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Blade Master icon.pngBlade Master
Hong character 7.png
Difficulty
3.5/5, Hard
Race(s)
Jin, Yun
Weapon
Swords

The Blade Master (not to be confused with Blade Dancer) is a "Warrior" class that specializes in sword combat to deliver a variety of attacks. Blade Masters do not have high static defense but are adept at parrying and evading their enemies' blows and then following up with counter attacks. Blade Master can also go on the offensive with their "Batto Jutsu" (Draw) stance to inflict heavy blows. As far as range, Blade Masters can use Flying Sword techniques that will harm their enemies from afar.

Races[edit | edit source]

This class has race limitations and can only be played with the following races: the Jin and the Yun.

Resource Mechanic[edit | edit source]

Focus Points

As with all classes, Blade Masters use a resource mechanic called "Focus" to call forth their abilities and combos. A point is added to the Blade Master's Focus bar every time a basic combo or move is used. The larger, more complicated moves will require a certain amount of Focus points to perform and will consume the Focus points upon use. Additionally, Blade Masters are known for their high Focus regeneration over time, which may be seen through the mechanic of Cyclone.

Keep in mind that the name of this resource mechanic is an unofficial translation and may be named something completely different in the other regions' retail versions. "Focus" is used in the NA/EU client versions.

Skills[edit | edit source]

Damage values based off level 45 Blade Master base stats. Updated on Jan. 23, 2016, for NA/EU client. Skills in this section have no ability points invested into them.


Skill Level Focus Range Area Cast Time Cooldown Prerequisites Trainable
LB
Skill icon blademaster 0 1.png
Breeze
1 +1 3m Target Instant Instant Basic Stance Yes
Inflicts 54~66 damage. On canceling defense with Front Kick renders target Unconscious for 30 sec.


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Gale
1 +1 3m Target Instant Instant Basic Stance No
Inflicts 54~66 damage.


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Storm
1 +2 3m Target Instant Instant Basic Stance No
Inflicts 65~79 damage.


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Flicker
6 -1 Centered on Caster 2 x 5m [in front of caster] Instant Instant Draw Stance Yes
Inflicts 81~99 damage.


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Blade Echo
11 -1 Centered on Caster 2 x 5m [in front of caster] Instant Instant Upon Critical Flicker No
Inflicts 122~149 damage. Upon critical hit readies.


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Flying Sparrow
16 +1 16m 3m [circle around target] Instant 6 sec. Draw Stance No
Moves behind the enemy. On hit from behind enemy Stuns for 2 sec. Inflicts 5~7 damage. On enemies within range decreases movement speed by 50%.


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Cyclone
21 +6 Centered on Caster 2 x 5m [in front of caster] Instant 6 sec. On successful block while in Basic Stance. Upon successful Parry in Basic Stance. Yes
190~232 damage over 4 uses. After using Pierce and Heaven Split maximum boost. Available for use when resisted with Multislash Tier 4 Stage 2. Available for use when resisted with Pentaslash Tier 3 Move 2 and Move 3. Purges Immobility. Breaks from Snared status. Resists Immobilization for 2 sec. Changes stance to Basic Stance.


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Rising Eagle
16 -1 3m Target Instant Instant On Airborne target. Basic Stance. No
Inflicts 167~205 Flame damage. Increases evasion rate by 100%.


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Ascend
21 -3 3m Target Instant Instant On Airborne target. Basic Stance. No
Inflicts 502~614 damage. Increases evasion rate by 100%.


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Awakened Flicker
41 +1 3m Target Instant Instant Draw Stance No
Inflicts 270~330 damage. Available during Soulburn. Stacks 1 Bleed. Increases attack speed. Upon critical hit recovers 2 additional Focus.
RB
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Pierce
1 -3 3m Target Instant Instant Basic Stance Yes
Inflicts 149~182 damage. Boosted on consecutive use. On a successful block maximum boost. After using Cyclone maximum boost. On successful resist using Blindside maximum boost.


