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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
   
In ''Sins of a Dark Age'', players collect loot after every Quick Play match (Custom matches against bots do not award loot). Loot can also be bought, sold, or traded on the [http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?q=appid%3A251970 Steam Marketplace]. Loot is randomly distributed and comes in the form of a variety of items that exist across many [[Loot & Crafting#Inventory Rarity|rarity tiers]]—Artifacts being the most desired and Trash being the least, though even Trash may eventually come in handy. Gather the right loot and you can craft Hero Gear, Skins, and other items to customize your ''Sins of a Dark Age'' experience.  
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In ''Sins of a Dark Age'', players collect loot after every Quick Play match (Custom matches against bots do not award loot). Loot can also be bought, sold, or traded on the [http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?q=appid%3A251970 Steam Marketplace]. Loot is randomly distributed and comes in the form of a variety of items that exist across many [[Loot & Crafting#Inventory Rarity|rarity tiers]]—Artifacts being the most desired and Trash being the least, though even Trash will eventually come in handy. Gather the right loot and you can craft Hero Gear, Skins, and other items to customize your ''Sins of a Dark Age'' experience.
   
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==[[Crafting Material|Materials]]==
   
 
Materials are at the core of the ''Sins of a Dark Age ''loot and crafting systems. They are the raw, well...''materials'' that players use to craft custom items in the form of Hero Gear and Skins. Materials are found among the lowest loot drop rarity tiers: Trash, Common, Uncommon, and Rare. The higher the rarity of the materials used to create an item, the higher the rarity of the item itself. As a result it will often take more time to gather the materials needed to craft a Mythical Skin than a Rare Skin, for example. If nothing else, players must wait to receive the item's recipe.
 
Materials are at the core of the ''Sins of a Dark Age ''loot and crafting systems. They are the raw, well...''materials'' that players use to craft custom items in the form of Hero Gear and Skins. Materials are found among the lowest loot drop rarity tiers: Trash, Common, Uncommon, and Rare. The higher the rarity of the materials used to create an item, the higher the rarity of the item itself. As a result it will often take more time to gather the materials needed to craft a Mythical Skin than a Rare Skin, for example. If nothing else, players must wait to receive the item's recipe.
   
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For a list of Crafting Material, see: [[Crafting Material]].
   
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==Recipes==
 
   
Recipes are the second half of the crafting equation. Players may have all of the materials needed to craft a new item, but without the recipe they probably wouldn't even realize it. Simply put, recipes lay out the specific materials and quanitites required to craft Hero Gear and Skins. Players combine the recipe with the required materials to craft these new items, consuming both in the process. Recipes are often rarer than the materials they're paired with with. Skin recipes are found on a spectrum of Rare to Legendary, and Hero Gear recipes are Uncommon to Mythical. Receiving a recipe as a loot drop (or in trade with another player on Steam) is often a cause for celebration.[[File:Craft.jpg|thumb|400px|Craft Your Own Skins]]
 
   
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==[[Recipes]]==
   
==Skins==
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Recipes are the second half of the crafting equation. Players may have all of the materials needed to craft a new item, but without the recipe they wouldn't even realize it. Simply put, recipes lay out the specific materials and quanitites required to craft Hero Gear and Skins. Players combine the recipe with the required materials to craft these new items, consuming both in the process. Recipes are often rarer than the materials they're paired with with. Skin recipes are found on a spectrum of Rare to Legendary, and Hero Gear recipes are Uncommon to Mythical. Receiving a recipe as a loot drop (or in trade with another player on Steam) is often a cause for celebration.
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For a list of Recipes (both Gear and Skin), see: [[Recipes]]
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==[[Skins]]==
   
 
Skins are a unique visual theme for one of the game's various Heroes. From the details of the Hero's in-game model, to custom color schemes, particle effects, and even VO, they combine to create a new "flavor" of the Hero, mixing things up to appeal to a variety of fans. For example, if you've always wondered what Grugg would be like if he hadn't escaped the Alchimians, you could roam the jungle using his Abomination skin. Or perhaps you prefer your undead lords to be incorporeal; in that case, try Dekain's Spectral skin. Skins are a way to show off to other players, and to get to know your favorite Heroes even better. Though in most instances Skins will need to be crafted by players, there is a also a chance that they will drop directly as loot.
 
Skins are a unique visual theme for one of the game's various Heroes. From the details of the Hero's in-game model, to custom color schemes, particle effects, and even VO, they combine to create a new "flavor" of the Hero, mixing things up to appeal to a variety of fans. For example, if you've always wondered what Grugg would be like if he hadn't escaped the Alchimians, you could roam the jungle using his Abomination skin. Or perhaps you prefer your undead lords to be incorporeal; in that case, try Dekain's Spectral skin. Skins are a way to show off to other players, and to get to know your favorite Heroes even better. Though in most instances Skins will need to be crafted by players, there is a also a chance that they will drop directly as loot.
   
