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Title: The Complete Patch Guide
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:08:40 am
The Complete Patch Guide
(also known as: what the fuck do I have to do next?)

If anything changes due to a new patch, this guide will be updated accordingly.

Additionally, this guide will be updated over time as I also learn new things or if there is any feedback in comments.

I hope this guide works as a foundation and that it helps some players – new and old – figure out what they are supposed to be doing.

The List of Contents can be used to skip right to the post you want!

Contents:
Gears (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23350.html#msg23350)
Beast Lord Instance (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23351.html#msg23351)

Soul Cards (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23352.html#msg23352)
Sprites (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23353.html#msg23353)

Star Soul (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23354.html#msg23354)
Instances (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23355.html#msg23355)

Other Tips/Advice (Incomplete) (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23356.html#msg23356)
New Interface (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23584.html#msg23584)

Song of the Emerald Lady (BL7, BL8, BL9)  (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23598.html#msg23598)
Holy Lotus (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23599.html#msg23599)

Badges (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23602.html#msg23602)
New Sunstream (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23603.html#msg23603)

Custom Sunstream (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23605.html#msg23605)
Other Changes (Incomplete) (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4408.msg23610.html#msg23610)

Edit 21/12/2018: This guide will be updated as more information becomes available regarding Patch 46.
Edit 29/12/2018: Beginning to add information on Patch 46+.
Edit 02/01/2019: Contents can now be used to skip right to the post.
Edit 04/01/2019: All known content is added; some minor changes to be made whenever someone is added or fixed or customised; this Guide is now Complete to my understanding.
Title: Gears
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:12:54 am
Gears

With the patch comes new gear, including the Lumen upgrade from Gaian and other upgrades for chi, charms and more.

Lumen Gear
Requirements:  Level 160, Gaian Gears

Honor Gem Gears: 4300 Honor Gems, 57000 Gold Leaf
Skytouch/Battleground/Chuhan Gears: 16600 Wonderland Stone, 6000 Heaven Dragon Seal, 1950 Dragon Muscle
Diamond Gears: 10600 Wonderland Stone, 4200 Heaven Dragon Seal, 1050 Dragon Muscle

Where to Acquire: Seat of Chaos (Access through Skylord in Sunstream), Divine Master, Wary Gear Scripture Exchange

Acquiring Heaven Dragon Seals: The first method is to farm in Moontop Hollow (Jadeon, not the instance) at Firewheel Juumo or other white named mobs. (Additional Drops: Esper Pieces, Esper Ascension Orb, Ice Orb of Vastness, Esper Fusion Manual, Soul Inverter Shard)

The second method is to buy Elysium Proclamations from the Sky Dweller in Sunstream (100 Elysium Proclamations is 5000 Gold), complete the quest by killing Celestial Vanguards in Kunlun, and open the lotto received from completing the quest. The chance of Heaven Dragon Seals can be low and appear in amounts of 5 or 25. (Additional Prizes: Monkey Coins, Bananas, a load of other stuff that I’m not even sure on)

Additionally, Heaven Dragon Seals now drop in Inferna.

In my opinion, farming in Inferna is a quicker method of acquiring Heaven Dragon Seals. Alternatively, buy from players. (Market price at time of forum post: 100-200g each)

Acquiring Wonderland Stones: Wonderland Stones still drop in Inferna. Farm Azure Phoenixes/White Vultures (Additional Drops: Chroma Bead, Affinity Bead, Heaven Dragon Seal, Mystic Charm, Flux Sigil – tiiiiiiiny chance, bunch of other stuff). Alternatively, buy from players. (Market price at time of forum post: 4-5g each)

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Other Gears
White Goat Talisman: Upgrade from the White Day Charm. Buy Zodiac Energy (4000 Monkey Coins) from Monkey Vendor, and exchange at Award Manager.

Lucky Year of the Goat (Chi): Upgrade from the Bestial Chi. Buy Zodiac Energy (4000 Monkey Coins) from Monkey Vendor, and exchange at Award Manager.

Cyntec Seal Nine-Song Source: Exchange from Elemental Temple NPC with x3 Cyntec Seal Eight-Plague Grid. You must complete Elemental Temple and hand in the Vouchers to be rewarded with a Cyntec Seal Four-Seas Saga. Currently, you will need 243 of Cyntec Seal Four-Seas Saga to achieve the Cyntec Seal Nine-Song Source. However, if pre-patch you already had the Cyntec Seal Eight-Plague Grid, you will only need 162 of Cyntec Seal Four-Seas Saga. (If my maths is wrong, please let me know; I'm a dumb human)

Esper Resistances (Green Stats): Collect 20 Dragon Elixir per voucher at Moontop Hollow (Instance. Additional Rewards: Chroma Beads, Affinity Beads). Assimilating these with your esper will cause a random resistance to be given green stats. Max Stat: 20 or 24, will update soon.
Title: Beast Lord Instance
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:14:57 am
Beast Lord Instance

With the patch comes the new instance Beast Lord. This instance gives players a chance to gain upgraded skills which are more powerful than before.

