fifa15guide | Pep Guardiola focused on titles, not records after win against Chelsea

Manchester City needed to stay patient against a defensive-minded Chelsea side, but David and Bernardo Silva were pleased to break through and secure three points.
Bernardo Silva’s goal lifts Man City over Chelsea, keeping City unbeaten this season at the Etihad.

MANCHESTER — Pep Guardiola says he’s not interested in records and is more concerned with securing his first Premier League title with Manchester City.

His side moved 18 points clear at the top with a thoroughly dominant 1-0 victory over champions Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium thanks to Bernardo Silva’s second-half goal.

City need four victories from their final nine matches to be absolutely certain of winning the title but, with 78 points already, they could potentially break Chelsea’s points record of 95 for a season set in 2004-05.

“What really matters is to be champions,” Guardiola told a news conference. “I never spoke with the players about the records. I never [said] we have to win the two games to achieve something.

“Against Basel we are going to try to play the way we played today and Stoke City we are going to try and play like we play all season. That’s is what I want to see. After, at the end, we will see.

“We are not going to play for the records. We are going to play to win the game. And after, the records will be a consequence. Records are always a consequence of what you have done but they are not the main thing.”

Pep Guardiola was pleased with Manchester City’s performance in Sunday’s defeat of Chelsea.

Despite the narrow scoreline, the victory over Chelsea was a completely one-sided game with City having 71 percent possession and restricting Antonio Conte’s side to just three shots off target.

And City did break one record in the match with 902 passes against Chelsea — more than any team has managed in a single Premier League game since the stat began being recorded.

“We try to play with the ball, we try with our power like a team, it’s what we want to do,” Guardiola said. “Sometimes it is more complicated when teams are aggressive.

“Today they were so organised today, it is like they played against Barcelona in the Champions League. We spoke about it, to be patient, move the ball quick, don’t make too many touches, and control the counter-attack from Hazard, Willian and Pedro because in that situation they are so good at it.

“Now we need three or four victories to be champions.”

It’s an incredible turnaround from last season, when Chelsea were the only side to win at the Etihad Stadium as they finished 15 points clear of City.

Sunday’s defeat left them 25 points behind City. And Guardiola admitted he couldn’t have expected such a change in form.

“No way, no. Who could believe it?” he said. “I think if you ask the players, the players neither. In terms of not just the results but the way we played, today was another demonstration.

“We had the same desire as at Stamford Bridge and that is what pleases me the most.

“I didn’t expect it after what happened in the previous season — to have the distance, 25 to Chelsea, 33 to Arsenal, 19 to United, who play tomorrow, 18 to [Liverpool]. It’s a lot.

“Tottenham, Liverpool and United they made a good result, a good pace but we were so far so good in terms of we drop points but after four or five wins.”

Jonathan is ESPN FC’s Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.

fifa15guide | Under-pressure Arsene Wenger: I can still turn things around at Arsenal

Brighton heaped more misery on Arsenal with a 2-1 win at the Amex, as the Gunners slipped to their fourth straight defeat in all competitions.
Despite Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat at Brighton, Arsene Wenger is adamant that he is still capable of turning things around for the club.

Arsene Wenger insisted he can still “turn things around” at Arsenal despite admitting that the team’s top-four hopes are over after Sunday’s 2-1 loss at Brighton.

Arsenal fell to their fourth-straight loss in all competitions to heap more pressure on their under-fire manager, whose future is in serious doubt after 22 years at the club.

The defeat leaves the Gunners 13 points off fourth place with just nine games to go, and needing a good result in Thursday’s Europa League game at AC Milan to keep any hopes alive of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

It was Arsenal’s eighth loss in total in 2018, with large sections of the away fans chanting “We want Wenger out” during the game. But the Frenchman himself still maintained he’s the right man for the job despite the poor form.

“Yes it’s the first time it happens in my whole career [losing so many games], I must say, and it’s not easy. But I have enough experience and enough desire to turn things around,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “And I believe as well at the moment, when we need to stay in the game we make individual mistakes at the wrong moments.

“And when a team struggles a bit for confidence it’s even more difficult. We have to stick together; we have no other solution.”

