[Technique] A basic Expertise Skill for protecting oneself from enemy attacks.
Strong against: Attack, Spin
Weak against: Rush, Long-range attack
Side-effects: Skill #/up, Incantation time/down
Can be increased up to Class 9
Requirements to unlock: None.
- Gains expertise through use of Guard skills or Textbook (Guard).
|Basic Guard||Default||Active||Almighty||Guard||-||1 MP||The user stands in a defensive stance, decreasing Attack and Spin damage. Slows enemies' attack recovery.|
|Vitality UP 1||0-5||Passive||Special||Curative||1||-||A Passive skill that increases Vitality. (Vitality +3)|
|Smite Guard||1-0||Active||Almighty||Guard|| 1
|3 MP||The user stands in an Anti-Demon stance, decreasing Attack and Spin damage. Slows enemies' attack recovery even longer.|
|Stun Guard||Active||Almighty||Guard||2 MP||The user stands in a defensive stance, decreasing Attack and Spin damage, and inflicts a Stun effect.|
|Exceed Guard||1-5||Switch||Special||Curative||1||-||A switch skill which can switch between on and off. The most powerful guard available. Activating which accuracy will reduce incanation time, however the critical attack will decrease. (Incantation -50%, Critical -20)|
|Vitality UP 2||2-5||Passive||Special||Curative||1||-||A Passive skill that increases Vitality. (Vitality +3)|
|Power Guard||3-0||Active||Almighty||Guard||1||3 MP||The user guards, decreasing Attack and Spin damage. Force enemies back with all your might.|
|Vitality UP 3||4-5||Passive||Special||Curative||1||-||A Passive skill that increases Vitality. (Vitality +3)|
|Whither Guard||5-0||Active||Almighty||Guard||1||3 MP||The user guards, decreasing Attack and Spin damage. Damage of follow-up close-range skills are raised.|
|Vitality UP 4||6-5||Passive||Special||Curative||1||-||A Passive skill that increases Vitality. (Vitality +3)|
|Resolution Guard||7-0||Active||Almighty||Guard||1||4 MP||The Player gets into a Guard stance, but is unable to reduce Attack and Spin damage. However, the Player becomes able to blow the opponent away through sheer willpower.|
|Vitality UP 5||8-5||Passive||Special||Curative||1||-||A Passive skill that increases Vitality. (Vitality +3)|
|Speed Block||9-0||Active||Almighty||Guard||1||5 MP||The Player immediately gets into a Guard stance that can reduce Attack and Spin damage. The opponent will recover easily, but with lowered defense.|
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How to Train Expertise
- Un-equip all your equipment if it does not contribute to Expertise gain. The durability of your items (if equipped) will reduce over time.
- Provoke a Gaki in Virtual Battle and lure it to a corner and use Guard continuously.
- Luring to a corner is optional, but you won't interfere with someone else and less chance if someone mistakenly targets your Gaki.
- Bring along some HP and MP recovery items.
|Techniques:||Attack • Spin • Rush • Shot • Rapid • Guard • Counter • Dodge • Curative Magic • Destruction Magic • Support Magic • Curse Magic • Talk • Threaten • Taunt • Summon|
|Knowledges:||Occultism • Fusion • Demonology • Weapon Knowledge • Survival Techniques • Psychology • Medical Sciences • Crushing Technique • Mineralogy • Biology • Blades • Sketching • Creation • Crafts • Gun Knowledge • Pursuit • Magic Control • Bless|
|Chain Expertise:||Mastery of Three Forms of Life • Synthesis • Magic Fist • Mitama Demon Growth Science • Curse of the Wretched • Enhancement • Support Bullet • Magic Bullet • Sharpshooter • Rampage • Regal Presence • Conditions of Melee Combat • Conditions of Ranged Combat • Conditions of Magic Combat • Swordsmith • Arms Maker • Craftsmanship|