Release Notes

February 10, 2021 — Version 1.0.8.3

  • Updated the cover image on Hongmoon Archives.

  • Updated the name of the solo dungeon Spectral Shrine.

January 30, 2021 — Version 1.0.8.2

  • Fixed a visual issue on the Talent section for the Phantasy Summoner.

  • Improved the mechanic summary of TPK 5000 in the Steelbreaker with terms more accurate to the in-game localizations.

January 23, 2021 — Version 1.0.8.1

Equipment

  • White Night Ring, acquired from Black Wind Cave, is now available.

  • White Night Belt, acquired from Black Wind Cave, is now available.

Dungeons

  • Corrected the mechanic summary of Xanos in Naryu Sanctum, where it previously stated only two targets were available to be selected as marks.

  • Improved the mechanic summary of Xanos in Naryu Sanctum with terms more accurate to the in-game localizations.

January 17, 2021 — Version 1.0.8.0

Overview

  • Removed the PvE tab in favour of having Dungeons, Raids, and Solo Dungeons separate.

Hongmoon Archives

  • Switched the homepage's cover art.

Classes

  • Classes

    • Restructured the Classes page.

      • The new structure: Race Availability -> Class Selection -> Class Specializations

      • The old structure: Class Selection -> Race Availability

    • A new section, Class Specializations, is now available.

      • The new section is to quickly show what specializations are available for each class.

  • Summoner

    • Fixed a slight text issue for Way of the Phantasy.

Empowerment

  • Empowerment

    • Restructured the Empowerment page. This also applies to the site navigation.

      • The new structure: Hongmoon Points -> Skill Enhancement -> Bonus Attributes -> Augmentation -> Unity -> Amulet -> Mythical Enhancement -> Compound

      • The old structure: Hongmoon Points -> Skill Enhancement -> Mythical Enhancement -> Bonus Attributes -> Augmentation -> Unity -> Amulet -> Compound

    • The change was done to more accurately display how integral each system is, in addition to each system's release date.

Dungeons

  • Black Wind Cave

    • Updated the cover art for Black Wind Cave.

Raids

  • A new raid, Black Snake, is now available.

    • The following headings are included in the page for Black Snake:

      • Boss Encounters

      • Rewards

      • Achievements

Solo Dungeons

  • A new solo instance, Mushin's Tower, is now available.

    • The following instances are included in the overarching page for Mushin's Tower:

      • Mushin's Tower - 1F

Arena Match

  • A new page, Arena Match, is now available.

    • The following systems are included in the page for Arena Match:

      • Duel Match

        • introduction

        • rewards (Zen Beans, Rankings)

      • Tag Match

        • introduction

        • rewards (Zen Beans, Rankings)

  • A new page, Battlegrounds, is now available.

    • The following content is included in the page for Battlegrounds:

      • introduction

      • battleground maps

      • rewards (rankings, battleground trader)

    • The following systems are included in the page for Whirlwind Valley, Beluga Lagoon, Nova Core:

      • introduction

      • Entering the Whirlwind Valley/Beluga Lagoon/Nova Core

      • Instance Structure

      • Acquiring Points

Useful Links

  • Redesigned and modified the Useful Links page.

    • Official Websites now feature artwork from each publisher's respective site.

    • Online Resources now only link to sites that aren't guides.

    • Discord Servers

      • Discord Servers no longer features the following servers:

        • NA Battlegrounds (removed?)

        • Giveaways (removed?)

        • Hard Mode (expired link)

      • Discord Servers now features the following servers:

        • Arena

        • EU Battlegrounds (updated invite link)

    • Guides

      • Relocated Academy and Beginner Guide from Online Resources to Guides.

January 10, 2021 — Version 1.0.7.6

BnS Life

  • Added the link for News.

  • Removed the link for Equipment.

Classes

  • Redesigned the Race Availability section, replacing the text block with character assets.

  • Summoner

    • Added the third specialization in the third slot for the Class Specializations.

    • Added a new talent section for the third specialization.

    • Added a new class specialization Soul Badge recommendation for the third specialization.

Equipment

  • Gloves

    • Fixed an issue where Godhand Gloves were said to be acquired from Puppet's Rest, instead of House of Idols.

Empowerment

  • Improved the system description of Skill Enhancement.

  • Corrected the system description of Mythical Enhancement to include Accessories.

  • Fixed a text issue seen on the page redirect for Augmentation.

  • Skill Enhancement

    • Fixed an issue where several items only mentioned being available from Achievement Merchant Kiyeon, instead of alternatives like Zen Bean Dragon Trade Couriers and Battleground Traders. This was brought up by Azadren on server Yura--thank you!

    • Changed Achievement names from being in italics to being in a different font and size.

    • Rewritten the function and the amount of added Skill Enhancement Points received for completing the Achievement.

    • Redesigned the design for what items are needed, where the item is obtained, and the cost for purchase from being in plain text to being displayed in a table.

  • A new page, Bonus Attributes, is now available.

    • The following headings are included in the page for Bonus Attribute:

      • Selecting your Bonus Attribute

      • Stat Increases

        • Attack Power

        • Accuracy

        • Piercing

        • Additional Damage

        • Health Points

        • Defense

PvE

  • Dungeons

    • Black Wind Cave

      • Achievements have been added.

    • Naryu Sanctum

      • Improved the mechanic summary of Granite Titan, which now elaborates on the minion conduction and damage immunity to the phase-finishing AoE.

      • Improved the mechanic summary of Sanctum Sentry Agoni, which now elaborates on the damage increase taken from the phase-finishing AoE for players with many Lightning stacks.

