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Striker Class Guide
Dec 28, 2023, 16:34 (UTC+3)
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Last Edit : Dec 28, 2023, 16:34 (UTC+3)
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The Striker class uses Gauntlets as their primary weapon and Vambrace as their secondary weapon. At level 56, Striker unlocks their awakening weapon which is a Gardbrace, and can summon clones of the Striker to deal damage alongside him. The Striker class uses melee range punches and kicks. He specializes in Martial Arts and has many complex combos that can deal a burst of damage in a short time, whilst also being a tanky class.

Awakening VS Succession

Striker Succession and Awakening can be unlocked after level 56 after speaking to the Black Spirit and completing the Awakening and Succession quests under the suggestions tab.

  • The Awakening will unlock a completely new skill tree, which will be your primary skills from now on. The skills in the pre-awakening are mostly utility skills, and your main damage dealers will be your Awakening skills.
  • The Succession skill kit enhances your gauntlet skills instead and only has a few awakening skills.

Your awakening weapon still affects your succession damage and vice versa. For example, if you are using the Succession kit, then 30% of your Awakening AP is still applied to the damage of Succession skills, as well as the additional item stats on the awakening weapon, such as Human/Species Damage and Accuracy.

Awakening and Succession are both fairly equal in PVE. Succession does tend to be slightly better in most endgame PVE spots though. Awakening is the easier and better option for PVP since you have more protected skills, better CC options, and an extra grab.

Skill Builds

Since the skill point update in late 2022, you can obtain all skills for approximately 1,000 skill points. Focus on your main skills first, then level the passives. The Weight Training skill should be leveled last, since it only gives you weight limit increase.

Protected Skills

It is important to read through your skills to understand which skills have protection and crowd control effects. Read through your skills carefully to get familiar with what each skill does. You can also filter the different effects in the Skill Window (K).

  • Super armor (SA)
    • This means you cannot be crowd controlled while this effect is active (except grab/grapple), but you will still take damage from any attacks
  • Forward guard (FG)
    • This means you will block damage and crowd control effects coming from the front direction of your character. The block can be broken if you take enough damage and you will see a blue shield with a number, indicating the % left of the block.
    • Some classes have an “S block”. This means you will automatically use Forward Guard when moving backward with “S”.
  • Invincible (I-frame)
    • This means that you will not take damage and cannot be crowd controlled from any direction for the duration of the effect

 

PVE Iframe

Evasion, Silent Step, Flash Step, and Double Flash are also “PVE Iframes”, which means these skills have a 1-second invincibility effect against monsters only, even if you spam the skill repeatedly.

Locked Skills

To lock a skill, press the lock icon on the top of each skill icon in the skill window (K).

These are the Awakening skills I recommend locking to help prevent messing up combos during PVP.

  • iconEvasion
  • iconFlow: Bombardment
  • iconAdamantine

These are the Succession skills I recommend locking to help prevent messing up combos during PVP.

  • iconEvasion

Hotbar Skills


These are the minimum skills I recommend putting on your hotbar.

Crouching Wolf, Skull Crusher, Taeback Kick, Wolf’s Fang, Battle Cry, Flow: Back Step, Iron Fist Fury/Perfect Blow, Wolf’s Explosive Fangs

You may also want to put more skills on your Hotbar and cooldown slots to keep track of them. For more information about how to do this, check out our Edit UI and Settings Guide.

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 players choose the Spiral Cannon skill.

  • Core: Ultimate Crush: Forward Guard while using skill.
  • Core: Spiral Cannon: Super Armor while using the skill.
  • Core: Infernal Destruction: Super Armor while using the skill..
  • Core: Endless Explosion: Forward Guard while using skill.
  • Core: Skull Crusher: Knockdown on good hits.
  • Core: Rampaging Predator: Stun on good hits.

Skill Enhancement (Rabam) Skills

Skill Enhancement skills can be obtained in the Skill Window (K) under the “Skill Enhancement” tab at the top. At levels 56, 57, and 58, you will have 2 different options to choose between. These skills have no skill points cost, but you have to have other skills leveled up to be able to take them.

 

Level 56 [Shift + X]

  • Rising Wolf Fang – Requires [Flow: Mass Destruction] and [Wolf’s Fang V]
  • Flow: Back Step – Requires [Flow: Mass Destruction] and [Flash Step III]
    • (Preferred Choice)

Flow: Back Step is simply the better choice out of the two due to it being an additional I-frame as well as a movement speed +30% and Magic DP 15 buff (for 10 sec).

 

Level 57 – [Shift + Z]

  • Iron Fist Fury – Requires [Fist of True Strength III] and [Fist Fury IV]
  • Perfect Blow – Requires [Fist of True Strength III] and [Knee Hammer III]

Both of the Rabam skills have different advantages and I would personally try out both and see which fits your playstyle better. Iron Fist Fury is the safer option and if you’re not sure which to pick, I would probably go for this one. It has super armor and healing on the skill. Perfect Blow has a frontal guard and a slight forward lunge. The skill deals quite a bit more damage than Iron Fist Fury so it’s really up to you if you want damage or defense.

