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PostSubject: Weapon Tiering   Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:19 pm

Weapon Tiering 101
Version 2.0 by Ambic

Includes Basic Arcane Transmutor Info

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Contents

I. Introduction
A. Background Information
B. What is Required
C. Materials You Will Need
II. Preparation
A. Find the Right Weapon
B. Create the Mana Stones
III. Finalization
A. Tier It Up
B. Additional Tips

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I. Introduction

In order to transmute and upgrade your weapons, and possible your armor later on, this guide will provide you with some of the most basic arcane transmutor information that you will need to know.

A. Background Information

Tiering your weapon is the best way to increase your damage output. For every tier a weapon is upgraded above its base tier, it will inherit an additional 10% bonus to its base damage.

For example, if you have a weapon that is originally tier 1 and you upgrade it to tier 2, that weapon will have its base damage increased by 10%. If you have a weapon that is originally tier 1 and you upgrade it to tier 3, that weapon will have its base damage increased by 20%.

B. What is Required

In order to begin tiering your weapon, you must be level 10 and have your arcane transmutor activated. You can activate your arcane transmutor by going to the Varanas Class Hall and completing the simple, easy quest given by a guy located in the back of the room. Upon completing this quest, your arcane transmutor will be activated and you will receive 10 free arcane transmutor charges. You can now access your arcane transmutor by clicking the Gift Box Icon located at the bottom of your Backpack.

C. Materials You Will Need

To tier your weapon, you will need a few supplies. For the purposes of this guide, the quickest and easiest tier for newbies is tier 3. More information regarding higher tiers can be found in the next section.

Tier 3 Supply List
3x Random Fusion Stone (From the Enchanter in Lower City West, Varanas)
3x Tier 3 Equipment, Weapon, or Armor (From a Merchant in Mercenary Square, Obsidian Stronghold)
4x Arcane Transmutor Charge

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II. Preparation

Now it is time to prepare for the final product. You will need to find the right weapon and create the mana stones which will be used to tier your weapon.

A. Find the Right Weapon

Do not upgrade a weapon that is not going to last very long. Look for the highest durability possible, the highest base damage possible, and consider finding one that is "white" so you can trade it amongst your different characters or sell it when you are done using it. If the weapon is a really good "blue" or "purple", then by all means, continue with the upgrade and disregard finding a "white" to replace it.

If you have a weapon with 100 durability or higher, the weapon will automatically inherit an additional 20% bonus. The durability bonus will stack with the bonus gained from upgrading the weapon's tier. That's an easy 40% damage bonus if you upgrade a tier 1 high durability weapon to tier 3.

B. Create the Mana Stones

Mana stones are the basic upgrade stones that are used to tier your weapon. Mana stones have a specific tier, just like all other equipment, weapons, and armor. Having 3 mana stones of the same tier can be used to upgrade your weapon to that specific tier. Mana stones have many other uses, but they will not be covered in this guide.

Mana stones are created by using 1 fusion stone and 1 piece of equipment in the arcane transmutor. When tiering your weapon, do not be concerned with the stats of the fusion stones, equipment you use, or the outcome of the mana stones. Tiering your weapon is for the added base damage output, not the stats. You should only worry about stats on your armor where it matters the most.

Open up your arcane transmutor and put 1 fusion stone and 1 piece of equipment in any of the empty blocks. You will notice a "Mana Stone Tier 3" in the preview block. Until you confirm the transmutation, you will not receive that mana stone. Go ahead and confirm the transmutation of that mana stone and move it to your inventory once complete. Rinse and repeat this until you have 3x Mana Stone Tier 3. Once you have done that, you are ready to complete the process and tier up your weapon.

[Below is for Advanced Users Only]

If you are tiering your weapon to anything above tier 3, you will need to combine 3 of the same tier mana stones in the arcane transmutor to create a mana stone that is 1 tier higher. For example, if you put 3x Mana Stone Tier 3 in the arcane transmutor, your outcome will be 1x Mana Stone Tier 4. You will need to do this 3 times until you have 3x Mana Stone Tier 4. You can then use the 3x Mana Stone Tier 4 with your weapon to upgrade that weapon to tier 4, or you can simply combine the 3x Mana Stone Tier 4 to get 1x Mana Stone tier 5.

Tier 4 mana stones are the highest mana stones you can make without having to combine the stones for higher tiers. Tier 3 mana stones are the easiest to make by using all vendor fusion stones and vendor items. Tier 4 mana stones are easy to make, but they can only be made by combining a fusion stone with a tier 3 level 50 "purple" item.

For most players, it's almost impossible to get a high quantity of level 50 "purple" items to transmute for tier 4 stones, so this guide will assume that players are generally using tier 3 stones in the beginning and will combine those to create higher tiers.

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III. Finalization

Now is the time to finalize your weapon by tiering it up with the mana stones you created previously.

A. Tier It Up

Go ahead, place the weapon you would like to upgrade into the arcane transmutor along with 3 of the same tier mana stones. Check the preview to make sure everything is correct before hitting the confirm button.

B. Additional Information

Here is a table with the required number of arcane transmutor charges in order to make 3 stones of the same tier for upgrading your weapon:

Tier 1: 4 Charges (3 for mana stones, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 2: 4 Charges (3 for mana stones, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 3: 4 Charges (3 for mana stones, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 4: 13 Charges (4 for each tier 4 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 5: 40 Charges (13 for each tier 5 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 6: 121 Charges (40 for each tier 6 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 7: 364 Charges (121 for each tier 7 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 8: 1093 Charges (364 for each tier 8 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 9: 3280 Charges (1093 for each tier 9 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
Tier 10: 9841 Charges (3280 for each tier 10 mana stone, 1 for weapon finalization)
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PostSubject: Re: Weapon Tiering   Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:46 pm

You spelled weapon wrong... No
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PostSubject: Re: Weapon Tiering   Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:26 am

Hehe, I DONT have a vid for this yet...
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PostSubject: Re: Weapon Tiering   Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:04 pm

Who in there right mind has the coin / time to blow to make that kind of a tiered stone!!
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