Upgrading the Hero's equipment
Upgrading the Hero's equipment is another way to increase its stats. After a successful upgrade, the current equipment bonuses will increase, and, depending on the piece of equipment and its upgrade level, new bonuses can appear!
You can only upgrade certain pieces of legendary equipment and only by using legendary materials. If an upgrade is available, a special marker will appear on the equipment's icon in the Workshop.
To start the upgrade process, select a piece of equipment with a marker and hit the "Upgrade" button.
All the necessary components are placed in the relevant slots automatically. If you don't have the required equipment or materials, however, you won't be able to upgrade the equipment.
The upgrade may succeed, or it may fail.
There is a base probability of a successful outcome. It is shown in the upgrade window. Remember: the higher the equipment upgrade level, the lower the chance for success.
You can increase this probability by using the Empirite item, which can be obtained in the Dominion Ruins or purchased in the Dominion Store.
In the equipment upgrade window, you can choose how many Empirite items should be used. The more Empirite you use, the higher the chance for success. However, for higher upgrade levels, it is impossible to reach a 100% chance of success, even by using Empirite.
You can avoid using Empirite items and rely on just the base probability of success. To do so, remove the checkmark in the corresponding box or move the item selection slider to its minimum value. But remember: in this case, the probability that the upgrade will be successful will be lower and a positive outcome is not guaranteed.
If the upgrade fails, you lose the materials and equipment that were used as components, as well as any Empirite items that you applied. The equipment you were trying to upgrade is left as it is, and its upgrade level doesn't change.