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Alchemical Crafting

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Alchemical Weapons and Shields are a new kind of customizable loot, introduced with Update 11. Various ingredients gathered within House Cannith Manufactury are used for this crafting mechanism.

Update 11 crafting also includes set bonus unlocking for named accessories, See Nearly Finished for details.

Update 42 (Masterminds of Sharn) revisited some the ingredients used in alchemical crafting to purchase Syranian Forged Weaponry and to upgrade Sharn gear with Nearly Finished and Almost There enchantments. These recipes also use additional ingredients dropping in Masterminds of Sharn quests.

Update 47 added Legendary Alchemical Crafting and simplified the crafting for Heroic Alchemical Crafting. Many of the ingredients for Heroic Alchemical Crafting are no longer used, such as Martial/Mystical Cannith Power Cells and the different tiers (Normal, Refined, and Exquisite) of Khyber Dragonshards of Binding and Elemental Spirits. The recipes that make or use these ingredients are also no longer used, but still remain in the Cannith Binding Station. New recipes exist in the Cannith Binding Station that allow players to turn in their old ingredients for other ingredients that are still used in the Cannith Melting Station.

Crafting devices and recipes[edit]

See the following for recipe details

Crafting devices are also available in Sharn docks.

Heroic[edit]

Alchemical blank items (Prototype)[edit]

Alchemical Greataxe. Some items have their own special look; the rest are copies of the looks from Greensteel and a few other places.

Alchemical weapons and shields can be obtained from The Master Artificer raid end chest and every 5th MA reward list.

Alchemical weapons and shields are level 12 unbound when acquired, level 12 BtA when a metal type is added, level 16 BtC when a tier 1 upgrade is added, level 18 BtC when a tier 2 upgrade is added, and level 20 BtC when a tier 3 upgrade is added.

Weapons[edit]

Weapons are +5 and have 2.0 weapon dice modifier (standardized as of Update 15 Patch 2). All weapon types are available, unlike Green Steel Weapons (Alchemical Light Hammer, Alchemical Handwraps, etc. exist).

Shields[edit]

Note that on-attack proc effects (such as Shocking Burst, Lightning Strike, Electrifying Blast, Earth Grab, etc.) on a shield only go off on a shield-bash.

Static effects (such as Magnetism 90, Doublestrike 6%, Seeker +10, Stunning +10) and guard effects (Fire Shield (Cold) on you being hit, etc.) work fine from a shield. Stunning +10 and Seeker +10 affect both main-hand attacks (ranged and melee) and shield bashes. Doublestrike 6% affects main-hand melee attacks, regardless of where the Doublestrike effect comes from.

Alchemical Blank Items
Simple melee Martial melee Exotic melee

Two-handed:


Two-handed:

Throwing Ranged Shield

Crafting steps[edit]

  1. Acquire an alchemical "blank" weapon/shield from The Master Artificer raid or other players (unbound).
  2. Add a metal type to the blank at the Cannith Reforging Station (becomes BtA).
  3. Add effects to the blank at the Cannith Binding Station. There are three tiers of effects, and each tier can be either Martial or Mystical (becomes BtC).

Refinement - Cannith Reforging Station[edit]

Weapon Minimum Level 12 This step upgrades the Alchemical Blank with a metal type from the following list. This metal type also determines what bonus Mystical effects you receive at Tier 1 and 2, if you choose Mystical effects for those tiers.

