Blade and Soul: Revolution on PC - Beginners Combat Guide
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In our previous beginner’s guide, we talked about how players can level up fast and why sticking to the main quest line is the key. If you have already started playing Blade&Soul: Revolution, you might have observed that its combat system is slightly different from typical MMORPG’s as it is somewhat similar to that of a fighting game.
Instead of merely casting skills and waiting for their cooldowns, in a game like Blade and Soul: Revolution, you can perform different combos and trigger multiple abilities using the right key combination. Exciting, isn’t it? But at the same time, it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re new to RPGs. Interestingly, the game also features a chi-restoration system and several slick moves to dodge incoming attacks/abilities.
The combat system in Blade and Soul: Revolution is robust. But, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be unstoppable. Today, we will be looking at some of the combat system’s key aspects and how to get good at it!
Different Classes Is Equal To Versatility In Combat
If you checked out our previous guide, we mentioned how important it is to pick the right class before building your character and story. Since there are four different classes in the game: Jin, Gon, Lyn, and Yun; each of these classes have their unique playstyle and abilities. One class can absorb damage, while the other can destroy enemies in a matter of seconds. It’s crucial that you first understand and learn the working of you class before you fight in wars with it.
Benefits Of Pulling Off Combos
The more you hit an enemy target, the more combo’s you stack up onto them. However, if you fail to hit the enemy target, your combo count will reset. Now you may be wondering what the benefit of continuing the combo streak is. Well, the higher your combo count is, the powerful are the damage stats and numbers.
A combo of 10 will increase your power by 1% and 5% for 100 consecutive attacks, which is quite insane. We highly recommend that you first practice and experiment with your gear/abilities in PvE before rushing into PvP and clan wars. Also, try to find the combination that suits your playstyle and works the best for you.
Chaining Skills In Blade&Soul: Revolution
If you have played Mortal Kombat or Tekken in the past, you know what chaining skills is. However, if you’re new to this concept, let us tell you that chaining skills refer to pulling off devastating moves by using abilities or attacks in a sequence to maximize the damage output. It involves planning and executing your actions in such a way that deals the most damage to the enemy target.
Thanks to the Hongmoon Training Area in Blade and Soul: Revolution, learning chain skills is relatively easy. In here, you can practice as much as you want that too in a low-stake environment where you will get indicators as to which ability/attack to perform next. The more you practice your combos and chaining skills here, the better you’ll perform in duels, dungeons, and boss raids.
Avoiding attacks is as vital as performing them when you are playing MMORPGs. Interestingly, in Blade and Soul: Revolution, there are two ways in which players can dodge incoming attacks: Shadow Dance and Backstep. By activating Backstep, players can move their character in the backward direction to avoid incoming enemy attacks. However, if you’re a melee character, you will be carried out of your auto-attack range, which means you will not hit the enemy target with a basic attack.
Shadow Dance is the better option out of the two as it will immediately put you behind the enemy target, and you can continue with your barrage of attacks. Just because you have these options doesn’t mean you use them randomly. Timing is the key here. For example, if you use Shadow Dance when the enemy is casting a circular area of effect, you will get hit by it and take damage. Moreover, Backstep doesn’t work against classes that can hit you from a range. As a result, you need to time both Shadow Dance and Backstep with precision to protect yourself from the incoming attack/ability.
Restoring Your Chi
Blade and Soul: Revolution is one of those games where even if your HP hits zero, it isn’t over yet. By restoring your chi, players can jump back into action, making it a fascinating in-game feature. Restoring your chi is also quite simple. All you need to do is get out of the danger zone and then hit the “Chi Restoration” button, and the resurrection process will be initiated.
However, if you get attacked by an enemy player during Chi Restoration, the process will be canceled, and you’ll be dead. Then, you will have to respawn at a nearby safe zone. We hope this guide helps you understand the diverse combat system in Blade and Soul: Revolution.