The Gate of Embers has acquired a binding Shrine for players.
Battlemaster Orthondrin at the Observatory Outpost will now offer Dragons the opportunity to attune to the Helian's Tomb destination pad once they have completed the quest "Helian's Tomb: Eternal Rest".
Helian's Trust formula which can be used by Dragons to give a special item to their friends. This item, when turned into Orthondrin at the Observatory Outpost, grants the bearer attunement to both Helian's Tomb destination pads.
The goal of these changes was to attempt to address a school that hasn't had much (if any) attention since launch. Bloodmage has some very interesting game-mechanics but was severely lacking in their usefulness and effectiveness. We hope these changes will make them more useful in groups and more entertaining to play.
Blood Doll - Reworked dramatically to improve its usefulness to the caster.
The recycle rate has been lowered from 600 to 300 seconds and the pre-delay raised to 5.0.
Blood Doll is now received 4 levels earlier, while Blood Doll V is now received at level 100.
When cast the ability damages the caster by 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1000 damage by Tier.
Blood Dolls now last for up to 1 hour which should improve their usefulness in battle.
In addition, Blood Dolls when used now heal by 300, 600, 900, 1200 and 1500 by Tier.
Exsanguinate - Reworked to make it as useful as other high-tier abilities such as Evisceration of Life.
Recycle rate has been lowered to 10 minutes from 30 minutes.
Now does 800 to 1200 damage.
Group Instant Transfer
Ability is no longer self-targeted, but must be targeted on a friendly player.
Now shares a recycle timer with Instant Transfer.
When used the ability damages the caster by 400 and 800, while healing group members by 600 and 1200.
Has a 60 second recycle instead of 5 minutes.
Now shares a recycle timer with Group Instant Transfer.
When cast damages the caster by 150 to 750 by Tier, while healing for 300 to 1500.
Now received at levels 26, 46, and 66.
Concentrate Blood IV is now received at level 86.
The recycle rate is now 5 minutes.
When cast damages the caster by 150 to 600 by Tier, while raising the Maximum Health of the caster by 300 to 1200.
Reworked the formulas to improve their usability and to be more consistent with the rest of the game.
Beginner Blood Bolt now contains Blood Bolts I and II.
Journeyman Blood Bolt now contains Blood Bolts I through IV and requires 600 spellcraft to scribe.
Expert Blood Bolt now contains Blood Bolts I through V. Yes, that is not a typo! Blood Bolt V is now available for players. It also requires 1000 Spellcraft to scribe.
Skill ranges to scribe the spells are 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1000.
In addition, the resource requirements have changed to match the Tier (i.e. Blood Bolt I uses Sandstone and Dim Orbs, II uses Slate and Pale Orbs, etc).
Reworked to have a 90 second recycle and a 3.0 pre-delay instead of a post-delay.
When cast will now do 100 to 150 damage to the target.
Boil Blood II is now received by the Bloodmage at level 100 and does 200-300 damage to the target along with an increased DoT.
Reworked to have a 90 second recycle and a 2.5 pre-delay instead of post-delay.
The Constricted Blood debuff now lasts for 180 seconds.
Constrict Blood now uses the Spirit skill instead of Blight skill.
Received at levels 25 and 50, while new abilities, Blood Shield III is received at level 75 and IV at level 100.
Blood Shield now recycles every 30 seconds and has a 2.5 pre-delay instead of a post-delay.
When cast Blood Shield now damages the caster for 250, 500, 750 and 1000.
Blood Shield now boosts armor and ethereal armor by 5000 instead of 1000 and absorbs 1 to 4 hits (by Tier).
Expanded one plot in Mithril's Anvil nearest the Yew Forest.
Elial and the Rift Guardians now have much more loot chances and can drop a wider range of rare items.
Abandoned Island and Winter Vale teleport gates now cost coin to use.
Island of Fire and Ice, Abandoned Island, and Winter Vale destination pad now costs coin to use.
Adjusted the respawn rate of minions spawned by a Greater and Lesser Blight Anchors.
Redrew the Elm regions around Elmnic to no longer spawn on the roads or within the non-resource trees.
Resized many plots in Elmnic, Darvus, Solitaire, and Mambow Point.
Increased the quantity of Marble Golems on Saritova Island.
Geoff the Pawnbroker Products:
Chocolate Gruok Tails now give a small Heal-over-Time upon consumption.
Caramelized Wolf Ears now give a small strength buff upon consumption.
Skewered Maggot Chews now give a small power buff upon consumption.
Lesser Focus and Lessen Power spells now use the Blight skill instead of the Mind skill.
Quest "Helian's Tomb: Eternal Rest" now gives a formula, Helian's Trust, at the end.
Orthondrin will now greet players who have completed the "Helian's Tomb: Eternal Rest" quest and who don't have the "Helian's Trust" formula and offer it to them.
Completely redrew the resource/spawn regions on Isle of Wisps. Essence Residue and Wisps now spawns in a more consistent manner starting from the Essence Circle northwest towards the curling tip of the island. Spawns of both residue and wisps now respect the road and world objects on the island (no longer spawning or walking through them).
