Faction Bases

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Since the Genesis expansion (March 2, 2011) level 3 factions can create their very own instanced Faction Bases.

Once created, an NPC will serve to teleport faction members into their base of operations.

Each Faction Base is set up with five separate wings within the structure. These wings need to be constructed and upgraded by the Faction Leader as well as his or her members via coins, materials, and star level. Members of a faction will be able to enjoy exclusive power-ups and services, have access to special gear, and can take extra quests that provide great rewards and faction contributions. You can upgrade the structures in the faction base to get better and more services.

The faction base is also the battlefield for Faction Siege Battles.

You can access the Faction Base by speaking with the Faction Base Manager in Archosaur (573 660), Etherblade (440,868), City of Plume (337 430), City of Lost (248,648), and Raging Tides (656,133).

Contents

Creating a Faction Base

A faction should first activate its base, and then upgrade it to provide services to the members. The base is activated at the Faction Base Manager (573 660).

Conditions:
1) Faction reaches a level 3.
2) Pay some fees and items;
20 Ten Million Big Notes
500 Mysterious Chips
500 Warsong Emblems
2000 Ultimate Substances

Faction Base Stats

1. Level
The faction base can be upgraded by collecting Construction points. These are gained through the members' contributions. They can be donated at the Faction Manager located in the Hall of Loyalty to give the base more EXP. These donated points are separate from your spending points. Donated construction points will not affect your contribution points.

2. Health
This value ranks the activeness of members (daily total Contribution income). It will shrink day by day. If the shrinking rate is higher than the increasing rate, as the number reaches 0, the base will be destroyed.

3. Faction Materials
Materials can be used to construct or upgrade faction structures. Members can complete quests taken from Hall of Loyalty to acquire faction materials. Members can only get materials for their own race:

Human - Ethersteel
Untamed - Lost Sand
Winged Elf - Plume Puff
Tideborn - Raging Flask
Earthguard - Tellus Wood

Materials can also be gained by destroying enemy structures.

4. Decommission
Faction Base structures can be destroyed in faction base battles. If the Health of your faction base reaches zero, it will be decommissioned.

You can check your faction base stats at the Faction Base Manager.

Faction Structures

Faction Base.png

The features of a faction base include providing quest, selling gears, items, and potions, providing helpful buffs and being the battlefield.

The features are provided by structures. The structures of a faction base include:

Hall of Loyalty (Central Wing)

Where you'll find Faction-centric quests. These quests consist of 1 Daily Faction Exam Room Quest, and 2 Mob Quests (rewards will increase upon leveling wing); each rewarding Materials depending on your race, Faction Contribution and Construction Points. You will only get one attempt to answer the Exam Question correctly. Your answer must be submitted within 10 minutes in order to receive credit.

As the Hall of Loyalty wing increases, Faction Exam Questions and Answers difficulty level increases, as well as the rewards. However; mob difficulty remains the same, but rewards increased. From Monolith level 3 on you gain access to the Wandering Artist daily faction quest which gives 150 faction contribution.

Contribution and Experience From Kill Quests
Monolith
Level
Contribution
per Quest
Experience/Spirit from
Kill & Drop Quest
Lvl 50-89
Experience/Spirit from
Kill & Drop Quest
Lvl 90-99
Experience/Spirit from
Kill & Drop Quest
Lvl 100+
1 100 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
2 100 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
3 120 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
4 144 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
5 173 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
6 207 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
7 248 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea
8 298 0 163.6k/32.7k ea 240K/54.24k ea


Faction Exam Questions and Answers for Level 1 and 2 Monoliths

Question 1 - Which is not a faction base?
Answer - Pixu Palace

Question 2 - Which is not in the faction base?
Answer - Copper-sparrow platform

Question 3 - What is the Maximum Level for a Faction Base?
Answer - 30

Question 4 - Can anybody enter faction base at non-battle time?
Answer - No, I can only enter my own faction base

Question 5 - How do you upgrade a Faction's Rank?
Answer - Gain enough Faction Contribution

Question 6 - After a faction's rank has been upgraded, they can accumulate another type of point used to upgrade the faction's constellation map. What are these points called?
Answer - Constellation

Question 7 - A faction based will be disbanded if the faction doesn't reach the required amount of which of the following?
Answer - Health

