Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer is the first expansion for Age of Conan, released on May 11, 2010. It includes many new features and a substantial expansion of the game's content. The expansion adds the mysterious eastern lands of Khitai to the game, a new zone for characters of levels 20-40 and four new high-level zones for level 80 characters, as well as new original music by Knut Avenstroup Haugen to convey the Asiatic atmosphere of the expansion regions. A list of features of the expansion can be found below.
Features[edit | edit source]
New Character Race[edit | edit source]
The Khitan race was added in the expansion. Khitan characters start play in Tortage and may choose the Assassin, Ranger, Bear Shaman, Guardian, Dark Templar, Necromancer, Herald of Xotli or Demonologist classes.
New Zones[edit | edit source]
Rise of the Godslayer adds five new zones to Age of Conan:
Factions[edit | edit source]
Rise of the Godslayer introduces the new Factions mechanic. Each player can choose their faction allegiances, and as they rise in the ranks they are able to collect new rewards such as gear, mounts, pets and other items.
New Mounts[edit | edit source]
Several new mounts were added to the game in the Rise of the Godslayer expansion. These include:
Alternative Advancement System[edit | edit source]
Alternate Advancement (AA) is a system developed and introduced with the Rise of the Godslayer that characters to progress beyond the level cap.
The system is available for use beginning at level 20, but is mainly designed for use at level 80 (everything you do level 20 and beyond counts, but you make no significant gains until level 80).
There are 3 types of AA: Mastery, Expertise, and Prowess. Mastery experience is gained by doing PVE, Prowess through PVP, and Expertise can be used for either and is gained from pots for doing special tasks.
New Raids & Dungeons[edit | edit source]
Rise of the Godslayer expands the current raiding in Age of Conan to add Tier 4. This consists of the Jade Citadel level 80 raid instance. Rise of the Godslayer also adds a number of new Khitai Dungeons to the game; more have been added since the expansion release.