Instance
The instance has six levels, and players can only advance onto the next level once they complete the previous level.

Players must navigate the instance and defeat five bosses. Each boss has a chance to drop Mystic Tome Books, with the final boss dropping the highest-level books equivalent to the Beast Lord level currently being challenged.

Other drops include: Spiritual Covenant, Heaven Dragon Seal, Wonderland Stone, Charm Beads.

Books
There are four types of books available: Greensack Jadebook, Whitesilk Taobook, Redplume Skilltome, Darkguard Oldscroll. The Greensack Jadebook and Whitesilk Taobook both have the chance to include an upgraded skill for the player’s faction. This skill is more powerful than the original.

The Mystic Tome Books must be identified upon being picked up. Upon being identified, each book will have some stats on them. These stats can vary in power and variety depending on the book, the book tier and the book level.

Books can be levelled up and embedded to the player by right clicking on them. Levelling up books requires Spirit Covenant, which is dropped in the Beast Lord Instance. It can also be gained from decomposing books. Levelling books is not 100% guaranteed and may fail many times.

The highest tier of book is Level 6, while the highest level is Level 10.

When books are dropped in the instance, they may have a green or gold light beam shining from them. A green light indicates good stats (and a small chance of a skill), while the gold light indicates a skill.
Title: Soul Cards
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:18:10 am
Soul Cards

Soul Cards are another way to gain additional stats. Using Soul Card combinations can cause a player to have much higher stats which can be useful for both PvP and PvE.

I will eventually post some information about what kind of combinations can be made with Soul Cards for certain builds, but it is not currently possible for me to do so.

Readings
You can open the Soul Card through the character page (press “C”). The Soul Card tab is next to Chroma. Here you can see your array and your current cards. To start with Soul Cards, first you need to do Readings to get the cards you want.

After opening the Reading interface, you can choose to Refresh or Confirm your current potential cards. The first Refresh and first Card you choose are free, but after this you will need Flame of Nirvana to refresh and Golden Branch of Wishes to select a card.

Please note that while you can refresh an unlimited amount of times, you can only choose up to 12 cards in a day. As an additional note, you cannot choose the exact card you want as the cards will be randomised face down for you to choose from until you get the card you desire.

There is also the option to buy some Soul Cards. In your Card bag, there are the two tabs, “My Soul Cards” and “Browse Soul Cards”. When browsing Soul Cards, you can choose one which you want and spend Soul Ash to buy it directly instead of relying on luck.

However, a few of the Supreme Soul Cards (including espers) are not able to be bought. Therefore, players can only obtain by refreshing their Readings.

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Card Array
Players start with a low-level array which can hold 2 cards. They can use Ice Orb of Vastness to level up the array, with the final array being able to hold 8 cards. A higher levelled array is better, as this means more cards can be placed to create combinations which give good stats.

Acquiring Ice Orb of Vastness: There are many ways to acquire the Orbs needed for levelling the array. They drop in various instances, as well as dropping in Moontop Hollow (Jadeon). They can also be acquired through Exploration and some quests. Visit Cardshark Xing Yun in Sunstream (Next to CP NPC) to collect some Spiritseals.

When using these Spiritseals, you must kill Black Bamboo in Jadeon in exchange for Ice Orb of Vastness. There is a Spiritseal (Gold) also available in the Marketplace, which can be done once per day. Alternatively, you can buy from other players (Market price at time of forum post: 15g each).

Card Combination, Levelling, and Esper Cards
You can combine Soul Cards to create even more powerful cards. This can be done through the Soul Card Transfer. When you have more than one of the same card, you can use the Soul Card Transfer (click on the card of choice, open the menu; under the picture should be a button) to transfer one card to the other, stacking up to 12 times. This can result in some hidden stats being revealed.

You can also level the Soul Cards using the Ice Orb of Vastness. This is done using the button “Purification”. The max level is 60. Check out this guide (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4463.0.html) by JustMe! which shows how many Ice Orbs are used to max cards! It's incredibly useful.

