Equipment

Everyone wants to have the best gear! We live in a materialistic society so it’s normal. Don’t feel bad. Just don’t make the mistake of giving it all of your attention. Please. Runes and abilities are just as important, in many cases more important.

Hero Classes

First of all, gear defines your character class. Equip a sword and shield, you’re a warrior. Equip a staff and orb, you’re a mage. Equip a bow and quiver, you’re an archer. You can do this at any time. You can develop multiple heroes at once but I don’t recommend it. It takes enough time and energy to develop just one!

Which Gear is Best?

When you get your hands on some shiny new gear, study it carefully. Not all gear is created equally. Check the damage potential and the additional skills it will convey before wearing it into battle.

Gear is colored according to its potential strength; grey has the least, green is better, then blue, then purple. Orange gear has the highest potential. The different classes of gear can also accept different numbers of runes. Grey and green can hold no runes. Blue gear can hold a single rune, purple and orange can each hold two.

Having gear that can hold more runes is very important. Go for the purple and orange when you can but consider this: purple gear leveled to three is less expensive and more powerful than orange gear leveled to two. It’s generally advisable to upgrade lower level gear, then use it to level up more powerful gear when you’re ready.

Upgrading Your Gear

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The blacksmith in Grayhaven will upgrade and evolve your gear. Simply drag the gear you want to upgrade into the appropriate slot. Drag enough salvage gear over to meet the craft value requirement, make sure you have enough gold, then tap “upgrade”.

Craft value points come from salvage gear (equipment you don’t need). Examine your gear, do you see the anvil icon? This is the item’s “craft value” or CV for short. Orange gear has high craft value but is expensive to upgrade. Grey gear has much lower craft value but don’t even think about upgrading it. You’ll find better gear soon enough. Use it to upgrade green, blue, purple, and orange gear.

Once you upgrade your gear to its maximum value you can evolve it using evolution resources (scrap) from the Star Altar.

Fair and Balanced

It seems as though the Developers of Guild of Heroes would prefer that you didn’t, for example, upgrade your archer’s bow while ignoring every other aspect of your hero. For this reason, beginning with update 1.63.7, you will be prevented from focusing on any one gear item, ability, or rune to the exclusion of all others. If you try you’ll see something like this:

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Or this:

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If you’ve been reading Guild Arcana this won’t be a problem for you. You’re already developing your gear, runes, and abilities to build the most powerful hero possible. If, for some reason, you haven’t been doing this you’ll need to get to work on it!

Best Gear for Building up Craft Value

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At some point you will not have enough craft value to upgrade your favorite gear items. When this happens you will need to upgrade lesser items first and use them to level up the gear you are going to use. So which items are best for building craft value?

There are differing views. The best items I’ve found are green and blue weapons with as many stars as you can find. You’ll probably start with three-star green weapons. Four-star green swords, bows, and staffs are fairly easy to level up and will provide over 28k cv. Four and five star blue weapons are more difficult to level but can return upwards of 50k cv! Purple items are significantly more expensive, both in cv and coins. Better to stay with the greens and the blues as long as you can. Here are some green and blue gear items with their leveled craft values:

  • Arcanist Staff – Green – 3/3* – 15,242
  • Nomad’s Bow – Green – 3/3* – 15,242
  • Abyssal Blade – Green – 3/3* – 15,242
  • Regal Mage Staff – Green – 3/3* – 20,521
  • Arcanist Staff – Blue – 3/3* – 21,766
  • Nomad’s Bow – Blue – 3/3* – 21,766
  • Abyssal Blade – Blue – 3/3* – 21,766
  • Tribal Ring – Blue – 3/4* – 22,835
  • Bloodmoon Staff – Green – 3/3* – 28,061
  • Arcanist Staff – Green – 4/4* – 28,524
  • Nomad’s Bow – Green – 4/4* – 28,524
  • Abyssal Blade – Green – 4/4* – 28,524
  • Noble Pathfinder’s Bow – Green – 4/4* – 37,863
  • Arcanist Staff – Blue – 4/4* – 42,334
  • Nomad’s Bow – Blue – 4/4* – 42,334
  • Abyssal Blade – Blue – 4/4* – 42,334
  • Blood Moon Orb – Blue – 3/5* – 42,738

I stopped leveling after they reached the highest star. They will all go a bit further if necessary.

