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Zenonia 4 is the fourth of the five Zenonia games. The Blader in Zenonia 4 is your typical fast damaging but fragile character. Its equivalent in the previous installment of the series was the Shadow Hunter. The difference is that the Blader is a tad clumsier and more rigid in his movements. The Shadow Hunter consistently dodged attacks by disappearing and reappearing behind enemies; the Blader doesn’t have this. This, in addition to Zenonia 4’s reduction of auto-aim, makes this class a bit more difficult to play than before. Don’t get me wrong—the Blader is still tons of fun, with lots of knock-back and copious damage; it just takes some precision and patience.
- Pure DEX: Exactly what it sounds like, this build involves pumping all your points into DEX. This maximizes your damage output, but without any CON, you’re very prone to damage. You can compensate for this weakness with titles that increase your CON/health/defense, as well as with good gear.
- Hybrid: Adding 1 CON every 2 levels, and the rest into DEX. This ensures that you get enough HP and defense to avoid dying in a few hits. Also, a level 30 skill, Conditioning, passively increases attack per CON, which means you get a decent amount of attack as well.
- Tank: Adding every point into CON. This build is sort of like a faster-attacking slayer. With the previously mentioned Conditioning skill, you get large amounts of attack, while boosting your innately low HP and defense. The problem is that you miss out on critical damage ratings.
Here’s a skill build for the Blader up to level 50. After 50, you’ll have a good enough understanding of your skills to finish off your character. Midway down the build, the skills split up into two different paths. Follow the left one as a pure DEX character, or follow the right one as a Hybrid or Tank Blader.
Dance of Wind (1)
Forged Edge (1-4)
Invisible Technique (1)
Forged Edge (5-8)
Cloak of Shadows (1)
Dark Shadow (1-2)
Shadow Move (1)
Dark Shadow (3-9) or Conditioning (1-7)
Wrath (1-2) or Conditioning (MAX)
Conditioning (1) or Conditioning (MAX)
Vampiric Aura (1-2)
Forged Edge (9)
Malice (9-MAX) or Wrath (1-2)
After level 50, just continue adding points into all of your passive abilities, except for Conditioning if you’re a Pure DEX build. Add points into your 2 or 3 favorite active skills afterwards. The ones I like the best are Invisible Technique (AOE, lots of damage, and you don’t have to aim at all) and Dance of Sura (damage over time + high DPS = enemies die very quickly).
- When fighting bosses, you usually want to have extra control of your movement. This is because, unlike the previous games, the bosses in Zenonia 4 require lots of “strategic” dodging and moving around instead of just tanking all the damage. To do this, don’t spam your attack button; tap it slowly. You'll keep doing your double-swipe-attack, and you won’t randomly lunge forward.
- Do your special attack by dashing through an enemy (double tap a directional button towards your target). It costs SP but can stun and damage multiple enemies.
- The Zenoniac title (+10% to all stats) can be very helpful, and easy to get right off the bat. Just put your iPod/iPhone on sleep without closing your game for 20 hours and you’ll get it.
- Remember to go to the Abyss. It's free for you to go once a day, so there's no downside. You get a lot of Magic/Epic/Rare gear, as well as coupons, which result in even more good gear. It's actually rarer to get gear that isn't useful than gear that is, which is pretty great. You get stronger and richer: it helps a lot.
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a cool player on August 28, 2018:
Go with pure dex, max out proficiency (or whatever that passive is that increases ur dex) max out windcutter, dance of sura and forged edge ASAP (windcutter takes priority, then dance of sura and then forged edge), but make sure to leave enough points for your clones
I Don't Know on June 06, 2018:
I think I'm lvl 40+. I'm doing the Hybrid one and its a little bit hard for a bladder user or and assassin main in mmorpgs or RPGs. I need tips on hot to camp some gears?
your mum on March 27, 2018:
im level 2 with 23 hp 20 defence and my con is on 2
i also beat up shaturu with one hit... oh and my class is Mr Bean
Voulgrim(zenonia 4 name) on November 10, 2017:
I use a blader, im lvl 39, ALMOST pure con (hp:3000 something), and trying to beat a general at the hidden dungeon( where the holy gem is) and i seem too have no problem with the blader, got beaten a few times , lost an origin of life (cuz my classmate is stupid), and i dare say bladers are cool, not only about their looks ,but in their abilities, thier fast, deadly, and yes their fragile , but you can beat that, i reccomend pure con , few int, few str, and a bit more dex. :)
Someone who really doesn't like blader but still play it anyway because it's basically like hard mode without the hardmode on May 09, 2017:
Blader is a goddamn useless piece of shit. His apparently copious knock back only fucking triggers when I specifically don't want it to, like when I'm comboing with invisible technique and every single enemy keeps dodging the most damaging part of my basic combo, the shockwave. I've put every single goddamn point into dex and I get damage yes but not enough stun capability to keep a goddamn lizard from not attacking. Also, the final boss is cancer with this class. Why do you think the guy in the beginning of the game was a fucking blader
Azure855 on December 17, 2016:
Started a pure con blader yesterday, and have to say it's working out pretty well so far.
