Since the Cabal Expansion post I had was in Korean, I tried to find one in English. This new entry is dedicated to that.
Feast on an improved, hyped up, exciting Cabal Expansion.
There are 6 parts to "Cabal Expansion".
Part 1: Brand new Transcender Skills and Increased Maximum Level
The new skill books are dropped in "Porta Inferno" (the 160+ field that is accessible from the Port Lux warp center).
Blader: Death Tempest at lv 1
Sword skill amp 70%, add damage +959 (+9.00 per lvl), critical rate increase +5%, critical damage increase +20%, down +80%, range 1~2, area 3, mp usage 30 (sweet!), cool time 9.3 sec, level up rank (point): transcender (21), level up skillpoint 1, casting time 3.0 sec (O.o
Force Blader: Seal of Damnation at lv 1
samp 80%, ad +959 (+9.00 per lvl), critical rate down -1%, critical damage down -1% (no info on lvl increment) (lasts 5 sec), range 1~6, area 3, mp 30, ct 10.9 sec, transcender (16), 1, casting time 3.0 sec (o.O; run!)
Warrior: Sword Quake at lv 1
samp 70%, ad +905 (+5 per lvl), down +80%, range 1~4, area 3, mp 30, ct 9.0 sec, transcender (21), 1, casting time 3.0 sec (evening out with the others :P)
Force Shielder: Shield Grenade at lv 1
samp 80%, ad +906 (+6 per lvl), critical damage increase...+50% wtf, down +80%, range 1~5, area 3, mp 30, ct 7.9 sec, transcender (16), 1, casting time 3.0 sec
Force Archer: Sonic Shooter at lv 1
Magic skill amp 80%, ad +652 (+2.50 per lvl), stun +85% (lasts 4 sec), range 1~8, area 3, mp 28, ct 8.4 sec, transcender (21), 1, casting time 2.5 sec
Wizard: Meteorite at lv 1
mamp 70%, ad +652 (+2.50 per lvl), down +75%, range 1~6, area 3, mp 28, ct 8.5 sec, transcender (21), 1, casting time 2.5 sec
Battle Style Level Up 180
Kill 50 Minions of Flame (not sure about the name personally) in Radiant Hall
Kill 60 Demonic Alices in Porta Inferno
Reward: Status Increase, 8 mil exp, 8.5 mil alz, and 5000 additional sp (30k total o.o; no word on longer sp buff duration :P)
Part 2: Brand New Map, "Porta Inferno" (your friendly door to hell ^^)
GPS location: X-72/Y-152 or the Port Lux warp center :P
Entry Requirement: lvl 160+ and 11+ Battle Style
Three Bosses: Manticore, Dark "Klimczak" (not sure), and "Keshaphone Minitia" (my estimate)
AND my favourite part!
Part 3: New Mission War
Tierra del Bruto field will disappear and all tiers wil be fought in five different Tierra del Gloriossa.
Changed Tiers: 52~79 (50k alz to enter), 80~109 (250k alz), 110~139 (500k), 140~169 (750k) <--some Venus people I've told about this think this tier will be different for the North American Cabal, but I doubt it ^^. and~~ 170~180 (1 mil)
The status and hit points of the buildings and legacy guardians will vary appropriate to each tier.
The amount of alz required to BUILD (o.o will also vary appropriate to each tier.
Legacy Guardian (S)'s hitpoints will be more than the Small Legacy Core's. (Isn’t this already the case? But I’m staying true to the translation. :P)
New Lord of War (Bringer) System
All 5 tiers will have one Bringer per nation.
Bringer Choosing Method:
Regardless of BattleStyle, the top scoring character (NOT 1 PER CLASS O.O) from each nation will be chosen per tier.
There will no longer be Guardians (QQ). (I’m still in denial about this, but that’s what I read.)
Top 7 war scores of a week + Kill Count
If a Bringer levels out of his/her tier, then...say bye bye to this awesome title that CAN BE used outside of war servers too!
HP +700 (140 outside of war, probably), resist crit rate +10%, resist crit dmg +20%, resist unable to move +25%, resist down +35%, resist knockback +40%
On your Character Info Window, you can check out your war rank each week! (This should smash a lot of people's hopes ^^)
Part 4: New Chaos Arena (I was wondering why the CA cards have stopped dropping, but why now... -.-, well, I never go anyway XD)
There will no more be specific entry times and you can use go as many times as you are able per day! (Yay, let's make CA popular again )
Each CA will be like a mini 20 min dungeon.
