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||A Decent Armor in providing defense and has a card slot to boot. Pretty much cheap (Or Free if you do the instance with friends or solo) to get early on.
 
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|| Another good Armor but this time it provides DEX,improve Concentration Lv 1, and the ability to bypass the defense of Demon, Undead, and Demi-Human (basically most of PVM)  by 4% per Refine.  can combo with {{Item List2 |id=2524 |item=Valkyrian Manteau |slots=1 |simple=yes}} to provide more Defense pierce and ATK, HP% to boot.
 
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||[https://www.novaragnarok.com/wiki/Eden_Group Eden Group]
 
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|| A Good starting Footgear for beginners, same as the Paradise Equipment mentioned above they are good for early leveling.
 
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|| Once again, a good upgrade to the old Eden Group armors. Provides ASPD +10% and AGI +1.  Combined with  Airship Manteau and  Airship Boots you get MDEF +10, MaxHP/SP +25%, and increased movement speed. Solid choice going forward in your journey.
 
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|| The BiS for Shield Chain builds as this gets rid of the 0.5 sec Fixed Cast Time of the skill provided your DEX is at 120 or higher. What this means is that you'd spam Shield Chain faster and get in more DPS. Also provides Bonus MHP, MSP, and + 3 DEX every 3 Refines to help out in reaching insta-cast with Shield Chain. As mentioned above can be comboed with a {{Item List2 |id=52228 |item=King Schmidt's Strong Insignia  |slots=1(delete if none) |simple=yes}}'s Special Enchants depending on the 3rd slot enchant of this boots to provide you with the best stats and Damage Possible.
 
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Revision as of 08:52, 1 August 2020

Royal Guard
CLS RG2.png
Job Base: Swordsman
Written By: TheRealSlimRG
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
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Overview

IN THE PROCESS OF CREATION

  • UPDATE: 7/25/2020: Added Armor, Weapons, Shields in the general Section and included Garment tab in all builds (Me being a dumdum forgetting to place it in the first place).
  • UPDATE: 7/19/2020: Added Headgear recommendations for the general equipment section and also fixed the borders and tables on all skills/builds section.
  • UPDATE: Tanking Builds are on the way too but may require more time as resource people for this build is hard to get in touch with
 "Sorry, but I can't send you away now. This is a contract with Heinrich, so I have to keep it. You look faithful and brave."
Now, it's time to keep the promise with Heinrich. It's up to you. I'm going to accept you as a member of the Royal Guard to continue their lost traditions."

"Are you ready to do it?"
-Memory of King Schmidt Von Walter

Hey Guys! My name is Slim/Kibb and this a guide I made in order to inform, and hopefully inspire faithfuls like you to take on the the path of Discipline and Honor, the path to becoming a Royal Guard.

This guide will cover all the knowledge that I've accumulated over the years playing this class in a PVM setting as of Patch 17.1: Illusion. as for the PVP/MH aspect I'm still collecting data and doing my interviews of people who play this path so it might take a while. I mainly play a Shield Chain build so this will primarily be focused on that build but Ill also be sharing my knowledge on the other builds that I am familiar with

UPDATE: with the announcement of the 4th job classes This glorious class will once again receive reworks that can be found here:

This guide might be updated should new content drop in.

Stats

  • STR -an essential stat for boosting atk. Very important for all DPS-oriented builds. Most of our DPS comes from this stat so highly prioritize putting points in it.
    120-130 to maximize atk but if you're going for tanking builds atleast 30-40 points is enough to carry gear/pots
  • AGI -A secondary stat that helps in decreasing the soft animation of Shield Chain; atleast 183-185 ASPD is enough to speed up your character's animation in throwing the shield. This needs to be high if you're going for a Banishing point build; the number of Banishing point you throw depends on your ASPD
    80-100 AGI is sufficient for Shield Chain build, 110-120 for Banishing point build; Pure Tanks can let this go since FLEE is halved the more mobs you tank.
  • VIT -Increases MaxHP and the recovery rate of healing items. It also provides SoftDEF that can decrease incoming damage by a flat amount as well as resistance against Stun and other status effects.
    All builds should have at least 80-100 VIT including bonuses; Pure Tanks should have 130 Base VIT to maximize HP and damage Reduction.
  • DEX -Primary stat for decreasing the Variable cast time of some of our skills mainly Shield Chain, for tanking this helps decrease the cast time of Devotion. Also an important stat to get to increase HIT for banishing point and is the secondary stat to boost to increase the damage of Overbrand.
    Tanking builds should have at least 70 DEX
  • INT-Secondary Stat that helps in decreasing Variable cast time of Shield Chain and Devotion. This stat is also important for increasing the dodge chance of Prestige in tanking builds
    At least 60-100 INT is recommended for DPS build but 120 is required for tanking builds because of Prestige.
  • LUK a not so important stat for DPS builds but is a secondary stat in increasing the dodge chance of Prestige
    Tank builds should have atleast 120 LUK but for DPS builds you can dump your remaining points here

Skills

This guide will primarily Focus on what Skills you should take as a Royal Guard. Did not bother to include some skill as this focuses mainly on the skills commonly used by Royal Guards

