Every hero, rare or better, can be equipped with gear. Legendary heroes get 3 slots to equip gear, while Epic and Rare heroes get 2 and 1 slot respectively. Every piece of gear has unique effects, just like auras, so you can customize your heroes your own way!
Some gear is limited to certain types of heroes, see the description of each piece of gear for its limitations and effects. Heroes cannot equip duplicate gear.
Just like with fortification, equipping a piece of gear is permanent, but you can replace a piece of gear with new gear. Unequipped gear can also be sold for gold. See the heroes screen to find your gear inventory. Select a gear slot on a hero card to assign a piece of gear to that slot.
Along with gear comes the Mythic Rarity! Mythic rarity is unlike previous rarities, because a hero can only become Mythic by ascending from Legendary. No heroes, except Wisps, are Mythic rarity by default.
To evolve a Legendary hero to Mythic rarity, you must find a Tome of Ascension and slot it into your hero, which can be done to a hero at any tier or level once the Tome of Ascension slot is unlocked by filling all 3 gear slots. Mythic rarity gives the hero +5 max levels and a 4th gear slot!
Tomes of Ascension will drop very occasionally from Grand Champion Packs and Gear Packs, and any Quest event has a chance of dropping a Tome.
Any mythic hero, including wisps, gives increased fortification and squad faction bonuses even greater than Legendary heroes. Note also that when a hero ascends to mythic, further leveling that hero to higher tiers will still unlock those tiers on the Legendary version of the hero in the gallery.
There are 3 Gear Packs in the store. Additionally, the Grand Champion Pack and Champion Pack have the ability to drop gear. New gear will be released each week in the Champion and Grand Champion packs (with much higher odds than older gear), and will make its way into the gear packs later on.