Patch Notes

Patch 53.03.01 EN2

February 28, 2017 (server updates begin at 7 a.m. PST)

What's New

Class Updates

Slayer

  • Knockdown Strike
    • Increased PvE damage by 20%.
    • Now chains after first or second hit from Distant Blade.
    • Casts faster after third hit from Distant Blade.
    • Added a new glyph: Grounded Knockdown Strike (Common), which reduces damage taken while casting by 50%.
  • Backstab
    • Reduced cooldown by 3 seconds.
    • Fixed "failure to teleport" problem: Now, when the backstab fails, the cooldown no longer triggers.
  • Triumphant Shout has been removed from the game. The skill's effect and glyphs have been added to the skill "Tenacity."
  • Tenacity
    • Added the "MP doesn't decay" effect from Triumphant Shout.
    • Increased MP replenishment:
      • Tenacity I: 300 MP
      • Tenacity II: 600 MP
      • Tenacity III: 900 MP
    • Added/modified glyphs from Triumphant Shout.
      • Changed Grounded Triumphant Shout to Grounded Tenacity: "Increases Endurance by 16 for 12 seconds."
  • Overhand Strike
    • Adjusted the base damage and learning levels for Overhand Strike I–VII.
    • Removed the knockdown effect against monsters (except for Ultimate Overhand Strike).
    • Now also activates faster after Fury Strike and the last hit of Distant Blade.
  • Ultimate Overhand Strike now has updated graphic effects.
  • Increased Heart Thrust’s PvE damage by 10%.
  • Startling Kick’s collision is deactivated while the skill is in use.
  • Overpower
    • Now has a faster casting speed.
    • Added an armor option "Replenishes MP upon using Overpower."
  • Eviscerate
    • Increased the chance to crit by 50%.
    • Increased skill damage by 10%.
    • Now has updated graphic effects.
  • Measured Slice
    • Increased the chance to crit by 10%.
    • Increased skill damage by 10%.
    • Now has updated graphic effects.

Berserker

  • Thunder Strike
    • Increased PvE damage by 15%.
    • Slightly increased PvP damage.
    • Reduced glyph cost for Slick Thunder Strike:
      • from 7 to 6 (for Common).
      • from 6 to 5 (for Uncommon).
      • from 5 to 4 (for Rare).
    • Graphically enhanced effects for charging Thunder Strike, as well as marking the AoE area.
  • Fiery Rage can now be cast while moving.
  • Triumphant Shout has been removed from the game. The skill's effect and glyphs have been added to the skill "Tenacity."
  • Tenacity
    • Added the "MP doesn't decay" effect from Triumphant Shout.
    • Increased MP replenishment:
      • Tenacity I: 300 MP
      • Tenacity II: 600 MP
      • Tenacity III: 900 MP
    • Added/modified glyphs from Triumphant Shout.
      • Changed "Spirited Triumphant Shout: Increases MP replenishment by %" is now "Spirited Tenacity: 30% chance to replenish 6% of your total MP every second."
      • Changed Influential Triumphant Shout to Influential Tenacity: "Reduces MP cost of Dash by 75 for a few seconds."
      • Changed Grounded Triumphant Shout to Grounded Tenacity: "Increases Endurance by 16 for 12 seconds"
  • Cyclone
    • Added an enemy pull effect to third charge.
    • Increased damage of Empowered Cyclone glyph from 12% to 24%.
    • Changed Cyclone's graphic effect (color).
  • Bloodlust now includes the following effect: Activates Flurry of Blows for 10 seconds.
  • Frenzy is a new passive skill which doubles the chance to crit against monsters with Vampiric Blow and Lethal Strike, when your HP is 50% or lower.
  • Lethal Strike
    • Added a new effect. Now, the lower your HP is when you use Lethal Strike, the greater the damage, to a maximum of 200% damage at 15% health or below.
    • Reduced glyph cost for Slick Lethal Strike (Common) from 6 to 5.
  • Vampiric Blow
    • Added a new effect. Now, the lower your HP is when you use Vampiric Blow, the greater the damage, to a maximum of 200% damage at 15% health or below.
    • Reduced post-cast delay.
    • Reduced glyph cost of Empowered Vampiric Blow (Common) from 5 to 4.
    • Added new glyph: Powerlinked Vampiric Blow, which increases the damage of Lethal Strike by 20% for a few seconds.

Reaper

  • Grim Strike
    • Increased PvE damage by 10%.
  • Whipsaw
    • Added a new glyph: Pumped Whipsaw (Common), which increases your damage by 30% at a cost of 1.5% of your total HP.
  • Pendulum Strike
    • Increased PvE damage by 10%.
    • Removed the noctenium effect.
  • Soul Reversal
    • If the entangled target is a boss or elite monster, you teleport behind the target instead.
  • Shadow Reaping
    • Reduced cooldown: 2 minutes 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

Gunner

  • Adjusted Base Stats
    • Lowered PvP Defense.
    • Lowered Balance Factor by 20%.
  • Burst Fire
    • Increased casting speed by 20%.
  • Time Bomb
    • Reduced glyph cost of Empowered Time Bomb (Common) from 5 to 4.
  • Vengeance
    • Increased PvE damage by 100%.
    • Reduced glyph cost of Empowered Vengeance (Uncommon) from 7 to 6.
    • Reduced glyph cost of Empowered Vengeance (Rare) from 6 to 5.
  • HB
    • Added a new glyph: Keen HB Construct (Common), which summons a version of HB that lacks the healing ray, but doubles Crit Factor for 1 second.
  • Command: Recall
    • Reduced cooldown by 5 seconds.

Lancer

  • Backstep
    • Attack Speed no longer affects Backstep.
    • Slightly increased the evasion period.

Mystic

  • Resurrect
    • Added a noctenium infusion effect:
      • Increases casting speed. This effect consumes 1 noctenium infusion per cast.
  • Thrall of Protection
    • No longer pushes a player out of the way when the summon location overlaps with the player.
  • Warding Totem
    • Warding Totem's effect no longer replaces the priest skill Kaia's Shield.
      • Cannot stack. Kaia's Shield will be considered more powerful, and will remain in effect.

Quest Updates

  • Added Bahaar avatar weapon to the rewards for the quest "Fresh Arms, and Legs."

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected various inaccurate NPC names/titles.
  • Corrected splash image showing "2016" instead of "2017."

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