    • Halcyon Hills

      • Added Sundowon as an alternative title, which is the dungeon's filename in the NCSOFT directory.

    • Stonescale Passage

      • Slightly adjusted the mechanic summary of Amasa, Amayun.

    • Cathedra Cliffs

      • Improved the mechanic summary of Ayanka, which now elaborates on maximum amount of Recharge Lightning before enrage.

    • Warped Citadel

      • Added Distorted Castle as an alternative title.

      • Added Health Points for Dread Guardian Grimtalon on Hard Difficulty.

    • Sandstorm Temple

      • Re-added Sand Temple as an alternative title.

  • Raids

    • The Steelbreaker

      • Improved the Difficulty Adjustments made in the Grim Tidings update.

    • Scarlet Conservatory

      • Improved the Difficulty Adjustments made in the Grim Tidings update.

    • Skybreak Spire

      • Fixed an issue where the URL for Skybreak Spire was inconsistent compared to the regular path.

  • Solo Dungeons

    • Palace of the Great Sword

      • Added a guide entry for the Documentation.

World

  • Realms

    • Added additional information for the description of the Divine Realm.

    • Added Savan Village as a location in the Divine Realm.

    • Updated the map for Silverfrost Mountains to include Silversteel Industries.

  • Story

    • Improved the story description of The Lost Continent, Act VIII.

    • Improved the story description of Cruel Reunion, Act IX.

    • All Story Acts have been redesigned.

      • The new design consists of the Chapter title to the left and the Chapter lore to its right.

December 25, 2020 — Version 1.0.7.4

Equipment

  • Soul Badge

    • Rewritten the description of the Soul Badge item.

    • The new description details some of the following points:

      • the usage of the item

      • how to fuse two items

      • how to choose your item and how to acquire them

      • how to switch your fused item

Empowerment

  • Compound

    • Fixed two text errors on the page for the Compound system

PvE

  • Dungeons

    • A new dungeon, Black Wind Cave, is now available.

    • Black Wind Cave

      • The following segments of Black Wind Cave are currently available:

        • dungeon introduction text

        • boss encounters

        • rewards

    • House of Idols

      • Slightly changed the dungeon's introduction text.

      • Rewritten the lore behind both boss encounters, Needler and Hexi Lexi.

      • Fixed a text issue seen in the Hard Difficulty Rewards

  • Solo Dungeons

    • A new dungeon, Palace of the Great Sword, is now available.

    • Palace of the Great Sword

      • The following segments of Palace of the Great Sword are currently available:

        • dungeon introduction text

        • boss encounters

        • rewards

        • achievements

    • Den of the Ancients

      • Adjusted Alpha Emblem's item description

      • Fixed an issue where the reward Den of the Ancients Supplies was missing.

      • Fixed an issue where the reward Tower of Infinity Ticket was missing.

    • Circle of Sundering

      • Fixed an issue where the reward Scarlet Conservatory Mystic Badge Chest was missing.

      • Fixed an issue where the reward Circle of Sundering Supplies was missing.

December 16, 2020 — Version 1.0.7.1

  • Fixed an issue where Grim Blade's recommended Soul Badge did not specify which Soul Badge items are part of the Exhilaration fuse.

  • The following Soul Badge effects for the Grim Blade are now available:

    • Prowess

    • Enforcer

    • Vantage

    • Absolution

    • Alluring

    • Accolade

    • Heritage

    • Archaic

  • Updated Cosmic Soul and Transcendent Soul to not include the following Awakened stages:

    • Stage 1

    • Stage 2

    • Stage 4

    • Stage 5

  • The following Soul Shield effects for the Grim Blade are now available:

    • Steel Sword

    • Scarlet Storm

  • The following changes have been made to House of Idols:

    • Added a line of dialogue from the boss NPC.

    • Added the dungeon introduction text.

    • Corrected the boss name for Lexi's Puppet Needler.

    • Added Health Points, Condition Bars, and Enrage Timer values for all boss encounters.

    • Corrected the Gold rewards from the Cutting the Strings quest.

  • Fixed an issue where the Steel Star Soul Shield was not included in the Rewards of the Steelbreaker.

December 16, 2020 — Version 1.0.7

Overview

  • The new site navigation logo is now of higher quality and is no longer a static image.

  • Updated the standard banner image.

  • Replaced clickable buttons on some pages in favor of a new Learn More link.

  • Standardized visuals of table of contents across the site.

Hongmoon Archives

  • Hongmoon Archives

    • Overhauled UI of the Hongmoon Archives homepage.

Classes

  • Removed the alternative Soul Badge recommendation to purchase for Martial Tokens.

  • Adjusted text for the Recommended Soul Badges across all classes.

  • Classes

    • Fixed several text issues for the Skill Trees and Skill Overhaul description parts of the History of the Martial Tome section.

    • Improved writing and updated information for the Class Specialization description of the History of the Martial Tome section.

  • Astromancer

    • Fixed an issue where the class icon was missing.

  • Blade Dancer

    • Updated the class summary with relevant information tied to the new class specialization, Way of the Grim Blade.

    • Added Way of the Grim Blade in the third slot for the Class Specializations.

    • Added a new talent section for Way of the Grim Blade.

    • Added a new class specialization Soul Badge recommendation for Way of the Grim Blade.

Equipment

  • Ring

    • Added the new Earthborne Ring available from House of Idols.

      • Item stats and item effects are also now available.

  • Gloves

    • Updated the new Godhand Gloves available from House of Idols. Previously, correct item name and item effects were missing.

