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Crafting in Final Fantasy XI is powered by the elemental crystals available in the world. Harnessing this elemental energy allows players to burn, bond, dilute, and carve; among other processes. This results in various items the player can use or equip.

In addition to crafting, players may want to investigate the several gathering activities used to source materials that aide crafters.

The Crafting Guilds

The world of Vana'diel has a number of crafting guilds which players can join to craft or fish numerous items:

24px-AlchemyIcon Alchemy - Craft often used to create enhancing and enfeebling potions, healing medicines, enfeebling weapons, and Ninjutsu tools.
24px-BonecraftingIcon Bonecraft - Craft which works with bones to create moderately heavy armor and a wide variety of ammunition and jewelry.
24px-ClothcraftingIcon Clothcraft - Craft which works with natural threads to craft lightweight armor and capes often used by magicians.
24px-CookingIcon Cooking - Craft which combines ingredients to make a wide variety of tasty and enhancing meals.
24px-FishingIcon Fishing - Craft which seeks to catch the fish from the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams and ponds of Vana'diel.
24px-GoldsmithingIcon Goldsmithing - Craft which works with precious gems and metals to create beautiful jewelry and glittering armor.
24px-LeathercraftingIcon Leathercraft - Craft which works with animal hides to craft medium-weight and versatile armor.
24px-SmithingIcon Smithing - Craft which reformulates raw ores into usable ingredients for making heavy armor and weapons.
24px-WoodworkingIcon Woodworking - Craft which uses lumber found around Vana'diel to craft a variety of weapons, shields, ammunition and Mog House furniture.
Note: Synergy is an out of era crafting skill and not available on Era. Some Synergy recipes are available as Custom Crafts.

Skilling Up

Players can skill up in a craft by crafting recipes above their skill level, including any synthesis support. The skillup rate on Era is 4x the retail value.

Test items are not required on Era as they are on retail FFXI. Once you gain a single skillup in a craft and a tiny bit of time elapses, you'll find yourself listed as a Veteran in that craft. It's an automated script ran on the server side to unlock it for you.

Players may level all crafts to 100 on a single character if they'd like.

The HQ Formula

For a complete rundown of the four crafting tiers available on Era, please see Crafting Tiers and High Quality Synthesis.

Custom Crafter Key Items

On Era, the Guild Point system does not exist. In it's place are Custom Crafter Key Items one can obtain by turning in specific items to NPCs.


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