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    [Guide by Seraph] Sword Knight and Lord Knight

    Introduction:

    So I'm new to the idea of making a guide and I decided that since not a lot of people wanted to take on that responsibility; I may as well do it. So here's my first attempt at a guide! Elsword; the path of the Sword Knight/Lord Knight.

    Topics to be covered:
    1. Who is Elsword?
    2. Is Sword/Lord Knight the character for you?
    3. Elsword Basic Combos and Skills
    4. Sword Knight Job and Skills
    5. Lord Knight Job and Skills
    6. Tips & Tricks
    7. PvP attacks/strategies/loops/etc.


    I hope I do a good job at educating you guys about this and hopefully look forward to your review and feedback! Much thanks, Seraph. Without further ado, let's start.

    Who is Elsword?

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    So Elsword is your typical one-handed/two-handed sword fighter who's great for beginners and is a very versatile character. He has a unique system of fighting called the "Way of the Sword" but that's a topic to be touched on another day. For now, we'll get to the good stuff. But considering you're looking at a Sword Knight Guide, the next part is rather important.

    Is Sword/Lord Knight the character for you?

    The Sword Knight sounds like a very basic class but do not undermine him because of his simplicity, in fact, his simplicity of a character is the reason why he is renowned as one of the most deadliest Elsword characters alive. He wrecks havoc using powerful and swift sword blows followed by intense and just as powerful skills. Most people choose this class for two reasons, Armor Break and Armageddon Blade, two skills which will be touched upon later. The Sword Knight is a powerful, versatile and user friendly class for beginners to take upon. Don the swordplay and learn to tear your enemies with a slash of your sword.

    Elsword Basic Combos and Skills

    Elsword comes with of course, some basic combos before you advance to a Sword Knight. So here are his very basic skills and combos.

    Elsword Basic Combos

    Z.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpg A standard 4 slash combo.

    Z.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgX.jpg Elsword does his three basic strikes and then sends the enemy across the screen.

    X.jpgX.jpgX.jpg Elsword does three heavy slashes, with the last slash sending the enemy flying a great distance.

    X.jpgX.jpgZ.jpg Elsword does two heavy slashes and then uses an uppercut slash to send enemies flying up.

    U.jpgZ.jpg a basic jump slash.

    U.jpgX.jpg an overhead slash while jumping that knocks enemies down.

    DR.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpg Elsword dashes and does two running slashes, knocking the enemy down.

    DR.jpgX.jpg Elsword dashes and does an uppercut slash that sends the enemy flying into the air.

    DR.jpgU.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpg Elsword runs and jumps and performs a three slash attack in the air.

    DR.jpgU.jpgX.jpgX.jpg Elsword dashes and jumps and performs one slash that does not knock down and then a second slash that ground-pounds with the sword, sending the enemy flying.

    Elsword Basic Skills

    BEFORE READING:

    Make sure you know some terminology quickly;
    PvE : Player vs Entity = Gameplay that's suited for people who don't play competitive battling a lot.
    Hybrid = The mixture gameplay between PvE and PvE
    PvP: Player vs Player = Gameplay that's suited for people who do a lot of competitive battling.
    (P) = Passive: Skills that are ALWAYS applied to the character.
    (SA) = Special Actives: Skills that stop the flow of game play to perform.
    (A) = Actives: Skills that do NOT stop the flow of game play to perform.
    (B) = Buff: A skill that improves your stats for a set period of time.

    These are the basic Elsword Skills for the "Base" Job Class. [Pictures will not be provided due to the 5 picture limitations]

    (0) SP Branch

    P: Basic Physical Defense Training

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    A must have passive. All passives are a must have unless told otherwise!

    SA: Mega Slash 100MP

    PvE: 1/5
    Hybrid: 1/5
    PvP: 1/5

    Mega Slash is not a good skill at all. Though it may deal a hefty load of damage, it's knockdown makes it very unreliable in almost every situation.

    A: Roll {MP Varies from 9,6,3}

    PvE: 1/3 ~ 3/3
    Hybrid: 3/3
    PvP: 3/3

    Roll is a HIGHLY recommended active to get for PvE but a must have for everyone else. It allows you to dodge an enemy and get behind them for the cost of 1% HP only. It's a lifesaver and can change the tide of battle in PvP.

    (5) SP Branch

    P: Basic Magic Defense Training

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    No explanation needed.

    SA: Fatal Fury 175MP

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 5/5

    Now here's where some explanation is needed. You either get Fatal Fury, or you don't. If you DO get Fatal Fury, it's for Assault Slash. If you don't, you will be heading for Flame Geyser.

    (10) SP Branch

    P: Basic Strength Training

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    No Explanation Needed.