If you die in CA, you will be resurrected to the start point! (hence the dungeon aspect :P)
There will no longer be the dreaded three-part keys, but single entries which drop in various places for various CA's.
CA 1 keys will be dropped in Bloody Ice, Desert Scream, Green Despair, and Port Lux
2: Port Lux, Fort Ruina, Undead Ground
3: Undead Ground, Forgotten Ruins, Lakeside
4/5: Lakeside, Mutant Forest, Pontus Ferrum
6: Mutant Forest, Pontus Ferrum, Porta Inferno (Boy, those pl and pi will be hard to read sometimes XD)
New CA Entrance: GPS Location in Bloody Ice: X76/Y24 or near the exit by the Grocer
CA Titles and Drops
CA 1: Peacemaker of Chaos I; clear 1 time; +10 defence rate
CA 2 II; clear ca2 once; +20 def rate / CA 3 III; ca3 once; +30 def rate / CA 4 IV; ca4 once; +40 def rate / CA 5 V; clear ca5 once; +50 def rate / VI; clear ca5 twice? (once in the original webpage); +60 / VII; ca5 5 times; +70 / VIII; ca6* 10 times; +80 / IX; ca6 100 times; +90 / X; ca6 1000 times; +100
Looks like the titles are meant to help in grinding ^^.
Force Core (low, medium, high, highest), PERFECT CORE (low, med, high, highest), Critical Ring +1 and +2 (Bye bye, Troglo Lair :P I did get one cr2 here though! XD), Upgrade Core (low, med, high, highest), SLOT EXTENDERS (low, med, high, highest)
This next part made me almost cry T.-
Part 5: Item Upgrade System
Ever wonder what would have become of the items beyond +7 if they were not destroyed in the process of the dreaded make or break Core Alchemist Item Level Upgrades?
WELL, if you are not successful at upgrading +8 or higher items, THE ITEMS WILL NOT BE DESTROYED!!! But you may lose 1 or 2 upgrade levels in case of not upgrading successfully. And if you don't get +7, the item will not go back to 0.
In your Inventory Window far beside your alz amount, there will be a new button for core upgrades. Or you can use CTRL + Left Click to quickly go into UPGRADING MODE (my input ^^)!
From 0~+3, you will need 1 (item appropriate, so upgrade core high on shadowtitanium to sigmetal) core per try; +4~+6, 2 cores per try; +7~+9, 3 cores per try; +10~+12, 4 cores per try; +13~+15, 5 cores per try.
You cannot talk to NPC's, trade or use shop while in UPGRADING MODE.
A +15 item will get an additional special display effect o.o.
Also, for you Enhanced Core fans, upgrading up to +6 will all have 100% chance, but you still have to use two cores going from +4 to +6.
Only one Perfect Core can be used to upgrade from any level.
Part 6: User Convenience System
Agent Shop now provides the average price for all items. (But this could be, no it will be... tweaked for some people's gain -.-); however, if you set the price of a selling item 25% lower than the average price, you will get a message to ensure if you really want to sell it cheaply ^^. (just click ok, k? good)
"Tweeter" on "Cabal"!
Now you can be more "social" while enjoying "Cabal" ^^. Simply type in your "Tweeter" info after pressing "Cabal" menu -> Community -> "Tweeter". After you have integrated it, type /tweeter in Normal Chat and continue with further messages you want to show on your "Tweeter". A successful tweet will be notified on the top part of your screen.
Let your tweet fans and stalkers know what you are up to during your "Cabal" fix XD.
A minor vampiric quest
NPC of the quest: Yertes (the old woman of Port Lux)
Required level: 100+ and BattleStyle 10 or up
How and what to do for this quest is not posted yet, but the reward items are XD.
Yertes' Bracelet of Seven Coins (not sure about the translation; forgive me if I am wrong o.o
HP steal 2%
Yertes' Jade Earring (unsure translation again)
Max HP steal per hit +15, HP +10
It is not shown whether this quest can be done more than once, but probably will be.
Credits: Cabal EU