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    |                 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning                              |
    |                        Crafting Guide v1.2                                 |
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    |                         the_requiem                                        |
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       * TABLE OF CONTENTS *
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    0.  Legal yadda yadda yadda                   [cg000]
    1.  Introduction                              [cg010]
    2.  Crafting Skills                           [cg020]
        a. Sagecrafting                           [cg02a]
        b. Blacksmithing                          [cg02b]
    3.  Components and Gems                       [cg030]
        a. Weapon Components                      [cg03a]
        b. Mage Armor Components                  [cg03b]
        c. Rogue Armor Components                 [cg03c]
        d. Warrior Armor Components               [cg03d]
        e. Weapon Gems                            [cg03e]
        f. Utility Gems                           [cg03e]
        g. Epic Gems                              [cg03f]
    4.  Crafting - HowTo                          [cg040]
        a. Mastercrafting                         [cg04a]
    5.  Crafting Reference Table                  [cg050]
    6.  Farming, Tips, and Tricks                 [cg060]
    7.  Hall of Fame                              [cg070]
        a. Armor                                  [cg07a]
    8.  Contact Info                              [cg080]
    9.  Version History                           [cg090]
    10. Credits                                   [cg100]
    
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     -0-  * Legal jabberish *                                            [cg000]
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    Copyright 2012 the_requiem
    
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
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    If you come across this guide on any other site, let me know of the same. If 
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    Contact Info].
    
    However, feel free to quote it, rip it off or do anything that makes you seem
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    for the lying thief you are. 
    
    
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     -1-  * Introduction *                                               [cg010]
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    So you want to craft custom gear that can give purple gear you find in-game 
    a run for its money? You've come to the right place.
    
    Crafting in Amalur is very simple to get into, but you need to know what to 
    do to get maximum out of it, especially at higher levels. Two skills are 
    dedicated to gear crafting, Sagecraft and Blacksmithing. Alchemy is for 
    crafting potions, but the focus of this guide is on crafting gear.
    
    Note that I don't have the strategy guide and all the information in this 
    guide is based on my findings in-game. There might be some information 
    missing, which simply means I don't have access to it yet. So, if you find 
    anything wrong or missing, do let me know.
    
    Finally, this guide was written with PS3 version, but should work for any 
    version.
    
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     -2-  * Crafting Skills *                                            [cg020]
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    The two crafting skills are Sagecrafting and Blacksmithing. You maybe 
    wondering why Sagecrafting is crucial to crafting gear. Let me get a little 
    ahead of myself and tell you that you can create components with stats of the 
    gems. What it means is, you can practically create gear with stats of 4 
    different gems. Let's not get too ahead of ourselves, I'll tell you how to 
    do that. But first, skill basics.
    
    Sagecrafting lets you strengthen shards to create better shards, use shards 
    to craft different gems and socket gems crafted into gear with slots. Shards 
    come in 3 varieties. In the order of increasing effectiveness, they are - 
    Cloudy, Lambent, Pristine. With enough points in Sagecrafting, you can 
    combine poorer shards to get better shards.
    
    Blacksmithing lets you create gear from scratch, provided you have the right 
    components. Components are found as loot, bought from some vendors, but the 
    best way to get components is to salvage any gear you're not going to use.
    
    Now, lets take a look at crafting abilities unlocked at different skill levels.
    
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     - 2-a -  * Sagecrafting *  [cg02a]
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    For sagecrafting you need to find a Sagecrafting Altar. You encounter your 
    first one in the village of Gorhart, though you may need to do a side quest 
    to gain access to it.
    
    Without any points in sagecrafting you can only create gems from Cloudy 
    shards and can socket gems in gear with slots.
    
    Here is a list of sagecrafting abilities unlocked for each point you put 
    into sagecrafting. Note that drop quality improves with every single point, 
    so I will not mention it for cases where other abilities are unlocked.
    
