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Mounts introduction

 

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How do I get a mount?
Once you reach level 20 on the Knowledge Tree, you unlock the Mount talent and gain the ability to purchase and ride a mount. They can be purchased for coins or andermant at a Grizmek, the Tamer, in Kingshill, Jarlshofn and Ellonidos. Be on the lookout for Gnob, the Event merchant, who sells horses for draken. Mounts may also be rewarded for participation in special events. 

What does the mount do?
The mount will increase the player’s travel speed in urban areas and out in the wilderness and dungeons. Speed buffs (like those given by the fairy) will stack.

Can I attack while on a mount?
No, you are unable to deal any damage or use any skills while on your mount. When you attack, you will be dismounted.

What is the difference between mounts?
Besides the cosmetic differences, all mounts are identical.

Does the mount have any skills? 
No, as of now, mounts only help you travel through the lands faster.

Can my mount die from mob damage? 
After you receive a threshold level of damage, you will be automatically dismounted, and the mount will rest in your inventory.

Are mounts allowed in the arena? 
Mounts cannot be used in the arena in all matches, except for Capture the Flag (5v5). In Capture the Flag (5v5), you will be dismounted when you pick up the flag.

What are epic mounts?
Epic mounts move at a quicker speed than traditional steeds. For more information, visit the  Epic Mounts post.

Epic Mounts
Increase your level of  to 30 knowledge and learn the new talent “Epic Mount”. As soon as you’ve unlocked this new talent, explore the world of Drakensang Online with an Epic Mount, which you can earn through completing various PvP quests or by purchasing one through Grizmek, the tamer. Game mechanics of Epic mounts are similar to those of traditional  , but with greater movement speed (increases travel speed by 100%).

Battle Master Quest Series:
Complete the PvP quest available through Battle Masters all across the land. Each battle master will provide you with a 5-part series of quests that require you to win battles in a certain type of arena. Upon completing these tasks, you will be rewarded with pieces of a costume (4 total parts) and, ultimately, the corresponding speedy mount. All players can participate in these quests steeds, however, only players with level 30 Knowledge can use the Epic Mount. 

Epic Mount Options:
Listed below, you will find the number of wins required to complete each quest The first 4 quests reward you with increasing pieces of a costume set and completing quest 5 will reward you with the corresponding epic mount.

Ice Bear: Duel (1v1)​
 
Costume Duria: Team Death Match (3v3)​
 
Cerebus: Capture the Flag (5v5)​
 
Steam Mount: Storm the Fortress (6v6)​
Blood-Scaled Dragon Brood: Purchase from Grizmek([​IMG] 19900)​
 

Item Bonuses

his is the million dollar question. Whether because you want to pound your PvP opponent into the dirt or get to hard to kill bosses, everyone wants to be the best they can be. 

How you decide to gear your character is up to you depending on your play style. Some players prefer to focus on survival stats (max health, armor, block rate). Some prioritize damage stats (most damage or chance of critical hit). Others like to keep their character balanced.

Common bonuses found on loot:

  • + Damage - adds a defined damage bonus to your minimum and maximum attack value
  • + %Damage - Add a damage bonus defined by the percentage of the total damage value of the weapon; damage gems will also be calculated into the total damage percentage.
  • + Critical Hit rate* - Increases the chance of landing a critical hit which hits for a base of 200%+ normal damage.
  • + Critical Hit damage* - Increases the damage from a critical hit by the stated %age.
  • + All Resistance values* - Increases your resistance against fire, lightning, poison, ice, and andermagic.
  • + Attack Speed % - Increases how often your character will attack – be aware that for Spellweavers and Rangers, this also means that you will consume mana/concentration at a faster rate than normal, while for Dragonknights this means that you will effectively be able to gain rage faster than normal. Attack speed bonuses are multiplicative values. For example, if a weapon with a base speed of 0.83 has a speed gem with a 5.00% attack speed bonus, the final attack speed will be 0.83 * 1.05 = 0.87 attacks per second.
  • + Health - Increases your total health by a specific amount.
  • + Resistance* - Increases your resistance from magic-based attacks (Fire, Ice, Lightning, Andermagic).
  • + Armor Value* - Increases your total armor value, which helps to lower the amount of damage you take from enemies.
  • + Block Rate* - Increases your chance of “blocking” an attack from an enemy.
  • + Block Amount* - Decreases the damaged received during a “Block.”
  • + Travel speed %* - Increases movement speed of character (only found on footwear)
    *Numerical values are converted to a percentage value based on a sliding scale and your current level.

