Mercenaries are a melee class that fight with swords and axes, but their weapons and techniques are more refined than the ones of their Vagrant predecessors. They also have the highest attack and defense out of all of the first classes. Mercenaries use Strength to increase Damage, Dexterity for attack speed, critical rate, and accuracy, and Stamina for increased defense and health. They do not require Intelligence for any skills. Mercenary abilities involve spinning about to shred enemies, slashing at foes to drain their health, spreading nets, and firing shockwaves at opponents from a close distance. All Mercenary skills require FP to use. A Mercenary can become either a Knight or Blade when they reach level 60.