Welcome to our latest edition of A Closer look at, which will bring the spotlight on the mysterious Glyphs in Lords of Destiny! After you’ve discovered the new zones, a completely new race Tekyans, latest spells for your class and learned about changes in Astral, let us focus on the unique Glyphs system.
Some of you might be amazed by a picturesque landscape of Tekyatl but surely each character thinks about the future improvement of their equipment. The wind of changes is blowing through Sarnaut and it’s about time to discover what new possibilities are awaiting for you.
“Those who speak of progression but are afraid of change are unable to reach any further than their eyes can see.”
Deeper layers of Astral will be now available for explorers and those hide some mysterious stones. They are called “Glyphs” and they are rare and extremely precious things. The have magic inside, and can make you the mightiest, the bravest and luckiest hero ever, but only if you insert them into your weapon or armor! Like with all treasures, finding a glyph is a real challenge!
Luckily, you won’t have to look too far for your first encounter with this ancient artifact. In the astral port of your capital, and in the Citadel on the Isle of Revelation, you will find a Lapidarist. Former servant of the Lord, the Master of Glyphs. Once a week, he can give a hero a simple job; when done the character will be able to buy astral glyph boxes, that hold Glyphs of varying quality.
Once you found the glyphs they can then be inlaid in the equipment, provided that the item is not below level 51 and has the inherent characteristic of the glyph.
Features of the glyphs are then added to the characteristics of the object to which they are inlaid. For example, you can’t put the glyph enhancing Stamina to pants (‘legs’ slot), because pants never increase Stamina. Only when all the slots are filled (it can be from 1 to 3 slots), a character will receive bonus points to Armor, Spellpower, Faith, Resistance or DPS values, provided the item has the appropriate attributes.
The total amount of bonus depends on the quality of the glyph, but doesn’t depend on the quality or level of the item they are being used for.
To make it easier at the beginning, there are two ways to show the stat points coming from glyphs. First, bonus stats points are being summed up with the item’s stat points. Secondly, stat points from the glyphs are shown separately in the tooltip (with visual representation of the glyphs in the slots) if the option “Detailed comparison between items” is turned on in the User Interface.
Overall there are 3 types of glyphs that can be inserted into each item: offensive (triangular form), defensive (oval form) and special glyphs (pentagonal); each type has its own special slot.
Within those 3 types there is a selection of 10 different glyphs:
• Intelligence + Strength
• Wisdom + Finesse
• Perception + Expertise
Glyphs of low quality can be acquired for performing tasks, and gathered as trophies from monsters. Glyphs can also be bought from a special NPC from a tribe in a Teykatl camp, but only with a certain amount of reputation:
Common glyphs – 10000 reputation required
Uncommon glyphs – 25000 reputation required
Glyphs have the very same scale of quality as equipment items do. Most glyphs can be improved in Forge of Artifacts, again just like an ordinary parts of equipment. In order to upgrade a glyph, one should use special component – Alkahest. They are available for participation in a new battleground, “Dominion”. Only Alkahest of the appropriate quality should be used in the process. They can be of a uncommon, rare, epic and legendary quality.
There are few simple rules that one should follow with upgrading the glyphs:
Base and the upgrader should be of the same quality and only 1 agent can be used at a time.
Upgrade is available only for the glyphs with level 55 or higher.
Glyphs of uncommon quality (green) from the boxes could be put into the slots as they are. Glyphs of a higher quality could be used only as upgraders.
None of the handymen should feel threatened with losing their jobs because of the incoming changes, as glyphs can also be made in process of crafting!
Blacksmiths, leatherworkers, and tailors can learn special recipes to create glyphs.
Here is the list of glyphs types which could be made by different professions:
• Blacksmiths – Glyphs increasing Strength, Intelligence, Finesse, Wisdom and Stamina
• Leatherworkers – Glyphs increasing Finesse, Wisdom, Perception, Expertise and Endurance
• Tailors – Glyphs increasing Strength, Intelligence, Perception, Expertise and Agility
Recipes for basic glyphs are obtained by characters at level 53. Also, starting from that level, players will get recipes for rare quality glyphs, and will be able to learn them. Level 55 players can start glyphs upgraders creation.
Glyphs created by crafting from recipes are not bound so they could be traded, sent via in-game mails, and added to the Auction House. After activation, it becomes bound, and it could be used: equipped if it is a base glyph or used as an upgrader if it’s an upgrader.
We hope you are intrigued by the new system of character’s development. It not only infuses the progress system with new blood, but also opens more ways of modifications on your future perfect build. These new glyphs aren’t the only big changes we have in store within the new expansion.
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