  • Soul Badge

    • Fixed an issue where the Astromancer's Soul Badge redirect was in text form rather than with a class icon.

  • Soul

    • Fixed an issue where the titles for each Soul tier were inconsistently written.

  • Heart

    • Fixed an issue where the titles for each Soul tier were inconsistently written.

  • Pet Aura

    • The following three new Pet Aura tiers are now available:

      • Hongmoon

      • Ultimate

      • Alpha

PvE

  • Added summaries of boss mechanics for several instances.

    • To access these, press the box with the boss description and boss stats to open a text box below. Whether the mechanic summary is available or not is shown by the arrow (^) to the right of the text box.

    • This is not available for all boss encounters and may contain inaccurate information until I fact-check them further.

  • Fixed an issue where "XP Points" was written on several instance pages.

  • Fixed an issue where the gold reward for Dungeons' Daily Quests displayed rewards prior to Scheduled Maintenance - 10/28/2020.

  • Archived the following Dungeon pages:

    • Hollow's Heart

    • Starstone Mines

  • Dungeons

    • Fixed an issue where the following dungeon thumbnails didn't link to their respective dungeon page:

      • House of Idols

      • Naryu Sanctum

      • Halcyon Hills

    • House of Idols

      • Corrected dungeon name from Puppet's Rest to House of Idols.

      • Added a guide entry for the dungeon's Documentation.

      • Corrected boss names for Exiled Puppet Needler and Puppetmaster Hexi Lexi.

      • Corrected Rewards, both in its contents and translations.

      • Added the following contents to Quests:

        • Quest Name

        • Quest Money

        • Quest XP

        • Quest Reputation

        • Dynamic Quest Items

      • Updated translations for the Achievements.

    • Naryu Sanctum

      • Added several entries for Naryu Sanctum's documentation.

      • Fixed an issue where the Health Points were incorrect for Naryu Dreadnought and Agoni.

      • Fixed an issue where the title for Sanctum Sentry Agoni was missing.

    • Halcyon Hills

      • Improved image of the boss encounter Wonkey Gong.

    • Stonescale Passage

      • Improved image of the boss encounter Amasa, Amayun.

    • Hangar 0

      • Improved image of the boss encounter Construction Automation X-Cavator 500.

      • Improved image of the boss encounter War Automaton Kolossos Prime.

    • Cathedra Cliffs

      • Improved image of the boss encounter Storm Speaker Ayanka.

      • Improved background information for Cathedra Cliffs.

    • Brood Chamber

      • Updated Rewards to display the new Divine Thunder Gloves.

    • The Shadowmoor

      • Updated Rewards to display the new Wrath Myth Ring Chest.

  • Raids

    • Added an upcoming instance to the List of Raids.

    • The Steelbreaker

      • Added the Difficulty Adjustments from Grim Tidings.

      • Updated image of the miniboss REV-A & DEV-A.

      • Adjusted image for the miniboss Surveillance Sentinel and Artilletron.

    • Scarlet Conservatory

      • Added the Difficulty Adjustments from Grim Tidings.

      • Updated image of the boss Graft Titan.

      • Updated image of the boss Doctor Gyojak.

      • Updated image of the boss Scarlet Empress.

    • Temple of Eluvium

      • Added Health Points, Condition Bars, and Enrage Timer values for all boss encounters.

    • Scion's Keep

      • Fixed an issue where an outdated UI design was being used for the Boss Encounters.

      • Added Health Points, Condition Bars, and Enrage Timer values for all boss encounters.

    • Skybreak Spire

      • Added Health Points, Condition Bars, and Enrage Timer values for all boss encounters.

  • Solo Dungeons

    • Fixed a text issue for the description of Solo Dungeons.

World

  • World

    • Changed the thumbnail image for Realms.

  • Realms

    • Removed the images beside the text boxes for the Divine Realm, the Dark Realm and the Earthen Realm.

    • Slightly adjusted the text description of Solak.

  • Story

    • Redesigned UI for the Story page.

    • A new page, The Cost of Revenge: Act IV, is now available.

    • A new page, A Conspiracy Begins: Interlude, is now available.

    • A new page, A Lost Generation: Act V, is now available.

    • Updated text for the summary of Prologue: Paradise Lost.

    • Updated text for the summary of Act IV: The Cost of Revenge.

    • Updated text for the summary of Act VIII: The Lost Continent.

Challenge

  • List of Challenges

    • Updated the Daily Challenge and Weekly Challenge tables to reflect the Grim Tidings update.

October 10, 2020 — Version 1.0.6.1

  • Updated banner image of Classes

  • Fixed an issue where the thumbnail image on Dungeons wasn't correctly displayed for Puppet's Rest

  • Updated introductory quote of Naryu Sanctum.

  • Updated the weekly quests of List of Challenges.

September 24, 2020 — Version 1.0.6

General

  • Updated & switched the standard banner image.

Hongmoon Archives

  • Added a new logo for the top of the site navigation.

  • Added a new logo for the favicon.

  • Added a new image header to the landing page.

  • Adjusted UI of the landing page.

  • Hongmoon Archives

    • Removed the hotlinks on the landing page.

  • About

    • Added a new art asset to the About page.

    • Added a contact option for email.

  • Known Issues

    • Added italic text to indicate the subtitles being pages.

    • Updated documented issues to reflect the changes in Version 1.7.

Classes

  • General

    • Updated the cover image for all classes.

    • Removed the recommended talent choices for all classes.

