Ragnarok Online: Valkyrie Uprising: Swordsman Knight Stats and Skills - 1 Handed Tank Builds


       This Swordsman and Knight build will focus on using 1 Hand Swords, Shields, and Skills that will reinforce the equipped items. Full Tank builds are built for taking damages in the front lines, and to be able to achieve this, you must focus more on your Survivability.

       Refer below to determine which stats and skill build is best for your playing style. Playing solo is possible, but if you can find a high DPS party, it would be a lot faster.

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- Swordsman/Knight 1 Hand Sword + Shield Stats Build -

Understanding Ratios:
     - Example: VIT 3 : 2 SPR means for every 3 VIT, you should aim for 2 SPR.
Example: If you have 60 VIT, you should aim for 40 SPR, or if you have 20 SPR, you should aim for 30 VIT.

     - Note that Ratios doesn't need to be exact always. Allocate the way you want it.
Example: Go for 60 VIT first then go for 40 SPR next, so in the end, you still have 3 VIT : 2 SPR ratio.

Main Stats to Focus On:
     - VIT: Increases your Max HP (plus higher HP Regen while sitting), and reduces
Physical damage received (after calculating Defense).
     - SPR: Increases your Magic Defense and Fear resistance (with SP Regen bonus).
     - STR: Increases your Attack damage output and Critical Hit percentage chance.
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Stats Allocation: Target Ratios and Builds
*Note: Builds are based from Skills, and Stats from equips/items that you will get later.
Choose what you think is best for your playing style, time and in-game money.

     -  [Pure VIT] or [VIT 6 : 4 SPR] Stats Ratio
     - Great survivability against Physical and Magical attacks!
     - High DPS parties would like you on their team for Boss Hunts or Lure Mobbing.
     - Damage output is low for sure but you can get some from your equips and skills.
     - Optional: If you are comfortable with your HP pool's damage intake (around 60
to 70 VIT), you can stop putting more VIT and invest all points to SPR. Resume ratio at higher levels if needed. On the other hand, you can also go all VIT.

     - [VIT 6 : 4 STR] [VIT 7 : 3 STR] Stats Ratio
     - Dominates early game and it has great survivability against Physical Attacks.
     - Magical Attacks does hurt but you can reduce some through equips and items.
     - Good for AOE solo or party that would like to kill monster mobs to get EXP.
Preferably against monsters that doesn't have or have low magical attack.
     - Decent damage output for your AOE skill.
     - If you are comfortable with your HP pool's damage intake (around 60~70 VIT),
you can stop putting more VIT and invest all points to STR. Resume ratio at higher levels if needed.
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- Swordsman/Knight 1 Hand + Shield Skill Build -

Base Skills to Get: (Tank With Attack Skills: In-Order)
     - Sword Mastery Lvl 1 = To unlock Shield Training.
     - Bash Lvl 3 = Your main Attack skill and to unlock Fatal Blow.
     - Fatal Blow Lvl 5 = Your combo skill, always use this 0 SP skill right after Bash!
     - Increase HP Recovery Lvl 10 = For survivability and to increase Heal potency.
     - Shield Training Lvl 5 = To Unlock Shield Mastery, max later if you want.
     - Shield Mastery Lvl 10 = Increases DEF with some bonus Reflect damage.
     - Endure Lvl 6 = Increases MDEF, max this later if you want.

     - or Shield Mastery Lvl 6 and Endure 10, your choice.
     - Total = 40

Optional Skills
     - Provoke = Only get Lvl 1 if you want to use this.
     - Do not put points in the Two-Handed Sword Skill Tree.
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Base Skills to Get: (Tank AOE: 1 Hand + Shield )
     - Sword Mastery Lvl 1 = To unlock Shield Training.
     - Bash Lvl 3 = Your main Attack skill and to unlock Fatal Blow.
     - Fatal Blow Lvl 5 = Your combo skill, always use this 0 SP skill right after Bash!
     - Increase HP Recovery Lvl 10 = For survivability and to increase Heal potency.
     - Shield Training Lvl 5 = To Unlock Shield Mastery, max this skill later.
     - Magnum Break Lvl 10 = Your main AOE skill! Note that this isn't very effective
against Fire or Water monsters!
     - Shield Mastery Lvl 6 = Mainly to increase DEF, max this later if you want.

     - Total = 40

Optional Skills
     - Provoke = Only get Lvl 1 if you want to use this.

*Notes
     - Note: If you really want to use Magnum Break and Bowling Bash, you must use
a 2 Handed Sword and invest your points straight to Bowling Bash Lvl 5 and Magnum Break Lvl 10. Do not put points to the Shield tree!

     - If you reached the Cap for Job Level!, the rest is up to your personal
preference now, you have the base skills that you needed most anyway.

     - If you want to reset your skills, use the "Flash Stick" item (free after job change,
get from Daily Spins or Buy in the Cash Shop).
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- Stats to Get from Equips, Cards and Pets -

Survivability!
     - (DEF + ) Physical Defense = The more, the better!
     - (MDEF +) Magic Defense = The more, the better! (Mostly for Boss Hunts)
     - (VIT +) = The more, the better!
     - (MaxHP +) Health Points = Get all MaxHP + to increase your HP pool.
     - (Elemental Resist +%) = Shield/Armor Sets for specific monsters (optional).

     - For AOE VIT-STR build, concentrate less on MDEF then add more ATK.

     - Optional: (Flee +)  = Just get what you can, Don't focus on it too much.

       I recommend that you check the "Auction Machine NPC" (buy and sell
market), Weapon/Armor/Accessory Artificer NPCs (item crafting), Cash ShopEvent Manager, and Rankings for sample items and their stats.

Sample Swordsman - Knight 1 Hand + Shield Tank Build

Video Sample Stats: VIT 58 +54; SPR 64 +4; DEF 323; MDEF 374
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