Drop 3

With Drop 3 “The Defile” coming in the next few weeks we jumped on the PTR to see how runecrafting is impacted and what changes were made to AMP and Ability Points.

Runecrafting:

Two new items have been introduced to the game and are a critical part on how the improved runecrafting system works.  Runecrafting change will come in Drop 3 tentatively scheduled for September 16th.

Runic Elemental Flux

Runic Elemental Flux allows you to change a rune slot ONCE.  When you use a Runic Elemental Flux on a slot it will randomly roll TWO random slots (excluding omni) and you have your choice between one of the two new slots or return to the previous slot type.  Runic Elemental Flux is a crafted item produced by expert technologist but require materials created by tailors, armorsmiths, outfitters and weaponsmiths.  The materials and their reagents are listed below:

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—- 1x Runic Elemental Flux —-
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1x Smarth Cloth (Master Tailor)
5x Starloom Cloth
5x Sign of Logic – Eldan
2x Sign of Fusion – Eldan
1x Eldan Acceleron

1x Vitalium Ingot (Master Armorer)
4x Galactium Chunk
5x Sign of Life – Eldan
2x Sign of Fusion – Eldan
2x Starshard

1x Tech Leather (Master Outfitter)
3x Augmented Leather
5x Sign of Logic – Eldan
2x Sign of Fusion – Eldan
2x Primal Pelt

1x Corium Acceleron (Master Weaponsmith)
4x Galactium Chunk
5x Sign of Earth – Eldan
2x Sign of Fusion – Eldan
1x Eldan Acceleron

Doing a quick search for materials on the CX on multiple servers prices could be in excess of 20 platinum.  So start farming!

Eldan Runic Flux

 

Eldan Runic Flux is a bit more forgiving; its use is to add slots to gear.  The breakdown for maximum slot counts are as follows:

Good quality (Green) items cannot add additional rune slots.

Excellent quality (Blue) items from vendor, quests and crafting can have a maximum of 3 rune slots.
Excellent quality items from group content can have a maximum of 4 rune slots.

Superb quality (Purple) items from vendors, world drops and crafting can have a maximum of 4 rune slots.
Superb quality items from group content can have a maximum of 5 rune slots.

Legendary quality (Orange) items from vendors, world drops and crafting can have a maximum of 6 rune slots.
Legendary quality items from group content can have a maximum of 7 rune slots.

Artifact quality (Pink) items can have a maximum of 8 rune slots.

Once you use an Eldan Runic Flux the slot will randomize. You will still need to pay to unlock it and the same degradation rules apply that we discussed here.

The following video commentary shows how the improved system works.

AMP and Ability Points: 

Along with increasing the world drop rates for both the AMP and Ability Points Carbine added some additional ways to obtain them rather than spending Elder Gems for them.  AMP and Ability Point changes will come in a patch the week before Drop 3 tentatively scheduled for September 9th.

AMP Points:

1x Level Path to 15
2x PVP vender costs 4000 prestige each
1x Crimson Badlands beloved reputation cost 50 gold
1x Northern Wastes beloved reputation cost 50 gold
1x Gold veteran STL
1x Gold veteran KV

Total: 8 AMP Points

Ability Points:

1x Level Path to 30
1x PVP vender cost 5000 prestige
1X Guardians of the Grove beloved reputation cost 50 gold
1x Gold veteran Skullcano
1x Gold veteran Swordmaiden

Total: 5 Ability Points

 

 

 

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Runecrafting 101

Runecrafting:

Is the process of augmenting your gear with additional stats and bonuses by crafting runes from rune fragments and elemental signs.  Runes can be crafted and placed in your gear at engraving stations located in the capital city crafting areas.  Engraving stations look as follows:

engraving station

Rune and Rune Slots:

  • The first rune slot is always free to access the additional slots you must pay (at the engraving station) to have subsequent slots unlocked.
  • You cannot place more than 1 of the EXACT same rune in a piece of gear.
  • You can’t remove runes that been placed in gear; If you replace a rune it will destroyed
  • Omni slots can hold ANY rune.
  • Additional rune slots degrade in value:
Slot Value
1 100%
2 78%
3 66%
4 57%
5 51%
6 47%

Slot Order Preference:

Omni > Life > Water > Fusion > Fire > Air > Logic > Earth

Rational: Omni slots can be anything.  Life offers the most set and general attribute flexibility. Water provides slightly less set flexibility but always provides insight and recovery options. Fusion is the best general attribute slot and is the only one that gives Support Power and Support Power Bonus with Fusion Gorge Rune Set.  Fire can create a nice secondary bonus with the Focused Surged rune set. Air provides focus recovery. Logic beats out earth because it provides critical hit.

