NCSoft has revealed all the classes that you’ll be able to choose from when Blade & Soul launches in the west. Previously, only six classes were talked about, but a seventh one was revealed to be the Blade Dancer class, which is exclusive to the Lyn race.
“In addition, we’re making two classes available to the Yun and the Gon race that wasn’t before,” writes NCSoft. “The Yun are now able to stand fist-to-fist with the Gon and the Jin as Kung Fu Masters, while the Gon can now channel their inner chi to create Fire and Ice as Force Masters along with the Yun and Lyn.”
All seven launch classes are: Blade Master, Destroyer, Summoner, Force Master, Kung Fu Master, Assassin, and Blade Dancer. You can find out more about all of them and which races they’re available to on the Classes page.
As the Blade Dancer is the new one it’s worth zooming in on it. It is in fact the Lyn’s take on the Blade Master class, focusing more on a merging of “rapid attack speed, high mobility, and devastating control abilities at the expense of defense.” Blade Dancers are equipped with physical and mystical abilities and their fast pace allows them to take down enemies before they’re barely even aware the Blade Dancer is present.
“The Blade Dancer’s high attack speed and ability to chain attacks make them excel at one-on-one battles, while their crowd control skills give them an undeniable edge in parties. However, the Blade Dancer must always be aware of their Focus and pace themselves lest they risk running out of steam and leave themselves open to counter-attack,” reads the Blade Dancer’s description.
Blade & Soul will enter closed beta this fall in North America and Europe. The game’s proper launch won’t arrive until winter this year.