Lineage II Classic: Shadow of the Kamael Update…

Lineage II Classic: Shadow of the Kamael Update Preview

Lineage II Classic: Shadow of the Kamael emerges from the shadows on August 7 along with new systems and changes, including increased Adena drops!

 

Introducing the Jin Kamael

The Jin Kamael race was born through the Giants’ experiment with creating life. Seeing themselves as gods incarnate, the Giants performed experiments on bodies and the lifeform soul to create the Jin Kamael. Unlike the Kamael before them, the Jin Kamael weren’t sent into battle, but continued to be part of the Giants’ experiments. It didn’t take long for the Jin Kamael begin to develop a mind and soul of their own.

The Jin Kamael are a new race coming to Lineage II Classic. This race can only be a warrior and will have naturally high combat stats, but low CON and MEN. Possessing only the ability to learn passive skills, the Jin Kamael can learn Shine/Shadow Mastery after the 1st class transfer. Shine and Shadow Souls can be obtained through combat, and then used to transform the Jin Kamael into a Scythe that gives bonus stats.

 

Adena Drop Rate Increase

The servers will receive a permanent 20% increase for Adena drops.

 

Soulshot and Spiritshot Consolidation

Soulshot and Spiritshot Grades will be eliminated. We’re consolidating all the various types into one type that you can buy from the Grocer. Your current Soulshots and Spiritshots (depending on the Grade) can be exchanged at the Dimensional Merchant for the new Soulshot/Spiritshot. Existing Soulshot/Spiritshot recipes can be sold to the Dimensional Merchant NPC for Adena. All previous Shots and Shot-related recipes will be exchangeable until they are deleted on October 7.

 

Castle Siege Changes

Moving forward, Giran Castle will be the only castle that has a siege, and the siege schedule has been adjusted. All castles will be reset on August 7.

Castle Siege Time

Every Sunday from 8:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m. server time

Castle Siege Preparation Time

Every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. server time

Attack/Defense Registration Requirements

Clan level must be at least Lv. 3

 

The Castle Siege Info window will be available during the Castle Siege Preparation Time. That is where you can register as an attacker or defender along with recruiting clans in the all-new mercenary system.

Mercenary Recruitment Requirement

Clans not registered for attack/defense

Mercenary Recruitment Process

Click [Recruit Mercenary] in the Castle Siege Info window to recruit mercenaries.
※ The recruiting clan cannot reject mercenary applicants.
As long as there are mercenary applicants, clans cannot cancel its attack or defense registration.

Mercenary Qualification

Characters that are Lv. 65 or higher
Clan members that are not registered for attack or defense
Characters that don’t belong to any clan
※ A character cannot be a mercenary of the clan that is in mutual war with their own clan.

Mercenary Enrollment Process

Click [Mercenary List] on the Castle Siege Info window and send a mercenary application to a desired clan.

Mercenary Settings

If accepted as a mercenary, the character’s name changes to ‘Mercenary-Number’.
The character temporarily belongs to their mercenary clan.
The clan, ally, alliance, hero, whisper, and world chat functions are restricted.
※ If the character’s original clan registers for attack/defense, their mercenary application will be automatically canceled.

 

The castle siege rules will also change, adding additional simplification of the system.

Unified Imprinting (Seal) Skill

‘Imprint of Light’ and ‘Imprint of Darkness’ were integrated into ‘Seal of Ruler’.

New Imprinting (Seal) Method

Use the ‘Seal of Ruler’ skill on Giran Holy Artifact that appears after the Giran Relic in the sealing room is destroyed.
Re-sealing is unavailable for 2 minutes.

Tax Rate Settings

The castle owner can change the tax rate from 0% to 30% through the Chamberlain.

Apply Tax Rate

The new tax rate applies from midnight of the next day.
All Traders now belong to Giran Castle, and all the tax collected is sent to Giran Castle.
The tax is stored temporarily, and later deposited to the castle vault after the castle siege ends.

Collision Check

Collision between characters is checked. A character cannot move if an enemy character is in the way.

Change to Attack Settings

It is possible to force ally characters (members and mercenaries of the same clan) to attack each other.

No Death Penalty

XP penalty does not apply to deaths in the siege battlefield.

New Resurrection Area

All castle siege participants, except those of the defense clan, can resurrect in a specified resurrection area.

 

New Ranking System

A new ranking system allows players to acquire special buffs based on their character rank. Ranks are calculated according to server by race, class, and level. This system is for characters who are at least level 76 with their 3rd class transfer.

 

Classes ranked by character level are as follows:

  • Server Ranking 1st Class: Rank 1 – 10
  • Server Ranking 2nd Class: Rank 11 – 50
  • Server Ranking 3rd Class: Rank 51 – 100
  • Race Ranking 1st Class: Rank 1 – 10

 

Rankings are calculated in real-time, and you can view the ranks of your server, race, clan, and friends. The special ranking buff is applied each day at 6:30 a.m. server time.

 

Ranking Special Buff Effects

Server Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Server Level Rankings.
All basic stats +1, Warrior’s HP Potion and Maliss’s HP Potion effect +50, Weight Limit +100,000, P. Evasion +20.

Server Level Ranking Grade 2

Benefit granted to characters ranked 2nd to 30th in Server Level Rankings.
CON+1 MEN+1, DEX+1, WIT+1, Weight Limit +10,000.

Server Level Ranking Grade 3

Benefit granted to characters ranked 31st to 100th in Server Level Rankings.
CON+1 MEN+1, Weight Limit +5,000.

Human Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Human Level Rankings.
P./M. Critical Damage +300.

Elf Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Elf Level Rankings.
P. Atk./M. Atk. +300.

Dark Elf Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Dark Elf Level Rankings.
Attack/Casting Spd. +200

Orc Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Orc Level Rankings.
P./M. Critical Rate +20.

Dwarf Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Dwarf Level Rankings.
Enchantment success rate increase.

Kamael Level Ranking Grade 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Jin Kamael Level Rankings.
M./P. Accuracy +5, M./P. Evasion +5.

Server Ranking Benefit 1

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in Server Level Rankings.
All basic stats +1, Warrior’s HP Potion and Maliss’s HP Potion effect +50, Weight Limit +100,000, P. Evasion +20.

Server Ranking Benefit 2

Benefit granted to characters ranked 2nd to 30th in Server Level Rankings.

CON+1 MEN+1, DEX+1, WIT+1, Weight Limit +10,000.

Server Ranking Benefit 3

Benefit granted to characters ranked 31st to 100th in Server Level Rankings.

CON+1 MEN+1, Weight Limit +5,000.

Race Ranking Benefit

Benefit granted to the character ranked 1st in each race level rankings.

Human: P./M. Critical Damage increase

Elf: P. Atk./M. Atk. increase

Dark Elf: P. Atk/Casting Spd. increase

Orcs: P./M. Critical Rate increase

Dwarf: Enchantment success rate increase

Kamael: P./M. Accuracy and P./M. Evasion increase

 

PK Debuff System

Players who favor PKs will need to keep an eye on their karma stat. If the karma stat drops below zero due to repeated PKs, a debuff will be applied– Einhasad’s Observation. To remove the debuff, players must hunt monsters or die.

Karma Stat

Effect of Einhasad’s Observation by Stage

-2180 or higher P. Def./M. Def. -5%, Speed -5
-3620 or higher P. Def./M. Def. -10%, Speed -10
-6500 or higher P. Def./M. Def. -15%, Speed -30

 

Lineage II Classic: Shadow of the Kamael launches on August 7. Full details of what’s in the update will be available in the patch notes on August 6.

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