Chivalry System

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Basic Information

When playing Elesis, there will be an additional bar below the MP bar called Chivalry. This bar has 10 segments that, by default, contain 5 red Annihilation slots and 5 blue Gale slots, and depending on your actions, the bar will lean towards one color (from right to left for Annihilation, from left to right for Gale), replacing the other color's slots. As long as a color has at least one slot in the bar filled, you will receive special benefits depending on which color you currently have active. The "Spirit of Annihilation" is selected by default, and you can switch between it and the "Aura of Gale" by using the V key.

Depending on the type of skill you use, the bar will fill towards the right with blue Gale slots or towards the left with red Annihilation slots:

  • Flexibility/Tenacity skill: 1 slot
  • Strength skill: 2 slots
  • Bravery skill: 3 slots

Note that skills fill the slots contrary to their mode: gale-based skills fill the bars with annihilation slots; annihilation-based skills fill the bar with gale slots.

If the bar is filled completely by either color's slots, the other mode will deactivate and you will enter a neutral stance with no benefits when it is toggled on, until at least 1 slot is re-gained for that mode. As such, the bar acts as a balancing mechanic so over-using one mode's skills can prevent that mode from being active.

Knight of Gale

Elesis's idle stance when in Knight of Gale

When  Self BuffKnight of GaleSelf BuffKnight of Gale is toggled on, you will be surrounded by a blue aura. While in this mode, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Increased Action Speed and Movement Speed.
  • Every 5 hits, you will receive the buff  Self BuffAura of VitalitySelf BuffAura of Vitality that will increase your MP Gain by 5%. (Lasts 5 seconds and can be stacked up to 5 times.)
    • Any attack counts for those 5 hits. It is possible to maintain the increased MP Gain buff purely with Annihilation-based combos, Actives, Special Actives, or Mount attacks, although these will not benefit from it.
  • Gale-based combos Knockdown Rate will get reduced by 40%.
  • Gale-based skills cost 30% (5% in PvP) less mana.
  • Gale-based skills will get their cooldown reduced by 30% (10% in PvP).

Knight of Annihilation

Elesis's idle stance when in Knight of Annihilation

When  Self BuffKnight of AnnihilationSelf BuffKnight of Annihilation is toggled on, you will be surrounded by a crimson aura. While in this mode, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Annihilation-based combos, Actives, and skills will pierce 10% of enemy's defense, and will ignore defensive stances, such as Iron Paladin's Guard and PvE opponents with the ability to guard. Knocked down opponents will receive full damage. Annihilation combos will deal 50% more damage (15% in PvP).
  • Annihilation-based combos and Actives have an increased chance of triggering Attributes.

Aura Chart

  • Elesis
  • Empire Sword
  • Flame Lord
  • Bloody Queen

Idle/Walking Elesis Gale Gale Gale Gale
Elesis Gale Gale Gale Annihilation
Elesis Annihilation Annihilation Annihilation
Elesis Annihilation Annihilation Gale
Elesis Gale Annihilation
Elesis Annihilation
Elesis Gale
Elesis Annihilation
Air Dash
Elesis Gale Gale Gale
Elesis Annihilation Annihilation
Knocked Down Elesis Annihilation
Elesis Annihilation

