Enhancing Guide
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Enhancing Guide

Jul 29 Tansie  
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Introduction

To enhance equipment you will need “Black Stones”. There are two different Black Stones for both armor and weapons. Black Stones can be bought from the central market, crafted using a refinery, exchanged using Hunter’s Seals, and can drop from monsters whilst grinding. They are also given out during events all the time.

This guide will go into the basics of Enhancing. If you are looking for an advanced guide about failstacking, check out our Gear Progression and Failstacking Guide.

Tips/Important Information before you start:

  • Failing an enhancement gives you a +1 “failstack” which will give you an increased chance of success next time you enhance. Failstacks are consumed when you successfully enhance an item.
  • You can use cheaper equipment (such as Reblath Armor or cheap accessories) to get fail stacks. This is a process called “failstacking”.
  • Fail stacks are not shared across all characters. If you need to enhance an item and don’t want to use your fail stacks, use an alt character.
  • You can use “Force Enhancing” to guarantee your success with 100% chance, but this will use a lot of max duarbility on the item.
  • You can only have a maximum of 90% chance of success with failstacks but this isn’t always easy to achieve.
  • Weapons and Armor can be enhanced from +1 all the way up to +15 and then will go PRI (+16), DUO (+17), TRI (+18), TET (+19) and finally PEN (+20). These are the names of the “enhancement levels”.
  • Accessories can only be enhanced to PRI (+1), DUO (+2), TRI (+3), TET (+4) and then finally PEN (+5).
  • Some other items, such as fishing rods, can only be enhanced from +1 to +10.
  • Armor pieces have a “safe enhancement” of +5. This means you have a 100% chance of success until you reach +5.
  • Weapon pieces have a “safe enhancment” of +7. This means you have a 100% chance of success until you reach +7.

 


How to enhance/disenhance

To enhance any piece of equipment, summon your Black Spirit then click “Enhancement”. Right-click your gear and a Blackstone then click “Enhance“. You can also click the Black Stone in your inventory to open up the Enhancement window directly.

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To disenhance a piece of equipment you will need to go to a blacksmith and click “Extraction” then “Blackstone Extraction”. Right-click the gear you want to disenhance then click “Extract”.

This will destroy the piece of equipment but you will get Blackstones back.

Disenhancing an item which has not gone past it’s safe enhance will always give you all of the Blackstones back. But after that it is random what amount you will get back. For example: If you disenhance a +4 armor piece (safe enhance is +5) , you will get all 4 Black stones back. If you disenhance a +11 weapon (safe enhance is +7), you may only get 9 Black stones back, despite putting more into the weapon.


How to repair max durability

Each time you fail to enhance an item the max durability will decrease.

It’s important to note that you will never actually lose your weapon by enhancing. If your maximum durability reaches zero, it will just become unusable until you repair the max durability.

To repair the item’s max durability again you will need the exact same item but unenhanced, and it will consume the item. If you have upgraded the items grade, you do not need the same grade of weapon and can use a green grade instead. For example, if you are enhancing an Ultimate Tadd Shuriken, you can use a normal Green grade Tadd Shuriken to repair the max durability.

Go to a blacksmith and click “Repair” then “Maximum Durability Recovery”. Place the item you want to repair in the “Recovery Target Equipment” slot and the item you want to forfeit into the “Materials” slot. Then click “Recover Max Durability” to confirm. Each item you use will increase the max durability by 10.

Memory Fragments:

You can also repair your max durability using Memory Fragments instead of using the item. Durability recovery amount varies by item’s grade:
  • White = Recovers 10(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
  • Green = Recovers 5(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
  • Blue = Recovers 2(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
  • Yellow = Recovers 1(Amount increases 3x if used with Artisan’s Memory)
You should only use Memory Fragments on boss armor and boss weapons (Kzarka, Kutum, Nouver, Dandelion). This is because obtaining another of the same item to repair it’s max durability will cost a lot and is hard to do. It is more cost efficient to save any Memory Fragments you get for just those items.

Artisan’s Memory:

Artisan’s Memory is an item which can be bought from the Pearl Store or Loyalty Store. Using the item will increase the max durability recovery by x3. So for example, if you use this item with memory fragments on boss armor, it will repair 3 durability instead of just 1. You can also use it with items for 30 durability.

