There are many systems within ArcheAge that allow you a chance to upgrade or modify your items to improve their quality. There is no way to guarantee success, and in some cases this can cause your items to be downgraded in quality or even destroyed.
This is an intended game design feature and not something that can be bypassed or be undone.
Accidental miss-grade or miss-temper of an item:
Customer Support can understand the frustration of encountering an error while modifying your weapon.
Unfortunately, due to the random nature of this system Customer Support is unable to provide a restoration or refund of any items used.
Please view the following article for more information on the speciﬁcs of this system:
Any items lost or downgraded via the crafting/upgrade systems within ArcheAge will not be restored or refunded by the customer service department.
Tempering is used to reroll an item's basic stats by a random amount, up to a 109% increase. The weapon stats affected are physical attack, magic attack and healing power. The armor stats affected are physical and magic defense.
When you Temper an item, it will change these stats by a random percentage.
Items that can be tempered:
Any piece of gear that can be tempered will show ‘Tempering Available’ at the top of the item information. If a piece of gear does not show this, it cannot be Tempered.
How to temper an item:
To temper an item, you will need an item that can be tempered and a Tempering Burnish. The ’Tempering Burnish’ can be found in the Marketplace. Once you have both the ’Tempering Burnish’ and the item you wish to temper, use the ’Tempering Burnish’ and select the item you wish to temper.
What can be done with undesirable stats:
Once an item is tempered, it cannot be tempered again. If you do not like the stats that the item now has, you can purchase a ’Tempering Flux: Armor’ or ’Tempering Flux: Weapon’ from the Marketplace. Use the ’Tempering Flux’ on the tempered item and it will reset the modified basic stats to their default stat values, allowing the item to be tempered again.
Regrading items allows you to have a chance to upgrade your item’s current rarity to a higher tier of rarity. However, be aware that Regrading is not guaranteed to succeed. If it fails, there may be a chance that it can cause your item to downgrade in rarity, or even be destroyed.
Items that can be regraded:
Weapons, armor and accessories that can be regraded will show ’Regrade Available’ in orange text at the top of the item information. Not all items can be regraded, so if the item does not have this, it cannot be regraded.
Requirements to regrade an item:
To regrade and item, you need an item that can be regraded and a ’Regrade Scroll’ of that item type: Weapon, Armor, or Accessory. These are crafted items crafted by the ’Printing Vocation’. You will also need an amount of gold dependent on the rarity increase. To increase your chances of success, you can include a ’Regrade Charm’. These can be found in the marketplace or sold by other players.
How to regrade an Item:
Once you have the piece of gear, ’Regrade Scroll’ and a ’Regrade Charm’, if you choose, you can regrade your gear through the following steps; click on the ’Regrade Item’ button in your inventory (sword icon on the bottom right) or right-click on your ‘Regrade Scroll‘. This will open the regrade window where you will see ‘Regrade Item‘, ‘Magic Scroll‘ and ‘Regrade Charm‘. You will also see Success Chance, Destruction Chance, Degrade Chance. These will show you if one of these chances can occur or if there is an increased chance.
Move your desired regrade Item to the regrade item box and your ‘Regrade Scroll‘ to the magic scroll box. If you have a regrade charm, you can move it to the regrade charm box. Once you have everything in place, you will see the gold cost of regrading that item.
Select ‘Enchant‘ to regrade the item. This will use the ‘Regrade Scroll‘ and ‘Regrade Charm‘ as well as deduct the amount of Gold required. You will either see a Failure or Success window.
After setting up the Regrade items, you will see the various chances of the Regrade. Success is the Regrade succeeding and your item increasing in rarity. Destruction is the chance of your item being completely destroyed upon failure. You will completely lose the item if this occurs. Degrade is the chance of the item lowering in rarity instead of increasing in rarity.
If you see a circle under one of these chances, there is a possibility of that chance occurring.
If there is an X under one of these chances, then there is no possibility of that occurring. If you see arrows, then there is an increased chance of this occurring.
Up until a certain rarity, there is no chance of Degrading or Destruction; however, if attempting to Regrade a higher rarity item, there is a chance of your item to lower in rarity or be completely destroyed.