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Rereminiscence
10-06-13, 04:46 PM
Age of Wushu Tang Men Guide
( A guide not done by myself i by no means take credit just thought it would help all the new tangmen and those looking at trying tangmen )


( credit to Age of Wushu Tang Men Guide by v2seraph )

Disciples of Tang Men are Hidden Weapons & Poison experts. They are often known as ‘King of Open PVP’ as they can kill an enemy from afar without them reacting in time. Does that mean they are easily outplayed in melee battle? Nope! Tang Men also have high burst damage with their melee skills.

In addition, Tang Men have the fastest speed buff around. Use your Qing Gong properly and no one should be able to catch up with you if by any chance you have to flee from a battle. Tang Men is not as good when facing 2 or more enemies without proper skills though.

Lastly, there are 2 major problems Tang Men faces all the time:
1) Lack of MP (Can be compensated with skills from other school)
2) Slow animation skills that are easily suppressed or dodged.

Everything will be explained below so without further ado, let’s get started!

Getting Started

As a Tang Men, you will want to enable / avoid certain setting. Let us take a closer look at our advanced battle settings:


1) If target is too far, choose a target and automatically walk to him. (Recommended OFF, this will make your character auto-walk whenever you select someone)

2) If target is out of range when you are using skill, automatically run to your target until he/she is in your attack range. (Recommended ON, especially when you are using darts)

3) Highlight recommended skill to cast next. (Optional, your choice)

4) Auto-block ON / OFF. (Optional, your choice. Recommended ON for starters / PvE & OFF for PVP)

5) Automatically refill darts with a new stack if empty. (ON!)

6) Automatically choose target to attack if you did not select one. (Optional, your choice)

7) Movie effect. (OFF! Bad choice especially when you are using darts)

8) Skill cast delay. (Tweak to your liking)

9) Release area skills quickly. (Optional, your choice)

10) Can guard even if you are out of battle. (ON!)

11) Area skill differentiate. (ON, ally’s skill will have green border while enemy’s will have red border)

Starter Skill Sets

Once you have joined Tang Men, you can learn all 3 skill sets below by visiting respective trainers.

金蛇刺 Golden Snake Sting

Your very first skill set, there are 7 skills in total. Visit 唐岳 (986, -170) to learn.

This skill set does better for single target. Master this set after Delusion Dart if you are a PvP fanatic. This will be the skill set you will want to use during 1v1 arena, not Delusion Dart.

Weapon: Dagger 匕首, Darts 飞镖
Element: Yin 阴
Type: Physical Damage 外功

Silent Slash

Type: Real Move
CD: 6 seconds
Training Priority: High

Deal 3 hits to single target. You can use this skill to approach your target quickly. This skill deals additional damage if you have speed buff ‘随行’ on. However, you will lose the buff right after you cast this skill.

Stun Shot

Type: Real Move
CD: 8 seconds
Training Priority: Medium Low

Stun single target for 3 seconds on hit. (Does not stun if your target is guarding) Damage is rather low and maxing this does not increase stun duration so… Don’t need to max this skill at once.

Haste

Type: Buff
CD: 8 seconds
Training Priority: High

Level 6 Special Effect: Imbue additional Yin damage to Backlash when the buff is still active.

Increase your move speed by 50% for 15 seconds at level 5. Try to level this skill whenever you can as it is good for both escaping & pursuing.

Tail Swipe

Type: Feint
CD: 2 seconds
Training Priority: Lowest

Break the guard of your enemies in front of you. The animation for this skill is rather slow so you are easily suppressed if your enemy uses quick casting skill to counter attack. Keep that in mind when you are into PvP. Effective attack range of this skill is 4m, you can point at your target to see the distance between yourself and him / her. 2 seconds CD kinda compensated that, though.

Entangle

Type: Guard
CD: 1 second
Training Priority: Lowest

Your Golden Snake Sting skills will add additional Yin damage each hits upon successful guard for 10 seconds. Added damage is really low even when maxed so.. Might as well just ignore this guard.

Backlash

Type: Real Move
CD: 2 seconds
Training Priority: Medium Low

Similar to the feint, skill animation is slow. Effective attack range is also 4m.

Devour

Type: Real Move
CD: 10 seconds
Rage Cost: 50
Training Priority: Highest

One of the best rage skill in game. Deal 15 powerful hits to a single target. If you have speed buff ‘随行’ on, each hits have roughly 50% chance to crit. This skill can deal over 3,000 damage easily once you have maxed rank 2 Nei Gong, killing someone with full HP of your level instantly.

