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Root.png Root
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Type: Active Skill
Levels: 5, fixed
SP Cost: 10
Cast Time: 0.3 + (Skill Level × 0.2) seconds
Cast Delay: 0.5 seconds
Cooldown: 3 seconds
Duration: 10 seconds
Target: Enemy
Range: Melee
Spirit Spheres: 1
(Monk) Flee (Skill) Lv. 5

Root (Alt: Blade Stop) is a 2nd class active skill available as Monk and Champion.


Performs a stance that allows the user to "catch" an enemy when they use a normal attack against the user during the Time Frame, starting the "Root" status for both. During this status, only the user can attack, by using a skill that is determined by the level of this skill (unless the enemy is also a Monk class, see Notes). This skill only works on regular attacks and each cast uses a Spirit Sphere whether or not the enemy is caught. Occult Impaction and Throw Spirit Sphere damage is increased by 50% when used against target that user caught with Root.

Level Skill Unlocked Time Frame
1 - 0.5s
2 Throw Spirit Sphere 0.7s
3 Occult Impaction 0.9s
4 Raging Quadruple Blow 1.1s
5 Guillotine Fist 1.3s


  • Since this skill is of the Monk discipline, if the user Roots a Monk class enemy, then the enemy can also use skills while in Root; which skills are available is determined by each player's level of Root.
  • During the Root status, players/monsters will retain all of their original characteristics, except the inability to move or attack. They can be damaged, attacked, use items or even change gears.
  • Rooted players/monsters are also susceptible to effects like knockback (and it will not affect the Root status).
  • Root only works from Melee range. It can be used against Ranged attackers, but the user of Root must be within Melee range.
  • Can be used on boss monsters but duration is reduced to 2 seconds.



This page has the previous version of this skill before the 2020 skill updates.


  • May 1st, 2020
    • 3 seconds cooldown added.
    • Duration decreased.
      • Old: 10 + (Skill Level × 10) seconds
      • New: 10 seconds (2 seconds on boss monsters) at all skill levels
    • Skills can now be used on boss monsters.
    • The following skills will deal 50% more damage on target caught with Root.