AION EU announced a preview of the upcoming patch 5.6 over on Steam which shows what kind of stuff we can expect once 9th August comes.
The first thing that players should look forward to once the patch goes online are the minions that are going to be fighting by their side. The minions are super cute but fearless too and they will aid the players. Of course, this won’t be free as players will need to get a contract for them first because they won’t fight for the players without a reason.
There is plenty of useful minions in the roster that players can acquire each having its own special ability that players can benefit from. The contracts that players will need to get beforehand can be found in the Neviwind Canyon, Museum of Knowledge or Narakkalli instances or from the credit traders that are located at the Shrine of Glory, Calypso and Kathua. They are only available for High Daeva for players that are level 66 or above. The contracts will give the players a minion with a random level. From the moment players summon the minion, they gain their summoning effect stats which are added to their character. The max amount of minions a player can have is 200.
If a player has 2 minions of the same level he can fuse them in order to get a minion of a higher level. This way your army of minions can be way stronger with additional skills and better stats.
Besides the minions, this patch is bringing 4 new servers to AION EU: Fregion (DE), Padmarashka (FR), Miren (PL) and the English-speaking international server called Grendal which gathers players from all over the continent. Players should look forward to the new tutorial area which comes along with new starting equipment as well as the Angel in Sheep’s Clothing Event is taking place for new and returning players during the time period between 2nd and 23rd August. If you want to check the announcement for yourself, visit it over on Steam.