Saricks Ultra Tempering Helper
                         Legend of Mana 
                  Version 1.34 Date 10/14/2000 
                 Copyright 2000 Richard Bavely
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                            Contents

   Section 1 
           1.1 Contents (this) 
           1.2 Updates
           1.3 What is this?          
   Section 2 
           2.1 Tempering techniques
           2.2 Tempering Notes
           2.3 Getting Essences to level 7&8
           2.4 Getting Essence to Level 8 Continued
           2.5 Getting an Essence to level 9 
           2.6 Getting an Essence to level 10 
           2.7 Getting Wisp or Shade to level 7+
   Section 3 
           3.1 Tempering DiorWood
           3.2 DoirWood Master Pieces
           3.3 Tempering DragonScale Improved.
           3.4 DragonScale UltraFlail Master Piece
           3.5 Other Tempering/Unmodified DragonScales Formula.
           3.6 Material Resistence Tables
           3.7 Points Needed to Level Essence Table
           3.8 Armor Status Protections  
   Section 4
           4.1 Two Player Save Duplicate Trick
           4.2 Questions and Answers for the Cheat
   Section 5
           5.1 Credits and Special Thanks
1.2) Updates.
 - 1.0 - 1.27 Varius changes.
-- Version 1.28 Added optimized BalbanesBeoulve to formula.
-- Version 1.29 Finalized dragonscale / other formula.
-- Version 1.30 Added Points Needed to Level Essence Table.
-- Version 1.31 Added Ultraflail final formula (concept)
-- Version 1.32 Added One Handed Axe and fixed Weapon finals.
 - Version 1.33 - 1.34 Various Changes to file. 

1.3) What Is This?

This Faq is a strategy tempering helper for people to read about
things and formulas I've done in the legend of mana tempering to
work. It's not really a FAQ it's just a simple "hay look here for
a cool tempering formula" Faq. It in no way gives any info on
quest etc. This file doesn't explain tempering in detail. It's
purpose is to explain how to reaching high level essences, temper
status protections, use a save game tempering cheat and a few
other tidbits.

                           Section 2

2.1) Tempering Techniques.

Tempering techniques are best categorized in three areas.

1) Basic - Straight forward approach, this person just tempers in
items with no discernible pattern often resulting in a lot of
waste and a trashed items.

2) Intermediate - This method a person will use a common formula
that has worked well in the past. Examples include: the Kelson
Modified Kelson or Syth formulas. These formulas use complex but
selective tempering of chaos crystals, glow crystals, even
sulpher and mercury sometimes.

3) Advanced - this is the hardcore of formulas. Examples of these
resemble those in this Faq. These formulas take long hard hours
to produce and test. They have specific orders and use both basic
and advanced techniques to create along with a new complex "trash
an essence so another essence may increase". This doesn't include
the extremely high cost and ridiculous cost of materials needed
to temper just one item. Thankfully there is a cheat mentioned
later on in this Faq (Section 4.1).

This is why tempering above level 7 and 8 is so complex. It's
something that comes in levels. each stage becomes more complex.
They cost more chaos crystals, glow crystals, sulpher, mercury,
gold and silver each upgrade. Each essence level up on a primary
essence comes at the cost of a secondary essence. To reach the
next level you'll need to increase the essence it drains even
more!

2.2) Tempering Notes

Note 1 :When tempering with mercury and sulphur you must
understand the fallowing before you design a tempering method.
Mercury works only for Shade, Undine, Jinn and Aura where as
sulphur only works for Wisp, Salamander, Gnome, and Dryad. Wisp
and Shade Don't work well with mercury and Sulpher for some
reason. Don't get to caught up in this it may ruin your formulas.
It's very important to note this before even considering
tempering materials. 

Note 2: Essences that effect other essences. I've found that
shade and wisp effect dryad and aura. Knowing this I tested the
effects of having lower essences of dryad and aura when I was
raising essences to level 10. I came out with a shocking secret.
The top row of essences has a great effect on the bottom row. If
an essence like wisp is level 6 your dryad will not reach level
10. If your dryad and aura aren't as high as they can be the
bottom row maxes out faster as far as I can tell.