If you are repairing expensive items, such as Liverto weapons or blue grade awakening weapons, I recommend buying an Artisan’s Memory from the Loyalty store to repair 30 durability. It is much cheaper and cost efficient than using Memory Fragments.

 

max dura


Enhancing Armor

iconHelmets, chest, gloves and shoes can be enhanced using Blackstone (Armor) to increase the defense (DP). The “safe” enhance for armor is +5. This means that there is a 100% chance of success until you reach +5. After this the chance of success becomes less likely and if you fail to enhance the armor, the max durability of the item will decrease by 5 each time.

Once you get to +15 you will need to use an item called iconConcentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)” to enhance your armor to PRI (+16) and higher. If you fail to enhance after DUO your enhancement level will be reduced by one. For example: if I have a TRI (+18) item and fail to enhance when going to TET (+19), it will go back to DUO (+17).

Enhancing PRI to PEN requires: Concentrated Magical Black Stones.

  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)
    • Recipe: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.
  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
    • Recipe: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.

Hard/Sharp Black Crystal Shards can be obtained through 3 different life professions:

  • Gathering
  • Farming
  • Hunting

They can also be bought from the Night Vendor, obtained from Treasure Chests (with a Gold Key), digging in the desert, exchanging hunters seals, or may be offered as a quest reward in life skill quests.

Enhancement chances in the table below are based on BLUE and YELLOW (boss gear) grade armor.

Enhancement
Level
Base Chance
of success
Increased
% per FS
Enhancement
Level
Base Chance
of success
Increased
% per FS
+1 to +5 100% +13 4.00% 0.4%
+6 70% 1.4% +14 2.86% 0.29%
+7 25.64% 2.56% +15 2.00% 0.2%
+8 17.24% 1.72% PRI 11.76 1.18%
+9 11.76% 1.18% DUO 7.69 0.77%
+10 7.69% .77% TRI 6.25% 0.63%
+11 6.25% .63% TET 2.00% 0.2%
+12 5.00% 0.5% PEN 0.30% 0.03%

 


Enhancing Weapons

iconMainhand, Offhand and Awakening weapons can be enhanced using Blackstone (Weapon) to increase the damage (AP). The “safe” enhance for weapons are +7. This means that there is a 100% chance of success until you reach +7. After this the chance of success becomes less likely and if you fail to enhance the weapon, the max durability of the weapon will decrease.

iconOnce you get to +15 you will need to use an item called
Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)” to enhance your weapon to +16 and higher. If you fail to enhance after DUO your enhancement level will be reduced by one. For example: if I have a TRI (+18) item and fail to enhance when going to TET (+19), it will go back to DUO (+17).

Enhancing PRI to PEN requires: Concentrated Magical Black Stones.

  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Armor)
    • Recipe: Hard Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Armor) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.
  • Concentrated Magical Black Stone (Weapon)
    • Recipe: Sharp Black Crystal Shard x1, Black Stone (Weapon) x2
    • Press “L” then “Heating” to craft.

Hard/Sharp Black Crystal Shards can be obtained through 3 different life professions:

  • Gathering
  • Farming
  • Hunting

They can also be bought from the Night Vendor, obtained from Treasure Chests (with a Gold Key), digging in the desert, exchanging hunters seals, or may be offered as a quest reward in life skill quests.

Enhancement chances in the table below are based on BLUE and YELLOW (boss gear) grade weapons.

Enhancement
Level
Base Chance
of success
Increased
% per FS
Enhancement
Level
Base Chance
of success
Increased
% per FS
+1 to +7 100% +14 2.50% 0.25%
+8 70% 1.4% +15 2% 0.2%
+9 20.41% 2.04% PRI 11.76 1.18%
+10 14.29% 1.43% DUO 7.69 0.77%
+11 10% 1% TRI 6.25% 0.63%
+12 6.67% 0.67% TET 2.00% 0.2%
+13 4% 0.4% PEN 0.30% 0.03%


Enhancing Accessories

Rings, earrings, necklaces and belts do not have a “safe” enhance. In fact they have a high chance of failure and only enhance from PRI (+1) to PEN (+5). Enhancing accessories requires two of the same accessory and if the enhancement fails, both of the accessories will be destroyed. Accessories also have a “softcap” failstack. Once you reach the softcap, the increased chance of success will drop. For example, to work out your chance of success when enhancing a DUO acccessory with 50 failstacks, you would use 10% base chance + (40 failstacks * 1%) + (10 failstacks * 0.2%) = 52% chance of success.

