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Player vs Player in Blade and Soul is divided into two modes of play: World PVP, which is based on an optional flagging system regulated by specific costumes, and Arena PVP, which is based on 1 vs 1 or 3 vs 3 matches.

World PVP[edit | edit source]

World PvP is completely optional for players, and is supported by a flagging system manipulated by the use of costumes (for example, Crimson Legion vs Cerulean Order).

Players who wish to actively engage in player battles need to equip special PvP costumes and will be "flagged". They then can duel with the opponents who wear the opposite faction's costume freely. The character's name changes to red as well as the names of other players wearing the costume of different factions. Players will not be able to attack players whose names are not red, and when flagged they will be open to attack by any flagged players not in their faction. No one can fight against those who do not wear any costume.

Swapping out gear while in combat is not allowed, and changing from a faction costume to a neutral costume takes about 5 seconds. Changing from a neutral to a faction costume is immediate.

Some notes:

  • World pvp is not equalized.
  • No handicap penalty
  • Putting on a faction costume also unlocks daily factions quests and faction-specific ports.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Once the opponent within a valid level range is successfully taken down, the player is rewarded with a temporary currency known as Prestige Points, which accumulates with every kill. These points can be stolen from other players if the player falls to their blade. These points are reset when you are defeated, remove faction costume, change channel, taking a Windstride, leave the zone, or log out of the game.

Prestige Points can be traded in for reputation within a faction. All players start at Faction Rank 10, and through acquiring reputation, will progress all the way up to Rank 1. The maximum amount of Prestige Points that can be collected increases as Faction Rank increases. Players can swap factions at any point, but will lose all accumulated reputation and will have to start over from Faction Rank 10 if they ever decide to swap back.

Locations[edit | edit source]

The locations where the Warring Factions are fighting over resources are noted on the map by the red and blue tents. These camps also have PVP quests, vendors, and non-player faction members to battle.

Arena PVP[edit | edit source]

Participate in 1v1 or 3v3 and win Zen Beans to purchase PVP exclusive equipment.

Players can use the Arena lobby in order to do arena pvp, once in the lobby select either 1v1 or 3v3/6v6 ( 3v3 and 6v6 are only in Korean version at the moment)

  • Note that special potions (instant heal), talismans (removes any negative effect) has 3 minute cooldown
  • Celestial Beans are rewarded for winning, which can be used to buy potionss costumes, etc from the Celestial Bean Merchant
  • Players get a minimum of 10 beans for losing
  • Note: Arena is rank only

Korean BnS is currently testing different types of Game mode:

  • 6v6
    • Capture points / Domination
  • 3v3
    • Players will be doing regular 1v1.
    • Leader can swap the party member that is dueling during the match.