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Information regarding the future of Mystic/Soul Badges, Accessories and new Tower of Infinity Badges

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Youmukon   

Hello!


As you know our next major update, Legacy of the Hongmoon Clan will be released on March 13th. In anticipation for this update we will be starting releasing articles on the official site regarding various new features introduced with this update.


On top of that we also received a lot of questions on Twitter regarding the future of Badges and Accessories upgrade. Rather than answering them one by one I wanted to take the opportunity today to give everyone some clarification on what will be coming March 13th. Below is just a rough list which I hope will answer the bulk of questions we received regarding that very topic:

 

  • Mystic Badges and Fused Soul Badges will be able to be converted for another Mystic Badge / Fused Soul Badge. Like for like. All you will have to do is talk to an NPC in the Mushin tower to exchange your badge. For example, an “Awakened Undying Soul Badge – Stage 8” can be exchanged for an “Awakened Limitless Soul Badge – Stage 8” or an “Awakened Eon Soul Badge – Stage 8” or its Legacy/Colossus/Ancestral… Stage 8 iteration. This is valid at any stage, so an "Awakened [anything] Soul Badge – Stage n" can be traded for an "Awakened [anything] Soul Badge – Stage n". The same applies to Mystic Badges where Dynasty <> Aransu can be exchanged, again like for like.
  • Accessories will be able to be converted for another specialisation (i.e. Earth <> Wind for Summoner). This will only be available for Legendary Accessories that are Stage 10 or Awakened. Through evolution you will be able to switch to a different specialisation at the cost of 1 Moonstone or 1 Elysian Crystal depending on the accessory. You are free to switch back as many times as you want.
  • The new Tower of Infinity badges (which everyone commonly refers as “the pink badges”) will be available for purchase but won’t be able to be upgraded/fused for now.


We will make sure to keep you informed in this thread if any of the information above was to change prior the update. Hopefully it should not, but while we cannot prevent last minutes changes to happen in the game, we can however promise that the minute we are aware of any change you will be kept in the loop.


If you have any question regarding the Legacy of the Hongmoon Clan update don’t hesitate to drop us a tweet @BladeandSoul. Feel also free to reply in this thread, we’ll make sure to answer whenever we can.


Thanks again for your continued support! 


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Extra points that were answered over the course of the thread:

 

  • Psyche will be carried over!
  • There's no time limit to exchange your Soul/Mystic Badges or accessories, meaning you don't have to rush to get your items upgraded before the update.
Edited by Youmukon
Added answers to questions to the OP

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Hi Naruto!

Thanks for the detailed post. Few questions regarding this:
- Can we upgrade "old" accessories after the update to swap element or it's only available to items upgraded prior the patch?
- For how long will we be able to use this feature?
- What happens to the psyches added on accessories?

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Yea I would like to ask the same question.. For instance if I have a shadow earring and i upgrade it after the patch will I still be able to switch it to it's fire counterpart or will I have to upgrade it prior to the patch ??

 

Also same question regarding the duration of how long the feature would be available ?

 

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Darksma   
23 minutes ago, Koxomathical said:

Hi Naruto!

Thanks for the detailed post. Few questions regarding this:
- Can we upgrade "old" accessories after the update to swap element or it's only available to items upgraded prior the patch?
- For how long will we be able to use this feature?
- What happens to the psyches added on accessories?

 

Your old elemental accessories will be upgradeable into "new" ones at the same stage, and you can upgrade them from there. Also, since you don't lose psyches on upgrades, and switching between types is an upgrade, you won't lose psyches either.

 

What's the purpose of giving us the new badges without the option to fuse them? They're kind of worthless to a large majority of players in that case then.

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Bakuzan   

"Accessories will be able to be converted for another specialisation (i.e. Earth <> Wind for Summoner). This will only be available for Legendary Accessories that are Stage 10 or Awakened."

So, if my accesories on any char are not lvl 10/awakened, the patch is worthless as i can't switch specializations to explore the new stuff/skills until i go and RNGeesus blesses me with the ones i need?

Why?

Also, can't exchange regular mystics/soul badges, only Legendary ones?

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Misaki   

So everyone who needs this badge fused is F*cked. As a warlock main im not even surprised you guys would screw us over it seems to be a thing nowdays. Old shadow badge limitless will be 50% useless since we dont have our old number 2 skill anymore but we cant really go and just use this new badge eather since we need primal too. 

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EvolMax   

same for bds like other classes will get a free exchange to matchnew awk skills or w/e but those who need the pink badges are screwd and need to spend another 24 vials/stones for stage 8... why?

