Ragnarok Online Swordsman/Knight Guide Version 3.0 Created by: jygting This FAQ can be ONLY found at: GamerHelp (www.gamehelp.com) 1. Author's Note 2. Starting Status on your Novice 3. Job Changing 3a. Novice to Swordsman 3b. Swordsman to Knight 4. Basic Skills/ Comodo Skills 4a. Novice 4b. Swordsman 4c. Knight 5. Best way to gain Zeny quickly... 6. Version History 7. About the Author 8. Credits ------------ 1. Author's Note ------------ Hello and welcome to my Philippine Ragnarok Online Swordsman (or Swordie)/ Knight Guide! I'll simply help you to become this job and guide you how to level up you character stronger. Well then, shall we get started? ------------ 2. Starting Status on your Novice ------------ I kinda start my status on my Novice based on my favoritism. There are some things that you should know before choosing which stauses you want to pick: If you choose: Str - Int will decrease Vit - Dex will decrease Luk - Agi will decrease Agi - Luk will decrease Dex - Vit will decrease Int - Str will decrease Natural Swordie (My all-out starting stats! T_T) Str: 5 Agi: 5 Vit: 5 Dex: 5 Int: 5 Luk: 5 + The balancer of all statuses on the RO history....LOL! + May deal a lot of damage to enemies (or so-called 50-50 chance)also on rare items too... - Deals damage less or greater..... Str/Agi/Vit Swordie Str: 9 Agi: 9 Vit: 9 Dex: 1 Int: 1 Luk: 1 + The most common status of the players who want to be tough because of their Vit + Loves to hit hard (Str) attacks quickly and evades most of the time (Agi) but they'll be more faster on 2-Handed Quicken effect...... - Bad part is, you'll only to get a chance to hit them critically beacuse of low Dex Agi/Dex Hybrid Str: 1 Agi: 9 Vit: 1 Dex: 9 Int: 1 Luk: 1 + The speedster character who like to deals damage really fast and critically (Agi/Dex) - Attack power is low, you'll have to purchase/forge weapons to make it stronger and powerful... Str/Agi/Dex Swordie Str: 9 Agi: 9 Vit: 1 Dex: 9 Int: 1 Luk: 1 + Combination of power and speed who likes to kill enemies quickly without hesitation - Defense is poor and tends to deal a chunk of damage from enemies... - Needs to buy a lot of healing items/armors for survival... Pure Vit Swordie Str: 5 Agi: 5 Vit: 9 Dex: 1 Int: 5 Luk: 5 + This only focuses on defense and others are optional... + You can also choose a pure Str, Agi, or Dex Swordie if you prefer... + This status is much tougher than ever (if only focused on Vit) and has a lot of HP in battles... Note: When you become a Swordsman or a Knight and your Vit is the more you spent on, use Spear Weapons(Spear, Pike, Glaive, etc..)and if it is Agi you most spent on, use 1-Handed Weapons (Ring Pommel Saber, Rapier, Blade, Falchion, etc..) or 2-Handed Weapons (Katana, Tsurugi, Slayer, etc..) ------------ 3. Job Changing ------------ 3a. Novice to Swordsman After your Job Lv. is at 10, go back to Izlude and head to Swordsman Association located at the western part of your map. Talk to the Swordsman guide in the middle and choose "I want to be a Swordsman", you'll be prompted to pass the three tests. After finishing the three tests, the guide will congratulate you and ta-daa!! Your a Swordsman now!! 3b. Swordsman to Knight After your Job Lv. is at 40, go to Prontera and head to the Chivalry which is located at far northwest of the map. Inside, talk to the Knight Guide and choose "I want to become a Knight", you'll be asked to pay 2,500z and after that, you'll be now a Knight. Congratulations!! ------------ 4. Basic Skills ------------ 4a. Novice (Basic Skill Book) LV. 1: Enable to trade with other players 2: Enable to use Emoticons (hold Alt and press either nos. 0-9) 3: Enable to sit (press Insert key) 4: Enable to open a Chatroom (hold and press Alt+C) 5: Enable to join party (type /join [Party Name]) 6: Enable to use extra storage 7: Enable to organize a party (type /organize [Party Name]) 8: Enable to use Alignment System 9: Enable to change one's profession (Job Change) Comodo Skills First Aid - recovers 5 HP per SP use SP Cost: 3 Requirements: Novice Job Level 7, 3 Red Herbs, 3 Clover, Rotten Bandage How to obtain it: Go to the Tool Shop located on the western side of Prontera and talk to Nami the Nurse and she will give you the items needed then head to the Prontera Castle to find the NPC Chief Nurse. Talk to him and he'll give you the Sterilized Bandage(this item will