Abyss Walker Guide

by DK on June 12, 2018
Abyss Walker Guide
June 17, 2018

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 Welcome To The Ultimate Abyss Walker Guide

Abyss Walkers are Dark Elves (Rogue) that can be selected after finishing the Class Transfer quest at lvl 31. They specialize in daggers and wear light armor. Abyss Walkers retaliate with rapid strikes that makes up for their lack of raw power. Enemies cut by their dagger bleed and take extra damage.

Despite their speed, Abyss Walkers are very fragile. Dark Elves naturally have low HP and DEF; additionally, Abyss Walkers are a Rogue class that wears light armor, which does not provide damage reduction. However, thanks to fast attacks and movement fluidity, an Abyss Walker’s Evasion rate is extremely high and they can strike fast, which is a great advantage paired with their high base ATK and CRIT stats.

When you play an Abyss Walker, you are able to shine most in solo PvP because his skill set grants a high single target burst damage. Although an Abyss Walker does not provide huge party buffs, his bleed skill and damage potential makes him an important asset in a group. Abyss Walkers are beasts in Arena if you know how to approach enemy with combo attacks and manual evasion using the Abyss Walker’s move speed. The bleeding effect and additional Crit damage compensates for your lack of base attack stat. Using your Vicious Stance boosts Crit rate to max and greatly increases Crit damage. This pairs well with the Critical Power passive and Razor Rain skill to inflict a burst damage.

In PvE, an Abyss Walker also performs very well, because two of his active skills are AoE (Sting and Razor Rain). The Area of Effect is not as wide as the Bladedancer’s skills but it makes up by tearing through enemies at high speed. Abyss Walkers are also sought out in parties for Boss hunting because the bleeding effect on monsters allows all damage intake to be amplified. With the right skill and substats prioritization, Abyss Walkers are a huge threat in both PvE and PvP. You can compensate for the lack of HP and DEF stat by upgrading your Light Armor Mastery to be able to tank hits from open field monsters, especially when you auto-play while AFK. In PvP and PvE, you should always dodge skills spammed at you by your opponent, and AoE attacks, so having a Nassen Accessory set to increase movement speed is vital.

 

Character Review

Pros:

  • One of the strongest single-target damage dealers in the game. Has the highest max damage out of all classes in the game.
  • Massive burst damage from skill combos
  • Multiple bleed attacks, making him suited for long, drawn-out fights
  • Good in 1v1 Arena fights
  • Sought after in team fights due to his amazing damage potential from bleed
  • Very fast and crafty attacks
  • Benefits a lot more from party buffs from other classes
  • Great self-buff that increases Crit. Damage when you attack bleeding enemies

Cons:

  • Lacks a high party buff
  • Glass cannon. Pretty squishy for a melee class.
  • Decent in Fortress Siege, but not the best due to lack of range attacks
  • Doesn’t have the best Evasion, making him potion-consumption heavy

 

Best Equipment

 ItemImage
WeaponCerberus (PvP / Overall 1st priority)
Mithril Dagger (PvE magical monsters)
Doom Dagger (PvE normal monsters)
Crystal Dagger (Boss hunt)
Dark Screamer (elite monsters)
ArmorReggios Set





AccessoriesNassen Set (Chasing / Movement increase / Manual Evasion)



Elven Set (Highest ATK stat of all accessories / Stun resist)



 

Skill Priority and Usage

Be sure to obtain Level 1 on all your skills before following the prioritization. Like most classes, the priority is maxing your passive skills before working on active skills. Quick Step is the only passive you should least prioritize.

 SkillImageDescriptionPvPPvE
ActiveMortal BlowL2R skills Mortal BlowCharges up, then attacks at full power and knocks down the enemy.6th (For CC)X
StingL2R skills StingAttacks enemies in front, dealing damage and causing them to bleed. A portion of the damage is applied while ignoring Def.6th (Bleed + DPS)6th
Razor RainL2R skills Razor PainAttacks nearby enemies to deal damage, briefly stun them, and make them bleed.5th5th
Vicious StanceL2R skills Vicious StanceGreatly increases Critical Damage. Also, briefly increases Crit. Rate to max.7th7th
PassiveRogue Weapon MasteryL2R skills Rogue Weapon MasteryIncreases Atk. when a Dagger or Bow is equipped.1st1st
Light Armor MasteryL2R skills Light Armor MasteryIncreases Evasion Rate when Light Armor is equipped. This effect stacks up to 4 times.4th4th
Quick StepL2R skills Quick StepIncreases the Speed of you and your party members. This effect is region-wide.8th8th
Seek BloodL2R skills Seek BloodReduce the target's defense and critical resistance on targets with less than 50% HP3rd3rd
Critical PowerL2R skills Critical PowerIncreases Critical Damage and Attack Power on Bleeding enemies.2nd2nd
Dark Elven PotentialL2R skills Dark Elven PotentialTheir splendid battle senses grant them a higher Crit. Rate when attacking enemies. (Bonuses to Acc. and Crit. Rate.)InnateInnate
RareMissile BoltThis powerful skill deals critical damage to a few enemies.X
Meteor ShowerThis skill is ideal for attacking many enemies in a large area.X
Absolute ShieldThis skill greatly improves your Def. so you are able to withstand powerful enemies.X
Healing StrikeThis skill is a very effective means of healing to extend your HP effectively for a duration of time.X
Poison StrikeL2R poison strikePuts an enemy to a poisoned state, reduces damage and movement speed for a certain amount of time. Additional damage during debuff duration.✔ (Alternative for M. Bolt)X
Defense ZoneL2R defense zoneA protective zone is set up to reduce damage received by party members, and you are immune to your condition for a while.✔ (Siege)X

