Showing posts from September, 2011

Magic Circle 21

Magic Circle 21 (Korea) is now available from Sep 29 to Oct 12, 2011. Other notable rewards include Ion Character Card, 777 Veteran Enchantment Chips, 50 Socket Flux, 3 Rose Wings (90 days), and Pet Box (Phobitan) + 200 Pet Food.

Rougeannoir Costume Set • Body Costume + Hair (Kurt) Party Dress - Fireball • Body Costume (Ludin)
According to the data tables, there are actually 9 different variant textures for Ludin's Party Dress Costume. These variants are tentatively named Birthday, 100 Point, Amusement Park, First Step, Speak, Friend, Fireball, Brother, and Zoo. So many variant textures... IMC is running out of design ideas...

In addition, there are also 2 new costumes designated for Taiwan - Amis Malataw Costume Set (f/wiz) and Lion Dance Costume (m/mus). I will post about them some other day.

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Fury Sharffenberger

See Party Missions for general overview of party missions. This party mission works in the same way as the normal Sharffenberger mission. If you can't take on the mobs, move everybody to a mob-free area first (e.g. I7, E4).  Use a high DEF Rating fighter as a main tank to lure Sharffenberger over.

Fury Sharffenberger has high ATK Rating and has a high chance to inflict [Stun] status. This can be removed with Refresh Mind from [Tactical Assistance] stance. Likewise, [Fear] and [Ritardi] status can be removed with Recover from [Medic] stance.

If the main tank is having problems, allocate more fighters on both sides. If the main tank dies, the secondary tanks should spam Provoke skill. His DEF is relatively high, so you can bypass it with [Shock] status using lightning elementalists, or just use skills with [Ignore DEF] property.

Since this party mission is similar to the field raid version, see Wiki of the New World: Raids for more recommendations or tactics. See also クエスト/…

Revised Black Skin & Font

Warwolf76 (Korea) has updated his Black Skin for September 2011. To download, go to 블랙스킨 수정판, and click on the .zip files on the top-right corner of the post. There are 3 .zip files:
블랙스킨 = skin pack (unzip into release\user\skin folder)폰트_기본.zip = default font 폰트_떡볶이.zip = custom font
The custom font is the one so often seen in various Korean screenshots. To setup, simply copy font.ies into Granado Espada\ge folder. Rename the original for back-up. I have been looking for this font for some time, I'm glad someone finally upload it. It is a bit small though, but it reduces the likelihood that NPC quest dialogues will be cut off due to text space.

There is another nice skin here, but unfortunately, the post doesn't include any download links.

Sword 158: Cursed Feet

We are still taking things slowly this week, so there isn't much to report. Thelandira (f/mus) and Artemisia (Calyce) reached Master Lv.8 inside Castilla Relic mission. The weekly Griffon mission dropped Symbol of Aquarius and Symbol of Sagittarius. We got another Eye of Veilant Recipe from Joaquin Underground Prison missions. We managed to solo raid the mission once, using a subsidiary (mule/alt) family to start, and got L100 Weapon and 2 ASO Boxes... It seems like soloing is too much trouble for too little loot.

We went to Reboldeaux and commissioned Claude to craft +5 The Wits of Gemini (knuckle) and +3 Golden Feet (gaiters). The knuckle was rather friendly so far. It was upgraded to +7 with 60 Upgrade Accelerators, 2 Lacquers +5: Expert, and 2 Lacquers +6: Expert. The final enchantment [ATK + ATK Speed + Stun + Lightning/Mental ATK + Golem] was obtained after 33 Veteran Enchantment Chips and 33 Enchant Sedatives.

Unfortunately, the Golden Feet (gaiters) turned out to be curse…

Special Dignite Costumes

As some players have already noticed from other blogs, there are variant textures for Dignite costumes (female only), currently available only via events for Japanese servers. The last costume of this series is Special Dignite Costume for Female Wizard.

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Imperial Wheel V: September 2011

Imperial Wheel V (Japan) has been updated for Sep 21-28, 2011. Other featured rewards include Fate of Castilla (DR31 metal armor), Bracelet of Lust (elemental bracelet), Zweihander of Soul (great sword), Lamentation of Einschwer (pistol costume), and [Punisher] stance book. Click on image below for full-size view.

Revolver of Revenge
Pistol • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 277
ATK +5% (13) • Penetration +6 • Accuracy +15

Axe of Lie
Polearm • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 382
ATK +3% (15) • Penetration +6 • Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK +3 • ATK Speed +10%

Gaiters of Gluttony
Gaiters • ATK Rating 33 • ATK 161
ATK +3% (8) • Penetration +8 • Fire/Ice/Lightning/Mental ATK +3 • DEF +8 • Stun 4%

Evil's Desires
Weapon Costume • Great Sword

Evil's Aversion
Weapon Costume • Special (Elemental) Bracelet

Silence of Ignisia
Weapon Costume • Polearm

Repress of Spirica
Weapon Costume • Staff

Oro Oryza Costume Set
Body Costume + Hair • Soso
See 『グラナドエスパダ』日本オリジナルコスチューム大事典 47 for concept art of this costume. 


