KMST V340/V341 ~ Castle of Lionheart
September 8, 2010 209 Comments
When I read that the patch file was over 70 MB, I immediately thought of a big update. And yes, it is~
Do you remember that mysterious castle in the background of El Nath, every time you walk down the path to Zakum?
The Castle of Lionheart.
After many years of service, it’s finally open to public…
The world map isn’t updated yet, so I don’t know if that castle in the background is really the castle of Lionheart… But, it’s in El Nath and you see mountains when you’re there.
To enter the castle of Lionheart, you will need to navigate to Sharp Cliff 4 in El Nath.
A new platform and portal has been added. When you enter the portal, you will have to walk to another portal to reach the open gate of the castle of Lionheart.
I made a video of the castle of Lionheart. I couldn’t enter some areas because of quests.
I like this castle, it’s nice, the music is really great and I’m so happy that there’s finally some content for players above Lv. 120.
In this castle there are monsters that have millions of HP, so you must bring a party of high leveled friends or guild members with you to complete the quests. The main quests are all about getting drops from monsters, but even in the test server the drop rate low. It annoyed me because it took me and my guild member a good amount of time to get all the drops and complete the quests.
There is a quest where you need to kill 33 Grey Vultures. Okay, I thought that this quest was pretty good because the others were all about drops while this one is just killing. But the damn vultures have invincibility frames and it took us some time to kill because sometimes it wouldn’t take damage…
There are new monsters in the castle of Lionheart. I like the big green one.
Bonus party EXP will be applied in some maps of the castle of Lionheart!
One party member gives 50% extra bonus party EXP. When you’re hunting with a total of 6 party members, you’ll gain an extra 250% bonus party EXP!!
There is one last ”monster” that resides in the castle of Lionheart, which is the king himself.
Van Leon. He wanted his kingdom to be peaceful. He denied to cooperate with half Black Magician, and because of that he lost his kingdom. He got pissed off, so he decided to cooperate with the Black Magician and gave his soul to him to avenge…
Van Leon has a lot of tricks skills in store for you when you’re fighting against him.
But, before you can fight Van Leon, you have to complete the mandatory quests. When you finished everything, you have one quest left where you have to hunt for Castle Golem for a dirty scroll. Return the scroll for a clean one and you’re able to use it.
When I double-clicked the scroll, it warped me to a different area where you can sign up for an expedition squad to fight Van Leon.
You need an expedition squad of six members to enter.
Unfortunately, I haven’t participated in the Van Leon fight yet, but I will be able soon and I will make a video of it. ^^
Imagine that you defeated Van Leon… What happens next? A whole new set (Van Leon set) was added. The stats are amazing, but I don’t know about Nexon…
So I told you that you have to complete all the quests, right? I forgot to tell you that once you completed a special quest of an NPC called Mutt, he will be able to sell you Van Leon equipment! Take a look ▼
▶ [Helmet] Warrior, Magician, Archer, Thief, Pirate
▶ [Battle Suit] Warrior, Magician, Archer, Thief, Pirate
▶ [Hand Guard] Warrior, Magician, Archer, Thief, Pirate
▶ [War Boots] Warrior, Magician, Archer, Thief, Pirate
▶ [Cape] Warrior, Magician, Archer, Thief, Pirate
▶ [Warrior - Van Leon weapons] Sword, Halberd
▶ [Magician - Van Leon weapons] Wand, Staff
▶ [Archer - Van Leon weapons] Bow, Crossbow
▶ [Thief - Van Leon weapons] Dagger, Claw
▶ [Pirate - Van Leon weapons] Knuckle, Pistol
Nice weapons? In version 1.2.340 the Van Leon equipment were statless. In version 1.2.341, requirement stats were added as you can see in the images above.
All Van Leon weapons and equipment are untradeable, but can be made tradeable with a Platinum Karma Scissor.
On top of that, there’s a set bonus if you have the helmet, overall, glove, shoe, cape and weapon equipped!