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    | 1 | Better quality shards drop more often from enemies. 
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    | 2 | You can now create gems from LAMBENT quality shards.
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    | 3 | You can combine two shards of same quality to make better shards.
    |---|------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | 4 | Better quality shards drop more often from enemies.
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    | 5 | Better quality shards drop more often from enemies.
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    | 6 | You can now create gems from PRISTINE quality shards.
    |---|------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | 7 | Better quality shards drop more often from enemies.
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    | 8 | You can now craft EPIC gems.
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    | 9 | Better quality shards drop more often from enemies.
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    | 10| You can remove socketed gems.
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    You will want to hit Level6 ASAP. For Armor, Epic gems give some of the best 
    stats and passive effects. If you are only interested in crafting weapons, 
    you can max out Sagecrafting at Level 6 as weapons can't use Epic Gems. 
    Otherwise, aim to hit Level 8.
    
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     - 2-b -  * Blacksmithing *  [cg02a]
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    For Blacksmithing you need access to a Blacksmithing Forge. You encounter 
    your first one in village of Gorhart, at The Corner Shop.
    
    Without any points in Blacksmithing you can repair your gear, craft gear with
     2 components and salvage white named gear.
    
    Here is a list of Blacksmithing abilities unlocked for each point you put 
    into it. Note that repair kit efficiency improves with every single point, 
    so I will not mention it for cases where other abilities are unlocked.
    
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    | 1 | You can harvest components from defeated enemies. 
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    | 2 | You can now create gear with 3 components.
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    | 3 | You can salvage Infrequent Equipment [Green named gear].
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    | 4 | You can create gear with 4 components.
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    | 5 | Your skill with repair kits is improved.
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    | 6 | You can now salvage Rare Equipment [Blue named gear].
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    | 7 | You can use gems when crafting equipment.
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    | 8 | Your skill with repair kits is improved.
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    | 9 | Your skill with repair kits is improved.
    |---|------------------------------------------------------------------------
    | 10| You can create "Mastercrafted" equipment.
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    In this case you will want to hit Level10 as early as possible. 
    Mastercrafted equipment means any gear you craft, will have a bonus added 
    stat. It is mostly +Physical Damage for weapons and +Armor for armor.
    
    As you can see, any item can use up to four components. These 4 consist of 
    1 Core component unique to each item, a required component and 2 optional 
    components. At level 7 you can add a gem to these components.
    
    
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     -3-  * Components and Gems *                                        [cg030]
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    Before we go any further, we need to know different components and gems that 
    go into making any gear.
    
    
    Gems are created by combining shards. For now, I'll only be listing gems made 
    from Pristine shards and that too the ones that give best stats for a given 
    effect. Why? Coz the focus of this guide is to make best gear. Gems crafted 
    from lower shards will have similar effects but lower stats. If enough people 
    request, I will add other gems in the guide, later.
    
    Note that all gear, armor or weapons, can use Utility Gems.
    
    Chest components of all armor, robes for Mage armor, can use Epic Gems too.
    
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     - 3-a -  * Weapon Components *    [cg03a]
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    |   Weapon   |   Required Components   |         Optional                   |
    +------------+-------------------------+------------------------------------+
    |            | Core          | 2nd     |  3rd     | 4th      | Weapon Gem   |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Chakrams   | Disc          | Handle  | Bindings | Grip     |    No        |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Daggers    | Small Blades  | Hilt    | Rivets   | Bindings |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Faeblades  | Curved Blades | Fulcrum | Rivets   | Grip     |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Greatsword | Large Blade   | Hilt    | Bindings | Grip     |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Hammer     | Plumb         | Shaft   | Grip     | Bindings |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Longbow    | Limb          | Fulcrum | Rivets   | Bindings |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Longsword  | Blade         | Hilt    | Rivets   | Grip     |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Sceptre    | Dowel         | Handle  | Bindings | Grip     |    No        |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Staff      | Rod           | Shaft   | Rivets   | Bindings |    No        |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
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     - 3-b -  * Mage Armor Components *   [cg03b]
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    |   Mage     |   Required Components   |         Optional                   |
    |   Armor    +-------------------------+------------------------------------+
    |            | Core          | 2nd     |  3rd     | 4th      | Armor Gem    |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Robes      | Cloth         | Trim    | Bindings | String   |    Yes+Epic  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Cowl       | Headdress     | Lining  | Rivets   | Bindings |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Talisman   | Guard         | Grip    | Bindings | Trim     |    No        |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Shoes      | Heel          | Lining  | Bindings | Rivets   |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Handwraps  | Mitt          | Grip    | String   | Bindings |    Yes       |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
    
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     - 3-c -  * Rogue Armor Components *   [cg03c]
    ------------------------------------------------
    