Enhancement chances in the table below are based on BLUE and YELLOW grade accessories.

Enhancement
Level
Base Chance
of Success
Increased
% per FS
Softcap FS Increased % per FS
after softcap FS
Max FS Highest Chance
of success
PRI 25% 2.5% 18 0.5% 58 90%
DUO 10% 1% 40 0.2% 120 66%
TRI 7.5% 0.75% 44 0.15% 120 51.9%
TET 2.5% 0.25% 110 0.05% 120 30.5%
PEN 0.5% 0.05% 120 6.5%

 


Other Equipment

You can also enhance horse gear, Silver Embroidered Clothes, wagon parts, ship gear, fishing rods, fishing floats, hunting matchlocks, and various other equipment using Black Stones.

These work slightly differently depending on the gear. Check out our Gear Progression and Failstacking guide for a list of what failstacks to use on these.

 


Force Enhancing

You can force enhance gear for a 100% chance of success but it will require more Black Stones and will also reduce the Max durability by a set amount. Force Enhancing is only possible up to TRI and most players will not use force enhancement and will use failstacks instead to increase their chance of success. This is because force enhancing usually ends up costing more due to the blackstones needed and cost to repair.


Armor Weapons
Enhancement
Level
Black Stones
Needed
Max Durability
Lost
Black Stones
Needed
Max Durability
Lost
+1 to +5 Force Enhancment Unavailable
+6 2 -10 Force Enhancement
Unavailable
+7 3 -10
+8 4 -10 2 -10
+9 5 -20 3 -20
+10 7 -30 5 -30
+11 9 -40 7 -40
+12 11 -50 11 -50
+13 17 -60 17 -60
+14 23 -70 23 -70
+15 29 -100 29 -100
PRI 7 -100 7 -100
DUO 12 -100 12 -100
TRI 30 -100 30 -100
TET Force Enhancment Unavailable
PEN


Cron Stones

Cron Stones can be bought from a Black Smith for 2 million silver each, and are used to prevent an item from losing an enhancement level if the enhancement fails.

Cron Stones can be used on:

  • Weapons which are DUO (+17) or higher
  • Armor which is DUO (+17) or higher
  • Accessories that are PRI (+1) or higher

The amount of Cron Stones required depends on the item’s current price and is usually around half of the cost. For example, if a TET Kzarka costs 2,000,000,000 (2 billion) silver on the market, you then halve that number which is 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) silver. Then divide this by the cost of the cron stones. 1,000,000,000/2,000,000 = 500 cron stones needed per PEN attempt. Regardless of whether the enhancement succeeds or fails, the Cron Stones used will be removed.

Cron Stones can also be used on accessories to stop them from breaking if unsuccessful. However, it’s enhancement can either remain the same OR decrease if you are unsuccessful.

Cron stones can also be obtained by “melting” pearl store costumes. This is the most cost effective way of gaining cron stones since players can buy a full costume set from the central market.
To “melt” a costume, you must go to a Blacksmith and then click the extract option and select “Outfit Extraction”. You can then choose whether you would like to receive Valks’ Cry or Cron Stones. Doing this will destroy the costume piece.

Pearl Costume Piece Amount of Cron Stones
Main Weapon 36
Sub-weapon 21
Awakening Weapon 42
Helmet 24
Armor 54
Gloves 21
Shoes 21
Total 219

 


Valks’ Cry/Fairy’s Blessing


Valk’s Cry and Fairy’s Blessing can be used to add +1 to your total Failstacks. Valk’s Cry and Fairy’s Blessing can only increase your total failstacks by a maximum of 10 combined.

So for example:
  • you can use a maximum of 10 Valks’ Cry to increase your failstacks by 10
  • OR you can use 5 Valks’ Cry and 5 Fairy’s Blessing
  • OR you can use 10 Fairy’s Blessing
  • OR you can use 1 Valks’ Cry and 9 Fairy’s Blessing
  • ETC.

iconHow to obtain Valks’ Cry:
  • Buy from the Pearl Store (F3) > Loyalties, for 100 Loyalties (limited to 5 per family per week)
  • “Melt” pearl store costumes to obtain Valks’ Cry (more info below)
  • Can also be obtained through various events

To “melt” a costume, you must go to a Blacksmith and then click the extract option and select “Outfit Extraction”. You can then choose whether you would like to receive Valks’ Cry or Cron Stones. Doing this will destroy the costume piece.



