A vicious bloom continues to plague the Scarlet Conservatory and the time to prune back the evil is here!

Two new raids, a challenging event dungeon, a chance to fly to Seoul, Korea for the World Championship Event, and more!

Before diving into finer details of the update, check out our Blade & Soul: Roots of Malice Preview Stream as we take a tour through some of the new content.

New Scarlet Conservatory Raids

The Scarlet Conservatory continues to be overrun by vicious flora and fauna, and your skills are desperately needed to prune the evil from within!

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Hae Mujin’s Outlaw Arena

Hae Mujin is getting older but despite looking handsome as ever, he must endure relentless teasing from his sassy granddaughter, Poharan.

To prove to everyone that he’s still a worthy opponent he’s offering warriors throughout the Earthen Realm a challenge—face him in the Outlaw Arena for a chance to win some enticing awards!

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Items & Systems Preview

Get the lowdown of the items and system changes coming to this update—including the addition of the Tidal Talisman Psyche and much more!

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World Championship Qualification Event

Registration ends July 26 at 12:00 p.m. PDT, so you have a couple more days to register for the World Championship Qualification Event, taking place from July 31 to August 21.

Become one of the top two teams from North America and Europe and your team will be sent to the Blade & Soul World Championship in Korea this October!

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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 customer support team for further assistance.

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Blade & Soul 5.4 Patch Notes

Content & Events
  • New 12-player raids (Titan Chamber and Botany Center) are now available.
  • Warped Citadel is now the activeDungeon Challenge.
  • Shackled Isles Party Mode is now available.
  • Hae Mujin's Outlaw Arena, a new Event Dungeon, is now available.
General
  • Weekly Challenge Update
    • The new raids, Titan Chamber and Botany Center, are now included in the Weekly Challenge list.
    • Dawn of Khanda Vihar has been removed from the list.

Contents

Quest

Whirlwind Valley

One Whirlwind Victory

Beluga Lagoon

Beluga Lagoon Triple Crown

Nova Core

Go Supernova

Fallen Aransu School

Echoes of the Past

Snowjade Fortress

Undying Fire

Hall of the Keeper

Breaking the Barrier Keeper

Hall of the Templar

Templar of Doom

Titan Chamber

Double Dose

Botany Center

Which Doctor

  • Additional rewards can be received when completing 5 Challenge tasks in addition to the rewards for completing 3 Challenge tasks.

Completed Tasks

Reward

Quantity

Reputation

5

Weekly Challenge Upgrade Selection Chest

1

10,000

Challenger’s Splendor Stone Chest

1

  • The quest reward for 2 weekly quests, Echoes of the Past and Undying Fire, has been changed from 5 Gold to 1 Gold.
  • Daily Quest Update
    • The quest reward for Rage Against the Longgui has been changed from 4 Sacred Longgui Keys to 2 Sacred Longgui Keys.
  • Achievements
    • The following achievements have been added:

Name

Description

Rewards

Stunted Double

Defeat the Titan Twin in the Titan Chamber

10 Achievement Points

Crash of the Titan

Defeat the Titan Twin in the Titan Chamber 10 times

10 Achievement Points

Twinning Out

Defeat the Titan Twin in the Titan Chamber 50 times

10 Achievement Points

Smother Nature

Defeat the Titan Twin in the Titan Chamber 100 times

15 Achievement Points

Growing Pains

Defeat Doctor Grobak at the Botany Center

10 Achievement Points

Malpractice

Defeat Doctor Grobak at the Botany Center 10 times

10 Achievement Points

Back in Smack

Defeat Doctor Grobak at the Botany Center 50 times

10 Achievement Points

Miracle Mow

Defeat Doctor Grobak at the Botany Center 100 times

15 Achievement Points

Warped Citadel - Top Rank

Rank as Best (1st place) during the Warped Citadel Dungeon Challenge Season

30 Achievement Points

Unique Title: Master of Reality

Title Image:

Warped Citadel - Elite Rank

Rank as Top-Tier (2nd-10th place) during the Warped Citadel Dungeon Challenge Season

30 Achievement Points Unique

Title: Dread Head

All the Realm's a Stage

Defeat Mazuko, Vetarex, and Dread Prince Sobu 50 times each on Hard Difficulty.

15 Achievement Points

Obtain attribute: Attack Power +30

  • The following achievements have been updated:

Name

Description

Note

Sovereign of Solak

Defeat Volberus, Jurupo, and Numok 50 times each.

Removed the requirement for Hard Difficulty.

Savior of the Realms

Defeat Amara, Rukesh, and Captain Mookwan 50 times each.

