Luster Volts Into PSO2 On September 16th!

The newest successor class [Luster] will be releasing on September 16th. It's an energetic high speed class that freely utilizes both gun and blade of the iconic Gunslash. Even though the class cannot use Technics, it still has access to several supportive effects thanks to a variety of skills. In order to unlock Luster, you'll need to have two classes at Level 75+.

 

Countdown to Luster

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Luster Showcase

 

Three Styles of Battle

Luster has access to three styles, with each style based on the weapon's element.

Fomel Style

Fomel Style activates when you equip a Gunslash with Fire or Dark element. It's an offensive style that excels in close-range combat. With the skill [Fomel JA Advance], quickly performing a Just Attack with a PA will activate an effect that prevents you from flinching!

In addition, if you hold down the normal attack button, you'll store three floating blades. Each blade is released upon activating a PA, which causes a Jellen effect on the enemy.

Hold the weapon action button to continuously thrust at the enemy. The power of the attack rises as you consume all Gear.

Zandi Style (Move Arts Enhancer)

Zandi Style activates when you equip a Gunslash with Wind or Lightning element. This style is more speed oriented with wide area attacks and suction effects. In other words, it's meant to be used on groups of enemies.  With the skill [Zandi Dodge Advance], successful evasions causes PAs that hit the enemy to release an additional attack.

In addition, holding the normal attack button creates a suction that could stun enemies.

Holding the weapon action button generates a field that expands as it consumes gear. Enemies within that field will get hit all at once by lightning bolts.

Baran Style (Stay Arts Enhancer)

Baran Style activates when you equip a Gunslash with Ice or Light element. It's a defense oriented style that excels in guarding and long-range combat. Baran Style enhances the distance and guard frames for Stay Arts. Therefore, an attack that might not reach a far away enemy under Fomel Style, will likely hit them under Baran Style.  With the skill [Baran JG Advance], successfully guarding an attack will reduce the damage received for a limited time.

For normal attacks, Baran Style will add an extra shockwave attack to reach far away enemies. In addition, holding the normal attack button generates a field that spawns several drones that attacks enemies while [Binding] them.

If you hold the weapon action button, you'll release a long distant high powered range attack that can evolve into a gigantic blast as you consume gear.

 

Luster Weapon Actions

Weapon Action: Evade Shoot

Evade Shoot allows you to simultaneously dodge and shoot.

Weapon Action: Enhance Shoot

Holding down the weapon action button activates Enhance Shoot. Here you'll perform a special move depending on your Gunslash's style.

 

Luster PA System

Move Arts / Stay Arts

Move Arts and Stay Arts are two different styles for each PA. They are activated depending on if you're moving or stationary.

PA: Flechette

Advance towards the enemy and follow up with a slashing attack. The Stay Art variant performs a piercing attack on the enemy at lightspeed.

PA: Brand Extension

Perform spiraling slashes while in motion. The Stay Art variant unleashes relentless slashes ahead.

PA: Slug Scatter

Ascend into the air and sweep the enemies below with bullets. The Stay Art variant blasts the enemies while retreating.

PA: Hollow Point

Hop into the air and shoot a piercing bullet. The Stay Art variant accurately shoots.

Smart PA

Smart PA automatically selects the next PA for you based on the situation such as distance from the enemy and previous PA used. 

 

Luster Class Skills

Luster Voltage

Voltage is a stat that accumulates each time an attack hits. This provides bonuses to attack power and damage reduction. If you stop attacking after a while, the voltage will reset and recover HP and PP in proportion to the Voltage reset.

Luster Time

Damages the surrounding area upon activation and provides increased PP recovery and reduced damage taken for 30 seconds. Activating the skill again will release a devastating finishing move.

Slash Rise

This skill will add a slashing attack if you jump during certain attacks.

Style Purge

Quickly using the weapon action twice in a row will blast the enemy with an elemental explosion. This attack temporarily puts you into a non-elemental style, and a special Enhance Shoot can be performed.

Luster Step Slide & Step Slide Advance

Activates a special attack upon the second evasive action. Its performance changes based upon the directional input.

Extra Attack

Changes the fourth normal attack into a more powerful attack.

Quick Shoot

Allows for an immediate [weapon action] attack after an [Extra Attack] or during certain timings for each style.

 

Client Orders

After acquiring the Title in which you level two classes to Level 75+, you can head to Koffie to unlock the Luster class. Remember to clear the Level Cap Trial Client Orders from Koffie while spamming EXP Tickets to level the class.

 

Luster Ring

Get yourself a shining ring to show you dedication to the new Gunslash Class.

 

PSO2 Station! Plus #9 Recap

Warning! This post is updating in real time!
Please take note as the information below is subject to change.

