Though you have failed in your quest to stop Chol Mugo from possessing the Emperor’s power, you have one last chance at redemption. Join the fight in Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn.

The Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn update brings with it the final part of your journey into the Nightfall Sanctuary 12-player raid, a new solo Heroic Dungeon, a chance to evolve your weapon to the new legendary Grand Celestial level, and a whole lot more!

Check out the Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn update page for an overview, or scroll down for more in-depth coverage and detail.

Community Manager Bethany “Liinxy” Stout and Producer Jonathan “Babbletr0n” Lien showed off Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn’s content, features, and events in our most recent livestream. Watch and follow along as they take you through a tour of what’s new!  

Nightfall Sanctuary Part 2

Chol Mugo has entered the heart of the Emperor’s Tomb with the Kuranos Cube in hand, hoping to wield the power of the Celestial Emperor. But, Chol Mugo’s ascension may not be everything he had hoped for. Slay the Scorptamaton and then make a final stand against the Grand Celestial Emperor in the thrilling conclusion of the Chol Mugo saga!

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Circle of Sundering

Though you are strong in body, it is your mind that will be challenged in this new solo Heroic Dungeon. Step inside the Circle of Sundering where you’ll be confronted by your past, and challenged by the manifestations of your innermost thoughts. Avoid falling into madness like so many before you, and emerge even stronger with rewards from the dungeon, as well as weekly and seasonal rewards.

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In-game Events

June 20–July 25

The Weaponsmith’s Forge and Raid Crusade Events will make it easier for you to upgrade your weapons as well as discover new trinkets that will that keep you from the edge of death as you venture forth into the darkness.

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Legendary Accessory Augment System

This new Augment System will give you a unique way to improve your legendary accessories, and can further enhance your character by preparing you for Blade & Soul’s more challenging content.

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Items and Systems Changes

We’re making a number of impactful changes to core items and systems. Click the link below for a look at what’s coming with this update, and be sure to scroll down for the full patch notes.

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Tropical Treasure Trove

June 20–July 11

A tidal wave is breaking ashore with a sea full of rewards! The Tropical Treasure Trove is coming with Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn, and inside you’ll discover a variety of new upgrade materials and new cosmetics—including Jinsoyun’s Dark Emissary outfit with wings.

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Celestial Dawn 4.6 Patch Notes

Content & Events

  • The last two encounters of Nightfall Sanctuary are now available.
  • Circle of Sundering, a solo Heroic dungeon, is now available.
    • Rankings, as well as weekly and seasonal rewards, are now available.
  • The Tropical Treasure Trove is now available from June 20 through July 11.
  • The Weaponsmith's Forge event is now available from June 20 through July 27.
    • Complete Daily Challenge to receive 2 Goldsmith Evolution Chest. Each chest contains 3 Gildstone event token with random additional rewards.
      • Complete the following Dungeon Daily Quests on the corresponding day to receive 1 Gildstone:

Day

Dungeon

Daily Quest Name

Monday

Desolate Tomb

The Bonds that Bind Us

Ebondrake Lair

Father Wounds

Tuesday

Ebondrake Citadel

Zakhan's Blade

Naryu Sanctum

Gatecrasher at the Naryu Sanctum

Wednesday

Naryu Foundry

Roar of the Furnace

Irontech Forge

Meeting the Mechanizer

Thursday

Naryu Sanctum

Gatecrasher at the Naryu Sanctum

Starstone Mines

The Leader of the Pack

Friday

Ebondrake Lair

Father Wounds

Ebondrake Citadel

Zakhan's Blade

Saturday

Starstone Mines

The Leader of the Pack

Desolate Tomb

The Bonds that Bind Us

Sunday

Irontech Forge

Meeting the Mechanizer

Naryu Foundry

Roar of the Furnace

  • You can also purchase 1 Gildstone per day per account from the Hongmoon Store for free.
  • Exchange Gildstone at Dragon Express for rewards, including but not limited to:
    • Wraith Hunter
    • Gilded Fury Illusion Weapons
    • Titan Nebula Stone
    • Riftwalk Nebula Stone
    • Dawnforged Nebula Stone
    • Raven Nebula Stone
    • Sacred Vial
    • Hive Queen’s Heart
  • Nebula Stones can be used in place of offerings for discounted upgrade costs. For more information, click here.
  • The Raid Crusade event is now available from June 20 through July 27.
    • Complete the Weekly Challenge to receive 3 Ephemeral Revival Charm.
      • These are Bound to Account and allow you to revive when Near Death or Dead. They can only be used in Skybreak Spire, Temple of Eluvium, Scion’s Keep, and Nightfall Sanctuary and have a 15 minute cooldown.
      • Complete Hard Mode of the following dungeons to receive 1 Ephemeral Revival Charm from the dynamic quest each time:
        • The Drowning Deeps
        • Ransacked Treasury
        • Sandstorm Temple
    • Provide 1 Elixir Pouch as a reward for Weekly Challenge which contains 3-10 each of the following buff consumables that can only be used in raids:

Item

Effects

Note

Elixir of Madness

 

Boss Attack Power +50

  • Buffs last for 10 minutes
  • Elixir cooldown is 5 minutes
  • Existing elixir effects are replaced with the new elixir effects when using a different type
  • Effects are removed upon death/zoning/disconnection

Critical Damage +10%

Elixir of Protection

 

Boss Defense +500

Threat +50%

Elixir of Resilience

Damage Reduction +15%

 

General

  • Zen Bean Trader
    • Duel Outfit Exchange Ticket can no longer be obtained or used. They can be exchanged via the Antiques UI for 5 Special Arena Outfit Ticket each.
    • You can now purchase Special Arena Outfit Ticket from the Zen Bean Trader NPC for 1000 Zen Bean.
    • You can now purchase certain cosmetics from Cinderlands, Moonwater Plains, and Silverfrost Mountains from the Zen Bean Trader for varying amounts of Special Arena Outfit Ticket and High Quality Fabric.
    • Risktaker now costs 25 Special Arena Outfit Ticket and requires Gold Rank or higher in Duel Match or Tag Match to purchase.
    • Victory Veil now costs 15 Special Arena Outfit Ticket and requires Gold Rank or higher in Duel Match or Tag Match to purchase.
  • Celestial Basin
    • You can now purchase the following new items from Celestial Peach Exchanger NPC Lee Youjin:
      • Destiny Ring – Stage 1 – 8000 Celestial Peach and 50 Draken Core
      • Immortality Earring – Stage 1 – 8000 Celestial Peach and 50 Draken Core
      • Oath Necklace – Stage 1 – 8000 Celestial Peach and 50 Draken Core
      • Eternity Belt – Stage 1 – 8000 Celestial Peach and 50 Draken Core
      • Celestial Heart – 2500 Celestial Peach
        • Celestial Heart grants 5 Attack Power and 55 Critical.
      • Hexagonal Gem Chest – 2500 Celestial Peach
      • Void Fragment now costs 700 Celestial Peach, down from 1200 Celestial Peach
      • Mystery Penguin Pet Pouch – 1500 Celestial Peach
      • Forging Orb – 2500 Celestial Peach
        • Forging Orb now costs 5 Solar Energy in Dragon Express, down from 30.
      • Xanos Disc – 5000 Celestial Peach
        • Xanos Disc now costs 10 Solar Energy in Dragon Express, down from 60.
      • Eternity Soul Badge – 15000 Celestial Peach
      • Transcendence Soul Badge – 15000 Celestial Peach
        • Eternity Soul Badge Chest and Transcendence Soul Badge Chest are no longer available from Dragon Express.
      • Sacred Longgui Soul Shield – Chest 1 through 8 – 1000 Celestial Peach
        • The old costs for Chest 6 through 8 have been removed.
      • Raven Soul Shield – Chest 1 through 8 – 2000-20000 Celestial Peach and 13-52 Raven Feather
    • Increased the droprate of Void Fragment and Celestial Basin Treasure Key in Celestial Basin. Enemies can now also drop Peculiar Promises Treasure Chest which contains upgrade materials.
  • The Tower of Infinity - Season of Victory is now available!
    • You can now purchase the Genesis Soul Badge and Allegiance Soul Badge from Tower Trader NPC Gang Chiwon for 70 Victory Token.
    • You can now exchange 1 Victory Token and 30 Soulstones for previous Tokens at Tower Trader NPC Gang Chiwon.
    • You can now exchange 1 Mewtineer's Coin for 1 Tower of Infinity Ticket - Season of Victory at Tower Trader NPC Gang Chiwon.
    • Glory Token is now tradable.
    • Tower of Infinity Treasure as well as seasonal rewards have been updated.
    • Trial Arena rewards have been updated and reset.
  • Updated the achievements and upgrades displayed in the Boast UI.
  • You can now purchase a permanent version of Hot Shot for 20 Mewtineer’s Coin at Tower Trader NPC Kangcha in Mushin’s Tower.
  • You can now purchase Hongmoon Brilliant Moonwater Key from Dragon Express for 5 Naryu Coin.
  • Fixed an issue where having a large amount of quests tracked was causing performance issues.
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip for Assassin's Limitless Soul Badge mentions “Divine Tree Effect” instead of “Sapling Effect”.
  • Fixed an issue where Naksun in Mushin's Tower was dropping Flower of Lament.
  • Fixed an issue where players could participate in Clan Battlegrounds before being in the clan for 7 days.
  • Fixed an issue where the skill bonuses in tooltips for various Destroyer equipment were missing (text issue only).