Note 3: Essences, "Yin Yang" balancing issues. It's important to
know this when tempering failing to follow the rules of essences
can result is a corrupted trashed tempered item. Here's the story
wisp and shade have a massive effect on dryad and aura it doesn't
say this in the anywhere in the manual. I've proven this time and
time again with wisp and shade essences unbalanced. What happens
is that when shade is higher than wisp on the top row dryad will
have a problem at times causing it to never lock or slowly lose
power. The same thing will happen to aura if wisp is a higher
level than shade. 

As a result of this testing I've come to this conclusion. Wisp is
light, life and over world. Shade is darkness, Spirit and under
world. If wisp is stronger than shade then spirit will slowly
dissipate. If shade is stronger than wisp life will slowly
dissipate. Based on this it's best to temper items with the key
knowledge of balance. Failing to balance wisp and shade will make
it impossible to lock one at least essence costing you 1-10
points in the formulas! An unlocked essence will return to 0
level faster than you can temper in 3 glow crystals.

2.3) Getting an Essence to level 7&8

By now everyone knows how to get an essence to level 7. There are
better ways to temper but, doirwood won't get salamander to level
8 as far as I can tell. This technique isn't optimized choose
your best formula to reach level 7. For The primary essence here
is a good formula to get the basic essence to level 7. There are
some rare materials that have high resistance that lower this
severely. Your best bet is to follow the resistence table in this
Faq (Section 3.6 and 3.7).

2 Silver Coin
3 Glow Crystal
1 Silver Coin
3 Glow Crystal
3 Sulpher or mercury (See Note 1)
1 Silver Coin
1 Gold Coin

Stop Here if you just want to reach level 7 continue if you want
to reach level 8.


2.4) Getting Essence to Level 8 Continued

Level 5 is required for the opposing element to achieve level 8.
This works most of the time.
 
1 Chaos Crystal
2 Silver Coins
2 Mercury or Sulphur (depends see note 1)
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Silver Coin

First the primary essence is level 7 and the secondary essence is
level 5 use the below method to absorb secondary essence and
raise the primary essence to level 8! This requires the essence
it absorbs to be level 5 and the essence that is dominate over it
to be level 0! This technique doesn't work well with The top row
of elements.
 
Example: if you want Gnome to be level 8. First you'll need a
material that will allow it to reach level 8. Second you'll need
Gnome to be level 7. Third you'll need Jinn to be level 5, and
finally Salamander must be level 0 because it's dominate over
gnome! For this example coins are gnome and Sulpher is used.

4 Mercury or Sulphur (depends see note 1)
1 Silver Coin
1 Gold Coin

More On getting essences to level 8.

BalbanesBeoulve Has stated that there is another way to reach
level 8 essence without eating a gnome as posted on LOM message
boards. he has stated you can raise salamander on dragonscales
without eating a gnome. Perhaps this formula is possible with
outer tempering schemes such as a modified version of this Faqs
diorwood formula.

3 Glow Crystal
2 Sala Silver
4 Glow Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Sulphur
!! NO GOLD COINS USED !!

I ended up with an essence of 8.

(I've looked at the resistence tables and noticed that salamander
was 6 resistence. He's Right 7 resistence should be the same.)

2.5) Getting an Essence to Level 9

Raise the secondary essence to level 6

1 Chaos Crystal
1 Silver Coin
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Silver Coin
3 Glow Crystal

This next step only works if you've got the primary essence is
level 8 and the secondary essence is level 6 use the below method
to absorb secondary essence and raise the primary essence to
level 9! This requires the essence it absorbs to be level 6 and
the essence that is dominate over it to be level 0! This
technique doesn't work well with The top row of elements.

Example: if you want Gnome to be level 9. First you'll need a
material that will allow it to reach level 9. Second you'll need
Gnome to be level 8. Third you'll need Jinn to be level 6, and
finally Salamander must be level 0 because it's dominate over
gnome! For this example coins are gnome and Sulpher is used.

4 Mercury or Sulphur (depends see note 1)
1 Silver Coin
1 Gold Coin

2.6) Getting an Essence to Level 10

Level 7 is required for the opposing element to achieve level 10.