Wenger has now lost four games in a row.

Wenger also added “there is no uncertainty” surrounding his own position — indicating he fully expects to be allowed to see out the season.

Last season, Arsenal finished outside the top four for the first time in Wenger’s career and he admitted that any chance of avoiding a repeat of that failure is now gone.

“You can say that yes, I think it had already gone before [the Brighton game],” he said. “Mathematically, with five teams in front of us, you need two to collapse. With such a number of games to go it’s very difficult to think it will happen.”

Wenger also blamed “heavy legs” for Arsenal’s poor first-half performance, as they went 2-0 down within 30 minutes after goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray. This latest loss came after successive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final last weekend and in the league on Thursday.

“They started strong, we were caught cold. And after in the second half, I felt we responded very well with big desire, but we couldn’t get the goal that got us at least a point,” Wenger said.

“Yes, [confidence] was missing, you could see that. We played Sunday at Wembley, Thursday night a big game again, and today early morning, so it was I think a combination of yes, a lack of confidence, but as well a bit heavy legs.”

Mattias is ESPN FC’s Arsenal correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @MattiasKaren.

fifa15guide – FIFA 18 Marc Overmars Icon SBC Cheapest Solution

So here is another FIFA 18 prime icon squad building challenge and the player that we’re helping you to get at the cheapest price is Marc Overmars. This is the cheapest solution where you will save thousands of coins by doing it the cheap way. You’ll need around 380K coins on Xbox and around 400K for PlayStation in your club and you can watch the full HD video guide below.

The following SBC’s are the ones that you will need to complete in-order to get the untradeable Overmars special Icon.

  • Eredivisie
  • Arsenal
  • FC Barcelona
  • 83 rated team
  • 84 rated team
  • 85 rated team
  • 86 rated team

The cheapest SBC will be the Eredivisie whilst the 86 rated team will be by far the most expensive but copying the exact players that i submit you’ll end up saving loads and getting the player for a bargain price.

As for Overmars, i actually have it in my team and it’s a fantastic card! Some icon cards are not that great but this one if very good and even if you do not get along with it and don’t quite fancy it then you can still submit it into other icon SBC’s to acquire another icon down the line.

The stand out attribute is by far the 95 pace which is frightening and i can tell you that he is lightning fast and is great on the left wing. Make sure to subscribe to the official YouTube channel to stay up to date and see when all the new videos are uploaded to the channel. More FIFA 18 tips to come on the website soon so check back periodically as the site is updated.

FIFA 18 Peter Schmeichel Icon SBC Cheapest Solution on fifa15guide

This is the very first ever Prime Icon SBC we’re covering for FIFA 18 and it’s the Peter Schmeichel card up first. In this tutorial guide you’ll find out the simplest and cheapest solution to get the legendary Danish goalkeeper. Check out the full HD video below to learn more.

Starting from his early days and all the way through his career we showcase all the SBCS all the way to the 86 rated team. Detailed below are all the squad building challenges you need to complete to be awarded this very special card.

  • Brøndby IF
  • Sporting CP
  • Premier League
  • Denmark
  • 84 Rated Team
  • 85 Rated Team
  • 86 Rated Team

Remember that you will also be awarded packs for every SBC that you complete so that will hopefully help in getting some of the cost down. The entire cost put together to complete this icon SBC is around 380K coins.

As for how good the actual card is in-game, well there are mixed reviews on it but i will say that he is incredibly good at one on one shot stopping but he lacks a real desire to get Arial balls when crosses are whipped in to the middle. He’s also not very good at saving long shots from far out which is disappointing.

It’s worth getting it if not for the sheer reason to at least put it towards another icon SBC that requires you to submit an icon in any position. Make sure you’re subbed to the official YouTube channel and check back here for more icon squad building challenges that will be coming soon.

All FIFA 18 TOTY Players Revealed –

The full FIFA 18 Ultimate Team TOTY (Team Of The Year) players have been revealed after the 55 player selection was shortened down to the very best eleven star players. Check out who made the full team below and leave your comments on who you were lucky to have packed.

