Cloak Guide: What To Prioritize Based On Your Playstyle

by DK on April 12, 2018
Cloak Guide: What To Prioritize Based On Your Playstyle
May 15, 2018

Welcome, Silverlight Mercenaries, to the Ultimate L2R Cloak Guide!

In this article, we will explore the full benefits and uses of cloaks, from the basics through leveling and breakdown of each cloak material. By the time you finish reading this article, you’ll know what cloak to prioritize, based on your playstyle. Ideally, plan to obtain all cloaks for maximum stats – but getting all of them to max level is very tedious. Prioritize a single cloak which will greatly affects your progression at present. We’ll ease the confusion of cloak choices as you are leveling by guiding you up to character actualization for specific uses like clan wars. Are you ready to discern which is best fit for you? Let’s get started!

First, if you are unaware of how cloaks work in this game, let’s start with a brief introduction so you understand why it matters. If you’re fully versed in cloak functionality in Lineage 2 Revolution (equip effect, substats, level up and upgrade), you can skip the intro and head straight to the cloak stats and selection guide.

 

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • What is a Cloak?
    • How can you acquire Cloaks?
    • How can you acquire Cloak materials?
  • Cloak Stats
    • Cloak equip effect and substats
    • Changing Substats
    • About Clan Cloaks
    • Leveling up and Upgrading Cloaks
  • Choosing the best cloak for you
    • Cloak level scaling
    • Cloak selection

 

What is a Cloak?

PlayL2R blood ranger's cloak PlayL2R cloak of red PlayL2R adventurer's cloakL2R garden cloak L2R cloak of virtuous blood

In L2R, a Cloak is an equippable item attainable after reaching character level 75, regardless of class selected. It has the capability to add a significant amount of CP from stats, but also imbues a special effect, depending on the type of cloak equipped. L2R Cloaks can be leveled up using Threads (including Yarns) acquired from clearing the Temporal Rift. Leveling up a cloak also increases your substats and equip effect. All cloaks max out at level 30.

 

How Can You Acquire Cloaks?

Cloaks can be obtained by meeting a preset criteria and the conditions. Method of acquisition for them varies depending on the type of cloak desired. For any Cloak, a specific brooch must be acquired. For example, upon reaching level 75, all players can complete the cloak tutorial to obtain a brooch for an Adventurer’s Cloak. Other cloaks, like the Cloak of Red Destruction, require party dungeon runs to obtain the brooch. Some cloaks can only be obtained from shop purchases. See below for reference:

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 Cloak NameAcquisition ConditionsWhere to Acquire

Personal Cloak

Adventurer's Cloak-Reach level 75
-Adventurer's Cloak Brooch x1
Obtainable after Finishing the Cloak Tutorial
Blood Ranger's Cloak-Reach level 75
-Blood Ranger's Cloak Brooch x1
Temporal Rift clearance reward and can also be purchased in the Shop
Garden Cloak-Reach level 75
-Garden's Cloak Brooch x1
Temporal Rift clearance reward and can also be purchased in the Shop
Hero's Cloak-Reach level 75
-Heroic Cloak Brooch x1
Can be purchased in the Shop
Cloak of Red Destruction-Reach level 75
-Cloak Brooch of Red Destruction x1
Temporal Rift clearance reward and obtainable by binding Madness Shard from the Altar of Madness
Cloak of Virtuous Blood-Reach level 75
-Cloak Brooch of Virtuous Blood x1
Temporal Rift clearance reward and obtainable by binding Trisha's Tear from the Countess of Blood's Boudoir
Hagios' Cloak-Reach level 75
-Hagios' Cloak Brooch x1
Obtainable by binding Hagios' Elemental Core from the Temple of Creation

Clan Cloak

Resolution Cloak-Reach level 75
Be in a Clan
Dissonance Cloak-Reach level 75
Own an SR-Grade Fortress
Revolution Cloak-Reach level 75
Own a Castle

How Can You Acquire Cloak materials?

You can acquire Yarns and Brooches (including its fragments) as rewards from the Temporal Rift (Party Dungeons).