Finally, you can also do these steps with Esper Cards. On the Soul Card menu, when selecting a normal card, there is a “Gear” button next to the picture. Clicking on this lets the player choose an esper for this card. Adding the esper to the Soul Card allows for even more powerful stats to be in effect. (EDIT: any esper card can be used with any soul card. These cards are not restricted with use, and should in fact be chosen for their individual stats.)

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Title: Sprites
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:19:41 am
Sprites

Check here for MD Wiki Guide to Sprites. (http://wiki.monkeydynasty.org/Sprite)
Title: Star Soul
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:21:57 am
Star Soul

Star Souls are a new feature which can increase some stats for players. The process to increasing these stats involves farming some mobs in Garro Island until you can level the stats manually.

Starting Quest
To gain access to the Star Soul system, players first must complete the quest. There will be a quest in the log called ‘The Vortex’, which will guide the player to Garro Island and activate the Star Soul system. After Star Souls are unlocked, players must farm mobs in Garro Island to receive Star Soul points.

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Farming
Farming mobs in Garro Island works like farming anywhere else, except the other thing gained is the Star Soul points. There are no drops at all.

Farmable mobs include; Star Soul Warrior, Star Soul Fairy, Star Soul Spirit, Star Soul Witch, and Star Soul Demon.

From what I’ve seen/experienced of Garro Island, the Star Soul Fairy gives the highest amount of Star Soul points. A 4-spot is available at -298, -343. If anyone has information that contradicts this, please let me know in the replies and I’ll change this guide accordingly.

Point Usage
The Star Soul menu for using points can be accessed at the bottom of the screen next to the pet summoning button/skillbar.

There are two types of points gained from farming Garro Island mobs. There are the Stat Boost points, and the Item Exchange points.

After each stat boost, the number of points needed to upgrade to the next level increases. As a result, many points are needed to fully max the Star Soul stats.

The Item Exchange points can be used to exchange for several prizes. These are;
Spiritseal (Orange), Expertise Coupon, Random Eternal Fatecharm, Aroshiva Transform Gem, Drake Sigil, Rorschach Wings, "Star Smasher" Title, Random Supreme Soulcard, Fine Seal Orb Packs, Kirin Sigils.

Check out this in-depth guide (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4453.msg23585.html#msg23585) from EasySilas; explains every detail about the Star Soul process.
Title: Instances
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:24:03 am
Instances

This section will highlight some changes to the current instances, including rewards and drops.

Crimson Peaks
Rewards for Crimson Peaks (Voucher): 20k Affinity Beads, 4k Chroma Beads, 1000 Gold Banknote, Monkey Coin Packs x2, Kirin Sigil Shard, Banana Peels

Quest Rewards: Monkey Coin, Banana Peel, Heaven Dragon Seal, Affinity Bead, Chroma Bead

Drops: Fatecharm Fragment, Wonderland Stone, Chroma Bead, Affinity Bead, Soul Inverter Shard, Ice Orb of Vastness, Monkey Coin

Torment Tower
Rewards for Torment Tower (Ultimate Chest): 1000x Ice Orb of Vastness, 300x Soul Ash, 30x Heaven Dragon Seal, 300x Spiritual Covenant, Jade Scroll.10

Soul Tower
Rewards for Soul Tower: Chroma Beads, special Titles, Affinity Beads, Soulstone Tickets, Taichi Pills, Celestial Scrolls (Imbues), Boost Orbs, Yuan Crystals

Celestial Tower
Rewards for Celestial Tower: Chroma Beads, Heaven Dragon Seals, Mystic Tome Books, Celestial Scrolls, New Title [Monster Slayer] (Critstrike Rate 2%, Critstrike Bonus 6%, Skill Accuracy 2).

Moontop Hollow
Rewards for Moontop Hollow Per Voucher: 500 Taichi Pill, 10k Gold Bank Note, 20 Dragon Elixir, Affinity Beads x10k, Chroma Beads x2k, 1 Drake Sigil Shard, 50 Monkey Coins, 50k Gold Bank Note*, 5 Banana Peels*, Monkey Coin Pack (Tradable)*

Elemental Tower
Rewards: Affinity Beads, Chroma Beads, Cyntec Seal Four-Seas Saga

Dread Lab
[Patch 46+] Defunct.

Eldea Gauntlet
[Patch 46+] Defunct.

Shura Gauntlet
Drops: [Patch 46+] Primal Iceheart (Used to gain Focused Hate), Res (Diamond) Gears, HP/SP Imbues, Menggu Legacy, Perfect Talismans
Rewards: Shura Gauntlet Title ('Shura Overlord' 2% Null, 8% Shield)

Destruction of Sunstream
[Patch 46+] Defunct?

