Community Announcements - NXA-Orellien


Welcome to the first full Episode of Season 3! The list of changes, improvements, new features, new items and more is longer than Hurk's sword, and we're going into as many of the changes as we can below. So get ready, sharpen your swords, and prepare to embark on Vindictus' newest chapter!

Episode 1
In case you missed it, Episode 1 of Season 3 is here! The mysterious peaks of Ben Chenner beckon our heroes, and you'll need to keep your wits about you if you want to uncover the secrets of the mountain... and you might want to bring a few friends to watch your back.



Characters that have completed the final part of Season 3, Episode 0, "The Forgotten Ones" will be able to pick up the first quest in the new chain from Ceara in the Mercenary Headquarters in Colhen. Take charge, enjoy the fights, and get ready to take on Vindictus' newest boss...

New Raid Boss: Regina



Behold, Regina, Queen of the Elves! Whatever is happening on the slopes of Ben Chenner has seeped into this powerful sorceress, and now she's out for blood. Characters above Level 80 will be able to take her on with the newest Raid Mission, "Garden of Tears".



Warriors would be best served keeping an eye on her sword and her wings for the fight, as her speed can easily send even the mightiest fighters reeling. That said, her spells are also extremely potent, summoning missiles of light to pursue and batter around her foes. And beware when she takes to the skies, because she has a nasty habit of swooping down on her foes and sending them to a very early grave.



Beware the corruption of the land, however. The darkness of the world has a more physical effect here, and once it seeps into the clearing you'll have to be careful where you stand. Too much of the darkness, it could be your end. These aren't all of Regina's secrets, of course. You'll need your wits about you as you face off against the Queen of the Elves, but the prizes, they're going to be more than worth it.

Level Cap Increase and New Weapons and Armor

An entire new season of content is opening up for everyone, and with it comes an increase in the level cap. All characters will now be able to reach Level 90! Among the benefits you'll get from reaching the newest level cap are new Ability Ranks for weapons and armors, allowing up to Rank 5 for all Armor Proficiency and Weapon Mastery Abilities, and to go with that the new Regina Weapons and Armor sets!



But the Regina items aren't just new piece of metal to throw on. This time, there's a twist to the equipment...

Composite Item System

Those that manage to defeat Regina, or open our new Season 3 Battle Boxes, will see a different sort of equipment reward. Instead of simply getting a new weapon or piece of armor, once you defeat Regina you'll receive some of her enchanted Feathers. These are usable in a number of new crafting schematics with Dianann, a new crafter in the Magician's Shop in Rocheste.



With the right Feather, a few Legendary Shards that drop from the other bosses in Episode 1 and a decent pile of gold, you'll be able to craft yourself a powerful new item, ready to use in combat. Different Feathers and Shards have different attributes and stats, some with powerful, unique abilities, and combine together to give the weapon or armor it's stats.



Each Feather is specialized with a specific item slot, and serves as the core for the Regina Armor set, but you're bound to be getting more Feathers and Legendary Shards than you can use. For 2,000 Gold, Dianann will be willing to Dismantle your unwanted Feathers or Shards, giving you a Legendary Shard Remnant.

For 5 Legendary Shard Fragments, you'll be able to get a random Legendary Shard from the Royal Army Recruits, in either Colhen or Rocheste. You can also two new items for Seals of Bravery, Heroic Power Seal and Heroic Legendary Shard, that reward random Regina Feathers and Legendary Shards. Along with defeating Episode 1 Bosses, you'll be able to get a wide variety of powerful Shards andmake your gear is as powerful as possible, perfectly tuned towards your abilities... once you slot them in, of course.



Once you have a completed item, and you want to replace one of its components with a new, more powerful Shard or Feather, you'll be able to do so via the Replacement Composite screen, where for some gold, and a variety of other components, you'll be able to replace a chosen Shard or Feather with your new one. All other stats, including Enhance Level, Enchant Rank and other quality effects will remain, making it a significant discount over replacing the whole item.

Skill Awakening

Dianann isn't so merciful on this poor update post, however, because she has even more to offer you! In addition to the Composite system above, she's launching the Skill Awakening system, allowing all characters above Level 80 improve and customize their favorite abilities with powerful enhancements.



On the slopes of Ben Chenner, monsters are now dropping new items called Waking Stones. These stones contain the potential to alter your skills in a variety of ways, including reduced cooldowns, increased damages, longer duration and more. Just take the Waking Stone to Dianann and slot it into one of your existing skills.



Success is not guaranteed, however. You'll need to fuel the process with Erg stones, be it new powerful Erg Crystals dedicated to only this process or the common crystals that drop in nearly every dungeon, increasing the odds up to 40%. If the process succeeds, your skill will be empowered with the desired Stone... for a time.



As you use your newly empowered skill, the power will eventually fade, reducing the Skill's power down to its natural strength once all the magic runs out. Dianann is ready and willing to help you out with that too. Just select "Restore Awakening", find the expended ability and pick a Waking Stone you don't need and use it to restore the drained skill.

