CURSE OF THE BLACK KNIGHTS – RETURN OF DRAGAN (Sept 2020)

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  1. Anyki

    Anyki S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    CURSE OF THE BLACK KNIGHTS – RETURN OF DRAGAN
    ~Event Guide~

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    Quick Overview
    Required level:20-55
    Duration:11th of September 12:00 CEST –
    4th of October 23:59 CEST
    Event summary:
    Dragan is back with his evil tricks!

    He seems to be up to his wicked plans again, building an army of mindless possessed slaves, perhaps… But one thing is for sure, he gathers more and more strong fighters. What is he planning? You must find out and stop him!
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    Dragan’s Evil Plan!
    Head to Kingshill and find the entrance for Castle Ravencaw, click on the portal to start the event and face the hordes of Dragan the Damned! There is no entrance fee! (except for Infernal IV and above)

    On the other side of the portal you will encounter two NPCs – Shady Jon, the event merchant, selling various of useful items to complete your event adventure (more info about him down below), and Janus Fox, a quest keeper, who will provide you with the “Closed Down” quest, allowing you to unlock all four additional event dungeons and the “Unobstructed View” quest, which will help you unlock the Relic Chest in Castle Ravencaw, near the Entrance Hall.

    We suggest that you play in a group, because this reduces your amount of Empowered Cursed Pearls needed, as only one group member has to activate the statues in Castle Ravencaw (needed for the “Closed Down” quest) or open the portal to Dragan’s Refuge.

    The following quest “Preparation for the Unknown” unlocks the new Great Hall dungeon, bringing a lot of surprises.

    Collect Cursed Pearls (from monsters or amphorae in Castle Ravencaw), Elemental-charged Pearls (from the four additional dungeons in Castle Ravencaw and the three secret dungeons, appearing after them, more info about them down below) and Raven Pearls (from defeating Dragan, the Ghastly Black Widow and the six Special Force Unit members, more info about them down below) on your way and fill the progress bars.

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    Progress bars:
    Progress bars are selected by tiers and are level dependent.

    Level 55 progress bars are determined by your Achievement Points score.

    Highest tier Progress bars:

    1st Bar
    2nd Bar
    3rd Bar
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    4th Bar
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    Daily Challenges:
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    Castle Ravencaw:
    In Castle Ravencaw, you can firstly find one direct entrance – to the Black Knights’ Battleground, as well as one entrance that leads you to Dragan himself (Dragan’s Refuge), after interacting with the Offering Brazier (on top of the map). You collect Cursed Pearls from this map, needed to finish the first progress bar and enter the four additional dungeons in Castle Ravencaw.

    Each unlocked area of Castle Ravencaw comes with a set of relic chests and a Fox Agent, who offers quests to find out what Dragan is planning this time. When first having unlocked the four additional maps in Castle Ravencaw, at the end of each quest, a relic chest of the area can be opened. These chests can contain different rewards like premium membership, Andermant, Gilded Clovers, Drakens, Lesser Runes, Gems, Unique items or a Jewel of Rejuvenation.

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    Inside these four dungeons you can farm Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar. In all those four maps, there is also a 5% chance that Cadoc the Belligerent appears. He must be defeated, along with the evil minions following him, to open a secret portal, leading to Ghastly Grave, Wild Forest at Night or Mystra at Night.

    After clearing at least 80% of the dungeon, you will be able to open the Relic Chest. It can be found inside the four additional dungeons of Castle Ravencaw, Wild Forest at Night and Mystra at Night from the secret maps (will be marked on the mini-map). It is one of the sources for collecting Empowered Cursed Pearls, needed for the further challenges and also a way of completing the two final progress bars.
    With a low spawn rate, you could face some of the Special Force Unit members in these four additional maps in Castle Ravencaw and some of the secret maps. You’ll notice them when you see a red skull icon, displayed on the mini map. Defeating them unlocks achievements. When having defeated all of them, you will be rewarded with the “Hunter/Huntress of the Special Force Unit” title.

