Royal Guard (Guide)
When building your stat build, always determine what its purpose and what skill will be used frequently.
Moving on, this section will provide you an idea how to compress and how to save up your stat points. By using stat-divisibility, it will help you maximize your stat build.
- 1 point of STR increases status physical attack power by 1
- 1 point of STR increases your weight limit by 30
- 1 point of AGI increases flee rate by 1
- 5 points of AGI increases status defense by 1
- Each point of AGI increases attack speed (aspd) by a good amount
- 1 point of VIT increases your Max HP by 1%
- 1 point of VIT increases your recovery rate by 2%
- 2 points of VIT increases your status defense by 1
- 5 points of VIT increases your status magic defense by 1
- 1 point of INT increases your status magic attack by 1.5
- 2 points of INT increases your status magic defense by 1
- Each point of INT decreases your variable cast time by a bit (about half much as dex)
- 1 point of DEX increases your hit rate by 1
- 5 points of DEX increases your status magic defense by 1
- 5 points of DEX increases your status magic attack by 1
- 5 points of DEX increases your status physical attack power by 1
- Each pont of DEX increases attack speed (aspd) by a very low amount
- Each point of DEX Decreases your cast time by a good amount
- 1 point of LUK increases your Critical by 0.3
- 3 points of LUK increases your status physical attack power by 1
- 3 points of LUK increases your status magical attack power by 1
- 3 points of LUK increases your hit by 1
- 7 points of LUK increases your flee by 1
- 10 points of LUK increases your perfect dodge by 1
- 1 level increases your HIT rate by 1.
- 1 level increases your FLEE rate by 1.
- 2 levels increases your status DEF by 1
- 4 levels increases your status ATK by 1.
- 4 levels increase your status MATK by 1.
- 4 levels increase your status MDEF by 1.
-AGI = sleep/blind status.
-VIT = stun/poison status.
-INT = frozen/silence status.
-LUK = curse/chaos status.
I don't give exact stats in this guide. It is up to you to create your build; the stats I will post here will be the framework for the type of Royal Guard that you want. Also, the skills that I put after a build are the ones that complement the build most. Just because a skill isn't there, doesn't mean you shouldn't get it.
Battle Spear Royal Guard: The most popular and the most offensive build a Royal Guard could have. High HP, high damaging skills, high DPS and of course, some good disabling skills coupled with defensive shield skills makes this build superior. And since Holy Cross is buffed dealing damage twice if two-handed spear is used just fits for this build.
Primary skills: Banishing Point, Holy Cross, Pinpoint Attack, Exceed Break and Burst Attack.
Secondary skills: Overbrand.
Overbrand Royal Guard: Massive AoE damage in PvP, WoE and even PvM, MvP. With the help of defensive shield skill buffs will make this build a perfect diver during sieges. Having 2 Kiel carded headgears make this builds very deadly than the previous build.
Primary Skill: Overbrand.
Secondary skills: Banishing Point and Pinpoint Attack.
Hesperus Lit Royal Guard: Maximizing the highest damaging skill of a Royal Guard, the Hesperus Lit. Although the skill is limited, usable only under Inspiration status or having 3 or more Royal Guards in Banding making it very hard to use. Adding shield and spear skills would be a very good idea.
*I’ll be dividing 2 Hesperus Lit Royal Guard build, Inspiration and Banding.
Inspiration-Hesperus Lit Royal Guard:
Primary Skill: Hesperus Lit
Secondary skills: Genesis Ray, Shield Press, Pinpoint Attack and Rapid Smiting.
Banding-Hesperus Lit Royal Guard:
Primary Skill: Hesperus Lit
Secondary skills: Banishing Point, Pinpoint Attack, Overbrand, Burst Attack and Exceed Break.
The Speed Freak Royal Guard: Attaining highest possible ASPD, breaking Emperiums and at the same time, a tank. Using its high ASPD, Martyr’s Reckoning will be their main skill coupled with Exceed Break as a 6th hit after MR. And now, you can push your MHP further by the use of Inspiration and Vanguard Force.
Primary Skill: Martyr’s Reckoning and Exceed Break
Secondary skills: Banishing Point and Pinpoint Attack
Support Sacrifice Royal Guard: The ultimate tank of the game. Old school role supporting party/guild mates using Sacrifice and Battle Chant. Thanks to Shield Spell, Reflect Damage, Prestige, Banding and Inspiration they can adapt easily to their environment at any circumstances.
Primary Skill: Sacrifice, Battle Chant, Reflect Damage, Shield Spell
Secondary skills: Prestige/Banding/Inspiration
Guardian: Who needs spears? I have a massive shield on my back. He sacrifices for the welfare of his allies but proves to be a formidable fighter when alone via Inspiration and Ray of Genesis. Also mastered the entire shield tree for both Crusader/Paladin and Royal Guard Trees to maximize the defensive capabilities and knows when/when not to use a certain shield skill.
Primary Skills: Auto-Guard, Defending Aura, Shield Reflect, Sacrifice, Rapid Smiting, Reflect Damage, Shield Press, Earth Drive, Shield Spell, Prestige, Vanguard Force(Activated, of course)
Secondary Skills: Rage Burst Attack, Inspiration, Ray of Genesis
Know your Royal Guard buff
This section help you choose what Royal Guard buff among the 3 will you pick. You can pick 1, 2 or even all of them depending what situation you are in.