1 Chaos Crystal
1 Silver Coin
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Silver Coin
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher or mercury (See Note 1)
1 Gold Coin

First the primary essence is level 9 and the secondary essence is
level 7 use the below method to absorb secondary essence and
raise the primary essence to level 10! This requires the essence
it absorbs to be level 7 and the essence that is dominate over it
to be level 0! This technique doesn't work well with The top row
of elements.

Example: if you want Gnome to be level 10. First you'll need a
material that will allow it to reach level 10. Second you'll need
Gnome to be level 9. Third you'll need Jinn to be level 7, and
finally Salamander must be level 0 because it's dominate over
gnome! For this example coins are gnome and Sulpher is used.

4 Mercury or Sulphur (depends see note 1)
1 Silver Coin
1 Gold Coin

For other formulas you'll need to follow note 1, you'll also need
to note that I've never been able to achieve above level 7 on
wisp or shade. Doing so results in one essence being wiped
completely. (See Note 3)

2.7 Getting Wisp or Shade to level 7+

This can cause you problems getting aura or dryad to stick I've
proven this by massive testing. If wisp and shade aren't balanced
there is a chance that one essence will drain forever. I found
the if wisp is level higher than shade aura will take the drain
likewise, if shade is higher dryad will take the drain EVEN on
diorwood items. If you attempt to fix aura shade will take a hit
and it'll still have the drain.

If your interested I think this is the formula for getting wisp
or shade to level 7.

3 Glow Crystal
2 Silver Coin 
3 Glow Crystal
2 Sulpher
1 Silver Coin
1 Gold Coin

3.1) Tempering DiorWood

This tempering creates the most powerful weapon using dior wood.
A two handed axe created with this method exceeds 999 attack
power however, the game limits weapon power to 999! This is an
extremely expensive yet powerful method for tempering wood
weapons and armor. This formula not only makes 999 attack power
two-handed axe it also gives the weapon +9 statistic bonus across
the board!

This is for doir wood weapons and armor ONLY!. All other
materials, Metals, Aerolites, and Scales require different
tempering to reach 61 total points in essence levels. Please
don't try this with other materials you will be disappointed. 

Look at the check points and save often print it out and
mark out the lines as you go along. :)

1 Wisp Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Wisp Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    0    6    0    0    0    0    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Shade Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Shade Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    6    0    0    0    0    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Dryad Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    0    0    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Aura Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Aura Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Aura Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    0    0    0 
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    0    0    7 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystals
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    5    0    0    7 
4 Mercury
1 Undine Silver
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    2    0    0    8 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystals
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystal  
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Sala Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    6    0    0    8 
4 Mercury
1 Undine Silver
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    3    0    0    9 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystals
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Sala Gold
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Sala Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    7    0    0    9 
4 Mercury
1 Undine Silver
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    4    0    0   10 
1 Gnome Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Gnome Silver
3 Glow Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Gnome Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    7    0   10 
1 Chaos Crystal
2 Jinn Silver
2 Mercury
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    7    5   10 
4 Sulpher
1 Gnome Silver
1 Gnome Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    8    2   10 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    8    7    0    8    6   10 
4 Sulpher
1 Gnome Silver
1 Gnome Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    9    7    0    8    3   10 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    9    7    0    8    6   10 
4 Sulpher
1 Gnome Silver
1 Gnome Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    9    7    0    9    3   10 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Jinn Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    9    7    0    9    7   10 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Sala Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Sala Gold
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Sala Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    9    7    7    9    7   10 
                61 points total essence Tempering!

3.2) DoirWood Master Pieces
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
                  2-Handed Axe 999 Attack Power                  
                  +9 Stats across board (tested)                 
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
 2 Pine O'clock
 1 Silly Eye
 4 Lillypods
 X Spiny Seeds
 1 Bumpkin
 2 Ash
 1 Scissors

"X" In this formula an unknown number until your item statistic
bonuses reach +10 across the board. "X" can normally be replaced
with 10 but you may waste a few extra spiny seeds doing so.
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
                  Diorwood Bow 681+ Attack Power                 
                  +9 Stats across board (tested)                 
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
 1 Sun Crystal
 1 Moth Wing or Moon Crystal
 X Spiny Seeds
 4 Bumpkin
 1 Sharp Claw

"X" In this formula an unknown number until your item statistic
bonuses reach +10 across the board. "X" can normally be replaced
with 10 but you may waste a few extra spiny seeds doing so.
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
                One-Handed Axe 600+ Attack Power                
                +3 Stats across board (untested)                
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
 1 Lillypod
 1 Wood of Wool
 2 Dragon Blood
 4 Spiny Seeds
 3 Ash
 1 Scissors

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Notice that dryad raises to 6 without a single dryad coin! 

