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      <a name="14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> Yes. The playable races in Blade & Soul are indeed restricted to a select few classes. Below you'll find what you can play each race as. Jin: Assassin, Blade Master and Kung Fu Master
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have a look at my Hurricane, i mean Destroyer.

Suddenly I'm scared. I can see so many of them lining up in the horizon. Its like that feeling you get when every bush you walk in there's a Garen [LoL] in there.

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have a look at my Hurricane, i mean Destroyer.

well yea i gotta be honest, they were just increadibly bad. As a KFM it is so easy to counter your Whirlwind into a stun, even with latency. That was just... sad tbh :bowling: I completly wrecked a korean destroyer 3 times with my KFM 2 lvls lower. But maybe he was even worse ^^

I've seen a well geared Destroyer in the 45 PvP camp 2 days ago... He just ran in and whirlwhinded everything to death, it was insane xD Couldnt do a thing with my 43 Assassin + Delay, I never felt so useless. Even when other people arrived, he survived forever, must be so much fun whirlwhinding around

Edit: Just realized you guys where only lvl 15, didnt fullscreen it since im on work. Thought it was the lvl 25, well on that lvl they prolly dont have the stun from counter yet. Nvm what I wrote them :P Nice whirlwhinding xD

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I guess the only factor to take into account then is the character levels for each class.

The classes we sorted as OP were on 1v1 in PvP scale. From what I've read and analyzed from DayBreeze's videos [my unofficial PvP master/idol ] :adore:

DayBreeze summed up the 1v1 PvP tier into these classes in terms of compatibility at low levels

[Note: this does not factor player skill]

DayBreeze

i think the food chain below level 16 goes like this:

Destroyer

Summoner

Assassin

Kung Fu Master

Blade Master.

Force Master still needs more testing, but i think Force master is equal with KFM.

However, this may not hold true to PvP in team fights.

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well yea i gotta be honest, they were just increadibly bad. As a KFM it is so easy to counter your Whirlwind into a stun, even with latency. That was just... sad tbh :bowling: I completly wrecked a korean destroyer 3 times with my KFM 2 lvls lower. But maybe he was even worse ^^

Edit: Just realized you guys where only lvl 15, didnt fullscreen it since im on work. Thought it was the lvl 25, well on that lvl they prolly dont have the stun from counter yet. Nvm what I wrote them :P Nice whirlwhinding xD

YOU ARE GOING TO LOOOOVE THIS.

Destroyers are immune to both stuns, and cannot be smashed around while they spin. that is the purple, red, and yellow in the synergy system. destroyers can only take damage and be tripped while they spin. so how many classes do you know have low cooldown tripping attacks? so yea even at higher levels a destroyers would still spin to his win. only way is to capitalize on that time when the destroyer is out of energy to spin and needs to recharge. i know this from playing as, and against destroyers.

am now i have more experience with FMs i would say FMs are equal to the Assassin.

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YOU ARE GOING TO LOOOOVE THIS.

Destroyers are immune to both stuns, and cannot be smashed around while they spin. that is the purple, red, and yellow in the synergy system. destroyers can only take damage and be tripped while they spin. so how many classes do you know have low cooldown tripping attacks? so yea even at higher levels a destroyers would still spin to his win. only way is to capitalize on that time when the destroyer is out of energy to spin and needs to recharge. i know this from playing as, and against destroyers.

am now i have more experience with FMs i would say FMs are equal to the Assassin.

It's pretty interesting, not as many people like to play Destroyers because they look clunky but actually play pretty well. TERA's shitty Berserker class turned people off from the type of playstyle that is Destroyer, but hopefully BnS will give it a come back.

i'm seriously getting tired of trying to parry/block on KFM/BM with latency though, I don't even bother anymore unless it's a slow charge attack.

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Anybody have any thoughts about the new Lyn Blademaster class and how it holds up in PvP as opposed to some of the other classes?

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Anybody have any thoughts about the new Lyn Blademaster class and how it holds up in PvP as opposed to some of the other classes?

This is how I think, when you learn to summon swords NO ONE CAN KILL YOU HAHAHA! i`m almost dominating the technique HOHOHO! :yell:

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please stop these OP Posts. You know what Class is OP? Me lol

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please stop these OP Posts. You know what Class is OP? Me lol

You are assassin, you cant summon swords! this is what I do with you! :pokeeyesout:

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Df.. how can you ask if something is OP if it's only in beta..

is there a rule that say "its beta so no OP allowed"?get real please.when Aion was in beta Sorc was OP as hell.they could 2-shot-kill at beta:2k dp+inferno=dead.what they did to fix this?nothing at all.now its x2-x3 times more OP

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Blade masters may well be the next TERA slayer. A melee with at least 2 range damage skills that I know of, gap closers, and immobility moves. Not sure about snares. And from a video I saw where a summoner dueled a bunch of classes, the BM put out the highest burst.

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Oh rly? For me that is ok if from melee classes at last one can be counter for range. Honestly I do not see, how BM can be lethal for destro, KFM or assassin. IMO real issue is FM...

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Oh rly? For me that is ok if from melee classes at last one can be counter for range. Honestly I do not see, how BM can be lethal for destro, KFM or assassin. IMO real issue is FM...

assassin beats FM easily. KFM and blade beats FM if played well. destroyers and lyn blade just rinse and repeat same old strategy. whether FM beats destroyer and lyn blade and summoner depends on player skill + intelligence.

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Imo, every class can be OP, it all depends on how good you are on your main job, and how and what combination of skills you can/will use. There's no strongest or most OP class imo. Any class can kill any class.

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If you know how the other classes work(skills, range of skills, CD's, Strengths/Weaknesses) then you will be able to beat them

~To beat your enemy, you need to know your enemy

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^ The last line, that's what I would love to point out too, but thanks.

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