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Honed Slash
16 -3 3m Target Instant Instant Draw Stance Yes
Inflicts 313~383 Lightning damage. On hitting the enemy with Blade Storm, Grab, Phantom Grip, or Grapple inflicts additional 173~211 Lightning damage. On a Stunned, Dazed, or Knocked Down enemy inflicts additional 92~112 Lightning damage.


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Crash
16 -3 3m Target Instant Instant On Airborne target. Basic Stance. Yes
Inflicts 205~251 Lightning damage. Knocks down for 2 sec. On enemies within range Knocks Down for 2 sec. Increases evasion rate by 100%.


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Divine Retribution
26 0 1m 4m [circle around target] Instant 6 sec. During Dash, Jump, or Glide skills No
Descends. On enemies within range Stuns for 2 sec. Inflicts 11~13 Lightning damage. For each target hit recovers 1 Focus. Switches to Draw Stance.


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Heavenly Dance
36 -1 16m Target Instant 45 sec. On Airborne target. Basic Stance. No
Inflicts 486~594 Lightning damage. Increases evasion rate by 100%.
F
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Stomp
1 +2 3m Target Instant 1.1 sec. On Knocked Down target. Basic Stance. Yes
Inflicts 22~26 damage.


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Flash Step
6 0 Centered on Caster 2 x 8m [in front of caster] Instant 24 sec. Upon critical hit during Flicker Yes
Inflicts 270~330 Lightning damage. When enemy is killed recovers 10 Focus. Upon critical hit can be used 3 uses consecutively.


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Take Flight
16 -2 3m Target Instant 24 sec. Stuns or Dazes enemy. Basic Stance. Yes
Inflicts 162~198 damage. On Stunned or Dazed enemy launches target into air.


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Retreat
11 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 12 sec. While in a Knocked Down, Dazed, or Unconscious state No
Escapes from Knockdown, Daze, and Unconscious. Moves back 4m. Resists damage and status effects.
Tab
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Lunar Slash
1 -2 Centered on Caster 3m [circle around caster] Instant Instant None Yes
Inflicts 108~132 damage. Boosted on consecutive use.


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Second Wind
11 +3 Centered on Caster 3m [circle around caster] Instant 36 sec. During a Knocked Down or Unconscious state Yes
Escape from Knockdown or Unconscious. Resists damage and status effects. After using resists damage and status effects for 0.5 sec. Next skill ignores resistance.
1
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Block
1 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 2 sec. None Yes
Blocks frontal attaks for 3 sec. On a successful skill Pierce and Heaven Split maximum boost. On a successful skill recovers 1 Focus. Switches to Basic Stance.


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Thrash
6 0 3m Target Instant 1 sec. During a Grabbed or Phantom Gripped state No
Inflicts 108~132 damage.


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Whirl
6 0 Centered on Caster 3m [180 degree cone in front of caster] Instant 12 sec. During a Knocked Down state No
Inflicts 32~40 damage. On a successful skill resist Knock Down, Groggy, Stun and Knock Back for 1 sec.
2
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Rush
1 +2 16m Target Instant 6 sec. Basic Stance Yes
Inflicts 11~13 damage.


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Raid
1 0 16m Target Instant 24 sec. Draw Stance Yes
Inflicts 11~13 Lightning damage.


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Reversal
16 -2 3m Target Instant 9 sec. During a Grappled, Grabbed, or Phantom Gripped state No
Inflicts 140~172 damage. Escapes from Grapple, Grab, or Phantom Grip. When using in response to an enemy attack triggers effect.
3
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Anklebiter
1 -3 Centered on Caster 3m [180 degree cone in front of caster] Instant 18 sec. Basic Stance Yes
Knocks Down for 2 sec. Inflicts 81~99 damage.


