Lost Ark is more than just its dungeon system. With the introduction of the PvP grounds, the fiercest warriors in Arkesia are ready to take on the battles to the next level. Other than glory and prestige to your name, there are perks to reaching higher tier levels in the Proving Grounds, the game’s PvP arena, including tier-based weekly rewards and purchasable items from the PvP store.
How to Get 1st Limit PvP in Lost Ark
To reach the 1st Limit in PvP, you need to grind 66,791 XP, which is the required XP for this rank. This is easier said than done. In fact, you need to be part of the top 0.30% in your server to make it to the 1st Limit. The best method to do this the fast way is to take advantage of the game’s pointing system.
The different PvP modes reward you with different points, regardless of victory or defeat. It’s important to note that some of these modes are MMR-based, meaning, you queue with other players in the same rank. Below are the reward points of each of these modes:
- Victory: 175 points
- Defeat: 99 points
- Victory: 125 points
- Defeat: 71 points
Team Elimination Match:
- Victory: 140 points
- Defeat: 79 points
- Victory: 185 points
- Defeat: 111 points
- Victory: 435 points
- Defeat: 247 points
- Fever Time gives you an additional 50% XP
- Achieve ace to obtain additional 10-30%
As you can see, victories almost double your XP. Therefore, it’s better to focus on winning and putting on a game face every time you enter the Proving Grounds to quickly reach the 1st Limit rank. Don’t miss out on Co-op Battles and Fever Times, since these events are time-limited and occur only a few times. Be sure to participate when they are active and running. See to it that you’re on top of the game by achieving an ace, which will give you bonus XP.
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Genshin Impact: Sandglass Dendroculus Puzzle Guide
Get rewarded for clearing this new exploration-based mechanic.
Primal Sandglasses are a new mechanic for exploration that you’ll find in the Ruins of King Deshret. Flipping one will start a timed challenge where you’ll need to flip other Primal Sandglasses. Doing so within the time will grant you a reward.
In this guide we’ll teach you how to beat one of these challenges.
The Sandglass Location
To find the Primal Sandglass that rewards you with a Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest you’ll want to go west of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.
Get to the red-circled area – there’s a Four-Leaf Sigil around to make the travel faster. You’ll end in an area with one of the squared-floor panels that you can activate by interacting with the book front of it. This will create an updraft that will get you to a Dendroculus waiting on top, plus a Forged Primal Light.
From that position you can look at the second area, the one we encircled in a blue circle in the first image. Take the Forged Primal Light to the panel there to create a Primal Sandglass.
The Sandglass Time Trial Challenge
Once you flip the Primal Sandglass you’ll have29 seconds to flip the other two. It may look simple, but there’s invisible walls that’ll make tricky getting to the others.
First you’ll want to do a straight-line run towards where the red arrow points: the part where you can see stone steps rather than sand.
From here turn to the right and keep going forward until you crash against the invisible wall. Then employ some wall-hugging: move while sticking close to the wall so that at the moment it stops being there, your character will get past it to the other side.
When you ‘see’ the door get past it and turn back in direction to the hourglass. This time the wall will be to the right-side of your character. Make your way to the Sandglass normally, and we’re on to the last one.
From that sandglass you’ll run straight to the second batch of stone-floor.
At that point, turn 90° degrees to the right until you see another invisible wall flare up blue. You’ll turn 90° degrees to your right again. Make sure to wall-hug a little so that you can see where the wall ends.
After you’ve cleared the wall do a full turn around, leaving it to left-side of your body and run in a straight line like you were trying to get the torch close to the last Sandglass. You’ll be clear off the wall in a matter of seconds and you can make a beeline for the last Sandglass. Flip it.
Now just walk forward in the direction of the Four-Leaf Sigil, but don’t use it. If you look down you’ll be able to see the Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest to its right.