PSO2 NGS: Rugged weapons

The Rugged weapons in PSO2: NGS are ranked with a 7-star rarity, which makes them incredibly difficult to procure.

Players are invited to explore the fictional planet of Halpha in this imaginative, thrilling mobile game, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (PSO2: NGS).

Since it is based on the classic video game, Phantasy Star Online 2, gamers can expect similar mechanics and content. However, NGS was released 10 years after its predecessor, so it features updated graphics and gameplay.

The game takes place a thousand years after the events of the Oracle, and you can assume the role of a Meteron in it.

Your character is part of the Artificial Relict to Keep Species (ARKS) military force, and it is your responsibility to defeat an array of enemies. Players will accumulate a variety of gear and weapon sets as they progress in the storyline.

What is the objective of gear and weapons?

Every weapon and gear set in the game provides your character with additional benefits or statistics, depending on the set. Players should note that some sets are more powerful than others, as determined by their rarity, benefits, and abilities.

The objective of gear and weapons is to increase your character’s statistics, to protect them from enemies’ attacks, and to deal damage to foes. Thus, it can be said that you will have a difficult time clearing content in the game without gear and weapons equipped.

PSO2 NGS: Rugged weapons

Sega, the game’s developer, sometimes introduces new and exciting features to the game to keep players engaged and interested. They recently added a new weapon set called the Rugged series, and unlike other weapons, it has a 7-star rarity ranking.

This weapon set can offer your character several benefits, such as a potency increase of 18 percent. It also decreases your photon points (PP) consumption by 30 percent for 20 seconds when you consume 300 photon points. However, it has a 10-second cooldown.

Similarly to other weapon sets in the game, the Rugged series can be upgraded. Fortunately , no extreme materials are required to reach the next level. The Rugged weapons allegedly have a higher base attack damage.

The game’s 6-star weapons’ base attack damages are significantly lower compared to their Rugged equivalent. Examples of the 6-star weapons are Evolveeclipse set and the Sechetyle weapons. The difference in base attack grows higher as the weapons’ level increases.

PSO2 NGS: Rugged weapons
© Sega

For instance, the Rugged Sword’s maximum attack is 676, and the Rokz Roughewn Sword’s damage is 478. That being said, the 7-star Kaizaar Sword’s maximum attack is 671, almost equal to the Rugged version.

Players should remember that Rugged Weapons have different potentials, based on whatever weapon you are using. This makes them quite similar to the Relic series.

PSO2 NGS: Rugged weapons
© Sega

What are the Rugged weapon potentials?

There are 16 weapons in the Rugged series, each of which has a distinct potential. The potential for each weapon at a maximum level is:

Weapon Potential
Sword · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· Generates up to 3 damage Resistance and increases barriers by 40 percent

Wire · Potency is increased by 19 percent

· Follow-up attack will happen up to 3 times when you hit an enemy

Spear · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· PP consumption is decreased by 30 percent for 20 seconds

Daggers · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· PP consumption is decreased by 30 percent for 20 seconds

Sabre · Potency is increased by 19 percent

· PP consumption is decreased by 30 percent for 20 seconds

Knuckles · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· Generates up to 3 damage Resistance and increases barriers by 40 percent

Katana · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· Generates up to 3 damage Resistance and increases barriers by 40 percent

Blade · Potency is increased by 19 percent

· Follow-up attack will happen up to 3 times when you hit an enemy

Rifle · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· Generates up to 3 damage Resistance and increases barriers by 40 percent

Launcher · Potency is increased by 25percent

· PP consumption is decreased by 30 percent for 20 seconds

Machine guns · Potency is increased by 19 percent

· Follow-up attack will happen up to 3 times when you hit an enemy

Bow · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· Generates up to 3 damage Resistance and increases barriers by 40 percent

Rod · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· PP consumption is decreased by 30 percent for 20 seconds

Talis · Potency is increased by 19 percent

· Follow-up attack will happens up to 3 times when you hit an enemy

Wand · Potency is increased by 25 percent

· Generates up to 3 damage Resistance and increases barriers by 40 percent

How to acquire a Rugged weapon

It can be quite difficult to get a Rugged weapon since they are ranked with a 7-star rarity. Players can acquire them from the following:

  • Defeating bosses on level 51 and higher in the Kvaris Region
  • Completing urgent quests in the Kvaris Region
  • Completing drill: Dark Falz Interception

Are weapons bound to a specific class?

The game has 8 classes, and each one uses specific gear and weapon sets. The table below lists which weapons each class can use:

Class Weapon type
Hunter Sword
Fighter Knuckles
Ranger Rifle
Gunner Twin Machine Guns
Force Rod
Techter Wand
Braver Katana and Bullet Bow
Bouncer Dual Blades and Jet Boots

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