There are various different ways within Revelation Online that you can increase the potential of your equipment such as the previously discussed Equipment Refinement. Gear Awakening is especially important in your quest to become stronger if you plan to take part in higher difficulty dungeons and PVP. You can awaken every piece of equipment except Wings, Mounts, Badges and Talismans).
There are a maximum of four awakenings per piece of equipment which provide different enhancements per awakening along with the enhancements stacking. All of the awakenings provide the enhancements to all of your stats on your equipment.
For each piece of equipment you will need to acquire experience from slaying monsters and the best place to do this is taking part in Scour Dungeons.
A small amount of every piece of experience you receive from monster slaying within Scour Dungeons is converted to your equipment awakening. All equipment will need to reach 100% before it can be awakened.
You can stack awakening experience on equipment for the next awakening, making it much easier for you to awaken the next stage of your gear. The more experience you receive, the more will be converted to your awakening, the converted experience is affected by any experience modifier items.
Once your equipment reaches 100% you will receive a notification in the middle of your screen which appears as a yellow square with a helmet inside of it.
Upon selecting the helmet icon a window will pop open with the piece of gear already inserted inside of it that is ready to be awakened. Other than experience, you will require a specific amount of Hematites. In the cases where you missed the notification informing you that you have equipment ready for awakening you can manually open the menu in the General Skills (Default hotkey: “N”) and clicking on the hammer icon in the 2nd row.
You will have the ability to unlock your 4th tier on the Equipment Activator NPC, which are found in Sidus Ur (1618,1330,120) and in Sulan (5484, -1506, 15). Your equipment must be already fully awakened at tier 3 and be at 100%, you will also need to bring with you Tier Beads in order to unlock it. Depending on the level of your equipment it will need varying quantities of Tier Beads:
You are able to purchase Tier beads in several different ways the quickest being either visiting Cita Ceres located by the Sulan Bridge (5478,-1980,9) with the use of Curious beads or purchasing them out of the cash shop for Aurum.
To gather Curious beads, you can recycle Peculiar Tickets, which you can buy directly from Cita, however you’re limited to purchasing only 4 Peculiar Tickets per day via the NPC. This limit does not apply to purchases made from other players in the community though.
Awakening your equipment just like refining will take time and patience. However for those that make the effort will see a boost in their performance on the battlefield. Make sure you're battle-ready and awaken your equipment to unlock its fullest potential!