10 things in Blade & Soul that will save you time

Of the top of my head here are a few things to help you have a better experience with Blade & Soul if you’re just starting and maybe save you some money and time:
Do not waste your repair tools carelessly. They’re a lot more valuable than you initially think. Only use them when your weapon is damaged / broken.

Do not waste your keys and charms on weapons you don’t need (the only weapons you need are the Breakthrough weapons, use keys to find them from chests that drop them, use a charm to unseal your class specific weapon). Same for Breakthrough accessories (although they’re easier to find because they’re the same for every class).

Do not sell the weapons and accessories you find that you don’t need, they can be used as upgrade material so keep them for when you need more Blade & Soul Gold. You DO NOT need to unseal weapons / accessories to use them as upgrade materials. If you run out of space at least salvage them.

Your weapon does not matter for arena PvP. Whether you use your training weapon or the best weapon in the game you deal the same damage.

Consequently, even broken weapons do the same damage so keep a weapon specifically for arena PvP use. Let it break. Never repair it again. Edit: NCsoft has fixed this. Your weapon does not lose durability during arena PvP now. Confirmed by /u/Pyree and /u/fiction8.

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Your weapon only loses durability when you get hard CC’d (for example knocked down or stunned) or when you are defeated and enter falled down state (EACH time you fall down, meaning if you fall down, recover chi and fall down again you lose durability again). If I remember correctly, you lose 2 durability for getting hard CC’d and 5 durability for getting defeated.

Salvage soul shields you find from random mobs, they drop transmutation materials. The higher the soul shield’s level the more chance it has to drop this material.
In boss fights, if you’re playing Blade Master or Kung-Fu Master, you can block any attack with a yellow indicator. Attacks with red indicator are unblockable, just gtfo or use i-frames to not get damaged.

The game’s fullscreen is not actually fullscreen, it’s borderless window fullscreen. Press Alt+Enter at EXACTLY the same time to enter true fullscreen (do not hold Alt then press Enter). It might take a few tries until you make it. This doesn’t result in a big fps difference though, if any at all. Using true full screen also helps if you’re using dual monitor so that the mouse doesn’t escape to your 2nd monitor. Confirmed by /u/Mudtowne. Edit: /u/Lightstylez says fullscreen crashed his game. I don’t know if it was actually the fullscreen’s fault by I’m putting it out there anyway.

The game’s engine (UE3) makes it so left and right mouse buttons sometimes do not register all the attacks if you spam them. If you really want to make sure all your attacks are registered, you can use R. /u/PumpkynPye explains this better here.
If you have a mouse that has side buttons to Buy Blade And Soul Gold, you can use them in Blade & Soul by rebinding them on keyboard keys (for example “1” or “Tab”). The game does not recognize MB4 and MB5 so that’s the only workaround. If you’re using a Razer mouse you can make a profile for Blade & Soul on Razer Synapse and rebind them as you wish. If not, you can use this software suggested by /u/Nezzeraj to bind them on keyboard (choose “Simulated Keys (undefined)” from the lists on the right and then type the key you want or use a macro from below such as {Tab}).

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