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New Events

Further information will be released on Thursday, August 2nd.

  1. Angel’s Feather: Just for You!
    Trapping Ranger is now eligible to receive feathers upon clearing level-appropriate dungeons. Dimension Witch and Battle Magician will be removed from the list of characters eligible to receive feathers.
    (August 2nd to August 8th Maintenance)
  2. With Guardian Angels
    Upon first logging onto the game, you will receive a “Uyn Ji Angell” accessory for the first character you log onto.
    (Uyn Ji is a member of the Girl Band “A Pink” – All of the angel accessories are named after members.)
    (August 2nd to August 8th Maintenance)
  3. Night Watcher Pre-Event
    Guardian of Eldrasil Quest added – permits you to obtain the timed accessory and Appointment Cube for Rena’s promotional accessory.
    (August 2nd to August 8th Maintenance)

 

New Cash Items

  1. New Limited Edition “Sports Day” Avatar Added.
    (August 2nd to August 30th Maintenance)
  2. Dark Shadow Ice Burner Weapon can now be received from Ice Burners!
    (August 2nd to September 27th Maintenance)

Bug Fixes
[System Fixes]

  1. Added a feature where upon obtaining a consumable item, it will be added automatically to the quickslot.

[Character Fixes]

  1. Some counter-able Special Active skill can no longer be countered by the effects of Distortion and Counter.
  2. Fixed a bug where Code Electra’s Amplify mode effects would not take into effect after using Cloaking (with skill note)

[Dungeon Fixes]

  1. Fixed a bug where Gates of Darkness Clear buff would remain till the next Gates of Darkness Opening Time.

[Pet Fixes]

  1. Fixed a bug where pet hunger would decrease unnaturally during Velder secret dungeon Hell Mode.
  2. Pet Hunger will no longer drop during dungeons that do not give experience points.

Pet Personality Guide

July 31st, 2012 | Posted by 2nafishisgood in Guides - (0 Comments)

Babel has begun its ambitious translation project of the guides from some of the top pros in Korea.  We begin by introducing a Pet Personality Guide from 행운의2달러, the top Void Princess in Korea. We specifically begun with this guide as it is quite appealing to all audiences, and as it is information that has never been introduced in North America before. One of the strengths that Korea has over North America is that its players really understand how to test in-game ideas and develop new techniques: we will endeavor to bring these techniques to NA through their guides.

These guides can also be found in the new “Guides” section. Keep your eyes peeled for more!

 

Along with the “Please Save My Equipment” event,  they are having a sale on fluorite ores.

Basically for level 5 fluorite ores they are giving you 1,500nx cash off. So…

Original Price: 30, 000 for 20 fluorite

Sale Price: 28,500 for 20 fluorite

-_-; not by much but hey it’s a sale. The sale ends at the same time as the enhancement event.

 

 

 

Announcing the “Spectacle, Variety, Super awesome, Hyper-Ultra Special Time Event “!
(Their words, not ours, LOL)
When? July 28th (Saturday) from 11 AM to 12 PM
What? For only one hour, you have unlimited stamina, 2x EXP and 2X Drop Rate.

When? July 29th (Sunday) from 11 AM to 12 PM
What? For only one hour, you have unlimited stamina, 2x EXP and 2X Drop Rate.
Furthermore, you will receive a “Summer Vacation Cube” and “Country Lover Armband”

The Summer Vacation Cube can contain one of the follow items, chosen from random:

  •  Rebirth Stone
  • Eltree Berry (Pet Food)
  • Nasod Megaphone
  • Advanced Nasod Megaphone
  • Ice Burner
  • Exchange Ticket for a Full Set of Limited Avatar
  • +8 Upgrade Scroll
  • +9 Upgrade Scroll
  • +10 Upgrade Scroll

 

 

Finally, for all day Sunday (0 hr to 24 hr), there is also a special reinforcement event:

July 29th, Reinforcement Event “Please Save My Equipment” (ONE DAY ONLY) from 00 HR to 24 HR

For the entire day on Sunday, the probability of your weapon breaking when reinforcing is 0% (note that it can still reset and drop in level!)
Furthermore, you are permitted to use fluorides when upgrading from +10 and above.

 

Unfortunately (or fortunately), they did not bring back the 200% Gem Event. Which is probably a good thing, considering the massive backlash from the community when they had it out!

I am so pretty!

