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Mutated Expeditions are more challenging versions of existing Expeditions.
Every Mutated Expedition will have 10 difficulties, ranging from only having a single set of Mutations at level 1 to having 3 fully upgraded sets of Mutations at level 10.
You need to complete the regular version of the Expedition before being able to participate in the mutated version.
Void - Eternal
Fire - Hellfire
Ice - Icebound
Promotion (Mob Buffs)
Curse (Player Debuffs)
The Curse changes each week to match the Element.
Mutation Levels 1& 2 will only have a Mutation, 3, 4& 5 Mutations, and Promotions, and 6, 7, 8, 9& 10 will have Mutators, Promotions, and a curse.
Your group will earn a score that will determine your ranking at the end. You will be rewarded either Bronze, Silver, or Gold.
- Bronze: Any score less than 25,000 points
- Silver: 25,000 – 49,999
- Gold: 50,000 & above
Almost everything you do in an Expedition can provide a bonus to the score.
You must achieve minimum a Silver ranking to progress to the next level of the Mutation. The score is determined by several different factors, including:
- Clear Time: The better your team's completion time of the mutation the better your score will be.
- Regular Enemies Kills: A target value for killing a predetermined amount of enemies within the Expedition.
- Named Enemies Kills: Killing all the mini-bosses is essential for the score.
- Team Wipes: Every team wipe during a boss encounter will reduce the score by a significant amount.
- Respawns: Each respawn (death not down) will reduce the score by a moderate amount.
- Gatherable: Gathering all the nodes will provide you with a score bonus.
Getting Gold Rank in a Mutated Expedition can be tricky on higher levels.
Recommended Gear Score and Umbral Shards Rewards
|Mutation Level||Recommended Gear Score||Bronze||Silver||Gold|
|1||602||200 Shards||400 Shards||600 Shards|
|2||604||400 Shards||600 Shards||800 Shards|
|3||606||600 Shards||800 Shards||1000 Shards|
|4||608||800 Shards||1100 Shards||1400 Shards|
|5||610||1200 Shards||1500 Shards||1800 Shards|
|6||613||1600 Shards||2000 Shards||2400 Shards|
|7||616||2000 Shards||2600 Shards||3000 Shards|
|8||619||2600 Shards||3200 Shards||3800 Shards|
|9||622||3200 Shards||4000 Shards||4800 Shards|
|10||625||4000 Shards||5000 Shards||6000 Shards|
Ideal Armor Weight
You should always use light armor if you have 5x Ward on your Armor.
- DPS should be Light, 5-200 CON depending on experience.
- The Healer needs to be Light for the 30% healing bonus.
- The Tank can be Heavy, Medium, or Light based on the dungeon and his experience (Light in Genesis, Medium or Heavy in Lazarus, and Heavy in Corrupted Expeditions).
The ideal 3 perk combo is Ward+ Skill Perk+ Refreshing.
Your armor should have at least Ward on all pieces.
Based on the Mutation Element you want to use elemental gems in your armor and jewelry, the recommended setup is running 58.1% mutation-specific resistance, attainable with 8x mutation-specific gems.
