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Introduction to Crafting

Introduction to Crafting edit

Adventurers commonly acquire powerful weapons, armor and equipment by claiming their just reward for defeating treacherous opponents and completing dangerous quests. However, another completely valid—and at times much less dangerous—method is to simply create them yourself through crafting. Through this process many different kinds of items can be created, many of which are not available for purchase from NPC vendors.

 

The base process involves learning a particular form of crafting, of which there are six in Aion: weaponsmithing, armorsmithing, handicrafting, tailoring, alchemy, and cooking. You can learn all six crafting professions, but you can be an Expert in only two.

 

Any item that can be crafted is actually composed of several individual components, or materials. You can either learn which materials you need for a particular item automatically or via purchase of the design. Generally these materials must be purchased from vendors or from other players, gathered out in the wild (via collection or extraction), crafted already, or morphed. Not everything can be crafted, however.

 

As you craft items you build up crafting level in that particular field. The higher the level, the better the items you can learn and craft. The Work Order, a specific type of quest, is also available to help you build up your crafting level. Note however that the only places where you can craft items are within the crafting halls of the capital cities (Pandaemonium and Sanctum).

Crafting Professions

Crafting Professions edit

WeaponsmithingWith this ability you can create many forms of melee weapons, including swords, Daggers, Polearms, Swords, Greatswords, and Maces. Also includes the ability to work with some metals.
ArmorsmithingThe ability to create all types of Chain Armor and Plate Armor, as well as helmets and crafting materials made from metal.
HandicraftingThis allows you to create Staves and Bows (generally things made of wood), plus a variety of accessories such as Necklaces, Earrings, and Rings.
TailoringThis allows you to make Cloth Armor, Leather Armor, and Belts.
AlchemyUnfortunately this isn’t the art of turning lead into gold (not yet anyway), but instead the art of making magical items: Orbs, Spellbooks, Potions, and Scrolls.
CookingAdventurers live on their stomach, and with Cooking you can feed them nicely. Of course, Food and Drink isn’t just nutritional, but can quickly restore health and mana as well as give other abilities a temporary boost.

Crafting Process

Crafting Process edit

1. Learn the Crafting Profession:  For a fee, you acquire a Crafting Profession from the Master in the capital city.

 

2. Learn the Design: Learn a crafting Design that instructs you how to make an item.

 

3. Collect the Materials: Collect the Materials that you need, based on the Design.

 

4. Start crafting with a Crafting Station in the appropriate Workshop: Click the corresponding Crafting Station in the Master’s Workshop, then begin crafting items.

 

5. Success! If successful, the crafted item will be placed in your Inventory. In the case of Work Orders, you will be given credit for crafting that item.

 

Success and Failure

 

When your crafting attempt is successful, you obtain the item, and your Expertise Point experience increases (the experience value is hidden from the player). Repeated crafting raises your skill or Expertise Point. When you Expertise Points increase, you can make new and better items--and the chance of success improves, as well.

 

Item crafting is not always successful. A crafting attempt can fail, and when it does, all the materials disappear. Even if the attempt fails, you still get a small amount of Expertise Point experience.

 

Whether your crafting attempts succeed or fail depends on a little luck and how many Expertise Points you have. The higher your Expertise Points, the better your success rate. To reduce the number of failures, you should start with cheap items to increase your Expertise Points, then move on to the next item once you are about 10 Expertise Points above the required points of the recipe.


There is a chance that you’ll create a Rare item when you craft (especially items that are not merely materials for further crafting). These items are better than regular crafted items and will sell for much more on the market.

Learning to Craft

Learning to Craft edit

To start crafting, you must pay a fee to the Crafting Profession Master. Crafting Masters are located in the Capitol Cities:

 

Asmodae: Temple of Artisans, Pandaemonium.

Elysea: Artisans Hall, Sanctum

 

There are a total of six Masters, one for each skill, and all of the Crafting Professions can be learned if you desire. However, Mastery can only be achieved in 2.

