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Torchlight 3 Enchantment Guide

Torchlight III

Throughout your travels in Torchlight III, you’ll find a ton of gear and consumables. The various items can be sold for currency of course, but they have another use. Torchlight 3 Enchantment is the best way to make use of your old and unused items. The player will eventually unlock the Enchantment Altar and be able to make use of magic to improve gear.

How Enchantment works

To Enchant your items, you will need to use the Enchanting Altar in your Fort. Each item is broken down into certain categories, and each category has its own set of available enhancements. You can gain improvements for a variety of attacks and buffs against certain enemy types. Magic, Rare and Legendary Items can have 1-3 Enchantment Slots. The only items that can have 3 slots are Phasic or Lifebound gear.

Torchlight 3 Enchantment guide

Make sure to complete the various side quests and other content so that you can unlock all the enchanting stuff. You will also need various resources inside your inventory that can be used for enchanting recipes. The recipes will list the various items you need. And just like other items and stuff, the resources are shared across all your characters on your account.

Most of the items you need come from breaking down items via the resource window. Just open up the items tab in the Altar and find some items you want to break down for essences. By default, you’ll just need to mouse over an item and hold right-click (or the Y button if you’re using an Xbox gamepad). Rare items will yield Rare essence, which is used for higher-tier magic.

The big issue with the system is that each recipe is somewhat random. There are a variety of different enchant options for each piece of gear. The  effects can be random based on the enchant. For example, “Shock and Awe” can have either electrical buffs or a blindness effect. Each enchant also has ranges of value it can roll. The higher the quality of the gear, up to Legendary, the higher the resulting value.

If you don’t like what you got, you should disenchant and roll again.

Possible Enchant Rolls by Recipe

We’ve collected the various possible rolls from the Torchlight Wiki to give you an easy resource to reference. You can gain things like Defense buffs by enemy type, a boost to health and more.

Armor

Slot Recipe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Chest/Legs Goblin Battler Fire Def Physical Def Goblin Def Undead Def Health Potion Luck
Chest/Legs Hyvid Scrapper Poison Def Physical Def Hyvid Def Undead Def Health Potion Luck
Head/Gloves Goblin Engager Fire Def Physical Def Goblin Def Undead Def Crit Chance vs Goblins Crit Chance vs Undead Gear Luck
Head/Gloves Hyvid Smasher Poison Def Physical Def Hyvid Def Undead Def Crit Chance vs Hyvid Crit Chance vs Undead Gear Luck
Shoulders/Boots Goblin Fighter Fire Def Physical Def Goblin Def Undead Def Gold Luck
Shoulders/Boots Hyvid Wrecker Poison Def Physical Def Hyvid Def Undead Def Gold Luck

1Hand Weapons

Recipe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Blunt Force Physical Dmg Chance to Bleed Bleed Duration Crit Chance vs Bleeding Crit Chance Bonus to Crit Dmg
Hot or Cold Fire Dmg Chance to Burn Burn Duration Ice Dmg Chance to Chill Chill Duration
Shock and Awe Lightning Dmg Chance to Shock Shock Duration +Bolts fired on Shock Chance to Stun Chance to Blind Blind Duration
Tainted Poison Dmg Chance to Poison Poison Duration Crit Chance vs Poisoned Crit Chance vs Slowed Chance to Immobilize
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Offhand

Slot Recipe 1 2 3 4 5
Shield Goblin Shield Bonus Chance to Block Chance to Shoot a piercing Fireball on Block Chance to Summon Rat on Block Fire Def Physical Def
Shield Hyvid Shield Bonus Chance to Block Chance to Shoot a piercing Fireball on Block Chance to Summon Netherling on Block Poison Def Physical Def
Focus Defender Bonus Stun Resitance Knockback Resitance Health Health on Kill Ressource Regeneration
Focus Attack Enhancment Chance to Stun Chance to Knockbackn Chance to Fear Chance to Blind Attack speed for Basic Attack

2Hand Weapons

Recipe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Blunt Force Physical Dmg Chance to Bleed Bleed Duration Crit Chance vs Bleeding Crit Chance Bonus to Crit Dmg
Hot or Cold Fire Dmg Chance to Burn Burn Duration Ice Dmg Chance to Chill Chill Duration
Shock and Awe Lightning Dmg Chance to Shock Shock Duration +Bolts fired on Shock Chance to Stun Chance to Blind Blind Duration
Tainted Poison Dmg Chance to Poison Poison Duration Crit Chance vs Poisoned Crit Chance vs Slowed Chance to Immobilize

Ranged Weapons

Recipe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Blunt Force Physical Dmg Chance to Bleed Bleed Duration Crit Chance vs Bleeding Crit Chance Bonus to Crit Dmg
Hot or Cold Fire Dmg Chance to Burn Burn Duration Ice Dmg Chance to Chill Chill Duration
Shock and Awe Lightning Dmg Chance to Shock Shock Duration +Bolts fired on Shock Chance to Stun Chance to Blind Blind Duration
Tainted Poison Dmg Chance to Poison Poison Duration Crit Chance vs Poisoned Crit Chance vs Slowed Chance to Immobilize

Pet

Slot Recipe 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tag Bloody Carnage Physical Dmg Chance to Bleed Bleed Duration Chance to Stun Chance to Blind Bonus to Crit Dmg
Tag Critical Striker Crit Chance Crit Chance vs Bleeding Crit Chance vs Burning Crit Chance vs Poisoned Crit Chance vs Shocked Crit Chance vs Chilled
Tag Electric Freeze Lightning Dmg Chance to Shock Shock Duration Ice Dmg Chance to Chill Chill Duration
Tag Noxious Burn Fire Dmg Chance to Burn Burn Duration Poison Dmg Chance to Poison Poison Duration
Collar Resistance Fire Def Poison Def Physical Def Undead Def Netherim Def
Collar Survivor Pet Recovery Time Chance to Block Health on Kill Health on Kill Goblin Health on Kill Hyvid

How to unlock Torchlight 3 Enchantment

Using the Torchlight 3 Enchantment systems is locked behind story progression. Players have to make it through most of the game before they unlock the feature. You unlock Enchanting and will start to see recipes drop at level 47. The one good thing is that the unlocks are all account-wide, so you don’t need to claim them in each character.

Each of these recipes has their own rarities as well as categories. Each item type will have its own recipes, so you can get plenty of options through grinding out maps. You can even get Pet enchantments in addition to 1H melee weapon, 1H ranged weapon, 2H melee weapon, 2H ranged weapon, armor types and more.

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