Lost Ark’s May update will give western players their first glimpse of a legion raid. While the popular MMORPG has been around for a few months now, the lengthy encounter is one of the endgame slices of content from the eastern version that we’ve yet to see.
SmilegateRPG describes legion raids as “difficult team-based activities that require teamwork to understand and execute the strategy necessary to counter each legion commander’s unique characteristics, abilities, and mechanics”. They can take a while to master, so you’re getting gates that act as checkpoints to save your progress as you advance.
The first legion raid you’re getting is Valtan, which is an eight-player encounter with two checkpoints and a “swathe of new mechanics”. You’ll need to get your item level to 1,415 to try normal and 1,445 for hard. If you manage to complete the raid, you’ll get materials to craft a new rarity of gear called ‘Relic’ for your troubles. SmilegateRPG says these provide more “impactful armour and weapon bonuses” alongside “bigger stat bonuses and more engraving nodes on accessories”.