※ Translator’s Note: The term “Absolute” used in this post is a temporary translation and is subject to change when the associated update goes live in the NA/EU server. The Korean word is 진(pronounced as Jin), and can be translated to Truth, Absolute, or Nature.
On Nov 30th, the “Absolute” rank for the Striker’s main skills were added in Black Desert Online KR. The Striker has a total of 24 Absolute skills, and players must have the highest rank of a skill in order to learn the Absolute rank of that skill. The Absolute skills have the same base mechanism, but can deal much more damage and have a higher number of hits.
Along with the Striker’s Absolute skills, the Absolute skills for the Mystic were also added. However, although the two classes share a lot of common skills, their skills are slightly different from each other in terms of skill effects and damage. For example, the Striker’s Hidden Claw has higher damage than the Mystic’s Hidden Claw, but the Mystic’s Hidden Claw has a Critical Hit chance +100% buff. These kinds of differences are also applied in the Absolute skills of the two classes.
Unfortunately, most KR Striker mains are not excited about the Absolute skills. Although the pre-awakening skills can deal more damage, it is not efficient to use pre-awakening skills in an Awakening combo.
◆ KR Players' comments on the new Absolute Skills
▷ I do like Absolute: Twisted Collision, but I can’t use the skill in Awakening mode. Can PA fix this first?
▷ AoE and speed is still the same for most skills, and no dramatic increase in damage. I’d rather use my Awakening skills.
▷ Not bad, but Mystic’s Absolute skills look better.
▷ The skills can deal more damage, but they are not that satisfying in terms of efficiency.
▷ Absolute: Rage Hammer, Somersault, Crimson Fang, and Explosive Blow are performing better in PvP.
▷ The Striker has a lot of chain skills pre-awakening, so the combo with the Absolute skills has to be more powerful.
▷ Awakening combo still works better than pre-awakening combo, so there is no need to use pre-awakening Absolute skills.
▷ The Absolute skills are okay when you look at them, but you don’t really need them. There are no benefits that come from choosing the Absolute skills over Awakening skills.
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