Darkness Rises: Warrior Class PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos


Here'a a skill build and combo patterns for players playing Warrior class in Darkness Rises, a hack and slash action adventure Android and iOS mobile game.

Warrior - A knight who performs dynamic and dazzling attacks with a longsword. Wields a variety of skills to be a balanced, versatile fighter.

Important Notes

   - Please refer to this guide first because I will no longer explain some things here including Skill upgrading, PVP Duel or Team Tips, Player Skill importance and more.
   - Link Here: Darkness Rises: PVP Guide and General Skill Builds (PVP and PVE)
Darkness Rises: PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos
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PVP Skills: Damage Output and DPS Ratings

Damage Output

   - Crescent Cut:   280% (17 Seconds) =   16.5

   - Flash Lance:   250% (13 Seconds) =   19.2
   - Soaring Thunder:   250% (14 Seconds) =   17.9
   - Flash Strike:   250% (16 Seconds) =   15.6
   - Frost Sword Aura:   250% (17 Seconds) =   14.7
   - Flame Frenzy:   250% (18 Seconds) =   13.9

   - Breaching Blade Aura:   200% (20 Seconds) =   10
   - Venom Frenzy:   200% (11 Seconds) =   18.2
   - Savage Pounce:   200% (16 Seconds) =   12.5
   - Tornado Slash:   150% (8 Seconds) =   18.8

DPS Ratings (Base Damages Only)

   - Flash Lance:   250% (13 Seconds) =   19.2
   - Tornado Slash:   150% (8 Seconds) =   18.8
   - Venom Frenzy:   200% (11 Seconds) =   18.2
   - Soaring Thunder:   250% (14 Seconds) =   17.9
   - Crescent Cut:   280% (17 Seconds) =   16.5

   - Flash Strike:   250% (16 Seconds) =   15.6
   - Frost Sword Aura:   250% (17 Seconds) =   14.7
   - Flame Frenzy:   250% (18 Seconds) =   13.9
   - Savage Pounce:   200% (16 Seconds) =   12.5

   - Breaching Blade Aura:   200% (20 Seconds) =   10

Warrior PVP Skill Build and Combos

   - Aside from Damage Output and DPS, it is also important to consider their extra Effects (Stun, Atk/Defense debuffs, Knock enemies into the air, etc..), Single Target or AoE, how easy to execute, and more.

   - Skill Combos will also include potential Auto Attacks (AA) for extra damages. Preferably, during "Air Locks", because targets can't do anything during this time!

Skirmish Mode

   - Switch to "PVP mode skill select" to check their base damages, cool-downs, and extra effects, or just try them out in PVP Skirmish Mode.
   - *Note: When creating Skirmish mode Duel or Team PVP, make sure to tick the Public option to make your room open to all.
Darkness Rises: Warrior Class PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos

Duel PVP Skill Build

Duel PVP Main Combo and Nuke Skills

Darkness Rises Tornado Slash

Main Combo Skill: Tornado Slash

   - Low base damage output but this is the perfect skill for our DPS type Warrior. It's short cool-down will allow us to use combo skills every 8~6 seconds, increasing the skill's DPS potential!

   - Note: Do not spam all 3 skills below, just alternately use Savage Pounce and Breaching Blade Aura, together with Tornado Slash. Unless you need 1 more skill to get the win.

Darkness Rises Savage PounceDarkness Rises Tornado Slash

2 Skills Combo #1: Savage Pounce > Tornado Slash

   - Use Savage Pounce to close the distance, then quickly use Tornado Slash.
   - After this combo, wait for your Tornado Slash to cool-down, then use the next combo below.
Darkness Rises Breaching Blade AuraDarkness Rises Tornado Slash

2 Skills Combo #2: Breaching Blade Aura > Dash Forward or AA > Tornado Slash

   - If you are close enough, you can do some quick AAs before Tornado Slash. After this combo, wait again for cool-downs and use combo 1 above.
   - Honestly, this is the best way that you can use this stun skill without worrying about it's long cool-down.

   - Learn how to use and connect your initiator skills, anticipate enemy movements, and bait attacks to open up opportunities. The best part is, even if you miss one, you still have a chance to connect your Tornado Slash.