First Job Skills
Skill Notes Type
5.png Bash Lv 10 Your main single target spamming skill as a Swordsman, it deals up to 400% damage based on your ATK and has the ability to stun with the platinum skill 145.png Fatal Blow. Not that important for Shield Chain but A Primary skill that boosts the damage of Banishing Point based on its level. Offensive
7.png Magnum Break Lv 10 Your First AOE skill as a swordsman; deals Fire property damage in a 5x5 AoE and Pushes them back, and it gives you a temporary 20% Fire damage boost based on your ATK. Since you wont be getting 2.png Sword Mastery and 3.png Two-Handed Sword Mastery maxing this is a must for all builds Offensive
4.png Increase HP Recovery Lv 10 Gives higher HP recovery and increases the regeneration you get from consumables, always nice to have, especially when you have the platinum skill Moving HP Recovery. Passive
6.png Provoke Lv 9-10 This skill decreases the defense of the enemy while increasing his attack; this skill is mainly used for luring mobs since they'll target you once you Provoke them. Highly required for tanking builds and a small damage boost buff for DPS builds just take note of the damage increase it gives the mob when you use it. Active
8.png Endure Lv 9-10 With this you won't get animation-locked for up to 7 hits, great to use when you need to get out of a mess or you're making a mob train. It also increases MDEF by a tiny bit. Active
146.png Auto Berserk Lv 1 This skill does a reduced version of Provoke on yourself once your HP hits low; it gives a neat 32% ATK boost in exchange for a 55% decrease of your DEF; Works in a pinch when you're at low health and you need that last bit of damage to kill a boss off. Passive-Active
Second/Transcendent Job skills
Skill Notes Type
248.png Faith Lv 10 Regardless of your build you should maximize this Primarily for the HP boost it gives at max level and also 50% Holy Resistance Passive
249.png Auto Guard Lv 5-10 Go for Lv 10 if you plan to skip on Inspiration for DPS builds but Lv 5 is enough for our defenses. Absolutely Max this if you're going for tanking builds. Active
252.png Reflect Shield Lv 5 Another Defensive skill to reflect back harmful melee damage to mobs. Also extremely useful in keeping mob aggro on you when you're tanking Active
55.png Spear Mastery Lv 0-10 As a Spear user this is a must at max level. Increases you damage by 40 when using a spear. Requires Lv 10 to unlock Spear Quicken. Dont get this if you're tanking for the points invested here are much better spent on the other Shield skills Passive
258.png Spear Quicken Lv 10 Since the KRO massive rebalance This Skill gives an additional 10% ASPD, 30 CRIT, and 20 FLEE for 5 mins. Also Boosts Overbrand damage depending on the level of this skill so get this at Max level to maximize your damage Active
63.png Riding Lv 1 This enables us to use a Grand Peco/Gryphon. Allows Spear class weapons to inflict 100% damage on Medium Sized enemy and also increases our weight limit by 1000. Pretty convenient since we wont need another training skill for a Gryphon. Passive
64.png Cavalier Mastery Lv 5 This skill allows you to recover your lost ASPD due to riding a mount. Passive
250.png Shield Charge Lv 3 A Prerequisite skill for Shield Boomerang and Reflect Shield. Slams your shield at a target pushing them back with a chance to stun them Offensive
251.png Shield Boomerang Lv 5 A Prerequisite skill for Shield Chain. Your first Ranged Damage skill Offensive
253.png Holy Cross Lv 6 A Holy Property Melee attack that hits twice with a chance to blind the target. Damage is doubled with a Two-handed Spear Offensive
254.png Grand Cross Lv 4 A Holy Property AOE Hybrid attack(ATK+MATK) that hits 1-3 times in a cross-shaped AOE and returns part of its damage back to you.
*As of the latest KRO skill rebalance update this skill does not return part of the damage and only has a fixed HP cost of 20% per cast
Offensive
255.png Devotion Lv 0-5 For a Tanking RG this skill is mandatory for defending your party members. Protects a target party member Linking them to you taking all of the damage they take. During the Link the party member you are linked to cannot be interrupted while casting and your Shield Skills are passed to your linked party member but breaking the link or by moving out of its range will remove it from them. Take note you must cast Devotion first then your defensive Shield Skills for it to be passed to them or else it wont work. For DPS builds you can forego this skill Active
257.png Defender Lv 5 For Any builds you should get this because it reduces incoming Ranged physical ATKs by 80% but at the cost of your movespeed being reduced considerably. Activate this only if you're facing ranged ATK's. Active
1002.png Shrink Lv 1 A Shield skill that works in conjunction with Auto Guard.Grants a chance to push back a target a certain distance if Auto Guard Successfully blocks a target's attack*As of the latest KRO skill rebalance the push back is now replaced by a stun chance but its duration is increased to 15 min Active
480.png Shield Chain Lv 5 The Main skill I'll be focusing on this guide. Since its KRO rebalance it is now a ranged pseudo-elemental atk; meaning it takes your weapon element into account so you can get elemental advantage from mobs you're killing along with a change in its damage formula. Offensive
367.png Pressure Lv 0-5 Calls forth a massive crucifix to crush a single target,Deals fixed amount of damage and Drains 2000 SP from the target.AGAIN during the latest KRO skill rebalance this skill is now reworked into a Holy Magical Damage and removed the SP drain bit. not worth taking now atleast but who knows maybe after the rework Magic RG's are gonna be a thing(?) Offensive
369.png Gospel Lv 1-10 Brings out the inner Odin Worshiper Pop singer in you! Provides random buffs around a cross-shaped area around party members and random debuffs for mobs by singing Choral Hymns from Odin Himself. Removes buffs and debuffs on the user upon cast. Its not recommended to get more than 1 since you'll be using it to remove debuffs on yourself in a tanking situation. But for WOE/BG its recommended to atleast take Lv 5-10 to provide the positive buffs for your Party/Guild. Active
Third Job skills
Skill Notes Type
2308.png Banishing Point Lv 10 A ranged 7 cell atk that deals 500% base damage to a single target, Damage is increased with the caster's base level and the level of Bash learned. An essential for any Physical DPS builds. Serves as one of your bread and butter skill at any point in your journey and scales up with your level. Get this at maximum level since this skill can save your ass from any threat that comes your way. Since this skill has no cooldown or cast delay this skill will shine the higher your ASPD gets.
Requires a Spear to use
Offensive
2317.png Over Brand Lv 5 Draws a Bloody Cross on the ground dealing Piercing and Smashing damage to those in the area. Mobs hit by this skill gets knocked back and should they hit a wall they take bonus damage. The most powerful AOE skill in your arsenal. a great leveling tool early on but can be a beast of a skill as it scales with your STR and DEX. Definitely get this max regarding of your DPS build.
Requires a Spear to use
Offensive
2310.png Shield Press Lv 3-10 The Stronger counter part to Shield Charge. Smashes a target with your shield dealing physical damage. Deals more damage based on your STR, VIT, refine rate and weight of your shield. A Good skill to take if you want more variety in your offensive skills since it has 2000% base damage since its skill rework. if you don't plan on using this leave it at Lv 3 as a prerequisite to Shield Spell, else take it as another DPS skill. Offensive
2312.png Pinpoint Attack Lv 1-5 Snaps towards a target dealing critical damage and inflicting on of the many status effects based on the level used. Damage is increased based on your AGI and this skill always deals critical damage even if you have 1 crit. Our only movement skill, this skill is more PVP-centered than PVM since most of its effects are related to breaking specific equipment. But if you want another DPS skill this is a good addition.
Requires a Spear to use
Offensive
2307.png Cannon Spear Lv 5 Another AOE skill but this time this skill hits mobs in an 11x3 tunnel for 500% base damage at max level. Damage is further increased based on the user's STR. This Skill is kinda clunky to use because of its weird aoe. By constant use, this skill only hits in a strict, compass-like manner meaning any mobs that are slightly off the AOE and direction will be missed by this skill. Proper positioning, kiting, and timing is key to landing this skill
Requires a Spear to use
Offensive
2320.png Moon Slasher Lv 3 A 7x7 AOE skill that deals physical damage. Targets hit by this skill have a chance of being forced into sitting(Players/PVP) or immobilized(Mobs/PVM) for a few seconds. To be Honest the damage it deals is laughable but its effects are reliable when used correctly. this skill is only taken as a prerequisite to Overbrand.
Requires a Spear to use
Active/Offensive
2313.png Force of Vanguard Lv 5 Gives the user the Spirit of the Vanguard. Increases the user's Max HP by 15%, DEF by 10%, and a chance to gain Rage Counters from each attack you take at cost of sp every 10 seconds. A Great skill to take to increase your suitability and tankiness regardless of builds get this at max Lv. Active
2318.png Prestige Lv 4-5 Endows the user with a magic barrier that increases DEF and a chance to completely dodge Magic ATKs. INT and LUK further increases the dodge chance. Well as the description says you get a DEF increase and also a chance to dodge magical ATKs. Depending on your Build you might wanna max this or leave it at 4 but highly recommended that this skill be maxed. Active
2323.png Earth Drive Lv 2-5 A Prerequisite skill for Shield Spell. Shakes the Earth beneath the Royal Guard's feet dealing Earth Property damage around the user and also destroys ground effects upon cast at the cost of a chance to break the user's Shield. This is a good AOE mini Land Protector for your party that deals damage. Pretty usable for solo play too but you might wanna bring an indestructible shield to use it. Active/Offensive
5013.png King's Grace Lv 0-5 Immobilizes you and your nearby party members for 5 seconds preventing all damage, and recovering HP every second to all party members for the duration. An emergency reset button or Nope card for you and your party for mobs who threaten to harm them. Be careful of positioning and timing in using this skill you might freeze key party mates from doing their job if they get caught. But for solo play this is a free Immunity skill. Active
2315.png Shield Spell Lv 1-3 Uses Shield magic to randomly endow yourself with various buffs and effects based on your Shield's base DEF, MDEF, and Refine Rate. One of best and annoying skills in our arsenal since every level of Shield Spell has 3 effects that can randomly be applied to you. for the full list refer to this: https://irowiki.org/wiki/Shield_Spell
For Solo play you'll only need Lv 1 to get a huge ATK increase based on your Shield's DEF. but for Party Play Lv 3 is useful because of the large self Heal it provides instantly; helpful in healing damage taken from Mobs. NOTE: You can swap shields to get the effect you are looking for from shield spell. Once the effect you desire is applied you may swap back to your preferred shield and you will retain the effect you got from using the other shield
Active
2311.png Reflect Damage Lv 3-5 This is an upgraded version of Reflect Shield. Reflects Melee Damage you take around in an area for a limited number of times. Pretty good for sustaining aggro on Party play but for solo play just take this as a prerequisite for Inspiration/King's Grace Active
2322.png Piety Lv 3-5 Endows a target's Armor with holy property at the cost of 2 Holy Waters. Pretty Useful in giving yourself immunity to Holy Magic ATK's and good in resisting other elemental ATK's Active
2325.png Inspiration Lv 0-5 AKA the SUPERMAN BUTTON. You become the vessel of god; Buffing the user's ATK, HIT, HP, and stats in exchange: 1% of the damage you deal will be reflected back to you, every cast will cost 1% exp, and cancels all buffs on the user upon cast. One of the best buffs in game for the RG class yet the downside outweighs the upside especially in the current meta where each class can now deal 100k easily. YOU CAN DIE FROM USING THIS SKILL BECAUSE OF THE 1% DAMAGE REFLECT EVERY ATTACK Only use this skill as a last resort should all else fail. Active