 

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Xaisa   
1 hour ago, Youmukon said:

 

  • Accessories will be able to be converted for another specialisation (i.e. Earth <> Wind for Summoner). This will only be available for Legendary Accessories that are Stage 10 or Awakened. Through evolution you will be able to switch to a different specialisation at the cost of 1 Moonstone or 1 Elysian Crystal depending on the accessory. You are free to switch back as many times as you want.

What kind of absolute bulls**t is that? Only Stage 10+? What about people who cant find a raid or afford to max their accessories? We will be stuck in a weakened trash spec cause your dev team only thinks of whales? Did anyone even say in the meeting that that move was dumb? if there was even a meeting to discuss something as important as this..

Ill just go ahead and play something else cause this is garbage. Not even Unrefined accs cant be switched? thats absolutely Sh*t and dissapointing~ Considering the communication is improved this was the best you could do?

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2 minutes ago, Xaisa said:

What kind of absolute bulls**t is that? Only Stage 10+? What about people who cant find a raid or afford to max their accessories? We will be stuck in a weakened trash spec cause your dev team only thinks of whales? Did anyone even say in the meeting that that move was dumb? if there was even a meeting to discuss something as important as this..

Ill just go ahead and play something else cause this is garbage. Not even Unrefined accs cant be switched? thats absolutely Sh*t and dissapointing~ Considering the communication is improved this was the best you could do?

:thinking: i upgraded my accessories with weekly quest rewards. both are stage10 for almost 6 months now. just play the game.

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EvolMax   
Just now, Xaisa said:

What kind of absolute bulls**t is that? Only Stage 10+? What about people who cant find a raid or afford to max their accessories? We will be stuck in a weakened trash spec cause your dev team only thinks of whales? Did anyone even say in the meeting that that move was dumb? if there was even a meeting to discuss something as important as this..

Ill just go ahead and play something else cause this is garbage. Not even Unrefined accs cant be switched? thats absolutely Sh*t and dissapointing~ Considering the communication is improved this was the best you could do?

what whaling has to do with raid gear tho? lo lu can clear tt with 450k dps and thats without the 3 nerfs that tt has alrdy received so dont see any problem with getting tt gear/upgrading now days and u can get lots of wings by doing tt pleb weeklies and from recent events as well 

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Xaisa   
44 minutes ago, Koxomathical said:

:thinking: i upgraded my accessories with weekly quest rewards. both are stage10 for almost 6 months now. just play the game.

youre not wrong but for the past year i had a very limited time to play due to circumstances i had no choise but do, if i didnt id be maxed out rn 

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Roflmao at some people here.

Do you want everything for free without doing anything else? Do YOU actually know how a MMORPG works? You have to PLAY the game to be geared, you just don't play once every month then call the game garbage when a new update comes up and you're behind.

 

What about people who cant find a raid or afford to max their accessories?
How about you do some daily quests like everyone else here does?

Ill just go ahead and play something else cause this is garbage
You can go ahead and just do that, a f2p player leaving is nothing worth mentioning

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HateMe   
1 hour ago, Bakuzan said:

"Accessories will be able to be converted for another specialisation (i.e. Earth <> Wind for Summoner). This will only be available for Legendary Accessories that are Stage 10 or Awakened."

So, if my accesories on any char are not lvl 10/awakened, the patch is worthless as i can't switch specializations to explore the new stuff/skills until i go and RNGeesus blesses me with the ones i need?

Why?

Also, can't exchange regular mystics/soul badges, only Legendary ones?

you will still be able to explore the specialization change you currently are at, you just wont be able to switch to the other till you max them out.

As for the badge exchange makes sense. Because you do not loose anything when your badge is not awakened. If it were upgraded you loose out on a lot of work materials and time.

It works the same as soul swap, weapon swap...only at max or specific stages.

 

26 minutes ago, Xaisa said:

youre not wrong but for the past year i had a very limited time to play due to circumstances i had no choise but do, if i didnt id be maxed out rn 

So...the game should change because your personal life rendered you unable to play as much?  *gasps*

 

1 hour ago, Xaisa said:

What kind of absolute bulls**t is that? Only Stage 10+? What about people who cant find a raid or afford to max their accessories? We will be stuck in a weakened trash spec cause your dev team only thinks of whales? Did anyone even say in the meeting that that move was dumb? if there was even a meeting to discuss something as important as this..

Ill just go ahead and play something else cause this is garbage. Not even Unrefined accs cant be switched? thats absolutely Sh*t and dissapointing~ Considering the communication is improved this was the best you could do?

Its like swapping soul and weapon. Only certain stages. Swapping unrefined accessories would render any raid useless and that is not the intention.  You will still need to farm for the one your spec uses, then when you upgrade it as reward you can swap between specs. Makes perfect sense.

 

1 hour ago, Darksma said:

What's the purpose of giving us the new badges without the option to fuse them? They're kind of worthless to a large majority of players in that case then.

