Blade and Soul: The Blade Dancer

12/15/2015

The Blade Dancer takes the Blade Master’s damage and stances (lacks the solid defensiveness of the Blade Master), and combining it with the Force Master’s elemental focus and stacking buffs (lacks the crowd control of the Force Master), but Blade Dancer also has access to Phantom Grip.


The Blade Dancer in play

The Blade Dancer is a hybrid class exclusive to the Lyn race, Wind and Lightning are the two primary elemental damage types for the Blade Dancer, and each element associates with a particular stance. Not all skills will have an associated elemental damage, Draw Stance uses Lightning-related abilities, but relies upon a short-lived buff called “Electric Surge” that generates Electric Focus, which increases critical rating and allows use of specific skills. Basic Stance has skills that build Wind Focus, which, when consumed, add extra damage to certain skills, and boost the attack speed of others. This is vital for the Blade Dancer, because unlike the versatility of their Force Master sibling, a Blade Dancer has to choose to focus on either Lightning or Wind abilities as part of their build.


Common Combos

For party play, the Blade Dancer takes advantage of their small stature to eke out powerful damaging abilities, and emphasizing maneuverability to avoid damage, the Blade Dancer is a solid high damage-dealer, and very proficient at taking down single enemies quickly. Their maneuverability and speed is also beneficial when it comes to fast reaction times, making them especially valuable for time-sensitive challenges.


The Blade Dancer Combo 1


1. Multislash (2) - Raid Tier 2 Stage 2

2. Whirling Scourge (Z) - Guardian Tempest Tier 2 Stage 3

3. Blindside (E)

4. Sunder (RB) – Tier 3 Stage 2

5. Rolling Typhoon (F) – Tier 2 Stage 1

6. Sunder (RB)

7. Rolling Typhoon (F)


The Blade Dancer Combo 2


1. Phantom Grip (4) - Tier 2 Stage 1

2. Soul Stab (2)

3. Lightning Rod (F)

4. Flock of Blades (Z)

5. Blade Swarm (RB)




The Blade Dancer Combo 3


1. Storm Cleave (V) – Dual Strike Tier 3 Stage 3

2. Flaming Scourge (Z) – Guardian Tempest Tier 4 Stage 3

3. Lightning Flash (F) – Flash Step Tier 2 Stage 3

4. Flicker (LMB) - Tier 2 Stage 1

5. Lightning Flash (F)

6. Flicker (LMB)

7. Lightning Flash (F)


PvP Combo

In PvP, the high damage that the Blade Dancer can dish out is tempered by their low health, their maneuverability comes at a price, and that is Focus management. Their core defensive skill costs Focus with each use, as do many of their attack abilities. Choosing to spend Focus on damage versus defense is a dilemma every Blade Dancer faces, but those who can master this balance can dominate in the Arena.


The Blade Dancer Combo PVP


1. Five Point Strike (X) - Tier 3 Stage 2

2. Heavenly Dance (RB)

3. Blitzblade (F)

4. Ascend (LB)

5. Lightning Draw (C) – Tier 4 Stage 1

6. Lightning Strike (RB) – Tier 3 Stage 2

7. Lightning Flash (F) – Flash Step Tier 3 Stage 2

8. Flicker (LMB) - Tier 3 Stage 2

9. Lightning Flash (F)

10. Flicker (LMB)

11. Raid (2) – Rush Tier 3 Stage 3

12. Lightning Flash (F)

13. Flicker (LMB)

14. Lightning Flash (F)

15. Flicker (LMB)

16. Dual Strike (V) – Tier 3 Stage 2

17. Take Flight (F)

18. Rising Eagle (LMB)

19. Soaring Falcon (1)

20. Crash (RB)