PTS Update for 8th October 2014

PTS Update General Feature Image

A large 932.8MB update hit the Public Test Shard for 8th October 2014.


  • Masteries Changes – Cleric and Mage changes.
  • Class Changes – Rogue and Warrior changes.
  • Gear Price Changes – Variety of gear prices reduced. Abyssal Crusader’s Mark weekly cap reduced + cap tooltips.
  • Crafting Gear Changes – 1st upgrade now requires Amenders. Various Void Source Accelerator cost reductions for 2nd upgrade.
  • Raid Rifts on RIFT Store
  • Other Updates – Patron Gifts reverted to pre-NT; 10hr Adventure cost up.

As always, everything below is subject to change prior to hitting Live and some things included below may never make it to Live release.

Masteries Changes

Some changes to Masteries have hit this PTS Update as well.

Cleric Masteries Changes [Image]

  • Essence Manipulation has been replaced by Vicar’s Bulwark. Vicar’s Bulwark has both a debuff and buff component:
  • Vicar’s Bulwark (debuff): “Causes the enemy’s single target damaging abilities to heal the target for 30% of the damage done”. Lasts 5s. oGCD. 1min CD.
  • Vicar’s Bulwark (buff): “Causes damage taken to heal the ally for 30% of the damage taken”. Lasts 5s. oGCD. 1min CD.

Mage Masteries Changes [Image]

  • Calculated Annihilation’s dmg increase passive has been changed to the following: “Increases the damage of your cast time abilities by 5%, your channeled abilities by 5% and reduces the damage of your instant abilities by [%OUTDMGPERCEN2]%.”.
  • Combat Alacrity. New Passive: “Increases the number of allies Lava Field affects to 20 and makes Lava Field instant.”

If the above images become out-dated, check out the main Masteries article which will always have the latest images.

(Thanks to snipebad for keeping us up to date with Masteries changes.)

Note: No changes were made to Warrior or Rogue Masteries.

Class Changes

Rogues and Warriors have had a few changes come up on the PTS.

Rogue Changes

  • Debilitating Poison was removed and replaced by Debilitating Dart – a 44pt root ability that “Debuff’s the target. Weapon ability attacks from the Rogue on the target deal an additional XYZ Water damage, snare and drain the enemy’s mana, energy, and power. Lasts 10s.”. oGCD. 30sec CD. 9 Energy cost.
  • Enfeebling Poison is now a 35 point tree ability (was a 44pt root ability).

(Thanks to snipebad, Kedon and Arbaal for the info!)

Warrior Changes

As mentioned before by Vladd yesterday, there are changes to Arc and Shifting Blades.

  • Shifting Blades and Sweeping Blades switch places. Shifting Blades is now a 28-pt root ability.
  • Both Shifting Blades and Arc will have the following changes:
    • 1 Point: 10% of the damage of the initial attack.
    • 2 Point: 20% of the damage of the initial attack.
    • 3 Point: 30% of the damage of the initial attack.
  • For further information or to provide feedback on the changes, check out this thread here.

Gear Price Changes

Another round of gear price changes have come in.

  • Abyssal Crusader’s Accelerators are 2,000 (down from 2,500) Abyssal Crusader’s Marks .
  • Ghar Faction Essences changed:
    • Level 60 Essences: 4,725 Void Stones and 5,000 Planarite.
    • Rank III Essences: 7,000 Void Stones and 15,000 Planarite (previously 8,750 Void Stones and 7,500 Planarite).
    • Rank IV Essences: 12,500 Void Stones and 20,000 Planarite (previously 17,500 Void Stones and 10,000 Planarite).
    • Rank V Essences: 20,000 Void Stones and 30,000 Planarite (previously 28,000 Void Stones and 10,000 Planarite).
  • Void Seeker (World) Gear remains unchanged at:
    • Gloves/Boots/Belt – 21,000 Void Stones.
    • Helm/Shoulders – 28,000 Void Stones.
    • Chest/Legs – 52,500 Void Stones.
  • Abyssal Crusader’s (Dungeon) Gear changed:
    • Gloves/Boots/Belt – 7,500 (down from 9,000) Abyssal Crusader’s Marks.
    • Helm/Shoulders – 10,000 (down from 12,000) Abyssal Crusader’s Marks.
    • Chest/Legs – 18,750 (down from 22,500) Abyssal Crusader’s Marks.
  • Frost Seeker (T1 Raid) Gear remains unchanged at:

    • Gloves/Boots/Belt – 8,550 Fragments of Horror.
    • Helm/Shoulders –  13,000 Fragments of Horror.
    • Chest/Legs – 16,500 Fragments of Horror.

