Relic armor, originally from Dynamis, is the second set of job specific armor you’ll receive on your journey to level 99. You’ll gain access to this gear via Trystol, the Relic Vendor, at level 75. On this server, the base relic step is skipped, beginning with Relic +1 from the start. Also, unlike Artifact gear, Relic gear has a step available at level 90 as well.
Vainrachault in Western Adoulin will assist you with converting your base artifact gear to more advanced stages once you have unlocked his services.
Be aware that the augments on your base relic armor will not be transferred to your upgraded version from base to +1, +2, or +3. You’ll need to reaugment your items accordingly.
At level 75, your relic +1 gearset becomes available via the Relic Vendor for gil.
At level 90, you can upgrade and equip relic +1 armor set to a relic +2 armor set via tier I upgrades.
Once you’ve unlocked tier I upgrades with Vainrachault, you can trade each piece of relic +1 armor plus 20 alexandrite per piece to receive your relic +2 armor piece.
At level 99, there are three phases of “upgrades” for relic armor. Unfortunately, at this time, we only support the first tier; however, we hope to support all three tiers very soon.
Once you’ve reached level 99, you can reforge your relic +2 into it’s “reforged” relic +1 version. This requires tier II armor upgrades unlocked with Vainrachault and costs 30 alexandrite per piece to upgrade.
At this time, the reforged Relic +2 and +3 armor pieces are not available to private servers as these item IDs have not been implemented (coming from the new Dynamis Devergence zones). If they don’t get added into the core project soon, we’ll look at implementing them ourselves. 👍
We hope to add them soon as part of the encounter rewards in The Henge like artifact and empyrean.
For example, using Red Mages, here’s a full walk of the upgrade process.
Over the course of a full upgrade from the level 75 relic +1 set to a reforged i119 +1 set costs (not including gil):