Blade & Soul Kung Fu Master Skills, Talent Tree and Combos Guide



Blade & Soul Kung Fu Master Skills, Talent Tree and Combos Guide by Seraphy

Disclaimer: I didn’t get all the skills, or record them all, didn’t have time. I also do not claim to know Korean. I am translating these via typing them up and throwing them in Google Translate and then using my existing knowledge of skills and common sense to decode the Google gibberish. When more defined translations are released, I will edit the necessary information to reflect proper information.

Some skill names are from the training list on the Dojo, others will be ones I make up (marked with a *). Keep in mind the damages are for a level 1 (no you cannot get all the skills at 1, but you can check them at 1).

Give some love to KungFuOpera for sending me screenshots of the skill tooltips!

Talent Tree

Keep in mind for these talent translations, I’ll just keep the ones that enable skills at a basic ‘enables this’. You can read what they do later in the post anyway.

When I say talent points required, that is not saying you need X amount for that talent. It means you need X amount in the tree before you can get the talent.

Tier 1 – Required Level: 15

Tier 1-0 – Chul-San-Go
Grants the skill Chul-San-Go.
Tier 1-1 – Force Punch Chain
If you use Force Punch, your Leap Stomp cooldown resets.
Tier 1-2 – Leg Sweep Extension
Time an enemy stays knocked down extends from 2 to 3 seconds.
Tier 1-3 – Spin Kick
Grants the skill Spin Kick.
Tier 1-4 – Basic Combo Training
Basic attack hits will give 1 additional Fighting Spirit if you pull off a critical hit.
Tier 1-5 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 1-6 – Dodge Training
Each time you dodge, you restore 1 Fighting Spirit.
Tier 1-7 – Chul-San-Go Training 2
Chul-San-Go Fighting Spirit requirement lowers from 3 to 2.
Tier 1-8 – Counterattack Stun Extension
The amount of time a target is stunned after a counter is increased by 1 second.

Tier 2 – Required Level: 20 – Talent Points Required: 5

Tier 2-0 – Rising Kick
Grants the skill Rising Kick.
Tier 2-1 – AoE Force Punch
Gives Force Punch a frontal AoE arc of 180 degrees.
Tier 2-2 – Trample Fighting Spirit Recovery
Trample will recover 2 Fighting Spirit.
Tier 2-3 – Somersault Kick
Grants the skill Somersault Kick.
Tier 2-4 – Aerial Kick
Grants the skill Aerial Kick.
Tier 2-5 – Pressure Point
Grants the skill Pressure Point.
Tier 2-6 – Ambush Power Strike
Grants the skill Ambush Power Strike.
Tier 2-7 – Dominate Training
Critical hit chance is increased by 5% in Dominate stance.
Tier 2-8 – Counter Time Increase
Length of counter increases from 0.8 to 1.0 second.

Note: You must choose between Tier 2-7 Dominate Training or Tier 2-8 Counter Time Increase. This will also mean that 2-7 can only get 3-7 and 2-8 can only obtain 3-8.

Tier 3 – Required Level: 25 – Talent Points Required: 10

Tier 3-0 – Instant Strike*
Grants the skill Instant Strike*.
Tier 3-1 – Force Punch Training
Lowers Force Punch’s Fighting Spirit requirement from 3 to 2.
Tier 3-2 – Flaming Uppercut*
Grants the skill Flaming Uppercut*.
Tier 3-3 – Leap Stomp Training
Recover 2 Fighting Spirit with Leap Stomp. If you use this on an enemy casting, you knock them down.
Tier 3-4 – Aerial Stomp
Grants the skill Aerial Stomp.
Tier 3-5 – Pressure Point Training
If you or other players attack an enemy affected by Pressure Point status they will gain 10% of their energy. (Sword Chi, Fighting Spirit, Rage, Inner Chi, and Chakra).
Tier 3-6 – Choke
Grants the skill Choke.
Tier 3-7 – Counter Stun Time Increase
Counter stun time increases from 2 to 4 seconds, but decreases the counter time from 0.8 to 0.7 seconds.
Tier 3-8 – Counter Fighting Spirit Recovery
Counter recovers 4 Fighting Spirit instead of 3.

