Dread Knight

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Description

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The Dread Knight is a dark crusader, using fear and pain to devastating effect on the battlefield. Throug their dark arts, they're able to weaken, panic, and maim their foes and augment their own combat powerss. Dread Knights typically wield two-handed weapons to inspire the most terror, but the are also able to us one-handed weapons and shields.

Dreadful Countenance

As the Dread Knights fights, their terrifying presence and dark aura gradually overwhelm their enemies. All enemies within a certain range of the dread knight are effected, but particularly the one on whom he is focusing. As their fear grows, the enemy's ability to fight back and defend itself is gradually reduced.

  • Rank I: Incoming Critical +5%, All Resistances Reduced
  • Rank II: Incoming Critical +7%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +5% (Unlocked at level 10)
  • Rank III: Incoming Critical +9%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +10%, Damage -5% (Unlocked at level 20)
  • Rank IV: Incoming Critical +11%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +15%, Damage -7% (Unlocked at level 25)
  • Rank V: Incoming Critical +13%, All Resistances Reduced, Incoming Spiritual Damage +20%, Damage -10% (Unlocked at level 40)


So how do you tell what rank your Dreadful Countenance is currently while you're fighting? Currently on VGO the Dreadful Countenance indicator from live is not operational so for now your DC rank is displayed as a debuff on your current target. You will notice the next rank up will appear and the previous will disappear as you gain more.

This may change as the restoration of the game progresses and the actual Dreadful Countenance indicator from live is brought back.

Example of Dreadful Countenance indicator
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Dread Knight Abilities

Stances

Some stances may not currently be scripted properly

Dread Knights have three stances they can switch between for Tanking, DPSing, and Evasion:

Stance Effect Level
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Ebon Blade

This form allows a dark aura to surround your weapon, increasing your damage.
  • +15% damage
1
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Armor of Darkness

This form allows a thick husk of darkness to surround every part of your body. While covered in shadows you have increased mitigation hate generation.
  • +15% melee mitigation
  • +50% hate generation
  • Weapon Shield (only while wielding 2H wepaon)
10
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Shadow Meld

This form allows you to become one with the shadows increasing many areas of your damage evasion.
  • Increases accuracy by 10%
  • Adds 6% chance to block
  • Adds 6% chance to parry
  • Grants 55% chance to add DC upon attacking
  • Adds 100 to most resistances
20

Level 1

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Vexing Strike I Melee attack (increases DC) 20 - Instant
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Devour Strength I Siphon opponent's STR and DEX (5 min) - 19 Instant

Level 2

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Malice I Melee attack, adds additional damage if ally is flanking (increases DC)   24 - Instant

Level 4

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Anthamine's Charge I Self only damage shield (60 min) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   - 27 Instant
Working
Torture I Damage over time and hate over time spell (24 sec)   - 56 Instant

Level 6

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Unscripted
Bleak Foeman I Block next attack (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   10 - Instant
Working
Vexing Strike II Melee attack (increases DC)   20 - Instant

Level 8

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Harrow I Life tap melee attack (only usable from behind)   28 - Instant
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Retaliate I Counterattack that generates hate   10 - Instant
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Shadow Step Teleports you behind your offensive target   - 19 -

Level 10

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Scourge I Rescue your defensive target, force taunt the opponent, deal damage, and increase hate   5 - Instant
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Word of Doom: Althen Powerful direct damage spell which also generates significant hate (increases DC)   - 43 Instant
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Wrack I Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after landing a melee critical hit)   10 - Instant

Level 12

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Devour Strength II Siphon opponent's STR and DEX (5 min) - 36 Instant
Working
Frighten I Fear spell (increases DC)   - 39 2.0
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Malice II Melee attack, adds additional damage if ally is flanking (increases DC)   24 - Instant
Working
Master of Fear You become immune to most fear effects   - - Passive
Working
Torture II Damage over time and hate over time spell (24 sec)   - 87 Instant

Level 14

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Working
Abyssal Chains I Snare spell (30sec) - 49 1.0
Unscripted
Dark Ward I The next 5 incoming hits are mitigated by 25% (60sec) - 24 Instant
Working
Incite I Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
Working
Vengeance I Counterattack with a short stun effect 10 - Instant

Level 16

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Retaliate II Counterattack that generates hate   10 - Instant
Working
Vexing Strike III Melee attack (increases DC) 20 - Instant
Working
Wrack II Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after landing a melee critical hit)   10 - Instant

