As part of our extensive preview of Neverwinter’s “Lost City of Omu”, we are looking at the upcoming Soulmonger’s Lockbox and new Companions and Mounts today. With each update comes a new lockbox, and Module 13 is no different. It features a new legendary prize, and a couple interesting updates to the blue line of drops. So let’s get right to it and see what your Enchanted Keys are able to net you after February 27th.
The setup of the Soulmonger’s Lockbox is pretty common. It features a legendary and epic Triceratops Mount as well as a new Infant Gorilla as additional epic reward. As Augment Companion the gorilla will probably see little use in endgame, but could become a nice low-cost alternative for alts. With two offensive and three ring slots, it’s one of the easier companions to gear. The legendary Triceratops in the meantime is the first Mount to feature +16,000 HP as equip bonus. So far several epic Mounts only offered +8,000. Here’s the full list of possible rewards:
- War Triceratops Mount
- Triceratops Mount
- Infant Gorilla Augment Companion
- Forgotten Enchantment Pack
- Lost Artifact Pack
- Carapace Mount Pack
- Adventurer Pack
- Genie’s Gift
- The Quartermaster’s Professions Pack
- Tarmalune Trade Bar Jackpot
No Companion Pack
The blue line of rewards has also been tweaked considerably. Next to the usual Enchantement, Artifact and Mount Pack, the Companion Pack is a noticeable absentee. That does not only mean that you’ll have to get Companion Tokens and Bondings from somewhere else, but also that a good amount of refining points has been scratched from the lockbox. Overall the decision is understandable though. Companion Packs for the longest time featured pets that nobody really needed.
The Lost Artifact Pack remains unchanged and the Enchantment Pack has Bilethorn and Fireburst, which probably won’t excite too many players. The Mount Pack however does feature not less than six new Mounts and skins. The Insignias that drop from the first reward tier, and have a chance to be epic, are of type “C”. The ones that drop from the second reward tier, and are blue only, are of type “A”.
Revamped Blue Rewards
Genie’s Gifts and a Professions Pack is back with the Soulmonger’s Lockbox, and for good reason. Profession Assets have risen in price considerably, and this will definitely help with the supply. Note that because Profession Packs from the ZEN Market are stupidly overpriced, lockboxes essentially are the only source of assets nowadays. Players will also be able to buy new stuff with Genie’s Gifts, but we’ll cover that in a different article.
I’m not sure what to make out of the new Adventurer Pack. To be honest, I think it might become a fail like the Ascendant Fashion Pack. I guess the potions are nice and all, but you rarely use Life Scrolls and Health Stones in endgame for example. The ones you get for free in events over the year are more than enough to cover multiple toons. The second tier looks like a poor man’s VIP subscription. I have more than enough keys and ID scrolls, no thanks.
Other Companions and Mounts
The module will introduce a couple more Companions and Mounts. First and foremost, the endgame will probably receive a new meta component in the “Chultan Tiger”. It has the same stacking debuff as the Con Artist and Sellsword, comes with an additional damage bonus as Active Bonus, has three offensive slots and two ring and a neck slot. Ain’t that nice? You will be able to buy this one from the ZEN market for approximately around 3,000 ZEN. The Alpha Compy is not technically new, but hasn’t been released yet. So I’ve attached it here (again).
As for Mounts, there are two new colored ones that will probably be included in a ZEN promotion similar to this one. So it’s on you whether you want to spend real money on unique skins. Since both are unbound, you should however also be able to get them for a reasonable price on the Auction House as well.
That’s our little preview of the upcoming Soulmonger’s Lockbox and new Companions and Mounts in Module 13. Do like the new stuff? Share your thoughts on our social channels, in the comments below, or visit the corresponding thread on our message board!
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