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Synthweaving - Just Power Crystals?

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Synthweaving - Just Power Crystals?

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Zephalia
12.13.2011 , 10:33 AM | #11
As a Sage healer, is it a good idea for me to take up Synthweaving, Arch and UWT? What about Treasure Hunting instead of UWT? What does Synthweaving produce exactly? Will it be armor that is useful by a Sage healer?

Any help would be appreciated.

In Beta I went Artifice, Archaeologist and Treasure Hunting but I'm reading there are more useful combinations.

Thanks
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Brandgul
12.13.2011 , 10:52 AM | #12
i read somewere that if you have SW,ARCH;and DIP

you get more light armor recipis and if you have UWT you get more meduim and if you have TH you get heavy armor recipies. can anyone veryfy this?
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Brandgul
12.13.2011 , 10:58 AM | #13
i read somewere that if you have SW,ARCH;and DIP

you get more light armor recipis and if you have UWT you get more meduim and if you have TH you get heavy armor recipies. can anyone veryfy this?
I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

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Alexbeav
12.13.2011 , 03:15 PM | #14
No, it's the same. You need archaeology for the power crystals so you can create the armor. More advanced armors will require materials from underworld trading.

Synthweaving creates Heavy Armor for Tanks, Medium Armor for DPS and Light Armor for Force users. You will notice that all light armor will be providing +willpower, which is your primary stat.
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Regault
12.13.2011 , 03:30 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Brandgul View Post
i read somewere that if you have SW,ARCH;and DIP

you get more light armor recipis and if you have UWT you get more meduim and if you have TH you get heavy armor recipies. can anyone veryfy this?
Diplomacy used to provide materials for light armor. They swapped luxury fabrics to UWT and moved spices to Diplomacy(renaming them medical supplies). This way classes other than JC/SI can make full use of Diplomacy.


Anyway, to make rare medium and heavy armor you need underworld metals. To make rare light armor you need luxury fabrics. Both of these are provided by Underworld Trading.

There is also a small chance an Underworld Trading mission will reward a crafting schematic for a customizable piece of armor. This can be for Armormech or Synthweaving, has empty slots, and mimics the appearance of armor you can otherwise only get from quest rewards. For instance, one of the first Armormech schematics is the leather jacket Smugglers wear at the start of the game. These items are lightly class limited by side, which led to problems with getting a lot of Sith only recipes in the previous beta.

You also have a chance of getting schematics for regular blue armor from Investigation missions. These are the rare armors from previous builds such as Vindicator Leggings, Overseer Body Armor, and so on. Most of these aren't customizable now which is a shame, since Avenger Leggings were some of the best looking Guardian pants.

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Seeten
12.13.2011 , 06:48 PM | #16
Does Synthweaving provide Armoring Mods for force users now? Or is it still necessary to go Cybertech to use Orange Synthweaving patterns?

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ToriasKahn
12.13.2011 , 09:36 PM | #17
you make the pattern with synthweaving. you fill the slots with modifications provided by those with artifice and whatever provides enhancements.
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muppetts
12.14.2011 , 05:03 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Alexbeav View Post
Synthweaving by itself will be providing you with good base recipes for items. Remember that you can reverse engineer anything you create to get a fraction of it's materials back as well as a chance to discover a more 'advanced' version of the item. You can do this up to 'purple' level-item. (i.e. you take a green item you just crafted, R/E it, and you may learn a blue recipe, craft the blue, R/E it and you may learn the 'top' recipe, purple).

Hope it helps. For the record, I went with Archa & UT and didn't have much of a problem crafting with Synthweaving.
Thank you, I was not aware of the what the colors meant.

Is there a guide to what the colours and prefix's mean?

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Alexbeav
12.14.2011 , 07:19 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by muppetts View Post
Is there a guide to what the colours and prefix's mean?
Items and Equipment - Color Coding here. Basically the same as WoW.

As for the pre-fixes, it's a bit early to tell. I suggest your keep an eye on Torhead and DarthHaterDB, but you can judge for yourself :

Since I play a Sith Warrior - Juggernaut (Tank), I need items with +STR, +END and +Defense Rating.
For me, crafted items with the "Redoubt" prefix, which give +defense rating, are preferable.

For a DPS, the "Overkill" prefix, which adds +power (I suppose that translates to attack power) are optimal. I can't say about the rest of the prefixes, especially what is desirable for sages etc. since I did not focus on crafting light armor during the beta.

My advice is keep R/Eing a simple green item (say, bracers, which are fairly cheap) until you learn 3-4 variations, check which prefix suits you best, and aim for that when crafting.

I was lucky and learned the "Redoubt" variation of a chestpiece on the second R/E, so there was no need to further break it down and learn another variation.

Remember, Synthweaving is the creation of armor for Force users only, and only armor, not modifications/upgrades.

Hope this helped !
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