3.5 Gear Changes: Boss and Warrior’s Medals Mark January 25, 2017 Archeage, Gear, Patch Notes5In Patch 3.5, XL is redesigning and introducing many of the late game items dropped by bosses and crafted with Warrior’s Medals. Such items include things like the items dropped by Kraken, Red Dragon, or combining all the Meina drops into a Belt that has some unique passives/actives. In doing so, XL is following the spirit of this patch in making boss gear more viable as crafted gear progresses further along, as well as simply improving players’ gear.Contents1 Boss Drops1.1 Kraken1.1.1 Upgraded Kraken Spear1.1.2 Upgraded Kraken Shield1.1.3 Upgraded Kraken Scepter1.2 Red Dragon1.2.1 Red Dragon Nodachi1.2.2 Red Dragon Bow1.2.3 Red Dragon Staff1.2.4 Red Dragon Sword1.2.5 Red Dragon Shield1.3 Glenn & Meina1.3.1 Cloth Glenn Belt1.3.2 Leather Glenn Belt1.3.3 Plate Glenn Belt1.3.4 Cloth Meina Belt1.3.5 Leather Meina Belt1.3.6 Plate Meina Belt1.4 Vyrava & Jola1.4.1 Vyrava Staff1.5 Morpheus1.6 Rangora2 Warrior’s Medals2.1 Halcyona Necklaces2.2 New Stat Migration Items2.3 Erenor Cloaks2.4 Share this:2.5 RelatedBoss DropsBefore I begin, please take into account that all of the information is coming from Korea, so the crafting recipes for these items are subject to change (They very likely will be changed, as the costs would be not worth it on NA/EU/RU).What XL is trying to do with boss drops in 3.5 is balance all of their stats. Currently, boss drops are almost exclusively used for their actives (With the exception being the Red Dragon Nodachi), but XL wants players to be able to use them in their primary slots. Because of that, they are introducing ways to upgrade these items and raise their base stats.Please note that any singular item that is being upgrade will retain it’s exact Use Effect, so an upgraded Kraken Shield will do the same thing as a regular Kraken Shield.The grade on your items will be kept when upgrading to the next tier. So if you have an Epic Kraken Scepter, you will have an Epic Upgraded Kraken Scepter once you upgrade the weapon. KrakenFor the Kraken items, players will be able to craft them up to Item Level 59, which is equal to Obsidian T6 gear. Below are the upgradeable Kraken drops, as well as their recipes. Upgraded Kraken SpearDPS at Heroic: 483.6111 StrengthCrafting Recipe1 Arcadian Sea Sovereign300 Warrior’s Medals20 Kraken Inc SacsUpgraded Kraken ShieldDefense at Heroic: 229174 StaminaCrafting Recipe1 Arcadian Sea Guardian300 Warrior’s Medals20 Kraken Inc SacsUpgraded Kraken ScepterDPS at Heroic: 362.6Magic Attack: +42374 IntellegenceCrafting Recipe1 Arcadian Sea Pillager300 Warrior’s Medals20 Kraken Inc SacsRed DragonThe Red Dragon will no longer drop Ayanad-level weapons. Instead, it will drop weapons of item level 59. Like with the Kraken weapons, you will have to craft the weapons up through boss drops and Warrior’s Medals. Unlike the Kraken weapons, these new, downgraded Red Dragon drops will not have their effects they have in the current forms present within the game. So in order to get the effect of a Red Dragon Bow, you will have to craft up to the upgraded (Current) Red Dragon Bow. For that reason, I will not be posting the stats of these new weapons unless someone requests that I do so.Red Dragon NodachiCrafting Recipe1 New Red Dragon Nodachi300 Warrior’s Medals100 Spinal RidgesRed Dragon BowCrafting Recipe1 New Red Dragon Bow300 Warrior’s Medals100 Spinal RidgesRed Dragon StaffCrafting Recipe1 New Red Dragon Staff300 Warrior’s Medals100 Spinal RidgesRed Dragon SwordCrafting Recipe1 New Red Dragon Sword300 Warrior’s Medals100 Spinal RidgesRed Dragon ShieldCrafting Recipe1 New Red Dragon Shield300 Warrior’s Medals100 Spinal RidgesGlenn & MeinaPerhaps one of the larger gear changes are these new Glenn and Meina belts that you will be able to craft in 3.5. These items will be Item Level 56 belts, and will basically be upgrades to items such as the Cruel Glory Sash or the Reckless Glory Belt.Cloth Glenn Belt46 Defense (Heroic)232 Magic Defense32 Intelligence+356 ToughnessUsage: Binds targets up to 25m away for 2 seconds and deals an amount of Magic Damage over 2 seconds. Cast Time: 0.6 secondsCrafting Recipe1 Cruel Glory Sash7-Piece Glenn Set300 Warrior’s Medals3 Cloudspun FabricLeather Glenn Belt139 Defense (Heroic)139 Magic Defense11 Strength22 Agility+259 ToughnessUsage: Fires a hand cannon at an enemy and deals Ranged damage to enemies in a 4m radius. Cooldown: 45 secondsCrafting Recipe1 Reckless Glory Belt7-Piece Glenn Set300 Warrior’s Medals3 Wind Spirit LeatherPlate Glenn Belt278 Defense (Heroic)32 Strength+321 ResilienceUsage: Deals physical damage to a target. Cooldown: 45 secondsCrafting Recipe1 Tenacious Glory Tassets7-Piece Glenn Set300 Warrior’s Medals3 Sturdy