Royal Guard

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Royal Guard
Royal Guard.png
Job Base(s): Crusader
Job Type: 3-2
Race: Human
Changes At: Capital City
Number of Skills: 19
Total Skill Points: 92
Total Quest Skills: 0
Job Bonuses
+7 +3 +7 +10 +7 +3


Royal Guard.jpeg

Royal Guards are an elite order of Crusaders and Paladins that originally served under King Schmidtz of Glast Heim. King Schmidtz knew that to defend his kingdom from the terrors and chaos of the world he would need a special defense unit that answered only to him. That is how the Griffon-riding Royal Guards came to be. Their name is often abbreviated and then referred to as just "RG".

At a glance, this class has relatively good HP pool and an excellent SP pool, when compared to their class counterpart. Unlike Rune Knights, which are typically forced into Dragon Breath types of builds, the Royal Guard has the option of playing with builds that involve Banding two or more Royal Guards together; a Royal Guard can play Defense or Offense very effectively, given proper foresight of his/her skill tree. In addition to gaining new and powerful offensive skills, the Royal Guard can easily draw upon its older skills, such as Guard, Spear Quicken, Sacrifice, and Rapid Smiting. This makes for one very powerful, vastly dynamic, and exciting class.

Job Change Guide

See [Job Change Guide] for detailed information.

In GatheringRO you don't have to go through the official job quests to change your job. Simply talk to the Job Master NPC who's waiting for you in the Capital City.


You can see all the latest player created class guides right here.

[Player Created Class Guides]


DISCLAIMER: Most equipment listed are meant to be things to work towards, rather than "must-haves". In addition, some images/links may appear in an APPLE like form due to them not yet being available on the iRO item database.


  • 1434.png Eden Group Spear I While not usually mentioned, the Eden Group Spear is still a decent and early alternative to make use of. While it has good ATK, It can also be enchanted by Weapons Expert BK with 3% ATK and, essentially, racial cards against a choice of Brute, Plant, Insect, Fish, or Dragon. Like the other Eden Group weapons, however, its weight is 0, has no slots, and cannot be refined.
  • 1422.png Hunting Spear [1] Pierces DEF of Brute targets. Good spear for Overbrand and Exceed Break. Malangdo Enchantable.
  • 1443.png Crimson Spear [2] Crimson Spears usually require a moderate to high refine for best results, moreso than other spears. Since they can be a variety of elements, notably Holy and Shadow, having a group of them can be a good idea to cover options.
  • 1433.png Imperial Spear [1] Good overall spear with High ATK and Weapon Level 3, having bonuses for Vanishing Point and Cannon Spear. Malangdo Enchantable.
  • 1449.png Gelerdria [3] Great for killing specific types of MVPs. Note: MUST be paired with Storm Stone for such results.






TIP: A +4 Ebone Armor gives a higher defense than a +9 Valk Armor.(Even stronger when carded with Elemental Resists/HP Card)


TIP: You are allowed to switch shields and keep the previous buff that you got from casting Shield Spell.


Tip: It's good to prioritize range modifiers because it will grant your gear/s more flexibility for the other classes.


TIP: Some boots can be more efficient than the ones listed here.


NOTE: Any Accessories that has any form Attack boost can be used for MVP Killer Oriented Royal Guards.

NOTE: You may not notice the additional damage from the accessories.

  • 2910.png Bakonawa Agimat Tattoo The bonus ASPD % and damage greatly improves your Vanishing Point DPS (Damage Per Second).
  • 2990.png Pendant of Harmony A good utility substitute accessory when out of combat. (2 Harmonies Can Stack, and grants you 50% HP/SP Regen per Pendant)
  • 2991.png Pendant of Chaos Good alternatives for Non-Bako Tattoo Royal Guard users. Give's also +5% Resistance to Shadow Property as bonus (For OGH)
  • 28521.png Giant's Protection [1] Gives a high attack damage boost that compliments the 120 Str needed for the Tengu Set/Temporal STR Boots.

Class Data


Skill Description Levels Type
Moon Slasher.png Moon Slasher
Damages surrounding enemies and forces them to sit. 5 Offensive
Exceed Break.png Exceed Break
Gather all of your strength into the tip of your weapon and strike once for great damage. 5 Offensive
Cannon Spear.png Cannon Spear
Attack all enemies in a 3 cell radius of an 11 cell line from the caster. 5 Offensive
Vanishing Point.png Vanishing Point
Attack an enemy within seven cells of the caster. 10 Offensive
Pinpoint Attack.png Pinpoint Attack
Rush against and strike a target's vital spot for a chance to break their armor or inflict a negative effect. 5 Offensive
Overbrand.png Overbrand
Brand all enemies six cells in front of the caster with a bloody cross and smash them into obstacles for large damage. 5 Offensive
Vanguard Force.png Vanguard Force
Increases the caster's defense, Max HP, and number of wrath counters when receiving damage. 5 Supportive
Burst Attack.png Burst Attack
Release all wrath counters onto a single enemy to deal damage. 1 Offensive
Banding.png Banding
Increases attack and defense and shares HP with any partied Royal Guards in range with the skill activated. 5 Supportive
Trample.png Trample
Tramples the ground to attempt to destroy any traps surrounding the user. 3 Active
Prestige.png Prestige
Increases defense rate and gives a chance to avoid magic attacks for a short while. 5 Supportive
Hesperus Lit.png Hesperus Lit
Royal Guards under the effect of Banding or Inspiration strike an enemy for large damage. 5 Offensive
Piety.png Piety
Blesses surrounding party members' armor with the Holy element. 5 Supportive
Genesis Ray.png Genesis Ray
Royal Guards under the effect of Banding or Inspiration cast a powerful Holy element ray which may blind Demon or Undead monsters. 5 Offensive
Reflect Damage.png Reflect Damage
Reflects physical damage received to surrounding enemies. 5 Supportive
Earth Drive.png Earth Drive
Slams the ground with your shield to deal Earth property damage to surrounding enemies. 5 Offensive
Shield Spell.png Shield Spell
Casts random magic based on the shield of the caster. 3 Supportive
Inspiration.png Inspiration
Increases accuracy, stats, ATK, Max HP, and remove and protect against negative status effects for the duration of the skill. 5 Supportive
Shield Press.png Shield Press
Slams your shield into the enemy in an attempt to stun them. 5 Offensive
King's Grace.png King's Grace
Bestow royal blessings to the caster and allies around the caster to recover HP and protect against status effects and damage. 5 Supportive
Full Throttle.png Full Throttle
Fully restores HP when cast and increases movement speed increases for the skill's duration. All stats +20%. 5 Active

Job Bonuses

The job levels in which a Royal Guard receives a certain bonus:

Stat\Amount +1 +2 +3 +4 +5 +6 +7 +8 +9 +10
STR 4 13 30 40 45 48 58
AGI 23 34 51
VIT 2 9 27 41 42 53 59
INT 3 5 11 19 24 26 37 38 46 60
DEX 6 14 20 31 44 49 56
LUK 16 33 54


Equip Attack Speed From 2nd Class
Bare Handed 156 0
Shield -5 0
Dagger -7 +1
Sword (One Handed) -5 −2
Sword (Two Handed) -9 +6
Axe (One Handed) -8 +2
Axe (Two Handed) -12 +3
Mace -4 +1
Spear (One Handed) -10 +3
Spear (Two Handed) -10 +2
ASPD Potions Usable
645.png Concentration
656.png Awakening
657.png Berserk

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