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Class Summary[]

Dread knight web.jpg
Basic Information

Free to Play Status:

Unrestricted

Recommended Attributes: Str, Con, Dex

Recommended Wield Style:

Two-Handed

Armor Type:

Heavy

Secondary Diplomacy Expression: Demand

Recommended Playstyle

solo, group

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Weapons and Armor

Wield Types

  • 2H Wielding

Weapon Types

  • 2H Piercing
  • 2H Blunt
  • Hand to Hand
  • Thrown
  • Archery
  • 2H Slashing
  • 1H Blunt

Weapon Specialization

  • Spear And Javelin
  • Bow
  • Crossbow
  • Axe
  • Staff
  • Thrown Hammers
  • Thrown Axes
  • Greatsword
  • Longsword
  • Hammer
  • Mace
  • Great Maul
  • Club
  • Short Sword
  • Great Axe
  • Great Spear
Skills

Perception and Concealment

General

  • Awareness
  • Combat Awareness
  • Detection

Fighter

  • Tactic Recognition
  • Awareness
Combat
  • Parry
  • Block
Spell Schools
  • Conjuration
  • Evocation
  • Alteration

General

  • Fishing
Special

Weapons & Armor Dread Knights primarily use massive two handed weapons, the sheer size of which aids them in striking terror into the hearts of their enemies. They are also capable of wielding a one handed weapon and a shield, though most of their abilities do not lend themselves to this style. Dread Knights are capable of wearing medium or heavy armors, and are able to master most types of ranged and melee weapons.

Dreadful Countenance As dread knights fight, their terrifying presence and dark aura gradually overwhelm their enemies. All enemies within a certain range of the dread knight are effected, but particularly the one on whom he is focusing. As their fear grows, the enemy's ability to fight back and defend itself is gradually reduced.

  • Rising Dread - Incoming Critical +5%, All Resistances Reduced
  • Wave of Despair - Incoming Critical +7%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +5% (Unlocked at level 10)
  • Fell Aura - Incoming Critical +9%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +10%, Damage -5% (Unlocked at level 20)
  • Hopelessness - Incoming Critical +11%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +15%, Damage -7% (Unlocked at level 25)


Stances[]

Level Name Effect
1 IconStance1.png Ebon Blade This form allows a dark aura to surround your weapon, increasing the damage you do. (Adds 15% damage)
10 IconStance26.png Armor of Darkness This form shrouds your body in a dark aura, increasing the hate you gain with each attack by 40%, and increasing your damage mitigation by 15%.
? IconStance5.png Shadow Meld Increases accuracy by 10%. Increases block and parry by 6%. 55% chance to increase DC on an attack. Increases all resist but Holy, Planar and Shadow by 100.

Known Spells and Abilities[]

