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Need Help Gearing


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I'm fairly new to the game but I was wondering how gear progression works. I am planning on buying the Grunil armor set but should I shell out the bit more to get the blue tier set? Eventually I want to upgrade it to gold tier so how does it work? Do I need to upgrade a blue set into a gold set or can I directly upgrade a green set into a gold?

Also while i'm at it, what does it take to upgrade a item to the next tier?

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You can use an Ultimate Reform Stone to get a yellow weapon/armor from a green or blue weapon/armor. 

You use blackstones (weapon/armor) to upgrade accordingly 

Gold boss items and accessories are gold off the bat and cannot be upgraded to, but their level can be upgraded.

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Ocelot gave a decent breakdown, but I'll go more indepth if i can.

He mentioned the Ultimate Reform stone, that turns a blue or green into a yellow.  It's more costly than the blue and green reform stones, but worth it because it skips the middle steps.

If you're going grunil (which is good, but I think there might be better combinations) getting it all Ultimate (yellow) will be a good step if all you're doing is leveling.  If you want to PvP before you have full boss gear, depending on your class, I might avoid grunil altogether.  It's also a heavy suit of armor so it isn't the greatest for PvE if your aim is to sustain the grind for long periods (your bags fill up too quick).

Your end goal is boss gear, the gold stuff.  There are a lot of threads on this forum, and you might even want to ask in the specific class forum for the character you play, that will tell you what a good mid-range set is for you.  It might be evasion and accuracy based, it might be just raw AP/DP, classes are all a bit different, though there are a few basic things you can rely on.

Accuracy helps you hit things so your AP is worth a damn.  Offense is more important than defense in PvE for the majority of classes (if they die, they can't hit you).  Start stocking hard/sharp crystal shards for the day you are ready to hit the enchant-a-thon.

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