Another week, another testing session. Once again you have the chance to test our upcoming enchantment system. Additionally just like last time Steamworks Hardmode is up! Let’s also have a look at our Month of the Mad God Items. The next Seasons Battle Pass and Missions are also live and you can have your first look.
The Month of the Mad God UTs are in the shop, but due to a technical issue they cant be enchanted yet. Additionally Dust can be found in the utility tab.
Enchantments and Engravings
The first batch of items which use the new Enchantments system is here! These use a new type of consumable item called Engravings, which are dropped from the Hard Mode Steamworks.
These will be dropped using the selection chest system, so when you get this new chest you can choose which of the Engravings you wish to receive. The list of Engravings for this update can be found below:
|Increases the defense and puts an on-hit heal onto the item.
|Increases Hit Points and defense.
|Increased damage, and projectile size. The projectiles move slower but retain the same range.
|Decreases damage and projectile size. Also increases firing rate and projectile speed without increasing range.
Engravings cannot be applied to all items. Instead they will work with a select batch of UT’s, listed below:
|Bow of the Void
|Vest of Abandoned Shadows
To apply Engravings you will need to farm a new currency called Dust. This will eventually come in a variety of colors, and drop from multiple dungeons. For now the only type is Green, and it will drop from the hard Mode Steamworks only. The amount which drops can be increased by playing a Seasonal character, and you will enjoy a 15% bonus as a result!
You will then need to take your items to the Enchanter in your vault.
The Enchanter will be able to apply Engravings to any items you have on you or in your backpack which have slots.
IMPORTANT NOTE – Existing items from the list above will not have slots. Only items dropped or forged after this release will spawn with slots.
Opening the Enchanting menu will show the following:
|Item List – all items which can be enchanted will appear here. Only items from your worn inventory or backpack will be displayed. Vault and gift chest items will not appear, for example, nor will items on your other characters.The currently selected item will highlight blue, as shown here.
|Filters – when tiered items become enchantable, these will allow quick filtering and searching.
|Dust – displays how much green dust you have available.
|Slots – this shows how many available slots the item has for enchantments. UT’s will only ever have one slot for Engravings.This area also shows the cost to unlock the slot, in this case 1950 Green Dust,
|Enchantments – The list of enchantments which can be applied to this item will be shown here.As this is a UT which can take Engravings, this list will be empty except for an entry for each Engraving you have on you which can be applied to this item. So, for instance, if I had two Gatling Shots Engravings, there would be two of them shown here. If I had none, or just an Iron Plating Engraving, this list would be blank.
Once you have unlocked a slot with Dust, applying and Engraving does not cost any further Dust. However, it will use up one of the Engravings you choose to apply to the item. And, this Engraving will then be permanently added to the item in question. You cannot swap it, remove it, or further adjust it, so be sure you know what you are doing!
Aspirant’s Item set
With this upcoming season and Month of the Mad God players will be able to acquire pieces of the Aspirant’s Set. These sets are made from a weapon, armor, and four rings. These rings represent different combat disciplines, Stalwart, Sniper, Swiftblade, and Magus. Wearing the weapon and armors with the rings will give you appropriate bonuses for that combat discipline.
In addition we are leveraging the new enchantment system to add more depth to these items. Like the rings, four engravings exist matching a combat discipline, and these engravings can be applied to any of the Aspirant’s Items, weapons, armor, or ring. When applied to a weapon they will increase their damage and change the shot pattern based on which engraving is used. Armors gain a stat boost corresponding to the combat discipline, and rings gain additional effects. Players are free to mix and match these engravings as they wish, but the rings can only accept an engraving of the same type, for example a Ring of the Stalwart and only have the Path of the Stalwart Engraving Applied.
These items will be initially available in the upcoming seasons missions, and then will be more accessible during Month of the Mad God Itself.
You were able to have a first look at the new Hardmode Steamworks a while back. If you do not know what it is, you can read all about it here. Over the past couple of testing sessions we made a lot of adjustments and fixes to this harder version of the Kogbold Steamworks. We would like to ask you again to jump into the game and test the dungeon to its full content and then provide us with your feedback. You can find Portals to the Dungeon in the Nexus!
Additionally in preparation for an upcoming event, we also have a Leaderboard Event live for the dungeon.
A Hero’s Choice BP and Missions
With our current Season ending soon, it’s time to give you a first look at the newly upcoming Battle Pass and Mission Tree. Please keep in mind that some descriptions and titles might still be missing. It’s a testing session after all.