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Revamped Hunting Grounds and Raid Bosses

Antharas' Lair and Dragon Valley have been revamped. New Separated Soul NPCs live in Hunter's Village, Dragon Valley, and Antharas' Lair that can teleport characters level 80 and above between each of these areas. Separated Soul NPCs also offer daily quests for their related zones and can synthesize certain items into Antharas Blood Crystals:

  • Will of Antharas: Can be obtained from the Raid Boss monsters in Antharas' Lair.
  • Sealed Blood Crystal: Can be obtained from the raid boss monster in Dragon Valley.

Because Antharas' Lair and Dragon Valley have been revised, certain quests are no longer available or their related monsters have moved:

  • Power of Darkness (level 55)
  • Whisper of Dreams - Part 1 (level 56)
  • Whisper of Dreams - Part 2 (level 60)

If a quest you were working on was removed when High Five launched, you can complete it and receive rewards for it by speaking to the News Informer NPC. With the exception of the quests mentioned above, any monsters related to quests in Antharas' Lair and Dragon Valley are now located in Watcher's Tomb. To view where quest monsters appear, check the quest map pin in your map window.

Antharas' Lair

Zone Type Party Hunting Area
Recommended Level 85
The soldiers of Aden have long been collecting the cursed bones of watchmen that died miserably in the valley of the Land Dragon Antharas. Because of this, the Blood Curse affects fewer undead monsters, and the number of soldiers taking aim at Antharas has been increased. In response, Antharas has summoned additional ferocious monsters near his nest to keep those infiltrators in check.

Some geographical features inside Antharas' Lair have changed. New monsters have also been added. Antharas' Lair is now home to new raid bosses, include Drake Lord, Dragon Beast, and Behemoth Leader. Also, a new and fearsome Knorik monster can show up during raids and patrol inside Antharas' Lair. A successful Spoil attack on certain monsters in Antharas' Lair can generate a Morale Boost buff.

Various new quests involving Antharas, the monsters in his nest, and items useful to an Antharas raid have been added.

When entering Antharas' nest through the Heart of Warding, your Portal Stone is no longer consumed. Antharas' HP regeneration and overall stats have been reduced. The casting time for major skills used by Antharas has been increased. Fewer Dragon Helpers, Behemoth Dragons and Tarask Dragons are summoned during an Atharas raid. And the stats for the Tarask Dragon have been reduced. When Antharas is defeated, Nevit's Herald appears in all towns.

During an Antharas Raid, a Antharas Blood Crystal can resurrect dead allies and fully restore their experience points. This item only works (or is useful) during an Antharas Raid. New helpful items that can be obtained from quests and used during an Antharas raid have been added.

Dragon Valley

Zone Type Solo and Party Hunting Area
Recommended Level 80-85
Certain older monsters in Dragon Valley have been moved to Watcher's Tomb.

Earthquakes can strike Dragon Valley at random times and locations. During an earthquake, special monsters show up in groups.

The Large Dragon Bone item, which you can obtain in this zone, summons particular raid boss monsters. Use the item on a Dragon Vortex found in four places inside Dragon Valley to summon and hunt the following raid boss monsters:

  • Emerald Horn
  • Bleeding Fly
  • Blackdagger Wing
  • Shadow Summoner
  • Spike Slasher
  • Muscle Bomber
  • Dust Rider

You can randomly obtain either MP Herbs or the Morale Boost buff if a Spoil attack lands successfully on some monsters.

  • Morale Boost Buff Level 1: Increased Paralysis/Bleed/Poison/Stun Resistance by 50, Critical Rate by 10%, and Critical Power by 10%. The buff only remains while you are in Dragon Valley.
  • Morale Boost Buff Level 2: Increased Paralysis/Bleed/Poison/Stun Resistance by 80, Critical Rate by 30%, Critical Power by 15%, P. Atk. by 15%, and M. Atk. by 15%. The buff only remains while you are in Dragon Valley.
  • Morale Boost Buff Level 3: Increased Paralysis/Bleed/Poison/Stun Resistance by 90, Critical Rate by 50%, Critical Power by 20%, P. Atk. by 15%, M. Atk. by 15%, Atk. Spd. by 15%, Casting Speed by 15%, and XP by 20%. The buff only remains while you are in Dragon Valley.

Revamped Raid Bosses

Fire Dragon Valakas: The Floating Stone that was required to enter the Hall of Flames through Klein, the Watcher of Valakas, has been renamed to the Vaculalite Floating Stone. It is no longer consumed when you use it to enter the Hall of Flames.
Valakas' HP regeneration and overall stats have been reduced. The casting time for major skills used by Valakas has been increased. The power for major skills used by Valakas has been adjusted.
The number of Lavasaurus Helpers summoned by Valakas during the battle has been reduced. Lavasaurus Helpers' overall stats and skill power has been reduced, and these creatures can now be hunted.
When Valakas is defeated, Nevit's Herald appears in all towns.
Various new quests involving Valakas, the monsters in his nest, and providing items useful to a Valakas raid have been added.
Ice Queen Freya (Hard Mode): The amount of Archery Knights that spawn has been decreased, and the amount of time before they respawn has increased. Archery Knights' HP has been reduced. Freya's HP has been reduced, and she uses the skill Eternal Blizzard less often. Glakias' HP has been reduced.
Beleth: The power of the skills used by Beleth has been reduced.

