A Northern Viking is an upgraded (to class C) Viking (class D) mercenary.
After years at sea, the Viking has learned to endure the greatest assaults. With a swing of his mighty axe, he can hit up to 3 enemies in a row, and his Freezing Axe magic will freeze them in place.
You can have as many of this mercenary as you like.
The Viking is an excellent low level mercenary. He is the first merc you can get as a newly started Main Character that can disable a full row of enemy targets. He is also inexpensive to upgrade and skill.
The Viking lacks high enough Magic Defense to be an effective tank at higher levels (say >120). You can upgrade him to a Northern Viking and increase his Magic Defense a little, but it's still not very high. At that point, you will have many other merc choices to replace him as a front row tank. The most typical replacement for the Viking is a Druid.
His Freezing Axe, even though it will not work on bosses above the Bran Castle dungeon is still very useful. If outnumbered, freezing 3 enemies for about 2 turns can be a tide turner. However, his weakness is his very low Action Power gain. Using his Freezing Axe can quite easily prevent him from making another move for a few turns.
Basic Attack Edit
- Melee Target and Neighbors
- Action Power: 50-65
- Action Power raised by Vacancy: 10% (up to 3 vacancies)
- The Viking can be recruited as a Northern Viking (upgraded Viking) via a Northern Viking Summon Marble (No Trade) that is received at the end of the Nest of Insects quest line. It requires Main Character level 32 to use. By using this orb, you will not need to do the Northern Viking upgrade quest line after the Viking hits level 100, saving you some gold and time (although I always found that quest line to be pretty fun).
- He can also recruited as a wandering mercenary at Main Character level 30. Depending on the main's level, it might be better to buy the summon orb from the Market than recruiting a wandering Viking.
|Viking I||20||50 Ashen Crystal||360||160||120||340||270||-50|
|Viking II||50||100 Ashen Crystal||390||190||130||370||360||-50|
|Bluetooth||80||20 Ashen Jewel||420||220||140||390||450||-50|
|Bluetooth I||100||50 Ashen Jewel||449||235||149||417||558||-50|
|Bluetooth II||120||150 Ashen Jewel||479||249||159||438||648||-50|
|Bluetooth III||130||200 Ashen Jewel||511||264||169||458||748||-50|
|Bluetooth IV||140||200 Ashen Jewel||549||281||181||484||868||-50|
|Bluetooth V||150||200 Ashen Jewel||588||301||193||512||1008||-50|
|Bluetooth VI||160||200 Ashen Jewel||705||361||231||614||1209||-50|
A strike of desperation while on the verge of death. The attack puts a strain on your Action Power, delaying your next turn.
Freeze an enemy for some time with a blast of ice from your axe.