Cabal Online: Blader In-Depth Class Guide


Speed is the bread and butter of bladers of Cabal Online. Like thief and assassin classes in other MMORPGs, bladers specialize in avoiding getting hit by attacks and dealing a lot of small bursts of damage really, really quickly to take down their enemies. This guide will cover stat distribution, skill selection, and gear.

Stats

The blader does not need int except to meet prerequisites for armor sets, so keep int at a minimum—in fact, you can just opt to never invest any points in int because the bonus int point you get as you progress are likely to be enough. Distribute dex and str depending on the type of gear you intend to wear.

Skills

The mandatory skills for bladers are:
Aura Barrier – Buff (HP and def increase)
Iron Skin – Buff (HP and def increase)
Vital Interfere- Stun
Mirage Step- Buff (Def rate increase)
Force kick- Stun
Soul Blade- Buff (Attack increase)
Lightning Slash- Attack skill
Blade Scud- Attack skill

All the skills of expert level and above are mandatory, so be sure to max them out, as well.

For upgrade skills, get Vitality Mastery, Defensive Sense, Offensive Sense, Damage Absorb, Impact Control, and Sixth Sense for pvp. Get Vitality Mastery, Reflex, Offensive Sense, Sixth Sense, Damage Absorb, Impact Control for pve. This simply follows the defense rate for monsters, defense for players rule.

Gear

PvE for bladers emphasizes on defense rate over defense because bladers have fewer hp than the classes that specialize on having huge amounts of hp. Therefore it is better to avoid getting hit by monsters at all. On the other hand, other players make sure that they always have enough attack rating to hit even the highest defense rates. The short of it is, if you want to focus of pve, customize your armor to give higher defense rate and if you want to focus of pvp, go for higher defense.
As for weapons, blades don’t really have much difference with katanas. Just get the best one that you can wear depending on your stats. The two swords are basically the same except that blades require more strength and katanas require more dex.
For upgrades, try to boost your damage with every piece of equipment you get. Because bladers attack really fast, added crit rate is good. However, sword amplification and increased critical damage are also top picks.

Combo

It seems that the best combo with the best mixture of simplicity and effectiveness is Blade Scud 9, Blade Cry 19, then Mirage Grind 20. Bladers just need the quickest skills around and cycling these three will not disappoint. Of course, you can always experiment with other skills, especially ones that involve some way to incapacitate your enemy. However, for pve, it might be a good idea to focus on dealing the most damage per second and let the wizards and force shielders keep the monsters stunned.

That’s all for the blader, at least at this time. Enjoy your bladers, and have fun in Nevareth.

Comprehensive Blader Skill Guide


In Cabal Online, you are given a lot of skill points, but eventually you will discover that you really don’t have enough points to max out every skill. This is why Cabal Online players burn through so much of their alz learning and unlearning skills. This guide is a detailed list of the skills you need and for what purpose. Hopefully, it will save you a few million alz. There are also a number of blader combos in this guide, optimized to perfection.

Skills Categorized

Blader skills can be categorized depending on their speed and damage output. If you’ve played a fighting game before, you can compare skills to normal attacks because the principle is to divide them into jab, strong, and fierce.

1. Jab Skills
Jab skills are quick. They have short cast times and short recovery times. Although relatively weak, you can cycle jab skills over and over, making great to start combos with.
2. Strong Skills
Strong skills are characterized by medium speed and medium damage. They’re not a fast as jab skills, and they’re not as damaging as fierce skills. They’re in the middle, and they’re good for dishing out the bulk of your damage.

3. Fierce Skills
Fierce skills have long, complicate animations but they also boast the best damage. Because they’re so slow, you’ll want to use them as the very last skills in a combo. One reason is that you can’t cycle them as easily as the faster skills because they have a slow cooldown. The other reason is that the long animation will give you enough time to click another target in case your current target is dropping.

Skills By Rank

Dash and Fade Step

You can get Dash and Fade Step if you want, but at really early levels you don’t need to. However, they are quite useful in maneuvering. You will eventually feel the need to max them.

Novice
When you start out, don’t worry and just get all the skills you want. At novice level, the skills are cheap and because you have a very limited selection,you really don’t have much choice, do you? You’ll get an idea of how quick blader combos are. Just grind until you rank up to apprentice rank.

If you feel like maxing out a skill for power, pump Stab & Slash. Eventually, you’ll need to unlearn all of the skills at this level, though.


