Trion has released a new developer post that lays out all one of the cool new things coming to Trove with the Mantle of Power expansion. The article gives detailed information about the creation and use of Empowered Gems as well as about the portals that lead to areas where gems can be acquired and how they can be leveled up, removed and reapplied and much more.
By socketing an Empowered Gem, every class in Trove will be able to modify their abilities to allow greater flexibility in any situation. Here are just a few of the upcoming class skills:
The Gunslinger’s “Overcharged” Empowered Gem makes every shot fired from Run And Gun into a fully charged shot. Attack speed is lowered, but the Gunslinger a mobile and heavy duty slugger of charged destruction.
The Neon Ninja’s “Heuristic Hackstar” Empowered Gem replaces the normal shuriken with a massive buzzsaw that passes through enemies, damaging every enemy in its path and applying Stasis Blade.
The Shadow Hunter’s “Shadow Blitz” Empowered Gem amplifies basic attacks into a stream of arrows—a channeled attack that costs energy, and also causes any shadowmarked enemy hit to damage nearby enemies.
Read more on the Trove site.