Successful ArcheAge gear regrading
How to regrade gear in ArcheAge
Regrading Archeage weapons, armor, and accessories is actually fairly simple once you know how, but it's also fairly expensive.
Regrading gear costs a base amount of gold on every attempt. This gold price varies piece by piece but can be around 10 gold for an accessory, and up to 50 gold for some weapons and armor.
On top of the gold cost players also need either an accessory regrade scroll, weapon regrade scroll, or armor regrade scroll, depending on what's being upgraded. To financially make matters better or worse there are regrade charms as well. These different charms can be used on different grades of gear during the enchanting process to increase the chance of success.
The real question: to craft, buy, or wait
Before getting started first there are a few things to know about regrading ArcheAge equipment.
Crafting is often better than buying; however, waiting for someone to simply list the regraded version of the gear can sometimes be the cheapest route. Regrading gear then reselling it really isn't profitable except maybe for ehperium and delphinad gear sets and weapons.
Depending on how old the ArcheAge server is, and how fast the players progressed, the market is often flooded with old level 44 and weak 50 gear sets that have been regraded even to celestial sometimes, for much cheaper than it would cost to manually upgrade it.
All of this also depends on the server regrade scroll prices too.
The three different ArcheAge regrade scrolls
In ArcheAge there are three different regrading scrolls: a weapon regrade scroll, armor regrade scroll, and accessory regrade scroll. To craft these scrolls players need one of three point crystals: sunpoint (weapon), moonpoint (armor), or sunpoint (accessory). The prices of regrade scrolls is roughly proportional to the price of these three commodities.
On top of one of the above crystals, players also need one blank regrade scroll for every finished regrade scroll. These usually cost 1-4 gold each and can be crafted two at a time with 10 paper, 1 dawn light lake essence, and 1 blue salt hammer. The paper can be bought or crafted from lumber, dawn can be made from the ricefish in ArcheAge, and the blue salt hammers can be bought at the general merchants for 1 gold each.
Paper and blank regrade scrolls are crafted at paper presses and the regrade scrolls are made at printing presses.
Weapon regrade scroll description
Weapon regrade scrolls and sunpoints
Making a weapon regrade scroll in ArcheAge uses a sunpoint and a blank regrade scroll. The prices of these can vary wildly, currently on Calliel server they both cost around 40 gold each with sunpoints being slightly cheaper than the finished scrolls.
The weapon regrade scrolls usually run cheaper than the armor scrolls, but not always. Sometimes the weapon regrade scrolls peak higher than the armor regrade scrolls, and on some servers it could be completely different.
Armor regrade scroll description
Armor regrade scrolls and moonpoints
Armor regrade scrolls can be crafted using one moonpoint and one blank regrade scroll. Armor regrade scrolls are often the most expensive of the three items. Often these can be found at 50 gold.
These scrolls are often the most expensive of the three, with accessory regrade scrolls being the cheapest and weapon regrade scrolls often running in the middle somewhere.
Accessory regrade scroll description
Accessory regrade scrolls and starpoints
Armor regrade scrolls can be crafted using one starpoint and one blank regrade scroll. These are most often the cheapest of all three ArcheAge regrading scrolls. Most often these can be bought for below 20 gold and often below 10 gold as well. Those prices are subject to change in the future of ArcheAge because of gold inflation.
Sunpoints can become expensive on some server too, but generally they really are the cheapest on many servers.
How to get sunpoints, moonpoints, and starpoints
All of these gems can drop out of coinpurses. Generally the higher the coinpurse level the higher chance of the drop.
Overall these gems are a very rare drop. Chances are that on a lot of servers, bots make many of the point gems.
How to use regrade scrolls to enchant items
On the right is a video showing how to regrade weapons, the same system applies for the other two regrade scrolls, armor and accessories. There's an icon in the bottom right of every players inventory that allows them to open an enchanting/regrading screen. It costs a base amount of gold on every enchant and the costs vary by level and item type. Chest armor may cost more than bracers, and so on.