TOTY Attackers/Forwards

FIFA 18 TOTY Attackers

FIFA 18 TOTY Attackers

  • Harry Kane (ST) – Tottenham Hotspur / England
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (LW) – Real Madrid CF / Portugal
  • Lionel Messi (RW) – FC Barcelona / Argentina

TOTY Midfielders

FIFA 18 TOTY Midfielders

FIFA 18 TOTY Midfielders

  • Kevin De Bruyne (CM) – Manchester City / Belgium
  • Luka Modrić (CM) – Real Madrid CF / Croatia
  • N’Golo Kanté (CM) – Chelsea / France

TOTY Goalkeeper & Defenders

FIFA 18 TOTY Defenders And Goalkeeper

FIFA 18 TOTY Defenders And Goalkeeper

  • Sergio Ramos (CB) – Real Madrid CF / Spain
  • Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – AC Milan / Italy
  • Marcelo (LB) – Real Madrid CF / Brazil
  • David De Gea (GK) – Manchester United / Spain
  • Dani Alves (RB) – Paris Saint-Germain / Brazil


Players from Other Sports That We Want to See in FIFA –

Usain Bolt FIFA

Usain Bolt FIFA

It’s no secret that Usain Bolt fancies himself as a bit of a footballer. And the fact that he has secured himself a trial at Borussia Dortmund this coming March proves just how right the developers of FIFA 18 were to put him in the game. But it got us thinking; are there players from other sports that we want to see on FIFA? Of course, there are.

Head over to the NBA, and you can take your pick of any major player there. Hand him the goalkeeper jersey, and you’re safe as houses, right? Well, in theory, yes, but remember, there’s a lot more to goalkeeping that height. You also need to be good with your feet, and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers has the skills. He’s played football all his life and was at the Champions League Final last season. And at seven feet, no one is chipping him.

The Rugby Union has some fast players, but there are few that can claim to be faster than Usain Bolt himself. And one of those few is England player Jonny May, who recorded an incredible 10.49 meters per second in a recent speed test over 40 meters. That speed would see him break the world 100-meter record. Six Nations’ odds have England as the favorites for the championship, and with May in the team, you can understand why. This guy is not only as fast as Bolt, but he’s powerfully built and tall. Defenders would bounce off him. If Didier Drogba were as fast as Usain Bolt, his name would be Jonny May.

Back to the States, we go to the NFL. We’re thinking a strong center-half in the mold of Razor Ruddock, but perhaps in slightly better condition. A tight end in the NFL would do the job nicely, and Rob Gronkowski is the best there is. He’s big, he’s strong and he’s mobile. No light-on-his-feet Messi is getting past the Gronk, and he’d eat Neymar for breakfast.

Now you may not know this, but there are quite a few tennis players who are quick on their feet. Nadal and Djokovic are notorious for indulging in soccer tennis at exhibition matches while Federer allegedly had to choose either soccer or tennis as his chosen sport. Apparently, he was that good at both. We’d like to see Nadal on the pitch though; he’s got that fiery temper that would make him a good character who might earn himself the odd red card.

For the pure comedic value of it, we’d love to see just about any WWE wrestler on the pitch. Now wrestling and soccer have crossed paths before. Stuart Tomlinson played between the sticks for Port Vale and Burton Albion before signing up as a pro wrestler. He’s back playing for Altrincham now, so he might not get into FIFA anytime soon. So, who would we want to see? The Rock, John Cena, The Undertaker? Doesn’t really matter who, this would be totally worth it just for a laugh.

So, what about the other sports? Darts, snooker, golf? Who are the stars from other sports that you’d most like to see in FIFA 19? Of all those we mentioned above, we reckon Jonny May would be the most successful, although Nadal just might push him for a place in the matchday squad.

3D Print Your Star Trek Online Ship! on fifa15guide

3D Print Your Star Trek Online Ship! on fifa15guide

The team at Star Trek Online is so happy to announce that, beginning in March, Captains on PC will be able to 3D print their personal starships from the game! We’re partnering with Mixed Dimensions to allow you to create custom 3D handcrafted starship collectibles for your desk, home and more. Almost all of the over 500 playable starships will be available for print, including your personal customizations like ship names, colors and shield skins. You’ll even be able to print the customizations you’ve made using the parts available to your ship in the ship tailor.

