Amities - An Introduction - What Are Amities?
Quick note if you're looking for the full list of Amities please scroll to the bottom of this page or click here.
Leading you in this new adventure is the new NPC named Pythia, an Oracle of Elysium, here to help the Lost Souls and Memories come to rest. Pythia informs us that the lands around us are dense with memories of fallen and lost peoples, and that hunting down these memories allows us to restore balance in the land by containing it in artefacts, called “Amities”.
She then gives us a consumable item called a Diluted Mnemonic (DM), which can bring an area’s memories to the surface, allowing us the player to hunt these memories down and completing the hunt restores the spiritual balance of the area - which in turn rewards us with an Amity.
These Amities can be equipped in a new equipment slot in each loadout, and can have varying interesting effects on your abilities in combat, in short opening up a huge new range of build possibilities for us!
Getting Started - How to find your first Amity
To start hunting our first Amity we must first speak to Pythia, who will pop up as an NPC beside us once we reach Tier 4 (lvl 75), and after we have completed Galar’s side quest to level up five items in a blacksmith. If you are on an old character created before the new 3.1 questline, you will need to begin the new Unfelled quest line in your main Quests Menu. If she hasn’t shown up yet when you think she should, a few game reboots should solve this, make sure you also have the NPC map filter on!
Speaking to Pythia starts a new side quest and she also gives us our first Diluted Mnemonic , the consumable item which starts these memory hunts. It also unlocks a new building for us to construct: the Oracle Temple. This will be our main source of Diluted Mnemonics going forward. It costs 5 Mil gold + some wood/stone to build, and can be levelled up to 10 (do this immediately and read on to find out why). At the time of writing you can only build 1 Oracle Temple but it is not restricted to your Origin Town.
So head into your inventory and use the Diluted Mnemonic to start our first Memory Hunt!
Using the DM will begin a hunt for shattered memories in the area in which you used the DM. These shattered memories take the form of the grey/blue buildings shown above and appear on the Events map filter. Tapping on a shattered memory begins a mini-game which you need to complete in order to find the next shattered memory. These mini-games are different for each type of memory building, and shouldn't be too difficult for you to figure out. In total the memory hunt includes 5 shattered memories and in the 5th and final memory, which always looks like an Arcanist building, you are faced with a final question with 4 - 5 different answers available to you. Choosing an answer will complete the memory hunt and give you an Amity. We are still researching what is involved in determining the Amity you receive by the memories and answers given.
Important notes on memory hunts!
Acquiring More Diluted Mnemonics
The Oracle Temple will be our main source of Diluted Mnemonics going forward. It costs 5 Mil gold + some wood/stone to build. At the time of writing you can only build 1 Oracle Temple but it is not restricted to your Origin Town. Although it would be prudent to build it in a place you are often in, such as your Origin Town. If you are having trouble with the temple (maybe you built it on holiday and now you can't build a new one at home) then I recommend you use the "Get Help" button in game so the devs can sort you out.
Edit 1st June - Oracle Temple is now an Origin Town only building - if you built your temple far away you can reset your Origin Town (e.g. in next area across) and that should automatically bring your Oracle Temple back into your OT.
The first way of acquiring Diluted Mnemonics in the temple is every 23 hours we can Attempt Ritual called "Concurrence" - this gives us a chance at finding a Diluted Mnemonic. Unfortunately this isn't actually guaranteed and the chances of successfully completing the ritual and picking up a Mnemonic is affected by 2 things:
...It is rumoured that some fortunate Unfelled may on occasion find 2 Diluted Mnemonics when attempting their ritual...
The second way of acquiring DMs in the Oracle Temple is by Recollection. This recycles your unwanted Amities back into DMs by destroying 3 of your unused Amities and giving you back 1 DM.
Amities will need to be unlocked in your inventory for you to use them in Recollection.
You may also be extremely lucky when cashing in your daily Citadel rewards by finding a Diluted Mnemonic in there from time to time. Look after your villagers and they'll look after you!
Daily Login Rewards
Keep an eye out on your daily login rewards because as of June 2022 (the first full month after 3.2 release), Diluted Mnemonics have been confirmed to show up in daily login reward calendars. Of course not every tier will receive these every month but it'll be a nice wee guaranteed bonus every now and then!
Northern Forge Events
There was a nice bonus prize for all the winners of the May 2022 fishing contest when Northern Forge announced they would be receiving some Diluted Mnemonics for all their are work getting their rods out! Keep an eye out for future events where there'll be a big chance to grab some Diluted Mnemonics as prizes!
As Concurrence is not guaranteed and especially as the chances diminish if you start hoarding DMs in your inventory, we want to try and give ourselves the highest chance of firstly acquiring Diluted Mnemonics and secondly finding good useful Amities that suit our builds and playstyle. Finding such Amities may take days, weeks, months... And there's always the potential for finding a better one, which I guess is what the grind is all about!
As such, I think a solid strategy will be to use your Diluted Mnemonics every day or at least every couple of days to pick up Amities. At least it could get you out the house for a nice walk! Then we can accumulate a larger number of Amities over the course of a couple of weeks, and also plan a day where we can spend a couple hours dedicated to memory hunts - on that day we use Recollection in the temple to recycle our rubbish Amities and gain a good amount of DMs that can use in one go.
This minimises our risk of unsuccessful rituals (which feel really bad, especially when we might only have 1 or 2 DMs at the time). Some forward planning may be required but honestly you can simply build up your amities until such time where you feel like smashing out a few memories at once, depending on your own situation. That's the time to cash in. Repeat ad infinitum or until you find an Ornate Amity with the 3 best bonuses / maluses for your build. Then start working on your next build...
Amity Research - Detailed Discoveries So Far
Amities have the potential to make your build much much stronger, and even open up new playstyles and builds that we thought were never possible. Northern Forge have even confirmed that new bonuses+maluses are coming soon, meaning even more possibilities!
We are still in the early phases of understanding exactly what bonuses and maluses are available, the range of their numerical values, and most importantly for most players - how to target a specific Amity! Now we know that the memory hunt and seed should determine what I call the base Amity affixes - the name of the Amity itself. And we are researching how to determine these to find what we want.
For example the Amity found at the top of this guide is named Seas & Unearthing.
"Seas" is the bonus, giving increased water resistance when equipped
"Unearthing" is the malus, giving decreased earthen resistance when equipped
Now every time you find an Amity it can roll in quality similar to other pieces of Orna gear, from Superior to Ornate. Higher quality Amities can have more affixes! Any additional bonuses+maluses are rolled randomly after the initial named affix. So you can potentially have 3 bonuses + maluses that suit your build!
Superior Amities will have 1 bonus + malus
Famed Amities can have 1 - 2 bonuses + malusses
Legendary Amities will have 2 bonuses + maluses
Ornate Amities will have 3 bonuses + maluses
Check the tables at the bottom of this guide to see what potential bonuses and maluses we've discovered and documented so far!
Good luck in your Memory Hunts! -Shabbash
Shabbash has been playing Orna since the summer of 2019, reaching max level 250 a year later, and has a vast plethora of experience within the game. After completing and surviving the grind, Shabbash now turns his attention to creating the best guide resources for players to improve their enjoyment of what Orna has to offer.
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