3.3) Tempering DragonScale Improved.

This next tempering method is for dragon Scale weapons and armor.
It may be possible to use this on other materials like metals,
aerolites, and fabric however, it hasn't been tested. Sadly with
this method 1 point is lost in dryad. I also found out that
attempting to temper undine and gnome to level 8 failed 100% of
the time because of the material rejecting the essence. :( 

This version of the dragonscales formula has been altered from
the original based on information gained off the GameFaqs message
board member BalbanesBeoulve has stated that 2 areas in the old
dragonscale tempering could be massively optimized allowing you
to skip 4 full steps. Although I've not tested this I believe
BalbanesBeoulve is trustworthy and wishes only to offer help to
everyone out there. This new improved formula hasn't been tested
by me so I left the old formula just in case your dragonscale
tempering fails with these economy and time saving improvements. 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These materials are VERY PICKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<------- BalbanesBeoulve's Optimized Jinn Section Start -------->
3 Glow Crystal
2 Jinn Silver 
4 Glow Crystal
1 Jinn Silver             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
3 Mercury                   0    0    0    0    0    0    8    0 
<-------- BalbanesBeoulve's Optimized Jinn Section End --------->
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    8    6 
4 Holy Water <------------- Needed to clear rows because mercury! 
4 Mercury
1 Jinn Silver
1 Jinn Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    9    3 
<---- BalbanesBeoulve's Optimized Salamander Section Start ----->
3 Glow Crystal*
2 Sala Silver* 
4 Glow Crystal*
1 Sala Silver*            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
3 Sulphur*                  0    0    0    0    8    0    9    0
<----- BalbanesBeoulve's Optimized Salamander Section End ------>
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*
3 Glow Crystal*
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*
3 Glow Crystal*           Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    8    6    9    0 
4 Holy Water* <------------ Needed to clear rows because Sulpher! 
4 Sulpher*
1 Sala Silver*
1 Sala Gold*              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    9    3    9    0
3 Glow Crystal
2 Wisp Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    0    0    0    9    0    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Shade Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Shade Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    0    0    9    0    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Gnome Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Gnome Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Gnome Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    0    0    9    7    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    0    0    9    7    9    7
1 Chaos Crystal?
<------- BalbanesBeoulve's Optimized Dryad Section Start ------->
3 Glow Crystal
2 Dryad Silver
4 Glow Crystal
1 Dryad Silver            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
3 Sulpher                   6    6   ?8    0    9    7    8    7 
<------- BalbanesBeoulve's Optimized Dryad Section End ---------> 
1 Chaos Crystal
2 Aura Silver
2 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Aura Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Aura Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6   ?8    7    9    7    9    7 
                         59 Points (untested)

The stars "*" Represent areas to skip if you don't want
salamander on your armor. This is in case you want to add some
cards that will fail if salamander is present. These include
mirrored world and bed of thorns. 

3.4) DragonScale UltraFlail Master Piece

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
                      Flail 550+ Attack Power                  
                 +3 Stats across board (untested)                
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
 1 HeartMent
 4 Spiny Seeds
 4 Holy Waters
 1 Giants Horn
+---------------------------------------------------------------+

3.5) Other Tempering Unmodified DragonScales formula.

This is the old DragonScales formula I Recommend this formula is
used for everything but the woods. Try it on other items. I can't
promise any miracles on this complex formula for anything other
than DragonScales. It's beat you try the new improved DragonScale
formula if it fails then I'm sorry I was hoping the optimized
portions worked. 

