The Rising Tide Expansion brings with it a new dungeon called the Palace of Nirvana. Through this dungeon, players will gain access to a new tier of gear/equipment. As players battle the many bosses that inhabit the Palace of Nirvana they will attain various materials that can be used to “recast” your existing weapons, armor, and materials.
Recasting is an ancient Tideborn method for upgrading equipment. It allows individuals to upgrade their existing gear into new gear, while still maintaining their original attributes, refinement level, and sockets. Essentially through the use of this system, players can take their existing high level equipment, and transform it into Palace of Nirvana gear, and without losing any of the hard work they’ve already invested into their gear. This process of course requires certain materials. Recasting your equipment without these materials will still upgrade your equipment to Palace of Nirvana gear, just without any of your existing attributes/refinement level/sockets.
How does Recasting work?
1) Original Equipment
Not just any piece of equipment can be recast into Palace of Nirvana gear. Only the highest quality equipment is capable of being transformed through this system.
The following are capable of being recast:
Level 90 – Holy Hall – Headgear and Robes (unclear if this applies to robes only or all armor)
Level 95 – Crescent Valley – Armor and Weapons
Level 99 – Holy Hall – Armor and Weapons
Level 100 – Holy Hall - Weapons
2) Materials Required
The amount of materials required to recast a piece of equipment is determined by its current status. What is the current refinement level? How many sockets does it have? How good are the stones that rest within the item’s sockets? All these factors determine how much material is required to recast that particular piece of equipment.
Any piece of equipment that is recast will be transformed into a Palace of Nirvana piece of equipment within the same “family”. For example, Dual Axes are part of the Axe & Hammer family. If a player recasts the Lunar Glade Dual Axes, they will transform into a Poleaxe, Polehammer, Dual Axes, or Dual Hammers.
Crescent Valley gear and Holy Hall gear will transform into two completely different sets of Palace of Nirvana gear, each with their own unique look. Crescent Valley equipment will have a more heavenly look to them, while Holly Hall gear will have a darker feel and theme.
In terms of statistical differences, weapons will have no difference other than appearance, but this is not the case for armor. Recast Cresent Valley armor will have higher base defense. Recast Holy Hall armor will have a new stat that increases armor by a percentage instead of a flat value.
Lastly, both Palace of Nirvana armor sets will have set bonuses. As you attain more and more pieces of each set, you will unlock Attack Level bonuses, up to Attack Level 10. This will effectively increase your damage output by 10%.
4) Upgrade Stats
After you’ve attained your Palace of Nirvana gear, you have the ability to upgrade its stats. Palace of Nirvana gear can have two random additional attributes, one major and one minor. Major attributes are associated with equipment types, while minor attributes are completely random. Players can “re-roll” the two additional attributes until they find statistics that meet their needs.
Palace of Nirvana (w/ only bosses, no mobs inside) in which u can upgrade your gear's grade lvl and appearance will be added.
View new weapon pics here: Fist/Claw/Sword/Spear/Axe&hammer/Bow/Magic Weapon
Bosses can be viewed here: Link to Bosses
Which weapon can be upgrade? ( yes / no)
All mold gears
All HH equipments below lv99
TT99 green weapons
HH99 gold weapons
HH100 weapons(u cant keep its stats, all stats will be refreshed..)
Frost Walk weapons
Frost Walk armors
Crescent Valley weapons
Crescent Valley armors
Old Tears of Heaven gear
Boots Helms Cloaks from aniversary event
What do u mean 'upgrade'?
Upgrade your gear's grade lvl to 15 and upgrade its basic stat to G15
For example ★Nonmortal Universe G13 atk 800-1200 → ★XXX Wand G15 900-1350.
The appearance of your weapon will change from this step.
Atually, the G15 gears are in an undependent gear system(such as old heaven of tear gears), they have thier own name and appearance.
the HH and Crescent Valley are just considered as one of the materials to craft G15 gear. And the G15 gear has the ability to inherit all additonal stats from the material gear.
Upgrade additional stats to G15 stats (I heard that weapons will get atk lvl +20, not sure) ★★XXX Wand
Now, you can get set bonus stat from your G15 armors if u have enough of them.
3rd Step (circulative step)
From this step, u can keep refreshing some of the stats on your gear and get a random grade15 stat till it makes u content.
For example: You have chance to get 'advanced berserk' which is better than 'berserk' for your melee weapon.(here is an unreliable version of description: Advanced Berserk: Has a chance to inflict 300%-500% damage at the cost of 5% HP, becomes immune to all negative effects for 4 seconds, but u will loose all your vigor instantly.)
And there will be a new kind of stat for G15 armor: inscrease equipment defence by %. With this stat, the G15 armor will have a bit lower basic defence , but it will effectively counteract defence decreasing debuff from skills.
What mats should i pay for the upgrade?
You need 3 kinds to upgrade:
1. Your old weapon
2. Mats from bosses in new dungeon(2 kind of crystal)
3. Transfer stones to keep the refine lvl and sockets (from cash shop)
Is this new dungeon hard?
In this instant, you need too challenge 7 bosses (15 in total, first 3 bosses are fixed, you then need to challenge 4 random bosses from the rest 12).
Please compare this one to the new Frost Walk, the difficulty level is almost the same.
Dev: "The bosses in this dungeon will have more funny skills than those in FW...Muahahaaha, prepare to run when boss talks..."
Each run will take about 1-1.5 hour for a normal party.
But if u want to upgrade your gear to G15 final form..there will be a long long way to go..
Where do I go to get started?
The materials required for the recasting process are attained through the completion of boss encounters within the Palace of Nirvana. Players can only enter the Palace of Nirvana a certain number of times per day. Three entrances are granted for free, another entrance granted via a quest, and finally a fifth entrance per day is granted via the Bounty Hunter.
Q: What is the level requisite to enter the Palace of Nirvana? How many times can I enter per day?
A: The requisite level to enter the Palace of Nirvana is 100. You are granted three entrances per day, but players can trade their Bounty Hunter and Crazy Stone quests for another two chances of the Palace of Nirvana entrances.
Q: Will it transform randomly? What if I like having duel axes because it looks cool and it transforms into a poleaxe instead?
A: The transformation is not random; you can pick whichever item you want, just as long as they are in the same category/family.
Q: Once I recast an item, can I ever revert it back? Will the items be bound to my character? Can I trade materials/items?
A: No, recast items can never be reverted back. If you are recasting a piece of gear that is bound, it will continue to be bound to your character after it is upgraded. Materials from Palace of Nirvana will be tradable.
Q: In addition to upgrading gears, will you be able to obtain new gear without having the pre-existing gear?
A: No, upgrading existing gear is the only way to attain Palace of Nirvana gear.
Q: Will new gear drop in the instance or will the drops only be materials used to upgrade?
A: The drops in Palace of Nirvana will be similar to the current Holy Hall drops. You’ll be receiving materials as well as other gems.
Q: What does it cost to “re-roll” for new stats?
A: The materials used for upgrading Palace of Nirvana gear are found within the Palace of Nirvana.
Q: When a player recasts their equipment into Palace of Nirvana gear, is it given a minor and major statistic by default, or does a player need to upgrade it again before receiving these random stats?
A: No, the player must first recast their gear into Palace of Nirvana gear. After the transformation is complete, they can then upgrade the equipment in order to receive a major and minor statistic. Re-rolling the major and minor statistics will require substantially less materials.