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    Default U42 Preview 1: Minor Artifacts

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    Everything seen on the preview server, Lamannia, is not final and is subject to change or removal before live release.

    Update 42 is going to feature a new designation for equipment items called a "Minor Artifact". The most basic explanation is: A piece of equipment with the "Minor Artifact" designation (displayed on it's tooltip) is an extra powerful item that goes into one of your normal equipment slots (Head, Neck, Wrists, etc.) and can have filigree slotted into it. Below are some specific details to help understand what is distinct about a Minor Artifact:

    • Each Minor Artifact can only be equipped into a specific equipment slot, however, which slot that is differs from Minor Artifact to Minor Artifact.
    • A character may only equip a single Minor Artifact regardless of slot.
    • The power level of equipment effects on a Minor Artifact are higher than other equipment items at the same minimum level.
    • Minor Artifacts can be placed in the Sentient Weapon ui.
    • Each Minor Artifact begins with one Filigree Slot available. They do not need a Sentient Jewel nor can you slot a sentient jewel into one.
    • Minor Artifacts can consume named items, just like a Sentient Weapon, to gain xp.
    • Unlocking Filigree slots for a Minor Artifact costs half the XP that unlocking a Filigree slot in a Sentient Weapon costs.
    • Each Minor Artifact has a different maximum Filigree Slots. This Maximum Filigree Slot total can not be adjusted by consuming a Sentient Spark. All of those available in Update 42, however, have 3 maximum Filigree Slots.
    • A Minor Artifact can not be consumed by a Sentient Weapon or another Minor Artifact.
    • Filigree slotted into your equipped Minor Artifact count towards the set bonuses of Filigree slotted into your equipped Sentient Weapon
    • The same Filigree slotted into your equipped Minor Artifact AND your equipped Sentient Weapon will not stack with each other, though both will count towards their set bonus. (For instance, if you placed "Deadly Rain Dexterity" into both your equipped Minor Artifact and your equipped Sentient Weapon you would only gain +1 Dexterity BUT you would have the 2 piece set bonus from Deadly Rain active)


    And that's, essentially the Minor Artifacts system. Players will choose one high powered item to be the cornerstone of their gearing layout and then will fill it out with filigree in order to expand their available filigree set bonus possibilities.

    The full list of Minor Artifacts currently planned to be released with Update 42 is below:



    The Zarash'ak Ward Neck Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Wisdom +22
    • Quality Spell Focus Mastery +2
    • Armor Bonus +22
    • Negative Absorption +31%

    Stolen Signet of ir'Wynarn Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Charisma +22
    • Exceptional Alluring Skills Bonus +11
    • Quality Potency +41
    • Light Absorption +31%

    ir'Kesslan's Shattered Lens Goggles Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Dexterity +22
    • Dodge +22%
    • Quality Potency +41
    • Negative Absorption +31%

    Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Wisdom +22
    • Quality Accuracy +8
    • Insightful Deadly +8
    • Chaos Absorption +31%

    Gauntlet of the Iron Council Gloves Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Constitution +22
    • Magical Sheltering +59
    • Quality Potency +41
    • Electricity Absorption +53%

    Sigil of the Triumverate Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Dexterity +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Quality Deadly +5
    • Fire Absorption +53%

    Brand of Kalok Shash Bracer Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Strength +22
    • Quality Accuracy +8
    • Quality Deadly +5
    • Fire Absorption +53%

    Key of Rhukaan Draal Necklace Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Intelligence +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Wizardry +481
    • Cold Absorption +53%

    Band of Diani ir'Wynarn Bracer Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Intelligence +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Insightful Deadly +8
    • Sonic Absorption +53%

    Sigil of Regalport Necklace Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Charisma +22
    • Quality Spell Focus Mastery+2
    • Spell Resistance+52
    • Acid Absorption +53%


    Minor Artifacts Known Issues
    • Icons are not final
    • XP required to unlock slots is very placeholder
    • Minor Artifacts can currently be consumed by other Minor Artifacts or Sentient Weapons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocomajobo View Post

    Gauntlet of the Iron Council Gloves Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Constitution +22
    • Magical Sheltering +59
    • Quality Potency +41
    • Electricity Absorption +31%

    Sigil of the Triumverate Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Dexterity +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Quality Deadly +5
    • Fire Absorption +53%
    The 2 halfs of this list show different items having different absorption values. Is that a typo, or was it decided some absorption types are more/less valuable than others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoLionxxx View Post
    The 2 halfs of this list show different items having different absorption values. Is that a typo, or was it decided some absorption types are more/less valuable than others?
    Different absorptions are tiered differently yes. (Though the one you quoted specifically was just a typo. Electricity is in the same bucket as fire/cold and the like). The tiers go like this:

    • Most Powerful: Force, Bane
    • Middle Powerful (Thus all things being equal we give out higher values than the most powerful): Light, Alignment
    • Least Powerful (Thus, all things being equal, we give out higher values than the middle powerful): Everything Else
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoLionxxx View Post
    The 2 halfs of this list show different items having different absorption values. Is that a typo, or was it decided some absorption types are more/less valuable than others?
    Some are worth more than others. Generally, Elemental stuff (Fire, Cold, Sonic) is highest, with Alignment at secondary (Roughly 50% or so, includes Chaos, Law, Good, Evil, etc), and Force at most valuble at roughly 25% of Elemental values.
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    More about the absorption: the damage types on these 4 items isn't very common at all (or at least, are not perceived as being common). To make these artifacts more desirable, what if you doubled up on the absorption?

