Awaken the Striker Now!

21 June 2017 13:00

Enjoying the thrilling kicks and punches of the Striker yet? 


Get ready for a whole new chapter as the Awakening of the Striker is right under our noses! 

The Striker gets the ultimate weapon for both offense and defense, Gardbrace


Joined by the blazing spiritual alter ego still veiled in endless possibilities, Echo Spirit!



Check out the combat video of the Striker with his awakening weapon, Gardbrace here:






The martial arts of the fist with the longest history in the Orient

is the one involving the movements of the tiger, panther, snake, monkey, and crane.

Master had told me it all started when the weak mankind shuddering under the greatness of nature,

started mocking the beastial motions of the birds and brutes
in hopes of gaining some force to stand against nature itself.


The martial arts I trained follows the foundation of such beastial traditions

enhanced with sharp weapons and constructive training. Though in no records could I prove I had come close to matching

the great powers of nature and the savages.

Even my master had told me there was no more to be learned.

This was it. This was when I felt I had come to a halt and hit the barrier.



If I could ever go back to the times before the discovery of metal and fire,

where only the strong will to survive against the brutal world existed,

Will I be able to surpass my limitations?

This question mark haunted me all through the lonesome voyages on sea.


When I had finally disembarked at Calpheon,
the worries to find my true roots soon melted away as my days went by

buried in the crowd of blue eyes and golden hairs.

But this is when yet another desire started blazing up inside.

The urge to reach the ultimate realm of martial arts.
I needed to be, the master of fighting.


I settled down on a small valley in Southern Calpheon
and went into meditation and training right away.


3 years had passed.  My days were spent studying the birds and brutes of Calpheon

and trying to imitate their behaviors and motions.

This was when I felt enlightened by an unknown force.

I wanted to embrace the newly-found energy, resembling that of the elementary nature.

But this started going into conflict with all the energy
I had attained from my years of training.


6 years had passed. Everything had changed if not in the stage of transition.

My breathing had changed completely,

and I was letting energy of nature flow naturally within my entire body The concept sounded simple.
Putting it into action was a whole different story.


Years of old habits got in the way of the hypogastric breathing,

and it was hard to tell if I was actually grasping such energy of nature. But when I finally got around to master the breathing,

I could feel the fusion of explosive energies building up a harmony inside.


9 years had passed.  The result was indeed, beyond expectations.

My hair speckled with white had regained the golden hue and fresh teeth grew out.

The energy of nature saw no limits.
My movements flowing ever so naturally

was pure martial art. I had reached a whole new realm.


When I had felt nothing could stand in my way,

I was neglecting my master’s words


that I should always take a step back

to look around myself at the zenith of my days. Overwhelmed in the immense energy,

I started losing control and getting drained in the labyrinth of energy.

The energies I had thought to be fused were just covering up one another,


colliding incessantly in a wild vortex.

I felt split up.. stuck in between the energies old and new. Until… the newly-acquired energy,
the spiritual alter ego embodied itself out of my body

and though I tried to contain the energy,
failed to do so over and over again.

I felt hopeless and defeated under my own projection.


And this was when I remembered the promise with my master.

We had promised to meet in Goma Naru around this time of our lives.

Sure I would receive the answer I need, I was already off to meet my master before dawn.

“Put my arrogance behind,



receive the teachings of the master again.

the great master will see right through me and give me a solution.”


Little did I know…
I was never to meet my master again.










Awakening Weapon Image


Enjoy and download high-quality images of the Striker in Gardbrace and the blazing spiritual ego, Echo Spirit.

※ Click on the image to download.







Awakening Skills


Gardbrace enhances the strength of hand-to-hand combat of the Striker by far.

The Awakened Striker will be able to use the new, powerful skills accompanied by the Echo Spirit.


Enjoy the fast-paced fighting movements with various combos in the ecstasy of combat.


Image of Gardbrace skills. Notice the Echo Spirit skills in the category as well.



The following are some of the main Awakening skills of the Striker.


Hell Break

Grabs the target and slams down hard on the ground.


Infernal Destruction

Sweeps the ground to knock down targets and pounds down hard.


Skull Crusher

Cartwheels to strike down hard on the ground.


Spiral Cannon

Springs forward in a twister like a bullet.


Rampaging Predator

Raids the target like a savage beast hungry for meat.


Double Flash

Lightens the body to move forward in a flash.





Awakening Quest

Awakening Quest for the Striker begins by accepting the quest from Black Spirit as you reach Lv. 56.

There are total of 9 quests and upon completion of all the quests, you will be rewarded with the Gardbrace and Awakening skills.



Wednesday June 21st, 2017!

Feast your eyes on the truest strike!


Happy Awakening,


Black Desert Online Team