There are three ways in which equipment can be upgraded.
  • The equipment’s Level can be upgraded.
  • The equipment’s Enchantment can be upgraded.
  • Soul Stones can be socketed into weapons and body armor.

Upgraded equipment has a higher recommended level than the required level to use the equipment. If you are under the recommended level then the equipment will be slightly weaker and its stats will appear orange.
Socketing does not increase the level requirement of your equipment but the effect will not work if you are not at least the same level as the soul stone.

  • You can increase an items level by visiting a blacksmith.
  • You can increase an items enchant level by combining equipment with upgrade cubes.
  • You can socket an item by inserting a Soul Stone into it at a Soul Crafter.