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For a list of Skins, see: [[Skins]].
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==Bundles==
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==[[Bundles]]==
   
Bundles are an excellent way to get a head start on crafting many of the Skins that do not drop as loot. Typically found only in chests, Bundles are "multipacks" of some of the most needed materials, recipes, and Hero Gear in the game. Loosely themed based on the items they contain (for example, the "Ghastly" Bundle contains Fungal Spores and a Rotten Corpse), Bundles may also be distributed as awards to the community in the future—their placement within chests is just the beginning.[[File:Bundle-open.jpg|thumb|400px|Open Your Bundle]]
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Bundles are an excellent way to get a head start on crafting many of the Skins that do not drop as loot. Typically found only in chests, Bundles are "multipacks" of some of the most needed materials, recipes, and Hero Gear in the game. Loosely themed based on the items they contain (for example, the "Ghastly" Bundle contains Fungal Spores and a Rotten Corpse), Bundles may also be distributed as awards to the community in the future—their placement within chests is just the beginning.
   
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For a list of Bundles, see: [[Bundles]].
==Treasure Chests==
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[[File:Bundle-open.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Open Your Bundle]]
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==[[Chests|Treasure Chests]]==
   
 
Receiving a Treasure Chest is like winning the lottery—or perhaps it's like being handed a lottery ticket. When you open a chest, there is a chance that you will receive one of many different rewards, from crafting materials to recipes to Bundles and even Skins! Players can receive up to one chest a day, and a maximum of two chests per week. Many chests have different variants, alternate versions with their own tables of possible rewards. 
 
Receiving a Treasure Chest is like winning the lottery—or perhaps it's like being handed a lottery ticket. When you open a chest, there is a chance that you will receive one of many different rewards, from crafting materials to recipes to Bundles and even Skins! Players can receive up to one chest a day, and a maximum of two chests per week. Many chests have different variants, alternate versions with their own tables of possible rewards. 
   
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For a list of Treasure Chests, see: [[Chests]].
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To open a chest you need a key. Keys can be purchased from the in-game store and sometimes from the Steam Community marketplace. Each chest variant (e.g., Vanguard Chest, Welcome Chest) has its own custom key, though sub-variants (e.g., ''Sturdy'' Vanguard Chest, ''Rugged'' Vanguard Chest) do not—the same key can be used to open all of them. Simply put, look for the noun when buying a key, not the adjective.[[File:Chest-open.jpg|thumb|400px|Unlock Your Chest]]
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==[[Keys]]==
   
==Hero Gear==
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To open a chest you need a key. Keys can be purchased from the in-game store and sometimes from the Steam Community marketplace. Each chest variant (e.g., Vanguard Chest, Welcome Chest) has its own custom key, though sub-variants (e.g., ''Sturdy'' Vanguard Chest, ''Rugged'' Vanguard Chest) do not—the same key can be used to open all of them. Simply put, look for the noun when buying a key, not the adjective.
   
Hero Gear is one of the best ways to customize your game experience, and to build a more powerful version of your favorite Hero. These weapons and armor are constructed from crafting materials and recipes (and sometimes received as loot), and can grant your Hero subtle in-game bonuses—for example, the [[Battleborn Axe]] provides Heroes with 2 Attack Power for every enemy Hero within range. As you level up your account you earn Gear Points which allow you to slot stronger and stronger Hero Gear before each match. You can only slot a maximum of four gear items at a time. Note that Hero Gear cannot be purchased directly from Ironclad, and players must level up their accounts to take advantage of whatever Hero Gear they have. This is not a "pay to win" system, but a way to grow into your skill and improve as a ''Sins of a Dark Age'' player.[[File:Edit-hero.jpg|thumb|400px|Equip your Hero with Gear]]
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For a list of Keys, see: [[Keys]].
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[[File:Chest-open.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Unlock Your Chest]]
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==[[Hero Gear]]==
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Hero Gear is one of the best ways to customize your game experience, and to build a more powerful version of your favorite Hero. These weapons and armor are constructed from crafting materials and recipes (and sometimes received as loot), and can grant your Hero subtle in-game bonuses—for example, the [[Battleborn Axe]] provides Heroes with 2 Attack Power for every enemy Hero within range. As you level up your account you earn Gear Points which allow you to slot stronger and stronger Hero Gear before each match. You can only slot a maximum of four gear items at a time. Note that Hero Gear cannot be purchased directly from Ironclad, and players must level up their accounts to take advantage of whatever Hero Gear they have. This is not a "[[Not Pay to Win|Pay to Win]]" system, but a way to grow into your skill and improve as a ''Sins of a Dark Age'' player.
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For a list of Hero Gear, see [[Hero Gear]].
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==Inventory Rarity==
 
