By TrailTurtle @ September 4, 2013 at 9:17pm
Adventurers, the Sunstrider Update is now live! Reach the new level cap of 160Asc, and dominate the 75v75 Crystal Rift battleground!
Every day at 19:00, you can duke it out in this massive battleground — there's no minimum amount of players, and it can hold up to 75 players per side! Win prizes including Taichi Pills for EXP, Chroma Beads, and a chance at a Kirin Sigil.
Searching for Shaw Danon, Anan and Chen Hsin have pierced the barrier separating Archaia from the Sunstrider lands, releasing the power beyond. New power awaits in Sunstrider City and Inferna for those who can restore peace to Archaia…
Boost tons of stats, including debuff Masteries and movement speed, with Fatecharms. This system is only available starting at 150+ Ascended, and as you get closer to 160Asc, you’ll unlock to six total Fatecharm slots.
Velonus and Bilu have a total of three special-event quests for you: collecting gifts from Velonus’ monkey, a kill quest outside Sunstream City, and a tour throughout the Sunstream map. All three have a ton of prizes, including 200 Chroma Beads.
You can now reach level 160 Ascended, the new level cap. (If you were already at 150 Ascended, you’ve been sent a nice bundle as congratulations.) There are no new skills, but you’ll accrue tome and skill points to fill out your build, along with boosts to your stats.
More importantly, though, there are two new tiers of gear: Scion and Gaia. These are upgraded similarly to the LV135 gear, with an NPC in the Seat of Chaos combining the lower-level gear with a Scripture mold, and with a Yuan Crystal if you want to maintain upgrades. (The complete chain so far is LV135 -> LV14X -> Scion -> Gaian.)
All the gear sets (aside from ●) require Dragon Muscles and Wonderland Stones to get the Scripture. You’ll earn Wonderland Stones (and Yuan Crystal shards) from killing monsters in the new maps, along with from the strike orders that they drop.
All this and more is live, right now. Get in-game and give it a try right now!