The Orna 3.0 Beta has been released for a couple weeks now during September and on top of the list of changes provided by the dev Odie in main discord, I wanted to provide more visual changes and any small additional things that are new for 3.0. With the live version due to drop any day now, i’ll do my best to keep this article updated with any new changes that make it to the live version and it should be a useful point of reference for players to get a quick grasp of what’s new. Please remember any information below is subject to change so please feel free to contact me if there is wrong/changed information and we’ll get it updated!
Updated 9th Oct 2021
Official Change Log 14th Sep 2021
* Revamped battle system and enemy AI * - The gameplay is so much smoother and faster! You end up saving heaps of time on each turn/fight/dungeon etc. much snappier and it feels great.
Themed dungeons randomly take the place of existing dungeon locations and rotate on a weekly basis every Sunday night at midnight UTC. Fuximus (famous Beowulf player) carried out a community incidence report survey, results below, showing approx 50% of dungeons get turned into a themed dungeon every week, with some then being rarer than others.
They contain multiple enemies per floor whether you run them solo or as a party.
Many new mobs and their items are available, some uniquely found in their specific themed dungeon.
Some of these themed dungeons are tier restricted.
Check out my videos showcasing each of the new special themed dungeons:
Valley of the Gods
* Live PvP in the Arena * - Can be done solo or in a party of up to 4. Currently Foresight hasn't been working and turn order is dictated randomly but Odie has confirmed this will be fixed in live. AI is supposed to take over after 2 mins of inactivity. I'm personally really looking forward to this going live and having a wider pool of live PvP battlers available - also stay tuned to the Orna Legends Discord for PvP tournaments in the very near future!
You can still do Arena the old way it's now called "Sparring", where you fight AI.
Check out this vid of me going up live vs Odie on Beta launch day!
* Refreshed menus and user interface * -Will take some time for the muscle memory to get used to the new layout, but after a couple weeks of playing with it I'm liking it.
* Local party play * - You do have to be nearby either physically or in the same wayvessel for example to play with your party. Arena, Coliseums, Dungeons (normal and themed) and World Raid Bosses can all be done with up to 4 party members at the same time.
Only the leader spends keys to enter party dungeons, and each person in the party can actually run the same dungeon as leader. So with 4 party members you can run the same dungeon 4 times with each as leader.
The dungeon is lost if the leader dies.
* PvP opponents now must manage mana * - This goes for live an AI PvP fights - have to watch those no-mana builds now!
* View distance is now visible on the map * - Depicted by a faint thick grey circle around your character location.
Unofficial Change Log (Noticed by myself and the community)
Auto dismantle collates all same item mats to 1 line item.
Pet and ai crit dmg numbers shows as a crit and it appears in battle log.
Battle log shows status immunities.
Pets now effectively get their own turn. If you kill an enemy your pet won’t attack but can still cast buffs/heals.
Berserk now gives you an aura in battle (wasn’t visible before with animations off).
Negative ward turns shows amount of ward you’ve spent (spiked shield).
Dots will proc damage every turn with multi-turn skills (divine bastion, deific channel etc).
New background images during battle for world/themed dungeons and also these are more zoomed in.
Gauntlet completion rewards are now shown with the rewards of the final floor, saving ~5 seconds loading time. Although a line or something to distinguish the completion rewards would be nice please Odie!
Switch sides in the arena (you can be on the right side).
Saboteur passive overspill dmg now fixed.
Ward doesn't show up until you have active ward turns.
World Raid Bosses can now be summoned either publicly or privately (only you and party members will see them).
Party leader can remove members of a party (a small icon like a crown showing who party leader actually is would be great please Odie!).
Altar of Ascension now shows your orns count on the ascending screen.
Building sprite changes for: Dungeon, Outpost
Kingdom War now shows exactly the King/Queen fight.
Quests now have a wee icon of the mob to kill, or item to hand in.
Can now hide compass and quest markers on map, using the map options filter in bottom right.
