10 best characters for Node Wars & Sieges
There are plenty of ways to play Black Desert Online in order to get the most out of it, but the general consensus within the community is that everything else is pale compared to Node Wars and Sieges. Both of these aspects of the game are essentially huge guild-versus-guild wars, sometimes involving multiple player-led factions in an attempt at supremacy and territory.
Just like in PvE and 1v1 PvP, some classes are more in demand than others in Node Wars or Sieges. Both are moshpits of violence and chaos, and taking out loads of enemies can bring order to that chaos and maybe even win the battle. It turns out that some classes in Black Desert Online work better for this business. So if you want to get promoted quickly in your guild thanks in part to your genocidal fervor towards opposing guilds, then these characters should make it easier for you.
ten Ninja – Good for Pickups
- Can eliminate latecomers
- Must stay out of the fray
Contrary to popular belief, Ninjas have their uses outside of 1v1 PvP. When controlled properly, they can provide excellent support roles in node wars and sieges by taking out single players from opposing guilds. As a Ninja in a Knot War or Siege, your job is to seek out such players.
Do you see that eccentric or capricious wizard of the enemy guild who keeps wandering away from the pack? You can kill them quickly and then exit the combat zone. No one will expect a Ninja in a Knot War or Siege either, so you get the element of surprise.
9 Nova – Excellent Front-liner
- Ideal for the front lines
The Nova, although a relatively new class, quickly found a role in Node Wars and Sieges. She’s one of the toughest classes in the game and wears a shield, so her discipline is pretty self-explanatory. Nova is a tank and one of the best frontliners a guild can have in a knot war or siege.
Its attacks are reactionary, so don’t expect to rack up too many kills by using it in full scale PvP. Still, this can be used to its advantage as the Nova can trick some arrogant frontline players into charging and then pinning them down so the rest of the team can take them down.
- Front line striker
- Great for fishing enemy players
Berserkers are exactly the sort of arrogant frontliners Nova is said to be baiting. Their presence in full-scale PvP is intimidating and fearsome thanks to their many grab attacks and the way they can throw other smaller characters.
To that end, Berserkers are great for attracting some fragile enemy players such as spellcasters and then bringing them back to your team so they can’t escape. Alternatively, Berserkers can also play defensively with their ranged awakening.
- Misleading scope
- Can chase latecomers away
Another perfect character for taking out large individual threats in the enemy team or army is the Lahn. The Lahn, despite being a melee character, can expand his range quickly and surprisingly, often catching targets off guard. After that, it remains only to pin them with combos.
To this end, Lahn users may function better as assassin-type characters in their Node War or Siege team; As Lahn, you can determine who out of the bulk of the enemy forces is a priority target, then head straight for them before they can do their job. It is a rather dangerous activity and can easily turn into a suicide charge.
- Large AoE Ranged Attacks
- High damage
- Can go into melee for duels
So there are frontline classes that absorb damage and for whom? Well, other classes like the Ranger. They make the team’s tank sacrifice worth it. They tend to stay in the middle line and spice up the enemy team’s core with their barrage of arrows.
This way, they can take out many enemy players at once based on the gear score. One downside to the Ranger is that they are glass cannons and don’t fare well when caught. If it’s just a single foe, however, they can go into melee mode via Awakening and take on the arrogant foe.
- Large area of effect
- Can withstand dizziness and interruptions
The Guardian class has seen better days as they were one of the best and most powerful characters when they came out. However, its weaker position right now does not diminish its usefulness in Node Wars. He’s a good all-around character.
As a Guardian, you can stay on the front line and take on enemy front line players. Skill will determine whether or not you stay alive in a fight with similar frontline classes. Guardians have the advantage of having super armor that allows them to resist enemy attacks.
- Great AoE skills
- Long Range Artillery Class
The Witch is one of the best knot and siege warfare classes, as she is practically a female version of the Wizard and their skills are similar. The witch usually stays in the backline, raining elemental fury against most of the enemy forces.
Her Awakening also leverages her strength as a caster class where she can further extend her casting distance, thus making her more immune to harm. However, she doesn’t have as much use as the wizard and mostly excels at dealing damage on her own.
- High damage
- Lots of grab and crowd control attacks
Speaking of damage, few classes can live up to the witch’s innate prowess and flexibility. He’s a character made to deal as much damage as possible, or to find ways to get his target to absorb their full damage potential.
The witch has plenty of grab and interrupt attacks to make sure none of her high damage skills are wasted. This doesn’t mean the Witch is a frontline class – she’s actually a glass cannon and best positioned on the midline or flanks, avoiding the clusters.
- Can get in and out of combat quickly
- Lots of utility skills
- Good area of effect
Like Nova, the Sage is one of the last toys you can use in Black Desert Online, and it can be a fairly complex class to pilot. In the right hands, he becomes a formidable all-rounder in Node Wars and Sieges, although it is best to keep him out of harm’s way.
The Sage possesses a plethora of utility skills that make him an elusive character, from teleports to invisibility. Meanwhile, his damage can rival many high area-of-effect characters and he does it all from a safe range. He has the same role as the witch, distributing pain from the flanks.
- High exposure area
- Can cause serious damage to enemy clusters
Not much has changed for the Wizard when it comes to Knot Wars and sieges. They are still top class in such an aspect of gameplay thanks to their huge and spammable AoE skills. The wizard can inflict many losses during an enemy clash or blob.
This is why they tend to have the highest kills in Node Wars and Sieges. They also tend to become priority targets for assassin-type classes, so be careful when piloting a wizard. Otherwise, you can shoot the enemy with reckless abandon.
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