|With a wealth of system changes on the way, we’ve put together this guide so Daevas can prepare for the new content. In it, you can find details on the new Renown system, as well as basic functionality of the new Gemstone and Runestone systems.|
Check out the highlights below, and expect the patch notes on release day to provide all the details you might need!
Renown experience can now be earned by completing various quests and zone content across Balaurea. Increasing your Renown level will unlock additional content, such as new merchants, quests, and more!
Renown is earned on a per-zone basis. For example, quests in Inggison will only increase your Renown for Inggison.
Renown decays each week, so be sure to maintain your Renown level for the best rewards!
Higher Renown levels within Inggison and Gelkmaros will allow players to open rifts to invade the opposing faction’s zones. Higher Renown levels will increase the number of players a rift can accommodate.
The Gemstone system grants players access to new active abilities. Gemstones can be socketed into Necklaces, Earrings, Rings, and Belts. Each Gemstone possesses three primary attributes: Class, Color, and Quality.
Class: Indicates which classes are permitted to use the Gemstone. This is listed in the Gemstone’s name.
Color: Indicates which equipment sockets can accept the Gemstone. Some equipment has a Rainbow socket, which can accept any Color of Gemstone; however, most accept only one color.
Quality: An indication of the relative power of the Gemstone. Quality can either be Normal, Shining, or Dazzling.
You can attempt to modify the Color and Quality of Gemstones via Combination (note that Class cannot be modified).
Color: Combining two Gemstones of different colors will yield a Gemstone of a third color.
Quality: Combining Gemstones of different Qualities can randomly yield either a Normal or Shining Gemstone. Dazzling Gems cannot be created via Combination.
Gemstones can be improved via Refining, which is a process similar to Enchantment for pieces of gear. It requires Refining Stones. Refining may be required for some Gemstones in order for their abilities to become usable. When Refining, there is also a chance the Gemstone can become Corrupted. Corrupted Gemstones cannot be further Refined until they are Sanctified using a Sanctification Potion.
The Runestone system grants players access to new passive abilities. While the system operates similarly to Gemstones, Runestones can be socketed into Plumes, Bracelets, and Wings without any restriction.
When three runes of the same set are equipped (ex: 'of illusion'), all transformations belonging to that set will receive a stat bonus based on the lowest level rune equipped.
For example, having two Level 3 "of illusion" runes equipped and one Level 2 "of illusion" rune will add a +2 to your Kaisinel transformation
Runestones can be enhanced via Refining, which boosts the power of their passive effects. When Refining, there is also a chance the result can become Corrupted. Corrupted Runestones cannot be further Refined until they are Sanctified using a Sanctification Potion.
Imbued weapons grant Daeva’s the ability to effortlessly boost their in-combat power through passive abilities.
Imbued weapons inherently feature passive abilities such as a chance to paralyze or silence a target. These abilities can be enhanced by attempting to promote them. When a player successfully promotes the ability of an imbued weapon, they will increase the duration or rate at which an effect occurs. There are four separate imbuements available, each with t\hree tiers of power:
Enhanced via an exclusive system, and earned only from specific monsters, Paragon Equipment provides a unique opportunity for advancement.
Paragon weapons and armor can be earned by defeating world raid monsters and powerful instance bosses.
Once acquired, Paragon Equipment can be sold on the trading broker
Enchantment can only be performed with Paragon Enchantment Stones
When enchantment attempts fail, there is a chance the item return to 0.
|Five new instance challenges await brave Daevas in Shadows Over Balaurea|
Altar of Ascension.
Prepare to venture into the Altar of Ascension! Immerse yourself in the obsidian-filled peaks of southern Demaha as you seek to foil a foul plot you’ve discovered. After Benirunerk’s betrayal, and with Stellin Industries labeled an enemy, you’ve investigated the numerous secret projects Stellin has worked on. Among them was a dossier labeled “Dragon Lord Ascension Plan,” with details on plans to awaken a new Dragon Lord. Do not allow this to happen!
The boss will randomly move around the map. Use a tracking item to determine its location and hunt it down!
The Red Cellar:
Deep underneath Stellusia, there lies a secret arena where the spirits of the Apmaha are subjected to desecration by the Stellin. You must end this cruelty and destroy the apparatus that holds the spirits prisoner.
