Granado Espada Stance – Domination Ice

Domination Ice is an advanced stance using ice spells at veteran level, however the character using this stance will suffer a decrease in movement speed.

This stance is available for:
Elementalist, Hellena

Required weapon to trigger the stance: Dual Ice Bracelet, LOE Bracelet + Ice Bracelet

Required Level: Veteran
Prerequisite stance: Evocation Fire lvl 25
Acquisition requirement: 50 Mega Aidanium and Rare Book of Magic ( Warlock Master)
Basic attack description: 1-hit, splash
Buffs: +50 ice resistance, -75 lightning resistance
Max level bonus: SP regeneration +10

Frozen Field
Prerequisite: Domination Ice level 1
Description: Draws out a powerful cold air to damage 12 enemies (8m range around self). 66% chance to inflict Freeze
Cost to cast: 100 SP, 2 Elemental Orb
Casting time: 2.967 seconds

Skill Details:

Level 1 : ATK 159%
Level 2 : ATK 173%
Level 3 : ATK 188%
Level 4 : ATK 202%
Level 5 : ATK 217%
Level 6 : ATK 231%
Level 7 : ATK 246%
Level 8 : ATK 260%
Level 9 : ATK 275%
Level 10 : ATK 289%
Level 11 : ATK 303%
Level 12 : ATK 318%

Cold Plasma
Prerequisite: Domination Ice level 4
Description: Targets all allies within 12m of self, increasing 20 ice resistance and decreasing lightning resistance by 20.
Cost to cast: 150 SP, 3 Elemental Orb
Casting time: 2 seconds

Skill Details:

Level 1 : Ice ATK +25, 110s duration
Level 2 : Ice ATK +30, 120s duration
Level 3 : Ice ATK +35, 130s duration
Level 4 : Ice ATK +40, 140s duration
Level 5 : Ice ATK +45, 150s duration
Level 6 : Ice ATK +50, 160s duration
Level 7 : Ice ATK +55, 170s duration
Level 8 : Ice ATK +60, 180s duration
Level 9 : Ice ATK +65, 190s duration
Level 10 : Ice ATK +70, 200s duration
Level 11 : Ice ATK +75, 210s duration
Level 12 : Ice ATK +80, 220s duration

Glacial Lance
Prerequisite: Domination Ice level 12
Description: Summons ice spears and throws them at target area damaging 3 enemies (8m range, 2m radius). 15% chance to inflict Freeze
Cost to cast: 250 SP, 4 Elemental Orb
Casting time: 1.433 seconds

Skill Details:

Level 1 : ATK 794%
Level 2 : ATK 866%
Level 3 : ATK 938%
Level 4 : ATK 1010%
Level 5 : ATK 1082%
Level 6 : ATK 1155%
Level 7 : ATK 1227%
Level 8 : ATK 1299%
Level 9 : ATK 1371%
Level 10 : ATK 1443%
Level 11 : ATK 1515%
Level 12 : ATK 1588%

Frigid Stroke
Prerequisite: Domination Ice level 16
Description: Summons an enormous hail from the sky and drops at the area targeting 10 enemies (10 range, 6m radius). 20% chance to inflict Freeze
Cost to cast: 300 SP, 5 Elemental Orb
Casting time: 4.833 seconds

Skill Details:

Level 1 : ATK 831%
Level 2 : ATK 907%
Level 3 : ATK 982%
Level 4 : ATK 1058%
Level 5 : ATK 1134%
Level 6 : ATK 1209%
Level 7 : ATK 1285%
Level 8 : ATK 1360%
Level 9 : ATK 1436%
Level 10 : ATK 1511%
Level 11 : ATK 1587%
Level 12 : ATK 1662%

Granado Espada Stance – Evocation Fire

For Elementalists, the Evocation Fire stance is the more avanced of the Fire stances early in the game.  This stance boasts some strong AOE skills that will certainly help you train quicker. The only drawback is that users have 50% decreased movement speed (so fleeing mobs using this stance is not ideal).  This stance is available for the following characters:

Elementalist, Catherine of Intelligence, Hellena, M’Boma

Required weapon to trigger stance: Dual Fire Bracelet, LOE Bracelet

Required level: 32
Basic attack description: Splash damage (2 targets maximum)
Buffs: +30 Fire resistance, -50 Cold resistance
Max level bonus: SP regeneration +6

Hell Breath
Prerequisite: Evocation Fire level 1
Description: Breathes flames in front of the caster targeting 6 enemies (6mx40cm area). 25% chance to inflict Burn
Cost to cast: 80 SP

Skill details:

level 1 : ATK 304%
level 2 : ATK 332%
level 3 : ATK 359%
level 4 : ATK 387%
level 5 : ATK 415%
level 6 : ATK 442%
level 7 : ATK 470%
level 8 : ATK 498%
level 9 : ATK 525%
level 10 : ATK 553%
level 11 : ATK 581%
level 12 : ATK 608%

Infernal Flames
Prerequisite: Evocation Fire level 8
Description: Several pillars of fire are summoned around the caster that continuously damage surrounding enemies.  Finishes them off by throwing them into the air.  15% chance to inflict Burn.

