In 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.

Boss Drops

Before 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.

 Kraken

For 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 Spear

DPS at Heroic: 483.6

111 Strength

Crafting Recipe

1 Arcadian Sea Sovereign

300 Warrior’s Medals

20 Kraken Inc Sacs

Upgraded Kraken Shield

Defense at Heroic: 2291

74 Stamina

Crafting Recipe

1 Arcadian Sea Guardian

300 Warrior’s Medals

20 Kraken Inc Sacs

Upgraded Kraken Scepter

DPS at Heroic: 362.6

Magic Attack: +423

74 Intellegence

Crafting Recipe

1 Arcadian Sea Pillager

300 Warrior’s Medals

20 Kraken Inc Sacs

Red Dragon

The 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 Nodachi

Crafting Recipe

New Red Dragon Nodachi

300 Warrior’s Medals

100 Spinal Ridges

Red Dragon Bow

Crafting Recipe

New Red Dragon Bow

300 Warrior’s Medals

100 Spinal Ridges

Red Dragon Staff

Crafting Recipe

New Red Dragon Staff

300 Warrior’s Medals

100 Spinal Ridges

Red Dragon Sword

Crafting Recipe

New Red Dragon Sword

300 Warrior’s Medals

100 Spinal Ridges

Red Dragon Shield

Crafting Recipe

New Red Dragon Shield

300 Warrior’s Medals

100 Spinal Ridges

Glenn & Meina

Perhaps 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 Belt

46 Defense (Heroic)

232 Magic Defense

32 Intelligence

+356 Toughness

Usage: Binds targets up to 25m away for 2 seconds and deals an amount of Magic Damage over 2 seconds.
Cast Time: 0.6 seconds

Crafting Recipe

1 Cruel Glory Sash

7-Piece Glenn Set

300 Warrior’s Medals

3 Cloudspun Fabric

Leather Glenn Belt

139 Defense (Heroic)

139 Magic Defense

11 Strength

22 Agility

+259 Toughness

Usage: Fires a hand cannon at an enemy and deals Ranged damage to enemies in a 4m radius.
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Crafting Recipe

1 Reckless Glory Belt

7-Piece Glenn Set

300 Warrior’s Medals

3 Wind Spirit Leather

Plate Glenn Belt

278 Defense (Heroic)

32 Strength

+321 Resilience

Usage: Deals physical damage to a target.
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Crafting Recipe

1 Tenacious Glory Tassets

7-Piece Glenn Set

300 Warrior’s Medals

3 Sturdy Ingot

Cloth Meina Belt

46 Defense (Heroic)

232 Magic Defense

32 Spirit

+356 Toughness

Usage: Binds targets up to 25m away for 2 seconds and deals an amount of Magic Damage over 2 seconds.
Cast Time: 0.6 seconds

Crafting Recipe

1 Cruel Glory Sash

7-Piece Meina Set

300 Warrior’s Medals

3 Cloudspun Fabric

Leather Meina Belt

139 Defense (Heroic)

139 Magic Defense

32 Agility

+259 Toughness

Usage: Fires a hand cannon at an enemy and deals Ranged damage to enemies in a 4m radius.
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Crafting Recipe

1 Reckless Glory Belt

7-Piece Meina      Set

300 Warrior’s Medals

3 Wind Spirit Leather

Plate Meina Belt

278 Defense (Heroic)

32 Stamina

+321 Resilience

Usage: Deals physical damage to a target.
Cooldown: 45 seconds

Crafting Recipe

1 Tenacious Glory Tassets

7-Piece Meina Set

300 Warrior’s Medals

3 Sturdy Ingot

Vyrava & Jola

XL 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 Staff

Item Level: 59

DPS at Heroic: 423.1

Magic Attack: +483

79 Intelligence

40 Stamina

Effect: Stuns a target for 5 sec. Decreases the target’s received damage 75%. Cannot be used in Arenas.

Crafting Recipe

1 Acid Spitfire

1 Jola’s Shield

300 Warrior’s Medals

40 Jola’s Scale

30 Vyrava’s Infernos

Obviously, 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.

Morpheus

Rangora’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: 318.8

42 Strength

28 Stamina

-4.0% Received Damage

+15.0 Melee Attack

Crafting Recipe

1 Searing Oath

300 Warrior’s Medals

60 Fierce Vow’s Blood

Rangora

Even 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: 318.8

46 Agility

23 Strength

+4.0% Melee Critical Rate

+15.0 Melee Attack

Crafting Recipe

1 Cold Anguish

300 Warrior’s Medals

60 Bitter Teardrop

Warrior’s Medals

Halcyona Necklaces

With 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 Items

XL 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 Cloaks

Erenor Cloaks are covered in depth in another article. That being said, here is the general crafting recipe.

Crafting Recipe

1 Desired Ayanad Cloak

800 Warrior’s Medal

10 Sunlight Archeum Essence

1 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 Fabric

5 Responses

  1. jeff

    Are the Cold Anguish and Searing Oath’s regradeable or are they capped at heroic still like the lower tiered versions?

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