[color="#FFFFFF"][size="7"]Silverfrost Mountains Expansion This Spring[/size][/color]
[color="#FFFFFF"][size="6"]Explore the Silverfrost Mountains in the largest update to Blade & Soul yet.[/size][/color]
<p>The <a href="http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/game/silverfrost/" target="_blank">Silverfrost Mountains expansion</a> for Blade & Soul is coming soon, and unlocks an entirely new continent full of new zones, new quests, and new challenging endgame content—while also increasing the character level cap to 50, and Hongmoon Level to 10. It’s also the biggest leap forward in the ongoing story, bringing players one step closer to unraveling the engaging world narrative, and revenge for their school and master.</p>
[size="6"]<h4>Silverfrost Mountains — Part 1</h4>[/size]
<p>Continue your story of vengeance as you travel to this vast new landscape within the Earthen Realm. From the verdant Primeval Forests to the icy peaks of Shiverstone Range, your dangerous and violent path of revenge is juxtaposed by beautiful and astounding backdrops.</p>
<p>The palatial and expansive mountain city of Zaiwei will serve as your new base of operations, activity hub, crafting workshop, and social center. Its broad thoroughfares and gold-leafed monuments are matched only by the city’s plights, and need for assistance from willing warriors.</p>
<p>Introducing eight exciting new dungeons—five Expert (blue), and three Heroic (purple), which are available in both 6- and 4-member versions. The Awakened Necropolis, Avalanche Den, and Lair of the Frozen Fang present a new pinnacle of challenging content, and the progression of your quest in exacting revenge against Jinsoyun.</p>
<h4>New Large Scale Content</h4>[/size]
<p>New and vast 24-member open world instances Frostscale Basin and Beastbog contain throngs of monsters and mighty bosses that await the bravest adventurers. Additionally, a brand new server event will call for groups of warriors to band together and protect Grand Harvest Square from hordes of attackers.</p>
<p>Head to the Soulstone Plains to fight for the Crimson Legion or Cerulean Order in a new world PvP zone, and protect your mining operations from waves of enemies and the opposing faction to earn valuable resources.</p>
[size="6"]<h4>Continued Weapon & Accessory Upgrade Path</h4>[/size]
<p>Enjoy a seamless transition from the current weapon and accessory upgrade paths to a new Silverfrost endgame upgrade track. Those who have already upgraded their weapons with endgame materials will skip ahead, while those who have yet to begin progressing at endgame will jump directly to the new system.</p>
[size="6"]<h4>Clan Crafting Improvements</h4>
<p>Use the Clan crafting systems to create new items and upgrades, including a Clan costume, designed and crafted by members. Traverse the Earthen Realm while flying your Clan’s colors.</p>
<p>This is just a brief overview of this enormous expansion to the Blade & Soul content and systems. Stay tuned for content previews, livestream overviews, and the full patch notes.</p>
[center][i]This information has been collected from the Asian versions of Blade & Soul and may not be correct for the western release.[/i][/center]
[center][i]Right-click an image and "Open in new tab" to view the full resolution.[/i][/center]
The capital city of Silverfrost Mountains, Zaiwei is home to literally everything you will be doing when the level 50 patch hits. All dungeons in Silverfrost can be accessed in Zaiwei using a portal/hub city system called The Cardinal Gates. As most of the story quests take place in Zaiwei, an intricate Dragon Pulse and Windstride system exists within the city. It has been streamlined for ease of access while leveling up - you can get to every single quest area by riding Dragon Pulses or Windstriding. Roleplayers rejoice, the city is full of beautiful scenery. [center]
Skypetal Plains, an enormous open-world area that houses several towns, a world boss, a 24-man area and the new level 50 faction area - Soulstone Plains, commonly referred to as "Meadows". Two large towns, mostly used for the story quests, exist within Skypetal Plains - Grand Harvest Square and Rural Outfitters. Grand Harvest Square has a daily attraction quest that appears at a certain time each day where you must protect the city from invaders. Rural Outfitters (assuming that name doesn't change) serves as a small picturesque quest area that opens out into the Plog Sanctum.[center]
Soulstone Plains faction dailies are not like the Misty Woods faction dailies. Soulstone Plains is a rotation with timers and wins/losses. The rotation begins with two bosses in the center - one for Cerulean Order and one for Crimson Legion. The rotation that follows depends on which side's boss gets defeated. Once one is defeated, the next step is to defend one or both of the drilling sites from the invading mobs. Waves of pig bosses, pig gunners, and terrors attack the NPC drilling team and it is your job to kill them off before the drilling team leader dies. After all of the waves are vanquished, the faction boss appears. After three entire rotations of killing the center guy, defending the drilling team and defeating the faction boss, another faction boss appears which you can kill for an achievement. Each rotation takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.
When Silverfrost Mountains is first released, participating in the Soulstone Plains rotation will be the only way you will be able to receive Moonstones - a new upgrade material similar to Soul Stones.
With Silverfrost comes the Achivement Merchant - a vendor that sells useful items and costumes for gold, valor tokens, fabrics and achievement points. Your points are not consumed after purchasing an item, they are merely a requirement.
In other versions, Hongmoon Skill items, evolution items from quests, and rare outfits can be bought from the Achievement Merchant. In these pictures (taken from Taiwan), everything from the first picture is related to Hongmoon Skills. The bracelet and belt from the second picture are from the story quests and are only sold here in case you happen to lose them. Everything else are outfits - from transmutation, rare drops in dungeons and Wheels of Fate. All items from the Achievement Merchant require a certain amount of achievement points, but you can't see how many points are required until you try to buy the item. From previous versions, the maximum amount needed for Hongmoon Skill items was 1400 achievement points.
