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Blight Updates Blight Delta 315.2 Istaria Community Manager
May 23, 2022
  • Corrected water issues in Draak, parts of Saritova, Skalkaar, oasis near Kaiyar, Sanctuary (Shelter Pass), Dalimond
  • Corrected spawn of Halibut in north Draak where area was too steep to gather safely
  • Corrected various underwater grass areas to be beach sand near Saritova
  • Moved community Helian Grand Hall in Chiconis so that it doesn’t invade the bounds of a nearby lair.
  • Shaloth now has a greater damage multiplier for all attacks.
  • Made sure all travels scrolls teleport player on the top of the teleport pad model. Loading screen needs to be activated.


Blight Updates Blight Client 404.251.0 Istaria Community Manager
May 21, 2022


  • When selling a plot, it’s now possible to drag the player name from the player list and not just your contact list.


  • Fixed not being able to place some types of murals on lair walls that are too close to the edge of the lair boundary.
  • Fixed a recent issue that’s appeared where a character could drown on login under certain rare circumstances.
Note: This client is not properly compatible with the Live shards of Chaos and Order and trying to use it there via the Patch to Blight option may result in unexpected issues.


Blight Updates Blight Delta 315.1 Istaria Community Manager
May 18, 2022
  • All “<School> Edge X” abilities are now properly instantly mastered when received and affect base skill instead of current skill.
  • To go along with the changes to her allies, Shaloth the Queen’s encounter has received a few changes.
    • Shaloth the Queen now has her own Hierophants, named Queen’s Hierophants. They are slightly larger than normal Hierophants.
    • Spiritual Transfer, the spell by which Queen’s Hierophants heal Shaloth, now takes 10 seconds to fully cast. It also now emits a bright purple beam linking the casting Hierophant to Shaloth, the former of which will also play a unique animation while casting. This is to allow for players to properly react to and kill or stun Hierophants before they can heal their matriarch.
    • Queen’s Hierophants will now perish after healing their mistress by using Spiritual Transfer.
    • Hierophants will no longer treasonously heal each other instead of their queen.
    • Regular Hierophants no longer receive Spiritual Transfer and instead have a more normal healing spell to use on their allies.
  • Quest “Attunement: Sandstone Bluffs” now properly attunes to Sandstone Bluffs instead of Garnet Bay.
  • Fixed Triston’s dialogues and quest feedback in quest “Warrior's Quest: Conquer the Spider” with the correct number of times to use Power Strike.
  • Fixed Triston’s dialogues and quest feedbacks in quest “Warrior's Quest: Destroy the Beetles” with the correct amount of beetles to kill and the number of times to use Rend Armor.


Live Updates Live Client 404.198.2 Istaria Community Manager
May 5, 2022


  • Rain effects changes:
    • Reduced volume on rain effects
    • Reduced particle usage
    • Light snow will now play instead of rain during winter event
This was also patched to Blight.

Blight Updates Blight Delta 315 Istaria Community Manager
April 22, 2022


  • The threat posed to the Tower of Nature within the Western Deadlands has grown considerably. New story quests are available for adventurers of level 60 and higher, beginning in the town of Aubador.
  • The Imperial Outpost has come under direct attack and Sargeant Temerac now offers a questline for adventurers of level 95 and higher.
  • Dralnok’s Doom quest chain has been given a facelift with side quests and expanded dialogue.
  • Dragon Ability Quests have been reworked through to Tier 4. Gold Rage quests at all tiers have been reworked or rewritten.
  • Scorpion Isle has undergone a renovation including plots, lairs, and decorations. This includes many more buildable community projects.
  • Contribute your crafting knowledge and adventure prowess to help restore the recently-uncovered town of Silvane in a one-time event. Can you free the village from the grasp of the Withered Aegis?


Community News Bug Hunt: Disappearing Items Istaria Community Manager
April 21, 2022
Recently, we have received occasional reports that consumables are disappearing. We are currently looking for someone who has had this issue occur and notices it 'right away' / when it happens.


Community News Survey Results and Q&A Istaria Community Manager
April 18, 2022
Greetings Istarians! Back in December of 2021 along with the yearly Developer’s Desk we sent out a survey, asking you about your opinions on the recent development of Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted. At the end we also asked if you had any additional questions or concerns, and oh man, did all of you heed the call!

We have spent the past few months going over the numerous survey responses and picking out any that we felt like we could answer, or were asked numerous times.

Before we get into the questions, we felt some of you would be interested in the data we gathered. Without further ado, here is some of the quantitative feedback we received from over 100 responses to our form.


Community News New Ownership Istaria Community Manager
April 1, 2022
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Humans. We have gone disrespected too long. Harvested for resources for your disgusting food. The butt of all of your measly jokes. ‘Slayer of Chickens’,‘Giant Chicken’s Foot’... We will not be disrespected any longer.

The developers at Virtrium are no more. We have taken over. Homes were invaded and many feathers flew, but we came out victorious. Do not worry - they are unharmed. For now.


Live Updates Damage Multipliers Stacking Fix Istaria Community Manager
March 28, 2022

This will take effect on 3/29 after maintenance.

A bug was introduced with a fix released in February. The issue introduced was that stacking damage multipliers were no longer stacking. Rolling back the fixes from February will re-introduce other bugs, so in the short term we've implemented the following workaround:

Damage multipliers will stack again, but with a maximum limit of 500% damage.

A more permanent solution will come later as development time permits. We're sorry this issue made it onto the live shards and hope this workaround is received well.

Thank you,

Istaria Development Team

Live Updates Live Client 404.198.0 Istaria Community Manager
March 1, 2022


  • Fix for augmentations repeat applying (for example, Armor and Scale Tech Kit: Bloodied) when in combat.
  • Fix for mis-matched combat result feedback messages.

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