Blade & Soul Korea teases pair of new classes

    
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Late last week, NCsoft’s Korean-language website for Blade & Soul began popping a “new update” tease for players: a silhouette of a fighter-type character wielding one hell of a sword emblazoned with a dragon.

The English-language subreddit is rife with speculation; the current consensus is that it’s a Warrior archetype coming in June; according to datamining claims, it’s destined for the Jin and Gon races (alas, your Lyn won’t be running around with a sword thrice her size). Interestingly, while the site teases only the Warrior, the datamined files seem to suggest an Archer coming for the Jin and Lyn. The biggest point of contention seems to be that June date, so maybe consider that part rumor, and in any case, since we don’t know when it might drop for the west, it probably doesn’t matter much yet.

Source: Official site, Reddit. Thanks, Raijin!

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rafael12104

Well, there has been speculation about a new class brewing going back to late last year. Personally, given the archetypes that exist in-game right now, we are missing a class wielding a spear or bow.

Why are these archetypes important? Because they are a glimpse of the groundwork set for animation.

I think it is likely that the data mining is correct.

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Grave Knight

Honestly, not sure why they don’t have a bow or spear class considering both are super important in Eastern martial arts (or maybe just martial arts in general considering how important those weapon were in the West). Very least you’d think they’d have a polearm class using the kwan dao.

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rafael12104

Exactly. And that is what I mean about Archetypes. They have those in the game already, the bow and the spear, complete with animations.

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Utakata

“…the current consensus is that it’s a Warrior archetype coming in June; according to datamining claims, it’s destined for the Jin and Gon races (alas, your Lyn won’t be running around with a sword thrice her size.”

It’s makes me very tempted to host an emu that would allow Lyn’s to roll that…

“Interestingly, while the site teases only the Warrior, the datamined files seem to suggest an Archer coming for the Jin and Lyn. “

…I guess I’ll take that back for now! o.O

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Grave Knight

The new class is GUTS! It’s just Guts. But it’s the shitty CGI version, so it’s like the worse Guts.