Shine light onto the dark dealings inside the Dreamsong Theater and unmask the evil within in Blade & Soul: Theater of Mystery —NOW LIVE!

Blade & Soul: Theater of Mystery is NOW LIVE. Log in to take on fresh challenges in a new heroic dungeon, solo dungeon, Dungeon Challenge mode, and in-game events—all the details of what’s in this update are outlined below. 

Community Manager Bethany “Liinxy” Stout and Producer Jonathan “Babbletr0n” Lien recently showed off the Blade & Soul: Theater of Mystery update on the Blade & Soul Twitch channel. Watch as they take you through a tour of what’s new!

Dreamsong Theater

Wrapped in a shroud of mystery, the Dreamsong Theater is a new heroic dungeon that will pit players against a playhouse full of evil. What horror lurks behind the curtain? Only the brave will find out when they take the stage for the performance of their lives—and not everyone who enters the theater leaves after the show!

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Holiday Treasure Trove

It’s the time of the year for presents, and the Holiday Treasure Trove is bursting with gifts just for you! Grab your favorite winter drink, kick back, and find what’s waiting for you when the Holiday Treasure Trove opens on December 5.  

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Items and Systems Preview

We’re making several improvements and changes to the game’s systems and items. Click the link below for a look at what’s coming in this patch, and be sure to scroll down for the full patch notes.

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If you run into any issues with this update, be sure to check the Known Issues thread on the forums for things we’re already working on. If that doesn’t help, please contact our support department for further assistance.

Shine light onto the dark dealings inside the Dreamsong Theater and unmask the evil within in Blade & Soul: Theater of Mystery!