Apprentice
The first skill you need from this rank is Double Slash. It’s the first jab skill you’ll get so start your combos with it.

You’ll notice that skill xp will start to slow down dramatically. Just keep on grinding those mobs.

When apprentice level 8 rolls along, get Triple Slash, which will be your first actual strong skill. You can unlearn Impact Stab because that skill has outlived its welcome.

Regular

This is the fist skill rank that you will be advised to totally avoid a skill, and that poor skill is Rising Shot. Just don’t bother with it because it only damages one enemy and for one hit. There are better skills for your slots so save the alz and skip on this one.

Blade Force, on the other hand, is quite delicious with a healthy damage bonus. Use it until you get Blade Aura.

Another good one is Double Rising, which can be both a jab skill and a strong skill. You can unlearn Flash Draw to pick up Double Rising because DR hits thrice, knocks down, and damages an area. Not bad, eh?

Your first fierce skill is Death Cross. Drop Stab & Slash because you’ve had a long and meaningful friendship. Now it’s time to start finishing combos with Death Cross. Note though, that you might eventually feel like dropping Death Cross for Hasing Dance, which can be a strong or a fierce skill.

Expert

This skill rank is where the big fun starts. One word: Assault. Get it. It makes Dash useless for anything more than backup maneuverability. It’s the best jab skill out there.

One other skill that would be great to have is Iron Skin, which heaps a lot of survivability on you.
After a while, get Hasing Dance because it can function as both a strong skill and a fierce skill. It’s pretty good to watch. AoE damage and knockdown makes it very useful. You can ditch Double Slash at this point.

At around 40, get Storm Grind, which is a great strong skill. Ditch Triple Slash.

A. Expert

Don’t bother getting Round Cut. Or just get one level of it so you can watch the animation, then get rid of it. Just wait a bit more and you’ll get access to Mirage Grind, a strong/fierce skill.

At around skill level 30, replace Blade Force with Blade Aura. You could have gotten it sooner, but then you would be running around with a buff that gives less attack.


Master

You get 3 skill slots for this skill rank, which gives you room for Dash and Concentration unless you got them earlier. At level 9, Dash is really good for running through maps in addition to its combat applications.

The skills will get pretty pricey at this level. This is when learning and unlearning skills would actually be painful, and you’d save yourself a lot of alz if you pick well. Get Twin-Moon Slash, which has the speed of a jab skill and the damage of a fierce skill. Great, right? Try using Dash to get close, then Twin-Moon Slash your target, then Dash away again. It’s a good, frustrating attack for pvp.

Vital Interfere works great for players who don’t use combos. 3-second stun, which is enough time to pop a few hits then stun them again. Great for pvp and war.

Wait until later before getting Aura Barrier because you’ll just end up having less damage.

A. Master
Just get Blade Cry as a wicked fierce attack. Always use it as the last skill in combos because it has a monster cooldown.

G. Master and Beyond

This skills for these advanced ranks are too good to pass up. Get them all and just remember how to categorize them according to speed so you can place them correctly in your combos.

Some Combos

Here are some combos you can try and experiment with.

Flash Draw to Stab Slash to Double Slash (to Triple Slash)
Double Slash to Triple Slash to Double Rising
Double Rising to Triple Slash to Death Cross
Assault to Hasing Dance to Storm Grind (to Mirage Grind) – good for nice big mobs
(Assault to) Double Rising to Hasing Dance (to Storm Grind) to Mirage Grind (to Twin-Moon Slash)
Double Rising to Hasing Dance to Mirage Grind (to Twin-Moon Slash)
Hasing Dance to Storm Grind to Mirage Grind to Blade Cry – good for grinding
Assault to Triple Slash to Double Rising to Twin-Moon Slash to Hasing Dance to Death Cross to Blade Cry to Storm Grind
Assault to Double Rising to Death Cross
Storm Grind to Hassing Dance to Mirage Grind to Storm Grind to Round Cut

Cabal classes: Blader, Force Blader

Like every MMORPG, Cabal Online lets you choose a class for you character which basically maps out your character’s career. Each class would have its own advantages and disadvantages so there is no such thing as the ‘best class’. Your enjoyment largely depends on your own playing style and you are likely to have more fun if you pick a class that corresponds with your own gaming preferrences. This guide will detail each the pros and cons of each class and how each class appeals to a certain style of play.