Inspiration: good for damaging, added MHP/MSP, anti-status/debuffs and lasts 90 seconds at most and has a cool down of 5 minutes at max level. Be a superman.
Prestige: Tank, tank and tank. If you want pure DEF, choose this skill. And now, not only that you can face physical attacks, you can now withstand magic attacks thanks to Magic Evasion ability. Be a tank.
Banding: Got a lot of Royal Guard friends? Get this skill and you and your Royal Guard friends can withstand any incoming attacks and at the same time, you guys/gals can dish amazing damage to your enemies. Be the 300.
This section views what possible gears/equipments you will choose. Some items are not included simply because it’s too many. Descriptions can be viewed/searched at: http://db.irowiki.org/db/
-RWC Indonesia Cap . -10% damage from demi-human, +5 LUK, +100% regeneration from Red/White potions, CRIT +10, +1 ASPD, +3% ATK/MATK.
-Baphomet Horns. +12% damage to demi-human, +ATK depending on wearer’s job level.
-Large Baphomet Horns. -12% damage from demi-human, +ATK depending on wearer’s job level.
-Red Beret. Indestructible, +5% damage to demi-human -5% damage from demi-human monsters. +3 to all stats.
-Abyss Knight Helm . -10% damage from boss monsters +10% damage from normal monsters.
-Feather Beret. -10% damage from demi-human monsters, +1 MDEF.
-Sea Cat Hat. Indestructible and has a slot.
-Solar God Helm /. +3 STR +2 INT.
- Crown of Deceit. Reduces the variable cast time of skills by 10%.
- Dip Schmidt Helm . +1 INT, +2 VIT.
-Golden Gear . Indestructible, DEF +9.
- Goibne’s Helm. +3 MDEF, +3 VIT.
-Evolved Orc Hero Helm. +10% Max HP, +1 VIT.
- Flying Angel. +1 AGI/INT, +3% ASPD.
- Bone Helm . +15 DEF, +15% damage from shadow monsters.
-Helm . +13 DEF.
-Poopoo Hat. -10% damage from demi-human.
-Leib Olmai Card
-Leaf Cat Card
-Dark Illusion Card
-Maya Purple Card
-Elven Ears .
-Sunglasses . Increases resistance to Blind status by 5%.
-Hockey Mask. +5% damage to demi-human.
-Masquerade. +3% damage to demi-human.
-Blush of Groom. -3% damage from demi-human.
-Fin Helm. +5 DEF.
-Angel Spirit. +3% ATK/MATK, +1 STR.
-Robo Eye. +3% ATK/MATK, +1 DEX.
-Hairband of Reginlief. Additional 3% tolerance to the Water, Fire, Dark, Undead Property.
-Gentleman’s Pipe. Reduce damage from demi-human by 2%.
-Spiked Scarf. +1 VIT, -1% damage from demi-human, +1% damage to demi-human.
-Pirate Dagger. Reflect 1% close range physical attack.
-Ninja Scroll. +1% MATK.
-Iron Cain. +DEF.
-Scarlet Rose. +1 DEX.
-Gangster Scarf. +5 ATK.
-Valkyrian Armor 
-Orlean’s Gown 
-Elemental Spirit’s Armors (Flame, Water, Wind and Earth). Change the user to [Fire, Water, Wind or Earth] property
-Assaulter Plate 
-Diabolous Armor 
-Legion Plate Armor 
-Meteor Plate 
-Sprint Mail 
-Peco Peco Card
-Roda Frog Card
-Orc Lord Card
-Tao Gunka Card
-Captain’s Manteau 
-Diabolous Manteau 
-Flame Manteau of Naght Sieger 
-Leather of Tendrilion 
-Nydhorgg's Shadow Garb 
-Valkyrian Manteau 
-Wool Scarf 
-Skin of Ventus 
-Rider Insignia 
-Elemental Cards, ex. Raydric, Jakk Cards
-Assassin Cross Card
-Battle Greaves 
-Diabolous Boots 
-Sprint Shoes 
-Tidal Shoes 
-Valkyrian Shoes 
-Vital Tree Shoes
-Green Ferus Card
-Moonlight Flower Card
-Boss Egnigem Card
-Ice Titan Card
-Bison Horn 
-Bloodied Shackle Ball
-Cursed Hand 
-Diabolous Ring 
-Expert Ring 
-Medal of Honor(Swordman)
-Ring Of Flame Lord
-Ring Of Resonance
-Seal Of Continental Guard 
-Wickebine Tres Card
-Bradium Shield 
-Cross Shield 
-Rosa Shield 
-Herald of GOD 
-Tournament Shield 
-Valkyrja’s Shield 
-Racial Cards, ex. Thara Frog Card.
-Size Cards, ex. Tirfing Card.
-Andre Egg Card
-Glorious Spear, Lance, Flamberge, Holy Avenger, Rapier, Morning Star, Cleaver
-Twin Edge Of Naught Sieger (Blue/Red)
-Assaulter Spear, Lance
-Brave/Valor Gladiator Blade. Morning Star
-Racial Cards, ex. Hydra Card
-Size Cards, ex. Skel Worker Card
-ATK Cards, ex. Zipper Bear Card
-Turtle General Card
-Abyssmal Knight Card