#1 Posted by coldnight14 -
#2 Posted by ghosta2 -
When you level smithing up to lv 7 you can include a gem when crafting an item. Later in the game it's better to craft your own gear out of flawless components as there are a few bonuses that can only spawn on Componets and finding top teir armor in your class w/ 4 sockets is difficult. Also all the bonuses found on components share the same teirs as gems. For example the Impregnable Gem and flawless Rigid Lining both grant +35 armor.
You can also salvage a gem's bonuses onto a componet by crafting one into the item and then salvaging it.
For example if you create Iron Chausses with a gem of precision you can then salvage the item for Flawless Magnifing Rivets that you can then use in another item.
Also crafting an item with two componets that have a week version of the same bonus will combine together into a stronger effect that can then be salvaged onto the components.
i.e. creating leather armor with basic rigid string and basic rigged lining will let you salvage improved rigged string and/or improved rigid lining.
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