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Aion: Awakened Legacy - Item and System Changes

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Aion: Awakened Legacy update arrives in a couple of weeks, and to prepare you for the update there are several impactful systems changes you should be aware of. Check out the highlights below and stay tuned for the full patch notes available as we near the launch on October 24.

 

Equipment and Accessories

  1. Equipment will now use a rarity progression of Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate. This also applies to items that use rarity.
  2. With the rarity change, characters will be granted new gear based on their current gear. Click here to see the list. Characters will keep their current gear along with receiving the new gear after the game update.
  3. Equipment will be explicitly divided into PvE and PvP equipment, which determines how it can be acquired and powered up.


Enchanting

  1. Enchanting gear no longer breaks when the enchantment fails.
  2. Equipment and accessories will use either PvE or PvP Enchantment Stones, which is determined by the type of equipment (PvE or PvP).
  3. Supplements can no longer be used and can be sold to the vendor for Kinah.


Socketing

  1. Most equipment will need to have their Manastone sockets unlocked before they can have Manastones added. Slots can be unlocked with Manastone Fasteners. The amount of Fasteners required will be based on the level and rarity of the gear, as well as how many slots have already been unlocked on it.


Crafting and Gathering

  1. The old crafting disciplines will be removed.
  2. Aethertapping will be removed, but Essencetapping will remain.
  3. The Aetherforging craft list will change. Players will be able to craft both craft both PvE and PvP equipment and accessories of various rarities.


Luna

  1. The number and type of craftable items in Karunerk’s Workshop in Luna will be changing. You will also be able to craft PvE Enchantment Stones, Aetherforging crafting materials, and more.
  2. Luna will replace the bonus instance entry scrolls. You’ll be able to use Luna to add additional instance entries. Scrolls currently in the game can still be used up.
  3. Kutana’s Teleport Station will be added, allowing players to spend Luna to teleport to strategic areas quickly.


Transformation

  1. The Transformation system is a new system that will allow you to transform into a powerful being for a short time, granting bonus stats.
  2. There are different grades of Transformations which players can earn from Transformation Contracts. Higher grades provide better stats, but have a shorter duration.
  3. Transformations will be permanently unlocked account-wide via a Transformation Contract. To use a Transformation, players need a Transformation Scroll.
  4. Transformation Contracts and Scrolls can be purchased from the Gold Sand Traders for Kinah. Other means to obtain them will be made available in the future.


Cubic

  1. The new Cubics system will provide you with permanent stat boosts for a character through the use of Cubicles.
  2. Cubicles can be acquired through Qubrinerk’s Workshop as well as other means.
  3. There are many types of Cubicles, and you can see the various stats awarded from the Cubic menu.

 

Item Changes

  1. Many consumables including power shards, crafting recipes and buff scrolls will be obsolete and automatically sold or removed upon login. Full item details will be available later.
  2. +5 Essence Cores will automatically be exchanged for Gold Ingots. Essence Cores lower than +5 will be immediately removed from players’ inventories.
  3. Gold Ingot is a new token that can be used to purchase items from the new Gold Sand Traders. Kinah can be exchanged for Gold Ingots.

 

Keep an eye out for additional articles and features explaining the biggest and best changes coming to Aion: Awakened Legacy—arriving October 24!
 


Power Up Week & All Boosts

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Starting on October 10, Power Up Week and All Boosts will be running for the next two weeks. Read on for full details!
 

Power Up Week

These server-wide buffs will greatly help when attempting to temper or enchant Essence Cores, Accessories, and Stigmas:

  1. Attempts to enchant a Stigma that are unsuccessful will only result in a decrease of one enchantment level rather than the destruction of the item
  2. Attempts to temper accessories (Hats, Earrings, Necklaces, Rings, and Belts) that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one tempering level rather than the destruction of the item
  3. Attempts to enchant Essence Cores that are unsuccessful will only result in the decrease of one enchantment level, if using Omega Enchantment Stones, rather than the destruction of the item

 

You’ll be able to stock up on items you may need by visiting the in-game store or web store.


All Boosts

All the boosts you know and love will be activated at once. These server-wide bonus buffs will help you with leveling, crafting, drops, and AP!

  1. 400% bonus EXP gain
  2. 100% bonus crafting EXP
  3. 100% bonus AP gain
  4. 100% bonus drop rate

 

These events will be active all the way up to the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy on October 24.

