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Crafting UI. Alpha-1 screenshot. Image credit: Guild:Overlord

Crafted items (also referred to as Completed items, Finished goods, or Final products) are items produced by crafter artisans using crafting stations.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Crafted gear in the game is the best gear... One thing that I'm not a fan of is that you develop a crafting system in a game and you've spent a lot of time making this from a material and resource perspective. All the tables that you can receive, all the connectivity in the economy and how crafting is associated with the game; and then you undermine the crafting entirely by presenting a separate route of gear acquisition that is on-par with the crafting efforts. So here you have these people who are acquiring all of the resources getting, all the recipes, leveling up their professions and then everything they make is less or equal to anything you could just have chosen the easier path of and gone down the questing and received the best gear. So what we do focus on is that crafters make the best shit. Excuse me, the best things.[4]Steven Sharif
That plays into our crafting system in and of itself. The idea is for those stats to be variables that can be dictated based on the mastery level of the particular crafter; and the higher they become a master of those professions, whether it be for armor or for weapons or for accessories, they're going to have some agency and put their mark on essentially what items they're introducing into the economy.[15]Steven Sharif
We believe that every item that exists in the world should in some way reflect its creator. As such, there will be extreme versatility in our crafting system – giving crafters the ability to create unique items that represent their strengths and weaknesses.[19]

List of crafted items

info-orange.pngThis section contains information from Alpha-1 testing. It will be updated when new information is made available.
Item Icon Item type Rarity Level requirement Set
Arcane Tome SpellbookIcon.png Spellbook Rare 12
Bludgeonbane MaceIcon.png Mace Epic 15
Cloth Belt of Dark Fortunes EpicClothBeltIcon.png Belt Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Boots of Dark Fortunes EpicClothBootsIcon.png Boots Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Epaulettes of Dark Fortunes EpicClothShouldersIcon.png Shoulders Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Gloves of Dark Fortunes EpicClothGlovesIcon.png Gloves Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Hood of Dark Fortunes EpicClothHelmIcon.png Helmet Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Leggings of Dark Fortunes EpicClothLegsIcon.png Pants Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Robes of Dark Fortune EpicClothChestIcon.png Chest armor Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Cloth Sleeves of Dark Fortune EpicClothBracersIcon.png Wrists Epic 15 Dark Fortunes
Crystalized Blood Hammer Hammer Crystalized Blood
Crystalized Blood Sword CrystalizedBloodSwordIcon.png Sword Rare Crystalized Blood
Demonic Offering Aegis ShieldIcon.png Shield Epic 15
Eldritch Executioner GreatswordIcon.png Sword Epic 15 Eldritch
Eldritch Lightguard ShieldIcon.png Shield Rare Eldritch
Equilibrium GreatmaceIcon.png Mace Epic 15
Glacius OneHandedSwordIcon.png Sword Epic 15
Greatsword of Briarhome Greatsword Briarhome
Headlopper HalberdIcon.png Halberd Epic 15
Imposing Plate Belt PlateBeltIcon.png Belt Rare 9 Imposing
Iron Longsword GreatswordIcon.png Sword Common 1 Iron
Iron Wand 45180dea-dd3e-497e-94ae-93af57b2e6b7-0.png Wand Common 1 Iron
Lava Forged Defender LavaForgedDefenderIcon.png Shield Rare Lava Forged
Mace of Briarhome HeroicMaceIcon.png Mace Heroic Briarhome
Plate Belt of Dragons Protection PlateBeltIcon.png Belt Legendary 15 Dragon's Protection
Plate Boots of Dragons Protection PlateBootsIcon.png Boots Legendary 15 Dragon's Protection
Plate Cussies of Dragons Protection PlatePantsIcon.png Pants Legendary 15 Dragon's Protection
Plate Gauntlets of Dragons Protection PlateGlovesIcon.png Gloves Legendary 15 Dragon's Protection
Quill Of The Tundra WandIcon.png Wand Epic 15
Ranseur Of Malice LongspearIcon.png Spear Epic 15
Replica Of Dignitas GreataxeIcon.png Axe Epic 15
Scepter of Briarhome Scepter Briarhome
Sharpened Greatsword SharpenedGreatswordIcon.png Sword Rare Sharpened
Shield of Briarhome Shield Briarhome
Spire Of Illusion StaffIcon.png Staff Epic 15
Transcendent Plate Helm PlateHelmIcon.png Helmet Legendary 15 Transcendent
Tundra's Torment HalberdIcon.png Halberd Epic 15


