To understand forging, you’ll first need to know this basic formula.
Basic Forging Formula
Next, let’s look at the individual parts of this formula.
The Tablet is what gives your weapons and armor its power and strength.
You get a Tablet when you slay a powerful monster known as a Behemoth. Tablets contain the spirit of the Behemoth.
For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to summon Behemoths and battle them for their tablets, read this how-to guide.
While the Behemoth tablet gives weapons or armor its power, the Crystal gives them its form.
That’s why you need a Bow Crystal to forge a Bow, the Body Armor Crystal to forge a Body Armor, the Arm Guards Crystal to forge an Arm Guard and so on.
You can get Crystals by mining or gathering in open fields. You can also get them at Pikke’s Shop, but you’ll have to spend some Pikke Points (You get Pikke Points from slaying Behemoths).
Equipment refers to weapons and armor that Hunters wear. They provide power, protection and style.
Weapons can be in either one of these five classes: Sword & Shield, Great Sword, Spear, Dual Blades or Bow. Armor can mean a piece of Headgear, Body Armor, Arm Guards or Leg Armor.
Three points to note:
1. Each Behemoth is destined for only one weapon class.
For instance, you use the SS Yggdragis Tablet to forge a Bow, the SS Modun Bow. It cannot be used to forge a Sword & Shield, Great Sword, Spear, or Dual Blades.
On the other hand, the A Gaia Frogrid Tablet is used to forge a Great Sword, the A Frogrid Sword.
2. Each Behemoth can give you one weapon and four pieces of armor.
However, based on the basic forging formula (Tablet + Crystal = Equipment), you need 1 Tablet + 1 Crystal for each piece of equipment.
That means that to forge the complete equipment set, you need 5 Tablets + 5 Crystals.
For instance, if you want the complete Modun Set from SS Yggdragis, you have to summon and slay SS Yggdragis five times. That gives you five SS Yggdragis Tablets to forge the complete set.
Tip: To see equipment you can forge from a particular Behemoth, tap on ‘Reward Preview’ on the ‘Summon’ or ‘My Quests’ screens.
3. Get the complete set to stack abilities
When you are equipped with the full set, you don’t just look good. You’re also able to stack abilities.
For instance, if you’re equipped with the complete Modun Set from SS Yggdragis, you’re able to stack the ability of ‘Mortal Flame’ across your weapon and four pieces of armor, which increases your Bow Snipe Shot damage.
And of course, you’ll also look really good.
Look at the gorgeous Hunter on the right dressed in the complete Modun Set from SS Yggdragis!
We’ve used the SS Yggdragis as an example here, but the same underlying concept applies for all Behemoths!
Now that you know more about forging, here’s a step-by-step tutorial to show you how it’s done!