Island’s Heart are no longer required to travel to the Procyon Sea like it was in Season 1. That being said, it is still highly useful to get 20 Island’s Heart, as this grants a potion that gives +6 Skill Points.
Knowing this, there is a short term benefit in traveling to Island’s Heart that are especially challenging to complete near an early server launch, such as Slime Island or Estella. Note that as time passes from a server launch, these islands will be more accessible, especially at ‘dead hours’ of the server, so it’s not pertinent. Progress carries over from Season 1.
After 20 Island’s Heart, the next very useful reward is at 50 Island’s Heart, which provides the Heroic Guardian Rune, which when equipped on a skill provides an 8% Max HP Shield while the skill’s casting animation is in effect.
Island’s Heart grants the Compass special equipment which bestows passive bonuses related to sea navigation and island travel.
Adventure Journal & Mark of Ignea (New)
Adventure Journal will be expensive early on. While you’re trying to rush to 50 and get your most important daily activities out of the way, it should be neglected and returned to later. It is highly time-consuming and reaching 100% at a server launch on any continent won’t be very conducive.
Since Season 1, the Adventure Journal rewards have been reinitialized. You’ll find at most of the continent 80% rewards is now the former 100% Artifact affinity item reward. 90% is usually an Expedition Territory ornament that serves as both decoration as well as passive bonuses for your Expedition Territory when equipped to your manor. 100% is always a Mark of Ignea now, a collectible item with powerful rewards. Progress carries over from Season 1. The best rewards require 5, 8, and 9 Marks of Ignea. These are a powerful rune, skill points, and a Key of Nonfrost. You will come back to them over time and reach 80% on continents that grant Artifact affinity items to help you push affinity. Affinity items should be carefully allocated depending on what collections you want to pursue.
- They can be used to rush 100% on a continent to collect the Mark of Ignea sooner.
- They can be used on certain NPCs whose rewards are important for collections as well, such as Sasha in Arthetine for a Giant’s Heart.
|# of Owned Marks of Ignea||Item||What is it?|
|1||Mount: White Round Beetle||A Heroic mount. Looks similar to the ladybug from Tortoyk.|
|2||Frying Pan||When attacked with, deals 1 damage. Used for an Island Heart.|
|3||Bright Energy||An aura you can toggle out of combat. It is very large and obnoxious.|
|4||Top-Grade Health Boost Potion||Adds 50 to max HP.|
|5||Purify||Rune: 70% chance to dispel 1 negative effect on you when casting.|
|6||Ginger Weill Card||Card. Part of the Creative Master set.|
|7||Superlative Stat Increase Potion||Adds 50 to all main stats.|
|8||Advanced Skill Point Potion||Adds 6 skill points.|
|9||Key of Nonfrost||Unlocks a teleportation point to memorize.|
|10||Darren Aman Card||Card. Part of the Abandoned Cliff Of Wind set.|
|11||Title: Akrasia Pilgrim||Grants 5 Intellect on obtain.|
|12||Installation: Ignea||Installed in the Expedition Territory manor or as a prop.|
|13||Mount: Golden Terpheon||The only free Legendary mount in the game outside of PVP. You can see what it looks like here.|
Giant’s Hearts (Updated)
Giant’s Hearts should be collected over time. They impart valuable rewards such as Skill Points. They come from a number of different sources. If you’re coming from Season 1, your Giant’s Hearts will not carry over, however depending on what you did in Season 1 you may be able to claim several Giant’s Hearts immediately at the start of Season 2.
|Giant’s Heart||Acquisition Method|
|1||Given as a quest reward starting from Wisdom Island.|
|2||Given as an affinity reward for reaching Friendly on Beatrice in Trision. Requires affinity that I don’t remember.|
|3||Given as an affinity reward for reaching Loved on Sasha in Arthetine. Requires 260 Charm.|
|4||Dropped at a chance by the Calendar Boss Tarsila in Shushire.|
|5||Purchased from Roger in Blacktooth Haven for 3,300 Guiena’s Coins. Merchant is not always present.|
|6||Purchased from Black Trader in Pirate Village Atlas for 33,000 Pirate Coins. Merchant is not always present.|
|7||Given as a reputation reward for Dooky Island. Requires 30 daily Eponas to be completed.|
|8||Purchased from Blacktooth in Blacktooth’s Haven for 4,000 Guiena’s Coins.|
|9||Given as an affinity reward for reaching Trusted with Blue Eyed Calvasus in Eye of Hypnos. Requires affinity that I don’t remember.|
|10||Given as a reward for clearing Tower of Shadow 35F.|
|11||Given as a reputation reward for Island of Blue Wind.|
|12||Given as a quest reward for Shadow Moon Market. Requires 5 days of dailies in addition to other tasks to be completed for access.|
|13||Given as a reward for clearing Tower of Fate 35F.|
|14||Given as an affinity reward for reaching Trusted with Nineveh in Whispering Song Island. Requires 310 Bravery and Charm.|
|15||Given as a quest reward starting from Wisdom Island. Requires all 14 other Giant’s Hearts to be obtained in order to access.|
Mokoko Seeds are pretty insignificant. There aren’t important rewards from doing it, but you can get additional sailors, expedition sailors, and other nice little things for doing it. Progress carries over from Season 1. Low priority.