Heaven and Hell Sales



There's plenty of new items on sale, too! New packages, new Inner Armors, new Hairstyles, and two new Outfitters, one formed from the darkest depths, the other descending from the light of the heavens. Check out the Heaven and Hell Sales post for more details!

Race to 90 Events



We're also putting on some limited time events for your enjoyment, including one-time-only chance at making your mark on Vindictus: Can you be the first to hit Level 90? Check out that event, and many, many more, in the Race to 90 Events post!
Community Announcements - NXA-Orellien


“Gone, but not forgotten”, they say. But the dead are never truly gone, so long as we remember them. Their names live on as Legend, an eternal testament to their deeds of valor.

At least, that is how it should be, but no sooner do they breathe their last, are the Heroes of Rocheste and Colhen utterly forgotten… all memory of them sundered as surely as their armor... an injustice that no righteous man can allow to pass.


Season 3 has arrived to Vindictus, and the stakes have been raised to the very thing that all warriors hold dear: Their Legacy. When Episode 1 arrives this July, you’ll want to be well stocked for the fight, and we want to help out by giving you the opportunity to claim a package valued well over 60,000 NX for FREE!

Register for your free Season 3 Preparedness Package at the Vindictus website!
Community Announcements - NXA-Orellien


Season 3 has finally arrived with the Episode 0 Prologue! A new story has begun, centering on a mystery that will unveil an entirely new set of horrors for the heroes of Colhen and Rocheste...

Season 3 Prologue: Rocheste by Sea

The war against the Formors appears to be in its last days, and the warriors of Colhen and Rocheste are gearing up for an epic battle that could change the future of the realm. Players that are at least Level 75 and have completed Season 2, Episode 4 will be able to begin the new season at the Crimson Blade Headquarters in Colhen, but will take you back to Rocheste to face off against a true monster of the depths that's climbed to the highest point in the city: Muir.



No armor but his scales, no weapons beyond his own body, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the twenty ton monster would be easy prey. And you would be very wrong, and soon very dead. He's not just strong enough to tear you to pieces, but he's fast too, more than able to pummel you senseless even as you try to get some distance.



But Muir's only the more visible foe in the battle. The other one? Gravity. Muir's powers include the ability to send everyone around him flying, and there's not many skills that can help you survive a hundred meter plummet to the very hard ground below. But then again, turnabout is fair play...



There's no room to run, no room to hide. So remember to hang on with all you've got and hit him hard right back!

Hot Springs

The newest and best way to prepare for battle has opened up shop! The Hot Springs allow you to give yourself an edge in the battles to come, as well as your allies, long as you don't mind showing some skin.



Just go into the Hot Springs and use a Bath Soap there to enchant the Hot Springs. For the next half hour, anyone and everyone that soaks in the Hot Springs for 30 seconds will receive a 60-120 minute boost to their stats, depending on the soap used.



You can purchase Bath Soaps from the nearby Royal Army Recruits in both Colhen and Rocheste, ranging from Basic Bath Soaps costing 5,000 Gold, and the more powerful Fine Bath Soaps costing 1,000,000 Gold for a much greater effect.



You can see who donated the Bath Soap for the channel to benefit from, so feel free to thank them for the boost, maybe share some food with your new friends and enjoy the boost before you head back into the battlefield!

Rose Bath Soap
  • Effect: +100 ATT, +100 M. ATT for 90 min.
  • Price: 5,000 Gold

Matcha Bath Soap
  • Effect: +100 DEF for 90 min.
  • Price: 5,000 Gold

Honey Bath Soap
  • Effect: +200 HP, +10 Max STA, +2 SP/10s for 90 min.
  • Price: 5,000 Gold

Fine Rose Bath Soap
  • Effect: +700 ATT, +700 M. ATT for 90 min.
  • Price: 1,000,000 Gold

Fine Matcha Bath Soap
  • Effect: +700 DEF for 90 min.
  • Price: 1,000,000 Gold

Fine Honey Bath Soap
  • Effect: +500 HP, +30 Max STA, +3 SP/10s for 90 min.
  • Price: 1,000,000 Gold

Notes:
  • Can only have up to 3 Bath Soap buffs at a time, only one of each type.
  • Premium Bath Soaps override all other Bath Soaps
VIP and VVIP Improvements

We've taken a long, long look at our VIP and VVIP Service items and found them wanting. Your NX is always important to us, and so we're improving these premium services to make them a far, far better deal for everyone! Not only have we slashed the prices and added in 2 and 7 day durations, but we've also improved the effects of VIP Status!

The classic VIP Service remains a great deal for all of our players. In addition to the current VIP benefits of a stat boost, bonus EXP and an additional run on all raids, the regular VIP will also give your character a +50% AP Bonus for the full duration and a now guaranteed bonus Evil Core from the final boss, helping get your abilities up to full power in no time flat with the gear you need!

