I’m honestly baffled at how many 1370+ players have absolutely awful engravings and random combat stats, so I’ll try to explain it quickly for everyone who still hasn’t figured it out or is about to make 1370.
Legendary accessories have either 2 engravings with +3 or 1 with +3 and one with +2.
To make it simple, let’s just say its 2x3. So 5 accessories give you potentially 30 nodes for engravings.
Bad combat stat = useless and dirt cheap unless it’s some ridiculously good engraving combo.
Good combat stat:
- If the engravings are bad, worthless.
- One good engraving is what we’re looking for. Whether it be class or normal engraving.
- Two good engravings are usually really expensive and unless you’re sitting on piles on gold, just sell it right away because prices are dropping after every reset. Especially if both are normal engravings. So if you get something like precise dagger + grudge with crit or swiftness, it’s your lucky day.
Now what does this tell us? That it’s easy to get a full 5 accessory loadout with your class engraving for real cheap. Or you can go with normal engraving, either one.
5 accessories = +15 and one lvl3 engraving sorted.
Then we get to the most annoying thing in the game. Ability stones. If you get lucky and roll a 6+6 stone, amazing. Equip 9+9 in your slots and you’re done, you got yourself 3 lvl3 engravings.
But as it usually goes, rolling a good stone doesn’t happen every day. So you have to spend anywhere between 2k and 10k gold on one good accessory to get that extra node. It’s important for your stone to have at least one 6x ability to sort your second engraving out.
Or if your desired engraving is cheap, you can get legendary books.
Necklaces are the most expensive pieces, so don’t bother finding necklaces with 2 good stats and 2 good engravings. With one good engraving it’s like 2-10k. That’s the only expensive piece you have to get.
And watch out for those negative engravings.
TL;DR since we got 150 free pheons and full accessory + stone set is 80, there’s no excuse for players who reach 1370+ not to have 3 lvl3 engravings because the full loadout costs around 10k, maybe 15k gold if you get unlucky with the stone.
I’ve got 2 builds on my Paladin and it cost less than 20k total, but it’s a cheap clas.
450spec/1450 swiftness with lvl3 blessed aura, expert, heavy armor.
980crit/890 swiftness with lvl3 adrenaline, spirit absorption, keen blunt weapon and lvl1 judgement.
And those accessories are with you until 1415 and then some, because relics will be really expensive in the first month or so. So most of us will be using them for a couple of months.
TL;DR2 Investing around 10k gold for a set of accessories and a stone isn’t that much on 1370+ and everyone who doesn’t have 3 lvl3 engravings unless their class really doesn’t need it is griefing. Sell your mats for a couple of days and buy the set, you’re way stronger with proper engravings than +2.5ilvl.