I am stuck on def and attk rating 1, Tarot drops, recipies and mission drops are not giving me gear with better values than what i already own and i have been grinding quite heavily on systems 1-3. Am i doing something wrong?
You will need max of all purples (they range in values slightly) to get to the next rank.
It can be frustratingly slow at the moment, but it's a feature of progress that isn't fully implemented yet. Try to keep an eye out for one item that is -1 from the others.
Getting out of att/def 1 is the hardest step, all high att/def stat artificer equip is required sometimes, the weekly glory packs are another good source for artificer gear. one low stat item is enough to prevent you getting to 2