Barbarians are a tank class. The primary role of the barbarian is to take the damage of the enemy, so others can deal damage without being attacked. Without a barbarian at the front, the party often dies very quickly. But don't be fooled, barbarians are a lot more than punching bags. Due to their high HP and brute force, they are more than able to handle themselves and are also among the best PvPers late game. Barbarians also have the added bonus of being able to turn into tigers or pandas, which increases their HP and movement speed.
- Very high HP
- Very high physical defense
- Powerful AoE skills
- Fastest movement speed of the game when in tiger form
- Always wanted in party
- Very low magical defense
- Can be boring to play in early levels
- Expensive repairs
- Poor accuracy
- Decreased damage in tiger form
- Male only
PvE as a barbarian has both its good and bad side. A barbarian can be very slow to level, at low levels, because he lacks accuracy, but this can be solved at level 29 with the Blood Bath skill, which more than doubles your accuracy at level 1. The barbarian is also not a good fighter against magical attack mobs due to their low magical defense. However in a party for FB or a boss fight, the barbarian is invaluable. A barbarian’s job in a party is simply to take damage and make sure that only he takes damage. To help with this the barbarian have two skills (Flesh Ream and Roar) that can draw the attention of the enemy to him, instead of the rest of the party. Many newer dungeons also require barbarians for tanking bosses, as some of them will kill non-barbarians who have primary aggro.
The more a barbarian levels, the stronger he gets. They can hold their own pretty much the whole game, but they only really step into PvP territory at mid levels. Increasing in both damage and defense, at late levels, they become almost impossible to kill one vs. one. The only enemy barbarians really need to fear then are wizards and psychics, but even they can have a hard time killing barbarians without backup. Barbarians rarely fight in tiger form (unless they have demon True Form), as it reduces their damage.
The barbarian’s role in Territory Wars is different from others. Rather than running around killing, most of the barbarians act as catapult carriers. This is an important task, as most of the damage to the enemy comes from the catapults and are vital in order to win. As attacker the barbarians can be a great force, mostly thanks to their hard hitting AoE skills (Armageddon and Sunder). This also means they are usually ganged up on and killed quickly, before they can do too much harm.