Specific Skills Usage

  • In Solo PvP, you can choose to upgrade Mortal Blow instead of Sting to add a Knockdown skill in your combo.
  • Once you get your Class Advance, you can forgo your 1st set of  skills (apart from Mortal Blow).
  • Weapon Mastery for added damage, Armor Mastery for survivability.
  • Ideally, you should use your Vicious Stance right after the enemy is knocked down or stunned, not during the start of your battle. The Max Crit Rate buff only lasts for 4 seconds, so you need to be close to the enemy for a maximum burst. Alternatively, if you prefer to use Vicious Stance at the start of the battle, you must chain your skills immediately after activating it to take advantage of the 4 second Max Crit Rate window.

 

Main Stats and Sub-stats Priority

EquipmentSoul Crystal (Not applicable in NA/EU servers)Pet Mount
Weapon - Critical Rate / Attack Speed / Critical Damage or HP DrainPurple - Critical Damage (All)Helmet - Critical Rate (All)
Helmet - P. Def / M.Def / EvasionOrange - Critical Damage (All)Armor - Critical Rate (All)
Armor - P. Def / M.Def / Speed or EvasionRed - Critical Damage (All)Saddle - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Gloves - P. Atk / Evasion / PenetrationYellow - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)Boots - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Shoes - P. Atk / Atk. Speed / Speed or EvasionCyan - Critical Damage (All)
Necklace - HP Drain / Atk. Speed / AccuracyGreen - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)
Earring - HP Drain / Speed / Accuracy or PenetrationBlack - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)
Ring - Critical Rate / Critical Damage / P. Atk or HP Drain or ResilienceBlue - Evasion or Critical Resist (user preference)
Silver - Critical Damage (All)

Other Useful Class Tips

  • Get HP Drain & Atk. Speed for equipment substats for increased survivability and damage respectively.
  • When charging towards an enemy: Mortal Blow or Razor Rain> Vicious Stance > Razor Rain or Mortal Blow >  Missile Bolt and Meteor for Arena fights. OR Vicious Stance > [IMMEDIATELY] Razor Rain + Missile Bolt + Meteor Shower > Mortal Blow
  • When the enemy is charging towards you: Vicious Stance > [IMMEDIATELY] Missile Bolt or Meteor Shower > Razor Rain and Mortal Blow
  • Nassen is the best accessory set for Abyss Walkers, allowing you to move and approach enemies faster, as well as evade attacks. You can also use Elven set for Max Damage potential and a stun resist.
  • For Rare Skills, use Missile Bolt and Meteor in PvP. Healing Strike and Absolute Shield are good for AFK-farming.
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  • IL4DD1488
    January 15, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Plainswalker is better

  • maxool
    January 15, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Good guide! But what about the accesory set Arbol with the second bonus and the nerf of AW in critical damage?

    • DK
      January 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm

      Arbol set with added general damage will be an option for sure. 🙂 But for now Nassen is #1

      • AssViolator
        June 8, 2018 at 5:59 am

        what u meaning “will be ensure” that means for this possition of G better and end of game when we gonna reach 260 arbol gonna be best option? Cuz i rly wanna focus even from now to end game and be bassed only for pvp build. Pls light me with your oppinion

  • Al
    January 17, 2018 at 6:53 am

    what about black ore?

    • DK
      January 17, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      Abyss Walker is too squishy to use a Black Ore set. The damage taken by them is prominent with or without crit, so it is best to utilize a set that enhances his advantages, Nassen for move speed or Elven for added damage + CC resist. Black Ore sets are recommended for Warrior Class and Support type characters (Ex: Paladin, Elder, Shillien Knight).

