During your adventure leveling in Lost Ark, you definitely chose different pattern books with many possible options.
You hear here and there that you have to improve your engravings, which is important, but despite the explanations in the game, you can’t understand the mechanics and you get lost. No problem, take a large glass of water, and we will try to explain to you as simply as possible the principle of the inscriptions in Lost Ark, to help you understand what is undoubtedly the most complex mechanics of the game.
Update : This guide is effective as of Friday, February 18th.
What are inscriptions?
Simply put, in Lost Ark, the sprites are rather passive elements that will determine the way you play. And to activate it, it is necessary to accumulate the “points” that are called Knot Energy (Denoted by the small diamond that you will see later), in your devices to fill up to 3 levels of these passive elements.
For example here is the inscription “Total Attack”.
Like all patterns, “Total Attack” has three levels.
– You must reach 5 Chi Points in your devices (we will come back to this in the Equipment part) to check the first level of this inscription and activate the idle “Speed of casting spells and skills + 5%. Damage + 4%.”
– With 10 nodes activated, you can unlock the second level “Speed of spells and guidance skills + 10%. Damage + 10%.”
– And at the third 15 knots: “Speed of spells and guidance skills + 20%. Damage + 20%.”
The Engravings interface (which unlocks at level 27) looks like this:
You can distinguish different levels of engraving every 5 knots, small diamonds.
In this example above, you can see that the first ‘Backfire’ clone has activated level 2 with 14 nodes and 1 node is missing to activate level 3. For the second ‘Reflux’ clone, there are 6 nodes, so the first level is active and 4 nodes are missing to activate Second Level. The “expert” has 5 nodes, the effect is also activated at level 1 (we will return to the red effect for energy reduction later).
If you have more or less than 5 nodes (diamonds) per level, that won’t change anything. For example, having 6 nodes or 9 nodes in a pattern will not activate level 2. Only at 5 nodes the first level is activated, at 10 nodes to activate the second level and at 15 nodes to activate the third level.
Conversely, having less than 5 nodes will not activate any bonus. For example, in the image below, “Balance” and “Thrust” only have two nodes, so no effects will take effect on your character.
The different types of inscriptions on the lost coffin
In the lost sarcophagus, inscriptions are grouped into two main categories.
They are for classes and they are only two per class.
The choice between one pattern or another will greatly affect the gameplay and the stats that you will have to get from your devices at the end of the game.
For example here are two chapter inscriptions charming :
As you can see, both modes radically change the gameplay, and go so far as to lock down part of the witch’s identity skill. If we take another example with Fusilière, one of the two modes literally removes hunting rifles from the gameplay.
The second category relates to General inscriptions which are common to all groups. You can activate it in any category in the game depending on what you need. There are many more, choose what you want to mount (we will come back to this in the folders pane)
For example for a DPS class, these inscriptions can be interesting:
Be careful though as some of the inscriptions have strong negative effects in return depending on the level.
For example, if you read the descriptions of “Backfire” above (which is one of the most desirable DPS burns), you can quickly see that the first two levels of burning aren’t very interesting. + 4% damage dealt + 20% damage received, it’s expensive to pay to increase your damage quite a bit.
On the other hand, the third level is very powerful. Deal + 20% damage to the target to get + 20% damage. The reward is large enough to offset the negative effect.
When you go to the Pattern Pattern interface (ALT + i by default) each Pattern has several levels (don’t confuse it with levels 1 to 3). There is the Extraordinary tier (green), the Rare tier (blue), the Epic tier (purple) and finally the Legendary tier (orange).
Each layer increases your Pattern by 3 nodes when equipped and it takes 20 rare Pattern Folders to level up.
The engraving recipes They are the books that you must have received in different missions and rewards during leveling and which you will find later in the game as well. It takes 20 volumes of one rarity to get to the next rar level. Each active rarity gives you 3 nodes.
The inscriptions are related to the Expedition (for all characters on the server).
