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#1 Mar 12 2009 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm just getting into crafting, with my alchemy at level 8. how do you produce HQ items? do you have to synth something thats half your level? or is it a random occurrence? help me out, guys :)
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#2 Mar 12 2009 at 4:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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Making a HQ item is a random occurrence, but having higher skill helps.

0-10 Levels above a recipe cap: 1% HQ rate
11-30 levels above a recipe cap: 10% HQ rate
31-50 levels above a recipe cap: 25% HQ rate
51+ levels above a recipe cap: 50% HQ rate

You can get a HQ below the cap, but it's rare. Desynthesis recipes follow different rules, no one knows them, but you're capped at about 50% success rate.

Edited, Mar 12th 2009 7:33pm by xypin
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#3 Mar 12 2009 at 4:49 PM Rating: Good
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And by what the poster above calls rare, I'd quantify that around 0.1%, myself.
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#4 Mar 12 2009 at 4:53 PM Rating: Decent
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You can get a HQ below the cap, but it's rare.


You sure? I don't think I've ever seen a HQ until I got to t0.
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#5 Mar 12 2009 at 6:38 PM Rating: Good
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From the stories I've heard (and personal experence) it's 'Under the cap' but with advanced support, which infact puts you at/over the cap. So it's not really under the cap. But your under the cap.
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#6 Mar 12 2009 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I have actually HQ'd an item when I was fully under the cap, twice now. One was a Bone Ring +1 (exciting, I know, right?), and the other was a synth of Horn Arrows. I cannot provide proof of this, unfortunately. I didn't screenshot them, just went "hmm, that's kinda cool," and kept grinding.

But yes, it can happen.
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#7 Mar 13 2009 at 3:41 AM Rating: Good
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I HQ'd a Monastic Sautee when I was still skilling up on them way back when. It was the only cooking HQ I ever got under the cap.

I've gotten a HQ synth in woodworking here and there, but it wasn't really until I started using skill equipment to have the T0 that I saw "regular" HQs.
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#8 Mar 13 2009 at 5:06 AM Rating: Good
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I HQed an earth ore while skilling up the other day even with support ad items I was still 1 under cap.

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#9 Mar 13 2009 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
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I HQed 3 gavial masks getting bonecraft to 100. So you can definitely get HQs under the cap.

Less than 11 over the skill cap for the synth : very rare
11+: 1/12
31+: 3/12
51+: 6/12

For some reason no-tier synths seem to vary a lot by synth on how often they HQ. Single-craft synths seem to be about 1/40 for me, two-craft 1/80, etc. However, that's low statistics so it could just be how my particular sampling of the data fell out.
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#10 Mar 13 2009 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
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The One and Only Deadgye wrote:
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You can get a HQ below the cap, but it's rare.


You sure? I don't think I've ever seen a HQ until I got to t0.
I am 110% sure you can HQ below cap. I have done it several times in recent memory, 2 blessed briault +1 and a platino coat, all under and all withOUT synth support.
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#11 Mar 13 2009 at 7:29 AM Rating: Good
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I've never HQed below the cap after items/support. I have, however, tier-0 HQed due to support and/or items on more worthless synths than I can count. My personal 'favorite' is the Hosodachi +1. I've now made FIVE of them. The synth is Gold 64 + Alchy 57 + Leather 40. At least the last time I made one it didn't take 6 months to sell.
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#12 Mar 13 2009 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Senjiow wrote:
The One and Only Deadgye wrote:
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You can get a HQ below the cap, but it's rare.


You sure? I don't think I've ever seen a HQ until I got to t0.
I am 110% sure you can HQ below cap. I have done it several times in recent memory, 2 blessed briault +1 and a platino coat, all under and all withOUT synth support.


kk then, all my crafting sessions usually like to HQ a T0 as soon as I hit it. I was making tigerfangs and as soon as I hit 5 under the cap I HQ'd one. Smiley: lol

I also wasted my first t0 HQ on a rabbit mantle.. >:O
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The One and Only Deadgye wrote:
Senjiow wrote:
The One and Only Deadgye wrote:
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You can get a HQ below the cap, but it's rare.


You sure? I don't think I've ever seen a HQ until I got to t0.
I am 110% sure you can HQ below cap. I have done it several times in recent memory, 2 blessed briault +1 and a platino coat, all under and all withOUT synth support.


kk then, all my crafting sessions usually like to HQ a T0 as soon as I hit it. I was making tigerfangs and as soon as I hit 5 under the cap I HQ'd one. Smiley: lol

I also wasted my first t0 HQ on a rabbit mantle.. >:O
My very first HQ was a bone hairpin.
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