Update Preview: Ion

Hanbiton (Korea) has released a new update preview - 업데이트 미리보기 - 신규 영입 NPC 이온. All information may be subject to further changes before official release.

1. Prince of Ice
Ion is related to Archduke Felipe. After the loss of Catherine Torsche from the control of the Ten Nobles, Ion leaves his homeland to find her. His recruitment quest begins in Viron and requires Catherine Torsche. His stances are [Possession Ice] and his unique expert stance [Frost], using 2 ice bracelets. His skills include dealing [Freeze] status. The expert stance book involved Elmorc and requires Symbol of Cancer. He is included in Torsche's Dream team buff.

See Blue Moon Waltz: Ion for character details. See here for videos of [Frost] skills.

2. Telekinesis
A new wizard-only stance has been added - [Telekinesis], an advanced form of [Psychokinesis]. Unlike [Darkness], this new stance focuses on long range, multiple-target damage skills, with long casting time. It is not a levitation-type stance. The stance boo…

Sword 157: Curling Perm

To: Office of Pioneering Support

Nothing much happened this week. There are still unsettled matters in Vespanola, so we will be reducing our activities in Granado Espada for a while. Qilue (f/sco) reached Master Lv.10 inside Castilla Relic mission. Pazuzu (STF) also mastered [Hapkido] stance.

The weekly Griffon mission dropped Elite Le Blanc (mus) Recipe, Symbol of Aquarius, and Symbol of Leo. The 2 Team Arena missions dropped Symbol of Aries. The weekly party missions dropped:
[Fury Farm] L96 Elite Armor Recipe, White Gold Bar + L100 Armor, L84 Elite Armor[Fury Rafflesia] L100 Weapon, L84 Elite Weapon + 2 White Gold Bars[Fury Sharffenberger] Dragon Heart Recipe, White Gold Bar + L92 Elite Armor Recipe, L100 Armor[Fury Uraeus] L100 Weapon, L84 Elite Armor + L84 Elite Armor, Kobold Weapon Recipe[Fury Griffon] L84 Elite Armor, Le Noir Recipe + L84 Elite Armor, Shiny Crystal Chest Since some time ago, Leticia has been surreptitiously kidnapped and replaced by The Devourers. These alien m…

Clock Tower Key Recipes

See [v8.5 Feature] Clock Tower Raid for introduction to this MCC1 raid mission. Each level requires a key, which must be crafted from the recipes. The full materials required for each level are as follows:

LevelNarakaPure OtiteTokenIron OreShiny Crystal2Lu x25Veteran x110503Beel x25Veteran x110504Al x210Veteran x120505

Fury Farm

See Party Missions for general overview of party missions. This party mission is somewhat similar to Panfilo's Protector of the Cows quest mission, which uses Rion Praire map. The objective is to protect the cows/bulls from wolves, destroy the 4 colonies, and kill Gray Wolf Boss.

Wolves (L90 Life) will come towards the cows, then return to the boss after killing a cow. If a cow is killed, there will be a zone notice, saying: The wolves killed the cow and they are returning to Gray Wolf Boss with the meat. There are [number] cows remaining. Do not let all the cows die.

If you kill the wolf before it reaches the boss, there will be a zone notice, saying: You have stopped the wolf from offering the meat to Gray Wolf Boss. Otherwise, the zone notice will say: The wolves successfully offered the meat to Gray Wolf Boss.

Send 1-2 shooters to destroy the far colonies at top left and bottom right. Kill any wolf on the way. Everybody else go towards the boss. On the way there, kill all…

Sword 156: Hell Slayer

To: Office of Pioneering Support

Our family spent 2 more days in Secret Area of Caebolan this week. Both Selene (Asoka) and Ambrosia (Emilia) reached Master Lv.8, while Ryuk (Kurt) and Tlazolteotl (Ania) reached Expert Lv.6 and Lv.3 respectively. Tlazolteotl (Ania) finally mastered [Gorgeous] stance. This raised the family to Lv.46+3.

Willikins (Raven) was promoted to Expert Lv.1, and led us to the secret passage into Lucifer Castle. But it turned out that Montoro's curse could control his mind as well, so he attacked us along with the Red Hair Fighter. After their defeat, Willikins (Raven) returned to his senses, but his secret passage was blocked by a barrier. Despite the failure to infiltrate the castle, Willikins (Raven) acquired [Croisement] stance book.