Tier 4 – Required Level: 30 – Talent Points Required: 15

Tier 4-0 – Concentration
Sidestep Left, Sidestep Right, and Move Back grant a 50% increase in dodge ability.
Tier 4-1 – Palm Strike*
Strengthens Instant Strike* to make a target groggy when used.
Tier 4-2 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 4-3 – Aerial Stomp Training
Target will stay down for 3 seconds after the skill is used.
Tier 4-4 – Aerial Catch*
Grants the skill Aerial Catch*.
Tier 4-5 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 4-6 – Arm Bar
Grants the skill Arm Bar.
Tier 4-7 – Landslide
Grants the skill Landslide.
Tier 4-8 – Boxing*
Grants the skills Boxing 1*, Boxing 2*, and Counter Attack*. (I believe it also grants Surprise Punch*.)

Note: You must choose between Tier 4-3 Aerial Stomp Training or Tier 4-4 Aerial Catch*.

Tier 5 – Required Level: 35 – Talent Points Required: 20

Tier 5-0 – Aerial Dominate*
Grants the skill Aerial Dominate*.
Tier 5-1 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 5-2 – Aerial Dominate* Training
After Aerial Dominate*, surrounding enemies take damage and get knocked back.
Tier 5-3 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 5-4 – Aerial Catch* Training
After Aerial Catch*, surrounding enemies take damage and become unable to act for a period of time.
Tier 5-5 – Martial Arts Dance
Grants the skill Martial Arts Dance.
Tier 5-6 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 5-7 – Landslide Training
If the target is in the air when you use Landslide the target becomes stunned and groggy.
Tier 5-8 – Concentration Training
Concentration time increases by 1 second (Boxing time increases as well).

Note: Level/talent points required don’t really make sense for Tier 6, 7, and 8. They’re subject to change since CBT2 only went up to level 39.


Tier 6 – Required Level: Varied – Talent Points Required: Varied

Tier 6-0 – Leap Domination*
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 35

Grants the skill Leap Domination*. Quickly close distance between you and the opponent, immediately going to Dominate stance.
Tier 6-1 – Palm Strike* Training
Required Level: 40
Talent Points Required: 25

Lowers cooldown of Palm Strike* by 2 seconds.
Tier 6-2 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 6-3 – Headbutt Training
Required Level: 40
Talent Points Required: 15

Damage taken increases, but recover 1 more Fighting Spirit.
Tier 6-4 – Unknown 1* Training
Talent Points Required: 15
Unknown 1* can be used in place of Force Punch.
Tier 6-5 – Arm Bar Training
Required Level: 35
Talent Points Required: 20

If you critical hit with Arm Bar, you can use another Dominate skill.
Tier 6-6 – Ambush Landslide
Required Level: 35
Talent Points Required: 20

When successful in a counter or block, you can instantly use Landslide.
Tier 6-7 – Landslide Training II
Required Level: 35
Talent Points Required: 20

Landslide AoE spikes the area with ice.
Tier 6-8 – Counter Attack* Fighting Spirit Recovery
Required Level: 40
Talent Points Required: 15

2 Fighting Spirit recovered with a successful Counter Attack* (the one used during Boxing*.).

Tier 7 – Required Level: Varied – Talent Points Required: Varied

Tier 7-0 – 쌍호권
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 10

Strike a target and extend whatever negative status effect they have.
Tier 7-1 – Palm Strike* Training II
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 25

Palm Strike* groggy effect length is increased by 2 seconds.
Tier 7-2 – Palm Strike* Protection
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 30

Palm Strike* cures poison, ember and makes you immune to Summon Sword.
Tier 7-3 – Assault*
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 30

Grants the skill Assault*.
Tier 7-4 – Aerial Escape
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 30

Grants the skill Aerial Escape. After escaping an aerial attack, you automatically dominate the opponent.
Tier 7-5 – Aerial Training
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 25

When you send an enemy into the air, party members that attack it will gain 10% of their energy. (Sword Chi, Fighting Spirit, Rage, Inner Chi, and Chakra)
Tier 7-6 – Dominate Training II
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 30

When you dominate an enemy, party members that attack it will gain 10% of their energy. (Sword Chi, Fighting Spirit, Rage, Inner Chi, and Chakra)
Tier 7-7 – Patience
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 35

When an enemy dodges your attack, you recover 1 Fighting Spirit.
Tier 7-8 – Not available in CBT2.