Question 8 - How do you upgrade a Faction's Rank?
Answer - Constellation Points

Question 9 - Players can obtain contribution by doing which quest?
Answer - Faction Quest

Question 10 - If a player levels a faction, what happens to their contribution?
Answer - It resets to 0

New questions since New Horizons expansion:

Q: The Famous grave robbers of the Perfect World - exclusive of Grovery Raiders?
A: Snowwind

Q: Where is the love poem that suma the Learned wrote to Cho Wenchun?
A: Painted canvas

Q: What is the maxumum level for a Faction Base?
A: Lv30

Q: If a players leaves a Faction, what happens to their Contribution?
A: It resets to 0.

Q: The Frost Ancient's wife gave birth to two sons, Holan and Holeen. Why was Holeen Abandoned ?
A: Born with a scarlet birthmark.

Q: How do you upgrade a Faction's Rank?
A: Faction Contribution

Q: Who can pattern Spotted Felis Furs by using a vulture's Skin and an orchid Petali's Wing?
A: Lien

Q: When does Savagian's legend says that the stele will appear?
A: Every night

Faction Exam Questions and Answers for Level 3 Monolith

Question 1 - Which of the following is not a faction establishment?
Answer - River Gate

Question 2 - Which of the following is not a faction establishment?
Answer - Event City

Question 3 - Which of the following is not a faction establishment?
Answer - Pixu Palace

Question 4 - Which of the following is not sold in the Heavenly Vault?
Answer - Wedding Tool

Question 5 - What is not sold in heaven vault?
Answer - Fine Orb

Question 6 - Which item is not obtained from the Alchemy Lab?
Answer - Bless Box

Question 7 - Which building can enhance base defense?
Answer - Hall of Loyalty

Question 8 - What rank can faction members obtain +15 Vit scroll?
Answer - 4 stars

Question 9 - At what level in the Alchemy Labs can a player buy a +30 Vit scroll?
Answer - 8 Stars

Question 10 - Which Item is not obtained from the Alchemy Labs?
Answer - Limited Bag

Updated questions:

Question: The Celestial Recluse lives in the Lunar Glade; what's his title? Answer: Unblemished Winning Streak in Chess

Faction Exam Questions and Answers for Level 4 Monolith

Question 1 - Which Item is not obtained from the Armory?
Answer - Enhanced Buff

Question 2 - Buildings require architectural materials in order to be made. Which of the following is not a required material?
Answer - Dream Seeking Orb

Question 3 - Buildings require architectural materials in order to be made. Which of the following is not a required material?
Answer - Bone Burying Sand

Question 4 - In Perfect World, can Faction members obtain Faction EXP by handing in materials?
Answer - Yes

Question 5 - Architectural material can be obtained in many ways. Which of the following is incorrect?
Answer - Architectural material cannot be obtained by Faction quest.

Question 6 -Does Faction Health come from Faction EXP?
Answer - Yes

Question 7 - The Base Building can be destroyed under which certain situations? Which of the following is incorrect?
Answer - The Faction base can be destroyed by any faction member
New question's answer (to be completed!) ask your choice among 4 PWI characters, including General Summer, Duker Blake, Celestial Recluse and Vulpen Brokade. Vulpen Brokade is the right answer

Question 8 - If a Faction Building can be destroyed under certain situations, which of the following is true?
Answer - The Building can be destroyed in a Faction Battle.

Question 9 - If Faction Health is reduced to 0%, what happens?
Answer - Base will be closed. Funds will be cost to open it again.

Question 10 - Before upgrading Base Tech, certain requirements need to be met. Otherwise, Base Tech cannot be upgraded. Is this true?
Answer - Yes

Faction Exam Questions and Answers for Level 5 Monolith

Question 1 - Which of the following pairs are not lovers?
Answer - Borobudur Dungeon Lord, Queen Succubus.

