Heroes of Arkesia,
The September “Jump to the Endgame” Update arrives in Arkesia tomorrow. Downtime will begin on September 13 at 12AM PDT (8 AM UTC) and is expected to last 8 hours. September brings Jump-Start Servers, Primal Island Battle Royale, Yoz’s Jar, adjustments to endgame content, and much more! Henry’s back with Episode 2 of “Patchnotes with Henry” for any players looking for an express video explanation and visual showcase.
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Players on Jump-Start servers will receive materials that provide faster vertical and horizontal progression, including honing materials, card packs, and more! Find details on some of the ways we plan to help players level up in the Events & Rewards section. Players will get a South Vern pass to “Jump-Start” a character immediately to Item Level 1415. There will be a server available in each region:
West - North America - Lauriel
East - North America - Azakiel
Europe Central - Kayangel
South America - Elgacia
Jump-Start servers will be isolated from other servers, with independent PvE matchmaking, Party Finder, Marketplace, and Auction House (PvP matchmaking and rank will be shared with the rest of the region). This allows restarting players to have an independent experience that’s unaffected by existing servers/regions. We will be closely monitoring the progression and populations of Jump-Start servers, and plan on reconnecting Jump-Start Servers with their respective regions within the next six months.
We’re excited to announce that players who purchased the Founder's Pack originally at launch will find a Jump-Start version in their Product Inventory. Players will be able to see the Jump-Start Founder's Pack in their Product Inventory in all regions but each pack is only claimable once. If a player has characters on multiple regions, whatever region they first claim the Jump-Start Founders Pack in will be bound to the region/roster it is claimed in. After that, they will no longer see the Jump-Start Founder's Pack in their Product Inventory if they log into characters on other regions. All original purchasers will see this pack in their Product Inventory, but they can only be claimed on Jump-Start Servers. The Jump-Start Founder's Packs will be the same as the original Founder's Packs, with two exceptions; 1) they will not include Royal Crystals, 2) the packs and the items within the packs will be roster-bound.
For a full list of the special progression events and rewards, checkout the Jump-Start Server Details Article.
Primal Island Battle Royale
Sail over to Primal Island and brace yourself — you’ll have to fight, steal, and survive against fierce competition in a new battle royale style event where you’ll drop into an arena to face off against other players and hordes of ferocious dinosaurs, fighting to defeat your opponents and be the last one standing. The arena is open to competitors Item Level 1490 and higher, but your Item Level and stats won’t help you much here. Players will need to scavenge gear during the match and upgrade it in real time.
Players can compete in the Battle Arena through the Registration Terminal, and can check the Battle Arena schedule in Procyon’s Compass. The Battle Arena opens at the following hours (server time), and can be registered for 30 minutes after the opening time.
A sign will be shown before the Battle Arena’s appearance, and its appearance and disappearance will be announced.
Players can enter the Battle Arena after completing both the ‘Battle Arena: Laws of Survival’ and ‘Battle Arena: Final Training’ quests. To enter the Battle Arena, the character must be Item Level 1490 or above. Players can enter Battle Arena 3 times a day and 9 times a week per account in a region. Players can only enter Battle Arena in a single server even if they have multiple rosters in different servers.
After registering for the Battle Arena through the Registration Terminal, players will be moved to a waiting room. If a player leaves the waiting room after registering, the ‘Quitter’ debuff will be applied for a certain amount of time and re-entering will be restricted. The match will not proceed if the number of players in the waiting room does not match the minimum number of players required. In this case, the daily entrance count will not be taken away.
A quick mind and feet are the keys to success! Be the last one standing in the Battle Arena.
Players can pick their starting points in the Battle Arena.
Conventional Item Levels and combat stats are not applied in the Battle Arena.
In the Battle Arena, exclusive weapons and items are used to compete with others.
Players can upgrade their weapons for higher performance.
Players can use various ‘Survival Battle Items’ to get ahead in the competition.
