Crafting and Upgrading Guide
This is where the main part of the guide begins.
Crafting and Upgrading in God Eater 3 isn’t as complicated as other games, but still isn’t explained very well in game. To start off, you will do your first missions with your beginning weapon and after your first couple of missions, you will have acquired blueprints for new weapons. As you progress, and optional missions begin popping up, you will acquire more and more blueprints. One thing to keep in mind is that blue prints are primarily acquired only when you do a mission for the first time. The exception to this rule is Assault Missions where you will have to do multiple runs for various blueprints. If there is a specific weapon you want, sometimes by hovering over the “?” of a blueprint you want will give you a hint as to what mission you need to acquire it. Once you acquire a blueprint, the weapon’s values and properties will become available for you to look at in addition to which materials you require to craft it. This allows to make sure the weapon you’re looking at is worth crafting before wasting the time to gather the materials.
You can also find an overview of how high the rank of a weapon can be and which upgrade path leads to which weapon. Every primary weapon will have multiple weapons types with multiple upgrade paths, allowing you the freedom to diversify your arsenal any way you see fit. For the most part, the distinguishing feature of each weapon upgrade path is which monster you’re required to hunt to acquire the materials needed to construct that weapon. As the rank of the weapon goes up, you usually have to hunt the same monster but at a higher mission level for the higher level material. So basically if there is a specific monster or weapon you like, you can always keep that note in mind when gathering the materials needed to craft that weapon. Some weapons may only require Area materials, but they tend to be weaker compared to other weapons.
After crafting a weapon, you can further enhance it through upgrading.
Upgrading is very similar to crafting, with the main difference being that sometimes you can craft an upgraded weapon from scratch if the blue print allows it through the use of slightly different materials.
The main thing to keep in mind about upgrading is Abandoned God Arcs. Abandoned God Arcs are essentially enhancements for your weapons depending on the amount of slots available. There are a lot of them with a wide range of enhancements depending on the type and level. The levels on them determine the “strength” of effect and they can usually be stacked with one other if they are of the same type. They can only be inserted to a specific part of your God Arc (melee, gun, or shield) and are usually acquired after completing a mission. Here are some key details about Abandoned God Arcs;
- Usually come in levels ranging from 1 to 5
- Once installed, they cannot be recovered or removed, only replaced.
- Can come in different levels of “rarity’ (white least rare; red most rare)
- Some skills need to be at level 5 to be active, either through a level 5 Abandoned God Arc or by stacking them.
- Installed Abandoned God Arc parts carry over to the next upgrade path of a weapon.
- A +1 will permanently increase the properties of your God Arc part and carries over to your next upgrade.
- Unwanted slots can be recycled to create new ones through the “Rebuild Skill” option in the Terminal. (Can occasionally create new +1 slots as well)
- Vagrant Merchant Hope sells a lot of Abandoned God Arcs, sometimes rare ones at a high price.
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