kMS ver. 1.2.150 – Liberation of Aswan!
The third part of the Justice update, the Liberation of Aswan has been released! It includes a new ‘party quest’ that even pits world against world! This ‘sort-of-party-quest’ comes with two new ‘stats’, that can help make you even stronger! There are also two new systems which can give you a nice stat bonus and free items!
I actually had low expectations for this patch because I was really looking forward to Aswan being an exploreable town (which it isn’t) and having a boss (which it doesn’t). Maybe one day they’ll expand…
Tigun will tell anyone level 40 and above about the mysterious town of Aswan, a town taken over by one of the Black Mage’s commanders, Hilla. You can go to help the cursed city through the Mirror of Dimension.
You’ll be taken to the Aswan Obelisk, with some Cygnus Knights outside. Inside the obelisk, you’ll find the Aswan Refuge, where the cursed spirits of Aswan rest. You can see in this picture the king, Iason, the minister Chungrong, and Medisa. Through quests, you’ll learn of the battlefield and Hilla’s army, and how you can help them!
Here is the entrance to the battlefield, where you can fight to liberate Aswan! By pressing up on this portal…
You’ll see this window. It shows the World Match, where different worlds fight to control the most territory! You can see the current statistics. You can join in on this fight by playing the Aswan Liberation War between 2pm and 8pm. After pressing the big button…
This window will pop up! You can choose the mode you want to play, the difficulty, and whether or not you want to play in a party! There are many different combinations. The Normal mode is unlocked when you have level 5 Honor, and the Hard and Hell modes are unlocked at level 30 Honor. I’ll talk about Honor soon!
The first two modes are called Occupy and Attack. They are basically the same, I think the only difference is when the World Match is going on, and you must occupy new territory or attack other worlds’ territories. To win, you must defeat the Guardian Tower! It will not be easy though, Hilla will send her army of undead soldiers to attack! Thankfully, the Cygnus Knights have given you aid in the form of the Cygnus Hastati and Cygnus Centurion!
The third mode is called Defend. In this mode, you must protect the Cygnus Guard Stone, while at the same time, you must defeat a specific number of Destroyers, which are large weapons that hit great damage on the Guard Stone if allowed to shoot!
The fourth option is the Hunting area. It’s not really a mode, just an area with spawning monsters. It’s used for a quest, but you can enter at any time.
When clearing modes, you’ll receive Conquerer’s Coins if you clear any difficulty, and Emperor’s Coins if you clear Hard or Hell difficulties. You can get your coins by talking to Woodwan at any time, but you can only gain a total of 150 coins per day. You can trade these in for some special items, which I will talk about in a bit~
Now in this patch, you’ll see two new things in your Ability window, Honor and Honor experience! It’s a new stat that you can level up by joining the Liberation War. Every time you clear a mode, you’ll get Honor experience to level it up! However, you only get Honor experience between 2pm and 8pm (seriously Nexon…?). Honor itself does not give any stat boosts, but it does unlock something!
There’s another new thing in your ability window called Inner Ability. It is similar to… potential I guess! As you can see, there are 3 ‘slots’. Once your Honor reaches level 2, you’ll unlock the first one! Level 30 unlocks the second, and level 70 unlocks the last. These Inner Ability slots give you stats! There are many, and one is randomly selected when you unlock it. You’ll also notice that there’s a rank beside the Inner Ability, C. There are 4 possible ranks for Inner Ability, C, B, A, and S! These are very similar to the potential tiers of Rare, Epic, Unique, and Legendary.
What if you don’t like your stats? Use a Circulator to reset them! A Circulator resets your Inner Ability and also has a chance to raise the rank! Higher grade Circulators have a higher chance you raise your rank! 10 is the lowest and it goes all the way to 1.
Thankfully, the Circulators are not Cash items! You can buy them from Jangpiel for Emperor’s Coins! He also sells recipes for new level 130 items, called the Emperor’s set. However, the recipes are sold randomly, so you must check back to see if the item you want is sold.
You can also buy new Aswan scrolls from another salesman for Conquerer’s Coins. These scrolls are special in that they give higher stats but use up more than one upgrade slot. For example, the one in the picture is a 60% Aswan One-handed Weapon Attack Scroll, which gives 4 attack but uses up 2 slots.
Now the winning world in the World Match gets many benefits! First of all, they get an extra coin for every clear! Then, if they came in 1st they get an extra coin per 10 coins earned (2nd and 3rd places get an extra coin per 30 coins earned). The winning world also gets a 30% experience boost from Liberation War between 8pm and 10pm, as well as a 20% increase in Honor experience from 2pm to 8pm! The winning world also receives 5 new items at Jangpiel’s shop, while the 2nd and 3rd places get 3 new items.
The new Character Card system has been added! You can access it through the Character Card button on the character selection screen.
For every level 30+ character, one card will be created with special stats based on its race, job, and Rank! You can then put in the Cards into your deck (maximum of 6 cards) and every character in that world will gain those stats! There are even special Deck bonuses for having certain cards in your deck!
The rank of your card depends on the level of the character, and Cards with a higher rank give higher stats. Note, a level 120 Cygnus will only be Rank A.
