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Beginner's Guide
[Video Guide]
[Go to the Download Page]
[Download the Dragon Oath Client]
[Dragon Oath Installation]
[Starting the Game]
[Login Screen]
[Creating a Character]
[Selecting a Character]
[Game UI]
[Item Inventory (Shortcut: A)]
[Equipment Inventory (Shortcut: C)]
[Character Stats (Shortcut: C)]
[Skill List(Shortcut: S)]
[The First 9 Levels]
[Dragon Oath Peddling Guide]
[Claiming Prizes]

Video Guide

Go to the Download Page

When using the menu on top of the Dragon Oath website, hover your mouse over the "Downloads" menu to expand the submenu and then click on the "Client" link to open the download page.

Download the Dragon Oath Client

Click on the Dragon Oath Direct Download link to open the download window, then click on "Save File" to download the client.

Dragon Oath Installation

Once you're finished downloading the game, double-click on the client and then select "Install" to begin Dragon Oath's installation process.

Starting the Game

Upon launching the game, you will be given a list of the available game servers. Select the server that you would like to play on and click "OK" to begin.

Login Screen

At the login screen, input your Account ID and Password to begin the game. You can either type the information in with your keyboard or use your mouse on the soft keyboard presented onscreen.

Creating a Character

When creating a character, you have a choice between male or female, as well as a number of different clothing styles, avatar pictures, hair styles and character faces. Choose wisely, because many of these choices cannot be changed in the game without special items.

Selecting a Character

Once you've created a character, you can select them from the menu listed above to start the game. Each character will have a listing for its Name, Class and Level on the right side of the screen. From this menu, you can also delete a character or create a new one.

Game UI

1) Player Status Window- Displays Player Name, Player Level, Current HP, Current MP, and Current Rage
2) Target Window- Displays the Name, Level, Current HP, Current MP, and Current Rage of the Enemy or Ally
3) Player Name- The name of every player and NPC in the game is displayed above their heads, and sometimes a mood or title is listed above their heads as well.
4) Radar Display- Shows NPC locations, shop names, current location, quest and quest reward locations, coordinates, and trade skill resource locations.
5) Hotkey Bar- This is where you can assign your abilities to keys F1 through F10 for quick and easy access. You can place trade, life, or transport skills, as well as class-based attack abilities. If desired, you can also place items on the Hotkey Bar.
6) Function Buttons- (L to R) Character Info, Skills, Pet Info, Quest Log, Trade, Inventory, Friend List, Team Info, Guild Info, System Settings
7) Chat Log- This is where you can view all of the conversations in which you have been involved. Anything you say in the game will be displayed in this box. You will also receive quest and event information here, so make sure you pay attention!

Item Inventory (Shortcut: A)

The Item Inventory Window displays all the items held by your character. Your items are classified in the Item Inventory Window in three tabs: Item, Stuff and Quest. The "Item" tab contains your consumables, weapons and armor. The "Stuff" tab contains your life skill-related items including gems, herbs and cooking materials. The "Quest" tab contains all of your items that are related to quests that you're currently engaged in.

Equipment Inventory (Shortcut: C)

The Equipment Inventory Window displays all the items that are currently equipped by your character. You can only put on one single item per equipment slot. Place the cursor over an item to see the detailed description of each equipment item.

Character Stats (Shortcut: C)

The Character Stats Window displays all of the stats for your character. When you level up, ability points may be granted to your character. Raise your character's attributes by pressing the buttons with plus signs next to the desired attributes. Distribute your attribute points wisely as each class requires a different attribute focus!

HP: A character will die if the HP level reaches 0. HP is decreased if a character is attacked or performs a particular skill that uses HP. If a character's HP drops down to a certain level, the HP meter will start to blink.

MP: Mana Points. Mana is required to perform various skills and spells.

Max HP: It's the maximum amount of Health Points a character can have. Max HP increases either after leveling up or adding a stat point to Stamina. The amount of growth depends on the class and the skills that come with it.

Max MP: It's the maximum amount of Mana Points a character can have. Max MP increases either after leveling up or adding a stat point to Willpower. The amount of growth depends on the class and the skills that come with it.

STR (Strength): Affects physical attack damage.

INT (Intelligence): Affects spirit attack damage.

STA (Stamina): Affects the physical defense and Max HP of the character.

WPO (Willpower): Affects the spirit defense and Max MP of the character.

AGI (Agility): Affects the player's chance to hit, chance to dodge and chance to have a critical hit.

Skill List(Shortcut: S)

The Skill List Window displays the skills that a character possesses. Place the cursor over a skill to see a detailed description of each skill. A non-passive skill can be placed in the quick slots for quick access. Skills are broken up into 3 tabs: Normal, Class, and Life. Normal skills are basic functions like attacking, summoning a pet, or using your mount. Class skills are skills that are given to you based on which class you choose to align yourself with. Life skills are skills bestowed upon you based on which professions you've chosen for your character, like Mining, Cooking or Sewing.