Skill details:

level 1 : ATK 395%
level 2 : ATK 431%
level 3 : ATK 467%
level 4 : ATK 503%
level 5 : ATK 539%
level 6 : ATK 575%
level 7 : ATK 610%
level 8 : ATK 646%
level 9 : ATK 682%
level 10 : ATK 718%
level 11 : ATK 754%
level 12 : ATK 790%

Meteor Strike
Prerequisite: Evocation Fire level 16
Description: Calls upon a meteor to strike enemies within an area.  Knocks enemies back 8.5m.  15% chance to inflict Burn.  20 second cooldown.

Skill details:

level 1 : ATK 1110%
level 2 : ATK 1211%
level 3 : ATK 1312%
level 4 : ATK 1412%
level 5 : ATK 1513%
level 6 : ATK 1614%
level 7 : ATK 1715%
level 8 : ATK 1816%
level 9 : ATK 1917%
level 10 : ATK 2018%
level 11 : ATK 2119%
level 12 : ATK 2220%

Granado Espada Stance – Possession Lightning

The Elementalist or Warlock starts out with three basic stances – the three Possession stances.  Among them is the Possession Lightning stance.  This stance is available to the following RNPCs:

Elementalist, M’Boma, Catherine of Intelligence

Required weapon to trigger stance: None, Lightning Bracelet, Lightning Bracelet + Skullic Bracer, LOE Bracelet + Lightning Bracelet

Required Level: 1
Basic attack description: 1 Target per hit
Buffs: +15 Lightning resistance, -25 resistance to Fire
Max level Bonus : SP regeneration +5

Skills

Lightning
Prerequisite: Possession Lightning level 1
Description: Casts a bolt of lightning at an enemy. Damages one target. 15% chance to inflict Shock status.
Cost to cast: 60 SP

Skill effects:

level 1 : ATK 1 ~ 519%
level 2 : ATK 1 ~ 566%
level 3 : ATK 1 ~ 614%
level 4 : ATK 1 ~ 661%
level 5 : ATK 1 ~ 708%
level 6 : ATK 1 ~ 755%
level 7 : ATK 1 ~ 803%
level 8 : ATK 1 ~ 850%
level 9 : ATK 1 ~ 897%
level 10 : ATK 1 ~ 944%
level 11 : ATK 1 ~ 991%
level 12 : ATK 1 ~ 1039%

Electric Charger
Prerequisite: Possession Lightning level 4
Description: Buffs allies within a 12m radius.
Cost to cast: 90 SP, 1 Elemental Orb

Skill effects:

20% Lightning resistance on all levels

level 1 : 110s duration, Ice ATK +13
level 2 : 120s duration, Ice ATK +16
level 3 : 130s duration, Ice ATK +19
level 4 : 140s duration, Ice ATK +22
level 5 : 150s duration, Ice ATK +25
level 6 : 160s duration, Ice ATK +28
level 7 : 170s duration, Ice ATK +31
level 8 : 180s duration, Ice ATK +34
level 9 : 190s duration, Ice ATK +37
level 10 : 200s duration, Ice ATK +40
level 11 : 210s duration, Ice ATK +43
level 12 : 220s duration, Ice ATK +46

Shockwave
Prerequisite: Possession Ice level 8
Description: Castss a shockwave 6 enemies within a radius of 3.5m of the caster.  100% chance to inflict Shock
Cost to cast: 120 SP

Skill effects:

level 1 : 10.5s duration of Shock
level 2 : 11s duration of Shock
level 3 : 11.5s duration of Shock
level 4 : 12s duration of Shock
level 5 : 12.5s duration of Shock
level 6 : 13s duration of Shock
level 7 : 13.5s duration of Shock
level 8 : 14s duration of Shock
level 9 : 14.5s duration of Shock
level 10 : 15s duration of Shock
level 11 : 15.5s duration of Shock
level 12 : 16s duration of Shock

Tornado
Prerequisite: Possession Ice level16
Description: Targets selected location and deals constant Lightning damage for a period of time depending on character level and skill level
Cost to cast: 180 SP, 1 Elemental Orb, 15 seconds cooldown

Granado Espada – Musketeer

Character Stats:

STR – 50
AGI – 60
HP – 50
DEX – 80
INT – 30
CHA – 30

In Granado Espada, the musketeers are the ranged class and they have the most powerful single attack in the game, able to deal extensive damage to ground or flying enemies. They are armed with Rifles or Pistols; Rifles are slow but very deadly, on the other hand Pistols are much weaker in damage but makes up for it with speed.

