- SWORD ART ONLINE
- 1HAND SWORD ONLY
- SECONDARY HEALER
- Paid DLC in Version 2.00
Show/Hide 1Hand Sword Skills
|Rage Spike||Rushing attack. Lunges forward skewering enemies with the tip of the sword.
|Slant||Quick attack. Steps in and slashes diagonally.
|Around Arc||Invul attack. Dashes perpendicular to the target and then delivers a quick strike. Useful in Skill connect Combos.
|Sonic Flip||Rushing attack. Performs a front-flip, slashing all enemies along path.
|Vertical Arc|| Combo attack. 2 quick slashes.
|Sharp Nail||Combo attack. 3 Swift scything slashes.
| Area of Effect attack. Plunges the Blue Rose into the ground generating frozen thorns around Eugeo that attack enemies in area.
| Combo attack. Calls out his Red Rose sword to perform a lengthy combo attack finishing in a fatal thrust.
~OFFENSIVE MAGIC SKILLS~
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|Fireball||Fires a small fireball at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.|
|Ice Bullet||Fires a small icicle at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.|
|Freeze Lance||Drops multiple frost shards upon an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.|
|Absolute Zero||Fires a large Ice Beam at a target. Power increases with skill level.|
|Wind Cutter||Fires a small gust of wind at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.|
|Sling Stone||Fires small rocks at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.|
|Lightning Arrow||Fires multiple spears of light at an enemy. Power & number of consecutive shots increases with skill level.|
~HEALING & BUFFS~
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|First Aid||Recover own HP. Amount recovered is increased with skill level.|
|Heal||Recover Party HP. Amount recovered is increased with skill level.|
|Refresh||Greatly Recover Party HP. Amount recovered is increased with skill level.|
|Cure||Recovers Party Status ailments. Range & types of ailments cured increases with skill level.|
|Stamina Boost||Decreases amount of Stamina used. Amount recovered is increased with skill level|
|Sharpness||Increases Party Attack by 20%. Duration is increased with skill level.|
|Protection||Increases Party Defense by 17%. Duration is increased with skill level.|
|Magia||Increases Party Magical Power by 30% (Including Healing Magic). Duration is increased with skill level.|
|Quick||Increases Party Movement Speed by 50%. Duration is increased with skill level.|
|Resist Aqua||Increases Party Ice Resistance by 33% Duration increases with skill level.|
|Enhance Aqua||Increases Party Ice Based Damage by 30%. Duration increases with skill level.|
|Battle Shout|| Draw aggro from enemies within range. Effect & range increases with skill level.
*Has no effect in online play.
Show/Hide Passive Skills
|Accel Fact||Allows the use of Accel Move & Super Jump techniques.|
|Aincrad Swordmanship||Eugeo’s unique fighting style learned from his close friend Kirito.|
|青薔薇(Blue Rose) Recollection||Allows Eugeo to use his 青薔薇 (Blue Rose) sword during Sword Skills even if he is equipped with another weapon.|
|Increase Ice Attack||Increases damage of Ice based attacks by 10%.|
|Increase Ice Resistance||Reduces damage received from Ice based attacks by 20%.|
|Increase Physical Defense||Decrease amount of damage received by physical attacks by 10%.|
|Increase Magical Defense||Decrease amount of damage received by magical attacks by 10%.|
|Increase Status Ailment Recovery||Increases the rate of recovery from bad statuses by 20%.|
|Stamina Saver||Reduces the cost of stamina based actions by 20%.|
|Cooldown Time Decrease||Decreases the cooldown time of Sword Skills & Special Moves by 10%.|
|Increase HP||Increases Max HP by 10%.|
|Increase Attack||Increases physical damage dealt by weapons by 10%.|
|Increase Critical Rate||Increases the probability of landing a critical strike by 20%.|
|Skill Connect Boost||Increases power of Skill Connect by 10%.|
|Switch Boost||Increases the power of Switch by 10%.|
|Skill Connect Boost+||Increases power of Skill Connect by 20%.|
|Switch Boost+||Increases the power of Switch by 20%.|
|Cooldown Time Decrease+||Decreases the cooldown time of Sword Skills & Special Moves by 20%.|
|Increase Ice Attack+||Increases damage of Ice based attacks by 20%.|
|Increase Ice Resistance+||Reduces damage received from Ice based attacks by 36%.|
|[Lv1000] Increase MP||Increases Max MP by 10%.|
|[Lv1050] Increase Jump Efficiency||Decreases the amount of stamina used by jumping related actions.|
|[Lv1100] Increase Attack+||Increases physical damage dealt by weapons by 20%.|
|[Lv1200] Boss Attacker||Increases the amount of damage dealt to Boss type monsters. (Likely between 20% & 30%)|
|Aincrad Swordsmanship Damage Increase||Increases damage of 1Hand Sword by 10%. [Unlocked by Character Level]|
|Aincrad Swordsmanship Master||A title given to those who have mastered the art of 1Hand Sword. Increases damage of 1Hand Sword by 50%. [Unlocked by Character Level]|
~HOW TO PLAY EUGEO~
This section is written as an more in-depth extension to the AW & SAO Character Overview post and is meant to be used hand in hand with the General Leveling Guide. The purpose of this How-To-Play is to offer players of all levels a skeleton plan which enables them to build their characters up to their full potential. With that being said, it is indeed recommended that you do follow the steps described here.
