Crafting Basics: Eldritch Implicits


Introduction

Introduced with Siege of the Atlas, Eldritch Implicits are unique affixes added to non-influenced helmets, gloves, boots, and body armor and have no Item-Level restriction. An item can have both a Searing Exarch and an Eater of Worlds implicit at the same time.

It's important to note that Eldritch Implicits overwrite any preexisting implicits such as those on Two-Toned Boots.

Since these are Implicit mods, they can exist in addition to the 6 modifiers an item usually can have.

The currency used for crafting Eldritch Implicits are:

  • Lesser Eldritch Ember
  • Greater Eldritch Ember
  • Grand Eldritch Ember
  • Exceptional Eldritch Ember
  • Lesser Eldritch Ichor
  • Greater Eldritch Ichor
  • Grand Eldritch Ichor
  • Exceptional Eldritch Ichor
  • Orb of Conflict

Acquisition

Embers and Ichors are dropped by the Eldritch Horrors and their related monsters while Orbs of Conflict drop from the Maven and her Invitations.

  • The lower-tier currency like Grand Eldritch Embers and Lesser Eldritch Ichors are dropped in Searing Exarch or Eater of Worlds maps.
  • Exceptional Eldritch Embers and Exceptional Eldritch Ichors are the highest tier implicit-currency and drop from the Searing Exarch and the Eater of Worlds respectively.
  • Orbs of Conflict are occasionally dropped after completing a Maven's Writ or a Maven's invitation (e.g Maven's Invitation: The Formed).

Embers and Ichors

In order to add an Eldritch Implicit, Embers or Ichors are used. A complete list of the mods can be found here.

  • Lesser Eldritch Embers and Lesser Eldritch Embers apply the lowest tier Eldritch Implicit.
  • The mod pool of Lesser and Greater currency is much smaller than those of the higher tier currency. Since these are much cheaper than the Grand and Exceptional currency, they are usually the preferred choice when targeting certain implcits.

There are 6 tiers to Eldritch Implicits:

  • Lesser (Tier 1)
  • Greater (Tier 2)
  • Grand (Tier 3)
  • Exceptional (Tier 4)
  • Exquisite (Tier 5)
  • Perfect (Tier 6)

The first 4 tiers are possible by using Embers/Ichors while the 2 highest tiers are achieved through Orbs of Conflict.

The armor is Exarch dominant since the implicit modifier is Grand (tier 4) while the Eater modifier is Lesser (tier 6).

Orb of Conflict

An Orb of Conflict is necessary to upgrade tiers of Eldritch Implicits.

There are a number of key points to remember:

  1. To use an Orb of Conflict, there must be at least one Eater of Worlds and one Searing Exarch implicit.
  2. When used, an Implicit is upgraded a tier while the other is downgraded one. If the Implicit that is downgraded is already Lesser, then it is deleted.
  3. Upgrading Implicits is a heavily-weighted interaction, meaning that the implicit of the lower tier has a higher chance of being upgraded. This scales with the distance in tier.
  4. If both implicits are the same tier, there's a 50% chance either will be upgraded while an item with an Exceptional (tier 4) implicit would have a low chance of being upgraded to Exquisite (tier 5) if the opposite implicit was not equal or higher in tier.


Getting the Best Possible Implicit Combination

The highest possible combination for an Eldritch Item is a Tier 1 (Perfect) mod paired with a Tier 3 (Exceptional).

  • For a Perfect implicit to be paired with an Exceptional one, the Exceptional mod must be rolled with Exceptional currency after upgrading the first Implicit to its maximum level with an Orbs of Conflict.
  • The most common method is cycling through Orbs of Conflict and Embers/Ichors.

Example

Step 1

Example

Use Lesser Eldritch Embers until you hit the mod you want. Use Lesser currency because it's cheap and the mod pool is small.

This works the same if you want an Eater of Worlds Implicit.

Step 2

Example

After rolling the Implicit you want, use an Exceptional Eldritch Ichor to create a large gap between tiers. This increases the chance for the mod you want to be upgraded.

Only one Exceptional currency is needed per Orb of Conflict attempt.

Step 3

Example

Use an Orb of Conflict to upgrade the Lesser mod while downgrading the Exceptional one in exchange.

Since the tier gap is large between them there is a high chance the Lesser mod increases to Grand.

Use an Exceptional Eldritch Ichor after every Orb of Conflict to make sure there's optimal distance between tiers.

Step 4

Example

Once both implicits are Exceptional, it's a 50/50 chance of success to upgrade the Searing Exarch mod to Exquisite.

If you fail, use another Orb of Conflict.

Step 5

Example

If you succeed and the Searing Exarch mod upgrades to Exquisite, use another Exceptional Eldritch Ichor to lessen the gap in tiers instead of widening this time.

This is important because the mod you want to make Perfect is going to be higher than the opposite one now.

Step 6

Example

Eventually after cycling through possibly many Orbs of Conflict and Exceptional currency, you would be left with a Perfect Implicit.

Step 7

Example

To finish, use Exceptional Eldritch Ichors until you roll into a mod you want.

For a cheaper alternative just use any of the lower tier currency.



Summary

  • Eldritch Embers and Ichors offer impactful implicit modifiers on non-influenced helmets, gloves, boots, and body armor, with no level restriction.
  • They are dropped by the Eldritch Horrors and their map monsters while Orbs of Conflict drop from the Maven and her Invitations.
  • An item can have both a Searing Exarch and an Eater of Worlds Eldritch Implicits at the same time. But these implicits overwrite any preexisting ones on your item.
  • An Orb of Conflict is necessary to upgrade tiers of Eldritch Implicits. This is a heavily-weighted interaction, meaning that the implicit of the lower tier has a higher chance of being upgraded. This scales with the distance in tier.
  • Use the Eldritch Implicit crafting system to make some of the most powerful armors in the game.

Credits

Written by spicysushi
Reviewed by Facefoot, Grimro

Changelog

Dec 2nd 2022
Published for 3.20 The Forbidden Sanctum Patch