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#1 Feb 11 2011 at 12:07 PM Rating: Default
Can't seem to find any info on this. Is there a set number you need for the Crafting skill to repair an item, as opposed to making it?

For example, what would be the minimum level of blacksmithing I need to repair my Spiked Knuckles? I assume it's much lower than 35 (the level needed to craft them).
#2 Feb 11 2011 at 12:08 PM Rating: Good
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either the rank you can make the item or 10 ranks below the optimum rank to equip the item - whichever is lower
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#3 Feb 11 2011 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
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BushwicktheBlack wrote:
Can't seem to find any info on this. Is there a set number you need for the Crafting skill to repair an item, as opposed to making it?

For example, what would be the minimum level of blacksmithing I need to repair my Spiked Knuckles? I assume it's much lower than 35 (the level needed to craft them).


As the previous poster said, 10 ranks below the items optimal equip rank. In your case, the Spiked Knuckles should be repairable at r23. With one of the previous patches, HQ gear and NQ gear both follow the rule of thumb. (It used to be that you had to be higher to repair the HQ gear)
#4 Feb 11 2011 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
This is why I love teh Zam.

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#5 Feb 11 2011 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
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Follow-up question: does having a higher rank crafting skill = higher probability of successfully repairing? I've always assumed so, and from my personal experience observed it as such, but just how much of a difference does it make?

e.g. optimal rank 31THM weapon, repaired by a 21 GSM, what are my odds of successfully completing the repair?

e.g. optimal rank 31THM weapon, repaired by a 28GSM, what are my odds of successfully completing the repair?

And does it every reach 100% chance of repair success? Because I've botched some repairs on items that are WAY below my current crafting rank.
#6 Feb 11 2011 at 6:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yes, higher rank crafting skill = higher probability of successfully repairing item. Wearing +craftmanship gear improves your chances, too.
Here's a ballpark figure of the probability of successfully repairing an item with the assumption you're wearing good crafting gear:
@ 10 ranks below item = 33%
@ 5 ranks below item = 80%
@ same rank of item = ~100%



Edited, Feb 11th 2011 7:15pm by LadyDeathstrikeXIV
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