"Archero" Equipment Types, Perks, and Upgrades Guide

Updated on July 29, 2019
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Equipment Guide

Equipment in Archero

Equipment is the primary way to make your character stronger in Archero and the main thing you'll be focusing on after unlocking the system. It is not unlocked by default, but does unlock pretty quickly. The perk system is the only other way to power up outside of a run and is generally minor in comparison to the stats and perks earned from powering up equipment.

Equipment Types and Perks

Your Archero character can hold 6 pieces of equipment. The following is a complete list of the types and what they do.

Weapons

  • Tornado: Often considered the best weapon, this weapon pierces enemies and bounces back to you.
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Does bonus damage while returning to you.
  • Saw Blade: High attack speed weapon
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Attack speed boost for 3 seconds upon entering a room
  • Brave Bow: All-around decent weapon.
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Critical damage +50%
  • Death Scythe: Low attack speed, knocks back enemies
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Can execute enemies with less than 30% hp.

All weapons gain +5% attack at Blue/Rare tier.

Armor

  • Vest of Dexterity: +7% Dodge
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Deals lightning damage to nearby enemies. (Note: This is the only perk and effect that scales with attack-up perks earned while in-game)
  • Void Robe: 10% Collision Damage Resistance
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Poisons all enemies in the room
  • Golden Chestplate: 5% Damage Resistance
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Deals fire damage to nearby enemies
  • Phantom Cloak: 10% Projectile Resistance
  • Purple/Epic Perk: Freezes and deals damage to enemies that hit you

Armor gains 20% increased healing from Red Heart at Blue/Rare tier.

Rings

  • Bear Ring: Damage to ground units
    • Blue/Rare Perk: Max HP +5%
  • Serpent Ring: Damage to ranged units
    • Blue/Rare Perk: Dodge +7%
  • Wolf Ring: Damage to melee units.
    • Blue/Rare Perk: Crit chance +5%
  • Falcon Ring: Damage to airborne units
    • Blue/Rare Perk: Attack speed +5%

Rings gain 10% bonus coins from battle at Purple/Epic tier.

Spirits

  • Laser Bat: Pierces obstacles, after a brief delay fires an instant traveling beam.
  • Scythe Mage: Pierces enemies,
  • Elf: Fires projectiles, high attack speed
  • Living Bomb: Deals splash damage, low attack speed

All Spirits gain +20% Spirit crit chance at Blue/Rare tier and +10% Spirit damage at Purple/Epic tier.

Upgrading Equipment Levels

You can power up equipment by increasing it's level. To do so, you pay in both coins and scrolls. Coins and scrolls are earned by playing dungeons. Coins can also be purchased in the store but scrolls can only be purchased by running into the Mysterious Vendor during a run.

Leveling up equipment will strictly increase it's stats, unlock fusing equipment to create a higher tier which will unlock perks as well. However, it's important to note that higher rarity equipment will gain more stats per level.

The coins cost for upgrading equipment is:

  • Gear level * 200 from levels 1-25
  • Gear level * 500 from levels 26-35
  • Gear level * 1000 from levels 36-45
  • Gear level * 2000 from levels 46-?
    This may continue change but is still to be determined.

Refer to the table below for scroll costs:

Scroll Costing for Upgrades

Level
Scrolls
1
1
2
2
3
4
4
6
5
8
6-9
10
10-14
15
15-19
20
20-24
25
25-29
30
30-34
40
35-39
50
40-44
70
45-49
100
50-54
?
55-60
?

Equipment Fusing and Perks

Another major way to upgrade your equipment is to fuse it into higher rarities. By fusing your equipment, you can increase its rarity which is denoted by different colors. Equipment unlocks special perks (found above) at Green, Blue, or Purple rarities. The rarities are:

  • Grey/Common
  • Green/Great
  • Blue/Rare
  • Purple/Epic
  • Purple with Gold Accents/Perfect Epic
  • Gold/Legendary

In order to fuse equipment, you need to fuse 2 pieces of the same equipment type and rarity into a 3rd piece. The level of the fused or fusing equipment does not impact fusing. So you can fuse 2 greys into another grey to create a green, then 2 greens into another green to create a blue, etc. Note, increasing the rarity tier also increases the maximum level to which you can upgrade gear.

Besides unlocking perks, fusing equipment also increases that equipment's stats in two different ways:

  • Stat growth per level (usually) increases with rarity
  • A flat bonus is granted per rarity increase

Refer to the below chart for details.

Stat Bonuses by Rarity by Equipment Type

 
Weapon
Armor
Rings
Spirits
Green/Great
+20 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
+80 HP flat / +5 more HP per level
+5 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
+20 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
Blue/Rare
+20 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
+80 HP flat / +6 more HP per level
+5 attack flat
+20 attack flat
Purple/Epic
+30 attack flat / +2 more attack per level
+120 HP flat / +5 more HP per level
+10 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
+30 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
Purple w/ Yellow / Perfect Epic
TBD
+120 HP flat / +10 more HP per level
+10 attack flat
+30 attack flat / +1 more attack per level
Legendary
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
It's important to note that level growth can vary, sometimes by quite a bit, they appear to round fractional values. For example, an upgrade to a Blue ring may sometimes grant 4 stats, but also sometimes grant 5.

Equipment Fusion

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