Smilegate has unveiled the Lost Ark roadmap for June and July 2022, including the new Advanced Class, Guardian Raids, and more.
The roadmap has yet to reveal what incoming balance changes and bug fixes will be prioritized with subsequent updates; this will instead be explored in future updates. Nevertheless, we took a look at the announced content that will arrive in June and July in Lost Ark.
Lost Ark Content Roadmap June 2022
Lost Ark developer Smilegate outlined several content additions coming to the game over the next two months in a recent developer blog post. Notably, this is just a preliminary look at what players are likely to expect as more content is planned that hasn’t been “finalized” yet.
The roadmap is here! We joined our team in South Korea last week to review the roadmap, improve tools and processes, fight the bot war together, and more as we continue our collaboration!
– Lost Ark (@playlostark) June 1, 2022
Lost Ark Legion Raid – Vykas
A new Legion raid, Vykas, will be added to Lost Ark in June for both normal and hard difficulties. Legion Raids are quite challenging to face, requiring a lot of communication, coordination, and teamwork for players to implement and execute a strategy to counter the attacks of each Legion Raid boss.
Like the Valtan Legion Raid, this eight-person PvE mode has an item level requirement of 1430 on normal difficulty and 1460 on hard difficulty. Additionally, you will receive crucial gear break-in materials for Relic gear and other valuable materials and rewards.
Lost Ark Kungelanium Guardian Boss
Alongside a new Legion Raid, another Guardian Raid boss is entering dungeons in June. The Frost Predator Kungelanium will join the roster of Level 6 Guardians you can face in this PvE mode.
A required item level of 1460 and above is required to take on the Frost Predator, which you can join the raid with your party or with three random players in matchmaking. If you don’t want to go the matchmaking route, you can attempt to take on Kungelanium solo.
Lost Ark Thronespire Dungeon
There will soon be a new dungeon in Lost Ark, which will bring a “twisted” experience to those who enter inside. The Thronespire Dungeon is a single-player dungeon with an item level requirement of 1325, similar to T1 and T2 Dungeons, Shadowspire and Fatespire, but with a few differences.
Much like Shadowspire and Fatespire, where you have to fight your way through 50 floors, clearing each one within a limited time, you’ll also encounter an enemy boss that matches your level before succumbing to demonic legions. The first 25 floors will give you “clear first-timer rewards”, with the remaining floors focusing on “prestige and completion times”.
Lost Ark Yoz Jar Cosmetic Mechanic
June will also see a new cosmetic mechanic, Yoz’s Jar, which will be made available in the in-game store. This consumable job is if there is a skin you own that you don’t like or a jar of Yoz you don’t want, you can break down the skin for cloth materials which with Yoz’s pot you can roll for new skin.
This gacha-like cosmetic system will allow you to roll for both Epic and Legendary skins, with the latter offering better stats than Epic rarity skins. Additionally, you can “layer” your newly acquired Legendary skins on top of each other for bigger rewards, as the developer will provide more details in the coming weeks.
Lost Ark July 2022 Content Roadmap
July’s roadmap is still somewhat unclear; however, Smilegate revealed what to expect in Lost Ark. The developer is still building more content for July; however, the month will see yet another advanced class available in-game.
Lost Ark Arcanist Class
The Mage class will add a new advanced class, the Arcanist, joining the Bard and Sorceress as the third advanced class. The Arcanist “imbues special cards with his magic and uses them for a variety of effects.”
The Arcanist uses his cards for various ranged and Magick attacks, including slicing enemies and using powerful Magick summons and effects for your teammates.
They also have a specialized skill called “Card Deck”, which draws a random card that can deal various effects when played once the card counter is fully charged.
The card counter fills up every time you launch an attack on your opponents until the counter is over, and then you can trigger it to use the Card Deck special skill. Smilegate will detail more information about the Arcanist Advanced class in future developer posts.
Valtan’s Lost Ark Legion Raid
A new Valtan Legion Raid difficulty is coming in the July content update for Lost Ark. The Valtan Legion Raid, introduced in April’s Battle for the Throne of Chaos update, will challenge Arkesia’s best players on the Inferno difficulty.
If you participate in the Valtan Legion Raid Inferno difficulty, instead of gear enhancement rewards, you’ll earn prestige and other amazing rewards, including “titles, achievements, fortress structures, and more! “. Also, a special shop vendor will be available for this Legion Raid difficulty to acquire more rewards once you complete a few raids.
Smilegate detailed some notable differences between Normal, Hard, and Inferno difficulties; however, he needs an item level requirement of 1445 to participate:
- Balance scaling is enforced and the raid requires the Coordinating Book, so everyone’s gear is normalized to your opponent’s Legion Commander level.
- The gate progression system will not be active – you cannot go halfway and come back later in the week.
- Inferno mode will not count towards your weekly attempt limit for Legion raids, so you can play Valtan on Normal/Hard and Inferno in the same week and try Inferno as many times as you want.
Lost Ark Challenge Abyssal Dungeons
Finally, a new weekly PvE activity, Challenge Abyssal Dungeons, will be included in the July Lost Ark update, where challenging tougher enemies will reward you greatly. Similar to Challenge Guardian Raids, you can claim gear break-in materials from the selection of pouches closest to your required item level.
These bags will spin; however, their frequency is unclear at the time of writing and the cards will be available for auction at the end of each completed dungeon. Players can participate and complete an Abyssal Dungeon once per week.
Smilegate will provide further updates on the June and July 2022 roadmap for Lost Ark which will add more content additions, events, bug fixes, store refreshes, updates and endgame activities.
The developer also plans to release the Punika Powerpass to players for free over the summer and is still finalizing the next express event.
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