"Order and Chaos" Online Epic Gear Basics for New Players
Epic Gear Guide - Updated 2019
So you want to be a pro in Order and Chaos Online, but your not sure what to do? Don't worry, there is a clear path to gearing up so that you can face the end game dungeons and grab your T7.
There are a lot of different types of epic gear in the game, it can get really confusing to know what to do. How you go about getting epics, and which epics you get will depend on how you play the game.
- PVP players fight against other players for points in the arena and battlefield. Those points are traded for epic gear. Currently, the best set is S5 purple (second page at vendor). Warning: Devine monks, double check that you're getting the right gear; the vendor has issues.
- PVE players must level crafting to max level, currently 700 AND farm gear to turn from blue to purple. They must also farm souls, usually done in PCN. If you can go straight to T6 then do it! If not, you might have to get some T5. Very few players go straight to T7 as that usually requires a carry.
- NEW PLAYERS need to farm mangler, Abyssal, and farm glowing dots/chests on the ground in Polynia Islands for their T4.5 (that fresh level 75 gear).
Most of the dungeon PVE drops are blue pieces that you need to craft into epics using your crafting skills. You purchase the pattern for each piece from a vendor located in Sacrificial alter.
Other drops are already epic, such as weapons, boots, and specialty gear from Manlger, Abysal Lord, and Rammer. If you're a new player, with no T5 or T6 then you need to farm T4.5, the Polynesia island blues.
When players refer to PVE gear they refer to them as a tier. It all started with tier one, or T1 & T2. Then there was T3, T4, T5, T6 and now T7. Gameloft continues to provide new tier sets so players can progress in the game.
As of the most recent update, we have up to T7 in PVE. PVP gear is named by season. Currently, we are on S5, which includes a blue basic set and a purple epic set.
Many players rush to level 75, others instant level, and skip the previous tier sets. LVL 60 and 70 epics used to be a big deal, back when the level cap was much lower. Now they are just good for achievements. The lava weapon is a pretty cool level 60 weapon that you will need to get if you want to get an epic level 7 gem.
PvP players need resilience and may have to farm S4 gear to be strong enough to get S5. The S4 gear requires no rank, where the S5 blue and purple set does require a specific rank to buy. For some classes, S4 set bonuses are not that great, so players choose the blue S5.5 instead.
Memory lane: You used to be able to farm super secret chests in a certain PVP zone for PVP gear. If you ever heard of this, don't expect to find that now!
Remember: PvP players gear is called season gear. For example, season 5 gear would be called S5.
The following sets are viable in PVP
- S3 (Can no longer buy, but may use if you already have it)
- S4 Basic
- S4 Epic
- S5 Basic (blue)
- S5 Epic (purple)
Each set gets a little better, and each set has special bonuses to make you more powerful. Don't be wasteful with your honor points. Some players PVP gem T6 and T7 and use them for PVP. This may or may not work for your class.
Epics drop in all dungeons, but most people go after sets because they offer unique bonuses once you equip 2 or more pieces. Players regularly refer to these bonuses as masteries. You can even combine different sets to carry more than one set bonus.
If you are struggling in the dungeons then consider farming Mangler for gear. Or, you could focus on PCN, DML, and first boss farm from higher dungeons.
If dungeons are not your thing, then you work for your PvP epic gear. Learning to fight other players can be as difficult as dungeons! Since both dungeons and PvP have a cap, you can a little of both. Doing both helps prevent boredom.
Bronco's Quick Guide to Getting Good Gear
T1 Epics in OAC (Old School Gear)
Tier 1 epics are crafted from blue gear that drop in the first three dungeons. They can also be bought in Cliff Watch for souls. Some people call Cliff Watch "The Angel Place".
While most people skip these epics, many go back for them to obtain a shirt with gear mastery. Although now that we cannot use shirts in PVP Arena, fewer people care about getting one.
To see the epic shirts go to Achievements, dungeon and look for the one that is called King of (insert dungeon name here).
The T1 and T2 vendors were in Greenmont for awhile (across form GM graveyard). Later they were moved to Cliff Watch. I liked this move because it locates most soul quests, vendors, and angles together. Now the appropriate pattern vendor is in front of the dungeon the piece drops from, too.
To get T1 epics for your toon you need:
- the blue gear
- the pattern
- the materials
Crafting can be farmed or you can use runes in the Nick Shop to buy slabstone tablets.
Either way, to get non-PvP epics you must have legendary crafting for your class.
FK and Warrior = Foundry
Monk and Mage = Garment/Cloth
Rangers = Leather working
The patterns for tier 1 epics drop in the same dungeons that the blue t1 gear drops in.
- Knahswahs Prison (Legend)
- Relics Key (Legend)
- Young's Diaries Relm / Estairs Temple (Legend)
The bosses drop the blue T1 gear. They also drop Essence of Swamp, Essence of Death and Essence of Eristar. You need these materials to make T1 gear.
