Here comes the scroll update!
Here comes the dawn of a new era: the Age of the Cursed Scroll. Cursed scrolls, now granted the incredible power of making a weapon green, dominate the scene. On the other hand, Ancient scrolls are not much different from before; their success rate, from a three of every twenty, or 15%, is now one out of ten; 10%. Not only that, the return of failed scrolls means getting even one ancient on a weapon is an achievement.
Yet there’s a light at the end of the tunnel: the Holy Scroll. Capable of completely wiping failed attempts on a weapon, this surely makes getting more than one Ancient at least possible, right? Well yes, but actually no. While you can absolutely use this and get two, three- maybe even four Ancient scrolls successfully, there’s still almost no chance of getting all seven. You’d need hundreds of Holy scrolls, especially as their power drops of to the point of only one out of twenty working. Just getting the seventh Ancient scroll on a weapon would take at around two hundred Holy Scrolls; twenty holy scrolls to free up an extra attempt, times ten for the average amount of attempts to get a successful Ancient scroll.
Clearly, getting a full-Ancient weapon comes at a bit of a price. Seven Ancient stat scrolls puts you at +28 Attack and +21 Stats; a measly 38.5 points (now I’m not saying full Ancients should be Green, but definitely should get you closer than that). Shouldn’t seventy Ancient Scrolls and hundreds of Holy Scrolls be a bit more than that? My suggestion is to buff Ancient Scrolls to +5 Attack per scroll instead of +4. That way, at maximum you get +35 Attack, or a 45.5 enchantment score (still gold, but better). Plus, since Cursed Scrolls give 2-7 (4.5 average) this puts Ancients slightly above them; and for a scroll with only a 10% success rate, I think that’s fair (plus, you lose out on stuff like max HP/MP, stamina, crit/block chance, etc.).
TL;DR: Getting Ancients on your weapon is hard. Very hard. If they get buffed from +4 attack to +5, they’d actually be more useful- they should be safer but harder alternative to Cursed scrolls.