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Patch Notes 45.03 – Tricks & Treachery

Hardly a month ago we introduced the new ninja class and opened the doors on five dungeons. Now the next patch is in the starting blocks, bringing with it, on Thursday, 7th of July, one new battleground, more dungeons, further class balancing changes and more!

New Contents

More details can be found in the respective linked patch previews.

Note: regional adjustments (drops, rewards, etc) will be added within the next week.

Dungeon Changes

New Dungeons

The following dungeons are now available for the first time or are making a reappearance:

  • Manglemire
    • Can be entered twice per day (four times for club members)
    • Added to Challenger League (even-numbered season)
  • Dungeon of Challenge: Golden Labyrinth
    • Can be entered twice per day (twice for club members)
  • Dungeon of Challenge: Akasha's Hideout
    • Can be entered twice per day (twice for club members)
  • Dreadspire (1–15)
    • Can be entered once per day (twice for club members)
  • Dreadspire (16–22)
    • No entry limits; requires one entrance ticket per group member
    • Increased enemies' defence
    • Changed clown in 22nd challenge such that Bull Rush no longer pushes him back

Dungeon Changes

  • Kalivan's Dreadnaught (Hard)
    • Reduced damage and attack speed of 3rd boss's charge attack by 30%
    • Added jewellery to possible loot
    • Added Slaughter weapon chest and shoes as possible loot
  • Shadow Sanguinary (Hard)
    • Delayed moment when Dakuryon becomes enraged from 20% to 15% HP
    • Skills linked to enraged mode similarly moved from 20% to 15% HP
  • Forsaken Island
    • Added Slaughter armor chest and gloves as possible loot
    • Halved damage from various boss skills
    • Halved duration of various debuffs
  • Demokron Factory
    • Increased cooldowns of Vera's skills
    • Halved damaged from Prima's flame pillars
    • Vera and Prima now appear slightly further apart from one another
    • Halved damage from Odon's debuffs and reduced HP of small crabs summoned
    • Halved damage of various skills from the final boss
    • Removed debuff which occurred when no player was standing in front of the boss
    • Changed matching to allow 4 to 5 damage dealers and 1 to 2 healers in the group (previously fixed at 5 damage dealers and 1 healer)
  • Demokron Factory (Hard)
    • Changed matching to allow 4 to 5 damage dealers and 1 to 2 healers in the group (previously fixed at 5 damage dealers and 1 healer)
  • Celestial Arena
    • Adjusted composition and pattern of monsters in various rounds so that they are not repeated
    • Reworked various effects
  • Changes to multiple dungeons
    • Neophyte Resuscitation can be used 15 times in easy and normal level 65 dungeons
    • Neophyte Resuscitation can be used once in the Challenge Dungeons

Quest Changes

  • Changed gold rewards in missions, dungeons and daily quests in level areas
  • Removed daily quests relating to Timescape
  • Added new daily quests for Demokron Factory
  • Added new mission quest for the Celestial Arena

Item Changes

  • Changed Slaughter and Imperator gear stats
  • Changed Starfall and Conflate gear stats to match equipment item hierarchy (passive stats)
  • Increased enchantment success chance with same item
  • Added level 22–60 equipment items to Bellicarium Credits shop
  • Flying mounts can now be used to fly in more areas:
    • Ostgarath
    • Arcadia
    • Poporia
    • Val Aureum
    • Velika Outskirts

Battleground Changes

Corsairs' Stronghold

  • Killing Spree Credits: Victory – 1800, Defeat – 900, Contribution Bonus – 900, Extra Group Matching Bonus – 900; Favourites Victory – 900

Balancing

Brawler

  • Counter
    • Third combo whirlwind punch changed such that enemy players are no longer pulled forwards
  • Growing Fury
    • Reduced power boost from 50 to 30
    • Reduced Crit Factor boost from 50 to 30
    • Now provides buff which increases aggro generation by 10%

Priest

  • Backstep
    • Reduced cooldown by 1 second
    • Slightly increased invincible frame duration
    • Added Glyph of Energy: reduces cooldown by 10%

Mystic

  • Slightly reduced damage against bosses
  • Increased HP in solo dungeons – about 30% higher than standard HP
  • Teleport Jaunt
    • Reduced cooldown by 1 second
    • Slightly increased invincible frame duration

Berserker

  • Bloodlust
    • Damage now increases when attacking monsters by 10% each time
  • Thunder Strike
    • Increased damage by 20%
    • Reduced damage to other players by 30%

