The Beginner Adventurer’s Guide to Ragnarok X: Next Generation
In Ragnarok X: Next Generation, you engage in a thrilling adventure in the vast world of Midgard to protect the Heart of Ymir – the sacred artifact that serves as Midgard’s foundation – from the hands of evil forces. Throughout the journey, you will encounter plenty of enemies that will attempt to defeat you, so it is quite paramount to become familiar with the game’s features for you to face them on an even playing field.
This guide will help you in familiarizing yourself with the game’s basic controls and features. Considering that this game is an RPG, let us start by talking about an inherent feature of the genre – character creation.
Character Creation and Classes
Ragnarok X: Next Generation gives you the liberty to create your own character with the use of preset physical features. After choosing your character’s gender, you can select their hairstyle, hair color, and eye shape from several options provided by the developers. Additional physical features can be unlocked, usually by buying them with real money.
You do not have to be restricted to one character only. The game gives you two additional character slots, allowing you to have three characters in total.
But choosing your character’s physical features is not what the character creation is all about. This game takes pride in offering six classes that you can assign to your character. Each class caters to a set of capabilities (i.e., magical powers, long-range attacks). Furthermore, each class has three different playstyles. Playstyles act as preset templates for your character’s stats such as the total amount of health they have and the amount of damage that they can deal to enemies.
As of writing, there are six available classes in Ragnarok X: Next Generation and they are all detailed in the table below.
It is important to note that certain class are impervious to certain elemental attacks, which can be extremely useful when fighting enemies who deal said elemental attack. The class’ elemental immunity is specified under “Job Element”. Additionally, certain classes are also naturally stronger against certain monsters, sometimes to the point that you obtain more EXP by eliminating them. This characteristic is specified under “Recommended Monster”.
|Class Name||Job Role||Job Element||Recommended Monster||Play Styles|
|Swordsman||Single-target damage, Tank||Fire Neutral||Undead, lone monster with high EXP||VIT Knight – High mobility, good defense and crowd control, and has aggro abilities.
AGI Swordsman – High attack speed, short cooldown time of skills, good as support, ideal for AFK situations
Spear Knight – Long cooldowns, can do damage combos, good for DPS (damage-per-second) builds, ideal for PvP situations
|Mage||Ranged AOE (Area of Effect) Magic Damage||Ghost, Earth, Fire, Water, Wind||Uses lots of AOE attacks with element weaknesses to destroy monster groups||Ice, Lightning – Capable of crowd controlling and unleashing damage combos.
Earth, Fire – Slow, output berketrusan, ideal for AFK situations
Fire, Ghost – Short channeling time but capable of self-defense
|Acolyte||Support, Healer||Holy Atttribute||Shadow and Undead monsters||Exorcist – Has dispels and inflicts, can debuff enemies.
Force – Focused on melee damage, good defense, and has health regeneration capabilities.
Praise – Casts various buff effects which can be very useful for groups/parties
|Archer||Ranged Attack, Trap Support||Holy, Fire, Water, Earth||Uses elemental arrows to hit monsters, mainly single high-EXP monsters||Trap – Sets multiple traps for enemies, can kite.
Ranged Attack – Short channeling time, stable DPS, ideal for AFK situations.
Falcon – Additional hawk damage and instant boosted damage, ideal for PvP situations
|Thief||Single-target Damage||Poison Neutral||Non-Shadow and small Ghost monsters||Crit Assassin – Relies on basic attack crits and skill combos to deal burst damage.
Poison Assassin – Uses poison to continuously deal damage, ideal for AFK situations.
Stealth Assassin – Gets close to the enemy using stealth and then deals instant damage, ideal for PvP situations.
|Merchant||Merchants buy low and sell high, setting ups stalls throughout the world to make Zeny and attack using money. It’s the most important goal of trading in the game||Neutral||Large high-EXP monsters||Flexible – Relies on the pushcart to deal damage, has high flexibility.