    Cursed Pearls needed for entering each one of the additional dungeons:
    DifficultyNormalPainfulExcruciatingFatalInfernal IInfernal IIInfernal IIIInfernal IVInfernal VInfernal VIInfernal VII
    Cost100110120150180280380480580650950
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    Gloomy Pastures:
    The smell of burned grass fills the air and silence echoes where once the cricket chirped.

    The Gloomy Pastures is a map full of fiery enemies.

    Quests bound to this map: “A Burning Suspicion”. After finishing the “A Burning Suspicion 2/3” quest, a Fiery Headless Horseman will appear (marked with a red skull icon on the mini map), when you defeat all Fire Brutes in the map, with a chance to drop the Fiery Headless Horseman costume.

    After clearing at least 80% of the map, you will be able to open the Relic Chest in the dungeon (will be marked on the mini-map).

    The dungeon monsters drop Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Object locations on the map (Normal Amphorae, Golden Amphorae, Cursed Amphora, Group chests, Special Bosses and Secret map entry)

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    Sulfur Desert:
    This place is full of sulfur. Be careful and do not inhale too much of the poisonous atmosphere and watch out where you step!

    The Sulfur Desert is a map full of poisonous enemies.

    Quests bound to this map: “A Poisonous Influence”. After finishing the “A Poisonous Influence 2/3” quest, a Poisonous Headless Horseman will appear (marked with a red skull icon on the mini map), after defeating Neroun the Spider Master and destroying all Spider eggs, which will appear in the map, with a chance to drop the Poisonous Headless Horseman costume.

    After clearing at least 80% of the map, you will be able to open the Relic Chest in the dungeon (will be marked on the mini-map).

    The dungeon monsters drop Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Object locations on the map (Normal Amphorae, Golden Amphorae, Cursed Amphora, Group chests, Special Bosses and Secret map entry)

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    Iron Forest at night:
    Iron Golems were spotted gathering in the Iron Forest at night. The reason is still unknown, but these frosty fellows are not known for their social nature.

    The Iron Forest at night is a map full of frost enemies.

    Quests bound to this map: “An Icy Addition”. After finishing the “An Icy Addition 2/3” quest, an Icy Headless Horseman will appear (marked with a red skull icon on the mini map), after destroying all reliquaries in the map, with a chance to drop the Icy Headless Horseman costume.

    After clearing at least 80% of the map, you will be able to open the Relic Chest in the dungeon (will be marked on the mini-map).

    The dungeon monsters drop Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Object locations on the map (Normal Amphorae, Golden Amphorae, Cursed Amphora, Group chests, Special Bosses and Secret map entry)

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    Dragan’s Excavation Site:
    Recently, strange noises are coming from the Excavation Mine and even the air around it seems tensed.

    Dragan’s Excavation Site is a map full of electrified enemies.

    Quests bound to this map: “A Thundering Surprise”. After finishing the “A Thundering Surprise 2/3” quest, an Electrified Headless Horseman will appear (marked with a red skull icon on the mini map), after the thunder citrines in the map are activated, with a chance to drop the Electrified Headless Horseman costume.

    After clearing at least 80% of the map, you will be able to open the Relic Chest in the dungeon (will be marked on the mini-map).

    The dungeon monsters drop Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Object locations on the map (Normal Amphorae, Golden Amphorae, Cursed Amphora, Group chests, Special Bosses and Secret map entry)

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    Black Knights' Battleground:
    Enter the Black Knights' Battleground to face the strong knights of Dragan! But beware, this special challenge can be played only Solo and must be completed without dying! If you die, you lose everything and you need to re-enter the dungeon, unless you have the Second Chance Wisdom skill, which could save you from not losing your progress there. Keep in mind that the dungeon can be played only on Infernal difficulties, needing an Empowered Cursed Pearl to enter.