Many weapons give you a small increase in craft value when you evolve them to one star. Don’t worry. You will see a much larger increase when you evolve them to two stars. And three. And four.

Using Diamonds to Level your Gear

If you don’t have enough craft value to level your gear you can spend diamonds to carry you the rest of the way. If you power down (remove the gear you are wearing and your ability gems) before you activate the Blacksmith your cost in diamonds will go down!

Legendary Sets

There are seven-piece sets of powerful gear to be found in the dungeons from the Forgotten Catacombs to the Abyss below the Underground Labyrinth. There are even better nine-piece sets in the dungeons of the Endless Swamp, Hellfire Mountain, and Dark Citadel. You can also purchase pieces of Legendary Sets in guild shops that have reached level ten. Better gear becomes available when tour guild reaches level 13.

These sets bestow specialized powers upon the user. Equip a partial set to win some of the powers. Equip the full set to have them all. These sets are highly sought after and well worth the effort of obtaining them. Click on the map tab to see more information on Legendary sets, what they do, and where to find them.

Here’s an example of what used to be the best warrior gear available. You can find it in the Dark Citadel dungeons or in the guild shops once the monster level you are compared with in your hero’s defense and offense statistics approaches 160. Check the Power page for more information.

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Guild Shop

The guild shop is a great place to buy gear. You’ll find high quality items there that would require a great deal of time (or diamonds) to obtain from the dungeons. You can also purchase mid-level items to use as salvage materials for higher-level gear that you want to equip. Shop items refresh once a day. If you’re willing to shell out a few diamonds you can refresh the selection as often as you like.

Guild Shop

Don’t try to haggle with the shop keeper. She cuts heads, not deals.

The selection in the guild shop improves as the guild level increases. You can level up your guild faster by defeating the most difficult bosses. This may require some help from higher level heroes. Or you can just go shopping in high level guilds that are open, then return to your own guild when you’re done!

86 thoughts on “Equipment

  1. One of the things I eventually realized is that when you complete a given dungeon and upgrade to the next you stop getting keys for the old level. To get a complete set of gear will require many runs through the dungeon, especially if you have bad luck. How many keys should one collect before upgrading the dungeon?

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    1. Don’t bother with set gear from the first two dungeons in any area. Move on to the master level dungeons and run them until you get the gear you want. Use diamonds to open chests until you get what you want.

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  2. There are people who are like PL 42 with weapons that are PL 69, how do they even get the weapons? The store will sell like a max of PL 50 from the chest, and the guild vendor will only sell up to like 47 or something from what I’ve seen. If it’s diamonds, where do they even go to spend those diamonds?

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      1. Gotcha, that makes sense, thanks!

        Had a question as well, the part about using greens and blues to increase their craft value, is that something worth doing at a lower PL around 45-50? Or would it be better to upgrade armor and push to a higher PL before doing it?

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      2. If you can upgrade your equipment directly you should do it. However, at a certain point you will no longer be able do this. Once upgrade costs reach 50k and up you will have to level up greens and blues. We used to be able to buy 70k C.V. items in the guild store at reasonable prices. I stopped playing after guild shop prices multiplied several months ago. Maybe if they come back down I’ll come back and take care of the Arcana again!

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  3. Hi there. I was just wondering if you could please tell me exactly where to find each and every item you posted on this, like which area of the map/dungeon and what difficulty, where are all these items attainable? What monsters drop them? And what would be the fastest and most efficient way to get these items and level them up? I need some serious help. Thanks.
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    Arcanist Staff – Green – 3/3* – 15,242
    Nomad’s Bow – Green – 3/3* – 15,242
    Abyssal Blade – Green – 3/3* – 15,242
    Regal Mage Staff – Green – 3/3* – 20,521
    Arcanist Staff – Blue – 3/3* – 21,766
    Nomad’s Bow – Blue – 3/3* – 21,766
    Abyssal Blade – Blue – 3/3* – 21,766
    Tribal Ring – Blue – 3/4* – 22,835
    Bloodmoon Staff – Green – 3/3* – 28,061
    Arcanist Staff – Green – 4/4* – 28,524
    Nomad’s Bow – Green – 4/4* – 28,524
    Abyssal Blade – Green – 4/4* – 28,524
    Noble Pathfinder’s Bow – Green – 4/4* – 37,863
    Arcanist Staff – Blue – 4/4* – 42,334
    Nomad’s Bow – Blue – 4/4* – 42,334
    Abyssal Blade – Blue – 4/4* – 42,334
    Blood Moon Orb – Blue – 3/5* – 42,738

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    1. Drops are random. Quality improves as you progress through the map. You won’t need to level up the items on this list until your set gear items require 100,000 cv or more for each upgrade.