 

Secret Phrase

  • Say the secret phrase in chat to receive prizes.
  • 未来創る輝き
  • You have until Sept 16th's maintenance to complete this task
  • Prizes can be claimed at the Visiphone
  • Prizes include: Idol Fan Luther / Idol Fan Xiao / Bonus Key Tokyo [Rainbow]

 

Emergency Quest Boost Poll

  • Primordial Darkness (Rare Drop +150% / EXP +50%)
  • September 8th @ 23:00 JST (Quna Concert First)

 

Senran Kagura Collaboration!

  • Asuka, Homura, Yumi, Miyabi's outfits, camos, lobby actions, and more will be released in November 2020!

 

Mid-September Update

  • Franca's Night Cafe (~10/28)
  • ★13 Units Can Be Turned into Excubes
  • ★14 Weapons Can Be Sold In Your Shops
  • Increased the purchase limits for ★15 Weapons and ★13 Units to 99 in the Cobalt Medal Exchange Shop.
  • Added Luminmech Grainne Crystal to the Prize Medal Shop
  • Increased the purchase limits for ★15 Weapons and ★13 Units to 99 in the Prize Medal Shop.
  • Added an Introductory Video for New Players (which I think is in the NA version?)

 

Mid-September Update

  • Mission Pass is no longer a PSO2Global Exclusive feature!

 

Mission Pass System

  • Completing certain ARKS Missions will earn you [Stars]!
  • These Missions have a variety of tasks such as, "Clear Emergency Quests 10 times," "Defeat 500 Enemies," "Turn in 30 Client Orders," etc.
  • Collecting Stars will raise your [Tier]
  • Your [Tier] gives you access to rewards shown underneath its Tier number.
  • Rewards in PURPLE can be collected as long as you reach that tier.
  • Rewards in GOLD require a [Mission Pass Gold Ticket] to unlock them for that tier.
  • Mission Pass Season 1 begins September 16th ~ October 14th.

Mission Pass Rewards and Recycle

  • Mission Pass Reward: Evo Device / Chibi Rera
  • Mission Badge Recycle Shop
    • Special Ability Astral S
    • Special Ability Ether F
    • Special Ability Mana Reverie
    • Sage Crest
    • Cobalt Medal
    • Gold Prize Medal
    • Weapons Badge 2020
    • Grind Cap +1
  • You can collect Mission Badges from Mission Pass Tier Rewards.

 

Mid-September Update

  • PSO2 AC Scratch: Integrate Luster
  • Luster style Layered Wear and Parts
  • Luster Pose LA

 

Mid-September Update

  • PSO2 AC Scratch: Integrate Luster
  • Gothic style Japanese Outfits.
  • Video Contest Lobby Action: Respect

 

New Successor Class: Luster

  • Successor Class that specializes in high speed battles.
  • This class only utilizes Gunslashes
  • To unlock, you'll need two classes at level 75+.
  • Three different battle styles based on the weapon's element.

Fomel Style (Fire & Dark)

  • An attack focused style.
  • Become sturdy for a limited time when you perform a PERFECT Just Attack.

Barants Style (Ice & Light)

  • A defense focused style.
  • Produces Guard Points and extends the range of Stay Arts.

Zandis Style (Lightning & Wind)

  • A speed focused style
  • Produces suction effects and evasive attacks.

Photon Art Styles

  • The Photon Art style changes based on whether you tap or hold the PA button.

Smart PA

  • It includes a Smart PA system that automatically activates an appropriate PA.

Weapon Action

  • Long press the weapon action button to activate special moves for each style.

Weapon Action: Evade Shoot

  • An evasive shooting attack

 

Skill: Luster Time (Main)

  • Provides various BONUS effects for a limited time.
  • Unleashes a finisher when you re-activate it during Luster Time (PP Recovery / Reduced Damage Received)

Skill: Slash Rise (Main)

  • Activates an ascending attack when you jump after an attack.

Skill: Quick Slash (Main)

  • Move at high speed when you perform a normal attack at a certain time.

Skill: Luster Voltage

  • Activates support effects based on the accumulated voltage of attacks hit.

 

Other Skills (Not An Exhaustive List)

  • Zandi Shoot Enhance
    • Move Arts V Boost
    • Zandi Dodge Advance
  • Zandi Attack Enhance
  • Fomel Shoot Enhance
    • Enhance Arts V Boost
    • Fomel JA Advance
  • Fomel Attack Enhance
  • Baran Shoot Enhance
    • Stay Arts V Boost
    • Baran JG Advance
  • Baran Attack Enhance
  • Luster Counter
  • Extra Attack
  • Killing Restorate
  • Deband Disorder
  • Tech Arts JA Multi Bonus
  • Gunslash Special Ability Plus
  • Enhance Combo
  • Luster Step Slide
  • Style Purge
  • and more!

