Lord Knight: A Comprehensive Guide for PvM/WoE/PvP

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This guide will focus mainly on the WoE and PvP aspects of playing a Lord Knight. A PvM section will be included, yes, but will not be a major part of this guide. This guide is dedicated to and based on Legacy RO, a 10/10/10 server, which may mean that some of its content will not apply to other servers. Lord Knight is a great character to play on, regardless of experience or skill level, as the unique high attack speed a Lord Knight can offer, or the mere power it can show in almost every situation may captivate any player. I recommend trying this class at least once in a person’s RO-career.

Table of Contents

  • I. Pros and Cons of playing a Lord Knight
  • II. Types of Lord Knights
  • III. Best places to Level
  • IV. PvP and War of Emperium (FE,SE)
  • V. Final Notes

I. Pros and Cons


Omnipotency – a Lord Knight is effective in almost all areas of the game. They can MVP, PvP, WoE, PvM. They can dish out an effective amount of damage in all these areas, they can tank, they can level solo, level in a party – they have the ability to do everything.

Attack Speed – Lord Knights can achieve the highest aspd available in game probably the most easily compared to any other class.

Variety – There are numerous builds related to a lord knight – Spear, One Handed Sword, Two Handed Sword, Bowling Bash, Spiral, MvP-Pierce, Berserk Build, and numerous more. Lord Knight is probably one of the most flexible classes in the game.


- LKs are good at everything, but not best at anything. They are able to do everything really well, but not the best in game. Lord Knight is basically “second” in everything – snipers out class Lord Knights for PvM, assassin crosses outclass Lord Knights for killing abilities, paladin outclasses Lord Knight for tanking.

Gear dependant – I would say LK is one of the most gear dependant character to play with in many situations. However, I would say this is a minor con, as this may apply to other classes as well.

II. Types of Lord Knights

In this section, I will only present the mainstream types of Lord Knights that are deemed to be the most efficient in their subject area. Finding your own build and skill tree to fit your taste is the best thing to do, but if you are not sure, taking these builds into consideration will be a great help to you.

First of all, the major types of Lord Knight depends on which weapon you wish to use – one handed sword, two handed sword, a spear (one handed) or a combination. I will not talk about two handed spears, as this is not an efficient or popular build for anyone. Keep in mind that in legacy RO, you have the freedom to change and try new builds to find the best fit for you (with a cost of zeny of course), so do not be afraid to try new things.

Two Handed Sword

This is probably the most popular LK build out there among new people (for a reason I do not know). The main focus of this build is 1) Parry and 2) Two Handed Quicken. These two skills alone give you a great advantage over other builds, as Parry blocks 55% of physical attacks, reducing the incoming damage by a great deal, and two handed quicken gives you a great ASPD boost. The main attack skill to use in this case would be Bowling Bash, Berserk, and Bash, depending on the situation. However, I do not recommend this build for PvP and especially WoE, for reasons which I will explain later in this section.

Builds (these stat points are approximate and include any item bonuses)

ASPD build (used for PvM, focuses on normal hitting)

  • 110 str
  • 80-90 agi
  • 50 dex
  • Rest into vit

High Str-BB build (Used for PvP/WoE, focuses on BB damage and berserk)

  • 120 str (130 with bless)
  • 70 dex (80 with bless)
  • 80-90 vit
  • Rest into agi

PvM: This is probably this best type for PvM, and an okay build for MvP. Parry is a great skill to use in many PvM situation instead of shield because of its 55% chance to block ALL physical damage, regardless of property/race. Weapons to use would certainly be a number of +10 Katana[4]s with size/race/property damage boost cards combined well to suit the place you wish to level/kill. (i.e. +10 Quadruple Bloody Katana in Sphinx 5).

PvP/WoE: first thing I will tell you is that I do not personally recommend this type of LK for pvp or woe. The lack of a shield is too great of an effect on damage reduction and trust me, things will hurt a lot in pvp/woe situations, especially woe. However, if you wish dearly to use two handed sword for pvp/woe situation, it is possible.

One Handed Spear

The best thing about using a spear as your main weapon would be versatility. A lord knight has many different spear skills to put to use in all situations – Spiral, Bowling Bash, Pierce, Spear Stab, Spear Boomerang, etc. One weapon that would put every lord knight skill (other than parry/two handed quicken) to use would be a spear. The biggest advantage would be versatility, but the biggest problem would be the low DPS/aspd. It is hard to get a good attack speed using a spear unless one uses a major part of their stat points into agi, which is not recommended at all for pvp/woe. There is no “spear quicken” skill for a lord knight to use, and even if you can deal as much damage in Bowling Bash using a spear as using a sword, achieving the same attack speed is almost impossible. For WoE, almost all spear-only skills (maybe other than spear boom/brandish) are totally useless both strategically and damage wise because of the ranged attack damage reduction and thus the low dps. Personally, I recommend using a spear as a secondary weapon for its versatility, but not as a damage dealer.


Pierce build
(used for PvM/MvP mainly)

  • 120 str
  • 60-70 agi
  • 60 dex
  • Rest into vit

Extreme Spiral build (used for PvP/MvP)

  • 30 str (for weight purposes)
  • 80-100 vit (depends on your taste)
  • 80-100 dex (depends on your taste)
  • 30 int (for sp, not necessary but useful)

High Str-BB/Spear Boom build (used for PvP/WoE)

  • 120 str (130 with bless)
  • 70 dex (80 with bless)
  • 80-90 vit
  • Rest into agi

PvM: One Handed Spear is a great type for PvM. Having a shield for reduction as well as a high damage using spear skills is great for any pvm situation, and the low sp cost for most spear skill is also an advantage (compared to BB’s high sp consumption). Setting up one-pierce kills for leveling/hunting is great, and with an AK pike, you deal 9k pierces to large mvps at quite a fast speed (however, not recommended on legacy because of the competition against creators/snipers, and also pierce-mvp is not possible against high-end MVPs.)

