I loved the new quest, as ominous as it was. It is always great to see how people feel about Artix post-Edge-of-Extinction.
We have a new guest, which can toggle between being a light booster and a normal damaging guest, and a new Defiance mechanic, which deals damage and a powerful burn when reviving. Manifestation, the new guest, causes the game to lag quite heavily for me.
The new skills:
Overwhelming Aura provides status potence.
Mantra of Alignment allows us to switch armor leans once per battle. FO is currently locked.
Summon Steed gives new attack skills based on Cha. The currently available one seems to have no additional effects, but later ones seem to be able to Daze and something else (the wording is somewhat ambiguous).
Righteous Surge also provides attack skills but these have effects based on our health remaining. The current one heals HP while later ones heal MP and do more damage depending on HP. Righteous Surge is usable once every three rounds.
Inner Light provides SPells with options between normal, efficient, and overcharged variants.