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Blackthorn Arena Gladiator Building Guide

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Blackthorn Arena Gladiator Building

Building gladiators is tricky because the RNG creation will allow for gladiators with genre specializations that are not even usable together. Therefore you must pay close attention to genre skills.

Tips

  • GENRE is the most important feature in a gladiator
  • Dwarf is pretty much must for tank builds
  • Initial weapon mastery dosen’t matter as it only accounts for 1 attribute point
  • Weapon masteries unlock weapon skills up to level 10. consider lvl 10 weapon skill max don’t go higher.
  • Don’t specialize in more then one weapon mastery

Races

  • Elves give a speed bonus and are good for building archers or duel wielding rogues
  • Dwarves are tanks bonus to defense and weight
  • Humans are good for everything but heavy armor and get additional stat points
  • Brutemen are situationally good for Berserker builds

Defense Builds

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Commander/Defender+Shield (MOST DEFENSE)

  • Dwarf is a must for weight
  • Always go 1 point in Commander then max First Aid first.
  • 2nd In Defender Tree, max Defender and Heavy Armor Expert
  • 3rd Max Shield max, Expert Blocker, Shield Expert, Shield Wall, Stone Line and Shield Master and -1 point in jump slash to get in front and taunt with shield knock
  • Focus on + Block and Endurance bonuses on items.
  • Focus Endurance Attribute for points some strength
  • Rest is preference can make a better tank or build him like a paladin and he can buff. Tank is better.

Commander/Duelist+shield (MORE OFFENSE)

  • Dwarf is a must for weight
  • Always go 1 point in Commander then max First Aid first.
  • Get shield level mastered
  • On Duelist you want the passive abilities
  • Once shield is mastered get Expert Blocker, Shield Expert, Shield Wall, Stone Line, Shield master and 1 point in jump slash to get in front and taunt with shield knock.

Ranged Builds

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Rogue/Marksman+Ranged(Preferred Race Elf or Human)

  • Marksman gets its damage thru accuracy, 100 accuracy gives you +50 base damage using scout posture
  • Focus Ranged skill till max
  • First Max Marksmen
  • 2nd Max Falcon Eye
  • 3rd Jumping Arrow (I always pause game and activate scout posture then shoot this arrow first.
  • Max Multishoot and Deathzone these and jumping arrow are your group killers
  • Then work on Rogue, Cunning, Scout Posture and Surprise attack for your damage

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Marksman/Ranger+Ranged

  • Marksman gets its damage thru accuracy, 100 accuracy gives you +50 base damage using scout posture
  • 3 Marksman
  • 3 Scout Posture
  • 3 jumping arrow
  • 3 Hunters Mark
  • 3 Burning Arrow
  • 3 Armor Piercing Arrow
  • 3 Falcon Eye
  • 3 Take the wind
  • 3 Penetrating Missile
  • 1 Ranged Weapon Master
  • 3 Multi Shot
  • 3 Death Zone
  • 3 Execute Shot
  • 3 Death Shot

Marksman/Commander+Ranged

  • Your going to run 2-3 archers and a taunt tank. Pause buff area and wipe the taunted with archers.
  • Look to aquiring all the group or friendly buffs for this gladiator.

Ranger/Rogue+Ranged

  • This is a high mobility kitting build hard to play and marksmen can destroy him.

Melee Damage Dealers

I’m not going to list all the builds because there are way too many rather I will put some tips here to help you decide what to build.

Weapon Masteries

One-hand
This is a dodge then counter build with good attack speed. Duelist is pretty much a must. Gladiator is a good choice as the Monster hunter medium armor will add lots of dodge bonuses and decent protections.

Two-hand
Your looking at building a damage dealer with good aoe and single target damage.

Shield (theory craft)
I’ve never tried a damage build but you could try to use shield knock with whirlwind…

Dual
This is a hard class to micro manage and can be killed easily. Early on with decent gear he can support a tank by using the rogue line to backstab enemies but you have to watch out for AOE attacks and archers will kill him fast as well.

Polearms
My favorite melee class because polearms have to most range and have the best area attacks. Great pick for a main damage dealer in the group.

Tips
Gladiator, Defender, and Rogue are the only trees that offer armor weight reduction skills. This is important especially for medium and heavy armors. Keep in mind you can use the dwarf class for the -25% in burden penalty

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Berserker/Gladiator+Two-hand

  • High Damage Dealer
  • Good AOE only second to Polearm
  • Death Resist gives survivability

It’s end. I hope “Blackthorn Arena Gladiator Building Guide” helps you. Feel free to contribute the topic. If you have also comments or suggestions, comment us.

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