 

Elyos

 

 Crafting Master

Design/Material Merchant

Weaponsmithing

AnterosNakia
ArmorsmithingVulcanusMenomes

Handicrafting

Utsida

Chiwurinerk

Tailoring

Daphnis

Proserpina
AlchemyDianaDarius
CookingHestia

Luelas

 

Asmodian

 

 Crafting MasterDesign/Material Merchant
WeaponsmithingLogi

Mima

ArmorsmithingKinterunGrupaks
Handicrafting

Lanse

Obirunerk

Tailoring

Zyakia

Kaiot

AlchemyHonirGrad
Cooking

Lainita

Daraia

 

 

Pick a profession and go talk with the Master. You will see a menu  where you will need to Learn the profession, take work orders to increase skill, and take Quests (you will receive one when you start a profession and receive others as you increase in level. Quests, however, do not occur very frequently).

 

Learn the Design

Learn the Design edit

After you acquire a Crafting Profession, the next step is to learn the Design that lists the necessary materials to make the item. Each design lists the materials required.  Once you collect the materials, you can begin working at the appropriate Crafting Station.

 

When you first learn a Crafting Profession, you’ll get some basic designs.  Quest rewards, fallen enemies, and merchants have other designs for you to discover.

Collecting the Materials

Collecting the Materials edit

Of course, to craft an item, you must first collect the materials. The Gathering skills (collecting and extracting), fallen enemies, and certain merchants are all sources for materials.  Sometimes you must first craft one item, then use it as a material for the next item you’re crafting.

 

Gather materials needed

Purchase others at the vendor

Crafting in the Workshop

Crafting in the Workshop edit

 

 

 

 

To begin crafting, double-click (or right-click) on the Crafting Station in the Master’s Workshop (this is the only place where you can craft).  Each Workshop has a different Crafting Station--one for each profession.

 

Structure of Tool Crafting Window

 

1. Expertise Points required to craft the item
2. Design name
3. Number of items you have the materials to craft
4. Your current Expertise Points in relation to the crafting tier

5. The Product or output item you will receive

6. Materials necessary to craft the item -- Number you have / Number Required

7. Only show designs that you have the materials to make
8. Create All.  When you press this button, you craft as many items as possible with the materials you have.
9. Specify how many of an item you want to make and click Craft

10. Craft/Stop -- Click Craft to start crafting and Stop to halt crafting after you’ve finished the current item.

Crafting Mastery

Crafting Mastery edit

As your skill points increase, you will be able to create items that are higher in level and rarity. When you reach the maximum skill points for that tier of crafting, you will usually need to pay a fee to the Crafting Master to advance to the next tier and on some occasions also complete a Quest.

 

Skill Tier

Expertise Points

Cost to Obtain (Estimated - The cost varies depending on Influence Ratio)

Amateur1 to 993,500 kinah
Novice

100 to 199

17,000 kinah

Apprentice

200 to 299115,000 kinah
Journeyman300 to 399460,000 kinah
Expert400 to 499At level 449 you will need to pay 6,000,000k to advance to 450. Once you reach 499 and are at least level 29, you can obtain the Expert Quests from your Crafting Master. After completed, you can advance to the next tier without additional cost at the Crafting Master.
Master500 to 549When you reach 499p go talk to the Crafting Master to get your Mastery Quest! After completed, you can advance to the next tier for roughly 10,000,000 kinah.

 

- Crafting Expert: In order to become an Expert at a Crafting Profession, you will need to take the Expert Test and then talk to the Crafting Master to advance to level 5. This allows you to max out your crafting skill at 499.

 

- You can be an Expert in 2 Crafting Professions: After you have Mastered one profession, you can talk to the other crafting master that you would like to become an Expert in. You can then take the Expert Test for the second profession to reach level 5 and max the second craft out at 499.

 

- Crafting Mastery: In order to Master a Crafting Profession, you will need to take the Master Test for your professions and then pay the Crafting Master a fee to reach level 6, which allows you to max out your crafting skill at 549. You can only Master one crafting profession.

 

NOTE: There will NOT be a "Quest Arrow" displayed when Expert Quests become available, as they are level 30 Quests. You can still talk to the Crafting NPCs and accept the Quests to continue with Master.

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