Wards in Return of Reckoning are character unlocks gained by equipping pieces of Armor.
To progress in the game, your character will need to unlock wards as they grow in order to equip stronger armor and weapons.
Merged Wards, Merged playstyles
Until recently, PvP and PvE Wards were split. Now, they are unified, allowing players more choice than ever as they progress towards end-game gear.
Want to use PvP in order to unlock a Bloodlord Weapon? You can do that now. Want to use PvE in order to unlock Warlord and Sovereign? Also possible.
Do note that Renown Rank requirements for gear remain unchanged, so for PvP sets, doing actual PvP remains a requirement.
List of Wards
The current list of Wards is below:
- 1. Recruit Ward
- 2. Scout Ward
- 3. Soldier Ward
- 4. Officer Ward
- 5. Conqueror Ward
- 6. Vanquisher Ward
- 7. Invader Ward
Click on any ward above to see the details and specific pieces needed to earn it.
You complete a Ward when you unlock all of the associated fragments for that ward.
For most sets, this includes Boots, Gloves, Chest pieces, etc. Click on the Ward in your Tome of Knowledge and then click on the specific fragments to see which pieces your character still needs.
You can also equip pieces of different armor sets of the same Ward tier in order to unlock the full Ward. A list of acceptable same-tier sets is shown in your Tome of Knowledge when clicking on a fragment, as seen in the image on the right.
Using the right picture as an example, this means you could equip Invader Boots, a Victorious Helmet, and then only Bloodlord for the rest of your set, and you would still unlock the full Invader Ward.