Got it to lvl 34 so far, with all stat points into con. maxed conditioning adds a fair chunk to attack (at max lvl, it adds 150% of your con to attack), so with the 130-odd con I have now, that's about +200 attack.
Stats currently stand at 1200-something attack, 600-something def, 38%-odd crit chance, and reasonable evade, and a huge life bar.
Drinking potions doesn't seems to be much of an issue - I've yet to need to buy any, just drinking the odd S or M hp pot from what I pick up off enemy corspes.
Are equipment are what can be crafted, picked up, or bought in shops - no IAPs required. Boss battles have all been easy so far, never dropping below 50% HP in any (usually same lvl as the boss i'm fighting, or 1-2 lvls above).
Skills so far are purely passive.
LazyKid on September 24, 2016:
I should Recommend to add 2 con per level and the 1 point in dex as you can use conditioning to max out your missing dmg and you get lots of evade/health/def with this build and i recommend to max out your mystirious shadow as your main ace in the hole
thunder on July 01, 2016:
how to beat draca im level 26
Zypherns3321 on June 06, 2016:
Hello I need a partner for den of trials at exact level 40
danish007 on January 29, 2016:
what do you mean left one and right one?
Shadow slayer on August 15, 2015:
I'm confused on the skill build is the first skill/passive the pure DEX character?? Please help I don't understand
Akatshiro on April 06, 2015:
Hey there i started over again in zenonia 4 and i have 1000 zens should i spent it on attack or defense?im just 11
Semaj on February 28, 2015:
How you put dance of wind if you don't have windcutter? @.@
NoobGameplay on February 25, 2015:
What's the fariy guide for blader??
I'm doing the tank guide btw
Matmail on January 10, 2015:
Good guides ttocs, but im following my own desire of building character.
M4TM41L Blader Level 71 Hard Mode
Att 2384 Def 1071 Hit 142.16
CRI 72.22 EVA 64.41
C.DMG 28.96 C.EVA 40.22
STR 133 DEX 209 CON 125 INT 113
HP 5215 SP 2708
GUARDIAN TANTO RARE
GUARDIAN HOOD MAGIC
GUARDIAN VEST MAGIC
STORM FOOTWRAP EPIC
ANCIENT CUFFS RARE
INFINITY NECKLACE RARE
CAPE OF PURITY RARE
INFINITY RING EPIC
MARK PF HONOR EPIC
Sheathe stones? Already set up. Using sheathe with dex +22 is very useful. Im on my way to collect Hero Set.
POTION PLUS 10
FORGED EDGE 3
DARK SHADOW 7
AREA ZERO 2
Telling the most I use
MYSTERIOUS SHADOW 10
VAMPIRIC AURA 2
DANCE OF SURA 1
DANCE OF WIND 1
INVISIBLE TECHNIQUE 1
Meatloaf777 on December 30, 2014:
Thanks For the build dude.. hihi. its kinda tricky but i think you're right.
harris:D on April 03, 2014:
How to beat shaturu
1st- use a guardian set or better
2nd-use the best sheathe stones
3rd-only choose Anyas best stone
4th-its up to youXD
5th-use your skill points into passive skills to lessen the damage taken or to highen your damage to shaturu
6th(and the last)-make sure that your active skills are at least 5 points so that you will easily kill him thx XD
Emar on February 24, 2014:
i cannot defeat that giant weird stone face what can i do i am level33
Aloybaba on December 08, 2013:
Im here behalf of my friend, he has a blader whose att is 30k+(i knew he uses hacks) said he was unable to attack monsters. Like whenever he tries to attack the monster the damage count doesn't shows up and does no damage. I do not know what's the problem here even though i have beaten hell mode. Someone please help.(pardon my english
keint on November 08, 2013:
i like it
EmoAxy on July 27, 2013:
Hey, uhm. I followed your instructions and I think there is something wrong cuz i didn't add any points to con and int but i can always be defeated easily by monsters when they attack me but when I attack them, it's easy since i always put points on dex. what should I do?
