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Enhancement, Refinement, Deconstruction will be given a brief overview here but covered in greater detail here.
Materials Types & Gathering Materials. Edit
In leveling your crafting skills all you will require are grey materials within the x material class.
Each crafting profession will use 2-3 different kinds of these materials in various amounts and in combination to produce items. Grey Items are crafted with Grey Materials.
Blue and Green Materials are harvested from nodes, found in deconstruction, or crafted.
Blue and Green Materials are used in the crafting of blue and green recipes, or combined to craft further processed materials.
Blue and Green Materials are not essential in leveling your crafting professions, and take up a lot of storage space in your inventory and bank, so avoid crafting them as a grinding approach.
Manually Harvest NodesEdit
There are 4 ways to gather Crafting Materials. Manual Havesting Nodes in the world, Using Dragon Processing in the Lair, Deconstruction of a Crafted recipe or Items in Backpack (B), Looting dead enemies.
|Refinement Essences rare and valuable for crafting. You will find them through Manual Harvesting in the world through random chance. Look on the map out in the world for nodes avalible for mineing ore, chopping wood, gathering herbs. <see Refinement Essences and Material Refinement below for more detail>|
Dragon Process - Your dragons can be sent out for the materials of your choosing while you continue to adventure or log out, the server will continue the process. So next time you log in your materials will be in the lair storage. Your dragon has a chance to be captured with a passive skill for gathering materials. I / II / III levels of skill with more percetage of material gathered the greater the number.
will propagate in the crafting window as you level your crafting professions. As you progress in levels new higher level recipes will apear in the list. Recipes can also be found on enemies in the world and through deconstruction. If you loot a recipe from an enemy you can right click it in your back pack (B) and it will be transcribed to the list of craftable items in its own catagory in the (U) window.
Deconstruction of Crafted Recipes is done through the back pack (B) with the extraction icons at the bottom right of the window. Choose one of the two extraction icons, extraction or batch extraction. When you choose extraction the icon will turn into a blue sword just click on the item to refine and it will be split into its various components.
() when deconstructing a looted or crafted item, there's a small chance of generating a recipe of the same item, except one rarity higher. These require better, refined materials and lots of them. The easiest refined recipes to earn are from potions. But all desconstruction has a chance to produce an Enhanced recipe.
can be found and harvested in the world OR a better way is to command your dragons to venture out to gather them in the Dragon Lair. See Dragon Lair Dragon Proccess. See Manually Havesting a Node above.
is the area in the Dragon Lair that allows you to send out dragons to harvest materials. To use this feature click the dragon you wish to send out for materials > then click the icon in the middle that looks like 3 stripes right below the dragon head (dragon info icon). This is the Dragon Process area of the Lair, use the pull downs and the icons to choose the materials you want for crafting and click add.
Open the Material Refinement Window / Recipe Crafting Window (U) and drag the window next to your Lair window when choosing materials to gather. This way you can study each recipe and choose the materials to be gathered as you level your crafting.
Crafting can be expensive! Be careful to keep an eye on your gold, you may need to run a few more quests or PEs (public events) to replenish your pockets! Depending on the item crafted you can sell them to break even or even make a little money back so watch what it costs to craft the item vs. how much you can sell it for to a vender. <see how to gain gold ? link needed>
: Make sure you check your dragons skills before you send them out as some dragons have enhanced material finding skills and will give you a percentage boost of materials for no extra cost.
Tip: Capture dragons that have harvesting skills I / II/ III for each material. Keep searching for III material skill dragons as this will boost your efficiency for gathering materials and lower cost. Use Dragon Provisions that are brought back to level the dragon in the dragon training area, icon looks like a web and is right below process icon. Once dragon is level 10 sell it to the Laedis Academy for 1 Laedis Academy Provision these can be used to raise the level cap on your favorite dragons and boots there stats to make them more powerful. <see ? for dragon stat leveling strategies ? link needed>
is where all your materials will be stored. It is best to keep gathered materials in the Lair Storage as there is limited space in your backpack and bank. When crafting just grab the amount that you need only.
are best left in the Lair Storage as they are generally for advanced / enhanced recipe crafting. Unknown Items are gathered when you send your dragons out for materials.
Tip: When you level into advanced crafting and actually need these items, extract Unknown Items one at a time to find out what kind of material they are first before filling up your bag with something you might not need any time soon.
If you have extracted a bunch of Unknown Items at an early level as many people do, not know what they are, it might be a good idea to just sell them instead of storing them as you may be carrying them around for A LONG TIME before you actually need them. Your dragons will gather more for you as you gather materials in the Lair so selling them off shouldn't be an issue.
Unknown Crafting Items Table
|Unknown Item||Item Extracted|
|Grainy Wood Core|
|Silk Wood Core|
|Green Horn Wood Core|
|Green Vine Wood Core|
List of Recipes
Catalysts increase the odds of gettting better results when crafting various items like armor, weapons, jewlery. There are 2 kinds of Catalysts that can both be used while cafting.gained from the Friendship System , or the Market Place for SC or Daily Currency. Market Place Catalyst impoves the overall quality of ehancement of equipment.
Refinement Essences with Synthasis Materials in the Material Refinement (U) window.
Material Refinement (U) is used for making Refinement Catalysts't through refinement. Combining Refinement Essence together with 1 or 2 Synthesis Materials in different combinations will produce a Refinement Catalysts't at random quality 2%, 5% or 10%. The higher the quality the better ehancement. These catalysts can then be used to enhance your crafted items stats. Material refinement is the first panel when you open the crafting window (U) with an icon that looks like a beaker. Refining synthesis items in combination creates catalysts to be used in crafting weapon, armor and jewelry. To add a
catalyst to an item you are crafting, once in the item crafting area for example weaponsmith, click the beaker in the crafting panel area and if you have a catalyst in your bag they will show up for you to select and add it to the process. You may also purchase catalysts that are more pure in the Market Place for actual money these will produce better stats ehancments.