Level 18

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Dreadful Visage I Increases DC   - 29 Instant
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Harrow II Life tap melee attack (only usable from behind)   28 - Instant
Working
Hex of Ill Omen I Chain direct damage spell which lowers your opponent's damage (2m) (only available after landing a spell critical hit)   - 51 Instant
Working
Phantasmal Blade I Melee attack that mesmerizes your opponent (30sec) (only usable while out of combat and from behind)   20 - Instant
Working
Provoke I Increases hate   - 36 Instant
Working
Ravaging Darkness I Melee attack which siphons your opponent's endurance (increases DC)   10 - Instant
Working
Scythe of Doom I Frontal cone life tap melee attack hitting up to 6 opponents   48 - Instant
Working
Seething Hatred I Force taunt (increases DC)   - - Instant

Level 20

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Unscripted
Bleak Foeman II Block next attack (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   10 - Instant
Working
Devour Strength III Siphon opponent's STR and DEX (5 min) - 54 Instant
Working
Malice III Melee attack, adds additional damage if ally is flanking (increases DC)   24 - Instant
Working
Mutilate I Melee attack (increases DC) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   40 - Instant
Working
Torture III Damage over time and hate over time spell (24 sec)   - 121 Instant

Level 22

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Anthamine's Charge II Self only damage shield (60 min) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   - 43 Instant
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Black Wind I Frontal cone melee attack which generates hate   46 - Instant
Working
Ruin I Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after performing Wrack)   10 - Instant
Working
Scourge II Rescue your defensive target, force taunt the opponent, deal damage, and increase hate   5 - Instant
Working
Symbol of Despair I Self buff which adds chance to stun those who attack you and absorbs a small amount of damage   - 1/sec Instant
Working
Vengeance II Counterattack with a short stun effect 10 - Instant
Working
Word of Doom: Amarthic Powerful direct damage spell which also generates significant hate (increases DC)   - 68 Instant

Level 24

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Incite II Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
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Retaliate III Counterattack that generates hate   10 - Instant
Working
Scythe of Doom II Frontal cone life tap melee attack hitting up to 6 opponents   48 - Instant
Working
Vexing Strike IV Melee attack (increases DC) 20 - Instant

Level 26

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Unscripted
Despoil I Remove lesser magic buff from opponent - 40 1.0
Working
Frighten II Fear spell (increases DC)   - 72 2.0
Working
Harrow III Life tap melee attack (only usable from behind)   28 - Instant
Working
Nexus of Hatred Rescue your defensive target with an area of effect force taunt 15 - Instant
Working
Ravaging Darkness II Melee attack which siphons your opponent's endurance (increases DC)   10 - Instant
Working
Shadowy Veil Self only invisibility - 40 Instant
Working
Shield of Fear I Chain melee attack which increases your block chance (5 min) (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
Working
Slay I Killing blow melee attack with root effect (only usable when target is below 20% HP) 30 - Instant
Working
Wrack III Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after landing a melee critical hit)   10 - Instant

Level 28

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Working
Abyssal Chains II Snare spell (30sec) - 86 1.0
Working
Hex of Ill Omen II Chain direct damage spell which lowers your opponent's damage (2m) (increases DC) (only available after landing a spell critical hit)   - 71 Instant
Working
Hex of Impending Doom I Chain direct damage spell (increases DC) (only available after performing Hex of Ill Omen)   - 71 Instant
Working
Malice IV Melee attack, adds additional damage if ally is flanking (increases DC)   24 - Instant
Working
Provoke II Increases hate   - 49 Instant
Working
Symbol of Despair II Self buff which adds chance to stun those who attack you and absorbs a small amount of damage   - 1/sec Instant
Working
Torture IV Damage over time and hate over time spell (24 sec)   - 156 Instant

Level 30

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Working
Devour Mind I Siphon opponent's INT and WIS (5 min) - 107 1.0
Working
Devour Strength IV Siphon opponent's STR and DEX (5 min) - 73 Instant
Unscripted
Dreadful Visage II Increases DC   - 53 Instant
Working
Inflame I Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (increases DC) (only available after performing Incite)   10 - Instant
Working
Mutilate II Melee attack (increases DC) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   40 - Instant
Working
Phantasmal Blade II Melee attack that mesmerizes your opponent (35sec) (only usable while out of combat and from behind)   20 - Instant
Working
Ruin II Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after performing Wrack)   10 - Instant
Working
Scythe of Doom III Frontal cone life tap melee attack hitting up to 6 opponents   48 - Instant
Working
Seething Hatred II Force taunt (increases DC)   - - Instant
Working
Vengeance III Counterattack with a short stun effect 10 - Instant