Once you have your ship where you want it, you’ll be directed to Mixed Dimension’s GamePrint web site, where you’ll will be offered several different purchase options. Captains can commission one of the company’s master artists to hand paint an incredibly detailed, 12” resin high-end collectible version of their starship. You can also order a single-color version or a pre-primed model, which allows you to paint the entire starship yourself. And for those who prefer to stick with the classics, GamePrint will also offer completed models replicating 20 of Star Trek Online’s exclusive and most popular starships.

We’ll have more information very soon on this program, with pricing details and how you can print your very own ship. In the meantime, check out some images of a 3D Printed Pathfinder below:

 3D Print Your Star Trek Online Ship! on fifa15guide

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fifa15guide – Star Trek Adventures: U.S.S. Pathfinder Episode 3

fifa15guide - Star Trek Adventures: U.S.S. Pathfinder Episode 3

It’s time for a return to the world of Star Trek Online…on the tabletop! A few months ago, the developers of Star Trek Online got together to play Star Trek Adventures, the roleplaying game from Modiphius, and you all enjoyed it enough that you asked for a second episode. We’re happy to announce that second episode is coming on February 27th at 6:00 PM PT!

Last time, the crew of the U.S.S. Pathfinder were drawn into a conflict between the Kalkrit Supreme, a war like alien race (dubbed by chat the “Space Jerks,”) and the Hekteb Confederacy, a loose confederation of alien worlds. The Kalkrit used terrifying space folding powers to create suicide bombers in a surprise attack, and the Hekteb responded by threatening to unleash a weapon that could break a planet’s tectonic plates. This time, the crew will bring these two ancient foes together in an attempt to find a peaceful solution.

Meet the ship and the crew of the U.S.S. Pathfinder:

What: Members of the STO Dev Team play Star Trek Adventures!

When: 2/27, 6:00 PM PST

LINKS TO WATCH: The Cryptic Twitch Channel, or The Star Trek Online Facebook Page


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The U.S.S. Pathfinder (NCC-97600) was developed as part of Starfleet’s “Four Quadrant Strategy,” (4QS) which was designed to help them explore and defend the brave new frontiers created by the Iconian Gateway Network’s activation. It represents one of the most advanced and flexible ships of its type and is perfectly suited for the rapid survey missions required by 4QS. Sporting a quantum slipstream drive and cutting-edge scientific equipment, Pathfinder and her sister ships will be at the vanguard of Starfleet’s revitalized exploration efforts.



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Played by: Lead Ship Artist Thomas Marrone


Captain Thomas Marrone began his Starfleet career as an engineer, specializing in computer systems and interfaces. Throughout the course of his service, he saw duty on both starships and starbases and gained some infamy as the leader of the team that “turned the LCARS blue” when implementing a major software update cycle in 2407. Despite a few raised eyebrows, the update proved to be successful and Marrone, having completed Command school, earned promotion to Captain and a billet as commanding officer of the new U.S.S. Pathfinder. Six months into her first deployment, the Pathfinder has survived the ravages of the Iconian War and Marrone is eager to take his ship into the great unknown promised by the Starfleet recruiting posters that captivated him when he was a young boy.

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Played by: Content Writer Paul Reed


Commander Kyona was born on Cait and raised in a small agricultural community known for being “nice, if a little dull.”  Joining Starfleet in pursuit of an exciting career, she was assigned to U.S.S. Belfast under Captain Shon, serving with valor during the Dominion Incursion.  After the unfortunate destruction of the Belfast, Kyona was transferred to the crew of U.S.S. Enterprise-F as chief security officer. She served with distinction there for some time, transferring to U.S.S. Pathfinder after the conclusion of the Iconian War.  As the Executive Officer, she brings strong security and tactical skill sets to the job, aiming to keep the vessel as safe and sound as possible while it boldly goes where no one has gone before.