Question 2 - A Faction Base's level can be upgraded using EXP. Which of the following does not contribute to EXP?
Answer - Faction Member Upgrading

Question 3 - Building upgrades require time and materials. If you use more materials, you would save more time. Is this true?
Answer - Yes

Question 4 - After finishing the quests, players can obtain various materials corresponding to their race. What kind of material is rewarded to the Humans?
Answer - Ethersteel

Question 5 - A horrible calamity has struck Perfect World. A race foresaw this event and has the ability to lead the people in Perfect World towards a brighter future. Which race can is destined to lead the others to rebuild their new homeland?
Answer - Earthguard

Question 6 - Circa the year 1000, a new human civilization is beginning its expansion in the west. Due to its location, the people called it the Sunset Country, or the Dusk Country as it has come to be known. But in what year did disaster strike this civilization?
Answer - PW. 1044

Question 7 - In just 30 years, the Dusk Country went from being an unknown country to becoming a powerful empire with vast amounts of land. In order to achieve this, their emperor obtained a mysterious Relic that made his troops nearly invincible. Because of this, they won nearly every battle. But in the end, the Relic was buried with the emperor upon his death. What is the name of this relic?
Answer - Golden Mask

Question 8 - After finishing the quests, players can obtain various materials corresponding to their race. What kind of material is rewarded to the Mystic?
Answer - Tellus Wood

Question 9 - Unprocessed
Answer - The Tale of the Red Manor

Question 10 - If Faction Health is reduced to 0%, what happens?
Answer - The Base will be closed. Funds will be needed to open it again.

Faction Exam Questions and Answers for Level 6 Monolith

Question 1 - In times of war between Factions, where is the default portal to the enemy's Faction Base?
Answer - Training Hall

(New question for Level 6 Monolith, edited 10/22/13)

Can anyone enter a faction base during non-battle time?
Answer - No, I can only enter my own faction base.

Question 2 - Which of the following is incorrect?
Answer - A faction can attack others without having a base.

Question 3 - If an attacker enters an enemy base, they'll need to talk to which NPC to start fighting?
Answer - Attack Commander

Question 4 - Which is not one of the ways to end a Faction War?
Answer - All members of the defenders retreated.

Question 5 - All players will gain corresponding materials based on their race after completing the materials quest. The Untamed will gain which of the following materials?
Answer - Lost Sand

(New question for Level 6 Monolith, edited 10/22/13)
Tsu is an elf who cut off his wings for the sake of the Winged Elves' future. He lives in the human world now and is the minister of Tsang. What is his full name?

Answer - Tsuan

Question 6 - You would meet the Hellbull Tyrant boss in which Manor of Justice?
Answer - Dungeons of Sins

(New question for Level 6 Monolith, edited 01/12/2014)

Question 6 - According to ancient texts, the descendants of the gods are blessed with immortality have secluded themselves in four sacred places throughout Perfect World. There, they work tirelessly, for a way to help the gods return. Which one of the following is one of the four sacred places?
Answer - The Lunar Glade

Question 7 - There is a legend that the daughter of the Twilight Lich King, the Princess of Moonlight, was so beautiful that men couldn't resist falling in love with her. The Twilight Lich King betrothed his daughter to the counselor's son but after his death, and the death of the councilor's son shortly after, there was a struggle for power over the Twilight Lich King's throne. The infighting amongst the factions soon broke into an all out war that ravaged the land until the party in support of Princess Moonlight surrendered. Which of the following is a relic representing the tragedy of Princess Moonlight?
Answer - Chrono

(New question for Level 6 Monolith, edited 10/22/13)
Which of the following is not a Faction Establishment?
Answer - Pixu Palace

Question 8 - According to ancient texts, the descendants of the gods are blessed with immortality and have secluded themselves in four sacred places throughout Perfect World. There, they work tirelessly for a way to help their gods return. Which one of the following is one of the four sacred places?
Answer - The Lunar Glade

Question 9 - In the Early Days, the Human, Elves, and Untamed often fought amongst one another. It took the threat of the Wraiths to unite the warring races but it was immediately clear that the fight against the Wraiths was one the Alliance was unable to win. Based on this history, which of the following is true?
Answer - Due to the invasion, the future of Perfect World is unknown.

(new question for level 6 Monolith, edited 10/20/13)
Question 9 - Once a Faction battle starts which can NOT happen?
Answer - A Faction can participate in several battles at once.

(new question for level 6 Monolith, edited 10/21/13)
Question 10 - In what year did the Tideborn change their tribe name, and live prosperously on the Barriered Islands?
Answer:467

Question 10 - The Frost Ancient's wife gave birth to two sons, Holan and Holeen. The Frost Ancient abandoned which son?
Answer - Holeen

Faction Exam Questions and Answers for Level 7 Monolith

Question 1 - When a Faction Battle starts which one of the following is FALSE?
Answer - One Faction can join in several Faction Battles in one time.