Viewing Character Stats:
Open your character window (hotkey “C”) to view your current character build. Hover the mouse over stats to view the actual percentage effect against enemies of similar level.

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Gems to Strengthen Character Build
Gems are very useful in increasing various stats (e.g.: damage, armor, health…). Gems can be purchased through the Trader (hotkey “T”) or the Jeweler and may also be dropped by random mobs when killed. Many of the items in game have empty gem slots so that you can outfit your character however you see fit. You can even add slots at by visiting the Jeweler in town. Please refer to the Gems FAQ for details on gem stats.

Adopt a loyal pet to follow you around.

Fairies, dragons, and monkeys, oh my… What are they and how do I get one?
Pets are accessible at all levels and by all classes. Each player is allowed only one active pet at any moment. Therefore, pet attributes cannot stack and there is no benefit in having more than one of the same kind. Pets are not usable in PvP matches, but If you fall in battle in the wilderness, your pet becomes inactive and can be reactivated through the inventory. Pets have unique attributes and can be seen below. 

 Fairy-Summoning Wand
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Open the Small Surprise Chests from the Daily login bonus for random rewards of equipment, health elixirs and pieces of the fairy companion. 

Collect all 4 components of a Fairy-Summoning Wand: 

  1. Ordinary Lock of Hair from a Fair Maiden
  2. Gnarled Branch from Ancient Oaks
  3. Pollen from Everlasting Fairy Lilies
  4. Flawless Diamond

Combine the items at a workbench to create the Fairy-Summoning Wand. Calling forth the fairy increases travel speed in all urban areas by 25%. 

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Purchase a Dragonspawn Cage from the Grizmek the Tamer 15900 Andermant. Calling forth the dragonspawn increases XP for defeating enemies by +20%.

Cheeky Monkey
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Purchase a Cheeky Monkey from Grizmek the Tamer for 3990 Andermant. This silly monkey follows you around, while eating bananas and swinging from vines.

Mechanical Bomb Buddy 
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Purchase in Andrakasch and equip your own Bomb pet for a critical hit value bonus!

Jumpy Squire 
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Purchase from Grizmek the Tamer and summon your Jumpy Squire pet for a travel speed boost.

Glowing Phoenix Egg 
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The Phoenix Egg is rewarded to players who invite 25+ friends to play Drakensang Online (friends must reach level 15 on their character). Summoning a Phoenix will revive the player in the same location upon death. It can only be summoned once an hour.

Event Booster Pets
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Special Events may reward the participants with a defensive pet that, once activated, increases your health by +5%.

 

Merchant (Buffs, Foods) / Priest (Blessings)

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Temporarily boost your stats for tough battles in PvP or PvE with:

Up-front cost will be in either Andermants or coins. Occasionally, special events also award participants with similar Buffs or Blessings. 

What is the difference between buffs and blessing?
The actual effects of consuming a buff/blessing is listed in each item tool tip and usually increases offensive and/or defensive stats.

Buffs (food items) have a longer effective time period (30 mins). Once activated, a red glow initially surrounds your character.Blessings, generally, have stronger effective stat changes, and a shorter effective duration (3 mins). Activating will cause a red glow and a ground-shaking animation which can also be seen as you change map locations.​

How to Use
After you purchase the Buff/Blessing, and if you meet the minimum level requirement on the item, right-click the item in your inventory to initiate. A timer box will appear near the bottom HUD and indicates the remaining active time. You may have 1 Buff and 1 Blessing active at any one moment, but you are unable stack 2+ Buffs or 2+ Blessings. 