Removed the requirement for Hard Difficulty.

  • Collections
    • New Collections are now available:

Mission Name

Item

Reward

Dread and Needle

Custom Dreadnought

Attack Power +5, HP +500

Custom Dreadnought Headpiece

Custom Dreadnought Cape

Divine Threads

Divine Fist

HP +450, Defense +30

Divine Fist Cape

  • Shackled Isles
    • Solo Mode has been removed.
    • Party Mode is now available featuring 3-player teams.
    • Shackled Isles is available in the F8 window where you can find your party and enter the match.
    • Classes with a selected 3rd Class Specialization (currently limited to the Blade Master and Kung Fu Master) are restricted from entering the Shackled Isles lobby.
    • The Daily Matching Time schedule is the same as before.
      • 12:00 ~ 13:00
      • 14:00 ~ 15:00
      • 17:00 ~ 18:00
      • 20:00 ~ 21:00
      • 23:00 ~ 00:00
    • Season schedule

Season

Start

End

Note

Season 3

July 31, 2019

August 21, 2019

World Championship QualificationSeason

Season 4

August 21, 2019

October 16, 2019

 
  • Daily Quest is updated:

Type

Quest Name

Reward

XP

Shackled Isles Coin

Reputation

Daily

Participate in 3 Battles at the Shackled Isles

50,000

3

7,350

  • The number of Shackled Isles Coins needed to exchangefor a Hexagonal Dueler Garnet or aHexagonal Dueler Obsidian has decreased from 150 to 55.
  • Match Rewards are as below.

Match Rank

Reward

XP

Shackled Isles Coin

Soulstone Crystal

Moonstone Crystal

1

300,000

7

40

10

2

150,000

7

20

5

3

100,000

7

20

4

4

50,000

5

10

3

5

50,000

5

10

2

6

50,000

4

5

2

7

50,000

4

5

1

8

50,000

3

5

1

9

50,000

3

5

1

10

50,000

3

5

1

11

30,000

2

3

 

12

30,000

2

3

 

13

30,000

2

3

 

14

30,000

2

3

 

15

30,000

2

3

 

16

10,000

1

1

 

17

10,000

1

1

 

18

10,000

1

1

 

19

10,000

1

1

 

20

10,000

1

1

 

21

5,000

1

   

22

5,000

1

   

23

5,000

1

   

24

5,000

1

   

25

5,000

1

   

26

5,000

1

   

27

5,000

1

   

28

5,000

1

   

29

5,000

1

   

30

5,000

1

   
  • Ranking Reward
    • Weekly Ranking Rewards during Season 3 and 4 are as below.

Weekly Ranking

Weekly Reward

XP

Shackled Isles Coin

Moonstone Crystal

1

5,000,000

50

80

2

5,000,000

50

80

3

5,000,000

50

80

4 - 10

4,000,000

50

60

11 - 25

3,000,000

50

50

26 - 50

2,000,000

45

40

51 - 100

1,500,000

45

25

101 - 300

1,500,000

45

20

301 - 700

1,000,000

40

15

701 - 1500

1,000,000

40

10

  • Season 3 Ranking Rewards are less than the regular season's rewards due to the shorter season period.

Season 3 Ranking

Season 3 Reward

XP

Shackled Isles Coin

Moonstone Crystal

1

5,000,000

40

60

2

5,000,000

40

60

3

5,000,000

40

60

4 - 10

4,000,000

40

45

11 - 25

3,000,000

40

40

26 - 50

2,000,000

35

30

51 - 100

1,500,000

35

20

101 - 300

1,500,000

35

15

301 - 700

1,000,000

30

10

701 - 1500

1,000,000

30

8

  • Season 4 Ranking Rewards are same as the previous regular season.
  • Play Guide (Ctrl+J)
    • Recommended equipment and skills will always be displayed for each Dungeon regardless of your current equipment.
  • Chat System - Show My Language Only Setting
    • A new option toview the chat only in your selected language. The "Show My Language Only" option can be enabled in the Chat Setting, which is located in the top left of the chat window. It applies to all chat channels for any language.
    • The same option is available in the Battleground/Dungeon Lobby chat window as well.
    • Your setting is saved in your account and can be changed any time.
  • User Interface
    • A system where event reward items can be purchased for a limited quantity per account/characters and/or during a certain time period has been added. The information is displayed under the item names in the selling list.
    • The popup message which is displayed when there is a Dynamic Quest reward to be received before escaping a dungeon now asks you to confirm receiving the reward.
      • i.e. "If you leave the [Dungeon Name], you will lose progress on [Quest Name] and you will not receive any rewards. Do you want to receive rewards?"
    • When an item is going to expire within 24 hours, a clock icon is displayed in the tooltip.
    • In the Mail window, new buttons are added to quickly move 5 pages backward or forward.
Events
  • Event Dungeon: Hae Mujin's Outlaw Arena
    • Event Period: July 24 - August 20
    • Redemption Period: July 24 - September 17
    • Location: Mushin’s Tower
    • Requirements: Level 60
    • Solo/Party: Solo
    • Quests:
      • Event Dungeon Entry: Heeey! Mujin's Outlaw Arena letter (automatically receive the quest letter at Level 60)
      • Daily Quests:

Name

Reward

XP

Reputation

Crisis Management

Crisis Coinx5, Fleeting Awakened Ascending Soul (30 minutes)

1,000

-

Identify Crisis

Crisis Coinx3, Fleeting Awakened Cosmic Soul (30 minutes), Fleeting Awakened Hongmoon Heart (30 minutes)

1,000

-

Prime Crisis

Crisis Coinx2, Fleeting Awakened Tiger Soul (30 minutes), Fleeting True Hongmoon Heart (30 minutes)

30,000

3,000

  • Final Stage: Admy Hae Mujin
    • A special cosmetic item,Shadowspark Wings, can be purchased at the Dragon Express when obtaining the achievement "Mid-life Mania."
    • Achievements and Title:

Step

Name

Description

Title

1

Early Retirement

Defeat Admy Hae Mujin 10 times at the Outlaw Arena

-

2

Mid-life Mania

Defeat Admy Hae Mujin 30 times at the Outlaw Arena

-

3

Hae Mujin's Heyday

Defeat Admy Hae Mujin 50 times at the Outlaw Arena

Fashion Police

  • Event Currencies
    • Crisis Coin
      • Collect after completing 3 daily quests
      • Collect from Login Reward (1hr. 30min. - Crisis Coin x1)
    • Outlaw Coin
      • Collect after completing 2 Daily Dungeon Quests
      • Collect after completing 4 Raid Dynamic Quests

Raid

Type

Quest Name

Reward

Fallen Aransu School

Dynamic

Aransu Has Fallen

Outlaw Coin x 7

Snowjade Fortress

Dynamic

The Eternal Champion

Outlaw Coin x 7

Hall of the Keeper

Dynamic

Fall of the Machines

Outlaw Coin x 3

Hall of the Templar

Dynamic

Templar Tussle

Outlaw Coin x 3

  • Dragon Express Exchange List

Dragon Express

Crisis Coins

Outlaw Coins

Restrictions

Temporary Weapon

Fleeting Crisis Weapon Chest (2-hr.) *

4

4

Each account limited to one purchase per day

Cosmetics

Shadowspark Wings *

35

35

 

Shark Bait Costume

35

35

 

Shark Bait Headgear

15

15

 

Shark Bait Illusion Weapon Chest

15

15

 

Admiral's New Clothes Selection Chest

35

35

 

Admiral's New Clothes Adornment Selection Chest

20

20

 

Upgrade Materials

Sacred Vial

55

55

Each account limited to 5 purchase per week

Pet Pack

25

25

Each account limited to 10 purchases per week

Divine Grace Stone

60

60

 

Scarlet Bloom

20

20

 

Grand Celestial Wings

10

10

 

Grand Celestial Steel

30

30

 

Onyx Scale

18

18

 

Bloodstone

8

8

 

Hive Queen's Wings

2

2

 

Hive Queen's Heart

6

6

 

Silver Scale

6

6

 

Gems

Hongmoon Octagonal Gem Selection Chest

80

80

 

Consumables

Special Hongmoon XP Charm

40

40

 

Legendary Gem Hammer

10

10

 

Fortune Potion

1

-

 

Fortune Potion

-

1

 

