR ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 9? ? ? 12? ? ?20? ? ?48? ? ?173? ? 250? ? 350? ? 450? ? 600
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? 9? ? ? 21? ? ?41? ? ?89? ? ?262? ? 512? ? 862? ? 1,312? 1,912
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 30? ? ?42? ? ?56? ? ?71? ? ?87? ? ?112? ? 150? ? 200? ? 250
Physical defence:? ? 10? ? ?20? ? ?30? ? ?40? ? ?50? ? ?60? ? ?70? ? ?80? ? ?90
Range (metres):? ? ? Radar? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Duration (minutes):? 10:00? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? 20:00? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? 3? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?

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Telekinesis

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5
Required level:? ? ? 38? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Prerequisites:? ? ? ?17 DEX ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10? ? ?13? ? ?22? ? ?54? ? ?194
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? 10? ? ?23? ? ?45? ? ?99? ? ?293
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 39? ? ?53? ? ?68? ? ?84? ? ?102
Range (metres):? ? ? 20.0? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? 20? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?

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Reflection Shield

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ?2? ? ? ? ?3? ? ? ? ?4? ? ? ? ?5? ? ? ? ?6? ? ? ? ?7
Required level:? ? ? 40? ? ? ? 50? ? ? ? 60? ? ? ? 70? ? ? ? 80? ? ? ? 90? ? ? ? 100
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 160? ? ? ?200? ? ? ?240? ? ? ?350? ? ? ?400? ? ? ?450? ? ? ?600
Total SP? ? ? ? ? ? ?160? ? ? ?360? ? ? ?600? ? ? ?950? ? ? ?1,350? ? ?1,800? ? ?2,400
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 220? ? ? ?241? ? ? ?263? ? ? ?284? ? ? ?306? ? ? ?327? ? ? ?349
Chance of reflection ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??
(%):
Damage reflected? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??
(%):
Increased? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ?40
physical evasion:
Power:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ?2? ? ? ? ?3? ? ? ? ?4? ? ? ? ?5? ? ? ? ?6? ? ? ? ?7
Range (metres):? ? ? 2.0? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??
Duration (minutes):? 15? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ?20? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ?25
Cooldown (minutes):? 10? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??

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Shield Strike 2

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1
Required level:? ? ? 41
Prerequisites:? ? ? ?Shield Strike lv. 5
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 250
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 100
Success rate (%):? ? 80
Range (metres):? ? ? 2.0
Duration (seconds):? 15
Cooldown (seconds):? 35

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Baller

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5
Required level:? ? ? 44? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Prerequisites:? ? ? ?52 STR ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 11? ? ?15? ? ?25? ? ?60? ? ?216
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? 11? ? ?26? ? ?51? ? ?111? ? 327
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 66? ? ?78? ? ?93? ? ?111? ? 132
Physical attack? ? ? 1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5
gained per party
member in radar
range:
Maximum? ? ? ? ? ? ? 8? ? ? 16? ? ?24? ? ?32? ? ?40
physical attack
bonus:
Range:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Radar? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Duration (minutes):? 5:00? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? 3? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?

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Armour Break 2

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1? ? 2? ? 3? ? 4
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ?56? ?78? ?88? ?144
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?213? 300? 400? 1,440
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?213? 513? 913? 2,353
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?? ? 440,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?? ? 440,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?100? 150? 200? 250
Power (%):? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 358? 435? 523? 622
Decrease physical defence:? 150? 200? 250? ?
Range (metres):? ? ? ? ? ? ?2.0? ?? ? ?? ? ?
Duration (seconds):? ? ? ? ?35? ??? ? ?? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ? ? ? ?7? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?

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Weapon Break 2

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? 2? ? 3? ? 4
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? 63? ?80? ?90? ?146
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 150? 300? 500? 1,460
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 150? 450? 950? 2,410
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??? ? ?? ? ?? ? 460,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??? ? ?? ? ?? ? 460,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 100? 150? 200? 250
Power (%):? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?390? 481? 585? 700
Decrease physical attack:? 24? ?28? ?32? ??
Range (metres):? ? ? ? ? ? 2.0? ?? ? ?? ? ?
Duration (seconds):? ? ? ? 35? ??? ? ?? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ? ? ? 7? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?

