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Dancer
Dancer.png
Job Type: 2-2
Changes From: Archer
Changes At: Comodo
Number of Skills: 18
Total Skill Points: 91
Total Quest Skills: 1
Job Bonuses
STR AGI VIT INT DEX LUK
+2 +7 +3 +5 +5 +8

Overview

Dancer

Passionate prima donna.

With a great sense of rhythm, she is now able to use her body to perform dances that captures everyone's attention. After, the dances began to be enchanted with magic, drawing the hearts of her audience. But because there wasn't much business, she did small shows on stages and at some bars. One day, a wandering minstrel asks to perform with her. Finding that they make a great combination she leaves for a journey full of adventure on the spot.

Description

Rhythm and balance are qualities cultivated by all Archers, however, only the truly talented are allowed to learn the secret steps of the Dancers. These scantily clad seductresses gain the power to influence the minds of allies and enemies alike.

It is said that time slows down when a Dancer starts to move her hips to the sound of some mysterious tune; that those watching may lose control of their bodies and find their magic reserves either greatly improved or gone altogether. Where their male counterparts, the Bards, are more bent on support, Dancers specialize at disruptive maneuvers, which make them an invaluable asset in the War of Emperium.

Supporting with a Bard or Dancer requires a different approach than other classes. Music-based buffs are mostly percentual values, as opposed to the absolute values of Priest buffs, and require careful strategy and positioning, but playing as an Archer should already provide some experience in this respect. Despite their supportive role, one should not forget that Dancers are also capable of dealing good quantities of damage, one of their main advantages over Huntresses is their immense SP pool which allows them to continually use Double Strafe instead of normal attacks, ensuring decent damage output.

To understand how to build a Bard or Dancer, knowledge of all their skills is needed. Dancer and Bard skills are, in comparison to other classes, very stat dependent. In general, there are 2 types of skills for both a Dancer and a Bard; skills which can be sung or danced without a partner of the opposite gender and those where the player needs another Bard or Dancer respectively.

Changes

The following skills for this class have been altered. See the corresponding page to find which servers are affected:


Job Change Guide

Requirements
Job Level: 40
Class: Archer
Item(s) (Consumed): Varies
Zeny: Varies
Rewards
Experience: Base EXP: Job EXP:
None None
Quest Reward(s): Jobchange to Dancer


1. Whenever the player considers herself ready to become a Dancer, head to Comodo. Near the Kafra employee, there will be a male NPC named Bor Robin who will grant entrance into the Dancer Quest area.

2. Upon heading inside, talk to Aile to the left side of the stage. She will ask the player to bring one of the following set of items:

  1. 1 Sandals [0], 10 Black Hair, 20 Jellopy, 5 Yellow Potion, 2 Clam Shell
  2. 1 Shoes [0], 20 Sticky Mucus, 3 Jellopy, 5 Red Potion
  3. 1 Boots [0], 5 Earthworm Peeling, 10,000 Zeny
  • Note: The NPC will not actually take these items.

3. Once finished signing up, it's time to head to the right side of the stage and talk to Bijou to take the quiz.

4. The quiz involves a simple Q & A session. Getting 80% correct is required to pass this part of the exam. For reference, the following are the questions that are asked for this section of the exam. (The wording however, may differ)