MaterialItemHow to ObtainUsage
PlayL2R cloak yarnCloak YarnTemporal Rift (All Areas)Personal Cloak Level-up material
PlayL2R madness shardMadness ShardTemporal Rift (Altar of Madness)Cloak of Red Destruction Level-up material
PlayL2R trisha's tearTrisha's TearTemporal Rift (Countess of Blood’s Boudoir)Cloak of Virtuous Blood Level-up material
PlayL2R hagios' elemental coreHagios' Elemental CoreTemporal Rift (Temple of Creation)Hero's Cloak Level-up material
PlayL2R Red Thread of FateRed Thread of FateClan Dungeon (Varkaron's Vestige, Queen Ant's Cave, Cruma Core)Resolution Cloak Level-up material
PlayL2R dissonant silver threadDissonant Silver ThreadConquer ShopDissonance Cloak Level-up material
PlayL2R Revolutionary Gold ThreadRevolutionary Gold ThreadConquer ShopRevolution Cloak Level-up material

 

You can get Level-up materials here:

 EasyMediumHardVery Hard
Altar of Madness10 Yarns
25 Yarns
5 Madness Shard
50 Yarns
10 Madness Shard
100 Yarns
50 Madness Shard
Countess of Blood’s Boudoir10 Yarns25 Yarns
5 Trisha's Tear
50 Yarns
10 Trisha's Tear
100 Yarns
50 Trisha's Tear
Temple of Creation10 Yarns
30 Yarns
5 Hagios' Elemental Core
70 Yarns
10 Hagios' Elemental Core
150 Yarns
25 Hagios' Elemental Core

 

 

Cloak Stats

Cloak Equip Effect and Substats

Every Cloak has an inherent equip effect. If a cloak is leveled up, the equip effect stats also increase.

L2R Cloak equip effect and substats

Every cloak has a substat which can be changed.

① View the selected cloak’s substat.

② The substat of the selected cloak can be changed.

※ The substat increases as the cloak’s level increases.

 

Changing Substats

L2R changing substats

To change a cloak’s substat, a player must first have the necessary materials.

① Preview the list of available substats.

② Use the Magic Needle to lock a substat. This substat will not be changed when the change substat feature is used.

③ View the number of Magic Needles needed to lock the substat.

④ View the number of materials currently owned.

⑤ View the total amount of materials and the number of locked substats when using the change substat feature.

⑥ Tap [Change Substat] to change substats.

※ When substats are changed, all substats will be changed randomly.

※ Magic Needles are used to lock a substat and prevent it from being changed.

※ There is a possibility that the new substat will be the same as before. (ex. Accuracy, Accuracy, Accuracy)

Substat Change Material

MaterialsItemHow to AcquireUsage
PlayL2R magic needleMagic NeedleTemporal RiftMaintain Cloak Substat
PlayL2R magic fabricMagic FabricTemporal RiftChange Cloak Substat
PlayL2R magic fabric of destructionMagic Fabric of DestructionTemporal RiftChange Cloak of Red Destruction Substat
PlayL2R magic fabric of virtuous bloodMagic Fabric of Virtuous BloodTemporal RiftChange Cloak of Virtuous Blood Substat

 

About Clan Cloaks

 

Clan Cloak Types

L2R clan cloak types

Clan Cloaks can only be leveled up by the Clan Leader, and doing so requires the Clan Cloak Level Up material, Red Thread of Fate. As the level of the cloak increases, the fancier the cloak becomes.

L2R clan cloak types

※ The cloak level can only increase as much as the clan level.

※ The Red Thread of Fate is automatically stored in [Clan Storage] upon successfully completing a Clan Dungeon.

※ The Red Thread of Fate can only be used by a [Clan Leader].

 

Clan Cloak Dye

L2R clan cloak dye

Clan Cloak Dye can be purchased in [Clan] > [Clan Shop] > [Conquer Shop] > [Fortress Siege Shop],

and can only be changed by the Clan Leader.

 

※ Clan Cloak Dye can be purchased after a successful fortress siege in either Giran or Oren.

※ Clan cloaks do not have equip effects. Only personal cloaks have equip effects.

