The latest gigantic content update, Patch 5.3 - Reflections in Crystal, has finally arrived and is live! The Final Patch 5.3 notes are now live, which covers a detailed summary of all the new content that's arrived with the latest patch, as well as the awesome patch trailer video (above)! In addition to all the detailed patch notes page, the Official Patch 5.3 Special Site is also live, where you can keep up to date on all the latest regarding the patch and upcoming additions to 5.3 in the future.
You can be sure that we will continue to keep our own guild site updated with the latest news post 5.3, so keep your eyes peeled to our site. What are your impressions of the latest patch and what is your favourite new content? Why not share your experiences with your fellow Alithians over at our Discord server which is always buzzing with Alith chatter! This patch is certainly a beefy one, so here is a handy summary of ALL the key features which arrived with patch 5.3:
- New Main Story Quests: The conclusion to the Shadowbringers story!
- New Dungeon: "The Heroes Gauntlet"
- New Trial (Normal + Extreme): Title not confirmed yet, final battle of Shadowbringers story
- New Alliance Raid: YoRHa - Dark Apocalypse: "The Puppet's Bunker"
- Chronicles of a New Era Quests: "The Sorror of Werlyt"
- New Beast Tribe + Quests: The Dwarves (crafting)
- A Realm Reborn MSQ Revamp (content streamlined)
- Roughly 13% of quests removed
- "Run-around" steps taken out of quests so they are quicker
- Increased XP & Rewards
- Flying Mounts enabled in all ARR zones!
- New "Unreal" Trials
- 1 ARR primal (unreal mode) introduced at each patch, for a limited time (starting with Shiva)
- Primal will be scaled up to level 80
- Completing the unreal primal, enables you to play a new mini-game called "Faux Hollows" (once per week)
- Crafting Changes:
- Trial Synthesis - practice crafting any recipe without materials
- Search for recipes using ingredients (reverse lookup)
- New Custom Delivery Client
- All collectable items are now separate from normal craftables
- Other Changes (Quality of Life)
- Exiting parties can now join other groups in party finder
- "No Doubles" option introduced to party finder
- Token Vendors added to all major cities (that will offer all exchangeable items)
- New Fashion Accessories Menu - including parasols
- New Game + New Chapters
- World Visit system while in Cross-World Parties
- New option to join party while in party (party merge)
- Gpose Updates (incl. sticker mode)
- New Mounts, Minions, Outfits, Emotes, Housing Items
- Free Trial Expansion (lvl 60 cap, play up to Heavensward, Dark Knight, Astrologian, Machinist & Au Ra race now playable)
- Various PvE and PvP Job Adjustments
Coming a bit later with Patch 5.31:
- Ishgardian Restoration - 3rd phase
- New gathering items added to Diadem
- Skybuilder Rankings will re-open
- Top ranked crafters & gatherers will receive achievements and titles
- New skybuilder scrips rewards (including mounts & minions)
- New sidequests & story
Coming later with Patch 5.35:
- Resistance Weapon Quests & Upgrades: Including "The Bozjan Southern Front" questing zone
- Skysteel Tools Upgrades
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Belazaurs & The Alith Officers