Okay time to break into text mode for a bit, since this is going to take a bit to explain.
The two types are not interchangeable. In order to alch one, you must use the same type as ingredients.
Not so fast there. There’s two more things you should know about this.
First, slot types are not interchangeable. To alch a backgear, you must use backgears as the ingredients. To alch a 2h weapon costume, you must use 2h weapon costumes as ingredients. For a shield, shields, etc.
And so on and so forth.
The second thing you should know is that the ingredient count differs between the two types. For Genki Costume Alchemy you only need two ingredients, for “Can be used for Costume Alchemy” you’ll need three total ingredients.
In short, uh, here’s this pretty picture:
The reverse is also true, as is for every other costume type.
You think so?
Hold on slugger. I forgot one last thing, which expands a little on something I said way up in the first post.
So tell me already
Fine. Be impatient like that.
If your costume piece is white all your ingredients must be white. If your costume piece is green, all your ingredients must be green.
Yeah. I know. It's slightly ridiculous. But that's how it is. It can't be helped.
Okay so now what?
Now I explain what else you're going to need.
In order to even attempt this Costume Alchemy system, you'll need a specific material called "Magic Alchemy Pieces.'
You're going to need 3 per attempt for hats, bodies, backgear, 1h weapon and shield costumes - however, you'll need 6 per attempt for 2h weapon costumes.
So, using all of the information given above, I now know that in order to use my Sprite Swagpack as a Costume Alchemy target I'll need three specific requirements.
First, I need 3 backgear - since it's labeled as "Can be used for Costume Alchemy"
Second, since again, it's labeled as "Can be used for Costume Alchemy," the 3 backgear must also have that label on it.
Third, I need 3 Magic Alchemy Pieces since it's a back gear.
And I place them in juuuuuust so...
And then press the "OK" option and pray to the RNG gods.
From there, one of two things will happen.
Either it'll roll and give me a white stat'ed swagpack back, or give me a green one.
If it gives me a white one, I'll need to do the above all over again. If it's green, lucky day, unless it's a green that I don't want at all; which I would then need to acquire 3 more green backgear labeled as "Can be used in Costume Alchemy" in order to reroll it further.
So, now with this large arduous process explained, do you understand the system?
If you do by any chance have further questions, feel free to ask.
All possible stats in next post.