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      1. Its slowly putting me off this game. Having to upgrade rubbish gear to upgrade good gear is stupid. I could think of a million more different ways to upgrade. This is whats putting me off playing.

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      2. Its an absolute joke. U spend so much time upgrading a new set. And you level so fast u cant even enjoy it for that long. It pisses me off….

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  4. Thank you for a whole set item kinda site. Answered all my questions before I even had to ask them. I did read every word of every comment with joy.

    I rushed my item level by buying cool gear from the guild shop and was enjoying so much until I realised I couldn’t upgrade them when the time came but your site has answered my question.

    I came in here because it seemed almost impossible to acquire orange set items from dungeons but now I know why and how to get them. Thanks a million.

    I’ll tell a friend to drop in here. Keep it up with the good work Philthy. You’re the boss.

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    1. I’m only lvl 43 with PL 25 and have a complete legendary set of Azure Wind armor and weapon. Only purchased about $20 worth of diamonds and made them work for me. Have runes that give me a HP lvl of 53.

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  5. Hello,i got a problem. I got stuck at power level 73, i have no clue on what to do to go further. I dont know what gear to get and upgrade. I can farm 5* Endless swamp set. (i would need to upgrade it to 5 star to be an upgrade on my current gear) and 2* Frostburn set(which isnt an upgrade if maxed at all), everything else is extreme and impossible to get. I am really lost… 😦

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    1. Upgrade green and blue gear, use those items to upgrade your weapon to 5* and above. Grind the Tower for runes, run daily quests and hire friends to open manna chests. Grind, grind, grind till you question your sanity. Use guild banners to help you on your way. Don’t waste time participating in events that reward you with useless costumes.

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      1. The thing is,i dont know what weapon and other items do i get. Currently i have swamps sword upgraded to 4 stars, next upgrade costs 250k materials and the only 3/4 star greens i can farm are the ones from swamps(which give 15k when upgraded)

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      2. You have a Frostborn Sword? I conquer the 13th level of the Dark Citadel master dungeon on auto play with a fully maxed Frostborn sword. You should have no trouble moving into the Hellfire Mountain region with what you have. Lots of green and blue items there. You can also buy 50 -70k gear at the guild shop and farm more Frostborn swords from the Master swamp dungeon. This are good for 70k craft value as well.

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      3. I got a 5* unupgraded frostburn sword, im currently using a swamps sword upgraded to 4 stars, it has 138k damage,and the max i can do is hellfire citadel on adept,the greens and blues i get there are 2* only. With this i think i can get the frostburn to 3* and it would have the same damage as my,but going further would be impossible

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    1. 😅 I’m sorry. I’ve been playing this game too long. There is no quick way. Upgrade your equipment, your runes, and your abilities. Play the most difficult areas and dungeons. Climb as high as you can in the Tower of Trials. Compete in the Arena. You’ll get there.

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      1. Daredevil’s Trickshot

        10.3k damage (214k max)
        4 star
        Legendary
        No upgrades

        Person running it is PL31

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      2. Check the map page. I’m pretty sure you get that in the expert Hellfire Mountain dungeon. 5* bows are in the master level (3rd) dungeon.

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  6. There is something I still don’t get about gear, expecially the items that worth to keep. For example my goal was to get the first legendary set but before having enough power to get the first item I found, in another area, a purple one strongest than the legendary. If you also consider that the purple are much easier to evolve than the legendary I don’t understand where I should focus to find the best gear.

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    1. Look at the power of the item when it is fully leveled. Look at the bonuses. Will it improve base health? Critical damage? Experience or Gold? Legendary sets will give additional bonuses when you have multiple pieces of the same set. Then you can make your decision!

