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      [Read Before Posting] Blade & Soul General FAQ

      Hello Blade & Soul fans, Welcome to the official Blade & Soul Dojo FAQ! This thread contains commonly asked questions about Blade & Soul's Western versions. Have a question? Check to see if it's posted here or use our forums search feature before creating a new thread. This thread will be updated at all times by any of the Dojo staff members. For additional information on Blade & Soul visit our wiki, or check out the official Blade & Soul West website. Table of Contents <a href="#1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> <a href="#3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> <a href="#4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> <a href="#5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> <a href="#6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> <a href="#7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> <a href="#8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> <a href="#9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> <a href="#10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> <a href="#11">What are the playable races?</a> <a href="#12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> <a href="#13">What are the playable classes?</a> <a href="#14">Are there race and class restrictions?</a> <a href="#15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> <a href="#16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> <a href="#17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> <a href="#18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> <a href="#19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> <a href="#20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> <a href="#21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> <a href="#22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> <a name="1">What is Blade & Soul?</a> Blade & Soul is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Korean game development studio, Team Bloodlust and is published by NCSOFT. <a name="2">Is there an official site for Blade & Soul's Western version?</a> You can find the official Blade & Soul West site here. <a name="3">What is Blade & Soul's release date?</a> The North American and European versions are currently set to be released on January 19th, 2016. Head Start for founder's pack owners will begin at 10:00am PST on January 15th, 2016, and name reservations for Disciple and Master pack owners will begin on January 11th, 2016. The game has already been officially released in the following regions: Korea: June 30, 2012
      China: November 28, 2013
      Japan: May 20, 2014
      Taiwan: November 20, 2014
      <a name="4">Has Beta Testing started?</a> Yes. CBT 1: Oct 29, 10am PDT - Nov 2, 10pm PDT [NA server only]* CBT 2: Nov 13, 10am PDT - Nov 16, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 3: Nov 24, 10am PDT - Nov 30, 10pm PDT [NA/EU]** CBT 4: Dec 11, 10am PDT - Dec 14, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** CBT 5: Dec 18, 10am PDT - Dec 21, 10pm PDT (English/French/German)[NA/EU]** *NA servers will only support English. **EU servers will support English, French, and German; except on CBTs 1, 2, & 3. <a name="5">What type of pay model will Blade & Soul use?</a> Blade & Soul has been announced as a F2P (free-to-play) title for the West and will have no content limitations. They have also stated that the game will not be "pay-to-win". <a name="6">Will the Western clients be censored?</a> No. <a name="7">Where will the Western servers be located?</a> Blade & Soul's Western servers will be housed in the following location: North America: Dallas, Texas US
      Europe: Frankfurt, Germany.
      <a name="8">Will there be Oceanic/SEA servers?</a> There are currently no plans to support Oceanic/SEA servers. However, NCSOFT has stated that if the community shows enough interest they will reconsider. A petition has been created for NCSOFT to reconsider. <a name="9">Will my characters from the other regions be transferable to the Western versions?</a> No. Transferring accounts is not possible, but transferring the physical appearance of your character from other versions is possible through the profile screenshot function in Character Creation. <a name="10">Will the Western version be region blocked?</a> There are currently no plans for region blocking. <a name="11">What are the playable races?</a> Jin, Gon, Yun, Lyn. Click here for more information. <a name="12">Why did they change the name of the Kun race to Yun for the Western release?</a> In North America, the word "Kun" closely resembles a derogatory racial slur. <a name="13">What are the playable classes?</a> There are currently six confirmed playable classes for the Western versions. The "Warlock" class can be found in the KR, CN, JP and TW clients but have yet to be confirmed for the North American and European release.