3 Glow crystal
1 Jinn Silver
3 Glow Crystal
2 Jinn Silver
3 Mercury
1 Jinn Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    7    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
2 Undine Silver
2 Mercury
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver           Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    7    0 
4 Holy Water <------------- Needed to clear rows because mercury! 
4 Mercury
1 Jinn Silver
1 Jinn Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    8    2 

1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    8    6 
4 Holy Water <------------- Needed to clear rows because mercury! 
4 Mercury
1 Jinn Silver
1 Jinn Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    9    3 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal

1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    9    7 
4 Mercury
1 Jinn Silver
1 Jinn Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    0    0    9    4 
(3 Glow Crystal
(2 Sala Silver
(4 Glow Crystal
(1 Sala Silver
(3 Sulphur
(1 Sala Gold

(3 Glow Crystal*
(2 Sala Silver*
(2 Glow Crystal*
(1 Sala Silver*
(3 Sulpher*
(1 Sala Gold*             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    7    0    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal*
2 Gnome Silver*
2 Sulpher*
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*           Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    7    5    9    0 
4 Holy Water* <------------ Needed to clear rows because Sulpher!
4 Sulpher*
1 Sala Silver*
1 Sala Gold*              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    8    2    9    0
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*
3 Glow Crystal*
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*
3 Glow Crystal*           Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    9    0    9    0 
4 Holy Water* <------------ Needed to clear rows because Sulpher! 
4 Sulpher*
1 Sala Silver*
1 Sala Gold*              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    9    0    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*
3 Glow Crystal*
1 Chaos Crystal*
1 Gnome Silver*
3 Glow Crystal*
1 Chaos Crystal*
3 Sulpher*
1 Gnome Gold*             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    9    7    9    0 
4 Mercury*
1 Sala Silver*
1 Sala Gold*              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            0    0    0    0    9    3    9    0 

3 Glow Crystal
2 Wisp Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    0    0    0    9    0    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Shade Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Shade Silver
3 Glow Crystal            Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    0    0    9    0    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Gnome Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Gnome Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Gnome Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    0    0    9    7    9    0 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Undine Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Undine Gold             Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    0    0    9    7    9    7 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Dryad Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Dryad Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Sulpher
1 Dryad Gold              Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    7    0    9    7    9    7 
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Aura Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
1 Aura Silver
3 Glow Crystal
1 Chaos Crystal
3 Mercury
1 Aura Gold               Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
                            6    6    7    7    9    7    9    7 
                            58 Points

3.6) Material Resistence Tables

First off what Are these tables for? Well they are simply tables
to represent how much a material resist an elemental essence. The
higher the resistence the more difficult it is to temper on to an
item. Some of the time this determine the materials maximum level
essence that can be tempered. Keep resistence in mind when
tempering items anything below 7 is low resistence, Resistance
level 7 through 9 is normal resistence and anything 10 and above
is high resistence. Note that the essences are abbreviated to fit
the text better, only the first 4 letters are used.

Note : these tables have are copies of the Ultimania scan by user
GilbellyMog on the GameFaqs Message board. The information has
been translated, for english readers.
 
                               
                    Material Resistence Tables

    Material                 Material Essence Resistence Levels
METALS                    Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
MenosBronze                 8    8    8    8    8    8    8    8
ForsenaIron                 9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9
GranzSteel                  9    9    9    9    9    9    9    9
LorantSilver                8    6    7    7    7    7    7    7
WendelSilver                9    7    8    8    8    8    8    8
VizelGold                   7    9    9    9    9    9    9    9
IshePlatinum                7    7    8    8    8    8    8    8
LorimarIron                 7    9    9    9    9    9    9    9
AltenaAlloy                10   10   10   10   10   10   10   10
MaiaLead                   32   32   32   32   32   32   32   32
Orihalcon                   8    8    7   10    7    9    6    8

WOODS                     Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
OakWood                     7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7
HollyWood                   7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7
BaobabWood                  7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7
EbonyWood                   7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7
MapleWood                   7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7
DiorWood                    7    8    5    9   10    7    7    7
AshWood                     7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7
PetrifiedWood               7    8    6    9   10    7    7    7

