Gear Honing in Lost Ark is the method through which the player increases Gear Level to tackle more difficult content. It is, however, not really straightforward which is what this guide is all about. In this Lost Ark guide, we have detailed all there is to know about how Honing works.

Lost Ark Honing Tips

Gear Honing isn’t available from the beginning of the game. In order to unlock it, the player needs to reach Level 50 and proceed to Vern Castle. Once there, the player will get access to Gear Honing as well as Chaos Dungeons.

Once unlocked, the player needs to travel to the “Gear-Honing” NPC denoted by a “Hammer” icon on the map. Speak to the NPC and select the “Upgrade” menu. In this menu, the player will be able to look at the required materials needed to upgrade.

The player should pay close attention to the percentage right next to an orb displaying a percentage. It essentially denotes the success rate. Ideally, the player should hone at 100%. If the honing fails, all the materials required to hone will be consumed but the item will remain untouched.

Also, do note that each failure continues to increase the success rate of the next upgrade. At a Gear Level 6 or higher, however, Star’s Breath is needed to increase the success rate.

This is all we have got in our Lost Ark Honing guide. For more help on the game, be sure to check out our detailed Lost Ark wiki page.

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