Knight class description17/06/2019
Unyielding holy warriors in heavy armor. Like the mighty colossi on the battlefield, they stand firm until the very end, guarding allies with their shields. Knights also never miss an opportunity to use their massive weapons to crush the enemy vanguard.
Difficulty: 3 out of 5
Role: protection, melee
Armor type: heavy
A Knight, clad in heavy armor, is always the first one to rush into battle. With a massive spear, they break through enemy ranks, and the shield in their hands becomes an indestructible wall, protecting the rest of the squad.
Knights can choose between Attacking and Defensive stances. This defines their specialization, but doesn’t alter the general set of abilities. Regardless of the chosen specialization, a Knight can use the Assault of Spears and Fearless Assault skills, as well as Steel Chariot which allows them to dash forward for 5 seconds, granting immunity to control effects. No one shall escape retribution!
Attacking Stance increases damage output to monsters, while Double Thrust and Holy Spear both have a chance of reducing the target’s movement speed. Attacking Stance itself is also an active skill that deals damage to the enemy and applies Breakdown effect, increasing damage dealt to the target by 20% during the next 6 seconds. Defensive Stance increases armor and threat level as well as boosting current and maximum health on use. Any shield in the hands of a capable Knight becomes a retaliation weapon: a normal Shield Strike causes physical damage, while Holy Shield Strike inflicts and further decreases the target’s resistance to holy damage. Finally, the Shield Throw skill can hit the target from a distance and even Confuse them.
Awakening skills can completely change the course of battle. In Attacking Stance a Knight can summon Mirages Phalange which annihilates enemies in a frontal assault, or unleash a series of attacks with Holy Spears, crushing anything within ten meters distance! One of the awakening skills available in Defensive Stance is the Keeper’s Shield, which continuously deals damage to surrounding enemies and reduces the damage received by the caster.
Knights are team players and possess skills that can strengthen the entire party. Placing a banner with the Messenger of War skill increases allies’ critical damage and if the ability is used again within 10 seconds of deploying the banner, the Knight will instantly rush towards its location. Knights can also fill the hearts of their followers with courage, increasing the current and maximum health with the Brave Order skill.
Gunslingers, mages and priests keep their distance, using cunning tricks or magic to avoid taking too much damage, and while spellblades and assassins are skilled melee fighters, only a Knight can stand in the face of danger like an immovable mountain. They shall not falter at the sight of the enemy! The Knights’ sacred duty is to inspire their allies and lead them to victory!
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