Question 2 - You would meet General Shengjie in which room of The Manor of Justice?
Answer - Dungeon of Blood

(New question #2 edited 11/7/13)
Question 2 - In PW. 1291 Emperor Mayen established the capital, the City of Peace, in the Ancestral Land. What was that land called?
Answer - Capital of the Green Emperor

Question 3 - Members can enter the Faction Base using which NPC?
Answer - Faction Base Manager

Question 4 - After finishing the quests, players can obtain various materials corresponding to their race. What kind of material is rewarded to Winged Elf’s?
Answer - Plume Puff

Question 5 - The Treasure Cave of the Island was once one of the most wealthy and luxurious caves around in the world. Each night, pirates would haul their booty to this place. However all of the pirates were killed in a single battle and their bodies were never found. Many years have passed since then, but there have been reports of pirates in the area. What does this mean?
Answer - The pirates’ corpses are wandering the land.

(New question #5 edited 11/7/13)
Question 5 - Dragon City Diplomat once appeared where in the Perfect World?
Answer - Archosaur City

Question 6 - The Harpy Wraith is a powerful spirit that has been reported to appear where?
Answer - Valley of Reciprocity

Question 7 - Heaven's Tear is a sacred place that has been blessed by the gods. It floats up high within the clouds. What's another name for Heaven's Tear?
Answer - Unsaken city

Question 8 - Located in the depths of the ancient Forest of Haze, a powerful god’s alther lies concealed since the birth of Perect World. It’s said that a treasure was hidden within the alter and anyone who finds it will become the ultimate warrior! Alas, where is this place?
Answer - Jungle Ruins

Question 9 - As time passes by, spirits become increasingly powerful around the Violet Corona, including evil ones. If this situation isn’t rectified the entire world will be filled with evil spirits. The Violet corona used its last bit of energy to detonate its soul. The huge explosion shook the entire world and caused massive irreversible damage to Perfect World. Now that Violet Corona is broken and Dark Corona has disappeared the Mystics have emerged. What kind of magic do they possess?
Answer - The Third Eye

Question 10 - The Corona polarized and divided himself into two separate parts, allowing two spirits to reside within his body. One half became the embodiment of light and called itself the Violet Corona. What did the evil counterpart call himself?
Answer - Glory

Contributions

By completing faction quests members can gain Contributions. By spending Contribution and coins, players can purchase gear or take special quests. The total Contribution a player has compiled is called Merit.

When your Merit reaches a certain level, you will gain access to purchase or exchange quests. You can check your faction merit in the Faction Status Window. The Faction Status button is located in the top right corner of your screen. Faction status icon.png
Faction status.png

The format of the faction status window is listed as follows:

Faction Name

Faction Level

Faction Base Level and current EXP

Health - Hit Points of the Base

Merit - Total Faction Contribution Points earned.

Faction Contribution Points - These are the points you can spend, cannot be donated or lost unless you leave the faction.

Faction Construction Points - These are the points you can donate to help construct upgraded wings.

Heavenly Vault (Southern Wing)

Here you can exchange faction materials and Divine Contract items.

You can also buy faction armors, elixirs, scrolls, ammo, pet skillbooks, and stones.

The Faction Leader may also exchange materials from different races for other materials at a 2:1 ratio.

Armory (Eastern Wing)

From here faction members can manufacture weapons or buy special rare weapons and bless boxes.

Benefits of Upgrading Armory
Armory
Level
New Features
1 Filial and Loyalty Weapons
2 Temporary Blessings: Dodging Dust, Vita Booster, Warrior's Boon, Wizard's Boon
3 Filial Pendants and Belts
4 Temporary Blessings: Eagle Eye, ☆Dodging Dust, ☆Vita Booster, ☆Warrior's Boon, ☆Wizard's Boon
5 Abyssal Weapons
6 Temporary Blessings: Wind's Blessing, Divine Strength, ☆Eagle Eye, ☆☆Dodging Dust,
☆☆Vita Booster, ☆☆Warrior's Boon, ☆☆Wizard's Boon
7 Radiant Weapons
8 Golden Blast Helms



Alchemy Labs (Western Wing)

You will be provided with helpful buffs here, or can buy potions and tomes. The buffs here will last one hour.