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    |   Rogue    |   Required Components   |         Optional                   |
    |   Armor    +-------------------------+------------------------------------+
    |            | Core          | 2nd     |  3rd     | 4th      | Armor Gem    |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Armor      | Chestpiece    | Lining  | Bindings | Trim     |    Yes+Epic  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Cap        | Headdress     | String  | Bindings | Grip     |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Leggings   | Brace         | String  | Bindings | Grip     |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Buckler    | Guard         | Grip    | Rivets   | String   |    No        |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Boots      | Heel          | Trim    | Rivets   | Bindings |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Gloves     | Mitt          | Grip    | String   | Bindings |    Yes       |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
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     - 3-d -  * Warrior Armor Components *   [cg03d]
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    |   Warrior  |   Required Components   |         Optional                   |
    |   Armor    +-------------------------+------------------------------------+
    |            | Core          | 2nd     |  3rd     | 4th      | Armor Gem    |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Cuirass    | Chestpiece    | Lining  | Rivets   | String   |    Yes+Epic  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Helm       | Headdress     | Rivets  | Lining   | Binding  |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Chausses   | Brace         | Rivets  | String   | Trim     |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Shield     | Guard         | Grip    | Rivets   | Trim     |    No        |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Greaves    | Heel          | Lining  | Rivets   | Binding  |    Yes       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Gauntlets  | Mitt          | Grip    | Lining   | Rivets   |    Yes       |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
    
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     - 3-e -  * Weapon Gems *   [cg03e]
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    Galvanizing Gem (Physical + Physical)
     30 Physical Damage.
    
    Gem of Slaughter (Physical + Fire/Ice/Lightning)
     20 Bleeding Damage over 5 seconds
    
    Gem of Bloodletting (Physical + Magic)
     15% chance to steal 35 Health per hit
    
    Gem of Rot (Physical + Poison)
     48 Poison Damage over 7 seconds
    
    Gem of Amplitude (Poison + Protection)
     +15% Critical Hit Damage
    
    Saboteur's Gem (Protection + Protection)
     25 Piercing Damage
    
    Gem of Gluttony (Magic + Magic)
     15% chance to steal 25 Mana per hit
    
    Gem of Incineration (Magic + Fire)
     30 Fire Damage
     20 Burning Damage over 7 seconds
    
    Gem of Tempest
     30 Lightning Damage
     15 Shocking Damage over 10 seconds
    
    Gem of Winter
     30 Ice Damage
     18 Freezing Damage over 6 seconds  
    
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     - 3-f -  * Armor Gems *   [cg03f]
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    Flawless Gem (Protection + Protection)
     +30% Armor
    
    Impregnable Gem (Poison + Physical/Magic)
     +35 Armor
    
    Gem of Tempering (Protection + Physical)
     +15% Physical Resistance
    
    Gem of Coagulation (Physical + Magic)
     +20% Bleeding Resistance
    
    Gem of Haven (Protection + Magic)
     +12% Elemental Resistance
    
    Gem of Fire Attenuation (Protection + Fire)
     +20% Fire Resistance
    
    Gem of Ice Attenuation (Protection + Ice)
     +20% Ice Resistance
    
    Gem of Lightning Attenuation (Protection + Lightning)
     +20% Lightning Resistance
    
    Gem of Antidote (Protection + Poison)
     +15% Poison Resistance
    
    
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     - 3-f -  * Utility Gems *   [cg03f]
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    Regenerating Gem (Physical + Protection)
     +2 Health Regen per second
    
    Hero's Gem (Protection + Protection)
     +20% Health
    
    Rejuvenating Gem (Magic + Fire/Ice/Lightning)
     +2 Mana Regen per second
    
    Oracle's Gem (Magic + Magic)
     +20% Mana
    
    Gem of Precision (Physical + Poison)
     +7% chance to Critical Hit
    
    Gem of Staggering (Protection + Magic)
     +30% Stun Duration
    
    Conqueror's Gem (Physical +Physical)
     +20% Damage vs Lightly Wounded targets
    
    Tormentor's Gem (Poison + Ice)
     +20% Damage vs Heavily Wounded targets
    
    Gem of Radiance (Physical + Magic)
     +20% Damage during Daytime
    
    Gem of Night (Poison + Magic)
     +20% Damage during Night
    
    
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     - 3-g -  * Epic Gems *   [cg03g]
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    Gem of Enlightenment (Magic + Protection)
     +1 to first 4 tiers of unlocked Might, Finesse and Sorcery abilities
    
