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Aion: The Difference Between Manastones, Godstones, and Enchantments

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Aion_Stones3There are a lot of different ways to enhance and better your gear in Aion, and I wanted to go over them briefly for players so that you could see what those differences were. After all, when you're constantly looking over your shoulder trying to make sure that you're not about to be killed, it's always best to be at the top of your game, whether you're doing some PvE questing, or PvPing in the Abyss.

Manastones

As you level up, if you look at your gear you'll see it has slots for “manastones.” Most gear will have at least one slot, but as you gain more powerful items, you'll see that they can have more. Using a manastone on a piece of armor or a weapon is called “socketing,” and it will enhance your gear with anything from extra health and mana to increased critical hits and accuracy.

Manastones are typically found from mob drops around Atreia, and you can also do repeatable quests to obtain them. Socketing manastones can be dangerous work, because there's a chance that you'll fail at applying the item and then you'll lose the stone. Not only that, but if you already have a stone on an item and try to apply a second (to a different slot) you'll lose both stones. Thankfully, manastones are pretty common, and you can find them rather easily. You can also pay to have your manastones removed by an NPC although the stone will be destroyed by this process. It will empty the slot so that you can put a different stone in its place.

There are two different type of manastones: green ones and white ones. The green ones are more powerful than white, so be sure to hang on to them.

Godstones

These stones work in much the same way that manastones do, except better. A lot better. First, they can only be added to weapons, and second, they are exceptionally rare and only drop in the higher-level content of the game. You can also gain them from quest rewards. To apply a Godstone to a weapon, you must visit a Godstone Enchanter NPC, typically found in only the large cities. You'll (of course) have to pay a fee for them to apply the Godstone, and you can also have them remove the stones, just like manastones.

When your weapon has a Godstone attached, you gain a particle effect, and each Godstone has its own color and effect. Godstones basically allow your weapon to “proc” an effect during combat. To proc more often, you'll want a fast attack speed, and a target with low resistance against whatever stone you decide to use. Godstones do not proc when casting buffs or heals on yourself or other friendly players.

Enchantment Stones

Enchantment stones are a little tricky. These improve specific attributes on weapons and armor, based on the type of item they are applied to. They add a little plus (+) to the item that they are applied to, and you can apply them several times to improve the item.

To find enchantment stones, you have to use extraction tools on an item. This will destroy the item but give you one or more enchantment stones. The level of the stone will be based on the level of the item it were extracted from. The higher the level of stone used vs. the level of the item you are using it on, the less likely the enchanting will fail. If an item already has an enchantment on it and you attempt to enchant it further and it fails, the item will lose one level of enchantment.

Below is a list of what bonuses enchantments give depending on the item:

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  • Chest: +6 physical defense per level
  • Legs: +5 physical defense per level
  • Shoulders: +4 physical defense per level
  • Gloves: +4 physical defense per level
  • Boots: +4 physical defense per level

Chain

  • Chest: +5 physical defense per level
  • Legs: +4 physical defense per level
  • Shoulders: +3 physical defense per level
  • Gloves: +3 physical defense per level
  • Boots: +3 physical defense per level

Leather

  • Chest: +4 physical defense per level
  • Legs: +3 physical defense per level
  • Shoulders: +2 physical defense per level
  • Gloves: +2 physical defense per level
  • Boots: +2 physical defense per level

Cloth

  • Chest: +3 physical defense per level
  • Legs: +2 physical defense per level
  • Shoulders: +1 physical defense per level
  • Gloves: +1 physical defense per level
  • Boots: +1 physical defense per level

Weapons / ShieldAion_Stones

  • Shield: +2% damage reduction per level
  • Polearm: +4 min/max weapon damage per level
  • Greatsword: +4 min/max weapon damage per level
  • Orb: +4 min/max weapon damage per level +10 magic boost per level
  • Bows: +4 min/max weapon damage per level
  • Staff: +3 min/max weapon damage per level
  • Spellbook: +3 min/max weapon damage per level +10 magic boost per level
  • Mace: +3 min/max weapon damage per level
  • Sword: +2 min/max weapon damage per level
  • Dagger: +2 min/max weapon damage per level

Be sure to take advantage of all these types of enchantments as you explore Atreia, and I can guarantee that you'll have a little easier time taking down your foes.

Happy gaming!

 
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