Gearing up for newbies from A to Z:)

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  1. Antonis

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    (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!
     
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    (Part 2)

    4. The way to get really good gear or in other words, "Succession Crafting":

    As you most probably know by now, there are currently 5 grades of gear in Icarus: common, elite, heroic, legendary and mythical.

    No one uses heroic gear anymore, except the Lazard's set in some cases, as we've already mentioned, so here we'll talk about how we craft and upgrade perfect legendary gear that we can upgrade all the way even to Zelnaris or Bloodless, which is Mythical grade gear.

    There are 5 kinds of legendary gear in Icarus currently: Karasha lvl40 leg gear (that is currently obsolete and can't be upgraded through succession), Ellora Bless lvl50 leg gear which is more defensive, Divine Wrath lvl50 leg gear which is more offensive (it is common to call as "ellora", all lvl50 legendary gear, both Ellora Bless and Divine Wrath), Alsas lvl60 legendary gear and Temain lvl65 leg gear.

    As it is obvious, temain is better than alsas, which is better than ellora. So while someone could just try to farm lvl65 legendary dungeons as Tomb of the Wyrm and get temain gear as a drop, it is strongly advised NOT to go to temain gear directly, cause it is very hard to temper/refine temain gear, while it is easier to refine lower level legendary gear and upgrade that to temain through "succession". As the word succession implies, we use succession recipes to get a lower level legendary item and upgrade it into a higher lvl legendary item, that inherits the first two stats on the top, overrise levels and reverse tempering from the lower level legendary item.

    The game gives you all succession recipes to upgrade your ellora weapons / divine wrath armor items into alsas succession pieces when you reach lvl60. In order to be able to craft them yourself, you need to level up your armor/weapon/jewel crafting to level 5. Alternatively, you can just refine your ellora items and make them perfect, gather the required mats for the crafts and give them to some other player that has the recipes learned to craft them into alsas succession for you.

    So, what you need is farm or buy ellora/divine wrath items that have 3 slots and 2x Intelligence (for mage classes and rangers) or 2x Strength (for melee classes) on the first two stat lines. If you decide to craft your alsas succession armor items yourself, make sure you get Divine Wrath, not Ellora Bless armor pieces, because the alsas succession recipes you get as a reward for reaching lvl60 are for Divine Wrath armor pieces only.

    The recipes for Ellora Bless to Alsas succession recipes are kinda rare to find at this point (they drop almost exclusively as loot you get from rabbinis you summon with rabbini summoning scrolls that you get by exchanging fish for rabbini summoning scroll lucky boxes from the fish merchant in Hakanas Highlands fishing ground).

    If you manage to get a perfect Ellora Bless armor piece that has 3 slots and 2x int or str, make sure that you or someone you know have the Ellora Bless to Alsas succession recipe for that item, or else you won't be able to craft into alsas succession (however, you can also use mcbain recipes for ellora bless to alsas succession crafting, it costs 15 mcbain coins to get the mcbain recipe and the crafting package).

    It should be noted here that lvl50 legendary gear (Ellora/Divine Wrath) have 5 lines of stats, bottom three are fixed, while the first two stat lines on the top are random, so what makes a piece good or not depends on whether it has int (for mages and rangers) or str (for melee) on the first two stat lines on the top.

    Alsas (Lvl 60) and Temain (lvl65) legendary gear have 6 lines of stats, bottom three are fixed, while the first three stat lines on the top are random.

    Zelnaris (lvl60) Mythical grade gear have 7 lines of stats, bottom three are fixed, while the first four stat lines on the top are random, and Bloodless (lvl65) Mythical grade gear have 8 lines of stats, bottom four are fixed, while the first four stat lines on the top are random.

    However, even in the case of Alsas and Temain gear what we really care about is still the first two stat lines, as these are the only ones that get inherited when you upgrade your alsas/temain item into higher level/grade succession gear.

    So, let's say we have all possible Ellora/Divine Wrath to Alsas succession recipes and we are now ready to proceed to the next stage, which is find/temper/refine/overrise our ellora items. You can farm ellora items in Legendary dungeons as Lavalight, Carleon, Matren and Heroic5 dungeons as Frost Keep, Cavern Of the Veil and the Breach.