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Provoke

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ?2? ? ? ? ?3? ? ? ? ?4? ? ? ? ?5? ? ? ? ?6
Required level:? ? ? 70? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ?94
Prerequisites:? ? ? ?100 STR? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 60? ? ? ? 90? ? ? ? 140? ? ? ?270? ? ? ?890? ? ? ?1,100
Total SP? ? ? ? ? ? ?60? ? ? ? 150? ? ? ?290? ? ? ?560? ? ? ?1,450? ? ?2,550
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?100,000? ?300,000? ?600,000? ?1,000,000 1,500,000 2,500,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ?100,000? ?400,000? ?1,000,000 2,000,000 3,500,000 6,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 109? ? ? ?122? ? ? ?136? ? ? ?151? ? ? ?167? ? ? ?200
Decrease physical? ? 10? ? ? ? 15? ? ? ? 20? ? ? ? 27? ? ? ? 35? ? ? ? 40
defence (%):
Increase physical? ? 40? ? ? ? 39? ? ? ? 38? ? ? ? 35? ? ? ? 30? ? ? ? 20
attack (%):
Range (metres):? ? ? 8.0? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??
Duration (seconds):? 30? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??
Cooldown (seconds):? 35? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ??

Tips

A digression for low to mid level TKs: I advise training/buying a level 38 horse mount. The mount skill, ?Crying?, draws aggro and is an invaluable substitute for/supplement to Provoke. While not vital to good tanking before level 70, anything that makes your job easier is worth pursuing.

Mana Break 2

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? 2? ? 3
Required level:? ? ? ? ? 72? ?82? ?92
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 200? 400? 600
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 200? 600? 1,200
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 180? 230? 290
Power (%):? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?300? 350? 400
Decrease magic defence:? 30? ?35? ?40
Range (metres):? ? ? ? ? 2.0? ?? ? ?
Duration (seconds):? ? ? 35? ??? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ? ? 17? ??? ? ?

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Soul of Temple Knight

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ?1
Required level:? ? ? 90
Prerequisites:? ? ? ?[Skill Book] Soul of Temple Knight 1; Certification of Guardianship 1
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 450
Total SP? ? ? ? ? ? ?450
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 224
Power:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1
Increase physical? ? 15
defence (%):
Increase magical? ? ?5
defence (%):
Range (metres):? ? ? 2.0
Duration (seconds):? 360
Cooldown (seconds):? 600

Shield Chop

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ? ?2? ? ? ? ? ? 3
Required level:? ? ? ? 102? ? ? ? ?110? ? ? ? ? 118
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,020? ? ? ?1,100? ? ? ? 1,180
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,020? ? ? ?2,120? ? ? ? 3,300
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?20,000,000? 110,000,000? 180,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ?20,000,000? 130,000,000? 310,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 200? ? ? ? ?300? ? ? ? ? 400
Power (%):? ? ? ? ? ? ?300? ? ? ? ?400? ? ? ? ? 500
Range (metres):? ? ? ? 2.0? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ? 60? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Defence Posture

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? 1? ? ? ? ? ? 2? ? ? ? ? ? 3
Required level:? ? ? ? ?122? ? ? ? ? 126? ? ? ? ? 130
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,220? ? ? ? 1,260? ? ? ? 1,300
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,220? ? ? ? 2,480? ? ? ? 3,780
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 220,000,000? 260,000,000? 300,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 220,000,000? 480,000,000? 780,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?200? ? ? ? ? 300? ? ? ? ? 400
Range (metres):? ? ? ? ?2.0? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Duration (seconds):? ? ?15? ? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ? ?6? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Aura of Defence

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? 1? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 3
Required level:? ? ? ? ?132? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 136? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 140
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,320? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,360? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,400
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,320? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2,680? ? ? ? ? ? ? 4,080
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 320,000,000? ? ? ? 360,000,000? ? ? ? 400,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 320,000,000? ? ? ? 680,000,000? ? ? ? 1,080,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,000? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,500? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2,000
Items consumed per use: Stone of Wise (2)? Stone of Wise (3)? Stone of Wise (5)
Physical defence:? ? ? ?100? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 110? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 120
Range (metres):? ? ? ? ?Radar? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Duration (minutes):? ? ?30:00
Cooldown (seconds):? ? ?6? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Taunt

