Enchanting is the process through which you can improve your Gear. There are two types of enchanting: imbuing and refining. You can do both to any particular piece of Gear.
In order to begin, you must first possess a piece of Gear you wish to enhance, as well as locate an Enchanter?such as Taja in Sunstream City (210, 58). Enchanters can be found in most settlements.
Gear which has been enchanted is far more powerful than unenchanted Gear. Each consecutive time that a piece of Gear is successfully enchanted, it gains (+1) towards the maximum bonus of (+20).
To refine a piece of Gear select the Refine/Imbue option when speaking to any Enchanter.
Place the Gear you want refined in the Gear slot, a refining talisman in the Talisman slot, and click the Start button.
If the process succeeds, the refinery LV of your item will increase. Each type of Gear gets a different bonus from refining. Helmets will have more Spirit, Armor more Defense, and Boots more Health.
The size of the bonus is exponential so that the benefit of going from +4 to +5 is larger than going from +0 to +1.
However, if your attempt to refine your Gear fails, your Gear will break! Higher LV Gear has a greater chance to break than lower LV Gear. There are items available in both the game world and the in-game Marketplace which can improve your chances of success, and even guarantee the success of every refinery attempt!
Similar to refining, the process of imbuing a piece of Gear is the same, except for that you use a imbue talisman instead of a refining talisman in the Talisman slot.
If the process succeeds, the imbue LV of your item will increase by one. Each type of talisman provides a different bonus when used to imbue. For example, each time you imbue a piece of Gear with a Sharpness Talisman, it will increase the amount of damage you deal with that Gear equipped by +2. Thus an item imbued to (+6) with Sharpness Talismans would have an additional +12 damage.
You can only imbue an item with one type of talisman at a time. If you want to change the type of talisman used to imbue an item, you must first use the Remove Talisman option.
If your attempt to imbue an item fails, your item imbue LV will be reset to zero and you will have to start over. There are items available in both the game world and the in-game Marketplace which can improve your chances of success, and even guarantee the success of every refinery attempt!
When attempting to refine a piece of Gear, first acquire (either through Crafting or purchasing) a number of the item type you are to be enchanting. At this point, begin refining your Gear to the same stage before refining any of them to the next LV. When you get down to only one item left, you will have the best result you would have had without the risk of ending up with nothing.
Refine your Gear to the LV you desire before you imbue it.
Use Marketplace items to ensure that highly refined Gear is prevented from being destroyed.