Understream.
Doing the Quests gives Dream Journal Pages, which can be exchanged for several items including Sigil Shards.

Starfall Instances.
The new instances that came with Patch 46+ (Starfall) will have separate posts.
Title: Other Tips/Advice
Post by: Voli on November 06, 2018, 10:25:35 am
Other Tips/Advice

This section will include any other new features, as well as suggestions from players.

Soulstone System
The Soulstone system has had a small update: it will now automatically reset the stone until it acquires the specific stats you want.

Make sure to have a bad soulstone or blank soulstone equipped.

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Open the Soulstone menu (Patch 46+: Now accessible from Character interface) and click the 'Customized Reset' button next to the Reset button. This opens the new interface where you can input which stats you want. You can then Save, and click Auto Reset.

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It will keep resetting the Soulstone until it acquires all the stats you inputted. If you want it to go forever (until there is enough to make a custom stone), put in five-six stats that would be nice but nearly impossible to get together.

Battle for Supremacy
Battle for Supremacy is a daily battleground which players can participate in. There are two variations; Solo and Team. Currently, it does not seem like Team BfS is working. I will update this when I've had chance to research more.

Battle for Supremacy opens three times a day: 12:00-14:00, 16:00-18:00, 20:00-22:00. Both Ascended players and Non-Ascended players can enter alone or in a part. The battlegrounds will be separated based on ability, level and if the player is ascended. (So a lvl90 Non-Asc won't go against a 160 Asc player)

The battles are 6 v 6, and last for 10 minutes each. The first to 40 kills wins. Alternatively, if neither team has 40 kills, whoever has the most kills by the end wins.

There are three currencies which can be exchanged for the BfS rewards: Battle Medals, Battle Badges, and Banners. You will get these currencies based on win or loss.

Win: 5 Medals, 5 Badges, 1 Banner
Draw: 3 Medals, 3 Badges
Lose: 2 Medals, 2 Badges

Additionally, whoever has the most kills gets 3 Badges. Whoever has the First Victory of the day also gets 3 Badges.

Team BfS seems more complicated, and involves Seasons, formation of a set team, and several other factors. I'll update this guide when I learn more.

Rice Ball
With the patch also comes the Rice Ball, which has the possibility to award the player with some powerful items.

The Rice Ball can be acquired from opening ANY lotto, despite it not appearing as a reward on any lotto description. As a guide for the rate of acquiring from lottos, I received 20 from 6k lottos.

To open the Rice Ball menu, you can right-click on it. From here, you can see all the available prizes as well as the option to Feed and Eat the Rice Ball.

To gain the higher tier prizes, a player must ‘Feed’ the Rice Ball with Jaden. The Rice Ball takes 2 Jaden each time. The player has the option to close effects when Feeding the Rice Ball, making it easy to Feed quickly. Approximately, it takes 700 Jaden to get to the higher tier prizes.

One of the available prizes is the Heaven Charm, which is newly introduced to this patch. The Heaven Charm makes it incredibly easy to obtain Talismans, as it can be exchanged at the Jade Exchange Girl (Sunstream) for ANY Talisman.

After achieving the prize, you can ‘Eat’ the Rice Ball. This will reward the prize selected.

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Edit: As of Patch 54, Rice Balls do not seem to be available from lottos. Might be fixed, might not be; this guide will remain up in case of the latter.

Exploration
The current rewards from Exploration ('All' from bottom of interface > Exploration) are listed below.
The '*' represents a rare reward.

Dragon Mt./Ancient Land/Dread Labyrinth: Chroma Bead x2k, Spiritual Covenant x150, Common Seal Orb x500, Common Orb Bead x12, Heaven Dragon Seal x3, Monkey Coin x100, Jade Sigil, Dragon Sigil Shard x2, Monkey Coin Pack x5*, Kirin Sigil Shard x5*

Wildlands/So. Border/Kunlun: Celebean x50, Affinity Bead x1k, Fatecharm Fragments x20, Common Seal Orb x75, Heaven Dragon Seal x3, Fine Seal Orb x50, Monkey Coin x50, Jade Sigil Shard x2, Monkey Coin Pack

The Billows/Sunstream City/Divine Realm: Ice Orb of Vastness x1k, Flame of Nirvana x5, Soul Ash x200, Celestial Degree x25, Heaven Dragon Seal x3, Portal Charm x10, Monkey Coin x25, Bronze Sigil Shard x5, Monkey Coin Pack*, Universal Coin*

Secret Places: To be updated.