4 set bonus
- AllStat: +4
- Physical & Magic Defense: +100
- Accuracy & Avoidability: +100
5 set bonus
- AllStat: +6
- Weapon & Magic Attack: +10
- Physical & Magic Defense: +150
- Accuracy & Avoidability: +150
- Speed: +10
- Jump: +15
6 set bonus
- +4 extra stats in STR/DEX/INT/LUK (stat depends on which kind of Van Leon equipment you’re wearing)
- AllStat: +10
- HP & MP: +10%
- Weapon & Magic Attack: +10
- Physical & Magic Defense: +200
- Ignores 30% of the enemy’s physical and magic defense
- When attacking, there is a 5% chance to cast Lv. 3 Freezing Effect
I need this now!!! +_+
You’re probably wondering what that silver/golden coin is. Really, it’s a medal.
Noble Medal of Lionheart
Royal Medal of Lionheart
Even though I haven’t defeated Van Leon yet, I think the medals are coming from the big boss, Van Leon himself. In the test server you only need one medal for each equipment/weapon, but that’s only for testing purposes. Expect it to be a lot more after the official patch!
In the end, the castle of Lionheart is just an open place that everybody can enter. If you’re high leveled (+120), you will be fine, as long as you have party members. And for those who said Lionheart is a guild partyquest. It’s not.
Lionheart is not the only new content in this patch because it seems that the Knights of Cygnus will be making a grand comeback.
There is a new type of classification, sort of… It’s called Ultimate Adventurer. I’m not really sure how this all works since I haven’t tried it out yet.
What is an Ultimate Adventurer? It’s basically an Adventurer with benefits. New skills, that is.
How can I become one? First of all, you need a Lv. 120 Cygnus character with the Captain Knight title.
Then, you can become an Ultimate Adventurer by talking to the empress of Ereb.
Now this is what I assume what will happen. When you talked to the empress, a new window will popup.
You can enter your character name and choose your job, face and hairstyle. After that, you have to log out and you will probably see a new character which is the Ultimate Adventurer à la old Cygnus creation method.
What kind of benefits does an Ultimate Adventurer have? A special Cygnus skill.
From Lv. 50 until Lv. 90, every 10 levels you reach, you automatically gain 1 SP for your Cygnus skill.
All skills have a master level of 5 and deal a decent amount of damage at max. level.
I leveled up a Knights of Cygnus character through Mr. Goldstein hihi, so I didn’t try this out. OTL
That’s not it! In the patch note of this test server version that every character (Adventurer, Aran, Evan, Resistance, Cygnus, Dual Blade) will have a new type of blessing in their beginner skillbook.
The Empress’ Blessing
Every 5 levels earned on a Cygnus character means 1 SP distributed in the blessing skill on your main or other character. The maximum level cap of the Knights of Cygnus is 120. 120/5 = 24. Which is correct because the Empress’ Blessing has a master level of 24.
You can now get 24 weapon attack/magic, accuracy and avoidability.
The Empress’ Blessing does not stack with Spirit’s Blessing.
In the description of the Empress’ Blessing skill, it says that the effect will only apply if one of the blessings is higher than the other.
If you have Lv. 20 Spirit’s Blessing and Lv. 21 Empress’ Blessing, the effect of Empress’ Blessing will apply.
Like I said before, the Knights of Cygnus will be making a comeback and they will need a strong comeback, therefore all Knights of Cygnus characters can obtain the following two skills:
The Empress’ Call
It adds 20% HP and MP permanently. I have no idea when and how you can obtain this skill. Master level is 1.
The Empress’ Prayer
For 2 hours, your weapon and magic attack increases by 4%. The buff will stay active until the time runs out. If you die, the buff doesn’t disappear. Cooldown: 1 day
The same goes for this one, I don’t know when and how you obtain it, but knowing the potential of this skill, I think when you advance at Lv. 120.
Master level is 1.
At last, the Ultimate Adventurer gets a special Cygnus skill which I already mentioned and they get another skill from the empress. Only the Ultimate Adventurer can use it!
The Empress’ Strengthening
With the Empress’ Strengthening, you are able to wear items 10 levels earlier. For example, you can wear Lv. 120 Reverse/Timeless equipment when you’re Lv. 110. Master level is 1.