New update will be released on March 15
03/08/2023 - Amazon Games has published a new Lost Ark Academy blog post about the Art of Warfare update, which will be released on March 15. It describes the new advanced class, the Artist, which will be available in the game on the same day.
The Artist is the first advanced class of an entirely new class category, the Specialist, who will be in the spotlight more than once in 2023. With magic brush and flowing ink, the Artist is capable of tactical versatility with illusionary powers and specializes in supporting the team. Here are some details about the artist:
The Artist's identity is based on the Harmony Knife's identity indicator. When skills hit enemies, she can generate up to three harmony orbs that can be used for two identity skills - Moonfall and Sunrise. Similar to other advanced classes, the Artist has two unique class engravings: Full Bloom, to enhance her support skills, and Fallback, to enhance her offensive skills. The Artist's skill categories consist of the Stroke, Color, and Masterpiece skills. Players can choose to attack enemies directly or summon beasts or dimensional energy by painting.
In addition, the March update includes some progression events such as the Punika Powerpass, the Hyper Express Plus, and the Story Express. These events will be available from March 15 to June 14. Also, the 48v48 PvP battleground Tulubik will be introduced along with comfort updates, balance changes, new events, cosmetics, and the third Ark Pass.
More details on the upcoming events:
Players will receive a Punika Power Pass after completing Punika's quest "Bervers Friend" during or before the event period. With this version of the Punika Powerpass, players will receive item level 1340 equipment. Players can also select a character between item level 1340 and 1445 to participate in the Hyper Express Plus event, where grinding materials can be obtained to quickly reach item level 1445 and above. With the Story Express event, players can complete story missions to level a character from Item Level 1 to Item Level 1340 and earn rewards like the Item Level 1340 Legendary Argos Gear to advance even further.
Source: Press release