The essences can also be bought in the Nick Shop. And all these epics can be bought with runes. If you buy souls then you can spend them in Cliff Watch.
The patterns drop from the (mobs) enemies. They are not bound, so they can be purchased on the auction house.
Some patterns can be bought with soul signets. Each dungeon has a pattern vendor someplace close by. I think it is better to wait for the drop or buy them on the AH, than pay with souls.
See OAC-Head for an official example of T1 gear.
List of all epic T1 gear, including stats and bonuses.
Tier 2 Epics in OAC
Tier 2 epics can be found in:
- Sailien Palace (upper and lower) (legend)
- Eloidons Horizon (legend)
EHL is home to some other surprising drops, too.
Remember, to get epics and the blues for tier sets you must be in legendary dungeons. Once you get to level 60, it is worthwhile to run these dungeons.
The bosses are important once again. Like tier 1, the blue gear drops from them. The other mats and patterns will drop from the mobs (enemies).
You can buy the some patterns from a merchant in The Gates of Sailen, just outside of the dungeon.
Warning: EHL and some other dungeons will not let players under level 70 walk in, but will let them que in with level 70s. Other dungeons will not let lower level dungeon players que, but they can walk in. I don't think it is supposed to work that way, but sometimes it does.
T3 Epics in OAC
Tier three is very nearly obsolete, but not quite. It will be by the time the next update is released. If you played during the 2017 Anniversary, then you won't want anything less than T5.
Every year Gameloft celebrates the anniversary with special dungeons. The Pagoda in Greenmont is there year round, but the dungeons are only open during the Anniversary.
In Reverie, players have been able to go full T5 with little effort. If you missed it, then you may still need to supplement with T3 and T4 until you reach the Polynesia dungeons (which is where the T5 and T6 drop.
An alternative to supplementing with T3 is leveling from 73-75 with quests. The gear rewards can be comparable.
T3 Epics drop in:
- Metal Ziggurat
- Abyss of Limitless Gears
The boots and weapons drop as epics, and the rest drops in the form of blue gear.
Like Tier 1 and Tier 2, the blue must be crafted into epics with legendary crafting skills.
The blues/purples drop from bosses, and the gears (mats) drop from them too.
You will also need to collect some mats from the world. In game runes (powerful, exquisite, purified) are the hardest mat to get.
You can get additional gears from level 70 daily quests found in Generators Temple.
You will need these because, unlike T1 and T2, teir 3 patterns don't drop. You must buy them with gears.
To craft your T3 Set you are going to get comfortable working with Epochs, one of the mats.
You must buy the pattern for Essence of Epochs (one of the materials you need for epics). These patterns are sold at the legendary pattern vendors in Generators Temple.
The vendors who sell blue 2.5 patterns can be found in Coldring and outside of MZL.
Epochs are one of the materials needed to craft your epics.
They drop from the last bosses of MZL (Metal Ziggurat), ALGL (Abyss of limitless Gears), and from Flame Madness. You can purchase them in the Nick Shop, and earn them from achievements. I have also seen them sold on the black market.
To craft a blue to an epic T3, or any, you must unequip it first, buy the pattern and have enough Epochs and other mats.
Then go to your crafting in your spells and produce it. The blue will be replaced with the Epic gear, and can be immediately worn.
Once upon a time you would lose all the gems you had placed in the blue gear. Strange thing was that the last time I upgraded a piece, all of the gems were automatically removed and put back in my bag.
T4 Gear in Order and Chaos
Most players head straight to the T4 or T5 dungeons. If you missed the anniversary, and are struggling to get T5, then T4 might help you get powerful enough. However, if you can skip it and go straight T5 then do it.
T4 Drops in the Flare series dungeons. This begins with BNL and continues for the next three or four dungeons. This gear is also blue and must be crafted. This costs souls and other mats, so consider carefully before you decide to go this route.
T5, T6 and T7
My main is a T6 divine monk, now working on T7. If there are no events or holidays up then it is likely you will need to farm some type of gear to be strong enough to farm your T7. The most viable sets for players to use while they become stronger are T5 and Mangler gear. With T5 and mangler gear you should easily be able to get T7.
Over the past year, we have seen Gameloft engage in catch up mechanics by providing the blue set during festivals. Last year was the 6th anniversary and we basically saw Gameloft hand out epics for free just by doing a simple dungeon.
There are many players wearing T6 who never did the T6 dungeons because they got their gear during a holiday. VDL and Easter Bunny Dungeon (BBL) were the last dungeons to hand out free gear. The next chance for getting your epic gear easy will be SSL, the 7th-anniversary dungeon.
To get T5 you will need to go to Sommon, located in the PVP zone in the Petrified Forest. If you have already won Toxic cores in the loto, you can trade them for your T5.
