Bradda the Sage is an NPC who can be found inside the Sage's Shop in Protector's Enclave. She is involved in quests and providing some information related to Refining and Enchantment following the introduction of Module 2: Shadowmantle.
- What are Enchantments?
An Enchantment slot can be one of three types: Offense, Defense, or Utility. An Offense slot provides the Offense effect from a slotted Enchantment and ignores the other two. Likewise, a Defense slot provides the Defense effect from a slotted Enchantment, and a Utility slot provides the Utility effect.
Enchantments can be upgraded by refining them, which is done by consuming more Enchantments or specific Refining Stones to give Refinement Points to the chosen Enchantment. When an Enchantment has enough Refinement Points to increase its power, it can then be upgraded using certain Reagents. Typically, Enchantments can achieve a maximum of Rank 10.
- What are Runestones?
Companions can have up to three Runestones equipped depending on their level. Each of those Runestone slots provides Offense or Defense effects, depending on which slot the Runestone is placed into.
- What are Enhancements?
Due to their power, Enhancements are particularly unstable. When attempting to upgrade them to a higher rank, the process has a very high chance to fail. This instability can be held in check by wards, which are designed to absorb the excess power during an upgrade process.
Preservation Wards prevent Reagents from being consumed while upgrading if the process fails, while Coalescent Wards, rarer and more valuable, can guarantee a successful upgrade. Both types of wards can be found by purchasing them on the Zen Market or trading with other adventurers.
- How do I refine an Enchantment?
Once there, you may fill any number of Refining Slots with Enchantments, Runestones, or Refining Stones. Upn clicking Refine, the items in these slots are consumed for Refining Points. Bonus refining points are given when slotting Enchantments that match the one that is being refined.
When the enchantment being refined gains enough Refining Points to fill its bar, it is ready to upgrade.
- How do I upgrade an Enchantment?
All upgrades Require Reagents, which are found all around Faerûn. Most Reagents can be found in skill interacts, while the more powerful ones are held by the strongest enemies in the most dangerous dungeons. They may also be found at the Wondrous Bazaar. Once you hold all the necessary Reagents, you may then upgrade the Enchantment.
An upgrade has a chance to fail, which becomes larger the more powerful the Enchantment is. When an upgrade fails, the Enchantment remains intact, but all Reagents are still consumed. This risk can be mitigated or prevented with Preservation Wards or Coalescent Wards, which can be found by purchasing them on the Zen Market or trading with other adventurers.
Once an upgrade succeeds, the Enchantment will gain a rank. The higher the rank of the Enchantment, the more powerful it becomes.
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