Blade & Soul 4.9 Patch Notes

Content & Events

  • Dreamsong Theater, a 6-player Heroic Dungeon, is now available in Normal and Hard Mode after completing Act 9 Chapter 18: What Remains.
  • Den of the Ancients, a solo Heroic Dungeon, is now available after completing Act 8 Chapter 20: Restorations.
    • Leaderboards as well as weekly and seasonal rewards for Den of the Ancients are now available in the Ranking UI (F11).
    • Merchant Songhyun outside Ajanara Monastery now sells additional items for Alpha Emblem.
  • Tower of Infinity - Season of Victory 2 1/3 is available from December 5 through January 9.
    • Tower of Infinity - Season of Victory 2 2/3 will be available from January 9 through February 13.
    • Tower of Infinity - Season of Victory 2 3/3 will be available from February 13 through March 13.
    • Season Rewards have been adjusted for the shorter seasons.
  • The Wreck the Halls Event is available from December 5 through January 16.
    • Accept and complete the Quest Letter "Helping Hongsil... Again"
    • Accept and complete the quest "Training for Dummies" to receive Secret Storehouse Key.
    • Use Secret Storehouse Key on the Celestial Basin Pulsegate Altar to enter the Hongsil’s Secret Storehouse event dungeon.
      • Killing the NPCs rewards a significant amount of experience and a chance to drop cosmetics, including:
        • Cat Illusion Weapon Chest
        • Fruit Loot Illusion Weapon Chest
        • Sunflower Illusion Weapon Chest
        • Heart of Gold
        • Golden Helm
        • Silver Strength
        • Silver Strength Helmet
        • Bronze Brawn
        • Bronze Brawn Helm
    • Completing the dungeon dynamic quest "Secrets of the Storehouse" rewards 1 Snow Crystal Event Token.
    • Complete the Tower of Memory event dungeon to receive Memory Lane Giftbox, which contains 1 guaranteed Snow Crystal as well as additional rewards.
    • Complete Daily Challenge to receive 4 Snow Crystal.
    • Complete Weekly Challenge to receive 1 Snow Day Support Chest which contains:
      • Snow Crystal x10
      • Elixir Pouch x1
      • Raid Revival Charm x3
    • Exchange Snow Crystal for rewards in Dragon Express, including but not limited to:
      • Diabolique customizable outfit
      • Diabolique Hat head adornment
      • Diabolique Eyepatch face adornment
      • Snow Wreath Nebula Stone
      • Red Wreath Nebula Stone
        • These items can be used in place of weapon offerings to receive discounts on weapon upgrades and transformations.
      • Sacred Vial
      • Pet Pack
      • Hongmoon Heptagonal Sapphire/Peridot/Ruby
  • The Royal Raid Event is available from December 5 through January 16.
    • Complete Weekly Challenge to receive 1 Snow Day Support Chest which contains:
      • Snow Crystal x10
      • Elixir Pouch x1
      • Raid Revival Charm x3
    • Complete dynamic quests by killing bosses in Skybreak Spire, Scion’s Keep, Temple of Eluvium, and Nightfall Sanctuary to receive additional rewards:
      • Skybreak Spire – Skybreak Gift Chest
        • Contains a guaranteed Raven King's Soul and Skybreak Soul Shield Chest with a chance to contain Skybreak Reward Scroll which can be exchanged in Dragon Express for a Legendary Accessory.
      • Temple of Eluvium & Scion’s Keep – Queen and Conqueror Gift Chest
        • Contains a guaranteed Hive Queen's Heart and Eluvium Soul Shield Chest with a chance to contain Queen and Conqueror Reward Scroll which can be exchanged in Dragon Express for a Legendary Accessory.
      • Nightfall Sanctuary – Nightfall Gift Chest
        • Contains a guaranteed Grand Celestial Wings with a chance to contain Celestial Treasures Soul Shield Chest or Nightfall Reward Scroll which can be exchanged in Dragon Express for a Legendary Accessory.
  • The Joy to the Realm Jackpot Event is now available from December 5 through January 16.
    • Players can purchase one Joy to the Realm Jackpot – Stage 1 per account from the Hongmoon Store for 0 Hongmoon Coin.
      • An additional Joy to the Realm Jackpot - Stage 1 will be made available from the Hongmoon Store for 0 Hongmoon Coin on December 26.
    • Opening a Jackpot will provide an assortment of items as well as provide the next stage which can be opened in 10 hours. Multiple Jackpot items will share the same cooldown.
    • Joy to the Realm Jackpot – Stage 10 contains the Dark Dignitary outfit and Hexagonal Garnet Gem Ticket which can be exchanged for a Hexagonal Garnet Gem in Dragon Express.

General

  • The level cap has been increased to Level 55 Hongmoon Level 30.
  • The Hongmoon Level Experience curve has been updated. Your total Hongmoon Experience will not be changed but the amount of Hongmoon Experience required for each level has been reduced.
    • The amount of experience provided from the Epic Quest has been reduced based on the updated experience curve but players will gain more Hongmoon Levels from the Epic Quest overall.
    • Eminence XP Charm can now be used up to Hongmoon Level 14.
  • Dungeon Challenge is a new ranking ladder where groups of players will compete for the highest score to earn weekly and seasonal rewards.
    • Create a party on the Dungeon Challenge tab of the Ranking UI (F11) and enter the dungeon via the F8 menu.
    • Your score in Dungeon Challenge is calculated based on your group’s performance.
    • Leaderboards and rewards can be found on the Dungeon Challenge tab of the Ranking UI (F11).
    • Mazuko of Dreamsong Theater will be the active Dungeon Challenge  starting on December 5 and you’ll earn Dreamsong Challenge Token.
    • Tower Trader NPC Kangcha in Mushin’s Tower now sells the Custom Dreamcatcher outfit set and PvE Pscyhe including new Legendary Psyche for Dreamsong Challenge Token.
  • Hongmoon Master Scrolls are a new item that grant 1 Hongmoon Point when used.
    • The maximum cap for total Hongmoon Points has been increased by 5 to 155.
    • The cap for Hongmoon Points from Hongmoon Master Scrolls is now 5.
    • Hongmoon Master Scrolls can be acquired via Clan Crafting and other events.
  • Increased the droprate of Hexagonal Garnet from Koldrak's Treasure, Premium Koldrak's Treasure, and Elite Koldrak's Treasure.
  • You can now change the order of your characters on the Character Select screen.
  • Forgekeepers can now craft Warforge Fragment and Bloodstone Fragment.
  • Radiant Ring can now craft Legendary Gem Hammer, Sealed Legendary Gem Hammer, and Skyshadow Orb.
  • Updated the items and achievements that trigger notifications in the Boast UI.
  • The Merchant of Wonders has had its loot table updated to replace items that are no longer in use.
  • The Random Battleground queue on Sundays has been replaced with Whirlwind Valley. The updated Battleground schedule is as follows:

Time/Day

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

12 AM – 6 AM

Nova Core

Whirlwind Valley

Beluga Lagoon

Whirlwind Valley

Nova Core

Beluga Lagoon

Whirlwind Valley

6 AM – 12 AM

Whirlwind Valley

Beluga Lagoon

Whirlwind Valley
Clan Battleground (8 PM – 10 PM)

Nova Core

Beluga Lagoon
Clan Battleground (8 PM - 10 PM)

Whirlwind Valley

Nova Core
Clan Battleground (8 PM - 10 PM)

Classes

  • Assassin
    • Devotion Soul Badge now grants resistance to damage and status effects for 1.5 seconds on hit with Lightning Stride
    • Allegiance Soul Badge now decreases the cooldown of Landmine, Ice Mine, and Mine Toss by 24 seconds and grants the Devotion effect on hit with Lightning Stride. Mine Toss deals an additional 480% of Attack Power as damage while the Devotion effect is active.
  • Blade Master
    • The Genesis effect from Genesis Soul Badge can now stack up to 2.
    • Allegiance Soul Badge now grants the Devotion effect for 5 seconds on hit with Flash Step and enables Flash Step to be used again. The second Flash Step deals an deals an additional 1000% of Attack Power as damage while the Devotion effect is active.
  • Warden
    • Courage Soul Badge, Legacy Soul Badge, Eon Soul Badge, Ancestral Soul Badge, Limitless Soul Badge, and Awakened versions of these Soul Badges no longer grant 70% Damage Reduction while in Sentry stance.

Raids

  • Temple of Eluvium
    • Flaming Asura & Frozen Asura
      • Absorbing the opposite element orb no longer causes instant death. Instead, you change to the opposite element.
    • Fengsho
      • Fengsho now uses Backstep less frequently.
      • Reduced damage over time during the Fengsho encounter.
    • Great Thrall 
      • Aftereffect is no longer applied after Soul Separation.
    • Acrimor
      • Fire Spew can now be blocked and no longer causes instant death.
    • Shadow Siren
      • Temptation can now be resisted.
    • Hive Queen
      • Reduced the HP of Fallen Spider and Frenzied Mite.
      • Increase the damage caused when defeating Frenzied Mite.
      • Frenzied Mite now move towards their target when attacked.
  • Scion's Keep
    • The damage from the lightning chain can now be resisted.
    • Having less than 3 players in the lightning chain no longer causes instant death.
    • After defeating Iron Armor, the driver will now receive a 30 second Debuff Immunity.
  • Nightfall Sanctuary
    • Scorptamaton now casts Supernova when missiles reach the wall 3 times, up from 2.
    • If Scorptamaton absorbs a player not affected by Scorch it will now recover 10% HP instead of enraging.
    • Adjusted mechanics and reduced the difficulty of the Grand Celestial Emperor encounter.
  • Nightfall Sanctuary, Hall of the Templar, Hall of the Keeper
    • The lockouts for Nightfall Sanctuary, Hall of the Templar, and Hall of the Keeper can now be reset with Emperor's Tomb Reset:
Raid Emperor's Tomb Resets Gold Resets Per Week
Nightfall Sanctuary Emperor's Tomb Reset x10 100 1
Hall of the Keeper Emperor's Tomb Reset x1 10 3
Hall of the Templar Emperor's Tomb Reset x1 10 3