PvP: If used well, a spear can become a deadly weapon in pvp. Spiral can hurt low vit characters (i.e. high wizards/snipers) and can hit lock them in one spot for almost a second. Spear Boomerang is extremely useful against all ranged characters and to break cast/cloak with hit delay, and status spears will help you a great deal when combined with boomerang. Spear stab can be used against champs/whitesmiths to repel them away and combine it with spear boomerang. However, you cannot expect high dps with a spear, and you certainly cannot kill a person with high vit and pots, much less so that other LK builds which have higher aspd/dps.

WoE: Do NOT use spear in WoE, if you want to do ANY threatening damage. The only good thing about spiral would be the hit lock and the little range it gives to your attack. You could try BB’ing with a carded pike with high str, or brocca for that matter, but you won’t be able to kill many people with 170 and below aspd. Spears can be annoying in woe, but not threatening. Use spear as a secondary weapon.

One Handed Sword

I’ll tell you straight from the start, that this is the best pvp/woe build (at least imho). You have the advantage of a shield reduction against attacks, while able to one hand quicken and gain high aspd, with the help of a link. You can dish out the highest dps among these three types of builds if you can get ahold of a horn of buffalo. You can tank, deal damage and wreak havoc. However, I have to add that this build may not work in PvM situations unless you’re willing to get a number of differently carded shields and a dedicated linker.

BB and bash are your friends as well in this build. However, keep in mind that you must keep a spear for a secondary weapon, primarily to use spear boomerang and stab in specific situations, as you cannot depend solely on a one handed sword (no range attack other than charge attack which is pretty much worthless in many situations).


High Str-BB-stun immune build (PvP/WoE/PvM)

  • 120 Str (130 with bless, 140 with food)
  • 70~ dex (80 with bless, more with food)
  • 97 vit with food, unless you choose to 97 vit without food, and lowering dex/agi
  • Rest into agi.

*side-note: Bowling Bash takes into account both attack speed and dex. It has a cast time reduced by dex, just does not show the bar and is uninterpretable.

High Str-BB-aspd build

  • 120 Str (130 with bless, 140 with food)
  • 70~ dex (80 with bless, more with food)
  • 80~ vit (more with food, obviously)
  • Rest into agi.

Emp Breaking Build (not recommended to be honest, debuffs will make you go crazy and useless)

  • 120 str (+ bless and food)
  • 50 agi (+ agi up and food)
  • 60~ dex (+ blessing and food)
  • Rest into vit.

PvM: As I’ve mentioned before, if you can get a dedicated/slave soul linker for you and proper shields, it’ll work. However, I personally prefer two handed swords for PvM purposes.

PvP/WoE: Get a link, one hand quicken, and rape with your skills. Use BB and bash, spear for alternative skills/status/damage. You can get a very high aspd with one hand quicken + a bit of agi + horn of buffalo (optional), and BB at an extreme speed dishing out constant and fast damage. However, you will not be able to kill a tank/high vit character geared properly + potting, you will have to resort to other options which I will explain more in the pvp/woe section of this guide.

MVP: Don’t try to MVP with this build. That’s my suggestion.

III. Best Places to Level a Lord Knight

I will go over the best places to level a lord knight/knight. For the swordsman, I suggest simply bashing and hitting everything you can kill without dying – start at payon dungeon, move to orc dungeon/outside of orc dungeon, high orcs if you have the gears, leaf cats for jobs. If you have the money, you can ygg-leaf anubises and tele’ing very fast. For high swordsman, I highly recommending ygging anubises – trust me, it’s the fastest and easiest way (even though it may cost some zeny buying leaves.)

High Orcs (go outside Orc Dungeon, then go one map left to gef_fild14)

Ah, the high orcs. Probably the most traditional yet efficient and favored place to level. It’s very simple to level there. If you are spear, get an optimized pike for high orcs (the best would be double orc lady hydra vadon carded pike with tsunami endow), either mob + brandish, or pierce and tele. If you get the “high orc” pike mentioned above with water-property endow, and get around 110 str for knights and 100 for LKs with concentration, you can pierce or brandish one shot them at 100%. From what I’ve tested, mobbing gives you around 20% more exp than piercing. However, piercing is easier to do (especially if you’re the type of person who multi-tasks while leveling). As for two handed sword, it is very simple and same as always. Get a special katana for these high orcs (same cards as the pike), parry, and mob + BB. Plain and simple. However, I recommend going spear for high orcs as it is much more efficient and easy (uses much less SP). If you use the earth deleter card, then go spear for sure, as you basically gain 3 sp per each kill when you pierce, and you gain a bunch more when you mob and one shot them.

As for the zeny gain/item drops, it does not have any merit drops. If you kill orc archers, you can hope for orcish bows, but killing orcish archers will slow you down, and I do not recommend it. Save up the rough oridecons and the steels, use the yellow herbs when needed.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Feather Beret or Any str hats
  • Evil Wing Ears
  • (Lower Headgear does not matter)
  • Any armor with an earth deleter card in it (for infinite sp)
  • Double Smash Bloody Flammable Pike[4]
  • Any garment with raydric in it
  • Any shoes with matyr or green ferus in it
  • Str accessories, which ever one you can afford/wear

Anubis (sphinx level 4 or 5, I mainly used 5)

Anubis is sort of a unique place for me, as that’s where I leveled my LK on Legacy V1, and I still go there sometimes to level (however, rarely so because of better places). I will introduce it just for the heck of it. Your main targets are anubises (duh) and pasanas. Best weapon for this place would be a quadruple bloody katana, or a double bloody two handed sword if you do not want to spend too much money on this place. I highly recommend going two handed sword for this place, with aspersio (fire endow will screw you over against pasanas, but if you want to solely go for anubises, go ahead).

The method is simple; you buff, you zerk, you kill, you stay away from monsters when your hp is below 3k~, you use sp pots (or if you have earth deleter card, no need for sp pots), re-buff, zerk, repeat. No healing items needed. Simple as that.