New Items for Valakas and Antharas Raids

Various items useful for raids against Antharas or Valakas have been added. These items can only be used inside the dragons' nests. Obtain these items from the new quests introduced with the High Five update.

Item NameEffectReuse TimeDurationTarget
Totem of Body Increases HP regeneration by 30%.
Decreases damage received from falling by 80%.
10 minutes 30 minutes Nearby characters
Totem of Spirit Increases MP regeneration by 30%. 10 minutes 30 minutes Nearby characters
Totem of Bravery Increases P. Def. by 15%.
Cures Fear periodically.
10 minutes 30 minutes Nearby characters
Totem of Fortitude Increases M. Def. by 15%.
Cures Petrify periodically.
10 minutes 30 minutes Nearby characters
Refined Red Dragon Blood HP recovery 5 minutes - Party members
Refined Blue Dragon Blood MP recovery 5 minutes - Party members

Changes to Existing Hunting Zones

Tower of Insolence: All monsters in the Tower of Insolence now give more experience points when killed. Some monsters in the Tower of Insolence can no longer use skills that Stun.

By purchasing a particular Dimensional Stone for 10,000 Adena from the Research Keplon NPC and using the stone on the Dimension Vortex, you can teleport to the floor of the Tower of Insolence of your choice:

Item NameTeleport Destination
Green Dimensional Stone First Floor
Blue Dimensional Stone Fifth Floor
Red Dimensional Stone Tenth Floor

Swamp of Screams: The number of monsters that attack first has been increased, and it varies according to whether it is day or night in the game world.

Other Zone Changes

Level 76 and Above Monster XP: Monsters that are level 76 and above now give more experience points and skill points when killed.

Dimensional Rift Monster XP and SP: Monsters in Dimensional Rifts now give more experience points and skill points when killed.

Better Loot From Level 83 Boss in Labyrinth of the Abyss: The level 83 Boss in the Labyrinth of the Abyss now drops items of a higher level.

Baylor and the Crystal Caverns: When entering Baylor's lair, none of your crystals (Red, Blue or Clear) will be consumed.

Blacksmith of Wind Stays Longer: The Blacksmith of Wind, Rooney, stays longer at each location that he teleports to.

Kamaloka Exit Teleport Devices Added: A Kamaloka exit teleport device has been added to all Kamaloka instances.

Lucky Pig

While hunting in certain zones, you can encounter the Lucky Pig. (It has replaced the Fortune Bug.) Lucky Pig is a flying pig with white feathery wings. When it appears, it shouts and approaches a nearby character at random.
Lucky Pig eats Adena dropped nearby and disappears if not fed for 10 minutes. You can feed Adena to Lucky Pig a minimum of three times and a maximum of ten times. Talk to it to determine if it's full. When it is full, Lucky Pig loses its wings. At that point, it may give you a reward for feeding it.
You can obtain a reward either by feeding Lucky Pig ten times or talking to it after you have fed it at least three times.

Lucky Pig Locations:

  • Level 52 Lucky Pig: Enchanted Valley.
  • Level 70 Lucky Pig: Forest of the Dead, Valley of Saints.
  • Level 80 Lucky Pig: Wild Beast Pastures, Plains of the Lizardmen, Sel Mahum Training Grounds, Fields of Whispers & Silence, Crypts of Disgrace, Den of Evil, Primeval Isle, and the solo area in Dragon Valley.

Lucky Pig Rewards:

  • Level 52 Lucky Pig: Neolithic Crystal B and Top-Grade Life Stone - Level 52.
  • Level 70 Lucky Pig: Neolithic Crystal A and Soul Crystals - Stage 11.
  • Level 80 Lucky Pig: Neolithic Crystal S and Attribute crystals.

You can exchange Neolithic Crystals with a Dimensional Merchant to change a normal weapon into a rare weapon. (Dimensional Merchants are now functional.) To change a weapon into a rare weapon, you need to supply the Dimensional Merchant with the weapon and 1 Neolithic Crystal of the same grade.

Treasure Chests

Hunting grounds throughout Aden now have fewer Treasure Chests, but the rewards they give are better. They can only be opened through the Unlock skill or the newly added Maestro Key. (They can no longer be opened with Treasure Chest Keys.) The Maestro Key can be purchased from Grocer NPCs in each village or obtained through the Summon Treasure Key skill.

Treasure Chest rewards depend on both your character's level and the level of the Treasure Chest:

  • If your character is level 77 or below, you can receive rewards from Treasure Chests within six levels of your character level. For example, if you are level 77, you can get rewards from Treasure Chests of levels 71 through 83 only.
  • If your character is level 78 or higher, you can receive rewards from Treasure Chests within five levels of your character level. For example, if you are level 78, you can get rewards from Treasure Chests of levels 73 through 83 only.

If you get no rewards from a Treasure Chest, the chest self-destructs and disappears.

If you are very lucky, you can obtain an Adventurer's Treasure Sack from a Treasure Chest. The three types of Adventurer's Treasure Sack you can receive are related to the level of the Treasure Chest.

  • Beginner Adventurer's Treasure Sack: One random D-Grade or C-Grade weapon.
  • Experienced Adventurer's Treasure Sack: One random B-Grade, A-Grade, or S-Grade weapon (excluding Dynasty).
  • Great Adventurer's Treasure Sack: One random Dynasty, Icarus, or Vesper weapon.

Last Updated (Sunday, 27 February 2011 13:27)

 

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