    If you manage to complete the dungeon on Infernal I difficulty or above, you will automatically be granted the Amulet of the Black Knight unique item, due to the event achievement, which can be completed only once, meaning you can obtain the amulet only one time per achievement. It can also drop from the final boss of the dungeon.

    Ring the Battle Gong to let the battle begin!

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    Dragan’s Refuge:
    Are you ready to take on Dragan eye-to-eye? Then defeat the Damned and receive Dragan’s Rageful Armor and Dragan’s Protective Armor as a reward! (except Weapon, more info down below) Do not expect mercy – you will be in Dragan’s own Refuge, where he is invincible!

    To enter this dungeon, you need to click on the Offering Brazier, on top of Castle Ravencaw, and defeat Humfrye the Wrathful and his minions. Bear in mind that the portal will last only 60 seconds, in which you need to enter the Refuge, otherwise you will need to re-enter Castle Ravencaw and interact with the Offering Brazier again.

    It requires an Empowered Cursed Pearl to interact with the Offering Brazier. Dragan rewards Raven Pearls, needed for the third and fourth progress bars.

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    Raven Pearls dropped per run:
    DifficultyNormalPainfulExcruciatingFatalInfernal IInfernal IIInfernal IIIInfernal IVInfernal VInfernal VIInfernal VII
    Amount5101520303540456080100
    Great Hall:
    Enter Great Hall of Castle Ravencaw and find out what Dragan is planning there! The Great Hall can only be entered after completing the “Preparation for the Unknown ”quest, given by Janus Fox after unlocking all 4 areas of Castle Ravencaw.

    The dungeon is full of surprises, have this in mind! An Empowered Cursed Pearl is required to enter. The dungeon is only accessible when being Solo, to face the real challenge against Dragan and his knights and Black Widow, but if you manage to kill Dragan, the rest of the opponents will die with him. Unlike the Black Knights' Battleground, if you die in this dungeon, you will not need to re-enter it and will not lose your progress and you will be able to respawn for the cost needed.

    On your first completed run there, you will receive the whole Dragan’s Rageful Armor and Dragan’s Protective Armor sets except for the Weapon. You can also get Dragan Doll (more info down below) or as a drop from Dragan himself (on Improved rarity), or as a reward for completing an achievement for defeating Dragan in Great Hall on Infernal I difficulty or higher (on Extraordinary rarity). How mighty you would look with having the Damned fighting along with you, even if it is in pocket size. You can also get the Empowered Headless Horseman Costume from there.

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    After defeating Dragan, a Relic Chest will appear, containing Raven Pearls and special rewards, more importantly – Lesser Runes. Dragan and the Relic Chest both drop equal amounts of Raven Pearls, needed for the third and fourth progress bars.

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    Raven Pearls dropper per run (boss drop + chest drop):
    DifficultyNormalPainfulExcruciatingFatalInfernal IInfernal IIInfernal IIIInfernal IVInfernal VInfernal VIInfernal VII
    Amount25 + 2550 + 5075 + 75100 + 100150 + 150175 + 175200 + 200225 + 225300 + 300400 + 400500 + 500
    Secret maps
    Wild Forest at Night:

    Summon and defeat Fire Brutes! Hurry, before they reach the arboretum at the entrance of Wild Forest at Night. They can be defeated after killing the monsters with a red spot mark on the mini-map (the red spot will appear when the player is close to the enemy).

    After clearing at least 80% of the map, you will be able to open the Relic Chest in the dungeon (will be marked on the mini-map).

    The dungeon monsters drop Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Mystra at Night:
    Face the evil hordes of skeletons, some might be hiding in the shadows and just waiting for you in position to attack and watch out of the evil-spewing volcano!

    After clearing at least 80% of the map, you will be able to open the Relic Chest in the dungeon (will be marked on the mini-map).