  • zatO
    January 22, 2018 at 2:07 am

    the abyss walker will be NERF?

  • AlphaTHESLAYER
    January 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    How much points should I invest in Light Armor Mastery?
    Im lvl 94 with Light Armor lvl 13. Getting hit hard on CT3

    • DK
      January 23, 2018 at 3:19 am

      To resolve getting hit hard in Elite Dungeons, primarily increase your HP and P.Def by leveling/enhancing your armors/necklace/earing. Then make sure your HP Drain is at least 3% because the lifesteal scales on ATK power. Light Armor mastery is a 2nd priority to increase evasion stat. Take note that only Heavy Armor (for Warriors) decreases damage taken from enemies, Light Armor gives evasion and Robe gives Atk dmg.

  • MaximPrime
    February 1, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    So Power Thrust is bad? Because i’m using in with Vicious and Razor :/ Why we cant buy Bottle for restart our skills ?

    • DK
      February 1, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      Others prefer Power Thrust over Mortal blow. But Mortal Blow slightly leads in damage. I think either of the 2 works, just user preferences. 🙂 We can’t use pots in arena anyways, and maybe because it destroys the PvP teamplay if they allow such thing.

  • Taiga
    February 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    good guide in general. only thing i have to add is mortal blow over sting all the time unless u r a pure pve player. do not lvl up the passive skill Seek Blood past lv15. the increase is too insignificant to bother upgrading it any further. u need to focus a lot on lvling active skills for the AW because he depends on his burst.

  • ShiYu
    March 2, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    why seek blood 3rd to add?

    • DK
      March 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Early game, it becomes easier to burst down enemies less than half HP thus faster progress, it also helps in overall team production. Active skills have high scaling per level but long cooldown so you won’t use it that often, however you can set their priority equal to seek blood depending on preference.

  • KcAoC
    March 6, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Hi for runes am I suppose to max everything as much as I can?

    • DK
      March 6, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Hi KcAoC! Yes. They are a good source of permanent CP including Elixirs & Cores so you should max them when you have the resources (Rune fragments & Adena). You can check your character advancement info and make sure that Rune Imprinting is at 5 bars minimum. 🙂

  • jamur
    March 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    sting active skill on lvl 30 will get additional damage +5%, is it correct?!

  • AssViolator
    April 12, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    as for abbys in level 180 what level of Mortal blow should be? Do i need max him together with pasives or any special lvl of that skill will be enough?

  • ZZzZ
    April 26, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Bladedancer can ez kill AW in 1v1 not in arena?

    • DK
      April 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      Bladedancers also own AW in arena. But in In 1V1 and real-time battles, Bladedancers should still be careful with AW initiation, because if they stun/knock you down first you can get die from their damage burst. 🙂

  • Nightbreed
    July 3, 2018 at 7:42 am

    What should be used for pvp and pve

    • DK
      July 3, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      PvP – Cerberus Weapon, Reggios Armor set, Nassen or Elven Accessory set. For skills – follow PvP table

      PvE (Elite) – Dark Screamer Weapon, Tracker Armor set, Nassen or Elven Accessory set. For skills – follow PvE table

      PvE (Rifts) – Mithril Dagger Weapon, Dark Crystal Armor set, Nassen or Elven Accessory set. For skills – follow PvE table

  • ViliusV
    September 7, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Why in substats i see no abnormals stats. Also i dont see any use of HP drain in pvp set. There should be different substats one for PVE and other for PVP cuz ppl get confused.

  • Wygraf
    October 7, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    is evasion type or crit resist better on this character?

  • November 20, 2018 at 5:26 am
    Positives

    Great overall class if you carry out defence, crit, atk and movement speeds. Also people forget that this class has NO PENALTY when using bows. I have a normal and a magic bow that helps me farm or not to get hurt in very hard instances.

    Negatives

    Short hands, other than that .. probably not

    Rating
    Ease of Leveling8.1
    PvE (Field & Dungeons)8.1
    PvP (1v1)9
    PvP (Siege)2
    PvP (3vs3 Honorable Battlefield)7.5

    Has NO PENALTY when using bows!!!

    • ViliusV
      March 13, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      I got UR lvl 40 pvp bow with +25 enchant and im 3.3mln cp AW. This bow is must have for sieges and castle fights. I really would love if they make shadow and crit buff available in formation for bow. But now what we can do switch formation cast shadow on dagger and crit buff and then go on bow formation. And you are good to go. And my rating for siege went to 8 points. Hero set helps a lot in casting skills faster. Lets say with bow crit dmg is depends on players but im 3.3mln when i hit 2.6-2.7mln guys i make 70-100k crit dmg with just normal hit. Ofc if its crit. On similar cp ppl crits go down to 30-50k

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