    Warrior's Gem (Magic + Physical)
     +1 to all unlocked Might Abilities
    
    Rogue's Gem (Magic + Poison)
     +1 to all unlocked Rogue Abilities
    
    Sorcerer's Gem (Magic + Magic)
     +1 to all unlocked Sorcery abilities
    
    Gem of Unrivaled Vitality (Poison + Fire/Ice/Lightning)
     +50 Health and Mana
    
    Gem of Subjugator (Physical + Physical)
     +15% Damage
     +10% Damage Resistance
    
    Gem of Magic Resonance (Fire + Ice/Lightning)
     +20% Elemental damage.
    
    Gem of Abatement (Magic + Fire/Ice/Lightning)
     -20% Mana Costs
    
    Gem of Plague's Vengenace (Poison + Poison)
     75% chance to poison enemies when attacked.
    
    Gem of Paralyzing Vengeance (Protection + Protection)
     60% chance to Stun enemies when attacked.
    
    Gem of Summer's Vengeance (Fire + Fire)
     75% chance to Burn enemies when attacked
    
    Gem of Winter's Vengeance (Ice + Ice)
     75% chance to Freeze enemies when attacked
    
    Gem of Tempest's Vengeance (Lightning + Lightning)
     75% chance to Shock enemies when attacked
    
    
    
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     -4-  * Crafting - HowTo*                                            [cg040]
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    Now we get to the core of the guide. All the text so far has been in 
    preparation for this. But before we go further, want to let you know of some 
    assumptions this guide makes at this point:
    
    1. Sagecrafting: Minimum 6, recommended 8.
    2. Blacksmithing: Minimum 7, recommended 10.
    3. You have access to altars and forges.
    4. You have been salvaging equipment you don't need for some components, 
    quality doesn't matter.
    
    In this section I will teach you how to create gear with stats you want by 
    using gems and transferring their stats to the components you use for crafting 
    gear.
    
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    Basic Strategy
    ---------------
    
    Basic crafting strategy can be summed up as follows:
    1. Create a gem with stats you want.
    2. Create a basic item with gem created in 1.
    3. Salvage the created item to get component with stats of the gem.
    4. Repeat 1-3 for each of the different components used to make the item.
    5. Craft the desired gear with components created in step4.
    
    Sounds easy enough? Think you can do it? Go ahead and stop reading, you know 
    all you need to know already.
    
    
    Now, if you're still reading this, you're ready for detailed strategy. But
    before we do, remember, it works on salvaging equipment with gems used for
    crafting, not gems slotted into slots. It may, but has never for me. If it 
    works for you, do let me know.
    
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    Detailed Strategy
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    As an example, I will try to make Faeblades with stats of 4 gems.
    
    1. Create a gem with stats you want
    -----------------------------------
    
    Refer to the Gems list above to decide which gem you want to make.
    
    e.g. 2 Fire Shards to get Gem of Combustion [weapon gem].
    17 fire damage.
    10 burning over 6 seconds.
    
    I could've used Gem of Inceneration too, but wanted to demonstrate another 
    aspect of this trick which you'll come to know later.
    
    2. Create an item with that gem.
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    When creating an item you need at least 2 components, 2 optional and one 
    optional gem. The first component is unique to each item. Refer the 
    components section for different component for different weapons.
    
    But before you do anything, save. Why? In case you don't get the component you
    wanted, you can reload this save and get your gem back. It maybe confirmation
    bias or just pure luck, but I seem to get better luck if I try again later.
    
    What you want to do is, use the worst components you have as your component 
    1, worst available as component 2 and skip component 3 and 4. Then use the gem 
    you created in Step 1.
    
    Why do we do it this way? Almost always, the component with gem stats is the 
    2nd component used in crafting. You may get other component [if used] but 
    I haven't in about 100 attempts. That is why we only use 2 core components, 
    why waste anything? Besides, you reduce the probability of getting a useless 
    components on salvaging.
    
    e.g. Faeblades
    Curved Steel Blades
    Crude Fulcrum
    none
    none
    Gem of Combustion.
    
