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Eternal Engravings

Eternal Engravings is a new feature added in patch 1.68. It’s unlocked after completing chapter 21 of the campaign.

The feature allows players to further upgrade Celestial & Hypogean heroes once they’ve reach ascended one star. Other faction heroes should have this feature in future patches.

It can be accessed via the “Engrave” tab on the “Hero Details” interface. Players can then illuminate the Glyphs in order to raise hero attributes and strengthen hero abilities.

Upgrading Heroes

Heroes are upgraded by spending currency on 5 Minor & 3 Major Glyphs.

Minor Glyphs have 8 levels, and Major Glyphs have 20 levels. There’s 100 levels in total.

Each point spent in Glyphs will increase the total Engraving level of the hero. While most of the upgrades are stats, levels 30 & 60 will also enhance an existing skill of the hero.

Note: the points cannot be reset, so choose which hero to upgrade wisely!

A special unique PVP only ability is also unlocked once the engraving level of a hero reaches 80.

Stats for Lucretia at level 80.

Which Heroes to Upgrade?

This is a tough question and until more research is done it is all speculation.

It’s likely that Lucretia is the overall best pick to upgrade due to her use in the campaign with the 5-Pull team. She’s also very strong in PvP.

Upgrade Costs

This assumes that 1 Elemental Shard = 10 Diamonds & 1 Elemental Core = 20 Diamonds.

Level 30 costs 37,500 Diamonds (375,000K Gold)
Level 60 costs 127,500 Diamonds
Level 80 costs 247,500 Diamonds
Level 100 costs 401,500 Diamonds

Keep in mind that you’ll get a lot for free as well from King’s Tower quests and some from AFK Rewards.

The cash shop also sells them.

For most people, it’s unlikely that anything beyond 60 is worth the cost.

Eternal Engraving LevelCost
0-303,750 Elemental Shards
30-604,500 Elemental Cores
60-806,000 Elemental Cores
80-1007,700 Elemental Cores

Star Colors

Reaching certain level thresholds will also change the stars on a hero’s icon.

Currency

There are 2 new currencies to collect for Eternal Engravings that are used to upgrade glyphs.

They can be obtained from:

  • AFK Rewards
  • Store
  • King’s Tower Quests
  • Misty Valley (In the future)
  • Voyage of Wonders (In the future)
  • Twisted Bounties
  • Champions of Esperia Event

It costs Gold and Diamonds to acquire them from the store.

Lore

In Ancient times, Dura, god of life, couldn’t stand how helpless the first humans were, utterly defenseless in the face of natural disaster. She revealed to them the secrets of magic, and thus dawned an unparalleled civilization of magic.

Not content with their limited lifespan, avaricious men sought immortality through magic and alchemy. Their ingenuity astonished the gods, trying all manner of method. The closest man came to succeeding in his goal was the skill “Eternal Engravings”. Through a special alignment of the five runes, elemental energies are channeled into the body, breaking its mortal shackles and allowing heroes to transcend the limits of the self.

Soon afterwards, the Lightbearer Empire sunk into civil unrest. The glorious Kingdoms of Man were dust in the winds of history, vanished as though they’d never been. Those relics that carried the wisdom of man’s ingenuity were scattered across the continent, and the “Eternal Engravings” was lost.
As the Factions doggedly pursued the study of these ancient relics, new interpretations of totems and ancient texts were coming to light. Several stone tablets, each bearing the “Eternal Engravings”, have come to the fore.

Eager to recover this godliness, the gods themselves secretly acquired one of the tablets and had the godly craftsman himself, Ansiel, make an alteration to it. Now, the tablet would grant the gods a new power.

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