Yesterday when I was cleaning up my hard drive, I stumbled upon my old CABAL Online screenshots which happens to be me carrying the Legacy Weapon during a war at the Tierra Gloriosa map (well this happens to everyone in most wars). So I thought of writing something about "Force Bladers at wars" to fill up my blog posts. Here it goes...
FBs are often expected to be weak at wars (yah I know, low attack/defense/hp) and really they can hardly put a last hit on dying foes ("thanks" to fellow Bladers and Warriors). Well, that doesn't mean we can't kill, our Assassinate still deals a heck lot of damage. Thus, FBs generally play the supporter role by utilizing their almighty debuff skills.
Now, you should understand that war is not pvp, they are total different stories, you have to use different strategies.
These are some of the must have skills for FB before going into the battlefield:
and the usual 4 buff skills...
I guess there's nothing much for me to say on this...
ALWAYS do fade steps when you're under attack. Remember, it's 100 vs 100 out there (at least 40+ people will be in the same spot), so when your opponent lost you, he would probably target someone else that appears on his sight. Then, you can make your counter-attack.
Don't forget you're in a WAR, not a one on one fair fight, so don't expect to pull out a complete combo. In fact, pulling off a combo means making yourself more vulnerable for others to attack you since you can't fade step or dash away immediately. Hit and run is the best technique in the middle of the warfare. Use Assassinate, then fade step or dash away, wait for it to cool down, then launch an attack again.
Your secondary attack skill, use it while waiting for Assassinate's cool down.
Field of Execration
The most useful supporting debuff skill in war. With this skill, you can immobilize a large crowd of opponents within a range of 10, preventing them from escaping or charging into you and your teammates. Your team can easily gang bang (all on one) and finish them off quickly before the execration effect ends.
Field of Enervation
Use this skill soon after Field of Execration to weaken your foes, lowering their overall stats (HP, Mp, Att, Def, Rate, etc.).
This skill can only be casted on ONE opponent, so make sure you choose the most threatening one (Warrior or Blader), rendering them useless for 10seconds. Probably won't work with other classes since FA, FB, FS, Wiz can have more than 1400MP at high levels.
Force Enchanter (Battle Mode 1)
FBs Ultimate Skill!! Of course before you activate it, make sure you have earth, aqua, wind, lightning canon all at lvl20. However, don't expect youself to be "invincible" using BM1, you're just a little bit stronger than the others, you'll still die when you got gang banged. Remember to keep some SP for crucial stages such as when your base is under attack or when you are going to charge into your opponents base.
Battle Mode not enough for you? Increase your rage by using BM+Aura!!!
Still the same old thing, Crit/Amp/Hp [Once you entered Tierra Gloriosa, your MAX HP will increase by 500% (no effect on normal potions) and Damage increase by 400%]. Gears preferably (armourset/battleset/terragrace +6/7):
- 2 ring of luck+2
- Amulet of Battler (remember HP it gives X5)
- Double Slotted Deathblow Helm Full Crit Damage
- Double Slotted Crit Damage Osmium (or higher) Blade / Lapis (or higher) Crystal (Deathblow if possible)
- Amp/HP or HP/HP Double Slotted Suit (Crafted Will or Amp if possible)
- HP Double Slotted Boots (Crafted Will if possible) or Amp+HP boots (rare)
- Gloves crafted guard/destruction slot anything or Amp(rare)
- 2 Vital Earrings
- 2 Bracelet of Fighters +1 or above
- Epaulette of Fighter +6 or above
- Astral Board if possible
Party with Force Archer/Warrior/Shielder
Having a Force Archer in your party is a must because FA is the one and only mass healer. Normal potions cannot recover much of your HP since they are not X5. Most of the time you'll be hearing people yelling "Please Heal Me!" or "FA Heal!" or "Buff Me!". Warriors on the other hand, have +MAX HP party buff and its 500% more on TG. As for Shielders party buff, I'm not sure if FB can get it, maybe the lvl140 rank up quest should be done to stack buffs, but some other class can.
As I said, hit and run, always fade step, use debuffs at the right timing. FBs are easy preys for Warriors and Bladers. Staying alive at the battlefield is as important as getting kills. Every death causes you to loose points and more deaths will gradually make your nation loose.
Don't try to be a hero or rambo and please don't act like one. Don't just simply rush through your frontline and start slashing enemies you see, it's just like jumping into a black hole (point of no return). Your job is to immobilize and weaken your enemies before going in the fight and Shielders/Warriors/Bladers should be in front of you. Gang bang your target (all on one), attack an enemy together with teammates.
Avoid Mighty Shielders
Try not to aim for shielders because you won't deal any real damage on them especially when they are using their damage absorb buff, let Warriors/Bladers/Wiz do the job.
Grab The Legacy Weapon!
Upon occupying a position you'll get items such as Legacy Weapon and amp potions. How the Legacy Weapon looks like? I don't know how to describe it but it looks like a Transformer Cube, right click on it and you'll be holding your Legacy Weapons depending on your class. This is me holding it (click to enlarge):