RaiderZ Defender Build Guide



RaiderZ Defender Build Guide by kawingshek

Loli’s lv 40 PvE build for OB 38/2

Sorcerer skill tree

Skill choice information

Stunning smash 5/5:Fast and high dps, grants you ability to dodge during the animation to initiate your combo

Rush 3/3:Another initiating skill that grants you counter attack buff, including a mini stun at lv 3. This skill is useful for chasing or initiating a combo.

One-handed mastery 5/5:A passive skill that increases your physical power. Maxed it out as you will just swing with your sword normally and using your swordmanship skills.

Comeback 1/3:Probably most useful for this build however we don’t need to max it as we will have atleast 1 healer in the party for bosses. You are suppose to be good at blocking and dodging but this skill is just for emergency.

Piercing strike 1/3:A debuff skill which is a fast slash that works perfectly well for this build as we prefer quick and fast dps. However leaving this at lv 1 is because it’s hard to stack the debuff 3 times. Considering that it does not stack with other defenders piercing strike if they are in different levels. I.e. Defender (1) uses piercing strike 1, defender (2) uses piercing strike 3 = the PS1 effect will be overwritten and there for useless. However it may stack if both defenders has the same rank and could be helpful however it’s hard to keep track on the debuff time.

Rapid Assault 1/3:
We leave it at 1 as we just want another stun/CC skill to hold mobs as it can hit multiple enemies that are front of you. Maxing this out only gives you additional 1 second which could be helpful with the cooldowns of your other skills.

Fortifying shout 3/3:Probably the best buff in Alpha but slightly good in Beta. The changes was maximum health in Alpha and now Stamina recovery in Beta. However our party members suffers a lot of stamina usage if they keep dodging around. This will counter it by giving them more regeneration. This is helpful for ourself as we skip all other slow skills that either consumes your counterattack buff or isn’t really helping much in PvE situation.

Defense mastery 3/3:Maxing this out gives you more successful block which means no damage at certain points when you block enemy attacks.

Chaotic Strike 3/3:The only skill that doesn’t use any stamina, and that recovers your stamina. This is a great combo skill with the piercing strike which causes it to swing twice really fast. The reason I maxed it out is because of the no stamina skill usage and the stamina recovery from it.

Shield Slam 4/5:It’s a good skill that generates aggro. To prevent using too many skills that consumes my stamina this is being raised to deal 400% damage.

Encourage shout 1/3:
This is just spent to unlock the lv 35 skill and shouldn’t be attached to the actionbar.

Bastion 1/3:Finally a skill that I re-picked so we can block charging attacks. I tried in Stress test and it was a pain to run back or dodge attacks without it, when Defender is the only class with Bastion. I’ll go with this skill at level 1 because I just need the 4 seconds to survive a charging attack.

Resilience 2/2: Probably could skip this but since I’m going to block a lot this helps me to regenerate my stamina.

Evasive strike 1/1:All dodgeable skills are suppose to be spent as this skill breaks the knockdown and grants your counterattack buff.

Threaten (Lion skill) 1/3:
Having level 1 as we can’t get lv 40 to level it more. However this is an AoE skill that causes mobs to focus on you for 3 seconds as it reduces their movement speed and damage reduction by 30%. Helpful if you plan to AoE grind or clear a room of mobs.

Retribution (lv 35 passive skill) 3/3:This skill is passive as it grants you bonus damage by 60% upon successful block for your next attack and 15% movement speed for 8 seconds.

Ice arrow 1/3:This is used for pulling mobs aswell as chasing/harassing enemies.

Ice thorns 1/5:A close ranged skill that grants sub zero effect which slows the enemy down. Works great if you are out of stamina and to chase enemies. It’s an AoE frontal effect which is instant cast.

Q/A

Q:Lion skill? (NEW – Threaten)
A:It’s our first AoE threat skill which causes enemies within 6m to focus on you for 3 seconds(not working on bosses in stress test) including damage reduction 30% and movement speed 30% on the enemies.

Q: Why 2 points in sorcerer tree?
A: Ice thorns is your catching skill to slow enemy with the sub zero effect and the ice arrow is your pulling tool including to get the first/last hit on target at distance.

Q: Why no Massive Strike or Slam?
A: I want to deal fast dps with the quick animation of Stunning smash and Chaotic Strike combo with the counter attack buff which grants you extra damage.

Q: Why the lv 35 passive skill?
A: This skill grants you 60% bonus damage for your next attack upon successful block and also a 15% movement speed for 8 seconds to chase the enemy.