STONES                    Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
Marble                      7    8    9    7    7    6   10    7
Obsidian                    8    6    9    7    7    6   10    8
PedanStone                  7    8    9    7    7    7   10    7
Gaia'sTear                  8    8    9    7   10    6   11    6

SKINS                     Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
AnimalHide                  8    8    7    9    9    7    7    7
GatorSkin                   8    8    7    9    9    8    8    6
CentarHide                  8    8    9    7    8    7    8    8
DragonSkin                  8    8    7    9    5   10    5   10

SCALES                    Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
FishScales                  8    8    8    8    8    8    8    6
LizardScales                7    9    8    8    7    8    8    9
SnakeScales                 9    7    8    8    8    7    8    7
DragonScales                7    7    7    7    6    7    7    7

BONES                     Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
AnimalBone                  9    6    8    8    8    8    8    8
Ivory                       7    6    7    7    8    6    7    7
CursedBone                  9    5    9    7    9    7    9    7
Fossil                      9    6    8    8   10    6   10    6

FABRICS                   Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
ToppleCotton                6    8    6   10   10    7    7    6
SultanSilk                  6    8    6   10   10    7    7    6
JuddHemp                   10    6    6   10   10    7    7    6
AltenaFelt                  7    7    7    9   10    7    7    5

METEORS                   Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
JacobiniRock                7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
HalleyRock                  7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
AnkhRock                    7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
VinekRock                   7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
TuttleRock                  7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
NemesisRock                 7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
BielaRock                   7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8
SwiftRock                   7    8   10    7    7    8    9    8

MISC.                     Wisp Shad Drya Aura Sala Gnom Jinn Undi
Adamantite                  8    8    8    8    8    8    8    8
FullMetal                   8    8    8    8    8    8    8    8
Coral                       9    6    7    7    9    7    9    5
TortoiseShell               8    8    9    7    9    8    9    7
Shell                       8    7    9    8    9    7    9    6
Emerald                     8    8    8    8    8    8    8    8
Pearl                       8    8    8    8    8    8    8    8
LapisLazuli                 8    8    8    8    8    8    8    8

3.7) Points Needed to Level Essence Table

What is this table for? Well it represents how much power is
required to raise an elemental essence to the next level. On the
right side is the "resistence level". This is determined by the
material resistence for a single essence using the tables located
in this Faq under section (3.6).

 The top row represents the level of essence you wish to achieve.
The crossing of these to areas show the power level points
required to raise to the next level. Numbers surrounded by "("
and ")" indicate that it is impossible to reach the next level.

Please don't ask questions about this part of the Faq I'm as lost
as you on how the points are determined. 

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|              Total Points Needed to Raise Essence             |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Essence| X | 1 | 2 |  3 |  4  |  5  |  6  |   7  |   8  |   9  |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 | 8 | 8 | 16 |  24 |  48 |  96 |  192 | (384)| (768)|
|Level  |x2 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
|  5    |x3 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 | 8 | 8 | 16 |  24 |  48 |  96 |  192 | (384)| (768)|
|Level  |x2 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
|  6    |x3 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 | 8 | 8 | 16 |  24 |  48 |  96 |  192 | (384)| (768)|
|Level  |x2 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
|  7    |x3 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 | 8 |16 | 24 |  48 |  96 | 192 | (384)| (768)|(1536)|
|Level  |x2 | 8 | 8 | 16 |  24 |  48 |  96 |  192 | (384)| (768)|
|  8    |x3 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 | 8 |16 | 24 |  48 |  96 | 192 | (384)| (786)|(1536)|
|Level  |x2 | 8 | 8 | 16 |  24 |  48 |  96 |  192 | (384)| (768)|
|  9    |x3 | 8 | 8 |  8 |  16 |  16 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 | 8 |16 | 24 |  48 |  96 | 192 | (384)| (786)|(1536)|
|Level  |x2 | 8 | 8 | 16 |  24 |  48 |  96 |  192 | (384)| (768)|
|  10   |x3 | 8 | 8 |  8 |   8 |  32 |  32 |   64 |  128 |  256 |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resist |x1 |24 |48 | 96 | 192 |(384)|(786)|(1536)|(3072)|(6144)|
|Level  |x2 |24 |48 | 96 | 192 | 288 |(576)|(1152)|(2304)|(4508)|
|  32   |x3 |16 |24 | 48 |  96 | 192 |(384)| (786)|(1536)|(3072)|
+---------------------------------------------------------------+ 
 

