Yet another news post about one of Perfect World’s upcoming MMORPG, this time Swordsman Online. If you have not read about the game, it was revealed at this year’s E3 convention. As I mentioned previously, there will be 10 clans in this game, each with their ow unique abilities and of course, weapon of choice.
You won’t see Shaolin monks using swords for sure! Please note that while these are the main weapons, each clan still has various stances and skills for fists, inner energy and more! Well then, let’s take a look at the weapons available for each clan.
The weapons of choice for Sun and Moon Holy Sect will be the Sun Moon Dual Blades. Notice that both are different in color, one representing the Sun and the other the Moon. They can be attached and form a 2 sharp ended weapon.
In this form, the weapon can be thrown at enemies and even swing back to its owner due to the curves. A versatile weapon for both ranged and melee combat.
The next clan needs no introduction, let’s give a round of applause to my favorite clan in all martial arts MMORPGs, Shaolin. As I introduced earlier about Shaolin, their main weapon of choice will be the staff or 3 sectioned staff.
Shaolin monks don’t normally kill (except in games), hence there are no sharp ends to their weapon. A formidable melee weapon which can also cover some range.
While players might have been accustomed to the Wudang clan as Taoists priests using magic flying swords in other martial arts MMORPG, there is actually another side to this graceful clan.
In Swordsman Online, Wudang disciples will be wielding a heavy 2 hand sword as their weapon of choice. While it might look heavy to the other clans, trained Wudang disciples will be able to unleash the sword’s full potential in conjunction with their massive inner energy!
Mount Hua Sect is the clan which the game’s protagonist, Linghu Chong, started at before wandering the martial arts world. The clan is adapt at using simple long swords, but have very diverse sword skill sets.
When infuse with 1 of the 2 ultimate skills, Nine Swords of Dugu, Mount Hua Sect’s swordplay will reach a whole new level of dominance!
Mount Heng Sect (North)’s skill sets were never really revealed on how they came about, even in the original novel itself. While the clan loves music, they have also used the Qin (a musical instrument) as their main weapon of choice.
As you can see below, there is actually a sword hidden under the instrument. The clan is also famous for its Flowing Cloud Fists.
Mount Heng Sect (South) is the only all-female clan in the game, and their weapon of choice will be a simple dual sword.
ErMei Sect, one of the main sects in any martial arts novel, regards the special zen staff as their weapon of choice. This weapon is the ideal choice to cast healing spells.
As players will be able to choose 3 different paths in the Er Mei Sect later in the game, there will be those who will eventually specialize in swords.
Five Poison Sect, or as they preferred to be called the 5 Deities Sect, uses a unique whip as their weapon of choice.
Xiao Yao Sect, or Carefree Sect, uses fans made from a very rare metal. It is interesting to note that this clan was never in the original novel.
Finally, the Tang Clan. Their weapon of choice will be metal claws, but each hidden with deadly projectiles.