Heroes of Arkesia,
The July Update arrives in Arkesia tomorrow. Downtime will begin on July 12 at 1AM PDT (8 AM UTC) and is expected to last 4 hours. Experience new storylines after the events of Elgacia, challenge Kakul-Saydon in the Inferno difficulty, experience new islands and events, and more. Find the full list of content, events, skins, and other updates below!
You’ve completed the Elgacia quest, but there’s more to experience, such as new quests and new rapport NPCs in Elgacia. Find your friends and help them discover their new futures while you share celebrated memories from your travels.
To experience the epilogue, you must first complete the following two quests - Truth, Lies, and Choices, and [Awakening] The Sunset. The epilogue can then be received from ‘Soldier Alexia’ in Ereonnor’s Military District. Finishing it will reward you with the Journey’s End Jukebox Song, plus a new Vairgrys Questline trigger item (Beautifully Folded Letter).
Kakul-Saydon Inferno Legion Raid
The most difficult version of Legion Raids, the Inferno difficulty is all about proving you’re among the best of the best in Arkesia, and earning the accompanying prestige. Rather than chasing the normal rewards of gear, materials, and everything else you’d receive in a Legion Raid, Inferno rewards instead showcase your victory with titles, achievements, Stronghold structures, and more! The Inferno difficulty of Kakul-Saydon will require Item Level 1475, and a full build set-up in the Book of Coordination.
Checkout last week’s July Update Announcement for tips and tricks from Lost Ark legend Saintone on preparing for the raid and adapting to some of the new challenges that the Inferno difficulty weaves into the encounter. Along with the tips, Saintone welcomes all interested raiders to the Hell Academy Discord, a place for Inferno mode enthusiasts to learn more about the fights, builds for classes, and find other raiders.
Music Box of Memories
The Music Box of Memories is the vestige of ancient civilization long gone, manifesting as a gadget that can be played with 'Memory Orbs', a new collectible. Experience new stories of the inhabitants of Arkesia who have not received the spotlight with the Music Box of Memories. Gain hints from various continents and progress quests to collect Memory Orbs and earn rewards. Acquired hints can be checked via mouse hovering the orb in the collectible UI (hotkey – Alt +L).
The update also includes:
'Music Box of Memories' Toy
A new Music Box of Memories NPC 'Leviyan'
17 Achievements, 8 Titles
10 Jukebox Songs
Start your journey for Memory Orbs through the guide quest Poet’s Letter after completing the following:
South Vern's world quest 'An Invasion of Chaos'
East Luterra's normal quest 'A Song to Remember'
East Luterra's normal quest 'The Blue Bird of a World Gone Mad'
East Luterra's adventure quest 'Your Savior'
Achievement 'Magick in Melody'
The summertime Maharaka Festival returns with new activities! Bask in the sun, participate in unique games, and earn valuable progression rewards to help you prepare for the arrival of the new raids in August. This month’s special activity is the “Run, Mokokos!” section of the Maharaka Festival where you’ll compete against other players and race to the finish line as a Mokoko, dodging obstacles as you go. “Run, Mokokos!” will continue until the August Update, when new activities will be added to the festival.
Excel in Maharaka Attractions, Guardian Soul Harvests, and Chaos Dungeons for Event Tokens (Moko Kindergarten Exchange Token, Maharaka Leaf, and Splendid Maharaka Fruit) and then exchange your spoils for festive rewards like the Cherry Blossom Class Mokoko.
Gear Progression: Tier 3 Ancient Legion Commander Gear (Item Level 1390) Attainment Change
The materials to craft Relic Brelshaza Gear (Upper Tier 3 Relic Gear) will be removed. Instead, players will be able to earn “Phantom Intentions”, the crafting material for Brelshaza Ancient Gear, from Normal difficulty. Rewards will improve for both Normal and Hard modes.
Based on these changes, upper Tier 3 Relic Gear cannot be crafted.
Any Phantom Horns in your inventory will be replaced with an equal amount of Phantom Intentions sent through your Universal Storage.
If you own Brelshaza Relic Gear that is affected by this change, it will be replaced with Brelshaza Ancient Gear:
If you have Brelshaza Relic Gear in your inventory and don't have sufficient inventory space, you will receive your new ancient gear in the mail.
If you were equipped with Brelshaza Relic Gear before the July 12th maintenance, you will need to have sufficient inventory space before you can receive your new gear. If you did not receive your gear due to insufficient inventory space, you will receive it after you make room in your inventory and log in again.
