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Guide to Making Endgame Gear (Item Refining, Upgrading)

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Source: GoHa.ru - Статы, бонусы армора

Equipment Types

Armors

Any class can wear any type of armor, it's not like in most of the MMO games where a priest can wear only cloth and a tank only plate armor, you can wear any type of armor in ArcheAge independently from the class you choose.

 

There are 3 types of armor in the game:

  • Plate
  • Leather
  • Robe

And there are 7 type of armor pieces:

  • Helmet
  • Chest
  • Belt
  • Bracers
  • Gloves
  • Pants
  • Shoes

 
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[spoilers=1. 판금 - Plate (Heavy Armor)]
Bonus from wearing 4 armor pieces:
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Physical defense increased by by 3%.
 
Bonus from wearing the full set:
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Physical defense increased by by 3%.

Maximum HP increased by 3%.[/spoilers]


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[spoilers=2. 가죽 - Leather (Light Armor)]
Bonus from wearing 4 armor pieces:
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Chance to dodge increased by 3%.
 
Bonus from wearing the full set:
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Chance to dodge increased by 3%.

Ranged attack distance increased by 3m.

Chance to deal critical strikes increased by 5%.[/spoilers]

 

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[spoilers=3. 천 - Robe (Cloth Armor)]
Bonus from wearing 4 armor pieces:
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Cast time reduced by 4%.

Chance to interrupt casting when hit by an enemy is reduced by 50%.
 
Bonus from wearing the full set:
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Cast time reduced by 4%.

Chance to interrupt casting when hit by an enemy is reduced by 50%.

Magical damage increased by 5%

The duration of the effects of control (CC's like: stun, failing, fear, root, silence, sleep, slow...) reduced by 30%. [/spoilers]

 

Also to note that Robe armor has low Physical Defense base values and high Magical Defense base values, while the Plate armor has high Physical Defense and low Magical Defense base values, and ofc the Leather armor is somewhere between these two.

 

Check the armors in the online item database:

Plate: HelmetChestBeltBracersGlovesPantsBootsShield
Leather: HelmetChestBeltBracersGlovesPantsBoots
Cloth: HelmetChestBeltBracersGlovesPlantsBootsCape
 
Weapons
More information about weapon types and statistics can be found: Weapon Types

SlashingPiercingBlunt
Plate NormalLowerHigher
LeatherLowerHigherNormal
RobeHigherNormalLower

 

Check the weapons in the online item database:

One-Handed Weapons: 1-H Sword1-H Blade1-H AxeMaceWandSpearDagger
Two-handed Weapons: Greatsword2-H Blade2-H Axe2-H Mace2-H Staff2-H SpearBow


 

Crafting

Guide about how armor crafting works in the game: Crafting Equipment
Guide to the armor sets and its bonuses: Armor Sets (old values), GoHa.ru - Level 44-50 Sets (up to date values)
Crafted armor set orders:

  • Level 20 set (Beginner)
  • Level 24 set (Intermediate)
  • Level 30 set (Senior)
  • Level 34 set (Advanced)
  • Level 40 set (Journeyman)
  • Level 44 set (Exalted)
  • Level 50 set Tier1 (Master)
  • Level 50 set Tier2 (Grandmaster)
  • Level 50 set Tier3 (Sage) (best armor ingame)

Item grades(rarity) and the differences between them:
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Note: that the names of the rarities can differ, depending on sources/translation.

 

 

Honor Weapons

Weapons purchasable with Honor Points, in more detail: Weapons for Honor Points
 
 

Moonstones

One Moonstone can be applied to an item, they provide various bonuses, the process of using a Moonstone on an item is called "Sharpening" (it's something like socketing in most games).
Guide to MoonstonesCraftable Item Enchantments (Moonstones)



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Improving Items with Scrolls of Refinement
(upgrading the items rarity)

 
Basics about Improving Items and Scrolls of Refinement

  • Scroll of Refinement can increase the quality (rarity) of the item by one grade (color).
  • For example, improving the grade of the Rare (blue) item, can become Ancient (purple).
  • To improve the item you need to right-click on the Scroll of Refinement, and then left-click on the item to proceed.

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  • You can improve only level 50 items.
  • Some items (for example, drops from boss) can not be improved.
  • For information about what can be improved with the help of prompts (orange lettering in the description of the item, picture above).

What is needed to improve things?
Scrolls of Refinement are divided into two types, depending on the use.

  • Scroll of Refinement for Weapons
  • Scroll of Refinement for Armors

The scrolls are made (crafted) with the profession "Press(Printing)", using this crafting station:
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Scroll of Refinement for Weapons
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Can improve the weapon by 1 grade.
 
