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Kung Fu Master icon.pngKung Fu Master
Hong character 8.png
Difficulty
4.5/5, Expert
Race(s)
Gon, Jin, Yun
Weapon
Gauntlets

The Kung Fu Master (aka KFM) is a close-quarter combat class that relies upon quick reflexes (and good latency) to fight with near-invincibility while delivering respectful, oftentimes surprising damage. Armed with nothing more than gauntlets and their own bodies, KFMs are renown as the most difficult class to play in Blade and Soul, due to the unforgiving nature of their timing-based attack conditions. On the defensive, KFMs can effortlessly dodge and counter nearly anything thrown their way, which effectively makes them an ideal tank class (if players chose to generate and hold threat). However, the higher level KFM players goes, gameplay revolves around using their attacks and dodges together in one fluid style, giving off the appearance of constantly fighting within the eye of a storm. The decision to main a KFM isn't one meant to be taken lightly; that being said, all other classes will feel easier by comparison, should you successfully master the art of kung fu.

In terms of PvP potential, KFMs are well considered to have a high skill cap and a correspondingly high combo attack capability. But with regard to PvE damage output, KFMs are generally considered to be above-average at best, even when played correctly. As such, new players are typically advised to play KFM for their gameplay style, for PvP, or to fulfill the role of a tank-DPSer, and not for raw power.

Races

This class has race limitations and can only be played with three races: the Gon, Jin, and the Yun.

Resource Mechanic

KFMResourceMechanic.jpg
Fighting Spirit points
Kung-Fu Masters use Focus to call forth their abilities. A point is added to the Kung-Fu Master's Focus bar every time a basic combo or move is used. The larger, more complicated moves will require a certain amount of Focus points to perform and will consume the Focus points upon use.

Specializations

There are three class specializations available to the Kung Fu Master: Way of the Dragon Fist (a.k.a. Fire), Way of the Flying Kick (a.k.a. Wind) and Way of the Iron Claw (a.k.a. Wolf). Each spec allows access to certain skills, including a unique passive. These specs can be further customized using the Talent tree. Different builds excel in different areas; Wind has slightly stronger damage in extended PvE fights, Wolf has strong PvE burst damage and Fire excels at PvP.

Skills

Skills vary based on the specialization you select.

Skill points (previously Hongmoon Tomes) can be used to enhance the damage of certain skills. At level 60, Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm is enhanced with the Buff Debuff Icon 00 47.png Unleashed passive. Note: All of the following is based on the untalented versions. For talented variants, see the Talents section below.

Skill Level Focus Range Area Cast Time Cooldown Skill Requirements Enhancement
Mouse left click.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-7-5.png

Quick Kick
2 +5 3m Target Instant 1 sec. None No
Inflicts [5.2] damage. On hit: Decreases cooldown of Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 7 sec.; +3 Focus Recovery for 3 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-5.png

Swooping Crane
5 +1 6 ~ 16m Target Instant 6 sec. Windwalk.png While Windwalking No
Knocks down for 2 sec. Inflicts [1] damage. Approaches enemy.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-4.png

War Cry
18 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 30 sec. None No
+250% Threat for 3 min.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-4-1.png

Tiger's Pounce
28 +1 5 ~ 16m Target Instant 6 sec. After Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep No
Knockdown for 2 sec. Inflict [1] damage. Approach enemy. Pierces Parry. Ignore Block Approach.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png

Hellfire Kick
33 +6 Centered on Caster 2 x 8m Instant 15 sec. On hit with Kfm skill dragon claw.png Dragon Claw / Kfm skill burning fist.png Burning Fist No
Inflicts [9] damage. On Hit: readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm; decreases cooldown of Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 9 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-6.png

Ground Pound
41 +1 3m Target Instant 6 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [2.5] damage. Can be used 3 times consecutively.
Mouse right click.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-7.png

Guiding Fist
5 +2 16m Target Instant 6 sec. None No
Approaches enemy. Inflicts [0.4] damage. Stacks 1 Bleed ([1] damage over 10 sec.).
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-0.png

Sky Kick
30 -2 3m Target Instant 18 sec. Stunned or Dazed enemy No
Launches Stunned or Dazed target Airborne. Inflicts [3.5] damage.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-2.png

Rising Kick
30 -1 3m Target Instant Instant Airborne target No
Refreshes Airborne. Inflicts [5.5] damage. Increases Evasion by 100%.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-2-2.png

Falling Star
33 -1 3m Target Instant Instant Airborne target No
Grounds Airborne enemy. Inflicts [6.5] damage. Increases Evasion by 100%.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-5-5.png

Firestorm Kick
36 +5 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant 15 sec. When using Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork / Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance or Resist by Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png Flurry No
Stun for 2 sec. Inflict [10] damage. +6 Focus Recovery for 3 sec. Cancels Defensive skills.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-5.png