Musketeers also have the Concentration skill which increases their accuracy, critical rate and attack rating. This makes musketeers a an even deadlier opponent.

Stances:
(based on equipped weapon)

None – Bareknuckle
Rifle/Bayonet – Standing Shot, Kneeling Shot, Flintlock, Flintlock (Expert)
Bayonet – Encounter Shot/Close Encounters (Veteran)
Pistol – Aiming Shot, Freestyle Shot, Sight Shot (Veteran)
Piston+Pistol – Double-Gun Shot, Outrage Shot (Veteran)

Granado Espada – A quick overview

Granado Espada or the Sword of the New World: Granado Espada in North America is a familiar name for most gaming freaks, but not so for the occasional gamers or the novices. For the benefit of these greenhorns, Granado Espada is a free-to-play fantasy Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game developed by the Korean company, IMC Games Co., Ltd. Being a Multiple Character Control game, Granado Espada is unlike common fantasy games as you face quite a few real life situations.

Here’s a peek into this downloadable MMORPG:

The Setting

Granado Espada takes you back to the Age of Exploration. The MCC MMORPG is set in a new-found continent that is akin to the Americas of the Age of Exploration. Ruled as a colony by the imaginary Kingdom of Vespanola (a power of the Old World), the continent is amidst deep crisis due to a number of reasons – if the inattention/negligence of the ruling power (that is caught up in a warfare in the Old World) is one of the reasons, infighting between the Royalists and the Republicans (who are seeking freedom from colonial rule) is another reason.

The game revolves around the ‘Reconquista’ (gradual capturing of the land through settlement by people of the Old World) planned by the Vespanolan Queen to resolve this crisis. As a player, you will need to act the part of a pioneering family from the Old World, exploring the continent and removing every obstacle to establish Vespanolan authority over the land.

GAME FEATURES

MCC

As already said, it is an MCC (Multiple Character Control) game wherein you will be controlling more than one character at the same time. You can choose up to three characters to build your team. You will have the freedom of choosing characters at random, irrespective of their rank or category.

PvP or Player versus Player Features

Speaking of the PvP features of Granado Espada, we must first talk of the Combat System. The Combat System allows you to take on other players and their teams. For this, you will need to click on the other family’s name for a duel. It is important to note here that this tussle between two teams is not essentially linked to the actual Granado-battle.

The Baron Mode is the other PvP feature – it allows a player to take the offensive stance against any other player without his/her consenting to this sudden attack. You can play in the Baron Mode only if you are playing through the Player-kill (PK) servers. Remember, becoming a baron is a sort of a penalty/punishment and once you become one, you will be quite like the mob.

The CHARACTERS and more!

Stock Characters

Granado Espada gives you access to five stock characters – Elementalist, Fighter, Musketeer, Scout and Wizard.

Elementalist – the Elementalist is a rather magical character and is powered by the elements of Nature like Fire, Ice and Lightning. The Elementalist can launch real damaging attacks but is often exposed because of its weak defense and sluggishness. So you will need to take a protective cordon/stance.

Fighter – the typical front-line server during wars/attacks, a fighter is both powerful and proficient. A multitalented character type, a fighter picks up the tricks of combat quite fast and easy.

Musketeer – the Musketeer character too is very powerful. Armed with bayonets, rifles or pistols, a musketeer can wreck havoc with heavy blows to both grounded and air-borne enemies.

Scout – the Scout character is the perfect support system. Apart from engaging in armed combat with adversaries, a Scout also does a lot of war-planning and even acts as a healer.

Wizard – yet another magical character, the wizard very successfully devises both defensive and offensive stances. A wizard is often immune to attacks from grounded foes.

To start with, you will have to pick and choose from among these characters to form your team. As the game advances, you can add to your team by recruiting RNPCs. Besides, the customization feature allows you to train your characters in different warfare techniques and strategies, side by side equipping them with arms and accessories.

