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August 16th Patch Notes
Below you'll find the translated notes for the August 16th patch that was deployed on the Korean servers. We'll be updating this post with the August 1st and 8th notes shortly.

August 16th Patch Notes
Source | Translated by Yuan.

  • You will now gain 50% of the damage your deal as life instead of 20% when you learn the “Smackdown” Tier 5 talent.
  • Tier 2 & 3 of “Aerial Smackdown” skill will now cause the main target to take more damage but the AOE damage will be less.
  • Tier 2 of the “Destroy” skill will now execute the skill even faster, also if you put two points into it you will now be able to chain the skill right after another.
  • Tier 2 of the “Iron Wall” skill will now properly deal damage to those hit by it.
  • Tier 3 of the “Dismantle” ability will now grant more damage.
  • Tier 4 of the skill “Headbutt” ability will now deal 20% / 40% damage to their Chi while recovering your own by 20% / 40% instead of damaging their Chi by 40% / 80%
  • Tier 4 of the skill “Flame Wheel” will no longer grant you Chi if you happen to miss with the skill.
  • Tier 5 of the skill “Amputate” will now leech 100% of the damage instead of 50%.
  • Tier 6 of the skill “Charge” will now regen 30 Chi and will cost no Chi to use.
  • Tier 6 of the skill “Flame Wheel” will now grant 50% Chi regen if you deflect an attack.
  • Tier 6 of the skill “Smackdown” ‘s tooltip was fixed to properly describe what it did.

Force Master
  • “Ice Flurry” will now activate if you crit any of ice type spells.

Blade Master
  • Tier 4 of the skill “Spinning Slash” will now generate more Threat.
  • You will no longer be able to use the skill “Wind Sword” and “Kick” skill while your target is in the air.
  • “Sword Charge” tooltip will now properly display that it is usable during Qing Gong.
  • Fixed the bug with the skill “Ambush” and “Evasion” interfering with entering the “Quick Draw” stance.
  • Fixed a bug with “Wind Sword” interfering with the player also using the skill “Parry” skill.
  • You will now properly charge forward if you use the skill “Charge” “Ambush” “Five Way Strike” and “God Dance” after using the skill “Evasion”
  • Fixed a UI bug that displayed wrong whenever the player had full Chi.

Kung-Fu Master
  • You will now be able to use “Flying Kick” during Qing Gong.

Water Moon Prairie
  • Fixed a male NPC in the area that had a female voice.

High Tier Dungeon
  • You will now get a different type of ring when you kill the boss monster “Frog Lord Doowuk”.
  • New Ring; Attack Power: 4, Critical chance: 80 was added called “Ghostly Skeletal Ring”
  • Deleted the "Ghostly Protection Ring" and "Ghostly Flower Ring".
  • You will now get a different type of earring when you kill the boss monster “Frog Lord Doowuk”
  • New Earring; Attack Power: 4, Penetration: 80 was added called “Ghostly Skeletal Earring”
  • Deleted the "Ghostly Protection Earring" and "Ghostly Flower Earring".

Top Tier Dungeon
  • Fixed a certain quest monster now appearing in the dungeon “Howling Temple”

Heroic Dungeon
  • Fixed a monster disappearing after the combat reset in the dungeon “Chong-Gak Crew’s South Sea Navy Headquarters”
  • Buffed the stats of a green gem acquired at the “Sea Serpent Cave”.
  • Fixed an issue where you couldn’t activate the Steam Engine controls more than once while going through the “Po Hwa Ran” encounter.

  • Fixed an audio sync problem with quests as well as quest text typos.

Dragon Forest
  • You will now get “Revive at South Sea Navy Graveyard Charm” when you complete the quest “Chapter 25: Ready for the final battle.”

Grand Desert
  • You will now get “Revive at Tomb of Sacrifice graveyard charm” when you complete the quest “Where is the scout?”

Water Moon Prairie
  • You will now get “Revive at Sea Serpent Cave Graveyard Charm” when you complete the quest “Another base of the Chong-Gak Crew”
  • Fixed the typo in the quest text of the “Yuwa’s Rage” quest.

  • Added some tooltips for certain options.
  • Various changes in settings options.
  • You will now be warned if you want to destroy / dismantle / sell or buy certain items.
  • /help will now display how to properly send someone a whisper.
  • If you target a blocked player it will display at the back (Blocked)
  • When you mouse over an item the tooltip will now display how many items are stacked.
  • The time remaining of the buff / debuff will now be displayed in the middle of the icon.
  • Icon displaying if whether you can skip the cutscene or not will be displayed larger.
  • Other various UI changes.

