Crusader

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Crusader
Crusader.png
Job Base: Swordman
Job Type: 2-2
Changes At: Prontera Castle
Number of Skills: 18
Total Skill Points: 132
Total Quest Skills: 1
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+7 +2 +7 +6 +3 +5


Overview

Crusader.jpg

Crusaders are a fine blend of physical strength and faith-driven magic prowess, making them a versatile class. They are capable of melee combat with a spear or a sword and shield, of playing a supportive role in parties with beneficial magic skills, and of sacrificing their health to wield powerful holy magic.

Jobchange Guide

See Crusader Job Change Guide for detailed information.

Changing into a Crusader from a Swordman requires the player to complete a number of tasks:

  • Item Collection
  • Endurance Test
  • Written Test
  • Battle Test

After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into a Crusader. Most of this takes place inside of the Prontera Castle.

Skills

See Swordsman Skills for first class skills.

Skill Description Levels Type
Cavalier Mastery.png Cavalier Mastery
Reduces the 50% ASPD penalty when riding a Peco Peco. 5 Passive
Cure.png Cure
Cures a target from Silence, Blind, and Chaos statuses. 1 Supportive
Defender.png Defender
Reduce incoming ranged damage; transfers effects to party members via Devotion. 5 Supportive
Demon Bane.png Demon Bane
Increases mastery attack against Demon and Undead monsters. 10 Passive
Divine Protection.png Divine Protection
Increases soft DEF against Demon and Undead monsters. 10 Passive
Faith.png Faith
Increases Max HP and resistance to Holy-property attacks. 10 Passive
Grand Cross.png Grand Cross
Summons a cross around the caster, damaging the caster and enemies with Holy property waves. 10 Offensive
Auto Guard.png Auto Guard
Blocks physical attacks with a Shield by chance for 300 seconds. 10 Supportive
Heal.png Heal
Restore a target's HP or damage Undead targets. 10 Supportive
Holy Cross.png Holy Cross
Summon a holy cross that inflicts Holy damage on a target, blinding it by chance. 10 Offensive
Peco Peco Ride.png Peco Peco Ride
Enables Knights or Crusaders to ride a Peco Peco. 1 Passive
Providence.png Providence
Temporarily increase resistance against Demons and Holy property attacks. 5 Supportive
Devotion.png Devotion
Protects a party member by taking the damage inflicted on the targeted party member. 5 Supportive
Shield Boomerang.png Shield Boomerang
Throw your shield at an enemy, dealing damage based on ATK and the shield's properties. 5 Offensive
Reflect Shield.png Reflect Shield
Reflect a fraction of the damage received back at an enemy. 10 Supportive
Shield Charge.png Shield Charge
Hurl your shield at an enemy, dealing damage based on ATK and knocking them back. 5 Offensive
Spear Mastery.png Spear Mastery
Increases mastery damage done with Spears by 4~40 or 5~50 if the player is riding a Peco Peco. 10 Passive
Spear Quicken.png Spear Quicken
Temporarily increase Attack Speed when using a Two-Handed Spear. 10 Supportive

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Requirement
Quest
Shrink.png Shrink
Adds a chance to knock back opponents when you successfully block an attack with Auto Guard. 1 Active None Shrink Quest

Soul Link

See Crusader Spirit.

Job Bonuses

Stat Bonus +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12
STR 7 11 17 23 25 32 48 - - - - -
AGI 30 36 - - - - - - - - - -
VIT 12 15 22 40 41 46 50 - - - - -
INT 9 20 21 35 38 44 - - - - - -
DEX 14 28 34 - - - - - - - - -
LUK 1 2 3 4 5 - - - - - - -

Sample Builds

Grand Cross

Focuses on the use of Grand Cross to kill mobs of enemies. The build uses the effects of HP leech to return the health lost when casting Grand Cross, and the damage from the monsters that you lure. This means that the build doesn't require Heal to function properly. This is not a beginner friendly build as it requires expensive key items to make the build work efficiently.

Stats

STR: 1-30

AGI: 1

VIT: 40-70

INT: 90+

DEX: 40-70

LUK: 1

Increase INT as high as you can to do enough damage to efficiently kill the mobs that you're farming. STR is optional so you can go with or without and is up to you. VIT and DEX is a balance of surviving to mob enough monsters to kill with Grand Cross, but cast it fast enough to leech your HP back before your HP reaches 0.

Key skills

Max Grand Cross and Autoguard. Everything else is optional and up to you. Commonly, Grand Cross builds skip Heal as you'll have your health leeched back and HP consumables such as Fish can be used while casting Grand Cross.

Key items

These items is what makes Grand Cross work effectively:

  • Solar Sword from Pharaoh (MVP)
  • Rideword Hat from Main Office
  • Incubus / Succubus pet tamed with Girl's Naivety or Boy's Pure Heart

The effects of Solar Sword causes you to have 100% chance to leech 1% of damage as HP. Because these effects stack additively, this means that all HP leech effects have 100% chance to occur when you have multiple sources of leech, so you're focusing on getting enough leech to survive. As an example, Rideword Hat has a 5% chance to leech HP, and 1% chance to leech SP. When equipping Solar Sword it changes it to 105% chance to leech HP and 1% chance to leech SP.

Optional items

  • Bathory or Agiope Card
  • Thara Frog Card
  • Platinum Shield

Armor cards are used to farm undead or demon mobs and taking less damage, allowing Grand Cross to deal damage to recover health before your HP reaches 0. Thara Frog card is used to reduce the self-damage portion of Grand Cross. Keep in mind that Grand Cross requires 20% of your HP to cast which cannot be reduced in any way. Platinum Shield makes you highly resistant to damage.

Core playstyle

Have Endure active, then go around mobbing enemies while mounted. Use the Fish consumable to recover HP if needed, which is buyable from tool dealers that show up as a potion icon on your map. Enable Auto Guard then cast Grand Cross to kill them all. Due to your leech effects you'll recover all or most of your HP so you can keep casting it if the monsters haven't been killed yet. It's essential to survive long enough for Grand Cross to deal damage to recover HP. Disable Auto-guard, mob again and repeat.

Something to keep in mind is that while auto-guarding, Grand Cross will not tick damage. This means that you'll reduce the amount of damage you deal while auto-guarding. Sometimes it might be more effective to simply not have Auto-guard active for more consistent damage.

Level suggestions

1-10: Newbie grounds

10-30: Lasagna fields killing Eggrings and Leaf Lunatics

31-65: Dragon Nest 1 killing Trans Spore and Scout Basilisks

66-75: Niflheim fields

76+: Cursed Abbey killing Necromancers and Banshees.


Crusader & Paladin
2nd Class
Skills
Cavalier Mastery • Cure • Defender • Demon Bane • Devotion • Divine Protection • Faith • Grand Cross • Auto Guard • Heal • Holy Cross • Peco Peco Ride • Providence • Reflect Shield • Shield Boomerang • Shrink • Shield Charge • Spear Mastery • Spear Quicken
Transcendent
Skills
Gospel • Pressure • Sacrifice • Shield Chain
Quests Crusader Job Change Guide • Crusader Skill Quest • Rebirth Walkthrough
Weapons One Handed Sword • Spear • Two Handed Sword
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Second Class Priest • Monk • Hunter • Bard • Dancer • Wizard • Sage • Blacksmith • Alchemist • Knight • Crusader • Assassin • Rogue
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Expanded Class Gunslinger • Ninja • TaeKwon Kid • TaeKwon Master • Soul Linker