    SA: Flame Geyser 200MP

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 5/5

    This skill is a must get, although if you pick the "Fatal Fury" path, don't get the skill, you will be wasting SP for your Sword Knight later on. Though you won't be using magic, this skill is very powerful and will help you get Triple Geyser, arguably one of the greatest 300MP skills around for Elsword.

    (15) SP Branch

    P: Basic Magic Training

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 3/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 3/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 3/5 ~5/5

    This is where you get debatable. If you want a skill like Unlimited Blade or if you REALLY want to upgrade Mega Slash, leave this skill at 0/5. If you want to get some buffs, go for 3/5; otherwise leave this at 5/5.

    A: Counter Attack 10MP

    PvE: 0/1 ~ 1/1
    Hybrid: 1/1
    PvP: 1/1

    Counter attack is a good active to have to deflect enemy attacks, MAINLY in PvP, but can serve some purpose in PvE. I do recommend getting counter attack for Sword Knight since you will be up close A LOT.

    (20) SP Branch

    B: Magic Accelerator 70MP

    PvE: 0/3
    Hybrid: 0/3
    PvP: 0/3

    Sword Knight is purely focused on Physical attacking. Leave this buff in the dust.

    SA: Assault Slash 100MP

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 5/5

    This is where Fatal Fury's hard work pays off. Well... not exactly. Assault Slash is a mediocre 100MP without it's "Skill Note". The reason why I haven't mentioned other skill's skill notes is because Assault Slash thrives off of it's skill note. With the Skill Note, Assault Slash becomes the top tier 100MP skill and surpasses Air Slash and Sonic Blade, skills exclusive to Sword Knight and Lord Knight (respectively). ONLY get this skill if you've chosen Fatal Fury. {Uses Limited in PvP}


    (25) SP Branch

    B: Shield Accelerator 70MP

    PvE: 0/3 ~ 1/3 ~ 3/3
    Hybrid: 0/3 ~ 1/3 ~ 3/3
    PvP: 0/3 ~ 1/3 ~ 3/3

    This buff is optional if you fear taking too much damage.

    B: Power Accelerator 70MP

    PvE: 0/3 ~ 1/3 ~ 3/3
    Hybrid: 0/3 ~ 1/3 ~ 3/3
    PvP: 0/3 ~ 1/3 ~ 3/3

    This buff is optional if you like doing more damage with your sword. Although there is a better attack buff later.

    P: Counterattack Master

    PvE: 0/3 ~ 3/3
    Hybrid: 3/3
    PvP: 3/3

    This passive is a must have if you took counter attack. If you didn't, don't bother with this passive.


    (30) SP Branch

    SA: Triple Geyser 300MP

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 5/5

    Depending on whether you took the Flame Geyser path or the Fatal Fury path; you will be maxing out this skill, no questions asked. Triple Geyser is arguably one of the most powerful 300MP skills under special conditions and is a very great 300MP even when not in those conditions. It's recommended to take this path because frankly, the only other 300MP skill for Sword Knight might not be one for you.

    SA: Unlimited Blade 250MP

    PvE: 0/5
    Hybrid: 0/5
    PvP: 0/5

    Stylish, Flashy, Weak. Don't get it.

    (35) SP Branch

    A: Kick {MP Varies from 10,12,14,16,18}

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 1/5 ~ ~ 3/5 ~5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 1/5 ~ 3/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    Kick is a fantastic skill for PvP but completely optional for every other person. Kick basically lowers the KD of your enemy; in simpler terms, more hits for you, less HP for your enemies.

    This concludes the Base Elsword Skills and Combos for you!
    Last edited by XSeraphXBlastX; 07-24-2013 at 02:09 AM.

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    Sword Knight Skills and Combos

    Sword Knight Job and Skills

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    So congratulations! You are now officially a Sword Knight... once you've followed these quest guidelines:

    1. Clear Underground Waterway on Hard mode or above within 10 minutes.
    2. Clear Wally's Castle on Hard mode or above with at least a B rank.
    3a. Eliminate 6 Hungry Bats at Banthus Cave on any difficulty.
    3b. Collect 10 Poison Bee's Wings from the Poison Bees at Shadow Forest on any difficulty. ("Normal" recommended)
    3c. Defeat the Bat King (Miniboss) 2 times at Banthus Cave on Hard mode or above.
    4. Collect the 'Exequatur of Velder Principality', from one of Wally's Guardians at Wally's Castle on Very Hard mode.

    Along with being a Sword Knight, you get new skills and new combos. As always, we start off with the combos!

    Sword Knight Combos

    DR.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpg An upgraded version of the original dash attack. Instead of slashing twice, Elsword now slashes three times and on his third slash he moves right past the enemy also no longer knocking them down.

    DR.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgX.jpg Elsword does the two strike dash and on the third slash, Elsword does an uppercut which sends the enemy into the air flying upwards.

