The Twilight Gemstone

The Twilight Gemstone

Shiny The Twilight Gemstone
A peculiar stone, tremendously heavy for its size and seemingly not of this world. Its very presence in the realm raises a great deal more questions than answers, yet the uncanny energy it emanates provides only one haunting clue.

Tier UT
On Equip +110 MP, +8 DEF, +5 SPD, +5 WIS
Effect(s) Reduces the Magic casting cost of your ability by 30%
Power Level 66
XP Bonus 8%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 1,200
Forging Cost 60 Legendary Material / 160 Rare Material / 180 Common Material / 1560 Forgefire / 2 Mark of the Forgotten King / 2 The Shatters UTs UT(s)
Dismantling Value 15 Legendary Material / 40 Rare Material / 45 Common Material


Blueprint Twilight Gemstone Blueprint
Drops From Twilight Archmage
Obtained Through The Tinkerer (50x Schematic)

Notes
The Twilight Gemstone offers a very noticeable MP cost reduction of 30%. This allows it to be an amazing ring for both utility and DPS. For long distance rushes, like realm clearing, the Trickster appreciates the ability to teleport more often (and a +5 SPD boost). For group healing, there’s no better ring for the Priest.

The Gemstone really shines when combined with high damage abilities. Many endgame players consider this to be the best damage-increasing ring with items like the Oryx’s Escutcheon or Tablet of the King’s Avatar. Specifically, this is only true if your pet possesses high MP heal. If you do, then Gemstone increases one’s total DPS even more than the most powerful DPS rings after 3 casts of Escutcheon or 5 casts of Tablet.

However, the Gemstone has one major flaw: it doesn’t give HP. The +8 DEF helps, but not for the types of content you’d want or need such strong utility for. You can also use items like the Penetrating Blast Spell or the Breastplate of New Life to offset the lack of HP. Gemstone alternatives include the Sourcestone and the Omnipotence Ring, which give HP, boost abilities, and come from easier dungeons.

In addition, Gemstone may fall behind unconditional DPS rings like the Chrysalis of Eternity under certain circumstances. For example, a top-level Oryx 3 run will stagger/guard Oryx before you run out of MP with a regular ring. Since you don’t have the time to use all your MP, the Gemstone is functionally pointless.

The Gemstone’s MP cost reduction will not reduce the MP cost of holding abilities down (such as Ninja Stars or the Crystal Shield).

The MP cost reduction stacks with that of other MP cost-reducing equipment like the Robe of the Mad Scientist.

History
Before Patch X.33.1.0 (May 2020), this item had a Feed Power of 500.

Before Exalt Version 2.0.2.0 (Aug 2021), the item had the tooltip “An odd stone, emanating a dark and mysterious energy.” It gave +6 DEF, +6 SPD, +110 MP, an XP bonus of 7%, and had no reactive proc. As 6 DEF is largely worse than 110 HP, it was considered a straight downgrade to the aforementioned Sourcestone. It also had the following sprite:
The Twilight Gemstone (old)

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