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Age of Wulin Game Guide

Combat

Unlike Jianghu Challenges against various factions that are scattered throughout the Jianghu, Forbidden Instances are the main instances that players repeat on a daily basis. It's some of the most challenging PvE content available in-game, but it's where some of the rarest treasures can be looted.

Before you attempt any forbidden instances, there are some specifics you should be aware of, to make sure you are fully prepared for the dangers that await. These instances aren't called forbidden for no reason!

Forbidden Area Interface
Press 'N' to bring up your 'Jianghu' interface, click the 'Recommended' tab, then click 'Forbidden Instances'.

This is where you can view information about each Forbidden Area instance - Twilight Village, Qingyun Castle, Peacock Mountain Villa, Dragon's Gate Inn, Yanmen Pass. Clicking on each of the instances will reveal their location. Just teleport or take a stagecoach to the appropriate scene, and click the link to have your character automove to the instance's entrance.



There are some requirements that need to be fulfilled first before you can attempt any Forbidden Area instances. The main requirements are completing a series of relevant quests, and ensuring your internal skill level is high enough. You'll know whether or not your internal skill level is high enough by cues that are next to each difficulty level for that instance. The three indicators are as follows:

Low Level Forbidden Area - Your character's skills surpasses the dangers of this instance, and will have an easier time completing it.
Recommended to enter - Your character's skills match the difficulty of this instance. You are ready for the challenge.
Insufficient Strength - Your character need to train its skills more before you attempt this instance.

You'll also notice there are three difficulty levels to each Forbidden Area - Normal, Hard, Hell, Shura. It's natural that you will start at the Normal difficulty, and return at a later time to challenge the Hard and Hell difficulty mode. As you may have guessed, Hard and Hell difficulty are much more challenging, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Regardless which Forbidden Area or difficulty level you partake in, you can only do so seven times each week.

The hardest difficulty setting for Forbidden Area is Shura mode. Unlike Normal, Hard, and Hell mode, Shura mode has some specific requirements before being able to participate in that content:

- You can only challenge the appropriate Forbidden Area if you complete it in Normal mode, Difficult mode, and Hell mode.
- Your character must have 3rd Internal Skill at level 36.
- Shura mode is only available between 17:00 - 23:00 (server time) daily.

How to access a Forbidden Area instance
Form a team of players, and it's recommended to max out your party with the most amount of players that the Forbidden Area allows. The limit of players in your party can be checked in the Forbidden Area interface. Approach the entrance of the instance and a pop-up window will appear that allows you to choose which of the three difficulty levels you want to enter. Make sure the party leader has entered the instance first, or you will not be able to join until that happens.


A quicker way to enter the Forbidden Area is by teleporting instantly there. This is only possible if one of your party members has already entered the instance. To proceed, click the Jianghu Forbidden Area icon in the bottom-right corner of your main interface.

Click on the Forbidden Area and click 'Enter Forbidden Area'. Your character will be teleported to the beginning of the Forbidden Area.

Something important you need to know about Forbidden Areas is how to reset them. If you have previously completed the same instance that day and attempt to do another one, it may be necessary to reset the Forbidden Area or else you won't be able to enter. To reset a Forbidden Area instance, go to the Forbidden Area interface and click the button on the bottom-right corner that is labeled "About Forbidden Area". From there you will be taken to a pop-up window, so click the button on the bottom-right corner that is labeled "Team Leader Reset".

What to Expect
Be prepared to expect the unexpected. Each Forbidden Area instance contains hostile NPCs that you must defeat in order to progress to the bosses. You'll encounter a series of bosses throughout the entire instance, and each boss will have unique mechanics. Besides baddies, there are a number of puzzles that must be completed before progressing to the end. Some puzzles must be completed jointly with your party.

Make sure you come prepared with plenty of consumables to restore life and internal power. Another handy item to have are Nine-Refined Nether Pills, which revives your character on the spot. This is useful if you die in a boss fight and you want to get back in the action as soon as possible, since you will typically revive at a default location towards the beginning of an instance.

Rewards
As we said in the beginning, Forbidden Area instances award high quality rewards for all the effort needed to complete them, and the teased rewards are no understatement! Everything from Lightness skills, skill scripts, Martial Arts Annotation Fragments, life skill items, and other items to further enhance your character. Besides physical items, you will also receive a bunch of experience and reputation.

The higher the difficulty you choose, the more improved quality/quantity of items, experience, and reputation you will receive.

Another contributing factor of the rewards you receive is determined by the amount of involvement throughout the forbidden instance. If you hang back and let most of your party do the fighting, don't expect to receive the full amount of potential rewards. On the flip side, if you carry the weight of your team and dominate all the challenges, you will be rewarded handsomely!

