Patch Notes

Patch 55.03 VELIK'S FATE

May 9, 2017 (Server updates begin at 7 a.m. PDT)

What's New

We've got new gear sets, new accessories, new dungeons, and a host of improvements coming your way!

New Gear

Say hello to two new gear sets, and Tier 12!

Misery

  • Tier 11 weapons and armor
  • Available via dungeon drops, battleground jackpots, and crafting

Deathwrack

  • Crafted tier 12 weapons and armor
  • Materials available from dungeons and battleground jackpots
    • Talisman of Lakan
    • Lakan's Scale
    • Lakan's Banner
    • Badge of Loyalty
    • Herpvein Powder

New Accessories

We've updated our dungeon drops to include two new sets of accessories, and added crafted versions!

Trapped

  • Increases Crit Factor
  • Godstrap and Heaventrap accessories drop in dungeons
  • Crafted Version: Keytrap

Locked

  • Increases Power
  • Godslock and Heavenlock accessories drop in dungeons
  • Crafted Version: Keylock

New Dungeons

We've added two new dungeons, chronicling the plans of the dark god Lakan as he attempts to unmake the Dream.

Velik's Hold

  • Normal and Hard modes
  • 7-player dungeon
    • Accessible via instance matching only
    • Item level 417 for normal, 423 for Hard
    • 1 tank, 4 DPS, 2 healers
  • 2 entries per day (4 with Elite)
  • New Achievements
    • 6 for normal mode
    • 8 for Hard mode with one achievement granting the ‘Chosen of Velik’ title.

Velik's Sanctuary

  • 5-player dungeon
    • Accessible via instance matching and teleportal
    • Item level 423
  • 1 entry per day (2 with Elite)
  • 8 new achievements with one granting the “Naysayer” title.

Updates

Dungeons

We've brought back three classic dungeons, updated with tougher monsters and better drops. At the same time, we've also temporarily retired a few for adjustment.

Returning Dungeons

  • Timescape
  • Bathysmal Rise
  • The Abscess

Retiring Dungeons

  • Harrowhold
  • Ruinous Manor (normal, Hard)
  • Broken Prison
  • Lilith's Keep (normal, Hard)
  • Shadow Sanguinary (normal, Hard)
  • Sky Cruiser Endeavor (Hard)
  • Vault of Kaprima

Instance Reset Scrolls

We've added new versions of instance reset scrolls for Elite Status players, keyed to the difficulty level of a dungeon rather than restricted a specific dungeon.

  • Alpha Instance Reset Scrolls
    • Resets low-difficulty dungeons
    • For this release: Dungeons for under level 65, plus Channelworks, Kalivan's Challenge, Abscess
  • Beta Instance Reset Scrolls
    • Resets medium-difficulty level 65 dungeons
    • For this release: Velik's Hold (normal), Kalivan's Dreadnaught, Demokron Factory (normal), Bathysmal Rise
  • Gamma Instance Reset Scrolls
    • Resets high-difficulty level 65 dungeons
    • For this release: Velik's Sanctuary, Velik's Hold (Hard), Timescape, Demokron Factory (Hard)

Battlegrounds

We've adjusted the rewards for winning and losing in battlegrounds.

  • Victory
    • Victory Chest for that battleground
    • 150 Bellicarium Rep
    • 150 Killing Spree Rep
  • Loss
    • Battleground Receipt for that battleground
      • Five identical receipts can be exchanged for a victory chest for that battleground.
    • 50 Bellicarium Rep
    • 50 Killing Spree Rep
  • Corsairs' Stronghold
    • Now for level 65 only.
    • Increased the strength of the gates.

Class Updates

  • Mystic
    • Increased Crit Factor of Aura of the Merciless VI from 2.1 to 2.2 times
    • Curse of Confusion, Shara's Lash, and Sonorous Dreams skill effects cannot be applied to a single target while one is still in effect.
      • If you use Sonorous Dreams or Shara's Lash on a target under Curse of Confusion, the skill effect will not be applied and will cancel the Curse of Confusion effect.
      • If you use Curse of Confusion or Sonorous Dreams on a target under Shara's Lash, the skill effect will not be applied and will cancel the Shara's Lash effect.
      • If you use Curse of Confusion or Shara's Lash on a target under Sonorous Dreams, the skill effect will not be applied, but Sonorous Dreams effect will remain until it expires.
  • Sorcerer
    • Reduced MP cost of Meteor Strike, Hail Storm, and Nova
    • Reduced cooldown of Teleport Jaunt
    • Increased cooldown of Warp Barrier
  • Archer
    • Chase
      • Reduced cooldown: 25 ? 20 sec
      • Added Energetic Chase (Common glyph) which reduces cooldown by 20%. (Glyph cost: 4)
    • Rain of Arrows
      • Hitting multiple enemies no longer reduces the damage.
  • Brawler
    • Growing Fury
      • Removed cooldown.
      • Replaced Energetic Growing Fury with Threatening Growing Fury, which increases aggro by 20%. Glyph cost is same.
  • Valkyrie
    • Ragnarok—Removed erroneous text about Crit Factor in the tooltip.
    • Shining Crescent—Reduced skill damage by 10%.
    • Runeburst—Reduced skill damage by 5%.
    • Titansbane
      • Initial AoE attacks (without Ragnarok)
        • Deals up to 5 waves of AoE attacks.
        • Each wave applies a stack of Arun's Wail
          • On the caster, Arun's Wail increases damage of Titansbane's secondary explosion by 10% and Crit Rate by 20% per stack.
          • On party members, Arun's Wail increases skill damage by 10% during the AoE phase of Titansbane.
      • Secondary explosion (without Ragnarok)
        • The secondary explosion is based on the Arun's Wail effects stacked on the caster
          • Up to 50% more Damage
          • Up to 100% more Crit Rate
      • Initial AoE attacks (when Ragnarok is in effect)
        • Deals up to 5 waves of AoE attacks.
        • Each wave generates a Runemark
        • Each wave applies a stack of Shara's Scream
          • On the caster, Shara's Scream increases damage of Titansbane's secondary explosion by 10% and Crit Rate by 30% per stack.
          • On party members, Shara's Scream increases skill damage by 15% during the AoE phase of Titansbane.
      • Secondary explosion (when Ragnarok is in effect)
        • The secondary explosion is based on the Shara's Scream effects stacked on the caster
          • Up to 50% more Damage
          • Up to 150% more Crit Rate
          • Also generates 2 Runemarks.

New Achievement Season

  • Moved achievements related to reopended dungeons from Legacy category to Dungeons and Battlegrounds.
  • Moved achievements related to closed dungeons from Dungeons and Battlegrounds category to Legacy.
  • The Reputation Is Everything achievement no longer requires Killing Spree or Bellicarium rep.

Misc changes

  • Revamped Vanguard Requests interface.
    • Help, Welcome Message, and Calendar are now accessed under Options on the main menu.
  • Changed names of tokens to reflect their status as the non-top tokens.
    • Undershade, Shadecore, and Shadetop tokens now say Corroded.
  • Added Underhold, Interhold, and Superhold tokens
  • Added battleground receipts for battlegrounds (see Battleground Loss above)
  • Adjusted a few Stepstone Isle NPCs.
  • Miscellaneous localizations and bug fixes.
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