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How To Upgrade Shards: Enhance Shard Grade & Rank

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How To Upgrade Shards: Enhance Shard Grade & Rank

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Check out this Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night guide to learn more about how to upgrade Shards or abilities. Find out where to go and how to upgrade Shards, why you should upgrade Shards, and more!

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Why Should You Upgrade Shards?

More Conjure & Directional Shard Effects

Increase Shard Effectiveness

Upgrading your Conjure Shards will increase how many types of objects that you can conjure. Some enhanced Shards will also have increased range, or even the duration of the ability!

Familiar Shards Get More Abilities

Familiar Shards Get More Abilities

Enhancing your Familiar Shards will let you summon more powerful familiars. These familiars will have new moves and abilities unlocked when they're enhanced.

Manipulative Shards Unlock New Moves

Manipulative Shards Unlock New Abilities

Manipulative Shards such as the Craftwork Shard will unlock attacking capabilities when upgraded! The Bunnymorphosis Shard will unlock new actions for you once it's upgraded.

Rank 9 Passive Shards Become Skill Shards

Rank 9 Passive Shards Become Skill Shards

Fully upgrading your Passive Shard's ranks to 9 will turn them into Skill Shards. This gives you a bonus Passive Shard slot that you can use to equip other Passives that will help you in the game!

How To Upgrade Shards

Upgrade Shard Ranks With Johannes

Upgrade Shard Ranks With Johannes

You will be able to upgrade your Shards with Johannes in Arvantville. He will be to the left side of the save point in the town. Speaking with him will give you the option to upgrade your Shards Ranks.

Ingredients Required To Upgrade Shard Ranks

Ingredients Required To Upgrade Shards

You are required to bring Materials or Ingredients with you to upgrade your Shards. If you do not have the correct ingredients, you will not be able to upgrade your Shards.

Multiple Shard Copies Increase Shard Grade

Having The Same Shard Increases Grade

Having multiple copies of the same Shard will increase the Shard's grade, which will in turn give the Shard an increase in power. You can collect multiple copies of Shards by defeating enemies that drop those Shards.

Difference Between Rank & Grade

Shards have 2 traits: Rank & Grade. You will be able to upgrade each element by Enhancing your Shards with Johannes, and collecting the same Shard respectively.

Rank Denotes Effects Of The Shard

Rank Denotes Effects of the Shard

The Rank of a Shard will show you the effects of the Shard. Upgrading the Shard's rank will increase the Shard's effects such as a longer duration, spawning more objects, increased attack range, and more!

Grade Denotes Shard Power

Grade Denotes Shard Power

The power of the Shard is denoted by its grade. Having a higher grade Shard will make the Shard more powerful when it is used!

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