Avenging Fist
40 +2 16m Target Instant 18 sec. During Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png Counter / On Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-0.png Counter No
Resists damage and status effects for 1 sec. Inflicts [6] damage. Removes Block Approach effect. Approaches enemy. On hit: Readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm and reduces cooldown by 5 sec.
Key Alphabet F 128.png
Kfm skill smolder.png

Smolder
4 +4 Centered on Caster 2 x 5m rectangle Instant 15 sec. After hitting with Kfm skill dragon claw.png Dragon Claw / Kfm skill burning fist.png Burning Fist 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [10] damage. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. On hit, decreases cooldown of: Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 7 sec.; Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png Comet Strike by 5 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-5.png

Smite
6 +3 9m Target Instant 18 sec. After Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep / Skill icon swordmaster 2 7.png Retreat, or Resist with Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance / Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork No
Launches target Airborne. Inflicts [3] damage.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-6-0.png

Open Palm
18 0 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant 9 sec. On Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png Counter No
Inflicts [9] damage. Knockback for 5m and Daze for 3 sec. Pierces Parry.
Skill icon swordmaster 2 7.png

Retreat
25 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 12 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During a Dazed, Knocked Down, or Unconscious state No
Escapes from Daze, Knock Down, or Unconscious. Moves back 4m. Resists damage and status effects.
Key Tab Big 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png

Flying Slam
2 -1 9 ~ 16m 8m Instant 6 sec. None No
Inflicts [1.5] damage. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. +35% Movement Speed for 6 sec. after using.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-2.png

Second Wind
15 +5 Centered on Caster 3m radius Instant 36 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During a Stunned, Dazed, Knocked Down, Unconscious, Grabbed, Phantom Gripped, Grappled, or Frost Prison state No
Inflicts [1] damage. Escapes from Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png CC. Resists damage and status effects. Daze for 2 sec. +5% HP Recovery. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-6-5.png

Meteor Slam
35 -1 3m Target Instant 30 sec. Airborne target No
Grapple Airborne enemy
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-1.png

Clobber
40 -3 4m 3m radius Instant Instant Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
2 sec. knockdown on enemy within range. Inflicts [4] damage.
Kfm skill fighting spirit 2.png

Fighting Spirit
45 0 Centered on Caster 50m radius Instant 1 min. 30 sec. None No
For 10 sec., party within range: +40% Critical; +50% Critical Damage; Drains 70% Additional Damage; Kfm skill dragon claw.png Dragon Claw / Kfm skill burning fist.png Burning Fist +[2] damage; full Focus Recovery
Key Num 1 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png

Counter
2 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 1.3 sec. None No
Frontal Counter for 1 sec. Absorbs 50% of damage as HP. On Skill: Inflicts [1.5] damage; +3 Focus Recovery; increases Defense by 100% for 8 sec.; Resists damage and status effects for 1 sec.
Skill Icon SoulFighter 0-7-4.png

Tornado
10 0 Centered on Caster 3m Instant 12 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During Knocked Down No
Escapes from Knockdown. Knockback for 2m. Inflicts [1] damage. Knocks Down for 1 sec. when hit while casting. Resist Knockdown, Daze, Stun, and Knockback for 1 sec. on skill.
Skill icon swordmaster 2 8.png

Body Kick
20 0 3m Target Instant 1 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png During a Grabbed or Phantom Gripped state No
Inflicts [2] damage
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-1.png

Headbutt
35 0 3m Target Instant 30 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [5.5] damage. +5% HP Recovery.
Key Num 2 128.png
Kfm skill dragon claw.png

Dragon Claw
2 -3 4m 3m circle Instant Instant None 3 ~ 15%
Inflicts [6.5] damage. Absorbs 5% of damage as HP. On hit: Readies Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder; decreases cooldown of Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder by 1 sec.; readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-7.png

Somersault Kick
10 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 12 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During Knocked Down No
Counters for 0.8 sec. On skill: Dazes for 2 sec.; Inflicts [1.5] damage; Resist Knockdown, Daze, Stun, and Knockback for 1 sec.
Skill Icon SoulFighter 0-0-6.png

Slip Kick
20 0 3m Target Instant 9 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png During a Grappled, Grabbed, or Phantom Gripped state No
Escapes from Grab, Phantom Grip, or Grapple Prompt response to an enemy's attack. Inflicts [2.6] damage. Resists damage and status effects up to 1 time over 1 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-6.png

Pummel
35 0 3m Target Instant Instant Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [13.5] damage
Kfm skill awk dragon claw.png

Awakened Dragon Claw
45 -1 4m 3m radius Instant Instant During Soulburn / Soul Flare 3 ~ 15%
Inflicts [9.5] damage. Absorbs 5% of damage as HP. On hit: Readies Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder; decreases cooldown of Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder by 2 sec.; readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick.
Kfm skill awk burning fist.png

