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"Zenonia 4" Slayer Guide: Stat and Skill Builds

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The Slayer

As the most straightforward character in Zenonia 4, the Slayer is usually (along with the Slayer-like choices in the previous games) labeled as a “beginner” class. While this is slightly true, using the Slayer definitely doesn’t immediately turn Zenonia 4 into “easy-mode” (unless you decide to use G-Points to overpower yourself). You do die a lot less than the other characters though, as well as retain way more money. Strong 1v1 attacks, as well as some awesome AOE’s make the Slayer... well, good at slaying things.

Stat Build

  • Pure STR: This build is surprisingly fragile, especially to bosses. Pumping all your points into STR ensures maximum damage, but leaves you without a lot of HP. With this build, you probably want to skip out on the offensive passive skills and buffs until the later levels, as you won’t need them.
  • Hybrid: This build consists of adding 2 CON every 3 levels, or if you’re having any trouble with mobs/bosses, adding 1 CON per level. A great mix of damage and defense; this is probably one of the easier builds of any class in Zenonia 4 to play, but it’s still a lot of fun.

Skill Build

This is a skill build up to level 40ish for the Slayer. It’s geared towards the hybrid build, but can basically be applied to all of them. If you’re a pure STR, go for defensive/evasive passive skills first, and if you’re a tank, you can skip out on “Defense Skill” and other passive skills of that kind.

  • LvI 2 – Armor Break (1)
  • LvI 3 – Potion Plus (1)
  • LvI 4 – Potion Plus (2)
  • LvI 5 – Concentration (1)
  • LvI 6 – Concentration (2)
  • LvI 7 – Concentration (3)
  • LvI 8 – Concentration (4)
  • LvI 9 – Concentration (5)
  • LvI 10 – Sword Skill (1)
  • LvI 11 – Sword Skill (2)
  • LvI 12 – Sword Skill (3)
  • LvI 13 – Sword Skill (4)
  • LvI 14 – Sword Skill (5)
  • LvI 15 – Sword Skill (6)
  • LvI 16 – Sword Skill (7)
  • LvI 17 – Sword Skill (8)
  • LvI 18 – Sword Skill (9)
  • LvI 19 – Sword Skill (MAX)
  • LvI 20 – Earth Break (1)
  • LvI 21 – Explosiveness (1)
  • LvI 22 – Explosiveness (2)
  • LvI 23 – Explosiveness (3)
  • LvI 24 – Strengthening (1)
  • LvI 25 – Whirlwind (1)
  • LvI 26 – Explosiveness (4)
  • LvI 27 – Explosiveness (5)
  • LvI 28 – Explosiveness (6)
  • LvI 29 – Sacrifice (1)
  • LvI 30 – Power Link (1)
  • LvI 31 – Power Link (2)
  • LvI 32 – Power Link (3)
  • LvI 33 – Power Link (4)
  • LvI 34 – Power Link (5)
  • LvI 35 – Power Link (6)
  • LvI 36 – Power Link (7)
  • LvI 37 – Power Link (8)
  • LvI 38 – Power Link (9)
  • LvI 39 – Power Link (MAX)
  • LvI 40 – Defense Skill (1)
  • LvI 41 – Dragon Aura (1)
  • LvI 42 – Dragon Aura (2)

At this point, you should have a pretty good idea of where to add the rest of your skill points. Basically just max out all the passive abilities, sans Furious Speed (I don’t like this skill because I usually like to group up enemies, and moving too quickly loses aggro on a lot of mobs). Your main attacks are Armor Break, Earth Break, and Whirlwind—they’re much more effective than the other active skills. Sword Wave is too one-dimensional and Battle Howl does the opposite of what you want. Blackhole Sting can be useful, but lacks the pull-power that you’d ideally want out of it until investing a lot of skill points. Avatar is really only useful for the HP up 50%, to tank a boss or to run away from a sticky situation.

Tips

  • Just a small tip: Armor Break is a skill that you’ll be using a lot in the beginning of the game. It hits twice, each hit knocking the enemy back a bit. Try to pin your enemy against a wall so both hits land, or your second one may miss. If you can’t do that, then run up as close as you can.
  • Pick your Fairy’s rune and skills according to your Slayer’s build. If you’re a pure STR or hybrid, odds are you’re lacking a bit of defense. Get skills that compensate for stats like HP and CON.
  • If you’re finding your Slayer a bit too easy, mix it up by adding some DEX. You’ll get more avoid and critical rating without having too much attack/defense.