- Stamina Boost
- Enhance Ice
- Resist Ice
Eugeo’s element is Ice, so if you are able to give him a Max Attack; Half Element Weapon with ~10% Ice or a Half Attack; Max Element Weapon with ~20% Ice she will become very strong. In most cases, higher base attack is better than elemental attack unless you are willing to switch weapons for each boss weakness.
**For more information on the overall Weapon Building process, consult the Weapon Building Guide.
**For some tips on how to select the appropriate Accessories for your character, consult the Selecting Equipment guide.
Eugeo gets Enhance Ice. Ice is a really good element as a lot of key bosses in the game are weak to it. There are also very few bosses that Resist Ice. Keep in mind that only one Element can be active at a time and buffing Ice will in fact overwrite whatever element is currently active.
Elemental Buffs are important because they increase damage by +30%. If a monster is weak to the element, this damage gets multiplied by 2 making you do +60% damage if you use the correct Element.
On the other hand, if a monster resists an element, the bonus damage can drop to +3%. This is indeed better than nothing but this fact means that buffing the Elemental Weakness of the boss is the most important – even more important than buffing the elemental strengths of the party members.
When to use Enhance Ice:
- When the Boss is weak to Ice
- When no other Element is active and the team isn’t able to buff any other Element.
If someone has used an element that is not Ice, but the boss is weak to it, Do not, by any means buff over it with Ice. Your character will do more damage with a foreign element as opposed to an Element that the boss resists.
If you do not know which bosses are weak to what elements, you can have a look at the Elemental Weakness Spreadsheets I have made on the Boss Guides page.
-Video of Sword Skills & Sample Play-
Eugeo has access to all the non elemental buffs as well as Ice. He also has some good healing capabilities outside being able to actually resurrect teammates. For these reasons, Eugeo is a character that is able to be played in many ways.
Eugeo has a lot of buffs so only cast the ones that your current teammates aren’t able to cast.
When a quest or boss fight starts:
- Cast Sharpness, Protection, Quick & Magia.
- If monster is weak to Ice cast Enhance Ice. (Refer to Elemental Etiquette section)
- If monster’s strength is Ice cast Resist Ice.
- Move in for Combat but watch your teammates (refer to Eugeo’s healing guide).
Eugeo’s list of skills is rather straightforward. He has tools for covering distance mixed in with quick combo attacks useful for building up short Skill Connect Combos. He lacks a counter, guard point or invul skill. Around Arc allows him to move out of the way of an incoming attack but it does not allow him any invul whatsoever. This makes it difficult to perform safe Skill Connect combos. Eugeo also lacks a swift outlet for damage. Coupled with the fact that he doesn’t have any Super Armor on his more stronger moves, this means that you will get hit out of skills very frequently if you do not play him with respect.
Given Eugeo’s list of skills, its kind of hard to play him when you are attacking from the front of a monster. Its desirable if you let teammates take the aggro and slip behind the boss with Around Arc and build up Skill Connect combos. Its possible to use Eugeo on the front lines but doing so will require some in depth knowledge of Boss attack patterns as well as the properties of his own skillset. This is amplified by the fact that he has no stand-out skills that DOWN monsters.
With Eugeo’s list of Sword Skills, he is definitely one of those characters that are more proficient at PvP as opposed to co-op quests. He’s not useless at PvE, but he is lacking a lot of tools to excel at it.
Eugeo is a very versatile character. Therefore, he has no one set responsibility and he works best when he fills a role that the current team needs the most. I know that that’s a very broad thing to say in a How-To-Play. But its another way of saying that you can come up with your own playstyle for him.
Remember that when players die in battle, they are revived without any buffs. Recasting buffs when teammates die is a good idea and makes you a wonderful teammate. Of course, in some cases when a player dies non-stop its a waste of time to recast buffs (>.<)
-Healing Guide for Eugeo-
Eugeo is not able to Resurrect dead teammates. That makes him unable to handle a full healing role. But outside of Resurrection, Eugeo does have healing that is on par with an Undine making him excel at offering secondary healing when the team needs it.
If you are looking for a fully equipped Healer character, you should consider playiing a Pooka, Undine or Sylph.
If you don’t have the correct mindset for healing, it can become a chore and potentially put you into a place where you become a player who either completely focuses on healing or a player that completely neglects healing. Because of this I put together a mini-guide to allow you to heal efficiently with only a small amount of rules.
Golden Rule: Always keep Magia on
Magia is the teams lifeline since it increases Healing Magic by 30%. Revive is the healer’s lifelines because if the healer dies, all is lot. These two buffs take precedence over everything. Even over healing other players. But because they both last 3min at full level. you have tons of time to heal people.
