(Part 1) 1. Starting up: Make sure you get a mentor as soon as possible, preferably before you get to lvl20, but in any case, make sure you have a mentor before you get to lvl60. If you are at lvl59 and still haven't found a mentor, just stay there and don't go to lvl60 till you get one first! Why lose your free mentoring rewards? When you get to lvl40, the game gives you a permanent Karasha voucher. You take that to Rex Rabbini in victory plaza, hakains crossing and exchange it for a permanent Karasha gear box (it contains full lvl40 legendary weapon, armor, jewel set). Make sure you get the right box for your class cause you only get one voucher. Wizards and magicians need to get the arcane box, assassins the veiled box, guardians the stalwart box, priests the devout box, berserkers the brutal box, rangers the wild box and idols the genuine box. At lvl 50 you get a lvl50 +20 legendary weapon (ellora) and armor set (divine wrath) from Rex rabbini in victory plaza, which is a good improvement over permanent Karasha, however, when you get to lvl 50, you will also be able to use the alsas rental set you get from any pc bunny npc for pc bunny carrot coins. This set lasts for 24h, so you will have to rent it every day, and this set will be your main running gear till you craft your perfect, permanent alsas succession set. The alsas rental set is quite decent actually and it will make it way easier for you to reach lvl60, at which point you will get all divine wrath to alsas succession recipes, so that you can craft your perfect alsas set (but more on that later on) and it will help you greatly to farm your permanent gear and level up to 70. When you get to this point, your main goal now is finding/refining perfect ellora gear that you will use to craft your alsas succession gear and gather all mats necessary for the crafts (of course, you can also refine and use the +20 ellora/divine wrath pieces you got as a reward for reaching lvl50 for that matter, especially if you were lucky enough to get pieces with good stats from rng). 2. The Lazard's set: The Lazard's set is not as important as it used to be in the past and most people just skip it these days, as we now have Alsas Rental gear that in effect have made Lazard's gear kinda obsolete. In any case, when you get to lvl60, the game gives you 6x +20 Heroic Tempering Stones for Lazard's gear as a mentoring reward for reaching lvl60, that you can use to temper 6 pieces of Lazard's Heroic gear from +0 to +20 at once. You get this set from the main story quest line in Turimnan Valley and it is actually a decent set to use, if you don't want to be getting the alsas rental set every day and dealing with it expiring etc. If you have reached lvl60 but haven't been to Turimnan Valley yet, you can also get Lazard's gear pieces at the ah. If you go that route, make sure you get the best possible Lazard's pieces you can find. Lazard's gear have 3 lines of stats, bottom two are fixed, while the first stat line on the top is random. For mage classes and rangers, you want that first stat line to be Intelligence, while for melee classes you want that first stat line to be Strength. Lazard's gear is 2 slot. A perfect +20 Lazard set typically gives quite decent dps/pdef but results in much lower HP, in relation to 3slot gear, due to the much less seal slots in total. Maybe not much of a deal breaker for ranged classes that can kite, but it is detrimental for classes like Guardians, where low HP means you have very low survivability, especially in harder dungeons, so it is not recommended for Guardians to go the Lazard's route. For Guardians that want to have better survivability in harder dungeons, it is probably better than Lazard's and rental Alsas to use another set you get for free ingame, which is... 3. The Mcbain's PVP armor set: This set is a MUST for everyone to have, for two reasons. First reason is that the Mcbain's armor set gives you the ability to tame Nightmare of Courage and Nightmare of Wisdom in Stygaea, two familiars that are almost equivalent as seals to Ancient Veldon and Ancient Caspert, respectively, so you can easily tame lots of them and use them as very good starting seals for your gear. And you get them virtually for free! Second reason is if you are interested in participating in PVP events as Exarahn and Stygaea manastone and Stronghold, you need this set as it is much better in PVP than Alsas and it will be your main PVP set till you get Temain succession armor/weapons, which are superior both in PVE and PVP. Also, McBain's set can also be used in PVE as well, as it has more than decent pdef and all pieces are 3slot, while the weapons have very good dps as well. You can add Nightmare seals in all your McBain pieces and have decent dps/pdef/HP in PVE as well. Especially for Guardians (and Priests if I might add) it is a good idea to add +5 Teisha of Immensity seals on all McBain pieces (armor and weapons), as this setup can be very effective in both PVE and PVP, with constitution talents. This setup will give you decent Pdef/HP/Critical Defense due to your high constitution. A Guardian can reach more than 350k-450k Hp fully buffed when using this setup, as the McBain's shield and xbow give +150 all stats each, which equals in +300 more constitution in total. If you combine that with a decent alsas jewel set with at least 2x HP% rolls on each ring, you can easily reach 450k HP as a guardian and that gives you decent survivability both in PVP and hard PVE dungeons as the RRB, as with this setup you can actually tank the 2nd and the 3rd boss in the RRB. In order to get the McBain set, you need to go to Johny Mcbain in victory Plaza and initiate the McBain quest line. When you complete each quest in this line, you will get one McBain piece. First 5 quests give you the 5 armor pieces that enable you to tame Nightmares, the 6th quest gives you McBain jewelry and the 7th and final quest gives you your Mcbain weapons. First 5 quests are quite easy, you have to either gather some items or kill some mobs , or fish 10 piranhas in Stygea. Only one of them is kinda tricky, as it requires you to kill 3 players from the other server (Stygea is a cross-server area where both EU and NA players can interact with each other). The way to complete this quest easily is trade kills with players from the other server that need it too for their mcbain quests. One way to go is get to Trigg's Pub in Stygea and ask people in general chat or shout in Stygea Region chat for players from the other server that wanna tradekill. One important thing to note is that while the game asks you to kill 3 different people from the other server, you practically need to find only one player. You kill the player, then relog, you kill the same player again, it counts as two kills. Repeat one more time and that's it. You got your 3 kills! The 6th quest for the Mcbain jewelry (participate in the Battlefield) requires you to go to the battleground lobby (click the yellow shrine near the mcbain npcs in victory plaza and select the last option). You need 5 more people except you, they can be your guildies or anyone else and after you have gathered, you split in 2 parties of 3 players. This must be done in this way: before you make the two parties, 2 of the 6 players in the batlleground lobby must open the party board and make a post in the battleground party tab, so that there are 2 entries in the battleground party tab. From the 4 remaining players in the battleground lobby, 2 must join the first party, while the other two must join the second, so that we have 2 parties of 3 members each. The 2 party leaders must set it to be Friendship or Ranking match (try Friendship and if it doesnt let you cause"it's no time for friendship", make it "Before Ranking"), then select automatic matchup. All party members must also hit the "Ready" button in the middle of their battleground party tab. After all this is done, the game automatically matches the 2 parties and they teleport to the Arena. That's it! The quest is done! You can then leave your char afk for 15 minutes till the battle is over, or you can fight for fun with your friends, it doesn't matter anyways, the quest objective is completed in any case. The 7th and final quest for the McBain weapons requires you to participate in Stygaea Manastone and can only be done on Saturday, during Stygaea manastone. What you have to do is go to Trigg's Pub in Stygaea BEFORE Stygaea manastone starts and wait near the entrance, on the left side. Be careful not to cross the entrance line and always stay on the safe side, cause you might get hit when the battle starts. There you will find the Judge of Bravery npc that spawns only during Stygaea Manastone. Get the quests from that npc as well and stay there till manastone ends. After it ends, you quest will be completed and you will be able to get your McBain weapons from Johny McBain!