Astellia may just boast one of the smallest gear setups in any modern MMO with just five slots, but don’t let that deceive you: This upcoming MMO has a surprisingly deep customization system for each piece.
Old or useless gear can be broken down for parts to use to enhance current gear, allowing weapons and armor to be boosted to up to six levels above its default. Past that, you’ll need to “evolve” your gear into the next bracket, which seems like it came be done up to the level cap. There is the chance of failure for upgrading gear (because who doesn’t love that mechanic?). And if you fail, you might actually de-level your gear. FUN.
Another way to power equipment is to slap runes on them to give them specific offensive or defensive bonuses. There doesn’t seem to be a downside of doing this.
We should be seeing Astellia this summer, but if you’re craving more info, check out our exclusive deep-dive into the Warrior and Scholar classes, and when you’re done with that, give the soundtrack a listen!