    THIS IS IMPORTANT: Make sure you save after creating your weapon.
    
    
    3. Salvage the created item to get component with stats of the gem.
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    Salvage the item you created in previous step. You should get a component 
    with same stats as the gem. If you don't get component with gem stats, 
    reload the save and try again till it happens. This is the only annoying 
    part of this guide. But if you use only 2 required components, you will get 
    required part sooner than later, another reason to use minimum possible 
    components.
    
    Now, here comes interesting part. 
    
    Going by our example, I got a Master Flamed Fulcrum [depends on 
    Blacksmithing level] which had 21 Fire damage and 13 Burning over 7 
    seconds. Notice how I got better stats than the gem I used?
    
    4. Repeat 1-3 to get different components used in an item.
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    At this point we have one component, the second one, with the desired stats. 
    We need 2 more components. This is where we refer the table of components 
    above. Let us use example of my Faeblades.
    
    Faeblades - Curved Blades, Fulcrum, Rivets, Grip.
    
    We got Fulcrum... Rivets and Grip to go. Remember, we mostly get gem stats 
    in 2nd component. So, what do we do? We craft items which use Rivets and 
    Grip as 2nd component. Here is a list of components and items that have 
    them as 2nd component
    
    Hilt - Daggers, Longsword, Greatsword
    Rivets - Chausses, Helm
    Bindings - None.
    Shaft - Staff, Hammer
    Handle - Chakram, Sceptre
    Grip - Shield, Gauntlets, Handwraps
    Fulcrum - Faeblades, Longbows
    
    Note that Bindings are not used as 2nd component in anything. So what to 
    do? Well, you gotta try your luck and use Bindings as 3rd or 4th 
    component and hope you salvage bindings with gem stats. I had better 
    luck getting good bindings from salvaging Blue named gear I found in game.
    
    So, to get Rivets, we need to create and salvage a Helm or Chausses... 
    and to get Grip we create and salvage a Shield/Gauntlet/Handwrap. Now, 
    these are armor items, so we can't use weapon gems in them, but we CAN 
    use Utility gems.
    
    So, just repeat step 3, this time with Helm and then with a shield. Pick 
    any item you have more basic components for.
    
    e.g.
    Gem of Precision - 7% chance to critical hit.
    Regenerating Gem - +2 Health Regen
    
    Gem of Precision on salvaging gave me Flawless Magnifying Rivets.
    Regnerating Gem gave me Flawless Sustaining Grip.
    
    
    
    5. Craft the uber item where each component has stats from some gem.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This is where it all comes together. Use the best available base component 
    [Prismere for blades, Ebony or longbows etc.], the 3 gem encrusted components
     we created, and finally, yet another weapon gem. So, we get a weapon with 
    practically 2 weapon gems and 2 utility gems. 
    
    Here are a couple examples of gear I crafted:
    
    My Faeblades [Level16]:
    Attack rating 173
    
    59 Physical - Base component.
    35 Piercing
    +7% chance to critical hit - Rivets [I think]
    +5 Health [dunno how this came about]
    +7% Physical Damage - Bindings.
    21 Fire Damage - [Master Fulcrum, could've tried for Flawless]
    13 Burning Damage over 7 seconds
    30 Lightning Damage - Gem of Combustion.
    15 Shocking Damage over 10 seconds.
    
    My longbow [Level11]:
    Attack rating 162
    
    55 Physical
    25 piercing
    +5% Poison damage
    +5% poison damage.
    +2 Health regen per sec
    21 Fire Damage
    13 Burning Damage
    48 Poison damage over 7 seconds.
    
    Note in both cases I settled for Master Fulcrums for fire damage, when 
    flawless would've given me 30 and 15 over 10 seconds. I made the bow about 
    level 24 and Faeblades around level32. Now that I am 36, I am getting Fine 
    Prismere and Ebony components, so raw damage will increase. 
    
    6. [Optional] Duplication/Transfer of stats
    
    This is something that you don't need gems for. If you have gear with
    desired stat, it is very much possible that you can get more than one 
    component with the same stat.
    
    Also, if you have a component with desired stat but want it on a 
    different component, you can create an item that uses both component types
    and on salvaging you *can* get stats transferred to other component, or if
    lucky, on both components.
    
    e.g Lets say you have Flawless Hardened Rivets [+100 Health] but you need
    Flawless Hardened Bindings because you want +100 Health on your Handwraps.
    