© 2011 Ttocs L

Comments

UpsidePlayz on January 31, 2019:

I recommend you to use pure CON slayer and upgrade passive skills to 10 such as sword skill and strenghtening so you will have both of HP and ATT. You will have around 7500 HP and 2000 ATT on level 67

Also save your origins or life, you will need them. If you cant find potions that give you enough hp, then buy elixirs (Potions that heal with percentages) or upgrade your potion plus passive skill to 10 and use Health Potions L (I Upgraded my potion plus to 10 and then i used Heal Elixir M, i get healed to max hp :D).

Other tips:

- Play Den of Trials for easy levels.

- You get better potions from monsters when you are high level.

a cool player on August 28, 2018:

How to beat shaturu: make sure to have at least 2k attack when you face him, avatar at the level of 4 or higher, sacrifice at least level 2 and lots of mqna and hhealth potions (mostly mana potions). When shaturu's head is down, activate sacrifice and then avatar, and each swing should take out 15% of shaturu's hp (it's important to activate sacrifice first, before using avatar because u cant activate any skills once you use avatar)

Azure855 on December 16, 2016:

I made a pure con slayer - lvl 76 so far, and haven't had significant problems with anything yet ... HUGE life bar pretty much helps even out the lower attack, and passives boost attack and hit enough to make the build viable imho.

ultimatex245 on February 20, 2016:

People. For bosses, just use Dragon Aura, activate Sacrifice and Avatar, and see the carnage.

JupZ on December 17, 2014:

If I put 3 con and 3 str at next level is good? Nice Build man

gabriel on October 10, 2014:

How and what I do to pass the eighth story of the castle?

david on August 30, 2014:

put all your points in CON its is the best too high defence and also attack because of power link skill

james on May 14, 2014:

Has any blader ever killed shaturu in normal mode?

If no 1 did.....I am the 1st then !!!!!!!!!

dade on September 20, 2013:

help im stuck at lvl 90, how can i lvl up again?

Jmcnally on April 25, 2013:

Why can't I buy anymore stats with zen. The button is darkened.

Jesse The Noob Slayer on March 05, 2013:

Hey I think this is my plan for this game.The stats is every 3 level you up CON by 2 and 1 point again for STR.This is because I choose hybrid and also I always thankful for your guide....:) Thks!!!

generation99 on January 05, 2013:

hey thx for the guide pal it's very useful 2 many players though

Solaris-6 on December 15, 2012:

hey sweet guide preshiate all the time you invested in these guides could you make a money making guide??? :D

Skygen on August 08, 2012:

I setted all on Condition because theres one ultimaskill that gives you permantly Attackpoint per

Condition. Im lvl 90 in hardmode and have 13.000 HP. Its very hard an you need a good Equipment. Sry for my bad english. Im from Germany.

Jaw on June 26, 2012:

Would you recommend slayer for fun powerful character also pvp class

jswag42 on June 19, 2012:

@Erika

max out whirlwind, dragon aura, earth break and armor break.

for armor break, u have to get really to the enemy.

earth break u have to round the enemies up to get the full effect of its AOE

Erika on June 16, 2012:

Can anybody tell me all the slayer active skills that i should max out? Please and thank you. :)

jswag42 on June 13, 2012:

@BJCHILLSWAG

pure str if you want some challenge, but then again, slayer isn't a challenging class to begin with

BJCHILLSWAG on June 13, 2012:

What should be my skill guide pure str or hybrid

AzViktor on June 08, 2012:

Re:jacky. On i think i c wat u mean now maybe its the distance u are away from the enemy

AzViktor on June 08, 2012:

Enigma -zen points pumped into their stats "usually" brought with real money Goruko- usually gear dependant so personally don't worry about it i mean u don't have to follow giudes exactly experimentings more fun imo however this giude is a good start. Jacky- depends on the charged attack? Some say they do 300% dmg etc otherwise not a clue. . Imo reasonable gear comes from winning in pvp the weapons n such seem so much better Than the stuff u can made noting this is only at the beginning not sure on higher lvl gears but my blader n driud got better around lvl 45 with gear won in pvp (won gear was lvl 45) Finally gona start a slayer!!

