Alright. Bare with the long post, got a lot on my mind and need some help from you lovely gents and ladies. I've been browsing around for hours just trying to figure out what I want to do. First things first, played Open beta till Pre C3 launch when I quit. I'm an NA player and was on the Bartz server originally. My brain is SCREAMING at me to choose an archer, either a HE or a PR in order to be PvP dominant (Not a Light Elf fan). I expected the ping to be TERRIBLE which would mean a huge click delay considering the servers are in Luxembourg. I tested WTFast on the core server and was surprised to see it was VERY similar to what I experienced in the original Bartz server back in the day. (Mind you I didn't use the leatrix latency packet fix in the past, big help along with WTFast. If you guys didn't know about it. Run a google search. MASSIVELY helps in mmo's). Now considering the delay isn't as bad as I thought. I'm considering playing my pride and joy from my old NA retail days. Had a TH and loved it (Hopped on TH BEFORE the FotM =P). Now I've played on and off on private servers in the past and fell in love with an AW as well as tested out skills that weren't in retail at the time of my play. Love the play style, although I loved the TH play style as well. Planning to dual box a buffer/healer with a Dagger or maybe even an archer class. But of course Here is what I have planned and know from my previous knowledge, as well as what I've read from the Korean classic l2 wiki. Any advice and tips would be appreciated. If I left something out, please let me know, might make or break my decision. These will just be direct comparisons between AW/TH TH: Dash, Fake Death, Crit Chance, Crit Power, and double cancel (Trick + Switch). The larger HP pool and large up time of dash is extremely alluring considering no one can run from you. Having crit chance and power is a big plus. Especially considering the range pvp aspect as I could switch to a bow in mass pvp, and still do decent damage during crits considering my higher levels of crit power/chance unlike archers. Yes my normal hit damage wouldn't be great, but the crits would at least be decent enough to be helping out in a meaningful way. Not as much as a actual HE/PR/SR crit considering passive bow masteries, but enough to make it viable. I would box a prophet with this since I would want them in the same starter zone. Fake Death might not seem that useful. But this is classic, takes a long time to level. Being able to train on people and fake deathing in DVC was a blast, and a good way to make money off loot drops and piss off rival clans (I'd like to point out I did not do this often in NA, I'm a good guy. But this is Lineage 2...Time to start some drama and have some fun =P). AW: Hex, Power Break, Crit Power, Two forms of bleed (Bleed and Sting), Freezing Strike to slow fleeing enemies. Now I know what most think when people bring up Hex and Power Break. That a BD will do this and always be in higher lvl parties. True, but how often does a BD have the mana pool to Hex every mob and keep up all their dances along with an SwS? Not very often at all...So being able to hex while I slap away with heavy crits from bd/sws/pp/wc buffs is a plus. Crit power will help in mass pvp when I switch to a bow for long range poking, not as good as the TH with crit chance but still decent with the right buffs. I would box a SE with this which is a negative and a plus. Vamp rage is nice and all, but with the non 100% proc rate rate nerf, I'd rather have Haste from a prophet as attack speed is a godsend for daggers. But moving a PP and a AW together to level at the beginning of the game will be quite difficult considering first class transfer quests. Now IMO the TH has better advantages. But when blinding blow comes into play. the movement speed buff will make it worth while (I remember a situation in the past using blinding blow on an ally during a chase. Speed boost was enough to get me in range to freezing strike the fleeing target and securing a kill on a rival clan's PW...Ohh the memories). Plus there won't be many AW's in comparison to TH's around. Which has some appeal. Plus I'm leaning towards AW's cause they just look so bad ***. =P Now there are skills I have no idea if they will make it or not into the game. Critical Blow, Blinding Blow, Mortal Strike, Lethal Blow, etc. Among the plethora of other skills I used in private servers back in the day after my retail days. I've been looking at the Korean Classic Wiki and seeing really just Focus Death, Focus Power, and Focus Chance on the 3rd class change list (Not sure if this is accurate or not, We are getting version 1.5 correct? is Korea farther ahead?). As you can see..I'm thoroughly torn in my decision. Do I go my beloved TH route and box a prophet which is the perfect buffing companion? AW with a SE and look farther down to the road for Blinding Blow among other things? Or listen to my scum bag brain ignoring my heart and go your average run of the day archer like most are. If I'm leaving out any skills to help me decide, please let me know. It's a gigantic mess in my brain trying to figure out what to do. Any advice would be appreciated considering how torn I am.