Blade & Soul KR Update 20th July: Vortex Temple & Ebondrake Pantheon –

Blade & Soul KR will be releasing new content on 20th July 2016, including new 24-man raid – Vortex Temple, 4/6 man instance – Ebondrake Pantheon, new legendary-grade Mystic Badge etc. The official update note has yet to be released; these information are based on the teaser page at the official site and the content in test server.  I will be revising the article after the official release.

Vortex Temple

Unlike the previous 24-man raid, Vortex Temple will be released in parts. Part 1 of Vortex Temple which contains 2 stages will be released on 20th July; while Part 2 of the raid will be released later on 17th Aug.

Familiar antagonists such as Zulia and Sogun are seen in the trailer and teaser page. The boss of the 1st stage  seems to be the final boss of Sogun’s Lament which is split into 2 entities.

vortex temple boss1


Ebondrake Pantheon

This seems to be a new 4/6-man instance.  The leader of Ebondrake Cult appears to be the last boss of the instance.

ebondrake pantheon boss


Content for 3th Aug

Another boss is shown at the teaser page for the update content of 3th Aug. The boss previously appears in the cut scene of Automaton Lab.

new boss


Skill Changes

Blade Master

Blade Storm (X)
Tier 2 Stage 1: The duration of Flame Dragon is increased from 4 sec to 6 sec

Bladefence (F)
Tier 3 Stage 3:  The duration of Flame Dragon is increased from 1 sec to 2 sec


Kungfu Master

Awakened Searing Palm (X)
Additional trigger condition: after casting Searing Blow (F), Swift Strike (2)



Mighty Cleave (RB)
Tier 5 Stage 3: damage increase


Force Master

Impact (1)
Tier 5 Stage 1: Retreat (F) can be chained after successful counter.

Divine Ream (Restraint skill, not official English name): increase fire, ice damage

Inferno (X)
Tier 5 Stage 1: other skills can be chained to it.



Shadow Raid (Restraint skill, no official english name): inflict 1 stack of poison

Shadow Dash, Sidewinder (1)
– the effect is applied faster when it is used on a nearby target

Lightning Crash, Lightning Pierce (F)
– when it is activated, other skill cannot cancel its activation.



Petal Storm (3)
Add Tier 3 Stage 2: Rumblebees (RB) Stage 3 can cast instantly on hit, and deal additional damage of 550%.

Thorn Strike (2)
Tier 1 Stage 1: add effect – Heal the user 10% of the damage dealt; add effect – heal party member within the AoE by 5%
Tier 4/5 Stage 2: new skill – Vine


Blade Dancer

Thunder Slash (X)
Tier 5 Stage 4: the effect of “gain Lightning Surge for 1 sec on hit” is changed to “Lightning Surge generates 3 Lightning Focus”.



Dimensional Salvo (RB): damage increase

Soulburn, Time Distortion (TAB)
– CD is changed to 1.5 min
– buff resist duration is changed to 1 min

Imprison (3)
Tier 4 Stage 1: add effect – when the last hit lands, Dragoncall (4) or Wingstorm (V) can be cast instantly within 6 sec.


Soul Fighter

 Chi Beam (Restraint skill , no official English name): add effect – increase Chi level by 1.



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