What is the Arena?
The Arena is a faction-based PvP event that occurs all day for approximately an hour. It serves as a competitive zone similar to the Melting Isles where players work together to capture chests of assorted quality for loot. You must be Level 51 to participate. Only 24 players can participate in the arena per faction at a time, but if a slot opens, more players may be added in from the queue. I'M LOST! HOW DO I GET THERE?!
The queue can be accessed via the PvP tab, and is listed as Arena of Death. There is no time limit to when you can queue, but you can only enter the arena once a day.Why should I go there?
The goal in arena is to fight other players to capture various chests around map. Chests spawn periodically throughout the fight, for approximately 40 minutes.Tell me more about the loot!
Rare Chests are blue in color and may contain a rare item, such as a symbol of glory. The party of anyone who captures this item receives 30 drops of Amalgam.
Players that carry these chests glow light blue.
A chest that does not get captured within a short amount of time spawns a Blue Ring mob that can be taken down by several members, which will return the chest to its normal form.
Epic Chests are purple in color and normally contain a symbol redeemable for a piece of Epic gear. The party of anyone who captures this item receives 30 drops of Amalgam. They may also contain a Symbol of Glory towards Guild Loyalty. Players that carry these chests glow light purple. A chest that does not get captured within a short amount of time spawns a Red Ring mob that can be taken down by a full party, which will return the chest to its normal form.
Legendary Chests are gold in color and may contain either a symbol for Epic gear and a Symbol of Glory. A chest that does not get captured within a short amount of time (less than 5 seconds after spawn) spawns a Red Ring raid boss that will typically require the full cooperation of all member to take down. The party of anyone who captures this item receives 120 drops of Amalgam.
Chests that are captured must be carried to one of two spawn points for either side, marked by flags. Blue denotes Empire, Red denotes League.
In addition, every chest you capture nets you 200 Combat Glory, which can be increased by Tomes of Honor or defunct Scrolls of Knowledge. There are approximately 29 chest spawns.
Players carrying chests will glow and receive a speed debuff comparable to the quality of the chest. Players are allowed to use any speed buffs they have access to but cannot use abilities like invisibility, bubble, or mounts or they will drop their chests.COOL, Z-LOOT!
Items you capture will be looted to EVERYONE on your faction regardless of raid status. Attempting to solo-ninja a chest will not allow you to keep the item inside for yourself. Furthermore, players that loot a Blue chest will be exhausted by Greed, losing some stamina. Epic and Legendary chests affect the entire party, so working as a team is necessary.So, wait... what comes out of these chests?
Much of the gear included only offers one variant to deprecate the value of continuously obtaining copies of the gear. For example, the plate physical gloves and the leather physical gloves have the exact same stats distribution, so a plate wearer would not need TWO PAIRS. Gear dropped from here is equivalent, but not identical, to Astral gear, as it cannot be upgraded.How should I prepare?
It is recommended you obtain at least a full set of blue gear from Astral, or appropriate amounts. You may also want to consider getting a Thunderstrike to attack Dreadnaughts and increasing your runes to Level 4 or 5 at a minimum.What if I die?
Never fear! Purgatory does not exist in the Arena! That pesky goblin won't get your Myrrh today, or keep you as company for the better part of the fight. You shall simply be teleported to this safe zone where you will be unable to fight for half a minute. Afterwards, you may purchase Myrrh from the attendant to replenish your stores!I won something! What do I do with it?
Simply right click the item if it is for gear and accept the quest. At the end of the arena, leave via the exit and you will be teleported in front of the Yazes Arena, where a demon will be waiting. Turn in the quest to receive your gear. Your Amalgam drops will arrive in the mail. 100 drops is equivalent to one amalgam.Map of the Arena of Death
Due to the enormous size, you will have an issue locating chests amongst the large amount of players who may be covering the chest. There are 7 spawns located around and within the center. Exits may be found by traversing the outer ring counter-clockwise. Entry to each side's outer ring is governed by yellow portals by the flag markers and a non-flagged marker, to allow you to safely leave combat to heal, replenish supplies, or take a quick breather.