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Blade And Soul Marvelous Summoner Is Fun


Born with the mark of the Summoner, Joseph possesses a power greater than emperors and gods. As a child, he summoned a demon to save his village, and watched in horror as those he loved were destroyed. Nine years later, the armies of Orenia invade, and Joseph must confront the prophecy he was born to fulfill.

Summoner in Blade and Soul and its Familiar are a team, fighting together to overwhelm their enemies. The Familiar rushes into the thick of it, dealing heavy physical damage and holding the attention of their opponent. Meanwhile, the Summoner hangs back, supporting its Familiar with long range skills that both help their feline friend and hinder their shared enemy.

Don’t let the adorable appearance of these two fool you. The summoner attacks deal constant damage and can readily control the flow of battle, making it particularly hard to deal with. Even if one part of the team is defeated, it can revive its fallen ally and jump right back into the fight.

The Summoner and its Familiar are the strongest at transferring health from foes to themselves. While it is a great class for novices, actually mastering the Summoner is a difficult process given their wide range of tactics and abilities.

Blade And Soul Marvelous Summoner Is Fun

Key Features:
Traverse a beautiful, completely original world spanning two continents.
Up to 16 different creatures to summon and control in combat, such as minotaurs, golems, dragons, and original fantastical creatures.
Cast spectacular spells. Wield an arsenal of weapons. Clad yourself in the armor of a warrior.


Advantage: Long-distance attack, control and assist

Combat style: Weaken the monster by natural power, and then make summon beast to attack.
The summoner, a long-distance aggressive class, summons lovely kitten to attack through various moves, and also uses “dandelion seed” to protect the surrounding companion.

Class Feature
The summoner can issue order to the beast for attacking enemies, or support combat in the rear.

Most of the moves of the summoner are related with beast, so it has significant influence for the combat efficiency whether you have beast or not. The summoner has the lowest blood volume in all the classes, but it has high efficiency recovery means and safety situation when fighting.

Most of the combats depend on the summoning beast, so it is simple for training roles, but it has high requirement for the operation in PvP and other players’ combats.

It will make self-recovery for internal force in non-combat status. Also it can put to good use most of typical skill among all the classes, but with lower attack force.

All in all, Summoner in Blade and Soul is worth to play and hope all the players enjoy this class and have a good time. The above viewpoints are only for your reference.

How to Level Up Fast in Blade & Soul


How to Level Up Fast in Blade & Soul

As we all know, making gold is very important in a game, and blade & soul is without exception. When your character goes to high level, it needs more blade and soul gold to strengthen weapons or accessories. But how to level up fast in blade and soul ? Here, we share some tips with BNS players.

Like other MMOs, most of the progression comes from quests that you must complete. These quests can give you various rewards that is benefit for you, such as experience, ingredients and materials.

1. During Lv5 – Lv10, you need to finish all available quests. After finishing some quests, they will drop stones that you can use in the Wheel of Fortune system.
The stones function like tickets for the Wheel of Fortune. The stones will provide a random item to you after you have spun the wheel. These items are very important sometimes. For example, they are essential materials for strengthening your weapon. In that case, you need to repeat to do the quest to farm the stones.

2. After finishing side quests, you can get unique reward, such as soul shields which can help you gain strength and more experience.

3. Spend some time in grinding mobs. It is best to grind mobs on Lv10 – Lv15. You can gain more experience through grinding mobs, and you can’t get this experience from finishing quests. The Dragon Soup items can boost the experience that you gain from combat, so you can grind mobs with the Dragon Soup together to gain more experience.

4. Group up other players to grind the same area, and then you can finish grind easily.

5. Build the right character. Leveling up depends on two factors: how much AOE damage that your class has, and the defensive strength of your class. I think you won’t expect to move ahead with a poorly equipment and low defensive strength.

6. It is necessary to strengthen your weapon with gems and accessories, even if your level is high, since you need to improve your damage ability.

All in all, you may level up slowly at first stage (Lv1 – Lv10), and then speed up fast at high-level. When you reach Lv45 or Lv45+, you can take the game at your own pace, and use your way to reach Lv50.

Blade & Soul (KR) December Expansion Review: New Maps, Dungeons, the 9th Class


NCsoft has revealed the first part of the December expansion preview for Blade & Soul. Of course the expansion will be first released in the Korean server but there’s no harm to take an early look at what will come to the NA and EU server in the future. You may have seen the trailer before, and if you haven’t you can see the 9th new class at around 2′ 10”, the young man who fights like Kungfu Master.

New chapter 7 story

The story revolves around the kidnap of a little girl – you can see the scene in the video above at around 55”. Mysterious new character will appear and offer his help. In the journey you will encounter and adventure with new companions in a strange land. What’s the fate of the little girl that’s kidnapped?

Good vs. evil

The left side stand your allies who will offer you assistance during your quest to rescue the little girl. The right side stands the representative of dark power – who are they and what they are up for?

