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[edit] Crafting Guide

Crafting, introduced with Module 6, is a way to create and upgrade items, using ingredients gathered in quests, raids (and their end rewards) or wilderness rare chests. Cannith Crafting is the only crafting type which you can contribute skills, feats, or level-ups towards in your characters build. Simplified you begin by collecting/looting/creating a base item and then begin upgrading it with ingredients which are (dependant on the crafting type) crafted themselves. Eg: Alchemical ingredients are crafted by you, shroud ingredients are not so you simply loot them from chests.

Event Items
Levels 1+
Stone of Change
Levels 1+
Cannith Crafting
Levels 1+
Augment Slot
Levels 1+
Levels 4+
Item Upgrading
Levels 6+
Green Steel Items
Levels 11+
Dragontouched Armor
Levels 16+
Incredible Potential
Levels 18+
Alchemical Crafting
Levels 19+
Epic Crafting
Level 20+
Level 22+

Stone of Change

Stone of Change
This is the most basic level of crafting. There are currently three known possible locations for Stone of Change altars. The first is located in the Marketplace to the right of the entrance to the bank, the second is located in front of the tower in the Twelve, the third possible location for a Stone of Change altar is on the airships of guilds that have reached guild level 32Gold Seal Stone of Change Contract: costs 395 Turbine Points in the DDO Store. or more typically at guild level 40Stone of Change Contract: base price of 1,011pp 9gp.
May be wise to have your highest haggle skilled player purchase contracts.
through the acquisition of renown. The Stone of Change is used to upgrade existing items (non-"named", randomly-generated items). The Stone of Change is also used for binding the Guild Augment Crystals used in Guild Crafting (see below).

Some of the Stone of Change recipes allow you to do the following:

These are simple upgrades. For the full recipes, see Stone of Change - Recipes.

Cannith Crafting

Crafting Hall in House Kundarak

Introduced in Update 9, this crafting system allows players to construct completely customized weapons, shields, armor, jewelry, and clothing, using various Essences obtained from treasure chests throughout the game or by deconstructing other randomly generated treasures. This is a fairly complex system, and recipes require you to have certain crafting levels in Arcane/Divine/Elemental crafting schools, which you can see on your character sheet.

Augment Slot

Augment Gem vendor
Introduced in Update 17, Augment Slot can now be found at all levels. This is a revamp of old Epic Augments and Guild Crafting allowing slot-at-will type of item modification. Items with Guild Augment Slot ceased to drop, however Guild Augmentation vendors and its mechanic remain unchanged.


Trapmaking Device Workstation
Trapmaking is a Feat granted to Rogues and Artificers at Level 4. It enables them to create their own traps and salvage parts from existing traps.

Detailed information can be found at the Trapmaking Feat page.

Special Event Items

Risian Altar

Special Events:

Item Upgrading

Cauldron of Sora Katra

Many named items from various Adventure Packs can be upgraded or their initial enchantments restored by using ingredients gathered in the same quest module or later in the storyline. Players often call this type of mechanic "Unlocking" or "Upgrading". Some of them can further be upgraded to their epic versions. As well as this type of upgrading there are also singular crafting items which can be attained using the same barter interface to aquire, althought they may not be upgrading an item you have they do in some cases upgrade a stat or skill you have on a temporary basis.

For more detailed information, please refer to the following pages:

Effect Altar/UI Levels Adventure Pack
Unraveling Enchantments Visbane's Folly Levels 6 - 8 Sentinels of Stormreach
Dampened Altar of Vulkoor Levels 7 - 9 The Red Fens
Cauldron of Sora Katra Level 12 Attack on Stormreach
Trace of Madness Altar of Insanity Levels 14 - 17 Reign of Madness
Suppressed Power Dreamforge Levels 18 - 20 Dreaming Dark
Nearly Finished Cannith Reforging Station Levels 18 - 20 Secrets of the Artificers
Upgradeable Item (Stormreaver) Stormreaver Monument Levels 14-25 Ruins of Gianthold
Upgradable Item (Black Abbot) Fountain of Necrotic Might Levels 15-17 Necropolis Part IV
Insightful, Spellpower & Alchemical Potions. Hearts, Heart Seeds. Commendation of Valor Level 20 Turn in Commendations
Attuned to Heroism / Armor Upgrade / Cormyrian Dragon Armor Mikrom Sum Level 23 Menace of the Underdark
Zhentarim Attuned Black Stone Level 26 Haunted Halls of Eveningstar

Green Steel Items

The major portion of Crafting in DDO is the Module 6 "Raid Loot" system, which is also referred to as the Green Steel Items. Green Steel Items are "blanks" that are manufactured, then upgraded through a series of crafting steps in The Shroud, which is a level 17 Raid area.

Green Steel Weapons are considered as high-end DPS gear, and you can create as many of them as you want. Green Steel Accessories are amazingly powerful as well, although you cannot equip more than one at a time without a certain cleansing process.

Access to Meridia, Tier 1 Favor with The Twelve (40 favor point), and completion of all 5 Pre-Raid quests in the Vale of Twilight are required.

For more detailed information, see following articles.

Dragontouched Armor

Another portion of Crafting is the Dragontouched Armor, introduced with Module 8. In Reaver's Refuge high level area, you can collect various "Eldritch Runes". By adding these Runes, you can create Armors, Robes and Docents of your own. Update 7 removed the random-factor on these runes, allowing players to add specific effects to their armor.

Access to Reaver's Refuge, completion of Stealer of Souls quest and its pre-quests are required.

For more detailed information, see Dragontouched Armor.

Incredible Potential

Altar of Subjugation
All rings drop in Tower of Despair raid have an attribute called "Incredible Potential". Completing the raid also grants you tokens called "Shavarath Trophy of War". By collecting 9 of these tokens and adding Imbued Shard of Great Power, you can add various attributes to your rings. Also, these rings make up set bonuses with other named items found in the area.

Access to Amrath, completion of Tower of Despair raid and its pre-quests are required.

For more detailed information, see following articles.

Alchemical Crafting

Alchemical Greataxe

Alchemical weapons and shields are customizable items, introduced with Update 11. Much like Green Steel weapons, the developers intended these to become the high-end DPS gear of the time. However, they turned out to be fairly unpopular although they still have their own niche.

For more detailed information, see Alchemical Crafting.

Epic Crafting

Altar of Epic Rituals and Lahar, Epic Vendor

In Update 1, old favorite items that originated in epic-capable quests can be upgraded into powerful Epic versions by collecting rare scrolls, seals, and shards. These Epic rewards can then be further customized with Augment Crystals, permanently adding additional effects to your items.

Access to the areas, completion of quests within the areas on Epic setting is required.

For more detailed information, see Epic Crafting.


Magma Forge

Introduced in Update 21, Thunder-Forged crafting is a current way of creating customizable items. There are two kind of items sharing the same set of ingredients.

  • Thunder-Forged Weapons
  • Shadowscale Armor

For more detailed information, see Thunder-Forged.

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