Sorcerer

  • Fireblast
    • Reduced MP costs from 1000 to 800
    • Changed Glyph of Carving: now doubles the probability of crits when attacking monsters
  • Void Pulse
    • Reduced MP costs from 1000 to 600
    • Added Noctenium Infusion effect: increases skill attack power
    • Added Carving Void Pulse: increases probability of crits when attacking monsters by 20%
    • Removed Glyph of Brilliance: characters who previously had this glyph automatically receive the new one
    • Changed Glyph of Carving: now doubles the probability of crits when attacking monsters
  • Nova
    • Reduced MP costs from 950 to 750
  • Hail Storm
    • Reduced MP costs from 1200 to 1000
    • Increased damage to monsters by 15%

Archer

  • New passive skill: Crack Shot
    • Increased probability of crits when attacking monsters by 15%
    • Only applies to attacks from the side or rear
    • Can be learned at level 60
  • Close Quarters
    • Reduced cooldown from 10 to 9 seconds

Ninja

  • Combo Attack
    • Reduced damage of first six hits by 30%
  • Turning Slice
    • Reduced damage by 20%
    • Changed Noctenium Infusion consumed to 2
  • Fire Avalanche
    • Reduced damage to other players
    • First and second hits no longer knock other players down

Warrior

  • Blade Draw
    • Increased skill damage by 10%
    • Reduced damage to other players by 10%
    • Reduced MP costs from 320 to 230
    • Added Glyph of Carving: doubles probability of crits when attacking monsters
  • Rain of Blows
    • Increased skill damage by 10%
    • Reduced damage to other players by 10%
    • Reduced MP costs from 350 to 250
  • Scythe
    • Increased skill damage by 20%
    • Reduced damage to other players by 17%
  • Defensive Stance
    • Increased aggro generation by 40%
  • Infuriate
    • Assault/Defensive Stance cannot be set or changed for 3 minutes after use

Lancer

  • Stand Fast
    • Increased effect applied when activated (Line Held) to 50 seconds
    • Effect only removed if lancer is knocked down
  • Adrenaline Rush I
    • Applies effect to player and group members within 40m for 20 seconds: increases attack speed by 15% and damage to monsters by 5%
    • Effect can be combined with buffs from priests and mystics
  • Adrenaline Rush II
    • Applies effect to player and group members within 40m for 20 seconds: increases attack speed by 20% and damage to monsters by 5%
    • Also halves cooldown of lancer's melee attacks for duration and increases lancer's aggro generation
    • Effect can be combined with buffs from priests and mystics

Slayer

  • Heart Thrust
    • Reduced MP costs from 220 to 170
  • Eviscerate
    • Reduced MP costs from 250 to 190
    • Reduced cooldown from 10 to 9 seconds
  • Measured Slice
    • Reduced cooldown from 10 to 9 seconds
  • Exhausting Blow
    • Reduced cooldown from 90 to 60 seconds
    • Reduced effect duration from 15 to 11 seconds

Reaper

  • Death Spiral
    • Changed Powerlinked Death Spiral: buff now also remains after using Grim Strike; increases effect of Grim Strike by 10%
  • Double Shear
    • Changed Powerlinked Double Shear: buff now also remains after using Grim Strike; increases effect of Grim Strike by 10%
  • Sundering Strike
    • Can now be used as chain skill after Death Spiral, increasing damage by 20%

Fixes

  • Changed calendar system in game to fix potential source of errors

Region-specific Differences

Differences Removed:

Ghillieglade

  • All players now get two daily entries to the Ghillieglade, Club members get 4. The tooltip of relevant teleportation scrolls will not yet be adjusted in this patch (will still state ‘3 entries’)
  • Removed Ancient Wish from possible loot

Elleon's Mark of Valor

  • Removed all kinds of MES

Other Changes:

Fashion Coupons

  • Added three weapon skins for the initial eight classes (as was requested here)
  • Added one new costume each for Lancer/Berserker, Warrior/Slayer/Archer/Reaper and Sorcerer/Priest/Mystic
  • Vanguard Uniform is now available for all classes.
    • Note: If used by Brawlers or Gunners, the weapon will not be shown while this costume is worn!

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TERA Club

  • Details regarding the changes to the TERA Club benefits can be found in this preview.