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ? ? ?2? ? ? ? ? ? 3
Required level:? ? ? ? 142? ? ? ? ? ?148? ? ? ? ? 154
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,420? ? ? ? ?1,480? ? ? ? 1,540
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,420? ? ? ? ?2,900? ? ? ? 4,440
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?420,000,000? ?480,000,000? 540,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ?420,000,000? ?900,000,000? 1,440,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 420? ? ? ? ? ?480? ? ? ? ? 540
Power (%):? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,000? ? ? ? ?1,500? ? ? ? 2,000
Range (metres):? ? ? ? 10.0? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cooldown (seconds):? ? 60? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Kick

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ? ?2
Required level:? ? ? ? 150? ? ? ? ?160
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,500? ? ? ?1,600
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,500? ? ? ?3,100
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?610,000,000 710,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ?610,000,000 1,320,000,000
MP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 400? ? ? ? ?500
Power (%):? ? ? ? ? ? ?400? ? ? ? ?500
Cooldown (seconds):? ? 60? ? ? ? ? ?

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?

Code:

SUBTOTAL: 33,107 SP
5,836,000,000 GOLD

IV. Passive Skills

Wall of Belief

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ?2? ? ?3? ? ?4? ? ?5? ? ?6? ? ?7? ? ?8? ? ?9
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? 32? ? ?? ? ??? ? ??? ? ??? ? ?47? ? 68? ? 84? ? 100
Prerequisites:? ? ? ? ? ? ?2 CON ?? ? ??? ? ??? ? ??? ? ??? ? ??? ? ??? ? ??
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 11? ? 15? ? 25? ? 60? ? 216? ?250? ?300? ?350? ?450
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 11? ? 26? ? 51? ? 111? ?327? ?577? ?877? ?1,277 1,677
Physical defence (total):? 15? ? 35? ? 65? ? 105? ?155? ?215? ?285? ?365? ?455

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?10? ? ? ? ? ?11
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? 112? ? ? ? ? 124
Prerequisites:? ? ? ? ? ? ?2 CON? ? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 900? ? ? ? ? 1,200
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2,577? ? ? ? 3,777
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?120,000,000? 240,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?120,000,000? 360,000,000
Physical defence (total):? 555? ? ? ? ? 655

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Candid Fence 2

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ?1
Required level:? ? 35
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 60
Physical defence:? 120

Knighthood

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 38? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
Prerequistes:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 35 STR ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10? ? ?14? ? ?24? ? ?57? ? ?205
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10? ? ?24? ? ?48? ? ?105? ? 310
Physical attack (total):? ? ? ?10? ? ?20? ? ?30? ? ?40? ? ?50

Antimagic

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1? ? ? 2? ? ? 3? ? ? 4? ? ? 5? ? ? 6
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ?38? ? ??? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? 58
Prerequisites:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 17 CON ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?10? ? ?14? ? ?24? ? ?57? ? ?205? ? 250
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?10? ? ?24? ? ?48? ? ?105? ? 310? ? 560
Magic defence (total):? ? ? 10? ? ?20? ? ?30? ? ?40? ? ?50? ? ?60

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 7? ? ? ? ? ? 8? ? ? ? ? ? 9
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ?104? ? ? ? ? 114? ? ? ? ? 128
Prerequisites:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 17 CON? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?500? ? ? ? ? 1,000? ? ? ? 1,500
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,060? ? ? ? 2,060? ? ? ? 3,560
Magic defence (total):? ? ? 70? ? ? ? ? ?80? ? ? ? ? ?90
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 40,000,000? ?140,000,000? 280,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 40,000,000? ?180,000,000? 460,000,000

Weapon Perfection

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? 2? ? 3? ? 4? ? 5
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 50? ??? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 21? ?31? ?51? ?110? 360
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 21? ?52? ?103? 213? 573
Physical attack (total):? ? ? ?24? ?48? ?72? ?96? ?120

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Temple Offence

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? 2? ? 3? ? 4? ? 5? ? 6
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 60? ??? ? ?? ? ?? ? ?? ? 94
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 30? ?40? ?68? ?163? 588? 700
Cumulative SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?30? ?70? ?138? 301? 889? 1,589
Physical attack (cumulative):? 10? ?15? ?20? ?25? ?30? ?35