VIP Rewards
[Patch 54] The VIP rewards for Asc. 135-160 are as follows:
80 Soul Inverter Shards
10 Telepathy Gems
1 Lunarshade Stone
10 Ancient Coins
1 Kirin Sigil Shard
5 Sage's Compasses
20 Ice Orbs of Vastness
2 Monkey Coin Packs (One Time)
50 Portal Charms
9999 Celestial Health Orbs
9999 Celestial Spirit Orbs
100 Monkey Coins

Additionally, the 135-150 section now features Reliving the Past (necklace) and Nirvana Insignia for convenience.

Spending Rewards
Spending Rewards are unlocked when you spend jaden. There are different tiers depending on how much you spend. The prizes are one time only.

10 Jaden: Taichi, Puppet Protectors, Meditation Orbs, Tiger Ice, Turtle Ice, Portal Scrolls, Common Seal Orbs

50 Jaden: Taichi, Meditation Orb 4X, Common Seal Orbs, Celesphere Sand Packs, Serenity Jades, Fine Seal Orbs

100 Jaden: Tiamat Bloods. Bright Star Recharger (Astrolabe), Kylin Orbs, Skytouch Jade Packs, Gem Packs, Ancient Coins, Chromatic VIP Card

200 Jaden: Meditation Orb 5X, Soul Inverters, Chi Enhancers, Pages of Virtue, Seal of Emptiness, Arcane Coins, Arcane Bullions

500 Jaden: Excellent Health Stocks (Defunct), Excellent Spirit Stocks (Defunct), Special Vigor Stock, Common Orb Beads, Advanced Orb Beads, Moral Defender Badge (Feat/Exploit), Celestial Scrolls

800 Jaden: Heaven Dragon Seals, Wonderland Stone Packs, Yuan Crystal LV8, Indomitable Power IIIs, Flames of Nirvana

1500 Jaden: Soul Ash, Kirin Sigil Shard, Dragon Sigil, Radiant Orbs (Green Res), Ice Orbs of Vastness
Title: Starfall Patch: New Interface
Post by: Voli on December 29, 2018, 05:53:59 pm
Patch 46+
This is the first post relating to the new Starfall Patch (Patch 46+).
Most posts will follow within the next couple of weeks.


New Interface

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With the Starfall patch comes a slightly different interface than most players are used to. Most parts of the interface have been highlighted above, but some notes do need to be taken.

1) Instances no longer require NPCs. All Instances are handled by the "INST" on the bottom right of the interface. Here, players can create and join rooms for most instances in the game. The other exception is Soul Tower, which still has its own NPC. (However, Celestial Tower is available here)

2)  The esper bar now has more slots for items and skills, making farming a bit more flashy. The bar can be minimised using the yin-yang on the right, and maximised again from the big yin-yang on the far right (not pictured).

3) The Character page is now expanded and offers more stats for players to look at and think "I need to improve this...". It also has become a spot for almost all kinda of gear and stat improvements, such as Chroma, Fatecharms, Soul Cards and Star Soul.

4) The Clan and Alliances pages have been separated. Now players can go to the SOCI tab to see all social aspects of the game. The Clan and Alliances pages each have their own slots on this menu, and can be toggled between at will.

5) As of the writing of this post, the Avatar Frame feature is yet to be understood.

Title: Starfall Patch: Song of the Emerald Lady
Post by: Voli on January 01, 2019, 06:06:48 am
Song of the Emerald Lady

Song of the Emerald Lady is one of the new instances in Starfall patch. It is the continuation of Beast Lord, and usually is called BL7, BL8 and BL9.

Song of the Emerald Lady and Beast Lord share a cooldown; you cannot do both instances in the same day.

Instance
The instance has three levels, and similar to Beast Lord players can only advance onto the next level upon completing the previous.

Another similar point to Beast Lord is to navigate the instance and defeat five bosses. These bosses - as well as the mobs - will drop many items. However, there is a method to the bosses that is recommended due to the difficulty of the instance.

First Boss: Whenever the Iron Bomb says 'Implode' in chat, be prepared to raja.
Second Boss: Whenever the boss begins to talk about extermination, raja. Also, avoid the fire.
Third Boss: Whenever the Ice Bomb says 'Implode' in chat, raja.
Fourth Boss: Concentrate the red bird and use protective auras when they spawn.
Fifth Boss: Kill the pillars when they spawn, and make use of protective auras.

Rewards
Song of the Emerald Lady, just like Beast Lord, drops Skillbooks of varying levels. However, Skillbook Reforge items are the main drops for this instance.

