The next major Blade & Soul update brings a number of impactful changes to core items and systems.

The Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn update goes live in just a few more days, and with it a number of impactful itemization and systems changes are being made. Check out the highlights below, and stay tuned for the full patch notes going live the day before the update releases on June 20.

 

Zen Bean Trader Rewards

In our efforts to constantly find ways we can improve the game, our sights turned to the Zen Bean Traders. For these rewards, it was important for us to provide greater variety in the rewards being offered, as well as provide an alternate way to obtain costumes from older content. For that reason we’re making a few changes, including the change to a new cosmetic currency.

  • Duel Outfit Exchange Tickets can no longer be obtained or used. They can be exchanged via the Antiques UI for 5 Special Arena Outfit Tickets each.
  • You can now purchase Special Arena Outfit Tickets from the Zen Bean Trader NPCs for 1,000 Zen Beans.
  • You can now purchase certain cosmetics from the Cinderlands, Moonwater Plains, and Silverfrost Mountains Zen Bean Traders for varying amounts of Special Arena Outfit Tickets and High Quality Fabrics. Some of the cosmetics you can purchase include:
    • Cobalt Widow Hair
    • Scarlet Widow Mask
    • Spider Fang Horns
    • Wild Horse
    • Pirate Princess
    • Gangplank Style Hair
  • Risktaker now costs 25 Special Arena Outfit Tickets and requires Gold Rank or higher in Duel Match or Tag Match to purchase.
  • Victory Veil now costs 15 Special Arena Outfit Tickets and requires Gold Rank or higher in Duel Match or Tag Match to purchase.

 

Hard Difficulty Rewards

With the release of the final bosses in Nightfall Sanctuary, we want to ensure players feel like they have good options that allow them to gear up properly before attempting that content. To do that, we’re improving Hard Difficulty rewards to include more of the materials you’ll need to do so.

  • The Drowning Deeps, Ransacked Treasury, and Sandstorm Temple Hard Difficulties now have a chance to drop a Forgotten Hive Queen Soul Shield Chest and a new tradable item-- the Faded Aransu Necklace.
    • Sandstorm Temple Hard Difficulty 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 Cores, 25 Silver Scales, and 100 Gold.
  • Combine a Faded Aransu Necklace with an Aransu Elemental Prism of your choosing to receive a 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 Difficulties now have a greater chance to drop Forgotten Raven King Soul Shield Chests, but will no longer drop Raven Feathers.

 

Celestial Basin Rewards

For new or returning players who are looking for additional content outside of dungeons, we’ve done a pass on the rewards in Celestial Basin so that it continues to be a viable place to spend time and gear up.

  • You can now purchase the following new items from Celestial Peach Exchanger NPC Lee Youjin:
    • Destiny Ring – Stage 1 – 8,000 Celestial Peaches and 50 Draken Cores
    •  Immortality Earring – Stage 1 – 8,000 Celestial Peaches and 50 Draken Cores
    • Oath Necklace – Stage 1 – 8,000 Celestial Peaches and 50 Draken Cores
    •  Eternity Belt – Stage 1 – 8,000 Celestial Peaches and 50 Draken Cores
    • Celestial Heart – 2,500 Celestial Peaches
      • Celestial Heart grants 5 Attack Power and 55 Critical
    • Hexagonal Gem Chest – 2,500 Celestial Peaches
    • Void Fragment now costs 700 Celestial Peaches, down from 1,200 Celestial Peaches
    • Mystery Penguin Pet Pouch – 1,500 Celestial Peaches
    • Forging Orb – 2,500 Celestial Peaches
      • Forging Orb now costs 5 Solar Energies in the Dragon Express, down from 30.
    • Xanos Disc – 5,000 Celestial Peaches
      • Xanos Disc now costs 10 Solar Energies in Dragon Express, down from 60.
    • Eternity Soul Badge – 15,000 Celestial Peaches
    • Transcendence Soul Badge – 15,000 Celestial Peaches
      • Eternity Soul Badge Chest and Transcendence Soul Badge Chest are no longer available from the Dragon Express
    • Sacred Longgui Soul Shield – Chest 1 through 8 – 1,000 Celestial Peaches
      • The old costs for Chest 6 through 8 have been removed
    • Raven Soul Shield – Chest 1 through 8 – 2,000-20,000 Celestial Peaches and 13-52 Raven Feathers

 

Crafting

We’re making a number of changes to crafting to balance the cost and value of the goods being produced with the current market, and provide new items for the crafter to use themselves or to trade.

  • 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
  • Soul Wardens
    • Added crafting recipes for Sealed Grand Celestial Shield Engraving

 

Item Changes

Here’s a preview of some of the major item changes coming in Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn. Stay tuned for the full patch notes which will go live the day before the update releases on June 20.

Legendary Accessory Augment System

The new legendary accessory augment system allows you to tackle specific Hard Mode dungeons for a chance at Psyche items, which will allow you to further increase your legendary accessory power. Each dungeon has their own unique Psyche related to the augment system, in addition to the Battlefield Traders having their own PvP-focused versions. We’ll have more information on this system shortly before the release of the Celestial Dawn update.

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 a Hellion Bracelet Chest for 250 Hellion Cores 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 Cores, 25 Blackstones, and 100 Gold, down from 600 Hellion Cores and 30 Blackstones.

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

 

  • True Heart now grants 5 Attack Power and 55 Critical.
  • You can now purchase a permanent version of Hot Shot for 20 Mewtineer’s Coins at Tower Trader NPC Kangcha in Mushin’s Tower.
  • You can now upgrade an Aransu Weapon with the corresponding Lightstealer’s item for your class to a Grand Celestial Weapon up to 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 a Hellion Necklace with a 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 a Hellion Bracelet with an Unrefined Starbreaker Bracelet or an Unrefined Divinity Bracelet to a Starbreaker Bracelet or a Divinity Bracelet, respectively, up to a maximum of Stage 10.

 

Thanks for reading! Spend these next few days preparing yourselves for the changes detailed above; the Blade & Soul: Celestial Dawn update goes live on June 20!

Want to discuss the changes outlined above? Head over to the official Blade & Soul forums!