Blade and Soul Will Update with Hongmoon and Skill Overhaul
Date: Apr 06 2017 Views: Comment: loading...
NCSoft announced that the next update of Blade and Soul will brings a Hongmoon Training Room, Honmoon Level 20, and Skill Overhaul to players.
Hongmoon Training Room
The new Hongmoon Training Room will allow you to hone your skills in a single-player PvE environment, focused on training you how to use your class abilities. This is especially helpful if you just boosted a level 50 character! You can jump into the Hongmoon Training Room using F12 (previously emotes, which are now Shift+F3), and once inside you’ll choose to train with either one of your class’ Elements, or you can battle it out in Dungeon mode.
If you choose the Dungeon option after entering the Hongmoon Training Room, you’ll be presented with a list of all Heroic Dungeon and Raid bosses. Each boss will be accompanied by a short description (spoilers!) and a breakdown of their abilities. You can choose to either act as a tank in the fight, or have a training dummy tank if you’re practicing DPS or using a ranged class.
The developer have overhauled the skill system in Secrets of the Stratus, and how you earn additional skills and increase their power has changed as well. Skill trees are no more, and you no longer have skill points (Hongmoon Skills do still need to be unlocked). Instead, skills are unlocked at specific levels, and you choose between different Moves for each skill to specialize them. Skills are further specialized per class by the class’ Elements. For example, as a Blade Master you can choose between creating a Flame or Lightning build, selecting your unlocked skills, and specializing those skills by choosing their Move.
Your skill builds can still be saved to Skill Pages in the Martial Tome, and you can use new filters to display skills by their effect to help create builds more quickly. For example, you can ensure you have a skill with Daze in your build.
Hongmoon Levels and Points
The maximum level cap is being increased with Secrets of the Stratus! You’ll now be able to get to character level 50, Hongmoon Level 20. With the skill system overhaul (see above) you’ll no longer receive skill points for gaining Hongmoon Levels, but you’ll still receive increased stats. You’ll now receive 5 Hongmoon Points per Hongmoon Level, which can be assigned to Offense or Defense on your Character Status (P) page. You can reassign your Hongmoon Points any time outside of combat, and you’ll receive a bonus to your stats for reaching specific point thresholds in your Offense and Defense.