Heroes of Arkesia,
The Rage with the Machinist Update recently released a ton of new content in Arkesia with the Machinist Advanced Class, Kakul-Saydon Legion Raid, and new progression events— but we know players are eager to learn what’s arriving in the coming months, so let’s dive in. There are two main stories being told over the next three months as we look to close out 2022:
The next few months mark the road to the Brelshaza Legion Raid— one of the most challenging, unique, and beautifully dangerous raids in all of Lost Ark. As we head toward the climactic battle against the Phantom Legion Commander, new raids will be added in October for the heroes in Arkesia to hone their teamwork, skills, and ability to overcome unique mechanics, and new progression events to provide upgrade materials and progression opportunities. December will bring Brelshaza alongside a host of other content to end the year with a bang!
The release of both the Reaper and Summoner Advanced Classes over the next three months conclude our plan of releasing the first 21 Advanced Classes before other new (or future) classes are added and give new opportunities for players to fill out their rosters with their favorite playstyles.
The content and updates found below are some of the highlights we know players are eagerly awaiting, and is not a comprehensive list of every change arriving in Arkesia over the next few months. Stay tuned to our website and social channels for future release notes including the full list of new content, cosmetics, balance changes, events, bug-fixes, and more included in these updates.
NEW EVENT: MYSTIC ABYSS RAID
The Guardian Mystic, formerly known as the Herald of Vairgrys and the Ark Carrier, has begun to cast dangerous mists from the permeated chaos and must be vanquished in this new, limited-time Abyss Raid. During the Abyss Raid event, 'Scale of Harmony' is applied, changing character stats to match the Guardian's level. Item Level 1302 or higher is required to battle Mystic, and an abundance of weekly rewards await those who rise to the challenge.
VYKAS LEGION RAID - INFERNO DIFFICULTY
The most difficult version of Legion Raids, the Inferno difficulty is all about proving you’re among the best of the best in Arkesia, and earning prestige. Rather than chasing the normal rewards of gear, materials, and everything else you’d receive in a Legion Raid, Inferno rewards instead showcase your victory with titles, achievements, Stronghold structures, and more! ‘Scale of Balance’ is applied, and the raid requires use of the Book of Coordination, so everyone’s gear is normalized against the level of your Legion Commander opponent. Entry into the Vykas Legion Raid Inferno difficulty will require Item Level 1460.
ACHATES TRIAL GUARDIAN
A challenging experience akin to the Inferno difficulty of Legion Raids, the Achates Trial Guardian Raid can only be entered after setting up your build through the 'Book of Coordination'. If defeated, prestigious rewards of achievements and a Legendary Title will be earned by the vanquishing party to award prestige and celebrate their hard-fought victory.
OTHER KEY CONTENT
These 3 Raids aren’t the only thing arriving in October— players in San Diego can join us at Twitchcon (more details to come), and those in Arkesia can look forward to Arkpass Season 2, Neria’s Wardrobe Halloween Edition, the continuation of the September progression events, and Competitive Proving Grounds Season 2 will kick off at the end of the month!
REAPER ADVANCED CLASS
Reapers are true Assassins, and masters of stealth. From powerful back-attacks inflicted by their daggers to misleading opponents by vanishing and summoning clones, Reapers have a variety of tools at their disposal to vanquish whatever threat crosses their path.
OTHER KEY CONTENT
Tripod Transfer System Improvements which guarantee the transfer Tripods through a new “Amulet” material used for applying Skill Tripods, bring new notification improvements, Skill tree guide quest improvements, and add a Skill Tree Transfer mission in the 'Training Area'.
Balance Update including:
Changes to the Legion Raid Hallucination Gear Set Effect
Class balance updates to the Berserker, Destroyer, Scrapper, Soulfist, Glaivier, Artillerist, Sharpshooter, Gunslinger, Machinist, and Arcanist .
Stronghold Improvements, such as Interior decorations, a new Trophy System & Trophy Room, Gifting, the ability to place mounts & pets, Structure placement updates, new Jukebox music, HUD improvements and new mini-games.
The Mystic Abyss Raid Event will continue in the beginning of the month for players to continue to build their raid skills and earn valuable rewards as they push toward the slew of threats arriving in December, alongside a special progression event.
SUMMONER ADVANCED CLASS
Despite their delicate constitution, Summoners are a force to be reckoned with in any battle. They call forth elemental spirits to fight for them, each with their own special skills to help the Summoner shine in every situation. With a powerful variety of water, lightning, earth, and more unique attacks, the Summoner is a welcome addition to the roster of available Mage Advanced Classes.
BRELSHAZA LEGION RAID (PHANTOM ASTALGIA: DÉJÀ VU & NORMAL DIFFICULTY)
Face Brelshaza, Commander of the Phantom Legion in an immersive and challenging 8-player Legion Raid spanning 6 unique gates and encounters. The most cunning and ruthless of all the Legion Commanders, she is known to charm her enemies and inflict them with awful hallucinations. With so many encounters, the gates work differently and the Item Level requirements rise every two gates. Similar to the “Midnight Circus: Encore” difficulty of the Kakul-Saydon Legion Raid, an easier difficulty is available for players to practice the difficult encounters and mechanics.
Phantom Astalgia: Déjà Vu - Item Level 1430
Gates 1 & 2 - Item Level 1490
Gates 3 & 4 - Item Level 1500
Gates 5 & 6 - Item Level 1520
CALILIGOS GUARDIAN RAID
Caliligos is the master of lightning, commanding blue lightning to bring his enemies to their knees. His wings are as swift as wind, and the power of blue thunderbolts concentrate in his horn, sharper than any spears, to pierce the hearts of his enemies. As a ruler of the skies, he was worshipped in the past as a god. But Caliligos is no god— he’s a cruel ruler of the sky and a ruthless guardian. Caliligos will join the gauntlet of Level 6 Guardians. The Item Level requirement to challenge Caliligos is 1490.
OTHER KEY CONTENT
The new content doesn’t stop with the new raids and a new Advanced Class! Higher level South Vern ‘Void’ Chaos Dungeons, and Hard T3 Cube & Boss Rush activities (Item Level 1490) will arrive along with Neria’s Wardrobe Pajama Edition, a festive Holiday Event, and a new accessory type— the Bracelet, which can be earned from the Brelshaza Legion Raid, Caliligos Guardian Raid, and South Vern’s new Void Chaos dungeon. The Bracelet increases character stats, but doesn’t have Engravings slotted into it like other accessories.
We’re excited to see players vanquish the myriad of threats arriving in the coming months as they grow their skills in challenging activities, and grow their rosters with new Advanced Classes and earn impactful rewards to help progression. In the meantime, stay tuned to our website, social channels, and the release notes for the full list of new content, store updates, events, bug-fixes, and more over the coming months. See you in Arkesia!