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But I don't wanna tank...

MoxarMoxar
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edited 2:18PM May 2, 2018 in Knight
"Waaaaa I dun wanna tank!" he screamed like a baby.
"What else can a knight do?" she asked oh so casually.
He paused. Nothing came to mind. He shook his head as he went through his skills remembering what each one did.
"It's ok I'm sure we can find someone who knows," she consoled him.

So guys what else can a knight do? They will never have the best possible DPS but can they dish out enough damage to make a decent contribution to the party aside from their buffs?

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  • TrizerTrizer
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    edited 4:52PM May 2, 2018
    Tagging mobs with Throw Shield.
    Wich is very usefull for leeching XP from everyone around you...without killing anything.
    That's the dark secret of the Knight. We are the final form of the cockroach. The king of the parasites.

    Joke aside, no we don't have any other purpose for a party. That's why knights shines very late game, when healers can't keep squishy classes alive anymore.
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  • MoxarMoxar
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    Dam I was hoping to try out a DPS knight lolz
  • sora195sora195
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    @Moxar you can still try building a dps knight no one knows how things will go for the 2nd class advancements
  • NorthboundNorthbound
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    sora195 wrote: »
    @Moxar you can still try building a dps knight no one knows how things will go for the 2nd class advancements

    There are no 2nd job advancements in MS2.
  • KniGht_LiGhtKniGht_LiGht
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    dps knight it is AHHAA
  • LChaos2LChaos2
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    They can be a worse version of berserker if you don't feel like tanking.
  • PsYDaniPsYDani
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    edited 11:55PM July 23, 2018
    Moxar wrote: »
    "Waaaaa I dun wanna tank!" he screamed like a baby.
    "What else can a knight do?" she asked oh so casually.
    He paused. Nothing came to mind. He shook his head as he went through his skills remembering what each one did.
    "It's ok I'm sure we can find someone who knows," she consoled him.

    So guys what else can a knight do? They will never have the best possible DPS but can they dish out enough damage to make a decent contribution to the party aside from their buffs?

    Knight main here, you cannot tank with a Knight, the best thing you can do is provide Immunity to all damage for 8 seconds, as proven to be useless since Balrog likes to spam his attacks during the Tristan phase.
    And believe me i do try to tank and aggro Balrog but it seems most of the time impossible since the randomness of the A.I. and without a Lure skill.
    Knights have underwhelming HP and Def, they have no useful abillity to aggro mobs to them, and their buffs are usually useless since most party's are spread out during raids.
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  • SubglaciousSubglacious
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    PsYDani wrote: »
    And believe me i do try to tank and aggro Balrog but it seems most of the time impossible since the randomness of the A.I. and without a Lure skill.

    Aggro is random for most of it like the other bosses, but during add summons he will always target closest enemy which lets Knight tank and keep him away from ppl clearing adds. Also when he does his repeated dashes, the second and third ones will always go towards the enemy that's nearest after he finishes the prior dash.
    Peni
  • acruz34acruz34
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    I feel like a parasite now.
  • HicciHicci
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    edited 1:57PM July 24, 2018
    Northbound wrote: »
    sora195 wrote: »
    @Moxar you can still try building a dps knight no one knows how things will go for the 2nd class advancements

    There are no 2nd job advancements in MS2.

    We don't have it yet but it's definitely a thing: http://forums.maplestory2.nexon.net/discussion/35827/kms2-2nd-job-awakening-skills
  • OouOou
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    If the game had a better NPC aggro/AI system I feel like a Knight could shine with some tweaks to their Iron Shield.

    But to answer your question... Knights may appear as a tank class but I don't think MS2 really even need a tank class. Knights are more of a support class since bosses/monsters don't have a consistent targeting/aggro AI system that I've noticed.

    I recently got my Knight to level 50 and did a few runs of Fire Dragon and I don't feel very useful for the team. It's hard to give buffs to all of the party members and I feel like my primary job is to spam Shield Toss for the debuff and DPS when I can.
    Even during the times where Bulwark can be impactful, it's not necessary and I think when you are playing with strangers you are less likely to trust the Knight to time it properly.

    I feel like the Knight class would need a lot of tweaks to be wanted/needed for end game content with the way things are in CBT2.
  • SaintoneSaintone
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    Fire Dragon is a raid where Knight has very little and arguably non-existent benefit. By now perhaps you've tried Balrog where Knight begins to have serious use. Chaos Devorak is another content where having at least one Knight is extremely advised, if not mandatory.

    Knight shines in exceedingly difficult content. It offers the party a chance to gather their bearings or work around otherwise difficult to manage mechanics.
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  • OouOou
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    Saintone wrote: »
    Fire Dragon is a raid where Knight has very little and arguably non-existent benefit. By now perhaps you've tried Balrog where Knight begins to have serious use. Chaos Devorak is another content where having at least one Knight is extremely advised, if not mandatory.

    Knight shines in exceedingly difficult content. It offers the party a chance to gather their bearings or work around otherwise difficult to manage mechanics.

    Completely agree, I've gotten around to doing a few runs of Balrog now and it's so rewarding and fun to play as a Knight who (most of the time) knows what he's doing. Also, I am not sure how much damage the other classes typically do during a full run of Balrog but I am doing on average 20~25 m. damage depending on how efficient the party is so damage output isn't that bad either.
  • GremmiesGremmies
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    edited 7:37PM August 10, 2018
    DPS Knight is great and totally viable
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