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[Revelation] – Abyssal Skills (KR Skills Version Currently)

Ahh, yes. Probably one of the more anticipated posts to come out. Well, here it is!
ArcheAge Korea has featured the Abyssal Skills wiki page on their site, so this allows for an opportunity for me to write up about it. Without further ado, here’s the information for it!

(Header image from the Korean AA Wiki)

Disclaimer: As the Korean skills do not translate very well to our version, the first version of the skill information (published on November 11) is not completely accurate. When PTS comes out, I will edit this post to suit our version, as there may be some changes to Abyssal Skills from the Korean version to our version. Some skill definitions are incomplete due to this, but should give a general idea of what’s going to come. If there is information that you know is incorrect, let me know, and I’ll fix it.

What are Abyssal Skills?

Abyssal Skills are special skills that are within a skillset. They derive from abyssal power (hence the name) to provide its user with more power. These skills are obtained through a quest line, and leveled using Gilda, Abyssal Shards, and Warrior Medals. They are much like leveling your character, however you need items to unlock the next level.

Only one of the three skillsets you have active can have Abyssal mode turned on. Each of the skillsets have unique passives and actives.

How do I level my Abyssal Skills?

You need to do some crafting and/or farming to level up your Abyssal Skills. You also need:

  • To reach level 25: Have level 24 completed, and 3 [Abyssal Crystal].
  • To reach level 40: Have level 39 completed, and 50 [Gilda Star]
  • To reach level 55: Have level 54 completed, and 100 [Warrior Medal]
    • These must be done for each skillset. Stock up!
Where does the Questline Start?

The questline starts in the Diamond Shores zone, where you’ll meet a lone NPC that grants access to the quest. Make sure you have at least one skilltree leveled to 55, or you can’t start the questline!

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Taken from the lovely KR wiki! Here’s a map of the location and the look of the NPC.

There will also be a series of quests after those that help assist you in obtaining and mastering Abyssal Skills. After those quests, that is where you will need to start getting those items listed above.

Do Abyssal Skills use mana?

They use a small amount of mana. However, they use a separate energy group called “Abyssal Charges”. The amount of points you consume depends on what skill you use. The number of maximum Abyssal Charges can be increased by using certain spells.

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Here’s a picture for an example. (From the KR wiki)

 

What are the skills I can use?

There are many you can use! However, the one thing all skillsets have when their Abyssal powers are activated is a buff called “Rising Hatred” attachment image, that activates the use of Abyssal Skills (you can toggle on and off these skills). With “Rising Hatred” on, you are now able to have a maximum of six Abyssal Charges.

And here are the skills for each skillset!

*Passives in Abyssal Skills all regenerate one Abyssal Charge for the skill used.

Battlerage

Actives
Soulbound Blades

Mana: 19
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: 0-12m
Effective Range: N/A
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 4 seconds

Throws otherworldly blades that surround the target for the duration, inflicting damage to it and all nearby enemies.
When Abyssal Battlerage reaches lv40, this skill improves. Skill damage increases, and each successful hit will now inflict -50 to the target’s Defense for a short time. This effect stacks.
(Rank 1 is acquired at level 10. Rank 2 is acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Swordfall

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: Caster
Effect Range: 8m
Cast Time: 4 seconds
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Summons a sword from the abyss and hits a target in front of you, dealing Physical Damage.
Can be cast again immediately.
If six Abyssal Points are used to activate the skill, the range of the attack is shortened but strengthened, which is dependent on the cast time of the skill.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Raging Berserker

Charge, Whirlwind Slash, , Precision Strike, Tiger Strike, and Behind Enemy Lines regenerate Abyssal Points.
(Acquired at level 10.)

Witchcraft

Actives
attachment image Devour Hope

Mana: 19
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: 0-20m
Effect Range: N/A
Cast Time: 1 second
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Inflicts crippling despair on your chosen victim.
Single target debuff which lasts 5sec. Any skills used while under the effects of this debuff will receive +10sec to their cooldowns.
When Abyssal Witchcraft reaches lv40, this skill improves. Increases cooldown delay to +15sec. (Please note: this effect works on skills that normally have NO cooldown. Hello 15sec cooldown Triple Slash.)
(Rank one is acquired at level 10. Rank 2 is acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Stonesight

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: Caster
Effect Range: 15m
Cast Time: 1 second
Cooldown: 22 seconds

Unleashes the gaze of the terrifying Gorgon, petrifying all enemies facing the caster within a 15m cone.
Channeling skill, with a directional cone effect visible on the ground for easy targeting. Once petrified, enemies remain so until the spell ends or they are no longer in the cone. Any additional charges are consumed on casting, increasing the range of the skill.
(Acquired at level 55)

Passives
attachment image Spiteful Curses

Earthen Grip, Bubble Trap, Insidious Whisper, Banshee Wail and Focal Concussion regenerate Abyssal Points.

