Enhancement Converter Salvage
Enhancement Converters can be used to convert Store Bought, Archetype, and Invented enhancements that a player may not want to a random enhancement from the same set, the same rarity, or the same "category" that the enhancement came from. They were introduced shortly after the release of Issue 22.
Converters can be used by clicking on "Convert" on the enhancement tray. They are Character Bound. Using a converter doesn't force the resulting enhancement to be Character Bound; the resulting enhancement can be traded like any other enhancement of the same type.
Enhancement Converters can be used to convert an enhancement to another within the same rarity (Uncommon, Rare, Very Rare, PvP or Archetype Origin Enhancement) or category (Melee Damage, Healing, Resist Damage, etc.). Alternatively, this salvage can be used to convert an enhancement within the same set for three times the cost in Enhancement Converters. You can access your enhancement converter interface by clicking on Enhancement on your power tray and then clicking on Convert.
| Convert within Set
| Convert within Rarity
| Convert within Category|
|Set IO||Any IO within its Set other than itself||Any other Set IO of same Rarity other than one from its own Set||Any other IO of the same level from with its Category regardless of Rarity. Choice not given if none exists.|
|Purple IO||Any Purple within its Set other than itself||Any other Purple except one from its own Set||N/A|
|PvP IO||Any PvP within its Set other than itself||Any other PvP except one from its own Set||N/A|
|SBE||Any SBE within its Set other than itself||Any other SBE except one from its own Set||N/A|
|ATE||Any ATE within its Set other than itself||Any other ATE except one from its own Set||N/A|
|Superior ATE||Any Superior ATE within its Set other than itself||Any other Superior ATE except one from its own Set||N/A|
- Enhancement Converters can turn any Set Enhancement (even Boosted ones) into a different Enhancement from that same Set for 3 Converters.
- Converters can turn any Set Enhancement into one from a different Set but with the same rarity for 1 Converter. An Uncommon piece could turn into any other Uncommon piece, but wouldn't turn into a Rare piece, nor would it turn into a Purple or PVP IO, or a SBE or ATE.
- For Uncommon and Rare IOs, there is a Category conversion where the IO turns into an Enhancement from another Set within its own Slotting Category (e.g., Melee, Healing, Ranged, etc...), as long as it exists at the level of the converted IO. Note that these conversions cannot become Very Rare (Purple) IOs. When converting within a Category, Uncommons may become Rares and vice versa, but they may not become Very Rares.
Enhancement Converters can be purchased starting at level 10 from Reward Merit Vendors, at a price of 1 Converter for 10 Reward Merits and 250,000 Inf, from Incarnate Merit Vendors at a price of 2 Converters for 3 Astral Merits and 500,000 Inf or 5 Converters for 1 Empyrean Merit and 1,250,000 Inf, and from Alignment Merit Vendors at a price of 10 Converters for 1 Alignment Merit and 2,500,000 Inf.
Enhancement Converters can also be received as a random drop from defeated enemies.
Below is the number of converters you can get for turning in a set amount of Merits and paying a set amount of Inf.
|Cost in Merits||Plus INF cost||Converters|
|10 Reward Merits||250,000||1|
|1 Alignment Merit*||2,500,000||10|
|3 Astral Merits||500,000||2|
|1 Empyrean Merit||1,250,000||5|
For an easier comparison of costs, this table shows the cost in Merits and Inf for 10 Converters:
|Reward Merits||100 Reward Merits||2.5 Million INF|
| Reward Merits turned into
|50 Reward Merits||22.5 Million INF**|
|Alignment Merits*||1 Alignment Merit||2.5 Million INF|
|Astrals||15 Astrals||2.5 Million INF|
|Empyreans||2 Empyreans||2.5 Million INF|
* Purchasing with Alignment Merits has a 20 hour cool down.
** This includes the 20 Million Inf for conversion plus 2.5 Million Inf for purchasing the Converter
- When Issue 22 was released, a bug prevented Enhancement Converters from being purchased from Astral, Empyrean, and Alignment Merit Vendors. This bug was fixed in a patch on April 10th, 2012. Additionally, Archvillain ranked enemies were given a chance to drop Enhancement Converters at the same time.