Revelation Online is slowly but surely unveiling more and more aspects of both their world (such as their races and history), as well as their gameplay mechanics. Recently, they have begun to divulge how players can grow their powers and abilities through their weapons and gear, including how to improve them through such processes as Equipment Refining. But apparently, that’s not the only way this could happen.
For today, they have unveiled the Gear Awakening mechanic. This mechanic is apparently important, if not vital, to those who seek to take on the toughest dungeons, as well as go into the deep end of PVP combat. Interestingly enough, any piece of gear/equipment can be “awakened”, with the exceptions being Wings, Mounts, Badges and Talismans.
Through awakening, the stats of your gear/equipment will go up by a certain amount. There are four tiers of awakening, which means at max you can raise your stats by 20% when all is said and done. That will be a huge boost.
So how do you get your equipment to awaken? Well, you need experience, and by experience, we mean killing monsters. As you travel the world, and Scour Dungeons, the more you kill, the more experience your armor gets, and each piece of equipment will gain a little more with each battle. You’ll need to get your armor to 100% before you can awaken it. Also, you’ll need a certain amount of Hematites.
But, once you have these, you’ll be given a notification, and guided to a screen where you can awaken your equipment with no hassle. Now, 4th tier awakening will require an NPC to activate however. You can find them in Sidus Ur and Sulan.
Revelation Online makes it clear just how important Gear Awakening is, and you’ll definitely want to read more about it, so you can be ready when the game launches.