Awakened Burning Fist
45 -2 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant Instant During Soulburn / Soul Flare 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [11.2] damage; +[2.8] damage if Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm on enemy. Absorbs 5% of damage as HP. On hit: Readies Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder; decreases cooldown of Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder by 3 sec.; readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick.
Kfm skill burning fist.png

Burning Fist
55 -2 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant Instant During Volcano 2~ 10%
Inflicts [8.2] damage; +[1.8] damage if Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm on enemy. Absorbs 5% of damage as HP. On hit: Readies Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder; decreases cooldown of Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder by 1.5 sec.; readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick.
Kfm skill shadow fist.png

Shadow Fist
55 -2 4m 3m radius Instant Instant On using Kfm skill dragon fire.png Dragon Fire No
Inflicts [6] damage; +[2] damage on Stunned / Dazed / Knocked Down target. Absorbs 5% of damage as HP. On hit: Readies Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder; decreases cooldown of Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder by 1 sec.; readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Key Num 3 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-0.png

Leg Sweep
4 -2 Centered on Caster 5m semicircle Instant 18 sec. None No
Knocks Down for 3 sec. Inflicts [1] damage. Pierces Parry. -25% Movement Speed for 6 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-1.png

Emit Frost
28 +3 Centered on Caster 5m radius Instant 1 min. 30 sec. None No
Escapes from Control. Frost Prison for 3 sec. Removes Block Approach. Escapes from Freeze. Freezes enemies within 5m. Unable to reset cooldown.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-6.png

Chokehold
38 -2 3m Target Instant 45 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Renders target Unconscious for 30 sec.
Key Num 4 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png

Comet Strike
23 -2 Centered on Caster 2 x 8m Instant 30 sec. None 3 ~ 15%
Inflicts [11] damage; +[6] damage if Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm on enemy. +15% Critical Damage for 10 sec. On hit: readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm; decreases Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png Tremor cooldown by 5 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-1.png

Armbar
45 +5 3m Target Instant Instant Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [5] damage. Blocks Defensive skills for 10 sec.
Key Alphabet Z 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-4.png

Rising Dragon
6 0 Centered on Caster 8m circle Instant 30 sec. None No
Stuns for 2 sec. Inflicts [1] damage and applies Deep Wound for 12 sec. +10% HP Recovery. Pulls enemies within a 8m radius. Purges Deep Wound. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Key Alphabet X 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-7-2.png

Leading Palm
18 +6 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant 12 sec. None 3 ~ 15%
Inflicts [11] damage. Readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm on hit.
Buff debuff icon 01 38.png

Searing Palm
45 +5 3m Target Instant 30 sec. On Skill icon kung fu master 1-7-2.png Leading Palm / Kfm skill searing dragon.png Searing Dragon use; On Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-5.png Avenging Fist / Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick hit; Upon Resist by Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance / Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork 4 ~ 20%
[10] damage. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. -10% Speed. For 12 sec.: +1 Focus/sec; +20% Damage Reduction. Applies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm to target; gain +2.5% Critical Damage for 3 sec. on hit (max 10 stacks).
Key Alphabet C 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png

Flurry
23 0 16m Target Instant 24 sec. None No
Inflicts [18] damage over 4 hits. Approaches enemy. Resists damage and status effects. On Resist, decreases cooldown of: Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 8 sec. (max 1 time); Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png Tremor Tremor by 6 sec. (max 1 time).
Key Alphabet V 128.png
Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png

Tremor
36 0 1m 5m radius Instant 45 sec. None 3 ~ 15%
[25] damage for 10 sec. on enemies within range. Recovers 2 Focus for each enemy hit. Triggers Volcano effect for 6 sec. and Raging Volcano effect for 3 sec. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Key Alphabet Q 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png

Shadow Dance
8 0 Centered on Caster Target 0.2 sec. 15 sec. None No
Dashes to the left. Resists damage and status effects: for 0.6 sec; up to 5 times for 1 sec. +35% Movement Speed for 6 sec. On Resist: Recovers 5 Focus; Recovers 2% of HP over 2 sec.; Triggers Volcano and Raging Volcano effects for 3 sec.
Key Alphabet E 128.png
Buff debuff icon 00 29.png

Footwork
8 0 Centered on Caster Target 0.2 sec. 15 sec. None No
Dashes to the right / Moves forward 5m untargeted. Resists damage and status effects: for 0.6 sec; up to 5 times for 1 sec. +35% Movement Speed for 6 sec. On Resist: Recovers 5 Focus; Recovers 2% of HP over 2 sec.; Triggers Volcano and Raging Volcano effects for 3 sec.
Key Alphabet S 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png

