Evolution is a system that applies changes towards a Mercenary or Gear through multiple stages (either 2 or 3), improving their performance, adding new visual effects and changing the weapon look for Mercenaries.
In order to evolve a Mercenary or a Gear, Soul Stones are required to ascend the next stage. The number of Soul Stones required for a singular Evolution stage is 2 for Gears (both Rare and Mercenary Weapons) and 5 for Mercenaries.
Generally: In My Items > Special tab, selecting Soul Stone and pressing Use pops out selection of Mercenary or Gear followed by selection of what may be evolved in the account.
Mercenary-Shortcut: In My Items > Heroes tab, selecting a Mercenary that can be evolved will show a green Evolve button. Clicking said button will redirect towards the Evolution information and confirmation UI.
Gear-Shortcut: In My Items > Gears tab, Gear capable of Evolution will show a green arrow dropbox instead, including the options of Scrap, Sell or Evolve. Clicking said button will redirect towards the Evolution information and confirmation UI.
- While all Rare Gears are 2-stage Evolution, Mercenaries vary between 2-stage and 3-stage Evolution.
- Evolved Mercenaries can only equipped with Epic weapons of the same Evolution stage.
- Evolved Gears (whether Rare or Epic Weapons) cannot be Gear Designed, Gear Designs applied on said Gears before evolving will be removed.
- Evolution cannot be reverted or reset.