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Enhancement

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edited December 10 in Battle Quests and Guides
Enhancement is a process that attempts to upgrade item's enhancement rank, increasing it's stats. The service is offered by Ferghus in Colhen, but can be also accessed from "Enhancement" button in Battle Inventory. It is required to have minimum of 60 level in order to access the feature. Only weapons, armors and shields can be enhanced. Enhancement rank grants bonuses to the item, depending on item type, including item's maximum durability.

This process requires enhancement stones with adequate grade to the item's level, also as enhancement elixirs at certain enhancement ranks and gold fee. The requirements, success chance and penalty on failure depends on item level grade and enhancement rank. Along with enhancement rank, requirements increase and success chance decreases.

Enhancement process can fail, which will decrease the item's base maximum durability and either decrease the enhancement rank, reset it to none, or destroy the item. Destroyed items will return some of the item's ingredients/parts, and some enhancement stones used in the process. The process can be cancelled before and in middle of it with no consequences, and can be assisted by various protective runes or similar.

Please note that the item will become bound upon reaching +9 rank or higher.


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♦ Enhancement details ♦
Following images do not contain everything - click on corresponding spreadsheet/table link for full list.

Important notes:
• Provided enhancement success chances are approximate and can be incorrect, as they cannot be checked in-game.
• After Rise update, items below level 90 can be enhanced up to +12 only, so higher enhancement for these were made earlier.
• Changing main composition material (weapon or armor essence) to other rarity tier (in example: from superior(purple) to rare (orange)) will reset enhancement level, but not the other improvements.
• 90 or higher level items must be composed of full rare (item name must be orange) material to enhance them to +13 or higher.






♦ Ingredients ♦
  • 5xbamBB.png Enhancement Elixir
    Elixir that can be used when enhancing a weapon or equipment. It draws the latent power from the equipment items, but it may also cause greater penalty.

    You can enhance items with Ferghus.
    Functionality: Ingredient required during higher enhancement rank process.
    Obtainability: Common drop.
    Tradability: All forms.


  • u7HaJ69.png Empowered Enhancement Stone
    A stone used for enhancing weapons and equipment items below level 80.
    Can be obtained by defeating powerful enemies. The higher the density of the stone. the more powerful the enhancement.

    Ferghus can enhance your items.
    Functionality: Ingredient used to enhance items from 1 to 89 level.
    Obtainability: Various. Common drop from Season 1 and 2 battles.
    Tradability: All forms.


  • G2dNVVR.png Paradise Enhancement Stone
    A stone used to enhance weapons or equipment below level 90.
    Powerful enemies carry these. The quality of the stone is based on its density.
    The more dense, the more powerful.

    Speak to Ferghus to enhance your items.
    Functionality: Ingredient used to enhance items from 90 to 95 level.
    Obtainability: Various. Common drop from Season 3 battles. Can be crafted by Brynn.
    Tradability: All forms.


  • 9fyO2Ln.png Goibhniu's Enhancement Stone
    This stone, named after the legendary blacksmith Goibhniu, can be used to enhance weapons or equipment. Some rumors claim that this stone is the origin of all enhancement power and came from his body.
    Increases success rate by 10% based on the equipment Enhancement Level.
    This stone, named after the legendary blacksmith Goibhniu, can be used to enhance weapons or equipment. Some rumors claim that this stone is the origin of all enhancement power and came from his body.

    Increases enhancement success rate by 3% if used as enhancement material.
    Can be used as enhancement material in place of existing Enhancement Stones (Enhancement Stone, Advanced Enhancement Stone, Epic Enhancement Stone, Exquisite Enhancement Stone, and Paradise Enhancement Stone).

    Ferghus can enhance your items.
    Functionality: Replaces enhancement stones in the process - only 1 stone is used instead. Multiplies enhancement success chance by 110%. Example: 0.33*1.1=0.363 (33% → 36,3%)
    Obtainability: Seal of Bravery shop, Supply Depot sales, Events.
    Tradability: None.


  • NC68KQM.png +11 Flawless Enhancement Stone (Lv 90 Weapon, Gift)
    An enhancement stone so flawless that it has a 100% chance to enhance Level 90 weapons to +11!
    Can only be used on a Level 90 weapon of +10.

    Can be used as enhancement material in place of an Enhancement Stone (including an Empowered Enhancement Stone or a Paradise Enhancement Stone).

