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Bovie #1787
Was in PTR for the first time today and...(1)Category: PTR FeedbackAugust-11-2014 4:30 PM PDT (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
To upgrade a gem I need to skip the next rift level and start the trial over again??
Or am I missing something

I need to carry around rift keys to put in the slot? It can't figure out I have 200 in my stash?
(the shift key is no big deal but...)

I suppose when this goes live legendary gems won't drop like rain???

Somehow I'm only getting down about 3 to 4 level b4 the RG comes in, then I upgrade to a higher tier rift and start over - I'm I doing this right? Seems like if you upgrade a gem you need to start from scratch with the trials - don't understand this, seems like I should continue where I left off and save some time??

Oh and I tried searching for clues in the forums but the posts were too old.
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Tyvalir
Was in PTR for the first time today and...(4)August-12-2014 6:14 PM PDT (5 years ago) Go to Blizzard forum post
Posted by: Bovie

To upgrade a gem I need to skip the next rift level and start the trial over again??
Or am I missing something

Yes, you will need to start over again.

After you defeat the Rift Guardian in a Greater Rift, you can choose to attempt to upgrade your Legendary Gem(s), or receive a higher level Greater Rift Keystone. However, you'll only get the second option if you cleared the Rift within the time limit.

Generally speaking, it’s better to opt for a higher level Greater Rift Keystone over gem upgrade attempts—if you can handle the increase in difficulty. This is because your odds of successfully upgrading your gems will increase with each Greater Rift level you complete (and because attempting to upgrade your Legendary Gems always ends your current run).

Regardless of when you try upgrading your Legendary Gems, you’ll have three attempts per Greater Rift run. The chance for an upgrade attempt to succeed depends on both the level of the Greater Rift you completed and the rank of the Legendary Gem you’re trying to upgrade. Here’s a quick call-out from our patch notes for an upcoming PTR build:

  • Urshi will grant you three attempts to upgrade your Legendary Gems
  • The chance for an upgrade attempt to succeed is based on a combination of the rank of the Legendary Gem you're attempting to upgrade and the level of Greater Rift you reached
  • As a Legendary Gem's rank gets closer to the level of Greater Rift you've completed, the chance of success decreases
  • Finally, once the rank of a Legendary Gem exceeds the level of Greater Rift you're able to complete the chance to upgrade is cut in half for each rank above the Greater Rift level you completed
    • For example: If you attempt to upgrade a rank 1 Legendary Gem in a level 30 Greater Rift the chance for success is 100%; however a rank 31 Legendary Gem will only have a 30% chance for success in a level 30 Greater Rift and a level 32 Legendary Gem will have a 15% chance of success


Each Legendary Gem's secondary power will now also unlock at 25 (down from 200).

Posted by: Bovie

I need to carry around rift keys to put in the slot? It can't figure out I have 200 in my stash?

Correct. The goal is for players to be able to pull normal Rift Fragments from their inventory or stash. We will be fixing this issue at some point, which will once again allow you to pull fragments from your stash.

Edit: Additional information.
[Post edited two times, last edit by Lylirra at August-12-2014 7:26 PM PDT (5 years ago)]
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