PSO2 NGS: Weapons

PSO2: NGS features different types of weapons that you can discover, however, some weapons may be better than others.

Players are invited to put their strategic abilities to the test in this immersive video game, Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis (PSO2: NGS). Although the game is an updated version of the classic video game, Phantasy Star Online 2, it has different gameplay, content, and graphics.

The game is set on a fictitious planet called Halpha, a thousand years after the events of Phantasy Star Online 2. You can assume the role of a Meteorn that is part of the Artificial Relict to Keep Species (ARKS) military force. It is your responsibility to defeat a new enemy, DOLLS, but you first have to obtain weapons and gear to do this.

Why are weapons and gear important?

Players will acquire varying types of weapon and gear sets as they advance in the game. Every set has unique abilities, as some can increase your character’s statistics, while others can provide you with a buff. It is worth keeping in mind that some weapons and gear are more powerful than others, depending on their rarity, abilities, and buffs.

The main purpose of gear and weapons is to increase your character’s strength, to protect them from damage, and to deal damage to enemies. You cannot clear content or advance in the game without weapons and equipment.

PSO2 NGS: Weapons

Even if weapons seem like a simple aspect of the game to you, they actually play a crucial role in the game. There are different types of weapons you can get in the game, but you should note that every type of weapon has its own advantages and disadvantages.

PSO2 NGS: Weapons
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Furthermore, every weapon can deal a certain amount of damage to enemies, however, the damage dealt can be increased as the weapon is upgraded and improved.

It is noteworthy that upgrading weapons costs specific resources that can be acquired from the in-game shop or from overland farming. Certain weapons have requirements, which essentially means that they have to be on a specific level before they can equip a certain weapon.

Players should be aware that the weapons are divided into ranging star-rankings. It can thus be said that a 1-star weapon is regarded as an entry level weapon and it is mostly used for early-game content. A 5-star weapon, on the other hand, is considered the best in the game, which means that you can easily clear endgame content with this weapon equipped.

It is recommended that you equip stronger weapons as you advance in the game. This is because the game’s content increases in difficulty as you reach higher levels. Hence, you will need a stronger weapon that can clear the game’s content and defeat powerful enemies.

There are different types of weapons in the game, and you can acquire the following weapons:

  • Wands
  • Talises
  • Rods
  • Bullet Bows
  • Twin Machine Guns
  • Launchers
  • Assault Rifles
  • Katanas
  • Knuckles
  • Double Sabers
  • Twin Daggers
  • Wired Lances
  • Partizans
  • Swords

Are weapons bound to a specific class?

PSO2: NGS currently has 8 classes, each of which have unique talents and abilities. Each class uses specific gear and weapon sets. The table below highlights 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

·   Bullet Bow

Bouncer ·   Dual Blades

·   Jet Boots

7-star weapons

The game’s developer, Sega, occasionally introduces new content, weapons, and gear to keep players interested in the game. They recently introduced the Rugged series, a 7-star weapon set that every class can benefit from. It is advisable that endgame players procure this weapon, as its base damage is 490.

Similarly to other weapons, Rugged weapons can be upgraded, which increases their effects. The effects of Rugged weapons according to their levels are:

Level Effect
1 ·   Potency is increased by 12 percent

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

2 ·   Potency is increased by 14 percent

·   A follow-up attack happens up to 3 times every time you hit an enemy

3 ·   Potency is increased by 17 percent

·   You will deal a follow-up attack every time you deal damage to an enemy

4 ·   Potency is increased by 19 percent

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

Multi-weapon

Multi-weapon is a system that allows players to merge 2 weapons from the same series in order to use both weapon actions, normal attacks, and Photon Arts in a single Weapon Palette. You can unlock this feature during the Main Story Task, An Abundance of Caution.

Before you start, you have to select a Base and a Material weapon. You should bear in mind that when you select a Base weapon, its attributes, as well as its Potential and Colour Variant, will be shared with the weapon you combine it with.

PSO2 NGS: Weapons
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