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Dragon Nest - How to Upgrade Equipment

Updated on February 4, 2012
Enhancing or Upgrading can be done on the town's blacksmith.
Enhancing or Upgrading can be done on the town's blacksmith.

Enhancing a weapons and armors in Dragon Nest

Upgrading or enhancing an equipment (weapons and armors) in Dragon Nest is basically the same as with other online games. You proceed to the npc (blacksmith for our case) then you enhance or upgrade your equipment. But beware, because as with other online games, upgrading equipments in dragon nest has its risks. It can either fail with just the upgrading materials consumed, fail with the equipment degrading 1 or 2 levels, or even fail and breaking the equipment.

Upgrading | Enhancing Bonus

Upgrade Bonus:

  • Equipments - Max HP and Max MP Increase
  • Weapons (Primary and Secondary) - Physical and Magic Attack Increase

Highly upgraded primary weapons also form a special kind of glow. These effects are listed as follows:

Weapon Glow (+7 onwards):

  • +7 Blue Glow
  • +10 Blue Glow with trail
  • +13 Red Glow

Upgrading | Enhancing Requirements

Normal Grade and Magic Grade:

From:

  • +1 - +9: No jewel requirements
  • +9 onwards: Agate

Rare Grade:

  • +1 - +6: Agate
  • +7 onwards: Agate and Diamonds

Epic Grade:

Class Jewels:

  • Warrior - Ruby
  • Archer - Sapphire
  • Sorceress - Obsidian
  • Cleric - Topaz
  • Academic - Diamond

From:

  • +1 - + 6: Jewel for that specific class
  • +1 - +6: Jewel for that specific class and Diamonds

Note: The type (fragment, rough, ordinary) of jewel required for different level of equipment varies.

Enhance | Upgrade Chance

Upgrade Probabilities

Please take note that different equipment grade has a different enhancement probabilities. The following table is inaccurate and is only given to provide estimates to the upgrading probabilities. For an accurate overview, please visit this site:

http://dn.kumoko.net/enhancement.php

Upgrade Probability:

  • +1 to +3 - 95% Success | 5% Fail and does nothing
  • +3 to +4 - 80% Success | 15% Fail and does nothing | 5% Level Decrease
  • +4 to +5 - 60% Success |25% Fail and does nothing | 15% Level Decrease
  • +5 to +6 - 50% Success | 25% Fail and does nothing | 25% Level Decrease
  • +6 to +7 - 45% Success | 15% Fail and does nothing | 15% Level Decrease 25% Item Break
  • +7 to +8 - 40% Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break
  • + 8 to +9 - 35% Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break
  • +9 to +10 - 30% Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break
  • +10 to +11 - 25% Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break
  • +11 to +12 - 20%Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break
  • +12 to +13 - 15% Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break | 25% Fail and does nothing
  • +13 to +14 - 5%Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break | 35% Fail and does nothing
  • +14 to +15 - 1% Success | 35% Level Decrease | 25% Item Break | 39% Fail and does nothing

Source: dnarmory

Note: +7 onwards have very different upgrade probabilities for different equipment grade. Due to the lack of samples for testing, the above table for +7 onwards (italicized) are highly inaccurate.


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