For T6 and T7 gear, trinkets, and manaprisms, then you will need to run the end game dungeons, such as DSL, DDL, RTL and RML. You will also need regular DML and PCN.
PVP Epics and Vendors
PvP epics in OAC
Players can get epics by participating in the arena. There are special merchants in Greenmont who sell these pieces.
PvP means player vs player, and to buy PvP epics you must earn honor points, a special kind of currency used to buy PVP gear.
The old arena point currency can be used to by low level PVP gear. will be used to buy your PvP epic gear.
To earn honor points you must play in the arena against other players.
Types of PVP Gear
We are now in Season 5. This new PvP gear is split in to two sets. The blue basic set and the purple epic set require ranking to buy. S4 can be bought without ranking. S2 and 2.5 still exist in game. The S3 vendors have been removed from the game. Now, Polynesia island also drops a set of blue resilience gear that may be viable for you in PVP.
Season 5 PVP gear is purchased with honor points AND you must have a specific 2s or 4s ranking for each piece.
To get that rank, you will need to choose one of the other sets so that you will be strong enough to win matches. Or you can farm T6 and use that in Arena (for now).
Season 2 Gear
Season 2 gear is an epic set of gear with set bonuses as 2 and 4 pieces. Some people get 2/6 S2 and 4/6 S2.5.
Buying S2 gear is confusing. In Order and Chaos Online Season 2 epic PVP gear is bought with Arena Points.
Back in the days of old, we earned Arena points, not Honor points. Eventually, Gameloft changed the types of points earned in PVP.
Now we earn Honor points. Honor points are then traded for arena points from a "bread" vendor in both PVP areas in Greenmont.
Honor point to Arena point conversion:
500 Honor Points = 1,500 Arena Points
When you spend honor points an Arena point emblem is placed in your bag, click it and the Arena points will be added to your total.
At this point you can spend your Arena Points on S2 gear.
Season 2.5 Gear
Season 2.5 PVP gear was not introduced to Order and Chaos until after season 2. There is forever a debate on whether or not a player should use S2, S2.5 or both.
Many players have no issue ranking up to S3 with S2.5 gear.
It really depends on the class, player and how much time you have to PVP. Since some S2.5 drops in higher dungeons, such as FML, MZL and AGL, it ends up costing fewer points.
S2.5 has a set bonus (resilience) at 4 pieces.
S2.5 costs honor points, there will be no need to trade Honor Points for arena points.
Season 3 Gear
Season 3 was once the best PVP gear in Order and Chaos Online. It has 2, 4 and 6 set piece bonuses. It has tons more armor, stats and superior bonuses. As of the day, I am writing this, no S3 vendor exists in the game.
Even though we do not have the vendors. There are many players still sporting the S3 gear. It is still an amazing set. Those in full S3 gear are still quite a force. So watch for them!
Most players will begin with 3.5 gear. It is very easy to get because you do not need ranking to buy it. Once you have enough honor points you can upgrade to this gear.
I sigh as I write this, just so you know. 3.5 gear is the most unattractive set in the game. It isn't just ugly, it is pixilated and poorly designed. No one really wants to be seen in it. But you have to if you want to get resilience to survive in PVP.
You DO NOT need to be full 3.5 to begin to earn the rank for S4. Plan carefully.
S4 was the most important set as of 2017. The season 4 gear is split into two sets. A blue basic set, and an epic purple set. Both of these require ranking to buy. I will create a more thorough guide on this gear ASAP.
The purple set is sold at the same vendor as the blue, only on page 2.
Honestly, your focus should be on the ranking you need to get your first piece of S5. The trick to getting that ranking is to maximize your honor points, substitute with other gear types and gems.
I also recommend you join a good PVP guild. You will struggle to get 4v4 teams without a good guild. It does not matter which type of arena you get your rank in. I use 2s for rank and 4s for points.
If you get the ranking you need but don't have the points, then do 4s. Again, you need a good PVP guild to get regular 4s teams.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
While playing Order and Chaos, can I go straight to T6, or do I need to get some T5?
Unless you were getting carried on Order and Chaos, it would be difficult to go straight to T6. Rememer, T7 is out now, and there are many players who don't mind running those dungeons with you. Plus you can trade polluted plate shards for some of your T6.
You will probably need to get at least some T5. You can trade your toxic shards for the gear you need. Depending on class or skill, and what stage your world boss weapon is at, but you might only need two pieces of T5 to obtain your 2 piece set bonus for T6.
If its close to a holiday, then save your souls for T6. Often you can get the T5 and T6 gear free during holidays, as long as you have the red dungeon reset tabs.
I wouldn't waste too many souls on the T5 set, although you will want to get the pattern to make your accessory. Once you make your own you can sell them to make money on the AH.
An alternative to T6 would be getting PVP gear. IF you an get 2 peice season 5 purples that would be good, but S4 would probably work as well.
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