Weapon augments are an integral part of progression in Aderyn's Cradle.
Each weapon may be augmented 5 times with any of 5 different types of augment- life, light, fire, fluid and stone. By using the same augment on a weapon multiple times, up to three tiers of effects can be had as you tap into the nature of the forces, with every tier’s effects increasing in power and capability.
Be careful though, and choose wisely how you wish to upgrade your weapons! Mana is required to imbue these weapons with their powerful augments, but more tiers means higher mana consumption with each use. This means that strategy and planning are required to make the most devastating weapons, allowing each player to customize weapons uniquely suited to their fighting style.