List of Rewards/Drops: Jadefall Crystals (to refine Badges), Book Reforge Items (to reroll Mystic Tome attributes and skills), Spirit Jade Square (to embed Charms in Badges), Mystic Skillbooks, Wonderland Stones
Title: Starfall Patch: Holy Lotus
Post by: Voli on January 01, 2019, 06:22:28 am
Holy Lotus

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Holy Lotus is the other instance introduced with Starfall. It has a limit of 10 players, and only last for 10 minutes.

Instance
Holy Lotus is similar to Moontop Hollow; players must protect the 'Holy Lotus' in the middle of the map from ten waves of mobs. However, some of these mobs have high Skill Evasion (Waves 4, 6, 9, 10). When these waves come, players can collect special items from the items and use them to defeat the mobs. Additionally, normal attacks work best.

Lotus Fury: Deals AOE damage to mobs.
Lotus Aura: Gives raja to the Lotus.
Lotus Slipper: Freezes all mobs.
Lotus Tangle: Stuns all mobs.
Monk's Watch: Summons a Lotus Monk?

AOE damage is very important for this instance, as there is little time before the mobs reach the Holy Lotus, and it doesn't seem to be able to take much damage before dying.

A good strategy could be to collect the items and hoard them for the required waves. Don't use them until you have to. Summons and pets also would be a good idea. This instance is about teamwork, so work together.

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Rewards
The rewards from Holy Lotus mostly centralise around Gems and Sands. However, there are a variety of awards available from this instance.

Rewards are collected from the Lotus Maiden at the end of the instance regardless of if you passed or failed.

Additionally, there are different tiers of rewards which are determined by how well you did.

List of Rewards (* = Random Chance)

First Prize: Affinity Beads x500, Halcyon Red Golden Crystal x3, Taichi Pill x600, Chroma Bead x500, Celesphere Sand LVL1 (Lotus) x6, Celesphere Sand LVL2 (Lotus) x2, Celesphere Sand LVL3 (Lotus) x1, Star Weave Vigor x2 (This item gives Star Soul x10k!), Celesphere Sand LVL4 (Lotus) x1*, Celephere Sand LVL5 (Lotus) x1*, Sapphire Blue Golden Crystal x1*, Heart of Radiance x1*, Golden Grit x1*

Second Prize: Affinity Bead x400, Halcyon Red Golden Crystal x2, Taichi Pill x500
Chroma Bead x400, Celesphere Sand LVL1 x4, Celesphere Sand LVL2, Celesphere Sand LVL3*, Celesphere Sand LVL4*, Celephere Sand LVL5*, Bright Green Golden Crystal*, Sapphire Blue Golden Crystal*, Heart of Radiance*

Third Prize: Affinity Bead x300, Halcyon Red Golden Crystal x1, Taichi Pill x400, Chroma Bead x300, Celesphere Sand LVL1 (Lotus) x3, Celesphere Sand LVL2 (Lotus) x1, Celesphere Sand LVL3 (Lotus) x1*, Bright Green Golden Crystal x1*, Sapphire Blue Golden Crystal x1*

Fourth Prize: Affinity Bead x200, Taichi Pill x300, Chroma Bead x200, Celesphere Sand LVL1 (Lotus) x2, Celephere Sand LVL2 (Lotus) x1*, Halcyon Red Golden Crystal x1*, Bright Green Golden Crystal x1*
Title: Starfall Patch: Badges
Post by: Voli on January 01, 2019, 07:42:08 am
Badges

Badges are a new gear that provide useful stats and functions to the player, including combining charms into one badge. (No more switching charms every 2 seconds!)

Acquiring
Badges drop in both Beast Lord (BL6) and Song of the Emerald Lady (BL7, 8, 9). So far, I've only had a badge drop once in BL6; SotEL drops badges more frequently. The higher level of SotEL done, the higher quality the badge will be. If there are other ways of acquiring badges, I will update this when I find them.

Refining
Badges can be refined at the Badge Master in New Sunstream, standing next to Enchanter Taja.

Badges require Jadefall Crystal to refine them (Drops from BL7/8/9), as well as an auxiliary (sigil, etc). They can be refined up to a high level. The higher the refine, the better the stats will be. Additionally, refining the badge opens up new hidden attributes and sockets.

Attributes, Sockets and Charms
When refining badges, additional stats appear at certain refine levels. These stats work similar to the hidden attributes on Esper Tomes and Accessories; you can change them by refining down with a Serenity Jade and then refining it back up again until you get the wanted stat.