Daily Quests

Reduced needed Item Level for the following quests from 409 to 402:

  • (Option: ) Hunt Brutal Naga Battlemasters
  • (Option: ) Hunt Brutal Iron Giants
  • (Option: ) Hunt Brutal Onyx Hydraths!
  • (Option: ) Conquer The Abscess (Hard)
  • (Option: ) Conquer the Nightmare Demokron Factory
  • (Option: ) Conquer the Shadow Sanguinary
  • (Option: ) Wander Wonderholme

Reduced needed Item Level for the following quests from 414 to 409:

  • (Option: ) Conquer the Shadow Sanguinary (Hard)

Note: these changes are only server-side in the current patch, and might not be displayed ingame. This means that the quests, while possibly not being displayed in the Vanguard Initiative Window, will still be successfully accomplished & displayed once the endboss of a dungeon / the correct BAM on the IoD is dead.

Added additional rewards to the following quests for a period of two weeks:

  • Hunt Brutal Iron Giants
    • 1x 50 Vanguard Reputation Points
  • Hunt Brutal Onyx Hydraths!
    • 1x Master Enigmatic Scroll IX
  • Hunt Brutal Naga Battlemasters
    • 1x Master Enigmatic Scroll IX

The following change is intended to reduce overall price of crystals, glyph tokens and other items in the Vanguard Initiative Merchants:

  • Doubled amount of credits received from all daily quests
  • Doubled amount of credits needed for Teleport Scroll: Premium-only Area & Masterwork Alkahest Box

Ace Medal Store

Added additional rewards to exchange for Ace Medals

  • Permanent Tier 2 Etchings
    • Armor: Grounded/Relentless/Unyielding
    • Weapon: Pumped/Keen/Healing/Threatening/Energetic
    • Footwear: Grounded/Relentless/Unyielding
    • Glove: Pumped/Keen/Healing/Threatening/Energetic
  • Titan’s Ember

Killing Spree Store

Cost in the Killing Spree reduced from 20.000 to 15.000 for the following boxes

  • Enigmatic Rewards Box
  • Binding Rewards Box

Additional Loot in New Dungeons

Challenge Dungeon (Akasha's Hideout/Golden Labyrinth)

Guaranteed additional loot:

  • 24x Tier 8 Feedstock
  • 2x Elleon's Mark of Valor

Ghillieglade

Chance to get:

  • Goddess's Tear
  • Banyaka's Rootlocked Treasure
  • Design for crafting Imperator gear (VM7)

Manglemire

Guaranteed loot for each group member:

  • 2x Masterwork Alkahest Loot Box (5)
  • 10x Elleon's Mark of Valor
  • 1x Noctenium Infusion Chest
  • 50x Fashion Coupons

Chance for one player to loot:

  • Minuscule Wing Fragment

Shadow Sanguinary (Hard)

Chance for each group member to loot:

  • Entrance Ticket to the 16th Dreadspire Challenge

Dreadspire

The Dreadspire is making a return and putting players to the ultimate test of their abilities. To make sure players who master this challenge are duly rewarded, we're making some changes to the loot from the 21st and 22nd challenges.

The aim of the changes to the 21st challenge is to help newer players to a few additional items. That way they can prepare themselves properly to take on Shandra Manaya in the 22nd challenge. Link to the base loot (which the following build up on)

21st Challenge

Guaranteed for each group member:

  • 250x Fashion Coupons
  • 75x Veteran Masterwork Alkahest
  • 15x Elleon's Mark of Valor
  • 2x Noctenium Infusion Chest
  • 1x Goddess' Blessing
  • 1x Complete Crystalbind

Chance for one player to loot:

  • Small Niveot Chest of the Elegant Master Fusioneer

22nd Challenge

Guaranteed for each group member:

  • 2x Masterwork Alkahest Loot Box (5)
  • 250x Fashion Coupons
  • 100x Veteran Masterwork Alkahest
  • 36x Elleon's Mark of Valor
  • 2x Noctenium Infusion Chest

Chance for one player to loot:

  • Design for crafting Imperator gear (VM7)
  • Liberation Scroll
  • Flying Skill: Smolder

Chance for each group member to loot:

  • Goddess's Tear
  • Quatrefoil Base
  • Small Niveot Chest of the Elegant Master Fusioneer

21st and 22nd Challenges

Guaranteed for each group member:

  • 1x Colluva Ingot

Chance for one player to loot:

  • 1x Vengeance Versa
  • Design: Heaven's Elixir
  • 1x Rune of Secrets
  • 1x Vernal Bark
  • 1x Self-Boiling Obkma

Chance for each group member to loot:

  • Entrance Ticket to the 16th Dreadspire Challenge

Note: Additional loot is not influenced by boosting effects (full group/potions). Exception: Design for crafting Imperator gear.