If the pre-90 mats still don't bind when traded via Shared Storage then you should still be able to farm mats on alts for Element Stones and leveling up Crafting Proficiency up to 390, which is enough to craft end game gear. Having said that, forcing players to farm all of their own mats with the 5 departure cap plus Fatigue is dumb. This also kills crafting commissions. Unless the craftsman happens to have a hoard of materials you'd need one who's willing to farm and factor in that cost, otherwise you will have to learn crafting yourself.
About that...they DO bind via shared storage. And the following week they doubled-down on this change and made further bind mods to dyes and bracelets. See below:
- If an [expertise item] that can be dismantled, is acquired through [Marketplace] or [Mailbox], the item will have [Bound] attribute;
- If an [expertise item] with "Cannot be traded/mailed" is dismantled, its materials inherit that attribute;
- If one of materials for expertise crafting has "Bound" attribute, the resulting item is also Bound;
: Even if one of materials can be moved between characters in the same ID, the resulting item will still inherit the [Bound] attribute;
: Prior to crafting process. a pop-up window will be shown to check what attribute the resulting item will have;
: The same notification window will be shown when attempting crafting through NPCs.
- The following items are bound after trade, including [Marketplace], [Mailbox], [Shared Storage] and [Guild Storage].
: [Twinkling Armor];
: [Twinkling Pants];
: [Twinkling Shoes];
: [Twinkling Wristband];
: [Twinkling Earrings];
: [Leather Bracelets];
: [Copper Bracelets];
: [Silver Bracelets].
[Note:] If the [Unbind Count] remains, players can unbind the item for further sale.
- The following items can only be traded once.
- If the item is taken from [Shared Storage], players can't trade the item.
- The item can be put in [Shared Storage] indefinitely.
: [Outfit Dye Ampoule (Colored)];
: [Clodagh's Dye Ampoule (Colored)].
tldr: move your items now (and before every major maintenance) to your strongest crafting character because these changes will be added.
Speed is a low priority because stat it is the least cost efficient for damage. However, it has a noticeable impact on gameplay.
For characters such as Scythe Evie, gameplay may feel frustrating with insufficient speed. Here are some suggestions:
Go into practice mode and learn the attack patterns of the boss.
Go to a video sharing website and search for recordings of your character soloing the boss. Pay attention to how other players fit their smashes into openings.
For characters such as Scythe Evie and Delia, you can dodge boss attacks using the movement from your normal attacks.
Replace the Warlord’s prefix on your accessories with Significant. Make sure to maintain enough Power for the QB requirements.
Get an artifact.
Reforge your weapon.
Reach the end of Part 2. Other sources of Speed are not recommended prior to this because they sacrifice important stats.
Once you have reached the end of the Part 2, you can invest into Speed while enchanting and reforging your armor.
Sources of Speed are Significant, Fast, Well-balanced, Calm, Dash, Righteous, Valor, Bloodlust, and Conviction Enchant Scrolls.
Make sure to have enough Critical and Balance to offset any losses from these scrolls. Aim to maintain 90 Balance and 178 Critical.
Sources of Speed that do not sacrifice stats are the Red Moon Brooch, Book of Succession, and Sealed Enchant Scroll.
If you’re a Crossgun Kai player, be aware of his speed tiers [0/13/38/71/125].
You may have noticed that this guide neglects defense. If you have difficulty surviving, here's what you can do:
Go into practice mode and learn the attack patterns of the boss.
Level Defense Mastery, Agility Mastery, and HP Potion Proficiency.
Replace the Healthy suffix on your accessories with Passion.
Replace your bracelets with ones that have Emerald slots.
Replace your armor with Dullahan or Astera. Make sure it’s at least +12.
Use Material Synthesis to increase the Defense and Critical Resistance on your armor, as well as the AGI on your weapon and armor.
While the math has not been done, Skill Awakenings are considered a cost efficient increase to damage.
Certain Efficient SP Waking Stones are essential for gameplay. Research your class to determine which Skill Awakenings to prioritize.
REFORGING ASTERA SOONER
This guide aims to maximize damage in level 105 raids because they are a good source of gold income.
If you farm the lower level raids more often than the level 100 raids, you may opt to reforge your Astera first. Reforging your Astera will benefit you in every raid because Additional Damage and Speed do not have caps.
REFORGING A DULLAHAN WEAPON
Reforging a Dullahan weapon instead of Astera is the cheapest way to get to started with a +15.