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Five Point Strike
24 -2 16m Target Instant 45 sec. Draw Stance Yes
389~475 Flame damage over 5 uses. Switches to Basic Stance


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Counterstrike
26 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 12 sec. During a Knocked Down state No
Counters for 0.8 sec. On a successful skill escapes from Knockdown. On a successful skill Knocks Down for 3 sec. On a successful skill inflicts 70~86 damage. On a successful skill resist Knock Down, Groggy, Stun and Knock Back for 1 sec.
4
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Lightning Draw
1 -1 Centered on Caster 2 x 5m [in front of caster] Instant 36 sec. None Yes
Inflicts 243~297 Lightning damage. Switches to Draw Stance.
Z
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Soaring Falcon
1 +1 16m Target 0.3 sec. 9 sec. Basic Stance Yes
Inflicts 54~66 damage. During Dash, Jump, or Glide skills available for use.


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Blitzblade Scourge
16 0 16m Target Instant 18 sec. While using Flock of Blades Yes
Inflicts 135~165 Shadow damage. Switches to Retrieve Flock of Blades.
X
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Boot
1 -2 3m Target Instant 9 sec. Basic Stance Yes
Inflicts 54~66 damage. Cancels defensive skills. Stacks 1 Bleed. On a defending enemy Stuns for 2 sec. Casting enemy Stuns for 2 sec.


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Warding Spirit
16 -2 Centered on Caster 5m [circle around caster] Instant 18 sec. Basic Stance. While using Flock of Blades. No
Party members within range resists projectiles. Party members within range decreases damage taken by 15%. Upon every resist recovers 1% HP.


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Blade Storm
16 -2 16m Target Instant 18 sec. Draw Stance. While using Flock of Blades. No
324~396 Shadow damage over 3 uses.
C
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Shoulder Charge
26 -2 3m Target Instant 24 sec. Basic Stance Yes
Dazes for 2 sec. Inflicts 194~238 damage. Recovers 10% HP.


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Lightning Rod
16 -3 16m 4m [circle around target] Instant 18 sec. While using Flock of Blades Yes
324~396 Lightning damage for 6 sec.
V
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Flock of Blades
16 0 Centered on Caster 3m [circle around caster] Instant 1 min. Basic Stance Yes
Inflicts 108~132 Shadow damage. Unable to reset cooldown. Flock of Blades skills available. Resists Immobilization while using Soul Blade. Breaks from Snared status. Pierces defense.


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Whirling Scourge
16 -2 Centered on Caster 3m [circle around caster] Instant 18 sec. While using Flock of Blades No
405~495 Shadow damage over 5 uses. On every hit recovers 2 Focus.
Q
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Blindside
6 0 3m Target Instant 8 sec. None No
Available for use. On resist Pierce and Heaven split maximum boost. On resist readies Flash Step. Switches to Draw Stance.
E
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Blindside
6 0 3m Target Instant 8 sec. None No
Available for use. On resist Pierce and Heaven split maximum boost. On resist readies Flash Step. While in Draw Stance stance can use without cooldown. Switches to Basic Stance.
S
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Evade
6 +1 Centered on Caster Target Instant 8 sec. None No
Moves back 8m. Escapes from Freeze. Resists damage and status effects. Use with S,S. Purges Immobility. Increases movement speed by 30% for 4 sec.



Skill Tree[edit | edit source]

All skills until level 15 are obtained automatically. From there on, after completing the storyline quest around level 15, all skills and upgrades obtained through the skill tree. Each row requires the first column to be trained first before training any other talents on that row.

BM Skill Tree


Numbers and effects should be up to date as of April 24, 2013. Skill names are not translated.

Name Requirement Description
Row 1
Skill icon blademaster 0 61.png Obtain 신검합일, 습격 Lv15 See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 3.png Improved 폭풍 1 Lv16 Increase chi regen to 3
Skill icon blademaster 0 6.png Improved 막기 1 rank 1 Lv16 Maintain block longer

Maintain block for 3.5s
Cooldown increased to 2.5s

Skill icon blademaster 0 6.png Improved 막기 1 rank 2 Lv16
Improved 막기 rank 1
Maintain block longer

Maintain block for 4s
Cooldown increased to 3s

Skill icon blademaster 0 4.png Improved 찌르기 1 Lv16 Damage increased

Chi cost increased to 3

Skill icon blademaster 0 21.png Improved 번개베기 1 Lv16 Damage increased

Bonus damage to stunned, groggy, grabbed, force choked targets

Skill icon blademaster 0 26.png Improved 만월베기 1 Lv16 Becomes instant cast after block, evade
Skill icon blademaster 0 34.png Improved 일섬 1 Lv16 Damage increased

