Blade & Soul: Destroyer New Skill Tree 3.0 – Dec 2016

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destroyer-new-skill-tree Blade & Soul KR test server has been patched with the major skill tree revamp on 24th Nov 2016. Destroyer skill changes will be covered in this post. Hongmoon ultimate skills are not released in the test server yet. Take note that the effects are not final and might be changed before the official release.

2nd Dec Test Server Update

Iron Fortress (F)
– can be dispelled by casting other skills
NOTE: to prevent accidentally trapping yourself inside the shell when you need to move D

Wrath (LB)
– remove the casting condition: after applying/refreshing Willpower buff.
NOTE: Most shadow destroyers don’t fancy casting Wrath after Willpower anyway. 

Shadow Wrath (LB)
– Galeforce (F) can be used after hitting with Wrath
– recover 10 Focus on hit
– reduce CD of Galeforce (F) by 3 sec on hit.
– Awakened Shadow Wrath : the CD reduction of Galeforce on hit is increased from 2 sec to 3 sec.
– damage increase
NOTE: Interesting. This will make Soulburn buff a little more effective for Shadow Destroyer now. Previously, Wrath damage is typically lower than Eradicate-Galeforce and there is no reason to use Awakened Wrath during Soulburn. Now that, they have boosted the damage of Wrath, Wrath-Eradicate combo might just make the cut (to be tested, i don’t know the magnitude of the damage increase).

Eradicate (RB)
– Stage 1: reduce the cooldown of Galeforce (F) by 0.5 sec on hit.
NOTE: Still only Stage 1?? Meh, still takes 12 hits to reset the CD of Galeforce, but not sure if the hits is summed based on the number of targets. 

Shadow Emberstomp (3)
– Stage 1: the effect of “Increase Wrath damage by 20% within the AOE”  is changed to “Increase Eradicate, Repulse, Galeforce damage by 10% within the AOE”.
NOTE: Stage 1 is much more sexy with this change; 10% damage to core DPS skills instead of Wrath. 

Execute (X)
– adjust the damage and cast condition of Execute
– 4 x cast is changed to 1 x cast.
NOTE: If my interpretation is correct, they are condensing the 4 cast damage into a single cast; probably lower damage overall with a much shorter casting time. I am hoping that Eradicate will be a good burst damage skill with the shorter cast time, after this change. 

Besides these skills changes, 2 new stats have been introduced: Giant Attack/Def (PVP stats) and Demon Attack/Def (PVE stats).

Some notable changes to Soul Badge and Mystic Badge have been applied as well (will not be listed since NA/EU doesn’t have these new badges yet).

 

29th Nov Test Server Update

Due to time constraint, i will only list Destroyer skill changes. The full translated list of skill changes for other classes can be found here.

Eradicate (RB)
– add new Hongmoon Technique for Stage 1: reduce Galeforce (F) CD by 0.5 sec when Eradicate hits.
Comment: Take note that it is only for Stage 1, which is the AOE type. For boss battle, i believe Stage 2 is the best (single target, lower Focus cost).

Emberstomp (3)
– Stage 1 and 3 effects are combined as Stage 1
– Shadow Emberstomp Stage1: add effect – gain Willpower buff on hit
Comment: A very good change instead! Willpower maintenance is absolutely critical for shadow destroyer. This also reduces the reliance on the Soul Badge from Tower of Infinity (which grants Willpower on Fury) and the use of Execute for duration refresh.  

Iron Fortress (F)
– effect change to “resist in 3 sec”
Comment: Instead of just resist 5 hits, you are invulnerable to damage in 3 sec.

Typhoon (Q)
– Earth typhoon element is changed to Earth attribute
Comment: This makes sense since Emberstomp get Shadow attribute as well.

Knee (F)
– add Stage 3 option
Comment: Good for PVP I guess.

Wrath / Awakened Wrath (LB)
– Earth Wrath / Awakened Wrath: reduce the CD of Mighty Cleave by 2 sec on hit.
Comment : This is pretty good for Earth Destroyer, especially combined with Yama Bracelet (which deals additional damage with Cleave for 6 sec after using Mighty Cleave); it is a mini-effect of Mystic Badge of Sky Basin (which reduce the CD of Mighty Cleave by 6 sec per Wrath hit).

 

24th Nov Test Server Update

In general, the skill tree has been simplified significantly. The “tier and stage” of the original skill tree has been reduced to “stage” only. Each skill has 1 ~ 3 stage or variations to be chosen.

