Lost Ark July Update, Arcanist Patch Notes & Summer Skins (2023)

Gary Jones

The Lost Ark July Update is arriving today and includes the new Arcanist Advanced Class & a fresh line of Summer Skins.

All of this will be going live in-game following server downtime, and the usual weekly update has been deployed.

The good news is that we already have all the information regarding what is coming next, much of which you can find below.

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Lost Ark July Update Patch Notes & Summer Skins

This week’s Lost Ark July update is launching after maintenance that will start at 12am PT and will end at 4am PT on Wednesday, July 20. For gamers in the UK, this should mean the new update going live 12pm BST.

Fans will notice that when the new update is available to download, it will be called Spells in Spades. The patch includes the Arcanist Advanced Class, the Inferno Difficulty of the Valtan Legion Raid, Challenge Abyssal Dungeons, a new summer event, summer cosmetics, and other slightly boring changes.

The new Arcanist Advanced Class will be one of the biggest and most exciting changes coming to the game today, imbuing special cards with her Magick to use them to slice up enemies or to summon powerful Magick attacks from the cards themselves. The Arcanist joins the Bard and Sorceress as the third available Mage Advanced Class.

There is also the new Lost Ark Summer Skins line which will be available to purchase from the in-game store when the new update has been downloaded and installed. The official collections confirmed by developers Smilegate include the following combos:

  • Midsummer Night’s Dream Skins
  • Lover & Youth Skins
  • Armor Wagon Mount
  • Starfish Pet
  • Rohendel’s Destiny – Arcanist Exclusive Skin.

More details regarding today’s Lost Ark update can be found listed below in the official patch notes:




  • This update introduces two new progression events, a Punika Powerpass and a Hyper Express Event that helps accelerate a character from Item Level 1302 to 1370.
  • Players will receive a Punika Powerpass after completing Punika’s quest “Berver’s Friend” during the event period. To access this quest, players must first complete all Adventure Quests (marked by purple exclamation marks) on Punika to collect stamps and become a citizen. Once the final quest in this chain, “Honorary Punikan” has been completed, you can talk to Nia in Nia village to start “Berver’s Friend.”


This update will replace the existing Welcome Challenge series of missions with the new Mokoko Challenge. Functioning similarly to the Welcome Challenge, the Mokoko Challenge layers in additional progression mechanics to help accelerate new players and characters through Tier 1 and 2.

  • Mokoko Buff – Players that have a new account or haven’t played within the past 30 days and have no characters at item level 1370 or higher will receive the Mokoko Buff. Users with the Mokoko Buff will deal 20% more damage to monsters and take 40% less damage. After 90 days pass or a character in your Roster reaches item level 1370, you will no longer be considered a new adventurer and the buff will end.
  • Mokoko Challenge Missions – Players that have the Mokoko Buff active can complete special missions to earn honing and other progression materials, helping them reach item level 1370. When the Mokoko Buff ends, the Mokoko Challenge missions will no longer be available, and unclaimed rewards for completed missions will be sent to Universal Storage.


  • Added a new daily log-in reward track.
  • Added new preventions to deter gold sellers. Paid gold (purchased from the currency exchange) will have a 3-day withholding period. Gold that is under a withholding period will be called ‘withheld funds’. Gold without a withholding period will be called ‘available funds’. Withheld funds will be restricted in the following ways:
    • Cannot send withheld funds through mail
    • Cannot deduct from withheld funds when accepting billing mail
    • Cannot use on 1:1 trades
    • Cannot use in Auction House
    • Cannot use in Marketplace
    • Cannot use in Loot Auctions
  • Added a Jukebox for Strongholds. Talk to the new Jukebox Exchange NPC in your Stronghold to start the “One Thing Missing” quest and learn how to use your Jukebox.
    • Players can now change the background music while inside the Stronghold or near a Jukebox.
    • Only 5 Jukebox items can be used at the same time.
    • New soundtracks can be purchased from a variety of different NPCs like the new Jukebox Exchange NPC, various Wandering Merchants, vendors located outside different ports, and more.
    • Most soundtracks require players to complete specific Achievements before they can be purchased.
    • Please note that the song “Consolation” will be unavailable, and will be provided for the Jukebox in a future patch.


