Anniversary Event, Class Balances, Manual Play Bonuses & More!

14 September 2020 (21:49) by Archlight Team

First off what an absolutely wild season so far, almost 2 weeks in and we're hitting 150-200 person queues on a weekday! Absolutely mad. It's amazing to see how much excitement and attention Dracona is getting, our last Dracona season hit a record of 430 online, we blew past that hitting 821 before the servers got overloaded!  

We've been hard at work making further optimizations to hopefully allow for a higher amount of players to be online at once, and further reducing that queue, however our main focus is keeping the servers stable, online and as lag free as possible!

 

Dungeon Changes

You guys asked and we've listened! We will be reducing the recharge rate of dungeon charges from 4 hours to 8 hours, however, dungeons will now have 2x the rewards (experience and items). This ultimately means half the dungeon runs, same rewards. With this, we will also be reducing the amount of dungeon charges the dungeon furniture gives by 50% so it stays on par with the dungeon rewards.

 

Anniversary Event

Our half decade anniversary is here in Friday's Patch! Absolutely insane to think it's been over 5 years of Archlight already! This Archlight Anniversary will be action packed with some familiar community favorite activities (Cake throwing, Cake Eating Event & more)! Additionally, there will be over 13 new in-game obtained rewards for players to fight over!

Cake Bake Quest Rewards (New In-Game Quest!)

Caked Goblin companion (+2 All Stats)

Cake Knight Companion (Tier 4 Health & Mana)

 

Cake Essence Event

Every 90 minutes of hunting, a !cake essence will spawn, saying !cake will cause a math equation to show up and correctly answering that you'll receive a cake charge. 

Going into a protection zone and typing !cake event will put you inside the event area, there you will have 60 seconds to eat as much cake as possible, every monster spawned has 100% chance to drop cake boxes with over 2 dozen different rewards to obtain!

 

Cake Boxes (Obtained via Cake Essence Event)

You can see alot of the rewards in the fancy screenshot above!

Party Crab Companion 

+1 All Stats (4 different colours available)  

 

Party Bear Companion

+3 All Stats

 

Party Bear Mount 

Tier 3 Skill Bonus

 

Small Cake Furnitures 

+5 to a Skill for 23 Hours - Stacks up to 3 times

 

Pikachu Companion - Heirloom Exclusive (Received Back in Future Seasons)

Pikachu charges the energy you spend, returning 2 energy every 10 energy spent!

 

Cake Mount (Heirloom Exclusive)

Tier 4 Skill

 

5th Anniversary Backpack - (Heirloom Exclusive)

2% Base Mana/Health Regen/s

 

New LAT Shop Items

The First 50 Large Pack Donations will come with a Big Cake Furniture FOR FREE! Once these are all gone, they will be removed from the bonus items tab. These will go fast so grab them if they're available! 

The Free Big Cake Furnitures will be available once we patch tomorrow! If you donate a large pack before the patch, you will not receive the Free Cake Furniture, so please wait until we patch! But as soon as we patch, you can donate and receive your Free Big Cake Furniture!

Big Cake Furniture (Heirloom Exclusive) (8 LAT) (Free for first 50 Large Packs)

Gives the user +10 to a Stat, +10% Goldfind, +10% Lootfind for 23hrs, Can be stacked 3 times. 

Anniversary Aura (Heirloom Exclusive) (8 LAT)

Tier 4 Skill

Cupcake Relic (Heirloom Exclusive) (8 LAT)

(+10% healing, all sources)

 

Class Balances

Archer

Holy Blessing

Healing increased in +50%.

 

Arrow Volley

Proper Volley

Area increased.

 

Pinpoint Shot

Hunter's Mark

Duration increased from 8s to 10s.

Damage buff increased  from 10% to 15%.

 

Berserker

High Velocity Throw

Guaranteed Effect

Now also yields 10% resistance for 5s.

 

Bard

Auto Attack

Effects will now affect allies within 10 tile range, instead of a single ally.

Mana Refiller > Refiller

Now heals 2% of allies health and mana.

 

Bard Wave

Wave After Wave

Delay removed. Instead of hitting random tiles, it simply casts twice.

 

Corsair

Flask of Gin

Duration increased to 30s.

Cooldown reduced to 30s.

Effectiveness reduced from 7% to 4%.

 

Extra Shot of Gin

Duration increased to 30s.

Cooldown reduced to 30s.

Effectiveness reduced from 14% to 8%.

 

Flask of Vodka

Duration increased to 30s.