Well, don’t be happy too early as this skill have no Super Armor buff (霸体) when casting. Therefore, it is easily interrupted with any knock back / stun skill by others. Also, it is hard to deal full hits if your target doesn’t have super armor as he will get pushed left and right.

迷魂镖 Delusion Dart

Your second skill set, you can learn this after finishing your school’s chapter one main quest. Talk to school leader 唐天行 (1036, -127) and he will lead you to 唐解语 (1030, -157). This skill set have the longest hit range (25m) of all skills, there are 6 skills in total.

Train this set first! You should not be the one who take on bosses at early level, so use ranged attack against killers in instances or shoot bosses from afar. Pretty good for early level PvP too as everyone is still new to the game. Bully them with darts while you can!

Weapon: Darts 飞镖
Element: Yin 阴
Type: Ranged Physical Damage 远程外功

Comet Shot

Type: Real Move
CD: 3 seconds
Training Priority: Medium

Deal 1 hit to single target. Damage is not that good at early level so you might want to leave this skill at low level first until you have higher max MP.

Triple Shot

Type: Real Move
CD: 5 seconds
Training Priority: Highest

Deal 3 hits to single target. The damage is considerable despite having 5 seconds CD.

Infatuation

Type: Buff
CD: 10 seconds
Training Priority: Low

Apply poison to your darts when activated. Deal additional damage and reduce your enemy’s move speed on hit. However, you will consume more MP every time you cast a skill. It is recommended that you do not level this skill past 3 at early level or you will run out of MP within a minute. Leveling this skill does increase additional damage & reduce more move speed.

NOTE: You can double click on buff icon to remove this buff if you are running out of MP. Recasting this skill does the same trick too. This buff only applies to skills on Delusion Dart.

Soul Reaper Shot

Type: Feint
CD: 10 seconds
Training Priority: Lowest

Your target will lose even more guard gauge (green bar) when you use this feint. The damage increment is really low so keep this skill at level 1 until you have no skills to train. Saves MP too!

Gossamer Guard

Type: Guard
CD: 1 second
Training Priority: Medium Low

Increase your move speed for 30 seconds upon successful guard. Increase your move speed by 50% at level 5.

Soul Seeker

Type: Buff
CD: 30 seconds
Rage Cost: 30
Training Priority: Highest

One of the skill that you should max ASAP. Imbue high amount of Yin damage to every hits of your dart attacks. Reduce more guard gauge if your target is guarding. Extra damage increases as you level this skill, the amount increased was fixed.

分光捉影刺 Shadow Sting
Your third skill set, you can learn this when your Rank 1 Nei Gong is at level 10. There are 7 skills in total. Visit 唐少昂 (941, -111) to learn.

This skill set does better in area attack. Master this set after Delusion Dart if you prefer PvE / War… Or you can try to max this first for early instances and war. Personal preference. This skill set is rather hard for PvP so I will not add most single targeting skills. It has great potential if used properly though! Up to you to discover how to chain them properly.

NOTE: Skills can only hit 10 targets at most.

Weapon: Dagger 匕首, Pellets 弹丸
Element: Yin 阴
Type: Physical Damage 外功

Insinuating Stab

Type: Real Move
CD: 2 seconds
Training Priority: Medium High

Deal 3 hits quickly in front of you. The damage is pretty good for a 2 seconds CD skill. It is spammable, good for accumulating rage points too. You will run out of MP quickly at lower level if you maxed this too early.

Pyrotechnic Stab

Type: Real Move
CD: 6 seconds
Training Priority: Lowest

Stagger and deal 3 hits to single target. You can use this skill to approach your target quickly. Deal additional damage if you have ‘换形’ buff from guarding.

Confusion Strike

Type: Feint
CD: 2 seconds
Training Priority: Low

Break the guard of your enemies in front of you, slowing them for a short duration. One of the better feint skill in game as it has short CD. You are easily suppressed if you are getting attacked by 3 or more enemies though. Damage increment is low at early level.

Max if you intend to PVP, the slow debuff is useful!

Capricious Step

Type: Guard
CD: 1 second
Training Priority: Lowest

Level 6 Special Effect: Adds move speed upon successful guard. Each stack adds 4% move speed.

