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#1 Oct 12 2011 at 3:12 AM Rating: Decent
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I am trying to meld second materia to the iron lance. How do i get my success rate above 26%
#2 Oct 12 2011 at 3:53 AM Rating: Good
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You don't.

Success rate is determined by number of Materia already there, and the grade of the Materia. More melded = lower %, high grade = lower %.
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#3 Oct 12 2011 at 8:19 AM Rating: Decent
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As well as some other unknown factors, I believe. Some people report only 17% success rates, other get over 30% for their second materia despite the tiers involved being similar.

Edited, Oct 12th 2011 10:19am by Omena
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#4 Oct 12 2011 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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Getting 5 materia on a piece of gear will be basically hitting the FFXIV lotto... what did I read something like .02% chance to get all 5 on or something. 1 out of 336,000 haha! You be wealthy man haz dat.
#5 Oct 12 2011 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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Wightfire wrote:
I am trying to meld second materia to the iron lance. How do i get my success rate above 26%

From what I can tell, your crafting level is the only modifier on success past the first. There may be more, but materia melding is very new (personally I am too low of a level to attempt even one materia on most of the gear I am looking at updating). While I can do low level gear, again, it only lets me meld 1. And 26% sounds pretty high to me. Also, if the weapon is a HQ item, the chance of successful melding is lower. I believe there was also a mention of affinity towards materia (some materia is harder to meld when other materia is attached), but I can't double check on that right now.
#6 Oct 12 2011 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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How do I meld materia unto my equipment? I don't have any crafts leveled, but my spiritbond-bar on some of my equipment just filled up completely... just not sure what to do with it to make it into materia and put it on other equipment.

Thanks!
#7 Oct 12 2011 at 10:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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You don't need to have a crafting job to create materia. You do however need to go to Ul'dah and talk to the guy near the Repair guy to flag the Materia quest (don't know the name of the person, maybe someone who can look them up real quick can find it), then you go to the north of Thanalan, and find the Goblin (moblin?) who will give you the item that will allow you to create materia (there are two other people there who will give you the DoL and DoH items to get Catalysts, and to perform the meld, but you need respective jobs above 18, and Cul, and Alc don't count).

Once you have that done, unequip the items that you want to convert (remember, you will permanently lose the items when you do this), then select them in your iventory, and you will have an option called Materia.

Select the Materia option, and watch the pretty animation, and it will tell you what you made.

To have it attached, you need a piece of gear that is meldable (see the (non)Convertable, and (non)Meldable text with your gear now? It is also easy to tell Meldable gear because they will have a weird dot to the right of them. And none of the dated gear is meldable, but they are all convertable). With that all said, a person of the right crafting level, with the correct catalyst, can meld the materia on an item. For now, I would recommend sticking with an LS member, though, I can't imagine peopel stealing low level gear and materia, but with the price and the time involved, I am paranoid about giving strangers my stuff...

Either way, you will need to find gatherers (or spend an obnoxious amount of gil on catalysts) and crafters (can't avoid this one) to meld your materia onto your gear once you make it.

You can also sell materia, which right now is probably the second biggest market in the game (second to catalysts).
#8 Oct 12 2011 at 10:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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The NPC is Aistan, in Ul'dah Merchant Strip (6,3).

Edited, Oct 12th 2011 12:44pm by dodokins
#9 Oct 12 2011 at 11:15 AM Rating: Good
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rfolkker wrote:
You don't need to have a crafting job to create materia. You do however need to go to Ul'dah and talk to the guy near the Repair guy to flag the Materia quest (don't know the name of the person, maybe someone who can look them up real quick can find it), then you go to the north of Thanalan, and find the Goblin (moblin?) who will give you the item that will allow you to create materia (there are two other people there who will give you the DoL and DoH items to get Catalysts, and to perform the meld, but you need respective jobs above 18, and Cul, and Alc don't count).

Once you have that done, unequip the items that you want to convert (remember, you will permanently lose the items when you do this), then select them in your iventory, and you will have an option called Materia.

Select the Materia option, and watch the pretty animation, and it will tell you what you made.

To have it attached, you need a piece of gear that is meldable (see the (non)Convertable, and (non)Meldable text with your gear now? It is also easy to tell Meldable gear because they will have a weird dot to the right of them. And none of the dated gear is meldable, but they are all convertable). With that all said, a person of the right crafting level, with the correct catalyst, can meld the materia on an item. For now, I would recommend sticking with an LS member, though, I can't imagine peopel stealing low level gear and materia, but with the price and the time involved, I am paranoid about giving strangers my stuff...

Either way, you will need to find gatherers (or spend an obnoxious amount of gil on catalysts) and crafters (can't avoid this one) to meld your materia onto your gear once you make it.

You can also sell materia, which right now is probably the second biggest market in the game (second to catalysts).


Thanks a lot, this is exactly what I needed to know. I don't quite understand all of it even though you explained perfectly, I think I just need to see it myself to understand it, but this gave me a perfect sense of where to start and an overall view of how it works.

I had actually run up to the northern part of Thalanan and talked to a big galka there who gave me a quest that I had read on ffwiki was to get a key item to make materia with, never talked to anyone in Uldah before that, but it seems to work for me so we will see how it all goes. Thanks a lot for the help!
#10 Oct 13 2011 at 3:37 PM Rating: Good
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Can fishing be used to find catalysts?
#11 Oct 13 2011 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Belcrono wrote:
Can fishing be used to find catalysts?

yes
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