Blade & Soul CN English Introduction

Blade & Soul CN English Introduction by Aspenach

This introduction is written for all English-speaking players who will be joining China’s Blade And Soul. As there is no English patch at the moment, I will try my best to translate the classes, UI and basic controls for your easy understanding. For players that have already played the Korean version, you will find this very familiar. I am currently playing on CN Blade and Soul CBT so should there be any changes when OBT comes, I will keep this updated. 

As you can see most of Blade and Soul characters are not gender locked, except for the 天族 aka Celestial race whom only have female characters. There are certain races designed to suit certain class due to their nature of physique and magic inclination. I shall leave it to you to explore more on this during character creation. =)

Classes Explanation :
Blade Master (剑士)

Uses sword to unleash a combo of attacks, fast acting and quick when executing attacks. A Blade Master is consider a tank–like character in a party as they have block/parry to absorb or counter enemies’ attacks. With the new 2.0 update from Korea, Blade Master has the ability to grant invincibility frames to party members (for a short period of time) when they block successfully.
Difficulty to play : Medium

Destroyer (力士)

Destroyer has immense strength from within and wields a gigantic axe as a weapon of choice. They love to deal fatal blows to enemies and takes advantage of situations when an enemy is weakened by grabbing the enemy’s body. Destroyer has great defense which makes them ideal for melee attackers and they have the largest AOE damage compared to other classes. Another character that can be the “tank” within the team.
Difficulty to play : Easy

Force Master (气功师)

Force Master is considered the highest damage controller that deals damage from a distance. They have a range of abilities from fire to ice and explosions that can inflict conditions on their enemies. (For e.g. slow, burn) As magic users, their defense is relatively weak and more prone to melee range enemies.
Difficulty to play : Medium

Kungfu Master (拳师)

A master of kungfu, this class utilizes their fists in combat. Most of the attacks are delivered fast and in combos for effective melee ranged blows. Kungfu master is fast and can attack and defend with ease.
Difficulty to play : Hard

Assassin (刺客)

Assassin is a class exclusive to the Jin race. An assassin has stealth capabilities to either sneak in to attack unwary foes or vanish to escape from any incoming threat. Equipped with lightning fast daggers, they can swop in to deal damage and leave booby traps to delay and knock the enemies off balance while they escape.
Difficulty to play : Medium

Lyn Summoner (怊唤师)

Summoner is the only available for the Lyn Race. The Summoner is able to summon a pet to attack on its behalf. The pet acts as your main arsenal against the endless mobs that you will encounter during your journey.
Difficulty to play : Easy

User Interface :
Below is a picture of the user interface, which you will see from the beginning of the game.

1. Mail system. You will receive daily mails and expired trading house items from here. You can also mail or receive mails from other players.

2. FTG aka Fatigue Button. There is an option for you to save up the ftg you can’t finish today to be used tomorrow. I am not sure how this will work yet as there is no fatique bar in CBT currently.

3. Quests Accepted. This is the Quest Panel that will display all the quests you have accepted till date.

The quest icons are as follows :
Yellow – Main quest. Complete this quest to proceed with the main storyline.
Blue – Side quests that you can attempt to gain more exp, gold or loot.
Red – This is a faction quest. Somewhere around level 16, you will be prompted to select either Red or White faction. This quest usually involve capturing certain locations, or destroying an opposing faction objective. The difficulty for the quests can be easy or downright hellish as players from opposing factions can be up against your objectives. Be prepared to face some level 45 players who can wipe your party in seconds.

Completed quests are in the shape of a star and current quests is in the shape of a triangle.
Please refer to the image below for illustrative purposes.

4. Secondary Action Buttons. Basically there are 2 sets of buttons that you will be using to cast your skills. This second set of buttons will unlock as you progress higher in level.  (Buttons  Z,X,C,V) There is also a conditional attack that can trigger powerful attacks by pressing “F” when prompted.

5. Utility Buttons. These are a set of four utility buttons. You can access food and other healing items from here.

6. Primary Action Buttons. This is the primary set of buttons that you will be using to cast your skills and hopefully string them into combos. (I will be explaining this from the perspective of a Blade Master, other classes might differ a little though)

The Left most button can be accessed by pressing “tab”. This is consider a special skill that can be cast anytime when you have enough “chi”.

In the middle, we have the 4 basic buttons for you to input your attacks (Buttons 1 to 4). As your level gets higher, you will unlock new skills that can replace some of your current skills.

The Right most button is the “Right Click” button of your mouse. This is consider another special skill that can be cast anytime when you have enough “chi”

7. “Chi”, Health and Stamina Bars.