An Astera weapon, when compared to Dullahan, has +4000 Attack, +15 Critical, -10 Balance. Here's how you can offset the loss in stats via other sources:
+370 Attack from each star of weapon quality, up to 5 stars for a total of +1110.
Average +500 Attack from two Silver Bracelets slotted with full Superior gems.
A Gold Bracelet will provide even more Attack. The numbers are not included because the averages are not known.
+230 Attack from Truth Enchant Scroll.
Varying amounts of Attack from the STR/INT after upgrading the free 90 armor to Dullahan.
With 160 CF, you have now capped Counterforce in all raids.
REFORGING AND INFUSION
Infuse your Blue Kitty Brooch with +2 Critical.
Reforge your Astera weapon to +15.
Now is the best time to start using Goibhniu's Enhancement Stone.
They can be purchased from the Seal Shop for 90 seals
Infuse the Book of Legacy with +2 Critical.
Infuse the Devil’s Earring with +2 Critical.
Raise the quality of your Astera weapon to 3 stars (or higher) with Quality Coupons. Quality Coupons can be obtained from the Daily Mission Ticket Exchange Shop or from events.
Congratulations on reaching this point! If you’ve gotten this far, you are no longer a new player.
The next step is to upgrade your Dullahan or Astera armor. The only advantages of Astera over Dullahan armor are higher Defense, Critical Resistance, and lifespan (Astera armor will not need to be replaced as soon).
Dullahan is recommended short term because it is much more cost efficient. You will already have +13 armor. To get Astera back to the same point as the free Dullahan armor you need to stock pile lots of runes, mats, and replace all scrolls.
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Join a guild for extra boss core, reduced repair/enhance costs, and AP bonuses.
While leveling, it’s important to manage your AP because you’ll need a lot later. The general priority for spending AP is Character Growth Goal skills, Critical Hit and Smash Mastery to max, then most used skills to Rank A.
Stock up on AP. To get even more AP, you can:
Join a guild and buy three AP 100 Capsules a day with Guild Seals.
Buy an Ancient Bloody Shade from the marketplace if it’s affordable.
Buy the Secret Boxes from the Strange Traveler.
Get to level 95 via Story Progression Mode. If you get stuck, spam Season 2 bosses.
Complete Season 3, Chapter 2, Episode 4 (Aes Sidhe) in the story. Talk to the Strange Traveler and complete the Traveler's Astera Raid Support quest.
At this point, you may need gold to progress further. Below are battles that you can farm to make gold in Vindictus.
Season 1 Battles
Drops: Level 24 to 47 gear, which can be sold for a decent sum. They can also be dismantled into Element Stone Catalysts if you level an expertise to 99 proficiency (a long-term investment).
Season 2 Ex-Raids
Drops: Rank 8 Enchant Scrolls. Lots of AP. Level 70 to 80 gear, which can be sold or dismantled into Spirit Magic Powder. Note:Druid is efficient if you can clear quickly. Annwyn battles drop more equips. Lakoria, Havan, and Pantheum are fast with mediocre scrolls. Lavasat and Kraken are slow with good scrolls. Juggernaut and Iset are not recommended.
If you wish to invest into an expertise for dismantling, here's a short guide:
Choose an expertise. Every expertise is viable for dismantling, but some are considered better if you reach max proficiency.
Armorsmithing is generally the most useful, followed by Weaponsmithing. Goldsmithing crafts Battleshade, Bow, Staff, Whip, Crossgun, and accessories. Tailoring is mostly for vanity items.
Buy. farm, or check guild storage for Beginner materials. Below is a list of battles with higher efficiency.
Aim to craft the highest level item your expertise allows (without spending too much extra). Items with pink text have a higher chance to raise your proficiency by 2-3 points instead of 1.
Once your proficiency is 99, head to Rocheste and talk to the NPC which taught your expertise. Complete the quest and talk to them again to learn dismantling.
Royal Army Raids Drops: Mysterious Shards, the most valuable single material in the game. Materials for Accessory Enhancement and Material Synthesis. AP Capsules.
Season 3 & 4 Raids
Drops: Damascus Steel, Rank 7 and 6 Enchant Scrolls, and Rare Essences for gear. Note: These are the most popular battles to farm.
I’ve listed several modes because it’s more important to enjoy farming than it is to optimize your income. Farm what is fun for you.
If you want to know what’s considered “optimal” regardless, here’s a list:
Level 100 Raids once you unlock them
Royal Army Raid for the AP Capsules and other drops
Level 95 Raids
White Tyrant’s Challenge and Druid for their efficiency
Cromm and Ulchas for dismantling
Eochaid and Abomination for their Essences
Complete these steps as you get sufficient gold from farming.