As for drops from this map, the pasanas drop undershirt + stilettos which will give you good cash with OC when you npc it. The pasana card sells for 3m~ nowadays, so if you get lucky, you can scratch more money from this place. Other than that, nothing big.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Feather Beret or Str Headgears
  • Evil Wing Ears (str)
  • Earth Deleter Card Armor or ED Armor
  • Katana or Two Handed Sword with hydra cards
  • Any garment with raydric in it
  • Any shoes with matyr or green ferus in it
  • Str accessories, which ever one you can afford/wear

Thor Dungeon (mainly level 3, but level 1 is also possible)

You have two options for this dungeon. You can either zerk-solo on level 1, or go with a party to level 3. I’ll tell you right now, that this place has one of the best experience rates in the game. But I’ll also have to tell you that this place has some scary mobs. Just stay cautious at all times, and learn from your mates what to avoid and what to fight. (i.e. do not approach a sword guardian. Period.)

This place also has one of the best drops. Orleans Glove, Sword Guardian Card, Salamander Card, Meteor Plates[1]. Yum Yum.

Recommended Equipment:

  • Str Headgear
  • Evil Wing Ears (str)
  • Fire Property Armor (this is a must)
  • Valk shield with alice card (if using spear)
  • Vadon Carded Weapon (with water endow)
  • Any garment with raydric in it
  • Any shoes with matyr or green ferus in it
  • Str accessories, which ever one you can afford/wear

Lighthalzen Bio-Lab (level 3)

Best experience. (assuming your party knows what their doing) However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, do not go here. You will lose more experience than what you’ve gained. This dungeon is full of powerful mobs with a numerous threatening skills, and you must stay alert at all times and move very carefully. To be honest, this place has too many aspects to cover in this PvP/WoE guide. If you’re new to the game, do not worry about this place. After you get to play a bit, ask your friends/guildies about this place. (Quest guide to Bio-Lab can be found >> here.)

Abyss Lake Dungeon (All Levels)

Good Experience, good drops, but requires many consumables. The same rule applies here as the bio labs – If you’re new to the game, do not worry about this place. It requires expensive and very specific gears (dragon slayer for sure) to do some decent damage, and you have to burn some pots in order to stay alive. The easiest method would be berserk-leveling, but one screw up will kill you. Not recommended for noobs, but an option if you know what you’re doing.

IV. PvP/War of Emperium

One of my favorite aspects of Ragnarok Online. In this section, I will give specifics on how to deal with certain classes, and strategies to use against them. PvP’ing with a lord knight requires more than a couple of weapons, to maximize your power. The main weapons used are: Sword Guardian Carded saber or blade, Hydra-Skel worker saber or blade, edge, brocca, status spear. Use these weapons accordingly to what skills you use (i.e. sword guardian weapon for BB, hydra skel for bash) As for armors, you should be using all the reduction cards possible in the best given equip that you can get. However, default a marc carded armor. (or ED) Do not default anything else. Other cards are available to swap to, but you do NOT want to get frozen in pvp. The build that should be used for PvP is hybrid. You should be using all your skills in pvp in most cases.


Above are the hotkeys I use, during woe. Some items are missing ( in storage, ) This hotkey setup is for woe, and for pvp I use spear boom/spear stab in hotkeys as well.

PVP Gears/Stats

The above stats has maximized damage out put (balanced dex/aspd for highest DPS), has stun immunity, has 250~ hit (should never miss in WoE because of flee).
The items are top tier gears, but does NOT include any mvp cards.

Tidal + Wool combo is another option for garment/shoes and is probably more affordable. If you cannot get thorn + horn of buffalo, stick with another vesper core and use a valk shield. Also, even if you hvae horn of buffalo, might want to swap to cranial valk shield when walking into precast in WoE FE.

These following skills should always be on in combat – Concentration (Spear Dynamo) and Aura Blade. These will maximize your damage output by a huge deal, so don’t forget to refresh them every now and then. The optimal setting would include the knight link, but not necessary (however, it makes a big difference). If you’re a hardcore pvp-er, using converters/foods/pots is an option. However, to be honest, save those for War of Emperium.


Vs. Sniper

If you are fighting a good sniper in pvp, you will hate it. If you pot, he should not be able to kill you in any way (maybe except for bragi FA, but often times you should be able to out pot them). However, they can become hell of an annoyance to you. And if you do not pot, they have the fire power the kill you.
The biggest threat they have against you is traps. They have a variety of traps that will screw you over (sandman, ankle snare, shockwave) and you have to pay extra attention to the background to figure out where he places his traps. Do NOT simply run towards a sniper to bowling bash or whatever. He WILL trap if he’s good. One false move can get you asleep + stuck + sp drained.

The best tactic I can suggest would be to use a status spear and spear boomerang. If you’re confident you can one shot him (if he’s a double strafer in pvp) with a bowling bash, charge attack and go for it. However, if not, use a quadruple plankton card pike (sleep status) to spear boom him. It’s a 20% chance. After you sleep him, get to him in any way possible without stepping on his traps, and bash or BB the hell out of them. I would recommend bash with a one handed spear (hydra-skel worker) for the stun effect.

In WoE, they won’t be much of a killer threat to you, but the ankle snares in precasts and what not will be annoying. Let the snipers/stalkers do their job of removing traps, and support them until your path is clear. Trap sniper should be one of your targets in WoE to eliminate to facilitate the movement of your guild members.

Vs. Whitesmith

To be honest, this depends on both the gears of the whitesmith you’re fighting, and how many pots he has. If he has decent enough gears, his cart termination WILL hurt (stun shouldn’t be a problem for you especially if you have high vit), and you have to try to out damage him with BB while potting. However, they can break you weapon/armor by simply dealing damage to you. I recommend not facing a whitesmith unless you have Full Chemical Protection, or you’re sure that you can kill the whitesmith before he deals any significant damage to you. Without pots, it’s a “who has higer dps vs hp” thing. Lord Knights certainly have more hp than whitesmiths, and doing the same DPS as them will make you the winner.

One possible strategy against a white smith is using spear stab and spear boomerang. You stab them to prevent cart termination (spear stab gives range) and you spear boomerang them while backing up. If they switch to strong shield, take advantage of the 20% additional damage and BB them like hell.
In WoE, if you have full chemical protection, you should be able to face them without much problem. However, target the after high wizards, as they can wreak havoc to your wizard-line with stun.