  • Question Set A
  1. What effect does Dance Lessons have? [Raises effects of dance skills]
  2. What is the dance called where you wear shoes that make a sound and dance a light rhythm? [Tapdance]
  3. Select the characteristic that a dancer doesn't have. [Wields a 2-handed sword]
  4. Which town has the most dancers? [Comodo]
  5. Who dances the most beautifully? [Bijou]
  6. What do dancers excel at more than other jobs? [Dancing]
  7. Who is the manager of the Comodo casino? [Moo]
  8. Which item can a dancer not equip? [Two-handed sword]
  9. Is this test boring? [No]
  10. Which of the following is not a Jazz musician? [(the correct answer is displayed upon scrolling down once, but regardless the answer is fairly obvious)]
  • Question Set B
  1. What effect does the bard/dancer ensemble Classic Pluck have? [Nullifies all magic in 9x9 area]
  2. After dancing on the dance floor, how should you act to your dancing partner? [Say that you're still insufficient]
  3. If someone is dancing wrong, what should you do? [Point out the mistake]
  4. Where do you change to a dancer? [Comodo]
  5. How many caves are there in Comodo? [3]
  6. Which of the following is not a pet? [Argiope]
  7. Who is the best dancer? [Bijou]
  8. The Kafra service in Comodo is provided by which branch? [Kafra service western branch]
  9. What is my name? [Bijou]
  10. What does Lullaby do? [Area effect of sleep]
  • Question Set C
  1. What does the dance Lady Luck do? [Increases critical rate]
  2. Which of the following is not a dance? [Lightning Bolt]
  3. Which of the following describes a dancer? [A person who dances]
  4. Which of the following is not typical of Commodo? [There are a lot of thieves]
  5. What is the place west of Faros Lighthouse Island called? [Kokomo Beach]
  6. Who dances the most beautifully? [Bijou]
  7. Which of the following jobs can a dancer combo with? [Bard]
  8. Which of the following is not a specialty of Comodo? [Shining stones]
  9. Who is the manager of the Commodo casino? [Moo]
  10. Who is the person in charge of the dancing school applications? [Aier]

5. After passing the quiz, Bijou will send the player to Dance on the stage. At this point one should make sure to equip a Bow and some arrows and then head behind the stage to meet another NPC with a "Waiting Room" chat window above her head. Entering the chatroom will put the player on queue for the trial.

6. The exam is a simple test of movement and quick responses. Hotkeying Arrow Shower or Double Strafe and Attention Concentrate is suggested.

  • Note: there's a poring at the end that has to be killed with a bow. Using Attention Concentrate is optional, even though the NPC will ask for it.

The Dancing pattern is as follows.

  1. Back
  2. Front
  3. Left
  4. Right
  5. Center
  6. Pose (just remain on the tile)
  7. Attention Concentrate
  8. Left
  9. Front
  10. Right (NOT Front, Right as iRO in-game dialogue says!)
  11. Pose (just remain on the tile)
  12. Left, Center, Right, Back
  13. Right
  14. Left, Center, Front, Back
  15. Left, Center, Front, Back
  16. Front
  17. Left
  18. Center
  19. Arrow Shower or Double Strafe

For those future dancers who are having problems with this part of the test: An effective way to pass this exam is to only perform the first and last steps for sequences with more than two steps, rather than hitting all the tiles. For example: instead of doing "Left Center Right Back" one simply goes from Left to Back.

7. Return to the NPC who gave the quiz for the job change to Dancer. She will reward you with either a Line [3] for Job 50, or a Rope [3] for any job level lower than 50.



Skills

See Archer Skills for first class skills.

Note: The iRO Dancer Skill Section is very outdated. Do not be surprised if some of the skill descriptions differ from the website contents (i.e. Invulnerable Siegfried), they have been contrasted with the ingame descriptions and the more up-to-date Korean website.

Solo Skills

Skill Description Levels Type
File:Adaption to Circumstances.png Adaption to Circumstances
Cancels active Performance Skill the caster is performing. 1 Active
Dancing Lesson.png Dancing Lesson
Increases the damage inflicted with Whip class weapons, and enhance the quality of Dance and Ensemble skills. 10 Passive
File:Scream.png Scream
Inflicts Stun effect on monsters and party members within caster's view by chance. 5 Active
File:Encore.png Encore
Recast the last Performance Skill that was cast at half of the SP]cost. 1 Active
File:Humming.png Humming
Improves HIT of all players within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:Service For You.png Service For You
Increase Max SP and SP regeneration while reducing the SP consumption of all players within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:Ugly Dance.png Ugly Dance
Deplete SP of all targets within the 7x7 area of effect. 5 Active
File:Fortune's Kiss.png Fortune's Kiss
Improves CRIT rate of all players within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
Throw Arrow.png Throw Arrow
Slings an arrow at an enemy with a whip. 5 Offensive
Please Don't Forget Me.png Please Don't Forget Me
Decrease attack and movement speed of all enemies within the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active