Gain ‘换形’ buff every time you guard an attack, can stack few times depending on your skill level. The buff only provide additional damage when casting Pyrotechnic Stab. Leave this at level 1 unless you manage to find a way to use this skill set in PvP.

Smoke Screen

Type: Buff
CD: 20 seconds
Training Priority: Highest

Provide extra 55% physical attack and 40% dodge rate for yourself and your party members while staying in the almighty smoke screen at level 5. Enemies cannot use Qing Gong in smoke screen and takes damage over time. (Damage affected by Dexterity) Definitely try to max this ASAP either for School War or instance runs.

Flash Strike

Type: Real Move
CD: 8 seconds
Training Priority: Low

Stagger and deal 1 hit to single target. You can use this skill to approach your target quickly. Applies bleed effect if your target is on ground, making him lose HP over time and unable to use Qing Gong for a short duration. Bind your target if he / she is in smoke screen.

Shadow Chaser

Type: Real Move
CD: 10 seconds
Rage Cost: 50
Training Priority: Highest

Deal 6 hits in a large AoE around yourself. Cheap way to make yourself useful in war / instances at early level. No doubt this skill is still inferior compared to AoE of Wu Dang or Scholars but still, pretty good when used within Smoke Screen.

Advanced Skill Sets
Coming Soon.

阎王帖:
Coming Soon.

Weapon: ???
Element: Yin 阴
Type: Ranged Physical Damage 远程外功

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Recommended Skill Sets
Using own school’s default skill sets won’t get you far, it is highly recommended that you should learn other skills that will help you do even better. To get these skills pages, participate in book robbing event or buy them off players.

I will list a few skills here for reference. You can only learn other school’s skills up to level 4 at early stage of the game. Higher level skills can be obtained through instances as the game updates.

离别刺 Parting Sting
One of E Mei’s skill set. This set is pretty good for crowd control, ‘伯劳飞燕’ enables you to travel to an area quickly, good for climbing hard to reach areas without costing too much Qing Gong. I will only highlight its guard skill though.

Weapon: Twin Piercers 双刺
Element: Yin 阴


Skill Name: 离多会少
Type: Guard

At level 4, gain 2 extra rage points for each successful guard. A good guard skill to have during 1v1 or boss battles where rage points are a lot harder to accumulate.

太极剑 Tai Ji Sword

Weapon: Single Sword 单剑
Element: Tai Ji 太极

If you’re playing in a new server, definitely try getting these skills ASAP or they will get more and more expensive.


Skill Name: 天马行空
Type: Buff

Swap your HP to MP or vice versa by a certain ratio. This skill basically heal you back to full HP instantly if your MP is full.


Skill Name: 三环套月
Type: Buff

Recover certain percentage of Max MP over few seconds. Often used after 天马行空. Try to get this skill ASAP, Tang Men really need a way to recover MP quickly.


Skill Name: 犀牛望月
Type: Guard

Guard skill. Recover a fixed amount of MP upon successful guard. Cheaper and weaker compared to 反戈一击 (Explained below) as it relies on INT to recover higher amount of MP per guard.


Skill Name: 太极剑舞
Type: Real Move

Rage skill. Deal high damage to enemies within 10m. Damage is much higher compared to Shadow Sting’s rage skill, but you still can be stunned. So… Not a must but nice to have.

落英飞花剑 Fallen Petal Sword

Weapon: Single Sword 单剑
Element: Rou 柔


Skill Name: 杏花春雨 Spring Rain
Type: Buff

Fast way to heal yourself when you are getting attacked as you cannot consume potions in battle. Cast Blade Storm afterward before switching skill set.


Skill Name: 风花雪月 Blade Storm
Type: Real Move

I believe everyone know how good this skill is in large scale battles. This skill does not require rage points to cast and cannot be interrupted. Stay in Smoke Screen, prepare to kamikaze and spin your way to victory!

逍遥腿法 Wandering Kick

Weapon: None
Element: Yin 阴

Wandering Kick’s skills are good for 1v1 PvP and have high critical chance once you have triggered ‘逍遥身法’. Best effect when used with Tang Men’s Rank 2 Nei Gong.

You may check skill description by Chaos >HERE<

Optional Skills / Skill Sets


Skill Name: 剑生太极
Type: Guard

Guard skill of Wu Dang’s 两仪剑法. At level 4, reduce 50 STR of enemy upon successful guard. Best skill for tanking large amount of weaker enemies, reducing 50 STR basically means weaker enemies will only deal 1 damage to you.

