I’m going to assume that you have read the two previous articles on Smuggler’s Rest and Crystal Cove so you are familiar with how and where you will need to go to get all of the ingredients for Dungeons and Dragons Online 5th Anniversary crafting.
So what are you to do with all these ingredients? Make some great new loot, that’s what! There are lots of great new items you can craft. All of these items are much like the Mabar Event and have five different levels of the same item (4,8,12,16,20).
They have also gone one step further by giving us the ability to upgrade all of these items up to two times. You can make a truly daunting number of new items and upgrade those items. So which ones are you going to make first?
I can’t tell you what to make but I will tell you how to make them. Characters are so unique that an item that works well for one doesn’t work at all for another! So I will leave the judgment up to you on what you will make. This crafting guide is designed to help you get there.
There are several components to getting these items made. It will involve different parts of the event to get the pieces you’ll need to fully upgrade these items.
The items and collectibles are level based, so I would suggest playing the character you want to outfit, or another in the same level range as the item you want to create.
Crystal Cove Gem Drops per Level
Step 1 – Create Base Item
The base item can be obtained by collecting doubloons on the Island of Smugglers Rest and obtaining gems off rares or in Crystal Cove. Once you have enough you can trade them in. Be sure you select the correct level you want to craft.
Base Item Ingredients per Level
|Base Item Level||Copper||Silver||Gold||Pyrites||Obsidians||Amethysts||Rubies||Emeralds|
Step 2 – Upgrade Base Item to Tier 1
Once you have your base item, you will need to focus on Crystal Cove, getting as many gems as you can. Should you fall short, don’t worry, you can trade in other gems and Doubloons for the ingredients you need.
Weapon Upgrade Tier 1
Armor and Item Upgrade Tier 1 (Not Trinkets)
Step 3 – Upgrade Tier 1 to Tier 2
Keep on grinding away to get another pile of gems. Once you have enough you will combine your tier 1 item together with more gems to increase it to tier 2. Along with all the gems you will have to combine a Greater Trinket with this final combine to get the final powerful item.
Weapon Upgrade Tier 2
|Lvl||Pyrite||Obsidian||Amethyst||Rubie||Emerald||Shard||Alabaster||Amber||Topaz||Saphire||Diamond||G Bold Trinket|
Armor and Item Upgrade Tier 2 (Not Trinkets)
|Lvl||Pyrite||Obsidian||Amethyst||Rubie||Emerald||Shard||Alabaster||Amber||Topaz||Saphire||Diamond||G Nimble Trinket|
All trinkets tier 1 upgrades will need 1200 Copper Doubloons, 600 Silver Doubloons, 400 Gold Doubloons and 400 Green Dragonshards.
Level Up Your Items
Dungeons and Dragons Online has heard our pleas and has introduced more factors in crafting so that our items grow with us. The set of items introduced for the 5th Anniversary Event enable you to actually level up your weapon. This means you can take an 8th level weapon and upgrade it to a 12th level weapon!
WARNING: It is possible doing this might remove any upgrades you did to the level 8 weapon.
Item Level Upgrade Cost
|4 to 8||350||150||20|
|8 to 12||400||200||25|
|12 to 16||600||300||30|
|16 to 20||750||400||35|
It is very unlikely you will get the exact things you need to make your dream item. This time around Dungeons and Dragons Online has given you the option to trade in unwanted items for the ones you want. This should really help you to get the right ingredients to make the items you want.
You can turn in your gems to get a stacks of Doubloons. The higher level the gem the more Doubloons you will receive.
|4||30 Copper Doubloons, 15 Silver Doubloons, and 5 Gold Doubloons.|
|8||30 Copper Doubloons, 15 Silver Doubloons, and 5 Gold Doubloons.|
|12||60 Copper Doubloons, 30 Silver Doubloons, and 15 Gold Doubloons.|
|16||120 Copper Doubloons, 60 Silver Doubloons, and 30 Gold Doubloons.|
|20||200 Copper Doubloons, 100 Silver Doubloons, and 50 Gold Doubloons.|
You can also trade in the gems you don’t want for some that you do want. Turn in Gems of the same tier to get the other gem of that tier on a 3 to 1 basis. Example: Three Diamonds for 1 Emerald
You can also make some new consumables and other fun toys to play with. There are a few that that could be a lot of fun if you have some Doubloons to spare. There are also a couple things I would suggest everyone try to get such as the Greater Dowsing Rod.
Miscellaneous Item Crafting Recipes
|Lesser Vial of Seafog||Grenade that creates a cloud of Obscuring Mist upon hitting an enemy.||50|
|Vial of Seafog||Grenade that creates a cloud of Fog Cloud upon hitting an enemy.||25|
|Greater Vial of Seafog||Grenade that creates a cloud of Solid Fog upon hitting an enemy.||25|
|Jolly Roger Bomb||Grenade that casts Slay Living upon hitting an enemy.||100|
|Lesser Dowsing Rod||A wand of Knock: Level 5, 10 charges.||200|
|Dowsing Rod||A wand of Knock: Level 10, 10 charges.||100|
|Greater Dowsing Rod||A wand of Knock: Level 15, 10 charges.||100|
|Pirate’s Grog||Drink this to make humanoid enemies drop Doubloons.||250||100|
|Treasure Compass||Compass that gives access to the Crystal Grotto.||400||200||100|
|Crystal of Ocean’s Winds||Crush this gem to summon an Air Mephit.||400|
|Greater Crystal of Ocean’s Winds||Crush this gem to summon an Ice Mephit.||600||200|
|Crystal of Crashing Waves||Crush this gem to sumon a Water Elemental.||400|
|Greater Crystal of Crushing Waves||Crush this gem to summon an Air Elemental.||600||200|
|Potion of Treasure-Finding||Drink this to gain the benefits of Detect Secret Doors.||200||50|
NOTE: These items are not yet in the DDM’s Realm database. I will add them as I can collect and verify item stats. This list is for your viewing pleasure to help you plan what gear you want to make.
Play smarter, not harder!