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    Plane Touched
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    Default Empowered [Some Raid Drop Item] Upgrade and Crit stats

    While the base items have all received Crit rating increases (regardless if the added Crit chance is worthwhile), it looks like the Empowered version of the armor drops did not get a crit increase. For example,

    Mantle of the Dancing Winds
    Dex 93
    Str 66
    End 66
    Phys Crit 72

    The Empowered Mantle of the Dancing Winds has the same stats on it.

    The only benefit of upgrading is to get the 4pc bonus. Is that intended?
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    Plane Touched Cinnibar's Avatar
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    Yes, none of the empowered items gain stats. They just activate the bonus.

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    In a lot of cases, the raid drop items already have more stats than their vendor counterparts and before this update the only reason to get the vendor items was to have the 4pc bonus from them. The update effectively allows you to choose based on stats rather than the bonus since every drop can be upgraded to include the set bonus benefit.

    Cinnibar answered your direct question tho: upgrading raid drops does not change their stats; it only activates the set bonus on them.
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    Ascendant Techie Will's Avatar
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    This has been the case since they introduced the Empowered items.

    There should be no additional stat bonus to them, they only serve as a bridge for your crystal set bonus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frailaq View Post
    In a lot of cases, the raid drop items already have more stats than their vendor counterparts and before this update the only reason to get the vendor items was to have the 4pc bonus from them. The update effectively allows you to choose based on stats rather than the bonus since every drop can be upgraded to include the set bonus benefit.

    Cinnibar answered your direct question tho: upgrading raid drops does not change their stats; it only activates the set bonus on them.
    Well, that...

    ... and that you need the vendor items to upgrade into relics
    So long, and thanks for all the fish~

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