*Achievement required to purchase

  • Fortune's Bounty Event
    • The Fortune Falls Event Dungeon is now closed.
    • Fortune Fishbone and Fortune Fish Treasure Chests have been removed from the Daily Challenge rewards.
    • The Raider's Support Box has been removed from the Weekly Challenge rewards.
    • Fortune Fishbone has been removed from the Login Rewards.
    • Additional rewards of dynamic quests were removed from Skybreak Spires, Scion's Keep, Temple of Eluvium, and Nightfall Sanctuary.
    • Fortune Fish can be redeemed at the General Merchant NPC near each Fishing Ground until August 21.
    • Angler’s Fish Oil, Prime Fish Oil and Golden Fish Oil can be used to discount certain weapon upgrades until August 21.
  • Dragon’s Bounty
    • The reward redemption period is now closed.
Skills
  • Warlock
    • Distortion
      • Added the text "(excluding skills that cannot be reset)" to the Time Distortion tooltip.
    • Scourge
      • Changed the Vampiric Drain tooltip from"Creates 1 Spectral Orbs on every hit" to "Creates 3 Spectral Orbs on every hit" to match with the actual effect.
      • Updated the Vampiric Drain tooltip to display the correct damage and HP absorbing amount.
      • Changed the Awakened Dimensional Salvo tooltip from "Generates 3 Spectral Orbs for every successful hit" to "Generates 3 Spectral Orbs on use’ to match the actual effect.
      • Fixed an issue with Dragon Helix not recovering 1 Spectral Orb on a hit.
  • Kung Fu Master
    • Iron Claw
      • Changed the level requirement for the skills which can be used inTitan Stance/Wolf formfrom 60 to 55.
      • Fixed an issue with some skills that had the incorrect skill acquisition level in the Martial Tomb.
      • Added the text "During Soulburn or Soul Flare" to the Awakened Iron Paw and Awakened Claw tooltips.
      • Added the text "Titan Stance" to the Skill Requirement in the Back Hammer tooltip.
  • Warden
    • All Specializations
      • Updated the tooltips for Backstep, Backvault, Sever Step, and Strafe combo skills.
    • Madness
      • Adjusted the global cooldown due to situations when quickly hitting Frenzy twice causes a stance shift.
      • Fixed an issue with Greatslash skills pausing momentarily when Blood Ire is used.
    • Guardian
      • Adjusted the global cooldown due to situations when quickly hitting Sentry twice causes a stance shift.
      • Fixed an issue with Blade Barrage pausing momentarily when Divine Light is used.
      • Added the text “Cancels Sentry Stance” to the Sever Step and Strafe tooltip.
      • Fixed an issue with Sentry and Stance Shift incorrectly applying the effectof 30% damage reduction and resistance to status effects for 1 sec.
      • Updated the Sentry and Stance Shift tooltips about the effect of 30% damage reduction and resistance to status effects for 1 second.
  • Gunslinger
    • All Specializations
      • Fixed the wrong icon of "On Resist using Whipline" in the Ricochet tooltip.
    • Undertaker
      • Added the text "During Soulburn or Soul Flare" under Skill Requirements to the Awakened Bullet Storm tooltip.
      • Updated theAwakened Darkshot tooltip to match the actual damage and Dark Light increase.
  • Assassin
    • All Specialization
      • Added the text "Moves behind the enemy" which was missing from the Blink Step tooltip.
  • Summoner
    • Thorns
      • Added the text "Recovers 2% of HP every 2 sec. for all party members within range" which was missing from the Petal Storm tooltip.
      • Changed the Sunburst tooltip to its original text: "+120% Additional Damage when Sunburst - Stage 1 hits during Overflow effect" and "+200% Additional Damage when Sunburst Stage 2 hits during Overflow effect."
      • Fixed an issue with the Strangling Roots tooltip not matching the actual damage.
  • Blade Master
    • Spectral Blade
      • Fixed an issue with Phantom Grip, Grab, or Grapple being unavailable to use on a target when Spectral Safeguard is active.
      • Fixed an issue where the player character stands up and does the blocking motion during the knocked-down state when an attack is blocked whileSpectral Safeguardis active.
      • Fixed the issue of the blocking sound and blocking motion missing when using Deflect.
  • Force Master
    • Flame
      • Fixed an issue with hitting Escape twice in the System Menu while Phoenix Fire is active.
    • Frost
      • Fixed an issue with Bracing Cold effect duration not renewing when using Ice Shield afterBracing Cold effect is triggeredwithin the range of Avalanche, Flash Freeze, or Ice Spike.
      • Fixed an issue with Bracing Cold effect incorrectly applying to other players when a player triggers Bracing Cold effect within the range of Avalanche, Flash Freeze, or Ice Spike.
  • Destroyer
    • All Specializations
      • Fixed an issue with Focus Recovery not working occasionally when resisting using Leap Back.
  • Blade Dancer
    • All Specializations
      • Fixed an issue with Mystic not being applied to Heavenly Dance.
Dungeons & Raids

Two new raids, Titan Chamber and Botany Center, are now available next to Scarlet Conservatory in the Temple of Succession at Dasari Palace.