During the course of a typical battle, all players who are attacking a boss are doing so using Skill Connect Combos. This means that you should assume that everyone will get hit by every single attack that the boss will do. If you think of it like that, it becomes easy to see into the future of the battle in terms of which teammates will need healing and exactly how much. Because of this, it helps if you know your teammates as well as the attack strength of the boss. But all of that comes from playing the game so don’t worry about it so much.
How to go about Healing:
Use the player with the lowest HP at any given time as your reference. Note that this can change in the blink of an eye so you constantly have to be watching everyone’s HP bar.
- When player’s HP drops to 75%
- Do nothing. Only heal at if all teammates are at 75%.
- When player’s HP drops around 50%
- Use “Heal” skill.
- When Player’s HP drops below 30%
- Use “Refresh” skill.
- When player’s HP drops below 10%
- Try to use “Refresh” but be ready to cancel the skill at any time because they may die.
- When a player has a Bad Status Ailment
- If you have the time, move close to them and use “Cure”. This has a low priority on the list of things to do, but it is still an important part of Healing.
Things to look out for:
- In aerial battles, Super Jump before casting a healing spell.
- Always keep an eye on your MP.
- Magic Down & Curse drastically reduce healing
- Always cast healing spells in a safe place.
- Don’t run out of healing items
- If a player in the team is too weak for the mission that you are doing and they die constantly, ignore them.
- If you safely dodge one of a bosses hard-to-dodge attacks, start casting a Healing spell. Chances are high that your teammates didn’t dodge it.
- When working with another competent healer on healing duty, don’t use Refresh at all. If both of you are using Heal, it will be more than sufficient.
Majority of the Bosses in this game do in fact fly. Therefore it is extremely important for characters who cannot fly to know who to maintain a stable altitude where they feel comfortable and are in full control of the situation.
Your 4 main tools for controlling altitude are Square Attacks, Jumps, Super Jumps and Accel Moves.
Since all of the tools used for Vertical Movement consume a considerable amount of Stamina, there are times when you will just have to float in a safe place and use Square Attacks in order to maintain altitude while regenerating Stamina. Square Attacks don’t use any Stamina. So if you ever run out of Stamina, use Square attacks so that you don’t fall all the way to the ground.
Jumps can be used to maintain altitude but be careful. If you use many jumps in quick succession you will rapidly drain your Stamina Gauge and fall right to the ground in failure. For this reason, you should train yourself to use basic jumps only for small adjustments in upward movement as opposed to simply using jumps to maintain altitude.
Super Jumps and Accel Moves are the tools used to cover large amounts of distance. Quite often when you use one of these techniques, you can move a lot more than intended to and be caught off guard that you are now more displaced than you expected to be. This is especially the case with the Super Jump.
When you are in a boss fight and you have fallen considerably far underneath a boss, use the Accel Move in order to get back onto the Boss’ same Altitude level. Note that this will only work if you can still lock on to the boss. Do not use the Super Jump if you can still lock on to the boss unless you are prepared to elevate much higher than the boss. If you cannot lock on to the boss it means that you are really far below a boss and a Super Jump will be needed to put you into lock-on range.
But be careful since using an Accel Move from underneath a Boss puts you directly in front of the boss and you will be vulnerable its attacks.
-BK’s Opinion on Eugeo-
Not happy with his Sword Skills man :/
His 1Hand Sword doesn’t have Radiant Arc and Vorpal Strike which are 1Hand Sword’s two best skills. Instead, he has a lot of combo filler without proper tools to be an effective damage dealer.
Aside from his Sword Skills, Eugeo has an incredible list of buffs & healing skills that allow him to fill multiple roles in a team. He’s one of the few Jack of All Trades characters in the game which make him worth leveling.
The only things he’s not able to do is debuff and resurrect dead teammates.
I hope I did a good job of making Eugeo sound hard to play (combat-wise). Because that’s how he is. (For PvE at least. In PvP I could see how he could be good at tripping people up with swift skills.)
With his list of Sword Skills lacking so much stuff that we grow to rely on in our daily lives, Eugeo feels a little bit like a Professional’s Character. You need some really deep knowledge of the attack patterns of multiple bosses and the patience to drop a Skill Connect combo in order to play him properly. On top of this, he can’t fly so you need to have knowledge of AW air movement as well.
Or you can play him in a team with another character that is able to DOWN bosses consistently (Like Mace, Spear, Black Lotus, Lime Bell, Aqua Current, Black Vise, Vabel-chan). That way, Eugeo will be able to relax and freely deal damage.
Not gonna lie to you though, he’s straight up hard to use in High Difficulty Quests.
But don’t let that deter you. Give him a shot.
He’s the #1 bro of SAO.
If you don’t like him, try Alice.
For more information on skills, you can visit the respective SAO SWORD SKILLS & SAO MAGIC/BUFF SKILLS pages.