We brought Magic Shoes Recipe to Andre for crafting, then threw 14 Veteran Enchantment Chips on it to get some decent enchantments. We also went on a relic exchanging spree, and traded in 1080 Gold Relic Pieces (360 exchang…

Fury Uraeus

See Party Missions for general overview of party missions. This party mission is similar to the normal Uraeus mission and field raid, except that there are additional 4 colonies and 2 Fury Reydeavaricia (i.e. King of Greed) at the egg area. The 4 colonies must be destroyed to remove the 4 buffs granted to the monsters.
[Explosion of Insanity]: Monster's ATK and ATK Rating increases greatly. [Control of Insanity]: Monster's DEF and DEF Rating increases greatly.[Despair of Insanity]: Monster's Recovery and RES increases greatly.[Agony of Insanity]: Monster's Movement Speed and ATK Speed increases greatly. Otherwise, it is the same raid sequence - destroy eggs (do not hit the minions to avoid debuff) and kill Uraeus 4 times. Alternatively, you can designate 1 or 2 families to take care of the minions using strong area effect skills.

If the squad has problems getting pass Reydeavaricia, lure Reydeavaricia away from the egg area with 4-5 shooters. When a shooter dies, …

Fury Griffon

See Party Missions for general overview of party missions. Basically, you need to kill 8 Fury Griffons, then kill Fury Griffon Leader. Unlike Griffon field raid, there is no Griffon Egg. The annotated map below shows the approximate locations of the 8 Fury Griffons. (However, they can move about and be dragged by players.) Leave a comment if there are major discrepancies in the locations.

 All Fury Griffons have the same skill sets (icy poke, jump slam) as field raid version, except they are more powerful. Each Fury Griffon has slightly different stats, ranging from L100 to L115. They have very weak defenses, but very strong attacks. Killing them is not as much a problem as surviving their attacks.

Scouts should stay out of the Griffons' attack areas, and prepare to revive any fallen characters. Use Magic Barrier from [Incantation] stance to gain 30% chance to ignore Griffons' area attacks. Melee attackers can tank it by using Ropera (90% negate magic attack at Lv.12) from [Ra…

Party Missions

A couple of players have asked me about the party missions. I will revise and post a preview guide that I translated previously for Phalanx clan during v5.0 before these missions were officially released in Sword 2. Stronger clans can use brute force to just bull-doze their ways through these missions, but weaker clans may need to use some tactics to better manage the raids.

Only the clan leader (and vice leaders) can start these missions. Once started, there will be a cross-swords icon on the right side of the screen (i.e. between the mini-map and the chat window). Move your mouse cursor over it to show the mission name, number of participants, and remaining time before mission closes. Click on it to enter the mission. The mission entry closes 5 minutes after the clan leader starts it.

You can check the status for these missions in Clan window (Alt-Y) under Party Mission tab. If it says Reentry OK, it means the cool-down has completed and the clan leader can start the mission by cli…

Sword 155: Eye of Veilant

To: Office of Pioneering Support

We have finally decided to craft Eye of Veilant (great sword). We gave the recipe to Claude who crafted it with only +4 and 1 socket, then stupid Idge kept failing the upgrading process. We re-enchanted ATK 22% • Stun 8% • ATK Rating +2 since nobody wanted to trade for it. The weapon was finally processed to +7 ATK • Undead 3S, after consuming 240 Upgrade Accelerators, 6 Lacquers +5: Expert, 8 Lacquers +6: Expert, 32 Socket Flux, 214 Enchant Sedatives, and 214 Veteran Enchantment Chips. This bloody weapon used up 75% of the $40 ESN Code we bought last week, so that's 750m vis just for +7 upgrade, using Enchant Sedatives, and opening 3 sockets.

Selene (Asoka) took her new great sword to the Secret Area of Caebolan, and tested it out on Heavenly Vespanola Soldiers. As she trained others, Selene (Asoka) herself reached Master Lv.4, while Pazuzu (STF) reached Master Lv.5 and started training [Hapkido] stance after buying it for 1.5m feso. Willikins …

GE-SG v8.5 Update

Granado Espada (Singapore) has released Oath of Allegiance (v8.5) update. X-Trap is currently v3472. See the following for new game features and related articles:
[v8.5] Patch Notes[v8.5 Feature] Alliance War[v8.5 Feature] New Lionel RNPC[v8.5 Feature] Strata Devil Series Weapons[v8.5 Feature] Byron Clock Tower Raid[v8.5 Feature] Lucifer Castle Raid [v8.5 Update] Download v8.5 Full Client & Manual PatchOath of Allegiance (v8.5) Teaser Page[Facebook] Like Us, And We Love You! See also Punisher: Which Skill Not To Max? forum topic. Players have been known to open 200-600 Letizia Shiny Boxes to get [Punisher] stance book. [Source]

See A Short Guide to Alliance War for player perspectives. 

Crafting Devil Weapons requires 100 Symbols of Naraka, 3 Ambrosia, 2 L35 Weapon Crystals, 200 Devil's Dream, and 50 Cortes' Delights/Nephthys' Otites/etc. See Wordwood: Granado Espada (Korea) Items.