Blade & Soul will be adding its 8th class, the Warlock, soon! The trailer above comes from NCSoft’s announcement of the class at this year’s TGC2014 (Tencent’s annual Carnival) and showcases some of the abilities players will be able to use once the class is live.

One ability that is sure to cause a bit of chaos is a spell steal type ability. Warlocks can steal certain abilities from monsters (and other players in PvP) and use them against the recently robbed target.

Our friends over at Freedomplays have a few nifty screen shots of some of the other skills that we can expect to see but of course these skills will probably change quite a bit as development continues.

The Warlock will be available on the Korean servers later this month and become available on the Chinese servers sometime next year.

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  1. BladeOfNyx on October 28, 2015

    Now that it’s being released and they had to increase the server cap during alpha cause a lot more people than they thought bought the founders pack how does it feel to be wrong?

    Also BnS can’t be compared to standard MMORPGs and another thing is that the graphics still equals or beats A LOT of the newer games. BTW Rift didn’t reach their projected amount and had to turn it into a free to play game. Those of you who say that it’s the same as any other MMO haven’t really played that much MMORPGs, (and probably the the players in Tera that fail at everything.)

  2. todoran on December 3, 2014

    ppl piss on this if they will finaly realse it … ppl will palay 30 days and will get bored because…. this games time has passed 2 years ago RIP B&S… u are old and late…. my money go to RIFT.

  3. Mr Heartless on December 3, 2014

    The handling of this game has been abysmal. By the time it gets to the West it’ll be obsolete and fail hard like Archage from idiots thinking their game is the next coming of Jesus and trying to use the hype to milk money from the masses.

  4. Zhao Yun on December 2, 2014

    i will probably not even bother waiting for this game to come on.As mentioned below in one of the comments this game is already 5(soon 6) years old so it will eventually become old graphic or combat wise.Will i try it when and if it even comes out?sure i will but will i bother think about when it comes out?not really.does these updates tease me and piss me off cause the game isnt in US/EU yet?yes it i gonna ever play this game?i highly doubt it

    • KainDarkfire on December 2, 2014

      If graphics are an issue, you have the wrong hobby. Besides, this game’s graphics are slick, and the combat looked solid.

  5. Meh on December 1, 2014

    This is just a game for those who look for Quality Over Gameplay, everything else is just same as in any other.

  6. mreskimoeqib on December 1, 2014

    I agree with Fandall. I’ve played this and most other mmos lately and BnS isn’t groundbreaking for sure. It’s entertaining for what it is but in my opinion is just the standard mmo recipe: get quest -> kill stuff -> turn in quest for stuff -> repeat. It does have some pretty graphics and character designs and a few things that are interesting (like the weapon evolve system). I was waiting for this game for years until I decided to just try it, but now after playing it I believe by time (if ever) they do decide to bring it to NA it’ll be so outdated and behind the times with all these new games that are actually coming to NA/EU that the game will be dead in the water. I mean this game did come out in 09 I think? It’s already fairly old in terms of games today. At least now (or so it seems) quite a few Korean game companies are seeing the immense popularity of their games in the NA/EU market and are either releasing or quicker to release games in these markets. Here’s hoping to more new games to see the light of day in NA/EU sooner!

    • KainDarkfire on December 2, 2014

      2012, dude. Summer of 2012. It’s not five (!) years old.

      And yes, Korean MMOs have been outdated and samey as far as game progression go.

  7. Breaking News! on December 1, 2014

    PSO2 will also never see these shores, just like this game! Asians hate america!

    This has been Breaking News with Noel Wan Gibbafawkis!

    • KainDarkfire on December 2, 2014

      That’s Sega of America’s fault we never got PSO2, just like it’s NCSoft’s fault we never got Blade and Soul after promising it two years ago.

  8. devilr on December 1, 2014

    Good for them,maybe we will see this game in 2050 ? Who care about adding content when u cant even play a game ><

    • Deyirn on December 1, 2014

      I played the game on the Russian servers, it sucks.

  9. Fandall on December 1, 2014

    As someone who has played most ( close to all MMO’s available to me, even remotely worth checking out ) MMO’s, BnS is the same as all the rest. Yes, the combat feels a bit more ”actiony”, but it still uses tab targeting/lock targeting and feels, well, just dull. And there are close to none innovations regarding questing and social experiences ( just saying that, cause i don’t understand why everyone is so hyped about it ). Apart from that, it’s still better than most games out there atm and definitely worth checking out, but before giving us some news about new class released, they might want to release the game to NA/EU, so we can actually enjoy the new ( and the old ) classes.

    • Haistol on December 1, 2014

      BNS donĀ“t have tab targeting or classic lock, is like TERA. and the combat system is more like a fighter than a typical MMO you can do combos, block, counters, etc.

  10. Haistol on December 1, 2014

    the game is great, it has a enjoyable gameplay, but if NCSoft don’t release soon this game in NA, they will lose a huge piece of market. Black Desert is just around the corner , Archages will have time to improve and the interest of the player for BNS will be transform in frustration and hate.
    The same will be true for SEGA with PSO2

  11. 70calories on December 1, 2014

    Is this game ever gonna come to NA? I’m starting to give up on it

  12. hovsep56 on December 1, 2014

    game doesn’t look as good anymore as it was when the game got just anounced :/

  13. DesyncDude on December 1, 2014

    Yay, hopefully a time machine will be invented soon so we can go test this class