  • You will now instantly get the “Satisfied” buff when you eat food.
  • “Ressurection Charm” will now be able to resurrect those in fatigue, also the range was increased to 55m from 10m
  • Buffed the Bo-Pae with health increased stat.
  • Fixed graphical glitch with Lyn females and the “Nightmare” outfit.

  • Added new chat commands. /ginvite to invite someone to your guild. /sandbox for opening your sandbox window. /follow to subscribe to someone. /simulator for a training simulator.
  • Many chat commands will now work with English if you happened to mistype Korean while in English keyboard mode.
  • You will now be able to tab through your whisper contacts with the tab key.
  • You will now be able to resize your chat window in Chat window settings.
  • Other various chat function fixes / changes.

  • Fixed a bug where you were teleported to a wrong place when you used your “Dungeon escape charm” in certain dungeons.

  • Guild Member cap has been increased to 30 for level 1, 40 for level 2, 50 for level 3, 60 for level 4 and 60 for level 5~10.
  • You will now require less experience to level up from 43~45.
  • You will now be rewarded of the extra experience you’ve earned through 43, 44, however you will only be able to get to level 45 3%.
  • Previously you needed 181200 exp to hit 44 from 43 but now you need 90600 and from 44 to 45 you needed 199000 but now you only need 99500.
  • Default time for auctions will now be set at 6 hours instead of 24 hours.
  • Your teleport cooldown will now be 3 minutes instead of 5.

  • “2012 Korea’s Victory project” has ended.
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It's official! Team Bloodlust finally announced a date for Blade & Soul's Korean launch, June 30th! Yeah, that soon. We're now that much closer to an NA/EU launch.

It has also been revealed that this game will be P2P (Pay to Play), costing ₩23,000 for 30 days. That translates to about $20 or €16, which will be lowered to the average $15 or €13 when the NA & EU versions arrive.

Team Bloodlust will be releasing several packages for those interested in buying more time at a cheaper rate. A 90 day package that comes with two weapon gems and a 180 day package that comes with the same two weapon gems plus a unique eye patch. These packages are only available June 26th through the 29th, right before launch.

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Blade & Soul OBT Livestream
Welcome to Blade & Soul Dojo's official Blade & Soul OBT livestream! Join us every day as we play through Blade & Soul's OBT event! Our livestream schedule is currently everyday from 7:00pm to 12:00am EDT!

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Blade & Soul OBT Q&A
We've compiled the most commonly asked questions from our official OBT Q&A thread for you folks. Whether you're fortunate enough to play the OBT or not, the following questions may be useful to you. Be sure to check out our full OBT Q&A thread for loads of must know information. Feel free to ask some questions there as well, we'll get them answered as soon as possible.

Where can I download the game?
We created a dedicated thread here with multiple ways to download Blade & Soul's OBT client.

What is the schedule for Blade & Soul's OBT?
Blade & Soul's (Korean) OBT begins on June 21st at 4:00pm KST (Korean time) and ends on June 30th. Unlike previous closed beta test events, the OBT servers will be up and running indefinitely this time around, with a short 5 hour daily maintenance starting at 3:00am KST and ending at 8:00am KST (Korean time).

What is the Dojo's "official" server?
The Dojo's "official" OBT server is 이심전심.

Will the Dojo have a guild?
No, we will not be creating a guild for the Blade & Soul Korean Retail version. There are quite a few English speaking guilds that could be found if you look around.

Are there any translations for the skill trees?
Yes, for a few. We have very rough drafts of the following classes. All missing classes will be coming soon! Be patient!

Update: Skill trees have been changed for OBT. New translations coming soon.

I'm stuck on a quest and can't read Korean! Can you help?
It would obviously be incredibly difficult for us to guide you through every question but we can list a few that have caused people the most problems. A short guide can be found here.

Can you translate the games stats for us?
Yep! Here is a picture of a character sheet and the translated stats.
Blade & Soul's Korean OBT is almost here! In less than five days Blade & Soul will be taking a huge leap forward, drawing ever so closely to the highly anticipated official Korean launch, which of course brings us closer to our NA and EU versions!

With the OBT right around the corner, Team Bloodlust decided to leave us with a stunning promotional video to help us pass the excruciatingly short time left until servers officially open up.

Blade & Soul's Korean OBT servers go live on June 21st at 4:00pm KST (Korean time). Be sure to check up on the Dojo throughout the event for complete coverage and community discussions! Also, don't forget to check out the Dojo's official livestream! We'll be streaming everyday during NA prime time!

Have OBT access? Join us in-game on the Dojo's "official" server, 이심전심. Be sure to pick the Lawful League (Blue) faction if you'd like to join the Dojo's guild. You get to choose your faction at around levels 20-25, once you enter the Grand Desert zone (second zone).
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