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?7? ? ? ? ? ? 8
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 108? ? ? ? ? 120
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,100? ? ? ? 1,500
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2,689? ? ? ? 4,189
Physical attack (total):? ? ? ?40? ? ? ? ? ?45
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?80,000,000? ?200,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?80,000,000? ?280,000,000

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Improved Resist 2

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1? ? ? ? ? ? 2? ? ? ? ? ? 3? ? ? ? ? ? 4
Required level:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 74? ? ? ? ? ?106? ? ? ? ? 116? ? ? ? ? 134
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 200? ? ? ? ? 400? ? ? ? ? 800? ? ? ? ? 1,200
Total SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 200? ? ? ? ? 600? ? ? ? ? 1,400? ? ? ? 2,600
Magic resistance (total):? ? ? 180? ? ? ? ? 210? ? ? ? ? 240? ? ? ? ? 270
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? 60,000,000? ?160,000,000? 340,000,000
Total fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? 60,000,000? ?220,000,000? 560,000,000

Constitution of Knight

Code:

Skill level:? ? ?1
Required level:? 152
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1,520
Increased CON:? ?10
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ?100,000,000

Critical Mastery

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? 1
Required level:? ? ?156
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,560
Increased critical? 100
rate:
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 660,000,000

Deadly Mastery

Code:

Skill level:? ? ? ? 1
Required level:? ? ?158
SP:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?1,580
Increased deadly? ? 100
rate:
Fee:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 680,000,000

?

Code:

SUBTOTAL:? 19,729 SP
3,100,000,000 GOLD

TOTAL:? ? ?52,818 SP
8,936,000,000 GOLD

V. PvP

In March 2009, Xarathos and Zero13 devised and ran tests investigating the relationship between damage and defence in PvP. They found that physical defence was capped at 2,000. Similarly, they estimated magical defence was capped around 200 [1].

In a similar experiment in July 2010, jaretlafoudre found that while values of physical defence over 2,000 do reduce damage, its effect is negligible [2].

I repeated last year?s experiment with Xarathos and the results suggest an exponential relationship between damage and defence, i.e., defence gives diminishing returns [3]. This could explain the perceived cap.

If the original experiment were valid, there was an unannounced change to damage calculation in the interim (but it changed little). If so, it?s unclear how long the cap c. March 2009 had been in place. It may have been longstanding, becoming more noticeable with new weapons and skills. It may have been implemented with the 2nd July 2008 patch which rescaled evasion and hit rate and eased PvE. With limited/unreliable developer patch notes, there?s little evidence either way.

Testing has yet to be repeated since the 2010/12/21 update; according to the patch notes, the ?defence cap? has been lifted. As the July 2010 study shows there was no detectable physical defence cap in the months before this update and there is no obvious change to PvP damage since, this claim is dubious.

Whether the impotence of defence is intended is important; more important is how it disadvantages STR based characters like templars and how to compensate. The key factors separating players in PvP are evasion, hit rate, attack and level. DEX based characters with higher evasion and hit rate (rogues and archers) have an advantage.

Unable to rely on our defence, TKs must adapt to opponents and situations (arena, PvP, guild battle, MCS or DCS). In general:

  • Hit rate is vital. Accessories that improve physical hit rate, e.g., Tears of Knight and monster combo necklaces are desirable, particularly for TKs whose hit rate and DPS are low.
  • TKs rely on keeping opponents stunned while dealing low to medium DPS.
  • Telekinesis is versatile. It can thwart pet hiders and, with practice, kiters. While you lose lock upon teleporting a target, so does that target: take advantage.
  • It?s usually unwise to Provoke physical attackers (all characters except night shadows, clerics, sorcerors?even while in Earthsea [knight] form?and mages). It boosts their attack while the defence drop matters little in PvP.

VI. Equipment

Weapons have a shield of corresponding level (until the 95 shield and 97 sword: thence, levels differ as below). To avoid penalties, shields can be worn no more than five levels below the shield?s level and weapons can be equipped four levels below, eg., the Corail shield (69) can be worn at level 64 and the Eglain sword (69) can be used at 65. 73+ gear can?t be worn by characters below the gear?s level. Also, all active and some passive skills require a sword and/or shield be equipped. For more information on 73+ weapons, see here. A spreadsheet of 73+ armour and weapon seals can be found here.