Vs. Professor

If possible, avoid these. They will dispel you, drain your sp, fiber lock you, and basically become a huge pain in the ass. You should be able to out pot them, but if it is a 1 vs 1 situation, it’ll be hard to kill a properly geared professor who uses their skills right (fog of war, safetywall). Your best chance is to use edge and hope for a coma. In a WoE situation, profs are one of the highest priority targets for every killer class. After you kill the high wizards in the enemy guild and remove any urgent threats to your precast group, edge-BB the profs or move onto another class (sniper/sinx)

Vs. Paladin

An LK vs Paladin battle is a matter of pots. If both classes pot, they cannot kill each other without extreme buffs such as gospel. Do not target these in WoE unless you’ve killed the high wizards, snipers and assassin crosses.

Vs. Clown/Gypsy

A lord knight should not have problems against a clown/gypsy in pvp. The only problem they can cause you is if they are linked. Other wise, you should be able to out damage them and kill them. Another high priority targets in woe, but it may be difficult (not as difficult as killing profs/tanks) to kill them. If after a few BBs they do not die, swap to edge. However, note to stay away from slow grace, as it is the worst debuff (for a lord knight). It will lower your moving speed and attack speed by a significant amount.

Vs. High Wizard

If the high wizard has a very fast cast, use status spears, as used against snipers. However, stun may be more effective in this case. After stunning, dish out damage. They have a very low hp bar, and they will drop dead after BBs, regardless of potting or not. One tip would be to use elemental armors against high wizards, and keep on an ED armor the whole time. The only problem you will have against them is if they JT at a very fast cast speed, or freeze/stone curse you. Swap to your dokebi armor if you see them cast JT on you. Swap back to ED. If they fbolt, swap to ifrit armor. However, if you screw up swapping armors, they will deal an abnormal damage on you, so if you do not know what you’re doing, don’t try it. Also, no armor swapping in WoE even if you’re facing a high wizard. Stay on ED or marc at all times.

Vs. Champion

Use your hide clip to the max, against both TSS and Asura. Use spear stab at first to prevent asura, if they try to TSS, go up to them and BB. Status spear boom should work as well after spear stabbing them out of pneuma. Simply, don’t let them near you, unless you cut their hp down to one shotting them. If they use strong shield, try status spear-booming them, and get ready to use your hide-dodge. In a WoE situation, you should be able to tank their asura at full hp with raydric, feather beret, and thara frog card.

Vs. High Priest

They are like profs, except a bit less annoying. You could try using a force executioner and BB them at maximum speed and hope you out damage the heals. Often times it does. In WoE, do not use a sword guardian weapon or a hydra-skelworker weapon, as they will tank your bowling bashes. Edge is the way to go against high priests.

Vs. Stalker

For PVP, everyone knows how annoying a good stalker can be. They will status you, strip you, then rape you. They will FSK, taking off your precious berserk pot and link. However, you have to remember that you’re a better damage dealer and a better tank overall. The best thing to do against a sneaky little stalker is keep sight up, and follow the footsteps of chasewalk carefully. Use a status spear to boomerang with (preferably sleep or curse). Use magnum to kick them out of chase walk. Becareful of strip, and once you status them, BB the hell out of them.
As for woe, they’re not too big of a problem (if you’re in a guild thats any decent, you should have FCP on your 99% of the time you’re woe’ing). However, remember that most guilds have stalker as their recaller. Trying to remember the names of the guild leader stalker, as they should be one of your primary targets in woe. Kill them, stop their recalls, do whatever you can to bother the recaller.

WoE Specific Tips

  • Do not just BB the first guy you meet in a battle. Run into their “formation”, target their precast/wizard line first (status or damage, does not matter), and cause chaos to them. Kill of as many high wizards as possible, then change your target to snipers and assassin crosses. If you see your fellow assassin cross attacking a prof, help him out with edge.
  • Learn to use all your weapons accordingly, keep in mind your focus is to wreak havoc and tank. Yes lord knights can get kills as well, but tanking and screwing the enemies up is more important.
  • In a big mob of enemies, if you can tank them, use edge. If not, do not just stand in the middle of the crowd, but move around to minimize damage intake, while still targeting your priorities. If the mob is smaller, use your sword guardian blade.
  • Magnum/BB with status weapon (especially for FE).
  • When walking into precast, use a valk shield, even if you have a horn of buffalo. The elemental reduction will help.

V. Final Notes

I hope this guide helps those who wish to learn how to play a lord knight in all situations. I realize that some of the information included in here are obvious, and some are not. I consider myself a noob Lord Knight, as some of the information I’ve put in here I cannot even carry out. Simply, best thing to do is learn to utilize your weapons and your skills. This guide is dedicated to Legacy RO, Cya Later and any one who has helped me so far learn how to play Lord Knight myself (you know who you are).

88 Responses to “Lord Knight: A Comprehensive Guide for PvM/WoE/PvP”

  1. Could you post a VS. Sinx guide please?

  2. high vit= thanathos card sure dmge

  3. Very nice guide!
    I play as a lord knight for years and I basically use the same strategies as you..except for the status spear that I’ve never ever tryied

  4. In PVP/WOE always bring Water/Fire/Earth/Wind Converters and Cursed Water for some reasonszzz…

    PVP Weapon

    +10 Storm-Bringer’s Bloodlust Explosive Bloody Pike or
    +10 Storm-Bringer’s Bloodlust Explosive Perfect Pike

    Aura Blade + Concentration + ( Foods + Aloevera + Box of Whatever ) Wind Converter + Spear Boom + Spear Boom Frost + Bowling Bash Frost + Bowling Bash = NO COMMENT


  5. I strongly disagree with some things…
    first of all, 2H sword builds you reccomend..crap. 130 str without bless, 60 dex, rest vit. Comfortably over 24k hipoints. And…shield vs. parrying. So…with shield and thara, you got 30% reduction of all physical damage. Parrying, on the other hand, blocks 50%, over longer time it gets more effective. You totally missed the fact that even 2H build uses pike+thara sometimes, to deliver some damage or status effects and to break cast through safety wall.