 

 

EDIT: Perhaps I should be more clear because some people are complete fucking retards. Yes, you can use Fluorides on +10. No, you cannot get +20, +13, or even +12. Please stop being so god-damned retarded.

Everyone give a hand of applause for the newest member of our team!

Name:
2nafish
Role:
Korean to English Translator
Age:
21
Favorite Character:
Grand Archer
About Me:
I’m a third year college student who likes to watch anime as a hobby.

 

Gee, he’s certainly unique.

-flips hair-

Next?

Investigative Reporter Roo is on the case! This is the first in a series of interviews that Babel intends to release – with the release of each new TRANSFORM Job, Babel intends to do an interview with one of the top players in Korea of that given class, inquiring as to what their thoughts on their new transformation is. First up, for Dimension Witch, is our very own Risque! Pardon my poor English, as this is the only interview that will be done in English – the others will be in Korean, then translated into English.

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총잡이아저씨:
Hello, Risque! How are you doing with the new job change?

Risque:
Hi Roo~ Pretty good, I’m just exhausted from trying to get everything in order. As you know, I spent a good chunk of the evening developing content for Babel, so I’m tired now, haha. I just tried doing a few 1v1s, and I’m quickly getting used to Dimension Witch. But she’s honestly really different from Battle Magician, so I’m just trying to integrate my old experiences with the new ones.

총잡이아저씨:
Okay, I’ve see you’ve really been waiting for BtM’s new job path! What makes you that enthusiastic about BtM?

Risque:
Well, to be honest, when I first decided to play Battle Magician, I wasn’t expecting to get into it. In fact, the only reason I made a Battle Magician was to take advantage of the event back in the winter where you could get a rare cash avatar – I was really hoping to win an Alice Wonderland avatar for my Elemental Master! However, the more I played her, the more I realized that she was really the opposite of how she was advertised to be: whereas most people considered her this mindless brute-force character, I found her extremely strategic with a huge number of gaping flaws.

For instance, she still – and this is true as Dimension Witch too – doesn’t have a combo that works in PvP. Her skills were weak, her catching ability was subpar, her mana management was bad… But somehow, she had a really appealing concept and set of tools. I found it really entertaining for me to devise strategies to overcome her shortfallings, despite Battle Magician being considered one of the worst classes in Korea. For me, that was what made Battle Magician fun: finding unique ways to let her strengths shine in face of her crippling weaknesses.

총잡이아저씨:
Ohhhh, Okay, so you think Battle Magician’s current position in Elsword is rather low in the sense of efficiency, then, can you tell us about one of your strategy of playing her well? Like, which skills should BtMs should take advantage of?

Risque:
Aerial combat is an important role in Battle Magician’s repetitore, for sure, especially in team games. Whereas every Aisha can take advantage of this strategy, Battle Magician is particularly effective at it. Aisha really gains the advantage when trying to initiate clashes with other players in the air, thanks to her increased recovery speed especially compared to the males – and Battle Magician has the all-important Speed Accelerator to enhance that. Too many times, I find that Battle Magicians do not take advantage of that skill: the additional attack speed that it provides will be a godsend for you in both offense and defense.

The key issue with Battle Magician is that she has no true combos that she can rely upon. zzz only hits once out of three times in lag, permitting your opponent to counter, and >>zxx is too easily jumped out of – it can only truly work on Chung, or people with very low attack speed (relatively). Thus, the key is to use your aerial capabilities to increase the number of combo chances you get, rather than relying on lengthy combos.

However, just waving your staff around won’t win you the game. But this is where Battle Magician’s other two trumps come in: Magical Makeup and Energy Spurt. Magical Makeup is excellent in field domination, whereas Energy Spurt can really pack a punch against players you normally can’t dent. The key thing to keep in mind is that both have their pros and cons, and it is important to make a very snap judgement about which to use. For instance, while Magical Makeup can dominate a field for the full duration and potentially provide you with enough MP to greatly multiple your initial investment (important since BtM has trouble getting MP), it also gives your opponent enough to one-shot you if they are a male, wasting your investment. Similarly, Energy Spurt is all-or-nothing: once you’ve spent the MP, you’re forced to go uphill to recover it all again.

총잡이아저씨:
Okay, so your advice is to make wise decisions! What is BtM like in dungeons?

