Time for new action-packed battles! Explore the mysterious Elemental Realm and use powerful set bonuses to improve your equipment – all in the next big update.
Here's what's in store:
THE ELEMENTAL REALM
Enter the Elemental Realm if you dare and seize the power of the primal forces! You can enter the Elemental Realm from level 90 for a 5,000,000 Yang entrance fee via a portal on the new continent – that usually means you'll need to fight your way past the terrible Hydra first.
Nature spirits of the 6 elements await you in the Elemental Realm. The rules are a bit different here than in the rest of the world: Teleport items won't work, and if you fall in battle you'll immediately leave this wondrous place. But succeed in battle here and you'll be collecting a rich bounty of materials that you can use to apply brand new set effects to your equipment.
PLATEAU OF PRIMAL FORCES
Can you withstand the ultimate challenge on the plateau? You might find a Primal Force Ring during your time in the Elemental Realm. With this jewellery and a bit of luck you can go to the Plateau of Primal Forces where the most powerful elemental lords meet.
It's not a place for the faint-hearted – if you don't have a Medal of Primal Force from the Elemental Realm to protect yourself, your HP will drop constantly. You can also hunt down other players on the plateau to reduce the damage you take. The plateau is the only place you can find the royal and majestic shards you need as materials to add the most powerful set effects.
SET EFFECTS FOR YOUR EQUIPMENT
There's a new way to upgrade your equipment as of the 20.0 Update: adding set effects. You'll find set smiths near the harbour statue who will apply 1 of 5 set effects to your equipment.
POWERFUL SET BONUSES
You can combine equipment that has a set effect to get yourself some set bonuses. Just equip 2 or 3 pieces of equipment with the same set effect. Here are the bonuses you can get:
Holy Set Bonus
- 2 pieces: +500 HP, +5% EXP
- 3 pieces: +1500 HP, +15% EXP
Glorious Set Bonus
- 2 pieces: +500 HP, +3% movement speed
- 3 pieces: +1500 HP, +7% movement speed
Chivalric Set Bonus
- 2 pieces: +500 HP, +1% strength against monsters
- 3 pieces: +500 HP, +5% strength against monsters
Royal Set Bonus
- 3 pieces: +2500 HP, +10% magic/melee attack, +5% movement speed
Majestic Set Bonus
- 3 pieces: +3500 HP, +15% magic/melee attack, +7% movement speed
ADDING SET EFFECTS
Restrictions to adding set effects:
- Only for weapons, helmets, armour level 75+
- The item must be upgraded by at least +7 – this level will remain after you've successfully added a set effect
- Attempting to add a bonus may fail. This will not damage your equipment.
You will also need various materials to add a set effect:
- Helmet, Armour, or Weapon Set Design
- Level II Armour, Weapon, or Helmet Shards with the effect you want
You can find set designs in the Elemental Realm. You can also find helmet, armour and weapon shards there. You can also use a certain number of level I shards and some Yang to upgrade to a level II shard. Get both levels of holy, glorious, and chivalric shards as drops from the residents of the Elemental Realm.
Level II royal and majestic shards can only be found on the Plateau of Primal Forces. There is no level I for these two best kinds of shards – you can craft them from level II chivalric or royal shards.
If you want to add a different set effect to a piece of equipment that already has a set effect, you will need to delete the item's set effect first.
NEW 6TH & 7TH BONUSES
You can fill your final bonus slots with numerous new bonuses! So, for example, you could use them to improve your resistances, which will be especially useful in the Elemental Realm.
It's also easier to get the fragments you need to add the 6th & 7th bonuses. For example, after the update you'll have access to useful chests at the Zodiac Merchant in Gaya Market, and at the harbour statue.
Look forward to the next update and the power of the elements!
The Metin2 Team