Material type Refinement effect Tier 1 Mystical effect Tier 2 Mystical effect
Adamantine Weapon/shield breaks Adamantine DR,
Hardness increases by 10
Impulse +90Icon tooltip.pngImpulse +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Force, Untyped, Slashing, Piercing, and Bludgeoning Spell Power. Kinetic Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngKinetic Lore VI: Passive: Your Force, Physical and Untyped spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit.
Byeshk Weapon/shield breaks Byeshk DR,
+1 die step on handwrapsIcon tooltip.png"Alchemical handwraps reinforced with this material grant the user an extra die step of damage on unarmed strikes" (link)
Nullification +90Icon tooltip.pngNullification +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Negative (Necrotic) and Poison Spell Power. Void Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngVoid Lore VI: Passive: Your Negative Energy and Poison spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit.
Cold Iron Weapon/shield breaks Cold Iron DR Resonance +90Icon tooltip.pngResonance +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Sonic Spell Power. Sonic Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngSonic Lore VI: Passive: Your Sonic spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit.
Crystal Weapon/shield breaks Crystal DR,
-10% ASF on shieldsIcon tooltip.png"Spell failure chances for armors and shields made from crystal are also decreased by 10%." (link)
Impulse +90Icon tooltip.pngImpulse +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Force, Untyped, Slashing, Piercing, and Bludgeoning Spell Power. Kinetic Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngKinetic Lore VI: Passive: Your Force, Physical and Untyped spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit.
Flametouched Iron Weapon/shield breaks Good DR Devotion +90Icon tooltip.pngDevotion +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Positive (Healing) Spell Power. Healing Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngHealing Lore VI: Passive: Your Positive Energy spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit.
Silver Weapon/shield breaks Silver DR Radiance +90Icon tooltip.pngRadiance +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Light and Alignment Spell Power. Radiance Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngRadiance Lore VI: Passive: Your Light and Aligned spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit.

Tier 1 Elemental Binding - Cannith Binding Station[edit]