 

Late September Update

  • Otsukimi Lobby (~10/14)
  • Luna Nyau
  • Weaponoid Costume Election Winners will appear in the lobby.
  • Clear their Client Orders to receive their Partner Cards.

 

Late September Update

  • Limited Time Ignis Shop
  • Various Character Posters
  • Ignis-NT / Elder Pain-NT / Optreion-NT / Saika Hyouri

 

 

Late September Update

  • AC Scratch: Skilled Weaponoid
  • Weaponoid Costume General Election 2019 Winners
  • Weaponoid Pose 8 and 9 Lobby Actions
  • Sorcery Pose 2 (Scratch Bonus)

 

VIVA LAS VEGAS

  • New Emergency Quest: Viva Las Vegas
  • It's an enemy rush style quest
  • A max of 48 enemies can appear simultaneously
  • Rare drop rate increases based on the score.
  • Weaponoid NPCs will appear during the quest.
  • Empe Rappy / Izane Kazuchi can appear.

 

Late September Update

  • Viva Las Vegas Emergency Quest
  • Viva Las Vegas Weapon & Egg Collection
  • New ★15 Weapon in Special Collection
    • RA Blade
  • New Collection File: [Hr/Ph/Et ★15 Weapon Collection]
    • Adel (Hero Weapon Series)
    • Seiros (Phantom Weapon Series)
    • Fimbul (Etoile Weapon Series)

 

Early October Update

  • PSO2 The ANIMEtion
  • Outfits from the Anime package bonuses

 

Early October Update

  • AC Scratch: Earth Collection
  • Hitsugi 2, Aika, and Itsuki / RINA lobby actions.

 

Early October Update

  • ARKS Support Mission
  • ARKS Support Mission Campaign Reward: *Glauben Ehre
  • ARKS Mission Reward: Evo Device / Pegita

 

Mid-October Update

  • Wake Up Gridman (AC Scratch)
  • Contains outfits, hairstyles, and accessories  for characters from SSSS.Gridman.
  • Gridman Calibur Weapon Action and Gridman Lobby Action

 

Mid-October Update

  • Gender Swapped Combat Jacket and Suit Jacket
  • Lobby Action: Assault Rifle / Launcher
  • Sorcery Pose 3 (AC Scratch Bonus)

 

Mid-October Update

  • New Pet: Vulcan (Advance Pet of Synchro)
  • PAs are strengthened when you link together different PAs.
  • Since the attacks are long, after giving it instructions you can focus on evasion and support.
  • Pietro will of course have new Client Orders

 

Mid-October Update

  • The Cast Winners of the Character Contest
    • Sighx and Ecru
  • Mission Pass: Season 2
    • Evo Device / Tamahime 2
  • Cras Units at Zieg's Exchange Shop
    • Primordial Darkstone Deimos x50
    • Module / Shiva x20
    • Module / Mitra x25
    • Module / Varuna x25
    • Module / Execour x50
  • Arks Support Mission Part 2

 

Mid October Update

  • New Emergency Quest: Mourning of Demise (12 Player)
  • Battle against large hostiles in Armada of Demise
  • Once the hordes of enemies are destroyed, you'll move inside a ship.
  • Head to the deepest area to face Shiva and Varuna
  • New ★15 Weapon Drop: Talon Schneidle?

 

Revival Scratch

  • Oracle Halloween Collection (Oct 21 ~ Dec 2nd)

 

 

PSO2: NEW GENESIS

New Information about PSO2 New Genesis will be at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online. You can watch it on Sega Atlus TV on September 25th @ 21:00 JST

 

PSO Anime: Episode Oracle Volume 8

  • Release Date: Sept 16th
  • Price: Limited First Edition 7,500 (BR) 6,500 (DVD)

 

PSO Anime: Episode Oracle Volume 8

  • Contains Item Codes:
    • Soldiers Outerwear and Basewear
    • Eternal F Layer GV
    • EP Oracle 5 Lobby Action
    • EP Oracle Mat
    • Kitty Girl and Shiny Shiny Rainbow music discs

 

 

PSO Anime: Episode Oracle Volume 9

  • Release Date: October 21st
  • Price: Limited First Edition 7,500 (BR) 6,500 (DVD)

 

PSO Anime: Episode Oracle Volume 9

  • Item Codes Include:
    • Idea Cluster (Basewear and Innerwear)
    • Idea Twin Loop GV  (Hairstyle)
    • Idea Hood / Sleeves / Side Shield  (Accessories)
    • Persona's Regular and Cracked Mask (Accessories)

 

 

