From Istaria Lexica

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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?[edit]

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:

Tier specifications[edit]

Tier Level Levels Skills
Tier I 1 - 19 1 - 199
Tier II 20 - 39 200 - 399
Tier III 40 - 59 400 - 599
Tier IV 60 - 79 600 - 799
Tier V 80 - 99 800 - 999
Tier VI 100+ 1000+

Techatrons sell Mystery Technique Boxes that can contain any lootable technique.

Most techniques can be purchased from Armorer, Spellcrafter, and Weaponsmith trainers and Quartermasters throughout Istaria.

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.

Tier V Spell, Defense, Adventure and Ability techniques are not available from NPCs - they are drop-only.

Techniques Sold by NPC Traders[edit]

Technique Tiers and Types Locations and NPCs
T1 Ability and Adventure Kion Weaponcraft Trainer Jahaim
Sslanis Weaponcraft Trainer Hakzha
T1 Armor Dye, Statistic and Weapon Dye Kion Quartermaster Marcus
T1 Craft and Socketing Sslanis Quartermaster Melli
T1 Defense Kion Armorer Trainer Amenak
Sslanis Armorer Trainer Ssanithor
T1 Spell Dalimond Spellcrafter Trainer Minisa Albrath
Kion Spellcrafter Trainer Aminah
Sslanis Spellcrafter Trainer Izad
T2 Ability and Adventure Dalimond Weaponsmith Trainer Mirabell Danatos
T2 Craft and Socketing Chiconis Quartermaster Nalithess
T2 Defense Dalimond Armorer Trainer Barton Taylor
T2 Spell Dalimond Spellcrafter Trainer Minisa Albrath
T2 Statistic Dalimond Quartermaster Corporal Elmond Weiss
T3 Ability and Adventure Mahagra Weaponsmith Trainer Jeysta Maaltas
New Rachival Weaponcraft Trainer Jother Scrapedagger
T3 Craft and Socketing New Rachival Quartermaster Edison Maberly
T3 Defense Mahagra Armorer Trainer Tahtoom Frumja
New Rachival Armorer Trainer Balto Telblanter
T3 Spell Mahagra Spellcrafter Trainer Eirik Ingisson
New Rachival Spellcrafter Trainer Rondo Wisecraft
T3 Statistic Mahagra Quartermaster Holm Nestlaven
T4 Ability and Adventure Feladan Weaponcraft Trainer Lavanael
Kirasanct Weaponcraft Trainer Thazera
T4 Craft and Socketing Kirasanct Quartermaster Azmedai
T4 Defense Feladan Armorer Trainer Alba Tulius
Kirasanct Armorer Trainer Philemon
T4 Spell Feladan Spellcrafter Trainer Kwenya
Kirasanct Spellcrafter Trainer Kateos
T4 Statistic Feladan Quartermaster Janner Cinderfall
T5 Craft, Socketing and Statistic Aughundell Quartermaster Grendan Stonemeld