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Played by: FX Artist Chris Menard


Ethan Yeager is a tall well-built human, with dirty blond hair and unusual, slightly luminous, blue eyes. Ethan grew tired of living in an isolated colony and left to explore the galaxy, and seek new challenges, eventually finding his way into Starfleet. Being an augment Ethan has experienced more than his share of mistrust. The first few years of Ethan’s career were difficult and tested the limits of his patience, but he’s committed to proving that not all augments are Khan Noonien Singh.

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Played by: Community Manager Mike Fatum


Community Manager Mike Fatum is playing Thox, a Klingon Science Officer in Starfleet. If that sounds like a contradiction, it is. Thox grew up on a remote science post, and while he is very much a Klingon, he joined Starfleet to explore the universe, believing he could find more honor by discovering the stars than by slaughtering his enemies. Even so, he was dragged with the rest of Starfleet into a bloody war against his own people, the scars of which have still not completely faded.

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Played by: Content Designer Tiffany Chu


Tiffany Chu, STO Content Designer, is playing Doctor Lera Jenan. Growing up on the Trill homeworld, she sought to be one of the few elite joined Trills while focusing her studies on medicine. Selected by the Symbiosis Commission, Lera was ready to accept a Symbiont whose host was badly injured. However, the injuries were more grave than expected, and within hours of joining, the Symbiont died. As the joining wasn’t complete, Lera recovered, but she found a new purpose in life – to live fully, and gain “immortality” by doing so much good, history books will have to mention her.

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Played by: Content Designer Ryon Levitt


Tellan Myrrai has been a pilot for Romulan Republic since practically its inception. She is a Republic hardliner who idolizes D’Tan – some have called it a crush, but those people have had trouble walking since. When D’Tan was seeking volunteers for a cultural exchange with their allies in the Federation, Tellan knew that this would be an exciting chance to further the Republic’s agenda. The helm of a Starfleet ship probably isn’t that different from a Warbird, right?

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Jesse Heinig is a Staff Game Designer for Star Trek Online, who has a long history working on Star Trek properties. For the purposes of our game he will effectively be an omnipotent alien entity known as The Gamemaster.



And that’s the team! Be sure to tune in Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 PM PST to watch us explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly roll some dice.

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FUT Champions Weekend League Update on fifa15guide

Posted January 24th at 2:30pm.

Hey FUT Players,

Quick intro, my name is Tyler Blair and I’m a Senior Game Designer on FIFA Ultimate Team. I started at EA in 2004 and have worked on FUT since it was just a concept in 2008. As a Designer, I’m part of the team that shapes and decides the direction of FUT features through production, and partners with the rest of the development team to bring features and modes to life when the game launches.

Today I wanted to tell you about a change we are making to the Weekend League, starting in February, and also give you a bit more context on changes already made in the January FIFA 18 Title Update.   

Silver 2 Qualification from February

When we added qualification to the prizes at Gold 3 and above, we did so with the intent of making continued participation in the Weekend League easier. We looked at the effects of this change and found that it encouraged some players to play more games per weekend, which was not our intent.


To reach Gold 3, it takes 18 wins and data shows that a big group of players stop playing when they get there. It also shows that it takes most players approximately 31 games to achieve this rank. We understand the rewards are a big driver as to why people try to get as many wins as possible, but the disproportionate population of players who stop at this line signals an opportunity for improvement. So, with that in mind we’re making a change at the start of February.

FUT Champions rewards of Silver 2 and above will now grant access to the next Weekend League. The new number of wins required to gain the qualification reward will be 11 wins and above. By moving the benchmark to Silver 2, we will grow the overall size of the weekend league slightly and enable an earlier stop-point for players wanting to earn requalification. The stats show that a high percentage of players will find themselves qualified to the next Weekend League after 20-23 games and many much faster than that.

This change retains the structure we have in place to find the best FUT players in the world, while keeping competitive play available and accessible for all FUT players.

Review of Pre-Match Information

In this Title Update, we improved the pre-game experience and game setup flow.

  • In the team select screen we changed the way Home and Away are displayed – you will now see ‘My Squad’ and ‘Opponent Squad’. 