==Inventory Rarity==
   
The eight levels of item rarity in ''Sins of a Dark Age'' are:
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The eight levels of item rarity in ''Sins of a Dark Age'' are:
   
*Trash
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*<span style="color:#6e5234;">Trash</span>
*Common
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*<span style="color:#6f6a69;">Common</span>
*Uncommon
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*<span style="color:#0084b2;">Uncommon</span>
*Rare
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*<span style="color:#7a9300;">Rare</span>
*Mythical
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*<span style="color:#f6c101;">Mythical</span>
*Legendary
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*<span style="color:#cb5c00;">Legendary</span>
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*<span style="color:#b00400;">Artifact</span>
*Timeless
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*<span style="color:#7f0096;">Timeless</span>
   
Items from the first six rarity levels can be received by players as loot, becoming more and more uncommon as you travel down the list. The latter two rarities are reserved for items that must be purchased from the in-game store (ex: the [[Founder Skin]]s), or that have been or will be discontinued and can no longer be purchased. Players will never receive them as loot, though they make luck out on the Steam Marketplace. [[File:Inventory.jpg|thumb|400px|Collect Items of Various Rarities]]
 
   
[[File:Steam-market.jpg|thumb|400px|Buy and Sell on the Steam Market]]
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Items from the first six rarity levels can be received by players as loot, becoming more and more uncommon as you travel down the list. The latter two rarities are reserved for items that must be purchased from the in-game store (ex: the [[Founder Skin Bundle|<span style="color:#7f0096;">Founder Skins</span>]]), or that have been or will be discontinued and can no longer be purchased. Players will never receive them as loot, though they may luck out on the Steam Marketplace. 
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[[File:Inventory.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Collect Items of Various Rarities]]
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==Steam Market==
 
==Steam Market==
   
The Steam Community Market is a great place to find skins, recipes, chests, and crafting materials for cheap, or to sell your own excess stock! Similar to Steam Trading cards, you can buy and sell each of these in-game rewards for profit, or trade with other Steam players if you'd prefer to keep things non-pecuniary. On the market you can name your own price. Steam provides tools by which you can track the average sales (and average price) of the item in question, making it much easier for you to find the sweet spot between supply and demand. Both Ironclad and Valve receive a slice of every Community Market sale, so even when you're buying a Skin from Artyom in Ukraine, you're also supporting your favorite developer.
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The Steam Community Market is a great place to find skins, recipes, chests, and crafting materials for cheap, or to sell your own excess stock! Similar to Steam Trading cards, you can buy and sell each of these in-game rewards for profit, or trade with other Steam players if you'd prefer to keep things fast and loose. On the market you can name your own price. Steam provides tools by which you can track the average sales (and average price) of the item in question, making it much easier for you to find the sweet spot between supply and demand. Both Ironclad and Valve receive a slice of every Community Market sale, so even when you're buying a Skin from Artyom in Ukraine, you're also supporting your favorite developer. [http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?q=appid%3A251970 Visit the Steam Market]
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[http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?q=appid%3A251970 Visit the Steam Market]
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[[File:Steam-market.jpg|thumb|left|400px|Buy and Sell on the Steam Market]]
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Loot


OverviewEdit

In Sins of a Dark Age, players collect loot after every Quick Play match (Custom matches against bots do not award loot). Loot can also be bought, sold, or traded on the Steam Marketplace. Loot is randomly distributed and comes in the form of a variety of items that exist across many rarity tiers—Artifacts being the most desired and Trash being the least, though even Trash will eventually come in handy. Gather the right loot and you can craft Hero Gear, Skins, and other items to customize your Sins of a Dark Age experience.


Ingredient

Yellowed Tusk

MaterialsEdit

Materials are at the core of the Sins of a Dark Age loot and crafting systems. They are the raw, well...materials that players use to craft custom items in the form of Hero Gear and Skins. Materials are found among the lowest loot drop rarity tiers: Trash, Common, Uncommon, and Rare. The higher the rarity of the materials used to create an item, the higher the rarity of the item itself. As a result it will often take more time to gather the materials needed to craft a Mythical Skin than a Rare Skin, for example. If nothing else, players must wait to receive the item's recipe.

For a list of Crafting Material, see: Crafting Material.


