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Core Skills are the basic or foundational skills for each vocation - they included skills that allow movement such as Feather Jump, the standard attacks such as Hack, and other combat skills such as Controlled Fall and Deflect.

They are different to Augments, which can be used in any class. Use of core skills never requires any stamina use, unlike other skills.

Core SkillsEdit

Default Core Skills

Default skills simply indicate the regular attacks and movements for each weapon.

  • (Instructions listed are from default Type A control scheme)
Sword / Mace
Vocation Skill Description
Fighters / Assassins / Mystic Knights Vault Executes a jump to a higher location. [Jump]
Empale Release a stabbing strike straight forward. [Heavy Attack]
Onslaught Continuous attacks with one-handed sword. [Light Attack]
Longsword / Warhammer
Vocation Skill Description
Warriors Vault Executes a jump to a higher location. [Jump]
Hack Consecutive slashes with the sword. Press [Light Attack] pause a moment, then tap [Light Attack] repeatedly.
Transfix A stabbing strike straight forward. Press [Heavy Attack]
Daggers
Vocation Skill Description
Striders / Assassins / Magick Archers / Rangers Vault Executes a jump to a higher location. [Jump]
Carve Continuous attacks with a dagger. [Light Attack]
Two Step A two-level stabbing strike straight forward. [Heavy Attack]
Staff
Vocation Skill Description
Mages / Magick Archers / Mystic Knights Feather Jump A light jump. More effective when grabbing to platforms or rocks. [Jump]
Magick Bolt Launches a magick bolt from your staff. Press repeatedly for additional effect. Can add elemental effect via enchantments. [Light Attack]
Magick Billow Swing your staff downward to stagger the enemy. Follow-up attacks can send the enemy to the ground. [Heavy Attack]
Archistaff
Vocation Skill Description
Sorcerers Feather Jump A light jump. More effective when grabbing to platforms or rocks. [Jump]
Magick Bolt Launches a magick bolt from your staff. Press repeatedly for additional effect. Can add elemental effect via enchantments. [Light Attack]
Magick Billow Swing your staff downward to stagger the enemy. Follow-up attacks can send the enemy to the ground. [Heavy Attack]
Shortbow
Vocation Skill Description
Striders / Assassins Loose Fires equipped bow. Can execute while moving. [L1/LB + RT/R2]
Longbow
Vocation Skill Description
Rangers Loose Fires equipped bow. Can execute while moving. [L1/LB + RT/R2]
Magick Bow
Vocation Skill Description
Magick Archers Seeker Fire magical arrows with additional properties. Lose effectiveness with distance. [L1/LB + RT/R2]
Shield
Vocation Skill Description
Fighters / Assassins Defend Use your shield to block an enemy's attack. [L1/LB]
Magick Shield
Vocation Skill Description
Mystic Knights Repel Use your magick shield to block an enemy's attack. Press [L1/LB] during enemy attack.

Purchased Core SkillsEdit

Core skills can be purchased to enhance jumps, add combos to weapon movesets or provide extra movement.

Sword / Mace
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Fighters / Assassins / Mystic Knights Takedown An advanced form of Empale that appends a tackle to a forceful jab. 1 600
Dire Onslaught An advanced form of Onslaught that strengthens a chain of one-handed sword slashes. 1 800
Controlled Fall Tucks the body into a tight roll when falling, mitigating harm. When knocked down, press A/X the moment you land. 3 1,200
Longsword / Warhammer
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Warriors Eviscerate An advanced form of Transfix that withdraws the blade with a sweet after stabbing the target. 1 600
Devastate An advanced form of Hack that extends a chain of one-handed sword slashes across a broader range. 1 800
Controlled Fall Tucks the body into a tight roll when falling, mitigating harm. After being knocked down, press A/X as you hit the ground. 2 900
Daggers
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Striders / Assassins / Magick Archers / Rangers Roundelay An advanced form of Two-Step that appends a whirling slash to victims. 1 600
Engrave An advanced form of a Carve that includes kicks after a flurry of dagger blows to strike at a broader range. 1 800
Double Vault An advanced form of Vault that kicks at the air to propel the user in a second leap. 5 1,800
Forward Roll Curls forward into a tumble effective as an evasive maneuver. Hold Right Bumper and press X/A. 5 2,200
Staff
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Mages / Magick Archers / Mystic Knights Levitate An advanced form of Feather Jump that mitigates gravity's pull, enabling a gentle landing even from great heights. Hold X/A in mid-jump. 2 600
Focused Bolt An advanced form of Magick Bolt. Focuses the user's active enchantment into a powerful burst that can be fired from the ground or air. 6 3,000
Magick Agent An advanced form of Magick Billow. Conjures spheres of magickal energy around the user to attack encroaching foes. Also employable from mid-air. 6 3,000
Archistaff
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Sorcerers Levitate An advanced form of Feather Jump that mitigates gravity's pull, enabling a gentle landing even from great heights. Hold X/A in mid-jump. 2 600
Focused Bolt An advanced form of Magick Bolt. Focuses the user's active enchantment into a powerful burst that can be fired from the ground or air. 6 3,000
Magick Agent An advanced form of Magick Billow. Conjures spheres of magickal energy around the user to attack encroaching foes. Also employable from mid-air. 6 3,000
Shortbow
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Striders / Assassins Quick-Loose An advanced form of Loose that requires less time to nock the next arrow. 2 600
Longbow
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Rangers Quick-Loose An advanced form of Loose that requires less time to nock the next arrow. 2 600
Magick Bow
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Magick Archers True Seeker An advanced form of Seeker that boasts improved seeking capabilities. 6 4,000
Shield
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Fighters / Assassins Deflect An advanced form of Defend that deflects attacks back toward the assailant. 3 1,400
Magick Shield
Vocation Skill Description Rank DP
Mystic Knights Reflect An advanced form of Repel that deflects attacks back toward the assailant. 3 1,600

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