  • We also removed the option of playing in specific stadiums with varied camera angles or shadow patterns. To provide a consistent experience for everyone, all FUT Champions matches will take place in the FeWC Stadium, Time of Day will always be set to Night and Weather always be set to Clear.
  • We have changed the way that kit selection works. You will now control which kits you see for both your own team, and your opponent’s team. You will choose whether to assign your Home or Away kit to your team, while your opponent’s team will be assigned the other. In gameplay, each player will see only the kits they selected, and will not see the kits that their opponent selected. With this in mind, we suggest that you review your Active kits.

I hope that this gives you better insight into the changes we made. Thank you for playing and see you in the Weekend League!

Tyler Blair and the FUT Development Team


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2nd Anniversary Festival Now Live on fifa15guide

The celebration arrives January 17.

2nd Anniversary Festival Gift

Event: January 17 – February 7

It’s our anniversary, but we got you a present! The NCSOFT West-designed Shadowrunner costume is finally finished, and (spoilers) you’re getting it for free! Collect your free 2nd Anniversary Gift bundle (limited to one per account), by visiting the Featured tab in the Hongmoon Store. The 2nd Anniversary Festival Gift will bestow upon you:

  • 2x – 2nd Anniversary Coins
  • 22x – 2nd Anniversary Cupcakes
  • 22 – 2nd Anniversary Fireworks
  • 7 Days of Premium Membership
  • Shadowrunner costume & Weapon Skin Chest


Mythical Music Event

Event: January 17 – February 7
Redemption Period: January 17 – March 21

What’s a celebration without music? This 2nd Anniversary Festival invites you and your friends to go full audiophile and collect Music Box Cylinders to keep those beats thumping. Complete the Daily Challenge to receive a Music Box Cylinder, which can be turned in once per day to Celesta in Jadestone Village for a Completed Music Box. Open a Completed Music Box and you’ll receive some guaranteed rewards like the 2nd Anniversary Coin, as well as a shot at rarer materials like Moonstone Crystals, a Sacred Crystal Bundle, Elysian Crystals, and more.

Take your 2nd Anniversary Coins and head to the Dragon Express to purchase the limited-time Purity costume, 2nd Anniversary Cake Hat, and Candle Glasses available through the Redemption Period.

Purity & Anniversary Adornments


Realmrift Supply Chain

Event: January 17 – February 7
Redemption Period: January 17 – March 21

Relive Blade & Soul’s launch by returning to a challenging limited-time special event version of Blackram Supply Chain. Characters over level 50 can enter an updated version of this classic, and collect special daily rewards. This isn’t going to be as easy as other event dungeons, so be sure to come prepared.

Complete the prerequisite letter quest “A Letter from Nowhere” to gain access to a Daily Quest, that once completed will provide a Corsair’s Gift Box. Open the gift box for guaranteed and rare rewards, including the Corsair’s Comb—a currency that can be spent in the Dragon Express during the Redemption Period to obtain a number of cosmetic rewards.

  • Pirate Princess
  • Gangplank Style
  • Custom Gangplank Style
  • Red Gangplank Style
  • Poharan’s Eyepatch
  • Blackram Officer Uniform

The dynamic quest “The Other Poharan” also provides a Corsair’s Comb and 3 Fortune Potions each time, so that’s a good way to subsidize your Daily Quest gains. Also keep a lookout for the special Realmrift Supply Chain Soul Shield Chest which drops from each of the dungeon’s bosses, and contains a Sacred Longgui, Raven, or Beluga Soul Shield when opened.

Prefer to spend your time on progressing your character and not collecting costumes? Throughout the Redemption Period you’ll also gain access to special event Transmutation recipes. Make a Premier Hongmoon XP Charm by Transmuting 50 Corsair’s Combs, a Special Hongmoon XP Charm, and 20 gold. You can also make a Pentagonal Obsidian with a Special Square Obsidian of the corresponding element, 60 Corsair’s Combs, and 20 gold.

Merchant of Wonders

As we said before, the Realmrift Supply Chain is a challenging event dungeon, and so for completing it we’ve sweetened the pot a bit. When completing Realmrift Supply Chain, there’s a 100% chance to encounter the Merchant of Wonders, who will offer you a chance at everything available through the event, and more. Be sure to stick around and check out what he has to offer after each run.