Backstep
25 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 8 sec. None
Moves backward 8m. Resist for 1.5 sec. +50% Speed for 4 sec. On Resist: Volcano and Raging Volcano for 3 sec.; decrease Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm cooldown by 5 sec.
Key Alphabet G 128.png
Kfm skill eight talons.png

Eight Talons
55 0 16m 5m radius 0.3 sec. Instant Max Hongmoon Focus 5 ~ 25%
[220] damage over 5 time(s). Approaches enemy. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. Resists dmage and status effects up to 3 times.
Key Alphabet B 128.png
Kfm skill aftershock.png

Aftershock
55 0 16m 5m radius 0.3 sec. Instant Max Hongmoon Focus 5 No
Launches target Airborne. [10] damage over 5 time(s). Approaches enemy. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. +35% Speed for 5 sec. after using. -50% Speed for 6 sec. Recovers 5% Hongmoon Focus per enemy hit.
NO HOTKEY
Kfm skill crimson dragon.png

Crimson Dragon
55 0 - - - - None No
Enables Kfm skill burning fist.png Burning Fist during Volcano. Evasion +100%. Evasion +5,000 for 2 Evasions. Speed +30% during Raging Volcano. On Resist: 35% Damage Reduction for 5 sec.; Volcano for 5 sec.; reset Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png Flurry cooldown.
Buff Debuff Icon 00 47.png

Unleashed
60 0 - - - - None No
Triggers Buff Debuff Icon 00 47.png Unleashed effect for 12 sec. when using Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm: Boss Attack Power +200, Critical Damage +10%.

Skill Level Focus Range Area Cast Time Cooldown Skill Requirements Enhanceable
Mouse left click.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-1.png

Straight Jab
2 +1 3m Target Instant Instant None No
Inflicts [1.3] damage. Recovers +1 Focus on crit.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png

Iron Shoulder
4 +4 Centered on Caster 2 x 5m Instant 6 sec. During Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [7.8] damage. Pierces Defense and Parry. Resets Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Cyclone Kick.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-5.png

Swooping Crane
5 +1 6 ~ 16m Target Instant 6 sec. Windwalk.png While Windwalking No
Knocks down for 2 sec. Inflicts [1] damage. Approaches enemy.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-4.png

War Cry
18 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 30 sec. None No
+250% Threat for 3 min.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-4-1.png

Tiger's Pounce
28 +1 5 ~ 16m Target Instant 6 sec. After Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep No
Knockdown for 2 sec. Inflict [1] damage. Approach enemy. Pierces Parry. Ignore Block Approach.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-6.png

Ground Pound
41 +1 3m Target Instant 6 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [2.5] damage. Can be used 3 times consecutively.
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Kfm skill roundhouse.png

Roundhouse
2 -1 3m Target Instant Instant None 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [5.2] damage. Absorbs 5% of Damage as HP. Readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Cyclone Kick.
Kfm skill awk roundhouse.png

Awakened Roundhouse
45 -1 3m Target Instant Instant None 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [7.3] damage. Absorbs 5% of Damage as HP. Readies Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Cyclone Kick.
Key Alphabet F 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-5.png

Smite
6 +3 9m Target Instant 18 sec. After Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep / Skill icon swordmaster 2 7.png Retreat, or Resist with Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance / Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork No
Launches target Airborne. Inflicts [3] damage. Stacks 1 Wind Shear Wound on hit
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png

Cyclone Kick
13 -2 3m Target Instant 1.1 sec. After Kfm skill roundhouse.png Roundhouse 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [8] damage; +[2.5] damage if Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm on enemy. Absorbs 3% of damage as HP. Reduces cooldown of Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 5 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-6-0.png

Open Palm
18 0 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant 9 sec. On Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png Counter No
Inflicts [9] damage. Knockback for 5m and Daze for 3 sec. Pierces Parry.
Skill icon swordmaster 2 7.png

Retreat
25 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 12 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During a Dazed, Knocked Down, or Unconscious state No
Escapes from Daze, Knock Down, or Unconscious. Moves back 4m. Resists damage and status effects.
Kfm skill awk cyclone.png

Awakened Cyclone Kick
45 -2 3m Target Instant 1.1 sec. After Kfm skill roundhouse.png Roundhouse 2 ~ 10%
Inflicts [11.65] damage; +[3.75] damage if Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm on enemy. Absorbs 3% of damage as HP. Reduces cooldown of Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 5 sec.
Key Tab Big 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png

Flying Slam
2 -1 9 ~ 16m 8m radius Instant 6 sec. None No
Inflicts [1.5] damage. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. +35% Movement Speed for 6 sec. after using.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-2.png