3.8) Armor Status Protections

                        Status Protections

Pine O'Clock <-- Sleep Protection (N/A)
Blackened Bat <-- Darkness Protection (N/A)
Zombie Claw <-- Paralysis Protection (N/A)
Sharp Claw <-- Freeze Protection (Salamander)
Baked Roach <-- Poison Protection (N/A)
Stinky Breath <-- Confusion Protection (N/A)
Squalphin <-- Fireburn Protection (Undine)
Ear of Wheat <-- Petrification Protection (NA)

Stinky breath will need washed with a holywater or a GarlicCrown
otherwise, you'll have a pixie to deal with.

Item Status Protection Tempering Incompatibilities

Sleep Protection <--> Poison Protection
Darkness Protection <--> Confusion Protection
Paralysis Protection <--> Petrification Protection
Freeze Protection <--> Fireburn Protection

4.1) Two Player Save Duplicate Trick

This cheat/trick is only usable for. 
1. Save money, coin and materials when tempering.
2. Give Friends duplicates of your stuff without losing them.

You need the following for this cheat to work -->

1. Two game saves under different names 
2. Golem Workshop both saves(completed "quest")
3. Blacksmith Workshop both saves(Completed Watts Hammer "quest")
4. Junkyard placed on map in both saves.
5. One free save slot 2 blocks. (used for temporary save)

I've been using a trick to make unlimited weapons using 2 game
saves with different names. The first save is set in no future as
"slot1" and the second is in normal mode "slot2". The difficulty
levels don't really matter for this cheat.

1. Load player one game with all materials needed to make awesome
weapons, armors, and instruments. (Materials only!)

2. Make an item as player one a using the temporary slot ONLY!
After it's tempered pawn it and save at the junkyard in the
temporary slot only.

3. Reset and load player two game from slot2.

4. Have player two buy the item from the temporary slot.

5. Have player two overwrite slot2 so that they own the items
permeantly.

6. have player two go back and pawn the item again. 

7. Overwrite the temporary slot. (This allows the player two to
retain the item as well as have a temporary slot that contains
item pawned on it. This will also allow player one to buy it back
again.)

8. Reset and load original player one game from slot1.

9. Have player one buy the item back from the temporary slot.

10. Save the player one game in slot1. 

At this point player 1 retains all items used to create the item
since they never really made it. The cool thing is player one and
two retain the item as though they bought it from each other. The
only real thing lost is a few thousand $$ but nothing compared to
the $100K+ it takes to make one. 

4.2) Questions and Answers for the Cheat

Question: Processor Bomb won't let me trade items using the
duplicate trick.

Answer: You need to delete the original on the primary save
before you can buy the duplicate from Processor Bomb. 

Here's Why he won't sell things to you.

The item you pawned can't exist in the primary save as altered or
unaltered form. You must create and temper items on the temporary
save only so they won't exist on the primary save. This way they
can't be traced back to the original item. Once a material is
changed into an item it's information is lost.  

The game can't detect that you used the same piece of dragon
scale or coins so long as you do it on a temporary save. You want
to get back all the materials you used in this cheat don't you?
if you get this error you made an unaltered item and saved on the
primary save and then tempered it using the temporary save.
Basically the original item still exist even though you altered
it. Find it and trash or sell the duplicate item on the primary
save.

5.1) Credit's and Special Thanks

Credits and special thanks, without these people I wouldn't have
known about mercury, Sulpher, glow crystals or chaos crystals.

David Myers (His Legend of Mana Tempering FAQ)
Sean Kelson (Kelson Tempering)
SSJcloud and Phildo (Mercury and Sulpher)
Someguy (Getting essence to level 8!)
Kenzaburo (Material Resistence translations!)
GilbelyMog (Ultimaina Scan for basic table info)
Writers of Ultimaina. (The Legend of Mana Ultimania book.)
BalbanesBeoulve (optimised some of the dragonscale formula)
Sony Entertainment (making me start a new game!)