Dungeon Fighter Online is currently in early access beta and is allowing small groups of players to checkout the awesome smash 'n bash gameplay Dungeon Fighter has to offer! Recently Nexon, the developer of DFO, gave us more information on some of the skills available in the game! We've included the information for these skills and some new screenshots below:
What distinguishes a true Dungeon Fighter from the plebian rabble of Arad is the mystical energy running through you. This mystical energy is the source of a Dungeon Fighter’s skills, which you will need when plunging into the villain-infested dungeons of the continent or facing down fellow Dungeon Fighters in the Player versus Player Arena.
The game features various kinds of skills, each of which aids you in different ways. The ones you will use most readily are the Active Skills, indicated with a yellow icon in your Skills window. These skills can be triggered through a hotkey or a particular key combination sequence. Other skills include Passive Skills, which operate automatically as you fight; Fields of Expertise, which allow you to perform specialized tasks; and Technical Skills, which increase your chances at success when attempting various feats.
The kinds of skills you learn depend on the character class you choose to be: Slayer, Fighter, Gunner, Mage or Priest (but since you can create multiple characters, you can explore the entire breadth of skills that Dungeon Fighter Online has to offer). Below is a small glimpse at the wide range of skills available to each character class.
A Slayer derives his/her power from the demon Kazan, who possesses a Slayer’s arm. Each of a Slayer’s skills then, at its core, contains a kind of furious demonic energy that, when unleashed, spells destruction for a Slayer’s foes. In fact, one of the skills, KAZAN, summons the demon itself to create a magical area in which you and your party’s stats increase. GHOST SLASH endows your sword with a vengeful spirit which strikes at your foe in a purple arc of power. And ARIEL CHAIN SLASH delivers multiple slash attacks while you are in mid-air.
A Fighter loves hand-to-hand combat, and so her/his skills focus on the art of the fight. The ever-popular SUPLEX brings an enemy down on his neck. With SEISMIC PUNCH a Fighter leaps into the air to come down with a forceful punch to the ground, causing enemies in the vicinity to topple over. And BRICK BUSTER allows you to toss a good, hard, painful brick right into an opponent’s face.
A Gunner hails from the land of Empyrean, where the lack of magic there has allowed its population to develop incredible weapon technology. GATLING GUN tears enemies to pieces as its spinning barrel spits out heavy duty bullets. FIRE PILLAR lets lose an awesome burst of flame to flambé the poor souls unfortunate enough to be in its path. And AIR COMBOT MECH TEMPESTER calls upon a mech to take care of any troublesome foes while you sit back and watch.
A Mage comes from Pandemonium, which thrives on magical energy. PALM BLAST lets loose a forceful bust which does damage to and repels the enemy. MANA SHIELD allows you to take MP damage instead of HP, helping you to prolong your life in a pinch. And STABBING WHEEL tosses an enemy over your shoulder while also creating a shockwave which damages surrounding enemies as well.
A Priest is a warrior driven by faith, and therefore derives skills from a divine source. BLADES OF PURITY calls forth a cross-shaped blade with which you slash the villainy before you. HEAVEN’S HARMONY increases the Maximum HP and MP of all of your Party Members within the skills range. And EXQUISITE COMBO unleashes several skills at once.
As mentioned above, all Active Skills can be triggered either with a hotkey…or through button combos, just like you do it in the Arcade. Left, Left, X; Up, Down, RIGHT Space; LEFT, UP, Z. Combos add to the arcade-excitement in a way that no other MMO has!