   - One way is to move until you see the opponent right at the edge of the screen, then quickly move forward for a few steps then execute.
   - Easier against non moving foes like Wizards who likes to spam auto attacks.
   - Both skills can also be used right after the enemy dashes or use any skill, just time it well.

Duel PVP 3rd Skill Selection

Venom Frenzy

   - You might be thinking of using this as an alternative to Tornado Slash, because it has higher base damage and Attack reduction debuff, but I would suggest that you skip it, because it will lower your DPS (3 seconds difference, do matter as the battle prolongs).

Other Skills

   - Other skills are usable too, depending on your preference or play style.
   - Feel free to share your thoughts too. ^^

   - For now, only focus on few skills first during early to mid game for all around use, to maximize your Skill Points.
   - Learn other skills that you like at later levels, since you'll be able to max them all out anyway.
Darkness Rises: Block and Counter

Block, Counter and Dodge

   - These 3 are still the best skills to master for PVP.

Team PVP Skill Build

Warrior's Auto Attacks

   - Warrior's auto attacks are decently fast, unfortunately you don't want to stay long if there are enemies nearby. Dash in and out of battles to avoid getting huge damages.

   - If all of your skills are under CD, use your fast auto attacks to help your teammates, but watch out for enemy attacks, dash right away.

   - Use your Block, Counter, and Dodge if needed.

Team PVP Main Combo and Nuke Skills

Darkness Rises Tornado Slash

Main Combo Skill: Tornado Slash

   - Tornado Slash is also an AoE skill, nice when charging into group of enemies! Just watch it though because this skill will push away targets, so just time it well and don't push enemies that your teammates just stunned for example (unless you can pin them to walls, then it's ok).

   - Note: Do not spam all 3 skills below, just alternately use Savage Pounce and Breaching Blade Aura, together with Tornado Slash. Unless you need 1 more skill to get a kill.

Darkness Rises Savage PounceDarkness Rises Tornado Slash

2 Skills Combo #1: Savage Pounce > Tornado Slash

   - Savage Pounce have an extra Slow Debuff effect, also nice for team play, chase low HP enemies and do some AAs after the combo.
Darkness Rises Breaching Blade AuraDarkness Rises Tornado Slash

2 Skills Combo #2: Breaching Blade Aura > Dash Forward or AA > Tornado Slash

   - You can also do "Ring Out" plays with this one, stun enemies that are near the edges of the map, then quickly position your character and use Tornado Slash to push them out of the ring.
   - It may or may not work, but still worth the shot.

   - Unlike Duel PVP, Team PVP will give you a lot of opportunities to accurately use your skills, so spam them and gather kills and assist points!
   - Go all out and spam your skills if there are enemies nearby, because you'll get interrupted if you are using Auto Attacks while doing combo skills, after that, just dash away.
   - With this skill set, your Warrior is now an all around balanced fighter!

   - Just focus on few skills first during early to mid game for all around use, to maximize your Skill Points.
   - Learn other skills that you like at later levels, since you'll be able to max them all out anyway.
Darkness Rises:  PVP-PVE Skill Builds and Combos

Team PVP Alternative Skill Builds

   - The main problem with Warrior skills is that most of them will push targets which is not ideal for 3 Skill Combo Nukes. For now, I would highly recommend the build above, especially for beginners.

   - NOTE: Only proceed with the builds below after getting your main skills high enough first, for all around use. These builds are recommended for experienced players because this requires timing and accuracy, plus you need to upgrade them first at higher levels to be on par with the above skill build.

   - Here's another approach that I use for Team PVP because they give higher DPS output! Note that the above build is still viable for late game, these are just alternatives to also try other skills.

2-1 Skill Combos #1: Alternative DPS Build

Darkness Rises Savage PounceDarkness Rises Crescent Cut - Darkness Rises Flash Lance

Savage Pounce > Crescent Cut > AA; (Solo Skill: Flash Lance)

   - Use Savage Pounce and Crescent Cut as your 2 skills combo.
   - Flash Lance is your high DPS single skill, use every time it is available! It has decent range, making it easier to connect, and Defense Reduction debuff - a nice addition for team play.

