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Skills

Skills in Age of Wulin


Jianghu Internal Skills have begun to spring up more than ever with the advancement of Immortal Legends. Most note-worthy are the legendary Ultimate Scrolls - Sunflower Manual & Qi Drain. Incredibly tasking to obtain, let alone level up, these epic Internal Skills are among the most powerful secrets of the Jianghu.

Sunflower Manual

The fabled Sunflower Manual is possibly the most powerful Internal Skill in the Jianghu - granting enormous power to those with the dedication to truly master it. Great power, however, does come at a price. Male characters must undergo a castration process and become a eunuch in order to learn the Sunflower Manual - female characters have no prerequisite requirements.


Becoming a Eunuch

In order to become a Eunuch, you must first get your hands on a Buddhist Monk's Knife via Random Encounter. Once you have retrieved this item, follow the quest line available from "Shi Chengen (Retired eunuch)" in Jinling (676, 240) to complete the process.



Learning the Sunflower Manual

Once all preparations are complete, learning the Sunflower Manual requires obtaining the unique Embroidery Needle Jianghu Treasure. For more information on how to obtain Jianghu Treasures, check out the Jianghu Treasure section at the bottom!


Once you have attained the Embroidery Needle, head back to Jinling to visit "Zhen Enming (East Hall Zhangxing Chiliarch)" between 18:00 and 00:00 server time. With his advice, you will be able to learn and cultivate the great Sunflower Manual! However, do note that if you are killed between 18:00 and 00:00, you may lose your precious cultivation progress and corresponding Jianghu Treasure, so be careful! Cultivating the Sunflower Manual involves performing certain tasks during this time, be it killing mobs in the Jianghu or other players in PvP to slowly gather special Cultivation Points.

Benefits of the Sunflower Manual

The Sunflower Manual is notoriously difficult to level up, but comes with great benefits to those who do level it. Out of a massive 49 levels, players will receive unique titles and a special skill set as they progress. A special title and outfit will also be given to the highest-ranking Sunflower Manual practitioner every week! Check it out below.



Additional character changes that come with the Sunflower Manual as a male include facial changes, adding more make-up each time, at levels 6, 16 and 26. At level 16, males will also have a new stance, as seen above. Finally, there is a chance to have additional pieces of text added to your speech in-game, check out this example!


The skill set given to skilled practitioners of the Sunflower Manual uses needles to swiftly strike from a distance. This set consists of 3 skills, each does Softness damage that scales only off Internal Breathing, and each have an exceptionally long cooldown (90, 100 and 240 seconds). The skills can also only be used while the Internal Skill is activated, however they do not suffer from the 7 second global cooldown on normal skill sets, so you can mix them with any set you please!

Activating the Sunflower Manual requires unique Qi Power Points, recovered by holding onto your Treasure during the 18:00-00:00 period, and once you run out of Qi Power Points, the Internal Skill will deactivate. Activation also comes at an additional price of Cultivation Points, where simply activating the Internal Skill will cost 100,000 Cultivation Points, and keeping it active costs 20,000 Cultivation Points every 20 seconds. Much like Qi Power Points, if you run out of Cultivation Points, the skill will deactivate. Thoroughfare Vessel, Sunflower Manual's unique Meridian, also comes at the cost of Cultivation Points, but only 1,000 upon activation and a further 1,000 every minute.

Let's take a look at the stat bonuses and benefits of using the Sunflower Manual Internal Skill and its Meridian, Thoroughfare Vessel. All stats shown below are with the Internal Skill at level 49 and the Meridians at circle 90 - in other words, both are maxed!

Sunflower Manual Internal Skill

Strength +148
Body Method +159
Internal Breathing +98
Vigorous Qi +95
Stamina +145
Max HP +8310
Max Internal Power +1930
Max Parry Endurance +4920
Internal Skill Defence +175

Thoroughfare Vessel Meridian

Body Method +97
Stamina +32
HP +1473
Internal Power
+393
Increase Yin Damage caused
Increase Soft Damage caused

Sunflower Manual is also a Yin/Softness attributed Internal Skill, and increases damage from Yin/Softness moves by 20%, while also increasing Taiji move damage by 16%.

Internal Skill Special Effects

Possibility to remove the target's movement speed, Cloud Piercing Leap distance and Wild Geese in Flight distance, while providing you with some immunity to movement restrictions.

Nimble Steps Thousand Strides
Chance to acquire a buff that removes cooldowns within the same skill set for 34 seconds.

Sunflower Qi
Chance to acquire a buff that removes cooldowns between skill sets for 30 seconds.

