Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty — Armor Upgrade Guide

Did you enjoy the demanding and reactive action of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but missed the fashion element you usually get from those games? If so, then Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty might just be your favorite way to spend the next 50 hours. In this guide we’re going to go over the armor upgrade system.

The levels in Wo Long are filled with loot that includes dozens of pieces of armor, divided into four categories: head armor, chest armor, arm guards, and leg guards. For the first time through the game, set bonuses and star ratings for these pieces of armor don’t really matter. This is more for late-game players who want to tweak their build in the minute and specific ways that Team Ninja games are known for.

For now though, you mostly just want to focus on two things when it comes to armor. Does it look cool and does the number go up? The first is subjective, but the only reliable way to make the defense number go up on your armor is to get upgrading. 

How to Upgrade Armor in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

In order to upgrade your weapons in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty you need to find leather. In addition to copper (the main currency in Wo Long, which you will be swimming in), you need 3 leather of a corresponding rank in order to upgrade a piece of armor. 

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Similar to Dark Souls or Elden Ring, you need leather of a corresponding rank to add +1 to an armor rankings. This will only ever take 3 leather per rank. For example, upgrading a piece of armor to from +1 to +2 will require 3 Rank 1 Steel and a handful of copper.

You can’t upgrade armor at any Battle Flag. Instead, you will need to speak to the game’s solitary blacksmith, Zhu Xia. Until you unlock the Hidden Village hub area, she will appear in missions to aid you at certain points near Battle Flags.

Once you unlock the Hidden Village, Zhu Xia will move there. Soon after your first visit to this area, she will set up her own shop. It’s just a short hop, skip, and a jump down tree branch path to the right of where you enter the area. 

How to Find Weapon Upgrade Materials

Check the level rewards before diving into a mission or sub-mission in order to see what kind of Leather Rank it will be giving you. This is the best way to get more upgrade materials for all your armor pieces. 

When playing the main missions, you can usually assume that when level says it will reward you with Rank 2 Leather, you know there is also likely to be a small number of Rank 3 Leather drops hiding there as well. By exploring the area, finding all the flags, and killing all the strongest enemies, you might just find some high level upgrade materials that will give you a leg up on the next boss that stands in your way. 

Need to know how to upgrade your weapon as well? You can find that guide and more tips for Team Ninja’s latest, by visiting Gameskinny’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty game hub.

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