Engineering

Basics

  • Engineering belongs to the group of crafts.
  • Maximum level 200
  • With engineering you can make muskets, bows, spears and axes.
  • Manufacture arrows and cartridges for weapons.
  • Gathering tools for mining, harvesting, logging, fishing as well as skinning.
  • Buff potions for gathering tools (5-15% more resources)
  • Buildings: Workshop and Forge Tier 2-5

Leveling Engineering from 1-200

For each item you craft you get experience. For items that are available from Skill Level 0, you’ll get significantly fewer experience points compared to an item that is unlocked at Level 150. Theoretically you can increase your Skill Level with every item. But beware: The cheapest material is not always the cheapest solution!

In my opinion, the most sensible way to level up your profession is by crafting Gathering Tools. You learn how to make a Skinning Knife in the first few minutes of the story, and you even get the Flint Tools as a gift in the following quests, but the demand for better tools with perks is enormous.

Cartridges and arrows are also in demand, but other players can buy these ammunition from their faction trader.

Option 1

1-200 with Treated Wood Bow

The advantage of this variant is that you can farm these materials very easily and quickly. You can salvage your bows and use them to build new bows.

Option 2

1-50 Iron Tools – Workshop Tier II

If you don’t want to craft Bows all the way I recommend crafting a mixture of all five tools, since we also want to sell them again at the trading post. As you can see, you can decide the perks (if you already have Special Resources) yourself. With Azoth, you heighten your chance to get a perk from low to high.

Once you select a perk, you can use Azoth (which you get through quests, enemies, and professions) to increase the chance of a Gem Slot. If you just add Azoth, you have a high chance to get a random perk (even if you don’t own the Special Resource for it). More Information about Perks and Azoth later on. But if you have enough Azoth, I recommend using it for Crafting, because the higher the Tier of your Weapon (CommonUncommonRare, etc), the more they are worth at the trading post.

51-100 Steel Tools – Workshop Tier III

Once you reach level 50 you can make the better Steel Crafting Tools. However, in order to build these, the settlement’s Workshop must be at least Tier 3. As with the iron tools, you can again use Special Resources and Azoth. Tier 3 Items have a chance to get 2 perks like more resources, experience etc.

101-150 Starmetal Tools – Workshop Tier IV

From this point on, manufacturing becomes much more expensive if you buy your materials at the trading post. But since gathering professions are very popular, you have a good chance to even make some profit with the tools.
With the Tier 4 Starmetal tools and the Wyrdwood Pole you have the possibility to get up to 3 perks for the first time.

If you do not add a Special Resource or Azoth during crafting, the quality level will remain at Common. With Azoth, you have a very high chance of getting a Rare quality level.

151-200 Orichalcum Tools – Workshop Tier V

For the production of the Tier 5 tools you need one of the most expensive ingots in the game made of Orichalcum Ore.
Orichalcum Ore is the rarest ore which you will find more in high level areas in the north of the map. With a mining level of 150 you can mine your own Orichalcum Ore. newworld-map can show you all available Orichalcum Nodes.

For the Fishing Pole you need Tropical Wood which you can get from Logging Level 175.

If you don’t add a perk or Azoth during crafting, the quality level will remain at Common. With Azoth you have a very high chance to get an Epic quality level.

Perks and Special Resources

Effects are random in low chance crafting unless you add a special raw material.

By default, you always have a small chance of an effect, this chance can be increased by Azoth. With an effect the quality of the item changes.

Besondere Rohstoffe verbessern die Eigenschaft eines Gegenstands

With these special resources you can determine attributes like strength, dexterity, buffs against NPCs, etc. You can buy these effects from other players at the trading post or collect them yourself from enemies or chests.

If you have Azoth, I recommend you use it for crafting, because the higher the quality level (Common, Untypical, Rare, etc.) the more valuable the armor is at the trading post.

Increase chances for Perks with Azoth

Azoth is a special resource on Aeternum because it can be obtained and used in many ways. You will be rewarded with Azoth for certain tasks or you can mine it from nature with the right effect.

It is used for fast travel through Aeternum but also for crafting items.
By default, most items have only a low chance of gaining attributes, effects, and gem slots. With the addition of Azoth, they have a high chance.

You should therefore always use Azoth when crafting if possible, as your item will become much more valuable and efficient with effects and sockets.

When you use better materials to craft items, the armor value increases and you can use more Azoth.

The more effects you have on your item, the higher its quality level (Common, Untypical, Rare, etc.) will be.

Gear Score – Primary and Secondary Materials

There is also the possibility to use more expensive materials for the production. For example, if you don’t have rough leather, but coarse leather, you can click on the leather and remove the checkmark from the “Owned Items” box.
Now you can see which materials you can use.

The rank and rarity of the primary material determines the rank as well as the armor value of the manufactured item. For example, if you use an atypical material instead of a common one, the item becomes at least atypical.

The rank and rarity of the secondary materials affect the Gear Score of the crafted item. As mentioned above, a higher value allows you to use more Azoth.

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