    Ferghus can enhance your items.
    Functionality: Replaces Paradise Enhancement Stone in the enhancement process, giving 100% chance for success. Useable only on 90 level weapons.
    Obtainability: Seal of Bravery Shop, Events.
    Tradability: None.


  • NC68KQM.png +12 Flawless Enhancement Stone (Lv 90 Weapon, Gift)
    An enhancement stone so flawless that it has a 100% chance to enhance +11 Level 90 weapons to +12!
    Can only be used on a Level 90 weapon of +11.

    Can be used as enhancement material in place of an Enhancement Stone (including an Empowered Enhancement Stone or a Paradise Enhancement Stone).

    Ferghus can enhance your items.
    Functionality: Replaces Paradise Enhancement Stone in the enhancement process, giving 100% chance for success. Useable only on 90 level weapons.
    Obtainability: Seal of Bravery Shop, Events.
    Tradability: None.


  • NC68KQM.png +11 Flawless Enhancement Stone (Lv 95 Equipment, Gift)
    An enhancement stone so flawless that it has a 100% chance to enhance +10 weapons and equipment to +11!
    Can only be used on equipment of +10, up to level 95.

    Can be used as enhancement material in place of an Enhancement Stone (including an Empowered Enhancement Stone or a Paradise Enhancement Stone).

    Ferghus can enhance your items.
    Functionality: Replaces Paradise Enhancement Stone in the enhancement process, giving 100% chance for success. PROBABLY Useable only on 95 level items (PROBABLY both weapons and armors).
    Obtainability: Events.
    Tradability: None.





♦ Miscellaneous ♦
  • FTuLBd5.png +# Enhancement Coupon
    A coupon that immediately enhances a piece of equipment or weapon by #.
    This coupon can enhance an item up to +10, but it won't work on items that can't be enhanced.

    Right-click to use.
    Expires 30 days after receipt.
    Once a piece of equipment reaches +9 enhancement or above, it will be bound to you.
    Functionality: Increases selected item's enhancement rank by #, up to +10, unless the coupon itself has greater value.
    Examples:
    +3 coupon & +8 item → +10 item
    +14 coupon & +11 item → +14 item
    Expiration: Varies. Expiration affects only the coupon usability.
    Requirement: Some coupons requires the character to have required level of the item, in order to use the coupon on it. Example: 60 level character may be unable to use +10 coupon on a 90 level weapon.
    Obtainability: Events.
    Tradability: Varies. Usually none, sometimes Shared Storage.


  • 0JApCYS.png Lubber's Sketchy Enhancement Coupon
    A coupon that can randomly change the enhancement level of an item to anywhere between +10 to +15.
    Can only be used on items with +14 and lower.
    Cannot be used on items with fixed stats.
    Right-click to use.
    Cannot use after expiration.
    Functionality: Sets selected item's enhancement rank to random value between +10 and +15, but does not decrease it. Example: +12 item will not change to +10.
    Expiration: Varies. Expiration affects only the coupon usability.
    Obtainability: Events.
    Tradability: Unknown.


  • 9nRprGr.png Enhancement Rune Fragment
    A fragment of an Enhancement Rune, salvaged from a failed enhancement.
    Collect 4 of these to create Ferghus's +1 Equipment Enhancement Coupon.
    Right-click to transmute the fragments into the coupon.
    - Ferghus's +1 Enhancement Coupon (Gift)
    Functionality: 4 fragments of the exact rune can be used to create Ferghus's +1 Enhancement Coupon, which works like Enhancement Coupon and has no expiration time.
    Obtainability: Fail an enhancement using Enhancement Rune.
    Tradability: Shared Storage.


  • IDtyCsF.png Premium Armor Enhancement Rune Fragment
    A fragment of a Premium Armor Enhancement Rune, salvaged from a failed enhancement. Collect 4 of these to create a new Premium Armor Enhancement Rune (Gift).
    Right-click to construct a new rune out of fragments.
    - Premium Armor Enhancement Rune (Gift)
    Functionality: 4 fragments of the exact rune can be used to create a new one.
    Obtainability: Fail an enhancement using Premium Armor Enhancement Rune.
    Tradability: Shared Storage.


  • rrUrOK3.png Destruction Safeguard Rune Fragment
    A fragment of a Destruction Safeguard Rune, salvaged from a failed enhancement. Collect 4 of these to construct a new Destruction Safeguard Rune (Gift).
    Right-click to construct a new rune out of fragments.
    - Destruction Safeguard Rune (Gift)
    Functionality: 4 fragments of the exact rune can be used to create a new one.
    Obtainability: Fail an enhancement using Premium Armor Enhancement Rune.
    Tradability: Shared Storage.




