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Exceptional bonus

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Exceptional bonuses are rare bonuses generally only found on high level loot. Exceptional bonuses stack with all other bonuses, but not with other exceptional bonuses.

Exceptional Ability +1[edit]

Found on: Boots Goggles Necklaces as a Prefix

Base price modifier: +7

Effect: Grants +1 exceptional bonus to an ability score, such as Wisdom.

Named items:

Dragontouched ArmorEncrusted RingEpic Cape of the RocGirdle of Giants' BrawnGirdle of Giants' Brawn (Level 23)Girdle of Giants' Brawn (Level 25)Jeweled Cloak (Level 23)Knight's VambracesKyosho's RingKyrian's BandMorgana's RingRing of the RavagerWarchanter's Band

Calitomes' RingConnor's BandDragontouched ArmorGilvaenor's RingJeweled Cloak (Level 23)Morah's BandNyoko's BandReinforced RingShiona's SealSmedgar's RingTreads of Falling ShadowTreads of Falling Shadow (Level 16)Treads of Falling Shadow (Level 17)

Arcane ArmorArkat's CordArkat's Cord (Level 23)Arkat's Cord (Level 24)Cinder's BandDaggertooth's BeltDaggertooth's Belt (level 23)Draconic RingDragontouched ArmorGloves of the MinerGnawed RingJeweled Cloak (Level 23)Knight's GirdleOremi's RingStone ExoskeletonSubtle AmuletSustaining SymbiontThamor's RingUndeniable TruthVerik's Ring

Arcane ArmorDragontouched ArmorEpic Treasure Hunter's Spyglass (Level 20)Jeweled Cloak (Level 23)Mysterious PendantRahkir's RingRing of DeftnessSanura's BandStone ExoskeletonTreasure Hunter's SpyglassTreasure Hunter's Spyglass (Level 16)Whisper Ring

Clear LensesDragonmarked RingDragontouched ArmorEpic Jidz-Tet'kaHoly Symbol of LolthJeweled Cloak (Level 23)Kilau's BandTelvi's TouchWatcher's Blade

Amara's BandAnn Velsing's BandBand of SiberysBrilliant BracerDragontouched ArmorEpic FlamewardHoly Symbol of LolthJeweled Cloak (Level 23)Lorinthor's RingMomento of WarRadiant RingShard of Xoriat

Exceptional (Stat) Skills +2, +4 and +6[edit]

These bonuses exist for each and every stat and effect all skills that use that stat as their modifier. They only appear on named loot, most notably Green Steel accessories.

Previous exceptional bonuses[edit]

In the past, exceptional bonuses stacked in a non-standard way. Between Update 14 and Update 19, all special stacking cases of exceptional bonuses were removed from the game or redesigned:

  • Exceptional Ability +2 => Insightful ability, insight bonus (stacking with exceptional ability) (U14)
  • Exceptional Skills +1/+2/+3 => Effects doubled (+2/+4/+6), no longer stacking (U19)
  • Exceptional Fortification => insight bonus
  • Exceptional Sneak Attack => insight bonus
  • Exceptional elemental resistance +5 => competence bonus
  • Exceptional elemental resistance +10 => insight bonus

The developers have stated that they prefer to offer non stacking bonuses to create more gear options and so do not plan to add more items with exceptional bonuses in the future.