As we have already teased on the Final Beta update page, the Destiny Board and Item System are about to undergo some changes! This includes faster ways to unlock the items and specialization of your choice, as well as brand new Artifact items and a new Enchantment system!
Tickled your fancy? Join us as we go over the changes you can expect to see on August 1.
Do note that this is still a work in progress, so specific details such as UI and icons might change.
The Destiny Board is undergoing several changes, making it easier to unlock items while still requiring time and effort to become a powerful specialist. Gatherers and Refiners will also have more options to specialize at the tier of their choice.
In order to allow adventurers to quickly specialize in the items of their choice, all sub-categories of an item will be unlocked upon reaching Tier 4 (Adept). All items of the same tier will be equally powerful, with more spells being unlocked per item as you unlock higher tiers.
For example: in order to use Divine Staff, you will need to first unlock the Journeyman Mage node and afterwards the Priest Node.
While you can unlock items relatively easy, you will need to specialize and work hard to unblock mastery levels to gain bonuses and become really powerful with an item.
The entire right side of the new Destiny Board will be devoted to crafting and refining. Similar to the Combat system, upon reaching Tier 4 (Adept), a crafter can craft all sub-items of the category and will be able to specialize in the item(s) of their choice. Specializing in an item increases the Crafting Quality and Crafting Focus Cost Reduction Bonus.
The gathering nodes have been changed to allow gatherers to specialize per tier, for each resource, starting at Tier 3. This allows players to continue progressing and gain Gathering Yield, even if they decide to not start gathering higher tier resources.
Refining will work similar to gathering, allowing players to specialize on a single tier and gain Crafting Focus Cost Reduction, without being forced to refine higher tier resources.
Artifact items are high-end weapons and equipment obtainable through PvE. While they are hard to obtain, they are the most powerful items in the game and worth the effort. Not only do they look distinctive, they also have a unique third slot spell that cannot be found on any other weapon.
If you want to craft an Artifact weapon or armor, you will need the usual resources as well as a specific Artifact linked to the item you want to create. These drop from several PvE Bosses. Alternatively, you can meld an Artifact from Artifact Fragments, which are obtainable from several PvE Mobs.
In order to use or craft an Artifact item, you need to have the corresponding core item unlocked in your Destiny Board. Example: in order to use an Expert’s Tombhammer, you need to have Expert’s Hammer unlocked.
More information on this will follow in a future video!
The old enchantment system allowing for the creation of .4, .5 and .6 items will be removed, along with the resources that were required for it.
Instead, all items can be crafted on four different enchantment levels: neutral, one, two and three. In order to craft an enchanted item, a crafter will need the enchanted versions of the material they would normally use.
Enchantment level one: Uncommon resources
Enchantment level two: Rare resources
Enchantment level three: Exceptional resources
Enchanted items are significantly stronger than their non-enchanted counterparts, as each enchantment level equals one additional tier in power.
For example: 7.0 Sword = 6.1 Sword = 5.2 Sword = 4.3 Sword
Enchanted items can only be crafted from scratch. It is not possible to enchant an already existing item. You do not need additional Destiny Board unlocks in order to use or craft enchanted weapons. For example: Unlocking Expert’s Hammers (Tier 5) will allow you to use Expert’s Hammers of any enchantment level.
Spell Selection on the Go
In order to create more tactical flexibility in the field, as well as make it easier to buy and sell items, you will be able to change the Spells and Abilities of your items on the go. Simply open your item’s spell tab, and click and hold the spell icon to change the spell.
The Reforge system will be removed, as well as spell selection during crafting. Once an item is placed on the Auction House, all previously selected spells are reset and they can be re-selected upon equipping.
What do you think of the renewed Destiny Board and Item System? Let us know in the comments below!