Equipment

  • Legendary Weapons can now have a maximum of 8 gem slots.
    • Unlocking the 7th or 8th gem slot costs 22 Legendary Gem Hammer and 5 gold each.
  • PvP currencies and tiered upgrade materials for existing PvP weapons have been consolidated to a single type of item – Bloodstone Fragment and Bloodstone.
    • 10 Bloodstone Fragments can be combined to create 1 Bloodstone. 1 Bloodstone can be salvaged to receive 10 Bloodstone Fragments.
    • Bloodstone Fragments and Bloodstone are now used to purchase Hongmoon Skills, PvP Psyches, and related items as well as upgrade PvP weapons up to Dragon Forge Weapon Stage 9.
    • Content, items, and NPCs that rewarded or sold the items that are no longer used will now reward or sell Bloodstone Fragments and/or Bloodstone.
    • Crafting and transmutation recipes that used Bravery Coin now use Bloodstone Fragments.
    • The following items are no longer available or used and can be exchanged via the Antiques UI:

Item

Antique Exchange

Bravery Coin

4 Bloodstone Fragments

Smelting Orb

8 Bloodstone Fragments

Ivory Beluga Orb

10 Bloodstone Fragments

Cosmic Pearl

25 Bloodstone Fragments

Galaxy Fragment

3 Bloodstone Fragments

Ascendance Stone

8 Bloodstone Fragments

Dragon Forge Fragment

10 Bloodstone Fragments

  • Reduced or adjusted the costs for the following upgrades and transformations:
    • Grand Celestial Weapon Stage 1-6
    • Storm Dragon/Exalted Weapon Stage 7-9
    • Riftwalk/Dawnforged Weapon to Storm Dragon/Exalted Weapon
    • Raven Weapon to Storm Dragon/Exalted Weapon
    • Riftwalk/Dawnforged Weapon to Raven Weapon
    • Storm Dragon/Exalted Weapon to Aransu Weapon
    • Galaxy Weapon Stage 1 through Dragon Forge Weapon Stage 9
    • All Legendary Accessories with the exception of those obtained from raids or Draken accessories.
    • For more information, click here.
  • Forging Orb, Sealed Forging Orb, Xanos Disc, and Sealed Xanos Disc are no longer available or used to upgrade Baleful and Seraph Weapons.
    • Sealed Forging Orb can be exchanged via the Antiques UI for 2 Sacred Orb.
    • Sealed Xanos Disc can be exchanged via the Antiques UI for 3 Sacred Orb.
  • Increased the availability of Demon Spirit Stones from Cold Storage.
  • You can now transmute Gilded Triangular Obsidian using 3 Octagonal Obsidian, 50 Warforge Fragment, 100 Soulstone Crystal, and 21 Gold.
  • Legendary Soul Badges can now be upgraded to Awakened Stages 1-8. Each upgrade costs 3 Sacred Vial, 3 Divine Grace Stone, and 100 Gold.
  • Avenging Warrior Soul Shield Chest 1-8 are now available from the Battleground Trader NPC.
  • Grand Celestial Weapon Stages 7-9 are now available.
  • Exalted Weapon and Storm Dragon Weapon can now be upgraded to Skyforge Weapon and Shadowforge Weapon, respectively, up to a maximum of Stage 6.
  • Dragon Forge Weapon can now be upgraded to Incinerator Weapon up to a maximum of stage 9.
    • These upgrades require Incinerator Stone and Vengeance Orb which can be purchased from Battleground Trader NPC or earned through quests.
  • Legendary Accessories from Nightfall Sanctuary can now be upgraded to Awakened Stages 1-3.
  • Kingmaker Necklace and Prophecy Necklace are now available by upgrading Imperial Necklace.
  • Everstorm Earring and Storm Regent Earring are now available by upgrading Imperial Earring.