Item Creation - Star Ocean: The Divine Force

Item Creation - Star Ocean: The Divine Force

calendar_todayPosted on 16th November 2022

Item Creation in Star Ocean: The Divine Force comes into play when you arrive at the Seaport Of Rythal and meet Welch Vineyard.

Item Creation allows you to craft powerful weapons and armor by grinding for special items that drop from monsters in Star Ocean: The Divine Force.

Unlock Item Creation

House

In order to unlock various Item Creation abilities, you must first head to Welch Vineyard's house located in Delryk Village after you have met her in the Seaport Of Rythal.

Welch

When you return her lost earing, Welch will give you your first quest.

These quests are unlocked as you progress through the main storyline of Star Ocean: The Divine Force.

You'll unlock more Item Creation abilities as time goes on.

Item Creation Basics

Item Creation

Item Creation can seem a little confusing at first, so this guide will give you a run down on how it all works together.

You can access Item Creation from the Main Menu once you've completed one of Welch Vineyard's Quests.

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The first quest you get unlocks Compounding (a simple Item Creation tool that takes in two items and outputs another based on success/failure). Compounding will produce random items based on the materials you select; some items can only be crafted using specific materials. You can also fail to create an item, which results in a basic item given to you.

When using Item Creation, you select a character to perform the action. Each character has their own skill level in each Item Creation Category.

IC Skills

You can raise the level of the Item Creation skill (such as Compounding) by using SP in the same way you would upgrade their skills.

A character can also have Talents, which boost the chances of creating successful items for certain items.

When you use Item Creation, you have a random chance of learning new Talents. You'll also get a bonus of 100 SP when you learn a new Talent.

Item Creation Quests

Welch The Compounder

Unlocked when you first meet Welch.

Bring her 3 Roly-Poly Bean items.

These items can be found as green item drops all over towns or purchase them from an item shop.

Unlocks: Compounding

Welch The Crafter

Unlocked after Elena joins your party.

Bring her 5 Fresh Sage.

These items can be found as green item drops all over towns or purchase them from an item shop.

Unlocks: Crafting

Welch The Smithy

Unlocked after Nina discovers the cure for Helgar's Disease

Bring her 10 Silver.

These items can be found as green item drops all over towns or purchase them from an item shop.

Unlocks: Smithing

Welch the Engineer

Bring her 2 Claidheamh Soluis.

You can buy this weapon from the store in Delryk Village.

Unlocks: Engineering

Welch the Alchemist

Bring her 5 Electromagnetic Bomb (s).

You can use Engineering to craft Electromagnetic bombs by using two Electro-transmitter materials.

Unlocks: Alchemy

Welch the Author

Bring her 10 Mithril.

You can buy Mithril from general stores such as: Nihlbeth.

Unlocks: Authoring

Welch the Synthesizer

Bring her 5 Fire Incantations

You can buy Fire Incantations from the merchant in Paladurnia.

Unlocks: Synthesize

Item Creation Compounding

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Compounding is one of the first Item Creation actions you unlock. It allows you to select two material items to create another. It will also cost you a small amount of Fol when crafting.

Some characters have better luck crafting items. Where we've found specific characters, we've added them to the table below.

Most of these materials can be purchased from Item Shops if you run out.

Craft Materials Character Effect
Mixed Berries Blueberries
Aquaberries
  Recovers 30% HP
Cures all status ailments
Blueberry Potion Blueberries x2   Recovers 50% HP
Resurrection Elixir Blueberries
Fresh Sage

Fresh Sage x2
 
  Revives from Incapcitated & recovers 70% HP
Fortitude Potion Blueberries
Roly Poly Bean

Blueberries
Panacea Leaf

Blueberries
Game Meat
  Bestows 15% DEF for 12s
Aquaberry Potion Fresh Sage
Aquaberries

Aquaberries x2
  Cures all Status Ailments
Bestows 15% GUTS for 12s
Genius Potion Roly Poly Bean
Panacea Leaf
  Bestows 50% INT for 4s
Morale Potion Fresh Sage
Panacea Leaf

Roly Poly Bean x2
  Bestows 15% GUTS for 12s
Heroism Potion Roly Poly Bean x2    
Speed Potion Aquaberries
Panacea Leaf