  • Classes

    • Updated UI of Class Selection.

    • Fixed an issue where the HTML tables displayed under Equipment Account Transfer did not include the latest accessories.

    • Reduced size of the HTML tables displayed under Equipment Account Transfer.

  • Assassin

    • Fixed a text issue for the introductory description of the Assassin.

    • Fixed an issue where the talent title for Serpent had a different font and size than intended.

  • Astromancer

    • Added an introductory text for the top part of the page.

    • Added a class introduction text.

    • Updated class specialization assets for Starcaster and Stormweaver.

    • Updated class specialization descriptions for Starcaster and Stormweaver.

    • All Talents for Starcaster and Stormweaver have been translated.

    • Added Recommended Soul Badge items for Starcaster and Stormweaver.

  • Force Master

    • Fixed a text issue where the introductory description for the Force Master stated [...] strokes of lightning instead of strikes of lightning.

Equipment

  • Bracelet

    • Added the new Storm Rage/Wild Rage/Thunder Rage Bracelet from the renewed dungeon Naryu Sanctum. Class-specific effects are as usual not included.

  • Gloves

    • Added the next Gloves item which will be made available from the upcoming dungeon Puppet's Rest. Correct item translation and item effects will be added in a later update.

  • Heart

    • The following Heart stages and their respective item effects have been added:

      • Hongmoon Heart

      • Virtuous Heart

      • Champion's Heart

      • Majestic Heart

      • Resolute Heart

Empowerment

  • Updated the thumbnail images for the following pages:

    • Skill Enhancement

    • Bonus Attributes

    • Unity

  • A new page, Hongmoon Points, is now available with the following content:

    • Offense & Defense

      • Base Stats

      • Bonus Effects

    • Available Buffs

  • A new page, Mythical Enhancement, is now available with the following content:

    • Upgrade Process

    • Stat Increases

  • A new page, Amulet, is now available with the following content:

    • Tiers of Silversteel Amulet

    • Man Specialization Skills & Additional Skills

  • A new page, Compound, is now available with the following content:

    • Power Potential

    • Etching Stones

  • Augmentation

    • Added Yeoharan's Psyche to the list.

PvE

  • A new heading, Difficulty Adjustments, is now available. The documented changes are copied directly from the official Blade & Soul patch notes for the NA and EU regions.

  • A redesigned UI for Documentation is now available.

  • Values for Health Points, Condition Bars, and Enrage Timers are now available. Please reach out if the provided values are incorrect.

  • Corrected the item name of Nocturnal Scale.

  • Updated the cover images for the following dungeons:

    • Puppet's Rest

    • Naryu Sanctum

    • Halcyon Hills

    • Stonescale Passage

    • Hangar 0

    • Cathedra Cliffs

    • Brood Chamber

    • Dreamsong Theater

  • PvE

    • Added buttons underneath the thumbnails for Dungeons, Raids, and Solo Dungeons.

  • Dungeons

    • Slightly adjusted UI of Dungeons for improved overall design consistency.

    • Fixed an issue where the Hard Difficulty Rewards did not include:

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest and Divine Splendor Psyche Chest for Dreamsong Theater

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Brood Chamber

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Warped Citadel

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Cathedra Cliffs

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Hangar 0

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Stonescale Passage

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Halcyon Hills

      • Divine Threat Pet Gem Chest, Divine Splendor Psyche Chest, and Sealed Hongmoon Master Scroll for Naryu Sanctum

    • Fixed an issue where the Common Rewards did not include Forgotten Grand Celestial Soul Shield for the following dungeons:

      • Brood Chamber

      • Warped Citadel

    • Naryu Sanctum

      • Added an alternative title.

      • Updated rewards to reflect the North American and European version.

    • Sandstorm Temple

      • Adjusted entry for the alternative title.

    • Hollow's Heart

      • Fixed an issue where Executioner Brierbane was missing its title.

      • Fixed an issue where Elder Sage Juropo was missing its title.

      • Fixed an issue where the Achievements for Hollow's Heart were missing.

        • The following Achievements are now available:

          • A Walk in the Bark

          • Easy as One-Two-Tree

          • Branch Manager

          • Hollow's Hero

          • Heartbreaker

          • Hard as Oak

          • Before the Leaves Fall

      • Fixed an issue where the Boss Encounter images were too dark for the following bosses:

        • Executioner Brierbane

        • Spider Queen Gorgana

  • Raids

    • Redesigned UI of Raids.

    • General

      • Updated Raids to include an Alternative title for the dungeon name.

    • Skybreak Spire

      • A new page, Skybreak Spire, is now available.

      • The following headings are included in the page for Skybreak Spire:

        • Difficulty Adjustments

        • Boss Encounters

        • Rewards

        • Quests

        • Achievements

      • Added an issue to Known Issues where The Guiding Light achievement for activating the Master Control in the General Moyun and Shuna encounter is missing.

    • Scion's Keep

      • Fixed an issue where the Soul Shield Rewards from Scion's Keep did not include which set it belonged to.

  • Solo Dungeons

    • Slightly adjusted UI of Solo Dungeons.

    • General

      • Increased the width of the instance descriptions and reduced the width of the table of contents.

      • Updated Solo Dungeons to include an Alternative title for the dungeon name.

    • Den of the Ancients

      • Updated the cover image for Den of the Ancients.

    • Outlaw Island

      • Updated Rewards to include Yeoharan's Psyche.

World

  • World

    • Adjusted font & size of the headings for Realms, Story, and Chi.

  • Story

    • Rewritten the second portion of the introductory text.

