From Istaria Lexica
One of the biggest bonuses to Istaria is that almost any item that is craftable can have a technique added to it. Some exceptions are craftable resources (bars / bricks etc), sub components, potions, and cargo disks. Techniques are used to modify the properties of various items, adding a specific bonus to them. They require components as well as orbs of the appropriate tier. Techniques are special bonuses that can be added to an item in the 2 following ways:
- During the creation of an item.
- By using a pre-crafted technique kit.
A thing to remember is that it is tier-dependent how many different kinds of techniques allowed to use on the item currently being created.
- Tier 1 – 1 Technique per item
- Tier 2 – 1 Technique per item
- Tier 3 – 2 Techniques per item
- Tier 4 – 2 Techniques per item
- Tier 5 – 3 Techniques per item
Most of the techniques currently in game range from tier 1 to tier 5, however there are some that go only up to tier 3 or others that have only tier 1 or 2.
Where can I find techniques?
Techniques from tiers 1 to 5 can all be gained from dead mobs as loot. Mobs that drop techniques are Chests, Semi-Intelligents - That is pygmies, ogres, skulks, etc, and also Undead - Skeletons, Zombies, Mummies, etc. Also only named mobs or mobs in the upper half of each tier will drop techniques, with named mobs having higher chances of dropping a technique. The upper half levels of each tier are as follows:
- T1: 11-19
- T2: 30-39
- T3: 50-59
- T4: 70-79
- T5: 90-99
It is also possible to gain Technique kits as reward after finishing a quest, which then will only have to be dragged onto an item to use.
Spell, Defense, Adventure and Ability techniques are not available from Quartermasters - they are drop-only.
Techniques Available from Quartermasters
Technique Type Location Quartermaster T1 Armor Dye, Statistics and Weapon Dye Kion Marcus T1 Craft and Socket Sslanis Melli T2 Statistic Dalimond Corporal Elmond Weiss T2 Craft Chiconis Nalithess T3 Statistic Mahagra Holm Nestlaven T3 Craft New Rachival Edison Maberly T4 Statistic Feladan Janner Cinderfall T4 Craft Kirasanct Azmedai T5 Craft and Statistic Aughundell Grendan Stonemeld
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