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#1 Oct 22 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Default
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Is optimal level based on physical level or class level?
How come I can equip something that is higher that either one of those levels?

#2 Oct 22 2010 at 3:51 PM Rating: Good
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I'd say Rank, otherwise it would be silly. Imagine being phys level 50 and starting a new class at Rank 1. You would be optimal level for your lv50 gear which I imagine would give you an advantage you don't deserve at Rank 1. I might be wrong though....
I do know I've read somewhere in the forums that using gear above your optimal level (whichever they're referring to) will make your gear get damaged faster. Dunno about other penalties. Curious myself....
#3 Oct 22 2010 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
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pacodub wrote:
Is optimal level based on physical level or class level?
How come I can equip something that is higher that either one of those levels?



It's by class rank.
Last night I bought a level 12 blacksmith primary tool, which has +22 craftsmanship on the tool. My blacksmith was rank 10 when I put it on, and my total craftsmanship became 18 (I also had some + craftsmanship gears on me). Then when I leveled my blacksmith to 11, my craftsmanship went up to 20. So I assume by next rank, I'll be able to get the full +22 craftsmanship from the tool.
#4 Oct 22 2010 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
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It is by class rank :)
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#5 Oct 22 2010 at 7:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's optimal Rank, not level. Thus, based on class rank.
#6 Oct 22 2010 at 7:45 PM Rating: Good
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So far, only physical stats (Strength, Dexterity, etc.) and elemental attributes (Fire, wind, etc.) are tied to physical level. Everything else is tied to your rank level (gear, skills, recipes). And it even appears that there are caps or diminishing returns to physical stats based on your rank level.
#7 Oct 22 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
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for the record while were here, optimal rank has a huge effect on weapons, at rank 16 a rank 11 cane was still better for me than a rank 22 wand.
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#8 Oct 22 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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worth noting too that its been said that wearing a piece of gear that is higher level increases durability wear, so youll be paying more to wear that gear thats giving you reduced effect.
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