    • The UI for List of Story Acts have been redesigned.

    • The following Story Acts have received new thumbnail images:

      • Paradise Lost

      • Into the Woods

      • A Fistful of Sand

      • The Beast Within

      • The Cost of Revenge

      • The Lost Continent

      • Cruel Reunion

      • The Gathering Dark

  • All available Story Acts have received a new story summary.

  • Act III The Beast Within

    • Fixed a text issue for Chapter 1: The Fall of Brightstone Village.

  • Realms

    • Slightly adjusted user interface of the zones of the Earthen Realm.

August 3, 2020 — Version 1.0.5.6

Classes

  • Classes

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Race Availability description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the The Basics description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Skill Overhaul description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Class Specialization description.

  • Assassin

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Destroyer

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Force Master

    • Updated the introductory description to include the Lightning specialization and fixed a grammatical issue.

  • Gunslinger

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Kung Fu Master

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Soul Fighter

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Warden

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Warlock

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Zen Archer

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

Equipment

  • Soul Shields

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Acquisition Methods description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Reinforcement Sacrifice description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Fuse Sacrifice description.

Empowerment

  • .Augmentation

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Unity

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Ascension Stone & Radiance Stone description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Chest Opening description.

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Splendor Stone Refinement description

PvE

  • PvE

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Dungeons

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Hangar 0

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Raids

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Nightfall Sanctuary

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Temple of Eluvium

    • Updated the introductory description and fixed a grammatical issue.

  • Scion's Keep

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

  • Solo Dungeons

    • Updated the introductory description.

World

  • Realms

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Solak description.

Challenge

  • Challenge

    • Fixed a grammatical issue for the introductory description.

July 31, 2020 — Version 1.0.5.5

  • Puppet's Rest

    • An entry for the dungeon's documentation has been added.

  • Hangar 0

    • Fixed a grammatical text issue for the introductory description.

  • Cathedra Cliffs

    • Updated the introductory description for improved reading.

July 26, 2020 — Version 1.0.5.4

General

  • Updated & switched the banner image of all pages, excluding those with a full cover image (e.g. Dungeons and Raids).

Hongmoon Archives

  • Legal Documentation

    • Adjusted text to make it easier to understand.

PvE

  • General

    • Updated Dungeons & Raids to include an Alternative title for the dungeon name. These are a mix of names derived from the community, by soundtracks, and by online translation tools.

  • Dungeons

    • Fixed an issue where Puppet's Rest was missing a link to its page.

July 25, 2020 — Version 1.0.5.3

PvE

  • General

    • To consolidate the site navigation, Dungeons, Raids, and Solo Dungeons have been moved into the overarching page PvE.

  • Dungeons

    • A new page, Puppet's Rest, is now available.

    • Fixed an issue where the Achievements for Naryu Sanctum was missing.

    • Fixed an issue where the Achievements for the following dungeons were inconsistently written:

      • Cathedra Cliffs

      • Warped Citadel

      • Brood Chamber

  • Raids

    • Adjusted the introductory text of Raids.

July 22, 2020 — Version 1.0.5.1

  • Fixed an issue where quest Favor and Fortune in the Weekly Challenge contained outdated dungeons

  • Removed the table of contents for Raids

July 21, 2020 — Version 1.0.5

Hongmoon Archives

  • Donate

    • Redesigned UI, again ...

Classes

  • Astromancer

    • Updated the Class Specialization names. These are not final.

    • Updated the Class Specialization art assets.

    • Updated the Talent section to include the Korean descriptions.

Equipment

  • You can now click on an Accessory icon to be redirected to its respective instance.

Empowerment

  • Unity

    • Adjusted the heading from Data Gathering to Documentation.

  • Augmentation

    • Slightly adjusted UI.

Dungeons

  • A new page, Naryu Sanctum, is now available.

  • Fixed an issue where the table of contents was missing consistency for the following dungeons:

    • Hangar 0

    • Stonescale Passage

    • Halcyon Hills

  • Fixed an issue where the page path was incorrect for the following dungeons:

    • Hollow's Heart

    • Drowning Deeps

    • Starstone Mines

  • Updated the thumbnail image for Naryu Sanctum and the upcoming dungeon Puppet's Rest.

Raids

  • Updated the introductory description of raids.

  • Updated The Steelbreaker to include the associated light raid Silversteel Laboratory.

World

  • A new page, Story, is now available.

    • Similar to the Dungeons page, click on the Act you wish to read the lore of.

    • For the July 21 update, only Act 1, 2, and 3 are available.

Challenge

  • Updated the Weekly Challenge table to match the changes made in the Dark Passage update.

July 8, 2020 — Version 1.0.4.4

BnS Life

  • BnS Life

    • Added a character asset.

Equipment

  • Mystic Badge

    • Fixed an issue with the site navigation visibility

Solo Dungeons

  • Solo Dungeons

    • Updated the image for Den of the Ancients

July 6, 2020 — Version 1.0.4.3

General

  • Updated all Dungeons, Raids, & Solo Dungeons to include the ingame tooltip image.

  • Increased the width of the instance descriptions and reduced the width of the table of contents.

Classes

  • Classes

    • Fixed an issue where the Class Specialization description was linking to an unfinished article.

  • Astromancer

    • Talent icons for the Galaxy & Thunder specializations are now available. Talent names and talent effects will be included at a later date.

Dungeons

  • Dungeons

    • Dungeons have been updated to include the latest dungeons in Korea. Links to their respective articles will be added at a later date.

  • Halcyon Hills

    • An entry for the dungeon's documentation has been added.

