Gear Progression Guide


This guide will cover the most efficient method to gear up to level 79; this is the most simple guide on how to get geared and not fall behind during the later stages of the game.

It’s highly recommended that you should, at least, know the basics of the game before continuing on with this. For more information please take a look at our General Knowledge guide.

First Week Daily Login

During the first week after your character creation, you will automatically get a Gold Rank Offhand Weapon on the 3rd day. DO NOT MISS IT, make sure to login everyday. Not only that, on the 7th day you will receive a 3-star skill that will help you tremendously later on.

Level 1 – 39

Nothing special during the early stage; at this point you should worry about leveling instead of equipment since the content is not that challenging, but that does not mean you shouldn’t loot any gear. During your dungeon run, you will run across Blue/Purple equipment. Don’t think twice, roll for every equipment you can use. They will help you considerably later on.

NOTE: You can get your first gold weapon as a reward from one of the orange quests during your leveling process (Level 37 to be exact), this weapon will help you a lot for future content.

Level 40 – 49

Dungeons will start to be more challenging from now on (especially Desert Shrine Expert Mode) and you will not level as fast as before. You should focus on getting all gear at least purple, which is not that difficult.

NOTE: You should not worry about Desert Shrine Expert since it’s 3 runs per week (unless you get level 45 on Saturday for example), focus on gearing/leveling first.

I will list places where you can get purple equipment below:

Scour Dungeons

This is probably the easiest place to get purple gear, all you need to do is kill mobs in the Scour Dungeon (Ctrl + U or just U for window shortcut). Scour Dungeon is a daily that you need to kill 200 – 380+ monsters (depending on how far you upgraded your Life Tree) and not only does it give a lot of experience; it can also drop Enhancement Materials, Blue/Purple Gear, Hematites and Sidus Daos (used for special skills). The best option here is to run with a group of friends to kill the mobs as fast as you can and distribute the loot according to class or need (time is important!).

Misty Hollow Hard (Level 45+)

This is also a good place to get some purple equipment, after every boss wave there is a chance of getting some purple equipment. Even though this is harder than Scour Dungeons, it’s not something challenging, as long as you have a healer and enter as 5 people you should be fine.

MH Hard also provides you Nyx Treasures, use it to receive level 49 materials or maps that may have full equipment as well!

NOTE: There are different types of Nyx Treasures and you can only use 14 of them per week. The one you obtain in MH Hard is the most basic one (the same as 1-star shrine) and gives you the least amount of materials. It’s best to open 2-star or 3-star Nyx Treasures before opening the most basic one.

Guild Boss

If you did not have luck during your daily runs, you can resort to “Guild Bossing” (name we(Rain) personally came up with). Every hour, there will be a boss spawning in each of the Scour Dungeons. This is where you will find your first challenge if you are not ready. The boss hits hard and you need a decent amount of people to do them at this stage of the game. At this stage you should have a guild and ask them for help since it also drops guild resources.

For a more detailed guide visit our Guild Guide 

NOTE: You will notice that there will be some guilds doing the bosses as well (especially the first week). Since it’s a once a day thing, guilds will not farm this 24/7 because there are more important things to do.

Level 45 – 49

At this point you should have at least 80% of your gear purple along with the two golden weapons you receive (one from the first week daily login and another from the level 37 quest). You should refine every gear to +5 and your weapons to +9 (might not be possible at first week since you need 2 Red Phlogistons for each weapon). It will help you A LOT, especially on shrine expert mode.

NOTE: Don’t worry, you can transfer the enhancements from one equip to the other.

NOTE 2: For more information on Gear Enhancement, at the end of the guide there will be a Gear Enhancement guide. You can find it on the Table of Contents at the beginning of the guide or just scroll down until you can see it.

