Time and space are often perceived as fluid in the Empyrean Crucible, and only the Empyrean Lords understand the true nature of the arena and its illusions. However, even Lord Marchutan, with his talent of foresight, did not predict that another could unravel the Crucible's secrets.
The anomaly known as Vanktrist appears in many forms, all of which threaten the Crucible's participants. While pursuing Vanktrist through the Crucible's countless deceptions, Daevas discovered a physical rift between Elysea and Asmodae. Though Vanktrist vanished, the Empyrean Lords now had another use for the Crucible.
On top of this rift bridging Elysea and Asmodae, the Lords constructed the Crucible Coliseum, another training ground for burgeoning Daevas, but with an added twist—now Daevas, Elyos and Asmodian, face each other in battle.
The 2.7 update introduces the Crucible Coliseum, and with it, two new PvP arenas—the Arena of Discipline, and the Arena of Chaos. In these arenas, players can face each other in death matches, one on one in the Arena of Discipline, and one on ten in the free-for-all Arena of Chaos.
Related Page: Crucible Coliseum Concept Art
Related Page: Arena of Discipline
That's the Ticket
To enter the Arena of Discipline or the Arena of Chaos and earn rewards, players first need to acquire a ticket by completing a simple Daily Quest (just speak to an NPC near the Crucible Coliseum entrance). This Daily Quest to acquire tickets resets each day, and can be completed up to 7 times per week.
Players can enter the Crucible Coliseum more than once per day and collect rewards provided they have enough tickets. Thus, whether participating in the Crucible Coliseum each day or not, it's a good idea to complete the Daily Quest for tickets. Tickets that are unused after a week will disappear from the player's inventory.
Practice Makes Perfect
To earn rewards from the Arena of Discipline or the Arena of Chaos, players must have a ticket in their inventory upon entering. However, players can also hone their skills in practice arenas, which can be entered as often as desired (though there is a short cooldown of 15 minutes).
To enter the practice arenas, simply speak to the instructors in the Kaisinel Academy or Marchutan Priory. Players do not earn rewards from participating in practice arenas.
Enter the Crucible
The Crucible Coliseum acts much like the Dredgion, with players able to enter and compete for rewards at different times each day. The hours of operation for the Crucible Coliseum are tied to server time, and are as follows:
Weekdays (Monday to Friday) 12 PM – 2 PM and 6 PM to 2 AM the following day.
Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 10 AM – 2 AM the following day
To the Looter Go the Spoils
Looting in combat is not only profitable, but encouraged! During the Arena of Chaos, players have the opportunity to put their Essencetapping skills to good use.
Extract from nodes in the Arena of Chaos to earn extra points, which translate to better rewards at the end of the round.