Battleshade Update

  • 6 months ago

The update has finally arrived, and Lynn's now ready to enter into battle with what seems like a simple little parasol! Get your Lynn ready to go with all the special powers and abilities the powerful Battleshade offers and give the Fomors the most perplexing beatdown they've seen!

New Lynn Weapon: Battleshade

Lynn's second weapon may seem like a simple umbrella, but it's far more powerful than its fragile appearance may appear. Our most nimble of warriors has imbued the Battleshade with her own magic to craft a truly unique armament. Dart through combat, build up Qi and unleash it to turn anything opposing you into naught but scattered parts.

The Battleshade can be unlocked by reaching Level 12 and heading to Colhen's Mercenary Outpost to speak to Marrec, who will give you a free, introductory Battleshade. Additional Battleshades can be acquired in the same manner as other weapons, through item drops, crafting and compositing.

Battleshade Basic Abilities

The Battleshade is a melee weapon, using an array of Normal and Smash combos to devastate the opposition.

Skill Name Gale
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
Skill Rank Effects
  • +.03-.04s Invincibility Duration (Max of .42s)
  • -1 Stamina Cost (Min of 10 Stamina)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Moving + [Dodge]
  • Rank C (Bonus Gale): Moving + [Dodge] + [Dodge]
  • Rank A (Stationary Gale): [Dodge]
Effects
  • Lynn dodges in the direction of her movement, becoming invulnerable for a short time
  • At Rank C, Lynn can perform an additional dodge
  • At Rank A, Lynn can use Gale while stationary, however with a shorter period of invulnerability
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Gale Strike
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • 1,000 Gold
  • Gale (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +.03-.04s Defense Period (Max of .42s)
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • (While Stationary) [Smash]
Effects
  • Lynn opens up her Battleshade, blocking damage and charging through opponents in front of her
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy or Spiked Ferrule to this skill
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Reduce Stamina Consumption

 

Skill Name Lily of the Victorious
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
Skill Rank Effects
  • +1-2 Stacked Qi (Max of 10)
  • -1-5s Qi Generation (Min of 15s per Qi Generated)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Passive
  • Rank A (Qi Explosion): [Normal] - [Normal] - [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash]
Effects
  • Lily of the Valorous allows Lynn to gradually manifest Qi, and store more of it
  • Qi can be generated and used by other abilities
  • At Rank A, Lynn can use Qi Explosion to burst the stored Qi for heavy area damage, and restore Qi for every enemy damaged by the blast
  • Using a [Normal] attack after a Qi Explosion will expend 50 SP and activate a Floral Break strike
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Spiked Ferrule
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
Skill Rank Effects
  • +2 Attack Speed (Max of +14% Trained, Max of +25% Possible with other skills)
  • +1% HP Restoration (Max of +7% Trained, max of +15% possible with other skills)
  • +5 Stamina Restoration (Max of +75 Trained, max of +100 possible with other skills)
  • +1 Spiked Ferrule Level (Max of Level 6 Trained, max of Level 10 possible with other skills)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • 1-4x[Normal] - [Smash] - [Spiked Ferrule Key]
Effects
  • Expends 1 Qi to boost Lynn's Attack Speed, HP Restored (based on damage dealt) and Stamina restoration
  • Each Rank gives a Spiked Ferrule buff for its corresponding level
  • Additional Spiked Ferrule buffs can be granted by the following abilities:
    • Transformation (Dark Knight or Paladin)
    • Thorny Flower
  • Note: Spiked Ferrule's control may not be bound by default, remember to check your control options
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Full Tilt Canopy
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Pollen Wallop (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5-10% Damage (Max of +50% Trained, max of +80% possible with other skills)
  • +1 Full Tilt Canopy Level (Max of Level 6 Trained, max of Level 10 possible with other skills)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • 1-4x[Normal] - [Smash] - [Grab]
Effects
  • Expends 1 Qi to boost certain Smash attacks and Active skills
  • Additional Full Tilt Canopy levels can be granted by the following abilities:
    • Transformation (Dark Knight or Paladin)
    • Thorny Flower
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Pollen Wallop
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Spiked Ferrule (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Smash]
Effects
  • Lynn follows a swing of her Battleshade with a heavy elbow strike
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • Generates Qi
  • Can link to Pistil Whip and Umbrella Umbrage
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Pistil Whip
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Pollen Wallop (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Smash] - [Normal]
Effects
  • Lynn follows the Pollen Wallop with a golf-swing of her Battleshade, right into the enemy's chin
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate

 

Skill Name Umbrella Umbrage
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Pollen Wallop (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Smash] - [Smash]
Effects
  • Lynn follows the Pollen Wallop with a wide swing of the Battleshade, sending clustered enemies flying away
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate

 

Skill Name Petal to the Metal
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Full Tilt Canopy (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash]
Effects
  • After two quick strikes, Lynn swings the Battleshade in a punishing backhand strike
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • Generates Qi
  • Can link to Metal Blossom and Fight and Flight
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Metal Blossom
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Petal to the Metal (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash] - [Normal]
Effects
  • Lynn follows Petal to the Metal with a pair of rising strikes to whatever is left ahead of her
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate

 

Skill Name Fight and Flight
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Petal to the Metal (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash] - [Smash]
Effects
  • Lynn follows Petal to the Metal by leaping and spinning backwards, damaging anything in her path before comfortably floating back down to the ground
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate

 

Skill Name Bloom
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Full Tilt Canopy (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash]
Effects
  • After three quick strikes, Lynn brings the Battleshade down with a double-handed smash
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • Generates Qi
  • Can link to Bloom Crush and Bloom Storm
Skill Awakening
  • None

 

Skill Name Bloom Crush
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Petal to the Metal (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash] - [Normal] - [Normal]
Effects
  • Lynn follows Bloomby thrusting forward with the Qi focused in the hilt of her Battleshade
  • The first Normal attack will have Lynn race forward, but not do any damage
  • The second Normal attack will trigger the Qi blast to deal massive damage
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate

 

Skill Name Bloom Crush
Training Requirements
  • Level 12
  • Petal to the Metal (Rank F+)
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of +30%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • [Normal] - [Normal] - [Normal] - [Smash] - [Smash]
  • After Soaring Ballet: [Normal]
Effects
  • Lynn follows Bloomby leaping forward and opening the Battleshade, slowing her descent to the ground while striking out with her feet for heavy damage
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate

Battleshade Active Abilities

While Lynn's basic combos will send the lesser Fomors flying, you'll need to master her Active abilities if you want to bring down the strongest foes around. These SP-powered abilities can't be used on every foe, but they make more than enough of an impact to make up for it.

Skill Name Active: Sudden Gust
Training Requirements
  • Level 15
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of 35%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot
Effects
  • Consumes 200 SP on use
  • Lynn slides forward, driving through anything or anyone in her way with a powerful attack
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • 35s cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate
  • Significantly Reduce Cooldown

 

Skill Name Active: Paranormal Parasol
Training Requirements
  • Level 20
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of 35%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot
Effects
  • Consumes 100 SP on use
  • Opens up the Battleshade and sends it flying around the battlefield, striking foes unfortunate enough to be in its way, before calmly floating back to Lynn's hand.
  • Can use a [Normal] strike to link it to Iron Breeze
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • 35s cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate
  • Reduce SP Consumption

 

Skill Name Active: Iron Breeze
Training Requirements
  • Level 25
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +5% Damage (Max of 35%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot
  • After Paranormal Parasol: [Normal]
Effects
  • Consumes 100 SP on use
  • Lynn flings the Battleshade through any foes before her, then darts towards it, no matter what stands in her way
  • Can also be activated after Paranormal Parasol with a [Normal] attack for 50 SP
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • No cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate
  • Reduce Cooldown

 

