Community Warrior Guide

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Introduction

Warrior is one of the premier damage-dealing jobs, with access to a huge array of weapon types and supporting armor. It also has the tools to function as a back-up tank, but in its current state this guide focuses primarily on damage output.

Abilities and Traits

Job Traits
Lvl. Name
10 Defense Bonus I
15 Resist Virus I
25 Double Attack I
30 Max HP Boost I
30 Attack Bonus I
35 Resist Virus II
35 Smite I
40 Damage Limit+ I
45 Fencer I
45 Defense Bonus II
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50 Double Attack II
50 Max HP Boost II
55 Resist Virus III
58 Fencer II
65 Attack Bonus II
65 Smite II
70 Resist Virus IV
70 Max HP Boost III
71 Fencer III
75 Merit Points Savagery
75 Merit Points Aggressive Aim
75 Double Attack III
78 Crit. Atk. Bonus I
80 Shield Def. Bonus I
80 Shield Mastery I
80 Damage Limit+ II
81 Resist Virus V
84 Fencer IV
85 Double Attack IV
86 Defense Bonus III
86 Crit. Atk. Bonus II
87 Shield Mastery II
88 Shield Def. Bonus II
90 Max HP Boost IV
91 Attack Bonus II
93 Shield Mastery III
95 Smite III
97 Fencer V
99 Double Attack V
99 Shield Def. Bonus III
Job Ability
Lvl. Name
1 Mighty Strikes
Sub-Job Accessible
5 Provoke
15 Berserk
25 Defender
35 Warcry
45 Aggressor
Sub-Job Accessible
60 Retaliation
75 Merit Points Warrior's Charge
75 Merit Points Tomahawk
77 Restraint
87 Blood Rage
96 Brazen Rush

Support Jobs

  • Ninja Hatsuburi icon.png Ninja
    • The premier defensive subjob against enemies which utilize physical damage, thanks to Utsusemi. Also provides the fastest attacks when Dual Wielding. Preferred subjob for Decimation-focused builds.
  • Drachen Armet icon.png Dragoon
    • With a wide variety of valuable Job Traits, this subjob features excellent damage output in exchange for limited utility. Preferred subjob for Savage Blade-focused builds. High Jump provides a welcome way to reduce enmity in protracted fights.
  • Temple Crown icon.png Monk:
    • A solid subjob when starting out fresh. Upgrade to one of the other subjobs mentioned after reaching level 30.

Merits

Group 1
Name Description Level Notes
Berserk Recast Shorten recast time by 10 seconds. 5/5 No brainer. This substantially raises your Berserk uptime.
Defender Recast Shorten recast time by 6 seconds. 0/5 Doesn't get much use.
Warcry Recast Shorten recast time by 10 seconds. 0/5 Falls short of the other categories, even with Savagery.
Aggressor Recast Shorten recast time by 10 seconds. 0~5/5 You may choose to merit this to align the recasts of Berserk and Aggressor, but Double Attack is usually more valuable.
Double Attack Rate Increase dobule attack rate by 1 percent. 0~5/5 Typically the best category, but with current gear it is possible to reach 100% Double Attack rate without these merits.
Group 2
Name Description Level Notes
Warrior's Charge Will double your next attack. Recast: 5min. Increase chance of triple attack by 5 percent. 0~1/5 Only Resolution and Decimation scale well on Double Attack, and high Double Attack rate renders this skill's benefits marginal.
Tomahawk Expends a throwing tomahawk to inflict a special defense down effect on an enemy. Recast: 3min. Increase duration of effect by 15 seconds. 4~5/5 Rarely useful, but indispensable when needed.
Savagery Adds TP bonus effect to Warcry. Increase weapon skill TP bonus by 100. 5/5 Affects your entire party, and synergizes well with many strong Weapon Skills.
Aggressive Aim Adds ranged accuracy bonus to Aggressor. Increase ranged accuracy bonus by 4. 0/5 Warrior does not utilize ranged attacks in any meaningful capacity.

Equipment

Warriors are skilled with a wide variety of weapon types. While Great Axe is the signature weapon type, several other builds have become competitive due to the wide variety of equipment available to Warriors. Following are just a few of the many possible builds. Experiment with other gear!