Second Wind
15 +5 Centered on Caster 3m radius Instant 36 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During a Stunned, Dazed, Knocked Down, Unconscious, Grabbed, Phantom Gripped, Grappled, or Frost Prison state No
Inflicts [1] damage. Escapes from Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png CC. Resists damage and status effects. Daze for 2 sec. +5% HP Recovery. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-6-5.png

Meteor Slam
35 -1 3m Target Instant 30 sec. Airborne target No
Grapple Airborne enemy for 3s. Evasion +100%
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-1.png

Clobber
40 -3 4m 3m radius Instant Instant Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
2 sec. knockdown on enemy within range. Inflicts [4] damage.
Kfm skill fighting spirit.png

Fighting Spirit
45 0 Centered on Caster 50m radius Instant 1 min. 30 sec. None No
For 10 sec., party within range: +40% Critical; +50% Critical Damage; Drains 70% Additional Damage; Kfm skill roundhouse.png Roundhouse / Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Cyclone Kick +[2] damage; full Focus Recovery
Key Num 1 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png

Counter
2 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 1.3 sec. None No
Frontal Counter for 1 sec. Absorbs 50% of damage as HP. On Skill: [1.5] damage; +3 Focus Recovery; Defense +100% for 8 sec.; Resist for 1 sec. On Counter: Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear for 3 sec.
Skill Icon SoulFighter 0-7-4.png

Tornado
10 0 Centered on Caster 3m Instant 12 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During Knocked Down No
Escapes from Knockdown. Knockback for 2m. Inflicts [1] damage. Knocks Down for 1 sec. when hit while casting. Resist Knockdown, Daze, Stun, and Knockback for 1 sec. on skill.
Skill icon swordmaster 2 8.png

Body Kick
20 0 3m Target Instant 1 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png During a Grabbed or Phantom Gripped state No
Inflicts [2] damage
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-1.png

Headbutt
35 0 3m Target Instant 30 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [5.5] damage. +5% HP Recovery.
Key Num 2 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-7.png

Guiding Fist
5 +2 16m Target Instant 6 sec. None No
Approaches enemy. Inflicts [0.4] damage. Stacks 1 Bleed ([1] damage over 10 sec.).
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-7.png

Somersault Kick
10 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 12 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png During Knocked Down No
Counters for 0.8 sec. On skill: Dazes for 2 sec.; Inflicts [1.5] damage; Resist Knockdown, Daze, Stun, and Knockback for 1 sec.
Skill Icon SoulFighter 0-0-6.png

Slip Kick
20 0 3m Target Instant 9 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png During a Grappled, Grabbed, or Phantom Gripped state No
Escapes from Grab, Phantom Grip, or Grapple Prompt response to an enemy's attack. Inflicts [2.6] damage. Resists damage and status effects up to 1 time over 1 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-0.png

Sky Kick
30 -2 3m Target Instant 18 sec. Stunned or Dazed enemy No
Launches Stunned or Dazed target Airborne. Inflicts [3.5] damage. Stacks 1 Wind Shear Wound.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-2.png

Rising Kick
30 -1 3m Target Instant Instant Airborne target No
Refreshes Airborne. Inflicts [5.5] damage. Increases Evasion by 100%. Stacks 1 Wind Shear Wound.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-2-2.png

Falling Star
33 -1 3m Target Instant Instant Airborne target No
Grounds Airborne enemy. Inflicts [6.5] damage. Increases Evasion by 100%. Removes Wind Shear Wound and stuns for 3 sec. if used on a target with 3 stacks.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-6.png

Pummel
35 0 3m Target Instant Instant Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [13.5] damage
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-1.png

Triple Kick
36 +5 Centered on Caster 2 x 4m Instant 15 sec. When using Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork / Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance or Resist by Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png Flurry No
Stun for 2 sec. Inflict [10] damage. +6 Focus Recovery for 3 sec. Cancels Defensive skills.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-5.png

Avenging Fist
40 +2 16m Target Instant 18 sec. During Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png Counter / On Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-0.png Counter No
Resist for 1 sec. [6] damage. Removes Block Approach and Approaches enemy. On hit: Readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm and reduces cooldown by 5 sec.
Key Num 3 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-0.png

Leg Sweep
4 -2 Centered on Caster 5m semicircle Instant 18 sec. None No
Knocks Down for 3 sec. Inflicts [1] damage. Pierces Parry. -25% Movement Speed for 6 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-1.png

Emit Frost
28 +3 Centered on Caster 5m radius Instant 1 min. 30 sec. None No
Escapes from Control. Frost Prison for 3 sec. Removes Block Approach. Escapes from Freeze. Freezes enemies within 5m. Unable to reset cooldown.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-6.png

Chokehold
38 -2 3m Target Instant 45 sec. Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Renders target Unconscious for 30 sec.
Key Num 4 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png

