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Job Base: Swordman
Job Type: 2-2
Changes At: Prontera Castle
Number of Skills: 18
Total Skill Points: 132
Total Quest Skills: 1
Job Bonuses
+7 +2 +7 +6 +3 +5


Crusaders are a fine blend of physical strength and faith-driven magic prowess, making them a versatile class. They are capable of melee combat with a spear or a sword and shield, of playing a supportive role in parties with beneficial magic skills, and of sacrificing their health to wield powerful holy magic.

Jobchange Guide

See Crusader Job Quest for detailed information.

Changing into a Crusader from a Swordman requires the player to complete a number of tasks:

  • Item Collection
  • Endurance Test
  • Written Test
  • Battle Test

After completing these tests, the player will be transformed into a Crusader. Most of this takes place inside of the Prontera Castle.


See Swordsman Skills for first class skills.

Skill Description Levels Type
Cavalier Mastery.png Cavalier Mastery
Reduces the 50% ASPD penalty when riding a PecoPeco. 5 Passive
Cure.png Cure
Cures the target from Silence, Chaos and Blind status effects. 1 Supportive
Defender.png Defender
Reduce incoming ranged damage; protects party members via Sacrifice. 5 Supportive
Repel Evil.png Repel Evil
Increases attack and defence against against Demon and Undead monsters by up to 15%. 10 Passive
Faith.png Faith
Increases Max HP and resistance to Holy-property attacks. 5 Passive
Grand Cross.png Grand Cross
Summons a Grand Cross around the caster, damaging the caster and enemies with Holy property waves. 10 Offensive
Auto Guard.png Auto Guard
Blocks physical attacks with a Shield by chance for 300 seconds. 10 Supportive
Heal.png Heal
Restore a target's HP, or damage Undead targets. 10 Supportive
Holy Cross.png Holy Cross
Summon a holy cross that inflicts Holy damage on a target, blinding it by chance. 10 Offensive
Peco Peco Ride.png Peco Peco Ride
Enables Knights or Crusaders to ride a Peco Peco. 1 Passive
Providence.png Providence
Buff that allows def piercing. Effect is greater against undead and demon monsters. 5 Supportive
Devotion.png Devotion
Protects a party member by taking all of the damage inflicted on said party member. 5 Supportive
Shield Boomerang.png Shield Boomerang
Throw your shield at an enemy, dealing damage based on ATK and the shield's properties. 5 Offensive
Reflect Shield.png Reflect Shield
Reflect a fraction of the damage received back at an enemy. 10 Supportive
Shield Charge.png Shield Charge
Hurl your shield at an enemy, dealing damage based on ATK and knocking them back. 5 Offensive
Spear Quicken.png Spear Quicken
Temporarily increase Attack Speed when using a Spear. 10 Supportive

Class Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
Shrink.png Shrink
Adds a chance to knock back opponents when you successfully block an attack with Guard. 1 Active


There are a few primary builds of Crusaders:

  • Grand Cross, which deals Holy magic damage to enemies in a large area of effect
  • Devotion, which allows the crusader to take damage in place of an ally.
  • Shield, which deals ranged damage from afar.
  • Spear, which deals rapid melee damage at close range.

Grand Cross

Stat Build (base)

Grand Cross, which is often abbreviated GC, is a skill that relies on both the Crusader's ATK and MATK to deal damamge to the enemy. Just as Grand Cross relies both on ATK and MATK to deal damage, the damage from the ATK portion is reduced by the enemy's DEF, while the MATK portion is reduced by the enemy's MDEF.

  • Strength is important due to the fact that it adds damage to the skill and also increases carrying capacity. Strength gives a noticably smaller bonus to GC damage than Intelligence however.
  • Vitality is important due to the fact that GC Crusaders tend to mob enemies to level, however the HP casting cost of Grand Cross increases as max HP increases.
  • Intelligence is very important for a Grand Cross Crusader, and many players get 9x base intelligence, many even maxing it. There are a number of reasons for this:
    • It is the primary source of damage output
    • It provides needed SP Regeneration
    • It increases the effectiveness of Heal
    • It increases the effectiveness of SP Recovery Items
  • Dexterity is important to a Grand Cross Crusader because it controls the speed of the cast. Most GC Saders will balance both this and their strength after finishing their Intelligence. It is not uncommon for a player to have a build that is very high in both Intelligence and Dexterity, and have little points allocated elsewhere.


Stat Build (base)

This build utilizes a combination of Shield Boomerang and Shield Charge to keep enemies away and deal ranged damage while also being tanky through the use of Guard and Defender. Additionally, in PvP and WoE, a status weapon can be equipped to spread status effects with Magnum Break and Shield Charge. The player can also opt to use Devotion in party play while also contributing to damage via boomerang.


Stat Build (Base)

This build is generally reliant on parties for leveling, as they typically have low strength and intelligence. This is a full support build that is probably the most useful of all of the crusader builds for WoE. It utilizes high vitality and high dexterity to quickly cast Devotion on any characters that would make good use of more HP or an uninterruptable cast time, as well as transferring buffs like Auto Guard, Defender, and Reflect Shield to multiple targets.

Agility Spear Crusader

Stat Build

Some builds will occasionally forsake the PecoPeco Riding and Holy Cross skills in order to get a high level of Heal.

This build emphasizes doing powerful normal attacks at a rapid rate. Leveling spots include places such as Byalan Island and Ice Dungeon, as well as any map that standard melee characters level at. The class plays similar to the more familiar Agility Knight and boasts some of the highest single target DPS on undead and demon targets via Holy Cross.

Class Data

Job Bonuses

Stat Bonus +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10 +11 +12
STR 7 11 17 23 25 32 48 - - - - -
AGI 30 36 - - - - - - - - - -
VIT 12 15 22 40 41 46 50 - - - - -
INT 9 20 21 35 38 44 - - - - - -
DEX 14 28 34 - - - - - - - - -
LUK 1 2 3 4 5 - - - - - - -