Cursed items intention and purpose

Official answers only please, no speculation.

Were the cursed items designed to be particularly powerful items which have a severe drawback or were they something else entirely? What is the intended purpose of having the cursed items? (Black feather helm for example)

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“Official answers only please, no speculation”

Unfortunately there is no official answer, there’s really no point to these items. They’re not that much stronger than their contemporaries, comparatively, and with the new blacksmiths most of the corrupted weapons are actually a lot weaker. There’s no intended purpose as far as anyone knows.

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They are stronger (albeit not much) than alternatives and the “curse” can be mitigated by having level 40 survival. This is the end of the factual assessment and while you specifically requested not to see speculation I am certain you can read between the lines to find their intended purpose. Ps: they failed.

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Now if they were actually strong enough, or performed status effects to offset the wasted 40 points in survival, that would be a great idea.

Sadly, 5 points in damage or 3 points in armor pen isnt quite enough.

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Thanks for the replies! Yeah I’ve read the speculation regarding magic and cut content, but none of that seems to have been ever confirmed, so that’s why I only wanted solid info.

The best way to go about fixing the underwhelming power of these items would be to give them a special bonus such as removing the stamina regen delay, passive health regen, increased sprint/jog speed, half stamina consumed for dodge rolls, etc. Interesting effects tailored to particular playstyles.

Freaking helm… I looted it from UC. I knew it was trash, but kept it anyways. I then went to fight undead Dragon. Got roasted, get back to corpse, equip the wrong helmet by mistake. Have you every tried to fight undead Dragon with only half HP and half grit?
It sucks.

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Yes I have. That fight itself will get you there if you take too long. Usually by then I am on my 3rd lap though. (Don’t tell funcom but if you have your thrall engage her and camp her back right leg she can only hit you with her spin attack which is also the only move she has where she will lift her back right leg) just don’t outpace your thrall’s damage.

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Lmao. I have yet to die to the Red Mother. If it looks like things are going bad, I nope tf outta there without a second thought :joy:

I play without thrall… usually getting burned is the way I die

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Same. Thralls just make easy fights a nightmare. If I am farming I will use them but if I am just playing normally I will just leave them home.

Good luck with that :rofl:

My speculation is that it’s either a joke item, like The Brittle Bastard, or something they are/were planning to use in the future, but haven’t gotten around to yet (and probably won’t, either).

It’s certainly not a case of sorcery being cut from the game, because it was added in the updated that revamped the Exiled Lands capitals, which was quite some time after the release day.

Congratulations on never having a lag spike. Also, undead dragon ≠ Red Mother. :wink:

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Another Funcom half-Arsed idea I feel. Somewhere in planning someone came up with the idea based on a direction, but direction was totally abandoned for one reason or another, and now an item exists with no use ingame…for reference see Surge mechanic on Isle of Siptah and its abandonment. Example 2, see raid mechanics, or lack there of.

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Example 3 see axe of the gate guardian. Lol can that please get a rework? It really deserves it.

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What would be the in game abandonment with it. Stats shows “normal” legendary weapon. Unless i am missing something, it give +5 ACC and 57 DMG? No thte best i agree, but not broken and punishing on palyer.
Th OP is stating that there are in game weapons/armor that have no use and cripple your stats for no other reason than to just …well who knows.

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Yeah even if you don’t use the acc, the raw damage is the highest for axe. And since a ton of people also use throwing axes, the acc ain’t even that bad.

If we need to talk about +acc, let’s talk the Khari Pike lol

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I like to believe the cursed item’s are like trap’s, they act like normal weapon’s but curse you instead of boosting you, as much as there are crafter’s that like to power you up there are one’s that like to just curse you and laugh at their evilness, so my speculation is it’s a role play item, left by evil people for the unsuspecting to pick up and get cursed, so probably working as intended lol

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Then they should remove the “cursed” label, and make it 100% a trap :slight_smile:

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@Halk Those exist, they are the ones that don’t have the label but curse you anyway :smile:

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Hmm for example? Really can’t recall one myself (have I been lucky?) In any event for a proper trap (and not a mislabel) would be to have 1 time in 4 the “Maybe Cursed” item actually gives a useful buff to keep folks from throwing them out right away once they learn what they are…?

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I know one that is coming with 2.3.

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