Required for Crafting:

Sunlight Refinement Stones - can be obtained by killing monsters level 40 and above.
Monsters can drop Sunlight Refinement Stone Pieces:
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and you need to collect ten parts to assemble one Sunlight Refinement Stone.
 
Black Scrolls - crafted ​​using the profession "Press". Required for crafting:

[spoilers=Extract of the Morning Light ingredients:]
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Ania Ingot - crafted ​​from Ania Ore on the crafting station Small Oven using the "Melting" profession, 20.000 points required in Melting.
Ania Ore - mined in the new location of the Northern Continent, in "Ruins of Endangered Snakes", located between the locations of the Abyss and the Gates Solar Earth. To mine the ore 50.000 points required in the profession "Mining Ore".
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Scroll of Refinement for Armor
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Can improve the armor by 1 grade.
 
Required for Crafting:

Moonlight Refinement Stone - can be obtained by killing monsters level 40 and above. Monsters can drop Moonlight Refinement Stone Pieces and you need to collect ten parts to assemble one such stone.
 
 
Shining Scroll of Refinement for Weapons
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Can improve the weapon by 1 or 2 grades.
 
Required for Crafting:

To craft this shiny scroll, 50.000 points required in "Press".

Sunlight Stone of Luck - a very rare drop by killing monsters level 40 and above.
 
 
Shining Scroll of Refinement for Armors
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Can improve the armor by 1 or 2 grades.

Required for Crafting:

To craft this shiny scroll, 50.000 points required in "Press".

Moonlight Stone of Luck - a very rare drop by killing monsters level 40 and above.
 
 
Note:

  • While improving there is chances of failure.
  • It's safe (item won't break) to refine an Advanced (green) to Rare (blue) and to Ancient (purple), there is a chance of fail tho in which case the Scroll of Refinement gets lost.
  • Items with Ancient (purple) grade or higher can be destroyed if the refinement fails.
  • There is a chance of "Great Success" with the Shining Scrolls, which can increase the items grade by 2.

Possible results of refinements can be found in the table below:

ResultsDescription
SuccessRefinement was successful. Items grade increased by 1.
Great SuccessRefinement was successful. Items grade increased by 2
FailureRefinement failed. Items grade have not changed.
DestructionRefinement failed. The item got destroyed during the process.

 
Chances of Success: Testing
A player made some testing, tried to determine the success rate: source
[spoilers=Testing]에페 리움 물결 판금 흉갑 (Hero) - fail 
에페 리움 물결 판금 경갑 (Ancient) - fail
에페 리움 불꽃 판금 경갑 (Ancient) - fail
에페 리움 노을 판금 경갑 (Unique) - fail
에페 리움 노을 판금 흉갑 (Hero) - fail
델피 나드 불꽃 판금 흉갑 (Rare) - 3 attempts, 2x fail (lost Scrolls of Refinement, item did not break) success (Ancient)
델피 나드 불꽃 판금 흉갑 (Ancient) - fail
델피 나드 사막 판금 흉갑 (Ancient) - fail
델피 나드 사막 판금 완갑 (Ancient) - fail
델피 나드 사막 양손 검 (Unique) - success (Relic)
연베 10 프로 추뎀 토시 (Hero) - fail
델피 나드 사막 판금 완갑 (Ancient) - fail
델피 나드 사막 판금 흉갑 (Ancient) - success (Hero)
델피 나드 불꽃 활 (Ancient) - fail
델피 나드 바위 한손 검 (Unique) - success (Relic)[/spoilers]There is about 30% to successfully refine an item (increase its grade/rarity) according to this test.



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Source: GoHa.ru - Обзор лута с Nachashgar (инстанс)
 

Improving Items Dropped in Instance (Nachashgar)
(adding a special skill to items)

 
Weapons can be improved by a Special Machine, which is located near the entrance to the new raid instance.
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Weapons:
[spoilers=One-Handed Axe]
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Superior One-Handed Axe: Increases Critical Damage by 9%. 
Shield: Reduces all damage taken by 21% for 9s, cooldown 3 min. 

Set (2): Increases the maximum health by 300.[/spoilers]
[spoilers=Two-Handed Staff and Axe]
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Superior Staff: Increases magical damage by 15% for 5s, cooldown 3 min. 
Superior Axe: When applying critical strike the next critical hits damage increases by 12%, lasts 30s.[/spoilers]
[spoilers=Dagger]
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Superior Dagger: The critical chance increases to 20% for 20s.
Set (2): Attack speed increased by 2%, movement speed increased by 3%.[/spoilers]
 
Armors:
[spoilers=Plate Set]
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Set (3): Strength(force) increases by 20.
Set (7): Reduces the duration of all types of control effects by 10%.[/spoilers]
[spoilers=Leather Set]
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Set (3): Agility increases by 20.
Set (7): Melee damage increases by 8%.
Set of (8): Attack speed increases by 7%.

