Inscriptions are a type of salvagable weapon upgrade. They were introduced with the release of the Nightfall campaign and replace some of the inherent weapon modifiers used in the Prophecies and Factions campaign, which are not salvagable.
Inscriptions can only be salvaged from, and added to, items found in the Nightfall Campaign, Eye of the North Expansion, rewards from the Bonus Mission Pack, items from the end chest of the Factions elite missions The Deep and Urgoz's Warren, items from the Hall of Heroes chest, the Fissure of Woe end chest, the Underworld end chest, and the Zaishen Chest.
There are no traders or crafters for inscriptions, you can obtain them through loot or other players.
Inscriptions have an intrinsic value of 25 gold when sold to a merchant. An Identification Kit can be used to reveal the actual value of the inscription. The difference is often higher than the cost of identifying the inscription.
To attach an inscription to a weapon double-click on the inscription (the mouse pointer appearance will change), then click on the item that you want to attach it to.
The target item must be of the designated type given in the description. Furthermore, it must have an inscription slot. This slot can either be free (in which case the description reads: "Inscription: None") or in use by another inscription. In the latter case, the old inscription will be overwritten. If you want to keep the old inscription, you may salvage it to free the slot at the risk of the target item being destroyed.
Note: Items from Prophecies, Factions, and the Realms of the Gods have not been converted to the new system, which means they never come with an inscription slot! The exception to this is items dropped from a chest at the end of an elite mission in Factions, and The Underworld as well as The Fissure of Woe.
|Martial weapon||Blue (Platinum)||25px|
|Spellcasting weapon||Green (Copper)||25px|
|Focus item or Shield||Red (Bronze)||25px|
|Focus item||Yellow (Gold)||25px|
|Equippable item||Yellow (Gold)||25px|
List of Inscriptions
The following is a list of all available inscriptions, sorted by bonus effect:
|Bonus||Range||Condition / Malus||Inscription Name|| Item type:|
|Damage + ...%||+10..20%||while ...||Health is below 50%||"Vengeance is Mine"|| 25px|
|hexed||"Don't Fear the Reaper"|
|+10..15%||in a Stance||"Dance with Death"|
|enchanted||"Guided by Fate"|
|Health is above 50%||"Strength and Honor"|
|"To the Pain!"|
|Malus:||Energy -5||"Brawn Over Brains"|
|+10..15%||vs.||hexed foes||"Too Much Information"|
|Energy + ...||+5||(always)||"I have the power!"|| 25px|
|+5...7||while ...||Health is below 50%||"Don't call it a comeback!"|| 25px|
|hexed||"I am Sorrow."|
|Health is above 50%||"Hale and Hearty"|
|+10..15||Malus:||Energy Regeneration -1||"Seize the Day"|
|"Live for Today"||25px|
|Armor + ...||+5...10||while ...||Health is below 50%||"Down But Not Out"|
|hexed||"Be Just and Fear Not"|
|+4...5||enchanted||"Faith is My Shield"|
|Health is above 50%||"Hail to the King"|
|attacking||"Might makes Right"|
|casting||"Knowing is Half the Battle."|
|+4...5||Malus:||Energy -5||"Ignorance is Bliss"|
|Health -20||"Life is Pain"|
|elemental||"Man for All Seasons"|
|physical||"Survival of the Fittest"|
|+5...10||cold||"Leaf on the Wind"|| 25px|
|earth||"Like a Rolling Stone"|
|blunt||"Not the face!"|
|lightning||"Riders On The Storm"|
|slashing||"The Riddle of Steel"|
|fire||"Sleep Now in the Fire"|
|piercing||"Through Thick and Thin"|
on you by ...
|20%||Condition:||Disease||"Cast Out the Unclean"|
|Bleeding||"Fear Cuts Deeper"|
|Blind||"I Can See Clearly Now"|
|Weakness||"Only the Strong Survive"|
|Poison||"Pure of Heart"|
|Dazed||"Soundness of Mind"|
|Crippled||"Swift as the Wind"|
|Deep Wound||"Strength of Body"|
physical damage ...
|-1...2||while ...||in a Stance||"Run for your Life!"|
|enchanted||"Sheltered by Faith"|
|-1...3||hexed||"Nothing to Fear"|
|-5||Chance: 10...20%||"Luck of the Draw"|
|Effect||Chance:||Inscription Name|| Item type:|
|Halves casting time of spells of item's attribute||10...20%||"Aptitude not Attitude"||25px Spellcasting weapons|
|Halves skill recharge of spells of item's attribute||10...20%||"Forget Me Not"||25px Focus Items|
|Halves skill recharge of all spells||5...10%||"Serenity Now"|
|5...10%||"Let the Memory Live Again"||25px Martial weapons|
|Halves casting time of all spells||"Don't Think Twice"||25px Weapons|
|Item's attribute +1 while using skills||10%...20%||"Master of My Domain"||25px Focus Items or Shields|
See also Weapon upgrades:
- Adept Staff Head (HCT spells of item's attribute)
- Swift Staff Head (HCT spells)
- Wand Wrapping of Quickening (HSR spells)
- Wand Wrapping of Memory (HSR spells of item's attribute)
|Bonus||Inscription name|| Item type:|
|Highly salvageable||"Measure for Measure"||25px Equippable items|
|Improved sale value||"Show me the money!"|
- Damage + ...% Inscriptions only affect the base damage of your weapon. Thus, consider using another inscription for low-damage weapons such as daggers.