    So, what you do is make Mage Shoes with those Rivets and on salvaging you
    have a chance to get Bindings with +100 Health that you can use in your
    Handwraps.
    
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     - 4-a -  * Mastercrafting * [cg04a]
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    Once you max out Blacksmithing skill, you can create Mastercrafted Gear.
    What this means is, any gear you create will have bonus stats on top
    of ones you get from the components. The bonus you get depends on gear type
    and is fixed for each gear type. The amount of bonus depends on the quality
    of the core component. I have listed bonuses for top tier components, lower
    tier will have smaller bonuses.
    
    Note that I tested these with Rogue and Warrior Armor versions.
    
    +-----------------------------------------------------------+
    | Gear        | Bonus [for top tier core component]         |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Weapons     | +7% Damage                                  |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Shields     | +10% Melee/Ranged/Magic Block Efficacy      |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Head Gear   | +6% Experience Bonus                        |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Chest Gear  | +16% Physical Resistance                    |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Hand Gear   | +16% Mana                                   |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Leg Gear    | +16% Bleeding Resistance                    |
    |-----------------------------------------------------------|
    | Feet Gear   | +16% Health                                 |
    +-----------------------------------------------------------+
    
    Once I have salvaged all tiers of core components in my game, will update
    with bonus for each tier core component.
    
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     -5-  * Crafting Reference Table *                                   [cg050]
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    One you get hang of the technique, this is table you should refer to get the
    desired gear. This lists:
    
    Every Flawless stat possible.
    Components that can spawn with that effect.
    Gems that can provide the given effect.
    
    Why is this necessary? So far in my testing, if I use a gem with higher stats
    than the equivalent flawless component, I just don't get the stats on my
    component. If you manage to get a component with better stats than one listed
    here, definitely let me know. You'll get my thanks and a named credit.
    
    What does it mean? It gives you a good idea of gems that are better fit for
    being used as a gem in your crafted weapon as those stats may not carry over
    at all.
    
    e.g. Flawless Grips give +20% to Armor. Flawless Gem gives +30% armor. So,
    best case scenario maybe getting 20% Flawless grips from your Flawless Gem.
    We also get +20% Armor from Exceptional Gem, which uses Lambent Shards instead
    of Pristine shards. So, why waste a higher quality gem when a lower gem would
    give the best possible results?
    
    Lets get to the table then.
    
    Each entry in this table captures the following information:
    
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Effect       | Comma separatec list of components                         |
    |              | Effect-Name                            Gem to be used      |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    
    e.g. If we consider first entry, it tells us:
    Flawless Slaughtering Handle, Bindings and Grips gives 25 Bleeding over 5 
    secs and can get them from Gem of Slaughter.
    