Tier 8 – Required Level: Varied – Talent Points Required: Varied

Tier 8-0 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 8-1 – Tactical Offense
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 30

Every critical hit will give you 1 Fighting Spirit.
Tier 8-2 – Leg Sweep Extension II
Required Level: 45
Talent Points Required: 30

Leg Sweep knockdown time is increased. (The description doesn’t seem to say much than what is already known about the skill.)
Tier 8-3 – AoE Assault*
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 35

Assault* is upgraded to an AoE; it now hits anything surrounding the target you are already hitting.
Tier 8-4 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 8-5 – Counter Training
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 35

When countering a Force Attack, you will counter the same elemental force you blocked off.
Tier 8-6 – Dominate Immunity
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 35

You are immune to immobilizing status effects when you are in a Dominate state.
Tier 8-7 – Not available in CBT2.
Tier 8-8 – Concentrate Training
Required Level: 50
Talent Points Required: 35

When Concentrate mode ends, Landslide and Martial Arts Dance can be instantly used.

Skills

Key
Red: Fighting Spirit cost, cast time, cooldown.
Green: Skill conditions (what it takes to use prompt it), miscellaneous skill information.
Blue: My tips and additional information.

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Basic Combo – 정권, 강권, 선풍각- R
1. Recovers 1 Fighting Spirit each.
2. The attacks must follow each other. If one misses, the chain starts over.

1. Recover 2 Fighting Spirit if you successfully crit with a talent.

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Counter – 반격 – 1
Upon success, the counterattack does 11-18 damage and stuns the target for 2 seconds.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 1.6 seconds

1. Recovers 3 Fighting Spirit
1. The default length is 0.8 seconds with a cooldown of 1.6 seconds. You can later get a talent (2nd row, last column) that increases the length it lasts, and decreases the cooldown time as well. If you successfully counter an attack, you automatically use a move that hits them and stuns them (this attack can miss though).

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Explosive Fist – 폭권 – 2
Can be used within 3m of the target. Deals 32-53 damage. It cannot be cast while moving.
Costs 4 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 1 second
Cooldown: Instant

1. You can instantly cast this if you successfully counter.
2. Can be instantly cast after Triple Kick.

1. You can make this AoE with a talent.
2. Against a boss, this prompts a purple (stun) resistance.

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Leg Sweep – 다리걸기 – 3
Knocks down an enemy within 3m and deals 76-92 damage, leaving it in knockdown state for 3 seconds.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 15 seconds

1. Evidently you can later get a talent that makes this AoE.
2. Against a boss, this prompts a green (knockdown) resistance.

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Force Punch – 붕권 – 4
Attack a target within 3m, dealing 21-35 damage, knocking it back 13m.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 1 second
Cooldown: 6 seconds

1. You can make this AoE with a talent (?).
2. Against a boss, this prompts a yellow (knockback) resistance.

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Chul-San-Go – 쳘산고 – V
Strikes a target dealing 19-31 damage, knocking it back 3m. This is an AoE.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 1 second
Cooldown: 12 seconds

1. You can instantly cast this if you successfully counter.
1. Against a boss, this prompts a red (groggy) resistance.
The is a martial arts move from the Chinese Bajiquan style. Unfortunately I don’t know the actual name (it may not even translate completely), but it is somewhat close to Iron Mountain.

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Instant Strike* – 맹호경파산 – C
Ignores the target’s defense. Attacks a target within 3m, dealing 11-18 damage.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cooldown: 9 seconds

1. Can be obtained at level 25.
2. I believe this skill can be upgraded to stun enemies by obtaining a talent.

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Landslide – 산사태 – X
Raises your leg and slams it down (AoE), interrupting enemy attack within 4m.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 1.5 seconds
Cooldown: 12 seconds

1. You can later get a talent that can cast this instantly with a successful counter.

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Martial Arts Dance – 권무 – Z
Kick target(s) within 16m four times, dealing 24-43 damage each hit.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 12 seconds

1. If you attack a groggy or stunned target, this skill will extend the status for 4 more seconds.
1. Can be obtained at level 36.

