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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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64,000 Lifetime Kills; Sorcerer 천족대표

While I was browsing over AionChosun PvP tournament primary round candidates, this one player caught my eye. A lot of you proabably already know that I play a sorcerer and this player in article today is also one himself.

천족대표 from 지켈server had not only over 60k lifetime kills, but he is also topping the Abyss point ranking chart out of every server.

I’m sure a lot of you sorcerer players and PvP fans would like to hear his story.

Lifetime kills - 64,702 Best Rank - Elyos 2Star Lieutenant

Lifetime kills - 64,702 Best Rank - Elyos 2Star Lieutenant

천족대표- Elyos Sorcerer; 지켈server

Q. Nice to meet you. Could you give us a brief introduction?

Hello, I’m playing a sorcerer in 지켈server fighting for the Elyos’ cause. I am hardcore PvP person and currently have around 60k lifetime kills. I’m have to go to the army soon =(

Q. Could you tell us something about sorcerers :D?

Well, its a class that has the hardest damage per attack. However, when faced with an enemy head on, you have a really hard time due to low HP and lack of Stuns. You’ll come to really depend on your gear to keep you alive.

On a positive note, we can kite pretty well with our instant cast spells. Plus, [Volcanic Explosion] that you learn at 50 is pretty epic whereever there’s big PvP.

Q. Congratulations on making it to the primaries for the tournament. A lot of people were doubting that any sorcerers would make it up. What are your thoughts?

My chance of winning against a  Templar/Assassin/etc with Magic resistance set is probably 30% or less. There was a lot of that going around when this tournament started.

I mean if we were allowed to fly then I’m sure my chance would definately improve, but on ground level my options are very limited.

The only reason I’m here is to win the price so I can help out the less fortunate :D I’m the less fortunate of course lol.

Q. Mind giving us a brief introduction of your team?

Everyone in my team is completely decked out with +10 weapons and abyss gear. Combined with all of our PvP experience, I’m sure we’ll beat anyone.

Then again I’m sure other teams are full of 1%s too, but since we’re here anyway we’ll do our best to win.

보스 – Lvl 50 Gladiator

돈없고이쁜년 – Lvl 50 Templar

천족대표 – Lvl 50 Sorcerer

프로 – lvl 50 Assassin (Anyone remembe him from my earlier translation?)

Q. Any particular team you think you’ll have trouble against?

I’m sure all of them are pretty good since they all made it this far. Just looking at Asmodian teams its probably the GT team. There’s that guy with resistance set in there so I’m afraid I”ll be useless there.

Q. Any particular worries or concerns you have?

Basically what all Sorcerers fear really; magic resistance set,  Templar’s DP armor skill, assassins’ evasion skills, midair restraint etc- all of this is very deadly to a sorcerer in a 1:1 situation. Just really not much I can do against those.

Against a full magic resistance set, I get a disheartening number of resists even if I go for full spell hit set. The amount of attack power that assassins give up are nothing compared to the amount of HP we lose by going for spell hit.

When a Templar pops his [Armor of Resistance; increases resistance to all schools of magic by 800], I basically have to run away for 30 seconds, which by the way, is impossible due to charge and Pull, especially in a small area like the arena.

Also, Assassins with [Speed contract; increases attack speed by 20% for 30s] are way too overpowered. I often find myself getting floored before I could even pop my magic shield.

However, regardless of what opponent, once you survive that intial burst, the things go in favor of the sorcerer. This is my primary tactic in PvP; figuring out ways for me to survive that intial burst.

Q. Any complaints about the tournament?

I find it regrettable that we’re holding a tournament with broken PvP balance. I hope this opportunity comes again at a later time; when things are hopefully more balanced.

I also found it hard to communicate with the tournament manager. It was temporary but it took really long.

Q. You recently came in 1st place for weekly abyss point ranking. Any personal tips you could share with us?

I have over 2000 spell power with +23% damage bonus. I just go around spamming my AoE spells against clustered enemies in seiges.

I try to use use [카이시넬의 진노; a DP spell that does 2.5k fire damage to a target and up to 5 targets near the inital target] on every cooldown. I learn where the enemies are first, Pop my [강화의 은혜; a sstigma pell that increases spellpower by 500 for 15 seconds], and just bomb the hell out of them.

In mass pvp, don’t get hotheaded and take risks. Just try to do some damage on high rank players. As long as you did some damage, you’ll receive points when that player dies to something else. I made use of this tactic a lot.

Q. Anything change you’d like to see for Aion?

Buff Sorcerers please! We definately need some balance between magic resistance and spell hit.

When a fight starts, its not practical to stand there casting unless no one is targetting me. I hope NCsoft gives us something to make use of these 2s cast spells.

Q. Anything you want to say to the Sorcerer players?

While we often find ourselves dying before we could even try our skill, we are the ‘1 massive burst’ class.Don’t give up! and keep trying =] We’ll see light eventually.


This article is from aion.gamechosun.co.kr. You can see the original post here.

Written by elliot

June 8, 2009 at 4:55 am

1vR, Templar Style- 초유량

Seems like people love player interviews. Here’s another one!