Risque:
Considerably stronger, actually! Well, to be honest, she still doesn’t match up against the ranks of the stronger dungeoners, but she can definitely hold her own. While she needs to use Magical Makeup to match the damage output of say, VP, she has very fun gameplay and interesting skills to carry her through. Energy Spurt is a very nice field wipe too if you have the skill note!

총잡이아저씨:
Oh, I see. Finally Dimension Witch has been updated today. What has changed compared to BtM?

Risque:
She’s gotten some interesting assets! First, let’s take a look at her new combos. I have mixed feelings about >>xx… Since the original hit was changed from a Fireball to a Starball with considerably slower speed and shorter distance, it’s removed her main defensive feint. In exchange for a weaker feint, however, she gains intense mana regeneration: each hit of the second part of >xx will regenerate 5 MP, which is quite insane considering Dimension Witch’s previous difficulty in gaining MP in PvP. Her other combo, the mana bomb, is very flashy and cool looking, but ultimately, it has very limited practical use as it uses up a knock-up counter – the only possible use would be if you were stuck in a pincer attack, and even then, it’s very subject to luck since both of her activator magic circle combos require a long time to set up.

Her active is really interesting, but it’s not so good for me, a foreign player. Even with the slightest bit of latency, the appearance of the orb is delayed by two seconds. Even Eve’s summons, which can conventionally lag for foreigners, activate instantly for me. So thus, it’s not something I can really make use of, which is a pity. I’m sure you natives could use it much better, though!

As for her other skills… While her 100 MP has been getting some acclaim for its wide range and ease of comboability, my personal feeling is that the damage is too low. Yes, it’s a very spammable skill… But ultimately, it takes so many casts of that hammer to defeat someone, and that MP could easily be channeled into a stronger skill.

Similarly, her 200 MP is somewhat subpar in PvP. Its maximum hits of 11, which bumps the skill up to 3300% or so (still rather subpar damage considering it’s physical), can only be achieved if you have your opponent in a corner. Otherwise, it only deals around 6 or 7 hits, assuming little lag – in lag, it only deals 3 hits. Surely, Guillotine is a lot more consistent.

총잡이아저씨:
Would you consider Dimension Witch’s playing style similar to Battle Magician’s?

Risque:
In some ways, not a lot has changed. She will be relying on Energy Spurt and Magical Makeup for the majority of her damage still. In other ways, however, she has been granted more tools – now she can actually regenerate MP quickly outside of Magical Makeup thanks to her >>xx combo! Her new combo that grants additional Space Impact hits can also greatly improve her damage, while locking players into her originally leaky combos – the hits stun, which I like a lot. Downwards teleport is another very useful tool she has been given, although honestly, I would prefer just to drop down manually from a platform since I know how to V-Step. Finally, again, her active has some very interesting uses… Assuming that you can time it properly!

총잡이아저씨:
Tell us about her new passive skills, are they helpful?

Risque:
I like them! Magical Staff gives Battle Magician a well-needed damage boost in her combos. Now, she can truly be called the Aisha class who excels most at comboing (until VP decides to whip out Hell Stone, of course). Furthermore, that stun that the Space Impacts give can be really helpful in bridging combos, since it has a very high activation rate of 10% – you might have given up hope on a zzz loop, and then the passive will kick in to prevent your opponent from escaping!

Advanced Teleportation is somewhat helpful too. While I find it difficult to take advantage of the very short two second damage boost from teleport, as I mostly use teleport defensively, I like how >>zx’s damage has been greatly enhanced. The invincibility frame has been very helpful too! I had a ShG freeze me in the middle of a >>zxx, completely missing me with his Dread Chase. Downwards teleport, however, isn’t that useful for me – Aisha has a really fast drop speed, so I don’t tend to use Teleport in going down, only up.

총잡이아저씨:
And, tell me about what you think of her appearance? You know, many people have been anticipating Dimension Witch as Aisha’s new style :)

Risque:
Haha, personally, I was a little disappointed. When I first heard “Witch”, I was really hoping for something really cool and bad-ass like VP. However, it looks like KOG is trying to pander to the Korean Girls who like to treat Elsword as a dress-up game. -_- Her new pose makes up for it, though! I love how it looks, it looks really heroic. The one thing I do dislike, however, is how frilly her Magical Makeup looks… Humm, maybe I’m going to start favoring Energy Spurt over Magical Makeup in PvP now.

총잡이아저씨:
Hahaha can you suggest us a combination of avatar that would work for Dimension Witch’s new pose?

