Pearl Abyss and Kakao Games announced today that the new Guardian class in Black Desert Online will arrive in the game on January 22nd. The new class will be available for pre-creation so players that complete a questline in the pre-creation week can earn bonus in-game rewards. Like an exclusive horn the Guardian can use to call her mount. Plus, her Awakening update to follow on February 5th. You can read more about her here as well as checking out her trailer before she arrived in Black Desert Online.
With her Awakening the Guardian wields the Jördun, a massive polearm that burns with the holy flame of Ynix, the magic fire that has the power to slay even the gods themselves. The Guardian's Awakening skills massively improve her Area of Effect potential, allowing her to take on large groups of enemies at once. Additionally, as part of their ongoing Succession update, this week another class receives her Succession skills. The elegant but mysterious Dark Knight can wield updated skills of her original main-weapon, the Kriegsmesser. By giving up the versatility of her Awakening skills, players can choose to specialize in Succession skills which give them powerful versions of their main-weapon skills. Players can unlock their Succession skills at level 56 by accepting a quest from their Black Spirit companion.