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The Destroyer

The Destroyers' power comes from their immense physical strength. They wield large axes to deliver fatal blows to their enemy targets. They also enjoy taking advantage of their winning situations, grabbing enemy corpses and tossing them at other foes. Destroyers have great defence, which makes dealing with melee attackers and multiple enemies at once much easier for them. Destroyer bodies were trained to withstand even the harshest attack; they often become the strong root of their allies.

Destroyers are the classic short distance, slow, and heavy hitting tank-fighters. Almost all of their skills are offensive and contain splash damage. With such a powerful and gargantuan weapons, the Destroyers excel at fighting multiple mobs at once, while their grabbing capabilities allow them to leave victims vulnerable to everyone else.

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[edit] Races

This class has race limitations and can only be played with the Gon.

[edit] Resource Mechanic

In the final release, Destroyers use the same Chi Bar system as other classes.

An empty Rage bar

Pre-release, Destroyers were intended use Rage to call forth their devastating abilities. When a Destroyer lands a simple attack, he/she will gain Rage. They will need a certain amount of Rage in order to call out the more devastating abilities. Once those abilities are used, they will consume the Rage. Unlike the Force Master's Inner Chi (Mana), the Rage bar starts at zero and increases as you attack. The Rage bar will also increase while taking direct damage.

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.


[edit] Skills

The following list is incomplete and is a WIP. Ability names are also unofficial translations of Blade & Soul's Chinese version; official translations may vary.

Icon Name Level Hotkey Cost Cooldown Requirements Description Skill-Tree?
Judgement.png Judgement 1 LMB N/A N/A None This is the standard quick combo for the Destroyer. This skill has 3 moves as you press the LMB. Its attacks regenerate the Destroyer's Chi (10%/10%/20%), so use it often. Yes
Destruction.png Destruction 1 RMB 30% Instant None Slam your weapon down on an enemy in front of you with an axe. With high damage and low "Rage" cost, this skill comes very useful in early stages of the game. After you Kick your enemy and hurl him to the floor, follow up with Destruction. The skill accelerates with each casting. Yes
Gale.png Gale 1 Tab 10% Instant None Destroyer swings the axe in a large circular motion multiple times, damaging all nearby mobs. The Destroyer can move around while using this attack for better positioning. Use this ability when fighting multiple mobs. Yes
Kick.png Kick 1 Z 10% 9 seconds None The Destroyer gets up-close to his current target and kicks him down, knocking him down for 2 seconds. Yes
Charge.png Charge 6 2 N/A 30 seconds None The Destroyer rushes up to the enemy with a shoulder blow, stunning him for 2 seconds, while regenerating 10% Chi. If used on a knocked down enemy, the enemy will remain knocked-down for a longer period of time. Use this to close gaps and set up for combos.
Grab.png Grab 6 F 10% 18 seconds Downed enemy Destroyer grabs enemy from the throat or if they are large, lifts their whole body for 4 seconds. Only usable on knocked-down/stunned/guarding enemies. When an enemy is Grabbed, a new set of Grab-specific abilities will replace the original. Note that if an enemy is lifted rather than grabbed, certain abilities will be unavailable for use. Yes
Ground slam.png Ground Slam 6 Z 10% Instant Grabbed an enemy Destroyer slams his/her enemy on the ground in front of him, dealing AOE damage and potentially sending enemies in the way sprawling to the ground. Yes
Rampage 6 LMB N/A Instant Grabbed an enemy or Using Iron Wall The Destroyer smashes the enemy currently in his hand with his axe, while regenerating Chi. If in Iron Wall mode, the Destroyer stabs forward with the blunt end of his axe.
FierceWind.png Fierce Wind 6 Tab 20% Instant Grabbed an enemy Using the enemy he Grabbed, the Destroyer swings him around in a circular motion, hitting all enemies around him. The Destroyer is able to move while using this attack.
Earthquake.png Earthquake 11 1 N/A 18 seconds None The Destroyer jumps towards his target, slamming down with a shockwave that stuns all enemies around him for 2 seconds, while regenerating 10% Chi. This attack has the longest range out of the Destroyer's abilities and is thus the Destroyer's main method of closing in. Yes
Headbutt 11 1 N/A Instant Grabbed an enemy The Destroyer head-butts the enemy in his head, dealing a high amount of damage and removing Suppression effects on himself. Yes
Revenge 15 2 N/A 12 seconds When knocked down The knock-downed Destroyer retaliates against the target within 8 metres of him. If the counter is successful, the enemy is knocked-down for 3 seconds while being dealt minor damage.
Uprising Gale 15 Tab N/A 36 seconds When knocked down or paralyzed The Destroyer lifts himself back up into a Gale attack, immune to damage and status effects while having his movement speed increased, dealing damage to those around him. Note the long cooldown time.
Uprising Gale (short) 15 1 N/A 12 seconds When knocked down The Destroyer lifts himself back up into a Gale attack, but if he is attacked in the middle of casting, he will remain knocked-down for an additional second.. Not to be mistaken with the normal Uprising Gale above; they may look the same, but this version is vulnerable, deals less damage and lacks the immunities and speed buff in exchange for a much lower cooldown.
Shield block.png Iron Wall 16 V N/A N/A N/A Destroyer summons a bone shield from his body which allows him/her to block enemy attacks from the front, while restoring 20% health over 4 seconds.
Leg Stomp 19 3 20% 45 seconds N/A The Destroyer slams his foot into the ground, turning the area around him into a fiery field. The ability deals initial damage, but the field deals even more damage to enemies within it over a period of 8 seconds. Useful to dealing with surrounding melee mobs. Yes

[edit] Media

[edit] Screenshots

The following screenshots were taken from Blade & Soul's G-Star 2010 playable demo.

[edit] Videos

Destroyer Skills Destroyer Skill & Combo Introduction


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