Twilight Village

  Normal Hard Hell Shura
Party Size Limit 6 6 6 6

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Attain some Achievements Mastery Outstanding

Complete Normal, Hard, Hell

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Level 36 of 3rd Internal

Recommended Strength

Skillful Professional Wonderful Skills

 


The once peaceful fishing village became the scene of a bloodbath. Can you save the remaining villagers and avenge the innocent who have lost their lives?

Qingyun Castle 

  Normal Hard Hell Shura
Party Size Limit 6 12 12 12

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Professional Outstanding Superb

Complete Normal, Hard, Hell

&

Level 36 of 3rd Internal

Recommended Strength

Outstanding Wonderful Skills
Above the Rest

 

Many mysteries surround the Qingyun Castle. What happened and what secrets are concealed there? Can you unlock the mystery...?

Peacock Mountain Villa

  Normal Hard Hell Shura
Party Size Limit 12 18 18 18

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Above the Rest
Unparallelled Invincible

Complete Normal, Hard, Hell

&

Level 36 of 3rd Internal

Recommended Strength

Peak of Perfection
Invincible Great Master

 

For reasons not yet known, the flourishing Peacock Mountain Villa suddenly cut off all connection with the outside world half a year ago. The gate of the villa has been closed tightly.  What remains are only sad and shrill wolf howls and brooding shadows of trees lingering in the mountain path. How did such a strong villa become a ghost town overnight? What mishap befell upon this villa full of martial arts experts?

Dragon's Gate Inn

  Normal Hard Hell Shura
Party Size Limit 18 24 24 24

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Above the Rest
Unparallelled Invincible Complete Normal, Hard, Hell
&
Level 36 of 3rd Internal


Recommended Strength

Peak of Perfection Invincible Great Master

 

Since the Jingnan rebellion, Emperor Yongle has favoured and trusted eunuchs more and more. As a result, most of the emperor's power has been taken over by the eunuchs. The eunuch Cao Shaoqin of the East Hall calls himself the big leader. Do you have what it takes to rise up and overthrow the corrupt affiliates?

Yanmen Pass

Yanmen Pass is an 18 player raid with a conflict that leaves the Great Wall pass at the brink of an invasion brought about by political turmoil.

Unlike the existing forbidden instances, your party will choose between one of three story lines to alter the events of your instance - plot, enemies, and objectives. You'll experience Yanmen Pass from a different perspective. Choose your adventure as a Wulin, Villager, or Soldier.

Wulin Storyline
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Caught in the midst of commotion, play as an adventurer and come to the aid of the Yanmen Pass villagers! Saddle up on a war horse and catch the invaders with a lasso. Also fortify the wall by blasting the enemies' trebuchets with a cannon!

  Normal
Party Size Limit 18

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Peak of Perfection

Recommended Strength

Incomparable

Villager Storyline
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Rise to the call of battle and defend your home! As a villager, your role is equally important to ward off the intruders. Besides launching an attack against the leaders, gather resources to improve Yanmen Pass's defences with medicines and traps.

  Normal
Party Size Limit 18

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Incomparable

&

Complete Wulin Storyline

Recommended Strength

Clean Sweep of All Obstacles

Defender Storyline
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Take arms against the raiding army by following through your sworn duty as a soldier - protect the innocent! With cavalry lance and war horse suited for your character, charge head on into battle. Take down the general and recruit soldiers to join the fight.

  Normal
Party Size Limit 18

Minimum Strength

(Requirements)

Clean Sweep of All Obstacles

&

Complete Villager Storyline

Recommended Strength

Clean Sweep of All Obstacles

Completing the Wulin storyline will unlock the Villager and Defender storyline, so you'll get a taste of each innovative perspective in this struggle to bring restoration back to Yanmen Pass. Your efforts won't go without acknowledgement for being victorious in this dynamic struggle.

Be glorified with Jade gear drops and rare skill books. There could be no greater time that coordination and strategy is of the utmost importance for success, and Yanmen Pass will put you to the test!


Jianghu Emergencies

You must always be on your guard when playing Age of Wulin, because you never know when special opportunities will call out to you. Rise to the unexpected challenges, and get rewarded for your courage at the same time!


Every now and then you'll see a flashing red icon appear on the right side of your interface, or a Pigeon Messenger notice appear on the top-right of your interface. This means that a Forbidden Area Boss is being attacked by invaders and has sent out a server-wide request for brave players to defend him. Click "Accept" and you may be instantly teleported to the Forbidden Area instance. It's not guaranteed that you will join the fight, since other players also may be accepting the call for help. It's first-come, first served!


If you have been chosen to defend the boss, you will most likely be joined by a couple other players. The number of players to defend the boss will depend on the Forbidden Area instance and the boss. Together, you and the other players will battle against the invaders. The invaders are actually players who are attempting to complete the Forbidden Area instance. There are no penalties if you die, and you will continue to respawn until the battle is over.  Your objective is to defeat them, and you'll receive rewards depending on your performance, regardless if you manage to defeat the invaders or not.