Once you’re done with all of your gear enhancements, you should be ready to begin your adventure on Desert Shrine Expert Mode. This is the first dungeon that you will spend hours on if you don’t know any of the bosses mechanics and you might even lose your temper or rage quit during the process. To avoid that, we’ve prepared a detailed guide that you can look up by clicking >>HERE<<

For the first run, I advise starting on 3-star for the first 2 bosses (or until you guys notice you cant kill the boss by any means). The first 2 bosses should be doable on 3-stars if you know the mechanics and if you have decent heals. At the 3rd boss I suggest lowering the difficulty to 2-stars (only for the first run). After you complete the run, your party should be able to craft 1-3 accessories. Spend 30 minutes crafting accessories and after everyone is ready, they should be able to complete 3rd boss in 3-star.

You should remain at level 49 until you craft at least 80% of your gear including weapons (around 4-6 3star runs, depending on your luck) or it will be extremely difficult to find a party for level 50-59 content.

Level 50 – 59

At this stage you will unlock Grand Bulwark. You should pay attention to every boss mechanic especially on hard mode. That way you will know what to expect during the Expert Runs. Using the same strategy as Shrine, you should be able to complete your gear within 2-4 weeks at most. After that you are ready for level 69.

NOTE: During the gearing process, you might find some purple accessories that are probably better than yours. Feel free to take it and replace it.

You should have some experience on Grand Bulwark during your Daily Token (Demonslayer) quests. The difficulty is way more challenging than shrine, but it’s not impossible. Make sure to pay attention, especially on boss animations and ranges. If you do that, you should be fine.

For this cap your gear should be at least full golden +9.

Level 60 – 69

Things are going to slow down from now on, differently from other caps, you will remain at 69 for a long time (months). Take your time to gear and farm materials, you will need it later on.

At level 60 you will unlock Mecha Citadel (or Machinarium) and that’s where you will farm your gold equipment. Similar to Grand Bulwark, Mech Citadel is one of the maps for Daily Token as well and you probably already did it multiple times. Even though you are familiar with the map, the bosses on Expert Mode will show you different mechanics that will surprise you.

You should remain at level 69 until you have all your gear +13 and enough savings for level 79 gear (yes, you need a lot).

NOTE: If you are a casual player, don’t expect to advance to Level 70 anytime soon. If you do, you will instantly regret it and might even quit the game because the difficulty increases even further (Not having the right gear will give you a lot of difficulty).

Level 70 – 79

NOTE: There won’t be level 79 cap for a long time in NA servers. Don’t expect to rush it anytime soon.

If you reach this stage of the game, congratulations, you are either a super-hardcore player or a super-pay-to-win player (if you are “casual” yet you reached level 70 within a couple months, I suggest you make another character).

At level 70 you unlock Sword Sect, which is yet another dungeon to farm your gear. You should again, spend your weekly entries trying to farm your gear. Once you run out of entries, you should focus on farming enhancement materials (since you reached maxed cap, you might as well upgrade to +16).

That’s it for now, edits might be made during CBT 3 and OBT along with dungeon guides to facilitate your dungeon adventure.

Gear Enhancement / Refinement

There is alot of ways to get stronger in Revelation Online, one of them is Gear Refinement, which can boost your damage considerably the higher you refine. You will use this feature a lot specially when changing character level caps.

The max number of times a Gold Equipment can be refined (+ #) depends on the Gear level.

  • All Gold Equip up to level 49 can be refined up to +10.
  • Level 79 Gold Equip can be refined up to +16

Gear refinement generally gives a Gear one stat (HP, Attack, Armor, Defense) depending on the Equipment Slot as well as the Class it belongs to.

  • Armor + Necklace : Max HP
  • Weapons (Mainhand + Offhand): Magic or Physical Attack (depending on the Weapon)
  • Earrings + Rings: Physical/Magic Armor

You will have the option to transfer the refinement level to a different piece of equipment or when you craft a higher tier of the corresponding Gold Equipment slot using the Gold Equipment with the refinement levels.

To refine an Equipment you can do it by locating the Gear Refinement NPC located in any of the major cities.

For refinement levels, there will be a range of  % increase of a stat you can gain at each refinement level. For example, at +10 there will be a greater % stat gain range than at +1. What % stat gain from enhancing is random, but you can increase the number of material used for the refinement to increase the odds of getting the max % stat at the enhancement level.

