SEGA announced the Slayer class is now available in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis via a brand-new update. Players may also look forward to the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis second anniversary update on April 19.
Slayer: Speed and Strength
In Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, Slayers wield the Gunblade, a weapon that excels at both close and ranged combat. Slayers may fill their Gunblade Focus Gauge by landing attacks on enemies, consequently increasing their lethality. Additionally, Slayers perform a variant of their desired Photon Art when a directional movement key is pressed at the same time. Moreover, the Slayer’s Weapon Action allows players to respond to different situations. This class specializes in fast movement and a wide variety of attacks.
The Slayer class has has two unique skills: “Charged Blade” and “Relentless Blade”. “Charged Blade” not only allows the Slayer to close the gap with the enemy, but the skill may be used after a charge attack to perform a rushing attack. “Relentless Blade” allows the Slayer to make an additional attack by making a well-timed normal attack during one of the class’s eight photon arts.
The Gunblade weapon is not class-specific in Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, and setting the Slayer class as a sub-class also allows the player to use the Gunblade Focus Gauge. As focus builds through landing attacks with the Gunblade and the gauge’s gear level increases, extra benefits such as increased attack potency and reduced PP consumption are triggered. Not landing attacks for a certain period will cause the gear level to reset completely, however.
Here are some of the attacks that the Slayers may unleash, via SEGA:
- Shifting Spica, unleashes two fast, short-range attacks when performed while stationary. With movement, the Slayer charges their enemy with a piercing attack and then fires off a close-range photon bullet.
- Flowing Sirius, is useful in solo and group combat, as it causes the Slayer to perform several slash attacks when stationary. If this PA is performed repeatedly, the second attack will become stronger. With movement, the Slayer will perform successive area attacks while gaining altitude over the field.
- Reaping Regulus is a handy momentary reprieve when performed while stationary, as executing it means beating a hasty retreat after quickly chucking a photon bomb into the fray. This PA truly shines during the momentary interlude between engagements though, as performing it in motion means throwing a photon bomb ahead of you at your next group of hostiles.
- Waving Rigel sees the Slayer slamming their weapon into the ground and creating a shockwave of power that slams into nearby enemies. If done while mid-air (perhaps after performing the motion variant of Flowing Sirius) the Slayer will slam to the ground before unleashing the shockwave. When performed in motion, the Slayer will instead rise while waves of power affect the surrounding area.
Lastly, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S worldwide.