The chance of success when regrading seems to be pretty random. There are some ways to manipulate it a little. If you have several regrades to do, do one every hour or two and as soon as the first success comes try doing two or three more really quickly. Some players claim this works, feel free to try it.
All ArcheAge regrade charms
Increasing success with regrade charms
There are three different types of ArcheAge regrade charms: green, blue, yellow, and orange. Each of these can be used on different grades of gear and give different bonuses. Two of the charms have superior counter parts which can be used on any grade of gear.
For starters, once gear reaches arcane grade, then players can use a green regrade charm on every attempt in order to get a +75% chance of success. These are the cheapest of the four regrade charms.
The next is available once gear reaches heroic. It is the blue regrade charm, which can only be used when attempting to regrade a heroic item. This charm also increases the chance of success by 75%.
After heroic, there's a charm available for unique gear, which also works on item grades below unique. This charm is the yellow regrade charm, and it increases the chance of success by +50%. These charms cost much more than the green and blue ones, so they should only be used on unique gear.
There's also a charm for any grade of gear. This is the superior yellow regrade charm, and it increases the chance of success by +50% on any grade of gear.
There's also a red regrade charm which increases the chance of success by +100%. This charm can only be used on unique gear. There's a superior red regrade charm as well which increases the chance of success on any grade of gear by +100%. The superior red regrade charms are hundreds of gold, and pretty much a requirement when trying to regrade mythic ArcheAge gear.
Success, failure, degrading and destruction
Regrading ArcheAge weapons, armor, and accessories doesn't always just succeed. Sometimes failure can happen, which wastes the scroll, charm, and base gold cost.
Up until heroic, regrading can only result in success or failure. Once the item reaches heroic, there's a chance it can go down a grade on failure instead of just failing. This continues from heroic until celestial.
Once gear reach celestial things get much worse. When an enchant attempt fails at celestial or higher there's a chance it can be destroyed. This is why getting mythic grade gear is nearly impossible.
There is one hope for getting mythic gear in ArcheAge however, and that's the resplendent weapon regrade scroll, resplendent armor regrade scroll, and the resplendent accessory regrade scroll.
Resplendent weapon, armor, accessory regrade scrolls
Just like trees have hardwoods as a rare drop, coinpurses have lucky sunpoints, lucky moonpoints, and lucky starpoints as uber-rare drops.
These lucky point gems can be used to craft resplendent regrade scrolls (see photo below).
With ArcheAge resplendent regrade scrolls weapons, armor, and accessories can be regraded two levels upon a success instead of one. With this scroll gear can upgrade from heroic all the way to celestial in one success, provided it succeeds.
With the help of these scrolls is the only reasonable to get any grade of gear above celestial, such as epic, legendary, and divine.
Lucky starpoint, lucky moonpoint, and lucky sunpoint
When right clicked the ArcheAge lucky point gem will take the appropriate regrade scroll from the players inventory and upgrade it into a resplendent regrade scroll.
These gems and the resplendent scrolls sell on ArcheAge auction for hundreds of gold. Resplendent weapon regrade scrolls have gone up to around a thousand before.
Hints for regrading high level gear
There are a few basic tricks players can use to maximize regrading Archeage delphinad gear and such. The first is to simply upgrade normally until the item naturally goes from heroic to unique. Once the weapon, armor, or accessory is of unique grade, then players can use a resplendent regrade scroll with a red regrade charm for a few hundred gold. If this succeeds on the attempt then a divine item will be produced.
This is the most basic trick for getting a really high grade gear without even having to chance destroying it. From there, players can risk another resplendent regrade scroll, superior red regrade charm, and some serious stress in order to upgrade the gear to legendary. If it fails there's a good chance it will be destroyed at this point, so good luck.
Upgrading to mythic requires at least two regrade attempts with resplendent regrade scrolls no matter what method is used, making mythic nearly impossible to actually acquire. On top of that, chances are that the chance of success is lower and lower the higher the grade of the gear gets. Once the gear is legendary chances are the success chance is only around 20% or something.
How high have you made it?
Problem on October 01, 2015:
Moonpoints for accessories not sunpoints