    DR.jpgU.jpgX.jpgX.jpgX.jpg Elsword dashes and jumps and performs the same >>^XX but the second X no longer knocks down the enemy and on the 3rd X, Elsword does a complete 180 degree arc, flinging any enemy caught upwards into the sky.

    Thus conclude the Elsword Sword Knight Combos, now comes the Skills.

    Sword Knight Skills
    Continuing off from last time...

    (40) SP Branch

    A: Armor Break 30MP {Locked Skill: Do Skill "Camilla's Basic Training" to unlock}

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    Armor Break is the Sword Knight's killer move. At Level 5, Armor Break has a 60% to completely nullify the defense of the enemy and allows Elsword to inflict maximum damage on his enemies. This skill serves maximum purpose for both PvP and PvE. This Active is a MUST-GET. The Skill Note for Armor Break increases the chance to break the enemy's armor by 20%, meaning at Lv.5, you have an 80% to break the enemy's armor. Highly recommended but optional to get the Skill Note from the Cash Shop.

    SA: Air Slash 100MP

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    Air Slash is considered a "combo-chainer" and allows the user to continue to keep attacking after the skill is used. While it does great in PvP it's rather mediocre and weak in PvE. It's your choice whether you want to max this skill or not.

    (45) SP Branch

    P: Intermediate Strength Training

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    Now before you go "happy-SP spending"; do not apply points for this skill YET. If you need 5 points to advance to the next branch; put two points in this skill for now and THEN go for Counter chance. Put SP in this skill in your later levels, like 45 - 50.

    P: Counter Chance

    PvE: 0/3 ~ 3/3
    Hybrid: 3/3
    PvP: 3/3

    This is highly recommended to get for anyone for it doesn't knock down the enemy when you get up from an attack pressing the X key. That will definitely save you some trouble in PvP and sometimes in PvE. All or Nothing in this case.

    (50) SP Branch

    SA: Spiral Blast 200MP

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5

    This skill is pretty controversial but with the Skill Note (which can only be bought from the Cash Shop) this skill has some flaring uses. You can DEFINITELY take it if you're willing to get 150 K-Ching but it's optional to take if you can't afford the Skill Note; although it won't be too great.

    (55) SP Branch

    B: Power Adrenaline 100MP

    PvE: 0/4 ~ 4/4
    Hybrid: 0/4 ~ 4/4
    PvP: 0/4 ~ 4/4

    A highly recommended skill for the Sword Knight. It increases your attack by 45%. THAT IS A LOT OF DAMAGE! but only for 10 seconds. So make sure you use it wisely! This skill is great if you're gonna do some heavy damage or if you want to maximize a skill damage! Otherwise, you can skip it if you don't think it's a priority.

    P:Vitality

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    The Godsend for ALL Sword Knights. Vitality INCREASES MP for each attack that hits when Elsword attacks. That means more MP in your MP bar and more powerful skills performed. I will pick this over Stoic ANYDAY!

    A: Stoic 50MP

    PvE: 1/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 1/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 1/5 ~ 5/5

    Now this is the skill A LOT of people hate. It prevents you from being stunned when being struck by an enemy; it ALSO increases your defense a hefty amount but ONLY for a very few seconds. Those seconds can break through an enemy defense or prevent you from being knocked down by a boss/enemy. It's a must get. If you don't like it too much, at least invest one point into it to chase down your friendly runners in PvP.

    (60) SP Branch

    P: Strong Body

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    I recommend maxing this passive. Fast. If you don't want a 10% health boost, I honestly do not know what's wrong with you. But if you don't want it, be my guest!

    SA: Windmill 200MP {Locked Skill: Complete "Camilla's Intermediate Training" to unlock}

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 5/5

    Now this is a controversial skill. A lot of people criticize this skill for being weak in damage and having almost no usage but I think this skill is great. Even though the skill does low damage "per hit"; you hit enough times to equate to an average 200MP skill. Not only that but when you use this skill, you can keep moving and jumping around while the enemy flees from you or gets mauled into your blade. Otherwise, it's your choice.


    (65) SP Branch

    SA: Double Slash 300MP {Locked Skill: Complete "Camilla's Advanced Training" to unlock}

    PvE: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    Hybrid: 0/5 ~ 5/5
    PvP: 0/5 ~ 5/5

    While Double Slash is dubbly a great skill, it's a very situational skill and most of the time, the first strike lands on only one enemy unless they're bunched together. This is why there is a controversial decision between Triple Geyser and Double Slash. Either pick Double Slash, which under circumstances, can inflict far more damage than Triple Geyser or pick Triple Geyser, which inflict a lot of damage under any circumstance.