Builds

Here lies every possible build you can do with this Noble Class


General Equipment

Gears recommended you start with

Headgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Rideword Hat [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

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The basic farming hat BUT a very useful item starting out in your Journey to Greatness. When performing a melee or ranged normal attack, there is a 5% chance to recover 8% of your damage as HP, and 1% chance to recover 4% of your damage as SP. With how leveling right now is mostly centered around mob clearing and Party play you'd be surprised on how much this chance procs for you even though the percentages are low
Awaken Paradise Hat I-II [1] Upper Eden Group Paradise Equipment

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Standard equipment that provides decent all around stats and defense for new players; Provides extra stats depending on the refine rate. These items are usually not refined due to the fact that after some time when a player makes enough zeny they either throw these away or sell them or place them in storage but as I've said they do provide good stats as rewards for doing those Eden Boards Quests. As of the recent update these armors are a good contender for good Equipment for new players since every level rank you get increasingly powerful versions of the old Eden Equipment just by doing the board quests.
Ancient Decoration of Rift [1] Upper Infinite Space

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A headgear that provides basic HP increase for each determined Refine rate but can be enchanted with multiple enchants to improve it and this is basically free once you do Infinite Space with a party. You can purchase this Headgear at the instance itself and enchant it using the loot gained from there too.
Ruff Officer [1] Upper Endeavor Tokens

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A good free hat that you purchase using Endeavor Tokens from doing Gramps board Quests and Weeklies and Alternate Weeklies from Valerie and Sally in the Main Office. Provides you A good amount of ATK and ASPD according to Refine Rate. This Headgear shines the most at higher Refine Rates so if your have the means to refine this go ahead and do so after all its free if you just do quests.
Asgard's Blessing [1] Upper Nova Shop