    5. Refining/reforging/rerolling


    Getting 3slot, 2x int or str ellora pieces as drops, is quite rare though, so you should also keep an eye at the ah for such items, or spam WTB shouts frequently. Even so, you may still find a hard time finding perfect, 3slot, 2x int or str ellora items.

    So an alternative way to go, which is the most common as well, is try to find 3 slot ellora pieces that have at least one int or str on the first two stat lines, and refine it. So, let's say you're an assassin and you just dropped a 3slot Ellora Dagger with Strength as the first stat and willpower as the second stat.

    What you can do is temper it to +20 (cause you can only refine a legendary item that is +20 or more) or have a friend with a full tempering set to temper it to +20 for you, and then you take that item to the item reforger npc in market district, hakains crossing, along with a lvl50 legendary weapon refining stone (you can drop these at lvl40s and 50s leg dungeons, or buy very cheap at the ah).

    Then you interact with the item reforger npc and you place your +20 ellora dagger there. You lock the “Strength” stat with elluns (it costs 87 elluns to lock one stat on ellora items) so you don’t lose it, you click refine and you pray rng rerolls your second bad stat which is willpower to Strength. Each reforging attempt costs 222 gold as well.

    Let’s say you get constitution, which means you started with a +20 ellora dagger that had str and willpower as the top two stats and now you have a +20 ellora dagger that has str and constitution as the top two stats. You have to reroll again, and again till you get Strength as the second stat, so that your dagger has 2x str in the first two stat lines.

    Refining/reforging/rerolling (it’s the same) items can be a BIG pain, however it always happens at some point and you finally have a perfect stat ellora item in your hands.

    It must be noted here that there are people who have loads of gold and big stacks of reforging stones and they prefer to “yolo” reforging, that is to say, they use no elluns to lock the good stat but they reroll and reroll and reroll both till they get 2x the stat they want.

    For some people that works, for other people it doesn’t. After all it requires a considerable amount of gold and reforging stones (and luck) that many people, especially newer players can’t afford to have, so the “safe” way is lock the good stat and reroll the bad one till you get the stat you want.
     
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    6. Transcending/overrising/surpassing

    So, now you only need to transcend/overrise/surpass (it’s the same) to 6/6 and temper the item to +25 and you can craft your first alsas succession item. In order to transcend ellora items, you need to have a lvl55 transcending stone (you can buy them from the transcending npc in victory plaza for 200 gold each) and also have another ellora item, identical to the one you want to overrise in your inventory (preferably one with crap stats that you just dropped/bought for cheap) to use as transcending material.

    Be very careful not to transcend the wrong item by mistake!

    You need to right click the lvl55 transcending stone, then left click the perfect ellora item you want to transcend, not the junk you will use as transcending material. If the attempt fails, you just lose the lvl55 transcending stone you used. If the attempt succeeds, both the lvl55 transcending stone and the crap ellora item you used as transcending material, disappear from your inventory and your ellora item gets to 1/6 overrise level.

    So, you repeat and repeat and the item gets to 3/6. Then, every time your transcending attempt fails, you lose both the lvl55 transcending stone and the crap ellora item you used as transcending material and you need to find more to continue your journey to reach 6/6 overrise level.

    After all this fuss, you have finally managed to make a perfect stat, 2x int or str, 6/6 overrise, +25 ellora item and you can finally try to craft your new shiny alsas succession item. The crafting chance from ellora to alsas succession is 70%, so odds are you will get it first try. However, if it fails (I’ve had 6 fails in a row even with this 70% chance) you only lose the mats you used, not the ellora item you want to craft into alsas.

    At some point, you WILL succeed! Congrats! You now have a 6/6 overrise, 2x int or str badass alsas succession item. The ellora item you used was +25, however, the newly crafted alsas will come out as anything between +10 (which is the minimum you can get) to +21, if your craft is triumphant.

    The same logic applies to temain, or even zelnaris and bloodless succession crafting. To get perfect temain gear, you use your perfect stat, 2x int or str, 6/6 overrise, +25 Alsas succession item to craft your new Temain succession item and it works in the exact same way.

