Karok hails from the Herdlands, a mysterious plain far to the south of Colhen and Rocheste. Only fragments of legends come from that part of the world, tales of a mysterious race of nomadic giants slow to anger yet terrible when their ire is raised. Indeed, prior to his arrival, many “sophisticated” northerners scoffed at tales of giants. Now that Karok walks among them, his presence raises almost as many questions as answers. Why is he here? Why has he thrown in his lot with the people of Colhen and Rocheste? Where are the rest of his people?
Karok himself provides no answers. While he is reserved, he is by no means unfriendly. Give him a smile and he’ll offer one in return. Chat with him about the weather, the war, or the finer points of battle technique and he’s as garrulous as the next man. Ask him about his past or where he comes from though, and you’ll be pushed off with that same smile and silence.
Karok is a giant of a man. In the real world he would stand approximately seven feet tall and clock in at about 400 pounds. In-game, his character model towers over the other playable characters in terms of both height and width. His primary weapon is an enormous Pillar that he swings around and smashes enemies with, and he can use the Cestus at level 24! He also uses his fists for a number of grabs, parries and blocks. He can carry a lot of Weight from the start.
The upside of Karok’s huge size is the enormous amount of damage he can cause. Even basic attacks can send regular enemies flying across the battlefield. He’s also the only character with a Parry skill that can actually block a boss’ attack! Whether bare-handed or armed with weapons, Karok is an amazing character to play solo and can offer lots of damage potential or shielding during raids.
Of course, Karok has his challenges as well. Players should not expect him to dominate the game – he will still need help. He’s quite a bit slower than other characters. He also has no AOE attacks. That means he may have issues with quick moving creatures or multiple weak enemies (think: spiders!). If you’re playing with a Karok, your best bet is to keep the trash off him while he focuses on the biggest thing in the area. If you’re playing as a Karok, look for the biggest thing around and smash it first. Then smash everything else!
|Combat||Training||Restoration||Battle Pillar Smash Combos|
|Equipment||Path||Cestus Smash Combos|
* XE Move is exclusive to XE/EU servers.
( ) Respective EU version name.
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