The primary form of loot is equipment, which is a category of items that can go into a player character’s weapon, ability, armor, or accessory slot. The most basic form of these are tiered drops. Tiered items have a number assigned to them that indicates how strong they are, relative to the other tiered items within their class. A T6 weapon is stronger than a T5 weapon, a T9 armor is stronger than a T8 armor, and so on.
Weapons have 14 tiers (15 counting T0 starting equipment), abilities have 7 tiers (8 counting T0 starting equipment), armors have 15 tiers, and rings have 6 tiers (7 counting the unique T0 Ring of Minor Defense).
There are other types of equipment as well. Untiered (UT) items are special items that break from the standard tier progression. They typically only drop from a single monster, such as a dungeon boss. Rather than being a direct tier upgrade, UT items usually fulfill a more specialized purpose. Certain UTs are weak, but others are among the most highly desired items in the game.
Reskinned equipment is a type of item that is functionally identical to a different tiered or untiered item, but with aesthetic differences. These are often released for limited periods during seasonal events.
The last form of equipment is Set Tier (ST) items. These items consist of sets of four items designed to be used together. When used in conjunction on the appropriate class, they will change the player’s skin into a 16x16 sprite and grant additional stat bonuses, enhancing the set as a whole. (With the exception of the Oryx Awesome Set, which does not confer any additional stat bonuses for wearing the entire set, although it does still transform the players sprite into a 16x16 sprite.)
Certain monsters have “tier group drops”, where one random item of that tier has a chance to drop. Several drop locations for these grouped drops are listed on the below main categories’ pages. Additional drop locations can be found in the specific item’s page.
For a list of attributes given to certain weapons/abilities go to Weapon Attributes
All T8-12 weapons, T9-13 armor, T4-5 rings and T5+ abilities are now sold in the Nexus.