Erenor Eternal Spotlight: Erenor Crafting & Regrades

Erenor Eternal Spotlight: Erenor Crafting & Regrades

Welcome back to our Round 2 of Erenor Eternal coverage, Adventurers! This week’s topic is everything items! We’ve got some big changes coming to our crafting, and plenty of adjustments to the Regrade system to boot!

First Up: Crafting Changes

Before we can dive into any of the specific Regrade changes or how Erenor item crafting works, there need to be a few ground rules laid down on how the crafting system itself has changed. Many of these improvements have been made with the ArcheAge community’s requests in mind, and the make crafting less reliant on the dreaded force of ArcheAge: RNG. The team’s goal has been to simplify crafting from its current form.

Overall, we can break down these changes into three categories: Tiers of items have been removed, crafted items are now cloaked to reduce RNG, salvaging items no longer provides mana wisps.

Tiers removed, upgrades still available

First, the lower ranked Craftsman, Artisan, and Conqueror tiers have been removed from the game. Overall, this will reduce the amount of tiers of items that exist in the game, giving players a straighter path towards end-game crafted loot.

If you own one of these items and are worried if you can still upgrade them, you can! The Crafting Folio will have special recipes for these times come 3.5, so you’ll be able to move them up into the next available tier without issue. This conversion process does come with a cost depending on what tier you are at, so keep your money in mind.

Crafted items are now cloaked, not sealed

As seen in the Obsidian crafting system, Cloaked Items allow you to choose what upgrade comes out of them. Now, instead of begging RNGesus for that Ocean proc, you can choose what element blesses your weapon or armors upon uncloaking the item. Specific elements are no longer required for higher grades either.

Instead, required elements are replaced by required regrade levels. To upgrade to the next tier, make sure the item is at the appropriate grade noted below and re-cloak your item by making a Transmuter. It will be used in the crafting process to create the next tier.

  • Artificer Rank items require Grand grade or higher
  • Illustrious Rank items require Rare grade or higher
  • Magnificent Rank items require Arcane grade or higher
  • Epherium Rank items require Heroic grade or higher
  • Delphinad Rank items require Unique grade or higher
  • Ayanad Rank items require Celestial grade or higher
  • Erenor Rank items require Divine grade or higher

Once an item is upgraded, its grade will be set to Basic, so keep that in mind before upgrading!

Salvaging no longer provides mana wisps

Wisps are completely retired from the game and can be converted into Archeum Crystals as of Erenor Eternal. Their conversion chart is below:

  • 1x One-Hander Metal Mana Wisp = 15 Sunlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Two-Hander Metal Mana Wisp = 15 Sunlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Wooden Mana Wisp = 15 Sunlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Musical Mana Wisp = 15 Sunlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Large Jewelry Mana Wisp = 15 Starlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Small Jewelry Mana Wisp = 15 Starlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Cloth Mana Wisp = 15 Moonlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Leather Mana Wisp = 15 Moonlight Archeum Crystals
  • 1x Plate Mana Wisp = 15 Moonlight Archeum Crystals

For Obsidian Crafting, wisps have also been replaced by corresponding amounts of Archeum.

Salvage Forges have been removed from the game. If you are a Salvage Forge owner, you can either convert your forge to a Thunderstruck Tree, sell it to a Merchant for 15 gold, or keep it to remember the good ‘ol days where wisps were king and you had to RNG your way up a hill, both ways!

Regrade Changes & Difficulty Levels

As noted in our Producer’s Letter, Erenor Eternal introduces a brand new grade of item into the game: Eternal. Eternal sits above Mythic, and it is the highest enchantment an item can receive.

Regrade difficulties have also been added to the game, making some types of items easier to regrade while others are “harder.” Harder is in quotes because almost all grades have a higher success chance than pre-Erenor Eternal rates, even the “hard” path. Only a few grades in the hard path break from this convention.

For those who regrade Ship and Mount Accessories, you’ll be able to use charms during your regrade process.

The Regrade window in-game will also now display the chance you have at succeeding in any given regrade. That’s right – no more bland arrows! So, to celebrate, ArcheAge’s base regrade rates (no resplendents, no charms) as of Update 3.5, Erenor Eternal have been listed below. #WeDidItFam

Easy Regrade Path – Dungeon Items or Quest Items

  • Grand – 100% Success
  • Rare – 100% Success
  • Arcane – 67.5% Success
  • Heroic – 67.5% Success
  • Unique – 47.3% Success
  • Celestial – 40.5% Success; On failure: 50% downgrade chance, 50% destruction chance
  • Divine – 13.5% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Epic – 10.8% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Legendary – 4.1% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Mythic – 2.7% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Eternal – YOU BEAT THE GAME!

Normal Regrade Path – Basic crafted equipment, all equipment not caught by other categories

  • Grand – 100% Success
  • Rare – 100% Success
  • Arcane – 50% Success
  • Heroic – 50% Success
  • Unique – 35% Success
  • Celestial – 30% Success; On failure: 50% downgrade chance, 50% destruction chance
  • Divine – 10% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Epic – 8% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Legendary – 3% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Mythic – 2% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Eternal – YOU BEAT THE GAME! 

Hard Regrade Path – Obsidian Items, Raid Boss Items

  • Grand – 100% Success
  • Rare – 50% Success
  • Arcane – 32.5% Success
  • Heroic – 32.5% Success
  • Unique – 22.8% Success
  • Celestial – 19.5% Success; On failure: 50% downgrade chance, 50% destruction chance
  • Divine – 6.5% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Epic – 5.2% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Legendary – 2% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Mythic – 1.3% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Eternal – YOU BEAT THE GAME!