Roly Poly Bean x2

Panacea Leaf x2
  Bestows 30% MVSPD for 12s
Chocolate Umaibo Game Meat
Secret Spice
  Recovers 30% HP.
Recovers 4 AP.
Corn Potage Umaibo Fresh Sage
Secret Spice
  Recovers 30% HP.
Bestows 20 Earth Resistance for 12s.
Bestows 20 Water Resistance for 12s.
Veggie Salad Umaibo Secret Spice
Panacea Leaf
  Recovers 30% HP
Chance of causing +50% GUTS for 12s
Gambleberries Panacea Leaf x2   Recovers 100% HP
Chance of causing 7% Scorched for 10s
Chance of causing 45% Poisoned for 10s
Chance of causign Frozen for 18s
Teriyaki Burger Umaibo Game Meat
Secret Spice
  Recovers 30% HP
Bestows 30% MVSPD for 12s
Salted Beef Tongue Umaibo Secret Spice x2   Recovers 30% HP
Chance of cauing 50% ATK for 12s
Cheeze Umaibo Secret Spice x2   Recovers 50% HP
Natto Umaibo Secret Spice x2   Recovers 30% HP
Chance of cauing 50% Flinch Res for 12s
Takoyaki Umaibo Secret Spice x2   Recovers 30% HP
Chance of cauing 15% Defense for 12s
Secret Preparation Panacea Leaf
Game Meat
Laeticia Bestows 15% ATK for 12s
Bestows 15% INT for 12s
Bestows 15% DEF for 12s
Resurrection Unit + Panacea Leaf x2 Elena Revives Incapacitated & Recovers 50% HP
Pheromone Enhancer Roly Poly Bean x2 Nina Are someone's feelings for me changing?

When you fail to craft an item in Compounding, you'll get a Vile Goop and +2 SP for your troubles. The SP is automatically added to the skill unless it is maxed, where it is then added to your SP pool.

Craft Materials Effect
Vile Goop   Chance of causing -70% MVSPD for 10s
Chance of 95% Flinch Resistance for 20s

Item Creation Crafting

Crafting allows you to create an accessory, clothing or weapon using ore or cloth. It only takes one item per craft.

When you craft an item, there is a chance for it to go up to +3 and give special Factor stats.

Craft Type Material Stats Factor
Sacrificial Doll Accessory Iron
Silver
Gold
0 This item takes your place when you're incapacitated

When you fail to craft an item in Compounding, you'll get the following items and +2 SP for your troubles. The SP is automatically added to the skill unless it is maxed, where it is then added to your SP pool.

Craft Type Materials Stats Level Factor
Power Ring Accessory Iron
Silver
Gold
Star Ruby
ATK: 4~5 1

 

Sapience Ring Accessory Iron
Silver
Gold
INT: 4 1  
Rickety Gauntlets Weapon Iron
Silver
ATK: 2
INT: 3
1 Consumes 0 AP when target is enchanting. 20% trigger rate.
Evasion Charm Accessory Scruffy Rag
Wool
  1 Extends invincibility when dodging 4/60 seconds.
Tenacity Charm Accessory Scruffy Rag
Wool
GUTS: 4 1  
Bizarre Brooch Accessory Scruffy Rag INT: -4
GUTS: 8
1  
Lucky Rabbit Accessory Scruffy Rag
Wool
  1 -17% DMG sustainted from Critical Hits
Justaucorps Armor Scruffy Rag DEF: 18
GUTS: 27
1  
Water Spirit Talisman Accessory Aromatic Cloth GUTS: 5 1 Water Resistance set to +32 when HP is full
Earth Spirit Talisman Accessory Aromatic Cloth DEF: 5 1 Earth Resistance set to +32 when HP is full
Wind Talisman Accessory Silk ATK: 5 1 Wind Resistance set to +32 when HP is full
Fire Spirit Talisman Accessory Silk INT: 5 1 Fire Resistances set to +32 when HP is full
Tattered Robe Clothing

Scruffy Rag
Wool
Aromatic cloth

DEF: 2
GUTS: 3
1  
Guarding Ring Accessory Iron DEF: 4 4  
Full Moon Rings Weapon Iron ATK: 22
INT: 28
4  
Heaven's Bell Weapon Silver ATK: 27
INT: 53
4  
Agni Hast Weapon Silver ATK: 34
INT: 43
4 Bestows the element Fire to attacks
Soaring Water Rings Weapon Gold ATK: 34
INT: 43
4 Bestows the element Water to attacks
Amber Pendant Accessory Star Ruby GUTS: 5 4 Poisoned Res set to +32 in midair.
Linen Cuirass Clothing Silk DEF: 30
GUTS: 46
   

Below are the following Factors you can get on items crafting.

