Has anyone noticed that certain synths seem harder than others of the same rank? That they are almost unpredictable in success rate until you out rank them by far, and even then sometimes failures happen. I am sure you have and I may have a clue as to why.
As a goldsmith synthing scepters has proven to be my bane of the class itself. That at even at rank 20ish I still risk failing on a Copper scepter. I think I figured out why, the elements of the crystals used in the synth are opposing elements. Fire and Ice for copper scepter, Fire and water for silver scepter, Fire and Ice for decorated.
Can anyone else think of synths that has given alot of difficulty at basically any rank? (Look up the crystals and shards used in the synth, make the notation) Keep in mind, that you must have your element stats balanced otherwise that could scew the info as well.
Edited, Dec 10th 2010 10:41am by Spyrit178
You need training. More specifically, Inlaying Training.
And don't look at the database for rank, look at the Physical Experience you get from the Synth to get an idea of the synth rank. Electrum Earrings and Electrum Rings, both listed as r40 (supported by the local leve) but in fact Electrum Earrings is r41 and Electrum Ring is r43 based on the P.Exp gain from the synth. The database rank is just players' estimation, sometimes a bogus rank until someone post a clearer rank.
As for the element, if you're a serious crafter allocate most of your attribute into Lightning. It is the bane of all crafters, if it ever goes unstable. Basically for r44+ recipe if you hit Lightning unstable, you're very very very very very likely botch it. The element that goes unstable in the synth will be more commonly the shards you use for the synth, but ANY element can go unstable in any synth. Edited, Dec 10th 2010 9:37pm by Khornette Edited, Dec 10th 2010 9:39pm by Khornette Edited, Dec 10th 2010 9:40pm by Khornette