   - 3 Skills Combo Nuke: Flash Lance > Savage Pounce > Crescent Cut > AA.
   - Only if all 3 skills are available, gives a nice DPS and Nuke damage!

   - Pros: Combos are Easier to Connect, Good overall DPS (short animations too), and can do 3 Skills Combo Nuke!
   - Cons: No Stun, Pushes targets so be careful.

2-1 Skill Combos #2: AoE Range Nuke Build

Darkness Rises Crescent CutDarkness Rises Frost Sword Aura - Darkness Rises Flash Lance

Crescent Cut > AA > Frost Sword Aura(Solo Skill: Flash Lance)

   - Use Crescent Cut and Frost Sword Aura as your 2 skills combo. Both have nice AoE range so it's easier to connect, and will give you a chance to nuke out those spinning Berserkers for example.
   - You can also use them separately if needed.
   - Flash Lance: Same as above, also works well with your ranged skills.

   - Pros: Good overall DPS (short animations too), AoE skills that can go through walls.
   - Cons: No Stun, Harder to Connect but still doable, Pushes targets so be careful.

Other Skills

   - Other skills are usable too, depending on your preference or play style.
   - I did not mention them all because some of them are hard to execute or use with other skills, the risk isn't worth it, or they are more effective against weaker opponents.
   - Feel free to share your thoughts though. ^^

PVE Skill Build

   - Once you figure out what to use for PVP, you can now easily select which PVE skills to get.
Darkness Rises PVE Skill Builds

DPS Ratings (Base Damages Only)

   - Flash Strike + Flame Frenzy:   300% + 200% (16 seconds) =   31.3
   - Tornado Slash + Soaring Thunder:   300% + 230% (13 seconds) =   40.8
   - Breaching Blade Aura + Frost Sword Aura:   270% + 230% (19 seconds) =   26.3
   - Savage Pounce + Venom Frenzy:   300% + 230% (16 seconds) =   33.1
   - Crescent Cut + Flash Lance:   330% + 260% (19 seconds) =   31.1

PVP and PVE Skill Build (All Around Use)

   - As much as possible only focus on 3 skills trees for both PVP and PVE to maximize your Skill Points, especially early to mid game.
   - Try other skills once your main skills are maxed.
   - Based from the recommended PVP skills above, use and upgrade the following skills.

1) Tornado Slash + Soaring Thunder

   - Notable DPS for PVE, no need to upgrade Soaring Thunder early game if it is only used for PVE, but do upgrade if you need more fire power for PVE, and once you get extra skill points, cap them to Lvl 9~30 first (multiples of 3).
   - Max Tornado Slash to increase Damage Output and decrease Cool-down.

2) Breaching Blade Aura + Frost Sword Aura

   - Max Breaching Blade Aura to increase Damage Output and decrease Cool-down.
   - Only upgrade Frost Sword Aura if you need more fire power for PVE and once you get extra skill points, cap to Lvl 9~30 first (multiples of 3). Max later if used for Team PVP (check Team PVP alternative builds above).
   - Replace with Crescent Cut + Flash Lance late game, but upgrade to higher levels first.

3) Savage Pounce + Venom Frenzy

   - Upgrade Venom Frenzy if you need more damage for PVE, but also cap to Lvl 9~30 first (multiples of 3) to save up SP for your Main Skills.
   - Max Savage Pounce to increase Damage Output and decrease Cool-down.

Preferred Skill Still Unlocked?

   - In case the skill isn't unlocked yet, just go for any skill for now, but do not upgrade them. Note that it is best to use a temporary Skill with a Combo Skill unlocked for PVE because of higher damage output (250% + 200% is better than using a single 300% upgraded skill for example).

Final Notes

   - Please note that this is not the only way to play Warrior, also try other skills as well since you can max them all in the end.
   - If you find any discrepancies with the skill info above (base damage or CD) due to game update patches, please notify us, thanks.
   - Hope you find our skill build useful, good luck! ^^



Related Darkness Rises: Tips & Guides:
Darkness Rises: Quick Beginner's Tips, Tricks and Strategy Guide
Darkness Rises: PVP Guide and General Skill Builds (PVP and PVE)

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