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  • SirRFISirRFI
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    edited December 10
    ♦ Runes ♦
    • mczOIHO.png Unstable Enhancement Rune
      This rune will protect your items from failure penalties that occur during enhancement. Can only be used on items that risk severe penalties, such as a lowered enhancement level. Since it is so unstable, this rune will be consumed even if the enhancement succeeds. Cannot be used for enhancement above +10.
      Ferghus can enhance your items

      Functionality: Protects the item from negative effects. Usable from 4 to 9 enhancement rank. Consumed on use.
      Obtainability: Seal of Bravery shop, Events.
      Tradability: Varies, usually Shared Storage.


    • CjthYuW.png Enhancement Rune
      This rune will protect your items from failure penalties that occur during enhancement, including potential destruction. Can only be used on items that risk severe penalties, including a lowered enhancement level. Cannot be used to enhance to +11 or higher. Rune will not be consumed if enhancement is successful.
      Can obtain the Enhancement Rune Fragment when it fails.
      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Protects the item from negative effects. Usable from 4 to 9 enhancement rank. Consumed on failure, but grants Enhancement Rune Fragment.
      Obtainability: Supply Depot, Events.
      Tradability: Varies, usually Shared Storage, Airtight version via Marketplace.


    • 4K8Gid5.png Premium Enhancement Rune
      This rune will protect your items from failure penalties that can occur during enhancement, including potential destruction. Can be used when attempting enhancements at +10 to +11. The rune will be consumed if the enhancement is unsuccessful. Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Protects the item from negative effects. Usable at 10 enhancement rank. Consumed on failure.
      Obtainability: Supply Depot sales, Events.
      Tradability: Airtight version via Marketplace.


    • s1Aw573.png Premium Armor Enhancement Rune
      This rune will protect your armor from failure penalties that can occur during enhancement, including potential destruction. Can be used when attempting enhancements at +11 or +12 enhancements. The rune will be consumed if the enhancement is unsuccessful, but a Premium Armor Enhancement Rune Fragment will remain. Cannot be used on shields.
      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Protects the item from negative effects. Usable at 10 and 11 enhancement rank, only on armors. Consumed on failure, but grants Premium Armor Enhancement Rune Fragment.
      Obtainability: Events.
      Tradability: Varies, usually Shared Storage.


    • AkfIhf7.png Special Enhancement Rune
      This rune will protect your items from failure penalties that occur during enhancement, including potential destruction. Can be used when attempting enhancements at +11 to +12. Rune will be consumed if the enhancement is unsuccessful.
      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Protects the item from negative effects. Usable at 11 enhancement rank. Consumed on failure.
      Obtainability: Supply Depot sales.
      Tradability: Unknown.


    • 4UiWjnL.png Enhancement Protection Rune (+10-12)
      This rune can only be used on items with an enhancement rank of +10 and +11.
      If the enhancement fails, the rune will be consumed, and the item's rank will be reset to +0.
      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Unknown - need information or verification.
      Obtainability: Unknown.
      Tradability: None.


    • 4UiWjnL.png Gear Protection Rune
      If item enhancement fails when this is an ingredient, the equipment and weapons will be protected, but the enhancement will be removed. Can only be used on items that risk a penalty equal to or greater than the decreased enhancement level. Item is consumed upon failure.
      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Unknown - need information or verification.
      Obtainability: Unknown.
      Tradability: Unknown.


    • 4UiWjnL.png Gear Protection Rune (+10-12)
      If item enhancement fails when this is an ingredient, the equipment and weapons will be protected, but the enhancement level will go down by 3. You can use it from +10 to +12. Item is consumed upon failure.
      You can enhance items with Ferghus.
      Functionality: Unknown - need information or verification.
      Obtainability: Unknown.
      Tradability: Unknown.


    • HeMUYXo.png +13 Restorative Enhancement Rune (Lv 90 Weapon, Gift)
      Can enhance a +12 Level 90 weapon without any chance of failure.
      Successful enhancement will turn the item into a Restored item, preventing it from being traded or enhanced further.
      Can be used as enhancement material in place of an enhancement rune.

      To use, put this item in the slot for any other enhancement rune.

      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Probably placed in rune slot. Item gains "restored" status, meaning it becomes permanently bound and cannot be enhanced further.
      Obtainability: Seal of Bravery shop.
      Tradability: None.