  • Titan Chamber
    • The Titan Chamber is a new 12-player raid available to players level 60 HM 14 or higher.
    • Players must have completed Temple of Succession – Chapter 8: Breaching the Gate
  • Botany Center
    • The Botany Center is a new 12-player raid available to players level 60 HM 14 or higher.
    • Players must have completed Temple of Succession – Chapter 8: Breaching the Gate
    • Quests:

Location

Name

Acquisition

Type

Gold

XP

Reputation

Rewards

Entry

Homegrown Horrors

Letter

One-time

30g

3,400

   

Titan Chamber

Double Dose

Raid Entrance (Shiyun)

Weekly

5g

184,400

3,500

Gunwon City Dungeon Reward Chest

Twinning the War

Raid Boss

Dynamic

-

1,000

1,090

Guaranteed:
Titan Twin's Loot, Grand Master Material Chest

Selection:
2 Scarlet Bloom or 4 Grand Celestial Wings

Botany Center

Which Doctor

Raid Entrance (San)

Weekly

5g

193,600

3,500

Gunwon City Dungeon Reward Chest

Clone Groan

Raid Boss

Dynamic

-

1,000

1,090

Guaranteed:
Doctor Grobak's Loot, Grand Master Material Chest

Selection:
2 Scarlet Bloom or 4 Grand Celestial Wings

  • Warped Citadel
    • Warped Citadel is now the activeDungeonChallenge.
    • Season Schedule

Season

Small Season Name

Start

End

Season 1

Warped Citadel Challenge Season 1/3

July 24 2019

August 21 2019

  • Warped Challenge Tokens can be exchanged with items at Mushin's Tower Exchanger Kangcha.

Exchange Item

Warped Challenge Token

Custom Dreadnought

20

Custom Dreadnought Headpiece

10

Custom Dreadnought Cape

10

The Dread Prince's Boss Psyche

120

The Dread Prince's Damaged Psyche

120

The Dread Prince's Critical Psyche

120

Sobu's Psyche

25

Equipment & Items
  • Accessory Breakthrough Cost Update
    • The Offerings and materials required to breakthrough the accessories listed below have been updated.
      • Divine Dragon/Tiger/Phoenix Bracelet
      • Skybreaker Ring/Earring
      • Darkstorm Necklace
      • Inheritor's Ring
      • Skyshatter Ring
      • Solak Ring/Earring/Necklace/Belt/Gloves can now be purchased from Merchant Sa Garyung of Valindria.
  • Equipment Account Transfer
    • PvP Weapons can be transferred to other characters within the same account.
    • Because PvP Weapons are class-specific, they need to be resealed before they can be transferred.
      • Resealing requiresBrilliant Sealing Charm Fragments.
      • Once resealed, the item can be transferred to another character on the same account through the mail system for a small fee.
    • Below is the list of weapons that can be transferred and the associated costs:
      Transfer Condition: Must be Stage 3/6/9

Weapon

Resealing Cost

Dragon Forge - Stage 3

5 Fragments

Dragon Forge - Stage 6

Dragon Forge - Stage 9

Incinerator - Stage 3

Incinerator - Stage 6

Incinerator - Stage 9

  • Psyche
    • A new Psyche that can beused to Augment Legendary Talisman has been added.

Name

Cost to Augment

Augmented Abilities

Tidal Talisman Psyche

Moonstone x2

Elysian Orb x2

30g

Critical 137-687

Critical Damage 91-458

  • Tidal Talisman Psyche can be transmuted with 25 Pet Packs and a fee of 500 gold.
  • Mazuko's Psyche now can be used to Augment Legendary Necklaces as well.
  • Achievement Requirements for Item Purchase
    • Achievement requirements for purchasing the following accessories or items have been removed.

Merchant

Item

Previous Achievement Requirement

Dragon Trader Junsorei

Iron Conqueror Medallion

Sovereign of Solak

Frostburn Orb

Sovereign of Solak

Heart of the Great Thrall

Sovereign of Solak

King Gloves - Stage 1

Easy as One-Two-Tree

Sky's Inheritance Ring Chest

Ichor of the Vicar

Skypearl Apex Chest - Stage 1

Stellar Job

Skysunder Elevation Chest - Stage 1

That's Amara

Skyguard Horizon Belt Chest - Stage 1

Tenta-kill

  • Item Purchase Cost Update
    • The items required to purchase a Sacred Longgui Key have been updated:

Merchant

Item Name

Previous Cost

Current Cost

Midnight Exchanger

Sacred Longgui Key

50 Silver, Moonstone Crystal x1, Verdant Nightstone x10

Sacred Orb x3, Verdant Nightstone x10

  • Optimization
    • Performance adjustments have been made to Mushin’s Tower, a few dungeon and raid environments, and to the Blade Master’s Way of the Spectral Blade.