Last week we told you more about gearing up in Revelation Online. This time we’ll reveal how to boost and upgrade your equipment!
SHARPENING (BOOSTING) ITEMS
All items in Revelation Online, apart from bracteates and amulets, can be upgraded at the blacksmiths with sharpening stones. There are a total of 16 sharpening levels — the higher the item level the more levels available to it. Each one boosts item stats by several percent within a specified range (for example, 2%-5%). The chances of successful improvement depends on the amount of resources invested and it can be brought to 100%. But the result of the sharpening remains random. Each upgrade level can be attempted again to obtain a better result. Repeat attempts are carried out separately for each level an unlimited number of times.
If your character needs to change their gear and you are reluctant to lose the upgrade level already obtained you can transfer the upgrade to the new item. To do this you will need to collect a number of resources and find an armory. You need resources to transfer the upgrade without any losses. If you do not want to spend, one upgrade level will be lost during the transfer. If you transfer an upgrade from a stronger item to a weaker one, it will be free to keep the level.
You can transfer the upgrades between different types of items. For example, from weapons to armor.
In Revelation Online any item of a hero's battle gear can be awakened: stats gradually grow when the character wearing the gear kills monsters. There are 16 item awakening levels. Random extra stats appear at levels 5, 9 and 13. The color the stat is highlighted in corresponds to the strength of the bonus they provide (from lowest to highest - green, blue, violet and gold). In contrast to sharpening, awakening occurs automatically. By collecting special resources, you can activate up to three extra stats for the awakened item of gear. You can unlock a fourth stat for a separate fee from a special NPC.
With the help of a special NPC you can create slots in items for precious stones. 1-2 regular slots for PvP and PvE stones (result is randomly determined) and 1 extra, which requires the use of a special resource). Stones can be taken back out if you want. 4 of the same stones can be joined into one higher quality stone. As well as regular precious stones there are rune stones, which are only inserted into bracteates.