Benefits of Upgrading Alchemy
Aura
Level
New Features
1 Minor Buffs
2 Minor Apothecary
3 Powders and Potions
4 Filial Scrolls (tomes)
5 Major Buffs
6 Major Apothecary
7 Loyalty Scrolls
8 Abyssal and Radiant Scrolls



Aura level 1 Buff percentage Coin cost Contribution cost Buff icon Buff name
Critical hit rate increased (minor) 3% 6000 12 Crit Buff.png Increased Critical Hit Rate
Reduced Channeling (minor) 5% 6000 12 Increased channeling.png Focus
Max HP increase (minor) 10% 2000 4 Health Icon.PNG Maximum HP Increased
Increase Physical Defense (minor) 20% 2000 4 Increased physical defense.png Fortified Armor
Increase Magical Defense (minor) 20% 2000 4 Increased Magic Resistance.png Concentrate
Increase Physical Attack (minor) 20% 2000 4 Physical Attack Icon.PNG Sharpen
Increase Magical Attack (minor) 20% 2000 4 Tile1-7.png Intuition
Increase Accuracy (minor) 30% 2000 4 Nimble icon.png Nimble


Aura level 2 Effect Coin cost Contribution cost Item icon Buff icon Buff name
Physical Revitalizer Restores 5000 HP over 30 seconds 4200 8 Physical Revitalizer.png
Mental Revitalizer Restores 5000 MP over 30 seconds 4200 8 Mental Revitalizer.png
Essence of the Storm Increases speed by 90% for 15 seconds 4200 8 Essence of the Storm.png
Spiritual Focus Adds 60 chi 4200 8 Spiritual Focus.png
Unstable Focus Increases Magic Defense by 180%, but lowers Physical Defense by 180% for 30 seconds
(in-game item description of 80% is incorrect)
4200 8 Unstable Focus.png
Uneven Training Increases Physical Defense by 180%, but lowers Magic Defense by 180% for 30 seconds
(in-game item description of 80% is incorrect)
4200 8 Uneven Training.png


Aura level 3 Effect Coin cost Contribution cost Item icon
Mystery Powder Restores 1275 HP over 6 seconds 480 1 Mystery Powder.png
Miracle Powder Recovers 1360 HP and 1360 MP 1600 1 Miracle Powder.png
Mystery Potion Restores 1275 MP over 6 seconds 480 2 Mystery Potion.png


Aura level 4 Effect Coin cost Contribution cost Item icon
Filial Scroll of Will Mystical Tome of +15 Strength 91,445,800 29,030
Filial Scroll of Spirit Mystical Tome of +15 Magic 91,445,800 29,030
Filial Scroll of Poise Mystical Tome of +15 Dexterity 91,445,800 29,030
Filial Scroll of Protection Mystical Tome of +15 Vitality 91,445,800 29,030
Filial Scroll of Wisdom Mystical Tome of +2% EXP 43,545,600 13,824


Aura level 5 Buff percentage Coin cost Contribution cost Buff icon Buff name
Critical hit rate increased (major) 6% 4000 8 Crit Buff.png Increased Critical Hit Rate
Reduced Channeling (major) 10% 4000 8 Increased channeling.png Focus
Max HP increase (major) 20% 4000 8 Health Icon.PNG Maximum HP Increased
Increase Physical Defense (major) 40% 4000 8 Increased physical defense.png Fortified Armor
Increase Magical Defense (major) 40% 4000 8 Increased Magic Resistance.png Concentrate
Increase Physical Attack (major) 40% 4000 8 Physical Attack Icon.PNG Sharpen
Increase Magical Attack (major) 40% 4000 8 Tile1-7.png Intuition
Increase Accuracy (major) 50% 4000 8 Nimble icon.png Nimble
Increase Critstrike Damage 5% 4000 8 Wolf Emblem.png Wolf Emblem
Resurrection 1.6% 12,000 24 Resurrect icon2.png Resurrect


Aura level 6 Effect Coin cost Contribution cost Item icon Buff icon Buff name
Purification Balm Removes all negative Status Effects. 21,000 40
Pan Gu's Essence Become invincible for 8 seconds 21,000 40
Mini Booster Instantly restore HP and Mana by 45. 21,000 40
Grand Physical Revitalizer Restores 7000 HP over 30 seconds. 10,500 20
Grand Mental Revitalizer Restores 7000 MP over 30 seconds. 10,500 20
Sun Chaser Increases speed by 150% for 15 seconds. 10,500 20
Focus Vitalizer Adds 120 chi. 10,500 20


Manor of Justice (Northern Wing)

Provides training quests that reward with EXP. Taking such quests will cost Feat Tokens, each of which cost 1 Contribution and 1 coin.

