Morganthe’s Last Stand
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With 2014 just getting started, a lot of questions are on the minds of Wizard101 players. Like, when is Khrysalis Part 2 coming out? Also, when is Khrysalis Part 2 coming out? Wait, wait…that’s pretty much the big question right now.
Part 2 will be a major event because the game has made clear: Khrysalis Part 2 will end, without any question, the Morganthe storyline. She made her first appearance in Celestia…we’ve battled her through Zafaria, Avalon, Azteca…and soon enough, we’ll reach this end of this epic confrontation. (But don’t worry, Wizard101 is already planning the next generation of worlds and bad guys.)
What can players expect to see in the final Khrysalis chapter?
New Worlds always mean lots of additions to the game, so let’s take a closer look at what we might find once this update hits test realm. We don’t know anything for certain, but there are definitely some hints and patterns that might helps us prepare for what’s to come.
New Khrysalis Crafted Gear
We are very likely due for some new crafted gear. We’ll have full updates and guides to this new gear once test is out, so be watching Duelist101 for that.
Based on the most recent gear, what do you think the stats on Khrysalis crafted gear will look like? In recent updates, Hades gear has had the biggest impact on PvP and it placed a heavy emphasis on critical and pierce. Will this trend continue? (You can check out our guide to Hades gear in this post.)
Some feel we need new dropped Wands. Currently, the best Wands (particularly with critical block stats) are from packs, so will the next Khrysalis update introduce new dropped items that can compete with the hoard-pack Wands? Overall, what stat-boosts would you guys like to see for your school of choice?
New Shadow Magic Spells
Part 1 introduced a new style of wizardry…and there have been hints that additional forms of Shadow Magic might be on the way.
The first round of Shadow Magic focused on aggression (via pierce), defense and healing…what would a second round of this magic look like? Will there be a Shadow form designed to boost Critical…or will other areas be getting the Shadow treatment? How will Shadow Magic be used in PvP decks? (Click here to see Nick’s PvP guide to battling Shrike.)
Level 98 School Spells
If the traditional pattern holds true, we may see new school spells at level 98. School spells are amongst the most popular features in the game, so this is definitely one of the big mysteries surrounding the next update.
What can we expect to see? In Azteca, the school spells were based on that world (e.g. Spinysaur, Celestial Calendar). Will school spells in the Khrysalis Era have a bug theme? And more importantly, will the attacks be an extension of previous spells, or utility spells, or something all together different?
New Level 98 School Pets
Similar question, different topic: will there be Level 98 school pets? The previous pet lineup included Triton, Bone Dragon and others. (Click here to see Nora Misthead’s terrific guide to free pets.) Do you guys have any guesses about what the next level of pets will look like? Will they be based on familiar creatures…or have a Khrysalis theme? (Maybe a: Lord of Winter Pet, Dryad Pet, Sabertooth Pet, Sun Serpent Pet, Leviathan Pet, Medusa Pet?)
New Gear Drops
With Exalted Amulets, we began to see school stats worked into Mastery Amulets. It’s not clear yet if this was a one-time thing, but it does leave open the possibility that the game may introduce more amulets geared towards specific schools. (Amulets of Thaumaturgy, Pyromancy, Necromancy, and so on.) A Loremaster amulet and Moon Mastery amulet have also been rumored to be in the works, so it will be interesting to see what other items are introduced alongside crafted gear.
How the final battle against Morganthe will shape up remains a mystery, but the quests in Part 1 definitely give us some idea of where we are headed. Check out this line of quest dialog from the game:
“The Shadow Palace lies at the end of the world across the Starfall Sea, and past the Kondha Desert.”
The Shadow Palace seems to be a major destination…and both the Starfall Sea and Kondha Desert are places we’ll cross along the way. What other hints and clues have been revealed in Part 1?
What Do You Expect?
If you have a guess about what we might see in Khrysalis Part 2, let us know in the comments. Duelist readers always have a sharp eye and often pick up on clues that help us anticipate future updates. Or, feel free to discuss what you would like to see in terms of spells, gear or pets. And finally, when it comes to the story: what would you guys need in order to feel a sense of closure and satisfaction with the final Morganthe chapter?
No word yet on exactly when Khrysalis Part 2 will be revealed except that it will be “sooner rather than later”. But when it is, we’ll be posting instant updates and sharing all of the latest info. So be watching Duelist101 and thanks for all of your comments and insights!