bladeandsoulpot | Blade & Soul CN APR Update: New 4/6-man Automaton Research Lab & GunWon Soul

Automaton Research Lab Blade & Soul CN will be releasing new updates on 28th April 2016, with a new 4/6-man instance, Automaton Research Lab, new world area, Sky Basin, new Soul, etc. BnS KR will be updating the content earlier on 20th April.

Automaton Research Lab

Interestingly, the new instance is not even released in BnS KR and the teaser image for Automaton Research Lab has just been released earlier this week at the official site.  Although BnS KR has just updated the test server on 14th April 2016, the new instance is not open yet.

The owner of the research facility is Jin Seoyeon. After her defeat, this mysterious lab has been forsaken.  However, the production of automatons and weapons are continued automatically, aiming to produce the ultimate weapon. The protagonist  arrived at the lab to destroy this place, only to find that tough battles await.

Automaton Research Lab boss

There are 2 bosses for this instance: a mechanized Ogong and a cowboy-looking kungfu master. Among the drop from the instance (for BNS CN) includes a new Soul called “GunWon Soul“, Flare Demon Feather, new materials for upgrading the core (GunWon Soul Stone), costume etc.

The difficulty of 6-man Automaton Research Lab will be on par with Black Dragon Prison. The 6-man  mode for this dungeon is made easier with additional +600 attack, +750 hit rate and +1500 pierce buff, on top of 60% damage reduction. However, 4-man Automaton Research Lab is tougher than Naryu Sanctuary.

 

New Soul: GunWon Soul

There are 2 types of GunWon Soul, similar to the current Soul core: continuous or burst type. GunWon Soul can be upgraded to Level 15. The current Heaven Shattering Soul Lv12 can be exchanged to Lv8 GunWon Soul.

GunWon Soul

GunWon Soul of Pain Level 8
Attack + 67
Critical rate +377
Pierce + 261
Crit damage + 720
Trigger effect after attack:
Attack + 225, Crit rate + 12%, crit damage + 30%, for 6 sec.
Recover 120% Focus over 6 sec.
All elemental attack + 16% + 170
CD 10 sec

GunWon Soul of Pain Level 15

GunWon Soul of Pain Level 15
Attack + 90
Critical rate +496
Pierce + 453
Crit damage + 1000
Trigger effect after attack:
Attack + 350, Crit rate + 15%, crit damage + 45%, for 6 sec.
Recover 120% Focus over 6 sec.
All elemental attack + 25% + 240
Chance to active “Spirit effect”
CD 10 sec

 

GunWon Soul of Destruction Level 8
Attack + 67
Critical rate +377
Pierce + 261
Crit damage + 720
Trigger effect after attack:
Attack + 475, Crit rate + 20%, crit damage + 60%, for 12 sec.
Recover 600% Focus over 6 sec.
All elemental attack + 31% + 300
CD 1 min

GunWon Soul of Destruction Lv15

GunWon Soul of Destruction Level 15
Attack + 90
Critical rate +496
Pierce + 453
Crit damage + 1000
Trigger effect after attack:
Attack + 670, Crit rate + 24%, crit damage + 85%, for 12 sec.
Recover 600% Focus over 6 sec.
All elemental attack + 52% + 475
Activate “Spirit” effect.
CD 1 min

Full stats for every level of the new Soul and the upgrade cost can be found here.

The Spirit effect is a new debuff which is added at level 12 and above of GunWon Soul. It is applied when you attack a target. For Soul of Destruction, it is triggered at 100% chance ever 1 min while Soul of Pain has a certain chance to apply it.

Spirit effect is applied to your target. When you or your party member attack the target with Spirit effect, the following buff are applied to you or your party members.

Level 12
Party buff: Gain at 100% chance when attacking target with Spirit effect. Attack + 10, Crit damage + 2%, duration 8 sec
Self buff: Gain at 1% chance when attacking target with Spirit effect. Attack + 60, Crit damage + 6%, duration 8 sec

Level 15
Party buff: Gain at 100% chance when attacking target with Spirit effect. Attack + 20, Crit damage + 5%, duration 8 sec
Self buff: Gain at 1% chance when attacking target with Spirit effect. Attack +100, Crit damage + 10%, duration 8 sec

You can gain BOTH the party buff & self buff at the same time.

TenWon Shards and GunWon Soul Stone  drop from 6-man and 4-man Automaton Research Lab respectively; they are required to upgrade GunWon Soul from level 1 to level 15.

TenWon Shard

upgrading GunWon Soul

 

Sky Basin

Besides the Automaton Research Lab, the trailer also showcases a new world area, Sky Basin. Several world bosses can be seen in the trailer. Unfortunately Sky Basin is not updated in BNS KR; BNS CN will have to wait.

 

Gender & Race Change Scrolls

Gender and race change scrolls will be released. The gender change scroll allow you to change your current character to the opposite gender, while the race change scroll allow you to turn your character into a different race (preserving the gender).

bladeandsoulpot | Blade & Soul CN APR Update: New 4/6-man Automaton Research Lab & GunWon Soulrace change scroll

 

Costume & Weapon Skin

Various costumes and weapon skins are released along with the update.

weapon mods

flower themed weapon mod1

 

Others

  • the gold from main quest and daily quest of blue instance are reduced; Naryu Growth coins are added as daily quest rewards for various instances. These coins can be exchanged for items such as legendary bopae, legendary accessories, and pill for learning hongmoon secret techniques.
  • the daily clear limit and progression for Black Dragon Prison & Forgotten Tomb are removed; the secret merchant for these 2 dungeons are removed.
  • add a new race for Soul Fighter: Jin

Reference:
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4501097812?see_lz=1
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4500855108?see_lz=1
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4499041432?see_lz=1
http://bns.plaync.com/story/update_160419/index#index
http://bns.plaync.com/news/tsupdate/article/4576
http://bns.gamebbs.qq.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=990460&extra=page%3D1
http://news.17173.com/content/2016-04-14/20160414102112173_all.shtml#pageanchor1

 

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