    SA: Armageddon Blade 250MP

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    So in the intro I said this was a skill Sword Knight's love. Why? Well... imagine having a sword that has a HUGE extended range and deals a massive amount of damage on it's initial hit. Armageddon Blade is the 30 seconds of a lifetime and covers the Sword Knight's only faulty line, distance. With Armageddon Blade you can strike from a distance and never let the enemy touch you or grab a running enemy. Regardless, Armageddon Blade allows you to wreck havoc and strike MULTIPLE enemies simultaneously. A MUST HAVE.

    Thus ends the Sword Knight's Branch

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    Lord Knight

    Lord Knight Job and Skills

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    At Level 35, you get to become the powerful, noble and deadly Lord Knight... after doing the job change queeeeeest!

    1.Speak with Adel in Altera.
    2.Collect 30 Memory Alloy from any Nasod monsters in the Altera region on any difficulty.
    3.Defeat:
    Crow Rider 4 times in 4-5 on any difficulty.
    King Nasod 4 times in 4-6 on any difficulty.
    4.Speak with Lento in Peita.
    5.Collect 100 Arc Glitter's Insignia from any Glitter monsters in the Peita region on any difficulty.

    Of course with the Lord Knight advancement you get some new and exciting skills and combos! So without further ado...

    Lord Knight Combos

    Z.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgR.jpgZ.jpg The infamous Lord Knight loop. Simple holding forward while pressing Z will initiate the original 3 strike combo from Elsword and then stab the enemy to stun them. Then the combo can be repeated continuously until the enemy is lying on the floor, helpless.

    X.jpgX.jpgX.jpgX.jpg Elsword performs his three basic heavy slashes with the addition of a FOURTH heavy slash that sends the enemy flying. Now the important aspect of this is that the 3rd strike no longer knocks down and now Elsword can use a skill AFTER striking the 3rd time with X.


    Lord Knight Skills

    Last Time...

    (70) SP Branch

    P:Muscular Structure

    PvE: 3/3
    Hybrid: 3/3
    PvP: 3/3

    A must max passive. EVEN MORE HP and now with permanent damage resistance, I don't see why you shouldn't get this.

    SA: Sonic Blade 100MP

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    The Lord Knight's signature skill. Sonic Blade has an almost instant effect and damages any enemy surrounding you. Not only does this not knockdown but they get a nice big knock back so you can proceed on with attacking. This Skill + Armageddon Blade = Godsend.

    (75) SP Branch

    P:Pain Suppression {Locked Skill: Unlocked by completing "Camilla's Expert Training".}

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    Although not necessarily required to max right away, getting this skill allows you to get rid of those nasty debuffs from skills like, "Low Kick", "Aging" and "Freezing" when performing any actives or special actives. Very useful in PvP and can somewhat be in PvE.

    A:Rolling Smash 50MP

    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    Definitely a fantastic Active to have. Jump across the screen while spinning your blade like a giant spinning saw is a great way to catch your opponents off-guard. Whether PvE or PvP, Rolling Smash is a must-get.

    (80) SP Branch

    SA: Sandstorm 200MP


    PvE: 5/5
    Hybrid: 5/5
    PvP: 5/5

    A powerful skill and the under taker of Spiral Slash. It outperforms most of Elsword 200MP because not only does it deal heavy damage by sucking enemies into it but it blinds them and lowers their accuracy meaning increased evasion for you! Thumbs up! Get it ASAP.

    Thus conclude the Lord Knight Skills and Combos!!
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    Tips and tricks


    I really appreciate feedback and other useful information about this thread! This includes things in the Tips & Tricks; revamped or nerfed skills or anything else really. That will be very helpful!
    Adding Skill Notes to Skills that have them soon and coloring this thread up to match Elsword's Fiery fury!:3

    TIPS AND TRICKS & PvP TACTICS

    In this section, you will learn some helpful tips and strategies that will improve your game play as the Elsword, Sword Knight and Lord Knight. Here are some nice loops, combo chains and attack tactics!!

    Attack Loops and Spams

    Z.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgR.jpgZ.jpg The infamous Lord Knight loop. Although weak, it is effective and skills can be used in-between the attacks such as Armor Break and Sonic Blade!

    DR.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgX.jpgU.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgZ.jpgR.jpgZ.jpgDR.jpgX.jpgU.jpgZ.jpg A powerful and continuous loop! Use Roll, Kick, Air Slash, Sonic Blade or Armor Break anytime during this loop!
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    Can't wait for this, good luck!

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    Thanks for the guide, helped me a lot in making my Lord Knight.

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    Pretty nice guide though you should add a warning to Armageddon sword about the reaction it gets some people (pretty negative) and perhaps proper uses as to prevent undue spamming of it.
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    this was helpful

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    very helpful thanks

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    ty for the guide helped alot <3

 

 

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