Refinement Essences are rare and required to to produce refinement catalysts for crafting. They are used in the Material Refinement window (U). Refinement Essences can be gained by mining ore, gathering herbs and chopping wood. Look on the map when flying over areas for icons marked for harvesting and mining.
1 Essence and 1 or more synthesis item below will produce a refinement catalyst.
|Catalysts (Refinement) are produce through Material Refinement:|
'Invasive Catalyst' (Purity 2%, 5% &10%)
The inasive catalyst is added during weapon creation. It can enhance the attack value and attack enhancement limit of the item. The purer the catalyst is, the better teh result will be.
'Cumlutive Catalyst ''''(Purity 2%, 5% &10%)
The cumulative Catalyst can be added during crafting. It can enhance the energy value and energy enhancement limit of the item. The purer teh catalyst is, the better teh result will be.
'Preservation Catalyst '(Purity 2%, 5% & 10%)
The preservative Catalysts can be added during crafting. It can enhance the durability and durability enhancement limit of the item. The purer the catalyst is, the better the result will be.
'Defense Catalyst '(Purity 2%, 5% &10%)
A defensive catalyst can be added during creation of armor. It can enhance the defense value and defense enhancement limit of the item. The purer the catalyst is, the better the result will be.
has asmall chance (3.3%) of producing a much higher quality Green item with extra random stat enhancements.
have the chance to produce Green, Blue and Purple gear. They can be found in the world through drops or discovered through deconstruction. Once a recipe in your bag (B) you can right click them and they will be automatically transcribe to your crafting recipe area (U). They will show in the list under their catagory.
Crafting Catagories all have the option Processed Product in the pull down menu. This is for refining materials for recipes. Generally for enhanced level (Green) recipes (? guessing on exact usage , please fact check)
Crafting Weaponsmith Recipes uses various ores, leathers, wood and cloths to produce one-handed staff, two handed staff, Bows, Gunblades, Two-Handed Great Scythe, Talisman, One-Handed Sword, One-Handed Axe, One-Handed Mace, Two-Handed Sword, Two-Handed Axe, Two-Handed Mace.
|uses various ores, leathers, wood and cloths to produce Helmets, Tunics, Pants, Shoes, Back Armor, Shoulders, Shields, and Amulets|
Herbs, ores and meat to produce:
(Healing & Action point)
(Speed, Strength, Constitution, Ferocity, Intelligence, Charisma, Dragon Affinity, Precision, Dragon Spell, Elemental Resistance, Natural Resistance)
|Friendship Gift Recipes
boost friendship points when given to friends and can potentially gain valuable market place cash item rewards through the freindship compass. (need more details) --See Friendship System
|PvP Food (?)|
uses gems and various other materials to produce Necklaces, Earrings, Rings, Saddles, Beast Armor and Armlets. Sacrifice Recipes (?)
uses herbs,Draconic Flute. ore, cloth, leather and wood. Carpentry is designed to craft your home. But is most importantly known for being able to produce the revered
Advanced Level CraftingEdit
Crafting Costs and Materials RequirementsEdit
Values based on only crafting processed product (Copper Ore to Copper Block, Light Leather Scrap to Light Leather, etc)
This table shows the required amount of raw goods and associated costs to reaise a crafting profession. The farming costs shown are gold costs based on a dragon with no crafting skills, 10% skill, 15%, etc.
|Raw Goods Qty||96||165||294||477||711||876||897||732||4,248|
|Farming Cost 0%||240||2,063||8,232||20,511||41,594||64,824||79,833||76,128||293,424|
|Farming Cost 10%||218||1,875||7,484||18,646||37,812||58,931||72,575||69,207||266,749|
|Farming Cost 15%||209||1,793||7,158||17,836||36,168||56,369||69,420||66,198||255,151|
|Farming Cost 25%||192||1,650||6,586||16,409||33,275||51,859||63,866||60,902||234,739|
|Farming Cost 35%||178||1,528||6,098||15,193||30,810||48,018||59,136||56,391||217,351|
|Farming Cost 40%||171||1,473||5,880||14,651||29,710||46,303||57,024||54,377||209,589|
|Farming Cost 50%||160||1,375||5,488||13,674||27,729||43,216||53,222||50,752||195,616|
This table calculates the amount of materials needed and costs to level a crafting profession level by level
|Level||Crafts to next level||% exp||Craft Cost||Qty needed raw goods||Total|
Tips For LevelingEdit
With the limited storage, and quick display of items you can currently craft, it is difficult to plan for efficient leveling. Here are some tips to get you started.
- U is the hotkey to view your crafting profession - Check it before sending your Dragons for materials - View each crafting profession and set the drop down menu to a specific item type - Highlight the highest level item and check the required materials - A stack of 100 from a 5 hour Dragon Process should be enough to level you out of needing that item and into the next tier.
- Crafting Professions require the same materials in many cases. Factor this in when planning a crafting session.
- After taking quests in a new area, use your flying mount to tour over the quest mobs. Work on your kills and collections in the area you see a Material Node so you can harvest it and complete quests at the same time.
- You can store items on the auction house by listing at high prices, or email to an alt to store for 29 days, before sending back and storing for another 29 on your main character. This is helpful for furniture makers.