Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – How to upgrade your gear and understand rarity

Make your way through regions as you hack, slack and stab Wo Long: The Fallen Dynasty, you will find plenty of equipment. There are countless weapons and numerous armor sets (five pieces of equipment each). To make it even more confusing, each piece of equipment has both rarity and an update a level above your base stats. It gets confusing quickly.

Let’s talk about how Wo Longequipment, rarity levels, and upgrades work, and discuss how to read stats.

Basic Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty gear stats

Every piece of equipment Wo Long: The Fallen Dynasty – every weapon and every piece of armor (from every set) has plot related statistics. Let’s start with basic stats.

For weapons They are:

  • Base Attack and Attack Power – how hard you hit
  • Attack bonuses (from Five Phases Virtues) – Bonuses that increase the hitting power you get from leveling up
  • Spirit stats – both how much spirit you lose when defending or defending and how much spirit the enemy loses when you hit them

For armor They are:

  • Defense – How much damage you take when hit
  • Physical Resistance – A mod that focuses on physical attacks rather than magic
  • Spirit Defense – how many spirits you lose per hit
  • Resistances – five phase elemental damage bonuses or penalties).

How the Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty equipment rarity works

At the very top of the gear stats is rarity. Rarity is indicated by the number of stars, ranging from none (normal items such as throwing knives) to 1★ and up to 5★. Many items come in many rarities. You can find a 1★ Bronze Sword, followed by a 3★ Bronze Sword. But everyone Bronze sword will have the same base stats (Attack Power, Five Phase Virtue Point Attack Bonus, and Spirit) regardless of rarity. This also applies to armor.

You can see it in the slider below:

Bronze Sword 1★ vs. 3★.
Photo: Team Ninja/Koei ​​Tecmo via Polygon and Photo: Team Ninja/Koei ​​Tecmo via Polygon

Rarer items – items with more stars – will have extra stars Special effects. It will be a series of minor buffs to various stats, such as a 1.5% bonus to damage dealt or a 5.8% increase in the amount of Copper found. You can view a (long) list of all active special effects from all your weapons and armor by pressing X/square in the loadout menu.

The most important of these special effects in weapons are Martial arts – special attacks that you launch with RB + X/square or Y/triangle. One-star weapons will only have one combat art, but three-star weapons will have two – the rarity of the weapon actually affects what attacks you can make.

Special effects may be different for each piece of equipment. Two identical items with the same rarity will have the same base stats, but may have different special effects.

How to upgrade equipment in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Not too far in the game, you will meet Zhu Xia, blacksmith. When you talk to her, she will let you spend copper, steelAND skin upgrade your armor and weapons and improve their base stats.

The upgrade adds a plus sign and number to any upgraded gear – e.g. Bronze Sword will become Bronze Sword +1. The upgrade increases the item’s base stats – base attack, attack power, and weapon attack bonuses; and Defense, Physical Resistance, Spirit Defense, and Five Phase Resistances for armor.

Update NO change the rarity of an item. You will not add any new special effects to the item during the update. In other words, a 1★ +1 bronze sword will do more base damage than a 3★ (+0) bronze sword, but a +1 sword will have fewer special effects.

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