NOTE: You can re-roll the % stat you gain at an refinement level by re-enhancing the refinement level. Re-rolling this way will always give you the same or higher % of stat gain.

To refine a Gear, you will need the required refinement material listed on the refinement screen. By simply using the required amount of enhancement materials, you will have a % chance of success to enhance a gear (yes, refinement can FAIL). Failing will only lose the materials. To increase the chance of a successful refinement, you can increase the number of materials used by pressing the + button (100% if want a guarantee successful refinement). Anything higher than 100% will increase the chances of getting a higher % stat gain on the refinement level.

NOTE: The limit on using the refinement materials is 8.

Materials for Refinement can be obtained from Sulan Bridge portal (5477, -1983, 9) Cita Ceres (Raccoon). Purchase Peculiar Tickets and exchange them into Curious Beads. This Raccoon only accepts Curious Beads and Augsyth points. Extra Curious beads can be used to decrease Augsyth points spent.

    Materials Used and % Succcess  
Refinement Level Material 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 %


Level 1 Depleted Phlogiston

50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2-4%
Level 2 34 68 102 136 170 204 238 272 2-4%
Level 3 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 2-5%
Level 4 17 34 51 68 85 102 119 136 2-5%
Level 5  Argent Phlogiston

50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2-5%
Level 6 34 68 102 136 170 204 238 272 2-6%
Level 7 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200 2-6%
Level 8 17 34 51 68 85 102 119 136 2-6%
Level 9  Red Phlogiston

50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 2-7%
Level 10 34 68 102 136 170 204 238 272 2-7%
Level 11 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200  2-7%
Level 12 17 34 51 68 85 102 119 136  2-8%
Level 13  Azure   Phlogiston

50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400  2-8%
Level 14 34 68 102 136 170 204 238 272  2-8%
Level 15 25 50 75 100 125 150 175 200  2-9%
Level 16 17 34 51 68 85 102 119 136  2-9%
Level 17  Dragon’s Rage

50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400  2-9%
Level 18 12 25 37 50 62 75 87 100  2-10%

Cost of Refinement (minimum required to 100% enhancement)

  • Level 1-4: 15 Depleted
  • Level 5-8: 15 Argent
  • Level 9-12: 30 Argent
  • Level 13-16: 90 Argent
  • Level 17-18: 120 Dragon’s Rage

Hidden Stats


At refinement levels +5, +9, +13, and +17 the Equipment will gain an additional stat. You see the additional stat by pressing the Shift Key and move your cursor over your gear. What type of stat you get from these are random and will come in 4 different grades: green, blue, purple, and gold.

NOTE: You can reroll on the hidden stat by using Venerate Renew option at the same refinement NPC. When you re-roll, you will have the option to keep the new stat or the old stat. Re-rolling will cost refinement materials.


Transferring Refinement Levels


Like mentioned previously, you will have the option to transfer refinement levels from one piece of gear to another (they don’t have to be the same kind). Hidden stats will also be transferred over if they can be applied to that particular Equipment Slot; otherwise a new stat will be re-rolled.

You can find the refinement transfer on the 1st tab of the Equipment Upgrade interface.

NOTE: Transferring refinement level overwrites the enhancement level of the receiving equipment, they DO NOT GET ADDED.

NOTE: At higher refinement levels, there will be a chance the transfer could fail, resulting in the loss of +1 refinement level. You will have the option to spend mats to repair the loss if a transfer fail happens.

Equipment Tier Beads / Awakening

To awaken a Gear (the bars underneath name of the Gear), you first must obtain a Gear with blacked out Awakening Bars. Generally, anything less than a Gold grade Gear will not have Awakening Bars. Every colored Awaken Bar will grant you a 5% stat inc. (20% if you Awaken all 4 bars).

To Awaken a Gear, all you need to do is kill a bunch of mobs that gives you exp. The fastest way to grind exp for your Awakening bars is do Scour Dungeons (the kill XXX number of mob daily).

