Blade and Soul Secrets of the Stratus Coming on April 12th
Date: Mar 21 2017 Views: Comment: loading...
Blade and Soul is getting a huge new expansion,Secrets of the Stratus, which also marks a shift in pace for the game. Moving forward, NCSOFT will offer larger and more ambitious expansions on a slightly slower release schedule. This means players will have more time to experience and master content without having to feel rushed by the next update.
The “Secret of the Stratus” expansion, launching on April 12, will bring a host of new changes to the game. One of the key things for players is the overhauled skill system. Remember agonizing over a complex tree of skills with a handful of fiddly skill points? NO LONGER. The skill trees have been completely replaced with a new system that still allows for the same degree of customization but with a simplified interface. Why? Because you can play Blade and Soul rather than spend hours lost to fretting over how to properly spec your character! It should be noted that the skills themselves have not changed, just the methods for selecting them. Players can quickly shift between builds as well!
The expansion also brings about the new Hongmoon Training room, a solo instance where you can practice skill combos and timing for boss attack patterns. Need to work on your skill rotation? The Hongmoon Training Room has you covered.
The “Secrets of the Stratus” expansion also brings Act 7 of the story and three new PVE areas to the game, suitable for most end-game players:
· Naryu Sanctum – The most difficult 6-member heroic dungeon to date, stuffed with incredible rewards including a new legendary bracelet
· Celestial Basin – A new open-world area for solo/casual players with new Mystic Badges
· Mushin’s Tower F16-20 – The deadly boss Yunsang awaits players looking to score the fastest kill on the new Mushin’s Tower leaderboards
Finally, Blade and Soul’s producer, Nico Coutant has a detailed publisher’s letter about the state of the game and what else is in store for the title, which you can read here.