Lahn, the new class in Black Desert Online, has different optimum skill combos depending on her level. First, the skill combo mostly used in the early stage of leveling is sufficiently used with just two skills called Moon Slash and Eye of the Phoenix. Both skills need to be used after certain movements in order to be activated. You usually activate Eye of the Phoenix (Space) then Moon Slash (LB) in the skill combo. This skill combo is efficient as you can inflict a fair amount of damage with just simple commands.
Then there will be a time where you will find it hard to fight against monsters with more health with just the Moon Slash and Eye of the Phoenix combo. In that case, you can use other skills to help; skills that come with helpful buffs are great skills to use in a combo. There is Pendulum Cleaver (← or → LB) or Dismemberment (← or → RB) which you can use as the main skills for buffs with Blooming Nether Flower (LB + RB), the main damage-dealing skill, in a skill combo.
There is also a skill combo that comes with simple key commands but can be connected in many different ways. Cymbidium (↓ + F) followed by Three Point Stipple (LB) - Flow: Four Point Splatter (LB) is the main skill combo. You can also do an easy skill combo with Berated Ghost (Shift + LB).
Of course, these skills are just examples, and you can create new skill combos depending on your preference or skill sets.
▶ With Eye of the Phoenix & Moon Slash, You Are Okay up to Level 50!
Skills Used: Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash - Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash - Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash - Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash
The Eye of the Phoenix (Space) - Moon Slash (LB) combo can be used up to level 50. Once you use Eye of the Phoenix, keep pressing LB while pressing Space; press it after the Lahn has swung the Crescent Pendulum around twice.
This combo is simple but deals a moderate amount of damage. Eye of the Phoenix uses up stamina, while your stamina is filled when Moon Slash is activated, meaning you can keep up this combo for a long time.
▶ Using Pendulum Cleaver in a Skill Combo to Increase Attack Speed
Skills Used: Pendulum Cleaver - Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash - Blooming Nether Flower - Sacred Dance
Pendulum Cleaver (←or→+LB) is a skill with a buff that increases your attack speed. It will be best to use it now and then during combat. Using this alone won’t deal much damage but mix it with Eye of the Phoenix (Space), Moon Slash (LB), and Blooming Nether Flower (RB+LB) to deal some fair damage.
Once you activate Blooming Nether Flower, your targets will be knocked down, meaning whatever skill you use right after won’t matter much. If you use Sacred Dance (↓+RB+LB) to finish them off right after Blooming Nether Flower, you can safely charge your energy to deal a lot of damage.
▶ Using Dismemberment to Increase All AP
Skills Used: Dismemberment - Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash - Blooming Nether Flower - Furious Chase
Using Dismemberment (←or→+RB) will increase all AP, which is efficient when used continually in combats. Follow Dismemberment with a main damage-dealing skill; use Eye of the Phoenix (Space), Moon Slash (LB), then Blooming Nether Flower (RB+LB).
As mentioned before, whatever you use after knocking down your targets with Blooming Nether Flower doesn’t matter much; Furious Chase (↑+RB) is quickly charged and can inflict additional damage with Down Attack.
▶ Skill Combos with Cymbidium
Skills Used: Cymbidium - Three Point Stipple - Flow: Four Point Splatter - Crescent Barrage - Fragrant Stigma
This skill combo deals a large amount of damage during the whole Cymbidium (↓+F) - Three Point Stipple (LB) - Flow: Four Point Splatter (LB) - Crescent Barrage (LB) - Fragrant Stigma (LB) combo. If you keep using the LB button after using Cymbidium, you can connect all skills automatically to Fragrant Stigma.
Cymbidium is a skill that strikes the targets by sweeping the Crescent Pendulum in front of the Lahn, which might seem like a smaller AoE than swinging the Pendulum sideways, but it actually has a little bit wider AoE. Also, Three Point Stipple pulls the targets toward you, so you won’t have to worry about your attack range.
Using skills from Cymbidium to Flow: Four Point Splatter have Forward Guard, making it possible to attack safely. Crescent Barrage may not have any other defense mechanic, but Fragrant Stigma has Super Armor, making it easy for you to finish the combo.
▶ The Hidden Command Where Berated Ghost Is Connected to Three Point Stipple
Skills Used: Berated Ghost - Crescent Barrage - Fragrant Stigma - Three Point Stipple - Flow: Four Point Splatter - Sacred Dance
Berated Ghost (Shift+LB) is a skill that strikes down your targets with the Crescent Pendulum just like Cymbidium (↓+F). After Berated Ghost, Crescent Barrage (LB) and Fragrant Stigma (LB) is activated, which is followed by Three Point Stipple (LB) as a hidden command, which activates Flow: Four Point Splatter (LB) as well. You finish off your target with Sacred Dance (↓+RB+LB).
Berated Ghost has a smaller AoE than Cymbidium, but Crescent Barrage and Fragrant Stigma that follows it has wider AoEs, making up for the smaller AoE. Three Point Stipple can be used to bound the monster and pull them towards you to finish them off with Sacred Dance.
This combo has Down Attack for Berated Ghost so you can also use Blooming Nether Flower or any other skills first then use Berated Ghost for additional damage.
▶ Connecting from Blooming Nether Flower to Pendulum Kick
Skills Used: Furious Chase - Blooming Nether Flower - Pendulum Kick - Flow: Pendulum Kick - Cymbidium - Coax
In this combo, you use Furious Chase (↑+RB) to quickly move towards your target then Blooming Nether Flower (RB+LB) to float them, then use Pendulum Kick (F) - Flow: Pendulum Kick (F) for additional damage, then easily connect to the next skills, Cymbidium and Coax, by holding (F).
Pendulum Kick - Flow: Pendulum Kick may have a small AoE, but the cast speed is fast, making it one of the best skills to use for additional damage. Your targets will be struck away from you due to the Down Smash effect, and you can use Cymbidium to push them away from you one more time. This is when you can continue your attacks without having to close in on your target since the last skill in this skill combo, Coax, will pull your targets towards you.
▶ Extra: The basic skill combo using [ Eye of the Phoenix + Blade of Blood ]
Skills Used: [Eye of the Phoenix + Blade of Blood] - Eye of the Phoenix - Moon Slash - Blooming Nether Flower - Sacred Dance
The [Eye of the Phoenix + Blade of Blood] skill used to be the most preferred skill among Lahn’s Rabam skills; the Pre-Awakening Lahn players used to use it to close in on targets with Furious Chase. This was viable due to the Super Armor, but now that this effect is gone following to the recent patch, the skill usage has decreased.
The basic skill combo after activating [Eye of the Phoenix + Blade of Blood] uses Eye of the Phoenix, Moon Slash, and Blooming Nether Flower to deal damage, just like when using Pendulum Cleaver or Dismemberment. You can finish this skill combo either with Sacred Dance or Furious Chase. Of course, it’s fine to use the Pendulum Kick combo from above right after.