    Negative + Chaos

    Light + holy

    Negative + unholy

    Chaos + Negative

    Or whatever would fit thematically.




    Else, it might be worth replacing the absorption on these 4 with some other effects, like:

    Necklace: Major Mnemonic Aid or Transform Kinetic Energy

    Ring 1: Same vein as necklace

    Goggles: Wind though the reeds

    Ring 2: Holy Sword Clickie

    (hand to come up with thematic ones, without knowing what they're from :P )


    Edit: Ah, good explanation, thanks. Still, might be worth considering making them more exciting by replacing some absorption effects.

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    The Zarash'ak Ward Neck Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Wisdom +22
    • Quality Spell Focus Mastery +2
    • Armor Bonus +22
    • Negative Absorption +31%

    Stolen Signet of ir'Wynarn Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Charisma +22
    • Exceptional Alluring Skills Bonus +11
    • Quality Potency +41
    • Light Absorption +31%

    ir'Kesslan's Shattered Lens Goggles Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Dexterity +22
    • Dodge +22%
    • Quality Potency +41
    • Negative Absorption +31%

    Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Wisdom +22
    • Quality Accuracy +8
    • Insightful Deadly +8
    • Chaos Absorption +31%
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    The Zarash'ak Ward Neck Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Wisdom +22
    • Quality Spell Focus Mastery +2
    • Armor Bonus +22
    • Negative Absorption +31%

    I'm not sure for whom this item is meant. It looks like a spellcasting item, nice for a druid, cleric or FvS but then what the heck is the armor bonus? Is it going to stack with armor? If not, well what Wis based caster goes around without armor? If its for a monk, even they wear outfits which usually have an armor bonus and I don't see them needing or wanting QSF mastery. So one way or another it seems like there is a wasted effect just taking up space on this item making it look less useful to any particular group of players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelonwy View Post
    The Zarash'ak Ward Neck Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Wisdom +22
    • Quality Spell Focus Mastery +2
    • Armor Bonus +22
    • Negative Absorption +31%

    I'm not sure for whom this item is meant. It looks like a spellcasting item, nice for a druid, cleric or FvS but then what the heck is the armor bonus? Is it going to stack with armor? If not, well what Wis based caster goes around without armor? If its for a monk, even they wear outfits which usually have an armor bonus and I don't see them needing or wanting QSF mastery. So one way or another it seems like there is a wasted effect just taking up space on this item making it look less useful to any particular group of players.
    Is this the player selected item?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emerge2012 View Post
    Is this the player selected item?
    Nope, that will appear in Preview 2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aelonwy View Post
    I'm not sure for whom this item is meant.
    This item was the victim of a lot of shuffled notes/transcription errors in this thread. It will have a more cohesive identity in preview 2 (and is likely drastically different on Lamannia), don't worry
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    BtA or BtC?

    May I make a suggestion? This is using the filigree system of crafting. How about having these intersect with other ones instead as well as filigree, such as LGS? So for example, its three slots might be 1 filigree, 1 LGS tier 1 augment and 1 slave lords extra (or even 1 Cannith Crafting insightful)? OR something like that. Just doing filigree is also interesting but I feel like they could be an opportunity to combine efforts in various systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocomajobo View Post
    Disclaimer
    Everything seen on the preview server, Lamannia, is not final and is subject to change or removal before live release.

    Update 42 is going to feature a new designation for equipment items called a "Minor Artifact". The most basic explanation is: A piece of equipment with the "Minor Artifact" designation (displayed on it's tooltip) is an extra powerful item that goes into one of your normal equipment slots (Head, Neck, Wrists, etc.) and can have filigree slotted into it. Below are some specific details to help understand what is distinct about a Minor Artifact:

    • Each Minor Artifact can only be equipped into a specific equipment slot, however, which slot that is differs from Minor Artifact to Minor Artifact.
    • A character may only equip a single Minor Artifact regardless of slot.
    • The power level of equipment effects on a Minor Artifact are higher than other equipment items at the same minimum level.
    • Minor Artifacts can be placed in the Sentient Weapon ui.
    • Each Minor Artifact begins with one Filigree Slot available. They do not need a Sentient Jewel nor can you slot a sentient jewel into one.
    • Minor Artifacts can consume named items, just like a Sentient Weapon, to gain xp.
    • Unlocking Filigree slots for a Minor Artifact costs half the XP that unlocking a Filigree slot in a Sentient Weapon costs.
    • Each Minor Artifact has a different maximum Filigree Slots. This Maximum Filigree Slot total can not be adjusted by consuming a Sentient Spark. All of those available in Update 42, however, have 3 maximum Filigree Slots.
    • A Minor Artifact can not be consumed by a Sentient Weapon or another Minor Artifact.
    • Filigree slotted into your equipped Minor Artifact count towards the set bonuses of Filigree slotted into your equipped Sentient Weapon
    • The same Filigree slotted into your equipped Minor Artifact AND your equipped Sentient Weapon will not stack with each other, though both will count towards their set bonus. (For instance, if you placed "Deadly Rain Dexterity" into both your equipped Minor Artifact and your equipped Sentient Weapon you would only gain +1 Dexterity BUT you would have the 2 piece set bonus from Deadly Rain active)