Exception: If you consume any of the buffs or blessing listed below, they do not count against the your buff/blessing count.

Special Buffs and Blessings
These special buffs/blessings may be used in conjunction with other buffs/blessings.

XP Buff
Purchase “Favor of Destiny” or “Destiny’s Support” from the shop and receive these experience buffs to boost experience gained. Only 1 XP buff may be active at any one time.​

 

Weaponsmith / Armor Artisan

Heroes of Duria have long been wearing armor and carrying weapons inlaid with gems. Duria’s jewelers possess the knowledge and skill necessary to remove these gems from their sockets to return them to their owners undamaged. In addition, the jewelers can also transmute three of the same gem into the next highest quality gem. For gem details, please refer to the Gems FAQ.
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You will be presented with their service options: 

  • View selection – to purchase gems
  • Work on gems and items
  • Combine gems

*Note: Not all urban areas have jewelers.

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Socketing Gems

Gems are socketed to items that have slots. However, gems can only be socketed to specific items such as weapons or armor so please read the gems descriptions in the Gems FAQ carefully before you purchase.To socket a gem, open your inventory and right click on the gem. Your cursor will change into a “gem-like” shape. 
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Next, left click on the item you wish to socket. If the gem is not suitable for the item, you will get an error message. Embedding gems onto equipment is FREE.​

 

Note that you can also socket Gems at the Gem Desk with a socketable item already on the Gem Desk by right clicking a gem in your inventory or simply dragging a gem to an open slot on the Gem Desk. You will need to confirm socketing by clicking the Lock icon beneath the gem.​

Removing Gems

At the Gem Desk with a socketed item already on the Gem Desk, click the Unlock icon beneath the gem you wish to unsocket. Note that unsocketing gems is not free and will incur the charge displayed beneath the Unlock icon. Once unsocketed, the gem can then be moved into your inventory by right clicking it, dragging it, or simply closing the Gem Desk.​

Adding a Gem Slot

Additional slots may be added to any item. At the Gem Desk, click the Add Slot icon and select the item you wish to upgrade. The maximum number of slot in an item is 5. The cost to the player will be in Andermant, and is displayed under the Add Slot icon. The cost of the first and each additional slot are listed below: 

  • Basic items - 10/30/60/120/360 Andermant
  • Improved - 20/60/120/360/1080 Andermant
  • Magic - 100/300/600/1200/3600 Andermant
  • Extraordinary - 400/1200/3600/10800 Andermant
  • Legendary - 1600/4800/14400 Andermant
  • Unique - 2400 Andermant

Combining Gems

The jeweler can transmute three jewels of the same type and quality to the next level of the same gem. There are many levels of quality for all gems, please see the Gems FAQ for details on the purpose of each gem and their varying qualities.To combine gems, select the “Combine Gems” option in the jeweler’s window. A window will open where you can drag and drop the three gems for combining. Again, you will be charged coins to combine gems. Gems of greater quality require a higher cost to craft. Note: Crafting gems of higher quality will decrease the total bonus compared to having 3 gems of lower quality. The greatest gem you can craft is “Sacred.”​
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There are 2 types of gems: Offense and DefenseOffensive gems may be fitted only to Weapons and Weapon Accessories (Teeth, Crystals ect.)

  • Rubies
  • Sapphires
  • Onyx

Defensive gems can be equipped to Armor, Rings, Amulets and Off-Hand items

  • Diamonds
  • Amethysts
  • Cyanite

For more information on how to use gems, please refer to the Jeweler.

Offense Gems

Rubies - Rubies add attack damage

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Sapphires - Sapphires increase attack speed

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Onyx - Onyx adds to critical hit value

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Defense Gems

Diamonds - Diamonds add resistance to lightning, ice, poison, fire, and andermagic.

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Amethysts - Amethysts add to maximum health value

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Cyanite - Cyanite boosts armor value

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*Radiant, Flawless, and Sacred gems can only be attained through crafting at the Jeweler. To craft, combine 3x jewels from a lower tier.

Honor, dishonor, player titles and ranks​

n this FaQ thread, we will explain to you the difference between badges of honor, honor points, PvP ranks and PvP titles.