Ship & Mount Accessories

  • Grand – 100% Success
  • Rare – 60% Success
  • Arcane – 60% Success
  • Heroic – 60% Success
  • Unique – 50% Success
  • Celestial – 50% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Divine – 40% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Epic – 35% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Legendary – 17.5% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Mythic – 8.8% Success; On failure: 100% destruction
  • Eternal – YOU BEAT THE GAME!

Crafting Erenor Tier Gear

Last but certainly not least: Erenor crafting! This new pinnacle of ArcheAge gear works a bit differently than the gear that preceded it. Instead of regrading like normal, Erenor gear requires you to sacrifice previously crafted gear in order to move up in enchantment grades. Each piece sacrificed gives a specific amount of experience to your item. Once the experience bar is full, it will level up to the next grade.

Higher grades unlock additional stats for your item, increasing its usefulness and efficiency.

Good news for those of you who keep an eye on the Korean server: Our version of Erenor Eternal is launching with the improved power rank and experience changes from the Erenor gear revision. You won’t have to wait for a later patch to enjoy those improvements!

Upgrading to Erenor

As noted above, you’ll need a cloaked Ayanad item of at least Divine rank as the base of your Erenor item. You’ll also need…

  • 180k Proficiency in your trade
  • A Regal level crafting station
  • Archeum
  • An Ipnysh Blessing – Create these using items gained from Whalesong Harbor or Aegis Island. They can be made in Sunlight, Moonlight, and Starlight versions, and different items require different blessings. Forge them on Aegis Island.
  • Dyes or Archeum Ingots
  • Blazing tier crafting materials
  • Ancestral Level 1 is required to equip the item

Leveling up from basic

Once your Erenor item exists, leveling it up requires you to offer it other items in tribute.

Different items provide different amounts of experience, as noted below. This experience value will be improved by 10% for each grade it is above basic, so it does pay to gain some grades on an item before offering it as tribute.

Once your Erenor item reaches a higher tier, you cannot use any item that’s a lower grade as a tribute. For example, if your Erenor item is Unique, you must offer an item that’s Unique grade or higher as tribute. Basic, Grand, Rare, Arcane, and Heroic won’t work.

Erenor Item Experience Requirements

  • Basic – 2,871 exp to level
  • Grand – 4,291 exp to level
  • Rare – 5957 exp to level
  • Arcane – 7,862 exp to level
  • Heroic – 11,151 exp to level
  • Unique – 14,940 exp to level
  • Celestial – 19,214 exp to level
  • Divine – 25,643 exp to level
  • Epic – 34,816 exp to level
  • Legendary – 45,214 exp to level
  • Mythic – 59,259 exp to level

Crafted Item Tribute Offerings (Basic Grade)

  • Apprentice offers 28 exp
  • Artificer offers 85 exp
  • Illustrious offers 198 exp
  • Magnificent offers 373 exp
  • Epherium offers 833 exp
  • Delphinad offers 1,575 exp
  • Ayanad offers 2,700 exp
  • Erenor offers 4,315 exp

Obsidian Items (Basic Grade)

  • Tier 1 offers 143 exp
  • Tier 2 offers 163 exp
  • Tier 3 offers 370 exp
  • Tier 4 offers 418 exp
  • Tier 5 offers 745 exp
  • Tier 6 offers 928 exp
  • Tier 7 offers 1988 exp

Boss Items (Basic Grade)

  • Riesieg’s Items offer 188 exp
  • Nazar’s Items offer between 58 and 150 exp
  • Harrod’s Items offer 163 exp
  • The Hound of Kyrios’s Items offer 173 exp
  • Morpheus’s Searing Oath offers 173 exp
  • Rangora’s Cold Anguish offers 173 exp
  • Nightmare Blade’s items offer 188 exp
  • Meina’s Items offer 383 exp
  • Glenn’s Items offer 383 exp
  • Jola’s Eternal Grudge offers 383 exp
  • Anthalon’s Items offer 553 exp
  • Vyrava’s Acid Spitfire offers 588 exp
  • Kraken items offer between 1243 and 1800 exp
  • Berserk Red Dragon items offer 1800 exp
  • Enraged Red Dragon items offer 1545 exp
  • Thunderwing Titan and Leviathan items offer 1800 exp

Dungeon Items (Basic Grade)

  • Sharpwind Mines & Palace Cellar items offer 10 exp
  • Burnt Castle Armory & Hadir Farm items offer 30 exp
  • Howling Abyss items offer 33 exp
  • Kroloal Cradle items offer 43 exp
  • Greater Sharpwind, Palace Cellar, and Burnt Castle Armory items offer 63 exp
  • Greater Hadir Farm, Kroloal Cradle, and Howling Abyss items offer between 63 and 73 exp
  • Serpentis items range between 48 and 93 exp
  • Sea of Drowned Love items offer 88 exp
  • Mistsong Summit items offer between 188 and 155 exp
  • Diamond Shores items offer 78 exp

Erenor Item Lunastone Effects

Erenor items can also be equipped with special lunastones that will assign the item an elemental affinity. Wearing multiple items with the same elemental affinity will trigger set bonuses that become progressively better with more of the same element equipped in your Erenor items. These stones are expensive to craft, but worth the cost.

  • Flame’s set offers Focus, Resilience, and Additional Critical Hit Damage
  • Gale’s set offers Focus, Resilience, and Move Speed
  • Earth’s set offers Toughness, Resilience, and Damage Taken Decrease
  • Wave’s set offers Toughness, Resilience, and Skill Damage
  • Life’s set offers Toughness, Resilience, and Critical Rate

Our coverage continues to week 3!

Did you have enough? Of course you didn’t! Make sure to see these systems in action each week on our Friday livestreams (starting at 1:30 PM PDT on http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds) and keep an eye out for a new spotlight article on the website every Thursday leading up to Erenor Eternal’s launch on June 7!