Ensemble Skills

Ensemble skills can only be performed when a Bard and Dancer are in the same party and standing beside each other. When an Ensemble skill is performed by a Bard and Dancer, the lower level of Acoustic Rhythm is performed. (i.e. when a Bard that has learned Acoustic Rhythm Lv.5 performs the skill with a Dancer that has only learned Acoustic Rhythm Lv.3, the Bard and Dancer will perform Acoutic Rhythm Lv.3)

Skill Description Levels Type
File:Invulnerable Siegfried.png Invulnerable Siegfried
Create a 9x9 area that gives Fire, Water, and status effect resistance to Party Members within range. 5 Active
File:A Drum on the Battlefield.png A Drum on the Battlefield
Party members within this skill's 9x9 area will have increased ATK and DEF for the skill's duration. 5 Active
Loki's Veil.png Loki's Veil
Create a 9x9 area where all players and non-boss monsters cannot use skills. 1 Active
File:Eternal Chaos.png Eternal Chaos
Reduces all DEF derived from the VIT stat to 0 for all enemies within the 9x9 area of effect. 1 Active
The Ring of Nibelungen.png The Ring of Nibelungen
Provides a bonus of DEF-ignoring damage to all players within the 9x9 area of effect, as long as they're wielding level 4 weapons. 5 Supportive
Lullaby.png Lullaby
Sing a dreamy song to put enemies in a 9x9 area to sleep. 1 Active
Mr. Kim A Rich Man.png Mr. Kim A Rich Man
Increases the EXP earned from monsters killed in the 9x9 area of effect. 5 Active
File:Into the Abyss.png Into the Abyss
Cast a 9x9 cell area around the casters that nullifies item costs for most skills. 1 Active

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Requirement
Quest
File:Wink of Charm.png Wink of Charm
Wink at a specific target, charming them for 10 seconds. 1 Active 40 Charming Wink Quest

Soul Link

See Bard and Dancer Spirits.

Skill Description Levels Type
File:Assassin Cross of Sunset.png Assassin Cross of Sunset
(If level 10 Please Don't Forget Me is learned) Increases ASPD of all players in the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:A Poem of Bragi.png A Poem of Bragi
(If level 10 Fortune's Kiss is learned) Reduces Cast Time and Cast Delay of skills used inside the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
File:A Whistle.png A Whistle
(If level 10 Humming is learned) Raises Flee Rate and Perfect Dodge of all players in the 7x7 area of effect. 10 Active
The Apple of Idun.png The Apple of Idun
(If level 10 Service For You is learned) Increases the the Max HP of all players in the area of effect. 10 Active

External Links

Dancer  · Gypsy
2nd Class
Skills
Solo Skills Adaption to Circumstances · Wink of Charm · Dancing Lesson · Scream · Encore · Humming (A Whistle) · Service For You (The Apple of Idun) · Ugly Dance · Fortune's Kiss (A Poem of Bragi) · Please Don't Forget Me (Assassin Cross of Sunset) · Throw Arrow
Ensemble Skills Invulnerable Siegfried · A Drum on the Battlefield · Loki's Veil · Eternal Chaos · The Ring of Nibelungen · Lullaby · Mr. Kim A Rich Man · Into the Abyss
Transcendent
Skills
Solo Skills Arrow Vulcan · Marionette Control · Tarot Card of Fate · Longing for Freedom · Wand Of Hermode
Ensemble Skills Moonlit Water Mill
Quests Dancer Job Change Guide · Dancer Skill Quest · Tarot Card of Hope · Rebirth Walkthrough
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