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226 weeks ago

Hi to all starting crafters who wants to guarantee yourselves a successful HQ 2 Star craft w/ out spending too much of materia setup and leveling more lvl 50 crafting class.

Recommended Stats:
347 Craftmanship / 340 Control / 370 CP (w/ +30 CP HQ Cawl Cennin)

Recommended Materia Slots that wont cost too much for overmelding:
Offhand (AF) - Craft +5 / CP +2
Helm (AF) - Craft +3 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1
Body (AF) - Craft +3 / Craft +3 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1
Gloves (AF) - Craft +3 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1
Belt (Raptorskin's Merchant Purse) - Ctrl +3 / CP +2 / Craft +3 / CP +1
Pants (AF) - Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1
Shoes (AF) - Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1 / Ctrl+1
Necklace (Electrum Choker) - Ctrl +3 / CP +3 / Craft +3 / CP +1 / CP +1
Earring (Red Coral Earrings) - Ctrl +3 / CP +3 / Craft +3 / CP +1 / CP +1
Bracelet (Militia Wristlets) - Ctrl +3 / CP +3 / Ctrl +1 / Craft +3 / CP +1
Ring 1 (Aetheryte Ring) - Ctrl +3 / CP +3 / Ctrl +1 / Craft +3 / CP +1
Ring 2 (Aetheryte Ring) - Ctrl +3 / CP +3 / Ctrl +1 / Craft +3 / CP +1

Note: It's fine to spend more on overmelding accesories and belt because it can be used for all crafting class. If you want more HQing boost for 40 Durability 2 Star Items, you can boost Control by melding AF gear starting w/ Ctrl+3 + Ctrl+2 + Required Craft or CP .

Required Cross Class Skills for 40 Durability 2 Star Crafting:
Lvl 50 Carpenter's Byregote's Blessing
Lvl 37 Culinarian's Steady Hands II
Lvl 15 Weaver's Careful Synthesis
Lvl 15 Goldsmith's Manipulation
Lvl 15 Blacksmith's Ingenuity
Lvl 15 Culinarian's Hasty Touch

Skill Rotation for 40 Durability 2 Star Crafting:
Note: This skill rotation won't guarantee a 100% HQ. It needs luck w/ Hasty Touch and Good/Excellent Condition proc.
"Inner Quiet"
"Steady Hand II"
"Waste Not"
"Hasty Touch"
"Hasty Touch"
"Hasty Touch"
"Hasty Touch"
"Manipulation"
"Steady Hand II"
"Waste Not"
"Hasty Touch"
"Hasty Touch"
"Hasty Touch"
"Hasty Touch"
"Steady Hand"
(If you got Excellent Condition, use Byregot's Blessing)
"Great Strides" note: No need to use Great Strides if you use Byregot's Blessing on an excellent condition after steady hand.
(If you got Excellent Condition, use Byregot's Blessing)
"Ingenuity" note: if you use Byregot's Blessing on an excellent condition after Great Strides, don't forget to use Ingenuity after.
"Byregot's Blessing"
"Careful Synthesis"
"Careful Synthesis"
Total CP cost: 370

Note: This skill rotation will guarantee you a 100% crafting success but HQ percentage depends on your luck w/ "Hasty Touch" and Good/Excellent Condition proc. If you're unlucky and managed to craft a normal 40 Durability 2 Star Item, don't be sad because there's a skill rotation for 80 Durability 2 Star that will guarantee you a 100% Success 100% HQ w/ a normal 40 Durability 2 Star Item. Just make sure other cheap materials needed are HQ.

Required Cross Class Skills for 80 Durability 2 Star Crafting:
Lvl 50 Carpenter's Byregote's Blessing
Lvl 37 Culinarian's Steady Hands II
Lvl 15 Weaver's Careful Synthesis
Lvl 15 Goldsmith's Manipulation
Lvl 15 Blacksmith's Ingenuity
Lvl 15 Culinarian's Hasty Touch - Not really needed but you can use it for free

Skill Rotation for 80 Durability 2 Star Crafting:
- "Inner Quiet"
- "Steady Hand II"
- "Basic Touch"
- "Basic Touch"
- "Basic Touch"
- "Basic Touch"
- "Basic Touch"
- "Manipulation"
- "Steady Hand"
- "Standard Touch"
- (If you got Excellent Condition, use Byregot's Blessing)
- "Great Strides" note: No need to use Great Strides if you use Byregot's Blessing on an excellent condition after the Standard Touch.
- (If you got Excellent Condition, use Byregot's Blessing)
- "Ingenuity" note: if you use Byregot's Blessing on an excellent condition after Great Strides, don't forget to use Ingenuity after it.
- "Byregot's Blessing"
- "Standard Synthesis"
- "Careful Synthesis"
- "Careful Synthesis"
Total CP cost: 370

Note: The whole rotation will leave you 10 more durability and you can consume that by using "Hasty Touch" after "Inner Quiet". It's actually not needed but it's a free step so why not take it.


Note: There are other materia setup and skill rotations out there that includes other high level cross class skills. I just want to minimize the cost of materia setup and number of crafting class that needs to be leveled up but still can guarantee a 2 Star HQ Item.
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