Remgo on May 31, 2012:

How long is the den of trials or how many floors is it and what is the reward?

Help on May 15, 2012:

I can't beat the Levathan boss. I'm lvl 50 pure CON.

Jacky on May 14, 2012:

I am using a full CON Slayer. Is it a good idea to use charged attacks? Also, sometimes, when I use a charged attack, he damage is still the same as normal, does this happen to anyone else?

Goruko on May 12, 2012:

What are str and con points appose to be at on lvl 40(for hybird)?i messed up somewhat and need to compensate and even out.

enigma on May 12, 2012:

There was this one character i fought in pvp mode and his attack was well over 14000 and he was a lower level than me. How did he do that?

aguares on May 12, 2012:

Hi all,

Even if i am in hybrid lvl 24 i don't know how i can win Squash draca :/ someone know ??

Sam on May 08, 2012:

HEY TOCCS so if u use hybrid what's the other point for? Coz u use it only for con right

Slayer on May 02, 2012:

Great guide helped me a lot. Tank build helps get so much money fast. To those saying they die to quickly with "tank" slayer, did you expect to be able to just stand there and take on damage from boss's with no challenge at all. Try moving away from the attacks. If you still think tank build dosnt work play a druid and you will see the difference.

Jabberwock on May 02, 2012:

pure con or hybrid? and what skills do you recommend for pure con?

Javi21 on April 30, 2012:

What stats should build up when leveling up I'm a lv.53 slayer with 1.98 k Attk and 780 def. Anyone have a clue???

pown94 on April 29, 2012:

So guys, i've beat the game in hard modec and is in hell mode... There is nothing for me to do except running around killing stuff... Any suggestion would make my day ^^ thanks

Teddyboy on April 28, 2012:

@Wtfdude : u can make a sheath stone and use it. it give u a bonus status such as +Dex , +Str , + Con. It is very helpful for your character.

@Finn : Avatar have a time limit so u gain 50% more HP for a few sec. but it u want to build pure STR Slayer. U can do it and U can use a sheath stone for your extra Con status.

Finn on April 27, 2012:

Would this be a decent idea? What If I followed a pure STR build but got avatar? Would I not give me 50% more HP and I could still have the massive ATK stat of a pure STR Slayer. So would this be a valid build?

Wtfdude on April 25, 2012:

Dude I'm pure CON and all I do is miss..... And die quickly AND do low damage... And I followed the guide.

tyler on April 24, 2012:

Wat is da "real" ending of da game

Teddyboy on April 22, 2012:

@iznabero : When i comment on this board , I already defeat him with my slayer.

@sikichi : In the normal mode , u can beat it easy if u have good item set. I don't recommend to buy stats. U should use your skill to defeat it.

iznabero on April 21, 2012:

yeah leviathan is the hardest...i deafeated him in my blader lvl 87 tahaha...just wait him to attack then go closer and skill then run again..that's my strategy...it takes sometime but just relax and u will defeat him tahaha

A1fa S1ayer on April 21, 2012:

Thx so much for the guide it really helped...lvl 40 slayer pure CON...5k health 1.5k att 700 def and avatar skill isn't that bad and i havnt used any gpoints :)

sikichi on April 19, 2012:

i still have 20k zen how can i buy stats for con?

sikichi on April 19, 2012:

i can't pass leviathan so i made new slayer again with gpoints i bought 15% gpoints now my defence is thick and waiting to be at lvl 50++ again btw what is max defence?

Teddyboy on April 19, 2012:

Leviathan is the hardest boss in the game ( in hard mode )

T_T

alejandro57 on April 13, 2012:

Anyone knows why I can't obtain material from the rocks anymore. I try to hit them but nothing happens. Please heelp!!!

gnuen on April 01, 2012:

You can mix it anyway you like I'm playing s full con slayer got over 11k health 5xxx atk and25xx defence and bosses can hurt a tiny bit but not to much

jdejdhdh on March 23, 2012:

what about a build like each level 2con and 1str? because you get att from power link. is this viable?

jswag42 on March 16, 2012:

is shanturu easier on slayer or blader?

