Blade and Soul NA/EU: Vengeance Breaks 2.2 Patch Notes

The Vengeance Breaks 2.2 update releases June 1.

Source: http://www.bladeandsoul.com/en/news/vengeance-breaks-patch-notes-and-overview/

Blade & Soul Update 2.2 – Vengeance Breaks

Explore vast new dungeons, the endlessly difficult Tower of Infinity, and face off against Jinsoyun to seek your revenge in this climactic final chapter to the Act 4 story.

Vengeance Breaks Dungeons

The Vengeance Breaks update brings a new 24-member instance in Zaiwei Ruins; the Tower of Infinity, with leaderboards and seasonal rewards; the return of the insane clown and his posse Be Ido in the maze-like Sundered Nexus; and Heaven’s Mandate, the climactic conclusion to the Act 4 story and your direct confrontation with Jinsoyun.

Pets

Bring these cute, cuddly, and sometimes fearsome little friends into battle to provide you with defensive bonuses—which can be upgraded through evolving them to higher levels.

Merchant of Wonders Event

From June 1 to June 22 the Merchant of Wonders, Shin Bihye, has a chance to appear when completing the Awakened Necropolis, Heaven’s Mandate, Cold Storage, or Sundered Nexus dungeons. He’ll offer each member of your party the opportunity to purchase one of his randomly selected items, which include (but are not limited to) Soulstones, Frozen Stingers, Moonstones, new and old costumes and accessories, Flowers of Lament, and Sparkling Hexagonal Peridot.

Previous costumes and accessories that may appear for purchase from the Merchant of Wonders:

Costumes

Accessories

Old Stratus Empire Armor

Dark Wanderer

Infernal Lord’s Eyebrow

Thunder Horns

Burning Flames

Sealed Palace Raiment

Infernal Lord’s Mask

Thunder Aura

Blackram Officer Uniform

Pale Wanderer

Poharan’s Eyepatch

Wind Horns

Pirate King

Obsidian Serpent

Gangplank Style

Wind Aura

Noble of the Sea

Scarlet Widow Mask

Snowfield Fur Headgear

Wind God

Cobalt Widow Blindfold

Bloody Order

Thunder God

Cobalt Widow Wig

Pirate’s Ego

 

New costume and accessory:


Pink Snow Raiment

Feline Frisky Adornment

 

Vengeance Breaks 2.2 Patch Notes

General

  • The Merchant of Wonders event is live and will run from June 1st through June 21st.
    • There is a random chance for the Merchant of Wonders NPC to spawn after completing the following dungeons:
      • Heaven’s Mandate
      • Cold Storage (Winter Mane)
      • Sundered Nexus (4- or 6-member)
      • Awakened Necropolis (4- or 6-member)
    • Shin Bihye the Merchant of Wonders NPC will have a random list of items for discounted prices.  You can choose to purchase one from the list of items, which includes but is not limited to:
      • Flawless Sparkling Hongmoon Hexagonal Peridot
      • Feline Frisky
      • Pink Snow Raiment
      • Honorary Ornament
      • Frozen Stinger
      • Moonstone
      • Soulstone
      • Naryu Tablet
      • Experience Charms
      • An assortment of outfits and adornments from previous dungeons including Blackram Supply Chian, Bloodshade Harbor, Naryu Labyrinth, and more.
  • A new continuous Daily Dash is available and will run from June 1st through July 19th.
  • Increased the level cap to Hongmoon Level 15.
  • Race and Gender Change Vouchers are now available from the Hongmoon Store.
  • New achievements and titles are available for those who perform well enough to earn and equip the Driven, Indomitable Will, or Steel Will costumes.
  • Reduced the minimum level to use the Currency Exchange to level 16.

Classes

  • Dodge Move can now be used as a filter for Skills in the Martial Tome and is used for skills where you resist enemy attacks while moving.
  • Removed Enforce as a filter for skills in the Martial Tome.

Assassin

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where Smoke Screen (Tier 3 Stage 3) and Lotus of Rescue would share the same cooldown.
  • Close Shave (F)
    • Fixed an issue where a Stealth effect was being displayed when using Close Shave (Tier 2 Stage 2).
  • Time Bomb (2)
    • Fixed an issue where existing Stun, Daze, and Knock Down effects were being canceled by Time Bomb (Tier 2 Stage 1)
  • Lotus of Escape (V)
    • Lotus of Escape (Tier 3/4/5 Stage 1) has had its tooltip updated to specify that it also affects dead targets.

Blade Dancer

  • General
    • Skills now cast faster after using Anklebiter, Fissure, and Awakened Blade Echo.
  • Reversal (Tab)
    • The Knock Down effect that occurs after the Knock Back effect caused by Reversal Stage 2 is no longer applied to targets affected by Knock Down Resistance.
    • Fixed an issue where existing Stun, Daze, and Knock Down effects were being canceled by Reversal (Stage 3)

Blade Master

  • General
    • The Knock Down effect that occurs after the Knock Back effect caused by Second Wind Stage 2 and Flock of Blades Stage 1 is no longer applied to targets affected by Knock Down Resistance.
  • Flicker (LMB)
    • Awakened Flicker now gains even more increased attack speed when you have learned Flicker Stage 3.
  • Cyclone (LMB)
    • Cyclone Tier 3 Stage 2 and Tier 3 Stage 3 now applies damage and status effect resistance immediately upon use.
  • Dragontongue (RMB)
    • Dragontongue (Tier 2 Stage 3) can now be used without cooldown on a target affected by Blade Storm but will deal less additional damage.
  • Second Wind (Tab)
    • Fixed an issue where there was a delay to use Second Wind after using Dragontongue (RMB).
    • Fixed an issue where existing Stun, Daze, and Knock Down effects were being canceled by Second Wind (Stage 3).
  • Raid (2)
    • Raid (Tier 2 Stage 1) has had its cooldown reduced to 12, down from 18 seconds.  Increased Focus Recovery to 6, up from 2.
  • Counterstrike (3)
    • The Knock Down effect from Counterstrike is now properly applied to a target within melee range when countering a ranged attack.
  • Lightning Draw (4)
    • Lightning Draw (4) is now learned at level 8, up from level 6.
  • Boot (X)
    • Boot (Tier 2 Stage 2) now properly applies a bleed.