not be in your inventory), head back to the Shop and talk to Nami, she'll now teach you the First Aid Skill. Comment ko: Pretty useful on Novices and when Vit/defense below... Play Dead - pretends to be dead to avoid contact with aggressive monsters SP Cost: 5 Requirements: First Aid skill, Novice Base Level 7, Novice Card How to obatin it: Go to the Chivalry which is located far northwest of the map and talk to the NPC beside Reon Phon Prusch on the lower right of the screen, he will direct you to the NPC Chief Nurse in Prontera Castle. Once inside the Castle, go north, east twice and north again then talk to him. After the smack-talk discussion is done, he will give you the Novice Card, retrace your steps back to the Chivalry. Talk to him and he'll teach you the Play Dead Skill. Comment ko: Useful when you really hate agressive(mobs) or monsters to deal with. 4b. Swordsman Passive Skills Increase HP Recovery - increases HP recovery rate while standing/fighting/ sitting LV. 1: +5 HP every 10 secs. 2: +10 HP every 10 secs. 3: +15 HP every 10 secs. 4: +20 HP every 10 secs. 5: +25 HP every 10 secs. 6: +30 HP every 10 secs. 7: +35 HP every 10 secs. 8: +40 HP every 10 secs. 9: +45 HP every 10 secs. 10: +50 HP every 10 secs. Comment ko: Max this skill as soon as possible because this will be useful through all your journeys and also on fighting!! 1-Hand Sword Mastery - increases one hand sword damage on monsters LV. 1: Swd Damage +4 2: Swd Damage +8 3: Swd Damage +12 4: Swd Damage +16 5: Swd Damage +20 6: Swd Damage +24 7: Swd Damage +28 8: Swd Damage +32 9: Swd Damage +36 10: Swd Damage +40 Comment ko: Useful if your using a One-hand sword and defense will be more higher when shield is equipped... 2-Handed Sword Mastery - increases two hand sword damage on monsters LV. 1: Swd Damage +5 2: Swd Damage +10 3: Swd Damage +15 4: Swd Damage +20 5: Swd Damage +25 6: Swd Damage +30 7: Swd Damage +35 8: Swd Damage +40 9: Swd Damage +45 10: Swd Damage +50 Comment ko: This will be more useful and powerful but the worst one is you don't need a shield because your using a two-handed sword, so this is recommended who loves quick and powerful swordie.... Active Skills Bash - damages the enemy with great might LV. 1: 130% Damage SP Consumption 8 2: 160% Damage SP Consumption 8 3: 190% Damage SP Consumption 8 4: 220% Damage SP Consumption 8 5: 250% Damage SP Consumption 8 6: 280% Damage SP Consumption 15 7: 310% Damage SP Consumption 15 8: 340% Damage SP Consumption 15 9: 370% Damage SP Consumption 15 10: 400% Damage SP Consumption 15 Comment ko: Pick this skill if you want to kill enemies faster, my tip is to use a two-handed sword if you want to deal more damage like hell... Provoke - attracts enemies, luring onto you and attacks you (not effective on undead creatures) defense power decreases but attack power increases LV. 1: Attack +1%, Defense -3% SP Consumption 4 2: Attack +2%, Defense -6% SP Consumption 4 3: Attack +3%, Defense -9% SP Consumption 4 4: Attack +4%, Defense -12% SP Consumption 4 5: Attack +5%, Defense -15% SP Consumption 7 6: Attack +6%, Defense -18% SP Consumption 7 7: Attack +7%, Defense -21% SP Consumption 7 8: Attack +8%, Defense -24% SP Consumption 7 9: Attack +9%, Defense -27% SP Consumption 7 10: Attack +10%, Defense -30% SP Consumption 7 Comment ko: Use this skill if you're lazy to move and let the enemy to come over you. This is also useful if you're planning to tank your friend... Magnum Break - deals a fire elemental damage on splash area, consumes 15 SP and some HP. SP Cost: 15 Requirements: Lv. 5 Bash LV. 1: 15 HP Consumed, 110% Damage 2: 15 HP Consumed, 120% Damage 3: 15 HP Consumed, 130% Damage 4: 15 HP Consumed, 140% Damage 5: 15 HP Consumed, 150% Damage 6: 15 HP Consumed, 160% Damage 7: 15 HP Consumed, 170% Damage 8: 15 HP Consumed, 180% Damage 9: 15 HP Consumed, 190% Damage 10: 15 HP Consumed, 200% Damage Comment ko: Can be used on aggressive monster (aka mobs) to stop hitting you hard, thief bug for example, once you hit one, others will gang up to beat you. This skill saves you from them!! Endure - this skill prevents from flinching and attack speed is increased base on the duration time it was used. Requirements: Lv.5 Provoke Lv. 1: 10 Seconds 2: 13 Seconds 3: 16 Seconds 4: 19 Seconds 5: 22 Seconds 6: 25 Seconds 7: 28 Seconds 8: 31 Seconds 9: 34 Seconds 10: 37 Seconds Comment ko: Useful if you want to prevent from being flinched by the enemy and prefers to attack faster, you can also use Concentration or Awakening Potion and use this skill to attack more faster. Comodo Skills Auto Berserk (Active Skill) - casts Provoke on yourself when HP drops to red gauge. Requirements: Job level 35, 35 Powder of Butterflies, 10 Honey, 10 Horrendous Mouth, 10 Decayed Nail How to obtain it: Go to the Smithy/Trading Post located on the lower right of the map, then go to the next room, there you will see NPC Huan and he'll teach you the skill if you have the items needed. Comment ko: Not that useful if you plan to kill the enemy that hard, think first if you want to get this skill or not. This skill will be also cancelled if you're HP is on green gauge. Walking HP Recovery (Passive Skill) - recovers HP while walking Requirements: 500 Empty Bottles, 1 Padded Armor, 1 Rocker Doll How to obtain it: Go to the Drill Field located east of Izlude and talk to the NPC, he'll teach you the skill if you the items needed(note that the Padded Armor will not be taken as long as you equipped it, he'll just take the bottles and the doll) Comment ko: Instead of wasting healing items or sitting down just, why don't you take a walk to recover your HP. This is also useful with the Increase HP Recovery Skill(standing - Increase HP and walking - Walking HP). Fatal Blow (Passive Skill) - when the skill Bash is used, the enemy will have a chance to be stunned momentarily along the damage it attained. Requirements: Job Level 35, Bash Level 5, 10 Fire Arrows, 10 Silver Arrows, 1 Banana Juice, 5 Royal Jellies, 30 Tentacles How to obtain it: Go to the Chivalry located far northwest of Prontera and talk to Reon Phon Prusch and he'll teach you the skill if you have the items needed. Comment ko: This skill is practically needed on Swordie/Knight player who wants t heir enemy to get stun and dead easily. 4c. Knight Passive Skills Peco Peco Riding - Enables you to ride a Peco Peco Requirements: Lv.1 Endure Lv. 1: Enables you to ride a Peco Peco Comment ko: Use this if your lazy to walk, spear damage is also improved when riding but attack speed(Aspd) is slow, so Max Cavalry Mastery to improve attack speed. Cavalry Mastery - Improves Attack Speed(Aspd) when riding on a Peco Peco Requirements: Lv.1 Peco Peco Riding Lv. 1: 60% Attack Speed Damage 2: 70% Attack Speed Damage 3: 80% Attack Speed Damage 4: 90% Attack Speed Damage 5: 100% Attack Speed Damage Comment ko: Want to attack and move faster? Max this skill immediately! Spear Mastery - Increases spear damage against monsters Lv. 1: Spear Damage +4 (+5 with Peco Peco Riding) 2: Spear Damage +8 (+10 with Peco Peco Riding) 3: Spear Damage +12 (+15 with Peco Peco Riding) 4: Spear Damage +16 (+20 with Peco Peco Riding) 5: Spear Damage +20 (+25 with Peco Peco Riding) 6: Spear Damage +24 (+30 with Peco Peco Riding) 7: Spear Damage +28 (+35 with Peco Peco Riding) 8: Spear Damage +32 (+40 with Peco Peco Riding) 9: Spear Damage +36 (+45 with Peco Peco Riding) 10: Spear Damage +40 (+50 with Peco Peco Riding) Comment ko: Much more powerful if you ride with a Peco Peco, swords can be also used when riding Peco Peco. Active Skills Pierce - damages monsters based on their size. Only applicable for Spear class only. SP Cost: 7 Requirements: Lv.1 Spear Mastery Small Monsters - 1x Damage Medium Monsters - 2x Damage Large Monsters - 3x Damage Comment ko: This skill really has all the advantages of the enemies you deal with especially some big MVP's... Spear Stab - Knocks enemies back using spear and also knocks enemies back at the same time. Only applicable for Spear class only. SP Cost: 9 Requirements: Lv.5 Pierce Comment ko: Same as the Archer's Skill Arrow Charge....but this skill will move farther from the enemy even if he's far from the player... Spear Boomerang - Attacks an enemy on a distance with a Spear. Applicable for Spear Classes only. SP Cost: 10 Requirements: Lv.3 Pierce Comment ko: Like an archer, attacking an enemy on a distance but this is only available when you're using a Spear... Brandish Spear - a powerful spear attack that can be only used while riding on Peco Peco. SP Cost: 12 Requirements: Lv.3 Spear Stab, Lv.1 Peco Peco Riding Comment ko: This is an a-ok move!! Deals damage like hell when used on PvP Arena.... Auto Counter - counters the attack of the enemy with bigger