 


End of the World Event

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Ereshkigal’s fury will soon be unleashed upon Atreia. Many of the zones and instances we’ve grown fond of will be destroyed by her rage. Before Ereshkigal unleashes her devastating attack, you’ll be able to visit some of these instances one last time and be generously rewarded.


How To Patricipate

In select instances, monsters you kill inside will have a chance to drop an [Event] Apocalyptic Chest. Killing the instance bosses will have a significantly higher chance to drop the chest as well. The Apocalyptic Chest will be rewarded to the party member with the highest roll.  Getting the loot inside is simple, just open the chest and be rewarded!


In some instances however, the Apocalyptic Chest will only drop from the instance boss.  These instances have been marked with an asterisk.


Instances

  • Danuar Sanctuary
  • Ophidan Bridge
  • Linkgate Foundry
  • Danuar Reliquary
  • Illuminary Obelisk*
  • Seized Danuar Sanctuary
  • Sauro Supply Base
  • Infernal Danuar Reliquary
  • Infernal Illuminary Obelisk*
  • Infinity Shard
  • The Eternal Bastion
  • Archives of Eternity
  • Drakenseer's Lair
  • Adma's Fall
  • Theobomos Test Chamber
  • Fallen Poeta*
  • Trials of Eternity


Rewards

  • Caeus Weapon Box
  • Caeus Armor Box
  • Berdin's Lucky Star (x3)
  • Omega Enchantment Stone
  • Tempering Solution
  • Omega Enchantment Stone (x3)
  • Tempering Solution (x3)
  • +12 Manastone Selection Bundle
  • Gray Wolf Mark (x50)
  • Master Harvester's Wings
  • Distorted Sunayaka's Weapon Box
  • Pure Empyrean Plume Box
  • Heavy Stigma Box
  • Master Harvester's Armor Box
  • Master Harvester's Weapon Box
  • Master Harvester's Accessory Box
  • Master Harvester's Hat Box

 

Be quick! The End of the World event will end October 24 with the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy.


Aion: Awakened Legacy - Lakrum & New Instances

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When Ereshkigal gathered enough power, she destroyed the Abyss, and in that process sent its fragmented islands into Atreia. As the skies darken, all would have been lost if not for the sacrifice of Archdaevas—protecting what could be saved. What was familiar is now lost; uninhabitable and destroyed. Survivors rebuilt, and have discovered an ancient land with new secrets to tell.

 

New Zone: Lakrum

Lakrum is an ancient land, created by Aion centuries ago and protected by the Jotun. At the center of this ancient, forest-covered area, Aion built a grand temple to house a divine relic imbued with Aion’s divine magic. Ereshkigal has caught wind of the relic’s powers.

Once you reach level 75, you’ll continue your journey to Lakrum. Exploring this ancient land will take you to level 80; but remember, Lakrum is dense with both friend and foe alike—all fighting to gain power. You’ll need to be ready for anything that comes your way.

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Sitting at the north of Lakrum, and nested in Shaded Pine Forest, is Lakrum Fortress. This fortress is key to maintaining power in the region, so it’s highly desired by Asmodians, Elyos, and the Balaur. Artifacts scattered around the area can also be vital in capturing and controlling the fortress. Claim the fortress to bring a strategic advantage, and rewards, to your side.

 

New Instances

Primeth’s  Forge

Level 80 - 6 members - 4 Entries per week

Rewards: Legendary & Ultimate Armor, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones

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The Jotun protecting the relic have been turned to stone, and Frigida, under Ereshkigal’s orders, is using Primeth to createa weapon capable of containing the relic’s pure divine energy. Venture into Primeth’s Forge to wake the Jotun and stop Frigida!

Qubrinerk’s Cubic Workshop

Level 80 - 1 Member - 7 Entries per week

Rewards: Cubicles

The Shugo scientist, Qubrinerk, was working on “Cubics”— concentrated Aether capable of making any Daeva more powerful—until Shulacks raided it and took control of the lab. With the help of Qubrinerk’s Mercenaries, enter Qubrinerk’s Cubic Workshop to help rid her of her Shulack problem and be rewarded. Nyerk.

 

Updated Instances

Infernal Drakenspire Depths is an updated and more difficult version of Drakenspire Depths. This instance will offer some of the best equipment you can get, but you’ll only be able to enter if your faction controls Lakrum Fortress.

