PvP Interview with Rearou by MOD KryoJenix
MOD Kryojenix here welcoming you all to my premier article I like to call “The Kryojenix Lab!”
Here we discuss things that are PvP related from the characters and players perspectives. I’ll ask the players some questions and see what we can get out of them.
It’s my pleasure to introduce my first guest who I think is one of the best Blade Masters and player overall in our server. DeathBlade’s Rearou. Welcome to my lab Rearou!
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Well I’m a sophomore in high school that started playing Elsword back around 3 years ago when I was in 7th grade. Before I started playing Elsword, my main game was GC. I decided to migrate over to Elsword. The transition from GC to Elsword was tough, and I used to be “that Elsword” who used power adrenaline + mega slash but once Raven was released, I put in enough effort to reach where I am now
You’ve mentioned you started off as an Elsword but then you made the switch to Raven. Did he fit more your play style or was it because he looked better?
Well when I first played Elsword, I mentioned how bad I was at the game. I pretty much blamed 90% of my losses on the character’s fault and thought that once Raven came out, things would be all better so it was pretty much cause of that reason that I switched over to Raven.
Additionally, I found Raven to be a faster character.
From when you started until now with the recent balance changes, how do you feel about the changes that BM went through? Was it good or bad and why?
Currently, BM is an excellent class. Back when BM was first released, he had very few catches that could possibly even begin to compare to RF who had a »^zz, »^x, X-Crash, etc…
However, BM’s catching ability began to increase with the addition of his new ZZZX combo, shadow thrust, and of course, maximum cannon Plus once you factor in the infinite x drops, and how easy they are, BM is a lot better than how he used to be.
However, BM lacks any substantial damage outside of core, so he tends to feed a bunch of “empty hits” until he gets into awakening.
So in your opinion, Blade Master needs a buff in physical damage or only towards his actives/special actives?
I certainly think that would help. Honestly, BM shouldn’t have to rely on awakening to get out most of his damage I certainly wouldn’t mind if they reduced core’s damage, but increased BM’s base damage in exchange
In terms of matchups, how do you think Blade Master fairs with everyone? What about your own personal match ups?
I think Blade Master is good against just about any class except probably Code: Battle Seraph and Wind Sneaker. BM relies mostly on horizontal catches to attack the enemy and CBS’s are constantly in the air which makes it difficult for a BM to obtain that catch and any attempt at a horizontal catch is in most cases met with a Taser.
I mentioned how BM feeds a lot of “empty hits” that means BM will give WS’s a ton of mana and awakening charge to use and since Airelinna only costs 120MP the WS in question can tank, mana break, and pop out an Airelinna and because Airelinna destroys all potential catches via freeze frames and gives awakening charge to the Rena a BM has very little options to choose from.
It’s not impossible to get a win but just highly improbable.
Do you train? How do you define your play style? Does your or a Blade Master’s play style differ from a 1v1 match to a 2v2/3v3 match?
When I first started, I practiced really hard to develop my skills. However, I don’t really need to train very much anymore. I certainly do need some warm-ups to play at top efficiency though.
I’d say my play style is more or less rushing into things with thrusting. Though, when I feel that things can get dangerous, I take a more passive stance that involves baiting out my opponent I use the latter tactic since “the person chasing is always at a disadvantage.” It’s even more devastating to take that passive stance if your opponent is at lower HP than you then they begin to become reckless thinking that they have to have higher HP or else they’ll lose by time out. That’s easy to take advantage of giving me a bunch of free catches in the long run.
The play styles from 1v1 and 2v2/3v3 are fundamentally different. 3v3 is, bluntly put, skill spam. Anyone could have an easy time just tanking and then launching out some special active. It’s not like that in 1v1 since there’s absolutely no chance some outside force is going to attack you while you KD reset. Because of that, I can use my passive baiting style in 1v1.
In 3v3, it’s pretty much just tanking and launching out some special active.
Is there anything you would like to see change about the Arena or PvP in general?
Regarding Arena in general, I think it’s perfectly fine as it is.
However, I would like to see 2v2 come back. Most of the tourneys that we have in NA that aren’t 1v1 are 2v2.
Do you have any advice you would like to give to other Blade Masters who are looking to get into PvP and improve their Blade Master skills?
To all BMs out there. I’d say that their first priority would be to learn how to X drop. BM’s damage is just abysmal and the last thing they need is to feed MP and Awakening Charge to their opponents.
Awesome! Thank you for being in my first interview Rearou. Do you have any last minute words or shout outs you want to give? Do you have a youtube or stream channel where we can find you showing off what you’re made of?
Well I’ll always be in and around arena so you can be sure to spot me there if you want and also I have a youtube channel:
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1g3oAbQ
Thank you everyone for your time and I’ll see you next time at my lab!