Blade & Soul KR 18th June 2014 Update:Skill Changes for Blade Master

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Blade Master is one of the classes which receive a major skill revamp in recent Blade & Soul KR update. Apparently, similar skill changes have been applied to test server of Blade and Soul China as well. This article is the translation of the update note of Blade & Soul KR on Blade Master skill changes.

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

1. Gale (LB)

* Level 5 Rank 1: After dealing crit, gain maximum speed effect is also applied to Gale, Bloody Gale, and Typhoon (all refering to LB).

 

2. Draw (LB)

* Level 3 Rank 1: When Flash Draw (LB) deals crit, it can be cast continuosly.

* Level 2 Rank 3: Change the casting speed of Draw

 

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

3. Block (1)

* Level 2 Rank 1: Change to “Blade Strike” (new skill); Within 5sec after casting, deflect all frontal attack continuously.

* Level 3 Rank 1: Additional effect – Upon successful deflect, crit dmg increase 10% for 3sec.

* Level 5 Rank 1: Additional effect – Upon successful deflect, Lighthing Slash (4) CD reduces by 1sec.

* Rank 2 path: Delete damage reflection.

* Level 5 Rank 2: Effect change – Upon succesful deflect, Low Slash (3) and Terra Sunder (3) CD reduce 6sec.

 

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

4. Spin Slash (LB)

* increase damage

* Recover MP upon hit.

* Can be used in Draw Stance if certain conditions are satisfied

* When resisting damage with Sequence Slash (2) Level 4 rank 2 or Penta Slash (3) Level 3 Rank 2, Spin Slash can be cast.

* Basic, Level 1 Rank 1/2: Upon successful block, Spin Slash can be used.

* Level 3 Rank 1: Under Soul Blade stance, Spin slash can be used under certain conditions.

 

5. Stab (RB)

* Basic: Repeated use increases speed.

* Rank 1/2: Remove the effect of “dmg increase with speed”.

* Level 3 Rank 1: Additional effect – repeated use grants maximum speed.

* Level 4 Rank 2: Increase aggro; remove “absorb HP equal to 10% dmg ” effect.

* Level 5 Rank 2: Additional effect – Heal 2% Hp upon crit; Remove HP absorption effect upon speedup.

* Level 4 Rank 3 Heaven Sunder: Additional effect – Absorb HP equal to 10% dmg.

* Level 5 Rank 3 Heaven Sunder: Additional effect – Absorb HP equal to 20% dmg.

 

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

6. Vital Slash (RB)

* Change to single damage; damage increase.

* MP consumption increase from 2 to 3.

* Deal additional damage to Stun, Weaken, Down, Seized, Grabbed targets or targets attacked by Soul Blade Tempest (Z).

* Basic, Rank 1: No CD.

* Level 1 Rank 1: Additional effect – Recover 1 MP upon crit.

* Level 2 Rank 1: Additional effect – Reduce Flash (F) CD by 1sec upon crit; Remove the effect “cannot guard within 8sec'”

* Level 3 Rank 1: removed

* Rank 2 Rank 2: Additional effect – Upon hitting guarding enemies, induce 2 sec stun, dispel the guard and the enemy cannot guard again within 8sec.

 

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

7. Flash (F)

* Basic, Rank 1: CD change to 24sec.

* Level 1 Rank 1: Additional effect – dmg increase upon successive casting; remove AOE increase effect

* Level 2 Rank 1: Damage increase; remove the effect of “dmg increase on down, seized targets”

* Level 3 Rank 1: Additional effect – reduce casting time of Flash combo.

* Remove Level 5 Rank 2; Rank 3 become Rank 2

* Rank 2 path: remove damage increase effect

* Level 5 Rank 2: Additional effect – can cast once again regardless of condition; remove the effect of “all skill CD’s are refreshed upon killing enemies”

 

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

8. Skyward Slash (F)

* Level 3 Rank 1: new path added; additional effect – can cast Skyward Slash in Soul Blade mode.

 

9. Full Moon Slash (TAB)

* Remove Rank 3 path

* Basic: achieve maximum speed after 2 successive cast.

* Level 2/3/5 Rank 1: cast without MP consumption.

* Level 2 Rank 1: Additional effect – Under sword stance, upon dealing crit, Stab or Heaven Sunder is cast immediately; Remove HP absorption effect.

* Level 3 Rank 1: Recover 4 MP upon crit; remove the abnormal status resist effect.

* Level 5 Rank 1: Additional effect – can be cast continuously up to 3 times; remove the effect of “activate Heaven Return”

* Level 2 Rank 2: Additional effect – 2 sec weaken, CD change to 45s

* Level 2 Rank 2: Additional effect – 3 sec weaken

 

Blade & Soul Blade master

 

10. Escape (TAB)

* Resist effect only applies during the casting.

 

11. Charge (2)

* Separate the tree of Charge and Raid ([2] in Draw Stance)

* Level 2 Rank 2 ( Sequence Slash): Additional effect – Resist dmg and abnormal status while casting

* Level 4 Rank 2 ( Sequence Slash): Additional effect – Upon resisting dmg while casting, Spin Slash can be used; the effect of “maximum up to 4 targets” is removed

* Level 5 Rank 2 (Sequence slash): Additional effect – Absorb HP equal to 200% dmg; the effect of “can be used up to 3 time” is removed.

* Other skills can be cast during Sequence Slash


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