Sets:

Life Giver Rune Set:

life giver

Focus Recovery Rune Set:

focus regen

The cool thing about these rune sets is that the choice is easy. 12/20 Life Giver Rune is the same as 12/12 Focus Recovery Rune.  So it comes down to having the slots available and/or the mats to craft it. If you have 12 available slots start building towards the 20 rune life giver bonus.

Focused Surge Rune Set:

focus surge

If you have 6 or 11 pieces of gear with a fire slot on them these provide a nice additional bonus as well as the insight on each rune.  Gear with additional fire slots can also place Rune of Critical in both Life Giver and Focused Surge flavors

Fusion Gorge Rune Set:

Fusion Gorge

 

If you have 8 or 12 fusion slots pick up this set up the support power bonus is incredible even though the healing proc is pretty lame.

Order: 

Ranked by output top to bottom; left to right but prioritize set rune milestones over attribute rune. Substitute insight runes with recovery runes until you feel comfortable with your focus regen.

Life Giver
Omni Life Water Fusion Fire Air Logic Earth
Best available LG Insight LG Insight FG
Support
FS Insight FS Recovery Critical Critical Severity
Insight Insight Support Insight Recovery Moxie
Recovery LG Recovery FG Insight FS Critical  Moxie Critical Severity
LG Critical Recovery Insight LG Critical
Critical FG Recovery Critical
LG Critical Serverity Recovery
Critical Serverity Critical
Moxie
Critical Severity
Focus Recovery
Omni Life Water Fusion Fire Air Logic Earth
Best available FR
Insight
FR Insight FG
Support
FS Insight LS Recovery Critical Critical Severity
Insight Insight Support Insight Recovery Moxie
FR
Recovery
FR Recovery FG
Insight
FS Critical  Moxie Critical Severity
Recovery Recovery Insight Critical
FR
Critical
FG Recovery
Critical Recovery
Critical Serverity Critical
Moxie
Critical Severity

Tips on selecting gear/upgrades:

  • Gear can have 0 to 6 rune slots based on item quality
  • Focus on gear that has at least two slots
  • Quality over quantity (type of slot vs number of slots)
  • Only consider the first fusion slot location since it can provide support power.  Otherwise don’t worry too much about slot location since we only focus on insight, recovery and crit the degradation in rune power in respect to rune type usually is a wash.
  • Almost always use your first Omni slot for Fusion Support Power (number of slots on gear plus rune set milestones will dictate this)
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Still Slingin’: 5 Things We’re Up To

Hello fellow Healslingers! Sorry it has been a little quiet over here. I have been on a much needed vacation, and in between all the raiding and relaxing, I haven’t had a chance to get much else done here. Not to worry! I should be back in full swing this week. In the mean time- here are 5 things the Healslinger crew have been up to:

1) Irullan is loving Bloodfire Red dye on all the things.
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2) Mixtapes is cursing cooking. Look forward to an upcoming rant guide!
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3) We are both crushing hard on this great Moonshine Mansion write up on healing in WildStar.
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4) Irullan has been clearing her way through GA, at times without a full group. If you are a DPS still in need of a guild, consider Mortal! Realm First: X-89 – Guardians. On to Phage Maw, with a 9hr/week raid schedule. How is attunement/raiding going for y’all? Let us know in the comments! 

5) Loving everything about the Ultra Strain Drop- but most of all the new Strain costume and emote.

Stay tuned for Iru’s upcoming GA boss guides. In the mean time, let us know what y’all are up to! 

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