Blade & Soul is getting its second expansion of 2017. Earlier this year, in February, the MMORPG recieved its first update of the year, Wings of the Raven. Now, just a few months since the release of the last one, it’s already time for Blade & Soul to get a new expansion. This one is called Secret of the Stratus and it’s due out on the 21st of April.
This new expansion features Act 7 of the story, along with a completely new questing area and a revamp of the skill experience. Act 7 was named “The Search” because in this Act your objective is to hunt down the Hongmoon School’s youngest protégé. On this journey, you get help from your students as well as new allies. Those new allies are Chol Mugo, Admiral of the Blackram South Fleet, and Ku Yang, the new Blade Master representative.
The revamp of the skill system has arrived with some big changes. Skill points and skill trees for each ability have been removed and replaced by a new system that allows more build customization and fluidity. Another new feature was added along with this, called Hongmoon Training Room, which allows you to practice your skill cycles and maximize your DPS before facing the real enemies inside of the dungeons.
Mushin’s Tower is an isolated tower that was unreachable until this expansion. The tower contains 20 floors, and the developers have released the details on the kind of bosses that await players on the last 5 floors. At the top, Yunsang, a monastic martial arts expert, awaits those who can make it all the way to the top of the tower. According to the official post, he is willing to share his knowledge with any worthy palyers that manage to reach him.