Here is a list of the stats given from each job. These are taken from the max level (B being level 1, A being level 2, S being level 3, and SS being level 4, the max). Cygnus Knights can only reach A Rank, so all of the skills that have to do with them have a maximum of level 2.
Note, I’m not too sure about the stats that say “for every level”. I may have translated it wrong or something, but it’s iffy to me. Please don’t put all your faith in them for now!
- Hero – 5% weapon defense
- Paladin – for every level, increase stat by 2
- Dark Knight – 5% maximum HP
- Archmage (Fire, Poison) – 5% maximum MP
- Archmage (Ice, Lightning) – for every levels, increase stat by 2
- Bishop – MP recovery potions 20% effect increase
- Bowmaster – 8% accuracy
- Marksman – 4% critical chance
- Night Lord – 5 jump
- Shadower – 5 speed
- Dual Blader – 6% avoid
- Viper – for every level, increase damage by 5
- Captain – 10% increase in summon durations
- Cannon Shooter – 5% reduction in experience lost upon dying
- Demon Slayer – % resistance to all statuses
- Battlemage – 5% reduction in damage taken from enemies
- Wild Hunter – 2% chance of instant death when attacking an enemy
- Mechanic – 20% increase in buff durations
- Aran – 70% chance of healing 8% HP when attacking (can only be activated once per 60 seconds)
- Evan – 70% chance of healing 8% MP when attacking (can only be activated once per 60 seconds)
- Mercedes – 5% reduction in skill cooldowns
- Phantom – 4% meso drop rate increase
- Soul Master – 3% weapon defense
- Flame Wizard – for every level, increase stat by 1
- Wind Breaker – 8% accuracy
- Night Walker – 3% avoid
- Striker – for every level, increase damage by 3
Here is a list of the stats given from each special set, along with their requirements. Again, these are taken from the maximum level (with Cygnus having a maximum level of 2). You can have more than one Deck bonus if you satisfy the requirements of more than one!
- Strong Rush (3 Warriors) – 10% HP is added to damage
- Magic Storm (3 Magicians) – 10% MP is added to damage
- Precise Aiming (3 Archers) – 4% increase in damage of Final Attack
- Weakness Targeting (3 Thieves) – 4% maximum critical damage
- Pirate’s Spirit (3 Pirates) – ignore 8% of a monster’s defense
- Free Spirit (3 Adventurers) – 10 all stats
- Concern for Cygnus (3 Cygnus) – 5 all stats
- Great Return (3 Heroes) – 10 all stats
- Resistance’s Spark (3 Resistance) – 10 all stats
- Hero’s First Step (3 B Rank or more Cards) – 300 HP and MP
- Hero’s Growth (3 A Rank or more Cards) – 500 HP and MP, 1 attack and magic attack
- Hero’s Activity (3 S Rank or more Cards) – 700 HP and MP, 3 attack and magic attack, 3% damage increase on boss monsters
- Hero’s Activity (3 SS Rank Cards) – 1000 HP and MP, 5 attack and magic attack, 5% damage increase on boss monsters
The Part-time Job system has been added! In the character selection screen, you can click the Part-time Job button to begin. There are a total of 5 part-time jobs for up to 3 characters to participate with at one time. You can open up the first window and choose a character to participate with and which part-time job to do. You’ll then see a blue clock over the character’s head in the character selection screen.
After a certain period of time, you can receive rewards by talking to Ms. Account in any town! You can participate in a part-time job for up to 6 hours. The longer you work the better your rewards will be. While a character is doing a part-time job, you cannot play that character.
In relaxation, the character receives plenty of rest. Your special rewards are various buffs such as increased experience gain.
In herbalism, you can collect various herbs. Your special rewards are rare recipes. If your character has mastered the profession Herbalism, you can receive better rewards.
In mining, you can collect various ores. Your special rewards are rare equipment and accessory recipes. If your character has mastered the profession Mining, you can receive better rewards.
In accessory shop, you can collect useful use items. Your special rewards are various scrolls.
In, weapon/armour shop, you can collect useful drop increase buffs. Your rewards are random equipment items.
Finally, there are two new Hot Times coming up! As always, in both you have a chance to win Cash items, and in these two, you can also get any level 140 weapon or a Righteous Hero Badge.
The first, on January 14, gives a Benefit Duke’s Ring, a Mysterious Love Letter, an Ultimate Circulator, a Conquerer’s Coin, and personality trait potions. The ring gives 1 to all stats, 50 HP, MP, accuracy, and avoid, and 1 attack and magic attack. It cannot be traded at all. The Ultimate Circulator instantly raises your Inner Ability to Rank S! That’s a great item, totally gonna log on just for that haha.
The second one on January 15 gives a Benefit Duke’s Shoulder, a Mysterious Love Letter, another Ultimate Circulator, an Emperor”s Coin, and personality trait potions. The shoulder gives 3 to all stats, 50 defense, magic defense, accuracy, and avoid, and 1 attack and magic attack. It cannot be traded at all. The two Benefit Duke’s items also come with a set bonus of 1 attack and magic attack and 50 accuracy and avoid if you wear them together.
Not to mention 2x experience on January 14 and 15 from 1pm to 4pm~