Weekly Caps Changed

Weekly Caps remain the same for Void Stones and Fragments of Horror but have changed for Abyssal Crusader’s Marks. There’s now info on what the caps are and how close you are to them via their tooltips:

Nightmare Tide Currency Tooltips

Nightmare Tide Currency Tooltips

  • 35,000 Void Stones per week. World Currency. For Void Seeker gear + Essences/Synergy Crystals/upgrade parts.
  • 12,500 (down from 15,000) Abyssal Crusader’s Marks per week. For Abyssal Crusader’s Gear + Upgrade parts.
  • 4,500 Fragments of Horror Marks per week. For Frost Keeper gear.

Locations Changed

  • Level 65 players now have a filter of Level 61-65 (instead of 56-65).
  • Tier 1 Relic weapons now also available under Equipment -> Weapons.
  • Synergy Crystals now only found under Equipment -> Accessories.
  • Void Source Accelerators and Abyssal Crusader’s Accelerators are under Equipment -> Upgrade Parts.
  • Ghar Faction Essences are now up under Equipment -> Essences. The Level 60 ones are under Level 60 filter. Rest are found under Level 65 filter.

Crafting Gear Changes

Nightmare Tide Crafting Upgrade Paths

Nightmare Tide Crafting Upgrade Paths Updated

A bunch of further changes have been made to the cost of upgrading crafted gear. Some Void Source Accelerator reductions for 2nd upgrades as well as requirement for 1st upgrades to use Amenders again.

Interestingly, the Helm 1st upgrade still uses 2x Dust of the Void instead of Amenders like the rest of the pieces. The same applies to a handful of 1-handers and ranged weapons. It could just be that these few, select items have yet to have their 1st upgrades adjusted.

List of 1st Upgrade Costs

1st upgrade costs (from base to first upgrade):

  • 1-handed/Off-hand/Ranged Weapons – Some require Weapon Amender whilst others require 2x Dust of the Void.
  • 2-handed Weapons – Weapon Amender.
  • Gloves/Belt/Boots – Metal/TextileAmender*.
  • Helm – 2x Dust of the Void.
  • Shoulders – Metal/Textile Amender*.
  • Chest/Legs – Metal/Textile Amender*.
  • Accessories – Ornament Amender.

* Metal Amender for Warriors/Clerics, Textile Amender for Mages/Rogues.

List of 2nd Upgrade Costs

2nd upgrade costs have been reduced as well:

  • 1-handed/Off-hand/Ranged Weapons – Advanced Weapon Amender + 10x (down from 20x) Void Source Accelerators.
  • 2-handed Weapons – Advanced Weapon Amender + 20x (down from 40x) Void Source Accelerators.
  • Gloves/Belt/Boots – Advanced Metal/Textile Amender* + 4x (down from 5x) Void Source Accelerators.
  • Helm/Shoulders – Advanced Metal/Textile Amender* + 5x (down from 6x) Void Source Accelerators.
  • Chest/Legs – Advanced Metal/Textile Amender* + 8x (down from 12x) Void Source Accelerators.
  • Accessories – Advanced Ornament Amender + 4x (down from 5x) Void Source Accelerators.

* Advanced Metal Amender for Warriors/Clerics, Advanced Textile Amender for Mages/Rogues.

Raid Rifts on RIFT Store

Nightmare Tide Raid Rifts

Nightmare Tide Raid Rift Lures. Cost likely placeholder.

The two new Raid Rifts are now available under RIFT Store -> Rifts -> Raid Rifts.

  • Lure: Plane Crawler Program is opened in Tarken Glacier.
  • Lure: The Sea of Ladon is opened in Goboro Reef.

These still cost placeholder prices (60,000 Planarite and 900 Infinity Stones). Will likely change to Void Stones.

Other Updates

  • Patron Daily Gifts are back to rewarding Storm Legion Currency.
  • Patron Weekly Gifts are back to rewarding Budgie Supply Crates (max scaled to 60).
  • 10hr Adventures now require 200 Aventurine (up from 40).
10hr Minion Adventure Card Aventurine Cost Up

10hr Adventure Cost Up

Another update, more changes to Masteries and gear prices. There’s also adjustments to the upgrade costs for crafted gear.

Nightmare Tide is in Open Beta right now on the PTS, so check all the changes out for yourself on the PTS!

For past PTS Updates, click here. You can also find past datamining and 3.0-related news updates.

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One Comment on “PTS Update for 8th October 2014”

  1. Lefteris
    October 9, 2014 at 1:57 am #

    Today there are more things to do at the icebergs above Draumheim
    There are random ”events” 1 at a time i think
    I did so far :
    A jumping puzzle
    Kill a boss
    Raise Manugo number
    Feed fishes
    Extinguish fires in the ships
    The minigame from carnival that u hit snogs from the holes

    Was fun. They also give 30 VS each

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