Faction Base EXP Table

Level Tech Points
Awarded
Total Tech
Points
Next Level Total EXP Max Material* Max Structure
Level
1 0 0 31,500 0 5,000 1
2 1 1 42,000 31,500 5,000 2
3 1 2 52,500 73,500  ? 3
4 1 3 63,000 126,000  ? 3
5 1 4 88,200 189,000  ? 3
6 1 5 100,800 277,200  ? 4
7 1 6 113,400 378,000  ? 4
8 1 7 126,000 491,400  ? 4
9 1 8 217,728 617,400  ? 4
10 1 9 235,872 835,128  ? 5
11 2 11 257,040 1,071,000  ? 5
12 2 13 275,184 1,328,040  ? 5
13 2 15 355,622 1,603,224  ? 5
14 2 17 377,395 1,958,846  ? 5
15 2 19 402,796 2,336,241  ? 6
16 2 21 424,569 2,739,037  ? 6
17 2 23 539,965 3,163,606 20,000 6
18 2 25 566,092 3,703,571  ? 6
19 2 27 770,757 4,269,663  ? 7
20 2 29 809,948 5,040,420 40,000 7
21 3 32 1,013,741 5,850,368  ? 7
22 3 35 1,060,770 6,864,109  ? 7
23 3 38 1,102,574 7,924,879  ? 8
24 3 41 1,149,603 9,027,453  ? 8
25 3 44 2,144,533 10,177,056  ? 8
26 4 48 2,226,051 12,321,589  ? 8
27 4 52 2,307,568 14,547,640 50,000 8
28 4 56 2,382,815 16,855,208 50,000 8
29 4 60 3,204,259 19,238,023 50,000 8
30 4 64 - 22,442,282  ? 8


∗ Maximum material amount members can donate.

Upgrading Faction Structures

Upon the opening of a faction base, it will have 5 grade one structures. If a structure is destroyed in battles, it can be rebuilt.

Conditions:
1) There can only be one structure of a same type.
2) Costs some guild funds and materials.
3) It costs some time to construct.

Faction structures can also be upgraded to provide more services.

Conditions:
1) Upgrade corresponding technologies.
2) It costs some money and materials.
3) The upgrade will be done after some time.
4) Each structure can be upgraded up to level 8. (Lowest is level 1)

You can use more funds and materials to accelerate the construction. To do this, you can toggle the + / - symbols to adjust the speed of the construction before pressing confirm. You cannot go back to change the speed of the building after it has begun.

To upgrade a structure, the faction leader must have the required coin in their inventory at the time.

Upgrading structures.png

"Cosmos" describes the upgrade tree for the faction base structures. You must upgrade a certain technology in the Cosmos before you can upgrade or construct corresponding structure.

Faction cosmos.png

Cosmos Upgrades and Material Costs:
1. Cosmos Upgrades Functions:

1) Hall of Loyalty (kirin):
a) Enhances base defenses.
b) Provides increased rewards from quests (for members to gain contributions and materials).
2) Manor of Justice (tortoise):
a) Provides more training quests.
3) Alchemy Labs (tiger):
a) Enhances potion sales, buffs, and tomes.
4) Heavenly Vault (phoenix):
a) Provides more exchanges services.
5) Armory (dragon):
a) Provides more Ranked gears, weapons and bless boxes.

2. Tech Point Costs:
  You need to spend Tech Points to upgrade base structures. Every time the base levels up it gains 1 tech point. At level 10 the base will start to get 2 points for every level up. The cost to upgrade in tech points goes up with higher structure levels.