damage. SP Cost: 2 Requirements: Lv.1 2-Handed Sword Mastery Comment ko: The most useful yet powerful and abusive skill. Str/Agi/Dex Knights use this skill, it even damages Mini-Bosses and MVP Bosses(can you say Baphomet? ^_^) 2-Hand Quicken - increases attack speed base on the level of the skill along the time alloted on the skill. SP Cost: 14 Lv. 1: 30 Seconds, SP Consumption 14 2: 60 Seconds, SP COnsumption 18 3: 90 Seconds, SP Consumption 22 4: 120 Seconds, SP Consumption 26 5: 150 Seconds, SP Consumption 30 6: 180 Seconds, SP Consumption 34 7: 210 Seconds, SP Consumption 38 8: 240 Seconds, SP Consumption 42 9: 270 Seconds, SP Consumption 46 10: 300 Seconds, SP Consumption 50 Comment ko: 2nd to the most power and abusive skill Knights also use. Agi Knights prefer to use this skill, this is good along with Concentration or Awakening Potion or Berserk Potion to quadruple the attack speed. The first I saw the name of the skill, I thought it was '2-Hand Chicken' and I say 'huh? 2-Hand Chicken?' (LOL eyesight ko n0h?) Bowling Bash - damages nearby enemies on a splash area, causing them to crash themselves. SP Cost: 12 Requirements: Lv.3 Magnum Break, Lv.10 Bash, Lv.5 2-Hand Quicken, Lv.5 2-Handed Mastery, Lv.5 Auto-Counter Comment ko: The beefed up version of Magnum break, this skill really saves your life from them. ------------ 5. Best way to gain Zeny quickly... ------------ Here are three ways: 1. Sell some unvaluable things like jellopies, fluffs, feathers but make sure you have this things A LOT for more money. 2. Make a room like 'S> Katana for 3k' or something like that but make sure that you don't scam them, just sell the equipments that you don't use and use common sense ok? 3. Try keeping valuable items like 3Carat/2Carat Diamonds, Opal, Sardonyx, Witherless Rose or something like that, having more than 10 or so is a LOT of moola.... I think these are the 3 ways to get more money.... ------------ 6. Version History ------------ Version 0.5 - Month of February 2004 Started making this guide, playing my Female Swordie in pRO and listing the skills. Version 1.0 - Month of March 2004 Not much of a update, still playing my character and tried cRO in a computer station, it's a kick! Version 2.0 - 04022004 Our 4th monthsary with my boyfriend, finished the rest of my guide but trying to know the rest of the skill effect. Version 2.1 - 04052004 Added more equipments, the effect of Hydra Card and some errors...Having a hard time downloading the patches on pRO so I can't play!! Version 2.2 - 04082004 Today is Holy Week, but RO gaming still continues to go for it...fix the Endure and 2-Hand Quicken skill..... Version 2.3 - 04132004 OK...corrected some errors, updated the skills, renwing equipments, anohter way for more money...nothing much! Version 2.4 - 04162004 Changed my playing schedule on pRO and added some eqiupments, sobrang puyat ako ngayon!! Trying to play the computer station's own RO!! Version 2.5 - 04262004 Added the Spear Boomerang description....nothing changed still!!! Version 2.6 - 05052004 Added the Spear Stab description and the 2-Hand Quicken SP Consumption....it's almost done!!! Version 2.7 - 05112004 Added the Brandish Spear description......at last it's done!!! Version 2.8 - 06192004 Just remove some of the contents on my FAQ.........but I promise I'll add it once it is published on the site....... Version 2.9 - 06282004 School's back and having a hard time sending this to Gamefaqs.....added some things and corrected some errors..... Version 3.0 - 04132006 Fixed errors. ------------ 7. About the Author ------------ We're once an avid iRL female players of this online game but now since there are too many online games to play, we're now supporting them to do their best!! ------------ 8. Credits ------------ I thank the following: Philippine Level-Up site -www.levelupgames.com- For featuring this game in the Philippines, you Ro'K!! Paki-ayos naman ang Exp./Drop rate nyo po!! Gravity For making this game a hit here! Myoung Jin-Lee The creator of Ragnarok, you're the best! Your manga is the best ever!! wingbeat -firstname.lastname@example.org- For the tip about the statuses for their weapons...I owe ya one pards!! Lab you papa Erik!! Me For finishing this hard guide! You (the Reader) For reading this guide! Please see our other FAQs! 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