Two primary concerns brought up for the previous article was the cost of materials and the value of Yuria as a cheaper substitute. Let’s examine those two propositions in this short blog post.
Liverto – Material Cost
I redid the maths on Liverto with 1.2m repairs (480k memory fragments), 300k armor blackstone, 300k weapon blackstone. As you can see, these new numbers are extremely unrealistic and biased. Not only can I list memory fragments in the market and make more than 480k even with the 35% cut, but why is memory fragment far lower than market value when blackstone isn’t, yet most people are actually bottlenecked by memory fragments?
I don’t know the answer to that question, all I know is some people think this is a good idea. To them, if you farm both memory fragments and blackstones with relic scrolls, memory fragments are cheaper but the stones aren’t. #logic?
Regardless here they are:
- +7->+8 force
- +8->+9 3 stacks
- +9->+10 3 stacks
- +10->+11 4 stacks
- +11->+12 4 stacks
- +12->+13 5 stacks
- +13->+14 7 stacks
- +14->+15 9 stacks
I strongly recommend not following the above values because obviously they underestimate the cost of memory fragments significantly. However, it is your decision.
If you’re a more reasonable person but still think the memory fragments are overpriced, at 1.8m repairs and 300k stones, take the failstacks in the guide and subtract each one by 2.
Liverto vs Yuria
If you still believe at equal enhancement Yuria is better than Liverto, you are in denial. However the assertion that Yuria is cheaper to enhance hence better is one worth investigating.
Here are the PRI, DUO, TRI, TET cost for Yuria and Liverto using the optimal strategy, 10mil sharp fragments, 300k weapon blackstone, 300k armor blackstone and 3.5mil repair Liverto, 200k repair Yuria. Increased gain of failstacks on fail, delevel, etc, are all accounted for.
- PRI: 37.5mil
- DUO: 60.5mil
- TRI: 306mil
- TET: 1.9bil
- PRI: 32.5mil
- DUO: 50mil
- TRI: 257mil
- TET: 1.6bil
As you can see, the cost of PRI->PEN weapon enhancement is predominantly gated by the sharp crystal cost. This is pretty obvious because it dwarfs the repair cost regardless of what weapon you choose to enhance.
What does this mean?
- We already know Yuria is weaker than Liverto at the same enhancement level. Slightly higher raw damage on human targets, but much lower accuracy.
- We now know that enhancing Yuria is also incredibly expensive, this means the whole “I can upgrade a TET Yuria instead of a DUO/TRI Liverto” argument is false.
The above two inferences direct prove that Yuria is terrible even for the purposes of conserving money and resources. If this doesn’t seal the debate for you, I’m afraid nothing will change your mind.
Hopefully this clears up a few queries about the Liverto upgrade guide. Due to the sheer stupidity of some of the comments I’ve been seeing, I will very likely no longer be responding to reddit threads. To reach me, you can contact me through PM.