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Another good Headgear that provides +2 to all stats and HP/SP recovery every 10 secs. A Solid headgear that provides the needed stat boost and HP/SP Recovery perfect for farming and sustainability.
Ship Captain Hat [1] Upper Nova Cash Shop

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A good Headgear for Increasing our Ranged Damage output since most of our skills are Ranged attacks. Also gives DEX and HP on top of it. Not Really worth refining this since it has no Refine Bonuses but nonetheless a good Upper Headgear to get.
Ancient Gold Ornament [1] Upper Biolab Gear

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Another good Headgear in providing you with damage and also stats provided you are level 150 and it gives all that without having any refines on this Headgear. Aim for this Headgear early on if you have the budget for it.
Fancy Feather Hat [1] Upper Endeavor Tokens

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One of the best DPS Headgear for this class, Provides the same bonus as Ruff Officer but this time provides Ranged ATK bonuses instead of ATK. Like the Ruff Officer this hat shines at higher Refine Rates. A decent early game equipment and good End game Headgear for our DPS journey if you can refine this.
Fox Ear Ribbons [1] Upper Nova Cash Shop

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Another good Headgear in providing you with damage but in terms of DPS, this Headgear gives you AGI and ASPD in order for you to get in more hits and also a chance to transform you into Moonlight Flower for 6 secs (Changes your sprite into Moonlight Flower giving you a different animation to faster spam those Banishing Points *wink* and also bonus + 10% Ranged Damage to boot).
Heart Wing Headband [1] Upper Main Office

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This Little headband Provides -5% ACD and -10% SP consumption on Skills and provides bonus -3% ACD and SP consuption per 3 Refine. Pretty good Headgear for the budget in order for you to spam skills early on.
Monocle [1] Middle Dropped by Owl Viscount in the Nightmare Clock Tower

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Budget Middle Headgear slot to get in another card slot in to maximize damage or DPS.
Sigrun's Wings Middle Nova Cash Shop

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This Middle headgear slot gives a Bonus +1 ASPD if worn by a Swordsman, Thief, Taekwon/Star Gladiator Class. Get this Headgear if you want to increase your ASPD for Spamming Banishing Point
3D Glasses Middle Nova Cash Shop

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Gives 5% reduction against neutral attacks, Great all around defensive choice for this slot if you already have a ton of ATK and want more survivability.
Angel Spirit Middle Nova Shop

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A Decent Mid gear slot that Provides 2% ATK and MATK and also +2 STR to boot. Very nice offensive gear in this area
Gemini-S58 Eyes Middle Nova Shop

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A Gemini-S58 Card in headgear form, Pretty useful in giving yourself resistance from the Stun, Stone, and Sleep Status provided your stats reach a certain amount. Frees up that Headgear card slot by using this.
Gangster Scarf Lower Nova Shop

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A Lower Headgear that Provides ATK + 5, Well no further explanation needed on what it does but this certainly gives you raw ATK that can increase you damage early on in game.
Well-Chewed Pencil Lower Nova Cash Shop

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Another good lower equipment but this time boosts DEX by 2 and HIT by 3%, Perfect for Reaching faster cast times early on for Shield Chain Builds. The bonus HIT makes sure that you more consistency in hitting mobs.
Samurai Mask Lower Nova Cash Shop

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The mouth piece of a Samurai; This Lower headgear provides 1% increase in all our Physical attacks meaning majority of our skills. This shines if we already have a high raw ATK to begin with but its still worth it for the damage increase
Scarlet Rose Lower Nova Cash Shop

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Same as the Item Above except this boosts ATK, MATK by 1% and gives a small 30 SP boost. Pretty Decent in providing damage increase but this shines well, like the Samurai Mask, if you have a high raw ATK.
Rosary in Mouth Lower Custom Headgears Quest

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One of the BiS Lower equipment due to the fact that this combines the stat boost of Asgard's Blessing and Gangster Scarf into one item Slot. Definitely get this ASAP to boost your overall stats and damage.
Poison Breath Lower Faceworm Nest

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One of the best Lower Headgears that combos with Giant Snake Skin; Provides tons of stats depending on the user's base stats sorta like a weak version of the Vicious Mind Aura + Fallen Warrior Manteau. Defnitely get this if you're going for a Giant Snake Skin.
Armors
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Awaken Paradise Uniform Armor Eden Group Paradise Equipment

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You basic starter Item; Pretty much a free item once you do eden quests, Provides good stats and suitability for new players especially if they dont have any money or gear to their name early on. As for the new update these armors get increasingly powerful as you finish the eden bounty boards quests. Definitely a great starter equipment
Armor of Airship Armor Airship Assault

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Good upgrade to the old Eden Group armors as this provides 100 DEF, All Stats +1, MaxHP +1000, and MaxSP +100. when Combined with Airship Manteau and Airship Boots you get MDEF +10, MaxHP/SP +25%, and increased movement speed. Solid choice going forward in your journey.
Engraved Armor [1] Armor Old Glast Heim

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A Decent Armor in providing defense and has a card slot to boot. Pretty much cheap (Or Free if you do the instance with friends or solo) to get early on.
Abusive Robe [1] Accessory Banquet for Heroes

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Another good Armor but this time it provides DEX,improve Concentration Lv 1, and the ability to bypass the defense of Demon, Undead, and Demi-Human (basically most of PVM) by 4% per Refine. can combo with Valkyrian Manteau [1] to provide more Defense pierce and ATK, HP% to boot.
YSF01 Plate [1] Armor Werner's Laboratory:Central Room

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an Offensive Armor choice as this gives ATK % per Upgrade level and a bonus ATK % at certain refines should the user's STR is atleast 125 or higher. Also comboes with YSF01 Manteau [1] and YSF01 Greaves [1] to provide ACD and ASPD at certain refines.
Meteo Plate Armor [1] Armor Dropped by Queen Scaraba or Salamander

Market : ...

Pretty solid armor to begin with that provides 30% resistance to Freeze and Stun.
Hero Plate [1] Armor Prize of Hero

Market : ...

