Cannith Crafting steps
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- 1 Items eligible to be deconstructed
- 2 Crafting order
- 3 Limitations to add bonuses
- 4 Items that can be crafted
- 5 Crafting examples
- 6 See also
Items eligible to be deconstructed
In Cannith Crafting, only non-named equipment originally found as treasure or received as rewards can be deconstructed. Named items, some(?) DDO Store purchased, vendor purchased, and Collectable turn-in reward items cannot be deconstructed. Crafted shards can also be deconstructed again.
Can be deconstructed
- +1 Silver Longsword from a chest or quest end reward, pulled by someone else, and then sold to you via the Auction House or a Pawn Broker
- +5 Goggles of Disabling, Bind to Account from a quest chain reward (from Delera's Tomb etc.) - Note these currently maintain their BTA status after crafting instead of becoming BTC. This was declared a in 2011 but the fix has not yet made it to Live.
- Random weapons and armor from turning in these collectables:
- +1 Blessed Silver Longsword from the DDO Store (Confirmed)
- Silver-Studded and Cold Iron-Studded Handwraps (Very rare, and not bound, from Devil Assault on Normal or Hard difficulties).
- Shard of Power (a rare drop from any chest in The Shroud) can be disjoined to make a craftable trinket.
- Customizable Trinket (BtC, available on the DDO Store) are craftable trinkets.
Cannot be deconstructed
- Error Message: Only equipment originally found as treasure or received as rewards is craftable. (Named items and vendor purchased items are not craftable.)
- Named Items (i.e. Silver Longbow, Carnifex, normal trinkets.) Rune Arms are the exception; some have "Craftable" as one of their abilities.
- Any item with an enhancement bonus (including masterwork) purchased from a Vendor's Shop.*
- Low ML item reward from the Lordsmarch Plaza collectable vendor: +3 Adamantine Sickle, Heavy Mace, or Dagger of Monstrous Humanoid Bane ML:6 (pic) - These are actually named items (Gold border).
- Shard of Great Power and Shard of Supreme Power from The Shroud are not craftable.
Any item can have one to three additional properties, besides the basic bonus (+2, etc.) of the item itself:
- A prefix effect (Clever, Vorpal, Holy, etc.)
- A suffix effect (Everbright, Springing, Pure Good, etc.)
- Items of ML 10 or greater can have an "extra" effect applied (often "Insightful")
Weapons, Shields, and Armor (including Robes, Outfits, and Docents) can additionally have:
- An Enhancement Bonus (+1 to +9)
Weapon, Shields, and metal Armor (that is, excluding Robes, Outfits, and Docents) can additionally have:
- A special material type (Adamantine, Byeshk, Cold Iron, Darkleaf, Darkwood, Densewood, Flametouched Iron, Mithral, or Silver). This property cannot be added to, or removed from, an item.
The prefixes and suffixes that may be applied to an item basically follow the same rules as in regular Armor enhancements, Weapon enhancements, Shield enhancements, and Clothing and Jewelry enhancements. For instance, Striding can be applied to rings or boots, but not cloaks or weapons. Craftable Rune Arms accept the same enhancements as trinkets.
There's a significant exception to this rule: One-handed weapons, light weapons, and shields are considered the same type of item: Off-hand Weapon/Shield. This means that:
- An effect that normally applies to weapons, such as Seeker, can be applied to a shield. (This isn't entirely new; Ghost Touch shields have been in the game since before this crafting system.) Presumably, an "attack" effect, such as Spikes or Pure Good, on a shield works only while shield bashing.
- An effect that normally applies to armor or shields, such as Deathblock, can also be applied to a one-handed or light weapon. It is not currently known if, for instance, a "Light Hammer of Hammerblock" must be held in the off-hand to provide its special protection, but it is confirmed that a scepter with Shield Spikes does do extra piercing damage in either hand.
- Effects that work on "Main hand Weapons" but not "Off-hand weapons" cannot be added to shields. They can, of course, still be added to light and one-handed weapons, because they are also main-hand weapons.
Note: See below for the steps to make arrows or bolts.
1. Making an item blank (a.k.a. "Disjuncting", or "Stripping")
Note: The proper term is "disjoining" -- Stormreach Dept. of Education
- Start with a non-named item, such as a +1 Longsword.
- Buy Dust of Disjunction at the Master Craftsman.
- Combine the dust and the item in the Item Deconstruction Device.
Any prefix, suffix, enhancement bonus, and race restriction will be stripped away, but metal type, guild augment slots, previous eldritch rituals, and permanent damage will remain. The item description will also acquire the property "Craftable". If the item was not BtC before the process, the item will remain tradable.
- Using Dust of Disjunction on a +1 Longsword will yield a basic longsword.
- Using Dust of Disjunction on a +5 Vorpal Longsword of Deception will also yield a basic longsword.
- Using Dust of Disjunction on a +2 Byeshk Handaxe will yield a Byeshk Handaxe.
- Using Dust of Disjunction on a +2 Metalline Khopesh of Pure Good will yield a basic Khopesh, (because Metalline is an enhancement, not a material type).
- Using Dust of Disjunction on a +3 Cold Iron Studded Handwraps of Pure Good will yield Cold Iron Studded Handwraps.
- Using Dust of Disjunction on a Wise +4 Helmet with the "Dwarves Only" restriction will yield a basic helmet.
Trinkets, which are usually named items, cannot be disjoined. However, you can create a craftable trinket by disjoining a Shard of Power. These Shards drop in The Shroud raid. You can also buy blank, craftable trinkets in the DDO store.
