3. Darksiders III Resources and Upgrades

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To upgrade equipment, you must first collect resources. Upgrading is done by Ulthane at the Maker’s Forge – you will reach him early on in the story.

WEAPONS:

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Weapons are upgraded using Adamantine, which comes in different forms. The required resources are:

Level 0 to +1 – 2 Slivers of Adamantine

Level +1 to +2 – 4 Slivers of Adamantine

Level +2 to +3 – 6 Slivers of Adamantine

Level +3 to +4 – 2 Fragments of Adamantine

Level +4 to +5 – 4 Fragments of Adamantine

Level +5 to +6 – 6 Fragments of Adamantine

Level +6 to +7 – 2 Pieces of Adamantine

Level +7 to +8 – 4 Pieces of Adamantine

Level +8 to +9 – 6 Pieces of Adamantine

Level +9 to +10 – 1 Chunk of Adamantine

Note – The Crucible provides Wicked Adamantine which allows upgrading beyond +10. You will likely only obtain 1 x Wicked Adamantine which is enough to upgrade a single weapon to +11.

Obviously upgrade the weapons that you like to use, remembering that there is a finite amount Adamantine. You can purchase more, but it’s best to use your souls elsewhere.

If you need guidance, the Barbs of Scorn (whip), the Lance of Scorn (Storm Hollow weapon), the Chains of Scorn (Flame Hollow weapon) and the Crossblade, once you obtain it, are all very useful. Upgrade them in that order.

There are several achievements related to upgrading weapons. For the first weapon you upgrade:

Just the start

Upgrade Any Weapon

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For finding 30 Slivers of Adamantine:

Unshakable Fortitude

Collect 30 Slivers of Adamantine

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For finding 30 Fragments of Adamantine:

Unyielding Strength

Collect 30 Fragments of Adamantine

Unyielding Strength
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For finding 30 Pieces of Adamantine:

Unbreakable Will

Collect 30 Pieces of Adamantine

Unbreakable Will
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For finding 3 Chunks of Adamantine:

Purity of Power

Collect 3 Chunks of Adamantine

Purity of Power
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For upgrading your first weapon to +10:

Take it to the Limit

Upgrade Any Weapon to Max level

Take it to the Limit
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These are all marked on the story walkthrough pages at the time you can expect to unlock them. The good news is that you can receive additional orbs randomly, from enemies or environmental items. This means that you will likely unlock the achievements for collecting Slivers, Fragments and Pieces before they are listed in the story walkthrough pages.

The Xbox achievement tracker works for this game so you can use that to keep and eye on your progress, for these and all other achievements.

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ENHANCEMENTS:

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Enhancements are weapons attachments that increase two stats per Enhancement - one applies to the weapon it is attached to and the other is a passive power that will always be active when it is attached to any weapon. Enhancements must be found and their locations are pointed out in the walkthrough. This guide will encourage the Enhancements that effect your special Havoc Form. Look through the other Enhancements as they may suit you better.

Upgrading Enhancements is more complicated than weapons. Again, you must gather the resources to do so. For Enhancements, these take the form of Angelic and Demonic Artifacts. Note that there is an achievement for fully upgrading five Enhancements. This achievement is marked as missable as there is a finite number of Artifacts per playthrough in the base game. If you partially upgrade every Enhancement you find, you may run out of Artifacts. Decide which Enhancements you want to use and only upgrade them. The Crucible offers infinite Artifacts, so technically the achievement is no longer missable.

Remember that Enhancements must be attached to the weapons you carry. Towards the end of the game you will have six weapons available, so can only have a maximum of six Enhancements equipped.

Enhancements must also be upgraded by Ulthane.

An Enhancement starts out as Unfocused, eg. Unfocused Juggernaut but will still have 2 boosts. To upgrade, you must follow an Angelic or Demonic path, using the associated Artifacts. Each path increases only one of the boosts. The Enhancement will become Angelic or Demonic +1, +2 or +3. Choose your preferred path but be aware that you will eventually upgrade both paths. You can see what each level of upgrading will do in Ulthane's Upgrade Enhancement menu.

When you reach the final level of upgrading, the paths will meet. This will fully upgrade the opposite path and provide the maximum level for both boosts. This level requires a unique resource, an Essence of a Chosen. These are obtained by defeating unique mini-bosses, the Chosen, which will be discussed in the walkthrough. One Essence can be purchased from Vulgrim but there should be no need.

It takes 12 of each Artifact to fully upgrade an Enhancement, along with one Essence of a Chosen.

Unfocused to +1 – 2 Artifacts,

+1 to +2 – 4 Artifacts,

+2 to +3 – 6 Artifacts,

+3 to Balanced – 12 Artifacts of the opposite type and 1 Essence of a Chosen.

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NOTE THAT THIS IS HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE SO, OBVIOUSLY, FEEL FREE TO PERUSE THE LIST OF ENHANCEMENTS AND THEIR BOOSTS BELOW AND MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICES. THIS LIST IS A WELL-BALANCED SETUP THAT SHOULD HOPEFULLY SUIT MOST PLAYERS FOR THOSE WHO WANT A GUIDE.

This assumes that you use the Barbs as your main attack weapon with the Lance as the preferred secondary. In the walkthrough I include reminders to attach/move Enhancements with an eye to this final configuration.

The recommended setup, once everything has been collected/found is:

Barbs of Scorn - Fortifier. Increases health and adds damage output for the most commonly used weapon. Balance 3rd.

Chains of Scorn - Juggernaut. Mainly for the passive reduction to incoming physical damage. Balance 4th.

Lance of Scorn - Chaos. At Balanced, doubles your time in Havoc Form. Also provides health steal, especially if you land Arcane counters. Balance 1st.

Mallet of Scorn - Shade. For the passive reduction to incoming arcane damage OR Obscurus. Dodge benefit. Balance 6th (NG+).

Salvation - Enoch. Passively builds the Havoc Bar. Balance 2nd.

Edge of Scorn - Fafnir. Passively reflects damage back at the attacker. Balance 5th (NG+).

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The first time you upgrade an Enhancement unlocks:

Enhance!

Upgrade an Enhancement

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Fully upgrading an Enhancement to Balanced unlocks:

Can you restore the Balance?

Upgrade an Enhancement to Balanced

Can you restore the Balance?
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You also need to upgrade five Enhancements to Balanced. Unless you purchase Artifacts, this will occur during NG+:

Balance in all things

Upgrade 5 Enhancements to Balanced

Balance in all things
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LIST OF ALL ENHANCEMENTS:

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You can find a list of all the Enhancements and their boosts at each level of upgrading here.

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