Altar of Malice  

Expansion Timelines
Friends and Family BetaOct 1, 2014
All Access Beta Testing Oct 7, 2014
Member Release Nov 11, 2014
F2P Release Nov 25, 2014

ZAM Coverage




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Raid Progression

According to SOE, raid progression is largely based on required resists as follows:

Tier 1 Heroics = 100K base resists recommended Tier 2 Heroics = 120K resists recommended Tier 3 Heroics = 120K + resists recommended

This is the current progression:

  1. Tier 1 - Brokenskull Bay: Bilgewater Falls
  2. Tier 1 - Brokenskull Bay: Hoist the Yellow Jack
  3. Tier 1 - Zavith'loa: The Lost Caverns
  4. Tier 1 - Zavith'loa: The Hidden Caldera
  5. Tier 1 - Zavith'loa: The Hunt
  6. Tier 2 - Brokenskull Bay: Bosun’s Private Stock
  7. Tier 2 - Ossuary: Resonance of Malice
  8. Tier 2 – Castle Highhold
  9. Tier 2 – Castle Highhold: Thresinet’s Den
  10. Tier 2 – Castle Highhold: Insider Treachery
  11. Tier 2 – Ssraeshza Temple
  12. Tier 2 – Ssraeshza Temple: Taskmaster's Echo
  13. Tier 3 – Ossuary: Sanguine Fountains
  14. Tier 3 - Ossuary: Choir of T'Vyl
  15. Tier 3 - Ssraeshza Temple: Inner Sanctum

Pricing and Bonuses

For more information, see the ZAM article from October 20.
Altar of Malice will give access to all prior expansions except Age of Discovery.

  • Standard Edition: $39.99
    • "Altar of Malice on Canvas" house item painting
  • Collector's Edition: $89.99 and includes (in addition to the Standard Edition item) six additional bonus goodies.
    • Elite Mercenary: Battle-Mystic (Warrior-Shaman)
    • Striped Savage Pterodon Mount
    • Mage Tower Mirage (house item)
    • Prehistoric House Pet
    • three Gems of Armor Advancement
    • Eighty Days of Spell Research

Lore & Video

As announced at SOE Live 2014.

The expansion is focused on Lanys T`vyl, the Shattered Seas and the mystery of the akhevans. In the Shattered Seas we'll find a volcanic island with dinosaur-worshipping pygmies, who are subsequently eaten by the dinos. A native lizardkin use these dinosaurs as mounts and also hunt them for parts to use in their armor and weapons. [1]

The Far Seas Trading Company's headquarters, Castle Highhold, has been taken over by ahkvans – yes, the ones from Luclin. The shissar temple, while protected by The Grey, crashed down to Norrath from Luclin and landed upside down. In this zone you will play from that perspective, though in some areas the ahkevans have righted with magic. Kithicor Forest will make its debut, and you can expect it to not only be scary at night, but also impossible to run along the outskirts of because it's an island – a fact which elicited an actual "HEHE" from Senior Producer Holly Longdale. [2]

Kaitheel clarified where the expansion's zones lie on the official forums:

The Tranquil Sea and the Phantom Sea are both located between D'Lere (Commonlands) and Karan (Antonica), in the great body of water known collectively as the Shattered Seas.


In total, the expansion will include:

  • Level cap raised to 100 for tradeskill, adventuring and guilds
  • 2 new overlands zones
  • 14 new heroic zones
  • 6 new raid zones
  • 6 new advanced solo zones
  • HQs, L&Ls
  • 4 new avatars
  • New tradeskill quests
  • Tradeskill apprentice with "best in slot recipes"


Originally reported as part of the expansion, the Aerakyn are actually intended as a separate feature releasing later in 2014. [3]

Launch Dates
    November 11, 2014 (All Access)
    November 25, 2014 (F2P)

  1. ^ ZAM reporting from SOE Live 2014
  2. ^ ZAM reporting from SOE Live 2014
  3. ^ Cyliena reporting from SOE Live via Twitter, August 17 2014

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