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.
Warrior skills focus on swordplay and the ability to move quickly and easily through any battle. 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.
Warriors are the masters of combining skills for maximum effect, making them a dangerous and unpredictable opponent. Keep an eye on the screen for possible skill combos, and don’t be afraid to experiment with a few of your own.
Some warrior skills generate Edge, a resource used to enhance the damage of powerful attacks. Others use Resolve, which regenerates quickly while out of combat or when using certain attacks.
For tanking, warriors use Defensive Stance, Cross Parry, and aggro-generating attacks and shouts. When acting as DPS, warriors use Assault Stance, which increases Power and skill damage.
|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 your enemy’s attack. Consumes Resolve.|
|1||Rain of Blows||Execute a flurry of sword swings while advancing on your foe, taking less damage while you do so. Generates Edge.|
|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. Generates Edge.|
|8||Rising Fury||Strike an enemy twice in quick succession; the lower your health, the greater the damage you deal. Generates Edge.|
|10||Head On||(passive) Increases your Crit Power when attacking monsters from the front.|
|10||Assault Stance||Increase your Power, Crit Factor, and skill damage, at a minor cost to your Endurance. Allows use of Reaping Slash.|
|10||Defensive Stance||Increase your Endurance and Balance Factor, and draw more agro with attacks. Allows use of Cross Parry.|
|12||Retaliate||After being knocked down, leap to your feet while attacking your target.|
|14||Battle Cry||Your warlike shout has a chance to stun nearby foes, and draws high aggro from monsters.|
|14||Cross Parry||[Requires Defensive Stance] Block frontal attacks with your swords. Consumes Resolve.|
|18||Reaping Slash||[Requires Assault Stance] Strike with both swords at once, dealing damage and generating Edge.|
|18||Smoke Aggressor||Sacrifice HP to create a shadowy double. The double retains any aggro you had. You can command the double to attack your current target or follow you.|
|18||Smoke Flanker||[Requires Defensive Stance] Use after a successful Cross parry to summon a shadow to your position, then teleport behind that enemy to attack and stun them. Consumes Resolve.|
|18||Torrent of Blows||Swing your swords in a wide arc, drawing high aggro from surrounding enemies. You are also more resistant to damage, knockdown, and stagger (and gain a frontal defense effect).|
|22||Poison Blade||Your swords poison your foe over time. Does less damage to other players. Generates Edge.|
|22||Pounce||Jump at a foe and slash them, slowing them and taking half damage while you attack.|
|24||Leaping Strike||Jump at your foe and smash downward.|
|26||Death From Above||Your blow catches enemies by surprise. You're invulnerable while you strike. Generates Edge.|
|28||Blade Draw||Stab, then slash your target. Activates faster after using Traverse Cut, Vortex Slash, Charging Slash, or Rising Fury.|
|28||Traverse Cut||Make three quick forward lunges. Activates faster and with more attacks if used after Pounce, Combative Strike, or Poison Blade.|
|30||Charging Slash||Charge your target, drawing high aggro. Generates Edge.|
|42||Backstab||Speed in and make a lethal, immobilizing thrust to your target's back. Generates Edge.|
|48||Deadly Gamble||Increase your chance to crit and reduce your melee skill cooldowns. Doubles Edge generation for some skills.|
|50||Infuriate||[Requires Defensive Stance] Enrage nearby monsters and increase your agro to the maximum amount.|
|54||Staggering Counter||If you're hit, counterattack and briefly stun your targets. Cannot be used with Defensive Stance.|
|58||Cascade of Stuns||Slash a target in front of you. If you hit a stunned target, the stun spreads to nearby enemies.|
|60||Scythe||Attack multiple enemies in a deadly sweeping arc. Exploits your Edge to deal more damage. Activates faster after Rain of Blows, Poison Blade, Blade Draw, Evasive Roll, or Leaping Strike.|
|61||Binding Sword||Throw your sword to bind enemies and draw them to you. You may not draw bosses or BAMS.|
Starting at level 20, warriors can use glyph points to customize skills in a variety of ways.