Weapon Minimum Level 16

Martial effects Mystical effects
Air Shocking BurstIcon tooltip.pngShocking Burst: This weapon is sheathed in crackling electricity, and deals 1 to 6 electric damage each hit. Critical hits deal an additional 1 to 10 electric damage for weapons with a x2 critical multiplier, 2 to 20 for a x3 multiplier and 3 to 30 for a x4 multiplier., Stunning +10Icon tooltip.png Stunning +10: +10 Enhancement bonus to the DC of character's Stunning Blow and Stunning Fist attempts., Heightened Awareness (4)Icon tooltip.pngHeightened Awareness (4): This item helps you to quickly read situations with sharpness and clarity, allowing you to predict actions before they occur. You gain a +4 Insight bonus to AC. Magnetism +90Icon tooltip.pngMagnetism +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Electricity Spell Power., <Metal Type Effect> +90, Air GuardIcon tooltip.pngAir Guard: This Weapon stores the incredible, dynamic power of the air deep within. When the user of this weapon is successfully attacked on melee, this power occasionally comes to the surface, knocking enemies over or speeding up the wearer with rushing winds.
Earth Acid BurstIcon tooltip.pngAcid Burst: This weapon is sheathed in corrosive acid, and does 1 to 6 acid damage each hit. Critical hits deal an additional 1 to 10 acid damage for weapons with a x2 critical multiplier, 2 to 20 for a x3 multiplier and 3 to 30 for a x4 multiplier., Greater Stone PrisonIcon tooltip.pngGreater Stone Prison: This weapon is invested with the power of the earth. On an attack roll of 20 which is confirmed as a critical hit it will attempt to turn the target to stone, as the Flesh to Stone spell. A successful Fortitude save (DC 33) negates this effect., EarthgrabIcon tooltip.pngEarthgrab: This weapon stores the implacable strength of the earth deep within. When this weapon is used, this power occasionally comes to the surface, calling on the earth to erupt from the ground and hold an enemy in place. Corrosion +90Icon tooltip.pngCorrosion +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Acid Spell Power., <Metal Type Effect> +90, Earthgrab GuardIcon tooltip.pngEarthgrab Guard: This item stores the implacable strength of the earth deep within. When the wearer of this item is successfully attacked in melee, this power occasionally comes to the surface, calling on the earth to erupt from the ground and hold an enemy in place.
Water Icy BurstIcon tooltip.pngIcy Burst: This weapon is sheathed in icy cold, and deals 1 to 6 cold damage each hit. Critical hits deal an additional 1 to 10 cold damage for weapons with a x2 critical multiplier, 2 to 20 for a x3 multiplier and 3 to 30 for a x4 multiplier., Freezing IceIcon tooltip.png Freezing Ice:
  • On items: While you are wearing this item, your melee, ranged, and unarmed attacks gain the Freezing Ice ability. (When the weapon is used, an icy power occasionally comes to the surface, attempting to freeze an enemy solid and encase them in ice.) - (duration: 9 seconds)
  • On weapons: This Weapon stores the pitiless immovable power of the ice deep within. When this weapon is used, this power occasionally comes to the surface, attempting to freeze an enemy solid and encase them in ice.
, Fire Shield (Cold)Icon tooltip.pngFire Shield (Cold): When you are successfully attacked, there is a 10% chance that a Fire Shield (Cold) will be cast on you. If this effect activates while you have an active Fire Shield (Hot) from another item source, they will nullify each-other.
Glaciation +90Icon tooltip.pngGlaciation +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Cold Spell Power., <Metal Type Effect> +90, Freezing Ice GuardIcon tooltip.pngFreezing Ice Guard: This item stores the pitiless immovable power of the ice deep within. When the wearer of this item is successfully attacked in melee, this power occasionally comes to the surface, attempting to freeze an enemy solid and encase them in ice.
Fire Flaming BurstIcon tooltip.pngFlaming Burst: This weapon is sheathed in fire, and deals 1 to 6 fire damage each hit. Critical hits deal an additional 1 to 10 fire damage for weapons with a x2 critical multiplier, 2 to 20 for a x3 multiplier and 3 to 30 for a x4 multiplier., Flaming BlastIcon tooltip.pngFlaming Blast: A flaming blast weapon is sheathed in fire. Critical hits with this weapon deal an additional 1 to 10 fire damage for weapons with a x2 critical multiplier, 2 to 20 for a x3 critical multiplier, and 3 to 30 for a x4 multiplier. Additionally, if you roll a 20 when attacking and confirm the critical hit, the weapon blasts your target, doing 4 to 24 more fire damage., Seeker +10Icon tooltip.png Seeker +10: Provides a +10 Enhancement bonus to confirm critical hits, and a +10 Enhancement bonus to critical hit damage (before multipliers are applied). Combustion +90Icon tooltip.pngCombustion +90: Passive: +90 Equipment bonus to Fire Spell Power., <Metal Type Effect> +90, Magma Surge GuardIcon tooltip.pngMagma Surge Guard: This item stores the immeasurable heart of the planet's molten mantle. When the wearer of this item is successfully attacked in melee, superheated magma occasionally surges to the surface, slowing an enemy down and inflicting massive fire damage over time.

Tier 2 Elemental Binding - Cannith Binding Station[edit]

