SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS
Absolver’s version of a clan or a guild is a School, a player-made group teaching a customised combat deck. Joining one gives new players easy access to a tried-and-tested moveset: the Encounters menu lists people you’ve met, the School they’re part of and its popularity, and lets you enrol. Flitting between several is the optimal way to try all of the class combat styles. Moves stay unlocked for as long as you remain in that particular School: to keep certain attacks, you’ll have to use them in combat and learn them the regular way. Reach Rank 50 in Combat Trials, and you can start your own School to share your combat deck globally in the hopes of viral success – although at the time of writing, top spot belongs to Rakkio, the NPC who teaches Stagger style.