Law is currently the #1 ranked player on Giran03, which is known to be one of the most competitive servers in L2R. Owning a popular class in game, players should take note how a master uses Bladedancer in full potential. Read and learn from Law’s advice in the Q&A section and discover strategies which you might have overlooked! Observing the way he plays, his knowledge about game mechanics plays a key factor in his success. His ability, coupled with his general Lineage 2: Revolution understanding, has earned him a great reputation not just from his server, but also the whole L2R community.
Below, PlayL2R features video highlights of his PvP and PvE showcases in the Arena and Temporal Rift. A closer look at his gear is also shown and explained to guide Bladedancer users. Law helps you prioritize and plan effective sub-stats. All players, not only P2P but also F2P, can learn a thing or two from this juggernaut’s spotlight!
Q: How do you prioritize the skill upgrade of Bladedancer?
PvE : Hurricane Storm and Dance of Fury are best for leveling and farming
PvP : Spinning Slasher, Hurricane Storm, and Dance of Fury are best for Siege, War, and 1v1.
Q: What about the stats and sub-stats prioritization?
PvE : Attack Speed / Critical Rate. It is vital to get that combo bonus damage of 10% ASAP for max DPS.
PvP : Critical Rate / Critical Damage. Every hit counts. When you fight in PvP, you won’t be standing still, and will need to kite them.
Q: What is your edge over other players?
I was the first player on the server to have a maxed PvP weapon (SR lvl 40 + enhance lvl 30). Because of the higher base stats of a PvP weapon combined with my higher P.Attack, I was still out-damaging maxed Elite / Boss weapons for Elite Dungeon farming and Field Boss / Clan Dungeon Bosses. By the time the Ivory Tower update was released, I was one of the only people able to solo farm in this dungeon without dying and wasting Hot Time (thanks to high damage output and HP Drain on accessories).
In the current landscape, Red weapons for Magical Monsters are important for the higher difficulties in Temporal Rift, Cruma Core, and the new bosses in the Tainted Dragon’s Crater Elite Dungeon. Having this weapon upgraded allows for much faster Temporal Rift runs, and higher Adena and loot output from Cruma Core and Tainted bosses.
Q: What is your advice for starters?
I mainly only spent diamonds on “sure-thing” CP gains like Elixirs, Mounts, etc. Buying scrolls in the Trading Post just to have a small chance of success hurts in the beginning when those diamonds can be spent on things that will raise your CP regardless. This gave me a reliable CP boost over others.
Make sure to join a highly active clan that can do Clan Dungeon daily. The loot from Clan Dungeon, especially in the beginning, can push you farther along much faster. A clan that has a Fortress for Conquer Shop will also help a lot, as the Upgrade Stones and Elixirs are affordable and in the beginning you will need a lot of them. Depending on the clan, they will also distribute loot like Rare Skillpages and Weapon/Armor/Accessory/High Grade Material Boxes. Especially early in the game, these can give you a huge boost.
All of the ‘Selection’ Varnish boxes, should always go to accessory. These always take the longest to upgrade because the B and C grade fodder comes in much slower. Usually players have SR grade level 30 weapons and armor, but are still stuck on S or R grade accessories because of the difficulty leveling them up in the beginning. Speaking of accessories, make sure you get a full matching set. Pick one and stick with it. Don’t mix and match pieces from other sets as you lose out on important set bonuses.
[Editor’s Note: Read our Fast Leveling Guide to see what you else can do to gain guaranteed CP as a beginner!]
Q: What is your advice for competitive players?
I can’t stress enough the importance of being in a clan with a Conquer Shop. Even if just for the Core potion, this can bump your CP significantly. For competitive PvP, all Blessed Selection and Maphyr’s should be used on the PvP weapon only.
On AFK Farming:
Hot Time should always be done solo and not AFK for the most efficient resource gathering. Lure a group of monsters for yourself, kill them, rinse and repeat. AFKing in Elite Dungeon should only be done once your Hot Time is complete.
Regardless of class, AFK field farming should be done with a normal monster bow as it kills faster and you can pick off the monsters before a DPS class can reach them.
Slow and steady always wins. Don’t force your enhances unless you want to end up back at +10. If you fail, stop. Try again later. Once your weapon is maxed, try to get all your other gears to +20 one at a time, then focus each one to +30. Trying to +30 gear before moving on the the next one can stagnate your growth.
Q: What is your advice for similar Bladedancer users?
Bladedancers can be huge AOE damage dealers when played the right way. Practice PvP in the Extraction Pit, either 1v1 or in parties. Get a good idea of what the class is capable of when playing with certain other classes. This way you can be prepared for Siege and anything that comes at you.
I normally play games with a group of friends that hop games together. One of them told me about this game and I instantly got hooked. I started playing on release day and haven’t looked back. Currently Elder of Resbak on Giran03. If you want to chat, you can find me on the PlayL2R Discord server!
The Arena Conqueror!
Bladedancers are an all-around type, and strong PvP contenders. They have wide AoE skills that hardly misses, even against ranged classes. Check out Law’s skill set-up and his strategy in 1v1 Arena as he takes over the #1 spot!
Triumph over Trisha – Countess of Blood’s Boudoir (Hard) in Temporal Rift
Not even the Vampires can stop the mercenaries of Giran! Watch how Law and his party own Trisha and her minions, featuring his Dual Stormbringer (Weapon) that slices through magical type monsters as he gets the highest battle contribution of 32%. With rewards like this, it’s worth spending your Red Diamonds!
Weapon – Dunamiss Dualsword (PvP)
- Upgrade level +40
- Enhancement level MAX
- Attribute level MAX
- Substats: Critical Rate, Attack Speed, P. Atk
Weapon – Dual Stormbringer (PvE)
- Upgrade level +30
- Enhancement level +16
- Attribute level 6
- Substats: Attack Speed, Penetration, Critical Damage
Dominus Armor Set
- SR-Grade Headgear, Armor, Gloves, and Boots
- Headgear: Upgrade level +30, Enhancement level +13, Attribute level 1
- Substats: P. Def, M. Def, Max MP
- Armor: Upgrade level +30, Enhancement level +12, Attribute level 5
- Substats: P. Def, M. Def, Max MP
- Gloves: Upgrade level +34, Enhancement level +12, Attribute level 1
- Substats: P. Atk, Evasion, Penetration
- Boots: Upgrade level +34, Enhancement level +13, Attribute level 1
- Substats: P. Atk, Speed Increase, M. Atk
Nassen Accessory Set
- SR-Grade Necklace, Earrings, and Ring
- Necklace: Upgrade level +30, Enhancement level +16, Attribute level 1
- Substats: Atk Spd Increase Rate, Max MP, Max HP
- Earring 1: Upgrade level +30, Enhancement level +15, Attribute level 1
- Substats: HP Drain, Max HP, Penetration
- Earring 2: Upgrade level +32, Enhancement level +14, Attribute level 1
- Substats: HP Drain, Penetration, Accuracy
- Ring 1: Upgrade level +36, Enhancement level +24, Attribute level 1
- Substats: Resilience, HP Drain, P. Atk
- Ring 2: Upgrade level +30, Enhancement level +22, Attribute level 1
- Substats: HP Regen, Max MP, HP Drain
- SR-Grade Steam Beetle
- Level 20: Combat Power 75,831
- SR Grade Helmet, Armor, Saddle, Boots
- Helmet: Upgrade level +20, Enhancement level +30
- Armor: Upgrade level +20, Enhancement level +30
- Saddle: Upgrade level +20, Enhancement level +30
- Boots: Upgrade level +20, Enhancement level +23
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