Potatomine on May 04, 2013:
Tip:For other players that have a hard time on defeating bosses i recommend you add ''anthony0127'' on den of trials...also a blader so high dmg (29000+) and def(9100+)..and my name here is also my name on zenonia..
Potatomine on May 04, 2013:
Hi,your guide helps me so much! But i always add 1con and 2dex per lvl and it helps me more..i don't die easily but theres one thing bothering me and that's my SP...its so low that i always run out of it so i put all my points on INT (lvl 20-25) can that be?
SHINYTOYGUNS on March 23, 2013:
a hybrid blader(2dex,1con/lvl) is a good build
DN Manticore Nest from Cebu City on February 23, 2013:
how can i get huge dmg to enemies?
RoBiN on February 17, 2013:
Hmm , my blader isn't good im lvl 30 and can't beat anyone in pvp mode , my skills are all active . im pure dex should i create another char so i can build good skills?!
Zenonia lineage on December 22, 2012:
the cup arcana is a rare drop from PvP. I ' ve gotten it twice on my level 70 character
john on December 15, 2012:
I can't enter the abbys anymore i only went in there 1 time and can't get back in help me
Jerry on November 23, 2012:
andrewx1334 on November 18, 2012:
Are u on the normal or hard mode ?
The rock binds u for some sec. and keep dodging those fireballs
Summon ur shadows and let them kill the boss, also the sacrifice skill might be as useful
If you still can't beat it, go pvp and find a better equips (note that equipment and ornaments from pvp have higher base stat than the regular one)
mauro on November 17, 2012:
pleeease. I can't win the statue boss. Do u know? He throw fireball and rocks with ice golens to help. What to do here??
andrewx1334 on November 16, 2012:
@ marco : from pvp (little drop rate) or u can craft it by purchasing the recipe from item merchant
For blader skills :
Passives : The most important passives are conditioning (for hybrid), forged edge, proficiency (others such as evasion, shadow move, malice, wrath, etc arent really as useful; u can get high crit dmg, crit rate, evasion, and even dex from sheathe stones by using 2 lv 99 epic items)
Buffs : Sacrifice (the one that doubles ur dmg)
Actives : Mysterious Shadow (lv 10), Windcutter (lv 10), Invisible Technique (lv 10), Dance of Sura (lv 10)
that's all important skills, spent ur remaining skill points in other actives/buffs/passives (for passives i would recommend to invent ur remaining skill points in shadow move and the other that increases ur crit dmg; others such as malice and evasion are pretty bad since both of them only give u 10.0 evasion and 10.0 crit rate)
marco on November 07, 2012:
where to get divination blade? tnx
Someone on September 24, 2012:
Does the skill build on the works for every boss?
cloud-994 on September 16, 2012:
Add me cloud-994 lvl 37 slayer
Unkown on August 18, 2012:
guys i recommend to replace 35 into mysterious shadow then max the myst shadow to kill bosses fast and also to survive
Unknown on August 11, 2012:
How do you beat the final boss on hard mode?
Qwerty on August 09, 2012:
Query...in every 5 lvls I throw a point in CON and the rest in DEX
Should i follow the pure DEX build but add like 2 or 3 points in Conditioning?
Also i have a skill stone tht absorbs 5% of my DMG into HP by 50 seconds...should i still use Vampiric Aura? And if i do should i put 1 or 2 points?
Xeeoph on August 02, 2012:
Throw one stat point into Mysterious Shadow and every single boss fight becomes at least twice as fast/easy. Face toward the target and use the skill, and expect a large chunk of the target's health to disappear in seconds. If you are going pure DEX, then you can forgo the 10 points in the +3 DEX skill because 30 of about 350 is minuscule, which lets you get level 10 Mysterious Shadow, five shadows that attack the target for 14 seconds at 100% power, which similar in damage to the player standing in place whacking away at the target for 30 sec or so.
wait.... on July 29, 2012:
if i followed the guide exactly..what damage/def/hp should i get by the time im level 70?
thisends on July 12, 2012:
Guys I just started and I'm on a boss but can't kill him because I'm out of potions and the revive things could anyone send me some money for potions? My name is nathan26 it would really help
NothingEnds on July 09, 2012:
How to farm space essence fast...? Which is the best planet to farm..?
