As our journey continues through Assault on Balaurea, Aion's huge free expansion releasing on September 7, we take a look at levels 53-55 as an Asmodian. In this update, NCSoft hopes to alleviate many of the problems early adopters had with the game, like too much grinding and a distracting number of bugs. One thing's for sure, no matter how user-friendly they make it, the blue guy with crystals coming out of his head will always want to kill you.
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Congratulations on reaching level 53! You're not level 53? Then see the level 51-52 Asmodian Jr. guide--this area's for the grown-folks. Here you'll further extend your arsenal, slay ravenous beasts in the Abyssal Splinter, and unlock the final Greater Stigma Slot at Beshmundir Temple.
Still nyerking along, Duddlinerk is here to demystify mystery and get offended at everything Bluebeard says. Speaking of which, he's back too--wrathful as ever.
Duddlinerk: What is one more Stigma slot, Daeva? Does it help much? Duddlinerk thinks one more cube slot would be nice, but not help business.
Bluebeard: One more, ONE MORE?! Greater Stigmas are a Daeva's true source of power, not to mention the knowledge, skill, and soul of our ancestors, and I crave souls, Shugo--MOAR SOULS! Omnomnom!
Duddlinerk: Duddlinerk is scared, nyerk!
By completing repeatable quests in Beshmundir Temple, Daevas can unlock their final Greater Stigma slot. In order to access Beshmundir Temple, the Asmodians must first own all the Fortresses in the Gelkmaros region. When the Asmodians own all the Fortresses in Gelkmaros, the path to Silentera Canyon will open, inside of which is the Beshmundir Temple.
Duddlinerk: Even Duddlinerk knows that Named Monsters can be stingy with loot, nyerk! But Daevas can now earn Fabled items through repeatable quests!
New repeatable quests involving the Instanced Dungeons in the Lower Abyss and the Abyssal Splinter are available from Darkhum at Primum Landing. By completing these quests a certain number of times, Daevas will receive Fabled armor pieces as a reward, and Daevas level 52 and up can fulfill the requirements for two quests simultaneously.
To complete these quests, the Asmodians must hold the Lower Abyss Fortresses, so there is some amount of luck involved in completion. To help even the playing field, we've listed the Fabled armor quests below:
Reward | Level Quest | Name and Description
**To receive the Restoration of Laize's Chestpiece quest, it is first necessary to complete the Restoration of Laize's Gaiters quest.
Bluebeard: This is taking too long—I want my extendable weapon now! You lied to me Shugo, I don't believe this extendable weapon quest even exists!
Duddlinerk: Daeva accuses Duddlinerk of lie?! Duddlinerk never lies, nyerk! Well, was one time Duddlinerk passed off Common weapon as Fabled weapon with gold paint, but was different circumstances!
At level 55, Daevas can upgrade the Fabled weapon reward from the To Stand Against the Elyos quest. To extend the weapon, complete the For a Better [insert weapon type here] quest. Follow this quest order and you'll be Inspector Gadget in no time:
Quest Chain | Description | Quest Name
Duddlinerk: If Daeva collects 10 Decrees of Valor, can trade for Fabled grade accessories, nyerk! Daeva has collected many?
Bluebeard: Blast! I crinkled those up and used them for wipin…starting a fire. I wish I had known earlier.
Decrees of Valor can be obtained by completing quests related to the Beshmundir Temple. These Decrees are kind of like coupons, and can be exchanged for Fabled grade accessories. The selection of available Fabled accessories isn't broad, but the accessories themselves are quite powerful. Get you Decrees of Valor quests right here:
Quest Name | Related NPC | Reward
Bluebeard: Woot! I just got Platinum Medals for participating in a Fortress battle! Go team Bluebeard! Fat loots, here I come!
Participate in Fortress battles in Gelkmaros and Inggison to have a chance at Platinum Medals, and obtain more Platinum Medals through quests related to Fortress battles in Balaurea. Speak to the vendors at Primum Landing in the Abyss to exchange Platinum Medals for powerful PvP weapons, armor, and accessories.
Daevas will also have a chance to acquire Eternal grade equipment from the Agent of the opposite faction who appears when certain conditions are met. If one faction can capture all the Fortresses in their region of Balaurea, the path to Silentera Canyon opens. There are numerous quests in Silentera Canyon that offer exceptional rewards, including those in Beshmundir Temple, a level 55 Instanced Dungeon. The Canyon is also a great battleground for PvP.
Duddlinerk: In Beshmundir Temple, Daevas can earn Fabled loot just for doing the related quests, nyerk!
Beshmundir Temple is a Group Instanced Dungeon located in Silentera Canyon. Only Daevas level 55 and above can enter. The story of Beshmundir Temple begins with Stormwing, a colossal Dragon who was once Tiamat's nemesis. However, Stormwing is now imprisoned deep inside the temple. The Beshmundir Temple is also rumored to be the home of structures related to the Petralith Energy Source.
Stormwing is the final boss of Beshmundir Temple, and has a chance to drop some amazing items. With loot from Named Monsters, and Fabled items that can be earned through questing, Beshmundir Temple is a veritable treasure trove for high level Daevas.
Bluebeard: Platinum Medals, Abyss Points, and Eternal grade weapons?! Who cares about the rest of this content, the Abyssal Splinter is where it's at!
Duddlinerk: Abyssal Splinter is very dangerous, nyerk! Daeva will need to take many friends.
The Divine Fortress now has an associated Instanced Dungeon: the Abyssal Splinter. This Instanced Dungeon is designed for Alliances of 12 Daevas. By defeating the Named Monsters in the Abyssal Splinter, an Abyssal Treasure Box appears. Inside this Abyssal Treasure Box are Platinum Medals and numerous ancient relics, in addition, Fabled equipment from the Forgotten Abyssal series can be found inside. If the final boss of the Abyssal Splinter, Yamennes is defeated, the Abyssal Treasure Box which spawns will also have a chance to drop an Eternal grade weapon from the Yamennes series. Here are the reward conditions of the Abysal Splinter:
Reward | Conditions
My good Asmodians, this concludes our guide to your leveling bliss. Now that you're level 55, you may gank to your heart's content. Not so fast though, tomorrow we take the Elyos up to level 55, followed by an exclusive guide through Silentera Canyon on Saturday. Until we meet again, may the power of Aion be with you.