Skill Name Active: Flora Break
Training Requirements
  • Level 30
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +3-4s Defense Time (Max of .42s)
  • +5% Damage (Max of 35%)
  • +1% Knockdown Rate (Max of 7%)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot
  • After Block: [Normal]
  • After Lily of the Valorous Qi Explosion: [Normal]
Effects
  • Consumes 150 SP on use
  • Lynn opens the Battleshade, blocking attacks and opening up foes for a heavy counter attack
  • Counter-attack can also be activated after Lily of the Valorous' Qi Explosion for 50 SP
  • Can apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack
  • No cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage
  • Increase Knockdown Rate
  • Reduce SP Consumption

 

Skill Name Active: Soaring Ballet
Training Requirements
  • Level 35
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +3-4s Defense Time (Max of .42s)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot or [Tab]
  • Upon Landing to Bloom Crush: [Normal]
Effects
  • Consumes 120 SP on use
  • Lynn backflips twice, becoming briefly invulnerable and putting distance between her and the enemy
  • Using a [Normal] attack when landing will activate a Bloom Crush attack to hit every enemy around your landing zone
  • Generates 2 Qi
  • Can only apply Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule to this attack with precise timing
  • No cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Reduce SP Consumption

 

Skill Name Active: Thorny Flower
Training Requirements
  • Level 40
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +10s duration (Max of 60s)
  • +0-1 Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule level (Max of +3)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot or [Tab]
  • Upon Landing to Bloom Crush: [Normal]
Effects
  • Consumes 150 SP on use
  • Boosts the level of Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule, even beyond what can normally be obtained via training
  • While active, Qi is neither spent nor generated
  • 45s cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Reduce SP Consumption
  • Reduce Cooldown

 

Skill Name Active: Flower Power
Training Requirements
  • Level 45
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • +10s duration (Max of 60s)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot or [Tab]
  • Upon Landing to Bloom Crush: [Normal]
Effects
  • Consumes 250 SP on use
  • Allows Lynn to activate Full Tilt Canopy and Spiked Ferrule without spending Qi
  • While active, Qi is neither spent nor generated
  • 90s cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Reduce SP Consumption
  • Significantly Reduce Cooldown

Battleshade Ultimate Ability: Downpour of Death

With a new weapon comes a new Ultimate Ability, and Lynn's attack is as flashy and elegant as anything around!

Skill Name Active: Downpour of Death
Training Requirements
  • Level 50
  • 1,000 Gold
Skill Rank Effects
  • 45 second Cooldown Reduction (Max of 530 second Cooldown)
  • Max Rank: Rank A
Activation
  • Active Ability Quick Slot
Effects
  • Lynn summons the Qi in her Battleshade to stun her target and unleash her full power upon it, battering it with crystals before leaping in with a final blast of raw power
  • Attack stuns the enemy damaged by the initial strike
  • 800 second cooldown
Skill Awakening
  • Increase Damage

Special Dungeon Rotation

Over the last year, we've been adding more and more Special Battles, difficult encounters between you and two of our classic bosses. We're bringing them all out in a weeklong rotation, with a new Special Battle arriving each week!

Spring is Here!

Cherries are blossoming throughout the towns of Vindictus, and the vibrant pink cherry blossoms are fluttering down on everyone! Enjoy the scenery as a reminder that the coldest months are finally behind us.

Spring Outing Package and More!

Spring is here, and we have a special package with your choice of gorgeous Yukatas and some colorful dyes, fashionable Hanboks for both men and women and an update to the Hero's Lucky Box, adding the Primal Flame Battleshade!

Learn more in the Spring Outing Package and More post.

Easter Events and More!

Spring is in the air, Easter's but a week away and Lynn has her eyes on an entirely new set of equipment!

Learn more in the Easter Events and More post.

Known Issues

  • In some cases, hotkeys will fail to function upon logging into Vindictus. If you experience this issue, you can resolve it by logging out and then logging back in with a character.