Jaedre on July 08, 2012:
Can shadowstep be used instead of windcutter
Me on July 03, 2012:
I got exploding sword. It's fun. Kinda like invisible technique but less time. Also causes slow. Along with that I got shadowstep, very useful.
jswag42 on July 02, 2012:
i think full dex was easy, cuz u can deal a little more damage on the head
BJCHILLSWAG on July 02, 2012:
What's best full dex, hybrid or tank somebody help me out cuz shataru is easy but it takes to long to defeat him.
jswag42 on June 25, 2012:
u can't put Area Zero in quick slot cuz it's a passive skill, but the u can quick slot the other ultimate (depends on ur class)
TheNoob on June 24, 2012:
So, quick question.. How does the Ultimate attack work? Like, how do you activate/use it? Cause it won't give me the option to add it in a quick slot ._.
X2 on June 15, 2012:
Hey name is Android x2 if you wanna play nd or such just add me and let's pvp and such
BJCHILLSWAG on June 15, 2012:
What stats should be set to defeat shataru help me plz using blader
BJCHILLSWAG on June 13, 2012:
On lvl 32 is att 840 and def 429 good or really bad plz help me out
jswag42 on June 09, 2012:
lol u need to beat Shanturu (lvl 70) first, and then u can level in hard mode, where you need to beat Shanturu (lvl 90?) again
emilai on June 08, 2012:
Hi need help fast.. Im in level 70 how do i get exp more.. ???
I don't get in anymore why???
Cindy on June 07, 2012:
Finally i defeated shaturu at lvl 66! I use a lot of sheathe stone to boost up my attack, dex, con n defense!
Abalala on June 06, 2012:
Hey everyone, i tried to play with a friend of mine in PVP i searched his name via 'search' and then results said no save data. What does this mean and is there even a way to play php realtime?
Cindy on June 06, 2012:
After i attack his head for the 1st time, the hp of the legs become double of that b4.. impossible that i could defeat shaturu if the legs get stronger aft each time of failure to kill him..my fren also facing d same problem..
jswag42 on June 04, 2012:
that shouldn't happen, because you are given a fixed amt. of time to atk its head before it comes back and start attacking you again
Shadow9988 on June 04, 2012:
Steven on June 03, 2012:
I have the shadow move and the dance of sura. Would you recommend to max out the +15% for con because I'm a pure dex
Cindy on June 03, 2012:
Thx for the advice. Btw, shaturu's legs beccome "immortal" after i attacked his head once.. n tat is annoying T.T
jswag42 on June 03, 2012:
keep training to lvl. 70 (that's what i did) and i had the same problem as you did except i added too much int in early game, so now i can use every skill i have without having to use a pot lol. i didn't have much dex either and i still killed that annoying spider thing aka shanturu
Sabyr on June 02, 2012:
You can also just change your clock through 20 hours and get the zenoniac title that's what I did
Cindy on June 02, 2012:
I'm Blader lvl 66, but i add my points to STR (nw 92) at earlier stage. nw i still cnt defeat saturu.. my dex only 292, with con 126 and int 73. T.T any idea?
yall on May 31, 2012:
For keltura dark boss just run to lever and press action button
yall on May 31, 2012:
I can't beat wizard boss when your at the teleporter to shaturus place
jswag42 on May 30, 2012:
it should be in the top left hand corner in "status"
Garnet Platoon from Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines on May 30, 2012:
sir,, need help i csnt find the abyss in the menu. please help
Vinz on May 29, 2012:
I don't get it.................... I want a lot of HP and ATT..........
jswag42 on May 28, 2012:
Dex doesn't increase crit dmg, theres a skill at lvl 30 or 35 that increases ur crit dmg. just fyi, Dex increases every stat except hp, sp, and crit dmg
jswag42 on May 28, 2012:
lol i had problems with that too, but just get him as close to a wall as u can and spam atk button (don't use skills, it gives him time to atk)
ThirdBloods on May 28, 2012:
how do you defeat BAKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lord.blader on May 26, 2012:
great guide, im adding every point into CON (tank) and im a level 44 so far, it going pretty good!
Anonymous on May 26, 2012:
U sure about more stuff being useful than useless than in the abyss cuz every time I go in I get stuff worse than what I'm wearing and they're always a different class if it's better than what I'm wearing.
michaelxukong on May 23, 2012:
Add skill stones to her. But adding a new one will destroy the current one.
popo007 on May 23, 2012:
How to get skills for my fairy?