Capital city of the Cloud empire, the starting point of whole new adventure

The palace of the capital city and the place where powerful men and rich people gather around – it’s like a bastion nobody can infiltrate

The slum where beggars, orphans, and helpless people live. People are united there though  oast of coral – behind its beauty is the terrifying legend that a lot of ships have disappeared and sailors lost their lives in this place

Forsaken forest – an abandoned forest with overgrown trees and unknown relics hidden in the very deep area

The headquarter of Black Dragon

A mysterious fleet

New monsters

New dungeons
A lifeless place where ancient guardians sleep

This boss has deadly fist attack

Be careful for its thunder and lightning abilities

Blade & Soul: Outfits of the Martial Artist


While a martial artist relies on their physical prowess, mastery of their skills, and control of the elements around them, their clothes aren’t entirely purposeless. While clothing doesn’t impart anything to combat ability, both visual aesthetic and symbolism of what the clothing represents can be important.

The outfits players wear will have no effect on their abilities, but some do have additional attributes. First, players must be wearing an outfit in order to gain the benefits from their Soul Shield. Beyond that, certain costumes can also represent players‘ allegiance to a faction, and donning such an outfit will flag players for attack by those of the opposing faction. While their blue or red PvP costume will show they are either fighting for the Cerulean Order or the Crimson Legion, there are other, regional factions players will come across during their travels. By wearing their clothes, players can influence the faction’s members—and their enemies—to react to them in a different way. This can come in handy if players are being sent to infiltrate an enemy stronghold. But players’ allegiance is not bound to these regional factions. Players can easily obtain the costumes belonging to each regional faction, and choose to wear them at any point. You could get more information in the website:

The Wardrobe feature (F3) allows players to browse all of the costumes available within the game—including ones for the Summoner’s Familiar—preview their appearance on player’s character, and even tells players where they can be obtained. It also serves as a storage closet where players can keep the costume looks they’ve already obtained, and quickly swap to different outfits. Some outfits are just torso coverings, like shirts and pants, while others might also include a matching head item, like a hat or mask.

Costumes drop from enemies and bosses, can be rewarded from completing quests and challenges, are unique drops from limited-time events and holidays, or can be purchased from the Hongmoon Store. Players should try to collect as many as possible!

The Wait Is Over! A Look Back at Blade & Soul’s 8-Year Road to the West


On the subject of the most anticipated MMORPG in 2012, Blade & Soul will be in everyone’s mind. Blade & Soul attracted wide attention and received good comments from players due to its gorgeous art, exciting windwalking system, beautiful characters, fast combat and facsinating story.
NCsoft, the Korea-based MMO veteran behind Lineage 2, announced the Unreal Engine 3 title Blade & Soul for the first time in 2007, and it’s been 8 years since it then. During the 8 years, western players leant about this game via news from Korea and China.
On May 21, 2015, NCsoft finally confirmed Blade & Soul will come out in North America and Europe this winter and enter first closed beta test on October 30th. The wait is almost over, so let’s take a look back at the 8 years’ time of Blade & Soul’s birth, growth, and how it get to where it is today.

On November 21st, 2007 NCsoft officially announed a mysterious new title with codename Project M

Developed by NCsoft’s Team Bloodlust, Blade & Soul is NCsoft’s first oriental fantasy MMOPRG. It is also seen as the company’s new flagship MMO after AION.
On July 31st, 2008 Project M had a formal name Blade & Soul
At NCsoft’s newgame press conference in 2008, Project M officially named Blade & Soul and it unveiled the first trailer and first batch of screenshots. Take a look at the video below and see how the game looked like 7 years ago.
On October 13, 2008, NCsoft released a new trailer for their next generation title Blade &Soul
On October 13, Pae Jae Hyun released an 8-minute trailer which uncovered more details of the game. More actions including dazzling skills and windwalking skill can be seen in the trailer and at that time people were sure of the development went smoothly.

On August 8th, NCsoft announced that Blade & Soul’s first CBT would be delayed to 2010
NCsoft confirmed on its financial report conference that Blade & Soul CBT rescheduled in 2010.

On December 11, 2009, Blade& Soul unveiled a G-Star interview video

In this interview video, Blade & Soul designer who was in charge of the graphics talked about Blade & Soul’s features and development.

On March 8th, 2010, Blade &Soul unveiled a video for all plyable races

At G-Star 2009, Blade & Soul released a video, officially introducing 4 races, including Gon, Jin, Lyn and Kun.

On May 9th, 2010, NCsoft announced again that Blade & Soul’s CBT schedule would delay again

At NCsoft’s 2010 Q1 financial report conference call, NCsoft’s managing board talked about Blade & Soul’s development status. They planned to start B&S CBT in 2010 and commercial service in 2011. During that time, Blade & Soul was in internal test and reviewed players’ feedback. So, they changed the schedule and delayed the CBT. However, they confirmed that they would not change the official release schedule.

At G-star 2010, players could get their hands on Blade & Soul for the first time

On August 13, 2010, NCsoft updated the launch schedule at the Q2 financial report conference. The next day, NCsoft presented Blade & Soul at G-Star and offered a trial demo which contained tutorial contents and early quests.