Structure
Level
Tech Points
Needed
Total
Tech Points
Minimum
Base Level
1 - 0 0
2 1 1 1
3 1 2 3
4 2 4 6
5 3 7 10
6 4 11 15
7 5 16 19
8 6 22 23

3. Material and Coin Costs:

1) Hall of Loyalty

Factions monolith cost.png

2) Manor of Justice

Training obelisk cost.png

3) Alchemy Labs:

Aura stone cost.png

4) Heavenly Vault:

Vault cost.png

5) Armory:

Weapon storage cost.png

Faction Siege Battles

This was a feature originally planned to be released with faction bases. These battles would involve 40 combatants on either side so would be half the size of Territory Wars. The objective for the attacking team would be to destroy the defending team's base structures and gain faction base material. After a long delay this feature has officially been canceled.

Nine Trials

See also: forum thread 9 Trials Guide

With the November 2, 2011 update, the Nine Trials were added to the bases. After a marshal or above has activated the quest, up to 100 level 80+ characters with at least 100 contribution may enter and participate in this difficult contest. You have up to a week to complete before the trials are automatically reset each Wednesday; in the event you complete them before that, they can be reset at a cost of 1,000,000 coins and done again (limit of 3 times per week.) If you fail a trial, you have to start that trial over from the start.

Blessing of the Gods

This is buff you may buy to use during the trials for 10,000 coin and some contribution, and greatly increases your mana recovery and doubles your attack power with skills (but not auto-attack.) It expires when you die or leave the base.

1. Trial of Balance

The first trial, the trial of balance, involves balancing the elements. Each element's room has a number of non-aggressive elementals. When one elemental is killed, another is spawned in the next element's room clockwise around (metal->water->wood->fire->earth->metal.) All elementals are [?] level with over 50 million HP. When the elements are balanced, a boss is spawned.

Technique: Concentrate on one mob at a time, one room at a time. Have someone calculate what the balance point is, and keep track of how many in which rooms you need to kill. Do not use any AoEs (other than Chromatic Healing Beam), attack AoEs will get you killed by attracting the attention of other mobs, and BB it seems will eventually get aggro from non-attacked mobs. Sage Soul Degeneration will greatly speed kills.

Note: The number of mobs in the different elements takes some time to stabilize after the trial is started. Don't race in and start killing before they have stabilized at a total divisible by 5, or you will end up with a glitched trial that can't be completed easily.

Metal Elementals These have physical and magical AoEs, and a lightning attack. One of the harder to defeat elementals because of the frequent AoEs.
Water Elementals These have a water attack and a (rarely used) AoE.
Wood Elementals These have a ranged (physical?) attack and AoE poison.
Fire Elementals These have an AoE seal. Possibly the easiest element to do.
Earth Elementals These have an AoE mana drain, single target damage amp and a reflect buff. Assassins beware! Standing at maximum melee range will keep you safe from reflect 90% of the time. Reflect may be purged.


2. Trial of Defense

The Trial of Defense involves erecting defenses to kill a train of mobs that walk through the rooms.

3. Trial of Towers

The Trial of Towers tasks you to defend 3 towers and their guards from wave after wave of enemy attacks.

4. Trial of Duty

The Trial of Duty involves defending an NPC from 4 totems that surround it. Some of the totems are immune to magic damage while some are immune to physical damage so you need a good mix of classes and high DPS.

5. Trial of Elements

The Trial of Elements is similar to the Trial of Balance in that there are 5 different elemental rooms. The health of the rooms is continuously dropping and you have to raise them all up to above 100 to summon totems that defend against the boss' most powerful AoEs. In order to summon the boss, towers must be killed in a particular order to open all the eyes.

6. Trial of Eternity

The Trial of Eternity centers around a large collection quest. You are tasked with assembling a complete manuscript from various fragments scattered around the stage.

7. Trial of Sacrifice

The Trial of Sacrifice tasks you to kill a certain a certain number of mobs. The mobs spawn in groups and run around the perimeter of a circular room. They have no attack but they do have a lot of HP.

8. Trial of Exodus

The Trial of Exodus involves freeing NPCs that are trapped in a jail and escorting them to safety.

9. Trial of Salvation

In the Trial of Salvation, wave after wave of enemy forces crash into your party. The enemies all have very large AoEs which can quickly wipe out a faction if they aren't killed fast enough. To defend against them you can erect large angels that can soak up a lot of damage. You have to kill a certain number in a limited time to summon the boss. Check out this video for what it's like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX3bd9jb2KQ