Absolver Guide: How to Unlock Stagger Early On

Want to learn the stagger style early on Absolver? Here's a guide!

Absolver has many styles and combat moves for you to learn. A lot of it takes time, but we all we know time is a limited commodity. And if you’re trying to unlock the stagger ability, getting it early on will give you a decent advantage over some of the opponents that you encounter.

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Also known as “drunken fist”, stagger is a special ability that involves a little bit of stumbling, and grants your attacks several unconventional defensive capabilities. While attacking foes, you use movements that appear to make your character stumble — fooling your foe so you can strike them uncontested.

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The standard means of gaining stagger is time-consuming and rather boring. It requires you to reach at least level 15 and defeat the mini-boss Jiin Mesca, who appears randomly in various locations:

  • Along the bridge connecting the Tower of Adal altar to the courtyard near the Oratian Quarter
  • On a roof next to the Central Harbor river
  • On a path leading to the Tower of Adal from the Adalian Columbary
  • Under a tree along the Hunting Path

Kicking his butt will open a door near the altar of the Raslan Coliseum with a new NPC named Rakkio, who can grant you attendance to the stagger school. But if you don’t feel like going through all of this, there’s another way to acquire this teeter-tottering special ability.

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Depending on your skill level, you may be able to acquire stagger within any time frame from 10 minutes into the game to 5 hours. The key to this shortcut is PvP. All you have to do is block, defend, and dodge enemy attacks. Player versus player mode allows you to learn special abilities more quickly because your character is constantly learning and growing. 

You can also join co-op sessions to learn the skill. When adventuring with a player on a stagger school mission, you’ll automatically be enrolled with the school. This will then give you access to the style and the combat deck. Again, a lot shorter than the conventional method.

Once you unlock the skill you can relive your favorite martial arts films!

Have you found other ways to unlock stagger in Absolver? If so, leave them in the comments below. And make sure to check out our other Absolver guides!

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