New Hongmoon Ultimate skills for all classes have been introduced in Blade & Soul KR on 14th Dec 2016. The new skills can be learn at level 55 and do not require training manual/scrolls. Each class has 2 or 3 new Hongmoon Ultimate skills.
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.
Blade & Soul KR has released a teaser video and preliminary information on the upcoming major updates, including a new continent Sorak, level 55 cap, and new Hongmoon ultimate skills for all classes. These contents are expected to be released on 14th Dec 2016. The end of the trailer also hints the release of a new gunner class next year.
Blade & Soul KR has released new updates on 3rd Aug 2016, with contents including a new 24-man raid (interestingly, this is a 2nd 24-man raid released this year after Vortex Temple). The name of the raid is google-translated as “Bastard’s Refuge” which sounds quite weird ( =.= will change it if anyone can give me a better translation for 서자의 안식처). Further skill changes related to Warlock’s Soulburn and Awakened skills for other classes are released on 17th Aug.
After the major skill changes in July 2016, Shadow elemental skill set finally deserves some serious attentions from Destroyer players. I have been playing earth elemental destroyer (or to be more accurate, Ani-cancel-based destroyer; elemental system was introduced later) since forever. I have made the switch to Shadow Destroyer after the patch.
Shadow Destroyer has received multiple minor boost over the year but still not good enough to compete with its Earth counterpart. The major revamp in July has finally raised Shadow destroyer to the same level as Earth Destroyer, if not better. However, there is a catch to Shadow elemental skill set: it is highly gear dependent! (I will elaborate on that in the guide).
Therefore, i don’t recommend new players who have not reached the level cap or are not fully geared to try out this build. Although this Shadow Destroyer Guide is meant to replace my previous Earth Destroyer Guide, I would still keep the previous guide updated with the latest changes (soon) for the sake of new Destroyer players. Also, I am mainly a PVE player; I am not sure about the capability of shadow destroyer in PVP.
Blade & Soul KR has released a new update in the test server in June, including new skills, a major skill update for all classes, new map area, new main story quests and new weapons. Take note that these skill updates are not final; changes are expected when it is released in the official server on 22nd June.
Skill Changes – 10th June
Blade & Soul CN will release various contents in June, including Basin of Heaven, Heaven (S2.6) and Space Time (S2.7) weapons. The following contents are based on the test server and might differ from the official update