TP Sets

Last updated: 2021 March 31

Great Axe TP  
Ukonvasara (Level 119 III) icon.pngUkonvasara (Level 119 III) description.png
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Utu Grip icon.pngUtu Grip description.png 32x32.png Coiste Bodhar icon.pngCoiste Bodhar description.png
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Hjarrandi Helm icon.pngHjarrandi Helm description.png War. Beads +2 icon.pngWar. Beads +2 description.png
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Dedition Earring icon.pngDedition Earring description.png Telos Earring icon.pngTelos Earring description.png
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Niqmaddu Ring icon.pngNiqmaddu Ring description.png Regal Ring icon.pngRegal Ring description.png
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Ioskeha Belt +1 icon.pngIoskeha Belt +1 description.png Pumm. Cuisses +3 icon.pngPumm. Cuisses +3 description.png Pumm. Calligae +3 icon.pngPumm. Calligae +3 description.png
Great Axe TP  
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Duplus Grip icon.pngDuplus Grip description.png 32x32.png Ginsen icon.pngGinsen description.png
Flam. Zucchetto +1 icon.pngFlam. Zucchetto +1 description.png Warrior's Beads icon.pngWarrior's Beads description.png
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Cessance Earring icon.pngCessance Earring description.png Brutal Earring icon.pngBrutal Earring description.png
Flamma Korazin +1 icon.pngFlamma Korazin +1 description.png Sulev. Gauntlets +1 icon.pngSulev. Gauntlets +1 description.png Rajas Ring icon.pngRajas Ring description.png Petrov Ring icon.pngPetrov Ring description.png
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Great Axe TP  
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Note: Chango is pretty nearly a drop-in replacement for Ukonvasara, with minor modifications to Store TP. Depending on the groups available to you it may be significantly easier to obtain.

Sword TP  
Naegling icon.pngNaegling description.png Blurred Shield +1 icon.pngBlurred Shield +1 description.png 32x32.png Coiste Bodhar icon.pngCoiste Bodhar description.png
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Cessance Earring icon.pngCessance Earring description.png Telos Earring icon.pngTelos Earring description.png
Hjarrandi Breast. icon.pngHjarrandi Breast. description.png Sulev. Gauntlets +2 icon.pngSulev. Gauntlets +2 description.png Niqmaddu Ring icon.pngNiqmaddu Ring description.png Petrov Ring icon.pngPetrov Ring description.png
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Ioskeha Belt +1 icon.pngIoskeha Belt +1 description.png Pumm. Cuisses +3 icon.pngPumm. Cuisses +3 description.png Pumm. Calligae +3 icon.pngPumm. Calligae +3 description.png
Sword TP  
Kaja Sword icon.pngKaja Sword description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png Ginsen icon.pngGinsen description.png
Flam. Zucchetto +2 icon.pngFlam. Zucchetto +2 description.png Warrior's Beads icon.pngWarrior's Beads description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
Agoge Lorica +2 icon.pngAgoge Lorica +2 description.png 32x32.png Rajas Ring icon.pngRajas Ring description.png 32x32.png
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Sword TP  
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Note: Sword build is not recommended for beginners due to the high cost and difficulty of obtaining a strong WS set.

Axe TP  
Dolichenus icon.pngDolichenus description.png Zantetsuken icon.pngZantetsuken description.png 32x32.png Coiste Bodhar icon.pngCoiste Bodhar description.png
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Cessance Earring icon.pngCessance Earring description.png Suppanomimi icon.pngSuppanomimi description.png
Hjarrandi Breast. icon.pngHjarrandi Breast. description.png Sulev. Gauntlets +2 icon.pngSulev. Gauntlets +2 description.png Niqmaddu Ring icon.pngNiqmaddu Ring description.png Petrov Ring icon.pngPetrov Ring description.png
Cichol's Mantle icon.pngCichol's Mantle description.png
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Ioskeha Belt +1 icon.pngIoskeha Belt +1 description.png Pumm. Cuisses +3 icon.pngPumm. Cuisses +3 description.png Pumm. Calligae +3 icon.pngPumm. Calligae +3 description.png
Axe TP  
Kaja Axe icon.pngKaja Axe description.png Demers. Degen +1 icon.pngDemers. Degen +1 description.png 32x32.png Ginsen icon.pngGinsen description.png
Flam. Zucchetto +2 icon.pngFlam. Zucchetto +2 description.png Warrior's Beads icon.pngWarrior's Beads description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
Agoge Lorica +2 icon.pngAgoge Lorica +2 description.png 32x32.png Rajas Ring icon.pngRajas Ring description.png 32x32.png
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Axe TP  
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Great Sword TP  
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Great Sword TP  
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WS Sets