For example, you will need 20 green folders The “Backfire” inscription to unlock the first level of the inscription that validates 3 nodes. Then you will need 20 blue folders To validate the second stage that activates 6 knots. 20 purple folders To validate the phase in which 9 knots are active. and finally 20 legendary volumes To check the last level that activates 12 knots.
Yes, it is very long.
How is his inscription activated?
Now that we are done with the principle of the inscriptions, we will see how to equip all this. Because yes, it is not because you have installed your engravings on your folders that you immediately activate your engravings on your character. And in order to activate the inscriptions on your characters, you will have to collect nodes in your devices.
And for this, there are three ways to do this.
If you open your character sheet (key P by default), you’ll see two empty squares at the bottom left. This is where you will prepare the two main engravings. You can put two identical pieces to assemble a pattern. This is where the level of engraving will be important.
For example, if you have the inscription “Backfire” on the floor rarehave you ever used 20 unusual engraving recipes and then 20 rare engraving recipes From “Blowback”. If you equip this inscription in one of the two designated slots and you see in the inscription tab of your character sheet, you will have activated 6 nodes of “Blowback” thus checking the first level of the inscription (GG!)
So logically speaking, if you put the “Backfire” pattern twice in both slots, you will have activated 12 pattern nodes and thus the second level check.
Generally this is where you want to place your head inscription, because this is what will earn you the most points (12 knots max per location if you have climbed the head up to the landing) legendary)
You may have already noticed, but your jewelry does not increase Your iLvl. Your gems will give you different stats, but also mainly the strengths of your inscriptions.
For example, in the episode below, if you equip it, it will activate two “Reflux” digging nodes and one negative “Attack Speed Reduction” node (discussed below) in your character.
The optimization part of things is mainly played in the foreground. You will have to find the right gems that give you the correct base stat for your character and activate levels for the patterns you want.
Finally, the third way to increase engraving nodes is with stones.
These small stones that you can carve increase your carving stats and the number of knots. For example, on this cut stone below, it repeats 7 knots of the “Reverse Fire” inscription and 5 knots of the “Expert” inscription. But in return, it activates 3 passive nodes to “reduce attack energy”. This score will depend on your luck when cutting gems.
Be careful when engraving your gems, if you increase the negative engraving too much, you will get a penalty. Here is an attack power reduction that works just like a normal inscription, in increments of 5 knots to complete a level.
To summarize in brief
- You have two types of inscriptions: class inscriptions and general inscriptions.
- Class Patterns will greatly affect your gameplay.
- You can level up your engravings with different rare engraving recipes.
- Each rarity increases the engraving you can equip by three knots.
- It takes 20 recipes from one rarity to the next rarity level.
- There is a scarcity abnormal (3 knots), rare (6 knots), epic (9 knots) and legendary (12 knots).
- It takes 5 knots to activate the first level of the inscription on your character.
- It takes 10 knots to activate the second level of the inscription on your character.
- It takes 15 knots to activate the 3rd level of the inscription on your character.
- You can equip two patterns at the bottom left of your character sheet.
- You can equip the same pattern twice to add knots.
- Your Gems will give you a Heading Contract but also a Negative Heading Contract in return.
- Gems will give you a necklace based on the quality of the cut and also a negative engraving nodes.
- Be careful not to activate penalties when cutting your gems at the risk of raising the level of negative inscriptions. So he will want the gem to be no more than 4 negative nodes.
Finally, know that the engravings are part of the Lost Ark endgame improvement. As important as class sprites are in determining how your character plays, general sprites are a bonus. As you level up in iLvl, your devices will move around a lot. Don’t make engravings a priority in your jewelry and stone, it will quickly age.
Get used to the engraving system, try to level up your engravings to practice. Set a goal of at least three main sprites to build your character, this will allow you to focus on three sprites to create with your recipes without distracting yourself.
So much for our complete guide to engraving MMORPG Lost Ark. We have tried to cover all aspects of the most complex game mechanics, in the hope that it will be useful to you. You can find all our guides to get started missing coffin As well as all the news of the game on Gamosaurus.
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