Greetings brave Knight,
Imagine not being able to lift your weapon because you have a heavy backpack on your shoulders. This cannot happen when victory depends upon it!
Fear not, because you have the option to ‘Dismantle’ a weapon or armor piece (Body, Legs, Arm, etc.) from your backpack, and the Lady of The Lake has got you covered with ‘Sacrificing’ them.
Firstly, let's talk about Dismantling!
This involves disassembling a weapon or armor piece into a Charm that can be socketed into a weapon or armor piece, depending on their provenience. The potential rarity and type of Charms you can obtain from dismantling an item will be shown on the confirmation screen before you proceed.
But beware, you won't be able to dismantle the last item of a specific Strong vs. Class, and Mythic weapons are exempt from this rule (see ‘Sacrificing’ for what are Mythic items).
Capes can also be dismantled, but you'll receive Gold instead of a Charm. You do not need to have a duplicate of this in order to dismantle it, but your Knight cannot exist without a Cape. So, you will need to have at least one in your Backpack - which will be automatically equipped.
If you're worried about accidentally dismantling something important, you can always lock it to keep it safe.
There is a detail you need to take into consideration: if you dismantle gear that already has Charms socketed, those Charms will be automatically retrieved. But if you use the gear in Transmuting, the Charms will be lost. Remember to use a Spanner to remove any Charms you want to keep when Transmuting!
Now onto Sacrificing!
Sacrificing is a process where you forfeit weapons and armor pieces to obtain Mythic gear. Every Knight can only unlock this feature once they reach level 40 and the Temple of Aeons node in White Peak. This special gear has the most powerful base stats in the game, an extra Charm slot, and also, through additional Sacrificing, increases your Rift Power, which determines your Knight's overall strength in Rift battles.
For each category of weapons and armor, there is one Mythic counterpart:
- Weapons: Axe, Hammer, Sword;
- Equipment: Body, Arms, Legs, Helm, Shoulders.
Mythic items work just like any other weapons or equipment items, with three key differences:
- They cannot be Dismantled, Sacrificed, or Transmuted.
- Mythic Weapons have two Strong vs. enemy-type bonuses that can be changed using Tuning Forks.
- Mythic Armour has a Strong vs. enemy type bonus instead of the Strong vs. class type bonus (Magical, Ranged, Heavy, etc) that lower rarity armor possesses.
In addition, Transmutation!
Fret not, brave Knight, for the two Dwarves from the Foundry are here to assist you with their expertise! In the process of clearing up your Backpack, you can also free up space by combining multiple items into one higher rarity item, using the process of Transmutation, which can be found in the Dwarven Foundry.