Health Bar (Red Bar) – Health Bar is your HP, deplete it all and you will go into an incapacitated mode. Party members may give you a hand and aid you in your revival or you can simply crawl to a safe place and recover yourself.

While in the incapacitated state,

Press 1 to enter self-recovery mode. You will take approximately 20s to recover 80% of your HP. Should you get hit while in recovery mode, you will die instantly. Other players can give you a hand while you are in this mode to reduce your recovery time.

Press 2 to ask for help from nearby friendly players.

Press 4 to revive at a safe location.

Stamina Bar (Green Bar) – This is your stamina bar, your stamina will be consumed whenever you run or speed dive. Once this bar is depleted, your will not be able to run. Important note, your Stamina Bar will be immediately depleted whenever you enter into combat mode.

“Chi” Bar (Blue Bar/Globes) – This is your “Chi” bar, you will require “Chi” to execute your attacks. More powerful attacks require more “Chi” to execute. As a Blade Master there are certain skills that help us recover “Chi”.

8. Chat Box. Chat Box has the usual Party Chat, Guild Chat, World Chat and such. There is a window for party recruitment so do check them out while you are looking for party.

9. World/Local Map. The map has the function to zoom in and out to identify targets and places of interest. By default, pressing “M” will bring up the bigger world map. New or Incomplete quests are in the shape of a “triangle” and completed quests are in the shape of a “star”.

10. Character Level and Experience. Your Character’s name and current level of your character, you can also see the progress of your experience bar.

Basic Tips for Beginners
i) Character Menu – Press “I” for your inventory and “P” to access your character stats, items, equips and Bo Phae plates. I will do a more detailed introduction on another post.

ii) Pressing the Escape button allows you to change the settings of the game.
UI section – Here you can select and shift the health bars, action buttons, enemy’s HP bar around your screen to have a fully customized UI experience.
Graphic settings – here you choose the graphical settings that is optimized for your hardware.

iii) Teleporting
Teleporting between 2 discovered waypoints can be pretty convenient by just paying a small fee. The game used to require teleportation scrolls but the current patch allows you to travel just by paying a fee. The fee is pretty negligible and saves a lot of time.

iv) Faction Doboks aka Costume
There will be three types of doboks namely, White Faction, Red Faction and Neutral. Wearing either Faction’s dobok will allow you to attack any opponent who is wearing the opposite faction’s dobok on sight. I would recommend wearing the Neutral Dobok until you have max level to prevent disruptions while attempting quests.

v) Mini Bosses
Throughout the map, you can find mini bosses that you can kill with a bunch of players and loot “essences” to exchange for better equips. Some of the mini bosses to name are the “Golden Destroyer” in the Desert and the Huge Chinese Zombie at the graveyard map.

vi) Loots in Mini Dungeon
The Loot System in Blade and Soul is auction based, meaning you will need to outbid the other player to get the item. The gold bided will be distributed among the other players who did not receive the item.  This is good and bad in a way because the auction-based loot system might sometimes disrupt the tempo of your fight. However, the advantages of having this system is that everyone take away something at the end of the party.
When you are auctioning for loots, only auction for items that your class can use. Skip the items that do not belong to your class as the items in this dungeons are usually binding and cannot be sold at the Trading House.

vii) Mail System and Trading House at Level 15
You will only be able to access these services once you are level 15. Therefore, sell all useless stuff or break them down into powders to keep your inventory clean. Inventory space is very very expensive in Blade & Soul T_T

viii) Choose your class wisely
Depending on the population of Blade and Soul, you might want to choose a class that allows you to compliment your party at the later dungeons as it can be really hard.

viv) Know the boss’s skills and your skills
In Blade and Soul, there is no healer class meaning other than drinking health pots and eating food (which takes damn long) there are no ways for you to replenish your HP during battle. There are also no invulnerable frames that makes you immune to any damage. This can be a painful issue for tanker or player with the highest damage as they will hold the aggro. As you level up, there will be more challenging dungeons end game therefore knowing the boss’ skills is a must.