Level Name Rank Effect
1 Icon569.png Devour Strength I Reduces your opponent's strength and dexterity by 10, while increasing your strength and dexterity by 10 for 5 minutes.
1 Icon551.png Vexing Strike I Deals melee damage plus 6 damage. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. Upon crit, you receive an extra increase to your Dreadful Countenance.
2 Icon720.png Malice I Deals 150% weapon damage plus 17 to 21 damage. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. Deals an extra 18 to 22 damage when flanking with an ally.
4 Icon20162.png Torture I Deals 140 to 303 damage and adds 303 to 321 hate over 24 sec.
4 Icon719.png Anthamine's Charge When opponents attack you, they take xx damage.
6 Icon551.png Vexing Strike I Deals melee damage plus 18 damage. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. Upon crit, you receive an extra increase to your Dreadful Countenance.
6 Icon413.png Bleak Foeman I Raises your chance to block incoming attacks by 100% for 60 sec or until you block or activate another ability. This turns off your auto-attack.
8 Icon419.png Retaliate I Counterattack after a successful block, dealing 150% weapon damage plus 26 to 30 and adds 90 hate.
8 Icon539.png Harrow I Drains life equal to 200% of your melee damage plus xx to xx damage.
10 Icon429.png Wrack I Deals 400% of weapon damage plus 43 to 49. Increases Dreadful Countenance.
10 Icon596.png Shadow Step I Teleports you behind your opponent. (You must activate this ability and choose which ability you would like to use after it in order to execute it)
10 Icon450.png Word of Doom: Althen Speaking this Word of Doom deals 904 to 954 spiritual damage and increases your Dreadful Countenance.
10 Icon708.png Scourge I Rescues your defensive target from an incoming attack, causing the offender to attack you for 2 attacks. Deals 50% weapon damage and adds 163 hate. The same opponent may only be target-forced once every 30 sec.
10 Icon20744.png Weapon Shield When using Armor of Darkness, increases your ability to block while wielding a two-handed weapon. The amount of block bonus increases with level.
Level Name Rank Effect
12 Icon720.png Malice II Deals 150% weapon damage plus 36 to 40 damage. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. Deals an extra 40 to 46 damage when flanking with an ally.
12 Icon569.png Devour Strength II Reduces your opponent's strength and dexterity by 17, while increasing your strength and dexterity by 17 for 5 minutes.
12 Icon702.png Frighten I Causes your opponent to flee from you for 10 sec. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. In player versus player combat this spell stuns your target for 5 seconds. Has a 25% chance to break on hit. Only affects a single target every 30 seconds.
12 Icon20162.png Torture II Deals 670 to 708 damage and adds 301 hate over 24 sec.
12 Icon566.png Master of Fear Your master over dark energy maks you immune to most fear effects.
14 Icon400.png Incite I Deals melee damage plus 58 and increases your opponents'aggression toward you by 1181.
14 Icon532.png Dark Ward I Blocks 25% of incoming damage for the next 5 incoming attacks or 60 sec.
14 Icon647.png Vengeance I Counterattack that deals melee damage plus 54 and stuns your opponent for 3 seconds or 3 hits.
14 Icon704.png Abyssal Chains I Reduces opponent's movement speed by 70% for 20 to 30 sec.
16 Icon429.png Wrack II Deals 400% of weapon damage plus 91 to 99. Increases Dreadful Countenance.
16 Icon551.png Vexing Strike III Deals melee damage plus 32 damage. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. Upon crit, you receive an extra increase to your Dreadful Countenance.
16 Icon419.png Retaliate II Counterattack after a successful block, dealing 150% weapon damage plus 47 to 53 and adds 156 hate.
18 Icon539.png Harrow II Drains life equal to 200% of your melee damage plus 65 to 71 damage.
18 Icon412.png Phantasmal Blade I Paralyzes your opponent for 20 to 30 seconds or 1 hit.
18 Icon545.png Ravaging Darkness I Deals 50% weapon damage. Drains 80 endurance from an opponent over 8 sec and adds to your Dreadful Countenance over time.
18 Icon449.png Seething Hatred I Forces your opponent to attack you for 4 attacks or 8 seconds. Increases your Dreadful Countenance. The same opponent may target-forced once every 30 sec.
18 Icon1053.png Dreadful Visage I Increases your Dreadful Countenance.
18 Icon438.png Provoke I Increases your opponent's hatred of you by 594.
18 Icon726.png Scythe of Doom I Deals 142 to 154 damage and heals you for 100% of the damage dealt to 6 opponents with 10m in front of you.
18 Icon622.png Hex of Ill Omen Deals 674 to 713 points of damage to your opponent. Lowers your opponents damage by 30 for 2 minutes. Increases Dreadful Countenance.


  • Level 51

Summon: Avatar of Dread

  • Level 53
  • Level 55
    • Soul Consumption

Learned Abilities[]

Cull I[]

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Cull I
166 Energy
Physical EvocationOffensive Target
Range:
25
Cast:
1.5
Refresh:
10.0
Level:
30
Drains 369 to 389 health from an opponent.





Location: Trengal Keep

Mobs that provide update: Gulgrethor Death KnightGulgrethor Warlock

These can be solo'd, with some effort, by entering the Keep through the drainpipe hole in the eastern wall or mount-flying to a nearby stone pipe inside that wall. After clearning 1 or 2 mobs guarding the drain hole on the outside, at least one Warlock is accessible singly on foot, and more if flying.

The warlocks, specifically, begin casting Cull at below about 50% HP. Apparently, each mob gives at most a single update. It may take about 10 mobs total to learn the spell completely.

Location: Coterie Infineum Sanctuary

Mobs that provide update: Humanoid Guardians

Location: Falgarholm

Mobs that provide update: Thralls

Cull II[]

Icon534.png
Cull II
210 Energy
Physical EvocationOffensive Target
Range:
25
Cast:
1.5
Refresh:
10.0
Level:
40
Drains 474 to 501 health from an opponent.





Location: Graystone

Mobs who provide update: Blessing One area, the mobs in the jail cells

Cull III[]

Icon534.png
Cull III
310 Energy
Physical EvocationOffensive Target
Range:
25
Cast:
1.5
Refresh:
10.0
Level:
Unknown
Drains 1318 to 1389 health from an opponent.





Location: Rahz Inkur

Mobs who provide update: Efreeti Champions (only the ones with the ornate robe/headdress give updates!)

Ancient Word of Doom[]

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Ancient Word of Doom
124 Energy
Spiritual EvocationOffensive Target
Range:
25
Cast:
Instant
Refresh:
2:00
Level:
50
Speaking this Word of Doom deals 2332 to 2454 spiritual damage and increases your Dreadful Countenance. Also adds 2842 hate.





Location: APW Library Wing

Mobs that provide update: Dread Lords Malazath and Tiraslee.

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