Zeraato's Mood : Fascinated
wakakaka...ano ne, welcome mina san!
ano sa...today i suppose i'll blog about one of my little fascinations - Crusaders!!!
truth be told, i absolutely love crusaders and everything about them, from their history to the way that they are being "visualized" and reborn today.
Seeing as how i am also a gamer, i of course play Crusader related games such as MapleStory SEA and Ragnarok Online^^~~~ so...i guess for today i'll put up a small post regarding the Crusaders that you can find in RO ~
Here is a picture of what Crusader's look like in Ragnarok Online :
mahahaha...damn they look awesome. Just look at those armours! Me wants T.T....
According to the what i can gather from my experience in Ragnarok Online, the description of Crusaders is well, still not very detailed. But i can safely tell you this...Crusaders are highly respected warriors. Why? Simple, because they are considered the "perfect" class in warrior hieracrchy. Crusaders possess high levels of Offensive and Defensive techniques, and not only that, they possess holy skills such as Heal and Grand Cross, making them the most feared characters in RO besides the Asura Monks.
However, although the Crusader is a strong character class, it is hard to actually qualify yourself to become one. Usually, most characters who start out at the swordsman stage focus mainly on becoming Knights as it is a simple job change, just talk to an NPC and next thing you know, your a Knight! But, in terms of Crusader job advances, one needs to take a certain amount of "tests" provided by NPCs to test your "Faith" and "Belief". This usually scares people away from taking the job advancement from becoming Crusaders though, so seeing Crusaders walking around RO isnt a common sight.
Having said that, for those who actually persevere and complete the advancement tests will be highly rewarded with the pride of wearing the holy armor and emblem of the Crusader. XD
In Ragnarok Online, there are many different sorts of "builds" for characters. Crusaders can also be categorized into Spear Crusaders, Grand Cross Crusaders, Shield Crusaders and so on. Choosing which type of Crusader depends highly on what type of play you enjoy really. For people who enjoy fast speed kills they'd most probably go for Spear Crusaders, as they are much easier to train and look cool anyway^^ For those of you who enjoy torturing yourselves with long hours of solo training but love to see CRAZY amounts of damage, your best bet would be the Grand Cross Crusader. And for a select few, Shield Crusaders would be your choice as you probably prefer the policy " a good offence is a good defence".
In any case, my favourite is still the Grand Cross Crusader^^ having the ability to use Heal on yourself, others or even to damage undead/demon class monsters is just too damn cool~ Whats more, the major skill "Grand Cross" deals crazy amount of damage to any opponent, plus the skill animation is by far the coolest i have ever seen! imagine this : A Crusader stabs his sword into the ground then a gigantic cross appears on the ground, blasting holy energy in all directions. ~~~~ Dammit its too cool *faints*
This may seem a little bias, but i have to say that Crusaders are the coolest looking class in RO so far...i mean, just look at them! :
and i dont have to point out AGAIN just how POWERFUL these crusaders are XD