Bonus damage to downed, takedowned targets

Skill icon blademaster 0 47.png Improved 회피, 만월베기 Lv16 Switch to draw stance on use
Skill icon blademaster 0 59.png Obtain 누워막기, 받아치기 Lv16 See skill description above


Row 2
Skill icon blademaster 0 10.png Obtain 올려베기, 비상 Lv20
5 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 3.png Improved 폭풍 2 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 폭풍 1
Applies bleed

Chi regen decreased to 2

Skill icon blademaster 0 6.png Improved 막기 2 rank 1 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 막기 1 rank 2
Added parry

Parries 1 attack during the first 0.5s and stuns the enemy
Maintain time decreased to 2s and cooldown decreased to 1s

Skill icon blademaster 0 6.png Improved 막기 2 rank 2 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 막기 2 rank 1
Added consecutive parry

Parries multiple attacks during the first 0.5s and stuns the enemies

Skill icon blademaster 0 4.png Improved 찌르기 2 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 찌르기 1
Charge time decreased after each consecutive use up to 2 times
Skill icon blademaster 0 21.png Improved 번개베기 2 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 번게배기 1
Crit increased

Crit increased by 10% for 3s

Skill icon blademaster 0 26.png Improved 만월베기 2 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 만월베기 1
Lifesteal added

Lifesteal 20% when the skill is cast instantly after blocking, evading

Skill icon blademaster 0 34.png Improved 일섬 2 Lv21
6 points trained
Improved 일섬 1
Damage increased

Change to single target

Skill icon blademaster 0 19.png Improved 발도 1 Lv21
6 points trained
Stun added

Stun effect has a 45s cooldown
Unable to use 쾌검

Skill icon blademaster 1 9.png Obtain 벗어나기 Lv21
6 points trained
See skill description above


Row 3
Skill icon blademaster 0 64.png Obtain 풍월도 Lv25
10 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 3.png Improved 폭풍 3 Lv26
11 points trained
Improved 폭풍 2
Block chance increased

Upon successful attack, block increased by 20% for 8s
Bleed removed

Skill icon blademaster 0 45.png Obtain 회전베기 Lv26
11 points trained
Improved 막기 2 rank 2
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 4.png Improved 찌르기 3 Lv26
11 points trained
Improved 찌르기 2
Attack multiple enemies in an area of effect

Decrease charge time effect removed

Skill icon blademaster 0 21.png Improved 번개베기 3 Lv26
11 points trained
Improved 번개베기 2
2s groggy added

Increased crit effect removed
Damage reduced
Cooldown decreased to 30s

Skill icon blademaster 0 26.png Improved 만월베기 3 Lv26
11 points trained
Improved 만월베기 2
Groggy added

Lifesteal removed
2 chi regen instead of consuming 2 chi
Cooldown increased to 36s

Skill icon blademaster 0 63.png Obtain 급소베기 Lv26
11 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 19.png Improved 발도 2 Lv26
11 points trained
Improved 발도 1
Damage, crit increased

Crit increased by 10% for 3s
Change to single target, range decreased to 3m
Stun removed

Skill icon blademaster 0 18.png Obtain 승천, 추락 Lv26
11 points trained
See skill description above


Row 4
Skill icon blademaster 0 53.png Obtain Summoned Sword Stance (어검 발산, 어검 베기, 어검 연속베기) Lv30
15 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 64.png Improved 풍월도 1 Lv31
16 points trained
Charge time decreased

Can be used up to 3 times consecutively
Each consecutive use decreases the charge time by 0.3s

Skill icon blademaster 0 45.png Improved 회전베기 (left) Lv31
16 points trained
Obtain 회전베기
Additional chi regen

Chi regen increased to 7
15 chi regen over time

Skill icon blademaster 0 45.png Improved 회전베기 (right) Lv31
16 points trained
Obtain 회전베기
Resist damage, Increase aggro

