Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Will Let You Recycle Unwanted Gear

By Ishaan . May 26, 2014 . 12:31pm

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is getting more options for players that like to get their hands dirty with crafting. Square Enix revealed in a recent Q&A that the game will get a new desynthesis system in patch 2.3, which is currently in the works.


Here’s the gist of the desynthesis system from a Q&A with the game’s developers:


Q25: Can you tell us more about the desynthesis system?


A25: Simply put, you will be able to break down items and obtain materials? We understand players have unused gear which they have previously crafted or obtained through battle content and you will now be able to break them down. Also, there are rare materials that you can obtain through the desynthesis system.


Please note that this system does not just consist of pressing a button to break down an item. In fact, it consists of players using special desynthesis skills to break down an item. We specifically designed this content for the crafters to enjoy.


Q27: Are there any restrictions such as item levels for desynthesis?


A27: You won’t be able to desynthesize the highest item level items that were added in the most recent patch. Also, whether or not your desynthesis succeeds is dependent on your desynthesis skill and the item level of the item you are desynthing, so if you skill is low and attempt to desynthesize a high item level item, you don’t stand a chance at succeeding and it won’t be possible to desynth in cases like this.


As we move forward with patches, the items added recently will become possible to desynth.


Q26: Will the items you can obtain from desynthesis be random each time where you can obtain a rare item if you’re lucky?


A26: You’ll obtain a material that the item is made of. Depending on the level of your desynthesis skill and the level of the item you are desynthing, what kind of item and the amount you obtain will be vary. Obtaining these items, you can do something and obtain rare items. Also note that it’s not 100% you will get all the materials back.


We’ll have further details on upcoming content in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn soon.

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  • I really wanna get back into this game… but not until I get my PS4!!

    Plus, with ToX2 coming soon…

  • Guest

    Still no Red Mage. :c

    • Naryl

      new classes/jobs to be announced at E3 in less than 3 weeks! D:

      still probably no red mage tho :p

      • Martian Wong

        you mean just 2 hours over two weeks right?

  • Monterossa

    more crafting content… meh. I hope all the crafting content will be removed from the game or stop making them too important.

    • Enma_Kozato

      Meh indeed. I wish star level crafting didn’t heavily rely on overmelding materia. It’s a huge waste of gil and makes everything so much more expensive than they need to be.

      • Crevox

        Meh, I misread what you meant. Crafting gear does require a fair amount of materia to craft things, yes.

    • Meintje Diepstraten

      I don’t think the crafting content is too important, to be honest. Most, if not all, of the best gear is obtained from battle content. I guess food items are important, but that’s about it.
      Also, I really hope they don’t remove crafting content since I find the crafting system a lot of fun, and I like being able to make my own gear for low level classes. I doubt they would even consider removing it, though.

  • tturtlejosh

    Can someone explain me how this game actually works. It’s free to play or pay to play?

    • Rishtopher

      It’s pay to play (at least currently).

      • Kaitsu

        And it’s probably still gonna stay that way forever. SE never makes their games F2P. Wakfu has a F2P limit, but if you want to enjoy the game, it’s P2P. Shame.

        • Yep. And on the subject of Wakfu, that game is just published by Squeenix for NA. The Asian version of Wakfu is completely free to play without pay to win options. Unless you count the sub option for that region, which only gives you some EXP boosting, and the ability to eat any number of bread in one gulp (which you can still eat if you play for free, but you can only eat one at a time, which takes some minutes to eat them all.).

          • Kaitsu

            There’s a pure free to play version? I might join that then. I really enjoyed the beta of Wakfu when I was playing, shame I had to pay a subscription to fully enjoy it in full release.

          • Yes, there is. And it’s in English. The script used in our version, too!

    • RawrWata

      Pay to play and it’s actually worth it.

  • Postnjam

    Waiting for the next patch, but still need to beat the Lady of the winds who wrecks my gal up in seconds as my internet isn’t great at the moment. Also, getting into a duty takes about an hour as I’m DPS.

  • Spirit Macardi

    This sounds great! There’s some gear that I can’t use and isn’t worth breaking down for Materia or selling, so this is a nice alternative~

    Actually, I bet this would be great for filling up the crafting log without needing hundreds of harvested ingredients.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    This is pretty neat, and it just made me think that Monster Hunter needs a simplified version of this system. Sometimes you just want those materials back.

  • Chris Cruz

    At the moment Im just trading in old unwanted gear for seals. Great for buying Ventures.

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