You can only enter this instance with a legion group.
You can bribe a Stellin employee near the start to get a useful item.
Save as many spirits as possible within the time limit to get the best loot!
Inanna has vanished somewhere near the Chaotic Vale, the second entirely new instance coming to Aion with Shadows Over Balaurea. As the Elyos and Asmodians are locked in a bitter struggle, be the first to find her before time runs out. Stats in this instance will be fixed.
This instance moves in phases. If your team is bound to lose in one phase, try setting up for the next one in advance.
Matches last for 10 minutes, or until one team reaches a point threshold.
Infernal Drakenspire Depths (Hard):
Fiery challenges await you in this upgraded experience of Infernal Drakenspire Depths. Gather your most steadfast allies and traverse its familiar platforms as you tackle this extreme challenge!
Only the first two bosses will be available, for now. More will be added in future updates.
Unstable Danuar Mysticarium:
Danuar Mysticarium returns once again. You can find the entrance to its cobalt-lit halls spawning randomly near Jotun Lake in Crimson Katalam. Good luck!
To enter, you’ll need a Red Crystal Key. Earn key fragments from base battles in Crimson Katalam.
Shadows Over Balaurea will bring an entirely new Balaurea region - with the difficulty now scaled to be suitable for level 76+, and a focus on open-world PvP.
(75 - 80) Inggison / Gelkmaros:
While both zones will remain single faction, the forts located in these zones have been reactivated and can once again be used. Dredgions will now invade periodically, spawning powerful mechanical foes. Defeating these monsters may let you teleport onto the Dredgion itself, where you can overcome the ship’s forces, take down the captain, and earn rewards. You can travel to the opposing faction’s zone through Silentera Canyon, or by using Rifts (limited-use portals which spawn on a set timer).
(80) Silentera Canyon:
Silentera Canyon can still be used to travel between Inggison and Gelmaros, so expect some PvP encounters in this area. Occasionally, the raid bosses Anuhart and Debilkarim will spawn in this area. Defeating them will award powerful Paragon equipment.
Lakrum is being moved to the Battlefield server
Battlefield server zones can be reached via portals in Inggison or Gelkmaros
Players from all servers can play alongside one another in Battlefield server zones. As with Crimson Katalam and Crimson Danaria, playing in Lakrum will consume time from the Dimensional Hourglass. Lakrum Fortress has been deactivated and will no longer host sieges. Lakrum will provide an entry point for new, or less-experienced PvP players. Expect rewards in Lakrum to be modest compared to the other, more advanced PvP areas.
Demaha is also being moved to the Battlefield Server and will be intended for groups and legions to participate in large-scale PvP.
Mining Camps have been added throughout the zone. Claim their drills for your legion by using a Miner Imprint Stone (purchased w/ Legion Coins), and then defend from waves of Stellin Drillers to earn Gemstones.
Demaha Fortress has been deactivated, but a new siege, the 12th Altar, has been introduced. Gemstones shards can be earned as rewards for all sieges in Demaha.
Only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
(80) Crimson Katalm/Danaria:
Crimson Katalam and Crimson Danaria will remain on the Battlefield server and are now ideal for solo players who want to prove their PvP prowess.
The number of bases has been drastically reduced.
The various world bosses have been removed, and reward systems for upgrading bases have been updated accordingly. New daily content, Pandarunerk’s Delve Infiltration, has been added. While capturing or defending bases, you may acquire a mysterious transformation potion. Using it will transport you to Pandarunerk’s Delve, where you’ll compete against up to 200 other players to obtain a ‘Special Cargo Crate’. May the cleverest Shugo win!
Only available when Demaha is available
Pradeth and Silona fortresses have been fully activated, and will have sieges.
These sieges are more difficult than Inggison/Gelkmaros, and have greater rewards as a result. Players can participate by purchasing a title from the Katalam Reward Officer. Only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday.
To accommodate Balaurea’s new role, these zones will be the primary leveling area for lower-level characters. As part of this change, some instances have had their levels adjusted. For example, Taloc’s Hollow is now Level 75-79.
Acorn Guild members will provide leveling gear in exchange for Tough Acorn tokens.
Other Zone & Instance Changes:
The following zones have been removed:
The following instances have been removed:
Bastion of Souls
Drakenspire Depths (solo)