Weapon Minimum Level 18

Martial effects Mystical effects
Air Alchemical Dexterity +2Icon tooltip.pngAlchemical Dexterity +2: This item makes the wearer more nimble and dexterous, granting a +2 alchemical bonus to Dexterity., Lightning StrikeIcon tooltip.png Lightning Strike: This weapon stores the power of a volatile thunderstorm deep within. Occasionally, this dynamic power comes to the surface, devastating enemies with a massive lightning strike., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.) Lightning Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngLightning Lore VI: Passive: Your Electricity spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit., Greater Spark (+20) 3x charges, <Metal Type Effect> Lore VI
Earth Alchemical Constitution +2Icon tooltip.pngAlchemical Constitution +2: This item gives the wearer improved health, granting a +2 alchemical bonus to Constitution., Acid BlastIcon tooltip.pngAcid Blast: An acid blast weapon is sheathed in corrosive acid. Critical hits with this weapon deal an additional 1 to 10 acid damage for weapons with a x2 critical multiplier, 2 to 20 for a x3 critical multiplier, and 3 to 30 for a x4 multiplier. Additionally, if you roll a 20 when attacking and confirm the critical hit, the weapon blasts your target, doing 4 to 24 more acid damage., DisintegrationIcon tooltip.pngDisintegration: This weapon has a dark, insidious power deep within. Occasionally, this power lashes out violently at enemies and attempts to disintegrate them. Acid Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngAcid Lore VI: Passive: Your Acid spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit., Greater Erosion (+20) 3x charges, <Metal Type Effect> Lore VI
Water Alchemical Wisdom +2Icon tooltip.pngAlchemical Wisdom +2: This item makes the wearer more in tune with her surroundings, granting a +2 alchemical bonus to Wisdom., Crushing WaveIcon tooltip.pngCrushing Wave: This weapon stores the unstoppable force of the ocean's fury deep within. When this weapon is used, this power occasionally comes to the surface, crushing enemies beneath a torrent of frigid water., Corrosive SaltIcon tooltip.pngCorrosive Salt: This weapon stores a caustic, insatiable power deep within. When this weapon is used, this power can come to the surface in the form of a noxious, corrosive salt that dissolves all substances. Ice Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngIce Lore VI: Passive: Your Cold spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit., Greater Freeze (+20) 3x charges, <Metal Type Effect> Lore VI
Fire Alchemical Strength +2Icon tooltip.pngAlchemical Strength +2: This item gives the wearer the power of Ogre Strength, granting a +2 alchemical bonus to Strength., IncinerationIcon tooltip.pngIncineration: This weapon stores the power of a raging inferno deep within. Occasionally, this destructive power comes to the surface, devastating enemies with massive fire damage., RighteousIcon tooltip.pngRighteous: This weapon is imbued with holy power, giving it an additional +2 to attack bonus and damage against any evil creature. This power makes the weapon good-aligned. Fire Lore VIIcon tooltip.pngFire Lore VI: Passive: Your Fire spells gain a 16% Equipment bonus to their chance to critical hit., Greater Inferno (+20) 3x charges, <Metal Type Effect> Lore VI

Tier 3 Elemental Binding - Cannith Binding Station[edit]

Weapon Minimum Level 20

Martial effects Mystical effects
Air +6 Enhancement BonusIcon tooltip.png+6 Enhancement Bonus: +6 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls., Electric StormIcon tooltip.png Electric Storm: This weapon is imbued with an electrifying wrath. On an attack roll of 20 which is confirmed as a critical hit this power will be released, dealing damage to the target and all enemies near it for 15d6 electric damage. A successful Reflex save (DC 39) reduces this by half., Empty Red Augment Slot Icon tooltip.pngRed AugmentsColorless Augments Efficient Metamagic - Enlarge IIIcon tooltip.pngEfficient Metamagic - Enlarge II: The additional spell point cost for using the Enlarge Metamagic feat is reduced by 2 SP., Enchantment Focus +2Icon tooltip.png Enchantment Focus +2: +2 Equipment bonus to the DC of Enchantment spells., Spell Focus Mastery +1
Earth +6 Enhancement BonusIcon tooltip.png+6 Enhancement Bonus: +6 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls., Acid TorrentIcon tooltip.png Acid Torrent: This weapon is imbued with a vitriolic wrath. On an attack roll of 20 which is confirmed as a critical hit this power will be released, dealing damage to the target and all enemies near it for 15d6 acid damage. A successful Reflex save (DC 39) reduces this by half., Empty Red Augment Slot Icon tooltip.pngRed AugmentsColorless Augments Efficient Metamagic - Empower IIIcon tooltip.pngEfficient Metamagic - Empower II: The additional spell point cost for using the Empower Metamagic feat is reduced by 2 SP., Conjuration Focus +2Icon tooltip.png Conjuration Focus +2: +2 Equipment bonus to the DC of Conjuration spells., Spell Penetration IIIIcon tooltip.png Spell Penetration III: Passive: +3 Equipment bonus to Spell Penetration checks.
Water +6 Enhancement BonusIcon tooltip.png+6 Enhancement Bonus: +6 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls., Freezing GaleIcon tooltip.png Freezing Gale: This weapon is imbued with a frigid wrath. On an attack roll of 20 which is confirmed as a critical hit this freezing power will be released, dealing damage to the target and all enemies near it for 15d6 cold damage. A successful Reflex save (DC 39) reduces this by half., Empty Red Augment Slot Icon tooltip.pngRed AugmentsColorless Augments Efficient Metamagic - Extend IIIcon tooltip.pngEfficient Metamagic - Extend II: The additional spell point cost for using the Extend Metamagic feat is reduced by 2 SP., Transmutation Focus +2Icon tooltip.png Transmutation Focus +2: +2 Equipment bonus to the DC of Transmutation spells., Greater Elemental Spell Power
Fire +6 Enhancement BonusIcon tooltip.png+6 Enhancement Bonus: +6 enhancement bonus to attack and damage rolls., Fiery DetonationIcon tooltip.png Fiery Detonation: This weapon is imbued with a fiery wrath. On an attack roll of 20 which is confirmed as a critical hit this burning power will be released, dealing damage to the target and all enemies near it for 15d6 fire damage.A successful Fortitude save (DC 39) reduces this by half., Empty Red Augment Slot Icon tooltip.pngRed AugmentsColorless Augments Efficient Metamagic - Maximize IIIcon tooltip.pngEfficient Metamagic - Maximize II: The additional spell point cost for using the Maximize Metamagic feat is reduced by 4 SP., Evocation Focus +2Icon tooltip.png Evocation Focus +2: +2 Equipment bonus to the DC of Evocation spells., Arcane Augmentation IXIcon tooltip.png Arcane Augmentation IX: Increases the wearer's caster level when casting ninth level or lower sorcerer or wizard spells by two.

