What is Gear Score?
Gear Score is the equipment’s value, based on the Rarity, Grade, and Fortification Level of that equipment. A high Gear Score is required to queue up in Dungeons. The Gear Score requirements for certain dungeons will increase as you progress through Lumios and fight ever stronger foes.
How do I view my Total Gear Score?
You can view your Total Gear Score in your ‘Character Info’ by pressing the Right Trigger Button, while in the Main Menu or at the bottom of the Equipment tab. The individual equipment’s Gear Score can be seen in the Equipment tab of your inventory.
Figure 1: Equipment Tab
How will I know if I have a low Gear Score?
If your Gear Score is lower than the Mainquest’s required Gear Score, you will see a Sword Icon with the required Gear Score at the Main Quest Player UI:
This Icon is displayed if you are below 1 – 50 Gear Score required by the Quest or Monster.
This Icon is displayed if you are below 50+ Gear Score required by the Quest or Monster.
Figure 2: The required Gear Score for this Main Quest.
The Quest Log also informs you about this, when you do not meet the requirements:
Figure 3: Main Quest Logs
How does it affect my Character?
Here are the negative effects tour character of having a low Gear Score:
The damage this monster receives from you is reduced by 33%.
The damage this monster receives from you is reduced by 95%. Additionally, you receive more damage from this monster.
Figure 4: Fighting the Stone Zephyr with a Sword Icon (Red) is not a good idea.
You cannot queue up to a Dungeon, if you do not meet the minimum required Gear Score.
Figure 5: Dungeon’s Description.
How do I increase my Gear Score?
Here are the 2 recommend ways for you to increase the total Gear Score of your Character:
You can interact with the Equipment Artisan to fortify/upgrade your equipment. You can find these NPCs in a city/settlement in every Region.
Figure 6: Enhancement Artisan in Gnoll Wastes.
Figure 7: A Successful Fortification.
Figure 8: Upgraded a Weapon with an Epic Rarity and a Fortification Level 5.
You can get a Reward Box by completing a Region Quest or Dungeon. These boxes may contain several equipment pieces which have a higher Gear Score, Defense, and Grade!
Figure 9: A Carzacor Region Quest with an Uncommon Reward Box
Figure 10: A Rare Reward Box from a Dungeon.
You can check the possible rewards of the Reward Box by selecting the Reward Box in the Bag, press the ‘X’ button to show the Item Menu, and then select ‘View Stats’.
Figure 11: The list of possible rewards.
Figure 12: The rewards you get from opening a reward box.
Once you achieved the Gear Score Requirement of the Main Quest, the Sword icon should disappear. You can proceed in challenging the monsters and exploring the lands of Lumios.
Figure 13: Achieved the Gear Score requirement.