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Max out your gear: Level 6 items are coming!

Level 6 gear is coming soon. They vary according to how you get them, and where you use them: from crafting, in forbidden instances, battlefields, and from your school or faction.
 
A new chapter, "Before the Final Battle", will be added to the Age of Wushu Records. Players must complete this chapter before acquiring Level 6 gear. The events of this chapter include "The Cause," "Assassin's Raid," "Leader of the Assassins," and "The Invincible Foe."
 
Level 6 gears vary according to how you get them, and where you use them: from crafting, in forbidden instances, battlefields, and from your school or faction. Choose the gear that fits your power level as well as your personal style.
 
Crafted Gear
 
A crafted Level 5 equipment can be upgraded to Level 6 by an NPC at the major cities: blacksmith (Weapon), tailor (Equipment), and craftsman (Accessory).
 
upgrade Level 5 Gold and Jade equipment to Level 6:
 
Materials required: Level 5 main equipment (Silver) + Normal Quality Binding Agent (material for upgrading silver equipment) + Jade Ingot/Jade Sand/Jade Thread + Level 4 support silver equipment + Silver Crystal Powder (optional, used to keep equipment's attribute).
 
Materials needed to upgrade Level 5 gold and jade equipment to Level 6:
 
1. Level 5 main equipment (Gold and Jade).
2. High Quality Binding Agent (material needed to upgrade to gold equipment) or Refined Quality Binding Agent (material needed to upgrade to Jade equipment).
3. Gold Thread Powder (bind gold equipment after upgrade) or Black Jade Powder (bind jade equipment after upgrade) or Level 4 support equipment (will not change bound status of main equipment).
4. Matching Raw Jade.
 
What is Raw Jade?
 
Raw Jade is a component needed to upgrade Level 5 equipment to Level 6.  They are acquired by the following means:
 
1. Reward for killing bosses in Forbidden Instance (not bound).
2. Redeem with item drops in Forbidden Instance (bound).
3. Items dropped during Heart of the Devil mode can be used to redeem tokens for Raw Jade (bound).

Upgrade Level 5 Gold and Jade equipment to Level 6:
 
Upon collecting all materials, select set effect and hit Confirm to upgrade Level 5 item to Level 6.
 
5 set effects are available for Level 6 weapon sets
 
Attack Sets (Jade set as an example)
 

Set name

Weapon effect

Effect of 3 in a set

Resurgence

Ignore most of the opponent's external parry.

Attacks may disable target's ability to parry.

After 6 consecutive strikes, greatly increase critical hit and hit rate in a short period of time.

Cosmic Chaos

Ignore most of the opponent's external parry.

Attacks may disable target's Flying Skill.

After 6 consecutive strikes, target may become disoriented.

Too Sharp to Resist

Ignore most of the opponent's external parry.

Attacks may reduce target's external power.

After 6 consecutive strikes, ignore most of target's endurance, internal and external defenses.

Wait Patiently

Ignore most of the opponent's external parry.

Successful hits may shock enemies to slow their movement and Flying Skill speed.

If you do not use skill for 8 seconds, next time you deal damage, you get extra Rage.

Energy Surging

Ignore most of the opponent's external parry.

Hits on the target may damage his/her weapon, and disable it for a short period of time.

If you do not use skill for 8 seconds, next time you deal damage, extra damage is inflicted. The more energy you have, the higher the damage. This effect lasts 5 seconds or 1 strike.

Defense Sets (Jade set as an example)

Set name

Effect of 6 in a set

Precious Jade Return the Soul

When attacked, healing with treasure may be activated. The higher the energy, the better the effect.

Bone Softening Poisonous Garment

When attacked, attacker may be poisoned and deal less damage.

Garment Soaked in Insect Venom

When attacked, there is a chance to slow target. After effect is stacked 5 times, target will be paralyzed.

Thorny Poisonous Garment

When attacked, target may be poisoned and cannot use skills.

Dazzling Gear

When attacked, target may be blinded. Hit rate & evasion will be reduced.

 
Change Level 6 weapon attributes
 
Weapons:
 
You may change the weapon's attributes and maximum values.
 
Jade: Damage +35, Break Defense +40
Gold: Damage +29, Break Defense +35
 
Armor:
 
You may change the armor's attributes and maximum values.
 
Jade: Attribute +30, External Defense +36
Gold: Attribute +25, External Defense +31
 
Accessories:
 
You may change the accessory's attributes and maximum values.
 
Jade: Attribute +18 for rings and earrings, Attribute +25 for necklaces
Internal Defense +9
 
Changing set effects
 
A blacksmith or tailor can change the set effects of Level 6 weapons. You need to spend silver and consume raw materials in order to make changes.
 
Changing set effects for weapons
 
Jade Ingot is needed and can be acquired from a blacksmith. The diagram for this process is dropped in the forbidden instance Yanmen Pass, Defender's Path (hard).
 
Changing set effects for accessories
 
Jade Sand is needed and can be acquired from a craftsman. The diagram for this process is dropped in the forbidden instance Yanmen Pass, Defender's Path (hard).
 
Changing set effects for armor
 
Jade Thread is needed and can be acquired from a tailor. The diagram for this process is dropped in the forbidden instance Yanmen Pass, Defender's Path (hard).
 
Battlefield Set
 
Battlefield Set has a significant effect in PvP battles.
 
Exchange for Battlefield Set
 
Players can take Level 5 Battlefield Gold equipment and Raw Jade, and refine them to Level 6 at Gu Mu (Battlefield Merchant) in a major city.
 
Players can also take Level 5 Battlefield Jade equipment and Raw Jade, and refine them to Level 6 at Zhang Sheng (Battle Master).
 
How to exchange set items
 
Item 1: Players can exchange Battlefield Points for Battle Honor Certificates (Level 6).

Item 2: Top-ranked Battle Masters can buy limited Battle Master Certificates (Level 6).

Players can exchange a certain quantity of Battle Honor Certificates (Level 6) for Raw Jade. Raw Jade are used to refine Level 5 Battlefield Gold Equipment to Level 6.

Players can exchange a certain quantity of Battle Honor Certificates (Level 6) and Battle Master Certificates (Level 6) for Jade Equipment.

Players can exchange Battle Master Certificates (Level 6) for the skill "Rage of the Fighter's Spirit."

 

School Set
 
Currently, item sets from the eight major schools only include Gold equipment. Players can take Level 5 school Gold equipment and Raw Jade, and refine them to Level 6 with an NPC at their respective school, who accepts Gold School Pendants. Gold School Pendants can be earned from participating in the Eight-School Tournament and the Dragon and Tiger Tournament.
 
Faction Set
 
Currently, item sets from the six factions only include Gold equipment. Players can take Level 5 faction Gold equipment and Raw Jade, and refine them to Level 6 with an NPC at their respective factions. Faction Gold equipment can enhance the effect of faction skills.
 
Players can obtain Advanced Certificates for their respective factions by completing weekly quests. A certain quantity of such certificates can be exchanged for Raw Jade. Players can also have a chance to be directly rewarded with Raw Jade when they complete weekly quests. Raw Jade is used to refine Level 5 Faction Gold equipment to Level 6.
 
Forbidden Instance Set
 
When players complete any forbidden instance except Twilight Village (Easy and Hard) and Green Cloud Castle (Easy), there is a chance for a Forbidden Instance set to appear among the rewards. Players have to roll a dice for it. A Forbidden Instance can also drop Gold and Jade equipment that have no set effects. These singular items will be bound upon equipping. Players can disassemble and refine these items, or reset their attributes.