The developers of the multiplayer third-person shooter The First Descendant have published an official guide to equipment in the game. Especially for visitors to the MMO13.ru portal, we have prepared a translation of the article into Russian.
Note: Since the game currently does not have a localization into Russian, when translating important terms in the article, we left the original names in brackets.
Items such as weapons, external components, reactors, consumables and modules are assigned a specific Tier. It appears in a tooltip. The higher the tier of an item, the higher its value and characteristics.
Items come in four tiers:
- Tier 1 – Common
- Tier 2 – Rare
- Tier 3 – Absolute (Ultimate)
- Tier 4 – Transcendent
Improving Unique Abilities
What are unique abilities?
Unique Abilities are additional capabilities of some types of weapons in the absolute shooting range, the use of which can make the game somewhat easier.
A Unique Ability is a weapon’s exclusive ability. It cannot be replaced by another with different effects.
Weapons that have received a unique ability have upgrade slots to the right of their icon, and their tooltip indicates what unique ability they have.
How to improve unique abilities
Unique abilities can be obtained from the Workbench in Albion or at any field camp upon reaching mastery rank 7.
To improve a unique ability, you will have to pay one piece of equipment identical to the one being improved and gold.
After clicking on the “Enhance Unique Ability” button, you will see a list of weapons that you currently own that have unique abilities, as shown below.
The weapon your Scion currently owns is marked in the top left corner.
Clicking on a weapon to upgrade reveals identical weapons that can be used as materials in your inventory if you own them. By clicking the Enhance button after selecting this weapon, you will improve the unique ability.
The stat increase from enhancing a unique ability is displayed on the right side of the user interface.
List of weapons
The Weapon list is where you can see the complete list of weapons you have received in the game. You can go there through the Descendant Inventory (I).
In the UI, the weapons you have obtained are active, and the weapons you have yet to unlock are locked.
The weapon list contains information about the status of module sets in the weapon, whether the maximum capacity has increased or not, whether or not it has a unique ability, as well as the skill level.
Activated weapons remain in the list even if they disappear from your inventory.
- Orange frame – Weapon groups classified by type of ammunition used.
- Yellow frame – Obtaining a weapon in the game will activate that weapon in the weapon list, making information about it available.
- Blue frame – Unreceived weapons are blocked and information about them is not available.
Advice. The Weapon List shows a variety of information about your activated weapons!
You can check the skill level, unique ability, selected module information and maximum module capacity increase status of each activated weapon.
This information applies to all weapons of the same name.
Example. If you have two weapons, Thunder Cage A and Thunder Cage B, then both weapons have the same skill level, unique ability, selected module information, and maximum module capacity.
- Orange Frame – Shows the type of ammunition used by this weapon.
- Dark green frame – Shows the skill level of the weapon.
- Red frame – Shows the unique ability of the weapon.
- Yellow frame – Shows the selected weapon modules and their range.
- Blue frame – Shows an increase in the maximum capacity of the weapon module (not displayed if the maximum capacity of the weapon module has not increased).
- Light green frame – Shows how many times the weapon module socket type has been changed.
Weapon level transfer
What is weapon level transfer?
Weapon Level Transmission is a feature that transfers the level of a higher tier weapon you own to a lower tier weapon. This increases level and attack.
Thus, only weapons with a higher level than the target can be used as transfer material. This feature becomes available upon reaching mastery rank 5.
Weapon level transfer process
The transfer is available at the Workbench in Albion or at any field camp.
Transfer requires an item of equipment of a higher level than the target weapon and Phase Exchangers. Their required number depends on the level of the target weapon.
Phase Exchangers can be crafted using Research, and the materials for crafting can be obtained by disassembling weapons.
When you click the Transmission button, you will see a list of weapons you currently own from which you can select an item to transfer the level from, as shown below. The weapon your Scion is currently equipped with is marked with an orange checkmark in the top left corner.
Selecting a weapon to Transfer displays the available material weapons at the bottom. Selecting a weapon as a material shows the target weapon’s stats changing on the right side of the screen.
Weapons only show up as a material if you have a weapon of a higher level than the target weapon.
Effects of External Component Sets
External Components consist of auxiliary energy, sensors, memory and processors that increase the health, defense and shield of the Scions. Some of them have specified effects. Selecting the required parts activates the effect and increases your stats. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 components are required to activate installed effects.
These external components can be obtained in Void Intercept Battles, and each boss can drop a different set.
What are reactors?
The Reactor is an item that increases the power of the Scion’s skills. Each Scion has its own type of skill, and similarly, each reactor has a type of skill that it supports.
Look at the tooltip of each reactor and equip the one that matches your Scion’s skill type to increase skill power.
You can view your Descendant’s skill type in the Descendant section (H) by clicking on the tooltip.
In addition, each reactor class has an additional Optimization Condition, the fulfillment of which provides an even greater increase in skill power.
Optimization conditions largely depend on either the Descendant selected or the weapon used.
You can upgrade reactors at the Workbench in Albion or at any field camp upon reaching mastery rank 3.
To strengthen the reactor, Ion Accelerators are used as materials, and their quantity depends on the shooting range and level of the target reactor. The number of ion accelerators required increases with increasing gain level.
Ion accelerators can be crafted using Research Requests, and materials for manufacturing are obtained by dismantling reactors.
The developers have added a storage system that can be used when you run out of inventory space for weapons, external components and reactors. You can only store in Storage, which is available in Albion or any camp.
To use storage, go to Storage > Inventory. Select an item and click Place, after which it will be moved to storage. However, equipped items cannot be moved there.
You can then check the storage tab to find the item that was clicked and placed into storage. If you want to move an item from storage to inventory, click on the item in storage again.
Increased storage slots
If you don’t have enough storage space, you can expand it in two ways. The first is an increase in skill rank, which increases the number of slots, and the second is an expansion through credits (payable currency).
By clicking the Expand Storage button in the top left corner of the interface, you can increase the number of slots using credits.