 

Level 58 – [Quickslot only]

  • Explosive Jolt – Requires [Flow: Explosive Blow II] and [Ankle Hook III]
  • Wolf’s Explosive Fangs Requires [Flow: Explosive Blow II] and [Wolf’s Fang V]
    • (Preferred Choice)

I would recommend Wolf’s Explosive Fangs. This is the preferred option out of the two because it flows nicely with other skills and has good damage.

Weapons

Mainhand Weapon Details
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Tuvala Gauntlet
Tuvala Weapons are obtained through Season Servers and are the best starting weapons. If you are a new or returning player, I would recommend creating a Season Character.
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Kzarka Gauntlet
Kzarka is a boss weapon that you will upgrade your Tuvala weapon into. It is a great weapon for PVX.
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Offin Tett Gauntlet
Offin Tett is a boss weapon alternative. Most players tend to pick Kzarka. The difference is that Offin has slightly more AP which can help you reach the higher AP brackets more easily, in return you lose accuracy, which can be fine on certain classes that don’t rely on accuracy too much. If you are unsure of which weapon to go for, just go with Kzarka.
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Blackstar Gauntlet

Blackstar is the best in slot PVE weapon. Godr-Ayed weapons are an alternative to Blackstar weapons, with the same stats but a different enhancing method.

You can swap from a PEN Kzarka to a TET Blackstar and it will still perform better in PVE due to the additional monster damage. The monster damage applies to both your pre-awakening and awakening skills, even though it is a main-hand weapon. Unlike boss weapons, you cannot put caphras into this weapon, but it has a higher base AP. PEN Blackstars are also the hardest weapons to enhance.

Awakening
Weapon
Details

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Tuvala Gardbrace

Tuvala Weapons are obtained through Season Servers and are the best starting weapons. If you are a new or returning player, I would recommend creating a Season Character.

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Dandelion Gardbrace

Dandelion is a boss weapon which you will upgrade your Tuvala weapon into. It is a great weapon for PVX.

You can also enhance this weapon with a Garmoth’s Heart to make it a Fiery weapon and unlock extra Crystal slots.

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Blackstar Gardbrace

Blackstar is the best in slot PVE weapon. Godr-Ayed weapons are an alternative to Blackstar weapons, with the same stats but a different enhancing method.

Like the main-hand Blackstar weapon, the awakening Blackstar has additional monster damage. However, it has less monster damage than the main-hand, so usually players prioritize getting the main-hand one first, or may choose to only use the main-hand Blackstar weapon.
Unlike boss weapons, you cannot put caphras into this weapon, but it has a higher base AP. PEN Blackstars are also the hardest weapons to enhance.

Offhand Weapon Details

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Tuvala Vambrace

Tuvala Weapons are obtained through Season Servers and are the best starting weapons. If you are a new or returning player, I would recommend creating a Season Character.

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Rosar Vambrace

The Rosar Vambrace is the Striker evasion offhand. It is used in Evasion builds when you want more DP.

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Kutum Vambrace

Kutum is the offhand weapon you should get first and should swap your Tuvala offhand for.

The Kutum weapons have a mixture of AP and DP with additional monster damage. This makes them great for PVE and they are also good in PVP when running hybrid evasion builds on certain classes.

You can also enhance this weapon with a Garmoth’s Heart to make it a Fiery weapon with extra stats.

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Nouver Vambrace

Nouver is an offensive PVP offhand for classes that run Damage Reduction. It is considered the best in slot for PVP for most classes due to its high AP. However, on Strikers that run Evasion builds, you are recommended to use Kutum in PVP for the Evasion stats.

You can also enhance this weapon with a Garmoth’s Heart to make it a Fiery weapon with extra stats.

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Blackstar Vambrace

Blackstar offhands are another choice for PVE. Godr-Ayed weapons are an alternative to Blackstar weapons, with the same stats but a different enhancing method.

However, when you compare a PEN Blackstar offhand with a PEN Kutum (Caphras 20), there is very little difference between the two. Blackstars are known to be the hardest weapons in the game to enhance, and obtaining a PEN Kutum with caphras level 20 is much more obtainable, for this reason, it is not recommended to go with a Blackstar offhand at the moment and would be an endgame goal for very few players.

Armor

For your armor, you will make a choice between Damage Reduction or Evasion gear. I recommend reading our guide about the two different DP stats if you want to learn what the two different stats do.

Generally, you are recommended to build Damage Reduction on Striker at first, then swap to Evasion later on, this is because Evasion performs better on Striker at high gearscore.

