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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:38 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 11:45 am. Edited 10 times in total

Beginner's Guide To Sprites [Sprite]

With Pics, tips and tricks on Crafting/Sprite Care
Topic Index

Your Sprite is your best friend and your most bitter enemy. You get this cutesy gelatinous blob thing at the beginning of the game. You can customize its appearance as you see fit, but what is it good for? Read on to Find out how to make the most out of your Sprite.

1. Topic Index

-About Guide
-About Me

2. Introduction to Sprites

I. Sprite Overview
II. Moods
III. Sprite Detail Menu

3. Collecting

I. Events
II. Sprite Team Suggestion

4.Training

5. Crafting

I.Crafting Progression
II. Advanced Crafting

6. Rare Raw Materials

I.Salvaging
II. Saphael

7. Upgrading your Gear

I. Fortifying
II.Resonance Stones

8. Miscellaneous:

-Screen Shots
-Blue Named Items
-Evolve Sprite
-Thanks to

About this Guide: What started as a simple Sprite Guide has evolved into an A-Z discussion on Crafting as well, starting from gathering Raw Materials all the way to fortifying them. Throughout this Guide, you will learn basic Sprite care, how to get the most use out of your Sprites, get a feel for how the crafting system works and the learn how to make the most powerful of equipment to pulverize your opposition.

About me: I've been playing this Game since its Closed Beta days, and I've explored many features of Grand Fantasia. While there is yet uncharted territory, this Guide will continually be updated until there is no more Sprite / Crafting content left to write about. If you have any questions about Sprite, feel free to leave a comment in this thread. You can PM, so long as you have your PM settings open so I can reply.

Mod Edit: Moved to Gameplay General

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:39 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 10:31 am. Edited 13 times in total
Introduction to sprites

Your Sprite is the key to getting rare, powerful equipment. Your sprite can give you bonuses during a battle. You will want to choose a sprite that compliments your class. I recommend getting the Armor Crafter for your class as your Main Sprite. After all it can produce 5 items: Boots, Leggings, Gloves, Chest and Helm. A weapon Sprite will possibly produce 3 items: 1 handed weapon, 2 handed weapon or maybe even a weapon for a different class.

Let's check out some Sprite features:

I. Sprite Overview
Your Sprite menu can be brought up by hitting F6, F7 or F8 depending on Sprite Gem Position.


Your Main Sprite is F6. You can never, ever get rid of it. It is the only one capable of evolving and growing stronger with you.

You can summon a sprite to your side by right clicking its Gem and choosing summon.
While summoned, if the Sprite has Blaze on or clothing equipped, you will get stat bonuses. It will also pick up items for you. Your sprite must be in a good mood to be summoned and must have around 60% of its stamina.

II. Moods

On the upper right hand corner you will see your Sprites mood. Ranging from Ecstatic to Depressed, this affects your Sprite success rates.

Ecstatic
Happy
Neutral
Depressed (Hope your happy...i Abused my sprite to get this pic)
Tantrum. Your Sprite productivity raises, but also increases chance of it running away. Expect to read funny dialog.

When your Sprite is happy, it has a better chance of bringing you additional items when performing an action. By chatting with your Sprite you can take it out of Depressed Mood if it has enough Stamina.

Leaving your sprite depressed for too long causes it to run away. You must wait for it to come back before you can do anything with it.

III. Sprite Detail Tab

Let's check out the Detail menu


Relationship: How much your Sprite likes you. A higher Relation decreases your production cost and increases your chance at getting better stats in your gear.

*Theory: I believe Relationship directly relates to Chest and Helm Crafting. I made 2 chest and 2 helms in a row with my main sprite, who has full relationship to me. My friend failed doing this with a sprite found in the wild, with little relationship points.*

Stamina:Perhaps your Sprites most important stat. Stamina affects your success rate in Collecting, Crafting, Training & Salvaging. Once it falls below 60% you have a greater chance of your Sprites mood dropping by one point. If it gets empty, there is a chance the Sprite will go into depression.



On the lower left hand side we see the Sprite's talent Skill levels. Once it fills up, your Sprite talent will increase. You can increase your Sprite's talents by performing the action you want to increase(i.e. if you want higher Mining, send your Sprite out mining) or have your Sprite go into Training.



Here we see the Sprite's blaze ons. Once equipped, when you summon your Sprite by your side, you will get bonuses like, for instance, + 7 physical damage. There are two slots, A and B. Only A blaze on cards will go into the A slot, and the same applies to B blaze ons.
Blaze ons can be bought from Sprites in cities, found as drop or given as quest rewards.



Here we have Clothing slots. Once a Sprite is lvl 20+ you can equip these. These give special effects during battles. In addition they can affect your Sprite's productivity, my sprite's body piece gave it a better chance of bringing home more salvage material through Events. You can buy Clothing at any Sprite Merchant in mayor Cities.



Sprite Furniture deals with productivity. They usually decrease Collecting time, or increase % of receiving more items. You MUST have a work table in order to Craft items. Fortunately you get one as a quest reward early on in the game. You can buy more at the Sprite Merchant as well as furniture.