I recommend getting this and next skill if you like to go for mini instances.


Skill Name: 阴阳交错
Type: Buff

Buff skill of Wu Dang’s 两仪剑法. Switch to ‘阴 Yin’ status, stacking 5 buffs will reduce 20 damage taken. 1 level is more than enough.

You may check Synchro’s Introduction to 两仪剑法 for more details.


Skill Name: 反戈一击
Type: Guard

Guard skill of Scholar’s 无涯剑法. Recover a certain percentage of Max MP upon successful guard. A good guard skill to have if you don’t have Wu Dang’s expensive 三环套月.

夺魄钩心刺 Heart Wrenching Sting

Weapon: Dagger 匕首
Element: Yang 阳

A pretty unique skill set. You use HP instead of MP to cast skills. Tang Men will not receive any bonus while using these skills as their attribute are Yang. However, lots of these skills deals frontal damage, high chance to deal critical damage & have mini stun when you have gathered enough rage points. Best used with Rank 2 Nei Gong.

This skill set is better than Shadow Sting in a way. No need to frustrate over MP issue. You may also switch to this set when you are out of MP.

You can get these skills from Mini Instances (踢馆).

天魔追魂刀

Weapon: Throwing Knife 飞刀
Element: Tai Ji 太极

Skills of this skill set can be obtained from Dusk Village. Combine 10 skill page fragments to get 1 random skill page. A little expensive to collect whole set and the overall damage of these skills are slightly inferior compared to Delusion Dart.

What made this set attractive then? It has feint skill that can knock back target, your target loses more MP every time he/she uses Qing Gong and a cool but slow rage skill. Well, judge yourself whether it is worth the money or not. I have not tried this set at all so I won’t comment further.

Nei Gong

Nei Gong provides Max HP, MP & stats. Keep in mind that you should always train your Nei Gong to certain level before starting to train skills. School’s Nei Gong has level 36 cap, reaching max level will provide bonus effect.

Using Tang Men’s Nei Gong will provide 20% additional damage to ‘阴’ & ‘柔’ skills (Default school’s skills benefit from this), 16% additional damage to ‘太极’ skills. No bonus damage when using ‘阳’ or ‘刚’ skills.

While Tang Men’s Nei Gong don’t have the best all-rounded stats compared to other schools, all level 36 bonus effect are suitable for Tang Men. Thus, there are no reason to use other school’s Nei Gong.

*Stats below are level 36 only.
**Train at water environment for the best effect.

Rank 1 Nei Gong: 七绝经
You will get this Nei Gong the moment you agreed to join Tang Men.

Stats
STR: 36 || DEX: 78 || INT: 14 || WIL: 10 || VIT: 37

Max HP: 1930
Max MP: 580

Effect
Level 6-15: Recover 5% max MP for every 8 skills you cast.
Level 16-25: Recover 5% max MP for every 7 skills you cast.
Level 26-35: Recover 5% max MP for every 6 skills you cast.
Level 36: Recover 5% max MP for every 5 skills you cast. Every successful hit knocks back your target slightly.

Rank 2 Nei Gong: 六合经
Tang Men should have this Nei Gong maxed if you ever wanted to instant KO someone with just 1 Golden Snake Sting’s rage skill. Still extremely good against bosses even though it was nerfed.

Stats
STR: 101 || DEX: 54 || INT: 22 || WIL: 26 || VIT: 55

Max HP: 2840
Max MP: 855

Effect
Level 6-15: 20% increased critical damage.
Level 16-25: 35% increased critical damage.
Level 26-35: 50% increased critical damage.
Level 36: 60% increased critical damage. Apply ‘mangle’ debuff to target whenever you deal critical damage, anyone who attack the target with ‘mangle’ will deal additional damage. Debuff can stack up to 10 times, ‘mangle’ debuff last for 8 seconds. Additional damage equals to 20% of attacker’s Dexterity per stack.

*Assuming your DEX is 100, you will deal 20 additional damage PER HIT when ‘mangle’ stack once. Stacking 10 times will deal 200 additional damage PER HIT, which is why ‘吞鲸’ can easily do over 3,000 damage.
**You may scroll down for a video showing how powerful ‘mangle’ debuff can be.