Provides the following: 120 DEF. MDEF +5. MaxHP/SP +5%, ATK +10, MATK +10, HIT +10, FLEE +10 and Banishing Point damage +10%. Has a chance to autocast Storm Gust Lv.10 and/or Heal Lv.10 when physically attacking. Autocast chance is increased with higher refines. One of the best armors for our class but not really the best since you may find the Autocast Storm Gust quite annoying in pushing mob around + its a random chance for any of the two to trigger when taking damage (Especially the Heal Lv 10) but nonetheless a decent armor slot.
Illusion Armor A-Type [1] Armor Illusion Equipment

Market : ...

One of the best armors in game so far. Gives a decent +100 ATK, +10 ATK every 2 refines, and at certain refines provides bonuses especially when enchanted with the different Modification Modules. Also combos with the different Illusion Equipment to provide you the best bang for your buck. a Great gear to start with and a luxury once refined and enchanted well.
Excellion Armor Position Verus Equipment Exchange

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A great Armor for providing VIT, HP, ATK(With ATK Reactors), and ACD early on (combo with Excellion Wing, Perfect gears for starting Shield Chain. Definitely aim for this item to start you Shield Chain build.
Lava Leather Armor [1] Position Magma Dungeon 3

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An okay armor that provides +100 ATK and certain bonuses at refine rates starting at +7. can combo with the Lava Leather Manteau and Boots to provide bonuses. Usually this item is taken for the raw ATK bonus but Illusion Armor A-Type gives more and can be enchanted.
Weapons
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Lance Two-Handed Spear Prontera/Izlude Weapon NPC

Market : ...

Still a decent choice for leveling early since you'd be spamming Holy Crosses to get to 99
Crimson Spear [2] One-Handed Spear Dropped by Naga or Stem Worm

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Formerly a luxury spear due to its effect of having ATK+ (Refine*Refine) effect, Element Pre-endowed, and 2 Card slots in its kit but still a pretty great starting weapon for general use in farming and leveling. Best element to get is a Holy endowed or Fire endowed spear since most Mobs in PVM are either weak to Fire or Holy.
Thanatos Spear [1] One-Handed Spear Ghost Palace

Market : ...

The Thanatos Weapon line is known for its general use in farming due to its HP/SP drain effect saving you from consuming too much consumables early on. This combined with Rideword Hat provides you the best sustain in PVM in general.
Imperial Spear [1] One-Handed Spear Dropped by One-Horned Scaraba

Market : ...

A Great Weapon to use for Banishing point Builds due to its effect of giving +20% damage to Banishing Point and Cannon Spear and also an additional +3% damage to both skills for every 2 refines. Combo with Imperial Guard and you'd get bonus damage to Grand Cross, Genesis Ray, and Shield Press plus this weapon can be enchanted too with Malangdo Enchants (Mainly Expert Archer) to increase your Banishing Point Damage further.
Hunting Spear [1] One-Handed Spear Dropped by Boitata, Fallen Bishop Hibram, Leak, Kraken

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a Pretty good spear for Overbrand because of its high attack and not to mention it is a level 4 weapon meaning it deals more damage the higher its refine. This spear also autocasts Joint beat with each attack you make.
Vicious Mind Spear [1] One-Handed Spear Sky Fortress

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The upgraded version of the Crimson Spear. Has the same effect as the spear but this one comes pre-enchanted and can be re-enchanted with 3 various effects that make it a step up to the Crimson Spear but at a cost of only one Card Slot. Enchanted right this weapon could be a main weapon for late game content.
Blocking Spear [1] One-Handed Spear Einbech 3

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The Upgraded version of Imperial Spear [1], A good weapon to get early if you wanna boost Banishing Point and Ranged ATK % in general. This also provides After Cast Delay Reductions at +11 which also Reduces the cast delay of Overbrand and Shield Chain(Not really Recommended since we have a better weapon for that build). Can also be enchanted with tons of Defense Piercing effects for Normal mobs and Boss mobs.
Harve [2] One-Handed Spear Edda Biolabs

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The main weapon of the Shield Chain Build, This directly increases the damage of Shield Chain by 40% unrefined but properly enchanted and refined this can bring the damage of Shield Chain by a whopping 60%(+50% if enchanted with a Randel's Memory and another +30% when Cross Shield is Equipped). This weapon is Perfect for new players wanting to start out with Shield Chain.
Fortridge [1] One-handed Spear Edda Biolabs

Market : ...

One of the best weapons for OverBrand and Cannon Spear builds. Gives 20% damage to Cannon Spear and OverBrand at certain refines and by default this gives 1% After Cast Delay Reduction per Refine rate. Same as the Harve, when properly enchanted with Randel's Memory gives a Whopping +25% bonus damage to Cannon Spear and 35% bonus damage to Overbrand. Its currently cheap at the market but this weapon requires alot of refines to be good but definitely worth to pick up for starting your end game gear.
Shields
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Rosa Shield [1] Shield Dropped By Dark Pinguicula

Market : ...

A Decent Shield with decent defense, has a card slot too to slot in that defensive or offensive shield card.
Knight's Shield [1] Shield Nova Shop at the Main Office

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An offensive shield due to the shield giving ATK and MATK +3%, +10% ASPD, and 7% all properties resistance. Definitely a free item if you collect enough Endeavor tokens from doing Gramps and worth refining and evolving to a Purified Knight's Shield for your late game offensive shield.
Imperial Guard [1] Shield Dropped by Rake-Horned Scaraba

Market : ...

A combo shield with Imperial Spear, Its effects have been mentioned on the Weapon Description
Sacred Mission [1] Shield Dropped by Incarnation of Morocc (Ghost form)

Market : ...

One of the best shields for the Royal Guard Class, Provides +3 VIT, +2 INT, 3 MDEF, and is indestructible. Can be Evolved to its Illusion counterpart: Illusion Sacred Mission, which has the highest defense (190) for a shield currently in game. Perfect for Shield Spell Lv 1 to give that 190 ATK boost. Its illusion Counterpart can be enchanted with the different Nives to strengthen different builds (Overbrand/Cannon Spear, Banishing Point, Tanking).
Platinum Shield Shield Dropped By Sword Guardian

Market : ...

