Vis wax

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Vis wax is a sticky goo created from runes during the Rune Goldberg Machine distraction and diversion. It has a variety of uses, including the ability to double the duration and reward of daily challenges or reroll them for a challenge of a different skill, extend the duration of certain auras, increase divine location gathering limits, or converted into charges for quick lodestone teleports. The player may only use the machine once each day with a maximum possible output of 100 vis wax.

Uses[edit | edit source]

  • Reroll Daily Challenge - Allows a player to change a daily challenge they don't wish to do for one in a different skill. Each daily challenge can be rerolled only once. If this is selected, the player is shown the potential new challenge, which they can accept or reject. Vis wax is consumed with either choice. If the window is closed for any reason, the daily challenge will not be changed.
  • Extend Daily Challenge - Players can choose to double the duration of a daily challenge (e.g. from one Complexity 6 Floor to two Complexity 6 floors) in order to receive double the experience reward upon completion.
  • Extend Aura - Players may increase the duration of an aura's activation time, by either 50% or 100% of its timer. This effect will be applied on the aura's next activation and is temporary. Therefore it will prevent you from extending the duration while the aura is worn and active, so you must do the extension before activating the aura. For example, passive skill-boosting auras such as Greenfingers cannot be extended once worn and activated. The Jack of trades and Wisdom auras cannot be extended, though they can be reset.
  • Reset Harmony Pillar - Players that have already planted a harmony moss seed in a harmony pillar and wish to change the skill can do so using 10 vis wax. This can be done only once a day, resets the gained XP to 0 and requires a new seed to be planted to attune the pillar to the new skill.
  • Increase Divine Location limit - Players can increase the amount of items they can gather from divine locations during that reset period. Players can choose to increase their limit by either 50% or 100% for a single reset period; only one choice may be selected per period (meaning, for instance, it is not possible to increase one's limit by 150%).
  • Quick-teleport charges - One vis wax can be converted to 10 quick-teleport charges. One charge can be used to teleport to a lodestone at a faster rate. Selecting charge all will use up to the amount of wax for 4,000 quick teleports, but be careful, as this can take wax from the bank.

Costs[edit | edit source]

Use Amount GE price
Gain 10 Quick Teleport charges 1 12,488
Extend Resourceful aura by 50% 5 62,440
Extend Enrichment aura by 50%
Extend Greenfingers aura by 50%
Extend Five-finger discount aura by 50%
Extend Call of the sea aura by 50%
Extend Lumberjack aura by 50%
Extend Quarrymaster aura by 50%
Extend Tracker aura by 50%
Extend Aegis aura by 50%
Extend Resourceful aura by 100% 10 124,880
Extend Enrichment aura by 100%
Extend Greenfingers aura by 100%
Extend Five-finger discount aura by 100%
Extend Call of the sea aura by 100%
Extend Lumberjack aura by 100%
Extend Quarrymaster aura by 100%
Extend Tracker aura by 100%
Extend Aegis aura by 100%
Reroll a planted Harmony pillar's skill attunement
Extend Surefooted aura by 50% 20 249,760
Extend Knockout aura by 50%
Extend Reverence aura by 50%
Extend Poison Purge aura by 50%
Extend Equilibrium aura by 50%
Extend Corruption/Harmony/Salvation by 50%
Extend Maniacal aura by 50%
Extend Berserker aura by 50%
Extend Reckless aura by 50%
Extend Runic Accuracy aura by 50%
Extend Sharpshooter aura by 50%
Extend Brawler aura by 50%
Increase Divine location gathering limit by 50%
Reroll Daily Challenge 25 312,200
Reset Jack of Trades 40 499,520
Reset Wisdom
Increase divine location gathering limit by 100%
Extend Surefooted aura by 100%
Extend Knockout aura by 100%
Extend Reverence aura by 100%
Extend Poison Purge aura by 100%
Extend Equilibrium aura by 100%
Extend Corruption/Harmony/Salvation by 100%
Extend Maniacal aura by 100%
Extend Berserker aura by 100%
Extend Reckless aura by 100%
Extend Runic Accuracy aura by 100%
Extend Sharpshooter aura by 100%
Extend Brawler aura by 100%
Extend Daily Challenge 50 624,400
Extend Inspiration aura by 50%
Extend Vampyrism aura by 50%
Extend Penance aura by 50%
Extend Inspiration aura by 100% 100 1,248,800
Extend Vampyrism aura by 100%
Extend Penance aura by 100%

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 August 2020 (Update):
    • All text related to extending Aura durations is now displayed in the correct fonts.
  • ninja 3 April 2018 (Update):
    • An auto extend aura with vis wax feature has been added to the Aura Management interface.
  • hotfix 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • Challenges can no longer be rerolled for free with Vis Wax.
  • ninja 15 May 2017 (Update):
    • When using vis wax, it will now take the wax directly from your bank if you do not have enough in your inventory.
  • patch 31 October 2016 (Update):
    • Wizard Goldberg has discovered that Vis Wax is stackable! As such, he'll allow you to use his wondrous machine if you're already holding a stack of wax, even if your inventory is full! Isn't science wonderful?
  • patch 15 December 2014 (Update):
    • Players will no longer use up too much vis wax if the buttons are pressed too quickly.
  • patch 1 November 2014 (Update):
    • Extending and re-rolling of Daily Challenges with vis wax have had their costs re-balanced.
  • update 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • Added to game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The word vis is Latin for "force" or "power." This is in line with the (subtly) stated purpose of the machine itself, which is to find out exactly what makes up the physical rune stones. It can be reasonably inferred that the wax is a physical manifestation of the raw power of rune stones, hence its ability to effectively alter certain gameplay mechanics, albeit temporarily.
  • Prior to 3 November 2014, the cost to re-roll daily challenges was 10 wax, while extending a challenge cost 20. This was changed in the interest of "re-balancing" the costs, likely because of widespread sentiment that the low costs had made the challenge system "too easy."
  • Seasonal auras (Enlightenment and Festive), Premier Club auras (Dwarven instinct), and other auras that aren't purchased from Solomon's store cannot be reset or extended with vis wax.