※ When a Clan Cloak Dye is purchased, it is sent to [Storage].

L2R clan cloak dye

After purchasing a Clan Cloak or Emblem Dye, go to [Menu] > [Item] > [Cloak] > [Clan Cloak] to change the color.

① View the amount of dye needed to dye the emblem and the number of dyes you own.

② View the amount of dye needed to dye the cloak and the number of dyes you own.

③ View the total amount of dye needed to dye the cloak and emblem.

④ After tapping the change color button, the selected color will be applied.

 

Cloak Dye Graph

Dye PotionColorsNumber of Dye Potions NeededClan Level Restriction
Clan Cloak Emblem Dye Low-gradeGreen, Brown, Orange3Lvl. 1
Clan Cloak Emblem Dye Mid-gradeYellow, Purple3Lvl. 10
Clan Cloak Emblem Dye Mid-gradeBlue, Red5Lvl. 20
Clan Cloak Emblem Dye Top-gradeBlackish Red3Lvl. 20
Clan Cloak Emblem Dye Top-gradeBlack, White5Lvl.30

 

Leveling up and Upgrading Cloaks

Much like any other equippable item in L2R, leveling up is only possible when you have enough materials.

Below are the in-depth info of each cloak and their stat scaling per level.

ItemCloak NameSubstat CountEquip Effect (Level 1)
PlayL2R adventurer's cloakAdventurer's Cloak3You gain 5% bonus Exp.
for defeating monsters and for extractions.(Applies in: Fields/Extraction Dungeon)
PlayL2R blood ranger's cloakBlood Ranger's Cloak3Upon defeating Evil of Blood, there is a 2% chance to acquire a bonus Scrap of Blood. You can acquire up to 2,000 daily. (Doesn’t apply for defeating Evil of Blood monsters that are +7 levels lower than your player.) (Applies In: Elite Dungeons)
L2R garden cloakGarden Cloak4
Upon Extraction, there is a 12% chance to
acquire a bonus Garden’s Gift. (Applies In: Extraction Dungeon)
PlayL2R hero's cloakHero's Cloak4
Upon using a normal skill, 16% chance of the most recent normal skill cooldown resetting. This allows the skill to be reused immediately. (This effect activates once every 150 seconds.) (Applies in: All places)
PlayL2R cloak of redCloak of Red Destruction5
Upon taking damage from a monster, there is a 6% chance for a barrier to form for 12 sec. (This effect activates once every 3 minutes) (Applies In: Fields, World Boss, Elite Dungeons, Temporal Rift, Clan Dungeon, Evil Summoning Stone, Tower of Insolence, Daily/Extraction/Equipment/Adena/Summoning Stone Dungeons)
L2R cloak of virtuous bloodCloak of Virtuous Blood5Upon taking damage, there is a 3% chance for a barrier to form for 7 sec. The barrier can block a rare skill 1 time. (This effect activates once every 5 minutes)
Upon taking damage, there is a 10.1% chance for a barrier to form for 7 sec. The barrier can block a rare skill 2 times. (This effect activates once every 5 minutes) (Applies in: Arena, Fortress Siege, Clan Hall, Extraction Dungeon)
PlayL2R hagios' cloakHagios' Cloak5When a Normal Crit. Atk. lands, there is a 6.2% chance to cast Hagios’ Lightning
a total of 1 time on 3 nearby enemies. Targets hit by lightning receive damage equal to 20.4% of P. Atk. and M. Atk., and their Speed decreases by 50% for 1 sec. (This effect activates once every 2 min.) (Applies in: All Areas)
PlayL2R resolution cloakResolution Cloak3
There is no bonus for equipping a clan cloak.
PlayL2R dissonance cloakDissonance Cloak4
There is no bonus for equipping a clan cloak.
PlayL2R revolution cloakRevolution Cloak5
There is no bonus for equipping a clan cloak.
Cloak LevelType123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Adventurer's CloakBonus Exp.5%
5.5%
6%6.5%7%7.5%8.0%
8.5%
9.0%
10.0%
11.0%
12.0%
13.0%
14.0%
15.0%
16.0%17.0%
18.0%
19.0%
20.0%
21.0%
22.0%
23.0%
24.0%
25.0%26.0%27.0%28.0%29.0%30.0%
Blood Ranger's CloakAcquisition Rate2.0%2.5%
3.0%
3.5%
4.0%
4.5%
5.0%
5.5%
6.0%
6.5%
7.0%
7.5%
8.0%
8.5%
9.0%
9.5%
10.0%
10.5%
11.0%
11.5%
12.0%
12.5%
13.0%
13.5%