Destroyer

  • General
    • The Knock Down effect that occurs after the Knock Back effect caused by Gust Stage 2 or Stone Shield Tier 5 Stage 4 is no longer applied to targets affected by Knock Down Resistance.
  • Cleave (RMB)
    • Fixed an issue where weapons were glowing red while using Cleave.
  • Retaliation (2)
    • Fixed an issue where Retaliation would cancel Knock Down status when a party member used a Knock Down Resistance skill.
  • Emberstomp (3)
    • Fixed an issue where certain messages were not displaying correctly when enemies were killed by the additional damage effect of Emberstomp Tier 3 Stage 3 and Tier 5 Stage 3.

Force Master

  • Frost Fury (F)
    • The Chill effect now only applies on the first hit of Frost Fury Stage 2 when it is enhanced by Frozen Soul.
  • Second Wind (Tab)
    • Fixed an issue where existing Stun, Daze, and Knock Down effects were being canceled by Second Wind (Stage 3).
  • Shadow Grasp (4)
    • Shadow Grasp (Stage 3 and Stage 4) now draws in enemies additional times.
  • Divine Veil (C)
    • Divine Veil can no longer be countered.

Kung Fu Master

  • Focused Fighting Spirit (Tab)
    • Fixed an issue where Focused Fighting Spirit would grant the cooldown reset effect to Comet Strike Stage 1 and 3 even while under the effect of Amplification Resistance.
  • Flying Slam (Tab)
    • Fixed an issue where Stone Shield would sometimes not be canceled when using Flying Slam on a Destroyer.
  • Somersault Kick (2)
    • Fixed an issue where Somersault Kick would cancel Knock Down status when a party member used a Knock Down Resistance skill.
  • Emit Frost (3)
    • Emit Frost now has a cooldown of 90 seconds, up from 60 seconds.
    • Fixed an issue where 3 Focus Recovery was not displaying in the tooltip.

Summoner

  • Entangle (RMB)
    • Added a cooldown icon when using Entangle.

Warlock

  • Bombardment (RMB)
    • Bombardment (Tier 3 Stage 1) now costs 1 less Focus when cast on an enemy affected by Knock Down, Airborne, Daze, or Stun.
  • Repulse (F)
    • Repulse (Tier 3 Stage 3) has had its cooldown increased to 24 seconds, up from 9 seconds.
    • Repulse (Tier 3 Stage 3 and Tier 3 Stage 4) can now be used on a successful Quell and cause the next Dragoncall or Wingstorm to be cast instantly.
  • Sanctum (C)
    • Sanctum (Stage 3) no longer pierces Defense and Parry.
  • Wingstorm (V)
    • Fixed an issue where Wingstorm would sometimes fail to cast.
  • Onrush (Q)
    • Onrush (Tier 2 Stage 2) now has its cooldown reduced by 6 whenever it successfully lands.
  • Fall In (E)
    • You can now assign Training Points to Fall In.
    • Fall In (Tier 1 Stage 1) increases Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
    • Fall In (Tier 2 Stage 1) allows your Thrall to resist damage and status effects.
    • Fall In (Tier 2 Stage 2) breaks from Snared status and increases movement speed by 60% for 3 seconds.  The cooldown is increased to 9 seconds.

User Interface

  • A new Play Infographic feature is available in the Profile (P) menu that recommends content based on your current equipment.
  • Leaderboards are now available for the Tower of Infinity in the Ranking menu (F11).
    • Rewards will be granted at the end of each season.
  • Recommended Skill Builds have been updated for many classes and they will also change accordingly as your characters level up.
  • Dungeons that require items now include this information in the dungeon tooltips.
  • You can now enable timestamps in Chat Settings.
  • The Hongmoon Store has been revamped to provide more information and be easier to use overall.

Items

  • Soul Badges are now available from Tower Trader NPC Gang Chiwon in front of the Tower of Infinity and can be equipped to enhance certain skills.
  • Increased the amount of Silverfrost Quartz available from mining nodes.
  • Reclaimed Hongmoon Secret Technique Volume 3 is now available by combining skill pages from 4-member Sundered Nexus and Tower Trader NPC Kangcha at Mushin’s Tower.
  • Reclaimed Hongmoon Secret Technique Volume 3 is also available from the Zen Bean and Whirlwind Valley NPCs.
  • Transmutation costs for Outfit Pouch and High Quality Outfit Pouch have been adjusted to be less punishing on a failed transmutation.
  • You can now transmute Pet Enhancement Stone, Sealed Pet Enhancement Stone, and Petnip.
  • For a limited time, all characters that complete the Act 4 Storyline will receive the Pistachio Dream outfit!

Localization

  • Fixed and updated a large amount of text, voiceover, and cutscene localization in English, German, and French.