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First Look: Renown Rank 81+ Weapons

October 21, 2010

Along with being able to finally get a look at the new Armor Sets on the PTS came a chance to see what was in store for the Scenario Weapon system.

As we all know, it currently caps at Renown Rank 75 weapons.  With the new system, we’ll see three additional levels of weapons available to earn at RR 81, 90 and 100.

At least, that’s how it looks on the PTS right now.  As we all know, things can (and do) change before they go Live.

Anyway, here’s a sample of what will be available.



A little explanation as to how the process looks to be laid out as compared to the current system:

The introduction of new items comes with the introduction of new tokens as well: Doomflayer/Warpforged Insignias and Captain’s Emblems.  This was most likely done to prevent people storing up tokens with the current system.  However, the initial tier of weapons at RR 81 are purchased with Royal Crests, but using Captain’s Emblems as their secondary requirement which means you’ll still need to go earn those in the new system but can save up on the Royals in advance.

And away we go…

Rank 40, Renown Rank 81 – Virtue/Vice

To be honest, these look all jumbled up right now.  I’m not sure if they’re just placeholders or what, but the DPS/Stats on some of them make no sense at all.  Soooooo…don’t yell at me!  :p

1h – offensive
77.6 DPS
2.4 Speed
43 Strength
37 Wounds
3 AP Per Second
3% Melee Critical Chance
30 Melee Power

534 Block Rating
40 Toughness
35 Wounds
3% Block
3% Parry
2% Reduced Armor Penetration

Great Spear – offensive
89.7 DPS
3.4 Speed
86 Strength
73 Wounds
6 AP Per Second
6% Melee Critical Chance
60 Melee Power

Rank 40, Renown Rank 90 – Ascendance/Malevolence

Great Axe – defensive
105.7 DPS
3.4 Speed
112 Toughness
129 Wounds
120 Hit Points Every 4 Seconds
6% Reduced Armor Penetration
6% Reduction in being Critically Hit

628 Block Rating
64 Toughness
58 Wounds
3% Block
3% Parry
3% Reduced Armor Penetration

74 Willpower
61 Wounds
3% Reduction in being Critically Hit
3% Healing Critical Chance
36 Healing Power

91.6 DPS
2.4 Speed
57 Wounds
66 Ballistic Skill
4 AP Per Second
3% Ranged Critical Chance
38 Ranged Power

Great Sword – offensive
105.7 DPS
3.4 Speed
132 Strength
114 Wounds
8 AP Per Second
6% Melee Critical Chance
76 Melee Power

Rank 40, Renown Rank 100 – Individually Named

Goblet of Khaine
93 Willpower
77 Wounds
4% Reduction in being Critically Hit
4% Healing Critical Chance
48 Healing Power
10 Soul Essence

Black Tower of the Sundering
721 Block Rating
81 Toughness
74 Wounds
4% Block
4% Parry
4% Reduced Armor Penetration

Voidwyrm Spine
121.7 DPS
3.4 Speed
150 Wounds
173 Intelligence
8 AP Per Second
8% Magic Critical Chance
100 Magic Power

Livin’ Stock o’ Mork
121.7 DPS
3.4 Speed
158 Willpower
140 Wounds
8% Reduction in being Critically Hit
8% Healing Critical Chance
96 Healing Power

Heart of Night
105.6 DPS
2.4 Speed
87 Strength
75 Wounds
4 AP Per Second
4% Melee Critical Chance
50 Melee Power

So that’s a taste of what’s to come.  Once everything is finalized, I’ll update the Weapons of WAR guide with the new items.  Until then…

Have fun!


15 Comments leave one →
  1. LikeBuseyCrazy permalink
    October 21, 2010 12:10 am

    Holy crap

  2. Eline permalink
    October 21, 2010 2:38 am

    Funny how they decided to reuse names of king drop weapons (you know the mythic ones that weren’t in loot tables actually). Or at least I regonized Skyrender (SM sword) and Magmatus. There’s buch of screenshots here taken on some event just before lotd came out. It would be kinda intresting to compare the stats those weapons had then and what they have now on PTS.

    • October 21, 2010 4:58 pm

      The stats on them before weren’t very good, hence why they were never put into the game.

  3. Eline permalink
    October 21, 2010 2:38 am

    And I managed to fumble the link of course:

    • October 22, 2010 1:11 am

      Ah, yeah, that was Baltimore Games Day 2009 I believe. I missed that one. :/

    • Shmerrick permalink
      October 22, 2010 4:16 am

      The bow and spear for SH/SW are actually pretty good. Much better than the current rr75 ones imo.

  4. October 21, 2010 2:58 am

    got pics of the stats all up on my blog too.

  5. Ansaira permalink
    October 21, 2010 4:47 am

    I think you should edit the Great Spear DPS as a misprint possibly. I don’t think the 81 Great Spear does less damage than the 75 one.

    • Sneedd permalink
      October 21, 2010 11:26 am

      It does. I checked the PTS. All 2h weapons have very low DPS.

    • October 21, 2010 4:59 pm

      It does, hence why I gave the disclaimer right before that.

    • Shmerrick permalink
      October 22, 2010 4:17 am

      Good ; )

  6. Execrable permalink
    October 21, 2010 7:41 am

    I wonder, does anyone know if soft caps on stats are going to change at the new higher RRs? If not, these new shields are going to be pretty powerful.

  7. mr lazy permalink
    October 23, 2010 12:36 pm

    new weapons like 90/100 rr mythical 2h’s have some insane ammount of (for example) str on them… softcapping or nearly softcapping str these days with sovereign only is dead easy. now its gonna be softcapped all the time. ppl will have either empty talisman slots (currently taken by str/mp/crit) or renown spec points that wont be needed to spec str to reach soft cap anymore.
    Currently chosen offensive Sovereign loldps build/gear tallies : 3x str, 1xmelee power, 1x melee crit and renown spec in str 5x str + whatever you want, royal 2h, lotd ring + cloak, lotd ring str+mp and one ring of your choosing and you are 1k str easy.

    New sets and new weapons you can easily slot head, boots and chest with anything else than str bcs you have higher base str value from set pieces than you had from sovereign with talismans. if u add rr 90/100 2h (which has what about 120/150 base str on it) you can imagine softcapping str was never that easy.

    they plan on introducing str scaling? stat softcap raise?
    I would like to have something like :
    If you reach 1k+X of your stat (str, int, bs, etc) you get a passive bonus that will distinguish you. So if you pass 1050 str your skills have +10% penetration…. then it would need to affect other things for balance like your maximum wounds/hp get softcapped at 9000

    Anything, that would just distinguish you from a guy that has 800 str and you stretching yourself to do what you wanna do.

    • October 23, 2010 2:32 pm

      I doubt they’ll adjust the softcap at all. I think instead you’ll see more people adding to their survivability with the free slots this gives.


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