P.S. Time your attacks and reduce excessive spamming of skills to keep yourself alive.I have included a first 15 mins gameplay of Blade and Soul below. Enjoy~


Other Blade & Soul Articles
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Useful Tips
Stellaris Beating The Contingency Guide
Overwatch D.Va Micro Missiles Guide
Destiny Legendary Guns Comprehensive Guide
Destiny Savathun’s Song Nightfall Guide
Destiny Ghost Shell List By Type and Location
Starting To Dress Well In-Depth Guide
How To Grow Any Instagram Account Guide
Mobile Legends Split Pushing Guide
Mobile Legends Outplaying Your Opponent Guide
Mobile Legends Using Skeleton King Effectively Guide
Mobile Legends Advanced and Hidden Mechanics
Mobile Legends Items And Stats List
Mobile Legends Zhao Yun Guide
Mobile Legends Yi Sun-Shin AP/ADC Hybrid Guide
Mobile Legends Tigreal Guide
Mobile Legends Tigreal Tips and Builds
Mobile Legends Saber Tips
Mobile Legends Saber Guide
Mobile Legends Ruby Glorious Legends Guide
Mobile Legends Ruby Tank Build Guide
Mobile Legends Ruby Guide
Mobile Legends Ruby Tips
Mobile Legends Roger Guide
Mobile Legends Rafaela Basics and Fun Builds Guide
Mobile Legends Rafaela Tips
Mobile Legends Rafaela Ice Build Guide
Mobile Legends Natalia Solo Queue Guide
Mobile Legends Nana AD Carry Build
Mobile Legends Nana Support Build
Mobile Legends Moskov GL Guide
Mobile Legends Moskov Guide
Mobile Legends Miya Solo Q Carry Guide
Mobile Legends Minotaur Guide
Mobile Legends Lolita Guide
Mobile Legends Layla GL Guide
Mobile Legends Karina Guide
Mobile Legends Kagura Guide
Mobile Legends Johnson Guide
Mobile Legends Harley Quick Guide
Mobile Legends Gord Build
Mobile Legends Franco Guide
Mobile Legends Fanny Tips
Mobile Legends Fanny Hybrid Guide
Mobile Legends Eudora Epic Guide
Mobile Legends Eudora Guide
Mobile Legends Estes Guide
Mobile Legends Jungle Cyclops Fast Guide
Mobile Legends Cyclops Legend Guide
Mobile Legends Clint Guide
Mobile Legends Chou Legend In-depth Guide
Mobile Legends Chou Legend Guide
Mobile Legends Bruno Build Guide
Mobile Legends Bane Guide
Mobile Legends Alucard Rank Burst Build Guide
Mobile Legends Alucard Guide
Mobile Legends Alice Guide
Mobile Legends Alpha Guide
Mobile Legends Solo Q Guide
Mobile Legends How to Climb the Ladder Guide
Mobile Legends Solo Ranked to GL Guide
Mobile Legends Marksmen Tips
Mobile Legends Useful Tips
Mobile Legends New Player Mistakes to Avoid
Mobile Legends Tips for Ranked Games
Mobile Legends Basic Tips and Guide to Playing Better
Mobile Legends Lane Management Guide
Mobile Legends Picking Your Main Role Guide
Mobile Legends Team Composition and Set Up Guide
Clash Royale Ladder Climbing Psychology Guide
Clash Royale Sparkynado Guide
Fortnite Character Tier List
Vainglory Reaching Bronze Guide
Clash Royale Spell Bait Deck Guide
Clash Royale Princess Ultimate Guide
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hidden Mechanics and Tips
Clash Royale Cannon Cart Guide
Overwatch Soldier 76 Training Complete Resources List
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Solo Guide from Rank 500 Player
CS:GO Max FPS Nvidia 3D Settings
Overwatch Self Destruct Detailed Guide
Overwatch Finding the Correct Sensitivity Guide
Overwatch Aiming Better Complete Guide
Overwatch Choosing Crosshairs Guide
Albion Online PvP Combat and Weapons T4 Transition Guide
Albion Online Mage Weapons Guide
Albion Online Warrior Weapons Guide
Albion Online Hunter Weapons Guide
Rocket League Skills Needed To Rank Up To Gold
Albion Online Gathering Complete Guide
Albion Online Gathering Beginner to Expert Tips
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Solo Player’s In-Depth Guide
Overwatch Playing With Sombra On Your Team Guide
League of Legends Riven Kit and Combos Complete Guide
Clash Royale Terminology and Dictionary
Overwatch Grandmaster Roadhog Guide
Overwatch Sombra Tips and Guide
Vainglory Heroes and Roles Guide
Brawl Stars Bo Guide
Mobile Legends Lapu-Lapu Best Build Guide
World of Warships Yorck Guide
Brawl Stars Beginner’s Guide
Clash Royale How to Datamine Guide
