That Timetable May for Lost Ark has just been released via an official blog post detailing the arrival of the advanced Destroyer subclass, Valtan Legion Raid, Deskaluda Guardian Raid and more Later this month. While no exact dates are given for each of these games, the introduction to the blog implies that some of the more challenging PvE content will land in the later weeks.
The post reads, “Having closely monitored RPGs along with Smilegate, we feel that enough of our playerbase has reached (or is in close proximity to getting there in the next few weeks) the item level required to participate.” and have decided that this is the right time for these activities to reach the west coast of Arkesia.”
The Destroyer Advanced subclass
One of the major additions to the game for May is The Destroyer, a melee super-heavy fighter that joins the Berserker, Paladin, and Gunlancer warrior subclasses available to all players. This class is all about swinging your giant hammer around, dealing massive damage to enemies at close range, and pushing them around with powerful crowd control abilities.
This is particularly exciting as it is the second proper tank to be added to the game after the Ginlancer, giving players another viable option when they want to absorb a lot of hits but don’t feel like swinging around with a stupid lance.
The Valtan Legion Raid
Valtan is the bulk of the content that will stand out to those who have already leveled one or more characters to Tier 3 heights. It’s an eight-player raid packed with devastating new mechanics to overcome if you’re looking to snag some powerful new loot. Most valuable of all is Relic Gear, a whole new line of gear that can be crafted from materials you pick up from the raid and can propel you past existing Gear Point caps.
However, you must be at least item level 1415 to take on Valtain. So if you haven’t quite made it yet, you have a couple of weeks to work your way through some Tier 3 content and reach that bar.
Deskaluda Guardian Raid
Another endgame content coming to Lost Ark this May is Deskaluda! This feisty bird shares the same gear tier as Valtan – 1415 – and provides a stable source of Relic-level accessories for those looking to spice up their character with top-notch stats and suitable engravings.
It may play second fiddle to the Legion Raid, thanks in large part to the fact that Valtan is the first Legion Raid we got in the western version of Lost Ark, but it will nonetheless be a crucial hurdle for exceptional players, that have to be overcome.
Challenge Guardian Raids
Deskaluda isn’t the only update coming to Guardian Raids this month, with Challenge Guardian Raids releasing as tricky weekly content for those looking to earn some extra rewards to tackle them head-on. Each week, three Guardian Raid monsters will be open to challenges (granted to meet their item level requirements), with a single Guardian rotating every seven days.
What’s fiddly about these guys is that they apply a “Scale of Balance” effect to all players who take them on and adjust your item level so you can’t overwhelm these enemies like you can in normal raids. Also, you can’t use the Battle Workshop in these either, meaning you’ll have to keep your wits about you once you head into the arena.
Challenge Guardian Raid rewards can be claimed once per squad each week and include a wide variety of rewards than your typical Guardian Raids.
New guild activities
Still in a guild full of active players? If so, there’s some new guild PvE and PvP content for you and your friends to take part in this May.
First, there’s Island Siege, a PvP activity that pits your guild against another in player-vs-player fisticuffs. By capturing objectives and wiping out other players, you can earn points that will decide the winner. Participants can then earn rewards for gems, accessories, and more.
PvP not your thing? Well, the Raid Match is another avenue for guild activity where you and your buddies take on a Sylmael Devourer. The faster you kill it, the higher you climb up the server guild leaderboard, so bring your A game!
Quality of life updates
Alongside all of the above, there are some handy quality of life updates aimed at improving the overall experience of playing Lost Ark. This includes:
- Front and back attack indicators
- A new menu with listed daily and weekly content participation
- Improved party finder & party invites
- Convenience functions for market/auction house,
- The ability to randomly summon favorite mounts
- New hairstyles
- Loot decomposition updated
- General UI updates
All in all, this seems like a great update for those who have taken the time to go all the way to the top of current content. Judging by the post itself, this appears to be a large enough chunk of the playerbase to justify such a large drop, suggesting that the prior decision to focus on content that all players can gear up faster worked as intended.
Whether we’ll see similar updates packed with challenging endgame stuff like Legion Raids in the future, or bounce back and forth between hardcore-focused updates and more universal updates remains to be seen! Anyway, let us know below which part of the May update you’d like to try!
For more Lost Ark content, check out our Glaivier PvE and PvP build if you’re considering leveling one up, as well as our report on the Lost Ark Community Manager asking for some quiet from its excited forum users.
https://www.vg247.com/lost-ark-may-roadmap The Lost Ark May roadmap reveals the Destroyer, Valtan Legion Raid, and more to come