From Istaria Lexica
How do I use crafting abilities?
For a Dragon, crafting abilities work similar to adventure abilities. Once you have joined the Dragon Crafter school (from the Skalkaar training quests) you will receive the Tier I crafting abilities.
Every 20 levels of craft you receive the next tier of crafting abilities (20, 40, 60, 80, 100).
To use a craft ability you first need to drag it to a hotkey bar:
- Open the Character window (the default shortcut is "c")
- Click on the "Abilities" tab and select the "Craft" button
- Find the desired crafting ability and drag it to a slot on the hotkey bar.
- Drag a formula you (plan to) use a lot to a hotkey bar.
- Use the right mouse button on the hotkey and select "Edit Hotkey".
- The Add Action Type must be changed from "Action" to "Use Ability".
- The Action Details has a blue bar saying "Drag Ability Here", do so in a simular fashion you would normally drag the ability to the hotkey.
- The Hotkey Actions tabel will now show 2 items.
- Open Window - ProductSelectionWindow
- Use Ability - "Ability Name"
If you follow the above correctly the requested formula dragged to the hotkey bar will open and at the same time activate the required ability.
The Example setup from 1 to 10
- Dragon Quarrying (Ability)
- Dragon Mining (Ability)
- Dragon Essence Harvesting (Ability)
- Stone Brick formula + Dragon Stoneworking (Ability)
- Metal Bar formula + Dragon Smelting (Ability)
- Cut Gem formula + Dragon Gemworking (Ability)
- Essence Orb formula + Dragon Essence Shaping (Ability)
- Tainted Essence Orb formula + Dragon Essence Shaping (Ability)
- Blank Spell Shard formula + Dragon Spellcraft (Ability)
- Dragon Scalecraft (Ability)
Now, just select the ability to use it. When a crafting ability is active, you'll see it in your effects window.
As you create items you will need to switch between different craft abilities depending on what you are making:
|Dragon Essence Shaping||
Lairshaping and Crystal Shaping are part of the Dragon Lairshaper school.
How do I increase my craft skills?
Craft skills are broken down into base skill and current skill:
Base Skill = A base skill is the skill that a player has before any techniques items, buffs, potions etc are applied. A base skill will not normally change unless a player has a death penalty or they have moved training points or they have gained a level.
Current Skill = A current skill is the base skill plus any current techniqued item bonuses, enhances, buffs, potions, consumable items, shop bonuses applied. Current skill can never be lower that a players base skill.
|Artisan Jemenoth||42066 / 16630||Skalkaar|
|Queriatia||22439 / 29090||Dralk|
|Resiata||24020 / 21657||Chiconis ()|
Every 10 levels there are crafting quests available for the majority of the crafting types, which give XP as a reward and a +10 bonus to the base skill. The crafting quests are available from the crafting trainers in both Dralk and Chiconis.
There are no crafting quests for Transmutation, Salvaging or Ingenuity.
For crystalshaping and lairshaping there are craft quests that alternate between the two that give a +10 bonus to each skill and XP.
|Mining||Evenitas the Miner||22456/29079||Dralk|
|Smelting||Althanas the Great||24175/21700||Chiconis|
|Spellcraft||Juquenas the Spellcrafter||24269/22021||Chiconis|
Abilities and Spells
Another way to increase you current craft skill is to use buffs and enhances. A dragon can use Dragon's Gift, Determination and Primal Roar abilities as well as Promote Vitality and True Grit spells to get a craft skill boost. Please note that Dragon's Gift does not help any crafting skills.
Scales, Stats, and Other Bonuses
Making a set of techniqued Dragon Scales or Dragon Claws can make crafting a significant amount easier with (relatively) little effort. A fully-teched set of Tier 5 scales can increase your crafting skill by well over 200.
Statistics also grant minor crafting bonuses:
When using this table, simply multiply the current value you have for the stats by the percentage shown to see how much of a skill bonus you're getting.
The final means of getting more crafting skill is to use a tiered crafting machine. These can grant anywhere from +15 to +90 crafting skill, depending on the level of the machine in use.
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