The First 9 Levels

Now that you're in the game, speak to Master Zhao (160,157) to first complete your entrance quest "Speak to Master Zhao" and then to get your first real quest named, "First Weapon."

You'll notice that when you accept the quest, your log will begin to flash, alerting you of your newly acquired quest. Click on the log and then click on the specific quest to see what your objective is. For this particular quest, you're supposed to go to Warrior Po (217,134) to select a weapon. You can find him either by clicking on the coordinates in blue in the Quest window or by opening the Path Finding window (click the Path Finding button at the bottom of the minimap), selecting his name, and clicking Go. Either way, your character will automatically run to find Warrior Po.

Your next quest will be assigned by Warrior Po (217,134); it will be labeled "Restaurant Delivery." He needs you to deliver kitchenware to Soaring Du (110,159). If you access your inventory (press "a" on your keyboard or use the Inventory button in the lower right corner) you'll notice that you have a Quest items tab. If you look in that section you'll see the kitchenware that Warrior Po (217,134) gave you.

Your next quest will be given by Soaring Du(110,159), and it is your introduction to Life Skills. Once you accept, open your skills menu (press "s" or press the Skills button in the lower left of the screen) and select the "Life" tab to view your current Life Skills.

You should only have "Cooking" available, so click the "Make" button to view the list of food you are able to prepare. For most recipes, there are set ingredients that are required in order for you to make them. In this case, the steamed bread necessary for the quest doesn't require any ingredients. Create the bread to complete the quest!

.Your next quest is assigned by Soaring Du(110,159), and it's called "Medicine." He wants you to go talk to Pharmacist Sanchi Lu(103,132). The pharmacist will give you a healing item when you talk to him. You can return to the pharmacist whenever you need to purchase healing aids.

Your next quest is assigned by Pharmacist Sanchi Lu(103,132), and it's called "1st Recommendation." He wants you to go back to Master Zhao(160,157) to receive your first recommendation notice. With these notices, you're able to acquire new attack skills to use in combat. Each time you get a new notice, open your inventory (a) and select the "Quest" tab. Under that tab, you'll see the notices you've accrued, and upon inspection of the notices, you'll find that they each have coordinates listed for trainers that will give you new skills.

After you choose your new skill, return to Master Zhao(160,157) to receive your next quest entitled, "New Friends." He will send you to Dragon Chien(145,139), who will give you a very brief quiz that you must answer correctly. Once you complete this, you can return to Master Zhao (160,157) for another recommendation notice!

After you choose your next skill from the notice, return to Master Zhao(160,157) to receive the quest, "Assist Mr. Sun." Travel to Mr. Sun (173,146) and he will give you fireworks to detonate in town. Go to the target location, open up your inventory (a), and activate the "Signal Fireworks" to complete the quest.

Upon returning to Mr. Sun (173,146) from quest completion, you will be sent to Master Zhao(160,157) to receive your third recommendation notice for a new skill!

After you choose your third skill, return to Master Zhao(160,157) to receive your first combat-oriented quest called, "First Fight." You are given the task of killing 8 Flatlands White Apes in the Wild Plains, to the west of Da Li. If you press your TAB key, you will be given a map of your current area. Left-click the name "Wild Plains" on the left side of the Da Li map to make your way towards the exit to Wild Plains. You'll also notice that if you're not in the same zone as your quest objective, you do not have the ability to use the path finding function. Once you arrive in Wild Plains, you will notice the Flatland White Apes are in your immediate vicinity. Make sure your weapon is equipped and when you're ready, left-click on the enemy you'd like to attack.

After slaying 8 Flatland White Apes, return to Master Zhao(160,157) to receive your reward and your next quest, "First Pet."

Master Zhao(160,157) instructs you to head towards eastern Da Li to speak with the pet vendor, Lily White(265,129). Lily will give you a quest called, "Level Up Pet" that requires you to head back to the Wild Plains or go to Mt. Infinity to familiarize yourself with the pet system in Dragon Oath. Once you're in Wild Plains or Mt. Infinity, open your pet window (x) and select the "summon" command. Now that your pet has been summoned, you'll notice that whenever you attack an enemy, your pet will attack it as well. Your pet's health and experience are displayed under your own, so make sure you keep a close watch on its health.

When you've defeated enough enemies to get the pet to level 2, return to Lily White(265,129). She will send you to Master Zhao(160,157) so that you can receive yet another recommendation notice.