Cooldown reduced to 30s.

Effectiveness reduced from 25% to 8%.

 

Extra Shot of Vodka

Duration increased to 30s.

Cooldown reduced to 30s.

Effectiveness reduced from 35% to 15%.

 

Auto Attack

Guaranteed Effect

Bleed chance increased from 5% to 15%.

 

Heal Scurvy

Successeful cleanses will now heal the attacker for 3% of its maximum health.

 

Soul Rune

Ahoy!

AoE damage reduced in 50%.

 

Cannon Barrage

Cooldown reduced from 25s to 18s.

 

Faster!

Removed "follow the caster" mechanic, it's now attributed to the guaranteed effect.

 

CannonBall

Removed "shooting projectiles towards the sky" animation.

 

Dead Eye

Big One

Now deals double damage against bosses instead of dealing double damage against monsters with more health percentage.

 

Frenzy

AoE damage reduced in half.

 

Second Wave

Cooldown reduced from 25s to 18s.

 

Wanted

Now deals 1x1 square AoE damage around targets hit.

AoE damage deals 50% of original damage.

 

Skull Cracker

Boss Killer

Also increases the threat reduction in +5%.

 

Gauss Barrel

Guaranteed Effect

No longer deals double damage against bosses, instead, increases +10% resistance for 5s.

 

Explosive Shot

Fuel

Area slightly increased.

 

Hidden Dynamite

Area heavily increased.

 

Druid

Auto Attack

Natural Growth

Chance increased from 10% to 20%.

 

Subzero

Cooldown reduced from 18s to 14s.

 

Snow Rain damage heavily increased.

 

Strong Azur Wave

Overall damage increased in +30%.

 

Stone Cold

Frequency increased.

 

Guardian

Auto Attack

Helping Weapon

Damage increased in +100%.

 

Raise Shields

Tough Skin

Instead of receiving 1% resistance for every 2% of health missing, up to 30%, it will now yield 2% resistance for every 5% of health missing, up to 20%.

Duration of the extra resistance reduced in half.

Now updates your resistance every second, instead of setting the resistance according to the health you're at upon casting the spell.

 

Ultimate Challenge

Hold Tight

Now increases 3% for every creature hit, instead of 5%. Maximum 30% resistance, instead of 40%.

 

Sunfire Missile

Sunfire Explosion

Stun removed.

 

Monk

Channel Spirit

Resistance percentage reduced from 5% to 3%.

Arcane percentage reduced from 10% to 6%.

Strength percentage reduced from 10% to 6%.

Haste percentage reduced from 10% to 6%.

 

Focused Channel

Now yields +50% effectiveness instead of +100%.

 

1000 Fists

Overall damage increased in +50%.

 

Time To Focus

Damage reduced from +100% to +80%.

 

Kamakazi Punch

Overall damage increased in +90%.

 

Guaranteed Effect

No longer paralyzes the target, instead, stun them for 3 seconds.

 

Knockout Punch

Guaranteed Effect

No longer stuns the target, instead, slightly paralyze them.

 

Electric Back Kick

High Voltage

Bounces to 2 targets instead of 1.

 

Strong Flurry of Punches

Overall damage increased in +50%.

 

Electrifying Fist

Bounces to 2 targets instead of 1.

 

Off Guard

No longer stun targets upon hitting them from the back, instead, deals double damage to enemies stunned or paralyzed.

 

Focused Art

Guaranteed Effect

No longer yields resistance, instead, it increases melee gain by +5%.

 

Trained

No longer increases melee gain by +5%, instead, it yields resistance.

 

Necromancer

Underling

Overall damage decreased in 25%.

 

Fire Skull

Overall damage increased in +50%

 

Gathering Fear

Overall damage increased in +50%

 

Witchs Cauldron

Overall damage increased in +25%.

 

Ravenous Fiend

Guaranteed Effect

No longer yields +10% resistance, instead, yields +5% damage.

 

Doomlord

Guaranteed Effect

No longer yields +10% damage, instead, yields +10% resistance.

 

Loner

Damage increased in +10% and resistance decreased in 30%.

 

Shadowform

Overall damage increased in +50%.

 

Rogue

Auto Attack

Backstab > Stab

Damage increased in +10%.

 

 

Fan of Knives

Overall damage increased in +20%.

 

 

Slice and Dice

Overall damage increased in +40%.

 

Sorcerer

Rage of the Skies

Thunderstorm

Damage decreased from 40% to 25% of the original value.