Dungeons & Raids

  • Nightfall Sanctuary
    • Only the targeted player is now killed when failing the Doom mechanic in the Peacekeeper encounter
    • The player with the highest Threat can no longer be targeted for Soul Burst in the Peacekeeper encounter.
    • Fixed an issue where the Emperor's Glyph mechanic was not functioning properly during the Shieldbearer encounter.
  • Players now receive the Realm Mastery buff which decreases damage received and increases Piercing and Accuracy in the following Normal Mode dungeons:
    • Desolate Tomb
    • Ebondrake Citadel
    • Naryu Foundry
    • Naryu Sanctum
    • Irontech Forge
    • Ebondrake Lair
    • Hollow's Heart
    • Starstone Mines
    • The Drowning Deeps
    • Ransacked Treasury
    • Sandstorm Temple
  • Hard Mode Rewards
    • The Drowning Deeps, Ransacked Treasury, and Sandstorm Temple Hard Mode now have a chance to drop Forgotten Hive Queen Soul Shield Chest and a new tradable item Faded Aransu Necklace.
      • Sandstorm Temple Hard Mode no longer has a chance to drop Hive Queen’s Wings.
    • You can now purchase Aransu Elemental Prisms from Coin Exchange Merchant NPC Junsorei or Dragon Express NPC Suh Seyun at Dasari Gardens Trading Post for 250 Hellion Core, 25 Silver Scale, and 100 Gold.
    • Combine Faded Aransu Necklace with the Aransu Elemental Prism of your choosing to receive the Legendary Elemental Necklace of that corresponding element.
    • Naryu Sanctum, Irontech Forge, Ebondrake Lair, Hollow’s Heart, Starstone Mines, The Drowning Deeps, and Ransacked Treasury Hard Mode now have a greater chance to drop Forgotten Raven King Soul Shield Chest but no longer drop Raven Feather.
  • Sealed Divine Grace Stone is now available from Scion’s Keep.
  • The Cold Storage dynamic quest Winter Wrap-Up now also rewards 2 Freezing Orb.
  • The Heaven's Mandate dynamic quest In Blackest Night now also rewards 2 Black Rose Feather.