Alpha-2 Crafting professions user interface screenshot.[20]

Crafting and gathering is a very important component of the economy that players will have direct control over. Whether you wish to build a sprawling plantation around your house, or wish to travel the vast wilderness in search of treasure and resources. There are many tools available to the crafters of our world. Regardless of how you gather your resources, we believe that every item that exists in the world should in some way reflect its creator. As such, there will be extreme versatility in our crafting system – giving crafters the ability to create unique items that represent their strengths and weaknesses.[19]

Crafting is one of the artisan classes in Ashes of Creation. It is a driving force for the game economy.[19][21]

Anything that you want to bring into existence in the world is going to be built by players: Whether that is Ships, Siege engines, Weapons, Armor, etc.[22]Jeffrey Bard
It's unlikely that organized parties will be able to get all of the materials they need to craft every piece of equipment from farming open world dungeons alone.[29]Cody Peterson
There is no labor or energy system in Ashes. However, that's not to say that crafting will not be difficult. Crafting is very difficult; but it is because it is difficult that it will be very rewarding as well.[30]Steven Sharif

Skills and stats on gear

Crafters will be able to assign different skills/abilities and stats on gear.[12][13]

Crafters will be able to 'rejigger' stat blocks; and there will be a couple of other ways to move things around to create both the look and the stat block that you're looking for. It's not always going to be easy. There will be a lot of challenges involved with that. But the goal is to give you guys the option to customize your gear the way you want them to be.[12]Jeffrey Bard

Not all armor sets will be the cookie cutter set. They will have the influences from the crafter available in it, if it's a crafted set.[13]Steven Sharif

Gear is broken down into Core Stats and Additional Stats.[32]

Gear enhancement

Gear enhancements (power stones/runes) can be applied to weapons to add elemental or energy types of damage.[33][34]

We are very likely going to have a rune system and then we'll have the ability to sort of enchant weapons outside of that too... That's not always going to be like a vertical progression... Some of it's going to be giving up something to get something else; so maybe I do less physical damage but more magical damage, that thing.[34]Jeffrey Bard

It's not as though you're going to necessarily acquire these once and then you're set for your PvP enchantments, but instead you'll have to continually perform month after month in order to keep having those slotted enchantments.[36]Steven Sharif


Enchanting is not an artisan profession in its own right. Scribes create scrolls that can be utilized by different professions to create enchantments relating to that profession.[38][39]

You don't really push a particular item's level requirement or the identity of that item. You can enhance it, you can add enchantments to it, but it's still the item it is.[35]Steven Sharif

Best in slot items

What is considered best-in-slot is based on a character's role and the type of encounter they are facing.[41][42]

  • The goal is to not have overarching best-in-slot items that are meta for all situations.[41]

Item rarities

Item rarities in Ashes of Creation.

Legendary items

There is a small RNG chance of looting rare and legendary items or crafting materials from mobs based on the level, status and type of mob. This also applies to harvesting resources with a gathering profession.[50]

At each stage from Gatherer to Processor to Crafter you are required to have certain prerequisites before those elite types of materials can be essentially gathered, processed, or crafted.[52]Steven Sharif

The amount of effort needed and interdependencies across the different types of players – between raiders and PvPers and crafters and even role players and the taverns and businesses: the processors and gatherers – all of those systems will likely have a component that lends toward creating or crafting that legendary item... We want to stay away from the highly RNGd system, and instead take our multiple progression paths that we are offering the players and put the construction components for achieving these legendary items within them so it encourages communities to work together because it's going to be difficult for just one person by themselves to gather everything. Not to say that they couldn't in an economic sense, by buying those components, that's possible. But achieving them from a time investment standpoint we want it to be considerably less RNG focussed.[53]Steven Sharif

Certain legendary items may be limited to one per server at any given time.[56][57]

  • If the player character leaves the server then the item will become available for acquisition through whatever means it was acquired previously.[56]

