Lost City of Omu Preview: Exalted Weapon Sets

As part of our massive preview of Neverwinter’s “Lost City of Omu”, we go over the new tier of weapons today. Module 13 raises the item level bar of sets in two steps to 500 and 520. Additionally it introduces multiple options so you can pick the best set based on your activity and play style. So let’s go through the additions!

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New Options

First of all, let’s talk about the new options players get in Module 13. The devs changed their approach with weapon sets and do not spread them across different modules this time. Instead, Lost City of Omu features not less than four (+one from Masterworks that we’ll preview at a later point) brand-new sets at once. As usual, stats and damage is the same for all of them, the only difference is the set bonuses.

Pioneer

Pioneer ist the “starter kit” of the new weapon tier. It can be obtained in the campaign store for a reasonable amount of the new campaign currency. It has the weakest of all set bonuses and only enhances certain stats based on your party size. Since weapon damage is the single most important component of the DPS formula however, this one should already outperform whatever older set you have.

Pilgrim

Pilgrim ist the premium set in Module 13 and can exclusively be bought on the ZEN market. Right now it’s already available as part of the Expedition Leader Pack and will also be bundled with the new Chultan Tiger Companion and Enchanted Keys. The set bonus enhances damage and healing by up to 10% based on how many enemies you faced at the start of combat. Against one enemy, you’ll get a flat 5% for one minute. Since the bonus only refreshes on killing an enemy, it’ll fall off in longer fights.

Primal

The Primal Set will be available for Seals of the Brave (1,500 total) and hence can be pre-farmed. It offers a 10% damage and healing increase whenever you are hit or healed for more than 10% of your Maximum Hit Points. Before you spend your seals you should probably test on preview how maintainable the bonus is for your class. Theoretically it should be pretty easy to keep up, but that obviously depends on the type of the fight and your play style. Many players will probably be going for this set since it’s relatively easy to get and might even have the best set bonus.

Tyrant

The Tyrant set is the capstone one of the module, theoretically offers the best set bonus in long fights, and is the most difficult one to get as it only drops from the new 3-Star Hunt “The Tyrant”. For every 5 seconds you are in combat, your damage, healing and damage resistance is increased by 1%. So for the full set bonus to take effect, the fight has to last at least 45 seconds. I can easily see this one being worse than Primal, but it mentions that the bonus is doubled when a player is affected by a “Trophy Hunter” buff. We’re not yet sure what that could be. Rumors are that the Chain of Scales dishes out that buff, or the Hunter’s Keffiyeh. Be careful with that info though, it’s not 100% confirmed.

Infusion and Exalted

Upgrading the new weapon sets is standard and follows the refinement process we know. The normal versions go up to item level 500 on their legendary version, but a special “infusion” process can even take them to 520. It’s basically “vivifying” for weapon sets as you need a weekly drop called “Soulmonger Ampoule” that you can find in the new “Cradle of the Death God” trial. You need five for the Main-Hand and three for the Off-Hand. The conversion to “Exalted” is permanent.

I think there’s a lot to like in terms of the new tier of weapons. Based on your activity and play style you can pick the set you want, and the upgrade process is pretty straight forward. So save your refining points and reagents, because you are going to need them!

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j0Shi

j0Shi plays the Neverwinter MMORPG since the open BETA in 2013 and is a regular contributor to the blog and the whole UN:Project. Originally a Guardian Fighter, he has built up ALTs of all classes and plays on BIS/near-BIS level.

13 thoughts on “Lost City of Omu Preview: Exalted Weapon Sets

  • February 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm
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    All BoP?

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      February 15, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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      Yes. There’s currently no way to supply alts.

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  • February 16, 2018 at 12:09 am
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    During vivify, if i have legendary weapons they will level down to green or keep them levels?

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    • June 5, 2018 at 11:19 pm
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      they stay legendary

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  • February 16, 2018 at 12:09 am
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    “Many players will probably be going for this set since it’s relatively easy to get and might even have the best set bonus.”
    i strongly disagree with that
    to get that 10% extra dmg you need to get hit (or heal) for 10% of your health in 1 hit
    as a DD you are not suppose to be hit (in a perfect scenario) and if for some reason to boss is going after to hit you, that means the tank is not doing his job right (except for non-aggro controlled attacks)

    the best set right now (in a optimal situation) is the new master-crafted set that gives +2% for every member that has them, to a total of 10% with no other conditions

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      February 16, 2018 at 1:07 am
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      First of all, as mentioned, we deliberately didn’t include Stronghold Weapons here as they will be part of a separate preview article. Also the best choice highly depends on your play style. If you’re mainly running with a premade and can assure that everyone is using MW weapons, those technically have always been the “best” choice. Not many players can guarantee a constant setup of players that own MW weapons though. Most don’t even have access to or can’t afford them. In that case a set that gives +10% to the DPS might very well be better.

      As for “getting hit”: That’s true, but remember there are a lot of DPs OP and GFs running around nowadays that get hit a ton. Even need to get hit to proc all damage bonuses and feats. There is no definite answer.

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  • February 16, 2018 at 9:19 am
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    These primal weapons procs the damage bonus with any kind of heals? Lifesteal, healing potions, etc?

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    • May 21, 2018 at 5:51 am
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      yes primal weapon set is BIS on all DPS because of almost 100% uptime especially on dungeon runs its worth having it..

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  • February 16, 2018 at 11:06 am
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    Also, last time i tested, primal was procing from overhealing/false healing (when one is at 100%hp and get healed)

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    • February 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm
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      But does it proc from:

      Potions
      Life Steal
      Regeneration out of Combat
      DC healing (spells & Feats like Repurpose Soul etc)
      OP healing (spells and Sanctuary)
      SW healing (Temptation damage)
      dps class gear that heals party (EG Drowcraft Underwear etc)

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    • j0Shi
      May 10, 2018 at 2:10 am
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      Thanks! Doubt it though. As long as Primal is basically up 100% and there’s no definite confirmation that Tyrant can stack to 20%, you’re probably still better off with Primal Weapons.

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