Raw crafting ingredients[edit]

Alchemical ingredients
Name Bind Status Obtained from Used at
  • Iron Defender Claws
  • Iron Defender Rivets
  • Iron Juggernaut Parts
  • Iron Juggernaut Plating
  • Magefire Cannon Core
  • Magefire Cannon Parts
  • Quoforged Juggernaut Parts
  • Quoforged Juggernaut Plating
Unbound Mob kills within the zone [1] Cannith Melting Station
  • Lesser Cannith Power Cell
  • Cannith Power Cell
Unbound Quest and raid end chests within the area Cannith Reforging Station
  • Greater Cannith Power Cell
Cannith Binding Station

The following table lists ingredients that are no longer used as of Update 47. These ingredients can be turned in at the Cannith Binding Station for ingredients that are still used (from the previous table).

Alchemical ingredients (NO LONGER USED)
Name Bind Status Obtained from Used at
  • Khyber Dragonshard Fragment of Binding
  • Refined Khyber Dragonshard Fragment of Binding
  • Exquisite Khyber Dragonshard Fragment of Binding (Epic only)
Bound to Account Raid end chests, both The Lord of Blades and The Master Artificer + The Lord of Blades raid Grudge Maker and Domination optional end chests Cannith Reforging Station
  • Air/Earth/Fire/Water Spirit
  • Refined Air/Earth/Fire/Water Spirit
  • Exquisite Air/Earth/Fire/Water Spirit (Epic only)
Bound to Character The Lord of Blades raid end Elemental Binding optional chest (no longer exists) Cannith Binding Station
  • Martial Cannith Power Cell (sets the tier to Martial type effects)
  • Mystical Cannith Power Cell (sets the tier to Mystical type effects)
Unbound The Lord of Blades raid end chests and 10th completion reward lists. Cannith Binding Station

Notes[edit]

[1] Distributed by similar mechanic to the Altar of Insanity ingredients.

Forum threads[edit]

Legendary[edit]

Legendary version was introduced in Update 47. It is designed for items that can be put into your off-hand slot, i.e., one-handed melee weapons, orbs, shields, and rune arms.

Important: Your Tier 1 and Tier 2 choices do not have to be of the same element. However, your Tier 3 element must be equal to either your Tier 1 or Tier 2 element.

