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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.

Dragon’s Dogma Online

Dragon's Dogma Online was an online MMORPG developed by Capcom

Path of Exile 2

A continuation of the famous hack-and-slash action MMO in dark fantasy setting

Trove

A voxel action MMORPG sandbox with light RPG elements

Faeria

An immersive TCG MMORPG in fantasy style with unusual combat mechanics

Steambirds Alliance

A dynamic bullet-hell shooter with RPG mechanics

Spiral Knights

A free-to-play hack-and-slash cooperative adventure with cartoonish graphics

Elsword

A 2.5D side-scroller MMORPG with real-time dynamic combat system

CryoFall

A multiplayer sci-fi survival sandbox game set in distant future

The Skies

The SKIES is an indie post-apocalyptic MMORPG with a non-linear plot.

Warspear

Warspear Online is a pixel hardcore video game with old-school gameplay.

Dofus

Dofus is a turn-based MMORPG with unique environment mechanics.

Wakfu

Wakfu is a turn-based open-world MMORPG with unique gameplay mechanics.

Deuterium Wars

Deuterium Wars is a multiplayer cross-platform shooter with dynamic battles and roleplaying system.

Dungeon Fighter Online

Dungeon Fighter Online is an action side-scroller that combines attractive 2D graphics with exciting gameplay.

Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online is a science fiction MMORPG developed by company Funcom.

Gloria Victis

A MMORPG where you can explore the breathtaking atmospheric Medieval world.

Past Fate

An open-world action-MMORPG in setting of middle ages.

Mortal Online 2

A sequel of immersive hardcore open-world sandbox MMORPG

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most hardcore tactical shooter games with destructible environment.

Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore multiplayer shooter with sophisticated battle mechanics.

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More About Skill Based MMO Games

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.