A defensive Shield that Reduces Damage from Medium and Large Mobs by 15%, Undead mobs by 10%, and a chance to reflect back magic to the user when atk by Magic, Doesnt have a card slot though but a good shield nonetheless.
Strong Shield [1] Shield Old Glast Heim

Market : ...

a good shield if you don't want to be pushed around (Prevents Knockback), Pretty Good Substitue as a shield for Shield Chain
Cross Shield [1] Shield Dropped By incarnation of Morocc(Angel Form)

Market : ...

The Main Shield for increasing Damage for Shield Chain; This shield gives +30% damage for the said skill and also gives +1 STR at the cost of increasing your skill consumption by 10%. The Best in Slot for Shield Chain although useful for Shield Spell Lv 1 since this provides 130 raw ATK.
Giant Shield [1] Shield Biolab Gear

Market : ...

A pretty good alternative to Cross Shield due to its weight but try to aim for the latter.
Garments
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Awaken Paradise Manteau Garment Eden Group

Market : ...

A Good starting armor for beginners, same as the Paradise Equipment mentioned above they are good for early leveling.
Manteau of Airship [1] Garment Airship Assault

Market : ...

A Free item by doing the Airship Assault instance. You dont have to finish the Final boss to farm this one as it is dropped from the mobs on the instance plus it has a slot so you can place an offensive or defensive card in it.
Giant Snake Skin [1] Garment Faceworm Nest

Market : ...

A great garment that is pre-enchanted and can be a good end game item to combo with any Stat Temporal Boots. For DPS builds yoou might wanna aim for STR or DEX enchants as to increase damage and reduce cast time. for tanking builds a full VIT enchanted one is desirable.
Illusion Engine Wing A-Type [1]
Illusion Engine Wing B-Type [1]
Garment Illusion Equipments

Market : ...
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The Illusion Equipment is known for providing great stats for a great deal but at a price of a really long quest starting from Episode 16.1. This specific garment can house any of the modification modules provided by this content and properly enchanted can be a rival to the Temporal boots from Old Glast Heim. Each piece of equipment comes in 2 varieties: the A-Type and B-Type. A-Type focuses on Primarily Physical Attacks and ASPD while B-type Primarily focuses on Magic Attacks and cast time. As you read in this guide you'll find that these two types are used on DPS types.
Nidhoggur's Shadow Garb [1] Garment Nidhoggur's Nest

Market : ...

A generally defensive garment because of its 7% resistance to all elements plus a card slot to slot in your favorite Garment card. Definitely worth picking up if you want a bit more resistance early on.
Excellion Wing Garment Verus Equipment Exchange

Market : ...

This combo'ed with Excellion Armor already provides a nice 20% After Cast Delay and also Perfect Dodge to help in evading attacks. A cheap Option to get for Shield Chain and Overbrand builds because of that ACD. Add a +6 Heart Wing Headband [1] and you'd get 31% ACD reduction for spamming those skils for such little cash plus you can enchant it too with Elemental resists/Recovery Reactors to strengthen tem. A Definite must buy if you're going for those builds
Valkyrian Manteau [1] Garment Dropped by Valkyrie Randgris

Market : ...

Primarily here to be a combo piece for the Abusive Robe [1] for the bonus DEF pierce against Demon, Undead, and Demi-Human race as mentioned above
YSF01 Manteau [1] Garment Werner's Laboratory:Central Room

Market : ...

Provides 10% ACD Reduction and ATK and ACD reduction at certain refins should the user's VIT is atleast 125. as mentioned above this combos with YSF01 Manteau [1] and YSF01 Greaves [1] to provide ACD and ASPD at certain refines.
Footgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Awaken Paradise Boots Footgear Eden Group

Market : ...

A Good starting Footgear for beginners, same as the Paradise Equipment mentioned above they are good for early leveling.
Boots of Airship Footgear Airship Assault

Market : ...

Once again, a good upgrade to the old Eden Group armors. Provides ASPD +10% and AGI +1. Combined with Airship Manteau and Airship Boots you get MDEF +10, MaxHP/SP +25%, and increased movement speed. Solid choice going forward in your journey.
Temporal Boots of Strength [1] Footgear Old Glast Heim

Market : ...

A solid choice for Banishing Point and Overbrand/Cannon Spear builds as this provides + +MHP, MSP, and +7 ATK every 3 refines but most importantly +50 ATK if the user's STR is 120. This Boosts the damage of the said builds (Especially Cannon Spear as the damage increases the higher your STR and ATK gets) considerably. not to mention it has an item slot to get in a Card of your choice and can be comboed with a King Schmidt's Strong Insignia [1(delete if none)]'s Special Enchants depending on the 3rd slot enchant of this boots to provide you with the best stats and Damage Possible.
Temporal Boots of Dexterity [1] Footgear Old Glast Heim

Market : ...

The BiS for Shield Chain builds as this gets rid of the 0.5 sec Fixed Cast Time of the skill provided your DEX is at 120 or higher. What this means is that you'd spam Shield Chain faster and get in more DPS. Also provides Bonus MHP, MSP, and + 3 DEX every 3 Refines to help out in reaching insta-cast with Shield Chain. As mentioned above can be comboed with a King Schmidt's Strong Insignia [1(delete if none)]'s Special Enchants depending on the 3rd slot enchant of this boots to provide you with the best stats and Damage Possible.
Temporal Boots of Vitality [1] Footgear Old Glast Heim

Market : ...

For Tanking purposes(especially Devo builds) this provides bonus 300 MHP and 30 MSP like the regular boots but provides the same amount again for every 3 Refines and at 120 VIT provides 8% MHP perfect for increasing MHP. As mentioned above can be comboed with a King Schmidt's Rigid Insignia [1]'s Special Enchants depending on the 3rd slot enchant of this boots to provide you with the best stats and MHP.
Illusion Leg A-type [1] Footgear Illusion Equipments

Market : ...

Description
YSF01 Greaves [1] Footgear Werner's Laboratory:Central Room

Market : ...