Salt can no longer be found on the Isle of Wisps.
Evisceration of Life and Exsanguinate no longer share a timer with Critical Strike.
Lowered the respawn times of the Skeleton Lieutenants on Lesser Aradoth with the exception of Vekh and Khar.
Lowered the respawn time of Kessh, Biting Fly Feeder, Ingot,NaNuk, Bessie, Pebbles, and Bar'Akath on Lesser Aradoth.
Brew Stirrer can now be used with the Alchemy skill.
Wei the Spearman Trainer is now known as Wei Garant and has relocated from Tazoon to Dalimond.
Adeshine has joined The Brotherhood and has relocated from Feladan to the Barracks in Delgarath.
With this update Envenomed Arrow has undergone some significant changes. The idea behind this change was to introduce additional abilities in the line as well as to make some changes to its usefulness.
The ability is now a level 30 ability and additional abilities in the line can be quested for and received at levels 60 and 90.
It now has a 90 second recycle time improving its frequency of use.
In addition to a Nature DoT, Envenomed Arrow now has a chance (15, 20, and 25% respectively) to hit the target with a poison (Benign, Moderate, or Deadly).
Using the ability now requires 1 unit of a venom resource - Weak, Strong, or Deadly - which can be obtained by harvesting it from dead Spiders, Scorpions or Tarantulas using Intuition.
Related Changes and additions:
The quest "Jacinda's Envenomed Arrow" is now known as "Ranger: Envenomed Arrow" and is only offered by Rialtos in Kion.
Calimir in Feladan now offers the quest "Ranger: Envenomed Arrow II".
Jacinda the Eagle-Eyed has relocated from Feladan to the Imperial Outpost and now offers the quest "Ranger: Envenomed Arrow III".
The Summer Festival has come to an end and those NPCs providing quests and activities for it have retired for another year. In its place, however, the beginnings of the Fall Festivals are undergoing major changes.
Some of the NPC's from previous Fall Festivals (both from around Dalimond and Aughundell) have been moved to their new location on New Korelia. More to come from these NPC's in a future update, but content from previous years' festivals is available now via these NPC's.
The areas around Augundell and Dalimond that used to have seasonal content have had their decorations removed as part of the move of seasonal festivals the the "Resort" islands.
New Korelia has been modified to remove many of the tutorial signs, markers, etc, to make way for future world building for the Fall Festival.
Major changes have been made to resources to improve their usability and reduce long-standing frustration by players. The biggest part of this change has been the reversal of the Alloy concept introduced in 2004.
Metal Alloys are now a thing of the past. Metal Bars from Tier 3 to Tier 6 no longer require a second metal in order to create bars. So, Cobalt simply requires Cobalt Ore, Mithril requires Mithril Ore, etc.
In order to faciliate this change Nickel Ore has been renamed to Dark Iron Ore. So, to produce Steel Bars you will now need Dark Iron Ore. Resource locations for Dark Iron (Nickel) remain the same.
Blighted Metal Bars no longer require 4-8 or 3-7 blighted ore, but instead 2-4 blighted ore like non-blighted bars.
Bonus resources of a higher tier (or lower) are no longer received when gathering "core" resources such as ore, stone, gems, fabric, essence and azulyte.
Novian resources no longer have a coin value and cannot be sold to a pawnbroker or consigner. However, they are no longer attuned and so they can be traded between players and stored in public (or private) plot structures.
When gathering Radiant Azulyte you can now get bonus Unfocused Radiant Azulyte.
Ruby no longer spawns on top of the ridge within the Thornwood, but instead to the north near the Eastern Outpost on the mountain slopes. There are nearly three times as much ruby as before since it covers a greater area, but also motherlode ruby nodes can now be found.
Blighted Shining Essence Residue can now be found in the Staging Grounds.
Increased the number of Thornwood trees that spawn north and east of Harro.
Split the Radiant Wisp spawns near the Steelsilk so they aren't linked with the spawns in the Thornwood and spawn in greater quantities.
The Yew Forest has undergone a massive revamp with this update. The regions of all resources and mobs around the forest have been dramatically redrawn and improved. Trees no longer spawn on the roads and the size of the resources and mobs increases the further east you proceed from Mithril's Anvil. The center of the Yew Forest is now known as the Grandfather Grove and has had its ambiance dramatically improved.
The Grandfather Grove is now the only place you can find Arboreon now, among the other Massive Yew.
Sumaac, the Forest Oastic, has its own spawn location also, though players will have to discover it for themselves.
Other mobs, including Feral Bloodsnouts and Dire Wolves have moved into the western edges of the forest.
The Forest now has a weather region as well as sound effects and in some locations appropriate music.
The Bruttien family, Elves from Feladan, have built a homestead just east of Mithril's Anvil.
Sign at Mithril's Anvil that said "To Great Wall" now says "To Hadan's Wall".
Numerous resources Dark Iron, Cows, Wheat, Onions, Potatos and Cedar Trees now spawn near Mithril's Anvil.