Fey Gazer WRB has a new view distance adorn for weapons giving 1% view distance. Like a baby Symbol of War.
Codex now shows mob rarity.
Arisen Bosses (and Mammon again) can now be berserk.
Sprite Changes - Tiamat, Heimdall, Gorgon, lich, Dark Mage, Hades, all the Knight -type mobs like Demon/Adamantine/Living Armours etc, Enlightened mobs, Ortanite/Orichalcum Golem, Woodland Lord, Balor Guardian…
Odin now has a pet Crow, do you think it's Huginn or Muninn?
Fallen Ra now has a Seer pet.
Seer (tier 5 mob) now has blind immunity.
Sprite changes for most materials, making these a lot more distinguished from each other and a bit more “sparkly” in some cases.
New Mobs - Most of which only appear in the new themed dungeons:
T3: Hobgoblin Lord
T7: First Stable Keeper
T8: Elite Draconian
T8: Elite Draconian Mage
T8: Kobold Lord
T8: Second Stable Keeper
T9: Elite Fomorian
T9: Elite Fomorian Mage
T9: Elite Nothren Berserker
T9: Elite Nothren Raider
T9: Elite Nothren Warlock
T9: Elite Orc
T9: Elite Orc Brute
T9: Elite Orc Lord
T9: Third Stable Keeper
T9: Glatisant (can Godforge)
T10: Elite Kobold
T10: Elite Kobold Mage
T10: Elite Nothren Valkyrie
T10: Final Stable Keeper
T10: Baldr (can Godforge)
T10: Elite Kobold Lord
Quality on items now affects orn gains - this also affected the live version immediately. We can now gain 3-5 times more orns than previously!
Items now show status protection/orn/exp gain etc increases, so we know exactly how much more/less these are affecting our character.
World loadout and stats are visible to party members.
New achievement for endless dungeon floor completion, your highest floor now also shows on your profile.
Specs for party skills -
- Revive(Cleric, Inquisitor)
- Pray(Cleric, Inquisitor)
- Appease (Merchant, Bard, Charmer)
- Provoke (Pikeman, Warden, Cataphract)
Centurion also learns Provoke I - currently the only permanent new “party” skill.
AoE Skills - Mage’s Dance & Mage’s Pavane for specs: Bard & Charmer - check my video on an AoE build here.
Crit chance rate shows on each skill.
Crit chance for each loadout now appears in status page.
Immortal gear got significantly buffed, mainly with the addition of very high HP values.
Arisen Askr gear received a slight stat buff.
Below is copied post by UlyssesSword in the main Orna discord, credit to him for finding the base foresight values on a number of items. There will surely be some new foresight gear with the live release. What's clear is that some items should now be way more relevant to the meta (at least in party play) with the foresight stats on them. Values subject to change:
Omega Myrddin everything: 50 foresight
Final Horseman everything: 30
Elite Fomorian Staff: 41
Axe/Bow/Staff of the Chimera: 40
Elite Draconian Staff: 36
Sanguine Sword: 36
Clurichaun Soul Blade: 32
Dawnbreaker [staff]: 24 (presumably the others are the same, but I don't have one)
Dioscuri Archistaff: 22
Draconian Sceptre: 8
Fallen Druid's Staff:??
Lyonesse Crown: 40
Fales King / Arisen King's Crown: 40?
Aldon's Hat: 6
Arisen Morrigan's Scroll: 40
Dragon Scroll: 32
Fairy's Tanto: 30
Fairy's Scroll: 28
Sorcerer's Scroll: 20
Everlasting Torch: 3
Many other scrolls:????
Only Horseman legs, that I have.
None that I have
Shabbash has been playing Orna since the summer of 2019, reaching max level 250 a year later, and has a vast plethora of experience within the game. After completing and surviving the grind, Shabbash now turns his attention to creating the best guide resources for players to improve their enjoyment of what Orna has to offer.
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