  • Brood Chamber

    • Updated & replaced the cover image.

  • Cathedra Cliffs

    • Slightly modified the text contents of the dungeon description.

Raids

  • Scarlet Conservatory

    • Slightly modified the text contents of the raid description.

Challenge

  • List of Challenges

    • Updated the Daily Challenge table to match the changes made in the Divine Break update.

July 1, 2020 — Version 1.0.4.2

Hongmoon Archives

  • Fixed an issue where the homepage's hotlink to the World page was incorrectly linking to a drafted, unpublished page.

    • Sorry to anyone who had to witness that disaster of a page.

Classes

  • Force Master

    • Fixed an issue where the table of contents wasn't displayed correctly

Raids

  • Temple of Eluvium

    • Slightly modified the text contents of the raid description

June 29, 2020 — Version 1.0.4.1

Classes

  • Classes

    • Fixed an issue where Kung Fu Master was not included in the list Class Selection

Equipment

  • Earring

    • Fixed an issue where the Concourse Earring was missing info

Dungeons

  • Halcyon Hills

    • Updated the cover image

    • Updated the boss image for Wonkey Gong

    • Updated the boss image for Monkey King Jaechun

    • Fixed a text issue for the description of the dungeon

    • Fixed a text issue for the description of Wonkey Gong

    • Fixed a text issue for the description of Monkey King Jaechun

  • Stonescale Passage

    • Updated the boss image for Amasa & Amayun

    • Updated the boss name for Amasa & Amayun

Raids

  • Fixed an issue where incorrect page paths were still in use for Temple of Eluvium and Scion's Keep

June 27, 2020 — Version 1.0.4

Over a month has passed since the last change to Hongmoon Archives. Unfortunately, there's been no lack of personal life changes coming in my way and as such, it took a while to finally update the site. Luckily, the update for June 27 is a large one.

Read on for all of the changes made for the June 27 update!

General

  • Removed several unused pages still found by using the search function.

  • Removed Miscellaneous and its subpage Publishers.

    • Relocated Useful Links.

New Articles

  • Classes

    • The following Classes article is now available:

      • Astromancer. This will be updated further at a later date.

  • Equipment

    • The following Equipment articles are now available:

      • Accessories

      • Soul Shields

  • Empowerment

    • The following Empowerment articles are now available:

      • Augmentation

      • Unity

  • Dungeons

    • The following Dungeons articles are now available:

      • Halcyon Hills

      • Drowning Deeps

      • Hollow's Heart

      • Starstone Mines

  • Raids

    • The following Raid articles are now available:

      • Temple of Eluvium

      • Scion's Keep

  • World

    • The following World articles are now available:

      • Realms

      • Chi

Fixes & Adjustments

  • General

    • Adjusted the height of all pages, excluding those with a full cover image (e.g. Dungeons and Raids) from 340x to 520x.

    • Replaced the banner image of all pages, excluding those with a full cover image (e.g. Dungeons and Raids) to one that is more visually pleasing combined with the dark title.

    • Adjusted the UI of Boss Encounters for Dungeons, Raids, and Solo Dungeons .

    • Adjusted UI of Documentation for Dungeons, Raids, and Solo Dungeons.

  • Hongmoon Archives

    • Updated banner image to fit the season.

    • Added text box with an introductory description of website to better discern the site as a fansite.

  • About

    • Removed personal Discord username and email address. NCSOFT West has been notified and been asked to save my contact information for inquiries.

    • Changed page title from About & Contact to About

  • Donate

    • Redesigned UI to include the brand logo of PayPal

  • Legal Documentation

    • Removed the bolded font

  • BnS Life

    • Removed Discord Server link to avoid confusion. Please find the link to Lucios' server on bns.life.

  • Classes

    • Replaced the banner image

    • Adjusted the text contents of Recommended Soul Badges

    • Removed the Soul Shield stats from Classes and moved them to Empowerment

    • Fixed a text issue for the Skill Overhaul description.

    • Fixed and replaced some outdated Soul Badge recommendations.

    • All classes now feature a Soul Badge recommendation for purchase using Martial Tokens.

  • Classes > Assassin

    • Fixed an issue where the class specialization assets were unintentionally cropped

  • Classes > Blade Dancer

    • Fixed an issue where the class specialization assets were unintentionally cropped

  • Classes > Blade Master

    • Switched the recommended Soul Badge items for Spirit Sword and Singing Blade

  • Classes > Force Master

    • Added a new class specialization art asset for Way of the Lightning.

    • Added a new class specialization talent section for Way of the Lightning.

    • Added a new class specialization Soul Badge recommendation for Way of the Lightning.

  • Classes > Gunslinger

    • Fixed an issue where the class specialization asset for Way of Destruction was unintentionally cropped

  • Classes > Soul Fighter

    • Fixed an issue where the class specialization assets were unintentionally cropped

  • Classes > Zen Archer

    • Replaced the class specialization asset for Way of the Windpiercer

  • Equipment

    • Redesigned UI to include two titles: Accessories and Soul Shields. Gems will be added at a later date.

    • Adjusted UI and fixed a design issue for mobile devices for the following Equipment slots:

      • Ring

      • Earring

      • Necklace

    • Redesigned and added item stats for all Equipment slots.

    • Soul Shield effects, previously found in each class' respective page, can now be found in the Equipment dropdown.