73-137 shields only come with defence seals. A B5 (blue five-sealed) shield has the maximum defence for its level and the optimal seals:

Shields may have one of two sixth seals. Like other B6 items, they are rare. The first seal, ?error option? (formerly prefixed ?Magestick?; now ?Immortal?), allows the shield to be equipped ten levels early:

The second seal is unique to 73+ shields (formerly prefixed ?Powerblock?; now ?Defender?). Its property is unclear but its name implies it affects skill resistance (it doesn?t affect evasion or defence):

As you upgrade arms and armour, the attack/defence gained is related to its base stats. See here for information on the upgrade equation.

Unlike swords, shields don?t have a visual upgrade effect. However, +15 shields give the same bonus as other armours (+100 physical defence and +50 magical defence):

Shields don?t give the +6/+8/+10/+12 bonuses that other armours do (extra weight capacity, physical/magical defence and evasion).

Upgrade bonuses follow:

Code:

Upgrade? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Sword? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Shield

+6? ? ? ? +6 close range physical attack? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A

+8? ? ? +3 close range physical hit rate? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A
+10? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?increased critical rate? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A
+12? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?increased deadly rate? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A
+15? ? ? ?+75 close range physical attack? ? ? ?+100 close range physical defence
+100 long range physical defence
+50 magical defence

N.B. The +8 bonus was +3% close range physical hit rate but hasn?t been changed to the new hit rate system and should be higher.

Drake

Dragon Flame Sword

Knightmare

Defender Shield

Event weapon (level 21)

Light of Odin (83 attack)

Level 37

Holy Spiritual Sword (102 attack)
Celestial Shield (132 defence)

Level 41

Siegfried Sword (112 attack)
Domilian Shield (144 defence)

Level 45

Saber (130 attack)
Spirit Shield (156 defence)

Level 49

Partinail Sword (150 attack)
Punailers Shield (168 defence)

Level 53

Ponaitruns Sword [formerly went by the more awesome Scott?s Painful Reminder] (170 attack)
Divent Shield (180 defence)

Level 57

Proud Sword (189 attack)
Jaguil Shield (192 defence)

Level 61

Zentian Sword (208 attack)
Academian Shield (204 defence)

Level 65

Sientals Sword (232 attack)
Valiant Shield [formerly Fontils Shield] (216 defence)

Level 69

Eglain Sword (256 attack)
Corail Shield (228 defence)

Level 73

Perion Sword

Code:

Unidentified: 280 attack
Mighty: 280 attack
Razing: 295 attack
Destructive: 310 attack
Heroic: 325 attack
Killer/Leeching/Poison/Critical: 350 attack

Tempest Shield

Code:

Unidentified: 240 defence
Warrior: 240 defence
Guardian: 244 defence
Protective: 248 defence
Impervious: 252 defence
Immortal/Defender: 259 defence

Level 85

Blue Dawn Sword

Code:

Unidentified: 352 attack
Mighty: 352 attack
Razing: 367 attack
Destructive: 382 attack
Heroic: 397 attack
Killer/Leeching/Poison/Critical: 422 attack

Blue Dawn Shield

Code:

Unidentified: 276 defence
Warrior: 276 defence
Guardian: 280 defence
Protective: 284 defence
Impervious: 288 defence
Immortal/Defender: 295 defence

Level 95

Muramasas Iron Hold

Code:

Unidentified: 310 defence
Warrior: 310 defence
Guardian: ?
Protective: ?
Impervious: ?
Immortal/Defender: ?

Level 97

Grave Sword

Code:

Unidentified: 424 attack
Mighty: 424 attack
Razing: 439 attack
Destructive: 454 attack
Heroic: 469 attack
Killer/Leeching/Poison/Critical: 494 attack

Level 105

Rowen Shield

Code:

Unidentified: 336 defence
Warrior: ?
Guardian: ?
Protective: ?
Impervious: ?
Immortal/Defender: 355 defence

Level 109

Garfner Sword

Code:

Unidentified: 496 attack
Mighty: 496 attack
Razing: 511 attack
Destructive: 526 attack
Heroic: 541 attack
Killer/Leeching/Poison/Critical: 566 attack

Level 115

Hunos Shield

Code:

Unidentified: 366 defence
Warrior: ?
Guardian: ?
Protective: ?
Impervious: ?
Immortal/Defender: 385 defence

Level 121

Roydue Sword

Code:

Unidentified: 568 attack
Mighty: 568 attack
Razing: 583 attack
Destructive: 598 attack
Heroic: 613 attack
Killer/Leeching/Poison/Critical: 638 attack

Level 125

Rojend Shield

Code:

Unidentified: 396 defence
Warrior: ?
Guardian: ?
Protective: ?
Impervious: ?
Immortal/Defender: 415 defence

Level 133

Ellier Sword (up to 710 attack, depending on colour)

Level 135

Rubeid Shield

Level 145

Menton Sword (+/- 742 attack, depending on colour)
Rombe Shield (+/- 468 defence, depending on colour)

Level 149

Rombe Sword

Level 154

Nuan Shield

Level 157

Nuan Sword

Level 163

Arzhtan Shield

Level 165

Arzhtan Sword

VII. Credits

  • Zero13: for his help number-crunching.
  • Katran: for proofreading.
  • jaretlafoudre: for skill information on Taunt (levels 2 and 3), Kick (level 2), Constitution of Knight, Critical Mastery and Deadly Mastery.
  • b1ank: for skill information on Soul of Temple Knight.

VIII. Glossary

  • activation time: also cast time; skill animation length.
  • aggressive: NPCs that attack on proximity.
  • aggro: also hate or threat; one ?has aggro? when one is being attacked by an NPC.
  • AoE: area of effect; refers to skills that affect characters within a certain radius of the caster, e.g., Provoke, Chaos Nova, etc.
  • attack: divided into physical and magical attack; refers to the type of damage dealt by characters.
  • behaviour: see aggressive, passive (behaviour) and protective.
  • blind: blind characters? visual fields are obscured.
  • buff: skills that give temporary benefits, e.g., Devotion, Protection, etc.
  • caster: short for spellcaster; term for magic users (witches, wizards, clerics, elementalists, specialists and night shadows).
  • cast time: see activation time.
  • consumable: an item that gives temporary benefits, e.g., physical attack minerals, platinum blessed irises, etc.
  • cooldown: the delay between using a skill and being able to use it again.
  • debuff: skills with harmful effects, e.g., health degeneration, snare, etc.
  • defence: divided into physical and magical defence; mitigates damage.
  • DPS: damage per second.
  • dual class: specialised class chosen at level 31, e.g., templar knight, cleric, etc.
  • evasion: divided into close range physical, long range physical and magical evasion (resistance). Evasion lowers chance of incoming attacks landing; the higher an opponent?s hit rate, the harder to evade.
  • hit rate: divided into close range physical, long range physical and magical hit rate; hit rate raises chance of landing a hit; targets? evasion lowers this chance.
  • HP: hit/health points; characters die when their HP is zero.
  • hostile: NPC engaged in battle.
  • HUD: heads up display, i.e., the game interface (comprised of HP/MP bars, skill bars, etc.).
  • mana: also MP or energy for special attacks.
  • melee: refers to close range physical damage/characters (royal knights, templar knights, highlanders, warmasters and assassins).
  • mob: NPCs that can be killed for XP and SP.
  • NPC: non-player character.
  • passive (behaviour): NPCs that only engage when attacked.
  • passive (skill): skills that are always active or active when a condition is met, e.g., holding a certain kind of weapon.
  • PC: player character, i.e., one controlled by a human.
  • protective: NPCs that attack when other nearby NPCs are attacked.
  • PK: player killing.
  • PvE: player versus environment.
  • PvP: player versus player.
  • snare: in PvP, snared characters can?t move but can attack and use skills; snared NPCs can?t move, attack or use skills.
  • SP: skill points; 10,000 skill experience = 1 skill point.
  • recharge: see cooldown.
  • refresh: see cooldown.
  • stat: refers to STR, DEX, CON and INT.
  • status effect: see debuff.
  • stone: stoned characters are stripped of their buffs and can?t move, attack or use skills.
  • stun: stunned characters can?t move, attack or use skills.
  • tier: tier two skills, e.g., Mana Break 2, Weapon Break 2, Shield Strike 2, etc., have more potent effects than their corresponding tier one skills.
  • XP: experience points.

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