When a player dies in the Battle Arena, the death info is shown to other remaining players. The player who dealt the final blow is shown, who is the last player to attack the dead within a certain time period. Resurrection is not available in the Battle Arena, and dead players can watch the remaining players’ battle, however, the chat system is restricted while participating in the Battle Arena.
Players can earn rewards based on their rank in the Battle Arena. Once a rank is determined, a player can get a reward designated for the rank achieved, and also the rewards for the lower ranks as well. Rewards can be claimed once a week per account in a region.
Yoz’s Jar & Amethyst Shard Shop
Yoz’s Jar is a new consumable that introduces a variety of Epic and Legendary skins. If you have a skin you don’t like or wear anymore you can dismantle it for Cloth, which can be used with a Jar (either Season 1 “Promise” or Season 2 “Leap”) to roll a new skin from a determined list. Yoz’s Jar and Cloth will be sold in the store. Cloth can also be obtained by dismantling Epic skins looted from Yoz’s Jar. Players can break down the skins that are no longer tradable (because the trade limit of 3 times has all been used up) into Cloth as well. The following skins cannot be dismantled into Cloth:
Normal grade skins.
Skins that were purchased with Crystals (not Royal Crystals) from the in-game store.
Skins that you received from content rewards or events.
Once you have the 14 Cloth needed to create a new skin, you can use the Yoz's Jar to proceed with creating a new skin. Right click the Yoz's Jar from your inventory to open a skin creation window. This window shows a list of skins that you may be able to create and obtain. From this page, select the class and skin gear type that you want to create a new skin for. You must select an advanced class. Weapon skins that can be equipped by your current character's class will be displayed first. You can click on 'Preview' to see how the new obtainable skins will look on your character. For a video showcase of how the system works, please watch the Patchnotes video found at the start of the article.
Click on the 'Start Creation' button to start creating you new skin. You will either end up with an Epic grade skin and 1,000 Amethyst Shards, or get a Legendary grade skin. For the full list of odds, please visit the Lost Ark Odds page. After the skin creation is complete, all the materials that you've used will be gone. Legendary skins provide better benefits than Epic skins. No worries if you like a different skin more than the looks of your new Legendary one with bigger bonuses, you can ‘Overlay’ the skin you like over the Legendary skin. The Epic and Legendary Skins in Yoz’s Jar can be traded in the Auction House, so players can use Gold instead of Crystals to purchase.
Amethyst Shard Update
The Yoz’s Jar system will be updated to include 1,000 Amethyst Shards when the result is an Epic skin. As a part of this update, we’re adding new purchase options to the Amethyst Shop, including Silver, Dawn skins, and various reagents for players to customize their skins. The Dawn Skins will even be available for Slayer, Artist, and Aeromancer. We’re also committing to refreshing the Amethyst Shop once a year.
Yoz Jar Season 1 Legendary Skins: "Promise"
No Season 1 Skins are available for the Slayer, Sorceress, Artist, or Aeromancer. Season 2 includes all currently available classes.
Yoz's Jar Season 2 Legendary Skins: "Leap"
Many more Epic Yoz’s Jar skins are available in-game, and Cloth can also be used in the new Skin Crafting System— which is detailed later on in the Release Notes.
Taking place every even-numbered hour, you’ll receive random amounts of Silver and Gold by finding blooming Mokokos. The more Mokokos you find, the better your chances! The event can be participated once per account (in a region) per day, and can be entered at Wavestrand Port.
As the nights grow longer and the summer pool parties draw to an end, the fall season of festivals celebrating community and kinship begins. Kindred in spirit to the original Oktoberfest, the world's largest Volksfest (people's festival), Arktoberfest is a time to build relationships, celebrate with friends old and new alike, all through the medium of an abundance of delicious food and drink. In the coming weeks, you'll find themed festival foods in-game at a token exchange and in Hot Time Events, and all-new cosmetics available as Twitch Drops to help you, your raiding parties, and your Lost Ark communities celebrate Arktoberfest together.