  • Equipment > Soul Badge

    • Soul Badge — Assassin

      • Fixed a text for the Resurgence Soul Badge where the word reduces was used, instead of decreases

      • Fixed the following issues for the Prowess Soul Badge:

        • Relocated the bullet point stating that Phantom generates 1 stack of Phantom Mark, which should have been included in the Prowess effect

        • Rewritten a bullet point to state that 1 stack of Phantom Mark is generated only when Prowess effect is triggered

      • Fixed an issue for the Songbird Soul Badge where the cooldown reduction digits for Time Bomb was incorrect

      • Fixed an issue for the Glory Soul Badge where the Glory effect was only triggered by using Venom Slash, rather than Glory effect being triggered by Venom Slash, Shadow Slash, and Time Bomb

      • Fixed an issue for the Courage Soul Badge where Lightning Rod/Death from Below granted AP Bonus, rather than dealt

      • Fixed an issue for the Tribute Soul Badge where the provided effects were vague and misleading

      • Fixed an issue for the Blue Moon Soul Badge where outdated skill names were in use to decrease cooldown of Time Bomb

      • Fixed an issue for the Heritage Soul Badge where it did not state how many seconds Upheavel decreased the cooldown of Fighting Spirit

    • Soul Badge — Blade Dancer

      • Fixed an issue for the Premonition Soul Badge where:

        • it stated 5 Premonition stacks were generated when using Fatal Blade, rather than 3

        • it stated Lightning Flash dealt +800% AP, rather than +1,500%

      • Fixed an issue for the Songbird Soul Badge where the word stacks was used, instead of generates

      • Fixed the following issues for the Glory Soul Badge:

        • Replaced the word grants with generates

        • Changed sentence structure to improve the standardized sentence structure

      • Fixed an issue for the Holy Fire Soul Badge where it stated Skyward Slash decreased cooldown of Whirling Scourge by 3 seconds rather than 6

    • Soul Badge — Blade Master

      • Fixed an issue for the Liberty Soul Badge where Lightning Rod wasn't included as a skill that resets Sundering Sword/Lightning Draw

      • Fixed an issue for the Courage Soul Badge where the Alluvion effect lasted for 3 seconds rather than 5

    • Soul Badge — Destroyer

      • Fixed an issue for the Resurgence Soul Badge where the cooldown reduction for Fury was missing

    • Soul Badge — Gunslinger

      • Fixed an issue for the Premonition Soul Badge where Bullet Storm wasn't included as a skill that decreases cooldown of Undertaker

      • Fixed an issue for the Songbird Soul Badge where the Songbird effect only lasted for 3 seconds, rather than 6

    • Soul Badge — Kung Fu Master

      • Fixed an issue for the Premonition Soul Badge where Roundhouse and Cyclone Kick had incorrect cooldown reduction digits

    • Soul Badge — Soul Fighter

      • Fixed an issue for the Resurgence Soul Badge where it stated Resurgence effect lasted for 10 seconds, rather than 12

    • Soul Badge — Summoner

      • Fixed an issue for the Resurgence Soul Badge where it stated the Resurgence stack increased Critical Damage by +1% rather than +2%

      • Fixed an issue for the Premonition Soul Badge where it stated Sunflower/Super Sunflower decreased cooldown of Flying Nettles/Briar Patch by 0.5 seconds rather than 1

      • Fixed a grammatical issue for the Courage Soul Badge

      • Fixed an issue for the Tribute Soul Badge where the sentence structure was not standardized

      • Fixed an issue for the Magnum Soul Badge where Flying Nettles dealt +2,000% additional damage on 2 Magnum stacks rather than 3

      • Fixed an issue for the Primal Force Soul Badge where the word reduces was used, instead of decreases

  • Dungeons

    • Updated gold rewards from Heroic Dungeons.

  • Raids

    • General

      • Updated text contents of the description of raids

      • Redesigned user interface for improved clarity

      • Removed images for Light Raids to instead feature them as bullet points.

      • Added links into the Soul Shield rewards that lead to their respective effects.

        • This was suggested by Keroppi. Thank you!

    • The Steelbreaker

      • Replaced the cover image.

      • Adjusted the text contents of the introductory quote.

      • Added an image of the boss encounter Artilletron.

      • Fixed a formatting issue for the Silversteel Amulet Chest.

      • Fixed an issue where the Achievements for Kingslayer were duplicated.

      • Fixed an issue where an unintended divider was present for the Achievements.

  • Solo Dungeons

    • Fixed an issue where the Soul Shield rewards from Circle of Sundering and Outlaw Island were displaying inconsistent designs

    • Fixed an issue where the Soul Shield rewards from Circle of Sundering and Outlaw Island were displaying inappropiate stats

  • Challenge

    • Fixed a text issue where it said the Daily Challenge was constructed of 7-8 different quests

  • Useful Links

    • Relocated Useful Links from being a subpage to its own place in the site navigation

    • Added the following links as subpages to Useful Links:

      • Blade & Soul [KR]

      • Blade & Soul [CN]

      • Blade & Soul [JP]

      • Blade & Soul [TW]

      • Blade & Soul [NA/EU]

      • Blade & Soul [RU]

      • Blade & Soul [VN]

      • Blade & Soul [TH]

May 21, 2020 — Version 1.0.3.1

Classes

  • Destroyer

    • Fixed an issue where the Recommended Soul Badge section from the May 12th update was still being used for the Reaper specialization, rather than the one from May 20th.

Raids

  • The Steelbreaker

    • Added the boss encounter Artilletron. If anyone happen to have a high quality screenshot of it, please DM me!

    • Adjusted the name of the final boss encounter.

    • Added new Achievements relating to the final boss encounter.

