Kromede's Trial is a solo instance for level 37+ and was added with the Assault on Balaurea expansion. The story revolves around Kromede (from Fire Temple) and gives insight into the tragic tale of Kromede's love and betrayal. The instance is relatively straightforward, progressing through the rooms and story line to the final fight. Some unique items and buffs aid the player as they progress.
The first run through the instance will only include the final boss, Kaliga, but subsequent runs will include the option of weakening the three other bosses, which then spawn during the final fight affecting the final loot options.
Cooldown is 6 hours. Most NPCs are level 38 in this instance.
Entry Quests Edit
To be able to enter Kromede's Trial, players must complete the following series of quests.
Instance Items Edit
The four items can only be used in the instance and last for 2 hours, with various cooldowns.
Instance Buffs Edit
There are four different buffs that can be acquired in various areas of the Instance, which can be used for strategic advantage.
|Prophet's Tower||Yes||Blocks up to 500 incoming damage. Lasts up to 5 minutes.|
|Garden Fountain||Yes||Recovers HP by 200 every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.|
|Porgus Barbecue||No||Increases Attack by 10 and Magic Boost by 10 for 5 minutes.|
|Fruit Basket (Kromede)||No||Recovers HP by 600 every 2 seconds for 10 seconds.|
During the instance, players appear as Kromede, but retain their own weapon and skills. On the first run through the instance, the only boss is . On subsequent runs, players have two options which will affect the final fight loot drops.
- Loot Choices
- For a Fabled Weapon - Do not fight any named bosses and go directly to Kaliga the Unjust.Defeat him for a chance to get which will unlock a weapon or shield rack.
- For Heroic Armor and Accessories - Defeat , , or along the way to Kaliga. The defeated bosses will flee the fight, and respawn in the final fight as weakened versions along with a weaker Shadow Judge Kaliga. Chose weaker bosses based on the loot desired.
- The Instance
The first area is the Grand Cavern. Work through the mobs to get to the Grave Robber's Corpse. Complete  (Asmodian), or  (Elyos) to obtain Silver Blade Rotan. Use Rotan to destroy the Sealed Door and move towards the Temple Vault. Continue to kill NPCs to get to the , who has the key to the Vault door. Enter the Temple Vault and kill , who will be more challenging to kill. Use the Maga's Potion to teleport into the Manor Dungeons. As the cutscene shows, Kromede breaks the cell door with Rotan.
Continue into the dungeon, carefully pulling NPCs. Usually it is possible to get single pulls through this area. holds the key. is alive at this point of the story. Kill prisoners to complete the side quest  (Asmodian) or  (Elyos). The Torture Chamber where Hamam can be found is off the left side. Continue to move down the corridor to the Dungeon Hall, and defeat the to get the next key. Be sure to use the Old Relic Chest to get the Explosive Bead, which is a powerful damage device.
Return to where Robstin was, and discover he was killed. Seek revenge by killing . Talk to the corpse, then move up the stairs. Open the door at the top of the stairs to get into the main Manor. Working through the halls, arrive in the Manor Entrance area which has the Prophet's Tower to buff damage. The lower area will access Kaliga Gardens, where the Sleep Flower to get the Sapping Pollen. The center of the garden has a Garden Fountain which heals. The upper level has the second Maga's Potion, which gives recovery, and access to Lady Angerr's Bedroom. Proceed along the upper level through the Great Hall to the Banquet Hall.
Watch out for the cooks who are patrolling the Hall. The Porgus Barbecue and Tasty Fruit are both found in the Banquet Hall for buffs. Enter Kaliga Library, with its patrolling librarians. The upper level provides access to the Forbidden Book Repository and Wyr. Kill , who is in front of the door to the final boss room, Kaliga Treasury.
If fighting Kaliga the Unjust, be prepared for a fight. He uses skills that deal out significant damage. Destroy the Strength Relic, as it reduces all damage to Kaliga down to 1. It will respawn after a period of time. The Mana Relic can also be destroyed to reduce Kaliga's defenses. Kaliga will summon golems, which need to be killed as soon as possible. If Kaliga's Key drops, chose your weapon or shield and enjoy.
If fighting all four bosses, they are all in a weakened condition. It is possible to sleep one, for example, while concentrating on either Hamam or Wyr. Use the Explosive Bead after she wakes up to finish her off, as well as damage the others. Leave Kaliga for the last, as he has the highest HP. Use the Emergency Exit to leave the instance.
Kromede's Trial Areas Edit
- Grand Cavern
- Vault Gate
- Temple Vault
- Kaliga Dungeons
- Dungeon Hall
- Kaliga Manor
- Manor Entrance
- Kaliga Gardens
- Banquet Hall
- Kaliga Library
- Kaliga Treasury
- Forbidden Book Repository
- Torture Chamber
- Angerr's Bedroom
|||Grand Cavern||Grave Robber's Corpse|
|||Grand Cavern||Grave Robber's Corpse|
Unique Drops Edit