A Tespia patch including the 10th anniversary events, some Soul Master skill changes, as well as two new (well actually one, the other isn’t exactly new) areas! There were also some changes that will make high levels happy, so read on!
Oh yeah, we know know the date of the update as well as another date that might interest you!
Chaos Root Abyss bosses’ clear system has been changed. They now reset every Thursday instead of daily, and if you exhaust your Death Count but your remaining party kills them, it will count as a clear for you.
The experience penalty when fighting monsters below your level has been removed! Finally, high levels can train! However, fighting monsters 20 levels or more above you will still result in a penalty.
An Easy Mode has been added for Zakum! You can talk to the third job advancers in El Nath to fight the Weakened Zakum, who will drop some of the rewards that regular Zakum drops. You can fight him two times per day.
Zakum’s Helmet has also lost its ‘unique item’ tag, you can now hold more than one at a time.
The experience for Evolving System monsters has been increased! Yay, maybe they realized the exp nerfs from a couple of patches back was too severe.
A new level 130 hunting area, called Faded Citadel has been added! For most of you, it should be familiar, it uses the monsters from Crimsonwood Keep! You can access it through Sharp Cliffs 4 in El Nath. This area is definitely not done, there are no quests and some monsters are missing that were added in the data (Typhoons, Bigfoot).
It also includes three party play maps, featuring the Crimsonwood Keep party quest bosses (which are free spawning regular monsters here).
A new level 150 theme dungeon, Colussus the Giant, has been added and can be accessed from Forest’s Crossroad in Leafre.
Here are the monsters you’ll find in Colossus. The last is Tarantulus, the boss! Look at the mark on its forehead, doesn’t it look familiar? I think this place has a lot to do with Damian and the Black Mage, there was even a Guwaru NPC added, and don’t some of these mobs seem very Guwaru-esque?
A new NPC called Balalio has been added that lets you use the Carpenter’s Soul skill to scroll items for free.
The Cash Shop has been renewed! Finally, we had that 800×600 one for so long, I think this one looks great~ Patch notes say you can create your own customized packages, but I’m not sure how that works.
Thanks to Spadow for the screenshot!
Soul Masters have had some skill changes, they’re actually almost all nerfs surprisingly.
Elemental Expert Elemental Expert (beginner): elemental resistance ignore is halved on Soul Master (50% instead of 100%)
Triple Slash Triple Slash (1st): damage has been decreased from 110% to 90%
Silent Move Silent Move (2nd): damage has been decreased from 245% to 170%
Loud Rush Loud Rush (2nd): damage has been decreased from 245% to 170%
Trace Cut Trace Cut (2nd): damage has been decreased from 170% to 130%
Shadow Burn Shadow Burn (2nd): damage has been decreased from 170% to 130%
Sword Mastery Sword Mastery (2nd): existing skill Two-Handed Sword Mastery has been changed to this
Moon Shadow Moon Shadow (3rd): damage has been decreased from 265% to 215%
Light Flux Light Flux (3rd): damage has been decreased from 350% to 320%
Moon Cross Moon Cross (3rd): damage has been decreased from 205% to 155%
Sun Cross Sun Cross (3rd): damage has been decreased from 350% to 290%
True Sight True Sight (3rd): monster’s defense and elemental resistance reduction has been decreased from 20% to 10%
Dance of Moon Dance of Moon (4th): damage has been decreased from 600% to 360%, number of hits has been decreased from 4 to 3, attacking speed has been increased
Speeding Sunset Speeding Sunset (4th): damage has been decreased from 600% to 360%, number of hits has been decreased from 4 to 3, attacking speed has been increased
Crescent Divide Crescent Divide (4th): damage has been decreased from 395% to 295%
Solar Pierce Solar Pierce (4th): damage has been decreased from 395% to 295%
Sword Expert Sword Expert (4th): existing skill Two-Handed Sword Expert has been changed to this
Unforeseeable Unforeseeable (4th): amount of monster’s defense ignored has been decreased from 50% to 30%