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May 15th 2018 - Patch Notes

Gilded Mask Update, Live-68-02-01

May 15, 2018 (Server updates begin at 8 A.M. PDT)

Dungeons
We’ve added a new dungeon, with both a normal and a Hard mode: the Red Refuge—the secret village base of the notorious Red Raiders!

Red Refuge
  • Location—Feral Valley
  • Difficulty—
  • Difficulty (Hard)—
  • Required Level—65
  • Recommended Number of Players—5 players
  • Minimum Item Level—439
  • Minimum Item Level (Hard)—446
  • Daily Entry Limit—1 (2 for elite players)
  • Bosses—Argog, Kalavese, Thormentum
  • Bosses (Hard)—Nightmare Argog, Nightmare Kalavese, Nightmare Thormentum
  • Loot— Enchanting Crate, Frostmetal Equipment Chest, Emerald, Diamond, Liquid Metal, Archdevan Formula, Hypnotic Device, Carved Ornament, Otherworldly Shard, Archdevan Surfactant
  • Loot (Hard)—Onset Mask, Enchanting Crate, Stormcry Equipment Chest, Emerald, Diamond, Archdevan Formula, Otherworldly Shard, Artisan's Tools, Pansophic Ash, Elemental Essence

Dungeon Adjustments
Because we’re not retiring old dungeons, we’ve rebalanced the rewards for several existing dungeons such as distributing loot more evenly and replacing Vanguard Initiative bonus reward with gems. The idea is to let players obtain more rewards by playing a variety of dungeons, but get less when sticking to a select few dungeons. We intend to observe and adjust this new system as we go along to prevent both new and old dungeons from becoming stale.
Lilith’s Keep (Hard)
Sky Cruiser Endeavor,
Ruinous Manor,
RK-9 Kennel
Broken Prison
Thaumetal Refinery (Hard)
RK-9 Kennel (Hard)
Ruinous Manor (Hard)

Items
You can finally equip something in the Armor: Mask slot of your character!
Currently, there are four Onset Masks available only from the new Red Refuge (Hard) dungeon.
Onset Masks all give +2 Endurance and either Power, Crit Factor, Crit Power, or faster skill cooldowns. More masks will be coming soon (acquired through battlegrounds).


Vanguard Initiative
We changed the daily bonus reward from Metamorphic Emblem to gems for the following Dungeons.
  • Replaced 210 Metamorphic Emblems with one pearl in the following dungeons: Ravenous Gorge, Kalivan’s Challenge, Shattered Fleet.
  • Replaced 540 Metamorphic Emblems with one ruby in the following dungeons: Thaumetal Refinery, Kalivan’s Dreadnaught, Lilith’s Keep.
  • Replaced 1,350 Metamorphic Emblems with four rubies in the following dungeons: RK-9 Kennel, Thaumetal Refinery (Hard), Lilith’s Keep (Hard), Sky Cruiser Endeavor, Broken Prison, Ruinous Manor.
  • Red Refuge also rewards four rubies.
  • Replaced 4,500 Metamorphic Emblems with nine rubies in the following dungeons: RK-9 Kennel (Hard), Ruinous Manor (Hard).
  • Red Refuge (Hard) also rewards nine rubies.

Removed Metamorphic Emblem rewards from Vanguard Requests for Island of Dawn BAMS, solo dungeons, and BGs.

Island of Dawn
  • We added a new zone quest: “Sign of Hope.” Players automatically receive this quest upon completing the existing zone quest “Bitter Truth.”
  • This quest introduces a new gatherable item: the “Unstable Essence of Life.”
    • Harvesting these either spawns a Hapless Caiman Thief to battle, or imbues the player one of the following effects:
      • Essence of Savagery: Increased Skill Damage
      • Essence of Fortitude: Immune to Knockdown
      • Essence of Keenness: Increased Crit Power
      • Essence of Speed: Decreased Skill Cooldown
    • These effects may also be applied to nearby players.
    • These effects only work on the Island of Dawn, and are canceled upon exiting the zone.
  • Defeating a Hapless Caiman Thief rewards a loot box to the player who dealt the most damage, which can be opened with keys that players receive from completing Island of Dawn Vanguard Requests. The loot box may contain a ruby, Otherworldly Shard, Design: Diamond, or other consumable.

Miscellaneous
We changed how the dungeon reset scrolls apply to dungeons:
  • The Alpha Dungeon Reset Scroll now resets all dungeons requiring item level 412 and below.
  • The Beta Dungeon Reset Scroll now resets all dungeons requiring item level 431 and below.
  • The Gamma Dungeon Reset Scroll now resets all dungeons requiring item level 439 and below.
  • The Delta Dungeon Reset Scroll now resets all dungeons requiring item level 446 and below.

Bugs
  • Fixed an issue where Guardian Mission UI was displaying outside the Guardian Missions area.
  • Fixed an issue where the Movement Speed buff from the priest skill Divine Charge cancelled under certain circumstances.
  • Bellenun, who teleports the player to the Wyrmgorge instance for certain Apex quests, should no longer despawn causing players to get stuck on quest progress.
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