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      1. Philthy first of all thank you for your reply. I think (hope actually…) I can compare items well enough. My doubt is quite close to what Ken G Buegeleisen wrote in February. I found a couple of set items so far, so do you suggest to use them in the Altar to get scrap and evolve the strongest I have? Basically what I already do with green, blu and purple gear. Thanks again

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      2. The best thing to do would be to download the Line chat app and friend philthyanimal. I’ll invite you to the GoH chat group where you can post screenshots of what you have. You’ll get plenty of advice!

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  7. I read over your sight and thanks its the best one I found online. My question is something I didn’t see on your sight or in comments section, if I missed it I apologize in advance. When buying items at the guildshop the first box costs gs points second chance costs 15 3rd 22? 4th 30? any idea on costs of 5th and 6th chest pull? (what I am getting at is if a person wants to be sure to get the item they want what is total cost of gems needed to get all 6 items). Second Question is if they buy from the merchant what is costs involved in low medium and high tier chests.. exp. 20 30 40 first purchase but what about 2-6 and total cost for all 6? thanks for the best guide online. I am in a guild currently lvl 10 but I think I saw that new gear is available when guild hits lvl 13. What gear is that.. currently best thing I’ve seen in guild shop is bonds of the brother hood or equivalent 4 and 5 star items. Thanks again

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    1. Hi Mike, I don’t know how much it would cost to buy all six items from a chest. 100 diamonds would probably do it. Maybe a bit less. Rune boxes are the only things I buy from the shop in town. I don’t recommend buying anything else unless you don’t mind spending real money. If your guild has reached level 13 and your monster comparison level (check the “i” next to your resistance stats) is close to 160 you’ll start to see Sensei, Samurai, and Ninja guild sets. They’re are currently the best gear sets available.

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      1. Ok and what about the new sets, at what guild lever do they appear in the guild shop? (Darkforged avenger for example)

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  8. How many legendary boxes does it take to drop a legendary item? I am at over 15 boxes on a single run I keep running trying to get my first piece and still not a single drop. To include saving boxes up and them opening a bunch at a time!

    I jammed out really badly at power level 12, until I lucked out hard and got a much better bow from a daily chest. It is my DPS that is pushing my power, my armor is less than half of what it should be and I really don’t see myself making it past power level 18 at this rate, that damage I will be taking will be absolutely unsustainable. My current power is 16, level 32 with 916 damage and 1253 armor. This is stupid since most people my level and power level are pushing over 2500 armor!!!!!!!! I am struggling on tier 1 skills even though most people my power level and level have tier 2 or higher skills.
    This leads me to the following conclusion. This game maker is one thing and one thing only. EXTREMELY GREEDY!!! Spend money if you want any of the good gear or you just wont get it….. Its nearly impossibly to play very far without getting into really good gear.

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    1. Just to also cover my basis, I am not strong enough to make it into “The Bridge, I jammed out just before it and cannot complete the final campaign, Deadly Decent as I don’t have the power or defense to complete it. Further, I am jammed out on floor 12 of the tower, that is using everything I’ve got. I am just about maxed out on what few ruins I have and all of my stats are very very red.

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      1. Grind, grind, grind. Do what you can do over and over. Use the dropped gear and cash to level up your equipped gear. Run the dungeons, too. Hire friends if you need to. Do this for a few days and you’ll be able to cross that bridge, no problem!

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  9. Hey, thanks for this site, its great! I have a strategy question on the Orange gear sets – it seems to me the sets of gear for each area increases slightly, but its not really worth it (or realistic) to max out upgrades on a set of gear before starting to collect the next set up. The areas overlap each other, so at my level I can do dungeon III and get 4-star gear, or dungeon II of next higher area and get 3-star gear. So I’m not sure if its better to stop upgrading my current gear and start working on the next set, or just hold back and collect a full set of 4-star gear from an area that is now ranked as “easy” for me. I find it somewhat annoying that the areas overlap in levels so much. You can find “normal” levels in 3 or 4 areas, so it is confusing on what’s the best strategy. Should I always hunt in hardest/highest areas, or stick with one area and farm it until I have everything.

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    1. Hi Ken, it is always better to level up a set with a higher number of stars. A four star set from the bridge dungeon is going to be more powerful than a three star set from the Mistwood Forest dungeon.

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    2. It’s really worth it to grind all the way through a level, and only spend serious time and resources on improving the four and give star gear. You will reach a point where you can easily defeat the big bosses and deepest dungeons on autoplay, gaining the gold, abilities, and gear you will need for the next level. Not to mention the guild and arena battles!