– Void (Eternal): Cut Pristine Amethyst
– Fire (Hellfire): Cut Pristine Ruby
– Eternal (Nature): Cut Pristine Amber
– Icebound (Ice): Cut Pristine Aquamarine
You can get "Punishing" rune gems for extra DPS. (Ex: Runeglass of Punishing Amethyst)
Notable Named Armor
|Slot||Perk 1||Perk 2||Perk 3||Named Items|
|Amulet||Health||Elemental Protection||Refreshing||Blessing of Forefathers, Scorpion Stone|
|Ring ( >150 DEX)||Slash Damage||Keen Awareness||Leeching||Legate's Ring/ Heart of Heka, Featherweight Ring|
|Ring ( < 150 DEX)||Hearty||Keen Awareness||Leeching||Smooth Bone Ring, Heart of Maheebgal|
|Earring||Refreshing Toast||Refreshing||Purifying Toast, Beloved, Evasive, Regenerating||Doom's Chance Earring, Warrior's Energy, Reflected Mayhem|
|Slot||Perk 1||Perk 2||Perk 3|
|Amulet||Health||Elemental Protection||Refreshing||Droplet, Keeper's Pendant|
|Ring||Hearty||Sacred||Refreshing||Silver Leaf, Holy Pledger's Band|
|Earring||Refreshing Toast||Refreshing||Healthy Toast, Beloved, Evasive, Purifying Toast||Earring of the Hallowed Soul, Shard of Lithomacy, Bloodline's Curse, Champion's Earring|
Notable Named Jewelry
The best setup is subjective but I recommend Bane and Vicious/ Enchanted/ Thwarting Strikes, Rogue, Trenchant Strikes, Trenchant Crits then for some weapons an ability perk for example Refreshing Torrent on Hatchet or Refreshing Move/ Keenly Empowered.
Healer - Diamond and a mob-type weakness gem in their Void Gauntlet.
Tank - Carnelian
Notable Named Weapons
Blade of the 19th - Corrupted Bane + Trenchant Strikes + Mortal Power
Beast Hunter’s Blade - Beast Bane + Trenchant Strikes + Keenly Jagged
Tempestuous Greatsword - Corrupted Bane + Trenchant Strikes + Chain Lightning
Stonehewer - Ancient Bane + Trenchant Strikes + Mortal Refreshment
Firewood - Angry Earth Bane + Vicious + Chain
Craftsman’s Passion - Angry Earth Bane + Vicious + Keenly Empowered
Afterthought - Lost Bane + Vicious + Chain
Voidsword - Ancient Bane + Vicious + Chain
Liveliness - Corrupted Bane + Vicious + Chain
Bonechopper - Angry Earth Bane + Rogue + Keenly Fortified
Beyond Reason - Ancient Bane + Chain Void + Refreshing Torrent
The Settler's Friend - Ancient Bane + Keen + Vicious
Javelin of Dryadic Empowerment – Keen + Vicious + Keenly Empowered
Angry Earth Exterminator – Keen + Vicious + Angry Earth Bane
Batheqet’s Cudgel – Ancient Bane + Thwarting Strikes + Sundering Shockwave
Hopelessness (Crafted) – Corrupted Bane + Rogue + Chain
Deeproot – Enchanted + Refreshing Move + Lifestealing
Timekeeper’s Hand – Enchanted + Refreshing Move + Keen
Infernus – Enchanted + Refreshing Move + Lifestealing
Hourglass – Refreshing + Sturdy + Accelerated Resolve
Will of the Ancients - Blessed + Refreshing Move + Refreshing
Spiritpool - Blessed + Refreshing Move + Purity of Light
Greatstaff of the Light’s Judgement - Blessed + Keenly Empowered + Mending Protection
Staff of the Throne - Blessed + Refreshing Move + Keen Beacon
Iridescence - Blessed + Refreshing Evasion + Fortifying Sacred Ground
Glowing Lifecrystal Staff - Blessed + Refreshing Move + Refreshing Divine Embrace
|3x Minor||3x Basic||3x Majors|
Gemstone Dust & Oakflesh Balm
STR Roasted Gnufish 40 STR
DEX Fried Albenaja 40 DEX
INT Steamed Abaia Serpe 40 INT
FOC Blackened Lava Barb with Corn Succotash 40 FOC
CON Roasted Rabbit with Seasoned Vegetables 40 CON
You can also use split stats food if it is cheaper.
I will go more in-depth on Team Compositions and Builds in future individual guides for each dungeon but here are some weapon skill trees for the most used builds:
Hatchet Anti Heal (Nature Mutations)
Great Sword Utility
War Hammer Rend & CC
Great Axe DPS
Life Staff AOE
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