Description
Variant Shoes [1] Footgear Dropped By Beelzebub

Market : ...

Description
Valkyrian Shoes [1] Footgear Dropped by Valkyrie Randgris

Market : ...

Description
Accessories
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Physical Enchancer Ring [1] Accessory [1]

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Strength Paradise Ring Accessory Eden Group Paradise Equipment

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Bakonawa Agimat Tatoo Accessory Pintados Festival

Market : ...

Description
Pendant of Maelstrom [1] Accessory Nightmarish Jitterbug

Market : ...

Description
Sheriff's Left Badge [1] Accessory Rock Ridge

Market : ...

Description
Sarah's Right Earring
Sarah's Left Earring
Accessory Sarah and Fenrir

Market : ...
Market : ...

Description
Silversmith Bracelet [1] Accessory Old Glast Heim

Market : ...

Description
King Schmidt's Strong Insignia [1] Accessory Biolab Gear

Market : ...

Description
Illusion Booster R [1]
Illusion Booster L [1]
Accessory Illusion Equipments

Market : ...
Market: ...

Description
Cards
Item Slot Way to obtain Notes
Dark Pinguicula Card Headgear Dropped by Dark Pinguicula

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Duneyrr Card Slot Dropped by Duneyrr

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Bungisngis Card Headgear Dropped by Bungisngis

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Gemini-S58 Card Headgear Dropped by Gemini-S58

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Essence of Evil Str 3
Essence of Evil Vit 3
Essence of Evil Dex 3
Headgear Temple of the Demon God

Market : ...
Market : ...
Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Porcellio Card Armor Dropped by Porcellio

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Bathory Card Armor Dropped by Bathory

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Marc Card Armor Endeavor Tokens

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Evil Druid Card Armor Dropped by Evil Druid

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Pecopeco Card Armor Dropped by Pekora

Market : ...

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Shield Chain

Stats

Here are the stats I use for my Shield Chain build, feel free to tweak depending on your needs:

  • STR 120
  • AGI 110
  • VIT 90
  • INT 100
  • DEX 120
  • LUK 1+

Currently the highest DPS skill for a Royal Guard; For Shield Chain to be an Effective DPS skill it requires a good balance of ATK%, Ranged%, Cast Time, and ACD. Too much of one side can lead to a reduced DPS. With my current build I found a perfect middle for Good Damage and Chains per sec. It is possible to solo with this build but it shines in a party setup with a minstrel around *Cough* Poem of Bragi *Cough* As for stats The most important stats in this build are DEX and INT. DEX is primarily responsible in decreasing your variable cast time and increasing your hit to consistently hit mobs. INT provides secondary cast time reduction for Shield Chain. To Reach instacast you need atleast 530 total points from 2 times your total DEX + your total INTt so having them in high numbers decreases your cast time. I opted for this setup for my build because I'm using a Temporal Boots of Dexterity to get the 0.5 Fixed cast time reduction and also add even more DEX to get closer to that 530 instacast goal. I'm also using the Vicious Mind Aura + Fallen Warrior Manteau to get more After Cast Delay to maximize my DPS. Feel Free to tweak your stats depending on your current gears and needs.


Strategy

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This is how my skills look like. If you'll notice I did not take Inspiration since the backlash damage effect is too much for my HP and consumables and its not worth using if you're hitting for more than 500-2.9m with this skill active and elemental advantages since inspiration returns 1% of the damage you deal back to you. But on average with my build I hit for 380-500k per chain. Feel Free to change it up as you see fit.

Tips and Tricks

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For this Build it is important to balance Cast time(Fixed Cast Time + Variable Cast Time and After Cast Delay), Damage (ATK and Ranged ATK %) so having high DEX, INT, and STR is a must. Upon testing you get more DPS without a mount since the animation of your character is much quicker in that state but you might wanna still use it since being mounted provides you movement speed, weight capacity, and also nullifies the weapon penalty for hitting medium-sized targets. Shield Chain is still considered neutral element but get bonus damage from Elemental advantages (aka Converters) so make sure you study you mobs before going into battle with them. SIDE NOTE: Be careful of Ghost property Mobs, Shield Chain DOES NOT HIT THEM EVEN WITH ELEMENTAL ADVANTAGE due to the fact that this skill is still considered neutral in KRO coding.

Here's Shield Chain with low dex and int:
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Equipment

Headgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Fancy Feather Hat [1] Upper Nova Cash Shop/Main Office 2nd flr or Market

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As mentioned in the General Build section this is item is decent Early Game and a Luxury End Game; the BiS for this build. Provides +15 atk every 2 Refines, at +7 Provides +7% Ranged Damage, at +9 Provides 1 ASPD and +5% ATK, and at +11 Provides an additional +5% Ranged Damage. Get this refined to atleast +9 to feel the effects and if you're nuts get this to +11 to maximize damage since this gives an additional 5% Ranged Damage increase meaning your 480.png Shield Chain hits harder.
Old Casket of Protection [1] Upper Tomb of the Fallen

Market : ...

Second best End Game Headgear for this build. Provides +1% HP, 1% SP per 2 refine, 4 ATK per Refine Rate, 1 ASPD per 5 Refine Rate, and boosts Cannon Spear and Overbrand by 20% and 5% per Refine Rate. This can also be enchanted with one of the Rare Enchants named Mettle that boosts overall ATK by 33% and hit by 30% at Lv 10. TBH not really recommended since this Headgear does not directly influence 480.png Shield Chain but if you want to have another build for swap on Shield Chain this Headgear is the best
Armors
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Illusion Armor A-Type [1] Armor Illusion Equipments and Enchants

Market : ...

The BiS Armor IMO. Provides +100 ATK, +10 ATK every 2 Refine, And can combo off with Illusion Engine Wing B-Type to give you 10% ACD reduction. Refined at +9 and Properly Enchanted with 2x Modification Orb (Power) and Modification Orb (Delay after skill) would give you the best damage an ACD reduction(+10% ATK, +100 ATK, 15% ACD reduction) for Shield Chain to be effective.
Str Soutane [1] Armor Odin Temple 4

Market : ...