Craft

Craft Your Own Skins

Recipe

RecipesEdit

Recipes are the second half of the crafting equation. Players may have all of the materials needed to craft a new item, but without the recipe they wouldn't even realize it. Simply put, recipes lay out the specific materials and quanitites required to craft Hero Gear and Skins. Players combine the recipe with the required materials to craft these new items, consuming both in the process. Recipes are often rarer than the materials they're paired with with. Skin recipes are found on a spectrum of Rare to Legendary, and Hero Gear recipes are Uncommon to Mythical. Receiving a recipe as a loot drop (or in trade with another player on Steam) is often a cause for celebration.

For a list of Recipes (both Gear and Skin), see: Recipes

Skin

SkinsEdit

Skins are a unique visual theme for one of the game's various Heroes. From the details of the Hero's in-game model, to custom color schemes, particle effects, and even VO, they combine to create a new "flavor" of the Hero, mixing things up to appeal to a variety of fans. For example, if you've always wondered what Grugg would be like if he hadn't escaped the Alchimians, you could roam the jungle using his Abomination skin. Or perhaps you prefer your undead lords to be incorporeal; in that case, try Dekain's Spectral skin. Skins are a way to show off to other players, and to get to know your favorite Heroes even better. Though in most instances Skins will need to be crafted by players, there is a also a chance that they will drop directly as loot.

For a list of Skins, see: Skins.

Bundle

BundlesEdit

Bundles are an excellent way to get a head start on crafting many of the Skins that do not drop as loot. Typically found only in chests, Bundles are "multipacks" of some of the most needed materials, recipes, and Hero Gear in the game. Loosely themed based on the items they contain (for example, the "Ghastly" Bundle contains Fungal Spores and a Rotten Corpse), Bundles may also be distributed as awards to the community in the future—their placement within chests is just the beginning.

For a list of Bundles, see: Bundles.

Bundle-open

Open Your Bundle

Chest

Treasure ChestsEdit

Receiving a Treasure Chest is like winning the lottery—or perhaps it's like being handed a lottery ticket. When you open a chest, there is a chance that you will receive one of many different rewards, from crafting materials to recipes to Bundles and even Skins! Players can receive up to one chest a day, and a maximum of two chests per week. Many chests have different variants, alternate versions with their own tables of possible rewards. 

For a list of Treasure Chests, see: Chests.

Key

KeysEdit

To open a chest you need a key. Keys can be purchased from the in-game store and sometimes from the Steam Community marketplace. Each chest variant (e.g., Vanguard Chest, Welcome Chest) has its own custom key, though sub-variants (e.g., Sturdy Vanguard Chest, Rugged Vanguard Chest) do not—the same key can be used to open all of them. Simply put, look for the noun when buying a key, not the adjective.


For a list of Keys, see: Keys.

Chest-open

Unlock Your Chest

Gear

Hero GearEdit

Hero Gear is one of the best ways to customize your game experience, and to build a more powerful version of your favorite Hero. These weapons and armor are constructed from crafting materials and recipes (and sometimes received as loot), and can grant your Hero subtle in-game bonuses—for example, the Battleborn Axe provides Heroes with 2 Attack Power for every enemy Hero within range. As you level up your account you earn Gear Points which allow you to slot stronger and stronger Hero Gear before each match. You can only slot a maximum of four gear items at a time. Note that Hero Gear cannot be purchased directly from Ironclad, and players must level up their accounts to take advantage of whatever Hero Gear they have. This is not a "Pay to Win" system, but a way to grow into your skill and improve as a Sins of a Dark Age player.

For a list of Hero Gear, see Hero Gear.


Edit-hero

Equip your Hero with Gear

Skin

Inventory RarityEdit

The eight levels of item rarity in Sins of a Dark Age are:

  • Trash
  • Common
  • Uncommon
  • Rare
  • Mythical
  • Legendary
  • Artifact
  • Timeless




Items from the first six rarity levels can be received by players as loot, becoming more and more uncommon as you travel down the list. The latter two rarities are reserved for items that must be purchased from the in-game store (ex: the Founder Skins), or that have been or will be discontinued and can no longer be purchased. Players will never receive them as loot, though they may luck out on the Steam Marketplace. 


Inventory

Collect Items of Various Rarities

Ingredient

Yellowed Tusk

Steam MarketEdit

The Steam Community Market is a great place to find skins, recipes, chests, and crafting materials for cheap, or to sell your own excess stock! Similar to Steam Trading cards, you can buy and sell each of these in-game rewards for profit, or trade with other Steam players if you'd prefer to keep things fast and loose. On the market you can name your own price. Steam provides tools by which you can track the average sales (and average price) of the item in question, making it much easier for you to find the sweet spot between supply and demand. Both Ironclad and Valve receive a slice of every Community Market sale, so even when you're buying a Skin from Artyom in Ukraine, you're also supporting your favorite developer. Visit the Steam Market


Steam-market

Buy and Sell on the Steam Market

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