T on May 22, 2012:
Hey off topic question: I've been leveling pure dexterity, yet my crit dmg stat hasn't been increasing for a while, if at all. It's currently at 5.28 and I'm Lvl. 22. I'm playing the game on the kindle fire if that helps at all, I don't know if it's different versions.
jswag42 on May 21, 2012:
for the final boss: first of all, you need to take down all four legs as fast as you can before you can atk the head, and its only a matter of time before the legs regenerate. watch out for the beam atks, as i mentioned above, and save your skills for the head
jswag42 on May 21, 2012:
@Rexy he probably hacked...
the beam atk is just wayyyyy too OP, just run around whenever you c the ground light up below you, and also, DO NOT use dance of sura and invisible technique for the legs, save them for that huge head, because bladers don't usually have much sp (area zero really helps the blader, just fyi)
jswag42 on May 21, 2012:
when you fight morpice, you have to be careful of his comet atk (that thing one-hits you if you don't move), other than that, theres nothing to be afraid of. you have to run around a little more when he has low hp
jswag42 on May 21, 2012:
@Lauren leviathan was easy for me idk why, anyway, run around him a lot, and use dance of sura+invisible technique whenever his atk misses, and just continue to do that. watch out when he summons blackholes, even though those aren't going to be that much of a threat, its extra monsters that are out to get you when you least expect it
michaelxukong on May 21, 2012:
@Baiko: I think u don't need to destroy all four legs to kill the head. There's a video on utube of a slaying killing the last boss, check it out.
I'm a blader. Want to know if I should learn the skill mystereous shadow, the one that makes clones. Because you haven't included it in your list. A big thanks!
Baiko on May 20, 2012:
Nice guide, I'm having trouble with the end boss though, I can avoid his attacks easily so its not a matter of dying but dealing damage, after I got the legs down once and attacked his head, the legs heal up and become a lot harder to kill, I just can't seem to kill all 4 legs before the first ones reset again, endless spiral if you know what I mean. got any hints? thanks in advance!
jc on May 15, 2012:
Where can i find the guardian armor combine recipe? where does it drop?
likesky on May 13, 2012:
10% just little
so just absorb for little
not too much
can you all tell me
how to buy a Zen?
it's from kredit card or what?
thanks before :D
Sam on May 12, 2012:
Yes man, what is the used of vampiric aura? It says that hp absorb but it didn't absorb any of my hp
jopring on May 12, 2012:
can you level up both area zero and vamp aura? like have them at the same time? i got 2 on vamp aura but i don't really get how it works haha
Zenoniac on May 09, 2012:
This blader guide is brilliant even though i mixed up the skills a little im a pure dex build lvl 51 and my eva is 85.97 because i fully upgraded dark shadow and my evasion skill is lvl 5 now monsters can't touch me!
Matt98 on May 06, 2012:
Please I need to know how to add people on pvp. Anyone know? Respond ASAP if u do. Thanks!
Qaxy on May 06, 2012:
haiz i got lvl32 blader and Attack is 2,679 Hp 3,890 DEf 980 is that ok?
Poker face on May 05, 2012:
I am a lvl 36 blader why is my Att only 1089???
killa975 on May 04, 2012:
hey, im kinda lvl 69 with 7150 hp, 1024 sp,
and im not able to beat shaturu he kills me in one of those beam attacks but the normal monsters can only do like 5 - 10 damage to me. any tips???
Krishna on May 03, 2012:
I need help.when I try to add someone in den of trails.the first box tells assistance reduces permanently and second one asks me to buy ring for 1000 zen.please help
Kaydon on May 03, 2012:
Hey readin threw the posts, does any 1 know where i can find sword arcana for my blader set and oricalium hilt? -_-
Rexy on May 03, 2012:
Can anyone tell me...how come person get huge atk like 20000++
Serenity on May 01, 2012:
Guys, i'm a beginner in zenonia 4... please help me... in this game, can we sell an item?
x10ryu on April 30, 2012:
what is the best build
Zenoniac on April 27, 2012:
@Jakemaster although i havenr used it i would recommend passive skills like evasion and forged edge as well as profficiency because you wont get as much in those stats without a pure dex build
@tofublader after you go to the pause screen go to status then pvp plus have fun playing im around lvl 50 with two different classes snd i can't put it down
tofublader on April 27, 2012:
i just started only lvl 4 only. very suck right????i do not how to create pvp id haizzzzzzzzzz......
Jakemaster on April 25, 2012:
Another question what skills should i use while im a low level using hybrid path?
Jakemaster on April 25, 2012:
Hey im a level 33 blader and have balanced skills. 55 con,int, and strength. 70 dex too. I was just wondering wat i should do now?