Last updated: 2021 March 31

Savage Blade  
Naegling icon.pngNaegling description.png Blurred Shield +1 icon.pngBlurred Shield +1 description.png 32x32.png Knobkierrie icon.pngKnobkierrie description.png
Agoge Mask +3 icon.pngAgoge Mask +3 description.png War. Beads +2 icon.pngWar. Beads +2 description.png
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Moonshade Earring icon.pngMoonshade Earring description.png
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Thrud Earring icon.pngThrud Earring description.png
Pumm. Lorica +3 icon.pngPumm. Lorica +3 description.png Odyssean Gauntlets icon.pngOdyssean Gauntlets description.png
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Epaminondas's Ring icon.pngEpaminondas's Ring description.png Regal Ring icon.pngRegal Ring description.png
Cichol's Mantle icon.pngCichol's Mantle description.png
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Sailfi Belt +1 icon.pngSailfi Belt +1 description.png
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Valorous Hose icon.pngValorous Hose description.png
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Sulev. Leggings +2 icon.pngSulev. Leggings +2 description.png
  Max
Savage Blade  
Kaja Sword icon.pngKaja Sword description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
Agoge Mask +2 icon.pngAgoge Mask +2 description.png Warrior's Beads icon.pngWarrior's Beads description.png
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Pumm. Lorica +2 icon.pngPumm. Lorica +2 description.png 32x32.png Niqmaddu Ring icon.pngNiqmaddu Ring description.png 32x32.png
32x32.png Grunfeld Rope icon.pngGrunfeld Rope description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
  Easier
Decimation  
Dolichenus icon.pngDolichenus description.png Zantetsuken icon.pngZantetsuken description.png 32x32.png Coiste Bodhar icon.pngCoiste Bodhar description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Flam. Zucchetto +2 icon.pngFlam. Zucchetto +2 description.png War. Beads +2 icon.pngWar. Beads +2 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Schere Earring icon.pngSchere Earring description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Brutal Earring icon.pngBrutal Earring description.png
Agoge Lorica +3 icon.pngAgoge Lorica +3 description.png Sulev. Gauntlets +2 icon.pngSulev. Gauntlets +2 description.png Niqmaddu Ring icon.pngNiqmaddu Ring description.png Regal Ring icon.pngRegal Ring description.png
Cichol's Mantle icon.pngCichol's Mantle description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Sailfi Belt +1 icon.pngSailfi Belt +1 description.png
Augment-Icon.png
Pumm. Cuisses +3 icon.pngPumm. Cuisses +3 description.png Pumm. Calligae +3 icon.pngPumm. Calligae +3 description.png
  Max
Decimation  
Kaja Axe icon.pngKaja Axe description.png Demers. Degen +1 icon.pngDemers. Degen +1 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png Warrior's Beads icon.pngWarrior's Beads description.png
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Cessance Earring icon.pngCessance Earring description.png 32x32.png
Agoge Lorica +2 icon.pngAgoge Lorica +2 description.png 32x32.png 32x32.png 32x32.png
32x32.png Grunfeld Rope icon.pngGrunfeld Rope description.png Sulev. Cuisses +2 icon.pngSulev. Cuisses +2 description.png Flam. Gambieras +2 icon.pngFlam. Gambieras +2 description.png
  Easier
Upheaval  
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Upheaval  
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Ukko's Fury  
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Ukko's Fury  
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Full Break  
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Full Break  
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Resolution  
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Resolution  
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