Being a knight, people say your only just a "peace of meat " there just to get hit so others can do the damage but that's not the case. I can show you how to be both be the shield every one needs and hit as hard as an archer and heal more than a mage.
When you first start its going to be a long grind but you will get there. I have and did and I was top knight for the whole sever and even in sever merge, to this day I still am my severs top knight.
With a knight your main thing is health and pdef, high in defence and health but low in mdef and attack. I wanted to throw the ball out of the park "put a spanner in the works' to say be a mage killer but this will only work until lvl 50. Once talents come in to play you have to go back to what your made for, to defend and kill in the name of your team mates.
In lower lvl 1-30 armour:
Your extra stats that armour gives you is ok but in your socket patk is a must then mdef, no pdef or heath or block just yet.
Your main aim is to get as far in the catacombs as you can. Most knights will not get to lvl 100 before lvl 55. Some barely get there after but I got there at 45
1-30 armour legend or pvp its your choice at this stage as each have there up and downs
socket 1= patk
socket 2= mdef
socket 3= health
socket 4= block
it is up to you if you want to refine your armour but I saved mine for higher set to come and just grinded my way through with what I was given
Your given three spots to fill. Try to get blue or higher I found I got better astrals when I sold my green ones plus I got more points as well but don't go spending all your gold levelling up blues you will find your self out of gold pretty quick
spot 1= patk
spot 2= mdef
spot 3= crit
just a quick note
THE BIG DEBATE
Critical damage vs. will destroyer
Many people get in to heated fights over this and it funny to watch but ill give a brief discussion about it.
You got through all the toons skills and talents and the only one that does more %+ to crit is an archer so therefore when you add it up, only an archer can benefit from crit but it comes in handy well you a low lvl knight.
Here is the way I see it. Crit on armour plus astral your only going to get a max of 1800 + crit damage and that only if you get 100 per armour piece and on your rings and jewels then 1080 on a orange astral lvl 5.
Now with will destroyer astral lvl 5 purple or lvl 4 orange it will give you disable crit but 20% to damage so at 5000 damage your only going it be doing an extra 1000 damage but you add the % extra damage you do per skill tree lvl up it works out to be 1600 extra damage if your only doing 5000 base damage the higher your damage and skill tree the more you do in the end.
EG: if I use orange crit astral lvl 5 >>my Delphic is lvl 2 and my damage is 11k on a bass. I deal 13k+ to a boss with his defence, 5k damage to a knight or archer with average 8k defence that's only if crit makes a hit take 3k damage off that if crit does not make a hit.
Now I use will destroyer orange lvl 5 >> bass damage of 11k I deal 14k just on a stand still with no moves selected on a boss I use slice damage of 15k I use Delphic damage up to 18k to a boss take 8k of that if fighting a person with 8k pdef then if you use pvp add +1500patk more for ignore def
I'm not going to tell you what to use but there is the maths. It's just what path your going to choose. I went with will destroyer, your aim is to get
spot 1= PATK
spot 2= MDEF
spot 3= PDEF
spot 4= block
spot 5= Will destroyer
spot 6= Blest health
spot 7= Illusion
If you only have 5 spots, you can swop mdef for blessed health if you know your going to fight a knight or archer works well in solo arena for pay out don't forget to put mdef back on
These are the 7 I have and swop around depending on the fight I am going to fight
moving on up 45+
This is the time to really pay attention your main aim is to get
PATK / defence /strength / block / mdef or health
For the extras on your armour I would continue this pattern for the rest of the sets to come.
choose mdef if you have to get past catacombs lvl and your finding them hard
You can win socketing rods from guild altar but if your going to pay to play this is where I would start using socket rods
sockets 4=Block or health
The best thing I found was to lvl hold 45+
Try to get crusader so you can get your horse from arena shop by this time you would of got spunkler for finishing lvl 100 in cats and you can blitz for that point on a find it a breeze.
Now your going to need all the power you can get for lvl 50+ battle ground
To tell the truth, there is people that have held lvl 59 and there talent stun can be over lvl 14+ and they can be bullies but your aim now is to race to 55 a switch from a mage killer to a war machine
Also doing this, any archer or knight that was winning all the time in your sever will get a rude shock
So to do this change you need to
take any mdef gems you have got and put health there
with your armour refine till you have
PATK / defence /strength / block / health
By now you would be thinking WHAT??
"WHERE AM I GOING TO GET MY MDEF FROM "
Well you will get some form academy most form guild skills. But here is were I get strange here me out you get it from MATK
I've got over 9k mdef and not one mdef gem or mdef on my armour it all comes from matk/defence from guild skills and academy
but by this time a mage has all heal and a knight does not really stand a chance against a mage it is just the way the game is made knight beats a archer, archer beats a mage , mage beats a knight but a knight with high block and attack will beat a knight with a lot of health and shield part of the skill tree.
With the skill tree I found it best and have wasted loads of cash resetting my skill tree just to go with attack side of it
if you have gone the attack side and you think defence is better don't wast cash resetting buy the second tree that way you can swop between both
This is the way I have become top knight and stayed top knight but I have all so got extras because you want to be on top you got to pay top dollar.
I have lvl 3 wings
750 horse rating that's x4 horse
lvl three cloths all round
I hope this has helped you because it has helped me stay top knight