    • YH6H36A.png Destruction Safeguard Rune
      Rune that can be used as material when enhancing an item.

      - Protects the weapon or equipment from being destroyed by enhancement failure.

      - Caution: the enhancement level will still decrease by 1 upon failure.
      - Failure also causes this rune to subtract 1 from the Remaining Unbind Count.
      (Cannot use rune on items with a Remaining Unbind Count of 0)
      Rune will be consumed if the enhancement fails, but a Destruction Safeguard Rune Fragment will remain.

      Ferghus can enhance your items.
      Functionality: Protects the item from negative effects, causing enhancement rank and unbind count to decrease by 1 on failure. Consumed on failure, but grants Destruction Safeguard Rune Fragment.
      Obtainability: Seal of Bravery shop.
      Tradability: Shared storage.


    • 3AU5j6Z.png Extraction Rune
      Use this rune as material when you are enhancing an item that is already enchanted or an item that has additional stats unlocked via Material Synthesis. If the item is destroyed during the enhancement, this rune will extract the enchantment and the materials for ATT Limit Removal. The rune is consumed if the enhancement is unsuccessful. The extracted enchantment will have a 100% success rate and will not expire.

      Caution
      - The enchantment and the materials for ATT Limit Removal will be bound to you upon extraction.
      - If the destroyed item is restored, it will no longer have the enchantment or the materials, since they were extracted by this rune.
      - Note that the materials for ATT Limit Removal will not themselves possess the unlocked stats.
      - Dianann can dismantle and extract without enhancing an item.
      Functionality: Can be used during enhancement or dismantling at Dianan.
      Obtainability: Supply Depot.
      Tradability: Unknown.



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  • EnigmaTaroEnigmaTaro
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    Amazing Info.
  • BlatantBlatant
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    edited July 23
    I don't think you receive any fragments from premium armor enhancement rune. I don't remember for sure if i used it on the day off rise or day before though.
  • EnigmaTaroEnigmaTaro
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    Blatant wrote: »
    I don't think you receive any fragments from premium armor enhancement rune. I don't remember for sure if i used it on the day off rise or day before though.

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  • SirRFISirRFI
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    edited July 24
    EnigmaTaro wrote: »
    Blatant wrote: »
    I don't think you receive any fragments from premium armor enhancement rune. I don't remember for sure if i used it on the day off rise or day before though.

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    Added the Rune Fragment and related.

    If anyone used the runes I haven't explained - please do tell with details, so I can update. Especially these "Gear Protection" two and "Special" one. Of course I could write that based on description, but these used to be invalid or miss details in past, so I would rather test them out. Same applies to the Enchant thread.
  • EnigmaTaroEnigmaTaro
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    Would be nice if you also add the cost of NX of each rune in both enhance/ enchant thread for comparison.
  • SirRFISirRFI
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    EnigmaTaro wrote: »
    Would be nice if you also add the cost of NX of each rune in both enhance/ enchant thread for comparison.
    I thought of this when I started these projects for the first time. This would run me into adding "How to obtain" (or single word with same meaning, if such exists), but since majority of the runes/items aren't regularly available, all of them would have "event" label and most of them "limited sales", where the price may change. I mean, what's the point of comparing thing to another, when one of them is randomly available throughout the year.

    What could be done instead is spreadsheet/table of all cash items, sorted by usage category and tiers (like I did) and put their prices in following cells. Actually did something similar in past: https://forum.nexoneu.com/showthread.php?1549950-Cash-content-price-comparison-EU-vs-NA
  • EnigmaTaroEnigmaTaro
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    Info on absolute enhance rune is up in JP server: http://heroes.nexon.co.jp/notice/all.aspx?no=2230

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  • LoLoBootyLoLoBooty
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    @SirRFI
    I have both the enhancement protection rune and the extraction rune. What would you like to know about it?
  • SirRFISirRFI
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    edited July 28
    EnigmaTaro wrote: »
    Info on absolute enhance rune is up in JP server: http://heroes.nexon.co.jp/notice/all.aspx?no=2230

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    Thanks, I'll look into it. However, I won't add content that was never available in our regions. Also I hope this junk wont be added here.
    Google translate:
    A fixed reinforced stone that can strengthen the equipment enhanced in +13 to +14 with 100% probability.
    It can be used as reinforcing material instead of existing reinforced stone (highest grade reinforced stone, reinforced stone of paradise).
    The packaged state can be traded only once on the transaction bulletin board.
    When opened, you gain +14 fixed reinforced stone (100%),
    Account sharing becomes possible.
    Let's note that the transaction bulletin board will be unusable.


