Saturday, December 15, 2012

Essence Making, a Detailed How To~

A lot of my inductees who're new to game or returners, don't know much about Essence Crafting, I noticed some people in alliance were confused about it too, so here's a a detailed guide on what to do and how to do ^-^

First of you need Affinity Beads and a lot of them. (Detailed guide on how to get maximum beads each day later :3)
Then, depending on how rich or broke you are, you need Gold leaves that comes from Shady Dealer in sunstream, 1 gold = 1 Gold Leaf.
Then you need Arcane Bullions to buy recipes to craft Essences. Crafting Essences help you up your crafting lvl as well, so like if you have lvl 1 Crafting, by the time you finish making a Virgo Essence, you'll have lvl 4 crafting, that also depends on if you're doing it the fast and expensive or the cheap and harder way.

I found a nice calculated list of essence making on the Official JD Forums, I'll copy it here, made by, LegacyCode from Shura server.

About the recipes,


Recipe Costs:

Aries.........x2...Arcane Bullion
Taurus........x2...Arcane Bullion
Gemini........x2...Arcane Bullion
Cancer........x2...Arcane Bullion
Leo...........x2...Arcane Bullion
Virgo.........x2...Arcane Bullion
Libra.........x2...Arcane Bullion
Scorpio.......x2...Arcane Bullion
Sagittarius...x2...Arcane Bullion
Capricorn.....x10..Arcane Bullion
Aquarius......x20..Arcane Bullion
Pisces........x50..Arcane Bullion


 Type of Essences:

The Open star Green Essence is for PvE, mostly good for botting and and non PvP stuff, Can be used for PvP too but since it doesn't have skill Evasion or Accuracy that might put you on the downside a bit.

The Breezemark NPC next to Elder of Arcane in Jadeon sells the recipe and the basic essences.













 The Closed star Blue one is the PvP Essence, it lacks the additional Attack % up but it gives you Crit rate and Skill Accuracy and Evasion, good for being in wars or BG PvP.

The recipes and basic essences are at Lunarshade on side of Elder of Arcanes.

The requirements for the essences are same for both types.







The Cost of Making The Essence:


Now we come to the dreaded part of making the actual thing.
Here's the table from LegacyCode from Shura server.

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 # - Zodiac Essence
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1x...Zodiac
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Zodiac - 3g + 30 Affinity
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 # - Aries Essence
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3x...Zodiac
1x...Aries
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Zodiac - 9g + 90 Affinity
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 # - Taurus Essence
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9x...Zodiac
3x...Aries
1x...Taurus
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 Zodiac - 27g + 270 Affinity
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 # - Gemini Essence
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27x...Zodiac
9x....Aries
3x....Taurus
1x....Gemini
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Zodiac - 81g + 810 Affinity
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 # - Cancer Essence
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81x...Zodiac
27x...Aries
9x....Taurus
3x....Gemini
1x....Cancer
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Zodiac - 243g + 2430 Affinity Cancer - 300g + 2500 Affinity
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# - Leo Essence
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243x...Zodiac
81x....Aries
27x....Taurus
9x.....Gemini
3x.....Cancer
1x.....Leo
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Zodiac - 729g + 7290 Affinity Cancer - 900g + 7500 Affinity
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# - Virgo Essence
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729x...Zodiac
243x...Aries
81x....Taurus
27x....Gemini
9x.....Cancer
3x.....Leo
1x.....Virgo
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Zodiac - 2187g + 21870 Affinity Cancer - 2700g + 22500 Affinity
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# - Libra Essence
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2187x...Zodiac
729x....Aries
243x....Taurus
81x.....Gemini
27x.....Cancer
9x......Leo
3x......Virgo
1x......Libra
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 Zodiac - 6561g + 65610 Affinity Cancer - 8100g + 67500 Affinity
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# - Scorpio Essence
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6561x...Zodiac
2187x...Aries
729x....Taurus
243x....Gemini
81x.....Cancer
27x.....Leo
9x......Virgo
3x......Libra
1x......Scorpio
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Zodiac - 19683g + 196830 Affinity Cancer - 24300g + 202500 Affinity
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# - Sagittarius Essence
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19683x...Zodiac
6561x....Aries
2187x....Taurus
729x.....Gemini
243x.....Cancer
81x......Leo
27x......Virgo
9x.......Libra
3x.......Scorpio
1x.......Sagittarius
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 Zodiac - 59049g + 590490 Affinity Cancer - 72900g + 607500 Affinity
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 # - Capricorn Essence
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59049x...Zodiac
19683x...Aries
6561x....Taurus
2187x....Gemini
729x.....Cancer
243x.....Leo
81x......Virgo
27x......Libra
9x.......Scorpio
3x.......Sagittarius
1x.......Capricorn
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Zodiac - 177147g + 1771470 Affinity Cancer - 218700g + 1822500 Affinity
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# - Aquarius Essence
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177147x...Zodiac
59049x....Aries
19683x....Taurus
6561x.....Gemini
2187x.....Cancer
729x......Leo
243x......Virgo
81x.......Libra
27x.......Scorpio
9x........Sagittarius
3x........Capricorn
1x........Aquarius
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Zodiac - 531441g + 5314410 Affinity Cancer - 656100g + 5467500 Affinity
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# - Pisces Essence
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531441x...Zodiac
177147x...Aries
59049x....Taurus
19683x....Gemini
6561x.....Cancer
2187x.....Leo
729x......Virgo
243x......Libra
81x.......Scorpio
27x.......Sagittarius
9x........Capricorn
3x........Aquarius
1x........Pisces
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Zodiac - 1594323g + 15943230 Affinity Cancer - 1968300g + 16402500 Affinity
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I left everything in this table as it was, as you can see, the cost when you craft essence with the basic zodiac, is way cheaper than making it from cancer or libra, I personally recommend using the zodiac since it helps you mastering Life skills as well, not to mention, you get a TON of Rubies that you can exchange for Skill Accuracy and Evasion Imbuning Talismans ^-^

Also, when you make the Virgo and Libra Essence, equip them once to get the Achievement ^^

For now this is it hope this helps and enjoy getting your essences up ^-^ Leave me a comment if you have any questions ^^