    You always reccomend too much dex IMO. The aspd increase is pityful, and with concentration and eventually magnum break bonus, you hit everyone with BB…still I prefer using bash against flee targets. Those points are more worth spending in vit.

    And for status effect pike…you still talk about sleep…that’s good only at some 1on1 situations. I suggest using combination of bleeding, curse, sleep and if you get it, decrease agi (thana maero I think).

    1H sword? I never used it because when you get dispelled, you’re pretty much screwed for good because you rely on buff from other character.

  6. forgot to add the skills?

  7. Great guide, though i’m curious
    are those stats with food / buffs or no.

    And… some notes.
    WS, unfortunately, pwn LKs.
    well if they’re both properly geared anyways. I’d add either have non-breakable weapons, or auto-strip weapons.
    If you manage to strip them of their weapons, their CT is
    easily outpotted. Properly geared HPs you shouldn’t even bother with, unless you’re confident that you can out-damage their heals.
    For WoE, if i were running in, i’d use a CK, and quickly switch for best effectiveness.

    There’s one last thing:
    The use of Magnum Break. It’s hard to believe that you did not add the importance of this, as +100 HIT and 20% more dmg with fire property is hardly negligible.
    With Magnum break and Concentration, you wouldn’t need so much dex. If you’re experienced, you’ll know that you pot for sp and hp when needed, and you could just magnum break before bb-ing an AGI sniper to ensure it hits, as well as the added power.

    I loved your guide. I loved how you left out the 2h spears /gg. but yeah, good basics, tips even for the advanced, and a decent structure. I look forward to your future posts / guides.

  8. shouldn’t u use a double bloody boned sabre instead of the triple bloody boned blade?

  9. 2H spears? They aren’t used often…in fact I have never seen these on LK.
    WS vs. LK…well, while at melee range WS can outdamage LK, but LK can always keep distance. If you have status inflicting spear, use spear boomerang and curse/sleep him. If it is WoE, let someone better suited for that to take him out, if it is non-potting PvP just kill him at range.

    With so high strength, it is much better to use blade instead of sabre…modifiers get more and more important with rising str.

  10. err right. That brings up another one of my questions:
    What ATK will make a +10 bb blade stronger than a +10 saber?
    That question has been on my mind for quite some time.

    2H Spears. Well yeah, that’s why i said how I loved how they weren’t mentioned.

    yeah, LK has spear boom,
    but even on low-rates, WS can CT you to death in a matter of seconds. Remember, status pikes get as high as 20%. I personally use a quadruple plankton pike, but even with that, it’s not guaranteed that you’ll sleep him with 6-7 hits.
    with cart boost, WS match the speed of a LK on a peco,
    so by throwing spears, you also leave yourself vulnerable to attack. LKs do have bowling bash, and that DOES knock them back in pvp, but since bowling bash has a small yet unnoticeable cast time (which CAN be reduced by DEX), WS can easily output 2-3 CTs in that time frame. CTs hurt like a bii….atch.

  11. Errrr… You forgot bout creator’s… XD… lot of vit means lot of damage, u’ll get easilly pawned… Today Lot of user’s use Fast-cast creator for acid Spam,..

    : I love the guide it help a lot.. but i think the items were bit expensive XD… VS, BH,

  12. lol creator’s acid spam, DO:
    -er… that card with the pneuma. I DON’T KNOW. i’m not a complete RO nerd. yet.
    -GR if you can get your hands on it
    -noxious card
    -just kill them fast enough. usually creators spend too much stats on INT and DEX that they usually fall to a few good hits.

    But don’t punch yourself in the guts if you die. LKs naturally fear creators, but it actually takes guts to just randomly hit one in the guts and kill one. USE POTS!

    ah right. I forgot to mention stun pike.
    4 savage babe cards in a pike, and just spear boom. Meh, might or might not stun them. If you stun them, you’ve got a chance.

  13. that was acolyte card.. uhhn errendee (forgot the speling)
    but it has a low chance of casting pneuma….
    Well bout GR>…<

  14. that was acolyte card.. uhhn errendee (forgot the speling)
    but it has a low chance of casting pneuma….
    Well bout GR>.. quite expensive…. ohh forgot to tell Gr were disabled in our server…
    .. uhh,what bout noxious… i dunno that..

    may if i throw some status spear,,, Lol. i can get close to them…

    Maybe Lk just have to move away from creator..
    That “” my word… >.< sorry for double post

  15. ahh, sry. I put my name as Jacky. Shiet. don’t tell anyone.

    Well i told you, GR was supposed to be only if you could get your hands on it.

    Yeah, true it’s a low chance, but if you get pneuma to work, it could turn the tables around. If you happen to be using a spear, just spear boom them with your best spear, if not, a status pike. Creators nowadays have some VIT, so I’d be using a strong spear instead.

    Yeah, noxious… look it up. It gives reduced dmg from ranged attacks. Alligator card works out well here too.

    “Maybe Lk just have to move away from creator..”
    That’s where you’re in a lose-lose situation. Why are LKs running away from creos anyways? They’re supposed to be those courageous knights, but maybe i’m going too deep into the game. Point is, if you run, you’re never gonna win, cause AD has a longer range than any of the LKs attacks. Charge attack’s power is too low to be considered significant.

    The only possible way that running away from creators could be of any help is if you use a hide clip. These work wonders. Considering they’re good, they’d have a sight clip. Since sight’s range isn’t that big, you could wait til they’re close enough or that you get revealed to do a counter-attack. I’ve done this in 2 VS 2 PvP events, and things are hella crazy.

    Damn, I should make my own guide instead of commenting little bits of advice lol

  16. Shelix:
    “In PVP/WOE always bring Water/Fire/Earth/Wind Converters and Cursed Water for some reasonszzz…

    PVP Weapon

    +10 Storm-Bringer’s Bloodlust Explosive Bloody Pike or
    +10 Storm-Bringer’s Bloodlust Explosive Perfect Pike

    Aura Blade + Concentration + ( Foods + Aloevera + Box of Whatever ) Wind Converter + Spear Boom + Spear Boom Frost + Bowling Bash Frost + Bowling Bash = NO COMMENT

    TRY THIS ”

    I’m not sure by “Bowling Bash Frost.” Please explain to me.

