I fully accept it's frustrating not to get RICs, but as far as I can see, it doesn't make a significant difference. I know "significant" is subjective, so let's use exact numbers.

First, let's start with the fact that RIC's are only used to upgrade Myrmydon gear. My main is a cleric and I have 6 pieces of Myr gear and warlord essences, I even have 3 RIC's that I haven't even used yet. Using the helm as an example, the new upgrade increase from Myr to Relic is listed below and followed by the total stat increase.

Wisdom: 8. Total 1753 to 1761. This is an increase of .0046

Int: 5. Total 861 to 866. This is an increase of .0058

End: 11. Total 2167 to 2178. This is an increase of .0051

Sp: 4. Total 3917 to 3921. This is an increase of .0010

Vengeance: 6. Total 1371 to 1377. This is an increase of .0044.

So, just looking at the stats, the increase is a tiny, almost unnoticeable fraction. How much more healing/DPS are you really doing with these totals?

Now, I accept that a weapon has a larger impact for DPS classes, but you can obtain a guaranteed DIC quite easily by the time you get to Prestige 90 (presuming you never get lucky on a RIC Roll). There are several strategies for min/maxing warlord marks to buy crates and increase depleted infinity shards, so no need to discuss those in detail here.

So, RIC's essentially give you minor stat increase which is also obtained via other methods. For example, you can focus on:

1. Planar Experience

2. Runes

3. Notoriety runes

4. Consumables

For the amount of time folks invest trying to get a RIC and all the upgrade cells also needed, I bet you could obtain even more planar experience to offset the stat increase of the Relic gear. Or at a very minimum, diminish the impact of a RIC. And I see folks running around with low grade runes or even without certain runes altogether because of insufficient notoriety. All which could be easily obtained if you spent the time focusing on those instead of a RIC. But, accepting someone doesn't want to pursue these other options for increasing their stats, the Relic increase is still very marginal overall.

Again, I fully understand the disappointment and frustration which comes with bad RNG, but convince me that it really makes a difference?

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