Patch Notes v79 - January 15: Shore Hold

1. Gear and Items
  • Added PvP Gear
    • Available from the Bellicarium shop.
    • Weapons, Armor, and Innerwear are divided up into three sub-types:
        • Disciplinary: Offensive
        • Harmonic: Balanced
        • Impregnable: Defensive
      • PvP Gear has a new trait: Durability
            • Enchanting or upgrading PvP gear has a chance of damaging the item
            • Damaged gear can be repaired to restore its status
            • A warning will be displayed within the Forge UI if an item has a chance of taking damage
            • Damaged gear can be equipped, but no can longer be enchanted or upgraded.
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            • PvP Weapons and Armor can be enchanted to +9
              • Failing to enchant may decrease enchantment level by 1
            • Brooch: Badge of Honor
              • Brooches can be upgraded from [Grade 1] to [Grade 5]
              • A brooch’s grade does not decrease on an upgrade failure, but it may become damaged.
            • Upgrading PvP innerwear uses a different process.
              • Dismantle PvP innerwear to get Cloth of the same type. (Uncommon > Rare > Genya’s > Signature)
              • Combine Cloth with a Fusion Cube of the same name to create upgraded innerwear.
              • Fusion Cubes can be purchased with Veteran’s Cube Tokens, obtained from Battleground Vanguard Requests.
          • Adjusted rarity of enchanting and upgrading materials.
          • Increased maximum stack size (bank) for the following items:
            • Gold Ticket
            • Diamond Ticket
            • Metamorphic Token
          • Sky Lotus Drink is no longer usable, and can be sold to a merchant

          2. Quest
          • Added a new daily quest (level 65, ilvl 439) in Highwatch, received from Marmundam
            • Completable once per day, per character.
            • Reward:
              • 6 Liquid Metal
              • 4 Hypnotic Device
              • 3 Artisan’s Tools
              • 2 Copper Clasp
              • 1 Pansophic Ash
              • 4 Archdevan Formula
              • 2 Carved Ornament
              • 1 Scavenged Supplies
          • Guild quest Rally BAMs have been relocated from the Civil Unrest area:
            • Anansha: Timeless Woods, Essenia
            • Frygaras: Screaming Snowfield, Frost Reach
            • Sabranak: Howling Glacier, Frost Reach

          3. Dungeon
          • Re-enabled Shadow Sanguinary and Velik’s Sanctuary. These will be hosting the event “Hammers n’ Hearts” to kick off the build!
          • Added the Training Ground
            • Accessed in Highwatch by speaking with Whurloc
            • Fight against Clawrider, the Training Simulacrum, to measure DPS and freely practice
            • No entry limit
          • Closed Shattered Fleet, Dreadspire, and Harrowhold
            • Removed Dreadspire from Leaderboard
          • Bahaar’s Sanctum
            • Added amplifiers with specific Bahaar’s Sanctum boosts.
            • Replaced Transcendent Mask drops with Bahaar’s Mask
              • Upper tier accessory with one static buff and three random effects.

          4. Battleground and Civil Unrest
          • New Battleground: Shore Hold
            • Shore Hold replaces Fraywind Canyon
            • Score points by taking over pyres and killing monsters
          • Removed Fraywind Canyon
          • New Battleground type: Unified Gear
            • Replaces your current gear set with Chroas gear, which has increased stats for PvP.
            • Automatically applied on all Battlegrounds tagged with “[Unified Gear]”
            • Stats for Chroas gear and accessories are approximately equal to those of the new PvP gear + Transcendent jewelry.
            • Chroas gear has no crystal slots.
          • Removed battleground equalized crystal system
          • Civil Unrest
            • Combat area is now entirely inside the city of Velika.
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            • Now only able to enter area 30 minutes before Civil Unrest begins, and automatically teleported out 2 minutes after event ends.
            • Significantly decreased restricted distance between towers.
            • Significantly decreased tower install radius.
            • Added Battleground and Civil Unrest exclusive potions, available from Chroas the Smuggler.
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          5. UI
          • Added an enrage timer to the boss gauge.
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          6. Event: Hammers n’ Hearts
          • Refine and Upgrade your brooch with the help of these handy rewards!
          • From January 15 to January 29 earn time-limited Upgrade items from completing Shadow Sanguinary and Velik’s Sanctuary, and their associated Vanguard Requests.
            • Shadow Sanguinary (normal and Hard):
              • Vanguard rewards give Champion’s Mark Tokens. These tokens can be exchanged for Master Blacksmith’s Hammer, Popo Bait, and other useful items.
              • Imperator has a chance of dropping Dakuryon’s Hammer.
              • Nightmare Imperator has a chance of dropping up to two Dakuryon’s Hammer!
            • Velik’s Sanctuary (normal and Hard):
              • Vanguard rewards give Heroic Mark tokens. These tokens can be exchanged for Purified Lakan’s Heart, Popori Bait, and other useful items.
              • Lakan has a chance of dropping Lakan’s Heart.
              • Nightmare Lakan has a chance of dropping up to two Lakan’s Heart!
          • Upgrade items and Tokens will be removed from inventory at 10AM Pacific on February 5.