Q: Why bastion?
A: This time I decided to go back with bastion as it is helpful at certain times, especially if you plan to solo or to save time from running away/dodging charging skills.

Q: Why 3 points in Chaotic Strike?
A: The amount of stamina being recovered is fairly high and it’s a quick skill to use. Piercing strike consumes 25, and chaos strike recovers 50. So you actually gain +25 stamina after these two skills. However I don’t think it works if you do the skill chain which actually begins with Chaos > Piercing strike.

Q: Why is it only lv 1 comeback?
A: After another good discussion about comeback it’s not necessary to max it out. As you have either a healer in the party. And therefor 2 skill points could go into something else. In this case maxing out chaos strike to combine my old CSF / CCF build by removing 2 points in comeback because the cooldown wasn’t necessary to get shortened.

Q: Why level 3 rush?
A: Verified with Artule/Myrdin that this skill actually has a secret ability to deal a mini stun upon successful rush hit which makes you able your combos. Points are added to cover up the empty skill points at early level.

Q: Why lv 3 shout?
A: This is a PvE focused build by having quick slash skills and attacks. We only consume our counterattack buff for comeback usage and therefor shout is probably the only skill that is helpful incase we run out of stamina. But this is also helpful for our party members if they use a lot of stamina to dodge which cost roughly 30 stamina per dodge roll.

Q: Does the lion skill share cooldown with the other shouts?
A: No it doesn’t share the cooldown.

Videos @ Lv 27-34 vs bosses to show how I use my skills in different situations.

Loli vs Zygniv solo
Loli & Crossfield vs Tyrant Zombie
Loli & Crossfield vs Poluto


Loli’s lv 40 PvP build for OB 38/2

Sorcerer skill tree

Skill choice information

Strike of ruin 3/5:A skill that increases your next attack to critical hit by 60% which is helpful for your stunning smash to land a critical hit at a high % of damage. This skill can be changed to 5/5 if you plan to go pure defender and removing the ice skills in sorcerer. But since the 100% crit chance is untested i’ll leave it at 3/5 as I can afford.

Stunning smash 5/5:Fast and high dps, grants you ability to dodge during the animation to initiate your combo

Rush 3/3:Another initiating skill that grants you counter attack buff, including a mini stun at lv 3. This skill is useful for chasing or initiating a combo.

One-handed mastery 5/5:A passive skill that increases your physical power. Maxed it out as you will just swing with your sword normally and using your swordmanship skills.

Massive strike 1/5: I’m only unlocking this skill to unlock the Slam skill which is better than Massive strike IMO.

Comeback 1/3:Probably most useful for this build however we don’t need to max it as we will have atleast 1 healer in the party for bosses. You are suppose to be good at blocking and dodging but this skill is just for emergency.


Rapid Assault 1/3:
We leave it at 1 as we just want another stun/CC skill to hold mobs as it can hit multiple enemies that are front of you. Maxing this out only gives you additional 1 second which could be helpful with the cooldowns of your other skills.

Defense mastery 3/3:Maxing this out gives you more successful block which means no damage at certain points when you block enemy attacks.

Shield Slam 4/5:It’s a good skill that generates aggro. To prevent using too many skills that consumes my stamina this is being raised to deal 400% damage.

Bastion 1/3:Finally a skill that I re-picked so we can block charging attacks. I tried in Stress test and it was a pain to run back or dodge attacks without it, when Defender is the only class with Bastion. I’ll go with this skill at level 1 because I just need the 4 seconds to survive a charging attack.

Resilience 2/2: Probably could skip this but since I’m going to block a lot this helps me to regenerate my stamina.

Evasive strike 1/1:All dodgeable skills are suppose to be spent as this skill breaks the knockdown and grants your counterattack buff.

Retribution (lv 35 passive skill) 3/3:This skill is passive as it grants you bonus damage by 60% upon successful block for your next attack and 15% movement speed for 8 seconds.

Ice arrow 1/3:This is used for pulling mobs aswell as chasing/harassing enemies.

Ice thorns 1/5:A close ranged skill that grants sub zero effect which slows the enemy down. Works great if you are out of stamina and to chase enemies. It’s an AoE frontal effect which is instant cast.

Q/A

Q:Why not threaten or shouts?
A:TO get threaten which is always nice to slow enemy down, I need to spend 2 points to get there. And the shouts aren’t really helpful in PvP because you want to be offensive and focus on increasing damage on the other skills.

