Perfect World boasts quite a robust crafting feature, allowing players to craft almost all of the equipment they’ll be using in their adventures in the Perfect World. The benefits of crafting are far too great for a player to ignore. Equipment crafted by players have a chance to be far more superior than any of the equipment you can buy from NPC’s, and sometimes they can even be far superior compared to those dropped by monsters, even bosses. Whenever a player crafts equipment, the resulting item is always random.
Unlike most games, Perfect World’s crafting feature is not limited only to a select few characters or character class. Any character class in Perfect World may craft items provided they meet the requirements.
Crafting in Perfect World never fails. The abilities and equipment grade are simply a matter of luck, there no stats, item, or class in game which affects this.
Products and byproducts are not the only benefits of crafting. Each time you craft, or even gather materials from Resource spawns, you gain actual Level Exp, and Spirit. It is theoretically possible for you to level up just by crafting alone!
Learning the skills Edit
Once you reach level 5, you gain a quest which allows you to learn the various crafting skills in game. Just complete the individual quests for each crafting skill to receive the skill book. Once you have the different skill books, simply present them to you city elder and pay a small fee to learn that particular crafting skill. Each time you craft, you gain one point towards the next level of the crafting skill. There are player level limits on crafting level; eg to craft tier 4 items, suitable for level 50-60 characters, you must have reached level 50. Therefore, the strategy of having a low level crafting 'bot' or 'mule' character to supply higher level main characters is restricted in PW. On the other hand, there is a high rate of return and the ability to craft superior items. Compared with other ways of making money, gathering resources and crafting is more time consuming.
Note that, for item levels up to eight, at least, the maximum level of items that can be crafted is the character's crafting level multiplied by 2. Odd-numbered item levels require the next level of crafting. E.g. tier 7 items require crafting level 4.
Crafting not only requires the right skill, but also the right ingredients, or raw materials needed to craft. Example of raw materials would be Glue, Jades, Sandstone, Nectar, etc.
The various raw materials can be acquired through different means.
- 1. Oil, Glue, Leather and Thread are items dropped by monsters and not otherwise obtainable, although players may buy and sell these in Item Mall or Player Shops. Glue, Oil, and Leather are used in Tailoring, Forging and Crafting, Thread only in Tailoring.
- 2. The various color Jades are used in Forging, Tailoring, and Crafting, and are not only dropped (infrequently) by monsters, but also can be bought from any Merchant NPC. Do not miscategorize this expense as a hardship; it is the easiest material to obtain, requiring only money and the NPC. Do not hesitate to discard Jades from your inventory if space is needed for other crating materials.
- 3. Wood (Logs), Stone (Sandstone, Gravel), Energy (Coal), and Metal (Iron) can be obtained from Resource spawns found outside cities. A Pickaxe must be in the player's inventory to harvest these spawns. Players may buy and sell these materials in Item Mall or Player Shops.
- 4. Herbs: For example, Nectar, Salvia Root, Golden Herb, and Ageratum used in the Apothecary skill. Apothecary allows you to produce rare and powerful potions and charms that greatly help you in your quests, PvP and even Territorial War. These ingredients can be obtained from Resource spawns found outside cities. A Pickaxe must be in the player's inventory to harvest these spawns. Players may buy and sell these materials in Item Mall or Player Shops.
Oil is used in all three crafts, and is the second hardest ingredient to obtain in sufficient quantities, at least until item level 9, to level all three craft types; it drops from what can be unscientifically described as 'Bugs', or more accurately, Arthropods: Spiders and Scorpions (not insects otherwise we could say 'Insects'), Bee/Wasp types, and the bugs of inscrutable genus Centipex, with centipede legs and a carnivore's jaws.
Thread is actually rarer, but as it is used only in Tailoring, supplies rarely run low. It is dropped from humanoids in general, and a few less easily categorized creatures.
Furs (low level Leather) are the most in demand and the scarcest in relation to their demand until item level 9; like Oils they are not only used in crafts but also in the creation of Metal.
From item level 9 (crafting level 5; player level 80), ingredients become cheaper to obtain relative to player income, and much more balanced, with Leather and Oil being more common. This is due not so much to increased drops as to the higher rate and therefore higher number of XP runs that the player community completes at higher levels, as well as an increased number of players at those higher levels, in a game that is now years old and has fewer low level players.
