Weapon and accessory upgrades are changing in Wings of the Raven.

We’re making some significant changes to the weapon/accessory Evolution process in the next update—Wings of the Raven—arriving February 8.

Scroll to the bottom of this article if you want a quick overview of the changes.

Our goal with these changes is to reduce the complexity of the weapon upgrade system for new and leveling players by reserving the Evolution system for end-game upgrades only. Now, instead of continuously spending materials and gold to upgrade your Hongmoon weapon, you’ll directly receive weapon rewards as you level.

Weapons

Here’s a look at the new pre-Silverfrost Mountains weapons that will be rewarded directly after the update.

Act

Quest/Location

Weapon Name

0

Chapter 5. Disciple of the Hongmoon School

Training Weapon

1

*Stalker Jiangshi at Foshi Pyres

Stalker Weapon

1

Chapter 11: Gone Fishing

Bamboo Guard Weapon

1

Chapter 21: Child's Slay

Sablesteel Weapon

1

*Blackram Narrows

Blight Weapon

2

Chapter 7: The Dark Glimpse

Corrupted Weapon

2

Chapter 18: The Book Thieves

Frostbite Weapon

2

Chapter 34: The Enemy of My Enemy

Valiant Weapon

2

*Tomb of the Exiles

Infernal Weapon

3

Chapter 7: Bark At The Moon

Lycan Weapon

3

Chapter 17: Strange Aeons

Skyhaven Weapon

3

Chapter 23: The Sky's Burden

Dokumo Weapon

3

*Blackram Supply Chain

Siren Weapon

3

*Bloodshade Harbor

Pirate Weapon

*Optional, more powerful weapons available as rare drops from Heroic Dungeons and Field Bosses.

Once you reach Silverfrost weapon progression—where you will begin upgrading your weapon—you’ll benefit from a reduced upgrade cost and a simplified upgrade path. After completing Act 4, Chapter 1: The Road to Darkness, you will receive your Ivorymoon weapon. Ivorymoon is comparative to True Profane, and True Ivorymoon is comparative to True Scorpio. The intermediary upgrades have also been simplified, and overall costs have been greatly reduced.

Here is the cost breakdown for the new Ivorymoon weapon Evolution:

Equipped Weapon

After Evolution

Evolved AP

Cost Path 1

Cost Path 2

Ivorymoon - Stage 5

Ivorymoon - Stage 6

268

Soulstone x30

N/A

Silverfrost Mountain Dew x30

Frosty Weapon (Shrieking Caverns)

Ivorymoon - Stage 10

Awakened Ivorymoon - Stage 1

298

Soulstone x140

Soulstone x70

Moonstone x30

Moonstone x15

Frozen Stinger x100

Frozen Stinger x50

Silverfrost Transformation Stone x2

Silverfrost Transformation Stone x1

Naryu Tablet x1

Naryu Tablet x5

Yeti Weapon (Avalanche Den)

Silverfrost Refining Stone x75

 

Tormented Weapon (Avalanche Den; Lair of the Frozen Fang; Awakened Necropolis)

Awakened Ivorymoon - Stage 5

Awakened Ivorymoon - Stage 6

317

Soulstone x40

N/A

Moonstone x10

Frozen Stinger x30

King Weapon (Chuanka Frost Cavern)

Awakened Ivorymoon - Stage 10

True Ivorymoon - Stage 1

353

Soulstone x240

Soulstone x120

Moonstone x60

Moonstone x30

Frozen Stinger x200

Frozen Stinger x100

Silverfrost Transformation Stone x5

Silverfrost Transformation Stone x3

Naryu Tablet x3

Naryu Tablet x25

Scorpio Weapon (Awakened Necropolis)

Silverfrost Refining Stone x105

 

Tormented Weapon (Avalanche Den; Lair of the Frozen Fang; Awakened Necropolis)

True Ivorymoon - Stage 5

True Ivorymoon - Stage 6

364

Soulstone x60

N/A

Moonstone x15

Frozen Stinger x50

Alpine Weapon (Sogun’s Lament, Lair of the Frozen Fang, Sundered Nexus, Avalanche Den, Awakened Necropolis, Gloomdross Incursion, The Shattered Masts)

 

If you have any weapon up to and including True Scorpio, upon logging in after the update you’ll be prompted to Salvage your weapon. Salvaging the weapon will provide you with the new equivalent weapon, and in some cases will also return some of the upgrade materials and gold you spent. In the table below you can see what your weapon will turn into when Salvaged, its new Attack Power (AP) rating, and any returned materials.