Clash Royale The Log In-depth Guide
Clash Royale Trophy Pushing and Tilt Avoiding Guide
Clash Royale Snowballing Strategy Guide
Overwatch D.Va Advanced Guide
World of Warships Operations 5 Stars Guide
Overwatch Beating Legendary Uprising Full Guide
Overwatch Headshot Hitbox Guide
CS:GO Being An In Game Leader (IGL) Guide
CS:GO Improving For All Players In Depth Guide
Overwatch Pharah Rocket Aiming and Predictions Guide
Overwatch Pharah Target Priorities Guide
Clash Royale Knight In Depth Guide
How To Pay Less For Clothes Guide
Light Jackets Comprehensive Men’s Fashion Guide
World of Warships Torpedo Reaction Time List
Clash Royale Using Off Meta Decks Guide
Clash Royale Freeze Spell Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale EsoPa Miner Poison Deck Guide
Clash Royale Macro Play and Decision Making Guide
Clash Royale Why Are Low Elixir Cost Cards ‘Better’?
Clash Royale Lane Sealing Guide
Clash Royale Card Synergies Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale Building A Draft Challenge Deck for 12 Wins
Overwatch Winston Complete Guide
Steam How to Download Older Versions Of Games
Yu-Gi-Oh! Flower Cardians Guide
World of Warships New Captain Skills Guide
Overwatch Zenyatta In-Depth Guide
Heroes of the Storm Alarak Guide
Heroes of the Storm Nazeebo Guide
Heroes of the Storm Lucio Beginner’s Guide
Pokemon Go Defeating Blissey Guide
FIFA 17 Getting One Million Coins Guide
FIFA 17 Bronze Pack Method Guide
Overwatch Pharah Tips Versus Hit Scans
Clash Royale Graveyard Basic Guide
Overwatch Sombra Map Viability Guide
Overwatch Using Whole Hog Guide
Battlefield 1 Tanker Tips and Tricks
FIFA 17 Useful Tips for All Players
Pokemon Sun and Moon Breeding Shiny Pokemon Guide
Overwatch Why You Are Not Getting Healed
Clash Royale Lane Pressure Comprehensive Guide
Clash Royale Countering Graveyard Freeze Combo Guide
Clash Royale Pekka Guide
Overwatch Advanced Tips from a Master Player
Clash Royale Bomber Guide
Clash Royale Goblin Barrel Guide
Overwatch Working With Your Healers Guide
Battlefield 1 Medic Guns Guide
FFXIV Savage Raiding Tips
Puzzle & Dragons Radar Dragons Guide
RuneScape Merching Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Post Game Activities List
Pokemon Sun and Moon Competitive Breeding Guide
Overwatch 3v3 Mode Comprehensive Guide
MapleStory V Matrix Optimization Guide for All Classes
LoL AD Carry Laning Tips
Clash Royale Deck Building Tips from Pros
Heroes of the Storm Tips for Ranked Play
Pokemon Go Tips for Playing More Efficiently
Overwatch Roadhog In-Depth Guide
Heroes of the Storm Abathur Advanced Tips
Heroes of the Storm Common Hero Mistakes
Overwatch Roadhog Tips and Tricks
Paragon Jungling Tips
Paragon Countess Build and Guide
LoL Leaguecraft 101 Summaries
Pokemon Sun and Moon Poke Pelago Comprehensive Guide
LoL How To Un-tilt Yourself Guide
Clash Royale Inferno Dragon Strategy Guide
Clash Royale Counter Elite Barbarians Guide
Battlefield 1 Destroying Heavy Tanks Guide
Clash Royale Electro Wizard Challenge Tips
Paragon Carry Role Murdock Guide
Paragon Countess Ability Penetration Guide
Paragon Bronze To Top 100 Advice
Paragon Complete Cards List
Paragon Ward Placement Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Making Most of Festival Plaza
Heroes of the Storm Rexxar Guide
Heroes of the Storm Climbing Out of Low Ranks Guide
Heroes of the Storm Zarya Comprehensive Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Island Scan Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Festival Plaza Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Bottle Cap Farming Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Get a Salamence In The Beginning Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Getting Perfect Chaining Smeargle Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Level to 100 in 2 Hours Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon High Levels Experience Guide
Guild Wars 2 Ascended Gearing Guide
Dota 2 Playing A Good Support Early Game Guide
Dota 2 Support’s Items Complete Guide
Clash Royale Furnace Complete Guide
