What does the encrusted "broken star" mean?

Discussion in 'Conquest of the Wizardlands' started by Infiltrator, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Infiltrator

    Infiltrator Member

    Edit: it limits the number of encrusts you can do?
  2. Bohandas

    Bohandas Member

    Yeah, but what's the limit?
  3. Null

    Null Will Mod for Digglebucks

    The limit is how unstable something can get before you die.
  4. ploki122

    ploki122 Member

    It's been said that every encrusts you do, there is a RNG(100) roll compared to your instability. If it's under instability, your equipment is now slightly more unstable...
  5. Infiltrator

    Infiltrator Member

    What? So you can instantly and randomly just die from using encrusted equipment?
  6. greggbot

    greggbot Member

    No, but instability is added with every encrust, and it adds effects such as random blinking and explosions. A lot of the time, this can make you teleport into a group of monsters, or just die from the explosions, so using over-encrusted equipment is very unsafe.
  7. Bobson

    Bobson Member

    Is there any way to see how much instability you've accumulated?
  8. Daynab

    Daynab Community Moderator Staff Member

    It will say in the description what grade it's unstable. "slightly" etc. each grade is 5%.

    Unfortunately the actual chance is 100% if you are not using the hotfix right now.
  9. Bobson

    Bobson Member

    Yeah, I noticed that. Hit, teleport, hit, teleport, hit, teleport... I'll go look for this hotfix.
  10. Borodin

    Borodin Member

    I'm not sure how it works on items that don't get used to hit like weapons, or get hit, like armor. Amulets and rings, for example--unless, of course, the unstable effect is triggered when your body takes a "magical hit" to an amulet or ring-based resistance. I've taken that path myself, and only encrusted both rings and a torque once for level 6 alchemy, since it gives a "slightly unstable" result to each.
  11. Kyrie

    Kyrie Member

    So the explosions from my Clockwork Gauntlets with 3 Rocket Encrusts and 2 another defensive arent the added effect of the Rocket encrusts?

    I dunno if it's because my tank build, but they never gimme damage... (well, i use clockwork knight and the defensive heavy clockwork armor, so...)
  12. Infiltrator

    Infiltrator Member

    Where can I get the hotfix?
  13. Daynab

    Daynab Community Moderator Staff Member

  14. Wootah

    Wootah Member

    Well I don't know what my encrust number has gotten to. I have never had one proc so I don't know what any of the negative side effects even exist.
  15. Infiltrator

    Infiltrator Member

  16. Einhander

    Einhander Member

    I found over encrusting my items to dangerously to be a blessing, I managed to over encrust everything I could and the "effects" kill everything around me so I don't have to. Oddly enough I seem to resist all the negative effects and take no damage and retain my health regeneration normally.

    I originally just wanted to see what would happen if I did the taboo but ended up being a murderous storm that even Dred and Digula fear.

    Try making:
    Clockwork Knight
    Duel wielding

    I use that skill set along with boilerplate armor +clockwork gear with chain axes all dangerously encrusted.
    My result was epic amounts of slow turns and unstoppable killing :D