Players can earn valuable rewards from a Token Exchange, and can earn Event Tokens by participating in Chaos Dungeons, Guardian Raids, and the Blooming Mokokos event.
Affection Rapport Ranks
Thirain and Nineveh are two characters that players have gotten to know very well during their time in Arkesia — and now there’s an opportunity to further deepen those relationships.
Thirain has been busy with work, but the royal ball is quickly approaching! This ball is meant to commemorate the day that he ascended to the throne, but behind Luterra’s excitement for the event, Thirain is facing hardships that he only trusts you with.
Nineveh is always a bright spot in Arkesia, working hard to help others. Her animal friends have prepared a surprise party for her, but before she can celebrate, she collapses due to a mysterious chaotic force! It seems there is more beyond Nineveh’s cheerful exterior; deep wounds and stories that she is ready to reveal to you.
Yoz’s Jar introduces a new crafting system utilizing Cloth! Head to the Skinsmith NPC in your city or Stronghold, and click on the Skin Crafting tab to see a list of skins you can craft. Craftable skin recipes will be added to the game:
2 grades exist for craftable skins: Epic, Rare
Skin Parts: Weapon (only for Epic Skins), Headwear, Chestpiece, Pants
Each crafted skin parts can be dismantled for Cloth: Epic - 7 Cloth / Rare - 3 Cloth.
There are non-dismantable skins: "Normal" skins out of the craftable skins cannot be dismantled.
Ingredients Needed for Crafting Skins:
Epic: 14 Cloth / Rare: 6 Cloth per part
Each item has different conditions. Need to complete Achievements or quests related to Abyssal Dungeons, Abyss Raids, Legion Raids, Sailing, Trade Skills, etc. These achievements are already included in-game.
Refreshed the track of daily log-in rewards.
The Twinkle Twinkle Exchange Event (Gold Frog) and Tooki Bang Bang events end.
Stones of Chaos will become roster bound instead of character bound to help alt character progression.
"Card Pack" rewards will be replaced with "Card Pack II" which has a chance to get Abyss Legendary Card Pack in the following places:
End Content Extra Rewards (view more rewards)
Challenge Abyssal Dungeon
The Mokoko Buff Level now expands from 1490 to 1540.
The Mokoko Challenge Mission Item Level also increased to 1540.
Players will now be given the following Runes after using a North Vern, Punika, South Vern, or Elgacia Powerpass:
Galewind - Uncommon - Rethramis - Aquilok's Tail
Overwhelm - Uncommon - Yudia - Morai Ruins
Rage - Uncommon - East Luterra - King's Tomb
Focus - Uncommon - Tortoyk - Inside of Tortoyk
Bleed - Uncommon - Anikka - Bleak Edge
Quick Recharge - Uncommon- Arthetine - Heart of Sceptrum
Wealth - Uncommon - North Vern - Ancient Elveria
Players will now be given the following Runes after using a Punika, South Vern, or Elgacia Powerpass:
Purify - Uncommon - Shushire - Maze of Mirrors
Wealth - Rare - Rohendel - Phantom Palace
Conviction - Rare - Yorn - Ark of Arrogance
Judgment - Rare - Feiton - Ruined Castle
Time Together Cosmetics (Korean 3rd Anniversary)
Does not support Slayer skins or the Aeromancer’s weapon skin
New Dawn Skins
To support the updates to the Amethyst Shard Shop, Dawn Skins have also been added to the shop for the Slayer, Artist, and Aeromancer.
Mokoko Kindergarten Ark Pass
The Mokoko Kindergarten Ark Pass arrives on September 20, adding new ways for players to earn impactful rewards just by playing Lost Ark. Stay tuned for for more information leading up to next week’s update, including a cosmetic showcase.
Starter Packs are on sale (50% off) until September 27 to support new players.
Endgame Activity Updates
The following changes will not apply to the Inferno Difficulty for current or upcoming Legion Raids.
Vykas Legion Raid
Gate 1 has been removed.
In Gate 2 (formerly G3) some patterns have been removed based on Vykas's reduced HP.