Tokyo Game Show 2020 Merchandise

  • Since TGS will be held online, you can purchase the merchandise straight from the Sega Store site.
  • Reservations: September 24th @ 10 Jst
  • Sales: Mid October to Late October

Items

  • Class Pin Badge: Etoile (815 Yen)
  • Class Pin Badge: Luster (815 Yen)
  • Foldable Eco Bag (1700 Yen)
  • Arks Glasses (1700 Yen)

 

Tokyo Game Show 2020 Merchandise

  • PSO2/es/Idola Heroine Tapestry (3,100 Yen)
  • PSO2/es/Idola Heroine Clear File 4-Pack (1,500 Yen)
  • PSO2 Chibi Matoi Acrylic Key Holder (900 Yen)
  • PSO2 Chibi Quna Acrylic Key Holder (900 Yen)

 

Autumn Campaigns

  • Quest Linked Boost (9/30 ~ 10/14)
  • Arks Support Mission Campaign (10/7 ~ 10/28)
    • Receive additional rewards when you clear certain Arks Missions
  • Login Campaign (10/8 ~ 10/20)
    • Login each day to receive prizes.
    • Login 5 days to receive Supervia (Luster Weapon Camo)
  • Level Up Support Boost Event (10/14 ~ 10/21)
    • +200% EXP Boost for All Level Up Quests

 

ARKS Autumn Function (Sequentially Releasing Oct 21st)

  • Autumn Mission Campaign
    • Get various items such as EX Boosters, Special Ability Transfer Passes, and Tokyo Bonus Keys by clearing Limited Missions
  • Login Campaign
    • Login to receive Boost Items and Bonus Keys that will help you level up.
  • WEB Event
    • Earn points by clearing qualifying quests.
    • Earn rewards from the Web Panels
  • Live Event
    • Attend the Live Concerts for a +75% Live Boost
  • Twitter Screenshot Contest
    • You get Star Gems by posting screenshots with a [Halloween] theme

What Carries Over in PSO2: New Genesis

New Genesis is a massive overhaul to Phantasy Star Online 2's game system, graphics engine, and character creation system. The game will be reborn as an "open field" online RPG taking place 1000 years from PSO2's original story. Both PSO2 and PSO2: NGS will co-exist, allowing you to switch between both titles on the same account.

In PSO2: NGS, you'll gain new abilities to traverse the expansive terrain with Photon Glide and Photon Dash. The new enemy you'll face are known as DOLLS, but not much is known about them yet.

PSO2 NGS will have an updated graphics engine that allows you to create even more gorgeous characters than ever before. Characters will now have the ability to move their fingers, and you can even change the luster on the character's skin. You can place even more accessories and change their locations!

PSO2: NGS character creation system will be compatible with PSO2, allowing you to freely decide which version you want to use. PSO2's graphics engine will also be renewed, enabling you to use characters created from PSO2: NGS system into PSO2.

All character creation data, including items related to lobby actions and previously registered data will be compatible with PSO2: NGS!

 

What Carries Over

Game System Changes

The following items obtained from PSO2 CANNOT be used in PSO2: NGS:

  • Skill Rings
  • Consumable Items used for grinding, growth, and battle.
  • Boost Items
  • Material Items
  • Room Items

Please be aware that the above information is subject to change in the future.

Player Data

  • Cash currencies such as Arks Cash and Star Gems can be used in both PSO2 and PSO2: NGS. However, in-game currencies such as Meseta and FUN, etc, will be held separately in each game since this can greatly affect the balancing of the economy.
  • Character growth data will NOT be shared across each version.
    • ❌ Character Levels
    • ❌ Experience
    • ❌ Class Skills
    • ❌ Photon Arts
    • ❌ Technics

Weapons, Units, and Mags

  • Weapons, Units, and Mags obtained from PSO2 can also be used in PSO2: NGS. However, their functions, performance, and appearances will change within PSO2: NGS.

Weapons

  • While the designs of the weapon will remain the same, their stats, special abilities, and potentials will be different from PSO2.
  • High rarity weapons will not be equippable until the character reaches a certain level.
  • If a class that can use a weapon type is not available in PSO2:NGS, then that weapon can not be used until that class is released.

Units

  • In PSO2: NGS, units are protective armor that are invisible. Even units obtained from PSO2 will be invisible in PSO2: NGS.
  • A unit's stats, special abilities, and potentials will be different from PSO2.
  • High rarity units will not be equippable until the character reaches a certain level.

Mags

  • Mags in PSO2: NGS will not affect your stats nor aid you in battle. However, their Evolution Device information will be shared from PSO2.

 

Available Platforms

Title Platforms
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis NA XBOX 1, Windows 10
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis Japan PC, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch (Cloud), PC (Cloud)