One of the BiS for damage as this armor provides +10% HP and SP, +3% ATK per 2 Refine, +5 STR per 3 Refine, and 10% ASPD, Properly Refined to atleast +9 and Enchanted with Str Blessing and 2x Str Enchants this could be a contender. Personally only use this if you have a Reload Shadow Set to make up for the lost ACD the Illusion Armor provides
Weapons
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Shields
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Garments
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Footgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Accessories
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Cards
Item Slot Way to obtain Notes
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription

Banishing Point

Stats

Theoretically, Here are the stats recommended for this Build, feel free to customize depending on your needs:

  • STR 120-130
  • AGI 110-120
  • VIT 90+
  • INT 70+
  • DEX 100
  • LUK 1

Banishing Point is a single-target, Ranged skill that relies on Ranged ATK mods and ASPD to be fully effective. With this build you may get inspiration as the damage is low enough that you can take a few hits before healing up again. Just be careful when you use elemental advantage against mobs as the damage can get pretty high. You want to maximize Ranged damage mods and ASPD as much as you can get in order to decimate mobs/MVP's quickly. For this Build Temporal Boots of Strength is much preffered over Temporal Boots of Dexterity since you wont need the Fixed Cast Time Reduction for Banishing Point as this skill has no cast time so to speak. For ranged damage modifiers you can get it from other sources and Temporal Strength boots gives you raw ATK to increase your base damage.

If properly built you could go like this:
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Strategy
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Here is a sample skill build from one of my friends. Almost the Same as Shield Chain but in this case my friend took on Inspiration and Full Throttle to maximize damage output in gunning down mobs with Banishing Point. Again, Feel free to tweak this as you see fit.

Tips and Tricks
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As you can see here having High(preferably 193 max) ASPD and taking advantage of transformations increases your DPS by a significant amount. From 3-4 Banishing Points a Second to 4-5 Banishing Points a second. So for this build ASPD is a key factor in your DPS

Equipment

Headgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Rideword Hat [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests Market : ... The basic farming hat BUT a very useful item starting out
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Armors
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Weapons
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Shields
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Garments
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Footgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Accessories
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Cards
Item Slot Way to obtain Notes
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription

Overbrand/Cannon Spear

Stats

Theoretically, Here are the stats recommended for this Build, feel free to customize depending on your needs:

  • STR 120-130
  • AGI 100-120
  • VIT 90+
  • INT 70+
  • DEX 100-120
  • LUK 1

Almost the same as the Banishing Point in terms of Build but the difference here is that you get as much STR, ATK and ATK% modifiers from gears that boost the damage of Overbrand and Cannon Spear. DEX is added here because its one of the two key components to the Smashing damage of Overbrand (STR and DEX). As Such, Temporal Boots of Strength, Old Casket of Protection are Core in this build as these items provide the best damage output for these skills.

Strategy

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OR
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For Skills You may Refer to the Shield Chain or Banishing Point Build as these builds are similar in terms of Skill point distribution but the main focus of this build is well, Overbrand and Cannon Spear. Feel Free to tweak to you liking

Tips and Tricks

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As you can see I made a graph depicting the AOE of Overbrand (and Cannon Spear too). The AOE of Overbrand is quite complicated but with enough practice you can reliably hit mobs with these skills. Colors show the specific zone in which mobs take damage from. Overbrand consists of 3 parts: Piercing hit(1st hit, The Highest Number), Smashing hit(2nd hit, 2nd highest), and the wall collision hit(3rd hit, Lowest number). Colors show which zone gets hit with either Piercing hit or Smashing hit or both. as for Wall damage you have to properly position yourself in terrain that has walls or obstacles that can give that extra damage from this skill. NOTE: Wall collision hit (3rd hit) from Overbrand always hits bosses regardless if there is a wall or not.
As for Cannon Spear it only hits in general directions, similar to a compass. Anything slightly off its AOE and direction is completely missed by the skill. Position yourself accordingly.
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Equipment

Headgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Rideword Hat [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests Market : ... The basic farming hat BUT a very useful item starting out
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Armors
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Weapons
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Shields
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Garments
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Footgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Accessories
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Cards
Item Slot Way to obtain Notes
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription

Tanking(PVM/PVP)/Monster Hunter

Stats

Theoretically, Here are the stats recommended for this Build, feel free to customize depending on your needs:

  • STR 100
  • AGI 100
  • VIT 100
  • INT 100
  • DEX 100
  • LUK 100

*PLACEHOLDER BUILD

Strategy

PLACEHOLDER ITEM

JUST KITE MOBS AND HIT THE OB BUTTON HAHA MOBS GO SPLAT

Equipment

Headgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Rideword Hat [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests Market : ... The basic farming hat BUT a very useful item starting out
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Armors
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Weapons
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Shields
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Garments
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Footgears
Item Type Way to obtain Notes
Full Plate [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Elder Branch [1] Upper Custom Headgear Quests

Market : ...

Default Armor
PLACEHOLDER ITEM
Cards
Item Slot Way to obtain Notes
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription
Item Name Slot Endeavor Tokens or Market

Market : ...

Card Description Decription

Leveling Tips

Coming soon


About The Author

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This is Me :3


Hey Guys! My Name is TheRealSlimRG98 aka Slim/Kibb to some people, I've been a Royal Guard Player for years now starting out on my old server in my Country. My love for this class started out on a TV show I watched years ago and through constant play and adventures as a Paladin/Royal Guard. I may not not be the best in this class but I do love it so much that I made a guide for everyone to hopefully be of use. We may not be the best right now but I believe with enough love and passion anything is possible. If you got any Royal Guard Questions you may message me in game or on Discord. Come say hi too XD


Credits

I would like to thank Halves, PowerPuffX, RaiHo, Vilich, Leinarth, IllegalKross, Sub, and the #Wiki and #Swordsman Discord Comunity for guiding and inspiring me to update this Class Guide. May my work be an inspiration to future Royal Guard Players regardless of Server. Glory to King Schmidt!

Resources

https://www.novaragnarok.com/wiki/Halves%27_Royal_Guard_Class_Guide
https://www.novaragnarok.com/wiki/Leinarth%27s_Rune_Knight_Class_Guide