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Royal Guard
Royal Guard.png
Job Base(s): Crusader
Paladin
Job Type: 3-2
Changes At: Prontera
Number of Skills: 19
Total Skill Points: 92
Total Quest Skills: 0
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+6 +2 +5 +9 +6 +2


Overview

Royal Guard.jpeg

Royal Guards are an elite order of Crusaders and Paladins that originally served under King Schmidtz of Glast Heim. King Schmidtz knew that to defend his kingdom from the terrors and chaos of the world he would need a special defense unit that answered only to him. That is how the Griffon-riding Royal Guards came to be. Their name is often abbreviated and then referred to as just "RG".

At a glance, this class has relatively good HP pool and an excellent SP pool, when compared to their class counterpart. Unlike Rune Knights, which are typically forced into Dragon Breath types of builds, the Royal Guard has the option of playing with builds that involve Banding two or more Royal Guards together; a Royal Guard can play Defense or Offense very effectively, given proper foresight of his/her skill tree. In addition to gaining new and powerful offensive skills, the Royal Guard can easily draw upon its older skills, such as Guard, Spear Quicken, Sacrifice, and Rapid Smiting. This makes for one very powerful, vastly dynamic, and exciting class.

Job Change Guide

See Royal Guard Job Change Guide for detailed information.

Builds

Overbrand / Banishing Point Build

  • STR:90-105
  • AGI:80-100
  • VIT:90-100
  • INT:1-50
  • DEX:90-100
  • LUK:1-28

An Overbrand-built Royal Guard sports high STR for the damage, good DEX and VIT for additional damage and survivability respectively. The Royal Guard may choose to have some INT for the SP usage as typically it takes two casts of Overbrand to drop a mob of monsters if the character is not near a wall. High AGI coupled with Spear Quicken will make Banishing Point a powerful single target DPS skill, usually for MVPing purposes. MVP oriented Royal Guards may even go with over 100 AGI for high DPS Banishing Point, but the STAT points is usually not worth going over 100. Spear Quicken also has synergy with Overbrand, boosting the damage of the first hit. Some RGs may not max Spear Quicken in order to have more points for other skills like Sacrifice and Battle Chant (using RG points for Crusader skills is an option though of course). Shield Spell should be at least level 1 for the large ATK boost. Unlike the Reflect Damage build that requires almost no weapon to level with, this build is centered on high overall ATK, which of course requires high ATK Spears. Imperial Spear, Brocca, Long Horn, Hunting Spear, and Glorious Spear, preferably at a high refine level, are excellent Spears to use with Overbrand and Banishing Point. Battle Hook is good in place of a Glorious Spear.

Reflect Damage Build (Note: this build is not viable for leveling post-balance due to SP cost / maximum number of reflect hits)

  • STR:50
  • AGI:1
  • VIT:100-120
  • INT:100-120
  • DEX:50
  • LUK:1

One of the more popular and interesting builds created for easy solo leveling for Royal Guards. This build and skill tree are mainly centered on Reflect Damage. The main requirements needed for this build are SP and Kaahi from a Soul Linker. A good SP pool is needed to keep the Reflect Damage skill from deactivating too quickly. Kaahi will help to heal whilst being hit by a mob of monsters. Equipment for this Guard needs to be focused on Reflect. Moonlight Dagger is very helpful for this build, as well as Ring of the Flame Lord

Equipment

Weapons

1433.png Imperial Spear [1]

Good overall spear, decent ATK, and has bonuses for Banishing Point. Note that this is a level 3 weapon.

1415.png Brocca

Although its ATK is lower, its DEF piercing effect makes this a good spear to use on high DEF targets. It is also a level 4 weapon.

1420.png Long Horn [1]

Naturally endowed with Holy element. Makes this a good spear to use to save money on Aspersio scrolls (Kafra Shop item) when fighting targets weak to the Holy element.

1435.png Cannon Spear [1]

High ATK, and a level 4 weapon. The skill Cannon Spear is not often used, but this Spear is still decent for Overbrand and Banishing Point.

1422.png Hunting Spear [1]

High ATK, and a level 4 weapon. Also pierces DEF of Brute targets. Good spear for Overbrand.

Class Data

Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Moon Slasher.png Moon Slasher
Damages surrounding enemies and forces them to sit. 5 Offensive
Exceed Break.png Exceed Break
Gather all of your strength into the tip of your weapon and strike once for great damage. 5 Offensive
Cannon Spear.png Cannon Spear
Attack all enemies in a 3 cell radius of an 11 cell line from the caster. 5 Offensive
Banishing Point.png Banishing Point
Attack an enemy within seven cells of the caster. 10 Offensive
Pinpoint Attack.png Pinpoint Attack
Rush against and strike a target's vital spot for a chance to break their armor or inflict a negative effect. 5 Offensive
Overbrand.png Overbrand
Brand all enemies six cells in front of the caster with a bloody cross and smash them into obstacles for large damage. 5 Offensive
Vanguard Force.png Vanguard Force
Increases the caster's defense, Max HP, and number of wrath counters when receiving damage. 5 Supportive
Burst Attack.png Burst Attack
Release all wrath counters onto a single enemy to deal damage. 1 Offensive
Banding.png Banding
Increases attack and defense and shares HP with any partied Royal Guards in range with the skill activated. 5 Supportive
Trample.png Trample
Tramples the ground to attempt to destroy any traps surrounding the user. 3 Active
Prestige.png Prestige
Increases defense rate and gives a chance to avoid magic attacks for a short while. 5 Supportive
Hesperus Lit.png Hesperus Lit
Royal Guards under the effect of Banding or Inspiration strike an enemy for large damage. 5 Offensive
Piety.png Piety
Blesses surrounding party members' armor with the Holy element. 5 Supportive
Genesis Ray.png Genesis Ray
Royal Guards under the effect of Banding or Inspiration cast a powerful Holy element ray which may blind Demon or Undead monsters. 5 Offensive
Reflect Damage.png Reflect Damage
Reflects physical damage received to surrounding enemies. 5 Supportive
Earth Drive.png Earth Drive
Slams the ground with your shield to deal Earth property damage to surrounding enemies. 5 Offensive
Shield Spell.png Shield Spell
Casts random magic based on the shield of the caster. 3 Supportive
Inspiration.png Inspiration
Increases accuracy, stats, ATK, Max HP, and remove and protect against negative status effects for the duration of the skill. 5 Supportive
Shield Press.png Shield Press
Slams your shield into the enemy in an attempt to stun them. 5 Offensive

Job Bonuses

The job levels in which a Royal Guard receives a certain bonus:

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9
STR 4 13 30 40 45 48
AGI 23 34
VIT 2 9 27 41 42
INT 3 5 11 19 24 26 37 38 46
DEX 6 14 20 31 44 49
LUK 16 33

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