On October 29th, 2010, NCsoft unveiled a G-Star promotion trailer

On April 27th, 2011, Blade & Soul finally kicked off first closed beta test in Korea

The anticipated MMORPG kicked off a 5-day closed beta test on April 27th. The first CBT opened 20 levels of content including windwalking system, combo skills and grouping. Although the beta only lasted 5 days, the CBT key was sold at skyhigh price on the internet at third party websites.

On May 2nd, 2011, NCsoft announced that Blade & Soul’s 2nd CBT would due in August and released a brand new class for the game


On May 16th, 2011, Chinese publisher Tencent secured publishing right of Blade & Soul in China

On May 23rd, 2011, NCsoft released a trailer to celebrate the success of Blade & Soul’s first CBT in Korea

In celebration of the success of Blade & Soul’s first closed beta test, NCsoft released the first commemorated trailer. Players can see the game’s content in the CBT.

Blade & Soul – The Memory of 1st CBT

On July 28th, 2011, the second round of CBT started. It was said that the game had been hacked.

Blade & Soul entered the first closed beta test in the end of April, so the client was available to the public for the first time. A lot of foreign players can not wait to play the game and someone hacked the client. Later on, Blade & Soul private server appeared.

On August 18th, 2011, Blade & Soul unveiled the second CBT schedule and new class assassin

Blade & Soul announced to start the second CBT on August 29th, 2011 and end on September 10th, 2011. In addition, NCsoft unveiled new class assassin would be available in CBT2, along with optimized control and targeting system.

On September 8th, 2011, Blade & Soul unveiled the sixth new class summoner for the 3rd CBT

On April 23rd, 2012, Blade & Soul unveiled the 3rd CBT schedule and more about Summoner

The 3rd CBT ran from May 9th to May 22nd, 2012. At the same time, NCsoft released a trailer and some screenshots for Summoner.

The creature summoned by Summoner was pretty terrifying seeing from the promotion trailer in 2009. However, in the actual game the creature became an adorable cat. The class is mainly designed for female players.

On May 23rd, 2012, Blade & Soul Open Beta schedule unveiled

The third closed beta test of Blade & Soul ended on May 22nd, and shortly after, NCsoft unveiled the OBT schedule. The Open Beta will start on June 21st, 2012.

On February 19th, 2013, Blade & Soul confirm the game’s western version won’t be modified or censored.

A trailer of Blade & Soul published for the west featured censored content. Characters were less exposed than the Korean version. Rumors spreaded, saying that NCSOFT West was modifying the content. NCSOFT West made a statement clarifying that they would never alter the game content.

On February 7th, 2014, Blade & Soul set sail to Japan

On April 8th, 2014, Blade & Soul Japan Confirmed to Be Pay-to-play with Cash Shop

The payment mode of Blade & Soul Japan has been confirmed to be pay-to-play with cash shop according to Steparu. Details of the monthly packages have not been announced yet, but you can take a look at the two starting packages available on Amazon. They are the Standard package with a price of 37 USD and the Premium package of 95 USD.


On July 30, 2014, Blade & Soul Taiwan server officially announced with beta sign-up starting on July 30

On May 21st, 2015, NCSOFT announced Blade & Soul to Launch in North America and Europe in the winter

Finally, NCSOFT announced that Blade & Soul(Official Site: will launch in North America and Europe this winter.Set in an Asian, mythological world where fast-paced combat collides with the visual beauty of a Far-East martial arts massively-multiplayer online universe, Blade & Soul is a game unlike any other. Since its initial launch in Asia in mid-2012, Blade & Soul has attracted tens of millions of players across South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Japan, while emerging as one of the top MMORPGs in the world.

On October 30th, 2015, Blade & Soul will start the first closed beta test in the west

Without any further notice or a big adverstising campaign, NCSoft suddenly announced that theFounder’s Packs for Blade & Soul are now available in North America and Europe, and revealed that the game will launch in the first quarter of 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions of Blade and Soul


When will the English release be released?

January 19th, 2016!!!

Where will the servers be for the English release?

There will be two servers available in the English release. The North American server will be situated in Dallas, Texas, and the European server will be in Frankfurt, Germany.

Will the English release be Censored?


What version of Blade & Soul will the English release use?

The English release will be using the latest skill set as used in the various Asian versions. We will also have the story unlocked to the end of the 3rd part. More information can be found here.

 Blade & Soul

What classes will we have access to?

We will have access to Blade Master, Blade Dancer, Kung Fu Master, Force Master, Summoner, Assassin and Destroyer, with the help of Blade And Soul Items. We will not have access to Warlock or Qi Master on release, but it will be added at a later time through content updates.

What will the level cap be?

The level cap will initially by 45. This will be changed at a later time through content updates.

Will it be Pay to Win?

The English release of Blade & Soul will not be Pay to Win. The Cash shop can be used to purchase things such as Costumes, basic consumables, inventory expansions and other simple things like that. Nothing that can give a player an edge over an other.

What is Premium Membership?

Premium Membership gives a player some benefits including special windwalk effects (i.e. a blue wind trail), Blade And Soul Gold and XP boosts, and a currency boost.

Is there an Oceanic & SEA server or plans for one?

As of now, the answer is no. However, there is a petition for an OCE server that you can sign, and NCSoft has supported the petition on their Twitch streams as something they will consider for the future.