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Soldier

A soldier excels in the thick of it. He charges into battle and unleashes crushing might upon his foes. One man and many monsters may enter; but only one man and some bloody smears will leave. Soldiers excel with melee weapons and shields, but are not restricted to them. Most of his skills do not carry any weapon requirements at all.

Lore

Soldiers of the imperial army were trained to survive in the most hellish conditions and hold the line against the nastiest enemies of the empire. Soldiers prefer the use of close combat weaponry, such as a sword and shield, but can also prove formidable with firearms. What a Soldier may lack in outright damage output is made up for in fortitude and leadership.

Skill Tree

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Markovian's Advantage (Skill) Icon.png Zolhan's Technique (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Blank (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Branch Up.png Placeholder Blank (Skill) Icon.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Bottom.png War Cry (Skill) Icon.png Connector Branch Down.pngConnector Bottom.png Connector Top.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Bottom.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Break Morale (Skill) Icon.png
Fighting Spirit (Skill) Icon.png Blade Arc (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Laceration (Skill) Icon.png Oleron's Rage (Skill) Icon.png
Forcewave (Skill) Icon.png Connector Branch Down.pngPlaceholder Blank (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Branch Up.png Connector Top.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngPlaceholder Blank (Skill) Icon.pngTransmuter (Skill) Icon.pngConnector Bottom.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Rending Force (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Internal Trauma (Skill) Icon.png
Blitz (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Blindside (Skill) Icon.png Counter Strike (Skill) Icon.png
Cadence (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Fighting Form (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Deadly Momentum (Skill) Icon.png
Menhir's Will (Skill) Icon.png Overguard (Skill) Icon.png Field Command (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Placeholder Connector (Skill) Icon.png Squad Tactics (Skill) Icon.png Menhir's Bulwark (Skill) Icon.png
Military Conditioning (Skill) Icon.png Shield Training (Skill) Icon.png Veterancy (Skill) Icon.png Decorated Soldier (Skill) Icon.png Scars of Battle (Skill) Icon.png

Soldier All Active Skills

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Soldier All Active Skills







Mastery Progression

Mastery Icon1.png Intense physical conditioning necessary to brave the harsh reality of Cairn.

Each point invested in the Soldier skill mastery gives the following stat bonuses:

  • +5 Physique
  • +1.5 Spirit
  • +3.5 Cunning
  • +28 Health
  • +10 Energy

Class Combinations

Combining the Soldier with another Mastery forms the following hybrid classes:




Inquisitor Skills
Active Skills
Word of Renewal (Word of Arms, Vigor, Steel Resolve) • Word of Pain (Word of Agony, Death Sentence) • Horn of GandarrRune of Hagarrad (Biting Cold, Chillsurge) • Storm Box of Elgoloth (Allagast's Arcane Net, Lightning Tether) • Inquisitor Seal (Null Field, Arcane Empowerment) • Deadly AimRune of Kalastor (Ignition) • Artifact Handling
Passive Skills
Ranged ExpertiseBursting RoundChilling RoundsStorm Spread
Channeled Skills
Flames of Ignaffar (Tainted Flame, Intensify, Infernal Purge, Endless Flame)
Toggle Skills
Aura of ConvictionAura of Censure

Necromancer Skills
Active Skills
Siphon Souls (Sear Souls, Blood Boil) • Drain Essence (Gravechill, Hungering Reach, Decomposition) • Ravenous Earth (Decay, Foul Eruption) • Bone Harvest (Harvester of Death, Dread, Soul Harvest) • Ill OmenCall of the GraveMark of Torment
Passive Skills
Reaping StrikeNecrotic Edge
Toggle Skills
Harbinger of SoulsMaster of DeathSpectral Binding (Spectral Wrath)
Summoning Skills
Reap SpiritRaise Skeletons (Undead Legion, Will of the Crypt) • Summon Blight Fiend (Unstable Anomaly, Rotting Fumes, Blight Burst)

Oathkeeper Skills
Active Skills
Eye of Reckoning (Soulfire) • Vire's Might (Volcanic Might, Volcanic Stride, Tectonic Shift) • Aegis of MehnirJudgement (Crushing Verdict, Heart of Wrath) • Righteous Fervor (Dreeg's Reproach, Consecration, Retribution) • ResilienceAscension (Clarity of Purpose)
Passive Skills
SmiteSafeguardShattering SmashAvenging ShieldAegis of ThornsReprisal
Toggle Skills
Divine MandatePresence of Virtue (Haven, Rebuke) • Path of the Three
Summoning Skills
Summon Guardian of Empyreon (Scion of Dreeg, Celestial Presence)