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The 8th Floor (第8層, Dai 8-sō?) of Aincrad is a forest-themed floor.

GeographyEdit

Although the 3rd Floor also has woods as its motif, the 8th Floor is much more abundant in its forests and only has a few grasslands and rocky surfaces, while the entire surface of the floor is covered in fathomless water, rendering the surface unwalkable. Players have to use suspended paths, the branches of the humongous (though far smaller than the World Tree) trees which spread in all directions or man-made suspension bridges to get around the floor.

In Sword Art Online, falling down meant searching for a tree with a ladder and going right and left through the water, but this problem is not present in ALfheim Online, as all players have the ability to fly back to the top. The trees on this floor are so large that they even touch the underside of the 9th Floor, making it near impossible to ascend over the forest, however, the 8th Floor is one of the few floors where the players can touch the underside of the next floor, if they are good at tree climbing, though it’s still impossible to dig a hole to the next floor.

In Sword Art Online, the trees on this floor were all verdant green, however, in ALfheim Online, due to changing the plot to adjust for the new Labyrinth Boss, the trees surrounding the Labyrinth were all changed to charcoal-black burnt trees.

Settlements and Notable LocationsEdit

FrievenEdit

«Frieven» Village is the main settlement of the 8th Floor.

LabyrinthEdit

The Labyrinth of the floor is a huge tree (this tree is charcoal-black in ALO due to a change in setting).

HistoryEdit

In New ALfheim Online, the Clearers reached the floor at around June 14, 2025, however, as the bosses of New Aincrad were much more difficult than their counterparts in the original Aincrad, the boss of the Labyrinth had forced full raid parties to flee multiple times over the period of about week. Only after multiple defeats, each time getting closer and closer to depleting the boss’s HP, the Clearers managed to witness how the boss acts when it is down to its final HP bar and on June 23, 2025, another full raid, including the forces of General Eugene and Lady Sakuya was gathered and, likely, managed to finally defeat the boss and clear the floor.

Known BossesEdit

NavigationEdit

Aincrad Locations Navigation Bar
Teleport Gate
Floor Notable locations and landmarks
1 Town of BeginningsBlack Iron Palace, Hidden DungeonMonument of Swordsmen[Navbar 1]Monument of Life[Navbar 2]Chamber of Resurrection[Navbar 3]TolbanaHorunka Village
2 Urbus, Urbus Teleport Gate Plaza, Marome Village, Taran Village
3 Forest of Wavering Mists, Zumfut, Zumfut Teleport Gate Plaza, Dessel
4 Rovia, Rovia Teleport Gate Plaza, Bear Forest, Yofel Castle, Usco Village, Caldera Lake
5 Karluin
7 Monster Arena[Navbar 4]
8 Frieven Village, Frieven Teleport Gate Plaza
9 Dark Elf Queen's Castle[Navbar 5]
10 Thousand Snake Castle[Navbar 6]
11 Taft, Taft Teleport Gate
19 Ralberg, Ralberg Teleport Gate, Hill of the Cross, Griselda's Tomb
20 Sunshine Forest
22 Coral Village, Coral Teleport Gate Plaza, Forest House K4, Lake Outside Coral Village,
24 Panareze, Panareze Teleport Gate Plaza
27 Ronbaru Town, Ronbaru Teleport Gate
28 Wolf Plains
35 Forest of WanderingMishe, Mishe Teleport Gate Plaza
39 Former location of the Knights of Blood Headquarters
46 Ant Hill
47 Floria, Floria Gate Plaza, Hill of Memories, Forest of Giant Flowers
48 Lindarth, Lindarth Teleport Gate Plaza
49 Myujen, Myujen Teleport Gate Plaza
50 Algade, Algade Teleport Gate Plaza
55 Granzam, Granzam Teleport Gate Plaza, Knights of Blood Headquarters, West Mountain
56 Pani, Divine Dragon Alliance Headquarters
57 Marten, Marten Teleport Gate Plaza
59 Danac, Danac Teleport Gate Plaza
61 Selmburg, Selmburg Teleport Gate Plaza
65 Old Castle Labyrinth
66 Old Castle Labyrinth
74 Kamdet, Kamdet Teleport Gate Plaza
75 Collinia, Collinia Teleport Gate Plaza
100 Ruby Palace
  1. Only in New ALO
  2. Only in the SAO official service
  3. Only in the SAO Beta
  4. According to Kirito in Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 1
  5. According to Kizmel in Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 7
  6. According to Kirito in Progressive Volume 1, Aria of a Starless Night, Part 14
ALfheim Online Locations Navigation Bar
Midgard New Aincrad - See Aincard Location Navigation Bar for locations in new Aincrad
World Tree Alne - Virtual Lab (Floating City) - Yggdrasil City
Alfheim Ancient Forest - Butterfly Valley - Swilvane - Legrue Corridor - Legrue - Thule Island - Undersea Temple
Jötunheimr Great Void - Thrymheim

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