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How to get a Lightsaber Crystal

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How to get a Lightsaber Crystal

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ULTRAfet
03.29.2012 , 08:09 PM | #1
I am pretty new to the game, and I have a double-sided green lightsaber. All I want is to get a double-sided blue lightsaber. I just can't find any way to get a Crystal. Please help me. I am a noob.

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venomlash
03.29.2012 , 08:15 PM | #2
Color crystals can be made by players with the Artifice profession. You can also buy color crystals from some vendors, I believe, and if you find a modifiable (orange icon in inventory) weapon, you can pull the crystal out of it and put it in a different modifiable weapon.
Your best bet is probably to ask in in the Fleet if any artificer can make you a crystal.
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ULTRAfet
03.29.2012 , 08:16 PM | #3
What is the fleet? I do have that skill by the way. How do I send my partner to go and get the crystal.

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venomlash
03.29.2012 , 08:28 PM | #4
The Republic or Imperial fleet. You know, the big space station you go to at level 10 or so.

Artifice requires gathered materials (from Archaeology) and mission-derived materials (from Treasure Hunting). If you want to be a successful Artificer, you'll probably want to have those two skills! The basic items only require the gathered materials, but they're not much good. Instead of using the basic items, craft them and then reverse engineer them (using a little button on your inventory panel) for a chance to get a better version of that item. The better versions will require mission materials, but they're well worth it.

To acquire gathered materials, go out into a questing area (assuming you're at level 10 or so, go to Coruscant if Republic and Dromund Kaas if Imperial) and look for crystal formations and archaeological finds, which will be marked on your mini-map with little asterisks. Right click on them to gather. Alternatively, you can pull up your Crew Skills tab (hotkey: n) and send a crew member out to find some Archaeology materials. (For lightsaber crystals, you'll need Color Crystals and Power Crystals, which are derived from different missions and gathering nodes.)
To acquire mission materials, pull up your Crew Skills tab and send a companion out on the appropriate mission. As the name implies, mission materials can only be acquired through missions and cannot be found lying around in the game world. (For lightsaber crystals, you'll need Gemstones.)
From an experienced and obsessive crafter to a newbie, good luck!
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afewcivilians
01.20.2013 , 09:18 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by venomlash View Post
The Republic or Imperial fleet. You know, the big space station you go to at level 10 or so.

Artifice requires gathered materials (from Archaeology) and mission-derived materials (from Treasure Hunting). If you want to be a successful Artificer, you'll probably want to have those two skills! The basic items only require the gathered materials, but they're not much good. Instead of using the basic items, craft them and then reverse engineer them (using a little button on your inventory panel) for a chance to get a better version of that item. The better versions will require mission materials, but they're well worth it.

To acquire gathered materials, go out into a questing area (assuming you're at level 10 or so, go to Coruscant if Republic and Dromund Kaas if Imperial) and look for crystal formations and archaeological finds, which will be marked on your mini-map with little asterisks. Right click on them to gather. Alternatively, you can pull up your Crew Skills tab (hotkey: n) and send a crew member out to find some Archaeology materials. (For lightsaber crystals, you'll need Color Crystals and Power Crystals, which are derived from different missions and gathering nodes.)
To acquire mission materials, pull up your Crew Skills tab and send a companion out on the appropriate mission. As the name implies, mission materials can only be acquired through missions and cannot be found lying around in the game world. (For lightsaber crystals, you'll need Gemstones.)
From an experienced and obsessive crafter to a newbie, good luck!
This was really helpful, thanks a lot!

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Mozivicus
01.21.2013 , 03:44 AM | #6
Theoldrepublic.net has a very nice artifice leveling guide. It'll help you level your artifice skill in the most efficient manner by telling you exactly what materials you need to buy and which schematics to buy and craft from your crew skill trainer.

Once you have the necessary materials, it shouldn't take more than a few hours to get artifice to 400

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Talon_Starfire
01.21.2013 , 11:04 AM | #7
You can use the crystals in Modabble Blasters as well if you have alts that have guns instead of Lightsabers.
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