Magic: Legends Equipment System Detailed
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios provided details on the equipment system for the upcoming Magic: Legends. The equipment system is part of a change form the game’s closed alpha, with the developers taking on board feedback that the initial spell and artifact loop needed a more robust item reward system.
Equipment in the game will have one of four rarities — Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Mythic Rare — with slots for head, body, arms, and feet, plus two accessory slots. All equipment comes with a single fixed Core Mod, plus one or more Adaptive Mods, which can be interchanged. Any equipment collected can by used for cosmetic appearance customisation at the tailor. When players pick up duplicate equipment, it will unlock new Adaptive Modes or provide upgrade material for that equipment.
Magic: Legends is based on the Magic: The Gathering franchise, with each player controlling their own Planeswalker in the universe. At launch, the game will include five classes — Geomancer, Mind Mage, Beastcaller, Sanctifier, and Necromancer — as well as 175 mana-based spells inspired by the original card game, 50 artifacts, 165 pieces of equipment, four planes, and five regions. The game is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and will launch as a free-to-play title sometime in 2021. An open beta begins on March 23, 2021, and will be available through Arc Games and the Epic Games Store.