Pathfinder is a special branch of the Explorer Bowman class. Pathfinder is created separately, has a separate tutorial and job advancements. Their second job is Ancient Archer, their third job is Soulchaser, and their fourth job is Pathfinder.
The Pathfinder was originally a regular Explorer, and was a close friend of Athena Pierce. She always had an affinity for ancient relics, and sought after their powers. One day, she stumbled upon a mysterious cave near Henesys, where she found an entire research lab, leading her into the ancient ruins of Partem, located deep underground. The clues led her to a mysterious box, containing a very ancient and powerful relic. However, the relic was cursed, and a huge monster appeared and attacked her. The powerful curse stole her powers from her, and, equipped with a mysterious Ancient Bow, she must learn more about the ancient relic to overcome the curse and gain back her powers.
The Pathfinder job branch, unlike other Bowmen, has their own tutorial, where they start in Partem. Using Ancient Bows as primary weapons and Relics as secondary weapons, Pathfinder receives power from the Relic to gain different attacks that can boost each other.
Pathfinders, unlike other Explorer Bowmen, do not gain a job specialty skill in 2nd job, but have other abilities to make up for it. In second job, Pathfinder receives the Relic Gauge, which can be charged to use powerful skills. Pathfinder receives three types of attacks: Cardinal Force, Ancient Force, and Enchant Force. Cardinal Force attacks will increase the Relic Gauge, as well as change the Relic Gauge's emblem. The three Cardinal Force attacks are Cardinal Deluge, Cardinal Burst, and Cardinal Torrent, each of which has its own Relic Gauge emblem that will change the properties of Enchant Force. Ancient Force attacks will consume the gauge to deal powerful damage and weaken enemies. Enchant Force attacks will have different properties based on the last Cardinal Force attack that was used, with Deluge skills emphasizing groups of monsters, Burst skills focusing on solo combat, and Torrent skills focusing on mobility.
1st Job Advancement
You will begin at Level 1. Complete the tutorial quests and reach Level 10, and then accept the quest displayed as a light-bulb over your head.
2nd Job Advancement
At Level 30, click on the light-bulb above your head. During the monologue, you harness more of the Relic's power, allowing you to overcome some of the side effects of the curse. Afterward, you will advance to 2nd Job.
3rd Job Advancement
At Level 60, click on the light-bulb above your head. You will be teleported to an area near Perion, where you will discover that the owner of the research lab was a man named Kirston. Afterward, you will advance to 3rd Job.
4th Job Advancement
At Level 100, click on the light-bulb above your head. You will be teleported to an area in Aquarium's Deep Sea, where you will discover another trace of the Relic. You will be teleported into the ancient ruins of Partem, where the relic's soul will explain to you the purpose of the relic, the identity of those who seek its power, and why you should protect it at all costs. You are then designated the guardian of the relic. Afterward, you will advance to 4th Job.
5th Job Advancement
For information on the 5th Job Advancement, visit this page.
- Lore-wise (and according to the official videos and trailers), The Pathfinder is a female. However, you can create a male one as well.
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