But the big bonus is to the VVIP service. Across all the characters on your account, you still get the stat boost, the 50% XP Bonus, an extra Raid run and three three Goddess Graces, but there's a few more bonuses too! The 20x Merc Recover Potions are now Merc Recover Potion Pluses, you'll get +50% AP from Battle Quests, and instead of an emergency Goddess Grace a day, you'll get an additional Goddess Grace every hour if you run out of the three daily Graces!

And remember, prices on both the VIP and VVIP have dropped, with shorter and more convenient durations to boot, so become a VIP and get a leg up on the big blue beast!

VIP Service Improvements
  • +50% Battle AP Rewards
  • Guaranteed bonus Evil Core loot from mission final bosses

VIP Prices
  • 2 Days: 990 NX
  • 7 Days: 2,900 NX
  • 30 Days: 7,900 NX (Down from 9,000 NX, a 12% discount!)

VVIP Service Improvements
  • +50% Battle AP Rewards
  • Guaranteed bonus Evil Core loot from mission final bosses
  • 20x Merc Recover Potion Plus per day
    Up from 20x Merc Recovery Potion per day
  • Bonus +1 Goddess Grace per hour after using the 3 Daily Goddess Graces
    Up from 1x Emergency Goddess Grace/day

VVIP Prices
  • 2 Days: 1,900 NX
  • 7 Days: 4,900 NX
  • 30 Days: 14,900 NX (Down from 19,800 NX, a 25% discount!)

Notes
  • Buy one Get One on both VIP and VVIP in the Lawbringer Sales!
  • Service improvements applies to all VIP and VVIP, including aleady owned and active ones.
  • Bonus Goddess grace with VVIP is capped at one. If used, it will replenish with the next hour, but if unused will not stack with others.

Bug Fixes and Other Changes
  • Treasure Hunt Attendance Event will now award the correct version of the Golden Treasure Chest Key
  • Fixed an issue where Lann and Vella intermittently not dodging in specific frames
  • Fixed an issue where the Heat Gauge went up even when Hurk blocked Enzo's attacks with Impenetrable
  • Evie's Meteor Smash
    • Fixed an issue where Meteor Smash would auto-target dead enemies.
    • Meteor Smash will now properly destroy destructible objects.
  • Corrected character restriction text on the Black Wolf Pet Package
  • Removed buff from bonfires
Known Issues:
  • VIP/VVIP buff description still mentions "A chance for additional boss loot"
  • Clipping issues with Sheriff Outfit with some inners
Announcement - Valve
This weekend, play Vindictus and receive a package worth $25 of free in-game content! Free Items Include: 30-Day VIP Pass, 30-Day Cadet Badge, 30-Day Unlimited Hair Token, 30-Day Unlimited Inner Armor Coupon, 100x Merc Recovery Potion.

A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you.

Community Announcements - Vindictus
A new pack for Vindictus is now available on Steam!

The Steam Powered Package is the perfect choice for players new to Vindictus. This package has everything you need to hit the ground running. It contains coupons that let you try out different looks and styles, a capsule that can reset skills so you can try a different play style, plus bonuses and other items that will keep you alive long enough to reach the deepest depths of the darkest dungeons.

Additionally, a new character has entered the world of Vindictus, Lynn. Lynn is the youngest mercenary and one of the nimblest. Leaping from one corner of the battlefield to the other, her glaive spinning, Lynn creates a mesmerizing war dance as she fights. Though she doesn't have high defense, her speed and rapid-fire strikes make her a deadly combatant in any scenario. Head to the Vindictus website to see more information.
Product Release - Valve
Two new packs for Vindictus are now available on Steam and are 50% off*!

The Dazzle em Dead pack includes an Inner Armor Coupon, a Hair Coupon, and a Crimson Blade Badge so you can give your character a distinct look!
The Permanent Storage upgrade includes 3 Permanent Storage Coupons that permanently expand your inventory or storage chest.

Additionally, Season 2 of Vindictus is now available! Venture forth across the sea to Melina, an old fisherman’s town with a dark secret. Evil stirs once again and the town calls for a new hero capable of putting it to rest. Visit new dungeons like Crescent Moon Island and the Ship Graveyard and face the Serpent Lord Lakoria and the mighty Kraken in battle. Only the brave will return from Melina with their lives and limbs intact.

*Offers end November 28th at 10am Pacific time

Product Release - Valve
Vindictus, the first Nexon title on Steam, is now available in the US and Canada and Free to Play!

In a world tarnished by battle and despair, the remnants of mankind cling to an ancient prophecy: One day, when all of humanity’s enemies are slain, the Goddess will return to bring them to a mystical land of paradise called Erinn. But the fight has waged for too long, and humanity is losing hope. It’s time for the brave to grab their weapons, carve a path outside their feeble fortifications, and bring the prophecy to pass.

Featuring brutal, physics-based action, Vindictus is a fast-paced action-RPG with stunning graphics and destructible environments. Customize your character and gear, join forces with your friends to take down tough bosses, and unravel the truth of the ancient prophecy. Will your actions be enough to awaken the Goddess and summon forth Erinn?

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