2. Creating essences
Note: In addition to creating these components, you may also find them in treasure chests, as quest end rewards, and, because they are freely tradeable, at Auctioneers.
- Start with a non-named item that has a prefix, suffix, or enhancement bonus.
- From the Master Craftsman, buy Lorinda's Ultimate Remover (for suffixes), Parfett's Leading Dissolver (for prefixes), or Liquid Knife Potion (for enhancement bonuses).
- Combine the potion and the item in the Item Deconstruction Device.
The item will be consumed, and replaced with a component as shown in the lists below.
Example: a +3 Adamantine Large Shield of Hammerblock can be combined with Liquid Knife potion and thus converted to a +3 Enhancement Spirit.
3. Creating shards
Shards are created from the aforementioned components. Shards are used in the next step to craft items.
- Use the appropriate Crafting Device for Bound or Unbound Shards
- Search for the effect you wish to have. The ingredients you require will be displayed.
- Place components in box (or click the recipe; components will be loaded automatically if available). Your chance of success will be displayed. (You will be unable to craft if your chance is under 50% before Success Booster.) If desired, add an optional crafting chance booster (from the DDO Store or House Cannith Favor vendor). Note that success boosters cannot let you attempt recipes you couldn't attempt without them - they only make recipes more successful that you can already attempt.
- Click Craft to attempt to make your shard.
4. Fusing a shard with a blank item
- Use appropriate Crafting Device for Bound or Unbound Items
- Place blank item and Shard into crafting device. (If screen goes blank, this shard can not be placed in such an item type.)
- Press "Craft". (An error will pop up if you already have a Suffix, Prefix, or Enhancement bonus and are trying to install a second one.)
- Note: the shard naming convention tells you whether it is a suffix or prefix shard, e.g. "[Effect] Shard" for prefix (e.g. Brilliance Shard) and "Shard of [Effect]" for a suffix (e.g. Shard of Power).
Arrows and bolts
Creating arrows and bolts works differently than other items. By putting the ingredients into the Bound Shard device, you create a stack of 100 of the desired arrows or bolts, rather than a shard to use in the next machine. No blank items are necessary. The ammo created is BtC, and can be only be made using the Bound Shard device, not the Unbound one.
Limitations to add bonuses
Instead, all crafted items have a Maximum Enchantment Level (MEL). Freshly stripped blanks have a MEL of +5, and the MEL can be increased by applying Shards of Potential in order: apply a +6 Shard of Potential to increase the MEL to +6, then a +7 Shard of Potential to increase the MEL to +7, etc. to a maximum possible MEL of +12.
Each effect shard added to a crafted item adds to the item's Enchantment Level (shown in the top-right of the item's Examine window). Shards that would increase the Enchantment Level above the MEL cannot be applied to the item. The Enchantment Level of a particular shard is shown in the Shard Combining Device (the last machine on the right, for attaching shards to items). Mouse-over the recipe description for combining item and shard and note the large-font + number in the top-right.
If you add-up the Enchantment Level on each shard you want to add to an item, that tells you what the Maximum Enchantment Level of the item will need to be to apply those shards. Also, the Enchantment Level determines the Minimum Level the crafted item will have:
Minimum Level = ((Enchantment Level of all applied shards) * 2) - 1
So a +5 item is ML9. The highest possible crafted ML is the level cap, so don't worry that you'll craft an item beyond level 20. Enchantment Level +12 = ML20 as the game currently stands, but if at some point they raise the level cap your crafted items will have their ML recalculated, so that same +12 ML20 item could suddenly become a ML23 item.
WARNING: Only use the shard machine on the right to calculate ML. The one in the middle—the one you use to actually make the shards—does not show the correct information for this. For an example, check Ardor shards in both machines. (source:).
Items that can be crafted
- Shards of Masterful Craftsmanship (reduces the ML) BtA
- Shards of Potential (increases the MEL) BtA
- Weapons (including handwraps) BtC
- Shields BtC
- Armor (including robes and outfits) BtC
- Clothing Accessories BtC
- Jewelry Accessories (including trinkets. Craftable trinkets can be purchased on the DDO Store, or created by disjoining a Shard of Power.) BtC
- Magic Arrows and Bolts. BtC
"Potions certainly may come later" – the Devs
Harry Beater (Evil Outsider)
|Divine 37||+2||Good||Divine 15||+1||Good|
|Divine 72||+4||Good||Divine 45||+2||Good|
- Pure Good is a Suffix and only does 1d6, evil outsider bane does 2d6 and +2 attack
|Ghost Touch||Arcane 19||+1||Arcane||Divine 12||+1||Law|
|Strength Sapping||Arcane 34||+?||Body||Destruction||Arcane 43||+?||Body|
|Improved Destruction||Arcane 70||+?||Body|
|Cursespewing||Divine 35||+?||Evil||Shattermantle||Arcane 13||+?||Chaos|
|Improved Cursespewing||Divine 58||+?||Evil|
|- 3 Charges (Recharged/Day: 3) (bound)||Divine 40||+?||Divine|
|- 3 Charges (Recharged/Day: 3) (unbound)||Divine 82||+?||Divine|
- Note that randomly generated treasure table currently does not include Brilliance V. This is the only way to improve your Divine Punishment by extra 10-25%, compared to Superior Potency.
|Attack Bonus +2 (Battle Skills +2)||Arcane 40||+2||Mind|
- Feather Falling item without any other enchantment has no minimum level
- Attack Bonus +2 item without any other enchantment is minimum level 5