    The good thing is you only need to go through the nightmare of refining/transcending items once, when they are still ellora. Once you manage to refine your elloras and craft perfect alsas succession gear, the only thing you have to do to get perfect temain gear out of them is temper your alsas succession items to +25 and have the Alsas to Temain succession recipes (they drop in leg 60s L5 or from rabbini summoning scrolls you get by exchanging fish at the fishing merchant in hakanas highlands fishing grounds, or you can buy at the ah). You are then ready to upgrade to Temain. Alsas to Temain succession crafting chance is 30% though, so expect to fail at least a few times before you craft your temain, but it’s only really a matter of gold and having a stack of mats. At some point, you WILL succeed as well and you will have perfect stat, 2x int or str, 6/7 overrise, Temain gear.

    Temain gear comes out as 6/7, because while ellora and alsas gear can get up to 6/6 overrise, temain, zelnaris and bloodless can go up to 7/7. Since you can’t transcend mythical grade gear, you can only get 7/7 overrise in mythical grade gear only if you have transcended temain items to 7/7 from 6/7 manually and use those as crafting material to get 7/7 zelnaris/bloodless items.

    The catch is that if you try to transcend your newly crafted 6/7 temain item to 7/7 and you fail, it goes back to 5/7 (but doesn’t go below that) and you have to manually transcend back to 6/7 and make another attempt to 7/7, but it can still fail (and it fails A LOT) and again go back to 5/7, so generally it is not recommended to go for 7/7 temain, in order to save your sanity, as Lvl65 transcending stones and cheap temain gear to use as transcending material are not easy to find at all. After all you will risk losing your sanity anyways if/when you try to reverse temper your items, but more on that later. xD

    As we’ve already mentioned, the top 3 stat lines in alsas and temain gear are random, which means that when you craft a perfect ellora item that has 5 stat lines in total (first 2 random, 3 bottom fixed) into alsas succession that has 6 stat lines in total (first 3 random, 3 bottom fixed) the alsas succession item will only inherit the first two stats from the ellora item (2x str or 2x int) and the 3rd one will be random. Now let’s say you get lucky and you just crafted a new alsas succession staff that inherited the two first int lines from the ellora staff and the 3rd random stat came out as int as well, so you now have a badass 3xint, alsas succession staff.

    If you temper that alsas succession staff to +25 and try to make it temain, your temain staff will only inherit the first two int lines from the alsas staff, not the 3rd one as well. The 3rd stat on your new temain succession staff will still be random.

    The same logic applies to Zelnaris and Bloodless succession crafting. The Zelnaris and Bloodless items you’ll craft will only inherit the first two stat lines from the ellora/alsas/temain items you used as crafting material, the following two stat lines on your Zelnaris / Bloodless will be random.

    It kinda sucks, but that’s how it works.

    Zelnaris / Bloodless succession crafting however is even more of a pain, not only because it’s actually quite hard to gather the mats for the craft and that the crafting chances are much lower (5% to go from ellora to zelnaris, 10% for alsas to zelnaris, 12% for temain to zelnaris and 10% for temain to Bloodless) , but also because you need to have your items already fully reversed (5/5) before you make the attempt to make them zelnaris or bloodless, as you can’t reverse mythical grade gear and reverse tempering also gets inherited with succession crafting.

    Which brings us to…

    7. Reversing:

    Let’s say we have a +25 ellora weapon. If we use a reverse tempering stone on it and it succeeds, the weapon will go back to +24, but it will have the same dps as when it was +25. So, if we temper it back to +25, the weapon will have more dps than before, effectively making it “+26”. Every weapon can be reversed up to 5 times, so in effect you can have the dps of a potential “+30” weapon on your fully reversed (5/5) weapon.

    In our example, our weapon is 1/5 reversed and it will say “4 reverses left”. Now let’s say we use another reverse tempering stone on it again and now it fails. The weapon will still be +25 and 1/5 reversed, but it will now say “Reverses left: 3”. So that means that every time we use a reverse tempering stone on one item, no matter if it succeeds or fails, the game counts it as a reverse attempt and the reverse attempt counter goes down. In our case we have 3 reverse attempts left on our weapon.

    So, let’s say we use 3 more reverse tempering stones on our weapon and they all fail. Our weapon will still be +25, 1/5 reversed and it will say “Reverses left:0”. This means we can no longer try to reverse our weapon any more unless we use an item called a Reverse attempt redeemer. What this item does is it nullifies one of our failed reverse tempering attempts, so if we use one such item on our weapon, it will make the reverse attempt counter go up by one, and our weapon will now say “Reverses left: 1”.