Level 32

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Working
Black Wind II Frontal cone melee attack which generates hate   46 - Instant
Working
Retaliate IV Counterattack that generates hate   10 - Instant
Working
Vexing Strike V Melee attack (increases DC) 20 - Instant

Level 34

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Working
Anthamine's Charge III Self only damage shield (60 min) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   - 59 Instant
Unscripted
Bleak Foeman III Block next attack (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   10 - Instant
Working
Dark Bastion I Chain melee attack which increases your AC (5 min) (only available after performing Shield of Fear)   10 - Instant
Working
Harrow IV Life tap melee attack (only usable from behind)   28 - Instant
Working
Incite III Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
Working
Ominous Fate I Short stun   - 110 Instant
Working
Ravaging Darkness III Melee attack which siphons your opponent's endurance (increases DC)   10 - Instant
Working
Scourge III Rescue your defensive target, force taunt the opponent, deal damage, and increase hate   5 - Instant
Unscripted
Symbol of Despair III Self buff which adds chance to stun those who attack you and absorbs a small amount of damage   - 1/sec Instant
Unscripted
Symbol of Wrath I Self buff that increases your damage and Dreadful Countenance generation   - 1/sec Instant
Working
Word of Doom: Ceim Dor Powerful direct damage spell which also generates significant hate (increases DC)   - 94 Instant

Level 36

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Unscripted
Despoil II Remove magic buff from opponent - 53 1.0
Working
Malice V Melee attack, adds additional damage if ally is flanking (increases DC)   24 - Instant
Working
Scythe of Doom IV Frontal cone life tap melee attack hitting up to 6 opponents   48 - Instant
Working
Shield of Fear II Chain melee attack which increases your block chance (5 min) (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
Working
Torture V Damage over time and hate over time spell (24 sec)   - 191 Instant
Working
Wrack IV Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after landing a melee critical hit)   10 - Instant

Level 38

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Hex of Ill Omen III Chain direct damage spell which lowers your opponent's damage (2m) (increases DC) (only available after landing a spell critical hit)   - 90 Instant
Working
Hex of Impending Doom II Chain direct damage spell (increases DC) (only available after performing Hex of Ill Omen)   - 90 Instant
Working
Inflame II Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (increases DC) (only available after performing Incite)   10 - Instant
Working
Provoke III Increases hate   - 63 Instant
Working
Ruin III Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after performing Wrack)   10 - Instant
Working
Slay II Killing blow melee attack with root effect (only usable when target is below 20% HP) 30 - Instant
Working
Terror Incarnate Instantly increase your Dreadful Countenance to it's maximum rank - 113 Instant
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Vengeance IV Counterattack with a short stun effect 10 - Instant
Working
Vile Strike I Chain melee attack which steals health from your opponent and converts it to energy for you (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant

Level 40

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Devour Strength V Siphon opponent's STR and DEX (5 min) - 92 Instant
Working
Mutilate III Melee attack (increases DC) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   40 - Instant
Working
Ominous Fate II Short stun   - 127 Instant
Working
Retaliate V Counterattack that generates hate   10 - Instant
Working
Symbol of Despair IV Self buff which adds chance to stun those who attack you and absorbs a small amount of damage   - 1/sec Instant
Working
Vexing Strike VI Melee attack (increases DC) 20 - Instant

Level 42

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Abyssal Chains III Snare spell (30sec) - 124 1.0
Working
Aphotic Shield Blocks all incoming damage (10 sec) - 186 Instant
Working
Backlash I Powerful self damage shield that only lasts for one hit 15 - Instant
Working
Black Wind III Frontal cone melee attack which generates hate   46 - Instant
Working
Dark Bastion II Chain melee attack which increases your AC (5 min) (only available after performing Shield of Fear)   10 - Instant
Working
Devour Mind II Siphon opponent's INT and WIS (5 min) - 140 1.0
Unscripted
Dreadful Visage III Increases DC   - 70 Instant
Working
Harrow V Life tap melee attack (only usable from behind)   28 - Instant
Working
Phantasmal Blade III Melee attack that mesmerizes your opponent (30sec) (only usable while out of combat and from behind)   20 - Instant
Working
Ravaging Darkness IV Melee attack which siphons your opponent's endurance (increases DC)   10 - Instant
Working
Scythe of Doom V Frontal cone life tap melee attack hitting up to 6 opponents   48 - Instant
Working
Seething Hatred III Force taunt (increases DC)   - - Instant