    The dungeon monsters drop Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Ghastly Grave:
    Beware of the Ghastly Black Widow! She will appear after defeating the two leaders at the two ends of the map. She will try to wrap you in her cobwebs. Cut her spiderwebs and defeat her together with her brood and receive Dragan's Protective Armor as a reward or get the Black Widow mount and show your might when travelling around Dracania! You will always receive one of the mentioned rewards.

    Ghastly Black Widow rewards Raven Pearls, needed for the third and fourth progress bars and the Amphorae in the dungeon reward Elemental-charged Pearls, needed for the second progress bar.

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    Raven Pearls dropper per run:
    DifficultyNormalPainfulExcruciatingFatalInfernal IInfernal IIInfernal IIIInfernal IVInfernal VInfernal VIInfernal VII
    Amount255075100150175200225300400500
    The Relic Chest:
    Can be found in all four additional Castle Ravencaw dungeons, as well as in Wild Forest at Night and Mystra at Night from the secret maps, after clearing at least 80% of the map. (will be marked on the mini-map)

    This is one of the sources to gather easily more Empowered Cursed Pearls, which are needed for the further challenges and also a way of completing the two final progress bars.

    The Relic Chest in Great Hall has a chance also of dropping Lesser Runes and a lot of other useful gear.

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    The Group Chest:
    Can be found in all four additional Castle Ravencaw dungeons and some of the secret maps, when being in a group with at least one more player in the map. Each chest can be destroyed only by the specific class it is applied to, requiring Spirit Essence.

    It contains various useful items, such as Amphora keys, Spirit Stones, Lesser Group Effect runes and Cursed Pearls.

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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2020
  2. Anyki

    Anyki S-Moderator Team Drakensang Online

    Event Merchants Offers
    Shady Jon Offers:

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    Skill Essences
    ItemPrice
    250x Spirit essence of the Ranger/Dragonknight/Steam Mechanicus/Spellweaver 041.png 188
    1000x Spirit essence of the Ranger/Dragonknight/Steam Mechanicus/Spellweaver 041.png 502

    Packs
    ItemContainsPrice
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    Pearl Box​
    Right-click to receive:
    - 50 Cursed Pearls
    - 1 Amphora Key

    You will also receive one of the following:
    - 100 Cursed Pearls
    - 250 Cursed Pearls
    - 500 Cursed Pearls

    And you have the chance to receive:
    - 1x Empowered Cursed Pearl
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    Bigger Pearl Box​
    Right-click to receive:
    - 200 Cursed Pearls
    - 5 Amphora Key

    You will also receive one of the following:
    - 250 Cursed Pearls
    - 500 Cursed Pearls
    - 999 Cursed Pearls

    And you have the chance to receive:
    - 1x Empowered Cursed Pearl
    - 2x Empowered Cursed Pearls
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    Miscellaneous
    ItemPrice
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    Cursed Pearl (in the following order: 10x, 50x, 100x, 200x, 999x)
    041.png 50, 041.png 250, 041.png 450, 041.png 850, 041.png 3 497
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    Empowered Cursed Pearl (in the following order: 1x and 10x)
    041.png 5 000, 041.png 39 000
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    Elemental-charged Pearl (in the following order: 1x, 10x, 100x)
    041.png 100, 041.png 1 299, 041.png 9 968
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    Raven Pearl (in the following order: 1x, 10x, 100x)
    041.png 300, 041.png 3 488, 041.png 30 000

    Gnob Offers:
    Skins
    ItemPrice
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    Helmet of the Black Squire
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    Pauldrons of the Black Squire
    048.png 750
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    Cape/Standards of the Black Squire
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    Helmet of the Black Knight
    048.png 750
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    Pauldrons of the Black Knight
    048.png 750
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    Cape/Standards of the Black Knight
    048.png 940
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    Helmet of the Black Warlord
    048.png 750
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    Pauldrons of the Black Warlord
    048.png 750
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    Cape/Standards of the Black Warlord
    048.png 940
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    Dragan’s Raw Battleworn Cloak/Banner
    048.png 940
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    Dragan’s Adorned Battleworn Cloak/Banner
    048.png 940


    Additional Event Items:
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    Cursed Pearl:
    This is the progress item needed for completing the first progress bar and entering the four additional dungeons in Castle Ravencaw.