    In our case, this means that we can use 3 more such items and make our reverse attempt counter go up to say “Reverses left: 4”. This means that if we have enough reverse tempering stones and reverse attempt redeemers, we can carry on trying to reverse our weapon till we make it fully reversed (5/5).

    To keep it simple: you only need to use a reverse attempt redeemer every time you use a reverse tempering stone and it fails.

    Reverse tempering gets inherited in succession crafting as well, so it is a good idea to reverse temper an item when it’s still ellora or alsas, as you can temper them back to +25 easier than on temain, as temain can be tempered back to +25 only with shining/blessed heroic tempering stones which are very rare/expensive to find.

    The standard chances for reverse are:
    1 - 20%
    2 - 12%
    3 - 8%
    4 - 4%
    5 - 1%

    There's a maximum of 50% boost that you can get for reverse tempering atm.
    1. 20% Pot for 10 minutes (100 Ellun in Shop)
    2. 20% Pot for 1 hour (from several Reverse Packages in Lucky Boxes, from Writ NPC...)
    3. 9% Necklace of Trust (for mentoring coins) OR 10% Reaper's Necklace (+several % if you overrise it)

    Chances ofc are % of the standard chances, no absolut chances. So with full boost you got
    1 - 30%
    2 - 18%
    3 - 12%
    4 - 6%
    5 - 1,5%
     
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    8. Weapon Awakening / Ancient Weapons

    Once you have crafted your new alsas/temain succession weapon and you’ve made it +25, you can go to the weapon awakening npc in artisan square, hakains crossing and try to awaken it / make it ancient. If your weapon is alsas you also need an item called a Piece of Forgotten Memory, while if your weapon is Temain, you need an item called a Misplaced Piece. These items commonly drop in legendary lvl50, 60 and 65 dungeons, so you won’t have a hard time finding some.

    You can have 2 kinds of weapon awakenings, one of them gives your weapon an active skill that is generally OP and quite useful to have and requires you to have with you an ancient caspert seal at max level and the other one increases your weapon’s dps and gives your weapon a passive skill (which can be HP%, Overall Attack%, casting speed, among others) and requires you to have an ancient veldon seal at max level, or an ancient magnatu seal at max level (but this gives your weapon PVP passive skills).

    You can have both awakenings on your weapon and bothof them also require a material (Ancient Powder) you buy from that same weapon awakening npc for 500 gold.

    So, let’s say we get our badass +25 alsas succession weapon and we go there to try get the active skill first. We buy one Ancient Powder from that npc (rip 500g) and then we interact with it again to awaken our weapon. We drag n’ drop our weapon, one Piece of Forgotten Memory, an ancient caspert seal at max lvl and one Ancient Powder we just bought from that npc for 500g.

    Be very careful to check the ellun weapon destruction, cause if the awakening fails, our weapon may go “poof”. We then pray to rngesus and boom!, first attempt failed and we just lost all materials we used for the awakening attempt, except the weapon. We need another ancient caspert seal at max level, another piece of forgotten memory and another Ancient Powder that costs 500g from the same npc.

    We try again, this time it’s successful! Our weapon became Ancient and now it got a new OP active skill that is very useful. Also, the “Weapon Awakening Skill Count” on our weapon now says “1”. We can do each kind of weapon awakening up to 5 times, so that counter means our weapon got the OP active awakening skill and it is now lvl1 and can get up to lvl5. However, generally it is not recommended to get the active skill above lvl1 or 2, as it doesn’t make that much of a difference and it can fail a lot, and that costs a lot in ancient caspert seals and gold.

    So we now leave the active skill at lvl1 and we proceed to get the second kind of awakening that increases the dps of our weapon and gives it a random passive skill.

    We do the exact same thing, only that this time we use an ancient veldon seal, all other mats are the same. We check the ellun weapon destruction again, as always when we attempt weapon awakening, we make the attempt and lucky us! We got it first try! Our weapon’s dps has increased noticeably, our “Weapon Awakening Count” now says “1”, exactly as our “Weapon Awakening Skill Count”, while our weapon also got a new passive skill, in our case casting speed. Too bad cause we’re melee and it’s useless to us.

