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Skill-Based MMO Games

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Unlike most MMO games, Skill Based MMOs base their character development systems not on a simple levelling. While other games allow you to succeed in battle just with in-game skills, the Skill Based MMOs are challenging players. The winner is the one who plays better than others: the most accurate shooters, the fastest warriors and the most thoughtful strategists.

King’s Bounty: Legions

A turn-based multiplayer strategy game in fantasy setting

Defiance

A post-apocalyptic multiplayer shooter in sci-fi setting

Deadside

A multiplayer shooter game with survival elements

Will to Live Online

Indie MMORPG-shooter in post-apocalyptic setting

Asheron's Call

Old-school fantasy MMORPG with deep character development system

Granado Espada
A multiplayer role-playing game in an unusual historical setting
Dark and Light

An early acces fantasy game with large open world and deep system of character development

Dragon Quest X

A tenth part of the fantasy JRPG series Dragon Quest

Krosmaga

A card game by Ankama in the universe of Krosmoz

Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission

Card game in the universe of Dragon Ball series

Heart of Crown PC

Anime TCG game with strategy elements

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Hardcore TCG in setting of Yu-Gi-Oh! series

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Online duel game in setting of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Shadowverse CCG

Anime-style TCG with PvE and PvP content

Fistful of Frags

A western shooter game with diverse game modes

Techwars: Global Conflict

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi action with mechs

Forging Glory

A looter brawler game with deep customization

Hades’ Star

An online strategy game in Sci-Fi space setting

Art of War: Red Tides

A cross-platform sci-fi strategy with MOBA elements

Mushroom Wars 2

A tower-defence MOBA game about mushroom wars

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In most cases, Skill Based MMO games belong to the MMOFPS or MMORTS genres. Those games are less casual and straightforward than others, so the developers have an opportunity to create an ultimate competition challenge. It also happens because games of this genre will not succeed if they are not based on the player's ability to play. No one will play a shooter where shots fly past the enemy because its level is higher than your character's.

In MMO Skill Based games, the system of character development is usually based on blocks of various skills offered to the player. Such games also typically do not have specific classes, or they have a wide developmental variability.

PvP in Skill Based games is one of the main features of this genre. From simple battles where you only need to press the keys in time and know the tactics of the fight against other classes, in Skill Based MMOs, you can rely entirely on your PvP skills. You can only guess about the tactics of the opponent by its actions. You can't just crush another character by pressing all the buttons of skills in a row: you need to understand when the enemy is open to strike; you should know when you need to use the skills. Such knowledge and abilities are acquired only with the game experience, which takes a lot of time. Therefore Skill Based MMOs are not very popular among casual players.

Best Skill Based MMO Games

ArcheAge is a Skill Based MMO without a strict vector of character development. There are 12 skillsets, and you can combine them as you want. It makes PvP part of this game dynamic and unusual.

Blade and Soul has a complicated skill-based combat system. This game is all about your tactic and battle wisdom. You should see the enemy's weak points and use your skills just in time; otherwise, you wouldn't be able even to enter the PvP arena.

Albion Online has a unique skill system, which manifests itself in PvP and GvG battles. It's both complicated and interesting because abilities in this game are levelling up only if you use them often, so already to the middle levels you will begin to become a master of your skill.