Blade & Soul CN will be implementing new update on 11th Nov 2014, including the much anticipated S-series (S1, S2, S3) weapon boost. The following information has been released by 17173, but the stats of the weapon might differ from the official update.
S1 Weapon Boost
Shiny prefix, which is the most common prefix, receives a major boost. This should come as a good news to average players since it is relatively cheap to level it. Blessed S1 weapon growth rate has been adjusted in such a way that the attack increase is distributed more evenly throughout each level. However, the maximum attack at level 10 is not changed. According to Tencent, Blessed prefix will not be boosted because of the low cost of obtaining it, if you are lucky.
The green text effect on all S-series weapons remain unchanged; the attack stats in the green text is now added to the base attack of the weapon.
S2 Weapon Boost
S2 weapon receives a major boost in attack for both shiny and blessed prefix. The base attack at level 1 is increased as well. Previously, the low attack and weak effect for Shiny S2 Dark do not justify the high cost of leveling S2 weapon and the rarity of the weapon itself. The quantum leap in attack, even for shiny prefix, for this new S2 looks very appealing. The S2 dark/light weapon will likely be the aim for average players as the developer mentioned that the drop rate of S2 weapon will be increased in the coming update.
The attack increase in green text effect for Shiny weapon is removed. The rest of the effect is the same as before.
For those who don’t know. Shiny Dark S2 comes with a hidden effect; whenever the attack buff is applied, one can hover over the icon and see an additional line of text which states that skill CD (all skills) has chance to reset when the buff expires. This CD reset effect only comes with the Shiny Dark S2 with MP recovery effect.
The other variant of Shiny Dark S2 without MP recovery does not come with the CD reset effect but it has 10% crit rate increase effect along with the attack buff.
Blessed Dark S2 does NOT come with the CD reset effect, but it has 30% crit rate increase effect along with the attack buff