Enhancing was introduced on 25 May 2017, and is available in various levels of power in chapter 1 (the starter island), chapter 2 (the homeland you return to), and in particular in the chapter 3 expansion which is not yet out.
Item enhancements are meant to allow an additional increase in party power when immediate quests, some rudimentary grinding and looting have made you reach a certain constant level. This is reflected in the costs, which makes it more desirable to buy equipment while you still don’t have a good set to start with. The better enhancements also cost talent points, or even some of your max health or mana. So don’t just enhance everything, wait till you know what your favourite equipment is.
Some enhancements increase the strength/dexterity requirement of the item as well, so be mindful of the warning if the item would become unequipped in the process.
Only equipped items can be enhanced, and only if the total number of enhancements would not exceed the crafter’s proficiency with that enhancement. Also, the owner needs to be alive.
The number of enhancements already embedded in an item can be seen as the number of “+” at the end of its name if you click on it in normal inventory mode.
WARNING: Enhancements are permanent and cannot be reversed or removed.
It is also planned to have a RENAME crafting option at some stage. It will probably not count as an enhancement.
Enhancements vary by the craftsman you visit. So you should check out these:
Chapter 1 (island):
– the shopkeeper in the shelter
– the smithy in the village
– the bow maker in the village
– the FLAME
– the smithy in the castle cave
– the priest there
– Jaimar once rescued
– some location specific places in catacombs and icy valley
– three people in the elf city