Clash Royale Graveyard Comprehensive Guide
CS:GO Becoming A Smarter Player Guide
Heroes of the Storm Map Strategies
Clash Royale Miner Complete Guide
Heroes of the Storm How To Lane Guide
Heroes of the Storm Beginner’s Complete Guide
Overwatch Junkrat Team Oriented Play Guide
Clash Royale Lava Hound Basic Guide
Overwatch Carrying As Support Guide
Battlefield 1 Important Tips
Overwatch Hero Meta Tier List
Rocket League Offensive Positioning and Rotation Guide
Repairing Your Credit Score Guide
Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo All Obtainable Items Guide
Destiny Skeleton Key Chest Loot Chart
Destiny PvP Guide to Getting Good
Destiny Heroic Wrath of the Machine Easy Guide
Overwatch Mercy In-Depth Guide
Dragon Nest What To Do After Level 93
Dragon Nest Leveling 1 to 93 Guide
Dragon Nest What Class to Play Guide
Elite Dangerous Weapon Damage Stats List
Elite Dangerous Fixed Weapons Guide
Elite Dangerous Circle Strafing Guide
Heroes of the Storm Low Tier Ranked Climbing Guide
Destiny Light Level Boosting Caps List
WoW Legion Mythic Dungeons Tips and Guide
WoW Legion Classes Overview Which to Pick Guide
Path of Exile Identifying Valuable Items Guide
LoL Vi Advanced Tips and Tricks
Yu-Gi-Oh! Ojamas Guide
War Thunder Best Tier 4 Grinders Guide
Duelyst Swarm Abyssian Guide
Duelyst Solo Challenge Solutions Guide
Duelyst Budget Lilithe Decklist and Guide
Duelyst Backstabhai S-Rank Deck Guide
Clash Royale Musketeer and Ice Spirit Techniques and Combos
Clash Royale Ice Golem Advanced Techniques and Combos
Overwatch Peripherals, Settings and Posture Guide
Overwatch Streamers To Watch for Each Hero
Destiny Power Level Past 365 Light Guide
Osu! Improving Yourself Guide
Destiny 365 Light Without Fireteam Guide
Evolve Competitive Perks Setup For All Roles
Evolve Hunter Tips and Advice
Evolve Assault Competitive Perks Guide
Pokemon Go Getting Maximum Coins From Gyms Guide
Clash Royale Giant Bowler Decks and Counters Guide
Clash Royale Lava Hound Ultimate Guide
Clash Royale How to Use Every Legendary Guide
Clash Royale Mega Minion Guide
Clash Royale Inferno Dragon Guide
Rocket League Ground Dribbling and Flicks Guide
Hearthstone How to Practice Effectively Guide
Destiny Wrath of the Machine Loot and Locations Guide
Destiny Wrath of the Machine Comprehensive Guide
Overwatch Lucio Healing Guide
SWTOR Warzone Mechanics Guide
Black Desert Online Grind Spots Etiquette Guide
MH Generations Monster Drops Getting What You Want Guide
Overwatch Playing Against Mei Guide
Overwatch Zarya Energy Guide
Pokemon Go Important Tips Guide
Overwatch Ana Healing Guide
Pokemon Go Countering Less Common Gym Defenders
Pokemon Go Countering Dragonite and Snorlax
Pokemon Go Base Catch and Flee Rates
Destiny Reputation Guide for Leveling
Summoners War Trial of Ascension Full Guide
SMITE Xing Tian’s Mountain Guide
War Thunder Flight Energy Guide
Clash Royale Sparky Elixir Management Guide
Overwatch Getting Good with Reinhardt Guide
Clash Royale Ice Spirit Strategy Guide
Overwatch Achievement Guide
Overwatch Healing Guide
Pokemon Go Weave DPS Best Movesets Guide
Pokemon Go Countering Grass Type Gym Defenders
Clash Royale All Tank Units Guide
Pokemon Go Holding Gyms For 5 Days Guide
Overwatch Lucio Speed Buff Guide
Overwatch Bastion Tips
Clash Royale Log Spell Guide
Pokemon Go Countering Water Type Gym Defenders
Pokemon Go Countering Fire Type Gym Defenders
Pokemon Go Buddy System Distance Per Candy List
Clash Royale Using Each Card on Defense Guide
Overwatch Genji Dragonblade Guide
Overwatch Reinhardt Guide
Overwatch Being Nano-Boosted by Ana Guide
Overwatch Mercy Detailed Guide
Evolve Renegade Abe Guide
Monster Hunter X Switch Axe Combo DPS Guide
Monster Hunter X Switch Axe Infinite Burst Combo Guide
Evolve Assault Unlock Priorities Guide
Evolve Support Unlock Priorities Guide
Evolve Medic Unlock Priorities Guide
Evolve Jack Guide
Black Desert Online Kunoichi PvP Guide
Brave Frontier Endless FG Guide
Overwatch Competitive Play Guide
Overwatch Pharah Beginner’s Guide
Clash Royale Sparky Troop Countering Strategies Guide

Leave a Reply