    So we proceed to make a second attempt with one more ancient veldon seal in order to try to increase our weapon’s dps more and maybe get a better passive skill. We check the ellun weapon destruction again, we don’t check the “Special option fixed” cause that will lock that casting speed passive we got last time and we want to change that, we try again and wow we’re lucky! It succeeded again! Rngesus loves us today! Our weapon’s dps has increased again, our “Weapon Awakening Count” now says “2”, while our weapon also got a new passive skill and this time it’s the best that could happen to us, as we got Overall Attack +10%.

    We also happen to have lots of gold and plenty of ancient veldon and ancient magnatu seals in our inventory, so we say wth, we have lots of gold to burn, let’s try to fully awaken our weapon and get our “Weapon Awakening Count” up to 5, which is max.

    However, from now on we won’t waste any more ancient veldon seals as we already got the Overall Attack passive skill we wanted, so we will now use ancient magnatu seals and from now on we will also check the “Special option fixed”, in order to lock our nice Overall Attack passive skill, along with the ellun weapon destruction.

    It succeeds again, 3rd time in a row! Our weapon’s dps has increased again, our “Weapon Awakening Count” now says “3”, while our weapon retained its awesome Overall Attack +10% passive skill!

    It’s the same process for temain weapons, only that in that case you don’t use a Piece of Forgotten Memory, but a Misplaced Piece, as we’ve already mentioned.

    We should note here that when you use an already awakened/ancient alsas weapon to craft temain succession, you lose the awakenings the alsas weapon had and you must awaken the temain weapon from scratch. Yeah, what a bummer…


    9. Seals

    If you have just started playing and you have no seals to use at all, a good idea is spam Tomb of the Wyrm elite (everyone can solo clear e1 even in the crappiest gear) and get Rodesh Crystals as drops from the bosses.

    An even better idea is to use your McBain Armor set and tame Nightmares of Courage for melee classes, Nightmares of Wisdom for mage classes and rangers, +5 them and use them as seals. They are more than just decent and will get the job done just fine, till you get better seals which are for melee: Nightmare of Courage<Ancient Veldon<Sapphire Bentenus<Mellon of Courage<Furious Antares

    And for mage classes and rangers: Nightmare of Wisdom<Ancient Caspert<Ruby Bentenus<Mellon of Wisdom<Calm Antares

    For Guardians and priests that want to make a good hybrid build that works well in both dps and constitution talent trees, the best seal to get is Torkai+, but it’s expensive and very hard to buy/evolve.

    A good hybrid Guardian / Priest build requires seals that have the highest possible all stats in total, when +5. In this case, other seals that can be used till you get your hands on Torkai+ seals are (all of them at +5 ofc): Light Torkai (you fish them at familiar farm)-Torkai<Anturagen of Doom-Sewing Demonus & Sewing Calypto (you can fish fragments at the farm)-Awakened Mecca Panos-Awakened Sewing Panos -Teisha of Immensity- Sewing Hameon<Starlight Nepia (if you can find one selling at the ah)<Aschente (awesome seal, better than Torkai+ in const build, worse than Torkai+ in dps build, very hard and expensive to find)<Torkai+ which is the best hybrid seal for a Guardian / Priest that works very well in every situation.
     
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    (Part 5)


    10. Final notes – guildeliness for specific classes regarding gear.


    As we have already said, mage classes and rangers need to find ellora/divine wrath gear pieces that have 2x int in the top two stat lines. However, priest crests, ranger gauntlets and idol teddybears must have 2x magic attack % lines instead of intelligence.

    On secondary weapons like crossbows, best thing to have is 2x cast time reduction (priests may also consider having pauldrons with 2x cast time reduction or one intelligence and one cast time reduction). Priests that want to make a hybrid build (not go full dps with Antares seals etc) may also consider crafting one alsas succession crossbow with 2xcast time reduction (not lance, as lances don't have cast time reduction - thanks for the correction Ruy!) and add their best dps seals on that in order to use when in dps talents and use the Mcbain crossbow that gives +150 all stats with max all stat seals as Torkai+, Aschente, Teisha etc, as we mentioned before, to use when in constitution talents.