Previous Weapon

AP

New Weapon

AP

Returned Materials

Hongmoon Weapon - Stages 1-10

67

Golden Deva Weapon

89

 

Awakened Blight Weapon - Stages 1-10

109

Infernal Weapon

147

 

True Blight Weapon - Stages 1-10

154

Profane Sword

194

 

Awakened Infernal Weapon - Stages 1-10

179

Forgotten Brightstone Weapon

201

 

True Infernal Weapon - Stages 1-10

212

Siren Weapon

242

 

Awakened Profane Weapon - Stages 1-10

250

Pirate Weapon

263

 

True Profane Weapon - Stages 1-10

265

Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 10

280

5 Gem Hammers

Oathbreaker Weapon - Stages 1-10

273

Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 10

280

18 Gem Hammers, 3 Gold

True Siren Weapon - Stages 1-10

279

Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 10

280

5 Gem Hammers, 3 Gold

Awakened Oathbreaker Weapon - Stages 1-10

281

Awakened Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 1

298

18 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold

True Oathbreaker Weapon - Stages 1-10

297

Awakened Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 6

317

18 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold

True Pirate Weapon - Stages 1-10

310

Awakened Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 6

317

5 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold

Awakened Breeze Weapon - Stages 1-10

315

Awakened Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 10

332

18 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold

True Breeze Weapon - Stages 1-10

332

True Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 1

353

18 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold

Awakened Scorpio Weapon - Stages 1-10

351

True Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 6

364

18 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold

True Scorpio Weapon - Stages 1-10

372

True Ivorymoon Weapon - Stage 10

372

18 Gem Hammers, 5 Gold, Hongmoon Legacy Chest

 

The Hongmoon Legacy Chest contains the following items:

  • Soulstone (x250)
  • Moonstone (x70)
  • Frozen Stinger (x200)
  • Naryu Tablet (x15)
  • Silverfrost Refining Stone (x150)

Accessories

The accessory path changes only impact new characters, who will see a change in the items they receive. New users will obtain the new Sterling/Ivorymoon accessories through epic quests, while existing characters will keep their current accessories. Existing characters can also acquire the new Ivorymoon accessories from the Silverfrost Valor Stone Trader NPC in Grand Harvest Square for 10 Silverfrost Valor Stones each.

Here’s a look at the new accessories that will be rewarded directly after the update.

Before Silverfrost Mountains:

Act

Quest/Location

 Necklace

 Earring

 Ring

 Bracelet

 Belt

1

Chapter 13: A Bridge Too Far Gone

Plague Necklace

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16: The Eight Masters

 

Wu Fu Earring

 

 

 

Chapter 18: Shroom to Grow

 

 

Dura's Ring

 

 

*Blackram Narrows

Blight Necklace

Blight Earring

Blight Ring

 

 

2

Chapter 2: You and What Army?

Hakan Necklace

Samja's Earring

Ukaha's Ring

 

 

*Tomb of the Exiles

Infernal Necklace

Infernal Earring

Infernal Ring

 

 

3

Chapter 2: A Link to the Past and Present

Abomination Necklace

Augerite Earring

Huren Ring

 

 

*Blackram Supply Chain

Siren Necklace

Siren Earring

Siren Ring

Siren Bracelet

 

*Bloodshare Harbor

Pirate Necklace

Pirate Earring

Pirate Ring

 

Pirate Belt

*Optional, more powerful accessories available as rare drops from Heroic Dungeons.

In addition, two new sets of accessories are being added to the game: Lucent and Pinnacle. These are slightly better than Ivorymoon accessories, but are obtained as rare drops from Heroic Dungeons.

Silverfrost Mountains:

Act

Quest/Location

 Necklace

 Earring

 Ring

 Bracelet

 Belt

4

Chapter 4: Forcing the Enforcer

 

 

Sterling Ring

 

 

4

Chapter 7: Legitimate Business Practices

Sterling Necklace

 

 

 

 

4

Chapter 13: The Royal Martial Arts Championship

 

Sterling Earring

 

 

 

4

Chapter 16: Business Unusual

 

 

Ivorymoon Ring

 

 

4

Chapter 19: Damning Evidence

Ivorymoon Necklace

 

 

 

 

4

Chapter 22: The Eight Masters' Sacrifice

 

Ivorymoon Earring

 

 

 

4

Chapter 25: Mother's Garden

 

 

 

Ivorymoon Bracelet

 

4

 Chapter 28: Her Brother's Keeper

 

 

 

 

Ivorymoon Belt

 

*Avalanche Den

 

 

Lucent Ring

 

 

 

*Lair of the Frozen Fang

Lucent Necklace

 

 

Lucent Bracelet

 

 

*Awakened Necropolis

 

Lucent Earring

 

 

Lucent Belt

 

*Gloomdross Incursion

 

 

Pinnacle Ring

 

 

 

*Shattered Masts

Pinnacle Necklace

 

 

Pinnacle Bracelet

 

 

*Sogun's Lament

 

Pinnacle Earring

 

 

Pinnacle Belt

*Optional, more powerful accessories are available as rare drops from Heroic Dungeons.

Finally, some of the existing accessories are going to have their stats and drop locations updated. If you currently own some of these accessories, you may want to hold onto them as they are going to receive a significant power buff:

Old Name

New Name

Asura

Pinnacle

Python/Yeti/Scorpio

Lucent

Oathbreaker

Ivorymoon

New Players

If you’re new to Blade & Soul, you’ll experience a streamlined gearing-up experience as your weapon rewards are now given directly as you play through the main storyline. Once you reach Silverfrost, you’ll begin upgrading your weapon by Evolving it with materials.

Returning/Leveling Players

If you’re a returning player and your weapon is True Scorpio or below, you’ll want to Salvage it to receive your new weapon. As you progress through the game, you’ll use the streamlined weapon upgrade system and new accessories to help you on your path to Legendaries.

Max Level Players

If your weapon is pre-Legendary, you may enjoy some benefits from the streamlined upgrade path. You may also want to focus on the new accessories dropping from Heroic Dungeons (table above), which will help you work toward your Legendary accessories.