Learning Recipes for Refining
Refining is the act of combining a base piece of armor or weapon with refining materials to create a core, which is then used on the base piece to make an enhanced item with stronger stats (orange quality). An Envoy must learn refining recipes in order to create better equipment.
Recipes are available for level 40 and higher characters. Basic weapon recipes can be bought from a Blacksmith. Armor and advanced recipes drop from harder dungeons and bosses. Once a recipe is learned it is shared with all characters on the account.
To begin refining, speak to a Blacksmith and select the dialogue option “I want precise casting and forging.” Then click on “Learn Recipe”.
To learn recipes found as drops, drag the recipe from your inventory to the Special Recipe slot in the Recipe List window and click on the Pay button. Recipes that have been learned will appear in the Refining window.
Refining Armor and Weapons
Gemstones and ore for crafting can be mined by using a pickaxe on ore deposits found in various maps. The pickaxe can be bought from a grocer.
Refining materials start dropping in level 30 dungeons or can be purchased from the Auction House and Guild Merchant. Green weapons and higher are used as base weapons to craft better weapons. Refined items cannot be traded.
Refining Rating System
Each recipe starts out with an Expertise Rating of D or E. As the character uses the recipe the Expertise Rating bar will fill up to reach the next rating. Ratings go from Grade E > D > C > B > A. Grade D awards 100% of the stats for the item.Better ratings increase the chance to craft better stats for the item up to 130%