Brelshaza Legion Raid
Gates 2 and 5 have been removed from Normal and Hard mode.
Accessory rewards from Brelshaza Normal will have Class Engravings relevant to the character.
Trophy requirements changed:
Brelshaza Gate 4 Clear requirement changed to Gate 3 Clear
Brelshaza Gate 6 Clear requirement changed to Gate 4 Clear
Party Finder will be adjusted accordingly to the Gate revamp.
Placements of the Achievements & Titles are adjusted due to the Gate reductions.
If the Achievements are already completed before the update, the titles will be sent to the players.
Some achievements that became unobtainable due to the reduction of Gates have been moved to the 'Others - Cannot Achieve' category.
Due to Gate reductions, objectives that are no longer achievable from the Achievement List have been removed.
If all remaining detailed Objectives were achieved other than the removed Achievement Objectives, the related Achievements will be automatically marked as completed.
One of the requirement for Achievements "A Blessing I, II, III' have been removed, so if the players completed the rest of the achievements, they will get the Achievements completed upon the update.
Wardogs' shield has been removed during the Wardog Phase.
Some statue patterns during the Wardog Phase changed. If a pair of players fail to complete the Statue mechanics properly, there will no longer be disadvantages to the other party members.
Removed the Weak Point patterns in Gehenna, Helkasirs, and Gehenna Helkasirs.
Nerfed the HP of Gehenna, Helkasirs, and Gehenna Helkasirs.
Gate 2 (formerly G3)
Item Level Requirements have been adjusted. Normal Mode will now require 1490, and Hard Mode will now require 1540.
Ashtarot's object destruction pattern has changed— the amount of objects to be destroyed and the placement of the objects have been adjusted. The square and rhombus shapes have been reduced from 3 to 2 per player, and the star shapes have been reduced from 3 to 1 per player.
Gate 4 (formerly G6)
This gate can now be completed once every two weeks. The entrance cooldown will be two weeks after clearing.
The condition for Brelshaza to summon the Large Meteor has changed.
Floor regeneration time after being destroyed has been shortened.
During the Light Shard pattern, the number of orbs that endows Light Shard has been increased. This is the "Praise" mechanic.
(Normal Mode only) Brelshaza's possible death timing has been changed - she can now die after the “Praise“ mechanic.
Certain patterns will no longer appear based on Brelshaza's damage received.
(Hard Mode only) During the meteor generating “zero-bar” mechanic where meteors shoot from four directions, Brelshaza will no longer use certain strong patterns right after her shield is destroyed by the players.
Kayangel Abyssal Dungeon
Gate 1 has been removed.
(Hard Mode only) The damage dealt by Tienis has been reduced in Gate 1 (formerly G2).
Updated Gold Rewards
Gate 1 - 600. Price of Extra Rewards - 300.
Gate 2 - 1000. Price of Extra Rewards - 450.
Gate 1 - 900. Price of Extra Rewards - 500.
Gate 2 - 1500. Price of Extra Rewards - 650.
Gate 1 - 2000. Price of Extra Rewards - 400.
Gate 2 - 2500. Price of Extra Rewards - 600.
Gate 3 - 1500. Price of Extra Rewards - 800.
Gate 4 - 2500. Price of Extra Rewards - 1500.
Gate 1 - 2500. Price of Extra Rewards - 700.
Gate 2 - 3000. Price of Extra Rewards - 900.
Gate 3 - 2000. Price of Extra Rewards - 1100.
Gate 4 - 3000. Price of Extra Rewards - 1800.
Gate 1 - 1000. Price of Extra Rewards - 600.
Gate 2 - 1500. Price of Extra Rewards - 800.
Gate 3 - 2000. Price of Extra Rewards - 1000.
Gate 1 - 1500. Price of Extra Rewards - 700.
Gate 2 - 2000. Price of Extra Rewards - 900.
Gate 3 - 3000. Price of Extra Rewards - 1100.
