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How to Upgrade Conduits in the Shadowlands

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While we knew for a while that Conduits have up to 14 ranks of power, we still did not know much about how to upgrade them until now, and there's some RNG involved in the process.

Blizzard has added an item called Manifest Aethershunt to the game, and you can purchase it from Ve'nari for 500 Stygia in the Maw. Stygia is a currency you collect while completing content in the end-game zone, and you will lose half of it when you die and do not return to your corpse.

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The item requires that Ve'nari has a Cordial or higher opinion of you.

Manifest AethershuntManifest Aethershunt - Add a Conduit you do not have to your collection, or upgrade an existing Conduit by one rank. The upgraded Conduit will be selected randomly from your lowest-rank Conduits.

The spell implies that the item will either add a Conduit you currently do not have to your collection or upgrade an existing one by 1 rank, whereas the upgraded Conduit will be picked randomly from your lowest-rank Conduits.

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Why? What's wrong with opening the conduits UI and picking a conduit you want to upgrade? Really weird decision. Especially with the whole "more player agency" philosophy they went with, like the great vault and stuff.

EDIT: on second thought, maybe conduits could have a deterministic way to get the upgrade by doing certain content/achievements (much like essences)? In that case, this item would just be a bonus upgrade every now and then. And a way to get conduits obtained from content you don't normally do. Really hope that's the case.

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4 hours ago, Gortan said:

Why? What's wrong with opening the conduits UI and picking a conduit you want to upgrade? Really weird decision. Especially with the whole "more player agency" philosophy they went with, like the great vault and stuff.

EDIT: on second thought, maybe conduits could have a deterministic way to get the upgrade by doing certain content/achievements (much like essences)? In that case, this item would just be a bonus upgrade every now and then. And a way to get conduits obtained from content you don't normally do. Really hope that's the case.

This is an alternative way to obtain/upgrade them, according to blizzard's blue post there will be a deterministic way to obtain them and if you obtain a higher version you upgrade the one you have to that level by learning it.

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Oh come on, F you blizzard! Players cried out for years they want less RNG with their character progression and now this *filtered*? Seriously, *filtered* off. If this goes live I am gone. I cannot take this mess any longer. 


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I mean they litereally said they want less rng. Consider 15!! Ranks per Conduit with 3 you possibly want to use most of the time, since swapping isn't that easy. You'd have to grind all over again. Grind for more power since these conduits are really strong. It's not AP but it's close. More grinding = more power. Awesome. 

The angry toddler once more overwhelmed the cool and caring company that started listening to their community.

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18 hours ago, Senou said:

Oh come on, F you blizzard! Players cried out for years they want less RNG with their character progression and now this *filtered*? Seriously, *filtered* off. If this goes live I am gone. I cannot take this mess any longer. 


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I mean they litereally said they want less rng. Consider 15!! Ranks per Conduit with 3 you possibly want to use most of the time, since swapping isn't that easy. You'd have to grind all over again. Grind for more power since these conduits are really strong. It's not AP but it's close. More grinding = more power. Awesome. 

The angry toddler once more overwhelmed the cool and caring company that started listening to their community.

The vendor is the RNG method, and the deterministic method will likely be through Torghast. Chill out. You're acting like the petulant child you accuse Blizzard of being, when clearly the vendor token is an RNG catchup to give you ways to obtain/upgrade conduits as a way of dumping Stygia when you've already made the other one time purchases. The primary way to upgrade soulbinds will probably be Anima rewards in Torghast, which will allow you to do targeted upgrades.

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5 hours ago, SidonisAntares said:

The vendor is the RNG method, and the deterministic method will likely be through Torghast. Chill out. You're acting like the petulant child you accuse Blizzard of being, when clearly the vendor token is an RNG catchup to give you ways to obtain/upgrade conduits as a way of dumping Stygia when you've already made the other one time purchases. The primary way to upgrade soulbinds will probably be Anima rewards in Torghast, which will allow you to do targeted upgrades.

Well I do hope so. I haven't been able to test the beta and this is the only source of information I've got. Anyway, since I started way back in vanilla, blizzard pulled such weird stunts quite often, just think of BFA Launch, Legion launch etc. So my anxiety is not fully random. ?

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