      Personally, I believe in building enough storage space to hoard and methodically upgrade next level gear and abilities. It allows you more options to upgrade with the balance of resources, abilities, and experience you have at any given time. Time and options are vastly underrated commodities!

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    1. You can join a guild when you reach level 17. Tap heroes running through town, then tap “invite” to add friends to your Tavern. Read the Guilds and Tavern sections for more information.

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  10. The battle at the end of a dungeon always includes a guild mate for the chest. If I leave my guild, will I still get the opportunity for a chest in dungeons and if so, will they still contain a shot at a legendary item? I want to leave my guild, but I don’t want to give up dungeons by doing so.

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  11. I’d really love it if someone could explain how the players world ranked 1&2 have managed to both acquire and fully upgrade full sets of 5star gear and ability gems, within the time frame of this release.
    It boggles my mind, when I consider how much work I’ve so put into getting my gear and abilities to 2/3 stars of 5… and have yet to even acquire the full high end set pieces at any star quality….

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    1. They were already incredibly powerful when 1.48.6 came out. They had probably been playing for over a year by then and spent God knows how much money on diamonds. Easy for them to master the Endless Swamp and plunder it’s loot.

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  12. Is there a quick way to get higher item levels(ilvls)? I read on another forum people are getting 20-30 ilvls a week. How are ppl doing this? I am going from one 6 piece set to another to gain ilvls, but things are going slowly. Do you have a recommended way to gain gear? I’d like to join raids and I am currently ilvl24 and fighting raid bosses that are ilvl69 is not going so well.

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    1. I’ve never heard of anyone climbing so many levels so quickly, especially since your experience level reflects the amount of time you’ve played (plus daily quest xp boosts). I’ve logged around 550 hours and have reached level 82.

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    2. If you want fast, drop $100 on diamonds and buy gear and rune chests at the Grayhaven shop. This will increase your power level in a hurry but not your xp level.

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    3. Last thing…you should be in a level one or two guild. You’ll have more fun, you’ll earn more guild coins, and be more of an asset to your guild mates. Leave your current guild, wait 24 hours, then find a more appropriate guild!

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  13. Does upping your armor(damage reduction) also reduce incoming magic damage? If not, does any stat reduce magic damage taken?

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  14. Question: If I am in a dungeon and there are 6 doors. If the first door I open has the set piece I want, but I miss rolling on the item in the box. Do I miss out on that item forever, or will I keep opening the other doors till I get the item THEN the game will move me to the next floor?

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    1. Once you find the chest the next floor is automatically unlocked regardless of whether or not you get the piece you want. You can always scroll through the floors that you have already unlocked and play them as many times as you want.

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    2. You can replay any dungeon floor you have previously unlocked, Just tap on the big door of the floor you want to replay and tap change floor. Note: you will lose all progress on the current floor you are on providing you have used a key on that floor.

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  15. On green items there is no rune slot only blue and up.
    The issue(s) with randomly changing rings and necklaces has been fixed since update 1.48.10

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      1. Considering I still fairly low lvl before update when the dungeon contained 6 purple items or a few legendary and rest purple then yes useing diamonds to open box more times was resonable. Now there is just 1 good item and the rest is green blue junk it’s no longer worth the cost anymore. I imagine higher lvls were opening the boxes to get the perfect legendary before anyway so it seems they just goning to loose the cash from lower lvl players or new starters.

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      2. It’s the same at any level, Tackker. The dungeon chests always contain one superior item. The rest are almost always sold at the shop or used to level up better items.

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    1. Based on my experience, no matter how many times you open up the chest, you just won’t get it in the first attempt. So yeah, I think diamonds is necessary unless you go for guild shop path.

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  16. Another fun feature since the new 1.48 update. During the dungeon of forgotten catacombs 2 I sometimes get a nice ruby ring drop, purple or blue quality. Yet when I restart the game these rings have been downgraded to sapphire rings. The same thing happens with the gold amulets and rings, upon restarting the app they become lower level silver versions. I have even slotted runes into these items and used them for awhile as they were upgrades only to come back later and find they are now worse then what I originally had. Just something to be aware of no clue if it’s also happening at higher levels.

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