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Controls are how the player inputs commands to make their character move and interact with the world. Most of the controls are mappable; meaning that the player can change the keybindings that govern what keyboard buttons do.

Almost every control can be changed in the System Settings menu.

The Default Keybindings[]

(1) General Controls.

(2) Combat Controls.

Right out of the box, each action in the game is triggered by pushing any one of the dozens of keys that are used. These are the default keybindings, or the assigned roles of each action to a button.

  • Tab Key: By pushing tab, the player is able to switch between General Controls (1) and Combat Controls (2). Note that some controls may overlap in each functions.

General Controls (1) are the menu, movement, and chat functions. These are the shortcuts that allow you to quickly open menus.

  • Movement Keys: These are what move the character in the world. "W" will move your character forward; while "S" will move them back. "A" and "D" allow your character to strafe to the side. "E" will toggle auto run, which will propel your character forward without pushing W. The jump key (Space) makes your character leap into the air.
  • Menu Keys: These open and close the various interfaces and menus. Some notable keybinds are: Skills (K), Map (M), Quest (U), and Social (O). The player can also access these menus by click the icons located above the quickslots.
  • Chat Keys: These allow you to respond to players. The "Enter" button will open the chat interface located to the lower left of the screen. The bindings for Whisper Reply (T) and Chat Room (C) are pretty important, with the Chat Room functions allowing you to make a channel that people can join.

It's a good idea as a player to memorize as many combinations as possible; due to the time spent navigating the menus when not fighting.

Combat Controls (2) are the attack, revive, and loot commands that players use while dungeoning and PvP'ing.

  • Quickslot Keys: These control the quickslots (1-10), which make using items and skills easier simply by hitting the corresponding button. There is a second set of quickslots (`, also called the grave key) that allow more skills and items to be used.
  • Attack Keys: These controls are all on the mouse. Left Click will use the characters regular attack. This regular attack changes depending on the class. The Right click controls the special attack, and is also dependent on class and equipment.
  • Loot Key: The Loot Key (F) is very important. This is used to pick items and currency off the ground. Simply move to where the item is and hit the loot key. The character will reach down and pick it up.
  • Revive Key: The Revive key (R) allows a player to revive themselves and other players. To do so, one must have Life Stones to revive themselves or Resurrection Scrolls to revive others (or themselves if they are out of Life Stones).
  • Show Item Names Key: When alt is pushed, the names of items on the ground will be shown.
  • Quick Message Keys: The Function keys (F1-F10) send messages to players in your party.

While in town, a player can access the Dragon Vault (F11). The Dragon Vault is an item selling shop that allows players to buy items for NX, which is real world money.

After completing a dungeon, the player (or the party leader) will have the option to press F12 and select "Closest Field" or "Town" to transport.