    Can be obtained through the Shop or as a drop from monsters and amphorae in Castle Ravencaw or the Group Chests in the four additional maps in Castle Ravencaw and the secret maps after them, or from the Pearl Box and the Bigger Pearl Box.

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    Elemental-charged Pearl:
    This is the progress item needed for completing the second progress bar.

    Can be obtained through the Shop or as a drop from monsters and amphorae in the four additional maps in Castle Ravencaw and the secret maps after them.

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    Raven Pearl:
    This is the progress item needed for completing the third and fourth progress bars.

    Can be obtained through the Shop or as a drop after defeating Dragan the Damned, the Ghastly Black Widow or some of the Special Force Unit members.

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    Empowered Cursed Pearl:
    It is used for entering the Black Knights' Battleground, Great Hall, interacting with the Offering Brazier, on top of the Castle Ravencaw for entering the Dragan’s Refuge and for completing the “Closed Down” quest, given by Janus Fox, when first entering in Castle Ravencaw, allowing you to unlock all four additional event dungeons.

    Can be obtained through the Shop, as a drop from amphorae or the Relic Chests in the Castle Ravencaw dungeons or as a drop from Dragan the Damned (if having the Dragan Event Attire active).

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    Administrator’s Chest:
    Can be obtained from Amphorae.

    Contains one part of Dragan's Incensed Weapons:
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    • Dire Ore 066.png
    • Dragan's Sigil 067.png
    • Dragan's Breath 068.png
    Combine all four parts on the Workbench to create Dragan’s Incensed Weapon on Tier 0.

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    Foxarrific Chest of Elemental Intel:
    Can be obtained from Amphorae.

    Contains one weapon enchantment stone:
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    • Lightning Stone 071.png
    • Poison Stone 072.png
    Each type of enchantment stone is used for adding effect to Dragan’s Incensed Weapon. You need three of them to create Dragan’s Fiery Incensed Weapon (3x Fire Stones needed), Dragan’s Electrified Incensed Weapon (3x Lightning Stones needed) and Dragan’s Toxic Incensed Weapon (3x Poison Stones needed) on the Workbench. Bear in mind that the item’s enchantments will be rerolled!

    You can also change the effect of the Dragan Incensed Weapon with an already applied effect to having another effect, again by using the elemental stones needed on the Workbench.

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    Mysterious Scroll:
    Can be obtained from Amphorae (including the Cursed Amphora) or as a drop from Dragan the Damned.

    It is used for completing the “Preparation for the Unknown” quest that is given by Janus Fox, after unlocking all 4 areas of Castle Ravencaw, to enter Great Hall.

    Unique Items
    Dragan’s Rageful Armor:

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    Dragan’s Protective Armor:
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    Black Knight Set:

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    Dragan Doll
    Dragan Doll

    He is dreadful, merciless, wicked to the bone and... he is damned. Beware of Dragan in pocket size. He will prick you while you sleep and whenever you take a walk. A living nightmare, who will never stop.
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    • 4% faster attack speed
    • 4% increased damage
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    • 8% faster attack speed
    • 8% increased damage
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    • 12% faster attack speed
    • 12% increased damage
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    • 16% faster attack speed
    • 16% increased damage

    Dragan Event Attire
    090.png 091.pngBonus while active:
    • 5% chance that enemies In Castle
    Ravencaw drop additional Cursed Pearls
    • 2% chance that Dragan drops an
    Empowered Cursed Pearl
    • 50% increased Elemental-charged
    Pearl drop stack size
    • 10% increased Raven Pearl drop
    stack size
     

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