Lost Ark works a little differently from a lot of traditional MMORPGs. While you still level up your character by doing traditional quests, it's even more important to level up your gear. This will become your main focus once you get towards the end game, as you use special honing materials and gold to increase your gear stats. When you get to T3 gear, your chance of successful upgrades can be improved by up to 20 percent using Solar items. So, where can you get Solar Protection, Solar Blessing, and Solar Grace in Lost Ark?
How to get all materials for honing in Lost Ark
The three Solar items are all available from the same places. You can get all the items occasionally from quests and events and even some as log-in rewards. They’re also available from the Auction House via the Market Broker NPC in large cities, but they cost a lot of gold. If you want to pay real-life money, these items are also often available in the Mari’s Secret Shop section of the store in exchange for Crystals (you'll find the store by pressing F4). But they’re more commonly attained from the Guild Store, Ghost Ships, and The Cube, as explained below.
They have different rarity levels, with rarer items giving a higher percentage increase to your success rate: Solar Protection (1.25 percent success increase each), Solar Blessing (0.42 percent), and Solar Grace (0.21 percent). The amount of honing material you can use each time depends on the level of the item.
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How to get Solar Protection from Ghost Ships
There are different Ghost Ships for varying levels of items. If you're looking for T3 Solar Protection items, you want the Tempest Ghost Ship. This spawns just southeast of Punika, and you can only get the rewards once per week. This is not easy, as the ships are challenging to clear within the time limit. And the Tempest Ghost Ship recommended gear level is 1370. When available, you'll be able to see the Ghost Ships on your main map, or you can set the alarm for them.
How to get Solar Blessing from the Guild Store
If you're a guild member, you can go to the Sylmael Bloodstone Exchange NPC in any major city and exchange Bloodstones for Sun Supplementary Material Chests in the Entrance Ticket menu. The number of chests you can buy will depend on your guild level. And the items you get, while definitely Solar, will be random between Protection, Blessing, and Grace.
How to get Solar Grace from The Cube
You’ll need to enter the T3 Dimensional Cube to get a chance for random Solar item drops from the creatures inside. You can only enter the Cube if you have a ticket to enter.
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