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Leap Stomp – 뛰어찍기 – Tab
Leap at a target 9-16m away (on the ground and during Qing Gong), dealing 8-14 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 12 seconds

1. Recovers 1 Fighting Spirit.
2. If target is stunned, stunned status is extended

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Flying Kick – 날아차기 – R
Attacks an enemy within 16m, dealing 10-17 damage and stunning (?) the target for 2 seconds.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cooldown: 12 seconds

1. Cast while using Qing Gong.

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Backflip* – 뒤구르기 – 1 (When on ground.)
While down, backflip to get back up.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. This can take a bit of time to animate, so some enemies will still be able to hit you mid-animation and stop you.

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Spin Kick – 회전차기 – 2
Down state required. Attack enemies within 4m around you, lifting yourself off the ground and dealing 10-17 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 5 seconds

1. This can take a bit of time to animate, so some enemies will still be able to hit you mid-animation and stop you.

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Somersault Kick – 반달차기 – 3
Lift yourself off the ground and deal 13-21 damage. Inflicts groggy status.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 5 seconds

1. Can cast while down.
2. Upon a successful counter, recover 3 Fighting Spirit.

1. This is a knocked down counter.

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Trample – 밟기 – R
Kick the enemy within 3m when it’s down, dealing 14-23 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Recovers 1 Fighting Spirit.

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Rising Kick – 올려차기 – F (After a successful counter.)
Launches a target into the air within 3m, dealing 13-21 damage.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cooldown: 15 seconds

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Flaming Uppercut* – 강타 – F (From a distance and enemy is stunned.)
Attack a target that is 4-6m away with a flaming uppercut, dealing 17-29 damage, launching it into the air.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 15 seconds

1. Can be cast if enemy is in a groggy state.
2. Can be cast after Counter Attack* (See Boxing* skills.)
3. Can be cast after Instant Strike*.

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Aerial Kick – 공중차기 – R (Aerial move.)
If target is in the air, kick the enemy multiple times, dealing 29-39 damage. Can cast Aerial Stomp after.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

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Aerial Stomp – 공중찍기 – R
If target is in the air, slam the enemy down into ground with your feet, dealing 35-58 damage.
Costs 4 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. After Aerial Kick.

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Aerial Dominate* – 공중제압 – Tab
If an target is aerial within 3m, leap up and grab the target, slamming it into the ground to dominate it.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be obtained at level 35.
2. Usable after the enemy is first sent into the air.

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Dominate – 제압 – Tab
When the target is incapable of action, overpower (mount them) the enemy.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 9 seconds

1. Usable when the target is in defense, counterattacking, down, or stunned.
1. To clarify about the usable in defense. I’ve noticed the Dominate ability popping up while enemies counter, it didn’t always work though in those situations. Can’t say I’ve noticed the counterattacking situation.

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Pound and Pummel – 묵사발 – 1
Strike the enemy 3 times, dealing 35-58 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast in dominate stance.

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Headbutt – 박치기 – 2
Strike the enemy on the head, dealing 28-47 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 6 seconds

1. Can be cast in dominate stance.
2. Recovers 5 Fighting Spirit.
3. If critical, then dominate stance time is extended.
4. Slight physical damage is inflicted on the user.

1. This is a great way to get Fighting Spirit, and also to get the chance to use another dominate skill to keep your opponent on the ground.

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Choke -조르기 – 3
Choke/break the opponent’s back, leaving them crippled for 8 seconds.
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast in dominate stance.
1. When I had this skill I noticed no damage or effect from it. I could be wrong. I used the word cripple because I wasn’t sure of the status ailment, groggy perhaps (it might explain how I never noticed anything, as groggy involves movement speed)?

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Arm Bar – 팔꺾기 – 4
Attacks the target by breaking their arm, dealing 46-77 damage. Diminishes 2 of the opponent’s resource meter (Sword Chi, Fighting Spirit, Rage, Inner Chi, and Chakra).
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast in dominate stance.

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Revenge – 복수 – F
Kick an enemy twice and down it for 4 seconds. Deals 16-27 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be used after an automatic dodge.