  17. which is better?
    a +10 blade[4] or a +10saber[3]????
    and is a double bloody double boned weapon better than triple bloody boney weapon????
    plz……..i need answers.I am kinda noob!

  18. depends on what cards and your final attack.
    I’m not sure of it, but if you’d usually use +10 saber for a better attack, but if you’re confident of your ATK, use +10 blade. (Say 120 STR) Not much difference in attack power, really, but +10 blade is a lot cheaper than +10 saber. I use one myself. Again, the difference in damage isn’t really that noticeable.

  19. actually,

    LK’s can kill WS and Creators now a days,

    WS=on woe or pvp, WS dont use too much vit so you can stun them while tanking their CT(if you’re good in pottint) by bash then go for BB, bash skill is more faster than CT so there’s a 70-85% chance to stun them,WS is not really a big problem for LK if you know what you’re doing.

    Creator=yeah, enemy of a vitality LK, but there’s already an answer for it, a HIDE CLIP, just simple as that,like what Blitz said…….,but if you’re facing a 1 vs 1 creator in pvp event,
    go for -VIT, just sit there and wait for his pet to attack you,,AD does not hurt you at all with that -VIT,,

    about the +10blade and +10saber issue,,
    there’s a difference,,
    both there minimum dmg and maximum dmg

    +10blade=minimum dmg &maximum dmg are not too far to each other..

    +10saber=minimum dmg &maximum dmg are almost 1k difference

  20. Please:

    Have you faced a good WS yet? Don’t think so. Going on melee with WS without having FCP is suicide, meltdown will break your weapon and armor within few seconds. If you have it, straight up melee is kinda risk…in any case it will cost you considerable effort to kil him. He has higher dps, but you have better stun chance and better survivability. You also have a “handbrake” called Frenzy. If you go to Frenzy, you will kill him if you know when to use it…In any case, softening him first with status spear boomerang is prefered.

    Speaking of status pike…quad sleep is not the best option. Against good player, it will not work but once. I prefer mix with Metaling/thana maero/plankton/savage babe.

    Against Creators, it is stupid to just run to him…AD rain will take care of you quickly, But one thing people forget…Spear Boom has higher range than AD. Use that first, and when he is softened enough and starts to heal, it is time to strike. Hide tactic mentioned is also viable option. Most Creators and Priests suffer from “Healing skill syndrome” as I call it. That is, when hurt, they automatically start to heal via their healing skill, even when better option would be just to pot and use some skill to take care of their enemy (AD/agi down, etc…). So after you pull out the first shot in 80% cases you’re done with him.

  21. 30 str for Spiral Pierce build???are you out of your mind?

  22. can i ask you something? which 1 is better at pvp

    LK with BB – one hand sword(sabre or blade)
    LK with clashing spiral (hunting spear)

    can some1 answer my question? i wan’t to make LK in very low rate server, you know it’s suck to make 2 LK just for testing, please answer thx ^^

    sorry for bad english

  23. the better is LK with clasing spiral and equip bloody hunting spear for PvP.
    for the extreme damage try to incantation samurai card.

    for status LK lv 99:

    str: 85
    agi: 1
    vit: 92
    int: 1
    dex: 65
    luck: 1

    thats very good for LK type clasing spiral.
    TRY THIS!!

    and LK not suck job.

  24. i think incan samurai card not going to improve the clashing spiral damage cuz clashing spiral is ignoring DEF and VIT, and i’ve try it at calculator

  25. Whats the total equipment defense in that scrennshot ? I didnt get the meaning of 36(28).

    Ok here go some suggestions to improve your guide..
    *I believe that the combinations of +9 High level tydal shoes and Woll Scarf [1] is way better than valk manteau plus belzebub shoes.
    9 High level tydal shoes and+7 Woll Scarf [1] gives way more defense and also +2 str bonus..

    *Fighting a sinx with Raydric manteau isn’t a very good idea.. switching to an angeling armor or a -30% elemental damage reduction card in the manteau would be much better.

    *About Emp breaking
    As some other guy said , you forgot to mention about Errende Ebecce card.
    You must agree with me that sinx are way better emp breakers than Lks , my suggestion is to stand close to the emperium wearing defensive equipment , and casting spells that call enemy attention , like magnum break etc , so they will hit you and you will cast PNEUMA that will avoid keppers to cast Safety wall in the emperium , so your fellow sinx friends call break it.

    Well Nice guide .. I agree 99% with you in all topics.

  26. Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery great guide man. Really perfect.
    I will follow it, because I am planning to do a 1h spear LK for PvM ^__^
    That’s it..bye !
    Contragulations on the guide xD

  27. plz help,
    wat is a better weapon for pvp:-
    2 bloody 2 boned pike[4] or 3pl bloody boned pike[4]????
    please help me i am confused

  28. double bloody double boned pike =140%+30% of 140% = 182% + 10 atk
    triple bloody boned pike = 160%+15% of 160% = 184%+5 atk

    and…why is 99+41 ?? (str)
    120 without bless and food
    15 from job bonus(job lv 70)
    6 from vesper and mantis
    1 from evil ears
    1 from valkrye armor
    it’s should be 122 right? 99+15+6+1+1 = 122

  29. thanks for your suggestions..i really know that to do now^^
    keep safe!!xD

  30. btw, if you really want ur LK to be extreme BB type you can use Swords Guardian card..which do 25% more damage with BB skill ryt!!XD

  31. yeah that true.
    but that only work effect for one ore two hannded sword only.

  32. please put wat cards u put in ur weapons and armors

  33. im still a knight can i use dirst the BG weaps at items?


