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Royal Guard
Royal Guard.png
Job Base(s): Paladin
Job Type: 3-2
Job Level: 65
Race: Human
Changes At: Prontera
Number of Skills: 19
Total Skill Points: 112
Total Quest Skills: 0
Job Bonuses
+8 +3 +8 +10 +8 +3


Royal Guard.jpeg

Royal Guards are an elite order of 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.


Cannon Spear Build (2024)


Cannon Spear triggers critical damage. It needs 100+ Crit and does half of Critical Damage. The skill formula relies heavily on STR and hence needs high STR values. Since, it is a ranged skill, Long Range damage modifiers are also very helpful. It also has 2 Second cooldown which can be reduced by some of the equipment, shadow gear, or costume stone enchant.

Stat Points

Stat Amount Notes
STR 120 - 130 STR to increase damage and direct part of Skill formula. Most important Stat in this build
AGI 80 - 100 AGI needed for Flee and ASPD. This skill can be spammed at max rate
VIT 80 - 100 For high health and survivability
INT 1 ~ 90 Additonal INT for SP pool, or Equipment set
DEX 1 or 125 This skill Crits and does not need Hit/P.Hit. DEX only for Set bonuses
LUK 125 or 126 ~ 130 LUK for extra ATK, CRIT, and Critical Damage

Damage Modifiers

  • Class
  • Long Range
  • Critical Damage
  • Flat Attack
  • STR
  • Race
  • Size
  • Monster Element


Cannon Spear Cooldown Reduction:

  • Royal Guard Stone (Garment) with Paladin Stone (Middle): 0.5 seconds
  • Arbitrator's Set: 1.5 seconds
  • Fallen Protect Set: 0.5 seconds
  • Vanishing Cannon Shadow Shoes: 0.5 seconds

Other gear options:

  • Little Garden: Best Critical damage boosting middle headgear
  • Awakened Aquatic Spear: Best damage bosoting spear
  • God Eater Dragon Spear: Best spear for survival
  • Unknown Swordsman Shoes: Best STR boosting shoes with Boss Enignem and Cenia cards
  • Nameless Swordsman Shoes: Second best STR boosting Shoes
  • Booster Shoes: 125 STR, DEX, and LUK gives a lot of damage modifiers
  • Imperial Boots: For Def Bypass, and other utilities
  • Megingjard: Best Accessory slot
  • Ring of Silver Claw: Best for Critical dmg and CRIT percent
  • Ring of Jupiter: Extra ATK and damage
  • Perverse Demon Mask: For Def Bypass and more STR from INT set bonus



  • Cannon Spear
  • Pinpoint Attack: For Equipment set
  • Inspiration: For Equipment set, nice buff skill
  • Shield Spell: For HP/SP recovery, or Extra ATK/MATK
  • Spear Quicken: For ASPD and CRIT bonus
  • Cavalry Mastery: For walking faster. (Some skills or equipment might be affected by using or not using a mount)


  • Sacrifice: For protecting weaker teammates
  • King's Grace: Temporary HP Recovery and Invulnerability
  • Faith/Guard/Shield Refect/Reflect Damage/Defending Aura/Prestige: For extra tankiness
  • Vanguard Force: For after cast delay reduction with Shield of Phoenix

Genesis Ray / Ray of Genesis Build (2024)


Genesis Ray is a magical skill build. It depends on MATK and magical damage boosting skills. The skill formula depends on INT so that helps boosting damage further. Since, it is a magical skill, all modifiers that boost magical damage will help this build. Inspiration can be used to change the element of the skill to Neutral. Currently, the skill has 0 cooldown so it can be spammed as long as the VCT, FCT and ACD is reduced to 0 as well. This is one the best F2P or newbie friendly build due to low investment and high returns.

Stat Points

Stat Amount Notes
STR 1+ STR to increase carry capacity
AGI 80 - 100 AGI needed for Flee and ASPD. This skill can be spammed at max rate
VIT 80 - 100 For high health and survivability
INT 120 ~ 130 Main stat for damage and set bonuses
DEX 90 or 125 VCT reduction, or for Set bonuses
LUK 1 or 80 ~ 100 LUK for extra MATK, or Equipment Set

Damage Modifiers

  • Class
  • Flat MATK
  • MATK%
  • INT
  • Race
  • Size
  • Holy/Neutral Magical damage
  • Monster's Element


Genesis Ray FCT & VCT Reduction:

  • Royal Guard Stone II(Garment) with Paladin Stone II (Upper): 0.5 seconds
  • Fixed Cast Stone (Garment) or Other Similar Effect Stones: 0.5 seconds
  • Themis Balance: Reduces VCT by 50%

Other gear options:

  • Divine Guard Cap: Best overall utility equip. Gives Tuna Belly healing and autocasts GR when using Holy Cross
  • Themis Helm: For boosting skill damage
  • Mob Scarf Set: For cheap magical damage boost
  • Ancient Morocc Noble Jewelery Set: For boosting magical damage
  • Floating ball: For boosting magical damage
  • Old Camoflouge Scarf or Tyrant of Earth: For boosting magical damage
  • Fortunetelling Sealed: For boosting magical damage
  • Illusion/Automatic Armor Type B with Enchants: For boosting magical damage
  • Violent Dragon Shadow Armor: For boosting magical damage
  • Armor for White Thread: For MDEF bypass
  • Dragon Slayer's Longsword: For boosting magical damage
  • Save the King: For boosting magical damage
  • Poenitentia Gladius: For boosting magical damage
  • Light Blade/ Awakened Light Blade: For boosting magical and skill damage
  • Feather Shield: For ASPD boost and ACD reduction
  • Excelion Shield: For boosting magical damage
  • Automatic Shield: For MDEF bypass
  • Shield of Phoenix: For After cast delay reduction
  • Fairy of Eden: For boosting magical damage and ASPD
  • Divine Phoenix: For boosting magical damage
  • Curse of Valkyrie Blight: For boosting magical damage
  • Mystery Wings: For boosting magical damage
  • Booster Shoes: For boosting magical damage
  • Moaning of Evil Spirits SHhes: For boosting magical damage
  • Mystical Moonlight Paws with Moonlight Card: Best magical damage boosting shoes



  • Genesis Ray or Ray of Genesis
  • Holy Cross: For Equipment set
  • Inspiration: For Equipment set, nice buff skill, Element Converter
  • Shield Spell: For HP/SP recovery, or Extra ATK/MATK
  • Sacrifice: For protecting weaker teammates and Equipment set
  • Hesperus Lit: For Equipment set
  • Cavalry Mastery: For walking faster. (Some skills or equipment might be affected by using or not using a mount)


  • King's Grace: Temporary HP Recovery and Invulnerability
  • Faith/Guard/Shield Refect/Reflect Damage/Defending Aura/Prestige: For extra tankiness
  • Vanguard Force: For after cast delay reduction with Shield of Phoenix

Overbrand (2024)

Note: Coming soon. Please use Guide:How to Build a Class guide till then.

Earth Drive Build

Note: Coming soon. Please use Guide:How to Build a Class guide till then.



  • 1422.png Hunting Spear [1] Pierces DEF of Brute targets. Good spear for Overbrand and Exceed Break. Malangdo Enchantable.
  • 1443.png Crimson Spear [2] Crimson Spears usually require a moderate to high refine for best results, moreso than other spears. Since they can be a variety of elements, notably Holy and Shadow, having a group of them can be a good idea to cover options.
  • 1433.png Imperial Spear [1] Good overall spear with High ATK and Weapon Level 3, having bonuses for Vanishing Point and Cannon Spear. Malangdo Enchantable.
  • 1449.png Gelerdria [3] Great for killing specific types of MVPs. Note: MUST be paired with Storm Stone for such results.








Tip: It's good to prioritize range modifiers because it will grant your gear/s more flexibility for the other classes.



NOTE: Any Accessories that has any form Attack boost can be used for MVP Killer Oriented Royal Guards.

  • 2910.png Bakonawa Agimat Tattoo The bonus ASPD % and damage greatly improves your Vanishing Point DPS (Damage Per Second).
  • 2990.png Pendant of Harmony A good utility substitute accessory when out of combat. (2 Harmonies Can Stack, and grants you 50% HP/SP Regen per Pendant)
  • 2991.png Pendant of Chaos Good alternatives for Non-Bako Tattoo Royal Guard users. Give's also +5% Resistance to Shadow Property as bonus (For OGH)
  • 28521.png Giant's Protection [1] Gives a high attack damage boost that compliments the 120 Str needed for the Tengu Set/Temporal STR Boots.

Class Data


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
Vanishing Point.png Vanishing 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. 10 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 the shield to deal physical damage to a single enemy. 10 Offensive
King's Grace.png King's Grace
Bestow royal blessings to the caster and allies around the caster to recover HP and protect against status effects and damage. 5 Supportive
Full Throttle.png Full Throttle
Fully restores HP when cast and increases movement speed increases for the skill's duration. All stats +20%. 5 Active

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 +10
STR 4 13 30 40 45 48 58
AGI 23 34 51
VIT 2 9 27 41 42 53 59
INT 3 5 11 19 24 26 37 38 46 60
DEX 6 14 20 31 44 49 56
LUK 16 33 54


Equip Attack Speed From 2nd Class
Bare Handed 156 0
Shield -5 0
Dagger -7 +1
Sword (One Handed) -5 −2
Sword (Two Handed) -9 +6
Axe (One Handed) -8 +2
Axe (Two Handed) -12 +3
Mace -4 +1
Spear (One Handed) -10 +3
Spear (Two Handed) -10 +2
ASPD Potions Usable
645.png Concentration
656.png Awakening
657.png Berserk

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