THE BUILD: “SkullCracker” – Royal Guard Build

Ragnarok Online WoE Royal Guard Build

Please take note that this is a GUIDE. You are not required to copy exact stats, equips and skills. What works for me may not work for you. You have been warned.


The Royal Guard is one of the most improved jobs in Renewal. From taking a step back in support in pre-renewal the Royal Guards can now break out of their supportive roles and be offensive beasts when needed. This Build focuses on balancing the Offense and Support skills of the Royal Guard.

Build: WoE,PvP & PvM

Codename: SkullCracker

royal guard build ragnarok guide THE BUILD: SkullCracker   Royal Guard Build

thanks to Ronald Sta Ana for the screenshot

The Breakdown:

On Offense, the skills you’ll be using are Pinpoint Attack, Banishing Point and Overbrand. Basically what you want to do in a one on one situation is use Pinpoint Attack to jump right at your opponent, spam 2-3 Banishing Points and then use Overbrand. If your party dies (which might probably be your fault) and the enemies mobs you, dive into them and spam Overbrand to take some of them out.

Pinpoint Attack is obviously your initiating skill. It breaks their gear and has an awesome blink strike effect. I personally would use lvl 2 or 3 (helm and shield) since most people have indestructible armor these days. Get levels 2-4.

Banishing Point is basically your harass skill. Usually used to line up Overbrand where the target gets knocked back to a wall for additional damage or just to take down poorly geared characters. Max it.

Overbrand is you main skill. Be sure to combo it with the above skills to ensure high damage and beware that it has a LONG cooldown. Practice and Master how to always get 3 hits.

Inspiration is an AWESOME skill. It can be used now with the above skills to great effect, until the post balance which will require a certain EXP to cast. Then it’ll be useless for anything other than PvM. Get it now then reset later.

You should have Sacrifice. There is nothing more lousy than finding a Royal Guard without it. Preferably use Sacrifice on nukers like Warlocks, Sorcerers and Hells Gate Suras. Sorcerers are the best job to sacrifice because they have a low possibility of getting Guillotine Fisted due to Blinding Mist. Warlocks are second especially if they have Comet which is a very powerful wide range nuke. Hells Gate Suras fall to third in hierarchy because they utilize their low hp to increase Hells Gate damage, which if dispelled might get them killed.

One needed Paladin skill is Battle Chant. Just ONE level to get rid of Masquerades of Shadow Chasers that affected you. Beware that Oblivion Curse can still affect you if you have less than 125 INT. Use food to attain that or use Inspiration.

A good Royal Guard should focus on Support first and Offense second. Keeping your party ALIVE should be your number one priority.


The Build:

Pre-Balance Patch

  • STR 110
  • VIT 110
  • INT 90 + 10(bless)
  • DEX 100 + 10(bless)
  • LUK the rest goes here

High STR and decent DEX is there to increase Overbrand damage while AGI is skipped due to already spreading our stats thin between 4 stats.  VIT is you primary defensive stat, which should be enough to tank medium to high Extremity Fist damage. The use of Inspiration will further boost your stats and nullify skills like Oblivion Curse from Guillotine Crosses.

Post-Balance Patch

  • STR 110
  • AGI 70 + 30(foods)
  • VIT 115
  • DEX 100 + 10(bless)
  • LUK the rest goes here

You lose frost immunity so I believe its best to just drop the INT. Get at least 70 total AGI so you can use +30 AGI foods to get you up to Sleep Immunity and not to mention the small delay on skills on when on Magic Strings. VIT is increased a wee bit for more survivability.

The Equipment:

Item Buffs you can use:

Food buffs (+30 STR,AGI,VIT,INT & DEX), Increase HP Potion, Soul Scroll(increase max HP & SP for 30 mins)

By stacking Demi Human resists and Neutral resists you can survive most Extrimity Fists at full HP with Inspiration.

The Whikebine Tres Accessory is for those pesky control click characters that just like to hit lock you. This divests them of their armor which is probably the most crucial equipment for survival.

Dee’s Comments:

This build gives you a good balance of Offense and Support which is what the class is all about. When post balance patch comes(which nerfs almost all RG offensive skills), all those Pure Offensive Royal Guard bandwagon Players will have to accept this hybrid role or play another Job.

I’ll leave your imagination to run wild with the market of MVP Cards we have today to improve this build. See you next Sunday for another session of THE BUILD.


I’d like to hear what you think. Comment Below!

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49 Responses to “THE BUILD: “SkullCracker” – Royal Guard Build”

  1. meaning i’ll drop the inspi and get prestige instead?

    Posted by JanielleUyRamos | May 20, 2012, 6:40 pm
  2. sir dee need po ba ng hit ng pinpoint para tumama ? thx.

    Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2012, 5:12 am
  3. Nope even 1 dex pinpoint attack can hit because it is always critical even if the crit effect doesn’t show. =)

    Posted by Annonymous | June 10, 2012, 3:10 pm
  4. can PPA break armor kahit naka coat ? some says yes and some says no /hmm …

    Posted by brunow | July 1, 2012, 9:46 am
  5. Also remember that Inspiration has a 5 min cooldown.

    Posted by Markgician | August 15, 2012, 11:15 pm
  6. sir dee pano po palakasin ang Banishing point? i think its “spam rate” is affected by aspd right?

    Posted by Royal guard | August 23, 2012, 5:24 am
  7. hmmm pwede bang alternative ang G. Suit sa Armor or any alternatives meron ba? or just stick sa Boitata Armor? thnx sa guide btw

    Posted by Anjo Lopez | September 5, 2012, 1:34 pm
  8. Sir Dee, ano po masasabi niyo sa skills ko? Yan po yung balak ko pero ano pa pong changes ang mairerecommend niyo?

