Crafting via NPC Aria (Craftsman)
The NPC resides in Ardeca.
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To craft in this system, you always have to talk to Aria. You cannot open this UI with any hotkey. There are various items which Aria can Process. Feel free to get used to the UI.
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Let's go through an example of what happens when you craft an item. Let's try the Qune's Earrings.
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The first level of the progression is usually the earliest version of the item. So Pale Moon Stone is the weakest version of the Qune's Earring. Farm this and the required materials, then process them. The upgrade is instant. The success rate is indicated at the bottom.
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The result of the first craft is the Refined Moon Stone. You will be using this material as the base version for the next upgrade and so on. It may require different items.
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Some FAQ regarding Aria Crafting:
Can the materials in this crafting style require the use of Crafting System (Ctrl + R)? YES. For example, Steel Anvil is a craftable material via the Crafting System (Ctrl + R).
Not only that, they can also be exchange items. Moonstone Gemstone is an exchange item that is available in the Blacksmith NPCs.
Can you skip over to the last step of the upgrade? YES. As long as they are tradeable. Some prerequisite versions are tradeable. You do not need to go all the way, but you are going to have to buy the 2nd strongest version from another player. This also applies for the 2nd step, 3rd step etc.
What happens to the item if I failed crafting at Aria? If the craft at Aria fails, you keep the base version that you used. Only the materials will be gone.