Orc Raider/Destroyer Guide

by DK on October 1, 2018
Orc Raider/Destroyer Guide
December 14, 2018

Welcome To The Ultimate Orc Raider / Destroyer Guide!

Orc Raiders/Destroyers are Noble Orcs (Warrior) that start from level 180 upon character creation. They specialize in Two-Handed Swords and wear Heavy Armor, allowing them to rampage through enemies with their durable build. Unlike shield-type warriors, they rely on their  naturally high CRIT RESIST and DEF. Unique to this class, this warrior reduces incoming debuff effects that are directed towards him. In this way, enemies with high accuracy are still mitigated by this class. Similarly, when being attacked normally or through spells, enemies will be penalized with a decrease in DEF and CRIT RESIST, making this warrior a good addition to the party.

Raiders/Destroyers are a versatile class thanks to their skillset. Similar to Shillien Knight, Slayer, War Ranger, and Treasure Hunter, Raiders can set a good combo for your party, allowing you to smoothly win in group battles. Its skill Exploit Strike allows the warrior to slam his weapon on the ground to inflict damage and expose the enemy weakness (reducing their tanking potential). Another active skill, Sword of Doom, allows you to hit with 3 massive strikes while slowing enemies in front of you, countering speedy characters like Elves and Nassen-type classes. Matched with passive skills that weaken attackers, Raiders/Destroyers are both good in PvE and PvP.

Most of the Raiders’ Passive skills benefit the party. The Toughness skill increases Critical Resistance and reduces the duration of Debuffs, which allows for no hesitation in taking most of the damage up front. Another is Expose Weakness, which has a chance (15%) to decrease the target’s Def and Critical Resistance when being attacked. The debuff tradeoff makes him an instant threat for his squishy attackers (Melee rogue classes), since this class is not a favorable initial target for the enemy in team fights. Also, PvE monsters become an easier target compared to using other classes.

Due to his versatility, building him with highly offensive gears still make him a tough class to bring down and one of the most tenacious high-damage-dealing warrior classes out there (along with Warlord, Bladedancer, Shillien Knight and Slayer). Because of their practicality in the offensive and defensive end, Raiders/Destroyers are the answer for gamers who want to play as a tanky/damaging melee class that complements other party members well .


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Character Review


  • Long stun duration (3.5s) with 100% chance to land
  • Easily sustainable class with low pot consumption
  • As a warrior class, can easily be left in auto-mode while farming
  • Can conveniently adjust to offensive and defensive battle stance
  • Highly sought-after in parties because Raiders act as an offensive support (via debuffs), favorable for fast-paced killing
  • All of the 2nd class passive skills/buff affect the whole party.
  • One of the few classes that can legitimately tank and weaken the enemy while still providing a decent amount of damage


  • Slow skill animation on 3 active skills, which makes it hard to cast against agile classes
  • Skill impact has little range (only in front of him)
  • Very high skill cooldown (all 20s and above)
  • Slow attack speed, making his normal attacks ineffective at killing classes with high evasion and speed
  • Requires a 15% chance to activate a enemy debuff, which is an extremely low percentage
  • Has no escape mechanism in fleeing or backing out of battles


Best Equipment

WeaponTyrfing (PvP / Overall 1st priority)
Dynasty Slasher (elite monsters)
Feather Eye Blade (magical monsters)
Dragon Slayer (dragons)
Vesper Slasher (Boss hunt)
ArmorDominus set (PvP / Overall 1st priority)
Blue Wolf set (elite monsters)
AccessoriesBlack Ore Set (Tanky / Anti-Crit)
Moonstone Set (M. Def)
Nassen Set (Chasing / Movement increase / Manual Evasion)

Skill Priority and Usage

Prioritize leveling up the passives that contribute to attack power, since it will constitute most of your bulk damage, especially in PvE (Warrior Weapon Mastery and Attack Aura), then level up the Active skills next.

PvP (Arena) Skillset – Rush Impact / Exploit Strike / Rage

PvP (Siege) Skillset – Exploit Strike / Sword of Doom / Rage

PvE Skillset – Exploit Strike / Sword of Doom / Rage

ActiveRush ImpactRushes toward enemies to deal damage and knock them down5thX
Exploit StrikeSlam the weapon on the ground to inflict damage, and expose the target's weakness. The enemy will be stunned for a duration when attacked while their weakness is exposed.3rd3rd/4th
Sword of DoomSlash the enemy 3 times with the energy in the weapon. Decreases the Speed of the enemy for a duration.6th3rd/4th
RageIncrease Atk., Crit. Rate, and Atk. Spd.4th5th
PassiveWarrior Weapon MasteryIncreases Atk. when a Two-handed Sword is equipped2nd2nd
Heavy Armor MasteryDecreases damage taken when Heavy Armor is equipped. This effect stacks up to 4 times.7th6th
Attack AuraIncreases the Atk. of you and your party members. This effect is region-wide.1st1st
ToughnessIncreases Critical Resistance, and reduces the duration of Debuffs.8th/9th7th/8th
Expose WeaknessHas a chance to decrease the target's Def. and Critical Resistance when attacked.8th/9th7th/8th
Orc PotentialOrcs, with their fiery soul, have naturally high defense.InnateInnate
Warrior MasteryIncreases damage dealt to monsters.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.✔(Elite dungeon)
Absolute ShieldThis skill greatly improves your Def. so you are able to withstand powerful enemies.X✔(PvE afk)
Healing StrikeThis skill is a very effective means of healing to extend your HP effectively for a duration of time.X✔(PvE afk)
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 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