14.0%
14.5%
15.0%
15.5%
16.0%
16.5%
Garden CloakAcquisition Rate12.0%
13.5%
15.0%
16.5%
18.0%


19.5%
21.0%
22.5%

24.0%
25.5%
27.0%
28.5%
30.0%
31.5%
33.0%
34.5%
36.0%
37.5%
39.0%
40.5%
42.0%
43.5%
45.0%
46.5%48.0%
49.5%
51.0%
52.5%
54.0%

55.5%
Hero's CloakEffect Activation Rate16.0%
16.7%
17.4%
18.1%
18.8%
19.5%
20.2%
20.9%
21.6%
22.3%
23.0%
23.7%
24.4%
25.1%
25.8%
26.5%
27.2%
27.9%
28.6%
29.3%
30.0%
30.7%
31.4%
32.1%
32.8%
33.5%
34.2%
34.9%
35.6%
36.3%
Skill Reset Cooldown150s148s146s144s142s140s138s136s134s131ss129s127s125s123s121s119s117s115s113s110s108s106s104s102s100s98s96s94s92s90s
Cloak of Red DestructionEffect Activation Rate6.0%
6.5%
7.0%
7.5%
8.0%
8.5%
9.0%
9.5%
10.0%
10.5%
11.0%
11.5%
12.0%
12.5%
13.0%
13.5%
14.0%
14.5%
15.0%
15.5%
16.0%
16.5%
17.0%
17.5%
18.0%
18.5%
19.0%
19.5%
20.0%
20.5%
Cloak of Virtuous BloodEffect Activation Rate3.0%
3.3%
3.6%
3.9%
4.2%

4.5%
4.8%
5.1%
5.4%
5.7%
6.0%
6.3%
6.6%
6.9%
7.2%

7.5%
7.8%
8.1%
8.4%
8.7%
8.9%
9.1%
9.3%
9.5%
9.7%
9.9%
10.1%
10.3%
10.5%
10.7%
Hagios' CloakEffect Activation Rate6.2%
6.4%
6.6%
6.8%
7.0%
7.2%
7.4%
7.6%
7.8%
8.0%
8.2%
8.4%
8.6%
8.8%
9.0%
9.2%
9.4%
9.6%
9.8%
10.0%
10.2%
10.4%
10.6%
10.8%
11.0%
11.2%
11.4%
11.6%
11.8%
12.0%
Damage Inflicted (P.Atk+M.Atk)20.4%
20.8%
21.2%
21.6%
22.0%
22.4%
22.8%
23.2%
23.6%
24.0%
24.4%
24.8%

25.2%
25.6%
26.0%
26.4%
26.8%
27.2%
27.6%
28.0%
28.4%
28.8%
29.2%
29.6%
30.0%
30.4%
30.8%
31.2%
31.6%
32.0%

 

Choosing The Best Cloak For You

With scarce resources of Cloak level-up materials, it is best to prioritize 1 or 2 cloaks at a time that immediately impact the user’s goal and progression. Let’s break down the advantages of each cloak first.

