Originally Posted by michintom
Anyone want to give me tips on crafting? I need a new level for my lancer and I have no idea how to craft
look out for the color and sparks.
white** = the item is stable. (Rapid or Standard doesn't matter which because the item is stable so both have a high percentage of success)
yellow = stable but somewhat volatile. (This one is a coin toss, either Rapid or Standard because the item is 50% volatile and 50% stable.)
red = volatile. (Rapid)
multicolor = unstable. (I'd choose wait and hope it changes color, if not, pick standard or rapid and hope you succeed.)
Standard > Rapid > Bold
**When I first start crafting, the item would be white! For some reason rapid is giving me a high success as a starting synthesis. It may or may not work so I suggest giving rapid a try at first then decide from there.
Sparks could mean a bad or a good thing, mostly its bad (less success) in my experience. I heard some claiming that sparks gave them a +1 result which never happened in my case.
Most important of all!! Don't throw consecutive synthesis like 3 rapids or 3 standard. AND after the 3rd synthesis, throw a wait in there regardless of the color just to give the item a breathing room.
You lose more durability when using standard than rapid. It is said that bold synthesis is useless except for quality! It is useless because success rate is low but then you get a high quality item which could result to a +1 result
Disclaimer: All of this is theory crafting according to my experiences and info I gathered from different sources.Edited by cutegelo - 9/28/10 at 12:06am