Equipment Mods
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Equipment Mods are items that modify your character stats by placing them into your equipment sockets. These MODS are classified in 6 different colors (red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple), item sockets are classified in 3 different colors (red, yellow, blue).

Item Socket Compatibility
Socket_Red Compatible with red, purple and orange equipment mods
Socket_Blue Compatible with blue, purple and green equipment mods
Socket_Yellow Compatible with yellow, orange and green equipment mods
prismatic Compatible with any equipment mods color

Equipment MODS Types

There are 3 Equipment MODS types in DCUO allowing players to get Equipment MODS in the best way they see fit.

  • R&D Equipment MODS
    • Created by crafting them in the Research & Development Console
  • Synthetic Equipment MODS
    • Sold by PVE Vendors spending Marks of Victory
  • Prefab Equipment MODS
    • Sold by PVP Vendors spending Marks of Valor

What are R&D Equipment mods

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R&D Equipment MODS require players to get the Research Plan and then collect all required material for crafting an equipment MOD. These is the step by step tutorial for making an R&D Equipment MOD:

  • Having the research plan
  • Buying the necessary Equipment Interface (sold by nearby Vendors)
  • Creating the necesary color exobytes
  • Salvaging items to obtained Simple Materials and Complex Materials
  • Getting the Focusing Element from bosses
  • Going to the Research and development table
  • Combining all needed items
  • Done!

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Most equipment can be socketed except for trinkets, rings, weapons, neck or face items. Equipment Mods can be overrided by adding another one on it.

Farming Exobits to create Exobytes is very difficult task. Therefore, the main advantage of R&D Equipment MOD is that players can recover some of their Exobytes by using Recovery Kits. There are 3 most used Recovery Kits in-game:

  • Recovery Kit Alpha (Exobyte Yields: 1)
    • This item can be bought from R&D vendors.
  • Exceptional Recovery Kit (Exobyte Yield: 66-100%)
    • This item can be obtained from PVP Rewards and Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 Bosses drop
  • Total Recovery Kit  (Exobyte Yield: 100%)
    • This item can be obtained from Marketplace only

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What are Synthetic Equipment MODS?

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Synthetic Mods are Equipment Mods that can be bought with Marks of Victory, instead of being crafted with exobytes through research and development. Here is the list of PVE Tier Vendors that sells Synthetic MODS according to your Combat Rating.

PVE VENDOR Synthetic MODS CR Requirement
PVE Tier 3 Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS III Combat Rating 53
PVE Tier 3A Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS III Combat Rating 53
PVE Tier 4 Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS IV Combat Rating 70
PVE Tier 5 Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS V Combat Rating 84
PVE Tier 5A Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS V Combat Rating 84
PVE Tier 6 Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS V Expert Combat Rating 100
PVE Tier 6A Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS V Expert Combat Rating 102
PVE Tier 6B Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS VI Combat Rating 106
PVE Tier 6C Vendor Synthetic Equipment MODS VI Combat Rating 106

What are Prefab MODS?

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Prefab MODs are Equipment Mods that can be bought with Marks of Valor, instead of being crafted with exobytes through research and development. For now, at PVP CR 100, vendors are selling Prefab MODs VI Expert.

Every PVP Tier Vendor sell Prefab MODs VI once players reach at least 96 PVP Combat Rating. According to Player’s PVP Combat Rating, Prefab MODs will be unlocked while PVP CR raises.

Read more about unlocking Prefab MODS in our guide PVP Explained http://dcuobloguide.com/guides/pvp-explained/

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34 comments on “Equipment Mods
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  1. HI where do I obtain simple material?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Vincent, simple material and complex materials are obtained by salvaging items from R&D Console

  2. Total recovery kit does not can not recover VIII mods? How to recover 100% VIII mods from gear?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello James TKirk, maybe in the future DCUO will make Total Recovery to recover full Exobytes from VII Mods

  3. Dylan Farrow
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    Just to clarify again, if i make a mod such as precision and might VI expert, and put it on my PVE gear, it will not increase combat rating?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      No Dylan, it wont increase your combat rating at all. These was change a few previous Game Updates for the new CR Relevancy system

  4. FoxZiinn
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    I’m at cr100,should i care about mods or only when i get cr 140+?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello FoxZiinn, keep raising your combat rating. you should take care about mods once you reach the highest CR possible

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