Systems & Items

The update brings a number of bigger systems changes, and we’ve taken a quick look at a few of the more impactful ones in this overview.

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Tailor Shop Customization System

The hotly anticipated costume customization system arrives with this update, allowing you to alter the materials and color of select costumes.

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Premium Membership Update

We’ve overhauled the Premium Membership program by reducing complexity and improving the bonuses. There’s never been a better time to bump your Blade & Soul experience up to the next level.

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Silver Saberfang Chest

The Silver Saberfang Chest has arrived, and brings the ability to obtain a number of impressive costumes—the ultimate being the Silver Saberfang set itself, of course.

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2nd Anniversary 4.1 Patch Notes


  • Mythical Music Event
    • The Mythical Music Event is available from January 17 through February 7.
    • Complete the Daily Challenge to receive a Music Box Cylinder, then head to Celesta in Jadestone Village to redeem it for a Completed Music Box.
    • Open the Completed Music Box to receive 2nd Anniversary Coin event tokens and consumables, as well as a chance at additional upgrade materials.
    • Redeem 2nd Anniversary Coin via the Special tab in Dragon Express for rewards, including but not limited to:
      • Purity outfit
      • 2nd Anniversary Cake Hat
      • Candle Glasses
  • 2nd Anniversary Gift
    • Head to the Hongmoon Store to receive a free 2nd Anniversary Gift! Limit one per account. The gift contains the exclusive NCW-designed Shadowrunner outfit and more:
      • 2nd Anniversary Coin x2
      • 2nd Anniversary Cupcake x22
      • 2nd Anniversary Fireworks x22
      • Shadowrunner Outfit x1
      • Shadowrunner Weapon Skin Chest x1
    • Furthermore, equipping the Shadowrunner Outfit will grant you the Shadow Warrior title!
  • Realmrift Supply Chain
    • Level 50+ characters can return to face familiar foes such as Slashimi and Vice Admiral Poharan in Realmrift Supply Chain! Realmrift Supply Chain is only available via Cross-Server Dungeon (F8) and has no lockout.
    • Open your Quest Journal (J) to receive the “A Letter from Nowhere” quest. Complete the quest to access the “A Rift in the Supply Chain” daily quest and the dungeon.
    • Complete the daily quest to receive a Corsair’s Gift Box which contains Corsair’s Comb event tokens and consumables with a chance at additional upgrade materials. The dungeon dynamic quest also rewards 1 Corsair’s Comb.
    • Each boss drops a Realmrift Supply Chain Soul Shield Chest which provides a Sacred Longgui, Raven, or Beluga Soul Shield when opened.
    • Chef Tae Jangum and Vice Admiral Poharan have a very low chance to drop Tae Jangum Pet and Poharan Pet, respectively.
    • Redeem Corsair’s Comb via the Special tab in Dragon Express for cosmetic rewards and upgrade materials, including all three colors of Gangplank Style Hair!
    • During the event and redemption period, you can transmute Special Hongmoon XP Charm, 50 Corsair’s Combs, and 20 Gold for Premier Hongmoon XP Charm.
    • During the event and redemption period, you can transmute 1 Square Obsidian, 60 Corsair’s Combs, and 20 Gold for Pentagonal Obsidian of the same element.
    • Defeat Vice Admiral Poharan in Realmrift Supply Chain to receive a visit from the Merchant of Wonders, who will offer a chance to purchase all available rewards from the event and more!


  • You can now store Heroic Weapons obtained from dungeons in the Weapon tab of the Showroom
  • You can now choose from 9 quests to complete for Daily Challenge. You can complete any 3 to earn the Daily Challenge Reward.
  • The calculation for rating in 3v3 Tag Match has been modified for more consistent gains and losses.
  • The Daily Challenge Reward Chest now includes a Heroic Friendship Charm and has a chance to drop White Orb.
  • Raven King’s Ferocity/Energy/Animus no longer drop from Generals Moyun and Shuna in Skybreak Spire. New tradable items Sealed Raven King’s Ferocity/Energy/Animus now drop from the Raven King in Skybreak Spire.
  • Increased the drop rate of Transcendence Engine in Irontech Forge
  • The Nirvana outfit is now available from Tower Trader NPC Kangcha in Mushin’s Tower for 20 Yunsang Prayer Beads.
  • The minimum quantity of gold that can be listed in the Currency Exchange has been increased to 10, up from 1.
  • Upgrade and Fortune Charms are being removed and can be exchanged via the Antiques menu.


