A number of item path changes are coming on July 26.

A number of changes are currently planned for a systems update on July 26. Stay tuned for full patch notes and features that will be arriving later this month.

Hongmoon Gem Mailing Cost

After additional feedback and discussion on gem mailing costs, we’ve made the decision to go back to a minimal-barrier cost. We want players of Blade & Soul in North America and Europe to feel encouraged and supported to level and play alts, and so to stay in-line with what we’ve been working towards for the game over the past year, we’re adjusting the cost to mail Hongmoon Gems to the following:

Hongmoon Gem

Before

After

Hongmoon Triangle Gem

30s

30c

Hongmoon Square Gem

1g

1s

Hongmoon Pentagonal Gem

2g

2s

Hongmoon Hexagonal Gem

3g

3s

Hongmoon Heptagonal Gem

4g

4s

Hongmoon Octagonal Gem

6g

6s

 

Galaxy Weapons

With the introduction of a new upgrade path for Galaxy weapons, the old costs were increased to provide more incentive to use the new, cheaper version. After discussing your feedback, the upgrade costs for the non-Smelting Orb path will be reduced to the following:

Galaxy Before

Gold

Silverfrost Transformation Stone

Silverfrost Premium Transformation Stone

Sacred Crystal

Elysian Crystal

Legendary Element

Galaxy Fragment

 Stage 1

 

 

 

100

20

5

40

 Stage 2

15

1

 

60

15

5

20

 Stage 3

15

1

 

60

15

10

20

 Stage 4

15

3

 

80

20

10

30

 Stage 5

15

3

 

80

20

10

30

 Stage 6

15

3

 

80

20

10

30

 Stage 7

15

3

 

80

20

10

45

 Stage 8

15

3

 

80

20

10

45

 Stage 9

15

 

1

80

20

10

45

 Stage 10

15

 

1

140

35

10

60

 Stage 11

15

 

1

140

35

10

60

 Stage 12

15

 

1

140

35

10

60

 

Galaxy After

Gold

Silverfrost Transformation Stone

Silverfrost Premium Transformation Stone

Sacred Crystal

Elysian Crystal

Legendary Element

Galaxy Fragment

 Stage 1

 

 

 

50

10

 

40

 Stage 2

5

1

 

30

7

5

20

 Stage 3

5

1

 

30

7

5

20

 Stage 4

5

3

 

40

10

10

30

 Stage 5

5

3

 

40

10

10

30

 Stage 6

5

3

 

40

10

10

30

 Stage 7

5

3

 

40

10

10

45

 Stage 8

5

3

 

40

10

10

45

 Stage 9

5

10

 

40

10

10

45

 Stage 10

5

10

 

70

15

10

60

 Stage 11

5

10

 

70

15

10

60

 Stage 12

5

10

 

70

15

10

60

 

 

Switching Weapon Paths

We’ll be phasing out the Twisted Mirror item that’s required to switch weapon paths and replacing it with Pristine Oil; In addition, we’re drastically reducing the gold cost to 10 gold for all stages when making the switch. This change will lower the cost to switch weapon paths between Baleful/Seraph and Riftwalk/Dawnforged, which should help alleviate some of the hesitation with trying out a new weapon style.

Starting on July 26, players will be able to exchange Twisted Mirror for Pristine Oil at a 1:1 ratio.

Immortality Earring

The cost for purchasing an Immortality Earring has been reduced in order to bring it closer to the effort needed to acquire similar accessories.

Lunar Twilight Flowers

Before

After

110

80

 

Additional Item Availability and Costs

While we’re still deep in discussions and not ready yet to commit to any changes or release dates, some prevalent pieces of community feedback that we’re keenly aware of have been Soul upgrade costs, Sacred Oil transmute costs, and the availability of Evolved Stones. We’re continuing to discuss your feedback, appreciate anything additional you’d like to share from your personal play experiences, and will share updates and info as we come to any conclusions or decisions on how to act on your feedback.

 

As always, thanks for playing Blade & Soul!