ItemCloak NameAdvantages
PlayL2R adventurer's cloakAdventurer's Cloak- High experience gain in Field and Extraction Dungeon. Good pair with Einhasad's blessing.
- Can also be used in codex farming located in the field. Gain a huge chunk of exp while killing monsters within 5 levels range.
- Perfect for beginners to catch up and boost character levels.
- Free item and a good investment. Just finish the cloak tutorial quest upon reaching level 75.
PlayL2R blood ranger's cloakBlood Ranger's Cloak- A great alternative source of Red Star Stones, Proof of Bloods, and Scraps.
- For a drop limit of 2000 blood scraps per day, it will contain at least 300 RSS on a bad day (400 to 500 if you are lucky). It is commonly prioritized by competitive gamers who are active in clans to help them with clan donation requirements.
- Highly favors mid-end game players who farm and stack clan resources by farming in the Elite Dungeon.
L2R garden cloakGarden Cloak- Has 4 substats which convert to a higher CP increase compared to Adventurer's Cloak and Blood Ranger's Cloak (3 substats).
- Rewards you with bonus garden gifts on a fixed chance (need to be high level to maximize drop rate from a limit of 20 extractions a day).
PlayL2R hero's cloakHero's Cloak- Arguably the best PvP cloak which is a must have for competitive players. Refresh chance and interval rate increases per level.
- Highly favorable item for end-game and high ranking players.
PlayL2R cloak of redCloak of Red Destruction- 5 Substat addition to increase significant damage/survivability.
- Good for players who usually farms AFK, it creates a defensive spell to protect the user in case healing potions and heal skills are on cooldown
L2R cloak of virtuous bloodCloak of Virtuous Blood- End-game item which is favorable to use in PvP especially in defensive situations.
PlayL2R hagios' cloakHagios' CloakA good offensive cloak which can be used in all areas of the game (Mostly for PvE flash clearing and Clan Wars).
PlayL2R resolution cloakResolution CloakThere are no equip effect bonuses in clan cloaks but they give additional 3 substats
PlayL2R dissonance cloakDissonance CloakThere are no equip effect bonuses in clan cloaks but they give additional 4 substats
PlayL2R revolution cloakRevolution CloakThere are no equip effect bonuses in clan cloaks but they give additional 5 substats

Knowing the equip effect and their effectiveness per level, here are some of our suggestions for different playstyle/types:

TypeAdventurer'sBlood Ranger'sGardenHero'sRed DestructionVirtuous BloodHagios'
Level Boost (Full blast)High (Max 1st)MediumLowLowLowLowLow
Level Boost / Clan ResourceHigh (until lvl. 15-20)High (Max 1st)LowLowLowLowLow
Clan Resource (Full blast)MediumHigh (Max 1st)LowLowMediumLowMedium
PvP competitiveMediumMediumLowHigh (Max 1st)MediumHigh (Defensive)High (Offensive)
Full AFK (Field)High (until lvl. 15-20)LowLowMediumHighLowHigh
Pure PvEHigh (until lvl. 15-20)HighMediumMediumMedium (at least lvl. 15-20)LowMedium (at least lvl. 15-20)
BalancedHigh (until lvl. 15-20)Medium (at least lvl.17)Medium (at least lvl.13)MediumMedium (at least lvl. 15-20)MediumMedium (at least lvl. 15-20)

*Try to acquire all cloaks at level 1 before following the prioritization

*Clan cloaks are excluded in the prioritization, upgrade them when you have the resources

 

You’re ready to step out in style, as only a Silverlight Mercenary can!

 

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  • Recamz
    June 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    How can we manage to get dual cloak? i mean right now i only have a cloak on the right shoulder of my character. what do i have to do to get the cloak on the left shoulder aswell? i can’t find any information anywhere!

    Hope u can answer this question!

    Best Wishes, Recamz!

    • DK
      June 21, 2018 at 5:58 am

      You can only equip 1 cloak at a time. Most cloaks at low levels look like a small cloth hanging on the right shoulder, and when leveled up it changes its form and looks fancier 🙂

  • Cordis
    December 13, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Do substats add to your character even if you don’t have the cloak on?

  • Melih
    February 8, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Do we have more chance to get the brooch from normal dungeons

  • Tjor
    April 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    What, if anything, can I do with a brooch for a cloak already acquired? For example, I gained a cloak of red destruction from combining 1000 madness shards, then a few days later I got a brooch during one of my runs. Can that brooch be used for anything? Thanks.

  • Rome
    March 5, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Hello. What do you mean by High (Max 1st)? Is this the top priority? Thanks.

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