Surface Cutting

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[Special Active: Tenacity]
Summon Oberon to slash enemies multiple times with the last hit causing enemies to  Enemy DebuffBleedEnemy DebuffBleed.
  • Follows the caster throughout the duration and attack nearby enemies.
  • In PvP, receive 25% of caster's HP.
Core Activation Skill
  • Successful attack made during Awakening will activate the Core Attack.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Piercing Slash cancels mana break.


Class Level Required
Code: Architecture 30

Skill Information

Mode Combo Attack (Physical)  Enemy DebuffBleedEnemy DebuffBleed Duration Knockdown Decrease Per Hit Oberon Max Hits MP Usage Cooldown
HP Attack/Defense Duration
PvE 552% 5 Seconds 8 Indefinite 100% of caster's 60 Seconds 4 100 MP 10 Seconds
PvP 209% 25% of caster's


Mode Damage (Physical) Max Hits
Slash Consecutive Slash Piercing Slash Slash Consecutive Slash Piercing Slash
PvE 251% 61% 241% 1 8 1
PvP 95% 22% 92%

Skill Traits

Haste Surface CuttingLight Surface Cutting
Attribute EffectCooldownAttribute EffectMP Usage
Cooldown decreased to 50%5 SecondsMP Usage decreased to 80%80 MP

Total Damage

ModeBaseQueen's Authority

Total Damage: Oberon

 : Damage values may not be reflected in Free Training.
Mode Base Queen's Authority
Slash Consecutive Slash Piercing Slash Slash Consecutive Slash Piercing Slash
PvE 251% 488% 241% 301.2% 585.6% 289.2%
PvP 95% 176% 92% 96.9% 179.52% 93.84%

Related Skills

Tips and Details

  • The summon is affected by party buffs.
  •  Enemy DebuffBleedEnemy DebuffBleed inflicted by Surface Cutting will deal 75% average attack damage per second at 1 stack. Additional stacks will increase the damage by 90% per stack, up to the usual 3 stacks.
  • After casting this skill, you can continue to move/attack freely.
  • Oberon does not take any hitstun from attacks. In PvP, he will also not inflict any hitstun.
    • Players may opt to intentionally get hit by Oberon since it increases their MP without the danger of hitstun.
  • Similar to other summoning skills, the stats of Oberon depends on the user's stats and active buffs when it was summoned.
  • The Combo Attack part of this skill is not affected by Cheat Code: Rule Breaker's Summon Damage Increase.
  • Oberon's Consecutive Slashes will deal an extra hit in Free Training.


  • Oberon is never completely still - even while idle, he slowly slides forward.

Old Version

Video Description
Between its initial release and the 5/29/2014 KR Patch, Oberon would disappear after dealing its initial attack and would not remain as a support NPC.


Date Changes
02/19/2009 11/23/2011
  • Surface Cutting added.
06/27/2013 11/07/2013
11/07/2013 02/12/2014
  • Damage increased.
  • Last hit doesn't launch anymore.
  • Last hit inflicts Bleed.
05/29/2014 09/17/2014
  • After skill, Oberon will begin to fight for 20 seconds.
04/20/2015 -
  • Piercing Slash's hitbox changes to follow the visual effect, so the hitbox becomes smaller.
08/20/2015 01/27/2016
  • Attack's KD reduced for initial summoning attack.
08/27/2015 -
  • MP Usage decreased.
  • Duration increased.
  • None
11/19/2015 -
  • Fixed issue where Oberon will not teleport to Eve.
02/04/2016 03/16/2016
  • Fixed issue where summons not coming out in certain situations.
02/18/2016 -
  • Fixed Skill Ring effects not working on the skill.
04/21/2016 05/18/2016
  • None
  • Modifier for Duration removed.
  • "Light" attribute effect increased.
  • Regeneration (2) trait changed to Empowered.
  • Fixed issue where the skill is not affected by Maximize.
06/30/2016 07/13/2016
  • Summon's HP is infinite.
  • None
08/25/2016 -
  • Fixed issue where is not affected by Transcendent skillslot.
09/08/2016 -
  • Fixed summons dying from attribute attacks.
10/13/2016 11/23/2016
  • None
  • Summon's HP decreased.
01/12/2017 01/24/2017
  • Summoning damage increased.
  • Summon damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
05/18/2017 05/31/2017
  • Fixed issue where cannot move when gain Wimp's Monster Freeze effect.
07/27/2017 08/09/2017
  • Motion Cancel time after casting decreased.
  • Summoning damage increased.
  • Consecutive Slashes damage increased.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
04/25/2019 05/22/2019
  • Summon unit affected by Critical Damage and Physical/Magical Damage Increase effects.
09/11/2019 09/25/2019
  • AI revamp.
    • Movement Speed increased.
    • Action Speed and frequency increased.
    • Certain attacks changed to not knock down.
03/12/2020 04/08/2020
  • Summon unit affected by Skill Damage Increase effects.
04/25/2024 05/22/2024
  • Improved issues of Oberon's movement upon disappearance in certain situations.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 서피스 커팅 Surface Cutting
Japan サーフィスカッティング Surface Cutting
China (Simplified Chinese) 割喉命令 Cutthroat Command
Germany Schneiden der Oberfläche Surface Cutting
France Découpe superficielle Surface Cutting
Italy Taglio della Superfice Surface Cutting
Poland Cięcie Powierzchni Surface Cutting
Brazil Corte Superficial Surface Cutting