White Night - Special release
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Pale Wander; Dark Wanderer - Avalanche Den 4-man and Lair of the Frozen Fang 4-man, respectively
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[center][size="5"][u]Warlock, Naryu Labyrinth & Floor 8[/u][/size][/center]
[center]Check out these threads for some useful tips to
help you through the content update on March 2nd.
[url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/106160-warlock-class-guide/"]Warlock Class Guide[/url]
[i]Warlock Guide for Dummies[/i]
Topic creator: Kona
[quote]Want to learn how to properly play a Warlock? Then you came to the right place! Feel free to ask any questions you might be confused about, or something I may have missed on. I will try my best to keep everything here simple, so it's easier for you to understand.
[url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/161145-pve-gist-of-warlock/"]PvE - Gist of Warlock[/url]
[i]So I don't have to repeat the same answers 10000x[/i]
Topic creator: Mion
[quote]Warlock is a ranged DPS class for the Jin and Lyn race. Their skills are based on warping the dimensions and dealing large with dark magic. They are also a partial summon-type class with the Demon summon that can assist them for a short period of time. Generally, this class is easy to handle.[/quote]
[url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/161055-warlock-pvp-builds-against-each-class/"][Guide] Warlock PVP Builds against each class[/url]
[i]a couple of 45+5 builds with a bit of explaination[/i]
Topic creator: Nodah
[quote]Hi all, I've been playing the warlock class for quite a while now and I've actually managed to reach the diamond rank on the Japanese server (first warlock diamond rank on Japan before the warlock even had his op skills and instant #4 skill)
and got myself to diamond as well in korea [/quote]
[url="http://www.bladeandsouldojo.com/topic/160533-guide-weapons-and-soul-shields-for-the-unchained-patch-march-2nd/page__hl__labyrinth"][Guide] Weapons and Soul Shields for the Unchained Patch (March 2nd)[/url]
Topic creator: Kirvin
[quote]The legendary weapons are not coming out in NA yet. The Siren and Pirate weapons will be able to be upgraded into the level 50 Hongmoon path. It is cheaper to make a Siren/Pirate weapon than it is to upgrade the equivalent Hongmoon path so upgrade them.[/quote]
[*]The Warlock class is now available.
[*]Playable by either Jin or Lyn.
[*]Uses the Razor weapon type.
[*]Vanquish your foes with devastating ranged abilities alongside your mighty Thrall.
[*]Mushin's Tower – Floor 8 is now available.
[*]Mushin himself has a daunting challenge waiting for those who have proven worthy.
[*]Naryu Labyrinth is now available.
[*]Available in 4-member and 6-member modes.
[*]Descend the levels of a randomized labyrinth, where each experience is different.
[*]Battle Fujin and Raijin in this dynamic Heroic dungeon.
[*]Removed Heroic as an option for Loot Auction Grade in party options.
[*]Added achievements for Mushin's Tower, Naryu Labyrinth, and more.
[*]With the introduction of the Warlock, additional class and balance changes will be made in the next update.
[*]Removed Megaphone interface.
[*]New loading screens are available in English, French, and German.
[*]Added Moonwater Soul which grants +10 Attack and is equipped in your Soul slot. In order to create Moonwater Soul, you need:
[*]Naryu Labyrinth Relic Piece x80
[*]Evolved Stone x1 (currently named Soulbound Stone)
[*]Honorary Ornament x3
[*]Fixed the item name for the Summoner Hongmoon skill book Rumblebees - Volume 2.
[*]Sparkling Hexagonal Gem Chests are now available via Transmutation.
[*]Added Pirate and Dark Pirate weapons to the Premium Membership tab in Dragon Express.
[*]Additional items can now be stored in the Wardrobe.
[*]Fixed and updated a large amount of text, voiceover, and cutscene localization in English, German, and French.
[*]Names are now locked out for 24 hours upon using a Name Change Voucher.
[color="#FFFFFF"][size="6"]Level any new character to 45 within three weeks and get exceptional rewards.[/size][/color]
<div> <p>With the launch of Unchained on March 2—and the new Warlock class—we’re challenging everyone to level up a new character before March 23, and get some incredible rewards when they do.</p>
<p>Any character that is level 10 or under when Unchained releases on March 2, and that reaches level 45 before maintenance on March 23, will receive an upgrade bundle and first chance at the Temptation costume.</p>
<p>The upgrade bundle includes all of these non-tradable items:</p>
<p>Your first character of any class that meets the criteria of the challenge will earn the costume and the upgrade bundle, which will be sent to your account-wide Received Items tab where it can be claimed by any character. While the upgrade bundle is only able to be earned once, we’ll grant additional Temptation costumes for any other characters that complete the challenge on your account.</p>
<p>The rewards will be distributed at defined intervals throughout the leveling challenge, and characters that were level 10 or under—and reached level 45 before server maintenance on March 23—can expect to receive their rewards the day after maintenance each week (March 10, 17, and 24) following when they hit level 45. The challenge rewards will be sent to the account-wide Received Items tab, where it can be claimed by any character on the account.</p>
<p>We hope to see many of you taking on this challenge, and earning some exceptional rewards. Good luck!</p> </div>
Glad you like them, and I passed the word to Soupy, he is happy too.
If you like me who likes to make pictures, I suggest using animation swaps from other races/genders, I posted them on 4chan a few months back and someone posted them here, check the link below.
Maybe I should upload them to MEGA too, and post them in this thread as a archive for all animation/dances.