Slayer Guide

by DK on June 7, 2018
Slayer Guide
June 17, 2018

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 Welcome To The Ultimate Slayer Guide!

Slayers are Dwarves (Warrior) that can be selected after finishing the Class Transfer quest at lvl 31. They specialize in Dualswords or Spears, and wear Heavy Armor. Slayers are the epitome of Jack-of-all-trades in Lineage 2: Revolution, as they are able to deal significant damage, move fast, and are simultaneously tanky, thanks to their Dwarven abilities (High HP and DEF). They are the toughest to kill out of all the offensive tankers from the Warrior Class (Warlord, Swordsinger, Bladedancer, and Slayer).

Slayers excel in both PvE and PvP, as they are able to amplify their potential using the Angry Dwarf skill. Angry Dwarf allows them to boost up their ATK stat and further improve their defense. They can be purely offensive due to their additional damage buff, or function as a semi-tank for your team, whenever the Angry Dwarf skill is activated. Leveling, grinding the field, and dungeons are easy obstacles for Slayers, which make them one of the most recommended classes for beginners.

The base stats and skillset combinations of Slayers allow them to gain damage momentum in drawn out fights. Their active skills, Crave Impact and Lucky Berserker, can provide a fixed chance to hit enemies. Once activated, bonus damage and attack speed are significantly buffed. Passive skills such as Warrior Weapon Mastery, Attack Aura, and Combat Mastery, further amplify their attack power.

In PvP, Slayers have two Crowd Control (CC) attacks. One of their CC skills, Leap Attack, can be cast from afar, which allows them to jump and deliver their first blow successfully. Because of their mobility, Slayers can also kite and manually dodge enemy skills. In PvE, Slayers are also excellent characters, as they have several Area of Attack (AoE) skills, which is crucial to clearing waves faster.

Slayers are easily likeable because of their balanced build, and their ability to adapt to various scenarios in the game. If you enjoy close combat and dealing respectable damage as a tank, then this is the character for you!

Character Review

Pros:

  • Hybrid class with both offensive and tank capabilities
  • Angry Dwarf is a unique skill that greatly boosts your attack and defense. It is perfect for both PvP and PvE situations.
  • Naturally high defense, thanks to its Race Potential
  • Excels more in PvP due to multiple knockdown skills with large AoE range (2 from the start, 1 from Class Transfer)
  • One of the more popular Dwarf classes in the game
  • Tankiest among the four “Offensive Warriors”

Cons:

  • Slow attack speed makes it difficult to kill characters who rely on Evasion and speed
  • Average skill multipliers and DPS, especially if Angry Dwarf isn’t active
  • Doesn’t offer any burst damage, but has huge DPS capabilities in longer, drawn-out fights

 

Best Equipment

 ItemImage
WeaponDunamiss Dualsword (PvP / Overall 1st priority)
Dual StormBringers (PvE magical monsters)
Dual Samurai Long Sword (PvE normal monsters)
Dynasty Dualsword (Boss hunt)
Dual Sword of Revolution (elite monsters)
ArmorDominus Set





AccessoriesNassen Set (Chasing / Movement increase / Manual Evasion)



Black Ore Set (Tanky / Anti-Crit)



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 (specifically Crave Impact and Lucky Berserker). Prioritize leveling up the passives that contribute to attack power since normal hits will constitute most of your bulk damage (Warrior Weapon Mastery, Attack Aura and Combat Mastery).

PvP (Arena) Skillset – Rush Impact / Leap Attack / Angry Dwarf

PvP (Siege) Skillset – Angry Dwarf / Power Smash / Leap Attack

PvE Skillset – Power Smash / Leap Attack / Angry Dwarf

 SkillImageDescriptionPvPPvE
ActiveRush ImpactL2R skills Rush ImpactRushes toward enemies to deal damage and knock them down.6th/7thX
Power SmashL2R skills Power SmashAttacks the area in front to deal massive damage to enemies within the area.6th/7th5th
Leap AttackL2R skills Leap AttackJumps on a target to knockdown nearby enemies, briefly rendering them unable to act.5th4th
Angry DwarfL2R skills Angry DwarfWhile Active, increases Atk. and decreases Dmg. Taken4th6th
PassiveWarrior Weapon MasteryL2R skills Warrior Weapon MasteryIncreases Atk, when you equip a Sword & Shield, Spear, Dual Swords1st1st
Heavy Armor MasteryL2R skills Heavy Armor MasteryDecreases damage taken when Heavy Armor is equipped. This effect stacks up to 4 times.8th7th
Attack AuraL2R skills Attack AuraIncreases the Atk. of you and your party members. This effect is region-wide.2nd2nd
Crave ImpactL2R skills Crave ImpactHas a chance of generating a buff that increases Atk. when a Crit. Atk. lands.10th9th
Combat MasteryL2R skills Combat MasteryFurther increases Atk. when a Spear or Dual Swords is equipped. 3rd3rd
Lucky BerserkerL2R skills Lucky BerserkerHas a chance to apply a buff that increases your party's Atk, Spd. when a Crit. Atk. lands.9th8th
Dwarven PotentialL2R skills Dwarven PotentialTheir bodies are blessed by the heavens, presenting them with high HP. (Bonuses to P. Def. and Max HP.)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

  • Prioritize Warrior Weapon Mastery for damage boost, and Heavy Armor Mastery to enhance your defense.
  • Crave Impact and Lucky Berserker can stay at level 1, as it isn’t really a big priority since the level scaling is minimal. Just level it until you have nothing else to upgrade.
  • Angry Dwarf is a great Active Skill to add since each point to it has a noticeable change.
  • In PvE, use Power Smash and Leap attack to inflict AoE damage and kill enemies faster.
  • In PvP, using your Crowd Control (CC) skills (Rush Impact and Leap Attack) is essential.

