Note: Reforge system wasn’t added to Mod8 and the devs decided to remove it from the game.
With the arrival of a new module, we are always excited about the new equipment that will replace what used to be the BIS gear in the previous one. In this opportunity, we will see 5 new weapons, 4 related to Elemental Evil: Burning Greataxe, Drowned Trident, Earthen Greatsword and Howling Greatsword. The fifth weapon: Stronghold Claymore which seems to be the most important item that we can get by using our guild’s marketplace along with the PvE/PvP gear.
If you’ve already taken a look to the previous image then you are curious about what does “weapon essence, rank 3” means.
The artifact salvager is a new NPC that comes with a feature called “Reforge”. The first material that we will need for our new weapons is a Heart of the same element of the weapon, i.e Heart of Fire for the Burning Greataxe. According to the material’s description, we will get this heart by doing a mission available at the Tree of Elemental Balance in Protector’s Enclave (There aren’t more details yet). We can salvage only our artifact weapons and according to their item level we will get a Weapon Essence. The rank of the Weapon Essence will determine the rank of the weapon that you can get. Green weapons requires only the Heart of his respective element but blue and above will require a heart and a weapon essence. The actual GWF BIS MH “Elemental Fire Greataxe” is lv 135 (Legendary), if we salvage it we will obtain a Weapon Essence, rank 2 that allow us to reforge a Lv 135 (Epic) weapon upgradeable to Lv 140 (Legendary).
The previous method (refinement) was simply about feeding one artifact into the new one. So, what is the difference? The main difference is that you will avoid using wards and reagents upgrading your weapon, obtaining it immediately.
Unfortunately, the actual cost of RP is too high and it is a lot better to spend AD on wards and reagents that losing all the RP invested in the weapon. The good thing is that if you already have a Legendary Lv 140 weapon, you can salvage it in order to get a Weapon Essence, rank 3. This essence plus the heart will allow you to acquire another legendary weapon of the same level.
As for the Stronghold Claymore, it doesn’t require any of the elemental hearts but a “Stronghold Weapon Materials” currency earned from the quest “Weapons of the Guild”, which is available when the guild reaches Stronghold rank 7.
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