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Old 03-03-2014, 01:26 PM
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Default Grim Misadventure #40: Relics of the Past

Welcome back to Grim Misadventures! If you haven’t yet heard, we recently released a Major update to the game: Act II! You can read the announcement here.

Act II is a huge addition, easily doubling the amount of content and introducing many new challenges. Powerful new enemies demand powerful new items, and sometimes that means reaching out to a trusted blacksmith for assistance. We have hinted at these powerful artifacts before, but we are now finally ready to unveil the last item type in Grim Dawn: Relics!

Relics are implements of incredible power and only a few people in the world even know of the process required for their creation. Much of this craft had been lost to the Grim Dawn, scattered in the form of blueprints. It is up to you to tread into the vestiges of humanity’s once mighty empire to recover fragments of this lost knowledge.

***As with many of our previous updates, what you see below can change before its final debut***

Relics come in three tiers: Empowered, Transcendent and Mythical. Each tier represents a significant rise in power, but so does the challenge in acquiring them. Only the truly worthy heroes will find themselves in possession of the most powerful Mythical Relics.

Empowered Relics will be by far the easiest to craft, requiring mostly mundane materials found readily in the world of Cairn. Several of these will be available to craft immediately upon unlocking the Blacksmith, who you will find to be a valuable ally the journey ahead, but there will be many more blueprints out there for you to discover.

Transcendent Relics are when things start to get complicated. The blueprints for these powerful items can only be found out in the world, and they will require Empowered Relics in their creation. Earning a Transcendent Relic will mark a great achievement indeed.

Mythical Relics are implements of immense power. They are by far the rarest of the ancient artifacts. In fact, their blueprints only drop from bosses. In order to craft a Mythical Relic, you will require many rare materials, as well as several Transcendent Relics. Completing a Mythical Relic is an achievement of legends, and the powers they bestow are equally legendary.

That’s all for today! Check back on 03/17/2014 for our next dev update!
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:31 PM
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Amazing update, Zantai!

Cannot wait to start the Mythical hunt!

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Old 03-03-2014, 01:35 PM
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Wow, that Annihilation relic is crazy good! Really like the concept of farming specific bosses for specific blueprints.

Are the rare ingredients going to be rare materia, or some new items like the Aether crystals we already have? My inventory is now for 1/4rd filled with partially completed materia, going to run out of space soon with all this new content. This game has too much to collect
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:45 PM
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WOW, WOW and what more can I say but WOW!!!

I seriously can't wait to unlock the blacksmith, (when he gets added) this and MP will add loads to the game, and replay value, very nice update, keep it up.

yeah, we need a bigger stash, we are going to run very quickly out of space when we are going to have to hold good items and crafting mats,, maybe the crafting mats could have its own storage panel, or tab, might help a bit
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:52 PM
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Most impressive.

I agree with matthew when it comes to looking forward to crafting and eventually multiplayer.

Glad to see dual wield options for melee/ranged without needing the specific skill.

Hopefully there will be some sort of relic which summons a badass ally(ies) - since I'm currently playing a Hellhound Occultist build.

But yea... definitely looking forward to when this will be revealed. Screenshot of meteor landing in Devil's Crossing? Lol.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:57 PM
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Awesome update indeed! Wanna mythical artifact with + chaos damage really bad.

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Shalie View Post
Really like the concept of farming specific bosses for specific blueprints.
I read that only bosses will drop the best blueprints, but not that specific bosses will drop specific blueprints. My guess would be that bosses drop random mythical blueprints, which is what I think you really meant, correct?

Who knows, maybe specific bosses will only drop specific mythical blueprints. I hope not though.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:04 PM
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That Annihilation relic is insane! Can't wait to get my hands on that! Awesome update, as usual, Zantai.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:16 PM
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Really nice ! But the most important question is : WHEN ?
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