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |   Status      | Possible Components with effect                           |
    |   Effect      +-----------------------------------------------------------|
    |               |           Effect keyword -  Gems                          |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 25 Bleeding   | Handle, Bindings, Rivets                                  |
    | over 5 secs   | Slaughtering                             Gem of Slaughter |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 30 Physical   | Handle, Hilt, Binding, Grip                               |
    | damage        | Damaging                                  Galvanizing Gem |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 25 Piercing   | Handle, Hilt, Binding, Grip                               |
    | damage        | Piercing                                   Saboteur's Gem |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 15% chance to | Handle, Hilt                                              |
    | steal 25 Mana |                                                           |
    | Mana/hit      | Ravenous                                  Gem of Gluttony |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 15% chance to | Handle, Hilt                                              |
    | steal 25      |                                                           |
    | Health/hit    | Bloodseeker                              Gem of Devouring |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 48 Poison     | Fulcrum, Handle, Hilt                                     |
    | Damage over   |                                                           |
    | 7 seconds     | Infected                                       Gem of Rot |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 30 Lightning  | Fulcrum, Handle, Shaft                                    |
    | 15 Shocking   |                                                           |
    | over 5 secs   | Charge                                     Gem of Tempest |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 30 Fire       | Fulcrum, Handle, Shaft                                    |
    | 20 Burning    |                                                           |
    | over 7 secs   | Flamed                                Gem of Incineration |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | 30 Ice        | Fulcrum, Handle, Shaft                                    |
    | 18 Freezing   |                                                           |
    | over 6 secs   | Frosted                                     Gem of Winter |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20%          | Bindings, Handles, Rivets                                 |
    | Lightning Dmg | Charged                                                   |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20%          | Bindings, Handles, Rivets                                 |
    | Fire Damage   | Flamed                                                    |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20%          | Bindings, Handles, Rivets                                 |
    | Ice Damage    | Frosted                                                   |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20%          | Grips, Handle, Rivets                                     |
    | Poison Damage | Infected                                                  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20%          | Bindings, Grips, Handles                                  |
    | Piercing Dmg  | Piercing                                                  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20%          | Bindings, Grips, Handles                                  |
    | Bleeding Dmg  | Slaughtering                                              |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Damage   | Grip                                                      |
    | during Day    | Sunlight                                  Gem of Radiance |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Damage   | Grip                                                      |
    | at Night      | Moonlight                                    Gem of Night |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Damage   | Handle                                                    |
    | vs Humanoids  | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Damage   | Handle                                                    |
    | vs Niskaru    | Illuminator's                                             |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Damage   | Handle                                                    |
    | vs Beasts and |                                                           |
    | Constructs    | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Damage   | Grips, Rivets                                             |
    | with Magic    | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +25% Critical | Fulcrum, Handle                                           |
    | Hit Damage    | Sharpening                                                |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +15% Critical | Grips                                                     |
    | Hit Damage    |                                                           |
    | with Magic    | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +15% Critical | Bindings, Rivets                                          |
    | Hit Damage    |                                                           |
    | with Physical | Amplified                                Gem of Amplitude |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +7% Chance to | Bindings, Grips, Handle, Rivets                           |
    | Critical hit  | Magnifying                               Gem of Precision |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +7% Chance to | Grips                                                     |
    | Critical hit  |                                                           |
    | with Magic    | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Armor    | Grips, Rivets                                             |
    |               | ???                                      *Exceptional Gem |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Health   | Bindings, Rivets                                          |
    |               | Strengthening                                  Hero's Gem |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Mana     | Bindings, Rivets                                          |
    |               | ???                                          Oracle's Gem |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +80 Health    | Bindings, Grips, Rivets                                   |
    | +80 Mana      | Robust                                                    |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +35 Armor     | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    |               | ???                                       Impregnable Gem |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +100 Health   | Bindings, Grips, Rivets                                   |
    |               | Hardened                                                  |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +100 Mana     | Bindings, Grips, Rivets                                   |
    |               | Sage                                                      |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +12% Damage   | Lining, String                                            |
    | Resistance    | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +30% Block    | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Efficiacy     | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +30%          | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Melee Block   |                                                           |
    | Ranged Block  |                                                           |
    | Magic Block   | ???                                                       |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +25% Poison   | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Resistance    | Immunity                                  Gem of Antidote |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +20% Bleeding | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Resistance    | Mending                                Gem of Coagulation |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +15% Fire     | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Resistance    | Fire Ward              Gem of Fire Hinderance/Attenuation |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +15% Ice      | Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Resistance    | Frost Ward              Gem of Ice Hinderance/Attenuation |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    | +15% Lightning| Lining, String, Trim                                      |
    | Resistance    | Charge ward             Gem of Lightning Hinderance       |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    
    *Exceptional Gem - 2 Lambent Protection Shards.
    
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     -6-  * Farming, Tips, and Tricks*                                   [cg060]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    To get most out of crafting, you need to prepare in advance, i.e. even before
    you got enough points to make most out of it. You need to be ready with 
    different components. Also, if you been farming for good components early 
    on, it will save you the effort and time in reloading again and again to 
    get desired components.
    
    Here are a few tips and tricks that helped me a lot.
    
    1. Any gear that you don't need at all [e.g. Hammers if playing as pure 
    Sorcery] should almost always be sold for money early on. You need money 
    to afford trainings to max out Sagecrafting and Blacksmithing ASAP.
    
    2. Any gear that has good stats, and can yield components that you may need, 
    should be salvaged.
    
    3. Any gear of type that you use should never be sold, but salvaged.
    
    4. Always strengthen your shards to Pristine quality and never ever make any 
    gem with non pristine shards.
    
    5. Get Detect Hidden to level 6 ASAP. You'll be not only finding better gear 
    to salvage [hidden doors] but you'll be able to get some good components from
    disarming mines and traps.
    