Hongmoon Points

hongmoon-point As you gain Hongmoon level, you will gain 5 Hongmoon Points (HMP) instead of skill points. These HMP can be allocated into Attack or Defence score to gain more stats/buff effect. For example 10 points in Attack score gives Attack +10 and Elemental stats + 80 while 10 points in Defence score gives HP + 5000 and Defence + 50.

There are also additional stats gain and buff effect on reaching certain threshold of HMP investment in the attack/defence score, as follows:

Attack Score
10: Atk + 60, Elemental Stats + 60
20: Atk +40, Elemental Stats + 50
50: Gain 100 attack for 5 sec after resisting damage
80: Atk +20, Elemental Stats + 30
100: Atk +10, Elemental Stats + 20

Defence Score
10: HP+8000, Defence + 105
20: HP+6500, Defence + 85
50: Recover 3% HP on resisting damage
80: HP+5000, Defence + 45
100: HP+3500, Defence + 30

Note: The sweet spot is at 50 HMP each as you gain useful buff effect after resisting damage.


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46 Comments on "Blade & Soul: Destroyer New Skill Tree 3.0 – Dec 2016"

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Minh
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Where are the old HM skills that we worked so hard for now ? Is it not there anymore ?

Allyanda
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Hello, can i use this to know future of EU destroyer? i cant’ use iron fortress on myself yet, i wonder how many time we are missing (and so, can i use your earth build? or wich version should i look for?)

Darko
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hello.Could u update the chages that went livee pls?

Darko
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hello.Could u update the chages that went livee today pls?

Juseph
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hey i saw somewhere the galeforce cd was increased to 12sc cd but i saw a video today from a kr destro on test sv and the galeforc cd its still 6sec.Did they revert it?
here is the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTCY9z9Qixg

AotuYee
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Do you think the new Stage 2 (Shadow) of Eradicate will have the option like Acceleration?
Because if we just get 5 chi each strike and lost the AOE, that is nonsense.

Mario
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is it only awakend wrath or normal wrath aswell that reduce the cd of mighty cleave by 2seconds?

Mario
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thanks mate

Mario
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yeah…i hope too since i main it and here in NA and EU its the lowest dps class

Valiant
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I do love the change so far, As long as they bring back the ” Ignore defense breaking skills ” on our shield xD

Valiant
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Valiant
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Welcome 🙂

Valiant
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That remind me, In that link he said both Earth wrath “and” Awakened wrath both decrease cooldown of Mighty clevee so not only Awakened wrath

Rue
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did we lose the “ignore defense pen” on our sheild?

Valiant
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More great news for pvp, seem like they pushing destroyer to quit game since no pvp nor pve now

aodh_1
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and one more question. did they remove focus recovery from powerslam?

aodh_1
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oh good 😀 thanks for the answers ^_^

Valiant
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Welp I didn’t see that, Wish they didn’t remove it
Though he said it suppose like original

aodh_1
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hey, 80% movement speed, focus recovery when beeing hit, 5m aoe was the hongmoon version of huricane stage 1. or were those things removed as well in hongmoon version?

aodh_1
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it would be real bad if they removed all those effect, warlock would have been imposibble to beat

Valiant
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Hongmoon version

Valiant
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Ohhh my, Thank you for good news
It was very useful skill against warlock wrath damage, Glad that it the same

Valiant
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Btw I did notice in that video that you putting in that topic, That he used Stage 3 (Stun) shield on dummy then he was able to use Iron Fortress without need to block anything?

Valiant
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Check min 28:33 in the video that you did upload, You will notice that he hit the dummy with Stun shield and then active Iron Fortress

Valiant
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For the love of it, Where is emberstomp that gave immune against CC ?
And what the hell no more charge knee that break defense ?

Why they hate us so much ? Not even a good buff for pve

Valiant
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Still they made shield useless now except every 1 min, So sad of this game

Valiant
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But if it gone, That mean no more charge breaking skills against warlock/BM/KFM/SF/Summoner/Assassin counter and blocks
That would every class with block take the upper hand over Destroyer

Jaf
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I think u still can grab a blocking enemy. Or anyway go throught it with 4. Actually, forcing to spec knee to groundplays isnt that bad imho. Plus we dunno how the other classes are changin.

Valiant
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Good point, Still it was very usefull against ranged classes and Assasins

Kevin
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How can i get into the Korea test server. Do i need a Korean account. Can i get it from EU

I read sore rather troubling things about warlock on reddit please update us as soon as possible PLEASE!!!

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