How to decide between Dark Knight and Paladin?

#1Sin___Posted 7/18/2011 5:15:59 AM
For all characters.

I was thinking of doing this:
Karok and Lann - Dark Knight
Evie and Fiona - Paladin


Are the differences mostly just looks or what? =/
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#2AkerasPosted 7/18/2011 7:31:14 AM
I'm a Paladin sword Fiona myself, but here's what I have found to be the case.

Paladin=extreme defense

Dark Knight=extreme offense

The only differences between their two skills is

Dark Knights:

Aura that increases stamina for self and party members close by, keep in mind this buff will NOT stack with that of another Dark Knight.

Two passive attack buffs, one of which increases your balance

An attack skill that does a pretty decent amount of damage and freezes the target(s) for about a second. Can only be used once in 2nd stage trans

Steal chain, absorbs fairly small amounts of HP from enemies when you use a smash and gives you a very tiny attack boost. The final skill in this chain will slow enemies.

Paladin:

Aura that generates a small amount of SP slowly for you and any party member close by. Once again, it will NOT stack with the buff of another Paladin. However, the fatigue and vigor skills do appear to increase the SP generation, albeit not by much.

Two passive defense buffs

The skill conviction, which is a skill that can only be used once in 2nd stage trans. This skill is based on your defense, so a Fiona will be able to absorb more damage with Conviction then a Lann, Evie or a Karok could. That being said, as a Fiona I only use it to cover any mistake I may make or to block attacks that my shield cannot.

The grasp chain, which functions similar to the DK steal chain. The differences is however that it doe not buff you but instead deals slightly more damage, the final skill in this chain will petrify instead of slow. Note that this and the DK skill do NOT slow/petrify bosses.

In the end, neither will make or break your character as your trans can ONLY last at most 2 minutes once an hour.
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#3Bin-KanPosted 7/20/2011 1:21:06 AM
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#4Werndan101Posted 7/20/2011 3:29:50 AM
Paladin if you're a Fiona, Dark Knight for anyone else.
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#5cookietheifPosted 7/20/2011 4:10:05 AM
Sin go back to the Lol forums.
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#6Bin-KanPosted 7/20/2011 5:19:23 PM
dunno why my message got blocked, but from what i experience from korean server, paladin is being severly critisized because of its lack of efficiency compared to DK
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#7N3crisPosted 7/20/2011 5:58:06 PM
Bin-Kan posted...
dunno why my message got blocked, but from what i experience from korean server, paladin is being severly critisized because of its lack of efficiency compared to DK

I went by the looks personally.
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#8emagdnEPosted 7/20/2011 6:44:42 PM
well, Paladin used to be considered better before the revamp and Stage 2 due to Petrification, actually doing more damage with Grasp, and the damage cap being easily reachable anyway until they started ramping up boss' DEF, so it's only right that Dark Knight gets to be better for a while

but **** efficiency, Karok turns into Megatron for Dark Knight Stage 2!
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#9AkerasPosted 7/20/2011 9:34:46 PM
About the balance between the two, keep in mind the balance was also in favor of Paladin previously. Now it's simply shifted to Dark Knight. Time will tell if they finally strike a truely perfect balance for third stage or 4th if there ever is a 4th.

Either way, neither choice matters in the end. You'll still roflstomp pretty much everything regardless.
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#10Sin___(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2011 2:36:38 AM
Thanks everyone.
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