Step 5: “Novus II” (iLevel 240)
Go to: MOST RECENT UPGRADE STEP “Novus II” 240
Summary: 80 Umbrites and 80 Crystal Sand are needed to customize and add 240~ stats on the weapon. Each “pair” of turn-ins gives you 3 (or possibly more) stats until it’s ‘complete’
I’ll be tackling 3 main topics here
- Gathering Crystal Sand
- Gathering Umbrites
- STAT RECOMMENDATIONS
Gathering Crystal Sand
There’s a bunch of ways to get sands. You can review this using the note the NPC gave you, it’s in your key items. Once you open it you can see the many ways to get it.
What’s the best way? Well, this is too broad of a recommendation to make, as each player plays the game wildly differently. Market prices vary wildly too week to week. One thing for sure – the “later” you do this it’s probably going to be cheaper.
Now here’s the terrible part. This is what causes the time-lock for obtaining the relic. 300 ESO (‘lesser tomestone’) for one Umbrite is steep.
In the future this will likely change in two ways – It will inherit whichever is the “lesser tomestone” at the time, and get a cost reduction.
Best way to farm ESO/Umbrite? Again, this is hard to recommend on a sweeping basis. Aetherochemical Research Facility and Hunts are the most popular methods. Of course, ESO also gathers over time just doing anything so there’s that going for ya.
Of course farming both sands and umbrites DO NOT require you to be locked into the class you’re making the relic for, which is good.
After 120 points are placed in your relic, there will be a fair chance that any future upgrades get bonus stats. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO EXIT AND VIEW THE CUTSCENE once you’ve placed 120 points. So don’t go on a spending spree during the session you hit 120!
Anima stat recommendations: by class
This section is meant to GIVE YOU GUIDANCE. Agree or disagree, I cannot possibly take into consideration every persons personal preferences. If I helped you, good! If not, please don’t hesitate to suggest other “melds”.
General Notes to see:
Oh boy that was long! Good luck on UMBRITES, since Sands aren’t so hard to come by, yeah?