Dawn Warrior

Class Properties

Class GroupCygnus Knights
Job GroupWarrior
Primary StatSTR
Secondary StatDEX
Legion Bonus
Grants flat Max HP
Primary Weapon
One-Handed Sword
Two-Handed Sword
Secondary Weapon
Skill Preview

All Actives

Active Buffs:Skill Soul Element(Toggle), Skill Soul Speed, [ Skill Falling Moon / Skill Rising Sun / Skill Equinox Cycle ](Toggle), Skill Call of Cygnus, Skill Soul Forge
Summons:Skill Phalanx Charge(30s cd)
Buffs with Cooldowns:Skill Glory of the Guardians (Dawn Warrior)(120s cd), Skill Celestial Dance(150s cd), Skill Rift of Damnation(180s cd)
Common V Buffs:Skill Weapon Aura(180s cd), Skill Empress Cygnus(240s cd), Skill Impenetrable Skin(240s cd)
Binds:Skill Impaling Rays (180s cd)
iFrames:Skill Soul Eclipse(180s cd)

Link Skill

Base Stats (From Skills)

Attack: [Skill Elemental Expert +10%]
Crit Rate: [Skill Soul Pledge +10%] [Skill Falling Moon +35% while active]
Crit Damage: [Skill Student of the Blade +15%]
Boss Damage: [Skill Unpredictable +15%]
Final Damage: [Skill Rising Sun +25% while active] [Skill True Sight +5% from debuff]
Knockback Resistance: [Skill Soul Pledge +100%]
Attack Speed (Weapon): [1H] 3, [2H] 4 [Skill Rising Sun -2 while active, does not bypass Soft Cap]
Ignore DEF: [Skill Soul Element +10%] [Skill Unpredictable +30%] [Skill True Sight +10% from debuff]
Abnormal Status Resistance: [Skill Will of Steel 30]

Example Skill Build Path

1st Job:Skill Soul Element -> Skill Hand of Light -> Skill Inner Voice -> Skill Triple Slash
2nd Job:Skill Inner Harmony -> Skill Sword Mastery (Dawn Warrior) -> Skill Soul Speed -> Skill Divine Hand -> Skill Falling Moon -> Skill Shadow Tackle -> Skill Bluster
3rd Job:Skill Inner Shout -> Skill Rising Sun -> Skill Will of Steel -> Skill Soul of the Guardian -> Skill Light Merger -> Skill Moon Cross -> Skill True Sight
4th Job:Skill Equinox Cycle -> Skill Unpredictable -> Skill Master of the Sword -> Skill Student of the Blade -> Skill Soul Pledge -> Skill Solar Pierce -> Skill Speeding Sunset -> Skill Call of Cygnus -> Skill Impaling Rays
  • Put one SP into each skill first and then max each skill in this order
  • For any skills that have prerequisites, follow them first before following build path
  • To obtain Skill Call of Cygnus Call of Cygnus, you need to complete a series of quests in 4th Job
Hyper Skill Passive Build
  • Skill True Sight - Enhance True Sight - Enhance
  • Skill Divide and Pierce - Extra Strike Divide and Pierce - Extra Strike
  • Skill Careening Dance - Reinforce Skill Careening Dance - Guardbreak Skill Careening Dance - Boss Rush Careening Dance - Reinforce, Guardbreak and Boss Rush
Recommended Skills for Boost Nodes
Skill Speeding Sunset Skill Solar Pierce Skill Styx Crossing
All Possible Skills Obtainable for Boost Nodes
Skill Triple Slash Skill Bluster Skill Shadow Tackle Skill Light Merger Skill Moon Cross Skill Solar Pierce Skill Impaling Rays Skill Styx Crossing Skill Equinox Slash
Recommended Inner Ability
  • Boss Damage +20%
  • Crit Rate +20%
  • Attack +21

How to create a Dawn Warrior

To create one, choose the 'Cygnus Knights' option in the Character Creation screen and then continue through the story until you reach Lv. 10 and Ereve. You will see 5 NPCs on the left after talking to Neinheart. Talk to Mihile to become a Dawn Warrior

Combat Stances

Skill Dawn Warrior Stances

Dawn Warrior has 2 different stances that swaps between two skill sets. There is also an additional stance that you gain which allows you to automatically switch between stances and skill sets between each attack

Skill Falling Moon Falling Moon - Moon Stance (2nd Job): Focuses on flourishing crit attacks. Deals lower damage but compensates with increased number of hits per attack

Skill Rising Sun Rising Sun - Sun Stance (3rd Job): Focuses on swift hard hitting attacks. Attacks have increased %Final Damage and you gain increased Attack Speed

Skill Equinox Cycle Equinox Cycle - Equinox Stance (4th Job): Gain effects from both stances and your attacks automatically alternate between stances while attacking


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Skill Animations: Ikasuu
Hyper Passive Build + Pros and Cons: raviddog
Boost Nodes Build + Inner Ability: Maple Central
5th Job Skills Animations: KyoWantsCute