  34. the delay for magnum break is too big for u to sight out the stalker .. he might take the chance to strip u and Bye bye

  35. You don’t chase Stalker on your own generally though, and a Stalker won’t attempt to strip when he’s bombarded by 3 persons. He’ll flee. (Unless the DPS suck, badly)

  36. +10 Double Storm-Bringer’s Bloodlust Explosive Pike + Wind Converter = The Best Weapon For BOWLING BASH Type…..100% SURE……always bring different types of converter…..Spear Boomerang Frost + Bowling Bash Frost + Bowling Bash ~ Spear Boomerang = DEADZ………………..even though they were wearing UNDEAD/UNFROZEN ARMOR, your Bowling Bash still hurtz…

  37. more pro how to kill a:
    pally,high priest,creator,clown/gypsy,professor

  38. and high hp and tough characters

  39. why not +10Blade[4] with 2hydra and 2sword gaurdian? I think its more stronger^^

  40. +7 Elemental Sword with 2x sword guardand and 1x hydra is probably the best for bbing there is. I’ve calc’d it and it can do around 3-6k with in woe depending on what the person is wearing.

  41. guardian*

    Damn my spelling errors xP

  42. +10 Naght Seiger Twin Blade (Blue) [3]
    2x Sword Guardian Card
    1x Incantation Samurai Card

    STR: 130~140
    DEX: 50~70
    HP: 40k~42k (with TGK)

    Frost Diver LVL 5 = (Target Status: Frozen)
    Aura Blade LVL 5
    Concentration LVL 5
    One-hand Quicken LVL 1
    Wind Converter (Aloevera / Box of Ressentment)
    Magnum Break LVL ?(?)
    Bowling Bash LVL 10 = (Target Status: Trauma)

    Bowling Bash DANCE (SPAM Bowling Bash)

  43. Try this Spiral Build
    80+15 str =95
    91+8 vit = 99
    71+9 Dex = 80
    1 agi
    1 int
    This build is focuses on Spiral and semi berserk Build
    This build has almost no casting time..already calculated it on RODE..Use Pole Axe bloody or Hunting spear Bloody….

  44. how do i create a guide so that i may post my builds???

  45. whats the use of hydra card? will it increase dmg against humans also? i means its against demi humans na?

  46. @damn

    For all intent and purpose, demi human should read humanoid.

    Since human are humanoid, yes.

  47. oh ok. ty Alardun…

  48. This is a nice guide. Before I played LK THS, but after I see this explanation, I changed to 1-handed spear, with cranial valk shield, and yep, it`s much more better.

  49. “+10 Naght Seiger Twin Blade (Blue) [3]
    2x Sword Guardian Card
    1x Incantation Samurai Card

    STR: 130~140
    DEX: 50~70
    HP: 40k~42k (with TGK)

    Frost Diver LVL 5 = (Target Status: Frozen)
    Aura Blade LVL 5
    Concentration LVL 5
    One-hand Quicken LVL 1
    Wind Converter (Aloevera / Box of Ressentment)
    Magnum Break LVL ?(?)
    Bowling Bash LVL 10 = (Target Status: Trauma)

    Bowling Bash DANCE (SPAM Bowling Bash) ”

    Please post something that’s realistic. MVP cards and a +10 weapon dropped by an MVP isn’t realistic and almost impossible on mid to low rate servers.

  50. How about this:

    +10 Pike Stormy Knight,LoD,Thanatos Maero,Metaling
    For Berserk Build?

    +10 Katana Incantation samurai,Turtle General,2 Sword Guardian
    Blowing Bash?

    Equips on my server totaly Fun w/ wind convertes.

  51. Yeah because on a 5x-10x server those are VERY easy to get. -_-

  52. This guide is lol.

  53. Yeah…. God damn lol.. A 1 handed lk with knight link, surely pwn sum lolz in pvp/woe…….

  54. How do you get such high aspd with low AGI?? is your stats come with full buff and food or clown song?

  55. wer can i lvl up wen im lvl 82

  56. dude this guide rocks!


    HighOrc > alde_dun02

  57. -1
    you rely much on food and buffs. vs a prof, your on a disadvantage. i agree on using converters but i suggest you lessen switching of gears. use a more stable build. there are ppl with 100 vit thus status cards are useless.

  58. yeah a spiral type is more stable and a better character to practice playing lk. less swapping, less buffs but pwned against a creo because of high vit.
    you only swap armors, sometimes accessory (hide, sight) and you focus on one hitting the enemy with spiral pierce. pots saves the day and you don’t need much buffs. relying much on equipments so.. doomed if stripped. remember that practice makes perfect. continue to play and you’ll realize the best type of build or char for you.

  59. please make your comments more realistic. keep in mind that we play on different servers, rates and communities.

  60. hi,
    thanks for the guide
    coz of it i came up with a new build^^
    BowlingBash Berserk LK^^ hihi
    BowlingBash for spear w/ shield and Berserk w/ Parrying for 2hnded sword
    try it for PVP and WOE
    Stats: lvl99
    aspd=190 max of course with a [BERSERK skill^^(frenzy)+2hnd Quicken+berserk pots]

    THANKS Alot(^^)

  61. no added job stats and equips^^

    THANKS (^^)

  62. question:

    based on your guide, spiral build don’t need a max str?! don’t you think that max str makes max damage on spiral?
    why is it only 30str??? damn!! i don’t get it!

    and do you know the real computation of itz damge?
    tnx a lot!!^^


  63. what if Crit LK ?is it reasonable to use?

  64. what if CRIT LK ? is it reasonable to use??

  65. shield with thara or parrying?

  66. w0w I read all of it…. can i follow your stats and your weaps? I want to revenge to champs who kill me when i’m stiill Knight xD /gg

  67. It looks awesome, I’m trying out the build atm, still missing some stuff, but I have some questions.

    First, if you have stun immunity, and always WoE / PvP with FCP, what’s the point of valk armor?, except for the +1 to all stats, which I personnaly don’t find out that useful.

    Shouldn’t a meteor plate be better instead?

    Still, Valk mant does wonders with that build.

    In terms of cost / usage, wouldn’t a Ring of mustle, (With the right stats) outperform a Vesper core 2?

    Also, The last observation, does it really work with 1 base int? Think you’d need to pot a lot.

  68. Yah, exception for a +1 all stats. its good if you are dispelled and in RO stun immunity will never be attained not unless you have a orc hero card in which is a waste for a LK. There are far more better card that goes into a LK’s headgear.