Factor Stat Equipment Type
+% STAT in standby DEF
GUTS
Fire Res
Stagger Res
Water Res
Accessory
+% STAT when HP is below % DEF
GUTS
Healing
Accessory
+% STAT when in midair DEF
GUTS
-DMG
Poisoned Res
Weakness Res
Accessory, Clothing
+% STAT when HP is full DEF
GUTS
-DMG
Wind Res
Weakness Res
Accessory, Clothing
+% STAT when on the ground DEF
GUTS
-DMG
Poisoned Res
Fire Res
Weakness Res
Frozen Res
Accessory, Clothing
+% STAT DEF
GUTS
Item Drop Rate
Fol
EXP
Surprise Attack Bonus
Accessory, Clothing
+% STAT when Hit Counter is at or above X Item Drop Rate
Fol
EXP
-DMG
Deal DMG
Accessory, Clothing, Weapons
+% to factor effects when using items Factor Effects Accessory
-% less likely to flinch when attacked flinch Accessory
Resistance set to X Confused Res
Frozen Res
Accessory
+% STAT when using skills Resistance to stagger Clothing
+% stagger power when using skills   Weapon
Restores 2 AP when defeating enmies. 50% trigger rate   Weapon
+% to TYPE factor effect Weapons
Armor
Weapon, Accessory
+% chance to fire lightning projectiles upon ATK   Weapon
Extends invincibility when dodging 4/60 seconds.   Accessory
+% Duration of bestowed buffs   Weapon
+% bestowed buff effects when   Weapon
+% bestowed status ailments   Weapon
% chance of healing sound waves when ATK lands   Weapon
% chance to fire ice projectiles upon casting   Weapon
% chance of causing %STAT for 15s INT
ATK
Weapon
% damage dealt to monster type Plants Weapon
% chance of shockwave ATK if not staggered on hit.   Accessory
% DMG sustained from Critical Hits -DMG Accessory
-% prep time when using items   Accessory
% Resistance to stagger when casting semiomancy   Accessory
Restore % HP at regular intervals   Accessory
% enemy field of vision   Accessory
% Armor Factor effect   Accessory
% chance to survive with 1 HP   Accessory
% chance to give Earth Glaive counter ATK when down   Accessory
% semiomancy casting time for all enemies   Clothing
     

Item Creation Smithery

Smithery allows you to craft weapons using one item from your materials. It also consumes some Fol.

When you fail to craft an item in Smithery, you'll get the following items and +2 SP for your troubles. The SP is automatically added to the skill unless it is maxed, where it is then added to your SP pool.

Craft Type Materials Stats Level Factor
Bauernwehr Weapon Iron ATK: 26
INT: 16
1

 

Item Creation Engineering

Engineering allows you to craft items using two materials and some Fol. Only Raymond, Elena and Midas can use Engineering.

Craft Type Materials Stats Level Factor
Slip Bomb Weapon Lodestone + Mechanical Gears   1

Fires a shockwave dealing moderate flinching effect.

Electromagnetic Bomb (s) Weapon Lodestone + Mechanical Gears
Eletric Transmitter
  2 Damages target. Power: low.
Prayerful Device Healing Eletric-transmitter+Lodestone   2 Cures all status ailments

When you fail to craft an item in Smithery, you'll get the following items and +2 SP for your troubles. The SP is automatically added to the skill unless it is maxed, where it is then added to your SP pool.

Craft Type Materials Stats Level Factor
Dud Bomb Weapon Lodestone + Mechanical Gears   1

Damages Target. Power: very low

Item Creation Talents

Each character in Star Ocean: The Divine Force starts out with some default talents. They can then learn new ones each time they use Item Creation. Below is a list of talents available.

Name Description Characters
Nimber Fingers Makes it possible to produce a rare item during crafting, and it also becomes easier to add a good factor. Laeticia, Elena
Unbending Will Makes it possible to produce a rare item during smithery, and it also becomes easier to add a good factor. Raymond
Maker's Pride Makes it easier to produce an item of superior quality. Albaird
Inventor Makes it easier to add a good factor during synthesis. Elena
Mechanic Makes it possible to produce a rare item during engineering, and it also becomes easier to add a good factor. Elena
Economist Reduces the inital Fol required. Elena
Team Player Makes it easier to cooperate together when an ally carriers out an I.C. Elena, Laeticia
Boundless Vision Makes it possible to produce a rare item during authoring. Midas
Wonderment Boosts the effect of a support item. Midas, Laeticia
Miracle Worker   Raymond

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not 100% sure but on 2 characters now .. somewhere between 100 and 120 crafting attempts with alchemy got the skill on both nina( not sure if i gained or she had natural) and alberd "positivity" reduce fol required to retry am trying with other characters to see if available in other item creation trees but i think only from retrying in alchemy also note making an item and retrying only counts as 1 craft to the items craft count counter info screen in item creation. if you want to verify or have a section that helps identify traits gained from (item creation -/ location /- amount of times or % of acquiring or is it just a low chance? 0.0001)
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