      Assassin
      Blade Dancer
      Blade Master
      Destroyer
      Force Master
      Kung-Fu Master
      Summoner
      <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
      Gon: Destroyer, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      Lyn: Blade Dancer, Force Master and Summoner
      Yun: Blade Master, Force Master and Kung Fu Master
      <a name="15">What will be the Western versions initial level cap?</a> The initial level cap on release will be 45. <a name="16">Will there be a vigor/fatigue system the the Western versions?</a> No. <a name="17">What systems will this game be released on?</a> Blade & Soul will be released for Windows PC. <a name="18">What are the required PC specs for Blade & Soul?</a> Below are the PC specs taken from Blade & Soul's Korean client. [Minimum Spec] CPU : Intel Dual core/AMD Athlon 64X2 or better RAM : 2G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8600GT/AMD Radeon HD4600 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (32bit / 64bit) DirectX : 9.0c [Recommended] CPU : Intel Quad core/AMD Phenom II X4 or better RAM : 4G or better VGA : nVidia Geforce 8800GTX / AMD Radeon HD4850 or better HDD : 15GB OS : Windows XP (Service pack 2), Vista, Win7 (64bit) DirectX : 9.0c <a name="19">I didn't catch one of Blade & Soul's Livestreams, what did I miss?</a> You can view all past broadcasts here. <a name="20">Will there be founder packs for the Western versions?</a> Yes, you can view their packages here. <a name="21">Will Blade & Soul be on Steam?</a> This has not yet been confirmed. <a name="22">Will Windows 10 be supported?</a> Yes. Updated: December 25th, 2015

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  1. What dungeons are you trying to solo? Because many dungeons in this game are not meant to be solo'd. Most classes have any easier time of it because of the nature of their class (perma-stealth, blocks, familiar tanking for you), but for BD, it's more difficult because we are melee and have very low defense. For many of us, we have been playing BD on other regions so we know boss patterns and are already used to our play style so we can solo dungeons easier as BD. But for those starting off, try not to get too frustrated because if you're new to BD, you're going to make mistakes, and those mistakes are much less forgiving with BD.
  2. Oooh. I never use that tree so I never noticed, haha. Nice!
  3. I am looking on BnSTree, that is where I got the info o.o You're talking about our Z skill, right? Check it out there. I remember back when I first played Blade Dancer on JP server, we had that party resist for Z. I don't even think it was a HM skill, just normal. But if you look on BnSTree now, it's not there.
  4. Sorry to burst your bubble but that was removed for Blade Dancers some time ago. Blade Master has skill that protects from projectiles and another that can resist damage for party (alertnative tree for their block), but Blade Dancer doesn't have it. The party thing for Blade Dancers now removes snares / charge disable and increases movement speed and gives resist snare for 6 sec
  5. Dual strike first tier first stage doesn't have any of the properties you listed though... It doesn't resist damage until Tier 2, it's not an auto attack, and it doesn't glow blue either...
  6. When he says combos, he's probably talking about CCing bosses. You guys need to chill out a bit. Blade Dancer may not be highest DPS but they can still be pretty beast. Good players will be able to see their value in party play and good Blade Dancer will know what their role should be in various situations. Blade Dancer is not a pure DPS class. Yes, there are times for your burst DPS, and, despite what people think, we can pull aggro from other classes of equal gear and skill, but in those situations, we shouldn't have aggro long because you should always be looking for opportunities to CC or phantom grip so maximize your party's DPS. People get so caught up in "which class has the highest DPS", they forget that this is an MMORPG. You are playing with other players. Focus on what you can do to make your group run as smooth as possible and have fun playing a class that you love.
  7. Just wanted to point out, Blade Dancer's phantom grip actually does have focus gain for those attacking. What is different from Destroyer is that Destroyer has crit buff while Blade Dancer has defense reduce of the gripped enemy.
  8. Only thing I can think of is the far right tree for LMB that increase DEF by 100% (might have a glow effect for that, but i'm not sure since I don't use that tree), but that doesn't block attacks. That might be the player's natural block stat kicking in.
  9. I've heard people say that in KR, given players of equal skill and gear, BD has the lowest DPS. While this may be true, that doesn't mean BD is weak. Even if it has the lowest DPS, it's not a HUGE margin, certainly not something to leave a party over just getting one in your group. In groups, BD are very nice, even when you have destroyer for extra holds. If there's a destroyer and they actually know what they are doing (have chi regen and crit buff, and don't launch enemies at the end of their hold like idiots), I usually let the destroyer grab enemies and grab only when they can't. As others have mentioned, LMB+F anicancel spam in draw stance is extremely powerful and will easily steal aggro if your tank is no specced for threat. For solo play, you have a bit more of a challenge since BD defense is low so you really need to focus on the AI's attack patterns to avoid getting hit. In my opinion, BD is extremely fun to play and has a lot of diverse things to do in party play and solo play.
  10. Thanks.
  11. Isn't that Electric Surge that lets you generate spirits? I'm asking about this Shocking Slash...
  12. Electric Focus has two extra features when using "Shocking Slash". I looked through the tree and didn't see any skill by that name so I assume it's a name bug. So what skill is this ACTUALLY referring to? I'll submit a bug report once I know what it's supposed to be.
  13. Yes, it counts as knockdown.
  14. I've been trying to figure that out too. I thought it's supposed to drop from this guy but for some reason he's only dropping the white version. I wonder if its bugged?
  15. I haven't been able to check mine yet since I'm not at home to play, but when I set my AA with Nvidia, there was some options to override game settings. Not sure if that would help you, but it's worth looking checking that option to see if it works.