Skill and Equipment Loadouts for Blademaster Swash build - featuring paths from both Majestic or Dragoon as prerequisite classes.
For quick build loadouts from this guide please go here(not released yet), otherwise please continue on to read the full guide below!
YouTube video at the bottom of the guide also.
The first opportunity to strip naked for high attack in Orna obviously starts when we can unlock the Swash spec at tier 7 (lvl 150). Typically it’s rare for all players to have the heavy 2 Mil orn cost to purchase their tier 7 class directly on reaching level 150. However the 50K orns cost for tier 7 specs is an easier pill to swallow and in the case for this guide, provides a great introduction to the world of Swash with the Blademaster class (the main melee option at tier 6).
Going Swash first gives us time to get accustomed to the Swash life and be prepared - it’s the ultimate glass cannon playstyle and likely very different to how you’ve played Orna up until this point. As usual when entering a new tier in the game we’ve got a number of fairly brutal mobs to deal with at tier 7 that can be especially tough to deal with while being a class tier down. The tier 7 Majistrate class gains over 1000 HP which will make most difficult Blademaster encounters much easier to deal with, however we gotta start somewhere.
Nevertheless, Blademaster Swash is fun, fast and as long as you’re prepared to die regularly and lose a few dungeons here and there, it’s definitely an awesome and viable entry into tier 7 and more importantly for your overall Orna career, it’s a great first step into the wonderful world of Swash.
As always, we’ve got heaps of experienced Swash players on hand to help out in the Orna Legends discord server, welcome to everyone - you’ll also want to join the dedicated Swash server set up by Swash legend Lenneth Valkyrie called The Arisen Swashbuckler. A must-visit for all aspiring Swashies.
Ascending - an Introduction
This will probably be my most end-game related guide to date however let that be something interesting to look forward to for you lower level players! The Altar of Ascension was introduced to Orna along with the Origin Town Buildings update in April 2021, and initially blew a lot of late game players’ minds with the hefty 50 Mil orns cost just to build the thing! It’s four months on from its introduction to the game now so I’m confident enough with my experience of ascending to make this guide.
Ascension is effectively the Orna Developer’s current answer to end-game levelling progress. They had posted hype screenshots of a possible Tier 11 class available at level 250, however that idea was replaced with Ascension, although I wouldn’t mind seeing a Carl class at some point! I feel the current live iteration is working extremely well, offering end game players a chance of increasing their favourite class’ stats by putting in some effort and paying the required costs.
Largest Azure Carp submitted within the timeline will be awarded.
We're into our second month of community-ran events within the Orna Legends framework - next event this weekend is a fishing event available for all to enter with a chance of winning some awesome summonable prizes!
Thanks to our Events Manager: Regular Beans, he's set up the OrnaEvents site for easy events submission and management.
So get yer rods out this weekend for some fishing fun! Check out the events page for this weekend or also the rules and prizes below in this post.
Once your character reaches level 50 (tier 3) you will unlock the ability to enter Gauntlets and Dungeons to slay the foul demons and beasts within! You will need gauntlet keys to enter but don't worry, there are plenty of opportunities to find these by playing the game normally. One of the best ways early on is to kill as many bosses in the world that you can, also keep an eye out for quests giving keys as a reward.
Dungeons and your menu Gauntlet are effectively the same content, just that Dungeons are statically located on the world map and your menu Gauntlet is of course accessible wherever you are. All dungeons and your gauntlet have individual cooldowns, they are not shared, allowing you to complete many many dungeons if time allows.
What you may have realised if you've completed a number of dungeons already through different levels, is that the number and type of monster you encounter within Dungeons actually changes depending on what tier of Dungeon you have entered. You can actually change the tier of dungeon (up to your tier) with the drop down menu. If you enter without changing anything the game will create a dungeon of your current tier automatically.
Each Dungeon Tier has a set number of mobs/bosses that will appear within the dungeon. For example a tier 5 dungeon has 3 extra floors and 2 extra bosses than any tier 1 - 4 dungeons, but also certain floors will have a certain tier of mob that always spawns. The mobs within those tiers are always random. Any mob can spawn in dungeons except from weather specific mobs, so it's a great place to farm water biome mobs for example. There also exists dungeon-only mobs which can be lucrative also.
The infographic below is a useful resource showing what tiers of mobs spawn in each tier of dungeon, as well as what floors you will find bosses on.
The X-axis dictates which tier of Dungeon you are entering and Y-axis shows how deep or how many floors and therefore number of mobs the relevant tier of Dungeon contains within.
I've finally got round to writing down a bunch of helpful tips that typically answer a lot of common questions about Orna. How many do you know?!
Stacking any Realmshifter Swash build full of crimson pinions creates a delicate balancing act between available mana and your maximum attack stat. So by using Fey Arrows as our off-hand we can forget about balancing mana and in-fact forget about mana entirely and smash out arena wins using the Volley 3 off-hand skill instead. Farming arena is ideal for accumulating Greater Souls, a fairly rare material that's used to upgrade a tonne of endgame items.
Welcome to Part 2 of our written guide of our Thief Class Progression Guide for Orna. I've also uploaded a video version to YouTube you can check out here:
In this guide we'll cover itemisation and gearing options for thief classes from tier 1 to tier 10. We do go into a little more detailed discussion in the video guide which you can find here on YouTube.
The items considered in this guide are core-game items, not event raid items. Therefore some best-in-slot items may not be in the guide, however all items suggested can be found throughout all parts of the year.
Tier 1 - Thief
Welcome to the written guide of our Thief Class Progression Guide as part of our Beginner Guide Series for Orna. I've also uploaded a video version to YouTube you can check out here:
This will act as Part 1 where we cover Classes, Specs and Pets in particular. In Part 2 we'll cover itemisation and gearing options for thief classes.
We'll start with the general overviews of the thief class tree and supplementary classes, followed by recommended specs and pets. Following that I have written out in more detail some solid description of each class below.
Tier 1 - Thief & Tier 2 - Rogue
We've just uploaded part 2 in our Mage Class Progression guide video series to YouTube and are currently in the process of fleshing out a proper written guide for this site. You can check out the video guides here:
Part 1: Classes, Specs and Pets
Part 2: Itemisation
In the meantime we'll post the summary screenshots for each tier that we mention in the video. If you haven't watched the video yet, these screenshots give a general overview of which items you should be aiming for at each tier, without the added detail as to why we missed certain items out.
Tier 1 - Mage
Tier 2 - Archmage / Witch
Shabbash has been playing Orna since the summer of 2019, reaching max level 250 a year later, and has a vast plethora of experience within the game. After completing and surviving the grind, Shabbash now turns his attention to creating the best guide resources for players to improve their enjoyment of what Orna has to offer.
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