Your replacement gear will maintain the following information from your old gear:
Honing Information (Artisan’s Energy, Honing XP, increased success rate from honing fail)
Crafting requirements for Brelshaza Ancient Gear have been changed as follows:
Before: Reach item level 1540 and “Phantom Shard Remnants” achievement Level 1
After: Reach Item Level 1490 and "Kill the Legion Commanders and leave the gear behind” achievement Level 1
Progression Updates / Progression Support
Arcturus's Touch (which gives additional clear rewards, and “View More” rewards for Legion Raids) will be extended to Kakul-Saydon and Brelshaza Normal / Hard.
Arcturus' Touch is applied up to 5 times to characters who have cleared each Legion Raid and gate.
Arcturus' Touch is applied up to 5 times to additional clear rewards and View More rewards, and the applicable mount gets deducted per loot.
You can check if Arturus’s Touch is applied in the Expected Rwds at the Legion Raid entrance UI.
Basic Honing Growth Boost extended up to 1490.
Tier 3 Lv. 1340 Gear Level 19 basic honing success rate increases by 5%
Tier 3 Lv. 1340 Gear Level 20 basic honing success rate increases by 3%
Tier 3 Lv. 1340 Gear Level 19 - 20 Gear XP requirements decreases by 50%
Tier 3 Lv. 1340 Gear Level 19 - 20 Honing material and price required decreases by 40%
Tier 3 Lv. 1340 Gear Level 19 - 20 Gold price honing cost decreases by 100%
To further help players below item level 1490, the Mokoko Buff level cap will be extended from item level 1475 to 1490. (Mokoko Challenge level also extended accordingly).
Mokoko Buff 1 is now under item level 1445 (previously 1415):
Damage to monsters increases by 20%.
Damage from monsters decreases by 40%.
Mokoko Buff 2 is now item level 1445 to 1489 (previously 1415 to 1444):
Damage to monsters increases by 15%.
Damage from monsters decreases by 30%.
Buff period for New and Returning players will be reset to 90 days.
Added Wandering Merchants in East Luterra/ Yorn / Feiton to make it easier for players to collect key stepping stone cards, such as Balthorr, Delain Armen, and Jederico.
Countless bards sang of a mysterious island and its island soul. Adventurers believe the island to be real — in this quest you discover Moko Island, battle the evil witch Babayaba, and earn rewards. Moko Island includes:
Moko Island Coin and Coin Exchange NPC
4 Achievements, 3 Titles
Mokoko Seed added
Island Soul added
New addition: Summer Trail Theme
Market / Auction House Trade Restriction Change
For your convenience, the following changes have been made to Market/Auction House restrictions:
Increased the daily add item registration limit from 40 items to 100 items.
Decreased the purchase cooldown from 10 seconds to 5 seconds.
Updated the daily log-in reward track.
Battle items will now be roster bound. Now Battle Items will have 2 types; Tradable or Non-Tradable. Battle Item stackable amount will increase from 999 to 9999.
Players will no longer need to use Pheons to move ability stones and accessories to other characters within the same Roster. However, moving an item within the Roster will count against number of trades for that item.
Updated some of the visuals around Anikka.
Added an Unparticipating Party Report Feature. We've been receiving reports of players trying to sell gold by using other players' nicknames and party names. This feature will allow players to report these violations
Players can now use character-report feature in Party Finder to a report a specific character in a party and violating parties even if they're not in the party.
Party Finder > Select Party > Context menu opens upon right-clicking Party Details. 'Report' pop-up then opens when selecting 'Report' button on the context menu.
The Balthorr Raid Event will end with the start of the Maharaka Festival.
The Kimono Skin collection arrives along with Miho Mounts and Yoholing Pets. There’s also a new Festival Wallpaper. Channel longevity and good fortune when you pick up a kimono to battle the demonic hordes. See the new collection showcased below.
Notable Bug Fixes
Fixed an issue where the push to talk hotkey occasionally unbinds when switching to the AZERTY keyboard layout.
The loading screen will now display the correct swimsuit skin sale end date.
Fixed an issue that caused the Ark Pass Celestial Power Weapon Glow Effect to not appear on the Slayer class.
Fixed an issue that caused the CVAA - Game Entry Narration to provide incorrect accessibility settings information.
That’s everything in the July Update - but keep an eye out for new Twitch Drops which keep the rewards coming! In the meantime, we’ll see you in Arkesia.