Equipment

  • Legendary Accessory Augment System
    • For more information on the Legendary Accessory Augment System, click here.
  • Awakened Mystic Badge
    • You can now upgrade Heroic and Legendary Mystic Badges to Awakened Mystic Badge – Stage 1 through Stage 8 to gain increasing amounts of Boss Attack Power and Critical Damage, as well as HP at Stage 8.
    • Each upgrade for Heroic Mystic Badges costs 1 Sacred Vial, 1 Divine Grace Stone, and 20 Gold and cannot fail.
    • Each upgrade for Legendary Mystic Badges costs 3 Sacred Vial, 3 Divine Grace Stone, and 100 gold and cannot fail.
    • Heroic Awakened Mystic Badge – Stage 1 through Stage 8 can be salvaged to receive Sacred Vials equal to the stage number. For example, salvaging Awakened Mystic Badge – Stage 3 will result in 3 Sacred Vials. Legendary Awakened Mystic Badges cannot be salvaged.
  • Legendary Accessory Exchange
    • Legendary Accessories have been moved from Achievement Merchant NPC Kiyeon to the Legendary tab on Coin Exchange Merchant NPC Junsorei.
    • You can now purchase Hellion Bracelet Chest for 250 Hellion Core if you have completed the Wheel of Torture achievement (Defeat Rukesh at the Sandstorm Temple 100 times).
    • Khanda Vihar Elemental Prisms have been moved from Shadowless Exchanger NPC Wei Ido to Coin Exchange Merchant NPC Junsorei and now cost 250 Hellion Core, 25 Blackstone, and 100 Gold, down from 600 Hellion Core and 30 Blackstone.
  • Legendary Soul Badge Exchange
    • The following Soul Badges can be exchanged at Coin Exchange Merchant NPC Junsorei for a Soul Badge Chest of your choosing:

Class

Soul Badge

Blade Dancer

Legacy Soul Badge

Eon Soul Badge

Invincible Soul Badge

Undying Soul Badge

Soul Fighter

Legacy Soul Badge

Colossus Soul Badge

Arcana Soul Badge

Ancestral Soul Badge

Invincible Soul Badge

 
  • You can now upgrade Aransu Weapon with the corresponding Lightstealer’s item to Grand Celestial Weapon up to a maximum of Stage 6.
  • You can upgrade the new Revoker Gloves with Yeoharan Gloves or Red Dragon Crux to the PvP-focused Starfire Gloves up to a maximum of Stage 10.
  • You can now upgrade Hellion Necklace with Remembrance Necklace (from Circle of Sundering) or Red Dragon Crux to the PvP-focused Skysunder Necklace up to a maximum of Stage 10.
  • You can now upgrade Hellion Bracelet with Unrefined Starbreaker Bracelet or Unrefined Divinity Bracelet to Starbreaker Bracelet or Divinity Bracelet, respectively, up to a maximum of Stage 10.

Crafting

  • Forgekeepers
    • Adjusted the crafting recipes for:
      • Void Fragment
      • Ascendance Stone
    • Added crafting recipes for:
      • Sea Glass
      • Dragon Forge Fragment
      • Forgekeeper Monarch Illusion Weapon Chest
      • Forgekeeper Shenlong Illusion Weapon Chest
      • Forgekeeper Dragonsteel Illusion Weapon Chest
  • Radiant Ring
    • Adjusted the crafting recipes for:
      • Aransu Orb
      • Ivory Beluga Orb
      • All Diamond Pouches
    • Added crafting recipes for:
      • Blood Pearl
      • Cosmic Pearl
  • Earthseers
    • Added crafting recipes for Champion's Charm Bundle.
  • Soul Wardens
    • Added crafting recipes for Sealed Grand Celestial Shield Engraving