There’s a new templar on the scene with a live stream that is becoming rapidly popular.

This stream features a templar venturing into enemy kiosk zones alone, or solo-pvping in abyss. From a quick glance, it doesn’t seem all that different from every other stream.

However, once you watch one of his streams, you’ll immediately come to notice the powerful endurance of the Templar has he takes on groups of enemies at once. It deemed interesting enough for many; even for some who doesn’t even play Aion.

The player in spotlight today is 초유량, an Asomidan templar from 메스람타server. Let’s start with a quick 1 minute highlight clip from one of his streams.

[Video can be found in original Link]

He was also recently featured in our video section. We met up with him for a quality time.

We were actually declined several times as he claimed there were far better Templar players than himself. While his real voice in streams were soothing and even peaceful, he had a charismatic character with a manly scar on his face.

Q. Many people are awed by your PvP. What are your thoughts?

While sorcerers and assassins have dps skills to shine their high damage role in pvp, we Templars have [Shield of Jikal], a skill that lets us survive much longer by strengthening our shield defense.

I’m doing as good as I’m doing because I make use of every skill I have. I’m sure there are many other templars can do just as well as me.

Q. You are alone in most of your videos. Any particular reasons?

I played solo-style in Lineage1, and Lineage2 as well. I guess it sort of stuck on me. I don’t really have particular reasons why.

It’s not like I avoid group pvp completely. Templars are just fine by themselves as they have such high defense, which is what I try to emphasize in my gear as well.

Q. Do you mind showing us your gear?

Hehe. There’s ton of people out there who have better gear than me, but sure. I actually have bunch of mixed pieces of 십부장, 천부장 and crafted gear. I have +10 Shining 암룡왕의 longsword and +2% paralyze divine stones.

I socketed evenly for attack power, shield defense, and crits. Right now, I’m at 462 AP, 2073 shield defense, and 300 crit.

I’m aiming for 2200 shield defense.

Q. Best 3 skills for Templars in PvP?

Pull (basically DK death grip) , Shield stun, and Mass taunt. (works like warrior demo shout, used to reveal stealth) Pull and shield stun is bread and butter for templars, and mass taunt works very nicely against assassins.

Q. What do you think makes you differ from other Templars?

A lot of people ask me why I use [+30% AP buff] instead of [100% single attack buff]

I think it’s fairly self explanatory. Added with proper stignma, you gain much more from 30% AP for 30 seconds.

I use Pull and Shield stun stigmas so I have maximum number of interrupts to use.

Q. You seem like you’re hiting quite hard even tho you’re a templar. What are your thoughts?

Well a kill is hard to pull off unless I have everything off cooldown.

When I am scoring quick kills on streams, thats when I’m popping every single cooldown I have at once.

Q. I still remember that one time when you killed a whole group by yourself. How did you do that?

Well, its mostly because I excell at solo pvp and because I tend to be near Kiosk zones (aka Graveyards but players spawn with low HP in Aion)

Please keep in mind there’s no way I can kill a group of equal lvl, equal gear players.

Even if you’re going against a group of low levels, you need to be aware of the group composition. I don’t charge in unless I was sure I had a high chance of winning.

Please don’t look at my videos and cry for Templar nerfs.

Q. How much AP do you get per day?

I have a job so I don’t get much. I get about 10k~20k on weekdays and 30k~40k on weekends.

Q. You have a +10 Shining 암룡왕의 longsword. How is that working out for you

If we’re just talking swords then it’s probably one of the best swords for Templars right now, but I think overall gear level is most important.

I tried to maximize for defense while maintaining a decent amount of AP. I got the weapon I wanted, but I still have a long way to go with armor and accessories.

Q. What are some of the classes you have hard time beating?

Duels – Spiritmasters. In 1v1s where both players are prepared and aware, it’s utterly impossible to kill Spiritmasters, even if I get to use everything.

Portals – Assassins. They’re pobably the king of field pvp. Not much you can do against assassin ganks.

Abyss – Spiritmasters. Their [Bind Wing] spell is infinintely frightening. I’m sure everyone feels the same about it.

Q. Any tips for other Templars?

I think most Templars don’t use [skill that decreases the target’s accuracy and dodge by 200 for 12 seconds].

Once you enter 2000 shield defense range, it’s much more effective than [Skill that decreases the target’s AP].

It’s what made me get hit for 100s while the other templar was getting wacked for 400s constantly in that one video.

You’ll find that most melee players don’t go for over 1900 accuracy. The accuracy and shield defense have a very close relationship. Gearing for more shield defense is the fastest way to becoming a true templar.

Q. Any last comments you want to make?

I find it embarrassing to get interviewed when there’ so many better players out there. I want to remind you what I am today isn’t all a Templar can be.

I hope this interview provide insight into Templar class for many players.

Q. What’s your goal?

I want to be the most well mannered templar in 메스람타server who can lead well. I want to thank people who helped me get this gear setting by participating in my experiments.


This Article is from (http://aion.inven.co.kr). [See Original Post]

Written by elliot

June 2, 2009 at 6:57 pm