Q: Why 2 points in sorcerer tree and not max out SoR?
A: Ice thorns is your catching skill to slow enemy with the sub zero effect and the ice arrow is your pulling tool including to get the first/last hit on target at distance.
Strike of ruin is still untested if the 100% crit chance works, and this is where you can decide to go Pure defender or hybrid with the ice spells. I honestly go with the ice spells for the leveling part and PvP usage which is mentioned. Otherwise it’s really up to you.

Q: Why didn’t you max Massive strike and went with Slam?
A: Slam is probably more effective as you won’t be knocking them back but knocking them down. Which gives you more time to think and perform your second combo. Massive strike deals 10% damage more at max lvl but for PvE and PvP usage I prefer knocking mobs down even if it’s 10% less damage just for the CC effect and combo usage.

Q: Retribution 3/3?
A: This skill grants you 60% bonus damage for your next attack upon successful block and also a 15% movement speed for 8 seconds to chase the enemy. It’s been changed to 3/3 instead of 2/2 on the korean simulator.

Q: Why bastion?
A: This time I decided to go back with bastion as it is helpful at certain times, especially if you plan to solo or to save time from running away/dodging charging skills. And is probably your turn-over skills to win a battle in PvP

Q: Why are there no Piercing or Chaotic strike?
A: I won’t rely on these skills anymore as I want to focus on the combo of Strike of Ruin, Stunning smash, Shield Slam and Slam. These skills will give you the highest damage output. As for Piercing and Chaotic, it’s a nice combo but it won’t do much but flinching while the other skills grants more damage, dodge frame, knockback/downs.

Q: Why is it only lv 1 comeback?
A: After another good discussion about comeback it’s not necessary to max it out. As you have either a healer in the party. And therefor 2 skill points could go into something else. In this case maxing out chaos strike to combine my old CSF / CCF build by removing 2 points in comeback because the cooldown wasn’t necessary to get shortened.

Q: Why level 3 rush?
A: Verified with Artule/Myrdin that this skill actually has a secret ability to deal a mini stun upon successful rush hit which makes you able your combos. Points are added to cover up the empty skill points at early level.

Q: Why are there no shouts?
A: Focusing on PvP, these shouts won’t benefit much if you plan on going 1v1 and it’s only useful for parties in Dungeon/instances.

Other RaiderZ Articles
RaiderZ New Player’s FAQ
RaiderZ Bolas Boss Guide
RaiderZ Creeper’s Nest Rescue Mission Guide
RaiderZ Guild Success Guide
RaiderZ Ingen Map and Merchants Guide
RaiderZ Defender Comprehensive Guide
RaiderZ Sorcerer Fire PvP/PvE Build Guide
RaiderZ Boss Tips and Information Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Warpriest 2H Hammer Build Guide
RaiderZ Optimal Efficient Build and Gameplay Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Detailed Guide
RaiderZ Auction House Guide
RaiderZ Zygniv Solo Guide
RaiderZ Solo Chimera Guide
RaiderZ Endgame Guide
RaiderZ Classes and Builds General Guide
RaiderZ Defender/Berserker Hybrid Build Guide
RaiderZ Paladin (Defender/Cleric) Builds Guide
RaiderZ Beginner’s FAQ
RaiderZ Defender Build Guide
RaiderZ Skill Combo and Chains Guide
RaiderZ Sorcerer PvP Build Advice
RaiderZ Broken Mast Bosses Guide
RaiderZ Defender Skills Analysis Guide
RaiderZ Catacombs Guide
RaiderZ Defender PvP Build Guide
RaiderZ Defender Damage Focused Build Guide
RaiderZ Teress Plain and Rengot Village Gather Map
RaiderZ Reputation Tiers and Effects Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Melee Fighter Build Guide
RaiderZ Berserker Crit Build Guide
RaiderZ Catacombs Detailed Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Support Healer Build Guide
RaiderZ Zombie Tyrant Solo Guide
RaiderZ Berserker Basic Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Hybrid Build Guide
RaiderZ Berserker In-Depth Skills Analysis Guide
RaiderZ Sorcerer Strongest PvP and PvE Build Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Healing Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Skills In Depth Guide
RaiderZ Defender PvP War Zone Guide
RaiderZ Slash Commands List
RaiderZ Gamepad Configuration Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Comprehensive Guide
RaiderZ Intelligence Formula Research
RaiderZ Sorcerer PvE Glass Cannon Fire Mage Build
RaiderZ Frog Boss Guide
RaiderZ Cleric Skill Tree Guide
RaiderZ Berserker Skill Tree Guide
RaiderZ Defender Skill Tree Guide
RaiderZ Berserker Hammer Build Guide
RaiderZ Dodge and Block Mechanics Guide
RaiderZ FAQ
RaiderZ Berserker Skills In Depth Guide


Leave a Reply