Comet Strike
23 -2 Centered on Caster 2 x 8m Instant 30 sec. None 3 ~ 15%
Inflicts [12] damage. +15% Critical Damage for 10 sec. On hit: readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm; decreases Kfm skill wind gyre.png Wind Gyre cooldown by 5 sec.
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-1.png

Armbar
45 +5 3m Target Instant Instant Buff Debuff Icon 00 42.png On Grappled target No
Inflicts [5] damage. Blocks Defensive skills for 10 sec.
Key Alphabet Z 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-4.png

Rising Dragon
6 0 Centered on Caster 8m radius Instant 30 sec. None No
Stuns for 2 sec. Inflicts [1] damage and applies Deep Wound for 12 sec. +10% HP Recovery. Pulls enemies within a 8m radius. Purges Deep Wound. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Key Alphabet X 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-4.png

Pivot Kick
33 0 Centered on Caster 2 x 8m Instant 12 sec. None 3 ~ 15%
Inflicts [9.5] damage. On hit: Readies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm and reduces cooldown by 8 sec.
Buff debuff icon 01 38.png

Searing Palm
45 +5 3m Target Instant 30 sec. On Skill icon kung fu master pivot kick.png Pivot Kick use; On Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-5.png Avenging Fist hit; Upon Resist with Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance / Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork / Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png Flurry / Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep 4 ~ 20%
[10] damage. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. -10% [[Movement Speed]|Speed]]. For 12 sec.: +1 Focus/sec; +20% Damage Reduction. Applies Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm to target; gain +2.5% Critical Damage for 3 sec. on hit (max 10 stacks).
Key Alphabet C 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png

Flurry
23 0 16m Target Instant 24 sec. None No
Inflicts [18] damage over 4 hits. Approaches enemy. Resists damage and status effects. On Resist, decreases cooldown of: Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm by 8 sec. (max 1 time); Kfm skill wind gyre.png Wind Gyre by 6 sec. (max 1 time).
Key Alphabet V 128.png
Kfm skill wind gyre.png

Wind Gyre
36 0 1m 5m radius Instant 45 sec. None 3 ~ 15%
[25] damage for 10 sec. on enemies within range. Recovers 2 Focus for each enemy hit. Triggers Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear, Placeholder.png Howling Wind Shear for 3 sec. Pierces Defense and Parry skills.
Key Alphabet Q 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png

Shadow Dance
8 0 3m Target 0.2 sec. 15 sec. None No
Dashes to the left. Resists damage and status effects: for 0.6 sec; up to 5 times for 1 sec. +35% Movement Speed for 6 sec. On Resist: Recovers 5 Focus; Recovers 2% of HP over 2 sec.; Triggers Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear, Placeholder.png Howling Wind Shear for 2 sec.
Key Alphabet E 128.png
Buff debuff icon 00 29.png

Footwork
8 0 Centered on Caster Target 0.2 sec. 15 sec. None No
Dashes to the right / Moves forward 5m untargeted. Resists damage and status effects: for 0.6 sec; up to 5 times for 1 sec. +35% Movement Speed for 6 sec. On Resist: Recovers 5 Focus; Recovers 2% of HP over 2 sec.; Triggers Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear, Placeholder.png Howling Wind Shear for 2 sec.
Key Alphabet S 128.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png

Backstep
25 0 Centered on Caster Target Instant 8 sec. None No
Moves backward 8m. Resist for 1.5 sec. +50% Speed for 4 sec. On Resist: Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear, Placeholder.png Howling Wind Shear for 2 sec.; decrease Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm cooldown by 5 sec.
Key Alphabet G 128.png
Kfm skill eight talons.png

Eight Talons
55 0 16m 5m radius 0.3 sec. Instant Max Hongmoon Focus 5 ~ 25%
[220] damage over 5 time(s). Approaches enemy. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. Resists dmage and status effects up to 3 times.
Key Alphabet B 128.png
Kfm skill aftershock.png

Aftershock
55 0 16m 5m radius 0.3 sec. Instant Max Hongmoon Focus 5 No
Launches target Airborne. [10] damage over 5 time(s). Approaches enemy. Pierces Defense and Parry skills. +35% Speed for 5 sec. after using. -50% Speed for 6 sec. Recovers 5% Hongmoon Focus per enemy hit.
NO HOTKEY
Kfm skill azure dragon.png

Azure Dragon
55 0 - - - - None No
On Resist: Resets Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png Flying Slam cooldown, +25% Speed for 6 sec.; triggers Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear for 3 sec. During Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png Wind Shear: Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png Iron Shoulder enabled; Kfm skill roundhouse.png Roundhouse resets Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png Iron Shoulder cooldown. During Placeholder.png Howling Wind Shear: Evasion +100%; Evasion +5,000; Speed +30%
Buff Debuff Icon 00 47.png

Unleashed
60 0 - - - - None No
Triggers Buff Debuff Icon 00 47.png Unleashed effect for 12 sec. when using Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm: Boss Attack Power +145, Critical Damage +10%.