Master Zhao(160,157) will give you a quest that is similar to your first kill quest, except this one sends you to the East, it's called "Deadly Blue Spiders." You will need to travel East of Da Li to Mt. Infinity to kill 8 Blue Spiders. Once you've slain 8 spiders, return to Master Zhao(160,157) for your reward and next quest.

"How To Catch A Pet" is a quest that introduces you to capturing animals in the wild in order to claim them as your allies. Find Lily White(265,129) again and she will tell you how to capture a pet for yourself. After you read her instructions and accept her quest, proceed to Serious Wong(275,49) who will give you entry into the Back Garden so that you can capture a pet of your own.

When you are done capturing your duck, return to Lily to complete the quest. If you ever need any supplies for said duck or any of your other pets, you can return to Lily at any time. Return to Master Zhao(160,157) for your reward and your next quest which involves in-game announcements.

Your new quest is titled, "Check Bulletin Board" and it's an introduction to awareness around in-game announcements. There are many announcements in the game that will appear automatically on your screen, but there are some that will be posted exclusively on the bulletin boards of the main cities.

Proceed to the bulletin board in Da Li(148,40), inspect it, and return to Master Zhao(160,157).

From here, Master Zhao(160,157) will give you a quest called, "Cruel Tuan" where you are to speak with one of the wickedest men, Cruel Tuan(215,284). After talking with Tuan, he will give you a quest titled, "Help Little Beggar" where you're supposed to make steamed bread with your cooking skill and then give it to the Little Beggar(199,255). Once you complete this objective, return to Tuan to receive your next task from him. Tuan will inform you that the Little Beggar(199,255) is now in need of clothing, so he sends you to Lenient Wong(238,172) to purchase the necessary garments.

After you obtain the garments, give them to the Little Beggar(199,255) and return to Cruel Tuan(215,284) to complete "Help Beggar a 3rd time." Tuan's 3rd and final task for you involves buying a tool for the Little Beggar(199,255) to use. Travel to Highpockets Gao(58,133) and purchase a Pickaxe for the Little Beggar(199,255).

Give the Pickaxe to the Beggar and return to Tuan to complete the quest. Tuan will send you back to Master Zhao(160,157) so you can receive your next quest. You will now get an introduction to instanced events through the quest called, "Seek Out Puppet Alley." Travel to Serious Wong(275,49) and speak to him about the infestation, and from there he will give you the task of killing 5 puppets for the quest called, "Fight in Puppet Alley." Wong will transport you into the alley so that you can slay 5 puppets to complete the quest. Once you finish, return to him for your reward.

At this point, you should have reached level 10. Return to Master Zhao(160,157) to complete your quests titled, "Master Zhao's Goal" and "Ask About The Nine Classes." Now when you speak to Master Zhao(160,157), he'll give you detailed descriptions of the 9 classes so that you have an easier time deciding which you'd like to join. As soon as you're ready to join a class, you can let Master Zhao(160,157) know which one you've chosen and he will direct you on your path to enrollment.

Dragon Oath Peddling Guide

Peddling is a great way to make money while not playing Dragon Oath. Peddling allows you to set up a stall where you can sell your goods to other players at prices you set yourself. In order to set up a stall and start peddling, simply follow the steps bellow.

1.You may set up a stall to peddle in any city that has a sidewalk (green). You may not set up any shops on the main pathways (Red). Please also be courteous and make sure there are not too many stalls set up in a single area.

2.To begin setting up your stall, open your inventory.

3.In the Inventory window, select the peddle button.

4. Selling and Stall Information.
a. Red- You can change the name of your stall to reflect the type of items you are selling.
b. Blue- When you select the item tab, you will see the items that you have for sale.
c. Green- Selecting the Pet tab will show the pets you have for sale.
d. Yellow- In this area, you can describe the items you are selling.

Selling A Pet
5. In order to sell a pet, select the pet tab (Green) and select the pet you would like to sell.

6. After you have selected the pet you would like to sell, you will have to set its sale price.

7. After you have set the price, you can look at your pets for sale in the pet tab.

Selling Items
8. In order to sell an item, drag the item from your inventory and drop it into one of the blank spaces under the Item tab of the Sell window.

9. After you have dragged and dropped the item, set the price in the window shown below, and then you are ready to peddle!

Claiming Prizes

Congratulations, if you are reading this then it is likely you have just won a prize. The first step is redeeming your prize key. In order to do this, you will need to make sure that you have space available in your inventory to receive your prize. After you do that, travel to Da Li and speak with Tender Gong (170,122) about receiving your prize.

When you speak with Tender Gong (170,122), select the "Receive event awards" option to input your prize key.

If your prize key was typed in correctly, you will receive a prompt telling you that you have successfully received your prize.

When you check your inventory, you'll notice that your new items have instantly been deposited into your bags!

Once your key has been used, it immediately becomes invalid for future use, so make sure you don't delete your prizes!!!