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1.3 High Grade Stigmas

High Grade Stigma

There’s a massive update over the horizon for this summer.

One of them is the new stigma system.

As you can see in the picture, the stigma slots will be changed and include couple more slots for the upcoming new grade stigmas.

While these high grade stigmas will have steep requirements, they will be powerful enough to worth the cost. Combined with the existing stigmas, they’ll make the game more dynamic.

Let’s learn about these high grade stigmas.

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High grade stigmas are special stigmas only socketable in separate slots.

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For example, in order to equip ‘A’ high grade stigma, you’ll have to have ‘B’ and ‘C’ regular stigmas already equipped.

The devs said there will also be high grade stigmas that require other high grade stigmas already equipped in order to be used.

Ultimately, this update will give u 3 more stigma sockets. Since you can still socket regular stigmas in these ‘special’ slots, you’ll be able to equip a total of 8 stigmas, even if you never get to have one of those high grade stigmas.

How to get them

Around 10 new stigmas will be added for each class (not just high grade, some new regulars as well)

There are two ways of acquiring these stigmas.

  1. Low chance world drop
  2. abyss points

Most of you will be looking at the 2nd option. Unfortunately, it is unknown who will be selling them and how you’d be using the points to get them

You also have to complete a quest to unlock the 3 extra sockets for the high grade sitgmas. The details regarding the quest have not been revealed.

New Stigmas, New play styles

Every class wil be able to enjoy two distinctive play depending on what stigmas they choose. For example Templars can either go for maximum aggro / high defense or improved attack ower.

Therefore, each player will have to carefully choose what stigmas that they want to go for, as your gameplay and strategies will change accordingly.


  1. Improved skill use and damage for spears
  2. Improveed skill use and damage for dual wield


  1. Improved defense/threat generation- maximizing your tanking abilities
  2. Debuff / offensive spells – PvP specialization


  1. Improved burst damage – now you can literally 1 shot people
  2. Improved burst with several debuffs!


  1. Improved movement – guerilla style!
  2. Improved long range attacks / damage – Sniper!


  1. Improved CCs and more defensive spells – improve your survivability in mass pvp
  2. Improved burst spell damage


  1. More PvP skills for your Spirit
  2. Stronger debuffs and dots


  1. More aoe healing spells and improved threat reducing abilities
  2. Improved offensive spells/quick recovery heals


  1. Improved melee skills for improved PvE and PvP
  2. Improved buffs and aoe recovery spells

Written by elliot

June 19, 2009 at 12:47 am

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  1. Im loving the debuff/ offensive templar, gonna be good. But the assassin sounds imba already, and i havent even seen it yet.


    June 19, 2009 at 2:01 am

  2. That’s some nice news. The pics are borked though, Elliot. Have a nice beta weekend!


    June 19, 2009 at 6:03 am

  3. Not sure if that’s the way they should’ve gone with the assassin, feels a bit like they’re lacking on the defense side (obviously basing this on 1v1 tournament thingy).

    But all in all I’m loving what I’m reading :). For sure. Like the way it’s going. Almost feels like a unique way of implementing talent trees.


    June 19, 2009 at 6:55 am

  4. This blog is awesome. Thanks man

    Ganos Lal

    June 20, 2009 at 5:14 pm

  5. I’m awesmoe. /gloat


    June 21, 2009 at 12:03 am

  6. […] Originally Posted by supasolja 2. no talent trees (Stigma system doesnt make up for it) You might wanna take a look at this upcoming change: 1.3 High Grade Stigmas Read What They Read, See What I See […]

  7. @ elliot

    Wow I would really like to thank you for making this blog. This is exactly what I have been looking for. An insider look at what is being reported on from the KOR side of things.

    Please keep up the great work!!!

    Some quick Q’s if you do not mind…

    Outside of Spiritmasters, what class is able to solo end game badass elites? I am thinking chanter is best way to go, as I want some PVE & PVP viability. I would also like a smooth leveling experience… but I want to be able to grind the mobs necessary to get good gear by myself if necessary. What is your opinion at this time?

    Also, does anyone know if the NA/EU launch will be incorporating the latest KOR patch?

    Final, will you be playing in the NA release?

    Best Regards,


    June 24, 2009 at 1:27 am

  8. @Karanji
    well glad you like the place :)

    Any class can solo an elite. It’s a matter of efficiency.

    That seems like what everyone wants :P I can’t decide what to play myself lol!

    but i’m going to be playing templar for NA Aion

    dun think they’ll be giving us all recent patches.


    June 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm

  9. do you happen to know whether the fad for top ap assassins right now is to use swords or daggers?


    June 24, 2009 at 10:26 pm

  10. Man watching those Game Chosun vids, I have determined that RedTape/”chanter” is the bomb/my idol.

    I would like to request some other videos or insight from him/her ~_~

    Elliot, have any connection there? Might even need some translation help (for a price of course), since I can only speak English/JP.



    June 25, 2009 at 1:09 am

  11. http://www.inven.co.kr/board/powerbbs.php?come_idx=1497&l=814

    Woot ! 1.5 news now o.O ( no 1.4 ? lol )
    whatever, those news sound great but we need a good translate…I hope/suppose Elliot is already on it


    June 30, 2009 at 7:40 am

  12. Sorry, pewpewpew, but all that 1.5 is is a renumbering of 1.3, so nothing new to translate.


    July 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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