Talents

At level 55 HM 7, a quest becomes available which enables the Talent trees for each Awakened spec. This allows players to customize their skills, including unique bonuses and abilities. Talents are split into 5 sets of 3, and only 1 can be selected from each group. Setups are thus frequently referred to as a set of 5 numbers from 1-3 - 31111 is a popular Wind build, or 21111 for Fire.

Talent 1 Effect Talent 2 Effect Talent 3 Effect
Kfm skill dragon claw.png

Ardent Attacks
Skill icon kung fu master 1-7-5.png Quick Kick: +[2] Damage
Kfm skill dragon claw.png Dragon Claw: +[1.3] Damage, -1 Focus Cost
Kfm skill awk dragon claw.png Awakened Dragon Claw: +[2] Damage
Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-4.png Hellfire Kick: +[2.5] Damage
Kfm skill smolder.png

Strategic Strikes
Kfm skill smolder.png Smolder: -3s Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png CD on hit
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png Comet Strike: +[3.3] Damage, +[1.8] Damage to Buff debuff icon 01 38.png , -5s Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png CD on hit
Kfm skill burning fist.png

Fervent Flames
Kfm skill burning fist.png Burning Fist: +[1.3] Damage, +[0.5] Damage to Buff debuff icon 01 38.png
Kfm skill shadow fist.png Shadow Fist: +[1] Damage, +[0.5] Damage to Buff Debuff Icon 00 01.png
Kfm skill awk burning fist.png Awakened Burning Fist: +[1.8] Damage, +[0.5] Damage to Buff debuff icon 01 38.png
Kfm skill searing dragon.png

Viper Fangs
Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-0.png Twin Cobra (during Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png ): [8] Damage, Pierces Defense/Parry, 2 x 16m area, instant cast, 9s CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png Counter: + Placeholder.png (5s) on Counter
Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-3.png

Tiger Teeth
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png Comet Strike: Pierce Defense / Parry
Kfm skill burning fist.png Burning Fist: Pierce Parry
Kfm skill awk burning fist.png Awakened Burning Fist: Pierce Parry
Buff Debuff Icon 00 11.png

Warrior's Will
Buff debuff icon 01 38.png Searing Palm: -40% Speed, Stun (2s) on 5th hit to Buff debuff icon 01 38.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png Flurry: Daze (3s), Mystic -> untyped Damage, doesn't Resist, doesn't decrease Buff debuff icon 01 38.png CD, doesn't decrease Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png Flying Slam +[8.5] Damage, Airborne, -50% Speed (6s), +54s CD, no CD reset
Kfm talent retaliator.png

Retaliator
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep (on Resist): -9s Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png CD, -5s Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png , Buff debuff icon 00 29.png CD
Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-3.png

Survivor
Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-3.png Ice Guard (during Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png ): +3 Focus, Frost Sheath (3s), Pierce Defense/Parry, -Block Approach, Escape from Freeze, Frost Prison (3s) on hit during Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-3.png , Freeze (16m)
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance: +Moves forward 5m when there is no target
Kfm talent hunter.png

Hunter
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-7.png Guiding Fist: +Pierce Parry
Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork: -Dashes to the right, +Moves forward 8m, +Skill speed
Kfm talent scorched earth.png

Scorched Earth
Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png Tremor: +4s, +7s
Skill icon kung fu master 1-4-3.png

Shattered Stone
Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png Tremor: +3m radius, Pull (2+: +30% AP), Stun (2s)
Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-2.png

Broken Ground
Skill icon kungfufighter 0 25.png Tremor -> Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-2.png Quake: -2m range, -21s CD, +2 Focus Cost, -[10] Damage, Daze (3s) every 0.5s at 3m > 6m > 9m > 12 > 16m.
Skill icon kung fu master 1-3-1.png

Searing Dragon
Skill icon kung fu master 1-7-2.png Leading Palm -> Kfm skill searing dragon.png Searing Dragon: +[5.5] Damage, +0 x 4m area, (5s), (5s)
Skill icon kung fu master 1-4-4.png

Meteor Storm
Skill icon kung fu master 0-6-5.png Meteor Slam: -30s CD, +80% Damage Reduction, Resist
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-6.png Ground Pound: +[4] Damage
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-6.png Pummel: +[16] Damage
Kfm skill dragon fire.png

Dragon Fire
Kfm skill fighting spirit.png Fighting Spirit -> Kfm skill dragon fire.png Dragon Fire: Kfm skill dragon fire.png (8s), doesn't give Placeholder.png Amplification, doesn't increase Kfm skill roundhouse.png / Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Damage, doesn't recover Focus, doesn't Resist