 

Lightning Rod

Duration reduced from 5s to 3s.

 

Destruction

After Burn

Damage decreased from +100% to +50%.

 

Eruption

Overall damage reduced in 25%.

 

Dragon Breath

Fiery Charges

Damage per charge reduced from 100% to 75%.

 

Infused Energy Beam

Base damage reduced in 20%.

 

New End Game Quest Chain - Coming Soon

A New 3 Part Quest Chain will be releasing not this patch, but likely the one after! More information about this quest chain will drop next week!  

 

Dracona Doorbusters, Cosmetic Races & Final Patch Notes

02 September 2020 (16:46) by Archlight Team

Dracona Season Doorbuster & Exclusives

The doorbusters & exclusives for this season have been requested quite literally over a 1000 times by Dracona players from seeing them on Ildar, and after 3 years of never being available for Dracona players, this season they are!

The first 50 Large (287.99) Pack Donations will come with a free bonus Heaven OR Hell Aura (You will receive a token to choose which you want). The Aura's will remain available the entire season however in-game for 8 LAT's.  

The Heaven & Hell Aura's are Heirloom Exclusives to Dracona but are not cross-server (as Ildar already had their chance to obtain them!)

The Heaven & Hell Aura's are both T4 Skill Aura's (+12 Skill & +30 Power)

We will post in our discord announcements & right here on this post when all the free aura's are gone! However, if you have any doubt, when you select the large pack, check in the bonuses area that the token is there, if it's there, you will receive it when you purchase it!

Donations will no longer come with 10 / 20 Legendary Keys, instead, you will be able to buy Legendary Keys for LAT's at the exchanger.  

 

Donation Changes

Legendary Crates now have a chance to drop Cosmetic Lootcrates instead of a rune/soul soil.

You will now be able to buy small bounty card packs in-game for LAT's (For those who dont wish to do the ArchPass)

With that, Donations for the new Dracona Season are Now Open! If you are wanting to get one of the free Heaven / Hell Aura's, dont wait until an hour into launch to try and get one, as most likely all will be gone before then!

 

Cosmetic Lootcrate Changes

The penguin companion has been removed (passive did nothing with gold nuggets being removed)

The chance of a common cosmetic has been reduced by 50%, the chance of a rare/semi-rare cosmetic has been doubled.  

The 6 Mentor Token mounts have been added to Cosmetic Crates as Mentor Tokens are no longer a thing with the Solo Quest System.

 

Dracona Cosmetic Races

The Achievement Point Races were very well received on the last NA and EU, so we have decided we will be continuing this with even more winners! We have doubled most the amount of cosmetic winners for all 5 races, additionally, the 150 achievement point race is now unlimited!

3 Achievement Point Races

First 10 players to 300 Achievement Points

First 50 players to 200 Achievement Points

All players to obtain 150 Achievement Points

Leveling Race

First 50 players to Level 1500

Quest Race

First 20 players to complete Hades Quest

Stone Breakdowns

You are now able to break down Relic and Awakened Stones into smaller stones at the blacksmithing workbench with profession skill 1. The requirement to enhance/transmute stones remains the same.  

1 Relic Stone = 2 Awakened Stones

1 Relic Rune Stone = 2 Awakened Rune Stone

1 Relic Soul Stone = 2 Awakened Soul Stones

1 Awakened Stone = 5 Legendary Stones

1 Awakened Soul Stone = 4 Soul Soils

1 Awakened Rune Stone = 4 Rune Soils

 

New ArchPass Season on Dracona

All Archpass Cosmetic Rewards are Heirloom

Mercenary Outfit

(25) - (T2 Health/Mana)

Ebony Tiger

(50) - (T2 Skill)

Hand of the Inquisition

(75) - (T2 Health/Mana)

Poltergeist Outfit

(100) - (T3 Skill)

 

Misc Final Patchnotes

The balance of some spells might change before launch, any major changes will be announced

The gold from Monster Essences has been slightly lowered.

The Turn-In experience compounding formula has been slightly lowered from Awakening Turn-In's (This isn't very noticable until awakening 500+).

The Turn-In experience formula has received a base amount of experience for each Awakening Turn-In (This will be most noticable between awakening 0-50).

Bonus Referral Rewards!

31 August 2020 (12:02) by Archlight Team

From now until September 10th, all referrals you make will earn you 300% the amount of coins it usually would.  

Additionally, any referral you make that reaches Awakening 1, will earn you 25 Archlight Keys & Crates ONTOP of the usual Coins.