Risque:
Yes! That pose is extremely authorative looking, so I feel that avatars that look like uniforms work extremely well with it. For instance, ElOfficer, or my famous Captain Avatar.

총잡이아저씨:
Thank you! This is end of my questions. Do you have anything to tell to those who want to start playing Battle Magician or Dimension Witch?

Risque:
Hmm. I think, just be very careful about what you’re getting into! Don’t be fooled by her cute appearance, she’s really not the type of class that you can excel with if you rush ahead foolishly. Conventional strategies really don’t work that well with her – you need to be very adaptive and level-minded to play her well, as unless you’re fighting really easy opponents or dungeoning all the time, there’s no easy way to play her. But don’t get discouraged! She might not be as strong as VP, but she’s certainly very fun.

Thank you for your time today, Roo!

 

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Next up is Night Watcher! Stay tooned for our new interviewee when the class is released!


These are the basic skill and combo videos. More advanced gameplay, translations and interviews will be coming out extremely soon! Keep your eyes on Babel, your front-line source for KR information.

UPDATE: The KR patch was extended for one hour. However, since I cashed Dimension Witch, I managed to get a preview of the pose for you guys before the server shut down!

More Videos:

 

 

 

Skill Information:
(Sorry, my connection was unable to get a screenshot of Distortion and Impact Hammer before the game crashed!)

200 MP: Screw Driver

Description:
Aisha generates a dimension swirl at the tip of her staff, and rushes forward rapidly. The resultant vortex creates a black hole that attracts opponents, hitting them continuously. The attraction range is slightly larger than the hit range.
Damage (Level 1):
174% Physical Damage per Hit
MP Cost:
200 MP
Cooldown:
10 Seconds

 

Passive: Magical Staff

Description:
When attacking with the staff, Aisha has a chance of generating a time magic that causes additional hits of spatial energy (“Space Impact”) upon activation.
Effects (Level 1):
Probability of Activation: 3.3%
Space Impact Damage: 50% Magical Damage
Maximum of 3 opponents per Space Impact.

 

Passive: Advanced Teleportation

Description:
Permits you to teleport downwards when holding the down button during teleport. Furthermore, when Aisha teleports with her >>zx combo or with the teleport active, she will obtain a short time buff that increases additional damage. Skill note effect is now applied upon >>zx (invincibility effect).
Effects (Level 1):
Buff Duration – 1.2 seconds
4% Damage Increase (Calculated with average damage)
Effects (Level 5):
Buff Duration – 2 seconds
20% Damage Increase (Calculated with average damage)

 

EDIT: Thanks to Kajin for providing the Distortion screenshot!

Active: Distortion

Description:
Aisha generates a realm of distorted space by twisting the space in front of her. This distorted space has its own hit ability, flicking away weapon attacks* and absorbing attacks with weak penetration.
* According to Roo, this means it works similarly to Elsword’s Counter
Damage (Level 1):
Duration – 0.8 seconds
300% Magical Damage
MP Cost:

30 MP
Cooldown:
6 Seconds

100 MP: Impact Hammer

Description:
Aisha draws in a massive amount of energy into her staff and strikes hard. While striking, the energy generates a shockwave by exploding, stunning nearby opponents.
Damage (Level 5):
Stun – 1.8 Seconds
1448% Physical Damage
MP Cost:

100 MP
Cooldown:
5 Seconds

Patch Notes (July 26th)

July 25th, 2012 | Posted by Conspire in Patch Notes - (17 Comments)

New Content

  1. Aisha’s New Second Job Path: Dimension Witch has been released!
    From July 26th to August 2nd Maintenance, you will obtain a Oblivion Drink Box (7 Days) when obtaining Dimension Witch (regardless of whether you do quest or use the cash item).
    Unused boxes will be deleted on October 4th.

New Events

Further information will be released on Thursday, July 27th.