    For jewelry you can use ancient or cheemer’s sets that give a nice overall attack and defense as the 3rd set effect, or go the ellora to alsas succession route. If you aim for zelnaris jewelry, the last option is the way to go. In any case, mage/ranger jewels need to have 2x magic attack % on the necklace and 2x HP% or one HP% and one cast time reduction on the rings.

    Melee classes need to find ellora/divine wrath gear pieces that have 2x str in the top two stat lines. However, Guardian shields is preferable to have 2x physical defense % lines instead of strength.

    On secondary weapons like crossbows and lances, best thing to have is 2x strength as well. Guardians that want to make a hybrid build (not go full dps with Antares seals etc) may also consider crafting one alsas succession lance with 2x strength and add their best dps seals on that in order to use when in dps talents and use the Mcbain crossbow that gives +150 all stats with max all stat seals as Torkai+, Aschente, Teisha etc, as we mentioned before, to use when in constitution talents.

    For jewelry you can use ancient or cheemer’s sets that give a nice overall attack and defense as the 3rd set effect, or go the ellora to alsas succession route. If you aim for zelnaris jewelry, the last option is the way to go. In any case, melee jewels need to have 2x physical attack % on the necklace and 2x HP% on the rings.

    We must also note that there is also the alternative path to succession, at least for alsas gear. This means that if you happen to drop/buy cheap a 3slot, 2x str/int or 3x str/int alsas armor/weapon piece, it is advised to temper/transcend manually. You can’t buy lvl60 transcending stones from the transcending npc, as you can do with lvl55 transcending stones, but you can still buy them at the ah, or craft them from lvl55 transcending stones if you have the recipe and enough faint transcendence auras (they drop in all leg dungeons), or drop them in leg 50-60 dungeons, or drop them in Braghin Mines, which is the best way to get them currently.

    Sadly we can’t quite say the same for Temain gear, even though getting a 3 slot, 2x or 3x str/int temain piece as a drop is very tempting indeed, but it’s also harder to temper/transcend it manually than alsas.

    If you go that alternative route to succession, at least make sure you have a 3 slot, 2x or 3x str/int alsas or temain piece. In any other case, it ain’t worth it imo.

    Lastly, as far as Sophisticated Genazone weapons are concerned, they are not bad at all, actually they’re quite decent, especially if you can find a +10 one for a good price, if you don’t have a succession weapon already. The bad thing is that they can’t be upgraded, so if you want to progress more at some point, you will have to go the alsas->temain succession route sooner or later.

    That’s all folks!

    I hope some people, especially newer players will find this guide to be useful to them and help them understand better how this game works as far as gearing up is concerned.

    Please forgive me for any mistakes or anything else I might have forgotten to include, I’m sure there are many people who can assist further, especially with specific classes I’m not familiar with, as I play a Guardian.

    Take care and have fun everyone!

    Cya around! ;)
     
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    Very well made guide! As a fairly new player, this single post alone, answered 90% of my questions in the game. I found out i did some stuffs wrong and now i can correct it. Requesting this post to be sticky!
     
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    Purrfect.
     
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    Overall pretty good thread and super detailed. Can agree with everything he said above.
    Would make a great sticky for newcomers in the 2k18's :)

    Great work and dedication here Antonis! *claps*

    PS:
    (might be easier with some screens added for different stuff like the awakening/refining and crafting menus but still well described)
    Also Seals that go well for PvP builds are not mentioned since that requires a somewhat different sealbuild compared to PvE, but thats a minor thing on this server anyways so not a biggie.
     
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    Thank you for the correction Ruy! I just updated the post! ;)
     
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    @Antonis very nice guide for new comers :D really amazing work ^^
    thank u for this great guide, for sure it will be usefull for everyone who is still new at the game or who have some unanswered questions about the gear/class :D

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    Hi all.

    I had 4 pieces of this set, only need the last armor piece from killing 3 players. but somehow I lost the chest piece, I dont have it anymore. Im having some trouble with my mouse button, which drops items I drag, so maybe I have accidently thrown it or destroyed it.

    Is there a way to get it back/again ?
     
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    I would suggest you contact SubZero here on furms via PN with this issue. Since there is no way ingame to get them back as they are only obtainable once per character.
     
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    THANK YOU....i mean THANK YOU. As i was completely lost when i started in PIO having come from ROI. This is the coolest thread ever, going to share the heck out of it!!
     

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