          Comments

          • 1. Misc
            • Changed claim-time on drops from 2 minutes to 45 seconds.
            • Slightly increased spawn rate of field monsters.

            2. Battleground and Civil Unrest
            • Removed Corsairs’ Stronghold (Team)

            3. Gear and Items
            • Removed Strong Bravery potions from the Dragon Scale shop.
            • The following changes have been made to Locked Gem Strongbox, Locked Talent Strongbox, Locked Crafters Strongbox, Locked Noctenium Strongbox, and Locked ItemXP Stongbox:
              • Replaced Strong Bravery and Strong Canephora potions with Bravery potions at a lower chance.
              • Added Zeta Instance Reset Scroll and Eta Instance Reset Scroll.

            4. Elite
            • Elite Gift Box changes:
              • Removed Dreadspire Reset Scroll.
              • Replaced Strong Bravery Potion with Elite Bravery Potion.
              • Replaced Strong Canephora Potion with Elite Canephora Potion.

            5. Balance
            • Changed base Endurance for all classes to 80
            • Berserker
              • Lethal Strike
                • Increased base skill damage by 15%
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 30%
                • Decreased the additional damage received as player’s HP decreases
                • Increased MP cost from 0 to 300
              • Evasive Roll
                • Changed MP cost from 0 to 100
            • Valkyrie
              • Dark Herald
                • Decreased hit radius by 33%
              • Leaping Slash
                • [PvP] Removed knockdown effect upon successful hit to other players
              • Ground Bash
                • [PvP] Added knockdown effect upon successful hit to other players
              • Twilight Waltz
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 20%
              • Evasion
                • Changed MP cost from 0 to 100
            • Warrior
              • Scythe
                • Increased skill damage by 5%
              • Blade Waltz
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 19%
              • Aerial Scythe
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other player of upper cut by 45.7%
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players of downward strike by 21.4%
              • Blade Frenzy
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 29.3%
            • Gunner
              • Bombardment
                • Decreased total skill damage
                • Increased area of damage of each missile by 10%
                • Increased MP cost
              • Burst Fire & Arcane Burst Fire
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 16.7%
              • Balder’s Vengeance
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 100%
              • Remote Trigger
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 20%
              • Rolling Reload
                • Increased MP cost from 0 to 100
            • Priest
              • Final Reprisal
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 45%
              • Zenobia’s Vortex
                • Changed projectile path to be parallel to the ground regardless of where the player is vertically looking
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 30%
              • Shocking Implosion
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 45%
              • Triple Nemesis
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 70%
              • Holy Burst
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 20%
            • Mystic
              • Increased Thrall enemy detection speed.
              • Decreased PvP damage of Thrall of Vengeance and Thrall Lord.
              • Boomerang Pulse
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 100%
              • Arunic Release
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 35%
            • Sorcerer
              • Hail Storm
                • Increased base critical hit chance by 10%
              • Nova
                • Increased base critical hit chance by 10%
              • Meteor Strike
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 13.6%
              • Void Pulse
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 20%
              • Flaming Barrage
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 35.8%
              • Ice Lances
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 33.3%
              • Fusion
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 20%
              • Implosion
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 60%
              • Backstep
                • Changed MP cost from 85 to 100
            • Reaper
              • Shadow Step
                • Changed MP cost from 0 to 100
              • Enhanced Sundering Strike
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 27.3%
              • Enhanced Shadow burst
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 15.2%
            • Ninja
              • Harmonious Burning Heart
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 20%
              • Quick Attack
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 20%
            • Slayer
              • In Cold Blood
                • Removed Ultimate Overhand Strike, and changed effect to increase skill damage of Overhand Strike by 30%
                • Decrease cooldown of Overhand Strike upon casting
              • Overhand Strike
                • Removed Ultimate Overhand Strike (change detailed above)
              • Measured Slice
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 20%
              • Punishing Blow
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 14.3%
              • Savage Strike
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 30.4%
              • Unsheathe
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 24.3%
              • Evasive Roll
                • Changed MP cost from 75 to 100
            • Brawler
              • One Inch Punch
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 14.3%
              • Rhythmic Blows
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 12.5%
              • Quick Dash
                • Changed MP cost from 0 to 100
            • Archer
              • Gust Arrow
                • [PvP] Increased damage against other players by 50%
            • Lancer
              • Super Leap
                • [PvP] Decreased damage against other players by 30%

            6. Known Issues
            • PvP Gear is not displayed properly on Elin characters. This issue will be resolved in an upcoming hotfix.
          • Maintenance January 17

            1. Fixed Elin race character where the newly added PvP gear did not appear correctly.
            2. Disabled Kuma 65 Battleground. Please note: Kuma 20~65 remains open.
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