Nexon America has released Sword of the Gods, a content update to its MMO fantasy game, Mabinogi. This new update will continue an epic story where players search for the Sword of the Gods to defend their lands from invading baddies. Sword of the Gods is packed full of new features, including the Griffin (which is only available through August 24th), a set of new abilities, a unique kitchen dungeon system, and an achievement system that gives alchemists a chance to be inducted into the elite group of Royal Alchemists.
Read on for more information regarding the new features as well as screenshots from the Sword of the Gods update for Mabinogi.
In the new kitchen dungeon, players use a special recipe, based on the player’s cooking skill, to enter a large cooking pot where they must fight against food in order to get the proper amount of ingredients for the recipe of the dungeon. Aspiring chefs must defeat all of the necessary ingredients before the clock runs out. Players will then be scored and rewarded based on how well they performed in their food fight.
The three new skills that included within the update are Shock, Evade and the Shadow Spirit. Shock is a powerful alchemy ability that allows you to emit electrical damage to any creature that goes near the affected target. This ability can be used by the player on themselves, an ally, or an enemy. The Evade skill is useful when avoiding incoming projectile attacks, including bow and magic attacks. With the Shadow Spirit, players can drain and store up the dark power of defeated enemy Fomors.
The update also brings the Journal System to Mabinogi, where you can keep track of your achievements and compare with other players. Achievements are attained when characters level up, when stories are completed or through exploration. There are a variety of ways to collect achievement points and becoming a Royal Alchemist is dependent on having a good journal achievement score. As a Royal Alchemist, players can access exclusive clothing and may assist players who call upon Royal Alchemists for support.
The Sword of the Gods update is available now and can be downloaded and played for free at this link.