ZenMaster on March 16, 2012:

Quick tip for people finding the start difficult with fragile characters:

You can destroy the crates in the town you start in to get health and mana potins (s) and then if you go to the forest and straight back to town without completing the quest the crates are back so its an easier start to the game :)

Knowell on March 15, 2012:

Got a level 86 blader and 4 Uniques. Do you have an idea of where to farm good items in hell mode? Most of the mobs are taking a while to beat in hell,, Grrrr. Too bad I was not able to farm materials for a level 95 weapon. I currently playing my slayer level 22. I wish players can trade items here, that'll be cool

MechanicHeart on March 13, 2012:

And I stuck with the skill points, I don't know what skill to choose anybody help me :(

MechanicHeart on March 13, 2012:

I am lv 44 and I add a skill point to avatar, is that ok??

LS on March 12, 2012:

My S liv 58 hv:

286str-55dex-114con-54int

Mix str/con 7-2

Moontear on March 07, 2012:

I got a lvl 51 slayer with 122 str, 101 dex, 116 con and 56 int, is that good?

Mk on February 26, 2012:

Yes... I am same here...

I m now stuck in hard mode leviathan...

Any suggestion to beat it?

I m hybrid, 2str&1con per level... Lvl 82

Attk 5.7k def 1.8k

Hp 8k but 1hit KO by leviathan...

Bumby on February 25, 2012:

@lagg here's what you need to do.on the menu, go to inventory. tap the item you want to dispose or throw away and it should show 4 options. one of those options is to drop the item. but if you're just in town, i recommend selling that item you wanted to dispose. this'll help especially on the early stages of game.

Iagg on February 24, 2012:

Hey its saying i have too many items. How do i get rid of some weapons? I don't see an option to select and get rid of any?? Please help??

danny on February 19, 2012:

Hey dude where or how do I get the id number...???

adnan94 on February 14, 2012:

i know that i've upgrade so much att and not trust def, but what i can do without create a new pg ? (sorry for my bad english,i'm italian)

adnan94 on February 14, 2012:

My slayer sucks,in 7 pvp, have won only 1 time , there are my stats:

lv 26,att 1115, def 341,hit 111,00,cri 13,96,c.dmg 23,10,eva 7,79, c.eva 4,38,

and my fairy is :

rune:fire (xtreme att tendency) and skill heaven's blessing(str increas) att:135, def:fire 25 and others 5

PLEASE CAN HELP ME ANYONE ??? cause i die often also in the single play storyline

Zhihui on February 14, 2012:

anyone have good tips for beating Leviathan ? :(

Zhihui on February 14, 2012:

@jswag42 thanks for the reply haha got that figure out ytd :)

jswag42 on February 12, 2012:

@Zhihui either eqiup them (only if they have good stats and helps ur character) or get rid of them (i personally sell it)

Zhihui on February 12, 2012:

What can I do with the rune that the fairy produce? :/

Flamin on February 11, 2012:

It's me or when you lose in pvp you lose stats point like atk?

creul2 on February 11, 2012:

Uhm I am thinking that im gonna do pure con build and then every few levels put a few in str is that a good or bad idea

choolit on February 08, 2012:

men thanks for your guide .hope ill finish it .

calvin cece on February 07, 2012:

hey, just wanna ask.. where is sheathe stone?? please reply asap

Mary on February 04, 2012:

Hey, I'm playing since 2 days and I'm currently in Hell Mode. I'm wondering what could happened in the Hell Mode Ending.. but I'm still not Lvl 99, because there are no quests or something.. grinding is so boring x.x Any lvl tips for Hell Mode? Nice Guide between. (:

kidrobot on February 03, 2012:

just wondering, does potion plus also works with hp/mo ELIXERS?

Tuft64 on January 24, 2012:

Glad I could be of help. Also, you may want to invest in Potions+, because it'll save a STR slayer a lot of health, since they don't have very high max hp, plus it saves you a ton of money. It's a skill basically any slayer should have, and for you who don't know what passives to invest in past 42, I would suggest Potion+, because ttocs' guide only has it at lvl 1, and it's a WAAAAAYY better skill than that. Also, try to max out your actives and buffs if you're a CON slayer, because a CON slayer needs all the extra attack that he or she can get

Loso on January 23, 2012:

Thanks tuft64!

Tuft64 on January 23, 2012:

I wouldn't recommend it, because a pure STR build is really strong ATK wise on its own, and that's a total waste of ten skill pints if you do. Maybe invest in something that adds CON or DEF. both would be good.

Loso on January 23, 2012:

Hey ttocs, my slayer's build is pure str. Do you still recommend on learning power link to level10?