Berserker – High attack and is focused on support skills, ideal for AFK situations.
Zeny – Powerful and can deal high damage within a short span of time, ideal for PvP situations
It is very difficult to tell which class is the most superior among all of them. The reality is that a class can only be considered the “best” insofar as you prefer that class and you creatively use that class’ capabilities. For beginner’s however, it is generally recommended that you start out with the Swordsman class first because it is a very straightforward class to learn. But after mastering the Swordsman class, you should go ahead and experiment with the other classes.
The controls of Ragnarok X: Next Generation are very easy to learn! With Bluestacks, you can edit the game’s controls by reassigning keys with the Game Controls editor.
By default, movement is done with the W, A, S, D keys. You will eventually unlock a Mount, a creature that your character will ride to traverse the map faster. After moving forward for a several seconds straight, your character will automatically summon their Mount and have their movement speed immediately increased.
The spacebar is used to do a basic attack. The basic attack deals a moderate amount of damage, but if you want to deal stronger damage then you need to use skills. Skills can be activated with either the 1,2,3, or 4 keys and are essentially special attacks that enter short cooldown periods after use.
Your character can have a maximum of eight skill slots but only four are displayed on-screen. To access the other skills, press X or click on the icon with two arrows facing opposite directions. But as a beginner, you need not worry about switching skills lists constantly as you will only have four skills during the early parts of the game anyway.
The game has an auto-battle system that makes the repetitive killing of monsters less tedious. It does this by having the game take full control of your character and will keep doing so until you tell it to stop. Learn more about auto-battle in this resource guide that discusses how to tweak auto-battle settings to effectively farm resources while you are AFK.
Your character’s powers and capabilities are comprised of multiple stats. There are active stats such as HP and SP that can change all the time during gameplay and there are passive ones that permanently stick with your character.
The top-left of your screen shows your character’s HP and SP stats. HP stands for Health Points, and it tells you how much health your character has left. Red potion is used to refill your HP while in combat. On the other hand, SP stands for skills points, and it tells you about the number of usable stamina that your character has. Stamina is required to use skills and it depletes overtime as you keep using more skills. The blue potion is used to refill SP. During auto-battle, your character will automatically consume either red or blue potions.
HP and SP are just part of the story. There are six core stats that permanently make up your character’s overall power:
|Strength (STR)||Melee Physical Attack (P.ATK), Weight Limit|
|Agility (AGI)||Attack Speed (ASPD), Dodge (Flee)|
|Vitality (VIT)||Max HP, Physical Defense (DEF)|
|Intelligence (INT)||Max SP, Magic Attack (M.ATK), Magic Defense (M.DEF)|
|Dexterity (DEX)||Ranged Physical Attack, Haste, Hit|
|Luck (LUK)||Physical Attack (P.ATK), Crit, Anti-crit|
Upgrading Your Character
There are multiple ways to upgrade your character in Ragnarok X: Next Generation. In fact, there is a large number of topics to cover with regards to character upgrades and because of that, you can view this separate guide (How to Upgrade Your Character in Ragnarok X Next Generation). As a preview, the guide will talk about spending points to individually upgrade your core stats, upgrading equipment, and the like.
Main, Side, and Daily Quests
The adventure in Ragnarok X: Next Generation is in fact a very long one. With that, the game features a multitude of quest lines to engage in. There are three categories of quests in this game.
- Main Quests – are the main progressors of the game’s main storyline. This type of quest is also responsible for unlocking new features in the game. Some main quests can only be initiated if your character has a specific level.
- Side Quests – are optional quests that can be completed for additional EXP, which can then be used to upgrade your character.
- Daily Quests – are optional quests that refresh daily. They can be started via the Mission Board located in Prontera, the game’s central hub. You can complete a maximum of 10 quests per day. After that limit, you must wait until 5:00 server time for mission board to refresh with new quests. Daily quests are inherently good for farming large amounts of EXP as well as other resources.