Hey guys. I just started playing GC again, after a long hiatus. I'm brand new to this whole reinforcement system etc. I was wondering, how will i be able to get SS (like 8k+ minimum stats) with GP only? What high end weapons/ armour should i be looking for? Also, what about accessories?
Wait for the return of Nightmare Circus, and you can probably get the lv70 Relic version for a good S or S+ after using cards and a small bit of reinforcing, SS if you reinforce it to like 15 regular/epics.
Otherwise your best bet is to farm Zeruel for epic pieces of the set, forge decent lv75 Shield and Stompers, find drops of decent lv75 Upper Head and Upper Armor. There are like no GP/dungeon-drop/forge-able masks unfortunately. If you have the 10% attack or vit crest, use those. Use +15 or so epic stones and the best cards on your epic zeruel gears.
Hunt FoA for a Gaia ring with MP recovery, or for extra stats use the fire hammer ring from Maw.
It's possible but takes a lot of work. Might take a bit less than what I mentioned. You'll need about 8k/8k/5k for SS
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So with the reinforcement system, just the higher the level of the equipment i sacrifice to reinforce mean a higher stat upgrade or something like that?
No, you can use any junk armors from the shop of the same type, but I forget what the minimum level is for the equip fodder, I think it's like lv30+ or something, it should say when you go to reinforce.
Minimum level is 20 for normal reinforcements, 50 for epic reinforcements. Everything will do, really.
I'd like to add that you can very well reach about 7+ stats with just Sylph/Sentry Keeper/Kungji armor, too. My Jin is using non-cash equipment; he's 75 and all clad in Sylph armor + Sylph weapon + forgeable Sprocket accessories. He's got something like 7.9k, 7.1k, 5.8k - not 8k stats, I know, but maybe more easily achievable than Zeruel stuff, depending on how high-leveled your characters are.
Also, you can always try to grind for items to forge the epic versions of Kungji or Sentry Keeper armor - which will add you some nice stats, too.
You can do Wizard labyrinth to build a completed PP(phamtom phoenix) set =) 80relic it will take time but you are sure to be SS with good stat