  • Prioritize Warrior Weapon Mastery and Attack Aura during your early levels.
  • Toughness and Expose Weakness are your lowest-priority skills because of their low scaling per level.
  • You can use Rush Impact instead of Sword of Doom for better crowd control, especially in PvP Arena.
  • In PvE, make sure to lure enemies first, then move to attack in front so you can hit them all with your little skill range.
  • Rage has a 15s buff duration – use them before charging in front of the enemy.

Main Stats and Sub-stats Priority

EquipmentSoul Crystal (Not applicable in NA/EU servers)Pet Mount
Weapon - Critical Rate / Critical Damage / Attack Speed or HP DrainPurple - Critical Damage (All)Helmet - Critical Rate (All)
Helmet - P. Def / M.Def / Evasion or HP DrainOrange - Critical Damage (All)Armor - Critical Rate (All)
Armor - P. Def / M.Def / Speed or Evasion or ResilienceRed - Critical Damage (All)Saddle - Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Gloves - P. Atk / Penetration / Ignore def damage or Evasion Yellow - Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)Boots - Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Shoes - P. Atk / Atk. Speed / SpeedCyan - Critical Damage (All)
Necklace - HP Drain / Atk. Speed / Crit ResistGreen - Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Earring - HP Drain / Speed / Critical Resist or PenetrationBlack - Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Ring - HP Drain / Critical Rate / Critical DamageBlue - Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Silver - Critical Damage (All)

Other Useful Class Tips

  • To save mana consumption while AFK farming, consider this skillset: Energy Blast / Power Strike / Rage / Healing Strike / Absolute Defense.
  • Further amplify your defense and incapacitation resist with the Absolute Shield Rare Skill, allowing you to tank against enemies that deal high damage.
  • You can bolster up your ATK speed through substats. Then you will be able to attack even faster via Rage skill.
  • Black Ore, Moonstone and Nassen are the best accessory sets for Orc Raiders. The Critical Resist bonus from Black Ore set will greatly increase your survivability in battles. Moonstone will help reduce a portion of Magical damage received, and Nassen helps you compensate for your lack of mobility so you can manually evade attacks.
  • For Rare Skills, use Missile Bolt and Meteor Shower in Arena PvP. Healing Strike and Absolute Shield are good for AFK-farming.
  • Arena – when the enemy is charging towards you:
    • Rage > [IMMEDIATELY] Missile Bolt and Meteor Shower > Rush Impact > Exploit Strike > Normal hits
  • Arena – when charging towards an enemy:
    • Rage > Rush Impact > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Shower and Missile Bolt > Exploit Strike > Normal hits
    • Rage > Rush Impact > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Shower and Missile Bolt > Sword of Doom > Normal hits
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  • Victor
    October 4, 2018 at 7:20 am

    This is Slayer description.

  • October 28, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Why the new race orc can’t use axe or sword shield??

    I need to update about the class orc can’t tanking with 2 hand sword that is not death nights from world of Warcraft

    • DK
      October 28, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Noble Orcs have a unique way of wielding their weapons compared to other 4 classes. This time, Shaman has the Staff and Shield (Similar base stats to Warrior’s Sword and Shield) while the Raider uses a double handed sword. Orcs naturally have high DEF and Crit Resist — they still have good tanking potential even without a shield, so incoming attacks are still hard to penetrate against them.

  • Juan
    December 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    So out of the the three being a new orc player which one do you recommend is the easier of the three to level?

    • DK
      January 3, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Orc Shaman is the easiest to level. 2 AoE skills and has enough survivability in the elite dungeon to farm while AFK 🙂

  • Einee
    May 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    i can say. im party player. for me is destro after cardinal one of the best party char. Is absolutely clear in way what you need to do on this char. push to def, crit def and hp, and your party, friends in rifts, events, and others high rewarded raids will survive. fast lvling up are not everything. You can have high lvl but if you cp is low, you will be not usable. Better go to middle way and keep your cp mirrored wirh your lvl. Destro is for this good char.
    PS: but in Open Siege i play bishop, rememberi me L2 interlude. Was my main char. 😀 and im.only one who do it. 🙂 is great pt support :)))

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