Tier 0: Material[edit]

Combine item blank (Prototype) + 50 Threads of Fate.

Material type Refinement effect
Adamantine Weapon/shield breaks Adamantine DR,
Hardness increases by 10
Byeshk Weapon/shield breaks Byeshk DR,
+1 die step on handwrapsIcon tooltip.png"Alchemical handwraps reinforced with this material grant the user an extra die step of damage on unarmed strikes" (link)
Cold Iron Weapon/shield breaks Cold Iron DR
Crystal Weapon/shield breaks Crystal DR,
-10% ASF on shieldsIcon tooltip.png"Spell failure chances for armors and shields made from crystal are also decreased by 10%." (link)
Flametouched Iron Weapon/shield breaks Good DR
Silver Weapon/shield breaks Silver DR
Mithral Weapon/shield breaks Mithril DR

Tier 1[edit]

Combine T0 item with 50 Threads of Fate and 1 Stabilizing Compound.

Air
  • Magnetism +148, Lightning Lore +22%
  • Resonance +148, Sonic Lore +22%
  • Shocking Blast 6, Sovereign Lightning Strike
  • Heightened Awareness +6, Legendary Lightning Storm Guard
  • Spell Resistance +40, Magical Sheltering +35
Earth
  • Corrosion +148, Acid Lore +22%
  • Nullification +148, Void Lore +22%
  • Acid Blast 6, Legendary Stone Prison
  • Crippling, Legendary Earthgrab Guard
  • Fortification +148%, Physical Sheltering +35
Water
  • Glaciation +148, Ice Lore +22%
  • Reconstruction +148, Repair Lore +22%
  • Impulse +148, Kinetic Lore +22%
  • Icy Blast 6, Concentrated Corrosive Salt
  • Fire Shield (Cold), Legendary Ice Shards Guard
Fire
  • Combustion +148, Fire Lore +22%
  • Radiance +148, Radiance Lore +22%
  • Devotion +148, Healing Lore +22%
  • Flaming Blast 6, Overwhelming Incineration
  • Seeker +13, Legendary Magma Surge Guard

Tier 2[edit]

Combine Tier 1 item with 100 Threads of Fate and 1 Stabilizing Compound.

Air
  • Alchemical Dexterity +2
  • Legendary Electric Storm
  • Doubleshot +8% (Warning: Does not function on melee weapons.)
  • Efficient Metamagic - Enlarge II
  • Vertigo +15
Earth
  • Alchemical Constitution +2
  • Legendary Acid Torrent
  • Alchemical Intelligence +2
  • Efficient Metamagic - Empower II
  • Shatter +15
Water
  • Alchemical Wisdom +2
  • Alchemical Charisma +2
  • Legendary Freezing Gale
  • Efficient Metamagic - Extend II
  • Assassinate +6
Fire
  • Alchemical Strength +2
  • Legendary Fiery Detonation
  • Doublestrike +15% (Warning: Does not function on ranged weapons.)
  • Efficient Metamagic - Maximize II
  • Stunning +15

Tier 3[edit]

Combine Tier 2 item with 250 Threads of Fate and 1 Stabilizing Compound. The weapon additionally gains 0.5[W].

Air
  • Alchemical Air Attunement, Orange slot
  • Improved Electric Augmentation IX, Purple slot
  • Enchantment Focus +6, Green slot
  • Illusion Focus +6, Green slot
Earth
  • Alchemical Earth Attunement, Orange slot
  • Improved Acid Augmentation IX, Purple slot
  • Conjuration Focus +6, Green slot
  • Transmutation Focus +6, Green slot
Water
  • Alchemical Water Attunement, Orange slot
  • Spell Penetration +9, Purple slot
  • Improved Cold Augmentation IX, Purple slot
  • Necromancy Focus +6, Green slot
Fire
  • Alchemical Fire Attunement, Orange slot
  • Improved Fire Augmentation IX, Purple slot
  • Resistance +11, Purple slot
  • Evocation Focus +6, Green slot