    And that's, essentially the Minor Artifacts system. Players will choose one high powered item to be the cornerstone of their gearing layout and then will fill it out with filigree in order to expand their available filigree set bonus possibilities.

    The full list of Minor Artifacts currently planned to be released with Update 42 is below:




    Sigil of Regalport Necklace Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Charisma +22
    • Quality Spell Focus Mastery+2
    • Spell Resistance+52
    • Acid Absorption +53%


    Minor Artifacts Known Issues
    • Icons are not final
    • XP required to unlock slots is very placeholder
    • Minor Artifacts can currently be consumed by other Minor Artifacts or Sentient Weapons
    Spell resistance is definitely far behind all the other the third attributes listed of all the different artifacts. I would suggest a change to quality potency to make it comparable
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    Are these raid only or available in standard quests?

    Also if available in standard (I assume sharn only or at least legendary) quests are they rare drops like mythic bonuses? If so does the difficulty affect the chance for them to drop at all / rate of drop e.g. only on reaper?

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    According too.
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    [*]The power level of equipment effects on a Minor Artifact are higher than other equipment items at the same minimum level.
    Shouldnt the insightful accuracy on these be higher?
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    Sigil of the Triumverate Ring Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Dexterity +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Quality Deadly +5
    • Fire Absorption +53%

    Key of Rhukaan Draal Necklace Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Intelligence +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Wizardry +481
    • Cold Absorption +53%

    Band of Diani ir'Wynarn Bracer Minor Artifact
    Minimum Level:29
    Maximum Filigree Slots: 3

    • Intelligence +22
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Insightful Deadly +8
    • Sonic Absorption +53%

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    Bracers:


    Wildwood Wrists Goggles
    Minimum Level: 29
    • (INSIGHT INT, DEX, WIS +10)
    • Insightful Doubleshot +6%
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Insightful Deadly +8

    Gloves:

    Molten Adamantine Gauntlets Gloves
    Minimum Level: 29
    • Adamantine DR Breaking Imbue
    • Insightful Accuracy +17
    • Doublestrike +24%
    • Armor Piercing +34%

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    Other than the stats, Artifact items appear weak for the power level they should be representing.

    Lacking augment slots

    Weak synergy when mix/match with Sharn sets..


    I would have expected to see a better blending to optimize with Sharn sets to drive players to want to hunt these items...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOTMON View Post
    Lacking augment slots
    They actually each have 3 Augment Slots - Yellow, Green, and Blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    They actually each have 3 Augment Slots - Yellow, Green, and Blue.
    Interesting, I did not see that on the items.
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    and several once viable raiding alts dumped into the packmule stables..

    Update 24: Champions... "whew, it's ok, it's only a red name" .. sad day when trash spawn Champions and their one-shot ignore fort attacks instill more party fear than the Red named bosses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOTMON View Post
    Interesting, I did not see that on the items.
    The items in this preview are in a rough state, and for that I seriously apologize. The second preview should be much more put together. I'm sorry that we didn't quite hit the deadline, but hopefully you guys can poke around enough to give some great feedback - we've already changed so much and I'd love to keep the suggestions coming
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    No set bonuses are working with artifacts or in conjunction with sentient weapon, the base stats of those filigree in your artifact are indeed working though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    They actually each have 3 Augment Slots - Yellow, Green, and Blue.
    Ohh 3 slots. Sounds like its a perfect thing to have a hidden effect for all augments being filled again! Like the broken music box.

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    I would kind of like to see the "absorption" ability pulled from each item and replaced with ghostly. Reasoning, there are a lot of items with absorption abilites, many of them are swap items. This artifact item will not be a swap.

    It will be an item we build our gear around. We all need ghostly to hit reapers etc., and for some reason it is very difficult to fit into a gearset. Maybe I'm off base, but that is my suggestion... Really like what i see here and in the

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynnabel View Post
    Nope, that will appear in Preview 2.

    This item was the victim of a lot of shuffled notes/transcription errors in this thread. It will have a more cohesive identity in preview 2 (and is likely drastically different on Lamannia), don't worry
    It sadly has that lack of cohesion on lam. I don't know what your goal was, but maybe this could be a "Frog Pendant". 22 WIS, Abjuration 9, Ins Abjuration 4, Neg Absorb.
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