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Classes After Awakening weapons.

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Hey, I'm kinda new in BD I started playing 1 week ago with a ranger (lv 51 atm) I picked this class becouse I allways loved archers and becouse I heard that ranger was good at BDO so I Picked my archer.

Now I know that later on every class will have an awakening weapon that means that every class will be able to choose a different weapon (ranger will use elemental sword right?)

Well my question is: ¿How will be the classes after awakening? ¿And how will be the Ranger? Asking this becouse I'm just playing for 1 week so If I have to reroll better now that later on...

The classes I like also atm are warriors, valks and zerks. Should I Reroll??

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From what I've heard and seen about Awakenings, Zerk and Warrior are top but according to a lot of KR players, awakenings are balanced and it all comes down to gear & skill, zerk has advantage over warrior b/c of the HP as far as I know that's the main difference. I'm not really sure the other differences with the rest of awakenings, I've heard Sorc's awakening is pretty good too o: but play whatever class you find most fun, that's what it's about in the end :) I can't speak for ranger awakening or even the other classes I haven't mentioned, but if you're interested in warrior, valk (I don't know where they rank in awakening) , and zerk, I'm sure you'll have a blast with any of those 3~

You might have done some research already but one place to start with is watching gameplay & reading people's thoughts on certain classes awakening:

Ranger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSJ9oAL73Cg
http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/9226-share-your-thoughts-on-the-ranger-awakening/

  • Pre-awakening / now: Was doing great, until recent patch on 6/17/16 nerfed Shotgun, their main dps / damage. Not sure how they are pve wise, might be bearable. Don't know much more about Ranger
  • Post-awakening: Medieval rogue/assassin, seems to not flow well with bow kit according to KR, you can now defend yourself at close range, useless in pve but useful in pvp, a lot of people disappointed with her awakening

Warrior:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7N5_MLU5YI
http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/87516-late-release-of-already-available-awakening-weapons-repost/

  • Pre-awakening / now: Had a lot of potential and if you were pretty geared and knew a good combo, you had a pretty good chance at winning against most classes. Unfortunately recent patch on 6/17/16 removed the ability to use one of the most used combos, a lot of warriors consider it a nerf, others think we're still fine. I believe we still are able to survive now, but our dmg output is suffering more and more. Seems to be wanted less and less in group pvp
  • Post-awakening: WE WILL GET OUR REVENGE (will move to the top in pvp with amazing damage, healing abilities, and block)

Valk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5KSQ6bkT-8
http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/1066-valkyrie-awakens/

  • Pre-awakening / now: Pretty good 1v1, tankier than Warrior and with more damage and heal skill, but less mobility. Pve capabilities are kinda meh compared to other classes. I don't really know much else about Valk
  • Post-awakening: A lot disappointed / not what they expected, some excited. Looks like more range, reaching charges, decent aoe range, mobility skill

Zerk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPLWHZ54QP8
http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/2374-berserker-awakening-discussion/

  • Pre-awakening / now: Got a HUGE HP buff, skill buffs on 6/17/16 patch but can't do cc after grab. Not sure if they can chain their grabs? I think they're still a wanted class in group pvp. I also don't know much else about Zerk
  • Post-awakening: King of pvp, insane burst dmg, stun effects, multiple aoe stuns, not as flashy as other classes

 

Based off the 4 classes you mentioned, my personal order of preference of ranking for awakening is Zerk > Warrior > Valk > Ranger -or- Zerk > Warrior > Ranger > Valk

 

There's a bunch of other videos you could look at, depending on if you want to see pve/pvp/pvx

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The words Ranger and OP are often used in the same sentence together, pre and post awakening, so you may be fine with your first choice.  But the bigger they are the harder they fall.... am I right?!

Not to sure on the others, I often hear that Ranger warrior and sorc have the best awakenings but supposedly some big balance patches are in the works or some such.

 

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I like Berserker and Warrior a lot after Awakening I think I want to reroll in one of those...

Do we know when awakening is coming to EU??

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Ranger:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSJ9oAL73Cg
http://forum.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?/topic/9226-share-your-thoughts-on-the-ranger-awakening/

  • Pre-awakening / now: Was doing great, until recent patch on 6/17/16 nerfed Shotgun, their main dps / damage. Not sure how they are pve wise, might be bearable. Don't know much more about Ranger
  • Post-awakening: Medieval rogue/assassin, seems to not flow well with bow kit according to KR, you can now defend yourself at close range, useless in pve but useful in pvp, a lot of people disappointed with her awakening

 

at first yes, but now pretty much every KR ranger I know is happy with the awakening, it helps her a lot with its abbilities

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I like Berserker and Warrior a lot after Awakening I think I want to reroll in one of those...

Do we know when awakening is coming to EU??

Very good choice

If you want to decide one of the two, berserker currently is in a better state than warrior without awakening, BUT warrior gameplay is still really fun to me and I'll continue playing / maining him until Kunoichi, while I wait for Awakening. I'm not sure how fun berserker gameplay is, I haven't played him before. lol

I'm not sure if NA & EU share the same times, but Awakening for NA is planned for August, so, expect late August-early september (unless delayed further)

They said one thing for sure, and it's that we will NOT get awakening before August 

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Nothing about tamer what a surprise...

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Nothing about tamer what a surprise...

Tamers are the best burst class ish, next to ranger still. They suffer PvE somewhat due to a pvp oriented damage ratio.