Upon reaching level 90 open the character growth reward. It contains +12 Level 90 armors and weapon along with accessories.
Upon reaching level 95 you will get the quest "Traveler's Additional Raid Battle Support" from the Strange Cat.
You will receive unenhanced Dullahan gear. Do not equip this gear yet.
Obtain the "Forgotten" title - Complete Season 3; Chapter 2, Episode 2: Blight of the Unseen. Defeat Lorgrach
Enhance the Dullahan weapon to +12 and armors to +13 by using the stones/runes in the Raid Battle Support Package (Enhancement Stone and Rune Set).
Complete the story "Traveler's Astera Raid Support". The story is split into 3 tasks:
To begin this story you must obtain "The Enlightened" title - Complete Season 3; Chapter 2, Episode 4: Dogma. Defeat AES Sidhe.
Next talk to the Strange Cat. He will give you the "Counter Accessory Support Package (Earring and Belt)" if you give him Eochaid's Essence and Abomination's Essence. You can obtain these in one of three ways:
A. Trade your seals in the Exchange Shop (Seal Shop tab) to get the "Abomination's Essence Box" and "Eochaid's Essence Box". Each box costs 55 seals.
B. Buy the essences off the marketplace.
C. Obtain "Eochaid's Essence" from "Agony And Despair" and "Abomination's Essence" from "Denizen of the Deep"
After trading those two essences you will reach the final part of the story. Next the Strange Cat asks for the "Red Energy Remnant" and "Aes Sidhe's Essence". "Red Energy Remnant" is mis-labeled. It should be "Dullahan's Essence". You can obtain these in one of three ways:
A. Trade your seals in the Exchange Shop (Seal Shop tab) to get the "Dullahan's Essence Box" and "Aes Sidhe's Essence Box". Each box costs 95 seals.
B. Buy the essences off the marketplace.
C. Obtain "Dullahan's Essence" from "The Missing Soul" and "Aes Sidhe's Essence" from "The Price of Failure"
You should have ~43k power, ~223 tech, and 100 Counterforce (CF). You can now do raids up to Red Stigma in Quick Battle (QB).
Note: If you don't have time to do raids, you can stock up on Kitty Pots by leaving the Warm Welcome Box unopened.
Buy or craft an Astera weapon and enhance it to +11 safely using runes. Enchant it with Chaotic Judgment
The +11 Astera weapon will deal more damage in level 100 raids, but decrease your damage in battles level 95 and below. You may swap weapons as appropriate.
Use your Seals of Bravery to buy Unstable Enhancement Runes for reforging.
You can get more Seals of Bravery by doing Ein Lacher and exchanging Honor Medals for them at a 1:1 ratio. Ein Lacher also gives great stats. Aim for Silver God no pots, or better yet, Golden God.
Enhance the Astera Weapon to +12 or higher.
Buy or craft a Devil's Crystal/Teardrop and enchant it with Warlord's Passion.
Enhance the Devil's Crystal/Teardrop to +15.
You should now have ~47k power, ~230 tech, and 110 CF. If so, you have unlocked all Season 3 raids.
MORE CHARACTER PROGRESSION
Upgrades at No Gold Cost
Titles are one of the best source of stats for new players. A list of titles for new players can be found here.
Doing Ein Lacher will unlock most of the titles in the list above. Farming Season 2, Season 3 and Royal Army battles for gold and AP will unlock a chunk of titles as well. The titles unlocked by defeating Keaghan and Muir are worth going out of the way for. The remaining titles can be unlocked over time.
Redeemer battles are a type of raid which are more challenging and involve up to 8 players.
Redeemers provide amazing stats at virtually no cost.
From the Depart Window (G) choose Redeemers under Battles.
There are progression bars, one for each Redeemer. The total stats rewarded for Neam & Balor are Critical +10, HP +2000, ATT +2000, M.ATT +2000, Remove ATT Limit +600. Ignore Brigid for now as she requires end-game gear.
You gain 25% progression per Neamhain battle and 2% per Balor and 1% per Brigid. Each Redeemer boss is capped at 4 runs a week.
Neamhain is unlocked after the Ceara Interlude in the story, while Balor is unlocked shortly after Rupacitus.
It is recommended that you begin doing Redeemers as soon as possible because progression cannot be accelerated. Don’t worry about dying or not contributing at first. In Redeemers, that’s part of the learning process.