IngotCloth Meina Belt46 Defense (Heroic)232 Magic Defense32 Spirit+356 ToughnessUsage: Binds targets up to 25m away for 2 seconds and deals an amount of Magic Damage over 2 seconds. Cast Time: 0.6 secondsCrafting Recipe1 Cruel Glory Sash7-Piece Meina Set300 Warrior’s Medals3 Cloudspun FabricLeather Meina Belt139 Defense (Heroic)139 Magic Defense32 Agility+259 ToughnessUsage: Fires a hand cannon at an enemy and deals Ranged damage to enemies in a 4m radius. Cooldown: 45 secondsCrafting Recipe1 Reckless Glory Belt7-Piece Meina Set300 Warrior’s Medals3 Wind Spirit LeatherPlate Meina Belt278 Defense (Heroic)32 Stamina+321 ResilienceUsage: Deals physical damage to a target. Cooldown: 45 secondsCrafting Recipe1 Tenacious Glory Tassets7-Piece Meina Set300 Warrior’s Medals3 Sturdy IngotVyrava & JolaXL also cared to remember about Vyrava and Jola, making a new, combined item out of them. The item will be a staff that has the usage effect of a Jola Shield.Vyrava StaffItem Level: 59DPS at Heroic: 423.1Magic Attack: +48379 Intelligence40 StaminaEffect: Stuns a target for 5 sec. Decreases the target’s received damage 75%. Cannot be used in Arenas.Crafting Recipe1 Acid Spitfire1 Jola’s Shield300 Warrior’s Medals40 Jola’s Scale30 Vyrava’s InfernosObviously, this crafting recipe is a little ridiculous, as Vyrava’s Infernos are the most expensive boss mat (Currently 5k/per on Kyrios), so the weapon would cost at least 155k to make, in addition to the cost of acquiring an Acid Spitfire, which is a very rare item within itself.MorpheusRangora’s Upgraded Searing Oath is one of the more significant item upgrades in this patch. Due to the Searing Oath being relatively low level compared to current preferred offhands (T5 Obsidian, Ayanad Daggers, etc.), XL has introduced the Upgraded version of the Katana. Now, you can take your Item Level 43 Searing Oath to a newer version that is Item Level 52.DPS at Heroic: 318.842 Strength28 Stamina-4.0% Received Damage+15.0 Melee AttackCrafting Recipe1 Searing Oath300 Warrior’s Medals60 Fierce Vow’s BloodRangoraEven more significant than the Searing Oath upgrade is that of the Cold Anguish. The weapon has always been a budget choice for an offhand for dual-wielding melee, especially for those on a tight budget, and this upgrade will help those who are stringy. As with the Upgraded Searing Oath, the Upgraded Cold Anguish has item level 52. Why I say that this is a large upgrade is because of how big 2.0% critical rate is. On a mythic Melee costume, you have 5.0% melee critical rate (If you’re lucky). This is an upgrade for two-fifths of that, which really is quite big, especially for a budget build, the user of which will most likely not be able to afford a mythic costume. As I said previously, the boss materials needed for the upgrade will probably be decreased in our version of 3.5, as 60 Bitter Teardrops, although easier than 30 Vyrava’s Infernos, is still kind of hard to obtain.DPS at Heroic: 318.846 Agility23 Strength+4.0% Melee Critical Rate+15.0 Melee AttackCrafting Recipe1 Cold Anguish300 Warrior’s Medals60 Bitter TeardropWarrior’s MedalsHalcyona NecklacesWith wisps making their slow exit from the game, XL has substituted the wisps needed to craft Ranks 11-13 Halcyona Necklaces for Starlight Archeum Crystals. For a Sealed Rank 11 Necklace, you will require 8 Starlight Archeum Crystals. For a Sealed Rank 12 Necklace, you will require 16 Starlight Archeum Crystals. For a Sealed Rank 13 Necklace, you will require 48 Starlight Archeum Crystals. All other mats for these necklaces are remaining the same as before.New Stat Migration ItemsXL has introduced two new stat migration items which you can obtain in exchange for Warrior’s Medals. The Lesser Stat Migration Item will be crafted with 8 Warrior’s Medals, and will migrate +1/-1 stat. The Greater Stat Migration Item will be crafted with 15 Warrior’s Medals, and will migrate +3/-3 stat.Erenor CloaksErenor Cloaks are covered in depth in another article. That being said, here is the general crafting recipe.Crafting Recipe1 Desired Ayanad Cloak800 Warrior’s Medal10 Sunlight Archeum Essence1 New Blue Crafting Item (50 Dragon Essence Stabilizer, 1 New Quest/Boss Drop Item A, 1 New Quest/Boss Drop Item B)2 Blazing Cloudspun FabricShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Related5 Responses Howard February 4, 2017 Will they keep their grade? Or will it reset like erenor? Reply Mark February 6, 2017 They should, but I’m not sure. Don’t take my word on it. Reply jeff March 11, 2017 Are the Cold Anguish and Searing Oath’s regradeable or are they capped at heroic still like the lower tiered versions? Reply Mark March 12, 2017 No idea. Reply jeff March 13, 2017 D: wtb information Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.