Blade & Soul: From Delicate Assassin to Devastating Destroyer
Date: Feb 21 2016 Views: Comment: loading...
My adventures in Blade & Soul began with the Assassin class, at least,in the western version of the game and I have recently decided to level up a second class and here is how it went.
To me, it seems that whatever class you choose, early leveling will be really easy to get through, but there are some exceptional classes that take far less time in bashing through the quest mobs and solo instances. My second choice after the Assassin was a Destroyer and I must admit that it was a whole new experience, definitely a positive one.
The Assassin was a class that had an insane burst with the right combos but it felt rather weak when pulling a larger group of mobs. The Destroyer, on the other hand, is the perfect class for AoE grinding. All you really have to do is spam Hurricane with enough Focus and you will be able to survive over 7-8 mobs easily. I could never imagine doing this with an Assassin.
Of course, each class has its good and bad sides, and perhaps the Destroyer is a class that can be kited around in PvP and sadly it is race-locked to the Gons, which might not appeal to everyone. I never liked huge characters that cover a large portion of the screen, but luckily I managed to play around with the sliders in the character creation to a point where my character was almost similar in size to a Jin.
My biggest fear about the Destroyer was that it looked like a relatively slow class and I was afraid that it would be similar to the Berserker in Tera, but after a few levels, I was proven wrong and I was leveling at a much faster pace than I did with the Assassin.
As long as you keep your weapon up to date, you will be mostly killing mobs with 2-3 hits and the Hurricane AoE does sufficient damage to eliminate larger packs in a few seconds, not to mention the defensive buffs you gain from using it.
After my decision to change class, I came to realize that many of you might have given up on Blade & Soul due to choosing the wrong class and I strongly advise you to try them all out, as each of them provide a unique experience that might just match your style. If you have similar stories to tell about trying out classes, please share them in the comments section below.
Self Introduction From Author:
|Daniel is an experienced gaming and tech journalist with a Bachelor in Communication and Journalism. Beyond his dedication to writing, he is an eager MMORPG enthusiast and a regular keyboard-smasher. When not writing, you can spot him in MMOs like Aion, ArcheAge, APB and he tends to suffer from the well-known "with or without you" WoW relationship. Besides MMO games, Daniel loves playing retro RPGs with his fiancée.|