    These should make sure that when you actually get around to crafting, you 
    have decent enough components to get started.
    
    Here are some good spots for farming components:
    
    1. Antelopes give some good components. Kill one whenever you see.
    
    2. Crabs in Plains of Ethariel also give good Crit components. No matter 
    what class you are, Critical Damage/Chance is always welcome.
    
    3. As part of Scholia Arcania faction questline, you go through 3 dungeons 
    with LOADS of traps and mines. Don't go in them till you have enough points 
    in Detect Hidden to salvage components from traps. I've found Greater, 
    Master and even Flawless components in those dungeons [depening on level 
    you go in them].
    
    4. During the final quest mission, you will find lots of Prismere quality 
    gear lying around [well, depends on level at which you do it]. Irrespective 
    of your level, it will be the best raw gear you can find at that point. Loot 
    it all and salvage it. May not be good enough for use, but are perfect for 
    salvaging.
    
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     -7-  * Hall of Fame *                                               [cg070]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    This will be a perenially work-in-progress. This is YOUR section. If crafted
    something special and want to share with others, this is your platform to 
    share and gloat.
    
    When submitting for this section, make sure you give enough information to
    help others craft similar gear. Which means:
    
    1. Components used.
    2. How you got those components [gems used].
    
    To contribute, send me a mail or post in this thread:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/991143-kingdoms-of-amalur-reckoning/62136115
    
    
    Here are some of the top submissions:
    
    --------------------------------------
     - 7-a -  * Armor *   [cg07a]
    --------------------------------------
    
    primalcarnage - 4k+ Armor
    
    +-----------------------------+
    | Stat   | Unarmed  | Armed   |
    |--------+----------+---------|
    | Health |     919  |  2,298  |
    | Mana   |     608  |  1,130  |
    | Health |       0  |  4,264  |
    +-----------------------------+
    
    Get the details here:
    www.ps3trophies.org/forum/kingdoms-amalur-reckoning/147797-guide-
    crafting-amalur-4.html#post2565668
    
    Images:
    www.ps3trophies.org/forum/kingdoms-amalur-reckoning/147797-guide-
    crafting-amalur-4.html#post2561799
    
    
    
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     -8-  * Contact Info *                                               [cg080]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you spotted any error, missing information, or have any tip to contribute 
    to the guide, or have inputs on something that I should add to guide feel 
    free to contact me.
    
    You can contact me by email [jutanotherid -at- hotmail -dot- com] though best 
    would be to track me on KoA:R PS3 boards at GameFaqs.com. You can also 
    message me on GFaqs.
    
    When emailing make sure to include KoA:R in subject line. You can send me 
    viruses and stuff if you want but I don't open any mails from someone 
    I don't know and never ever download attachments even from ones I know.
    
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     -9-  * Version History *                                            [cg090]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    1.0 (02/29/12): First Version of the FAQ. Made the general format, section 
    headings, table of contents, basic crafting guide and a few tips and tricks.
    
    1.2 (03/06/2012): Added Component Reference table, some more information in
    Detailed Strategy, hall of fame, credit to noz3r0, and quick search tags.
    
    1.21 (03/17/2012): Made corrections to components table, corrected names
    for Warrior Armor pieces, updated Hall of Fame, added Mastercarfting.
    
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     -10- * Credits *                                                    [cg100]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Big Huge Games for making this game.
    
    EA for... errrr publishing it without any Multiplayer.
    
    Valor_Phoenix and one more user from GFaqs PS3 KoA:R boards I can't recall 
    name of for the original idea that led me to experiment with crafting and 
    resulted in this guide. Thank you.
    
    noz3r0 at GFaqs for his amazingly detailed FAQ/Walkthrough and letting me use 
    the information in his guide. Also, for the giving me idea on how to present
    components in the reference table.
    
    Myst Mast for his help in spotting and correcting errors in component
    tables, and confirming that Official Guide's Blacksmithing section has
    Trims and Strings confused.
    
    To all those who sent in submissions for Hall of Fame.
    
    Folks at PS3t.org for their feedback on the basic work-in-progress version 
    of this guide.
    
    And most importantly, you, for taking your time to read this.