"The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land..."
Talisman Making turns magical fragments into useful Talismans. It requires fragments from Salvaging, so the two skills are often paired together. Talisman Making is taught by trainers found in early chapters. Unlike all other tradeskills, Talisman Making is not taught by a NPC whose title matches the skill: Talisman-making trainers are titled "Hedge Wizard".
Hedge Wizards Edit
- Capital cities
- Ch 2 camps
- Dark Elf - Mistwood - Ezkar Cleaveheart
- Dwarf - Redhammer Brewery - Dani Binasdotr (by the fireplace)
- Empire - Grey Lady Coaching Inn - Aidan Bond (around the left side of the inn)
- High Elf - Adunei - Drilian Lightpath
- Greenskin - Da War Maker - Dripnose Shinymaka (in a hut to the southwest)
- Ch 11 camps
How To Make Talismans Edit
You can also optionally use curio, gold dust, and magic essence - while they are not needed to create a Talisman, they do increase the potential quality of the final product - "That Bar" (see below) will increase its highest point in response to slotting an appropriate curio into a make.
All of these are available on the Hedge Wizard that trained you, though they aren't the highest quality. Standard merchants also carry the basic items. Open the window and put the container in the upper left corner. Next, add your fragment. Then you can add the dust, essence, and a curio if you have one. Hit fuse, and you're done! Note that the box must be inserted in its corresponding slot first, then the fragment. The last three may be inserted in any order.
The quality of a talisman is based on the combined power of the components and the rarity of a fragment. A critical success ("You made something better!") increases the combined power of the components level by 6. A super-critical success ("You made something awesome!"), also called a special moment, results in the talisman being one rarity better; for example, a blue would become a purple. For a purple fragment, a special moment does not consume the fragment after creating the talisman, and the fragment can be used for making another talisman.
For example, a talisman made with a skill 200 container, 200 purple fragment, and 200 curio, 200 dust, and 200 essence would produce a +23 purple talisman requiring rank 32 to use. A critical success would create a purple +24 talisman. A super-critical success would create a purple +23 talisman, but the purple fragment would not be consumed.
Fragment names are formed by combining the rarity prefix, skill prefix, and fragment suffix. The fragment suffix varies according to rules that are not yet known. So far, at most three possible suffixes have been seen per stat. It is guessed that the additional suffixes listed in the below table may be associated with fragments which state in the tooltip "... still retain some power ... could be used in a charm".
The columns can be sorted in the below table. Use the scroll bar below the table if it is too wide to fit on your screen.
Items are individually named. Containers skip every other tier.
|Rarity||Common (White)||Common (White)||Uncommon (Green)||Rare (Blue)||Rare (Blue)|
|Name||Apprentice's Relic Box||Journeyman's Relic Box||Craftsman's Relic Box||Artisan's Relic Box||Master Artificer's Reliquary|
Uncommon, Rare, Very Rare, and skill 200+ no longer drop. There are a few still around from crafters who obtained them before they were removed. These old curios have +critical%.
|1||Mojo Coin||Gold Skeleton Key||Heirloom Pocketwatch||Family Signet|
|25||Rabbit's Foot||Thrown Horseshoe||Diviner's Soothsaying Dice||Auspicious Scarab|
|50||Ghostly Knucklebones||Lich Finger||Lovelost Amulet||Everliving Eye|
|75||Bizarre Pendant||Oddly Glowing Gem||Arcane Brooch||Cathayan Jade Figurine|
|100||Thaumaturgic Seal||Hexxing Doll||Shrunken Head||Canopic Jar|
|125||Pilgrim's Prayer Beads||Ecclesiastic Symbol||Horned Effigy||Timeworn Statuette|
|150||Steelcap Mushroom||Primeval Spinel||Primordial Petrified Root||Eight Leaf Clover|
|175||Sabretusk Canine||Griffon Talon Fetish||Rhinox Horn||Carnosaur Stinger|
|200||Forgotten Soldier's Insignia||Memento of Home||War-Hardened Heart||Paragon's Ashes|
|200+||Bitterstone Arrowhead||Ashlar of Eight Peaks||Lahmian Charm Bracelet||Cathayan Dragon Disc|
Essences can only be obtained through the Magical Salvaging profession.
Item names are formed by combining the rarity prefix with the suffix "gold dust".
|Apothecary · Butchering · Cultivating · Salvaging · Scavenging · Talisman Making|