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Artifice, any good?..


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Xeroxfaew
12.16.2011 , 08:55 PM | #1
As the title says.

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marshalleck
12.16.2011 , 08:58 PM | #2
yep it's great for making color crystals and saber hilts etc.

the best even, for that purpose

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Humboldt
12.16.2011 , 09:44 PM | #3
I have artifice, paired with Archaeology and Treasure Hunting.
If you are going to go artifice, you pretty much have to do the other two:
-Archaeology allows you to gather the basic resources you need for artifice.
-Treasure hunting gives you the gems you need to craft blue level and up artifice items.

I am level 50 in it right now - its really meh so far. Time will tell if the upper level recipes make it worth it or not. As far as super-usefulness like biochem....no. It is easy to level tho, lots of nodes in Dromund Kass.

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RadricTycho
12.16.2011 , 10:27 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
I have artifice, paired with Archaeology and Treasure Hunting.
If you are going to go artifice, you pretty much have to do the other two:
-Archaeology allows you to gather the basic resources you need for artifice.
-Treasure hunting gives you the gems you need to craft blue level and up artifice items.

I am level 50 in it right now - its really meh so far. Time will tell if the upper level recipes make it worth it or not. As far as super-usefulness like biochem....no. It is easy to level tho, lots of nodes in Dromund Kass.
Yeah I agree about Dromund Kass, it was a great place to farm for Arch. I have hit about 120 in artifice and while the enhancements I can make are higher level than I am now, the cool thing is that all that "Orange" gear (you know with no stats and all sockets) this profession is GREAT for gear like that. So for leveling up to 50, I think artifice is going to be very valuable personally as well as profitable.

So, early game this is a great crew skill, and late game, it might taper off in usefulness. It really depends on how socketed the higher end stuff is and how important the sockets are.
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Nmaharg
12.16.2011 , 10:58 PM | #5
I'm about 150 and it's good but costs alot and is time consuming. Making one purple hilt takes like 11 minutes.

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JediMasterSLC
12.18.2011 , 08:58 PM | #6
It stopped giving me lvl points from crafting artifice stuff after i hit 60. Synth and Treasure still work fine. Any hints?
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Ternesyav
12.18.2011 , 09:05 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by JediMasterSLC View Post
It stopped giving me lvl points from crafting artifice stuff after i hit 60. Synth and Treasure still work fine. Any hints?
New recipes from the trainer.

The production crafts (as opposed to gathering or mission) have lots and lots of new recipes that you have to buy.


Its a delicate balance. You can spend a LOT of money on it. But don't forget you need money for your ride!


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AlphaWolf
12.18.2011 , 09:20 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by JediMasterSLC View Post
It stopped giving me lvl points from crafting artifice stuff after i hit 60. Synth and Treasure still work fine. Any hints?
Note the little dot in the recipe list to the right of the name. This is the difficulty for the recipe. If it's green or above you'll get a skill up. If it's grey you won't. Like the guy above me said, go to the trainer to get more recipes.
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HavenAE
12.19.2011 , 01:33 AM | #9
I like it to a point.

You can craft hilts for lightsabers which is good for force users, and color crystals (though it's very limited in what you can crat. Red, Blue, green and Yellow. Three of those colors are restricted so being a SI going dark you can only craft two crystals for you to use.

Also you can craft focii and shield generators but there appear to be shield generators schematics only for warriors and bounty hunter tanks, none for assassin tanks, which is kind of a let down.

Over all I'd hope to see a bit more variety in this crafting profession but each level is really just more of the same. The only thing keeping my interest with crafting is reverse engineering things to get the next tier quality items.
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Nyhusern
12.19.2011 , 02:49 AM | #10
^
I agree
It is really time consuming, and it cost alot of money.
Since it is "luck" based, you can go for hours without a single schematics, and you can be lucky and hit it at the second reverse.
I like it though