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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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