Because of the way the Evasion stat works, you may find that you are squishy for a long time and that your Evasion isn’t really doing much for you. This is why players only recommend swapping to Evasion armors once you reach full PEN gear with Caphras Level 9 or higher. It is also worth noting that Damage Reduction is still viable on Striker, and is also viable on all classes, while Evasion is not viable on all classes. I highly recommend doing some research before commiting to Evasion.

Armor Details

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Tuvala Set

  • Tuvala Helmet
  • Tuvala Armor
  • Tuvala Gloves
  • Tuvala Shoes

Tuvala Armors are obtained through Season Servers and are the best starting armors. If you are a new or returning player, I would recommend creating a Season Character.

 

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Boss Set (Damage Reduction)

  • Griffon Helmet
  • Red Nose Armor
  • Bheg’s Gloves
  • Urugon’s Shoes

This boss set is the most popular boss set to go for after graduating from Season. This set is focuses on Damage Reduction, which is viable on all classes.

Classes which should always pick damage reduction:

  • Warrior, Ranger, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight, Archer, Guardian, Nova, Drakania, Woosa

This is because these classes either have bad base evasion or have shields that scale well with Damage Reduction.

** Choosing the Red Nose Armor is recommended instead of Dim Tree to save you silver later on, since it requires far fewer caphras to get to caphras level 10.

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Boss Set (Evasion)

  • Griffon Helmet
  • Red Nose Armor
  • Leebur’s Gloves
  • Muskan’s Shoes

This boss set is the evasion build boss set. If you are unsure of which to pick, the general answer is to just go with the Damage Reduction set.

Evasion is only considered good on certain classes:

  • Striker, Mystic, Hashashin, Shai

and can be considered viable on other classes in return for less damage:

  • Sorceress, Musa, Maehwa, Ninja, Kunoichi, Lahn, Sage, Corsair, Maegu

** Choosing the Red Nose Armor is recommended instead of Dim Tree to save you silver later on, since it requires far fewer caphras to get to caphras level 10.

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Fallen God Armor

Fallen God Armor is the best in slot armor piece.

It will eventually replace your Red Nose armor. To make the Fallen God Armor, you will need a Flame of Despair and a PEN Red Nose or Dim Tree Armor with level 10 caphras. This is why it is recommended to go with Red Nose, since it costs fewer caphras to get to caphras level 10.

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Labreska Helmet

Labreska Helmet is the best in slot helmet piece. It will eventually replace your Giath/Griffon helmet. To make the Labreska helmet you will need a Flame of Frost and a PEN Giath or Griffon Helmet with level 10 caphras. Both of these helmets require the same amount of caphras to get to level 10.

Accessories

There are various different accessories in the game. At first, just focus on using the accessories that give you the highest AP in each slot.

There are also “free” accessories that all new players should get:

Accessory How to obtain
iconTuvala Accessories

Tuvala accessories are starter accessories obtained from the Season Server.

Try to push up your accessories to PEN if possible, but if you don’t have much time to play Season, then focus on your Weapons and Armor first.

PEN Capotia Necklace

You can obtain a FREE PEN Capotia Accessory from the Season Servers Special Reward.

For your first season, it is recommended to get the PEN Capotia Necklace because it gives the most AP. You then want to create another Season character in the next season to get the PEN Capotia Belt, and finally the PEN Capotia Ring or Earring.

 

PEN Ring of Crescent Guardian

You can obtain a PEN Ring of Crescent Guardian by completing Jetina’s PEN Accessory quests.

These are daily quests that take a minimum of 45 days to complete. Every new and returning player should complete these as early as possible for a highly discounted PEN accessory.

 

Common Starter PVE accessories:

  • TET Black Distortion Earrings
  • TET Basilisk’s Belt (or PEN Capotia Belt)
  • TET Ring of Crescent Guardian
  • TET Ogre Ring/Laytenn’s Necklace (or PEN Capotia Necklace).

Striker PVP accessories for Evasion builds:

  • TET Black Distortion Earrings
  • TET Eye of the Ruins Rings
  • TET Turo’s Belt
  • PEN Sicil’s Necklace

However, you should focus on your PVE build and offensive AP accessories before putting resources into DP for PVP.

icon PEN Tuvala Necklace

icon PEN Capotia Necklace

icon PEN Tungrad Necklace

icon PEN Ogre Ring

icon PEN Laytenn’s Necklace

icon PEN Tuvala Ring

icon PEN Capotia Ring

iconPEN Ring of Crescent Guardian

iconPEN Tungrad Ring

iconPEN Eye of the Ruins Ring

icon PEN Tuvala Belt

icon PEN Capotia Belt

iconPEN Basilisk Belt

iconPEN Valtarra Eclipsed Belt

iconPEN Tungrad Belt

icon PEN Tuvala Earring

icon PEN Capotia Earring

iconTET Black Distortion Earring
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