  1. Upon logging onto the game for the first time, you will receive a key in the mail that can be used to open the “Appointment Cube”, which will grant you one “Mysterious Moonstone” that can be used to exchange the 15-day timed Dimension Witch Quest Reward Wings for a permanent version.
    (For your interest, the wing items are called “A Witch that Runs Through Space Time”, but I’m avoiding that use because it would generate confusion. We have no idea why they gave it that name either!)
    (July 26th to August 2nd Maintenance)
  2. Dimension Witch has been added to the list of characters eligible to receive feathers from dungeon completion.
    (July 26th to August 2nd Maintenance)
  3. Summon the Guardian Angel to the Battlefield! Dimension Witch’s Guardian Angel Cards have been released and are now available from first log in, and from a daily quest.
    (July 26th to August 9th Maintenance)
  4. Upon first logging onto the game, you will receive a “Ha Young Angel” accessory for the first character you log onto.
    (Ha Young is a member of the Girl Band “A Pink” – All of the angel accessories are named after members.)
    (July 26th to August 2nd Maintenance)
  5. Night Watcher pre-event: Let the Guardian Angel assist you in obtaining Trapping Ranger! (Buffs will be granted to you on steps of the Trapping Ranger quest).
    (July 26th to August 2nd Maintenance)
  6.  Weekend Time Event – July 28th and 29th from 11 AM to 12 PM
    (Stay posted for more details)

Cash Items

  1. Added Dimension Witch 2nd job change, locked passive skill and job switch items. 
    (On Sale for July 26th to August 9th Maintenance, will go back to normal price after August 9th)
  2. Added Dimension Witch Promotional Wings to cash shop for purchase (3000 nx for permanent). 
    (Available July 26th to October 4th Maintenance)
  3. The cash shop set “Cheer Up! World Cup” Avatar will be on sale in celebration of the World Cup as a discounted package for all characters (Chung is excluded – he does not have the set.)
    (Available July 26th to August 9th)

Fixes

  1. Feathers now may only be obtained at level-appropriate dungeons.
  2. Upon emptying a quick slot for potions, the game will now attempt to automatically search your inventory for the same item to replenish your supply.
  3. In-game automatic mail deletion error was corrected. Player-sent mail would occasionally be deleted when you retrieved attached items – this has been corrected.

 

I am so pretty!

We are deciding whether to continue to translate the comic in the future, as it is fairly generic. Please let us know your opinion in the comments section, however!

(Don’t forget to check up on the banner/logo contest that we’re running if you haven’t yet done so. 50m is up for grabs!)

Finally, please check back tomorrow for Dimension Witch information – we will be providing translations of in-game content, videos of and interviews with Korean players!

– Conspire

Welcome to Babel!

July 24th, 2012 | Posted by Conspire in Site News - (2 Comments)

Welcome to Babel, your new frontline source for Korean Elsword translations!

For some time now, the quality of Elsword HQ’s translations have been dropping immensely. The turning point came with Elsword HQ’s complete inability to translate an event notice that turned out to be one of the most profitable event in Korean Elsword’s history, causing the entire English community to miss out on potential earnings of possibly billions of ED per person. Following this gaffe, the super pretty and generous Conspire decided to step in to create a new partnership between his Korean connections and Elsword HQ to ensure that English-speaking players would never again be at a loss for translations.

The end result was the website you see now: Babel. We will be working to provide you with up-to-date and immediate translations of patch notices, event notices, changes in KR policy and so forth. As an on-going project, we also intend to take on other aspects of interest – storyline translations, common Korean phrases, etc. Finally, we will also strive to generate original content that would otherwise be inaccessible to the average North American player – for instance, interviews with and guides from the top Korean players.

Without further ado, I introduce you to our (growing) team!

I am so pretty!

 

Name:
Conspire
Age:
20
Role:

Coordinator and English Editor
Favorite Character:

Battle Magician (Soon to be Dimension Witch)
About Me:
I am so pretty! Currently dedicated to Aisha. I take Biology and Computer Science at my university.


Name:
KangaROO (총잡이아저씨)
Age:
21
Role:

Korean to English Translator
Favorite Character:

Elemental Master
About Me:
Good guy :)

Name:
IamYourMom
Age:
15
Role:

Korean to English Translator
Favorite Character:

Code Electra
About Me:
Secretive. Don’t ask about my name. Hohohoho.

Name:
Vivaciou
Age:
15
Role:

English/Chinese/Japanese Translator
Favorite Character:

Void Princess
About Me:
I have 3 billion in Korean Elsword ED and I need to give it all to Conspire because he is my BFF and Conspire did not write this for me because I was too distracted to. The best Void Princess in Korea considers me the best VP in Gaia, but I constantly put myself down because I am a derp like that. Also, I lag too much to even use the zz>z combo in PvP and like to hit people out of Conspire’s Energy Spurts with my lag. Lagger.