When you start a new character in salt and sacrificeyou come equipped with a basic set of weapons and armor, either level 1 or level 0. Hunting Mages open up the ability to craft armor based on your powers and items in Pardoner’s Vale. You’ll want to take some time to upgrade your gear — it’s only mediocre when you first encounter or create it.
In this guide, we will cover everything you need to know about upgrading your weapons and armor in salt and sacrificeincluding where to find the Artifcat vendor, so you can take out all the mages and bosses you come across.
How to upgrade weapons and armor in Salt and Sacrifice
There are three ways to find new gear, such as drops, treasure, or crafted mage gear, and everything you equip can be upgraded or modified in some way, from your weapons and armor to your rings, amulets and artifacts.
Your armaments are the simplest to upgrade. Once you have retrieved or created them, Head to the equipment upgrade station from and to the left of the workbench.
You will spend one of six types of Ashpyr to upgrade weapons and armor based on the elemental affinity of the team.
- Cinderella Man: Non-elementary physical standard equipment and other.
- Blazepir: Fire Elemental Equipment.
- icy: Cold elemental equipment.
- pyrmoss: Poison Elemental Equipment.
- golden pyre: Equipment of light elements.
- vacuumpyr: Dark Elemental Equipment.
There are five levels of Pyrstone items:
- single pyrstone.
- Pyrstone Trio.
- Pyrstone Cluster.
- pyramid stone brick.
Each level except Pyrstone Brick costs six units to move to the next level, starting with a cost of one mat, then two, and finally three.
You’ll find these various crafting materials in the wild, but your main source will be hunting mages and killing elementally aligned bosses. Most wizards in salt and sacrifice have two elemental affinities: one primary and one secondary.
The gear you create from the materials they drop will be their primary item, but they can drop both types of elemental crafting materials, as can the mobs they spawn.
The elemental affinity that a boss has is usually simple. A Pyromancer is purely Fire, while an Electromancer is Light/Fire. Others take a bit of a stretch, like the Neuromancer, which is Poison/Light. You will learn the affinities based on the materials each mage drops. The most common mats are the primary item, the rarer mats are the secondary.
How to find the artifact vendor
Take everything to Pardoner’s Vale and head to the right of the spawn point. The crafting station is the bonfire near the NPC. Up the stairs to your left is the upgrade station where you apply Ashpyr.
You will come across an NPC in a green robe and hat on your journey through Ashbourne Village. Just past the gate to the right of the spawn point, on a platform that can be accessed via the grappling hook.
After you talk to him, he will return to Pardoner’s Vale between the spawn point and before you reach the crafting station. It allows you to upgrade or break down artifacts you find on your adventures.
There are four options of importance in this provider:
- purge artifacts: Destroy an artifact to release a memory material.
- combine memories– Spend multiple lower level memory items for a single higher level one.
- reinforcement artifacts: Spend memories to randomly reroll and increase the effectiveness of a single artifact.
- split pirstone: Dismantle higher grade Pyrstone into multiple lower grade stones.
Upgrading your artifacts will remove all previous effects, but the new ones will always be of a higher power. They may not be immediately useful effects, forcing you to reroll, but the numbers will be higher. The effects are based on the rarity of the artifact.with Legendaries providing the most buffs and the strongest.
Artifacts are a great addition to any build, and while they’re not all created equal, neither are they.the best weapons in the game compared to those of the initial class. With that, you have all the information you need to upgrade your weapons, armor, and other gear at salt and sacrifice. He is likely to meet the artifact vendor on his way to the Cooperative NPC, who gives you the golden candle. go to our salt and sacrifice guide center for information on those topics and more.