Yes but the thing is we do not know yet what patch version we will get. We might be getting a changed / tweaked patch where those new badges are not useful yet...we will know more on this as we get closer to the date i think.

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Grimoir   

@Youmukon

 

I have a question regarding the bracelets:

 

Personal example here: Summoner Bracelet activates on Petal Toss, but if you want to use one of the new specs, you have to sacrifice that petal toss for the rolling nettle which means your bracelet is basically rendered useless as the effect will no longer trigger....Swapping the bracelet also doesnt help since wind and earth both trigger on the petal toss.

 

Or will we be able to use both petal toss and the other skill?

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Will we get the Pink Fused Badges x1 week later and is added to the vendor for those who've already staged 8 their old-tier badges? 29 DGS / 24 Oils is quite a lot

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Grimoir   

Same applies to for example Summoner Mystic badge....it should reset Thorn Strike but the new changes there is no thorn strike which means summoners that are earth, are stuck with the wind summoner badges....which in earth build are useless or will badge effects be updated aswel to reflect new skills?

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I am glad others are asking about the summoner skills too.  My main is an earth summoner.  And after reading up on some of the stuff, it seems like a lot of my accessories (bracelet for example ) and badges will be totally useless.  I am rather confused about a lot of these changes.  

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Viblo   

Thank you so much @Youmukon for both this information and the communication from the official Blade & Soul account. This is the kind of engagement with the community many wanted since launch, but never quite got except from when we tweeted at Jonathan. Keep it up!

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Youmukon   

Hello, first thanks again for all the questions / feedback! Quickly replying to some:

  • Psyches: Yes they will be carried over.
  • What if my badge/accessory enhanced a skill that will be no longer present because of the new update (i.e. Summoner): don't panic, badges/accessories will be updated as well to reflect those changes.

Will try to get answers how long exchange will be possible and also regarding when Pink badges will be able to be fused (and obviously if exchange will still be present when fusion of Pink badges will be added.)

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IAmWho   

How about elemental gems? Will they become free to exchange as well?

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Grimoir   
8 minutes ago, IAmWho said:

How about elemental gems? Will they become free to exchange as well?

Elemental gems wont matter since instead of flame/earth/lightning...dmaage they will all be one gem with "elemental damage"

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Kozuki   
1 hour ago, Grimoir said:

@Youmukon

 

I have a question regarding the bracelets:

 

Personal example here: Summoner Bracelet activates on Petal Toss, but if you want to use one of the new specs, you have to sacrifice that petal toss for the rolling nettle which means your bracelet is basically rendered useless as the effect will no longer trigger....Swapping the bracelet also doesnt help since wind and earth both trigger on the petal toss.

 

Or will we be able to use both petal toss and the other skill?

Divinity/Starbreaker triggers on both Petal Storm/Petal Storm Toss for Earth, but Petal Storm is less impressive than Petal Storm Toss when it comes to bracelet buff, and Night Roll does not have good DPS contribution compared to Petal Storm Toss.

 

Also, at lv60, there is a passive that allows you to stack RMB buff during duration of Petal Storm Toss. When hitting 30 RMB buff, you can freely throw a Night Roll even without traiting it.

 

In the end, to maximize DPS, you still use Petal Storm Toss and Undying badge even when pink badge becomes fuseable with Magnum badge.

 

1 hour ago, Grimoir said:

Same applies to for example Summoner Mystic badge....it should reset Thorn Strike but the new changes there is no thorn strike which means summoners that are earth, are stuck with the wind summoner badges....which in earth build are useless or will badge effects be updated aswel to reflect new skills?

With awk.skill patch, Earth's DPS Thorn Strike is renamed to Vine Whip, and VT badge buffs accordingly. In short, nothing changes.

 

1 hour ago, SnugglesFairie said:

I am glad others are asking about the summoner skills too.  My main is an earth summoner.  And after reading up on some of the stuff, it seems like a lot of my accessories (bracelet for example ) and badges will be totally useless.  I am rather confused about a lot of these changes.  

Nothing becomes useless for Earth Summoner. They still use Undying even after pink badge is released and become fuse-able later.

 

VT combo will be a bit different as you no longer need to time your Magnum buff. Instead, you just spam every 2 and F when they are off cooldown.

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yoM   

Now I am really confused... There will still be two types of elementary accs for each class?

What is the point to switch elementary accs since the only difference now is for example earth dmg vs. wind dmg but they will both become "elementary dmg"? So no difference at all after 3.13

You may say the new modifier. But from what I have seen in CN server, all elementary accs have two modifier (one for each specialization). So BnS NA/EU is trying to separate them to two types of elementary accs? I am really confused...

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