In Conan Exiles, you must survive the savage Exiled Lands, explore dark ruins that echo with death, and develop your shelter into a mighty fortress to dominate your enemies in single player, co-op, or multiplayer.
With today’s free update, the largest one since launch, we add something integral to the universe of Conan the Barbarian: Sorcery. The Age of Sorcery also adds a comprehensive overhaul to attributes and perks, as well as a brand-new building interface and Creative Mode that makes building easier than ever, especially on a controller.
To celebrate this huge milestone, Conan Exiles will be free to try from September 8-11, even if you don’t have Game Pass.
Start your journey into the darkness, learning sorceries, performing sacrifices, and corrupting your life force. Read on to discover what awaits you on this dark path, and what makes sorcery in Conan Exiles so different.
A Darker Shade of Magic
Sorcery in Conan Exiles is not your traditional high-fantasy magic. It’s an insidious, creeping affair, requiring sacrifice, preparation, and a pinch of madness. Our goal from the start has been to balance authenticity to Robert E. Howard’s stories with fun and satisfying gameplay.
Rather than shoot your enemies with fireballs, you will conjure thick darkness to terrify them. With the power of sacrificial blood, hulking demons will bend to your will after you’ve torn them from their realm and into yours. But beware, for every time you seize sorcery from the darkness, a little of it flows into you, corrupting your life force.
Power Demands Sacrifice
The more corrupted you become, the less health and stamina you will have, and more withered your body will appear, with a skein of black veins wriggling across your skin. This is the cost of sorcery. But corruption brings rewards, too. Some spells require a certain amount of corruption to be cast, so to be a master of all sorcery, you must sacrifice more.
Your strength, vitality, and authority attributes can be infused with corruption, giving you access to powerful corruption perks if you invest enough, and the first corruption perk you get in each of these attributes will grow stronger the more you corrupt the attribute.
Rituals are the crafting element of sorcery that require preparation and the correct circumstances. Construct a sacrificial stone to draw blood from thralls, then use that blood at your summoning circle to bring forth demonic armor and weapons.
Sorcerers are known and feared for the apparent ability to be in many places at once. With the new sorcery crafting stations, you can teleport between portals that you’ve set up across the Exiled Lands. You can also summon a winged monstrosity to carry you across the sky.
A New Age of Conan Exiles
With all these changes, exploring and surviving the Exiled Lands is more exciting than ever. The new dynamics and interactions that sorcery adds will make for unforgettable encounters between players that we can’t wait to witness.
It’s a new age for Conan Exiles, and we can’t wait to continue expanding the game.
Conan Exiles and the Age of Sorcery Update are available now with Xbox Game Pass, and will be free to try from August 8-11. Get the latest news and join the community on the official website, Twitter, and Facebook.