Next Thursday, May 19, 2022, not only the usual identifier change (including server maintenance) awaits us in the Lost Ark, but also Arkesia’s new content pack. Includes: Destroyer Warrior Class, Guild Activities, Experimental Guardian Raids, and more. The highlight for all endgame fans must be the opening of the first legion raid of an online RPG. In an official preview, Amazon Games has now brought you Valtan Challenges and Rewards.
Overview and first steps in a legion raid
Valtan is the first Legion raid in the western version of Lost Ark and will be the MMO’s toughest team challenge yet. The battles are designed for raid groups of eight players whose item level must be at least 1415. Normal mode doesn’t mind. If you want to try the hard level of difficulty, you have to go for a medium item level of 1445. Important: You can only try one difficulty per week per ID, be it Normal or Hard.
Before you can embark on the Legion Raid, you must complete the Counselor’s quest”[Ratgeber] Hint: Legion Raid.” You can then visit the Moon Knight in Castle Vern to start the quest “The Risen Lord of Destruction,” which will start the story of Valtan. You can start a new Legion Raid raid via a new one. Enter buildings in large cities. Alternatively, you can Use the collection finder (the icon under the mini-map) or the “integrated dungeons” list introduced with the May update. This list lists all dungeons and raids available to players and allows you to enter them directly. The menu can be opened via the integrated dungeon icon under the mini-map or by pressing on ALT + Q.
Legion Raid Gate System
In previous activities, portals save your progress in case your character dies and you have to try again. In Legion Clear Raids, you can not only start a new attempt after scanning with the portal save point system, but you can also interrupt the raid without losing your progress or the rewards you’ve earned so far.
In Legion Raids, there is a bonus every time you complete a portal. All your portal data will be saved once your reward is claimed. Then, your group can decide if you want to proceed to the next portal or if you want to try another ID day (also possible with a completely new group). By the way, the May update also brings a new dropdown in the Party Finder (in the “Legions Raid” section) that you can use to select the portal you’re looking for group members for.
Dying Herald’s Skills
New Legion raid mechanics include Star Messenger skills. In every Legion Raid you will find Star Messengers who will fight alongside your group and can support you with powerful skills. During the raid, you fill up the Star Messenger skill bar by fulfilling certain conditions. When the meter is full, the party leader can use one of the available Star Messenger skills. Each Legion Raid has its own set of skills. In Valtan’s Legions Raid, you can call three star messengers for help:
- Therin – The Complete Conqueror: Thirain awakens the commander and smashes him with the force of light, resulting in a devastating explosion. The conqueror’s sacred powers give her a strong ability over a weak point.
- Wee – Awaken Duchul: Wei Dochul summons three powerful attacks. Awakened Dochul deals massive damage with each attack.
- With a bull – the same Arcturus: The bull hits the anvil with the force of the earth. When he hits the anvil, all teammates within 14 yards of the anvil gain an enchanted shield for a short while. This gives immunity to shock, reduces damage to enemies, and blocks some of the powerful Legion Commander skills.
Equipment and rewards
In Legion Raids, you can earn legendary and artifact crafting materials, relic attachments, gold, augmentation materials, ability stones, cards, and more! Each Legion Raid portal offers rewards to all players. The last portal contains additional rewards with the usual bounty chest that you can buy for gold and loot auction.
The rewards in the Valtan Raid are the same on the normal and hard difficulty, but there are more of them in the latter. Also, you must be at item level 1445 to manufacture relic gear sets. Gear shifting works on leftover gear, so you won’t lose progress when shifting. Also, there is a new “Quality Boost” NPC in all major cities where you can upgrade the quality of artifact equipment obtained in Legion raids.