Defense

Actives
attachment image Shield Throw

Mana: 19
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: 0-10 m
Effect Range: N/A
Cast Time: .5 seconds
Cooldown: 22 seconds

Hurls your shield at a target, dealing physical damage with a 100% chance to Critical Strike. Temporarily removes all benefits from your shield while projectile is in the air. If the enemy parries this attack, they become Disarmed, losing all functionality and benefits from their weapon for 6sec.
When Abyssal Defense reaches lv40, this skill improves. Skill damage increases, and the shield now bounces to up to 3 nearby targets after impact, for a total of 4 possible targets per cast.
(Rank 1 is acquired at level 10. Rank 2 is acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Cruel Binding

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: 0-4m
Effect Range: N/A
Cast Time: .2 seconds
Cooldown: 24 seconds

Tethers an enemy to a location for 4sec, pulling them back whenever they move 10m from that spot. Any additional charges are consumed on casting, increasing the duration up to a maximum of 10sec.

(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Indomitable Rage

Shield Slam, Bull Rush, Revitalizing Cheer, Mocking Howl, and Boastful Roar regenerate Abyssal Points.
(Acquired at level 1o.)

Auramancy

Actives
attachment image Crushing Grasp

Mana: 59
Abyssal Points: 3
Range: 0-12m
Effect Range: 8m
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 24 seconds

Creates a powerful gravity vortex around the chosen target after a short delay, damaging all enemies within a 10m radius and pulling them towards the target.
When Abyssal Auramancy reaches lv40, this skill improves. Increases skill damage, and expands the radius from 10m->15m.
(Rank 1 acquired at level 10. Rank 2 acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Abyssal Wave

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: Caster
Effect Range: Caster
Cast Time: 4 seconds
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Shoots a wave of force up to 20m in front of you, dealing magic damage and knocking back enemies it touches.
If cast using 6 Abyssal Charges, this skill fires 3 waves back to back. Hitting the same target with multiple waves inflicts a slow effect, decreasing move speed -90% and recovering over 4sec.
(Acquired at level 55)

Passives
attachment image Merciless Manipulator

Comet’s Boon, Conversion Shield, Vicious Implosion, Shrug It Off, and Liberation regenerate Abyssal Points.

Occultism

Actives
attachment image Cursed Thorns

Mana: 19
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: Caster
Effect Range: 0-20m
Cast Time: .9 seconds
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Inflicts an enemy with cursed seeds, causing deadly thorns to sprout in their footsteps.
Single target debuff. Lasts for 9sec, causing the target to leave a dark trail behind them that bursts into small AoE thorns after 4 seconds. The Cursed Thorns deal damage to all nearby enemies when they appear, and then continue to slow and damage any enemies that stay within their AoE. (Note: Functions kind of like a painful, offensive Frigid Tracks. Except instead of freezing enemies it damages and slows them.)
(Rank 1 acquired at level 10. Rank 2 acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Shadow Circle

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: 0-50m
Effect Range: 30m
Cast Time: .8 seconds
Cooldown: 20 seconds

Summons a circle of dark magic to surround the battlefield, allowing the caster to teleport to any target within the circle at will.
Summons a 30m radius circle around the target area for 20sec, and grants the caster four stacks of Circle Step. For the duration of this spell, the caster may use Circle Step to teleport up to 30m to appear directly in front of any target within the circle.
If cast using 6 Abyssal Charges, the caster may use Circle Step an unlimited number of times for the duration of the spell.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Gleeful Destruction

Mana Stars, Hell Spear, Absorb Lifeforce, Summon Crows, and Crippling Mire regenerate Abyssal Points.
(Acquired at level 10)

Archery

Actives
attachment image Serpent’s Sight

Mana: 138
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: Caster
Effect Range: Caster
Cast Time: .9 seconds
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Enhances your archery with Abyssal magic, transforming your attacks and gaining unparalleled range.
Increases the base range of bow skills to 30m, but prevents movement. Replaces Endless Arrows with the slower but more powerful Fang Bolt (312% ranged attack!) for the duration.
Lasts 5 seconds, or until the caster takes damage. Duration is reset with each successful Range Attack.
When Abyssal Archery reaches lv40, this skill improves. Increases Fang Bolt damage.
Hunting Pack
(Acquired at level 10)

attachment image Hunting Pack

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: Caster
Effect Range: Caster
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Summons a pack of spectral Snowlions to charge through your enemies, dealing damage and launching them into the air.
No target required, shoots straight forward from the caster and ignores terrain. Any additional charges are consumed on casting, increasing the damage and number of snowlions. (Note: additional Snowlions increase the AoE.)
If cast using 6 Abyssal Charges, enemies launched by this skill are temporarily prevented from using skills.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Hateful Hunter

Charged Bolt, Piercing Shot, Concussive Arrow, Missile Rain, and Snipe regenerate Abyssal points.
(Acquired at level 10)