Pearl Costume Piece Amount of Valks’ Cry
Main Weapon 12
Sub-weapon 7
Awakening Weapon 14
Helmet 8
Armor 18
Gloves 7
Shoes 7
Total 73

 


iconHow to obtain Fairy’s Blessing:
  • Laila’s Petal x10 can be exchanged for Fairy’s Blessing x1
  • Can be exchanged at Theiah, located at Kamaslyve Temple (east of Heidel)
  • You must have completed the quest [Awakening] Traces of Edana, or be level 30+ to use Fairy’s Blessing.


Storing Failstacks (Naderr’s Band)


There are two ways of storing Failstacks, the first way is to use Naderr’s Band. This allows you to store up to 4 different failstacks which you can then access from any character in your family.

To unlock Naderr’s Band, first speak to your Black Spirit. He will have a quest for you in the Suggestions tab called “[Naderr’s Band] Magic of the Dark Energy”. This quest is only available once per family and will unlock Naderr’s Band on all your characters. The quest will lead you to Tarif to obtain a follow on quest, before completing at the Tarif Storage Keeper.



Next, speak to your black spirit again to unlock Naderr’s Band, and then make sure to right-click the “Naderr’s Parchement” item in your inventory.

Naderr’s Parchment is required to unlock slots in your Naderr’s Band. You are given one free slot and then must purchase additional slots from the Pearl Store. These can be found by opening the pearl store (F3) > Function > Naderr’s Parchment (1,100 pearls each, max of 3 purchases). You can also buy one Naderr’s Parchment for 10,000 loyalties (one purchase per family).

Once you’ve unlocked Naderr’s Band, you will have a new UI when enhancing. Click the button with the two arrows to open Naderr’s Band, then simply click the slot to store a failstack. You can then click the slot again to put the failstack back on your character. If the character already has a failstack, it will swap them. Naderr’s Band and any stored Failstacks can be accessd by any character in your family.




The second method of storing failstacks is to use a Blacksmith’s Secret Book. These can be useful if you don’t have any Naderr’s Band slots left. These can be bought from any Blacksmith, but you will need to make sure you buy the correct book.
  • If you have 20 failstacks or less, buy the Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 20.
  • If you have 30 failstacks or less, you must buy the Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 30.
  • If you have 40 failstacks or less, you must buy the Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 40.
  • If you have 50 failstacks or less, you must buy the Blacksmith’s Secret Book – 50.
  • Failstacks over 50 cannot be stored this way and must be stored using your Naderr’s Band.



Once you have the correct book for the amount of failstacks you have, speak to your Black Spirit and choose the “Enhancement” option. Then click the “Extract” tab along the top and switch to “Blacksmith’s Secret Book”. You can also click the book in your inventory to directly open this window. You can now select the book and turn your failstacks into an Advice of Valk’s, which can be placed into storage and used by any character. Simply right-click the Advice of Valk’s to turn it back into a failstack on the current character.



Cleansing Gear


Players will often try to build failstacks on Reblath armor or Militia Weapons. If the item goes to +15 whilst you are trying to failstack, then you can go to a priest in town to “cleanse” the gear. This will put the gear back to +14 at the cost of 100k silver so that you can build stacks on it again.

Priest locations can be found below (click tabs to switch):


Devouring Gear


  • You can “Devour” gear to destroy an enhanced weapon or armor and it will give you a failstack increase instead.
  • You an only Devour armor that is +6 or higher, and weapons that are +8 or higher.
  • Items must be at least green grade to devour.
  • You can fail to Devour an item if you already have failstacks.
  • The more failstacks you have, the lower the chance of Devour being successful.
To Devour an item, summon your Black Spirit then select the “Enhancement” option. Next, click “Extract” to open the Devour window.

The image below shows two examples of devouring an item based on your current failstacks. Click image to enlarge.




Tables shows failstacks gained if you are at 0 failstacks.

