Hongmoon Ultimate skills are coming with an increase to level 55 in Dawn of the Lost Continent.

Blade & Soul: Dawn of the Lost Continent introduces progression to level 55, and upon reaching the new level cap, you’ll gain access to new and powerful Hongmoon Ultimate Skills. These ultimate skills allow you to devastate your opponents, and in some cases, aid your allies.

 

Once you’ve achieved level 55, you’ll automatically be granted the Ultimate Hongmoon Skills without any other prerequisites. These ultimate skills are fueled by a new resource called Hongmoon Focus—a blue bar you can see above your character’s health bar in-game. Hongmoon Focus fills up passively over time, but can also be charged faster by using many of the skills you’ve already learned.

Once your Hongmoon Focus is charged to 100% you’ll be able to unleash your Hongmoon Ultimate Skill, which will consume all of your Hongmoon Focus. Many of the new ultimate abilities require a channel before unleashing, so be sure to time it wisely, because taking damage will cancel the skill and cost you all of your Hongmoon Focus.

You can find a quick glimpse of the new Hongmoon Ultimate Skills for each class below, along with which key shortcuts activate them:

Assassin ​


  • Blink Step (B)
  • Quickly dash forward up to five times while resisting incoming attacks.

  • Shadow Step (G)
  • Disappear into the shadows for a short amount of time, and gain the ability to use Viper Fang for a few seconds.
  • Viper Fang (G)
  • Surprise your enemy unleashing an attack that deals high amounts of damage. Requires you be in Shadow Step to use.

Blade Dancer

  • Giga Sword (G)
  • Summon a large sword that smashes your enemy, dealing high amounts of damage and resisting up to three attacks during the use of the skill.
  • Black Hole (B)
  • Summon a black hole that pulls in enemies, dazing and restraining them. You and your party members regain Hongmoon Focus while attacking enemies stuck in the black hole.

Blade Master

  • Storm Surge (G)
  • Summon lightning and fire swords that deal high amounts of damage over several attacks, and resist up to three attacks during the use of the skill.
  • Lightning Surge (B)
  • Dash forward up to five times, dealing damage and leaving a trail of fire and lightning behind.

Destroyer

  • Axe Frenzy (G)
  • Amplify your axe and do a flurry of attacks, dealing high amounts of damage while becoming invulnerable for a short amount of time.
  • Eye of the Storm (B)
  • Throw your axe at a target, dealing damage to all enemies within 5 meters over time while stunning them and reducing their movement speed.

Force Master

  • Sacred Flames (G)
  • Combine the powers of Ice and Fire to unleash dragons that deal a massive amount of damage to your enemies.
  • Glacier (B)
  • Create a large area of ice around you, chilling all enemies caught inside.

Gunslinger

  • Flare (B)
  • Release a bright light that blinds all enemies facing the blast for a few seconds.
  • Snipe (G)
  • Equip a rifle with a wide area of attack that decreases over time. As the area of attack becomes smaller, the more damage it does.

Kung Fu Master

  • Eight Talons (G)
  • Dash to your enemy, dealing high amounts of damage with consecutive attacks, and resist up to three attacks during the use of the skill.
  • Aftershock (B)
  • Jump to your enemy, smashing the ground around them while dealing damage, slowing their movement speed, and launching them into the air. Increase your own movement speed and regain Hongmoon Focus for each enemy hit.

Soul Fighter

  • Soul Surge (G)
  • Release a flurry of attacks dealing high amounts of damage, and increase your Chi level. Regain some Hongmoon Focus if the enemy is defeated.
  • Harmonize (B)
  • Channel your inner chi to heal yourself and party members around you over a few seconds. Harmonize also increases maximum health and defense for yourself and party members around you for a short period while resisting up to three attacks during the use of the skill.

Summoner

  • Rumble Queen (G)
  • Summon the Queen Rumblebee to dive-bomb your enemies and explode, dealing high amounts of damage and regaining Hongmoon Focus for each enemy hit.
  • Besties (B)
  • Your familiar will resist attacks for a short amount of time and allow you to use Party Time.
  • Party Time (B)
  • Your familiar jumps up and down excitingly, dazing all enemies around the familiar and allowing you and your allies to resist attacks.

Warlock

  • Enthrall (G)
  • Snare a group of enemies in dark bindings and a deal a high amount of damage.
  • Necrotic Chains (B)
  • Shackle your enemy by binding them in dark chains granting you and your allies Hongmoon Focus for each attack inflicted.


Check out the Blade & Soul: Dawn of the Lost Continent Story & Questing article to see what to expect on your path to 55. Also register for the Lost Continent Explorer’s Pack, which includes a free level 50 Character Creation Voucher and other goodies to expedite your journey toward unlocking your own Hongmoon Ultimate Skills.