Upgrading Equipment: Summary and Guide [Tales of Berseria/ToB]

Upgrading is a new but important aspect of Tales of Berseria. If you're going to want to take down a boss, make sure you have the proper gear.

How does Upgrading work?

When upgrading your equipment, each weapon uses a different set of items to increase and enhance its capabilities. This feature is introduced when Velvet meets up with Rokurou in Helvisa. Everytime you upgrade your weapon or your equipment, the stats of both the weapon and equipment increase. When the stats increase, it also opens new slots for the items to have added effects. Effects such as increase in ATK or damage towards a particular type of monster can helpful in battle.

Strengthening Bonus

Whenever there’s an upgrade, the requirements differ. When getting the second enhancement bonus, the number of items will either increase or decrease. Also, the number of enhancements can add up for every enhancement (ex. +10% –> +20%).

When choosing a certain kind of upgrade, make sure that it has the same effect. These effects can pile up and mix with other effects that can make your weapon and armour more deadly.

Guide for Enhancement (Excluding Rings)

Enhancement Level Enhancement Materials
1 Bronze Mass
2 Amber Piece
3 Bronze Mass
4 Crushed Fragments
5 Bronze Mass
6 Fluorite Fragments
7 Black silver mass
8 A piece of hornblende
9 Black silver mass
10 Plagiocase
11 Black Silver Mass
12 Quartz Piece
13 Golden Mass
14 Molten Fragments
15 Black Silver Mass
16 Divine Silver Piece
17 Golden Mass
18 Carbide Stone
19 Platinum Ingot
20 Platinum Ingot
21 Void Mass

Guide for Enhancement (Rings)

Enhancement Level Enhancement Materials
1 Amber Piece
2 Amber Piece
3 Crushed Fragments
4 Crushed Fragments
5 Fluorite Fragments
6 Fluorite Fragments
7 Horneblende Piece
8 Horneblende Piece
9 Plagiocase
10 Plagiocase
11 Quartz Piece
12 Quartz Piece
13 Molten Fragments
14 Molten Fragments
15 Divine Silver Piece
16 Divine Silver Piece
17 Carbide Stone
18 Carbide Stone
19 Carbide Stone
20 Carbide Stone
21 Void Mass

Guide for Reinforcement

Reinforcement Frequency Required Materials
1 Basic Material x1
2 Basic Material x2
3 Basic Material x3 and Low Grade Imbuing Powder x1 or Odorless Liquid x5
4 Basic Material x4 and Low Grade Imbuing Powder x2 or Faint Smell Liquid x2
5 Basic material × 6
Low Grade Imbuing Powder × 4 or Low Grade Smelting powder × 10
6 Basic material 8 ×
· Intermediate Grade Smelting Powder × 1 or Rich Smelling Liquid x10
7 Basic material × 10
and Intermediate Grade Imbuing powder × 2 or Intermediate Smelting Powder × 10
8 Basic material 12 and
Intermediate Imbuing powder x10 or 4 Pungent Smelling Odor
9 Basic material 14 ×
High Grade Imbuing Powder x2 or High Grade Smelting Powder x10
10 Basic material 16 ×
High Grade Smelting Powder ×4 or Weird Liquids x10

Locations where to find materials

Material Location
Low Grade Smelting Powder Wargg’s Forest
Capital’s Underground Path
Saviour’s Throne
Paramidis Sanctuary
Brunack Plateau
Maanan Sea Reef
Intermediate Grade Smelting Powder Taliesin Island
Normin Island
Fordis Historic Ruins
Bield Marsh
Pranaha Lakeside Ruins
Advanced grinding powder Killaraus Volcano
Eight Headed Dragon Kanoushi
Curse Land
Bronze Mass Lowleine
Taliesin
Izult Harbour
Rogress
Saviour’s Throne
Evorock Ruins
Black Silver Mass Bield Marsh
Davar Woods
Fordis Historic Ruins
Haria
Morgana Forest
Capital’s Underground Path
Rogress Taliesin
Golden Mass Eight headed Dragon Kanoushi
Killaraus Volcano
Amber Piece Vordigan
Crushed Fragments Izult
Taliesin
Lowlaine
Rogress
Saviour’s Throne
Evorock Ruins
Fluorite Fragment Taliesin
Vesta Tunnel
Brigette Canyon
Horneblende Piece East Raban Cave
Makril Seashore
Plagiocase Piece Helvisa
Quartz Piece Morgana Forest
Bield Marsh
Killaraus Volcano
Molten Fragment The Chalice
Curse Land
Divine Silver Piece Zamal Stone Cave
Odorless Liquid Reneed
Cadonics Port
Haria
West Raban Cave
Vordigan
Capital’s Underground Path
Galiss Lake Road
Eight-headed Dragon Kanonushi
Brigette Canyon
Faint Smelling Liquid Taliesin
Lionel Island Wharf
Wargg Forest
Maanan Sea Reef
Rich Liquid Morgana Forest
Davar Woods Bield
Marsh The Chalice
Pranaha Lakeside Ruins
Curse Land
Pungent Smelling Liquid Killaraus Volcano
Carbide Stone Salvage a rare level 18 equipment
Platinum Ingot Salvage a rare level 19-20 equipment
Void Mass Salvage a rare level 21 equipment
Unusual Liquid Salvage an item with a level 3 or higher enhancement

Upgrading your items can save your life!

Especially when you’re pit against a boss, having upgraded weapons would make your life 10,000 times easier. There’s no need to give yourself a hard time by using a weak weapon. All it takes is a few upgrades before you can defeat the boss without breaking a sweat.

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