    LoLoBooty wrote: »
    @SirRFI
    I have both the enhancement protection rune and the extraction rune. What would you like to know about it?
    All the basic information and details that would fit the "functionality" line. These are use conditions, what happens on failure/success and similar. Extraction Rune cannot fail, but instead makes wonder what happens to enhancement rank when used at Dianan, if it could be used on my restored Subdued Passion Peridot Belt etc.
    EDIT: Apparently accessories cannot be dismantled/extracted at all., so neither Peridot or Woeful Belts scrolled cannot be used for this. This partially answers use condition, but not entirely. When can it be used during enhancement (what ranks, if any), what is exactly returned on usage (heard it also returns materials like gold, godly cloth/leather/ore, perma 100% untradable scroll, unlike regular dismantle which gives just seal powers and abyssal/mysterious shards).

    While on it - Unstable Runes description has changed to what it was pre-Rise. According to it, rune is not consumed on use, as it was before. Can anyone test it? The Goddess Statue grants one on level 4.
  • SuukeiSuukei
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    edited July 28
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    I have used 2 Unstable Runes. Rune is still consumed whatever the enhancement was successful or not. No rune fragment was obtained when the enhancement failed.
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  • SirRFISirRFI
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    why your rate is different
    The data You linked is from KR test server for Rise. Even the director stated they will be different for live server, and under heavy pressure of the community they were changed. However, since enhancement success chances are not visible in game, we can never know the exact rates.
  • blu3for3v3rblu3for3v3r
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    edited August 1
    Why nexon not announce officially the rates in patch notes or in the game. And how to know your rates is really or no. I want to know when i push the button what rate i have for succes. This is madness... soon, no one will play this game.

    Edit:

    The data i linked is same of patch notes

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    And what now Nexon lying to us?


  • SirRFISirRFI
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    edited August 11
    Added "Obtainability" and "Tradability" labels (names may change) under all items. I will try to expand information for more usability. If You used runes that have no description (ie: Destruction Safeguard Rune) - please explain details, so I may fill the gaps. Obviously in-game description are likely right about them, but I prefer first hand information to be sure - this is one of main reasons I initially made these threads. Same applies to Enchant one: http://forums.vindictus.nexon.net/discussion/10814/
  • HariiHarii
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    Thank you for the info!
    I do have a question, on the Obtainability of the Enhancement Stones you say "Common Drops" but actually I got only one from a Boss in over 70 levels. I don't think the stones are a common drop, maybe they're an uncommon or rare drop from battles.
    I might be wrong, as I haven't a lot of experience yet and I may have been only unlucky. I sincerely hope I'm wrong.
  • SirRFISirRFI
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    Harii wrote: »
    I do have a question, on the Obtainability of the Enhancement Stones you say "Common Drops" but actually I got only one from a Boss in over 70 levels. I don't think the stones are a common drop, maybe they're an uncommon or rare drop from battles.
    Drop locations for majority of the items have changed since Rise update, but it feels like they drop in most battles, probably starting from 60 to 90 level (as in: excluding Season 3 content, where Paradise stones drop instead). Much like Paradises, I see them showing up frequently. Not as much as other things, but it's still far from uncommon or rare.
    Harii
  • SirRFISirRFI
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    edited September 27
    Unstable Enhancement Rune is available in Seal of Bravery shop as of today's patch (7th anniversary). Also added +11 Flawless Enhancement Stone (Lv 90 Weapon, Gift) to the list.
    LoLoBooty
  • DrustanDrustan
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    Need some help with the essence replacement. I managed to get a gear piece up to +12 but the main essence is rather low rank. Would replacing this main essence reset the enhancement back to +0?

    I know I can also increase the stats of the essence itself but that would be 10times more expensive then replacing it.
  • SirRFISirRFI
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    Drustan wrote: »
    Need some help with the essence replacement. I managed to get a gear piece up to +12 but the main essence is rather low rank. Would replacing this main essence reset the enhancement back to +0?

    I know I can also increase the stats of the essence itself but that would be 10times more expensive then replacing it.
    Enhancement will reset only if You change main material from lower tier to higher (purple to orange). If You already have orange main essence, rest of the materials needs to be orange-tier to enhance it further.
    Drustan