All Vindictus fans, keep your eyes peeled for the newest playable character, a mysterious race of nomadic giants from the south. He is coming! His name is Karok.
Karok is a giant of a man. In the real world he would stand approximately seven feet tall and clock in at about 400 pounds. In-game, his character model towers over the other playable characters in terms of both height and width. His primary weapon when he starts out is an enormous pillar that he swings around and smashes enemies with. As the player levels him up, he will be able to swap out the pillar for a huge hammer. He also uses his fists for a number of grabs, parry and blocks. He will be about to wear the heaviest armor from level one.
The upside of Karok's huge size is the enormous amount of damage he can cause. Even basic attacks can send regular enemies flying across the battlefield. He's also the only character with a Parry skill that can actually block a boss'attack! Whether bare-handed or armed with weapons, Karok is an amazing character to play solo and can offer lots of damage potential or shielding during raids.
Of course, Karok has his challenges as well. Players should not expect him to dominate the game – he will still need help from Lann, Evie and Fiona! First, he's quite a bit slower than other characters. He also has no AOE attacks. That means he may have issues with quick moving creatures or multiple weak enemies (think: spiders!). If you're playing with a Karok, your best bet is to keep the trash off him while he focuses on the biggest thing in the area. If you're playing as a Karok, look for the biggest thing around and smash it first. Then smash everything else!