Equipment Grade Edit
- General equipment quality is denoted by 2 main things:
- One star equipment are items possessing the base stats (Def, Atk, MDef, etc.) of said equipment. Two star equipment are those items which posses a higher base and max value than their one star counterpart. Three stars are the pinnacle of equipment quality, giving you the highest possible base and max stats for that particular equipment.
- Name Color
- The color of the equipment names also gives players an idea of the equipments quality.
- White equipment names, means the item is normal, giving you the base and max value for its “star” value (applies only to 1 and 2 star items).
- Equipment whose names are light purple, boast special bonuses or abilities for that equipment (applies only to 1 and 2 star items).
- Equipment names whose color is deep violet are 3 star equipments, which guarantee 1 or more special bonuses or abilities.
- Equipment names whose color is yellow-orange, red, and green are special equipment (also known as legendary equipment) which can only be crafted with the aid of special items found from dungeons, bosses, and quests
Special Abilities and BonusesEdit
In addition to the base stats of an equipment, crafted gear may have anywhere from 1 to multiple special abilities and bonuses. These abilities and bonuses include, but are not limited to:
- Additional stats (+Str, +Dex, etc.)
- Increased attributes (HP, MP, Eva, hit, etc.)
- Additional base, and max stats (aside from the stats given by the equipment grade)
- Additional durability
- Lowered requirements
- Special Abilities (increase exp gain, deals double damage, increased range, chance to stun, etc.)
Crafted gear also have a chance to have anywhere from 1 to multiple slots. These slots allow a player to attach special items called soul stones which provide additional abilities (see upgrading guide).
Sale and Recycle Edit
Should you end up crafting unwanted or extra equipment (no ability, one star, etc.); you can always sell them to another player seeking that kind of item, or sell it to an NPC for coin giving you funds for your other in-game needs such as teleporting, potions, etc. Another thing you can do with unwanted or extra crafted equipment is to break them down. Breaking down piece of equipment provides you with special ingredients used refining equipment, as well as special ingredients used for another form of crafting called Apothecary (see below). A large number of Apothecary's special potions and charms can only be produced with items you acquire from breaking down crafted equipment.
Breaking down itemsEdit
Breaking down items is simple. Go to the same NPC you would if you were crafting, and instead of selecting craft, choose break down. Once selected you will see a window like the one below come up.
Simply drag the desired equipment to be broken down. The product box will display what item you will get from breaking down chosen equipment. Only equipment may be broken down. 1-star and 2-star equipment produce Chi Stones when broken down. These stones are raw materials used to craft charms with Apothecary. 3-star equipment when broken down produce Mirage Stones. These stones are used for refining equipment (see upgrading guide).
Once you have learned the needed crafting skill, simply proceed to the specific crafting NPC’s to begin crafting.
Below is a small chart on the various skill you need, and NPC to go to for crafting:
Item Crafted NPC Skill Needed Weapons Blacksmith Forging Armor Tailors Tailoring Accessories and Ammo Craftsmen Crafting Pills, Potions, and Charms Apothecary Apothecary
The Workshop Edit
Preparations aside, the final work of crafting itself takes place in an options window accessed through an appropriate NPC, eg Blacksmith Hu for Forging. Once you have learned the necessary skill, acquired the needed materials, and gone to the needed NPC, simply talk to the required NPC, click on the craft option and the following window should appear.
- 1. [A] Indicates the current craft skill and your current level in that skill. The green bar indicates how much exp you’ve gained till the next crafting level.
- 2. [B] Are the various tabs which contain the equipment you may via this NPC.
- 3. [C] The various icons shown are the various equipment you can craft in that particular tab.
- 4. [D] These icons found here indicate which raw materials you need to craft this particular piece of equipment. It also indicates how much of that particular raw material you need for crafting the desired equipment.
- 5. [E] This indicates the Crafting Skill and level required to craft the desired equipment.
To begin crafting, simply select the equipment you wish to craft. Make sure you have all the raw materials in your inventory, and enough of it to craft the desired amount of equipments. Once you’ve chosen the desired equipment to craft, and have all the raw materials present, select the number of equipment you wish to craft in the quantity section. Then simply click craft. Once you click craft, a progression bar will appear indicating the time it’ll take to complete the crafting (this usually takes only a few sec.). Once crafting is complete, the status message box will show the equipment crafted, and the crafted item will appear in the next blank spot in your inventory.
NOTE: Crafting will not work if you have no space in your inventory (the crafting materials won’t be consumed).