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Sidestep Left – 횡이동 – Q
Move to the left and behind a target within 2m.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 0.4 seconds
Cooldown: 8 seconds

1. Cast by holding Q (or hit QQ).
2. When you successfully dodge an attack, you can use Triple Kick.

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Sidestep Right – 파고들기 – E
Move to the right and behind a target within 2m.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 0.4 seconds
Cooldown: 8 seconds

1. Cast by holding E (or hit EE).
2. When you successfully dodge an attack, you can use Triple Kick.



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Move Back – 후방이동 – SS
Slides back during a fight.
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 8 seconds

1. To cast, hit SS.

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Boxing 1* – 이문정주 – F (Also see the skill Surprise Punch*.)
Attack an enemy within 3m, dealing 5-8 damage.
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 0.4 seconds

1. Recovers 1 Fighting Spirit.
2. Can use Boxing 2* after a successful hit.

1. If you have the talent (4th Row, Last Column), it automatically puts you in a boxing like stance after sidestepping. The stance lasts for 5 seconds.
2. During this boxing stance, you automatically have a chance to counter. Being hit will stop the stance. You will also have increased evasion due to the Concentration talent (Tier 4-0).
3. You can use the basic attacks while in boxing stance to recover Fighting Spirit to use the boxing moves.

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Boxing 2* – 외문정주 – F
Does a right elbow strike to a target within 3m, dealing 6-10 damage. Immediately follows up with Boxing 1*.
Costs 1 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 2.5 seconds

1. Can be used after a successful hit with Boxing 1*.

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Counter Attack* – 쌍박수
Attack a target within 3m, dealing 12-20 damage, pushing it back 3m.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 0.6 seconds

1. Automatically used after a successful counter during boxing stance.

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Surprise Punch* – 기습이문정주 – R
Strike a target from up to 4-6m away, dealing 5-8 damage.
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 0.1 seconds
Cooldown: 0.5 seconds

1. Can start the boxing attack chain.
2. Casting distance is 4-12m with a talent (?).

1. Can also be used during the boxing chain, if you Counter Attack* during it.
2. Can also be used if the enemy is stunned/on one knee and 4-6m away.

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Triple Kick – 삼연각 – F
Kicks a target rapidly within 3m, dealing 11-19 damage, and causes the target to fall to one knee for 2 seconds.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast after using Sidestep Left/Sidestep Right to perfectly dodge an attack.
2. After using this skill, Unknown 1* can be cast.
3. Upon successful, recover 10 Fighting Spirit.

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Elbow Strike – 팔꿈치 가격 – R
Elbow strikes a groggy target within 3m, knocking it down, dealing 5-8 damage.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be used after Triple Kick.

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Unknown 1* – 붕격 – 4
Attacks a target within 3m, dealing 22-37 damage, causing small knockback.
Costs 3 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast after using Triple Kick.

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Unknown 2* – 백보신권 – 1
For 0.8 seconds, counter Force attacks. Upon a successful counter, deal 10-16 damage, inflicting the status of the initial move for 2 seconds.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 1.6 seconds

1. Upon successful counter, recover 3 Fighting Spirit.
2. When successful, can cast Explosive Fist instantly.
3. If you successfully counter, Leap Stomp cooldown is reset.

1. Despite having this skill, I never saw it prompt. I believe it requires you to use Move Back for it to prompt (which I rarely did.)

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Pressure Point – 점혈 – F
Attack a target within 3m, dealing 24-40 damage, putting the enemy in 5 seconds of pressure point state.
Costs 0 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: 1 second
Cooldown: Instant

1. Recovers 2 Fighting Spirit.
2. 점혈 상태에서 공격 받으면 점혈 단계가 상승하며 점혈 3단계가 되면 4초 동안 기절

1. I believe pressure point state involves a sap of energy from the affected target. For instance, sapping 3 Fighting Spirit off of a target.
2. Usable if you are behind the target and it is stunned (?).

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Aerial Catch* – 공중잡기 – F
If target is in the air, catch it in air and slam it into the ground, causing 29-49 damage.
Costs 4 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

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Assault* – 강습 – Tab
Strikes the target dealing 21-35 damage.
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast in dominate stance.

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Ambush Power Strike – 기습 강타 – F
Attack a target within 3m, dealing 11-19, causing it to be groggy for 2 seconds (?).
Costs 2 Fighting Spirit
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: Instant

1. Can be cast if the enemy is blocking.

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