The new Super Express Mission is given to all players right after the latest update. With it, players can level up their characters pretty quickly or increase their overall item level without spending too much on the honing materials.
If you haven’t activated it yet, then you might be wondering how to use it correctly. This article will help you with just that.
How to Use the Express Pass Correctly in Lost Ark
Before we begin, let’s first have a look at what the Express pass is. In essence, it’s a mission-based character bonus that grants you rewards each time you complete a mission. It’s somehow similar to the Ark Pass except that it focuses more on character progression.
The pass is divided into 5 different levels, starting from the first few parts of the game all the way to the endgame. This will have you completing various missions from Vern, Rohendel, Yorn, and Feiton. Meanwhile, the 5th level is a bonus level that’s spread across all 4 regions.
Before you start, you have to keep in mind that it can only be applied to a single character across your roster. This means that your choice of character will depend on who you want to progress quickly. In most cases, this means using it on your main, especially if you are still to progress to Tier 3 or are lacking materials for your Tier 3 gear.
Once you have decided on a character, simply choose it on the Super Express Mission menu and click Start Event. You won’t be able to change it by then. Once done, you’ll then be able to view the missions you have to complete and their respective rewards.
What Rewards In the Lost Ark Battle Pass
There are a handful of rewards you can get by activating the Super Express Mission. Perhaps the most important is the honing bonus which allows you to upgrade your gear pretty quickly and efficiently.
This will give you the Growth Boost Effect which reduces the honing XP required to hone your gear. Not only that, but it only increases the base success chance of your gear when honing. Then, whenever you upgrade gear from +1 to +12, you’ll essentially be getting 2 levels instead of 1 per successful upgrade.
Apart from that, you’ll also get a ton of honing materials and battle items alongside roster-bound items like gold, engraving recipes, accessory chests, card packs, and a whole lot more.
Terraria: How to Defeat New Daytime Empress in Terraria 1.4.4 Update
Strategy guide to defeating the Daytime Empress in the latest Terraria Update.
Even before the Terraria 1.4.4 update, defeating the Empress of Light during the day is an absolute nightmare. Especially when facing her much harder difficulty levels.
She has the potential of one-hitting you and your strategy involves stacking multiple items and buffs to dodge her attacks as well as having a high enough damage output to end the fight fast.
The latest 1.4.4 Update is a lot harder. Now, dodge potions and buffs do not affect her and the only way to survive her onslaught is to not get hit.
In this guide, we will be showing you some useful tips to remain unscathed as you challenge one of the hardest bosses to beat, the Daytime Empress of Light and get a Terra Prisma in Terraria 1.4.4
How to Defeat New Daytime Empress in Terraria 1.4.4
Like any summoned boss battles in Terraria, the first thing you should set up is your battle arena. Place wooden boards for you to land on and easily pivot as you dodge her attacks.
This will later prove very useful even if you rely on flying items since turning from left to right on the ground is a lot faster than moving in the air.
Choose your weapon and strategy carefully
If you already have the Terra Prisma then it is a great idea for you to use it. The item summons prismatic lacewing to follow and damage opponents and for us, the best strategy in facing her is to Summon minions and deal additional damage with a whip or a ranged weapon.
Buffs to use
Focus on potions that increase your speed like the swiftness potion. Mix these up with a summoning potion to increase your minion Spawn and get potions that increase your max damage output overall.
You won’t have to use any defense potions since you will be focusing on not getting hit for you to get the Terra Prisma item. Besides, you will most likely get one hit so it’s pointless to use defense potions.
Armors to use
Use armors that either increase your summon capacity or enhances summon damage. You won’t have to use high defense items since they will be rendered useless with the boss’s high damage output.
Facing the Boss
It will take some time to analyze her attack pattern. To play it safe engage her and move in an L direction. Drop down and move horizontally away from her. Be careful with her range attacks because most of these have good tracking capabilities.
Area of Effect attack pattern
When she pauses to deliver her area of attacks you might want to position yourself high. When the first laser lights flare up dodge by going down and slowly move clockwise in the map. She will Spawn 2 to 3 AOE attacks before reverting to her tracking projectiles.
To summarize, on tracking projectile attacks move down and away from the boss. For are of effects set her first attack up by heading high until the first AOE flare spawns then make your way down and move clockwise until she switches her attacks again.
It might be difficult at first but it isn’t impossible to do. All you need is some practice and proper timing to pull this off and get out on top.