: This is a more in-depth guide of the EMS Kritias Guide originally provided by haquam
The original link has expired. A duplicate of haquam
's guide can be found on Southperry:http://www.southperry.net/showthread.php?t=74946
I do not take credit for most of this guide. This is only to help players if they wished to find more information about the specifics of Kritias Invasion. The previous guide "The Guide to Kingdom Road: Kritias" of the GMS version has been stripped since it seems unnecessary since haquam has detailed it nicely in his own guide.
I would also like to give a huge thanks to thrakkes
for investing time into revising this guide.
If there are any questions or if there is an error in the guide, comment below, and I'll try to respond to them.
: The "bug/glitch" to change channels during a Kritias Invasion is now a feature as of the V Patch.
You are required to complete the Kritias Prequests in order to participate in Kritias Invasion, which occurs 8 times per day at the following:Invasion Times (Sever Time - UTC)
- 8:00 (8AM)
- 10:00 (10AM)
- 12:00 (Noon)
- 14:00 (2PM)
- 16:00 (4PM)
- 18:00 (6PM)
- 20:00 (8PM)
- 22:00 (10PM)
Kritias Invasion is a timed-point-based "event" that has a window that appears on the top of the player's screen. It displays the time left, the Supply Commander
health bar, and your contribution/damage done to the Supply Commander
. It can be minimized and maximized. The window will disappear once the Invasion has ended, or by exiting the Kritias Region.
The timer starts at 35 minutes. Within the first 5 minutes this is known as the waiting/prep period for the Invasion. After the timer goes down to 30 minutes, all players within and entering the Kritias Region that have completed the Prequests, will be warped to the Invasion Battlefield.
If you are not warped into the Invasion by 29:59, you can change channels to be warped in.
If the invasion timer runs out, players have failed defending the invasion.
At this point, speaking to Blundell at the Northern Barracks will assign you Invasion Missions. Completing these missions will give you contribution. These values can range between 500k - 1mill
. The amount of contribution you gained per completed mission is shown in the textbar.
If you had a completed mission from a previous invasion, you can turn it in for contribution. However, if it was a collection mission and that current Commander is not invading during the time you hand it in, you will not be awarded contribution.
If you have an incomplete mission from a previous invasion and cannot complete it because that Commander's Army is not currently invading, you can exchange your mission with Blundell.
You can quit and re-accept a mission once every two minutes starting from the time you obtained the quest.
Normal monsters will start spawning in the Invasion Battlefields.
Killing regular monsters in the Invasion can drop Black Mage's Token at a low rate
which also give you contribution upon pick-up. These values ranges between 10k - 400k
, but most of the time the values will be around 100k - 200k
. The amount of contribution you gained per pickup is shown in the textbar.Note:
Drop Rate multipliers can increase the frequency of Black Mage's Tokens from normal monsters.
Two Armies (and only two) will invade Kritias. There will only be one Supply Commander
, and one Field Commander
(and one cannot be both).
The Armies consist of monsters from Magnus, Hilla, Von Leon, or Arkarium.
Once the Invasion has progressed and the Supply Commander
's Health bar is reduced down to 75%, stronger monsters will start to appear
These Mini-Bosses have a ton of health, but upon defeat, they'll always drop 2 Black Mage's Token. If you are in a party these Black Mage's Token drops are instanced.
Depending on which army is participating in the Invasion is the Mini-Boss you may encounter.Note
: A maximum of 3 Mini-Bosses can appear around the Kritias Region per channel. These Mini-Bosses will spawn in maps where a player is present. If the Mini-Boss are left alone after spawning, they will remain there until the end of the Invasion.Note:
Kanna's Kishin Shoukan or Frenzy Totem's Monolith increases the frequency of Mini-Bosses, unless they have already spawned in another map.
When the Supply Commander
's Health bar is reduced down to 25%
, the Field Commander
(not to be confused with the prior) will join the Battlefield. Depending on which army is participating in the Invasion is the Field Commander
you may encounter.
Identifying the Supply Commander
is easily shown in the Kritias Invasion UI, who is in-charge the background work in the Invasions. The Field Commander
is the one who is leading the armies, and will spawn if the Invasion is nearly defended, which can be identified by the type of armies that are attacking.
Example: If Hilla and Magnus Army monsters are attacking, and Hilla is the Supply Commander
(the picture shown in the Invasion UI), Magnus is the Field Commander
and will spawn if the Invasion is nearly defended.
They have all their skills as well as functions similar to their hardest mode, except for:
- Magnus' meteors which are slightly weaker and less frequent similar to Easy Magnus.
- Arkarium does not have his ultimate skill, Screen Crack.
- Hilla does not cast a skill to cage players.
The Field Commander always drops 5 Black Mage's Token upon defeat, which are also instanced
: The Field Commander
will spawn in one of the corners of the Kritias region, and only appears once in the Invasion Battlefield when a player is present. These maps are:
- Scorching Forest 1-2 (top middle portal from Forest of Lament 3, northeast part in Kritias)
- Frozen Forest 1-2 (top middle portal from Forest of Pain 2)
- Forest of Darkness 1-2, (top portal from Forest of Sorrow 2)
The Field Commander
will not despawn if left alone, until the end of the Invasion. Although only one shows up throughout the entire invasion per channel defeating them is not required to defend the Invasion
which can be a good or bad thing.
Regardless of which Field Commander
appears, they will have 6,300,000,000 (6.3 Billion) HP
, except Arkarium who has 12,600,000,000 (12.6 Billion) HP
. A yellow text will broadcast in the Kritias region on the current channel when the Field Commander
has been defeated. Once defeated, they will no longer be able to participate for the rest of the Invasion.
To defend the Invasion, 100,000,000 (100 Million) Total Contribution
from all participants is required to completely deplete the Supply Commander
's Health bar.
You will be rewarded based on the amount of contribution done in the Invasion.REWARDS
:1000 Anti-magic maximum with 3,000,000 (3 Million) Contribution for winning, 5,000,000 (5 Million) Contribution for losing.
Note: If you AFK in the Invasion, your Anti-magic reward will decrease.1 Anti-magic stone if the Invasion is successfully defended
An additional 3 Anti-magic stone (totaled to 4) will be rewarded to the person who delivered the finishing blow
If you are not warped out when the Invasion ends, you can change channels to be warped out.
After being warped out of the Invasion Battlefield, speak to Blundell at the Northern Barracks to retrieve your share of rewards. Make sure to retrieve these rewards before the next Invasion occurs!