Solo Dungeons

May 20, 2020 — Version 1.0.3

Big changes are here! In the May 20th update, a new page with four different sublinks for the talented web developer Lucioss was added as well as new Solo Dungeon page for Outlaw Island! This update also included many UI changes affecting Dungeons, Solo Dungeons, and Raids, as well as additions and fixes to the Soul Badge effects, which if I'm not mistaken, should cover all Soul Badges for all classes and for all specializations. As for the endless Soul Shield effects, I've decided to stop rewriting them in my own words. This was done due to the inconsistent sentence structure in the game, but it simply takes too long, so they will now be copy-pasted from the game's raw data.

That aside, thanks to everyone for being patient with me while I try to fix the site issues. The list on Known Issues is shrinking update after update and I'm super excited to start working on new stuff, which includes info for Fishing, the next Heroic Dungeon, and the third Class Specialization for the Force Master.

Hongmoon Archives

  • General

    • Removed the announcement banner.

  • Release Notes

    • Changed page title from Update Notes to Release Notes.

  • Known Issues

    • Adjusted UI of Known Issues to better match the Release Notes.

    • Fixed an issue where one of the acknowledged problems involving the Summoner class had already been corrected.

BnS Life

  • Added BnS Life to the site navigation.

    • Added link Character Info

    • Added link Equipment

    • Added link Marketplace

    • Added link Discord Server

Classes

  • General

    • Recommended Soul Badges have been adjusted for all Classes. They will no longer detail the effects of the fused Soul Badge, but will present the recommended ones more clearly instead.

    • Steelbreaker Soul Shield effects have been added for the following class specializations:

      • Assassin — Serpent, Shadow, Phantom

      • Force Master — Flame, Frost

  • Assassin

    • Scarlet Serpent/Intangible/Slayer/Virulent's Soul Shield effects are now available for the Phantom specialization.

    • Changed the recommended Soul Badge for the Shadow specialization.

  • Gunslinger

    • Steel Shot/Scarlet Undertaker/Bulletproof/Stormcaller/Sharpshooter's Soul Shield effects are now available for all Gunslinger specializations

Equipment

  • General

    • Adjusted UI of the links on the Equipment page.

  • Soul Badge effects for every Class (and for the Class Specializations released in North America & Europe) are now available. This includes the following Classes:

  • Fixed an issue where some of the Blade Dancer's Soul Badge effects belonged to the Assassin.

  • Fixed an issue where some of the Warden's Soul Badge effects belonged to the Assassin.

  • Fixed an issue where some of the Warlock's Soul Badge effects belonged to the Assassin.

  • Fixed a text issue for the Transcendence Soul Badge.

Dungeons

  • General

    • Fixed a text issue on the Dungeons page.

    • Adjusted UI of the Rewards and fixed an invisible design inconsistency for the following Dungeons:

      • Stonescale Passage

      • Hangar 0

      • Cathedra Cliffs

      • Warped Citadel

      • Brood Chamber

      • Dreamsong Theater

      • The Shadowmoor

      • Sandstorm Temple

      • Ransacked Treasury

  • Dreamsong Theater

    • Replaced the cover image for Dreamsong Theater.

Raids

  • General

    • Adjusted UI of the Soul Shield Rewards for the following Raids:

      • The Steelbreaker

      • Scarlet Conservatory

      • Nightfall Sanctuary

  • Scarlet Conservatory

    • Replaced the cover image for Scarlet Conservatory.

  • The Steelbreaker

    • Fixed several text issues in the Rewards.

    • Fixed an issue where the quest Hacking the System was missing.

    • Added the quest Cold as Steel and its rewards.

    • Added the quest Breaking Steel and its rewards.

    • Added various items included in the Steel Bonds update.

    • Replaced the image for the final boss encounter Zinji & Hyon.

    • Added background info for the final boss encounter, Zinji & Hyon.

Solo Dungeons

  • General

    • Adjusted UI of the Rewards for the following Solo Dungeons:

      • Den of the Ancients

      • Circle of Sundering

      • Outlaw Island

  • Outlaw Island

    • A new Solo Dungeon, Outlaw Island, is now available.

Miscellaneous

  • Added link for BnS Skill Rebinder

May 12, 2020 — Version 1.01

There have been reports of misleading information since the site was released, and after looking into it further, most of the Soul Shield effects were vastly wrong. After double-checking all of the Blade & Soul patch notes since I started writing for this site, I can confirm that changes made to Soul Shields have not been acknowledged by the western game publisher. That said, always take the information from this site with a grain of salt and remember to check when it was last updated by pressing the ⓘ button found in the bottom-right corner.

User Feedback Submissions

Lunaclea, server Jinsoyun

  • The following Soul Shield effects for the Destroyer class, including the third specialization Iron Will, are now available:

    • Steel Axe (Steel Oath)

    • Scarlet Reaper (Scarlet Oath)

    • Indestructible (Grand Celestial Oath)

    • Ruthless (Aransu Oath)

    • Horn (Khanda Vihar's Oath)

  • The following Soul Badge effects for the Destroyer class, including the third specialization Iron Will, are now available:

    • Season of Courage

    • Season of Tribute

    • Season of Triumph

    • Season of Fury

    • Celestial Basin

Because of a mistake on my end, the users who suggested the following feedback has been lost. Please write to me on Discord so I can fix it.

Fixes & Adjustments

May 4, 2020 — Version 1.0

  • A new subpage, Changelog, is now available. This will be updated every website update to detail the new changes.

  • Unauthorized users can now view the website.