+5 Hidden Attribute
+7 Hidden Attribute
+8 Socket
+9 Hidden Attribute, Socket
+10 Socket
+11 Hidden Attribute, Socket
+12 Socket
+13 Hidden Attribute, Socket
+14 Socket

Refining also opens sockets. Charms can be embedded in these sockets using Spirit Jade Square. I'm not 100% sure how this process works yet, so will update when I have some more information.
Title: Starfall Patch: New Sunstream
Post by: Voli on January 01, 2019, 09:14:47 am
New Sunstream

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With the patch came a new Sunstream which is bigger and even worse than before. The NPCs are pretty spaced out now, and relatively difficult to find, so I'm including a list of the most frequently used NPCs with their locations.

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The New Sunstream map shows different Zones which their associated NPCs. Going to the south will lead players to the Incense Valley Portal and the "Homelands" for each race. The portal to Jadeon is in the north. The auto-route function does not appear to work properly at the moment, as the coordinates appear to be wrong. Might be fixed later on.

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Lonzan: <355 430> Lonzan will teleport Lvl 120+ Asc Players with Affinity/Chroma to Infernal Citadel.
Lord Byzim: <370 434> Lord Byzim is the VIP Rewards exchange for sigils, soul inverters, etc.

Dragon Envoy & Harmony Scroll: <416 426> Dragon Envoy Jassie will port you to Dragon Mountain. Harmony Scroll will port you to Archaia and Wanyoo.
Faction Heralds: <424 325> Faction Heralds sell Honor Gem Gear.

Tao Danush & Induction Agent: <347 346> Tao Danush is needed for disciples and some charm items. Induction Agent is where Lvl90+ players can see their Inductor ID, and Inductees can recieve their Induction Pack.

Blacksmith: <375 340> Blacksmith is used to repair broken gear.
Esper NPCs: <328 415> Esper NPCs for all your esper needs.

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Tree of Wealth, Pet Master & Jade Maidens: <486 575> Tree of Wealth does all the normal trades for mats, espers, mounts. Pet Master takes care of your pet needs. Jade Maidens have their usually Sunny Jade trades for upgrades, mounts, fashion, etc.

Award Manager: <524 547> The Award Managers have several upgrades available for chis, talismans, imbues and more.

Shady Dealer, Craftsman Tamasi, Enchanter & Badge Master: <531 490> Shady Dealer trades and sells for upgrades and other useful pieces. Tamasi is available for your crafting needs. Enchanter will refine your gear, imbue it, and also provides trades for trinkets. Badge Master is available for your badge needs.

BG Gear (Not Pictured): <532 420> Sells BG Gear.
Lord Fenix (Not Pictured): <560 398> For Soul Tower entrants.

Instance Masters: <560 378> Replaces the original instance NPCs. Trades Cyntecs, Focused Hate, and other rewards from Instances.
Elder of Mystery: <550 315> Tier 4 and 5 master.

Stashkeep: <492 473> Store all your valuables and useless stuff here.
Courier: <483 474> For your mail.

Skylord: <446 508> Use the Skylord to teleport to the other maps, as well as to the Elder in Jadeon, Seat of Chaos, and Custom Sunstream.
Tanis Ka: <448 522> Your good ol' money grabber.

Title: Starfall Patch: Custom Sunstream
Post by: Voli on January 01, 2019, 10:14:18 am
Custom Sunstream

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Thankfully, with Starfall patch, the Admins also implemented a Custom Sunstream based on the Old Sunstream - complete with fires and destruction!  This Sunstream can be reached through Skylord Adra in New Sunstream, through the Teleport Menu. Upon porting into the map, you will be next to the Alliance Master. You can explore the full Sunstream map also, not just the city!

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The main purpose of the Custom Sunstream is it is the hub of Monkey Dynasty's Custom NPCs and Trades. The picture above shows the area around the Stashkeep in Custom Sunstream, which is where all the Custom NPCs are located. Here there are trades for your Monkey Coins and Banana Peels, which can be traded for fashions, mounts, skyblades, and useful items to upgrade your gear.

Additionally, if you ever get lost in the New Sunstream (Trust me, it isn't hard), all the NPCs in Custom Sunstream are functional and work just as well as the New Sunstream NPCs. They're all in their normal locations and not difficult to find!
Title: Starfall Patch: Other Changes
Post by: Voli on January 01, 2019, 01:27:30 pm
Other Changes

Compiled here are a list of other changes that have come to Monkey Dynasty from the Starfall patch.

Ancient Lands
Ancient Lands are now useless. Fighting Confidence and Exploit/Feat Quests have been moved to Archaia. Additionally, ring and necklace upgrades at Wanyoo have also been moved to Ancient Lands.