Armor Weapons
Enhancement
Level
Failstack
obtained
Enhancement
Level
Failstack
obtained
+6 +3 +8 +4
+7 +4 +9 +5
+8 +5 +10 +6
+9 +6 +11 +8
+10 +7 +12 +10
+11 +8 +13 +12
+12 +10 +14 +14
+13 +12 +15 +16
+14 +14 PRI +20
+15 +16 DUO +26
PRI +20 TRI +33
DUO +25 TET +45
TRI +30 PEN +75
TET +40
PEN +70



Enhance vs Durability


When you are enhancing green gear between +1 to +15 you have the option to either use “Enhance” or “Durability”. These options must be selected in the enhancement window but enhance is the default option.
  • Enhance: Selecting this option doubles your enhancement chance from your current failstacks, making the gear easier to enhance. Use this option if you are trying to enhance the gear and don’t want to failstack.
  • Durability: Selecting this option will decrease the amount of Max Durability you lose when you fail, but it also increases the chance of failing when enhancing. This option is used when building failstacks on green grade items.






Enhancing Titles


Enhancing titles do not effect your chance of success/failure.

Success Titles Description Requirements
Confident What’s this? I’m feeling a little more confident? Successfully enhance item 7 times
Elion’s Blessed Can’t anybody else do this? Hahaha! Successfully enhance item 11 times
Didn’t Even Break a Sweat Becoming stronger is nothing to me! Successfully enhance item 25 times
Black Spirit’s Friend I used to feel awkward around you… Successfully enhance item 50 times
Alright! A successful enhancement once again. Yes! Successfully enhance item 100 times
Blinded by Love At first I thought the Black Spirit was kind of ugly. Not anymore. You’re the most beautiful creature on earth. Successfully enhance item 130 times
Explosive Potential When did you realize that my armor is more than just the property of someone famous? Successfully enhance item 155 times
Enhance-ologist If you really put your mind to enhancing something, the whole universe will help Successfully enhance item 180 times
Sparkle Sparkle My equipment sparkles. Fantastic. Hey, don’t stare at it like that. Successfully enhance item 205 times
Steel-Winged Let’s scream loud enough to break through the enhancement level. Successfully enhance item 230 times
PRI DUO TRI TET PEN Every road leads to one. Every equipment must travel down one, as well. Successfully enhance item 260 times
PRI DUO… What? I thought the enhancement was over, but I guess it’s far from it. Successfully enhance item 510 times

 

Failure Titles Description Requirements
Depressed These things do happen. It’s not a big deal, but it is a little sad… Fail to enhance item 4 times
Hated by the Dark Spirit Aaarrggghh………. Fail to enhance item 10 times
How much? Enhancements? Don’t make me laugh. I’ll pay you money for it! How much? Shut up and take my money! Fail to enhance item 25 times
Contract Revision Required You said something about a contract as soon as I woke up… Is this what it’s like? Fail to enhance item 50 times
Enhancement Blunder Elion, Aal, Kzarka… Please… Oh, god! Failure, again! Fail to enhance item 100 times
Enhancement Failure for Dummies Croxus from Olvia called for me one day and introduced me to the kids this way. Fail to enhance item 130 times
Black Stone Illusionist See this Black Stone in my hands? I’m gonna make it disappear like magic! Fail to enhance item 155 times
AAAAAAAAAH 152… 254… I can’t count anymore. I’m beginning to feel dizzy Fail to enhance item 180 times
Doubting the Black Spirit I think the Black Spirit is hoarding Black Stones behind my back. Did it need something? Fail to enhance item (unknown) times
Embraced by Black Spirit Why do you keep hurting me? I’ve given you everything. Why do you keep making me cry? Fail to enhance item (unknown) times
Shaking Head This is nothing for me… I can overcome greater obstacles than this. Fail to enhance item 425 times
Everything According to Plan You thought I wanted a successful enhancement? Wrong! I was planning to fail. Fail to enhance item 480 times
Father of Success Failure is the father to success! I’ll be stronger through these hardships! Fail to enhance item 530 times
Mother of Success Failure is the mother to success! I’ll be stronger through these hardships! Fail to enhance item 532 times
Broke up with the Black Spirit If I see that bastard again, I’ll go berserk! Fail to enhance item (unknown) times
Black Stone Donator If I had a quarter every time I used a Black Stone, I’d be able to buy Calpheon and Valencia. Fail to enhance item (unknown) times

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