Blader

Bladers are Cabal Online’s fastest attackers. They are like assassins or rogues in other MMORPGs. Bladers can wield two katanas or blades and wear martial suits. The advantages of playing a blader is that leveling is quick and safe because they attack quickly and they never get hit. High attack rates and high damage output makes bladers a popular choice among players.

In fact, the popularity of bladers is actually one of the disadvantages. There are lots of bladers in Cabal Online. As any of you who have played an MMORPG before would know, being quick and unhittable is very appealing to many players. Of course, like all of the blader’s analogs in other MMORPGs, the problem is fighting players. Most players have enough hit rate to consistently pierce through the blader’s high defense rate and because bladers focus on dodging attacks, they have very few hit points. Bladers have no trouble dispatching of classes with fewer hit points, however. Because of the insane attack rate, bladers cleave through wizards once they get up close. Most mobs do not last long with the Blade Scud skill and Assault can quickly close the gap between a ranged character and being chopped to pieces.

Force Blader

Force Bladers are kind of unique to Cabal Online, mainly because other MMORPGs do not have such a blatantly balanced character in terms of magic and physical attacks. Force bladers are literal jacks of all trades, masters of none. A force blader is good for players who enjoy being versatile. If an enemy is far, force bladers can zap them with magic. If the enemy gets closer, force bladers chop them up with sword skills.

Force Bladers are actually notable for utility skills. Many force blader skills increase critical hits such as Lightning Blade and they have a wide selection of negative buffs such as Execration. The main disadvantage of playing a force blader is tedius leveling, which is tedious enough in any MMORPG. Because force bladers depend on both magic and sword skills, leveling both is exteremely important, so they are expected to perform really well at higher levels. However, this pays off by being very versatile. It is said that only the most experienced players in Cabal Online can use force bladers effectively because they usually have a foil for any class but a quick mind and quick fingers are needed.

Here concludes the first part of Pick Your Poison. Next time, we will cover the toughest classes in Cabal Online: the warrior and the force shielder. Until then.

Cabal: The Non-leveling guide

So you have installed the game and created your character. First of all, welcome to Nevareth, the world of Cabal Online. Cabal Online has a lot in common with other massively-multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG), and the first half hour or so you spend playing will be filled with a series of tutorials to show you how to control your character.

Whether you play a wizard, a force blader, or any other class, there are some aspects of the game that are not covered by the opening tutorials. This guide details on three things you have to remember regardless of class.

The most important thing is do quests. In most games, quests are simply a means to gain experience points (XP) and a little cash which is called alz in Cabal Online. However, quests are more important in Cabal Online. In fact, you have no choice but to perform certain quests to advance in the game.

A lot of players just complete enough quests to get them to the next level bracket, then disregard the other quests for the previous one because in other games, questing serves only that purpose. In Cabal Online, a long series of quests is required to access the advanced maps. A lot of players are forced to backtrack for hours performing quests that they could have finished earlier without much trouble. Perhaps the most important tip for Cabal Online is to do all the quests. Also, questing is a good source of honor points, which is another often-overlooked aspect of the game.

The next thing to remember is to advance your skill rank, which is separate from from your character’s base level. It has been proven that in Cabal Online, being able to learn the most advanced skills is more important than having a high-leveled character. Therefore, it would be good to prioritize on skills with the shortest casting times instead of ones with bigger damage because your skill rank goes up with each instance you use a skill and not the amount of damage it deals.

On this note, invest on Adept equipment, which adds to the skill experience you gain. Many players wear Adept gear until they get to the highest skill rank possible (currently, Transcender). A lot of alz gets spent on learning substandard skills and then unlearning them again. Leveling your skill rank ensures that you get your alz’s-worth because you get to purchase skills that you are more likely to keep.

The last thing to take note of is to raise your honor rank. Like skill rank, honor rank is more important than base level because it opens game features that would otherwise be unavailable to even a character at max level such as better potions and items for sale at the NPC merchants. Late in the game, your honor rank also helps your guild, as it factors in more heavily in guild ranking than the members’ base levels.

These three things puts Cabal Online apart from other MMORPGs and they can also present certain complications to players who assume that base level is the most important thing to work on, as it is with other games. Hopefully, this guide would let you avoid certain frustrations while playing the game. Enjoy your stay in Nevareth!