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Shadowlands NCU Guide

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To find out what NCU is and why it is important to you, please read the guide here in the Classic AO section.

One of the fields most influenced by the Shadowlands and Alien Invasion expansions is NCU items. Lets take a look at what the Shadowlands can offer us for our deck slots:

List of belts:


BeltsInformation


(3 Slot)
Wearer needs to be trader, adds all trade skills.
This belt double up as backpack.
Rewarded for Drake Rodrigez in SL training ground quest.


(5 Slot)
Requires wearer to be Opifex Keeper and have 450 Stamina, adds 200 max health and 10 2he.
Drops from Tiny in Adonis.


(6 Slot)
Requires 1000 Stamina and adds several skills.
Drops off Scorpio in Pandemonium.


(6 Slot)
Adds 50 to Intelligence and Psychic and requires level 200.
Drops off The Night Heart in Pandemonium.
Can be upgraded with Multi Colored Xan Belt Tuning Device from LoX Instances to give 70 in abilities.


(6 Slot)
Adds 50 to Stamina and Strength and requires level 200.
Drops off The Night Heart in Pandemonium.
Can be upgraded with Multi Colored Xan Belt Tuning Device from LoX Instances to give 70 in abilities.


(6 Slot)
Adds 50 to Agility and Sense and requires level 200.
Drops off The Night Heart in Pandemonium.
Can be upgraded with Multi Colored Xan Belt Tuning Device from LoX Instances to give 70 in abilities.


(6 Slot)
Right clicking cycles through different mods, you get it as reward in Inferno Tours quest line.


Whatever expansion you have (or lack of it), the more memory chips you can equip, the better. Additional stats a lower belt might have, get overcompensated with buffs quite easily. For memory chips there's similar criteria. More NCU space they add, the better. Possible exception might be specific chips with resistance to Snares and Roots, which are useful for PvP. Chips will always equip in first Deck they were designed for, so for adding more than one you need to drag it in proper place in Wear window.

List of NCU items:

(list contains only items that add NCU, it doesn't include aggro tools and similar):

NCUInformation


(Slot 1,2,3,4,6)
Drops from Soul bosses in Elysium.
Can be equipped by MA, Fixer and Shade, adds inits and evades.


(Slot 1,2,3,4,6)
Drops from Soul bosses in Elysium.
Can be equipped by Adventurer, Fixer and Doctor, adds to First Aid, Treatment and Heal delta.


(Slot 1,2,3,4,6)
Drops from Soul bosses in Elysium.
Can be equipped by Engineer, Fixer and Trader, adds to trade skills.



Liquid Notum NCU TC-07 Prototype
Liquid Notum NCU TC-08 Prototype
Liquid Notum NCU TC-10 Prototype
Liquid Notum NCU TC-11 Prototype
Liquid Notum NCU TC-12 Prototype
(Slot 4,5)
Special NCU's for Bureaucrat, Doctor, Engineer, Meta Physicist, Nano Technician and Trader.
Available from store in Jobe Plaza.


(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
You can purchase them from Wandering Metalworker in Penumbra.
Available in QL from 200 to 220. Adds to Treatment.
Also a QL 160 do exist as reward from Adonis Quest
How to upgrade it here


Enhanced Safeguarded NCU Memory Unit
Enhanced Safeguarded NCU Memory Unit
(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
Drops from the DB1 and DB2 instance bosses.
Adds 70 NCU and 6 to two abilities. 3 different NCUs to cover all six abilities.
Requires level 211


(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
Drops from the DB1 and DB2 instance bosses.
Adds 70 NCU and 25 to all evades and aad.
Requires level 211


Pandemonium Zodiac NCU's:


NCUInformation


(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
120 NCU and 12 to Psychic, EE and TS

(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
120 NCU, 120 Max Nano, 12 to BM and NR

(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
125 NCU and 5 to some ranged weapon skills

(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
120 NCU and 12 to Intel and Shotgun

(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
120 NCU, 120 Max Nano, 12 MC and -2% Nanocost

(Slot 1,2,4,5,6)
125NCU and 50 Riposte

(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
120 NCU and 6 to all nanoskills

(Slot 1,2,3,4,5,6)
120NCU and 15 to PM and NR

(Slot 6)
120 NCU and 6 to all nanoskills

How to choose your Deck setup usually depends on character profession and how much PvP he's involved in. Most non-PvPers try to equip 6x belt as soon as possible, highest memory chips and recompiler. Those that need more buffs, yet they don't cast a lot during fights go for all Memory chips setup and such with heavy nano use can go for Nano cost reducing items.

Last updated on 02.17.2011 by Trgeorge
Information originally provided by Trgeorge.
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