Level 44

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Unscripted
Dark Ward II The next 5 incoming hits are mitigated by 25% (60sec) - 64 Instant
Working
Incite IV Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
Working
Malice VI Melee attack, adds additional damage if ally is flanking (increases DC)   24 - Instant
Unscripted
Symbol of Wrath II Self buff that increases your damage and Dreadful Countenance generation   - 1/sec Instant
Working
Torture VI Damage over time and hate over time spell (24 sec)   - 226 Instant

Level 46

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Working
Anguish Chain melee attack which steals health from your opponent and converts it to energy for you (only available after performing Vile Strike) 10 - Instant
Working
Anthamine's Charge IV Self only damage shield (60 min) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   - 73 Instant
Unscripted
Despoil III Remove greater magic buff from opponent - 67 1.0
Working
Inflame III Chain melee attack which generates significant hate (increases DC) (only available after performing Incite)   10 - Instant
Working
Ominous Fate III Short stun (increases DC)   - 143 Instant
Working
Ruin IV Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after performing Wrack)   10 - Instant
Working
Scourge IV Rescue your defensive target, force taunt the opponent, deal damage, and increase hate   5 - Instant
Working
Shield of Fear III Chain melee attack which increases your block chance (5 min) (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant
Unscripted
Symbol of Despair V Self buff which adds chance to stun those who attack you and absorbs a small amount of damage   - 1/sec Instant
Working
Vengeance V Counterattack with a short stun effect 10 - Instant
Working
Vile Howl Area of effect fear (10 sec) - 270 Instant
Working
Word of Doom: Har Daal Mur Powerful direct damage spell which also generates significant hate (increases DC)   - 116 Instant
Working
Wrack V Chain melee attack (increases DC) (only available after landing a melee critical hit)   10 - Instant

Level 48

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
Unscripted
Bleak Foeman IV Block next attack (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   10 - Instant
Working
Hex of Ill Omen IV Chain direct damage spell which lowers your opponent's damage (2m) (increases DC) (only available after landing a spell critical hit)   - 104 Instant
Working
Hex of Impending Doom III Chain direct damage spell (increases DC) (only available after performing Hex of Ill Omen)   - 104 Instant
Working
Provoke IV Increases hate   - 77 Instant
Working
Retaliate VI Counterattack that generates hate   10 - Instant
Working
Scythe of Doom VI Frontal cone life tap melee attack hitting up to 6 opponents   48 - Instant
Working
Vexing Strike VII Melee attack (increases DC) 20 - Instant
Working
Vile Strike II Chain melee attack which steals health from your opponent and converts it to energy for you (only available after landing a melee critical hit) 10 - Instant

Level 50

AlphaIconNameDescription-EnduranceEnergyCast
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Backlash II Powerful self damage shield that only lasts for one hit 15 - Instant
Working
Bane Extremely powerful direct damage spell (only usable on opponets with rank 5 DC) - 116 Instant
Working
Dark Bastion III Chain melee attack which increases your AC (5 min) (only available after performing Shield of Fear)   10 - Instant
Working
Devour Strength VI Siphon opponent's STR and DEX (5 min) - 102 Instant
Working
Harrow VI Life tap melee attack (only usable from behind)   28 - Instant
Working
Hatred Incarnate Self buff which increases damage by 100% and reduces endurance costs by 75% (30 sec) - - Instant
Working
Incantation of Hate Direct damage spell with hate over time effect - 260 Instant
Working
Mutilate IV Melee attack (increases DC) (only while wielding 2H wepaon)   40 - Instant
Working
Ravaging Darkness IV Melee attack which siphons your opponent's endurance (increases DC)   10 - Instant
Working
Slay III Killing blow melee attack with root effect (only usable when target is below 20% HP) 30 - Instant

Learned Abilities

Needs more info

Skills

Wield Types Weapon Types Weapon Specialization
One-handed One-handed Blunt Spear & Javelin
Two-handed Two-handed Blunt Axe
Sword and Shield One-handed Slashing Thrown Hammers
Two-handed Slashing Greatsword
Two-handed Piercing Longsword
Thrown Great Maul
Hand to Hand Hammer
Archery Great Spear
Short Sword
Great Axe
Bow
Crossbow
Staff
Thrown Axe
Club
Mace


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Combat Awareness Parry Evocation
Detection Alteration
Tactic Recognition


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