As players, there are various ways that you can acquire characters. A limited number of RNPCs are available as part of the Granado Espada Limited Signature Edition Box Set and you will have to use the code of the card to put that character to use. You can make purchases from the Bazaar (or Cash Shop) or choose to trade with other players. (You must remember that each player is allowed the use of a RNPC card only once and once a RNPC is inducted into the Barracks, it cannot be re-used. The tradable feature of some RNPC cards helps at this juncture. Hence, it is quite common that various teams have the same RNPCs.)

Barracks

Now that you have some idea about the characters, it is time to get introduced to the ‘Barracks’ concept. Quite like army garrisons, you are required to maintain your characters in Barracks in order to exercise a better control over your characters. The strength of individual barracks can go up to nine characters. Each player is allowed a maximum of eight barracks per account.

Clans/Factions

As a player, you can join hands with other players to form a clan/group/faction. The factions eventually join either the Royalists or Republicans to give the game (and hence the war) a befitting/logical closing by establishing unambiguous authority of any one among these two.

Levels and Stances

Your characters will start out at Level 1 and go up successive levels as the game advances. (RNPCs, of course, are exception to this rule and can begin at different levels.) Once your characters make it to Level 100, they are promoted/acknowledged as Veterans. Your characters can reach higher levels – if they are between Level 110 and Level 120, they are accepted as Experts and on reaching Level 120 and above, characters are acclaimed as Masters.

Stances (as well as skills) are essentially typical of the characters and the so you will never have everyone using all the skills or taking just any stances. Another basic thing about stances is that you will have to make your characters learn the skills/stances or else these cannot be put to use.

THE GAME

The Play-Zone

The play-zone or the play-area is spread across towns that have perilous dungeons separating them. The dungeons (that are divided into three to five levels, with mobs guarding the different levels) are discernible by innumerable boxes and barrels that lie scattered all over the place.

[The boxes and barrels are unique in that they act as anti-AFK features of the game (they do not let your characters stand at a place while the game is on) but then you will have to move your characters cautiously lest you will be inviting more trouble in the form of counter-attack if you hit a barrel/box accidentally].

Missions and Waypoints

Missions, so to speak, are ‘specific commands’ that you will need to follow as a player (with the help of your team of characters). Actually, the game is all about accomplishing the ‘missions’ (also known as quest-lines) – the missions bring to you a whole lot of rewards (currency, equipments, Glaziums*, RNPC** cards, etc.) and thus decide the course of the game centered on the continent of Granado Espada and the colonial Vespanola-regime. So the more number of missions you accomplish, the greater will be your gains as a player. Remember, your missions are definitely going to be different from your friend’s or just any others’.

[Glaziums* or Polishers are a recent addition to the game and are to be used as pioneer weaponry and armors in your quest for dominance over Granado Espada and its people.

RNPC** is an acronym for Recruitable Non-Player Character. RNPC’s help you inch towards your goal of establishing Vespanolan-supremacy.]

Waypoints, on the other hand, are ‘safety locations’ chosen by the player(s). To begin with, you can have as many as 5 Waypoints, to which you can add 5 more by making purchase from the Cash Shop. This Keyboard/Mouse game gives you access to Teleporters or Warp Scroll to ferry you to the safe-positions. Thus, you need not undertake exploration trips to find the key towns, but will have ready admittance to them.

Method of Operating your Team

Now we come to the method. You can implement any of the below mentioned methods to operate your team:

Defend

You can choose to defend or protect. This, of course, will involve attacking, chasing down your mobs/opponents/adversaries whenever they invade your territory. (In this case, there will be healers to auto-heal the teammates.)

Hold

Holding is much like defending, the only difference being that your characters cannot budge from their places.

Harvest

Harvest is no harmless reaping, rather some aggressive plundering and looting other’s territories.

Assault

Assault, as you can understand, involves overpowering your opponents by brute force even as you move your characters to a chosen/special position.

Ordering Your Team

Similarly, you can give orders in two ways – issuing common orders for all the characters at once or giving specific orders to individual characters.

Playing Granado Espada.

Granado Espada has evoked mixed reactions – while the game’s novel real-life setting and MCC features have been received warmly, the rather ‘tedious’ quests have had critics terming it quite ‘frustrating’. In spite of this, Granado Espada is indeed a unique gaming experience because of its extraordinary visuals and sound. If you would like to play Granado Espada, just download this free-to-play fantasy MMORPG. The System requirements are listed below:

• Windows 2000 or Windows XP and above
• Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or AMD equivalent.
• 512 MB or more of RAM
• GeForce 2 MX400 64 M
• DirectX 9.0c or above
• 4.4 GB (pre-patch) free hard drive space
• Internet connection

All you need now are your wits and dexterity with the keyboard/mouse!