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[GUIDE] Reverse Engineering Rules

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[GUIDE] Reverse Engineering Rules

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psandak
12.25.2016 , 03:51 PM | #1
I've seen roughly a dozen posts in the last week in various threads regarding the inability to RE item modifications for schematics.

So the rules (as I know them) are as follows:

You get an item from a command crate ...the item modifications within (be they from main or alt so long as you can drop them into BOL to transfer them) or the item itself (no way to transfer) MUST BE PURPLE to get the schematic. PERIOD! end of discussion.
  • If it is blue or green you will get a "no research available" in the tooltip.
  • If you RE one of these items you will get the schematic for that item i.e. RE a versatile armoring 46 AKA rating 230 purple and you will get the schematic for the rating 230 purple
  • (NOTE: REing a set bonus armoring WILL NOT generate an armoring schematic with a set bonus; the craftable armoring will be generic)
  • left side pieces (Relics, Implants, and Ear Pieces) from command crates appear to be unable to RE for schematics regardless of color. NO IDEA why this is, might be a bug.

Schematics learned through the trainers create blue quality items.
  • These are the ONLY blue quality items that can be REed for a purple schematic.
  • If you RE one of these items you will get the schematic for an improved version of that item i.e. craft a grade 45 rating 220 blue versatile armoring and you will get a grade 45 rating 228 purple versatile armoring.

The difference between trained and command crate? Craft something you got from the trainer and you only have a 60% RE chance. RE something from a command crate item and you have a 100% chance.

You CANNOT RE for schematics an item purchased with credits or other "currency". Whether that is crafted by someone else or from an NPC vendor does not matter. i.e. if you purchase an item modification off the GTN in the hopes of REing it for the schematic it will not work; or you buy from Jeelvic the Jawa (or ANY NPC) it will not work.

Color crystals acquired from ops are no longer REable for schematics - this change happened in 4.x
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Khevar
12.25.2016 , 06:16 PM | #2
I'm really curious if the 242 legendary gear (yellow, I think?) can be RE'ed for a schematic.

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ddttor
12.26.2016 , 02:24 AM | #3
Nope, you can't RE 236 and 242 items

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TVKilljoy
12.26.2016 , 02:42 PM | #4
hello. I am a returning player who last played sometime in the begining of the year. I know about all the eternal empire stuff but last I checked you could still re greens from a trainer to get blues and re those blues to get purple. Have they seriously raped the crafting system now too? if so where do i learn the blue schems bevcause I went to my trainer and they only had greens.

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Damedius
12.26.2016 , 05:25 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TVKilljoy View Post
hello. I am a returning player who last played sometime in the begining of the year. I know about all the eternal empire stuff but last I checked you could still re greens from a trainer to get blues and re those blues to get purple. Have they seriously raped the crafting system now too? if so where do i learn the blue schems bevcause I went to my trainer and they only had greens.
They changed the Greens to Blues. You now RE Blues bought off the trainer to get purples.

The RE'ing the OP is talking about, are drops from Command Crates and Operations.

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psandak
12.26.2016 , 06:43 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by TVKilljoy View Post
hello. I am a returning player who last played sometime in the begining of the year. I know about all the eternal empire stuff but last I checked you could still re greens from a trainer to get blues and re those blues to get purple. Have they seriously raped the crafting system now too? if so where do i learn the blue schems bevcause I went to my trainer and they only had greens.
Damedius already responded but I wanted to respond to the highlighted statement...

IMO crafting is in a very good place right now. This is not really the place to go into detail so suffice it to say that the errors made in KOTFE have been corrected in KOTET: crafting to fill in gear gaps is currently quite important and the exotic materials to do so are reasonably easy to acquire.
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TVKilljoy
12.26.2016 , 09:25 PM | #7
Thanks guys! I really appreciate the clarification. The game changed so much in KOTFE that it really turned me off.However being a star wars fan as well as a lover mmos I just can't stop coming back to this one.

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killershrike
12.27.2016 , 05:20 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
[*]Relics from command crates appear to be unable to RE for schematics either regardless of color. ear pieces and implants appear to be REable for schematics. NO IDEA why this is, might be a bug.
Rating 230 purple earpieces and implants dropped from command crates (Eternal Commander MK-3) are not REable.
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psandak
12.27.2016 , 08:07 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by killershrike View Post
Rating 230 purple earpieces and implants dropped from command crates (Eternal Commander MK-3) are not REable.
Thank you for the information. OP changed
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goryllobumbum
01.05.2017 , 07:33 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by killershrike View Post
Rating 230 purple earpieces and implants dropped from command crates (Eternal Commander MK-3) are not REable.
Sadly neighter are 230 relics. any idea why bw stated it as it is? That we can't RE actually good items and are able to craft only worse versions of item?