    Posted by Jane Romero | September 5, 2012, 1:48 pm
  9. Sir Dee, i really appreciate this! salamat ng madami

    Posted by mark_ativo | September 5, 2012, 6:01 pm
  10. xan poh nahuhunt ung boitata armor?

    Posted by Seth | September 10, 2012, 7:14 am
  11. ask lng po kng ano mgandang weapon? damage kasi ng banishing point ko is 2.5k lng

    Posted by shinchan77 | September 10, 2012, 11:29 am
  12. Sir Dee, ano pa palakas ng banishing point? Str or Dex?

    Posted by xplay | September 13, 2012, 6:18 pm
  13. sir dee, yung pre-balance patch po ba yung bago? hehe sorry po, bago pa lng me kse sa ragnarok.

    Posted by Sai Mendoza | September 13, 2012, 10:09 pm
  14. Share lang.. Pag nagamit aq ng bp10 i always keep my weps converted in wind.. Ngayon na damage ako ng 10k pr higher depende sa char knna nag pvp aq vs rk bp10 i damaged 10k per hit without inspi.. With inspi 20k per hit, ppa5 45k +

    Posted by Bogame | September 19, 2012, 3:52 pm
  15. Sir, Dee nag hit na sa NEW loki naten ReBalance path ano msasabi mo …may bago bang skill build ,, sobrnag na nerfed PPA EB..a little sa OB pero malaking bagay na rin, 15% less halos nawala sa initial hit tapos 50%less sa 2nd hit…

    Posted by PCHua | September 24, 2012, 2:56 pm
  16. oo nga masyado humina mga offensive attacks ng RG..hina ng PPA tska EB,,yung OB medyo humina din..tsk3

    Posted by Christian Bunyi | September 27, 2012, 1:23 pm
  17. pwde post mu ano skill build neto? tnx :)

    Posted by neil | October 2, 2012, 3:44 pm
  18. 1 INT.. does it mean na mas masakit po mga MAGIC ATTACKS sa atin?

    Posted by JaVaR | October 3, 2012, 1:46 pm
  19. sir can we use PRESTIGE when we are already in INSPIRATION status?

    Posted by idolester | October 6, 2012, 8:20 pm
  20. Eto yung mga binago sa Royal Guard sa PRO

    Royal Guard

    • Reflect Damage
    o The reflect rate is changed.
    o A number of reflect limit is added.
    o SP cost is changed (80/100/120/140/160).
    o The SP drain while active is changed.
    o Changed to only reflect short ranged attacks (will not reflect trap damage).
    • Pinpoint Attack
    o SP cost is changed (30->50).
    o Damage formula is changed.
    • Exceed Break
    o Skill fixed cast time is changed.
    o SP cost is changed (20/32/44/56/68).
    o Damage formula is changed.
    • Overbrand
    o SP cost is changed (32/44/56/68/72).
    • Ray of Genesis
    o SP cost is changed (60/65/70/75/80).
    • Inspiration
    o SP cost is changed (80/90/100/110/120).
    o The amount of bonus stats is changed.
    o The amount of bonus attack power is changed.
    o The skill requires 1% experience in order to cast. If you do not have that experience, you cannot activate the skill.

    do you guys have any idea kung ano magandang build?

    Posted by Jojo | October 8, 2012, 11:48 am
  21. Sir dee Lahat po ba ng guide s updated mo sa re balance?

    Posted by Skychurch | October 12, 2012, 9:10 am
    • will do some major revising once the rebalance patch sets in. its really hard to test things out since i also have to factor in MVP cards and buffed and nerfed skills. RG got nerfed a bit imo. welcome to the site skychurch!

      Posted by deesrojournal | October 15, 2012, 10:38 am
  22. i think PRESTIGE is useless if you don’t have INT in your stats.. prestige relies in your INT and LUK i think.. so it’s safe to say that PRESTIGE is pretty useless if you don’t have any int in your stat.. please correct me if im wrong…

    Posted by JaVaR | October 15, 2012, 1:47 pm
  23. sir dee post balance or pre balance ang version ng RO ngayon? naguguluhan kasi ako e especially sa paghahanap ng builds

    Posted by tofueater | October 18, 2012, 11:26 am
  24. sir dee how about RS/ED type RG?paturo po ng build neto

    Posted by bonn | November 2, 2012, 11:00 pm
  25. sir. what do you mean by drop the int? as in no int talaga?

    Posted by ian | November 12, 2012, 10:27 pm
  26. Sir Dee pwede po ba pa post ng skill build nito

    Posted by Lenz | November 25, 2012, 11:45 pm
  27. Sir Dee, I’ve always wanted a reflect build, pero since binago na nila from until SP=0effect to 50 maximum hit effect. Ang di ko lang makuha eh kung i need to recast Reflect since it will continue to drain my SP yet wala na palang reflect status. Please help. I really like your BUILD posted here, gusto ko lang muna sana try ito. Thanks.

    Posted by Royal.Guard | December 4, 2012, 9:22 am
  28. skillbuild po?

    Posted by Nikko Dominic Tanpoco | March 14, 2013, 4:04 pm
  29. please explain more about Inspiration skill, i’ve got that skill in my royal guard, and when i use it, i can’t focus on attacking because i got to fill my sp (cos it’s depleted quickly)..
    how is experienced player think about this skill and how to use it?

    Busana Muslim Murah

    Posted by pawz007 | July 11, 2013, 4:11 pm
  30. paps Dee help naman skill build thanks a lot

    Posted by Genesis Raymundo | August 27, 2013, 10:52 am

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