Masterpieces also aren’t overly important. You can get an easy Island Heart at just 10. Most of the decent rewards such as Gold boxes come at higher amounts. Progress carries over from Season 1. The most important reward from Masterpieces is the Legendary Judgment Rune at 44. Low priority otherwise.
Voyage Wonders (New)
Voyage Wonders are useful early on. You’ll get these maps from numerous sources, but they can be a notable stimulus of Shillings early on, a currency players may feel short on from a server launch. There is also a very powerful reward once you get the last few, but that’s a very long term goal. Voyage Wonder maps come from Adventure Book, affinity, bartering, expedition bartering, world boss drops, Calender Boss drops, and collection rewards from other collectibles.
World Tree Leaf (New)
World Tree Leaves are convoluted to obtain and the rewards are so-so. They come from doing professions under certain circumstances in different locations around the world. Low priority, to be re-visited. World Tree Leaves grant the Charm special equipment (Delicate Gemstone Amulet), which provides passive bonuses to life skill activities. It can be upgraded using the Heroic, Legendary, and Artifact Citrine items.
|# of Owned World Tree Leaves||Item||What is it?|
|6||5 Skilled Life Experience Potions||Grants 2,200 profession EXP to all professions, each.|
|12||Delicate Gemstone Amulet||Special equipment. Grants passive bonuses to life skilling.|
|18||Crafting Kit for Skilled Workers||Used to create a Heroic life skill tool.|
|24||Masterpiece #11||Collection item.|
|30||Transformation: Rabbit||Fun trinket, transforms you into a little rabbit. Unlimited uses.|
|36||Subtle Citrine||Used to upgrade the Delicate Gemstone Amulet to Heroic.|
|42||Title: A Master of Life||Grants 5 Charm on obtain.|
|48||Silent Citrine||Used to upgrade the Delicate Gemstone Amulet to Legendary.|
|54||Transformation: Collection||Fun trinket, transforms you into a random profession node. Unlimited uses.|
|60||Installation: World Tree Leaf||Installed in the Expedition Territory manor or as a prop.|
|66||Transformation: Fish||Fun trinket, transforms you into a lively fish. Unlimited uses.|
|72||Serene Citrine||Used to upgrade the Delicate Gemstone Amulet to Artifact.|
Star of Orpheus (New)
Star of Orpheus are not available until the Papunika continent is available but are very important to do once accessible. Imparts skill points and a powerful rune.
|# of Owned Stars of Orpheus||Item||What is it?|
|1||Growth Potion (Stats)||Adds 5 to all main stats.|
|2||Advanced Skill Point Potion||Grants 6 skill points.|
|3||Overwhelm||Rune: +20% neutralization damage.|
|4||Greater Stat Increase Potion||Adds 25 to all main stats.|
|5||Richness||Rune: +40% identity gauge gain.|
|6||Advanced Skill Point Potion||Grants 6 skill points.|
Star of Orpheus Acquisition Method
|Star of Orpheus #||Acquisition Method|
|1||Given as a side quest reward introducing the system to you. Available after completing the Papunika main questline.|
|2||Given as a quest reward for Another Story #2 after completing 21 days of the Purification Ritual daily Epona.|
|3||An affinity reward for reaching Trusted with Nia.|
|4||Exchanged for 8,000 Solar Coins, which are obtained from the cooperative sailing event near Papunika (level 1302).|
|5||Dropped at a chance by the Calendar Boss Moake in Papunika.|
|6||Dropped at a chance by the dungeon boss Stella located at the Island of Grief.|
Credit by Saintone’s
This is information aggregated during my time playing Lost Ark on the Korean servers post-Season 2. As this is regional, some information may not apply to the RU, JP, or Global versions of the game. You can find gameplay of LAO Season 2 KR from my Twitch or YouTube channels. For corrections or questions you can reach me on Discord at Saintone#4599.