A general guide to silk road online v1.0
This guide will be a general FAQ on stuffs that aren’t explained clearly in the offical website and in-game help as well as some tips for silk road online. Most of these informations are collected from Chinese sites and forums, so they maybe change in the future. From what I’ve seen, however, Chinese SRO is very similar to the SRO we’re playing right now, so most of them should apply. I’m going to update the guide as I receive more information.
There are only two stats that you can increase during a level up: power and mental points. Power points increases hp, the physical attack/defence and the physical balance, while mental points increase mp, the mental attack/defence and the mental balance. They do not affect hit/parry rate. Hit/parry rate increases by one on every level up.
They factored into the damage you done so the higher it is the more damage you’ll do. For example, a physical attack of 100-140 and a physical balance of 80% will give you a damage range from 80-112. It’s more complicated than this but this is the general idea.
There’s NO DODGE in SRO. REPEAT NO DODGE, IN THE PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE. >_< Hit/parry rate simply increase the chance of doing a high damage in attacking and receiving a lower damge, under the damage range. Take the damage range from above: 80-112. The higher the hit rate, the more likely you'll do damage closer to the maximum 112. If that's the damage you're receiving, the higher the parrying rate the more likely you'll receive damge closer to the minimum 80.
But sometimes I see a red "block" pops up and I receive no damage!
That's because you're holding a shield. A shield have a blocking rate, will equals to the parcentage you'll block an attack. So for a blocking rate of 10, you'll have 10% blocking the attack and rececive no damage. I currently don't know if it'll block skills also.
There're five classes of weapons
Swords: can equip shields, mental based, double attack
Daggers: can equip shields, physical based, double attack, lower critical
Spears: two-handed, highest mental power, higher critial
Big-swords: two-handed, highest physical power, Slow weapon
Bows: two-handed, long range, fast attack, relative low physical/mental power
There're three classes of body equips:
Armor: high physical defence, low mental defence
Garment: high mental defence, low physical defence
protector: balance in physical and mental defence
Armor and protector equipments can be mixed but garment cannot mix with either of them. In addition, wearing full protector/garment sets will give you bonus:
full protector set: -10% mp usage, +10% moving speed
full garment set: -20% mp usage, +20% moving speed
Armor sets does not gives any bonus.
Blue equipments are equips with extra stats. There can be one to several stats on the blue equips.
Power and Mental: simply adds the number of power/mental points
Reduce status: reduce the duration of a status by a percentage, there're five types: freezing/frostbite, burn, shocked, poison, zombie
Immortal: When upgrade fails prevents equipments from breaking(losing the item)
Steady: When upgrade fails prevents equipemtns from losing durablity
Lucky: Increase chance of sucessful upgrade
Immortal, steady and lucky has a number of times use, and when the number reach zero the stat is gone.
Unrepairable: Cannot be repaired, durabily is 4 times larger than normal. (never seen any number other then 4 times)
Special shoes (I believe that's a bad translation)
There's a phyical and mental special shoes with every equips. This number determines the power/defence increased in an upgrade. It is said that 10% special shoe equals to 1 power/defence increase but this is not tested in the english SRO.
Equipments comes in sets. Within a set there's 3 different leveled equips for each body part. A set is then given a degree based on the level of the equipments. So the first set (lvl 1-8) is degree 1, second set (lvl 9 -16) is degree 2, etc. This is only use in upgrading where you need to have the same degree lucky powder to boost in chance of sucess.
There's an effect number with every status effect skills. Using pills or healing qi simply reduce the amount of effect number, and when the effect number is equal to zero the effect is cured. For example, if you're burned for effect 60, and you take a piil which heals status of effect 36, you'll still have the status for effect 24. It looks like effect points affect the status duration, but i'm not sure.
Now the status effects
Burn: you lose some hp every few seconds. hp loses are random but higher level burn does more damage. The random burn sometimes will do as much as 10x damage.
Electric shock: Lowers parry rate, thus increasing the chance of doing higher damage. This does NOT stun or slows you in anyway.
Freezing: Ah, the pvp status effect king. It renders you immobile, so your opponent can hit you without fear of retaliation.
Frostbite: Slows you down and decreses your attack speed.
poision: same as burn but damage taken is constant.
zombie: when any hp skills or potion is used, hp is decreased instead of healing you.
Is there a stun effect?
Yes in the spear skill tree the fourth skill (lvl 14) has a chance to stun. When stunned you'll glow yellow and a yellow tornado-like spiral will appear on your head. Unlike other effects stun does NOT allow item usage so unless you got a healer behind you you're stunned for the whole time.
Tips and tricks
Buy things in a batch
Tired of dragging the potions to your inventory then type the amount in? just hold ctrl and left click on the potion and you'll buy a batch of 50.
Manually turn off stat-raising effect
Right click on the little effect icon to discard the effect (e.g. attack up, defence up, etc.)
Extra experience points
When set to respective acquire experience, for every extra member in the party there's a 2.5% exp bonus. So a full 4 persons respective party will have an extra 10% exp bonus.
This item can be bought in the general store, and when used summon a red lantern-like thing in the field. Upon killing the "lantern" it'll explode and kill the attacker. This "lantern" use actually used for killing botters but I think the botters in Chinese SRO already found a way to avoid them >_> They can only be used once per hour.
Stat-up skill with a different weapon
some stat-up skills requires a weapon or a shield(example bow attack-rating increase). The effect actually does not disappear when you take off the requiring equipment. So you can equip the require tools, cast the skills, then re-equip your major weapon, and you’ll still have the buff.
Does imbues skills stack?
No they don’t. You can only activate one imbue skill at anytime. However, different stat-up/down skill can be used together, for example you can have physical and mental defence up, burn, and electric shock together.
Equipments glows when it’s upgraded. There’re still effects:
+3 +4 silvery white glow
+5 +6 purple red-ish glow
+7 +8 Golden glow
+9 blue-green-ish glow
Afk (away from keyboard) without dieing
When you’re lvl 10 buy a cape(orange one is best since everyone can pvp you). If you need to afk for a long time but you’re well away from town, just equip the cape and ask someone else to pvp and kill you with the cape. Now no aggresssive will kill you when you’re afk!!! When you come back just revive on the spot and continue the game!! Of course if someone revive you while you’re afk then you’re dead…but who will revive random people anyways? >_>