After reaching at least 100% on the Awakening bar, a orange crown icon will appear on your screen indicating you can Awaken your Gear. When you are ready to Awaken your Gear, click on the icon or by pressing N.

Once you reach at least 100% exp, all you have to do it is feed it the required # of hematite and it will fill up the Awakening bar.

NOTE: You will need 7 Hematites to unlock the first 3 Awaken bars for all Gears up to level 49. The number of Hematite required for each Awakening bar will be double of the previous bar ( 1 Hematite for the 1st  bar, 2 for the 2nd  bar, and 4 for the 3rd bar).

Equipment Beads

Another way to get stronger is to awaken your equipment, every equipment (except badges, wings, mounts and talismans) can be awakened to boost your equipment rate and your gameplay experience, specially on high difficulty dungeons and PVP.

Tier Awakening

There is a maximum of 4(four) awakening per equipment, they also provides different enhancements per awakening:

  • First Awakening : 6% bonus (all stats) [TOTAL : 6%]
  • Second Awakening: 6% bonus (all stats) [TOTAL : 12%]
  • Third Awakening: 4% bonus (all stats) [TOTAL : 16%]
  • [LOCKED]Fourth Awakening: 4% bonus (all stats) [TOTAL : 20%]

For every equipment, you need to acquire experience (from monsters) and the best place to grind mobs is Scour Dungeon

Scour Dungeons

An amount of every experience you receive (from monster) is converted to your equipment awakening, all equipments needs to reach 100% before it’s awakening.

NOTE: You can stack awakening experience on equipment for the next awakening.

NOTE2: The more experience you receive, the more will be converted to your equipment awakening, the converted experience is affected by any experience modifier system/items.


Once your equipment reach 100%, you should receive a notification on the middle of your screen similar to a helmet.

Click it and it will open a window with the awakening gear already placed and ready to be awakened.


Aside from experience, it will require a certain amount of [Hematites – 1], which can be easily bought from players for a small amount of gythil or you can buy directly from the Imperial Merit Shop by using some merit points. Once you reach the amount needed, you can hit Confirm.

In case you missed the notification, you can manually open the menu by opening your General Skills (hotkey “N”) and clicking on the hammer icon (2nd row)

Fourth Tier Unlocking

You can unlock your 4th tier on the Equipment Activator NPC, which you can find on Sidus Ur(1618, 1330, 120) and Sulan(5484, -1506, 15). Your equipment must be Maxed (3 awakening + 100.00%) and you will need an amount of Tier Beads in order to do so, here is the amount needed per item level:

  • Level 40~49: 34 Tier Beads (each equipment) [408 total]
  • Level 50~59: 100 Tier Beads (each equipment) [1200 total]
  • Level 60~69: 400 Tier Beads (each equipment) [4800 total]
  • Level 70~79: 650 Tier Beads (each equipment) [7800 total]

Once you’ve done that, you can enable

Tier Beads

You can obtain Tier Beads by various ways, the faster ways are either RO Shop or Raccoon Shop, where they can be exchanged instantly.

RO Shop

On the RO Shop (Aurum/Cash Shop), under Priceless and Equipment tab, you can buy 6 Tier Beads for 8 Aurum.

Raccoon Shop (Curious Shop)

Located at Sulan Bridge (5478, -1980, 9), you can exchange Curious Beads for Bead Pouches, each containing 6 Tier Beads.


To obtain Curious Beads, the player can recycle Peculiar Tickets, which can be bought directly from the Raccoon NPC. (15,000 ~ 28,000 gythils each. The lower the price, the lesser the amount on stock).

NOTE: You can only buy 4 Peculiar Tickets per day at the NPC, but there is no limit if you buy from players (price range is around 16,000 gythils each)

PVP/PVE Marks (Gems)

Socketing Mark gems on your equipment is a really good way to acquire better results on the battlefield by acquiring Mana Wrench, Spell Resistance, Break Essence and Defense Essence extra attributes that will improve your damage and reach new levels.

