April 28, 2009

Cabal Blader: STR or DEX?

Cabal Bladers have been dubbed as dual purpose killing machines, having the ability to both be good in PVP as well as PVE. This means that they can withstand one on one combat against other players and at the same time go head to head with mobs in dungeons and maps.

With this in mind, several players have created a myth about Bladers concerning stat distribution. It has already been a practice in Cabal that a Blader who prefers PVP should invest in a higher Str for higher attack and defense while one who enjoys killing mobs is to have a higher Dex for higher defense rate.

Throughout my gaming experience as a Cabal Blader, I have spent millions of alz (Cabal's in-game currency) buying extract potions as per advice of my friends and guildmates to "fix" my character's statistics. I have changed back and forth from being a so-called Dex-type to Str-type for countless times.

On my personal experience, I have proven that there is no difference whether you have a higher Dex or a higher Str.

First, take note of this Stat Distribution Variablity Table:



Based on the table, you can easily notice and realize that the attribute given is the same whatever statistic distribution you prefer. However, this will not be applicable for a Blader who, for whatever reason, actually decides to invest on Int (please DO NOT ever do this if you are a Blader).

As per the case of wearing an armor set against a martial set, it is best that one merely meets the requirement for the set.

As an example, here are my current stats at Level 144:

Str: 520
Int: 64
Dex: 550

With those stats, I can wear both the armor set and martial set (although I still need 3 stat points for my Int to use a +7 mithril blade or katana). It is also more than enough to withstand mobs and win PVPs. Obviously, it is because Str and Dex give the same attribute whichever way you put them.

Misconceptions are created by players themselves. Therefore, only players can clear them up and perhaps break a few myths surrounding the game.

Credit to Bale_Fire of E-Games Forum, Cabal Blader Section for the image and the idea for this article

44 comments:

  1. My God!!! Finaly this is the best answer I found after opening so many silly websites about blader stats.

    Thanks a LOT!!!!

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  2. plz can you tell me where you got this table from??

    and thanx for the insite ^^

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  3. You sir, are great! I searched the whole planet for this answer! Great job! =D

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  4. this answers nothing, if you really looked, adding str gives 1 attack every 4th point, dex gives the same results..as for defence, its the same for dex and str except every 7th point, but the upside to dex is you get defence rate also...so dex for pve is always the better choice

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  5. tnx sir.
    now i realized what can i do to my bladder

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  6. Wish there was more helpful people like you, i relly appreciate it.

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  7. FA is better with dex?!

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  8. so we must add more str than dex?

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  9. well as for me, i prefer dex type... rather than str type... think about this, how can you be hit wen are "almost untouchable"...
    well that is my opinion..

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  10. WHY ARE THERE PEOPLE SAYING THAT DEX IS FOR DEF RATE AND STR IS FOR DEF EVEN IF THE CHART ALREADY SHOWS THAT STR AND DEX GIVES THE SAME??

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  11. One's idea or belief cannot be easily changed even if you present proof. :)

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  12. Hi! i should thanks to this site. i must have to.

    Now i know what stat should i give to my blader. Thanks.

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  13. i have tried building blader many times, so i recognized that indeed dex gives more defrate but less def rather than str.
    it only gives really small number, but still it has different

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  14. anyway... please compare that FS stat in another web, i believe it's different, so this blader stats may also incorrect.

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  15. do you mind giving me a link to that website? because that was the only stat table i was able to find at the time i did this.

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  16. Nice Guide, it really helps

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  17. IF your blader is weak in PVE or PVP make your stats same like 450 str and 450 dex +15 weapon +ssa set cause str and dex they are both make your attack and defence higher if you dont belive me try it... im a blader from cabal philippines level 180 blader class 20 honnor points... Capella

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  18. 100 attack is equivalet of 10% or 1% crit damage im not sure but between 10% to 1% is the equivalent and if you dont have any deathblow weapons blade or katana buy a mithrill blade or katana 2slot with CDI+20% upgrade it to +9 im asuring you yours skills damge will be Destructive for monsters and other Characters

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  19. ill promise your blader will be stronger if your dex and str blance.....

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  20. Nice guide thanks!

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  21. really unless theres a maximum base for example lets say the max is "700" then until u were to hit the max base for dex or str it doesnt matter which one u pour ur exp into...... u get 5 points each lvl and they both cost 1 point to raise 1 time. so until u were to hit a max base the only major thing u would see a difference in is def rate since 2 pts in str 3 in dex is the same as 5 in str or 5 in dex other than the def rate. in other words put ur stats in str OR dex whichever u like and in the end itll all even out anyway ;p

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  22. You have NO IDEA how helpful this is.

    The amount of time I've spent adding DEX and STR 1 at a time and comparring stat gains... erg.

    I find it very frusterating that they do the same thing though. Then there really is no best build. ALl you need is stats for equiping.

    idk I'm an ex-ROSE player so I'm used to having to match my build for each type of play :p

    THANK YOU

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  23. Experience is the best teacher.

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  24. NN>>> suggestion for BL pvp w/ new trance skill death tempest..

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  25. what is the best stat build of BL for a dungeon type...??

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  26. here's their difference Dex gives more defense rate why Str gives more Attack rate, my advice is that try setting one stat where it exactly adds damage at that point and add remaining stats in one.

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  27. really good advice cheer up for this site

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  28. Str n Dex, Defense - defense rate.
    Lower dmg but you will never miss, able to wear armor -low Def but you're miss me, wear gear with high def rate.
    Str n dex don't give the same...dex give blader a 10% additional point. For example, Defense - str = .123, dex = .122 BUT str = .4 def rate, dex = 1 def rate.
    Personally, I rather making you miss me then never miss me, of course once you hit me...I will die. But it is a not likely chance that you will. :) I'm a BL Bringer of Korea Cabal. Trust me, dex is the best, FB n BL NEED DEX MORE THAN STR. WA n FS NEED STR NOT DEX, imagine FB n BL as the sniper n WA n FS as the front line men. Once u found a sniper (this case you hit me) he is screwed. Front line have support (high ass def).

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  29. I would prefer balance on str and dex of blader for better purposes while on forceblader dex type but there are some players prefer balance or str type for other purposes.

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  30. my BL use dex more and i always win pvp hahaha >>my stat for BL is str 408, int 80, dex 956 lalala

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  31. I am yet to revise this one due to the many times Cabal has nerfed its character stat system. I haven't played Cabal in a very long time so I am no longer sure if this still applies. Again, I am very open to suggestions and if you can provide links to support your suggestion, kindly share it. Thank you.

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    1. As for the new update (ep XV), the stats in Blader goes as follows:
      -STR gives Attack, HP and Damage Reduce
      -DEX gives Attack, Attack Rate, Defense Rate and Evasion.

      1. Attack amount given by STR and DEX its the same quantity.
      2. The value increase lows when you have more Stat Points spent in that Stat. For example, every point of STR spent in a recently created Blader (16 STR) gives him 0 HP, 0.8 Attack and 0.5 Damage Reduce per point, but in a 145 Blader with +500 points spent in STR parameter it gives +0.5 HP, +0.6 Attack, +0.3 Damage reduce per point.

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  32. for blader 1str = 3 def, 3 str = 1 hp, 1 str = 1 attack
    for blader 1dex = 10 def rate,evasion,attack rate + lower your skll casting ti,e by .2 on combo mode

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  33. In my own experience grinding high level mobs like in map 190+ latest update you need to have more str in order to survive. But doing dungeons or killing bosses having more dex is the one i prefer

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