Resist all damage during cast
Damage and aggro increased
9 chi regen over time
Cooldown increased to 9s

Skill icon blademaster 1 1.png Obtain 어검징표 Lv31
16 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 24.png Obtain 오연베기 Lv31
16 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 63.png Improved 급소베기 1 Lv31
16 points trained
Obtain 급소베기
Make enemies unable to use defensive skills
Skill icon blademaster 0 19.png Improved 발도 3 Lv31
16 points trained
Improved 발도 2
Lifesteal added

100% lifesteal every 45s
Increased crit effect removed

Skill icon blademaster 0 58.png Obtain 보호령 Lv31
16 points trained
See skill description above


Row 5
Skill icon blademaster 0 53.png Obtain 어깨치기 Lv35
20 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 64.png Improved 풍월도 2 Lv36
21 points trained
Improved 풍월도 1
Lifesteal added

100% lifesteal
Consecutive use removed
Damage reduced

Skill icon blademaster 0 6.png Improved 막기 3 Lv36
21 points trained
Improved 회전베기 (left)
돌진 cooldown reset after a successful parry

Heal 1% and regen 3 chi after a successful parry

Skill icon blademaster 0 53.png Improved 어검 발산 1 Lv36
21 points trained
Heal 10% health
Skill icon blademaster 1 1.png Improved 어검징표 Lv36
21 points trained
Obtain 어검징표
Increase aggro
Skill icon blademaster 0 24.png Improved 오연베기 Lv36
21 points trained
Obtain 어검징표
Attack multiple enemies
Groggy, knockup added

2s groggy
Knocks up stunned, groggy targets
Damage reduced

Skill icon blademaster 0 63.png Improved 급소베기 2 Lv36
21 points trained
Improved 급소베기 1
2s stun added

Regen 2 chi
Cooldown decreased to 36s

Skill icon blademaster 1 2.png Obtain 쌍비연 Lv36
21 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 57.png Obtain 수호령 Lv36
21 points trained
See skill description above


Row 6
Skill icon blademaster 1 4.png Obtain 어검 회수 Lv40
25 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 42.png Improved 어깨치기 Lv41
26 points trained
2s groggy added

Chi cost increased to 2
Cooldown increased to 30s

Skill icon blademaster 0 56.png Improved 어검 연속베기 Lv41
26 points trained
Fire 6 blades at once

Overall damage increased
Increase aggro removed
Ends summoned sword stance

Skill icon blademaster 0 53.png Improved 어검 발산 2 Lv41
26 points trained
Improved 어검 발산 1
Can be used while stunned, downed, groggy, takedowned, grabbed, force choked

Heal removed

Skill icon blademaster 1 3.png Obtain 혈기둥 Lv41
26 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 49.png Obtain 천무 Lv41
26 points trained
Improved 오연베기
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 55.png Obtain 회천령 Lv41
26 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 0 62.png Obtain 번개찍기 Lv41
26 points trained
See skill description above


Row 7
Skill icon blademaster 1 5.png Obtain 뇌령 Lv45
30 points trained
See skill description above
Skill icon blademaster 1 4.png Improved 어검 회수 Lv46
31 points trained
Range increased to 4x12m, stun duration increased to 2s
Skill icon blademaster 0 9.png Improved 하단베기 Lv46
31 points trained
6s 50% slow and dash disable added
Skill icon blademaster 0 13.png Improved 역습 Lv46
31 points trained
Can use 찌르기 or 일섬 with no cast time upon dodging
Skill icon blademaster 1 5.png Improved 뇌령 Lv46
31 points trained
Damage increased

Changed to single target

Skill icon blademaster 0 55.png Improved 회천령 Lv46
31 points trained
Obtain 회천령
Chi regen added

1 chi regen per second
1 chi regen per hit
Additional 2 chi regen on crit

Media[edit | edit source]

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

The following screenshots were taken from the character creation screen at NA launch in 2016.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Blade Master Skills Blade Master Skill & Combo Introduction


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