Never Defeated
If both Nimble Steps Thousand Strides and Sunflower Qi are active at the same time, then crowd control moves will have no effect on you, and your critical hit rate will be increased


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Qi Drain

The only Internal Skill currently known to the Jianghu that is capable of matching the might of the Sunflower Manual is the legendary Qi Drain. Like the Sunflower Manual, it is notoriously difficult to obtain and cultivate, but reaps great benefits. Unlike the Sunflower Manual, Qi Drain causes no permanent changes to your character - your stance, face, and speech all remain as they were.


Learning Qi Drain

Again in the same line as Sunflower Manual, Qi Drain requires a Jianghu Treasure to both learn and cultivate the skill. This time, the Jianghu Treasure is called Black Wood Order, and is obtained in the same manner as the Embroidery Needle. For more details on obtaining Jianghu Treasures, Treasures, check out the Jianghu Treasure section at the bottom!

Upon retrieving the Black Wood Order, visit Yu Zhanglong in the Taihu Lake Underground Palace in Suzhou between 18:00 and 00:00 server time. With his advice, you will be able to learn and effectively cultivate Qi Drain. However, do note that if you are killed between 18:00 and 00:00, you may lose your precious cultivation progress and corresponding Jianghu Treasure, so be careful! If you are ever unsure of what to do, the item's tooltip has all of the necessary information! Cultivating Qi Drain involves performing certain tasks during this time, be it killing mobs in the Jianghu or other players in PvP to slowly gather special Cultivation Points.

Benefits of Qi Drain

As with the Sunflower Manual, Qi Drain is incredibly tasking to cultivate, but provides great rewards to those with the dedication and patience to do so. Out of 49 levels, players will receive titles and a special skill set as they progress. A unique title and outfit will also be given to the highest-ranking Qi Drain practitioner every week! Check it out below.

Qi Drain does have its downsides, however. As you level your Qi Drain Internal Skill, your other Internal Skills can suffer from a debuff, which may be removed by Yu Zhanglong.

Activating Qi Drain requires unique Qi Power Points, recovered by holding onto your Treasure during the 18:00-00:00 period, and once you run out of Qi Power Points, the Internal Skill will deactivate. Activation also comes at an additional price of Cultivation Points, where simply activating the Internal Skill will cost 100,000 Cultivation Points, and keeping it active costs 20,000 Cultivation Points every 20 seconds. Much like Qi Power Points, if you run out of Cultivation Points, the skill will deactivate.Yin Link Vessel, Qi Drain's unique Meridian, also comes at the cost of Cultivation Points, but only 1,000 upon activation and a further 1,000 every minute.

The skill set given to skilled practitioners of Qi Drain uses pure energy to cause devastating damage. This set consists of 3 skills, each has a Taiji attribute and does Yin damage that scales only off Internal Breathing. Each of the three skills also have an exceptionally long cooldown (100, 90 and 240 seconds). The skills can also only be used while the Internal Skill is activated, however they do not suffer from the 7 second global cooldown on normal skill sets, so you can mix them with any set you please.

Let's take a look at the stat bonuses and benefits of using the Qi Drain Internal Skill and its Meridian, Yin Link Vessel. All stats shown below are with the Internal Skill at level 49 and the Meridians at circle 90 - in other words, both are maxed!

Qi Drain Internal Skill

Strength +80
Body Method +80
Internal Breathing +159
Vigorous Qi +73
Stamina +93
Max HP +5700
Max Internal Power +1590
Max Parry Endurance +3960
Internal Skill Defence +140

Yin Link Vessel Meridian

Vigorous Qi
+73
Internal Breathing
+24
HP +619
Internal Power 619
Crit Damage Reduced
+5%

Qi Drain is a Taiji-attributed Internal Skill that increases Taiji-attributed move damage by 20%, and moves of any other attribute (Yin, Softness, Yang, Hardness) will receive a 16% damage bonus.

Internal Skill Special Effect

Each attack delivers a possibility to drain the opponent's cultivation points and Internal Power, along with giving them a massive 60% decrease in movement speed.

Demented Star Vortex
The absorbed cultivation and Internal Power is processed by your body, enhancing your own maximum HP and Internal Power, while giving you a 10% increase in base stats. This move can be stacked up to 20 levels, and you have a chance to be immune to all crowd control for a short time.


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Jianghu Treasures

Jianghu Treasures are the key to obtaining the formidable Jianghu Internal Skills of Sunflower Manual or Qi Drain. Obtaining the Embroidery Needle or Black Wood Order involves finding the Jianghu Treasure itself in the open world. If one of these rare items would spawn, a notification is sent across the Jianghu to say what scene it has spawned in, and from there you can simply search, or even ask the local NPCs for information on its location!