 

Main Stats and Sub-stats Priority

EquipmentSoul Crystal (Not applicable in NA/EU servers)Pet Mount
Weapon - Critical Rate / Critical Damage or P. Atk / Attack SpeedPurple - 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 Evasion or ResilienceRed - Critical Damage (All)Saddle - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Gloves - P. Atk / Penetration / Evasion Yellow - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)Boots - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Shoes - P. Atk / Atk. Speed / Speed or Evasion or ResilienceCyan - Critical Damage (All)
Necklace - Atk. Speed / Crit Resist / HP Drain or ResilienceGreen - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Earring - HP Drain / Speed / Critical Resist or PenetrationBlack - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Ring -Critical Rate / Critical Damage / P. Atk or HP DrainBlue - Evasion or Critical Resist or Resilience (user preference)
Silver - Critical Damage (All)

 

Other Useful Class Tips

  • When playing solo, focus on the skills that will give you more attack power. When in a party, focus on upgrading skills that will give benefit to your party such as Attack Aura and Lucky Berserker.
  • Focus on getting Attack Speed on your Weapon to significantly boost your DPS. This is especially true for a slow-hitting class like Slayer.
  • Absolute Shield is a great Rare Skill to pair with, since it will nullify the defense reduction
  • Angry Dwarf should be used BEFORE the enemies use their Active Skills to minimize the damage taken on your end
  • Both Spears & Dual Swords works fine with the Slayer Class. However, Dual Swords are normally favoured since Crave Impact & Lucky Berserker Passive works on a per-hit basis, meaning the faster-hitting Dual Swords will activate it much more often.
  • In PvP situations like Siege and Clan War, Angry Dwarf is a good skill to boost up your overall Defense.
  • You’ll want to disable (stun/knockdown) the enemy before damaging them. You have 2 Crowd Control skills, so use them wisely in PvP. Strike fast or wait for an opening before you charge through your opponents.
  • Black Ore, Nassen, and Elven are the best accessory sets for Slayer. As a melee and Warrior class, the Critical Resist bonus from Black Ore set will greatly increase your survivability in battles. Nassen is also a viable set, if you want to move fast and manually evade attacks. Go for Elven if you want added P.Atk damage and stun resist.
  • When charging towards an enemy:
    • Angry Dwarf > Leap Attack > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Storm and Missile Bolt > Rush Impact > Normal hits
    • Angry Dwarf > Rush Impact > Leap Attack > [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Storm and Missile Bolt
  • When the enemy is charging towards you:
    • Angry Dwarf >  [IMMEDIATELY] Meteor Storm and Missile Bolt > Rush Impact > Normal hits > Leap Attack
  • For Rare Skills, use Missile Bolt and Meteor in Arena PvP. Healing Strike and Absolute Shield are good for AFK-farming.

 

Special thanks to CASTILLO (OMFG) and Sados (SainT) for reference and content contributions!

 

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  • ed
    February 27, 2018 at 2:44 pm
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    Ease of Leveling9
    PvE (Field & Dungeons)9.2

    Excellent guide. Which accesory set would you focus on first for mostly PVE/Leveling? I am stuck between the three listed.

    Thanks for any advice.

    • DK
      February 27, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Elven would be the better choice 🙂 Nassen is also good for PvE but you can only maximize its potential if you max the attribute levels which can only be done end-game.

  • Paul Glissov
    March 11, 2018 at 1:20 am

    Angry dwarf skill lowers your defense by 30%, this guide talks like it increases defense, which is totally wrong.

    • DK
      March 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      It actually increases your defense. The skill description in NA/EU/Oc servers are wrong. Here’s the new skill description from KR server:
      Angry Dwarf – While active, increases Atk, and decreases Dmg. Taken.

  • ch0c0
    April 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Combat Mastery also affect Dual Sword ?? any source about this?

  • ch0c0
    April 6, 2018 at 4:30 am

    “Combat Mastery” also for Dual Sword ?? icon pic also different

  • Tengene Mo
    April 11, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Know the difference between Dmg decrease taken and Decrease def.

  • Walter
    May 3, 2018 at 2:37 am

    How is it for PVP? are good? or which characters are as top PVP?

    • DK
      May 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      One of the top PvP classes. Slayers can tank while being able to deal high damage. Also beginner friendly and versatile thats why I highly recommend her 🙂

      • Walter
        May 8, 2018 at 9:38 pm

        Entonces es recomendable el Slayer para PVP? Es un poco más equilibrada ya que le equipas eleven set

  • Walter
    May 3, 2018 at 2:38 am

    How is it for PVP? are good? or which characters are as top PVP??

  • Walter
    May 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    s Then is the Slayer for PVP recommendable? It’s a bit more balanced since you equip eleven set

  • Tri Pantoro
    July 11, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Affirmative

  • Tom
    November 24, 2019 at 8:03 pm
    Positives

    So fun to play

    Negatives

    Wish had more hp

    Rating
    Ease of Leveling10
    PvE (Field & Dungeons)10
    PvP (1v1)10
    PvP (Siege)10
    PvP (3vs3 Honorable Battlefield)10

    War slayers are the best

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