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Symbol of the Warrior

A warrior deals damage with impressive, deadly feats of swordplay while weaving in and out of enemies' attacks. It's the warrior's way to dive into the middle of the fray and mow down the opposition. Invulnerability while using the Evasive Roll skill means the warrior can do enough damage to hold aggro, and still dodge and roll out of harm's way. Coming up from behind an opponent after a roll enables the warrior to strike from behind, before his opponent can turn and counterattack.

The warrior's deft moves and quick dodges make it easy to hold aggro while avoiding damage. Quick to make decisions and quicker to draw swords, the warrior will not fall back on the battlefield. If you've misplaced your warrior, always look ahead—never behind.


Skills Overview

Warrior skills focus on swordplay and the ability to move quickly and easily through any battle. The warrior's leaping dodge lands them behind their opponent and provides temporary invincibility, making them a force to be feared. Their attacks are effective for their distracting impressiveness as much as for their overt power—unless you blink.

From cries that stop enemies in their tracks to whirling sword dances of death, warriors possess an impressive range of skills including foe-stunning blows, dazzling blade skills, and aggro-drawing stances to round out an impressive set of fighting abilities.

Level Skill Description
1 Combo Attack Strike one or more targets in front of you, and gain mana (and do more damage) with each hit.
1 Evasive Roll Dodge forward past your enemy.
2 Rain of Blows Execute a flurry of sword swings while advancing on your foe, taking less damage while you do so.
4 Vortex Slash As a chain from Evasive Roll or Death From Above, swing your swords in a wide arc for more damage.
6 Combative Strike Sacrifice health to deal a decisive attack, weakening the Endurance of your targets.
8 Rising Fury Whirl out your blades; the lower your health, the greater the damage you do. You take less damage while attacking, and can swing twice if you want.
10 Assault Stance Feed your strength and chance of critical hits by sacrificing some endurance and mana.
10 Defensive Stance Raise your endurance and draw more aggro with attacks.
12 Retaliate After being knocked down, leap to your feet while attacking your target.
14 Battle Cry Your warlike shout draws high aggro from nearby foes, and may stun them.
18 Torrent of Blows Swing your swords in a wide arc, drawing high aggro from surrounding enemies. You are also less vulnerable to damage, knockdown and invulnerability.
18 Smoke Aggressor Sacrifice some health to summon a powerful spirit fighter, who retains your aggro level from enemies.
22 Poison Blade Your swords poison your foe over time. Does less damage to other players.
22 Pounce Jump at a foe and slash them, slowing them and taking half damage while you attack.
24 Leaping Strike Leap on your foe and smash downward. If your opponent's prone, you may do enormous damage.
26 Death From Above Your blow catches enemies by surprise. You're invulnerable while you strike.
28 Traverse Cut Make three quick lunges, draining your target's endurance. You can activate this skill faster and attack repeatedly if you chain from Pounce or Combative Strike.
28 Blade Draw Stab, then slash your target as you draw your weapon from the wound. Faster as a chain from other skills.
30 Charging Slash Charge your target, drawing high aggro.
32 Mangle Spend mana, and your fourth Combo Attack cuts your foe's speed substantially.
42 Backstab Speed in and make a lethal, immobilizing thrust to your target's back.
48 Deadly Gamble Risk critical hits to raise your chance of inflicting them.
54 Staggering Counter If you're hit, counterattack and briefly stun your targets.
58 Cascade of Stuns Slash a target in front of you. If you hit a stunned target, the stun spreads to nearby enemies.
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About Warriors

Close Assault
Unlike the slower melee classes, the warrior dishes damage through speedy attacks, moving in a blur and misdirecting opponents with dodges.
Diversionary Tactics
Though not a standard tank, a warrior can hold an opponent's aggro. By stinging and pricking the target, whirling between its legs and then backstabbing, the skillful warrior can quite effectively occupy an opponent.
Armor: Leather
Warriors fight in light armor, which makes a good combination with their lightning-fast weapons. A risky strategy, but warriors prefer speed and avoidance to head-on slugging.
Weapon: Twin Swords
A warrior carries a deadly blade in each hand. Perfect tools for the trademark warrior speed and grace, they slice, stab, and stun enemies into submission from all sides.

Sample Glyphs

Starting at level 20, glyphs can be applied to customize your warrior's skills in a variety of ways. Here are some samples:

Energetic Death From Above
Your skill cools down faster.
Grounded Defensive Stance
The stance now raises your endurance as well.
Lucky Battle Cry
Boosts your Battle Cry's chance of stunning.
Threatening Battle Cry
Your Battle Cry generates extra aggro.
Threatening Torrent of Blows
Your Torrent of Blows generates extra aggro.
Binding Torrent of Blows
Your Torrent of Blows may immobilize those it hits.
Persistent Evasive Roll
Your Evasive Roll gains a chance to refresh immediately upon use.