Honor points:

Honor points are awarded to you when you participate in the arena or defeat opponents in the wilderness. In the arena you will get honor points depending on how well you do. Dealt damage, number of kills and number of deaths all influence the total outcome of honor points. Striking the final blow both in the arena and in the wilderness will give you additional honor points. The received amount will vary according to the level of you and your opponent.

Honor points are permanent, once you obtain them, they add to your total pool and can not be diminished. The more you will get, the higher your PvP rank and title will be.

Note that you will stop getting honor points, if you kill the same opponent more than 5 times. The penalty will last for the rest of the day (until you will receive a new daily log-in bonus. This applies to both the arena and the wilderness.​

Badges of honor: 

Badges of honor on the other hand, can be spent. After each match you will gain the same amount of honor points and badges of honor. With the badges you can either speak to the battle master Robert Rampage in Kingshill:

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Buy from his selection or spend them on your PvP talent tree. The more you participate in PvP, the more badges you will receive. Where can you see how much badges of honor you have?
There are three ways:

- Sign in to your account. Before you start playing you can see the amount on your right-hand side of the screen
– While in-game, look at the top-right corner of your screen.
– Press ‘N’ to open your Talent tree menu, they are listed under the right-most talent tree (the PvP tree).​

 

Here you can see the amount of badges required for each respective PvP talent tree level:
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PvP ranks:

Your PvP rank is your total honor point rank on your server. Each server holds its own PvP high score. The PvP rank will show on your character when you will be in the top 10.000 players of your server. The more you will play in PvP, the higher your rank will become. But be careful! If you stay away from PvP for a while, you might find out that you lost all your progress.​

PvP titles: 

PvP titles are the additions you can see next to player names when you hover over them with your mouse. Each title requires a predefined number of honor points. Once a title is obtained, there is no way of going to the previous one. There are many different titles in DSO, and the more honor points you will achieve, the better and more respected title you will get. The title has no direct influence on gameplay and does not give additional benefits – it merely shows the world how passionately you like to participate in PvP .​

 

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There are many different titles you can get. To soothe your curiosity, here is a list of all known titles:

Candidate – 400
Recruit – 3.200
Ardent Recruit – 11.000
Legionnaire – 25.000
Seasoned Legionnaire – 50.000
Ardent Legionnaire – 90.000
Novice Centurion – 140.000
Centurion – 210.000
Seasoned Centurion – 300.000
Ardent Centurion – 410.000
Novice knight of the Order – 550.000
Knight of the Order – 750.000
Seasoned knight of the Order – 1.000.000
Ardent knight of the Order – 1.450.000
Flag bearer – 2.250.000
Marshal – 3.600.000
Field Marshal – 6.750.000
Grand Marshal – 15.000.000
Grand Master – 32.500.000
High Grand Master – 75.000.000​

Dishonorable kills:
What are dishonorable kills? Why do I have them? Are there penalties for having them?

In the same way like the monsters across Duria, the players you compete against are classified as “worthy” and “non-worthy”. All worthy opponents are players that are 5 levels or less below your current experience level. To spare the time calculating, you could simply hover over the player with your mouse. If his level is colored grey, you will get a dishonorable kill if you defeat him. If his level is of any other color (green, yellow, red) you can slay him without worries that you would raise your count.

There are however, some exceptions:

- in arena matches, killing players from the opposing team will give you no dishonorable kills, regardless of player levels
– if a member of your group kills a non-worthy player you will get a dishonorable kill too​

Dishonorable kills, although cruel, give you no penalty whatsoever. But there is also no way of “erasing them”.

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~ at the very top of this picture you can see your PvP title
~ below it is your current PvP rank 
~ the yellow bar shows your progress to the next PvP title
~ at the very bottom you will see how much dishonorable kills you have​

Rankings
See how well you compare to your fellow Heroes in PvP match ups. Compare your rank to just your friends or to all players on your server. Open up the Rankings window (Hotkey “L”) and view overall and arena rankings based on Honor Points achieved.

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