Wanyoo and Ki Lenn (For Exploit/Feat quests) can be found in Archaia. The easiest and quickest way to get to them is to use the Harmony Scroll in Sunstream, and teleport to Sanskrit Chant (10G). This teleports you just behind both NPCs.

Wanyoo still has the same functions as pre-patch. He will still steal all your money. He's just doing it in a different map.

All the quest mobs for Fighting Confidence can be found scattered around nearby. Additionally, the Exploit/Feat quest has changed slightly. The items are the same, but the mob is different. Using the Primal Spirit Power will now spawn the Soul Snatcher. Players have to kill the Soul Snatcher to complete the quest. It can be done 10 times in a day. The Soul Snatcher can be found in Archaia Central, around Lorflow. (It will wander around the area.)

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Charge Rewards
Not currently in game, will update when they return!

Priviledge
Priviledge is a new VIP setting which grants players with extra EXP gain, no use for energy batts and no penalties on death. There is also the opportunity to have a portal stash using this interface (costing 1 jaden per day) and unlimited flight energy (costing 1 jaden per day).

Using the Priviledge system also causes to player to gain 'Priviliedge EXP' for each day they use it, which can be exchanged into some useful items including Ice Orbs, Soul Cards and Drake Sigils. (I think this trade can only be made once per item.)

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Level 10 Cyntec
That's right, there's another Cyntec upgrade which might be even more difficult than Lvl9. This Cyntec has a variety of different versions, each requiring a Level 9 Cyntec and a Special Crafting Item only available as a random prize for owning Territories.

Cyntecs are availble to Trade at Kui Gon/Kui Tun in Sunstream (Instance Masters).

All Cyntecs have the following stats:
HP +4510
SP +4150
Vigor +600
Chroma Power +80
AP +200
Defense +120
Accuracy +80
Evasion +45
Critstrike Rate +4%
Critstrike Bonus +20%

However, the variety of Lvl10 Cyntecs all have one special stat:

Cyntec: Realmglow·Cosmos Shadow: Anti-Dagos +5%
Cyntec: Realmglow·Dark Moon: Anti-Felkin +5%
Cyntec: Realmglow·Night Tide: Anti-Fuwa +5%

Cyntec: Realmglow·Clear Water: Dagos RES +5%
Cyntec: Realmglow·Mountain Pit: Felkin RES +5%
Cyntec: Realmglow·Frost Shine: Fuwa RES +5%

Cyntec: Realmglow·Lunar Silver: Skill Accuracy +5
Cyntec: Realmglow·Star Coast: Skill Evasion +5

Trinket Upgrades
There are now higher Trinket levels available from Enchanter Taja. These upgrades use Heaven Dragon Seals, and can be very costly.

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Shady Dealer in Sunstream sells Trinket Evolution Ticket ★ which can be traded to Enchanter Taja for the first upgrade of trinket. You can also combine the tickets into higher level tickets at Enchanter Taja, which can be used to get the higher upgrades.

A total of 13 tickets are needed. Each ticket is 2k Heaven Dragon Seal. To fully max the trinket, it costs 26k Heaven Dragon Seal.

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First Upgrade:  [Trinket] ★★★ I costs 2k Heaven Dragon Seal

Second Upgrade: [Trinket] ★★★ II costs 6k Heaven Dragon Seal

Third Upgrade: [Trinket] ★★★ II costs 18k Heaven Dragon Seal

Level 9 Seals
Fate's Blood is not currently accessible in game.

Ancient Blood Upgrades
Ancient Blood upgrades (Seal, Charm, Jade - accessories) are now accessible from completing Beast Lord and Song of the Emerald Lady. After completing the instance, the NPC Kevern will spawn. After talking to him, players will receive one of either Ancient Blood Seal, Charm or Jade.
Title: Acknowledgements
Post by: Voli on January 03, 2019, 07:18:57 am
Acknowledgements

As the guide is now mostly complete, with only a few more details and drops needed to be added, I'd like to thank everyone who helped to make this guide possible.

Most of all, thank you to Perryl and Tcholok for the updates and providing Monkey Dynasty with some fun again.

If there is any feedback or suggestions for this guide or other guides, please comment below. If I've missed anything, please let me know so I can add it to this guide.

Guides Mentioned
Lodrick12345's Star Soul - The Guide (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4453.0.html) - A lot of good information on the Star Soul process and how much farming is needed.

JustMe!'s Soul Cards Tier Exp Chart (http://monkeydynasty.org/forum/index.php/topic,4463.0.html) - Good to know and plan ahead for how much Ice Orbs of Vastness you'll need.

This Guide is [Complete]