  • Lord of the Flame’s Horns, Zakhan’s Claw, Acrimor’s Wing, and Hand of Xanos will no longer be available and can be exchanged via the Antiques window for a new item, Draken Core. Dungeons that previously dropped these items will now drop Draken Core.
  • Demon Eye will no longer be available and can be exchanged via the Antiques window for a new item, Hellion Core.  Hellion Core is now available from Starstone Mines, Hollow’s Heart, and Ebondrake Lair.
  • Legendary Accessories can now be purchased for 200 Draken Core or 250 Hellion Core from Achievement Merchant NPC Kiyeon in Zaiwei, provided the achievement requirements are met.
  • Reduced the amount of Transformation Stones needed to upgrade from Baleful/Seraph Weapon Stage 6 to Stage 7.
  • Premium Transformation Stone is no longer needed to upgrade to Baleful/Seraph Weapon Stage 8-12 and have been replaced with increasing amounts of Transformation Stone.
  • Stage 10 and Awakened Legendary Accessories can now be salvaged to receive a Red Dragon Crux or Blue Dragon Crux.
    • Red/Blue Dragon Crux can be used to upgrade the seed item for the next generation of Legendary Accessory to Stage 1.
    • For example, you can salvage Destiny Ring – Stage 10 to receive a Red Dragon Crux which can be used to upgrade Hellion Ring to Skyshatter Ring – Stage 1 for a reduced cost. Blue Dragon Crux will be used for future generations of accessories.
  • You can now purchase Obsidian Gems and Hongmoon Hexagonal Emerald for Solar Energy in Dragon Express.

Tailor Shop

  • In addition to other methods of acquisition, players can spend Chromatic Thread to obtain customizable costumes from Clothing Merchant NPCs in-game. Chromatic Thread is now available in the Hongmoon Store.
  • Customizable costumes and adornments are designated with a special icon in the upper left.
  • Left-click a costume and click Tailor Shop to customize your costume. There is a base cost of 10 Chromatic Thread per costume and 3 per adornment. Additionally, each individual modification costs 1 Chromatic Thread and 1 Gold.
  • Once a costume has been customized, it cannot be traded, regardless of its properties before customization.
  • You are able to remove customization for 20 Gold, which will restore the item’s original properties as well.
  • Customized costumes and adornments have their own storage slot in the Showroom.


  • You will now receive Guild Supplies when crafting Normal recipes and a random amount of Lucky Guild Box when crafting Trade or Masterwork recipes.
  • Radiant Ring
    • Reduced crafting cost of Brilliant Key.
    • Reduced crafting cost including removing Hongmoon Gem Powder for Diamond Pouches below Gilded Triangular.
  • Forgekeepers
    • Reduced crafting cost of Master Field Repair Tool Box, Void Fragment, and Ascendance Stone.
    • Added Illusion Weapon Chest Recipes.
  • Soul Wardens
    • Reduced crafting cost of Artisanal/Masterwork Shield Base Bundle and Sealed Soul Shield Engravings.
  • Earthseers
    • Reduced crafting cost of Revival Charm Bundle and Resuscitation Charm Bundle.
    • Add recipes for Hongmoon Focus Recovery Charm, Illusion Charm, and Champion’s Charm.
  • Acquired Taste
    • Reduced crafting cost of tradable food chests.
    • Reduced crafting cost including removing Dumplings from Masterwork Soup recipes.
    • Added Meat Dumpling, Meat Dumpling Food Chest, and Renowned Meat Dumpling Soup recipes.
  • Silver Cauldron
    • Reduced crafting cost of tradable potion chests.
    • Reduced crafting costs including removing lesser potions from Masterwork potion recipes.
    • Added Frenzy Potion Masterwork recipe.