Scarf: Agility increases by 15.[/spoilers]
[spoilers=Robe Set]
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Set (3): Intelligence increases by 20.
Set (5): Spell power increases by 10%.
Set (7): When health drops below 20%, with each attack there is a chance to cause a Shadow of Darkness enveloping the player and confers resistance to all the resulting damage. The effect lasts for 3s, and after it wears off the player gets the effect "Picture of Darkness" which increases the healing received by 100% for 7s. After the effect gets trigged, it will not become available for 2 min.[/spoilers]

 
P.S:
Looking for more pictures about item drops from bosses in the raid instance.



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*reserved*



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Thanks for the info.  :)



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Very nice, LlexX, i hoped for an english translation since i saw the page @ archeage.ru.

Thank you very much :)


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Very nice, LlexX, i hoped for an english translation since i saw the page @ archeage.ru.

Thank you very much :)

Well the Russians were kinda busy lately, publishing one guide after another. I don't have much free time these days and can't translate all of them, but i did translate this since its an important one. At least, now the fans have a better concept about endgame gear and how to acquire it.



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Wow such excellent timing was just looking for this info! One thing I am still not clear on is what the crafting station is to make the scrolls (printing press)?

Update: Found the printing press at Capitol city crafting area.

 

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So if you only have 30% probability to get to ancient. myth is both not worth it and virtually impossible without buying gold from a gold farmer lol

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Wow such excellent timing was just looking for this info! One thing I am still not clear on is what the crafting station is to make the scrolls (printing press)?

Update: Found the printing press at Capitol city crafting area.
 
[picture]

Cool, going to use this picture for my guide :)
 

So if you only have 30% probability to get to ancient. myth is both not worth it and virtually impossible without buying gold from a gold farmer lol

Please read the guide before talking nonsense.
To get an ancient from rare is 100%, and not 30%, thats for higher grades.
I have played MMO's where was a 10% chance of success for upgrading weapons, there are games where it's 2% for high items. And payers were not complaining there, they accepted the system and learned to deal with it!

Also don't take this success rate testing to be 100% accurate, more testing required to determine the real success rates, also we don't know yet if thats a fixed success rate for all grades, or it gets worse for higher grades. Im waiting more testing results from those rich Germans :) :P.

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If you noticed I used the word if lol.

And I meant to say the one after ancient I derped.

I have played a lot of games with something similar to this as well but 30% chance that low on the upgrade list would be a bit ridiculous lol. You gotta admit.

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I hate when this happens, found another guide on GameMeca (bottom) about Scrolls of Refinement, there its said that they did some testing and once failed to improve an item from Advanced (green) to Rare (blue), while on Inven and GoHa its was said that its 100% success up to Ancient (purple).

I need help here!



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Pure hardcore!


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Fido is that a myth ? Cause if that is jeebus.

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I hate when this happens, found another guide on GameMeca (bottom) about Scrolls of Refinement, there its said that they did some testing and once failed to improve an item from Advanced (green) to Rare (blue), while on Inven and GoHa its was said that its 100% success up to Ancient (purple).

I need help here!

Its safe, but its not 100% success. You can't destroy item, but Scrolls of Refinement can disappear without success enhance. 

델피 나드 불꽃 판금 흉갑 (Rare) - 3 attempts, 3 success (Ancient)

Here was 3 attempts, 2 fail = 2 scrolls disappear and 1 success.



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I hate when this happens, found another guide on GameMeca (bottom) about Scrolls of Refinement, there its said that they did some testing and once failed to improve an item from Advanced (green) to Rare (blue), while on Inven and GoHa its was said that its 100% success up to Ancient (purple).
I need help here!

Its safe, but its not 100% success. You can't destroy item, but Scrolls of Refinement can disappear without success enhance.

델피 나드 불꽃 판금 흉갑 (Rare) - 3 attempts, 3 success (Ancient)

Here was 3 attempts, 2 fail = 2 scrolls disappear and 1 success.

Thanks for correcting my mistakes.



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No problem LlexX. You can contact me if you have any question about translation.  :)



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which the weakness to certain weapons, would it be good to have different armor sets? For example with calling sneak up to someone and check armor + weapon and wear the best set against that?



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In theory that would be useful, realistically that will never ever happen.


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