Sekobo on January 22, 2012:

Wow I love this guide I defeated Leonard when I was 4 lvls down

but rangers are awesome

THANKS TTOCS

Ak-47 on January 22, 2012:

How to kill necro o only got like 2k att & 500 def

Tavan991986 on January 22, 2012:

I can't seem to get good stuff in abyss helP? I killed proneus but im still pretty weak any ideas?

Killingmachine on January 21, 2012:

Oh, and I have a problem here, won't your char's SP be super low? XP

Tuft64 on January 21, 2012:

Hey ttocs, think you could post guides for Zenonia 3: The Midgard Story? I've managed to get to lvl 21 with my shadow assassin, due to overuse of passives, but I'm having a lot of trouble fighting bosses, and have already used both Origins you start with, and I don't like using IAPs.

Killingmachine on January 20, 2012:

hi, great guide, but I thought strengthening was a good skill? It seems that you could up the attack like a boss with it, so wouldn't it be good to invest more points in it? And anyway, if I replace it with something else, what would you recommending replacing?

kingpiwi1 on January 15, 2012:

slayer full CON with "POWER LINK" level max seems to be great!

Zj on January 14, 2012:

Why can't I find malice anywhere in the skill list?

elve94 on January 14, 2012:

yea am the same with stefandos2, when will our slayer be able to defeat the forgotten hidden temple 2 ?

it's just too hard to tank the boss, especially when he dragged us like DK in WoW , *lol*

Ttocs L (author) on January 13, 2012:

dougy- if it's working out for you, keep going. Dex and Int aren't great for slayers though, look at the stat builds for more info on that.

SF- Eh I hesitate adding too much into INT for a slayer. Dex is alright though, for some crit, but I prefer just sticking with con and str

SuicideFaction from Toronto, Ontario on January 13, 2012:

Is 2 INT and 1 DEX per 2 levels and rest to CON a good build?

Dougy on January 13, 2012:

I made a slayer he's at lvl 24 I'm following the guide with the skill sets, in every level im adding 2 to Str and one to Con/dex/int. Should I keep doing this?

Ttocs L (author) on January 09, 2012:

oops i meant ZEN. You can straight up buy stats with zen... which will make your character pretty overpowered if you had a lot.

dongybear on January 09, 2012:

what are the g-points and what do you mean by 'overpowering' your charc?

Ttocs L (author) on January 08, 2012:

poweeer - they all have their perks, in my experience, slayers are pretty great in PVP. I don't suggest you choose a class based on PVP though

nosrac - no problem :)

Nosrac on January 08, 2012:

I love your guide! Helped me a ton.

Poweeer on January 08, 2012:

Hi, sorry for my bad english ^^ it's because i'm french ...

I wanted to know what is the class that is fun and is strong in PVP.

Ttocs L (author) on January 07, 2012:

yessir

Bubblez on January 07, 2012:

U say adding 2 con every 3 level.. So that rest goes to STR?

Ttocs L (author) on January 05, 2012:

It saves TONS of money no matter which build you use. If you want to be OPTIMAL, you could skip the skill, but I don't recommend it.

That guy on January 05, 2012:

Just a quick question, why do you have potion plus in the skill build list? Is it beneficial if I'm going for the full CON build?

Ccrivera86 on January 03, 2012:

Thanks Ttocs, I guess I'll just have to keep on playing. At least we get to keep all stats and gears.

Ttocs L (author) on January 03, 2012:

I personally don't use avatar, but you can try it out (save before you add the skill point, and if you don't like it, restart Zenonia). Nope, you still focus on STR/CON

Facepalm on January 03, 2012:

Hi ttocs, do you recommend using avatar skill?? And if I want to focus on that skill do I boost int?? Thanks

Ttocs L (author) on January 02, 2012:

I don't like the format either - you have to beat the game again in hard mode to get the "real" ending

Ccrivera86 on January 02, 2012:

So does this game not end? I just beat shaturu or what ever his name is but the game just restarted in hard mode. What's up with this?

Ttocs L (author) on January 01, 2012:

My bad, I edited it. Just add a point into sacrifice and then add into Power Link.

Rogerywy on January 01, 2012:

Hi ttocs, I can't pump my power link skill without one skill point on sacrifice. I followed your guide so I'm stuck at this point now. What should I do?