They are also a good way to get Gear Score / Might, the better the Marks, the better (the quantity matters too)

Gear Score bonus provided from the 2 Marks on equipment

Stat Explanation

  • Mana Wrench: Demon Break. Extra % damage done to monsters
  • Spell Resistance: Demon Defense. Extra % defense to monsters
  • Break Essence: Player Break. Extra % damage done to players
  • Defense Essence: Player Defense. Extra % player to monsters

Obtaining Marks

There is several ways to obtain Marks, you can get PVP marks from PVP (obviously) Army Coins Shop and World Bosses. PVE marks from Demonslayer Shop and also from World Bosses.

Demonslayer Shop


Army Coins Shop


PVP Reward

By playing PVP matches (Battleground) you gain Valor Points, which are used on both PVP Reward System (weekly) and Rankings aswell. You will always win a certain quantity of Valor per match, even losing (the quantity may vary a lot from a win to a loss)

World Bosses

Along with Soul Grid Crystals, World Bosses also drops PVE Marks, currently there is 2 categories of bosses, Demon Kings and Beast Kings, each category containing 3 bosses

  • Demon Kings [3] →  Spectrum Overlord, Slayer Vestas and Hogwash
  • Beast Kings [3] → Bloodclaw Wolf, Thunderhorn and Sporoch & Velvet Lea (Zygos and Mycos)

You can access the world bosses by going to the Event Window (“Ctrl+O” or “O” shortcut

NOTE: Sporoch and Velvet Lea counts as one boss (even though there is two monsters) and ONLY THE MALE (Zygos) drop items. Check image below. (consider not adding this to the public. this is meant for the public to figure. as it is a mechanic)

NOTE2: There will be a Media Section with some screenshots of the bosses at the end of the page.

Socketing Marks

You don’t need any NPC to socket marks into your equipment, under your General Skills (Ctrl + “N” or “N”) there should be a gem icon (check image below), click it and insert the equipment followed by the mark.


To remove a mark, use the “II” tab and do the same steps.

Combining Marks

If you are familiarized with Soul Grid Combination system, this is the same, except you need 4 marks of the same type and rank (you cannot create random marks by combining different marks). To open the combining system, open your inventory and click the first icon (check image below):

NOTE: Even though it says “Cancel”, it’s actually “Confirm” (UI bug). It can be easily noticed if you are familiarized with MMO UI (the confirm, accept, yes button is always on the left).

Unlocking Mark Slots

To unlock more Mark Slots, you will need Dragonspike, which can be obtained through the Curious Shop (Raccoon Shop – Sulan Bridge portal [5477, -1983, 9]) or Ausgyth Shop.


To activate them, the player must go to the PVE Mark Expert [Eastern Trade Region (5479, -1507, 15)]

  • Level 1 ~ 392 Default Mark Slots (1 PVP + 1 PVE) –
  • Level 40 ~ 59 →  2 Default Mark Slots  and 2 Extra Mark Slots (2 PVP + 2 PVE)
  • Level 60 ~ 79  2 Default Mark Slots and 4 Extra Mark Slots(3 PVP + 3 PVE)

Dragonspike Amount Needed:

  • 1 ~ 39 → 0
  • 40 ~ 49 → 12 (6 + 6)
  • 50 ~ 59 → 24 (12 + 12)
  • 60 ~ 69 → 180 (30 + 30 + 60 + 60)
  • 70 ~ 79 → 300 (50 + 50 + 100 + 100)

Cash Shop

For both shops, you will need Ausgyth, players receive around 70,000 ausgyth from leveling boxes, another way to obtain ausgyth is from buying a Nine Chain Chest from the Cash Shop

Once you use it, you will receive 10 random tokens (from 300 to 1,000 ausgyth worth each token).

PvE Mark Contract

Tradeable PvE/PvP Marks can be purchased from Demonslayer (Order Shop) or PvP (Rank) Shop using your farmed points.

However, these require the weekly Runes (obtainable once you finish your last PvP and Demonslayer chests).

These Marks are tradeable, but they cannot be equipped due to Ownership status. These ownership status can be removed by PvE Mark Contract in the cash shop.