Talent 1 Effect Talent 2 Effect Talent 3 Effect
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-1.png

Ardent Attacks)
Kfm skill roundhouse.png Roundhouse: +[1.1] Damage; +[1.8] Additional Damage in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png , resets Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png CD in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-1.png Straight Jab: +[1.7] Damage
Kfm skill awk roundhouse.png Awakened Roundhouse: +[1.5] Damage, +[2.55] Additional Damage in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png , resets Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png CD in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png
Kfm talent strategic strikes.png

Strategic Strikes
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Cyclone Kick: +[1.2] Damage, +[0.4] Damage to Buff debuff icon 01 38.png
Kfm skill awk cyclone.png Awakened Cyclone Kick: +[1.75] Damage, +[0.55] Damage to Buff debuff icon 01 38.png
Kfm talent heightened hits.png

Heightened Hits
Kfm skill roundhouse.png Roundhouse: +[1.8] Additional Damage in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png , -0.5s Kfm skill wind gyre.png CD, resets Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png CD in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Cyclone Kick: -1s Kfm skill wind gyre.png CD
Kfm skill awk roundhouse.png Awakened Roundhouse: +[2.1] Additional Damage in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png , -0.5s Kfm skill wind gyre.png CD, resets Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-0.png CD in Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png
Kfm skill awk cyclone.png Awakened Cyclone Kick: -1s Kfm skill wind gyre.png CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-0.png

Storm Step
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-0.png Sky Kick: +[3.5] Damage, -9s CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-1-2.png Rising Kick: +[5.5] Damage
Skill icon kung fu master 0-2-2.png Falling Star: +[6.5] Damage
Kfm talent sky path.png

Sky Path
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png Flying Slam: Airborne, +[13.5] Damage, -50% Speed (6s), recast (3s), +3m min range, +84s CD, no CD reset
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-5.png Smite: -6s CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-3-0.png Sky Kick: -6s CD, Airborne on KD
Skill icon kung fu master 1-5-3.png

Wind Rage
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-5.png Smite: -6s CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-2.png Comet Strike (on hit): -15s Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png CD, KB (10m), KD (2s)
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png Flurry: Daze (3s), Mystic -> untyped Damage, doesn't Resist, doesn't decrease Buff debuff icon 01 38.png CD, doesn't decrease Kfm skill wind gyre.png CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-1.png Flying Slam +[13.5] Damage, Airborne, -50% Speed (6s), +54s CD, no reset
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png

Defender
Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png Counter (on Counter): -3s Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-6.png CD, -1s Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png , Buff debuff icon 00 29.png CD; +2s Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-4.png

Brawler
Skill icon kung fu master 0-7-2.png Shadow Dance: -3s CD, 1s Resist, Moves behind enemy
Buff debuff icon 00 29.png Footwork: -3s CD, 1s Resist, Moves behind enemy
Kfm talent evader.png

Evader
Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-0.png Backstep: +4s CD, recast (3s)
Kfm skill wind gyre.png

Shifting Winds
Kfm skill wind gyre.png Wind Gyre: +7s Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png , Placeholder.png
Kfm talent gathering storm.png

Gathering Storm
Kfm skill wind gyre.png Wind Gyre: +3m radius, Pull (2+: +30% AP), Stun (2s)
Kfm skill storm gyre.png

Rising Tempest
Kfm skill wind gyre.png Wind Gyre -> Kfm skill storm gyre.png Storm Gyre: -[10] Damage, Airborne, -15s CD
Skill icon kung fu master 0-5-4.png Rising Dragon: -6s CD
Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png

Azure Spirit
Kfm skill fighting spirit.png Fighting Spirit: Resist (5s, max 5), Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png (5s), Placeholder.png (5s)
Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-3.png

Wind Fury
Skill icon kung fu master 0-4-0.png Leg Sweep -> Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-3.png Ice Guard (during Skill icon kung fu master 0-0-0.png ): +3 Focus, Frost Sheath (3s), Pierce Defense/Parry, -Block Approach, Escape from Freeze, Frost Prison (3s) on hit during Skill icon kung fu master 1-6-3.png , Freeze (16m)
Kfm skill fighting spirit.png Fighting Spirit -> Skill icon kung fu master 1-2-3.png Wind Fury: Buff Debuff Icon 04 48.png (10s), doesn't give Placeholder.png Amplification, doesn't increase Kfm skill roundhouse.png / Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Damage, doesn't recover Focus
Buff Debuff Icon 02 28.png

Dragon Roar
Kfm skill fighting spirit.png Fighting Spirit -> Buff Debuff Icon 02 28.png Dragon Roar: Airborne every 0.5s, -47m radius, doesn't give Placeholder.png Amplification, doesn't increase Kfm skill roundhouse.png / Skill icon kung fu master 1-1-5.png Damage, doesn't recover Focus

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