Refining gear and Enchantments can be one of the most daunting as well as resource-costly challenges in Neverwinter, but it doesn’t have to be!
I designed this guide primarily to help you prepare for Neverwinter 2X Refinement events, the most cost-effective time to refine gear, but it should be applicable to help you refine items any time that you want to.
The first step to a successful 2X refinement event is proper pre-planning and preparation in order to achieving your event refinement goals. (I learned this quickly after the first 2X event I seriously attempted!)
ABS: Always Be Saving!
For the greatest chance of success during a 2x refinement event, you need to save nearly every single +5 or higher enchantment and at least all green, blue or purple refining stones that you acquire in between events.
This can be difficult to accomplish, primarily because you will most definitely run into storage problems. (Please visit our Inventory Management Guide for advice on how to overcome this.)
Set A Realistic Refinement Goal
Unless you are willing to spend a ton of real money on zen to to convert to Astral Diamonds, it will be nearly impossible to refine every artifact and piece of artifact gear to Mythic or all of your various enchantments to level 12 or Transcendent during a single refinement event.
My Advice is to focus on completing a primary goal and partially completing a secondary one. For example:
Refine 3 or 4 Artifacts to Legendary from Epic or from Legendary to Mythic, and then focus on either artifact weapons/gear or getting a few weapon or offense/defense enchants up a couple levels.
Grind Smart, Not Hard Towards Achieving Your Goal
There are several options for you to rapidly increase your supply of refinement items.
The quickest way is by using passive methods by slotting Dragon’s Hoard or Fey Blessing enchantments in all available Utility slots or if you can afford it, acquiring a mount that comes with Wanderer’s Fortune.
It is generally preferable to use Dragon’s Hoard enchantments vs Fey Blessings unless there is a 2x Enchantments and Runes event going on, because the majority of Dragon;s Hoard drops can be used to refine anything, but +5 Enchantments can only be used for artifacts or other enchantments.
Farm Specific Areas To Meet Your Chosen Goal
Take Advantage Of Other Semi-Passive Game Options
Save all the stackable Steward’s Incentive Packages that you receive each time you complete the Stronghold Mission “Keeping The Peace and only open them during a 2X refinement event. Remember, this mission can be done in conjunction with Defending The Stronghold, which will earn you 10 Adventurer’s Shard of Power that you can donate to our Stronghold Coffer and earn Guild Marks to spend in our Marketplace.
Save all the Bounty Currency you receive from various locations throughout Neverwinter. Turn 40 currencies into the various Bounty Masters in exchange for 1 Partisan’s packs. In addition to receiving +3 to +5 enchantments, you will also receive an assortment of potions, profession resources and injury kits.
Purchase Any Items Needed From Auction House Before The Event Starts
Neverwinter’s economy is no less subject to the law of supply and demand than any other real-world economy! If you do not prepare well in advance, you will quickly burn through your Astral Diamond hoard or you may not be able to afford the items you need at all.
Once you have set your goals for the event, be sure to make yourself a checklist of everything you will need to upgrade each item. For example, in order to get 1 Artifact leveled to Mythic, you will need 6 additional blank artifacts of the same class (Power, Union or Stability), as well as a hefty supply of assorted lesser marks and Greater Marks of Potency.
If you have extra refinement items or artifacts that you won’t need, save them to sell on the Auction House to recoup some of the Astral Diamonds you spent preparing!
I hope that you all found this guide helpful! I will continue to update it as I learn new tricks or receive input from you guys.
Now that you are adequately prepared, you should be able to get your Artifacts upgraded to Mythic!