Sorcery

attachment image Void Leap

Mana: 59
Abyssal Points: 1
Range: Caster
Effect Range: N/A
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: None

Teleports the caster to a random location 5-10m away.
No cooldown. Each teleport costs another Abyssal Charge. Can’t be used while Snared.
When Abyssal Sorcery reaches lv40, this skill improves. Teleport distance increases to 5-15m.
(Rank 1 acquired at level 10. Rank 2 acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Serpent Strike

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: 0-20m
Effect Range: None
Cast Time: 4.6 seconds
Cooldown: 22 seconds

Summons a magical serpent that burrows underground, erupting beneath the target.
Channeling skill, which can be stopped/completed early at any time by using the skill again during channeling. Requires 4 Abyssal Charges available to begin channeling, but can be cast using anywhere from 1-6 Abyssal Charges once channeling begins, increasing the damage dealt with each additional charge used.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Wrathful Casting

Freezing Arrow, Arc Lightning, Searing Rain, Chain Lightning, and Meteor Strike regenerate Abyssal Points.
(Acquired at level 10)

Shadowplay

Actives
attachment image Venom Blades

Mana: 19
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: N/A
Effect Range: Target
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Throws venomous knives at all enemies within a 5m radius around the caster.
Inflicts initial Physical Damage to all targets (based on Melee Attack), then applies a poison debuff for Magic Damage over time (based on Magic Attack). This effect ignores Magic Defense.
When Abyssal Shadowplay reaches lv40, this skill improves. Skill damage increases, and the range is increased to a 10m radius.
(Rank 1 acquired at level 10. Rank 2 acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Assassination

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: N/A
Effect Range: Target
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Can only be cast while stealthed. Increases Shadowplay Skill Damage +12% for 4sec, and causes the caster to become impossible to target during that time.
Any additional charges are consumed on casting, increasing the duration up to a total of 8sec.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Murderous Intent

Wallop, Stalker’s Mark, Shadowsmite, Toxic Shock and Throw Dagger regenerate Abyssal points.
(Acquired at level 10)

Songcraft

Actives
attachment image Abyssal Echoes

Mana: 59
Abyssal Points: 3
Range: Caster
Effect Range: Caster
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 16 seconds

Ends all currently-active Perform skills, but creates lesser echoes of those abilities that continue on their own for up to 10 seconds. These echoes only affect the caster, and are not interrupted by casting non-perform skills. Using additional perform skills during this time will end the echoes early.
When Abyssal Songcraft reaches lv40, this skill improves. Echoes now have the same effect as regular Songcraft songs.
(Rank 1 acquired at level 10. Rank 2 acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Polymorphic Resonance

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 2
Range: Caster
Effect Range: Target
Cast Time: Instant
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Grants temporary immortality to allies within 15m.
When subjected to fatal damage, affected allies instead transform into animals and recover a small amount of health. Polymorphed characters are immune to debuffs for the duration, but can still take damage. This skill has a base duration of 3sec, and any additional charges are consumed over time to extend the duration by 3 seconds each.
If cast while at 6 Abyssal Charges, the base duration is 5sec and additional charges extend the duration by 5sec each.
Using any other ability will end the effect early.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Passives
attachment image Seething Songs

Startling Strain, Dissonance, Rhythmic Renewal, Healing Hymn, and Alarm Call regenerate Abyssal points.
(Acquired at level 10)

Vitalism

Actives
attachment image Abyssal Petrification

Mana: 19
Abyssal Points: 3
Range: 0-12m
Effect Range: N/A
Cast Time: 1.9 seconds
Cooldown: 24 seconds

Removes all debuffs and aggro from the target and protects them from all incoming damage, but prevents them from moving or taking actions for 9sec. This effect is canceled if cast again on the same target.
When Abyssal Vitalism reaches lv40, this skill improves. Duration increases from 9sec->18sec.
(Rank 1 acquired at level 10. Rank 2 acquired at level 40.)

attachment image Soul Exchange

Mana: 78
Abyssal Points: 4-6
Range: 0-4m
Effect Range: 6m
Cast Time: 2.8 seconds
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Revives up to 6 allies within 6m of the caster. Allies must be in the same party or raid as the caster to be revived. Any additional charges are consumed on casting, increasing the health and mana of revived targets.
Allies revived in this way cannot benefit from this skill again for 10min.
If cast using 6 Abyssal Charges, the radius increases from 6m->20m.
(Acquired at level 55.)

Actives
attachment image Profane Prayers

Antithesis, Mirror Light, Mend, Fervent Healing, and Infuse regenerate Abyssal points.
(Acquired at level 10)

3 thoughts on “[Revelation] – Abyssal Skills (KR Skills Version Currently)

  1. Gilmaru says:

    Hey, I was wondering all those quests and medals, crystals etc unlock one specific skill tree’s abyssal skills or all of them? I know you can only have one active at a time, but do you need to go through the process of unlocking them again if you want to unlock another skill tree’s abysasl skills?

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