Skill Aura

Class Skill Name Aura
Elesis Spiral Blast Annihilation
Elesis Dodge and Slash Gale
Elesis Wild Shock Gale
Elesis Mega Buster Annihilation
Elesis Unlimited Blade Gale
Class Skill Name Aura
Saber Knight Rushing Sword Gale
Saber Knight Saber - Extinction (A) Gale
Saber Knight Critical Dive Gale
Saber Knight Triple Sonic Gale
Saber Knight Leap Annihilation
Saber Knight Sword of Judgement (A) Annihilation
Grand Master Sword of Victory Annihilation
Grand Master Provoke (A) Annihilation
Grand Master Point Jab Gale
Grand Master War Prelude (A) Gale
Grand Master Juggernaut Buster (A) Gale
Grand Master Cross Cut Annihilation
Grand Master Drastic Charge Annihilation
Grand Master Sonic Blade (A) Gale
Transcendent Grand Master Cross Slash Gale
Transcendent Grand Master Power Break Annihilation
Transcendent Grand Master Divine Blade Annihilation
Transcendent Grand Master Giga Blast (A) Annihilation
Class Skill Name Aura
Pyro Knight Red Lotus Sword Gale
Pyro Knight Sword Fire Gale
Pyro Knight Scaldic Sword Annihilation
Pyro Knight Fireplay Gale
Pyro Knight Infernal Blade (A) Annihilation
Blazing Heart Eternal Fire (A) Gale
Blazing Heart Explosive Fist (A) Annihilation
Blazing Heart Pillar of Fire Gale
Blazing Heart Blazing Dance (A) Annihilation
Blazing Heart Blazing Wing (A) Annihilation
Blazing Heart Flame Rose Gale
Blazing Heart Flame Orb Annihilation
Blazing Heart Fire Wall Annihilation
Transcendent Blazing Heart Rising Burst (A) Gale
Transcendent Blazing Heart Flame Protection Gale
Transcendent Blazing Heart Ignis Crusher (A) Gale
Transcendent Blazing Heart Soul Ignition Annihilation
Class Skill Name Aura
Dark Knight Dark Wave Gale
Dark Knight Ejection Buster (A) Annihilation
Dark Knight Brutal Cutter Gale
Dark Knight Assault Strike Annihilation
Dark Knight Blood Swamp Annihilation
Dark Knight Blood Storm Gale
Crimson Avenger Brandish Breaker (A) Annihilation
Crimson Avenger Shadow Edge Annihilation
Crimson Avenger Blood Explosion (A) Gale
Crimson Avenger Blood Cutter (A) Gale
Crimson Avenger Shade Illusion Annihilation
Crimson Avenger Injection Stigma (A) Annihilation
Crimson Avenger Burning Phantom (A) Annihilation
Crimson Avenger Dread Weapon Annihilation
Transcendent Crimson Avenger Chaser Sword Gale
Transcendent Crimson Avenger Blood Sting Gale
Transcendent Crimson Avenger Shade Annihilation
Transcendent Crimson Avenger Blood Falls Gale
Bloody Queen
[Mod] Dread Weapon
Bloody Queen
[Mod] Blood Falls

Related Skills

Bloody Queen

Specialization (Not available anymore)

Character Specialization A Specialization B
Annihilation and Gale gain amount +x% (Except when either either is activated) (Max: 50%) Annihilation and Gale consume amount -x% (Max: 40%)

Tips and Details

  • Although Chivalry Mode Switching is a Special Move, it is still counted as a skill that cannot be used during some disabling debuffs like  SilenceSilence.
  • Due to Chivalry effects being active as long as you have at least one bar of the respective type, there is no direct benefit from consuming more bars in the case of Strength and Bravery skills. However, if the desired skills to use are of one type, it allows you to more smoothly chain into them while retaining the benefit.
  • The Defense Pierce effect is different from Defense Ignore in how it is calculated. Instead of reducing the numeric value of defense, it reduces the defense percentage, making it very potent against high defense enemies, such as those in the Challenge Mode. The same effect also exists on Asura's Spell: Spiritual Eye and the Freezing attribute.


  • Although Elesis' Chivalry System is different from Elsword's Way of the Sword system, the idle poses for Annihilation/Destruction and Gale/Vitality modes are similar.

Old Version

  • In the past, the Chivalry system featured a non-segmented resource meter which could fill or deplete based on the amount of damage and number of hits dealt from skills and combos as opposed to purely skill category.
    • The ability to switch between "Knight of Gale" and "Knight of Annihilation" was not present. To enter a particular mode, Elesis must fill the meter with the using the opposing aura's attacks. When it was filled, Elesis would be in that mode until the meter was depleted via the respective aura's attacks. Once the meter was depleted, Elesis would be in a neutral state until she fills the meter back up with one of the auras.


Date Changes
07/18/2013 03/26/2014
  • Chivalry System added.
11/06/2014 04/29/2015
  • Annihilation revenge attack knocks targets down faster.
04/30/2015 -
  • Fixed throwing items being unusable once entering the field from town while "Chivalry" is activated.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • Fixed issue where receive Gale gauge when activating the Annihilation's Super Armor.
06/15/2017 06/28/2017
  • None
  • Gale Mode effectiveness decreased.
11/02/2017 11/15/2017
  • Annihilation mana break Howl and super armor removed.
11/01/2018 -
  • Gale Cooldown Decrease decreased from 80% to 40%.
  • None
12/06/2018 11/28/2018
  • Fixed issue where knocked down attack cannot receive Chivalry gauge.
07/04/2019 07/31/2019
  • Can switch between Annihilation and Gale using V key.
  • System mechanics revamped.
09/11/2019 09/25/2019
  • Annihilation mode defense ignore effect added.
  • 100% Critical Rate effect removed.
  • Allows switching modes even during skill use.
  • System will remember the mode in effect on initial skill cast.
03/26/2020 04/22/2020
  • None
  • Gale Command MP Recovery Rate decreased.
02/03/2022 03/02/2022
  • Gale effectiveness decreased.
07/04/2024 07/31/2024
  • None
  • Damage increase when using Annihilation-based Commands decreased.

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