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Stats & Equipment Choices

1 STR 臂力 = +1 Physical Melee Attack , +1 Physical Critical Rate , +2 Max HP.
1 DEX 身法 = +1 Physical Ranged Attack , +1 Physical Hit Rate , +1 Dodge Rate.
1 INT 内息 = +1 Inner Attack , +4 Max MP.
1 WIL 罡气= +1 Inner Hit Rate , +1 Inner Critical Rate , +1 Max MP, +0.2 MP Regeneration every 6 seconds, +0.25 Inner Defense.
1 VIT 体魄= +7 Max HP, +0.5 Critical Resist, +0.3 HP Regeneration every 6 seconds


You can see figures like pic above by checking your Nei Gong. Numbers in yellow represent max stat you can stack while blue numbers show your current bonus stats from your equipments.

Take DEX for example, I have 95 DEX from equipment but it is capped at 81 DEX. 14 extra DEX are wasted as they won’t be counted toward your total DEX.

As a Tang Men, you will want to stack high DEX as DEX adds ranged damage & rank 2 Nei Gong’s ‘mangle’ damage. Once your DEX is capped, stack STR or VIT instead.

Why not focus on STR? STR add melee damage & melee critical rate but the increment is not significant.

Meridian

足太阴脾经 (Tang Men): Obviously you will want to get this as a Tang Men. Not only you do not need to retrain lower level Nei Gong, its bonus effect is one of the best too. (+7% critical damage at 108 cycles)

足少阴脾经 (Wu Dang): Increase Physical Critical Rate, nuff said!

足少阳胆经 (Royal Guard): Increase Physical Critical & Hit Rate. Pretty important to have higher hit rate due to everyone getting buffed by meridian.

足阳明胃经 (Shaolin): Highest HP growth among all meridians. Having higher HP is always good!

Alternatively, you can replace Shaolin’s meridian with E Mei’s 手太阴肺经 as it provides dodge rate. I did not choose that as dodge is not as reliable. ;)
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Protosx
19-06-13, 05:10 AM
uhm... before anything else... can you tell me how and what to click for me to see those settings? i tried to find them but cant see those things... like the.. all the things about the settings? thanks

Plzkillthebots
19-06-13, 11:30 AM
Ripped off guide. You didn't even bother to update the names of the skills to the gpotato terms.
Next time just post the link to the guide.

Protosx
19-06-13, 01:36 PM
>,< Yeah thats why i'am so confused of what and where are those skills... anyway i base the skills here and the skills description on the game... this is actually helpful... however still have its flaws... anyway i just wanted to ask... CAN WE level up all our skills? is it possible to level ALL skills or sect skills? i know that some skills that DOES NOT belong to my sect cannot be maxed out... what im implying into are my sect skills...which is tang sect...

Plzkillthebots
19-06-13, 02:02 PM
>,< Yeah thats why i'am so confused of what and where are those skills... anyway i base the skills here and the skills description on the game... this is actually helpful... however still have its flaws... anyway i just wanted to ask... CAN WE level up all our skills? is it possible to level ALL skills or sect skills? i know that some skills that DOES NOT belong to my sect cannot be maxed out... what im implying into are my sect skills...which is tang sect...

Yes, you can level up each and every one of your skills up to level 5 for now. Be careful though, don't go crazy leveling up everything to level 5 because you won't have the mana to fuel it if your inner skill is not high enough. Rage skills are always a must to level up, ESPECIALLY swallow the whale.

Rereminiscence
19-06-13, 03:48 PM
Ripped off guide. You didn't even bother to update the names of the skills to the gpotato terms.
Next time just post the link to the guide.

Well yes i had this handy before hand and note I do give credit to the creator... also It's hard to put the wulin names when I'm not in beta to see what the hell they are so please don't start things I'm only trying to help people

( note I'm in beta now and will start the correcting of this guide )

Brawi
23-06-13, 09:08 AM
Awesome guide, could you please update it when you have the time?

Xmovingtargetx
04-07-13, 03:41 PM
http://feature.mmosite.com/ageofwulin/tangmen_guides.shtml

There you go for the original guys

Wampaboodle
04-07-13, 07:27 PM
As an addition to this for something that surprised me a bit - the Tang smoke screen that increases evasion a lot doesn't appear to stack with parry/block. So if you parry/block while inside of the smoke screen, you won't also evade. It makes evasion tanking a bit dangerous.

Egongordforum
22-07-13, 10:14 AM
nice guide, thx