There are absolutely legendary items and they're not items that are attained easily nor are they granted out in a volume. There might even be items that are single items that will exist on the server at any given time.[57]

A legendary weapon is easily distinguished by its visual appearance.[53]

It will be a very ornate and detailed weapon, more so than any other weapon or piece of equipment in the game. It will also include some awesome looking effects that won't too gaudy, they won't be too bright and shiny so that it doesn't look good, but they will be subtle and people will notice it and know wow that guy has this weapon.[53]Steven Sharif

Legendary items are not intended to be temporary.[58]

The fact there is only one of them... or very very few of them depending on what it is. I think that in and of itself is a balance component right and you need to make sure that the players who are striving for those legendary things and who are devoting the time energy, resources in order to achieve them are accurately rewarded... We do not intend on having legendary items that are temporary.[58]Steven Sharif

info-orange.pngSome of the following information has not been recently confirmed by the developers and may not be on the current development roadmap.

Discovery of legendary items will unlock further chapters of the Lore.[60]

List of legendary items

info-orange.pngThis section contains information from Alpha-1 testing. It will be updated when new information is made available.
Item Icon Type Tier Set Rarity Level requirement Source Cost
Plate Belt of Dragons Protection PlateBeltIcon.png Belt Dragon's Protection Legendary 15 Crafted items
Plate Boots of Dragons Protection PlateBootsIcon.png Boots Dragon's Protection Legendary 15 Crafted items
Plate Cussies of Dragons Protection PlatePantsIcon.png Pants Dragon's Protection Legendary 15 Crafted items
Plate Gauntlets of Dragons Protection PlateGlovesIcon.png Gloves Dragon's Protection Legendary 15 Crafted items
Transcendent Plate Helm PlateHelmIcon.png Helmet Transcendent Legendary 15 Crafted items

Gear appearance

Alpha-1 female plate armor 3D render.[61]

We want to be realistic with the application of particular types of armor, such as plate armor. In this regard for the different sexes there's a fine line that has to be drawn between accentuating the form of the sex as well as making it somewhat realistic and actually applicable to the environment.[61]Steven Sharif

Gear is intended to be realistic in appearance.[62][63]

  • There will not be "oversized" weapons.[64]
  • Armor will not be overly sexual in appearance.[63]
    I'm more of the mind that it wouldn't really serve a purpose to have bikini plate armor, just in like reality, if you're going to have armor, it should be protective. I think from a fashion statement is enjoyable for some people, but it's a an immersive issue.[62]Steven Sharif
    • Some armor and costumes will be more revealing than others, but there will not be nudity in the game.[65]
    There might be sliders, but there are not gonna be naked sliders.[65]Steven Sharif

Armor will take on a racial appearance.[66] Weapons will scale in size based on race.[67]

Each race is getting its custom geo pieces, which then will share thematic components such as color palette, attachments, design filigree. Those types of things will get shared across the geo but generally you're going to see unique races with unique geo.[68]Steven Sharif

  • Cosmetics can be used by all races but there may be slight variations to make them work with the body builds of each race.[69]

Players can change gear colors using dyes.[70][71]

Helmet display can be toggled on and off.[72]

  • Hair will likely be masked if helmet display is toggled on.[73]

Particle effects are used to denote the importance and rarity of some weapons.[74]

Crafters are able to influence what their crafted items will look like.[12][16]

Weapons are able to be sheathed.[75][76]

Appearance slots/Transmogs

Gear will have appearance slots (Transmutation/Transmog/cosmetic slots) that are used to copy the appearance of an item (in some cases).[78][79]

  • There are rules when applying cosmetics to specific items, unlike costumes, which don't have level restrictions.[80]
  • Cosmetic slots can be toggled on or off on their character by the player.[81]
  • A "default player appearance" may be automatically applied during sieges or other large scale battles to improve client-side performance.[82][83]
Cosmetics, whether purchased from the shop or earned in game, are an important component of MMORPGS I personally enjoy; and there's a lot of collectors out there who spend a great deal of time either in-game achieving these things or spend money purchasing them from the cosmetic only marketplace; and we don't want to demean or reduce that achievement or that expenditure. So it's going to be situational where the default appearance will be applied and can be activated.[82]Steven Sharif

See also


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