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Patch 5.3

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Patch 5.3
"Reflections in Crystal"
Release Date
11 Aug 2020
Promo Page
Patch Notes
5.3, 5.31, 5.35
Patch 5.2
Patch 5.4
All content patches


Patch 5.3: Reflections in Crystal is the third major content update introduced for Shadowbringers.

Notable Features, Additions, and Changes

New Content

System Changes and Additions

  • A Realm Reborn main story quest pruning and overhaul
    • As part of this pruning, all Poetics now gear comes augmented, and pre-Shadowbringers augment items and tokens have been retired to reduce inventory bloat.
  • New Game+: A Realm Reborn and Seventh Astral Era main story campaign, and class quests
  • Mounts can now fly in A Realm Reborn zones.
  • Crafting: Trial Synthesis - Allows the player to do a "dry run" of crafting an item without actually crafting it or consuming materials.


  • Sundry Splendors: Easy-to-find vendors located in major cities, exchanging tomestones and scrips for rewards
  • Orchestrion: Search function added
  • Watching the intro video to an expansion from the title screen will change the title screen to that expansion.
  • Heavensward expansion as baseline added to all accounts
  • Free trial: Heavensward expansion added, level cap increased to 60, full access to the entire Palace of the Dead, through level 200

Main Story Summary (Spoilers)

The Sorrow of Werlyt (Spoilers)

Save the Queen: Blades of Gunnhildr (Spoilers)