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#1 Nov 14 2012 at 5:19 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've been wondering (atleast while i work up getting the skill to do so myself), there are a -lot- of non-craftable items out there you can desynthesize. At one point there must have been someone bored enough to take Vir/Femina Subligar apart after spending 4 mil on it from the NPC, not knowing what it would do, and get rewarded with Cashmere.

I noticed a lot of NQ weapons from Voidwatch, and similar 99 drops not obtained from crafting that pop up very commonly. Has anyone tried to desynth them and got anything interesting from them?

Is there anything among those common drops that would be worthwhile? Or are these all close-guarded trade secrets that no one can even reveil a single one of?
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#2 Nov 14 2012 at 6:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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The issue most folks have with desynthing is that the risk of blowing stuff up almost makes it not worth attempting if you have to buy the ingredients. Having just finished the hell levels of goldsmithing to 58.... I lost about a million gil just because I blew up so many of my finished products. Whatever stuff might desynth to would have to be quite pricey to even bother.

I think the Vir subligar was a case of "this is a ridiculously expensive and suspiciously useless item" and maybe even SE hinted they were adding another means of getting Cashmere cloth so crafters knew, because at the time it only dropped from Vrtra. (They later added it to Bahamut V2 as well, which is where I got my Sha'ir manteel from.) I think it was also eight million gil for the subligar back then.

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#3 Nov 16 2012 at 10:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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I haven't tried to desynth anything new lately, but it's not a bad idea to give it a shot. Don't forget that there are a lot of desynth recipes with wind crystals (not just lightning), and even one with water iirc.

As for the subligaria, keep in mind that these came at the height of the RMT-driven inflation. 8M gil was nothing, really. For comparison, I was getting 2.4M for a stack of gold ingots at that time. SE was desperate to sink gil from the economy, and handing 8M of it at a time to an NPC did exactly that. I don't remember how much the cashmere was going for at the time, but it was definitely enough to make the desynth a profitable activity. Risky, of course, but if you did it in volume you were statistically likely to come out significantly ahead.
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My first loaner noble's tunic was the "byproduct" of someone trying to desynth subligar. Smiley: lol Used it until I got my permanent one from my first HNM, then used that one til I bought an Aristocrat's from a crafter friend.
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#5 Nov 18 2012 at 4:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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I was making mythril gauntlets to skill up yesterday. I wanted to see what the desynth was, just because. (even though they NPC for 4K, which is pretty decent for the 20k or so that went into them).

I got 6 grass thread from the non-HQ desynth. lolwtf.
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