Shroud of the Apocrea (Mission)

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Shroud of the Apocrea
Mission-Shroud of the Apocrea.png
Mission List: Prestige (Event)
Important Stratum Themes:
  • Monsters: Gate Icon-Fiend.png Gate Icon-Undead.png
  • Status: Icon status freeze.png
Rewards:

None, though freeing souls will reward Token-Apocrean Sigil.png Apocrean Sigils, as will several puzzles in The Grasping Plateau.

Shroud of the Apocrea is an event-exclusive prestige mission available during Shroud of the Apocrea.

Overview

Description:

Several capable knights have gone missing in a seemingly normal area of the Clockwork Tunnels. Spiral HQ suspects foul play and has assigned you to investigate the level.


Objective:

Investigate the area of the Clockworks where several knights have gone missing.

Gate Map

First Floor:
Gate-Generic Lobby.png
Name: Mission Lobby
Depth: 0
Level Link: This mission's lobby is standard.

Second Floor:
Gate-Clockwork Tunnels-Haunted Passage.png
Name: Haunted Passage
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: This floor is composed of random Clockwork Tunnels: Haunted Passage segments. Special: It has a unique party button...

Third Floor:
Gate-The Obsidian Nexus.png
Name: The Obsidian Nexus
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: The Obsidian Nexus is unique to this mission.

Fourth Floor:
Gate-Iron Edge Arena-Cadaverous Clash.png
Gate-Iron Edge Arena-Fiendish Fray.png , Gate-Clockwork Tunnels-Infernal Passage.png , Gate-Cooling Chamber-Haunted Passage.png , Gate-Wasteworks-Infernal Passage.png
Name: ???
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: This floor rotates between these levels. The level encountered cannot be predicted by using the Gate Map.

Fifth Floor:
Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png
Gate-Venom Fang Arena-Cadaverous Clash.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png , Gate-Wasteworks-Infernal Passage.png
Name: ???
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: This floor rotates between these levels. The level encountered cannot be predicted by using the Gate Map.

Sixth Floor:
Gate-Blast Furnace-Infernal Passage.png
Gate-Venom Fang Arena-Fiendish Fray.png , Gate-Flame Lash Arena-Cadaverous Clash.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png
Name: ???
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: This floor rotates between these levels. The level encountered cannot be predicted by using the Gate Map.

Seventh Floor:
Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png
Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png , Gate-The Grasping Plateau.png
Name: ???
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: This floor is composed of random The Grasping Plateau segments unique to this mission.

Eighth Floor:
Gate-The Obsidian Nexus.png
Name: Departure
Depth: Depends on rank
Level Link: Departure is unique to this mission.

Notes

This mission was introduced with release 2013-10-23.

Token-Apocrean Sigil.png Apocrean Sigils obtained from activities in The Grasping Plateau can be exchanged with Lost Soul (Apocrean Item Trader).

This mission's maximum depth is 30, making it the deepest in the game.

Recommendations

Strategy

The general goal of this mission is to collect Apocrean Sigils. This is accomplished by breaking tombstones, randomly releasing purple souls, and breaking the chains off the souls. Breaking their chains by attacking them rewards sigils. Players can also earn sigils by solving puzzles. All this is done in The Grasping Plateau, with the other combat floors offering standard clockworks loot.

This event is enjoyed by the playerbase for a variety of reasons - it's something different and presents a decent challenge for many players. Not only does it provide tokens required to make Obsidian items at the Mysterious Alchemy Machine (or Obelisk of Creation), it also brings arenas that are deep enough to have a decent chance of dropping Radiant Fire Crystals from their treasure boxes. As such, there are several "goals" that players may have, so it's important to establish what everyone wants to do before starting this mission.

Successfully completing Shroud of the Apocrea solo can be difficult due to the nature of the plateau and its inhabitants.

Your party will lock after using the elevator in the Mission Lobby, so plan ahead and make sure everyone knows what to do. The Grasping Plateau does not have an arsenal station, so whatever gear you had the previous floor is the gear you will take to the plateau.

Goal:

Usually plans fall into one or a combination of the below:

Arena Farm
Sigil Farm

Loadout

Remember, the plateau does not have an arsenal station. Gear up in the previous floor if the party plans to farm here.

See the Apocrean Harvester page for details about its behavior and how to deal with it.

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