Gate 1 - 1500. Price of Extra Rewards - 900.
Gate 2 - 2000. Price of Extra Rewards - 1100.
Gate 3 - 4000. Price of Extra Rewards - 1500.
Gate 1 - 1750. Price of Extra Rewards - 1200.
Gate 2 - 2500. Price of Extra Rewards - 1400.
Gate 3 - 5750. Price of Extra Rewards - 1900.
Class Balance Updates
Gunlance skill damage increased by 9.5% in PvE.
Normal Skill damage increased by 8.2% in PvE.
Effects of 'First Intention' will change as below:
Before: Damage to foes +20%/+30%/+40%, but you can no longer gain Esoteric Meter.
After: Damage to foes +30%/+40%/+50%, but you can no longer gain Esoteric Meter.
PvE damage increased by 2.8% for all skills (except for the basic attacks).
The effects of 'Ultimate Skill: Taijutsu' have increased:
Before: Natural recovery speed of Stamina Energy +300%/+450%/+600%. Stamina Skill Damage +35/+50/+65%. Shock Skill Damage -30%.
After: Natural recovery speed of Stamina Energy +300%/+450%/+600%. Stamina Skill Damage +40/+55/+70%. Shock Skill Damage -30%.
Effects granted by the 'Focus' Stance have been decreased:
Before: Dual Meter fills every time you successfully hit a foe while maintaining the stance. If you change stance, 1 bar of the Dual Meter is consumed and the stance's effect is applied.
If you have less than 1 bar of the Dual Meter, you cannot obtain the stance's effects even if you change stance. When changing the stance, Atk. Speed +15% and outgoing Damage +25%.
After: Dual Meter fills every time you successfully hit a foe while maintaining the stance. If you change stance, 1 bar of the Dual Meter is consumed and the stance's effect is applied.
If you have less than 1 bar of the Dual Meter, you cannot obtain the stance's effects even if you change stance. When changing the stance, Atk. Speed +15% and outgoing Damage +20%.
The effects of 'Enhanced Barrage' have been slightly increased:
Before: When the Firepower Meter is full, Overheat is triggered. Normal Skill Damage +5%/+12%/+25%, and Firepower Meter duration +10s/+12s/+14s. When not in Barrage Mode, incoming Damage -5%/-10%/-15%.
After: When the Firepower Meter is full, Overheat is triggered. Normal Skill Damage +7%/+14%/+28%, and Firepower Meter duration +10s/+12s/+14s. When not in Barrage Mode, incoming Damage -5%/-10%/-15%.
The effects of 'Reflux' have increased:
Before: Disables Arcane Rupture, but Damage of skills (except Awakening and Movement skills) +10%/+15%/+20% and Cooldown -3%/-6%/-10%.
After: Disables Arcane Rupture, but Damage of skills (except Awakening and Movement) skills +16%/+22%/+28% and Cooldown -3%/-6%/-10%.
The effects granted by 'Remaining Energy' have increased:
Before: Death Trance does not consume Death Orb Meter for 2s when activated. Atk./Move Speed +6%/+9%/+12% and Atk. Power +11%/+13%/16%, +22%/+26%/+32%, +33%/+39%/48% depending on the number of Death Orbs available when using Deathblade Surge, for 30s.
After: Death Trance does not consume Death Orb Meter for 2s when activated. Atk./Move Speed +6%/+9%/+12% and Atk. Power +12%/+14%/+18%, +24%/+28%/36%, +36%/+42%/+54% depending on the number of Death Orbs available when using Deathblade Surge, for 30s.
Demon Skill Damage stemming from the Specialization stat will increase from 0.65 to
PvE damage increased by 2.8% for all skills (except for basic attacks).
PvE damage of Umbrella Skills, including the Sun Shower skill, will increase by 4.2% when the Wind Fury engraving is applied.
Notable Bug Fixes
Fixed the issue where the 'Chaos Rider' buff would not apply during Chaos Dungeons.
Updated PvP tier names in French, German, and Spanish.