Some more familiar instances can be found in Lakrum, and have been updated for the higher level cap with new rewards and higher difficulty.

Instance

Details

Rewards

Mirash Sanctum

Solo

Level 76+

5 entries per week

 

Ancient Accessories, Plumes

Cradle of Eternity

3 members

Level 78+

5 entries per week

Ancient Weapons/Armor/Accessories, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones

Frozen Monolith

 

6 members

Level 80

5 entries per week

Legendary Armor, Plumes, PvE Enchantment Stones

Bastion of Souls

6 members

Level 80

5 entries per week

Legendary Weapon/Accessories, PvE Enchantment  Stones

Infernal Drakenspire Depths

 

12 members

Level 80

2 entries per week

Faction control Lakrum Fortress

Legendary & Ultimate Weapons/Accessories, PvE Enchantment Stones

 

 

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the launch of Aion: Awakened Legacy on October 24.


Aion: Awakened Legacy Arrives October 24

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The next major update for Aion arrives in just a few weeks, with amazing improvements to almost all major game systems and features. Aion: Awakened Legacy brings a refreshing and simplified experience for Daevas old and young, promising to create a streamlined and more enjoyable experience regardless of your experience with the game. If you’ve never played Aion before—or if you’re looking to return—there’s no better time than with this update.

Visit the Aion: Awakened Legacy update page to register your account to receive a free Awakened Gala Gift Pack to help your Daeva take its first steps in the new update.

 

Level Cap Raised to 80

Characters can now access new skills and abilities as they increase their power to level 80.

 

Leveling Campaign Revamped

The landscape has changed, offering new pathways and blocking old ones. The leveling campaign has been completely reworked to improve quest and progression flow, as well as increase how quickly a character can achieve max-level.

 

New Zone – Lakrum

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A vast new land, dotted with long-forgotten ruins, has been discovered. Populated by mysterious new creatures and a solemn fortress guarded by the Jotun, the area known as Lakrum beckons adventurers to discover its secrets.

 

New Instance – Primeth’s Forge

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Ereshkigal’s troops have invaded the home and workshop of the Jotun’s greatest smith: Primeth. Brave the dangers of an active forge, liberate Primeth, and discover the true intent of Ereshkigal’s plans before it’s too late.

 

Transformations

Transformation

Assume the appearance and power of creatures, monsters, and even a divine being, boosting your stats for a short time. By collecting multiple transformations of the same tier you can combine them to achieve truly incredible feats of combat prowess.

 

Cubics

With the update we’re introducing a new Cubics system that can permanently increase your character’s stats. Within the new region of Lakrum, max level characters can traverse a portal to Qubrinerk’s Cubic Lab for a chance to obtain the magical Cubicles. Cubicles can then be stored in Cubics, which provide permanent stat increases.

 

Daevanion Skills

Characters at max level will have the ability to further customize their builds for PvE and PvP combat through skill specializations called Daevanion Skills. These are able to be switched at any time out of combat, allowing you to customize your approach to each and every encounter.

 

Infernal Drakenspire Depths

The regular Drakenspire Depths is being integrated into the revamped leveling campaign as a solo dungeon. A new more difficult version of the raid—Infernal Drakenspire Depths—is once again an endgame raid, offering the most powerful gear in the game.

 

Equipment & Enchanting

Lvl 80 Gear

With the vast changes coming in Aion: Awakened Legacy, an entirely new item-grade system in will impact a few systems. There are only three quality levels of new gear—Ancient, Legendary, and Ultimate—which reduces much of the complexity built up over past releases. Gear is also now strictly PvE or PvP focused, with each type of gear earnable only from that type of content. Enchanting is also specific to PvE and PvP, allowing you to specifically customize your character for the content you’re interested in.

 

Rifts

The ability to Rift is back! Rifts are once again specific to level ranges, and restrict higher level characters from entering lower level Rifts. Lower level characters can still enter higher Rifts, encouraging groups and Legions to help support their members for higher level rewards.

 

Sieges

Fortress

Sieges are being reverted to a pre-Coalition version, putting the focus back on Legions and Leagues. We’re also reducing the number of sieges down to two: Lakrum Fortress and Divine Fortress.

 

These changes and a lot more will be explored through in-depth feature articles from now until Aion: Awakened Legacy releases on October 24. You also won’t want to miss our update overview livestream the Friday before release, at 11am PDT on October 19. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to know the minute we post a feature preview or promotion.


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