It has been discovered that Anthalon, Lord of the Crimson Army, manipulates his most deadly minions with the strength of empowered obsidian. This ancient material corrupts the weak-willed and unwary – do you have what it takes to forge weapons of ultimate authority and crush this source of evil with the very power it wields?
Age of Obsidian
A host of powerful obsidian weapons are coming to ArcheAge in the Secrets of Ayanad game update. These highly-desired armaments are sure to help you unravel the mysteries of the Ayanad Library (and provide strong alternatives to the traditionally-crafted weaponry available today). Each existing type of weapon will gain an obsidian counterpart with unique stats and passive bonuses, and all of their recipes will appear in the Weaponry and Carpentry sections of your Folio with no proficiency requirements to craft them.
Forging your First
A series of quests will guide you through the process of creating your first obsidian weapon. To begin, you’ll need to acquire the salvaged version of a crafted illustrious weapon (of the type you’d like to create). To complete a first-tier obsidian weapon, you must combine this salvage with materials gathered from the inhabitants of Auroria. A freshly-crafted obsidian item binds when it is equipped and can be upgraded a total of five times, with the goal of reaching the sixth – and ultimate – tier.
- The components required to initially forge and then upgrade an obsidian weapon can be found on level 51+ creatures located in Sungold Fields, Exeloch, and Diamond Shores.
- Denizens of the Ayanad Library are known to hold materials you can use to evolve early-tier weapons.
- The components you will need to enhance an obsidian weapon to its final stages are held by extremely difficult library bosses and notorious creatures across Erenor.
- Each upgrade stage also requires a salvaged weapon component.
An Epic Journey
The path to creating an ultimate obsidian weapon is long and arduous, and only the most dedicated will succeed in evolving a weapon to its final form. On the other hand, obsidian crafting is more straightforward than crafting other weapons. Stats for obsidian weapons are static –determined by their rarity grade – instead of being influenced by random types (like Gale or Flame). The rarity grade of your obsidian weapon also has a chance to increase when you craft to the next tier.
Most obsidian weapons are extremely valuable because they provide combinations of stats that are otherwise unattainable. For example, obsidian shortspears gain the +healing attribute while obsidian katanas command +magic attack. To see what type of obsidian best suits your character build, check out the Folio in-game with the release of Secrets of Ayanad, or review the recipes now on the Public Test Server!
Merv “Khrolan” Lee Kwai