    Meteor Plate has good defense, but somehow your defense can be use unto you. Like using thana card or an ice pick better yet with skills like Soul Destroyer and Infiltration(Monk skill) while valk armor has average defense. and in case you will still use Orc Hero card, there is no point on 30% resist on stun and freeze.

    A ring of mustle is often use if you really need the STR+ while Vesper Core02 is used if they dont need much STR and need other benefits like ATK+ or MDEF.

    Almost all of LK guide maker don’t prefer having some int more than 1, but i suggest you put some so you can have increased in SP, SP regen and when you pots SP restorative item it also increases a certain amount. it helps in MDEF and status resistance too

  69. Well, I took that build and left it like this:

    Base str = 89
    Base agi = not sure yet
    base vit = 90 (+7 Bonus = stun immunity) It DOES Work.
    base int = 1 (not definite)
    base dex = 61

    Takes up a lot of stat points, so, should I just lower vit?

    Cuz it does wonders for me, I can outperform WS’s in terms of DPS, and using HOTB + Thorn shield I get 182 aspd with buffs.

    Kinda works for me, The only thing I’m not sure is the usage of brocca, since skill build for 1h is really weird. (You don’t get all the Spear bonuses, unless I’ve done something wrong)

    Also, tried the meteor plate, and tried the valk armor, meteor plate is rather more useful. (And Affordable, I think)

  70. well, you got good str and dex. but your vit is too much even if you outperform a WS, you can’t on Biochemist. But if you don’t usually go for WoE and rather PvM alot. Your Vit is good as it is, make agi just for aspd. Your choice of aspd and so does on Int, but don’t leave int in low, coz you’ll suffer on a dried SP and waste more money on SP restorative item.

    Meteor Plate for PvM is useful than a Valk, but Meteor on WoE maybe not versus a Valk in WoE. Yah M.Plate is affordable than Valk though :D

  71. Hey. what spear are u using?

  72. where is a good place to level my job lvl?? my base is still 70

  73. yo! can i ask how can i get the best BB for LK?
    what is the best stat for BB Type?

    i want the BB spam and the high damage BB

    help me plss…..

  74. I have a question is this a dual stype( BB and SP)

    if yes i have a question
    why will i use BB if spiral pierce is stronger? and if BB is stronger why will i use SP?

  75. @reverence

    you really shouldn’t max your str xD it has to be a multiple of 10 (100, 110, 120, 130) to receive an atk bonus

  76. can i add the skill build ??????? i really dont know what skills to get for one handed spear lord knight

  77. “can *u* add the skill build ??????? i really dont know what skills to get for one handed spear lord knight”

  78. builds from PRO.

    for spiral pierce build try this * take note that str dont put much attack damage to spiral pierce.

    nowadays there are more damage reduction from demi human are affordable and available in low rate servers. same goes for mdef.

    build*lvl 99
    str: 40
    vit: 90
    dex: 80

    why have high dex? dual purpose dex also inc. attack str theoretically base damage or what so call minimum damage. not only that to inc. hit ( i got a sinx that has more than 300 flee so if u go 1 on 1 with me u suck with low hit) and for casting time also.

    why 90 vit not 99. lol its not that big difference. and to put some to other. with 70 jlvl + food buff and some other buffs its already stun immune.
    *for creator and ice pick, man combat knife damage reduction helm shield and muffler will do the job trust me.

    why have agi? are u a totally noob? man. it help you inc cast delay. i already seen higher agi than that if you try to kill good equiped player.

    for BB ill go for his build. ^_^ its perfect for bb type lk. no other words.

    you need to maximized your damage

    you can also try
    +10 blade with 1 sword guardian + 2 hydra +1 skell worker.

    why only 2 hydra not 3. dont have a proof but almost all say that its suck. you can use either 2 hydra or 2 skell and 1 for the other or vice versa

    why he got high attack speed? because of his shield+acce combo i think it gives additional 10% attack speed when you wear that.

    thats all. take note that this game is not for 1 on 1 only. thats why its called MMORPG. so being party or almost guild war will help for other like asura from ur guildmate when u cant kill the player uve been target.

  79. mga tanga tanga

  80. What is the card for causes STUN / FROST or whatever status at the enemy when they’re Attacking on you !? LoL… And TQ ~

  81. almost all guide were good , 2H sword for PvM ,
    1H spear for PvP ,(i’m nt sure about 1H sword, as it need links) that’s conclusion i get from all guide LOL

  82. oh ya , one last question , wat 1h spear should i use?

  83. some one give me a hRserver build.?

    255. lvl
    197 aspd.

    i need to know what weapon i use?
    elemental sword are effective?

  84. wind fire and evil druid armors is a must in pvp/woe
    and you can also use daggers instead of 1 hand swords
    +10 mes is a lot better than +10 saber even with the size penalty

    when facing Pally , switch to IP[1] and BB them like there’s no tomorrow xD
    remember that BB only has a few pre reqs and u don’t need to get parrying if you’re only going to use BB , instead go for spiral pierce gives you the 1 shot power of spiral pierce and the scary DPS of a BB/Bash LK xD

    oh and frenzy + 2hq + berserk pots = 190 aspd extremely great for leveling a bit expensive on sp pots though xD

  85. hey i really liked ur guide but the equipment is not available in my server can u post pre renewal equipment and less cheaper please?

  86. Few months back, I’ve read this guide and used it in a Mid rate server and I’m telling you this build can stand out against in any enemy if you pay attention to the surroundings and enemies. I basically did your build/stats/skills but since the official keep updating with new equipment. Tweaked and I’m telling you I’ve been voted as the best LK class..

    Love your guide! keep it update

  87. hi, just want u to know, 12 years later, your guide are still useful :) hope you’ve made it in life , and happy reminiscing of RO. Cheers

  88. REPOST:
    (sorry for the typo in the first post. LMAO. Totally ruined it!)

    To the owner,

    This has been a very helpful guide for me and I’m sure for everyone that have stumbled upon here, and really appreciate the effort you’ve put into this. I’m sure you’ve helped a lot of people out there and special thanks also to the people on the comment section who contributed.

    I hope all of you guys are well and keep facing whatever is ahead of us and not giving up. We’re all Lord Knights after all.

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