FFXIV Materia Creating and Attaching Guide
If you have some gear, how to improve its attributes? In Final Fantasy XIV, Materia could meet your request. If you don’t have enough knowledge about it, don’t worry! FFXIV4GIL is glad to share our experience with you. Let’s shot Materia in gear together.
The Materia system was implemented in FFXIV patch 1.19 and takes its name from Final Fantasy VII. In FFVII players could find and buy Materia and slot it into their weapons. This gave your character new spells, summons and better attributes. The system in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn shares similarities with this in that Materia slotted into equipment and gives you better attributes but unlike FFVII it is not a method of obtaining spells or summons.
How to get Materia? The fastest way is to buy Materia from Market Board with FFXIV Gil. If you want to make Materia yourself, you must complete the Forging the Spirit quest. The quest giver is Swynbroes, located at The Bonfire in Central Thanalan (23, 13).
Materia is created from equipment once its spiritbond has reached 100%. An item's spiritbond will increase through using it in your daily business by crafting, gathering and battling. Spiritbond will increase slower if you are below the optimal level required to equip it and if the gear is broken (0% durability) you will not gain spiritbond at all. The rate in which you gain spiritbond will be higher for high quality (HQ) items as well as those with Materia already in it. Some equipment cannot be converted to Materia, this is usually equipment that is obtained as special rewards from raids or primal battles. The type of Materia you create from a piece of gear is based on the gear's intended class. For example, when you convert a piece gear intended for pugilist and lancer, you will receive Materia that is ideal for physical, melee damage dealing.
Lower level gear converts into lower tier Materia. Additionally, higher Materia tier require higher level gear for melding.
Different types of gear are converted into different types of Materia.
1).Disciples of War: Strength, Dexterity, Vitality, Parry, Skill Speed, Accuracy, Critical Hit Rate, Determination, Elemental Resist.
2).Disciples of Magic: Intelligence, Mind, Vitality, Piety, Spell Speed, Accuracy, Critical Hit Rate, Determination, Elemental Resist.
3).Crafting: Craftsmanship, Control, CP.
4).Gathering: Gathering, Perception, GP.
To attach Materia, you will need to complete the Waking the Spirit quest. The quest giver is F'hobhas, located at The Bonfire in Central Thanalan (x:23, y:13). You will need to reach level 19 or higher in Blacksmith, Carpenter, Goldsmith, Weaver, Armorer or Leatherworker to accept the quest. You will need Catalysts named Carbonized Matter to meld Materia into your armor. You can find these catalysts while gathering with botanist, miner and fisher.
To attach Materia also has risks. If failed, you will lose not only Carbonized Matter but also Materia. If your own crafting level is not high enough, you’d better ask for others’ help. Of course, you can take some FFXIV Gil to ask the attaching Materia trader to help you.
In fact, no matter you want to buy Materia or attach Materia, FFXIV Gil could help you a lot, especially for the players who don’t have enough time in game.
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