Right now general consensious :

War : tanky and constant between block and super armor they have great instant defense to offense ratio

Valk : Not much change, but "enhanced" is the word here. Great GvG powers which gets a bit shafted in 1v1 situations. Basically anyone can work around an awaken valk toolset, but not when they're in a group.

Ranger : Still top ish burst hit and run like scenario. The dagger iframe spam lets them escape, and the bow let's them attack uncontested

Tamer : Very good small scale tool set and generally the best iframe burst through class. There zoning is the best, simply uncontested in wtf happen tactics. Lacking somewhat in PvE due to stay on sword mostly.

Sorc: small scale AoE mid range burst. Excel in fire fights since they can CC with amulet and let lose with scythe aoes.

Giant : They can really pve that's for sure. Good all rounder. PvE PvP, solo, group, boss, they do it all.

Blader : Dat burst... speed and iframe central, the best seek and destroy, or run people down.

Plum: last heard broken/sucks, not worth mentioning till some stuff get fixed.

Ninja obvious unknown.

 

 

 

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Nothing about tamer what a surprise...

"The classes I like also atm are warriors, valks and zerks"

"Hey, I'm kinda new in BD I started playing 1 week ago with a ranger (lv 51 atm) I picked this class becouse I always loved archers and becouse I heard that ranger was good at BDO so I Picked my archer."

 

Do I main Warrior because tamer is bad? Or because wizard is bad? Or because Ranger is bad? No. Literally because OP likes these 4 specific classes and these are their top preferences. Stop being salty.

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Hey, I'm kinda new in BD I started playing 1 week ago with a ranger (lv 51 atm) I picked this class becouse I allways loved archers and becouse I heard that ranger was good at BDO so I Picked my archer.

Now I know that later on every class will have an awakening weapon that means that every class will be able to choose a different weapon (ranger will use elemental sword right?)

Well my question is: ¿How will be the classes after awakening? ¿And how will be the Ranger? Asking this becouse I'm just playing for 1 week so If I have to reroll better now that later on...

The classes I like also atm are warriors, valks and zerks. Should I Reroll??

Ranger awakening is very strong, top 3 according to some people so definitely don't worry about Ranger becoming weak, they are one of the best classes. Warrior awakening is very strong currently also, a Warrior with awakening and equal gear can kill any class as long as he plays right, so their awakening is up there with the best ones. Berserker awakening is also really strong currently and will probably get nerfed in KR soon so that is another good one, basically all 3 Ranger / Warrior / Berzerker have good awakenings so just pick what you enjoy.

Valkyrie awakening is somewhere there in the middle, I haven't heard much about it. It's not bad but not the best either, it's just good all around I suppose. But after all of the awakenings have been released there will be a massive balancing patch that focuses on the awakening weapons, nerfing the best ones and putting the bottom tier awakenings closer in line to the good ones so just pick what class you enjoy playing because what is strong now might not be that strong in the upcoming months.

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If I recall correctly, all awakening weapons announced so far are mainly melee weapons, with a few range abilities. If it is the case, Ranger seems to be the only choice for projectile base range damage.  

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Ranger awakening is very strong, top 3 according to some people so definitely don't worry about Ranger becoming weak, they are one of the best classes. Warrior awakening is very strong currently also, a Warrior with awakening and equal gear can kill any class as long as he plays right, so their awakening is up there with the best ones. Berserker awakening is also really strong currently and will probably get nerfed in KR soon so that is another good one, basically all 3 Ranger / Warrior / Berzerker have good awakenings so just pick what you enjoy.
Valkyrie awakening is somewhere there in the middle, I haven't heard much about it. It's not bad but not the best either, it's just good all around I suppose. But after all of the awakenings have been released there will be a massive balancing patch that focuses on the awakening weapons, nerfing the best ones and putting the bottom tier awakenings closer in line to the good ones so just pick what class you enjoy playing because what is strong now might not be that strong in the upcoming months.

There is no bad awakenings except Maewha with ninja still unknown.

There is no top 3. The only reason valk is a little weaker is due to a few bugs with it's super armor being ripped off too fast, and it's still not that much in term of her party style focus.

Whatever you think is the top 3, no, just no. Gaint who you claim really strong, is really just a PvE monster. In terms of pvp, he's...alright. It's an all rounder in hindsight, so definitely not a top 3, no matter how slim a top 3 is.

In the end, you can pick whatever you like, it'll likely perform pretty well.

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There is no bad awakenings except Maewha with ninja still unknown.

There is no top 3. The only reason valk is a little weaker is due to a few bugs with it's super armor being ripped off too fast, and it's still not that much in term of her party style focus.

Whatever you think is the top 3, no, just no. Gaint who you claim really strong, is really just a PvE monster. In terms of pvp, he's...alright. It's an all rounder in hindsight, so definitely not a top 3, no matter how slim a top 3 is.

In the end, you can pick whatever you like, it'll likely perform pretty well.

Sorry I didn't mean that these are my point of view, those are just basically the top 3 that BJGodNa said are the best in his opinion in his stream earlier.

If you ask me I still don't think anyone has anything bad to say about Warrior or Giant awakening, I mean a lot of people complain and there's a million of different opinions in forums but all awakenings can grind mobs that's for sure.. No matter what you pick you can still grind and do PvE which is the most important part and the ones that are weaker they will balance later so they are better.

And what is really bad now can be the best awakening in a few months so.

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