  • Added a new Weapon Growth Pack, and refreshed the two Growth Support Packs sold in the June Update. Growth Support packs will be purchasable once per roster, per month.
  • Added a variety of new packs and items to celebrate the launch of the Arcanist:
    • The Arcanist Level Complete Pack, which can only be purchased and opened by an Arcanist.
    • The Rohendel’s Destiny Special Package, which includes Battle Items, Silver, and a Title to accompany the Rohendel’s Destiny skin set.
    • Added the Arcanist’s Dawn skins.
  • Added Powerpasses that can be purchased on the character select UI by pressing the “Powerpass” button. There are five passes available, each corresponding to a major continent.
    • The passes start with North Vern, for 1100 Royal Crystals. Unlike the other passes, the North Vern pass can be acquired by a brand new player to start their adventure in North Vern at Item Level 302.
    • The other 4 passes increase in price by 1100 Royal Crystals per continent; 2200 for a Rohendel Pass, 3300 for a Yorn pass, 4400 for a Feiton Pass, and 5500 for a Punika Pass. Pricing will automatically adjust based on completed content for a specific character; for example, if a character has completed through the Rohendel questline, a Punika Pass will instead cost 3300 Royal Crystals.
    • Players will be able to purchase these Powerpasses even if they have not completed the in-game content on a previous character.
    • These passes will be used immediately upon purchase, and is not eligible for a refund.
  • Adjusted price and card quantities in the Special Card Package.
  • Added Summer Dye Packs, a Battle Support Item Package, and a new Item Level Complete Crystal Pack for Tier 3.


  • Fixed an issue that caused only ‘Q’ to be shown in the QTE during Aira’s Oculus Dungeon when using a controller and the AZERTY keyboard layout.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to open a Korean website while in a Co-Op Battle.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect date format to be used for the PvP Rank header.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Sale Date in the auction house to reference UTC time in all regions.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Shadowhunter’s Piercing Thorn skill to select the wrong target if the Advancing Thorns Tripod was active while using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Sorceress’ Punishing Strike skill to select the wrong target if the Unavoidable Fate Tripod was active while using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Future Millionaire Zenri’s appearance to be incorrect within the Stronghold Wardrobe menu.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the raid commander chat highlight to appear empty when a raid leader used an emoticon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the texture quality setting to appear empty within the settings menu.
  • Fixed an issue that blocked players from changing the eyebrow color when using specific face presets.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Gunlancer’s Leap Attack skill to select the wrong target if the Low Shock Tripod was active while using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue that caused accessories with the same name to not equip properly when changing presets.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Berserker’s Red Dust skill to not play any audio when used while the Red Shock Tripod was active.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Paladin’s Sword of Justice skill to select the wrong target if the Way of Light Tripod was active while using a controller.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Night Fox Yoho to be available in the Stronghold Dispatch Missions at item level 1355 instead of 1370.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Golden Bait Buff required for South Vern’s Adventurer’s Tome to disappear upon teleporting.
  • Fixed an issue that made the “An Adventure with Cindy” quest impossible to complete because of an invisible NPC.
  • Fixed an issue that caused debug text to appear in the Achievements menu in non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Global Chat window to move when adjusting the opacity slider.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the incorrect buff icon to appear when using the Master’s Tenacity engraving.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the time shown in the Global Chat menu to be displayed in UTC.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from entering the basement in the Underground Ossurary within the Werner’s Manor after exiting it.
  • Fixed an issue that caused gear set conversion changes to not save in any given preset.
  • Fixed various localization issues.
  • Fixed an issue that caused /star command to not initiate the Star Dance emote.

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