Equipment can be leveled to increase its stats. Each time an equipment piece gains a level a random stat is increased by a random ammount. (I.E One level may increase attack by 3 points, the next may increase Mag by 1 point.)
Even if equipment reaches level 50, its stats may not be maxed.
Max level is 10 at first. By being awoken 1~4 times, max level rises to 20 ~ 50.
Leveling requires adamantite and awakening requires awakening materials.
Example of the Random Stat Enhancement
The first two pictures below show two Dragonhorn Lance (Assault) Lv.40.
Both of them are same type (Assault) and have same level and "+", but their stats are different.
The last two pics shows them at Lv.50.
A type is assigned to a weapon, armor, an accessory when it is crafted. It determines which stat is increased well by leveling.
There are 8 types. 2~3 of 8 types are possible types for each kind of equipment. For example, Metal Knuckles can have one of 3 random types: Assault, Vital, or Critical.
N Rarity Equipment & Excalibur
N rarity equipment and excalibur are different.
Their max level is 30 and can be leved to 30 without awakening. They always get max stats at level 30.
N rarity equipments can be purchased at the shop for gil and Excalibur is a pre-reg reward.
N rarity equipment doesn't have types.
Adamantite is spent for leveling equipment. It can be divided into 4 classes with different amounts of gained EXP.
For the amount of gaine EXP, see the table below.
How to Farm Adamantite
Adamantite can mainly be obtained as item drop from the chamber of adamantite.
It can be played up to 3 times a day. On Monday item drop is doubled and the daily limit is unlocked on Saturday and Sunday.
Chamber of Adamantite
Required EXP to level to 50 for +0 and +1 equipments
For the amount of required exp to level, see the table below.
Note that a piece of equipment can be leveled up to 10 at start. You have to awaken it 4 times to increase it's max level to 50.
Required EXP to level to 50 for +2~5 equipments
Crafting +2~+5 equipments requires leveled ones, meaning you need more adamantite to level +2~5 equipments to 50 than for +0~1 equipments.
Awakening equipment requires "Secret Book of Refinement (X)". For example, awakening sword weapons requires the Secret Book of Refinement (Sword).
The amount of Secret Books of Refinement depends on the rarity of equipment. See the table below.
Note that some pieces of equipment featured in limited-time events, like Nagnarok and Lion Heart Replica require the same amount of Secret Books of Refinement as required for R equipment to be awoken.
Required amount of Secrets of the Forge
By spending required materials, you can craft a piece of equipment with "+" to make it get an effect and strengthen it.
For example, to craft +1 Metal Knuckles, you need a recipe for metal knuckles and two Lv.1 metal knuckles. The result of this process will be a Metal Knuckle +1. This new equipment will be a Metal knuckles +1.
The new equipment will always be level 1, and will either gain an effect or improve a previous effect; in this case the "metal knuckles" has no effects, the "metal knuckles +1" gains "striking attack 2".
Global server: When a new equipment with + is created the type is randomized. (There will be a quality patch in the future where the type of one of the material equipment may be selected when doing this process.)
Japanese server: When a new equipment with + is created the type can be randomized or you may select to keep the type of on of the material equipment consumed by this process.
Required Materials to Craft "+" Equipment
Gil, Recipex1, Lv.1 Equipmentx2
Gil, Recipex1, +1 Equipment Lv.10x2
Gil, Recipex1, +2 Equipment Lv.20x2
Gil, Recipex1, +3 Equipment Lv.30x2
Gil, Recipex1, +4 Equipment Lv.40x2
The Amount of Consumed Secrets of the Forget to Craft "+5" Equipment
As you can see, you need a huge amount of the secrets of the forge to craft +5 UR.
"When you craft a piece of equipment with "+", you can choose one from the types of required equipment."
The question is, where can i choose it ? Yesterday i "+" my equipment, and there is no notification to choose the type