Sprite's Xp bar. Once it fills up, you are ready to evolve your main sprite. Any Sprite's in found in the Wild should be returned to Nature at any Altar. If the Xp bar is full when you return the Sprite to Nature, you get Rep points with Sprite Faction, and better rewards in Mail box later. A sprite returned to nature is lost. You lose rep points and get so-so rewards if you return it with under 50% xp.

Sprite quick maintenance: You can quickly improve your Sprite's Mood by 2 points by buying a Sprite Lollipop in the Item Mall (I button in game) and restore about 1/3 a Sprite's stamina by buying a Sprite's donuts in Item Mall. The Sprite Merchant sells weaker version of these items for coin at a rather expensive price.

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:39 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 11:48 am. Edited 6 times in total
Collecting

In order to Craft Gear you are going to need raw materials. Unlike other MMOs, which have you traveling the world map looking for the right materials, in Grand Fantasia we let Sprites do the dirty work. Open Collect and you will see your Sprite's collecting Skills.





When you choose to Collect your Sprite can come back with:
a) White named Raw Material
b) Green named Raw Material
c) A combination of a & b
d) Nothing at all.

The higher a Sprite's Mood and Stamina, the better your odds of getting the c result.

I. Events

After every collect there is a small chance you will get an Event.

Events include:

1)Raising Relationship Points and Stamina
2)Lowering Relationship Points and Stamina
3)Obtaining an additional item.

Items I've gotten so far include: pots, quest scrolls, fragment cards or additional Uncommon Raw Material.

Also, you might get a barrel, box or chest. These include random items. Things I've gotten from here are additional Raw Material, pots and c upgrade scrolls.

Fragment cards are used in producing talents for your toon, but that's another subject.

In addition, your Sprite may obtain a Greatness status. During this period, your sprite success rate rockets, and it will bring more Raw Material than usual.

II.Sprite Team Suggestion

There are 3 Skills in all: Foraging, Hunting and Mining. A Sprite that can craft gear can only train 2 of these skills. So when building your 3 Sprite team, make sure you have all 3 skills spread across them. You can have 2 sprites collect Raw Materials, while the third Crafts items for you. Also there is a Sprite that can train all 3 skills but cannot craft items.

The only reason you should summon your Sprite to fight along side you, should be during a Boss battle. The rest of the time, have them working by collecting Raw Material, Training or Crafting, only resting if their Stamina runs out.

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:39 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Nov 24, 2009 10:29 pm. Edited 3 times in total
Training

Need to Increase your Sprite's Skills fast? Than send it out training. Just choose Training, pick a skill to train and away it goes. Remember training requires Raw materials to use.




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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:40 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 10:51 am. Edited 6 times in total
Crafting

The bread and butter of your Sprite. Open up the Craft to get started.


Each Craft attempt requires Raw Materials and some coin. The higher lvl items you make will be awesome. The higher your sprite craft goes, the more, better gear you can make.

I. Crafting Progression

You start off by making White Named items. There is a progression in crafting that requires you to start from a White Named to make a Green Named to then make Orange Named. Take a look at these pics:




See how the White named pants were Raw Material for the Green named pants? Then in turn the Green named pants were used to make Orange named pants.

This is where you begin to hate your sprite. It's about 80% to make white named gear, 50% to make green named, and probably less than 30% for the orange gear. You will need to spend much coin to continually collect Raw materials and follow this progression to get the best gear around.

Why bother getting Orange gear? Not only do they have best stats around, even adding stats like STR and VIT, once all 5 pieces are combined they improve your combat skills!

On the bright side, every now and then you get an Event when you fail a craft, saying that your Sprite saved one of the Raw Materials used.

II.Advanced Crafting

You cannot produce White named or Green named chest or helms. They go directly to Orange named. You will notice the unusual ingredients needed to make these. More info of these Raw Material can be found in the Salvage Section.

At level 20 Crafting Skill, your Armor sprite can make the full Orange Basic Set. Weapon Sprites can also produce all of their Orange Basic weapons.

At level 30 Crafting Skill, you can craft the Advanced Orange armor set and the Advanced Orange weapons.

At level 35 you begin to craft class specific armor. Sprite begin crafting potions at this level as well.

In order to make these pots, which add status bonus for a period of time, you will need to buy Raw Materials from the Mining/Foraging/Hunting Factions.

At level 35, my warrior apparel sprite needed an ore Raw Material from the Mining Faction, that needed 4,000 reputation points to buy. The pot increased my total HP by 10% for 5 minutes. So, make sure you do the quest scrolls your Sprite finds in order to build up plenty of rep if you plan on making pots.

At even higher levels you can craft yellow items. You need to use orange named items as raw material for these bad boys. Since CB is over, and these things are rare (if anyone even got to make one), no more info on 'em.

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:40 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 11:02 am. Edited 4 times in total
Rare Raw Materials

I. Salvaging

You might have noticed by now certain Raw Materials you cannot gather, such a Spirit Crystal. In order to obtain these, you will have to salvage equipment. Any weapon or armor that isn't white named can be salvaged. When crafting Orange Named items, be prepared to make Green named gear just to salvage 'em.

Any item below level 20 will yield Spirit Crystal and Mysterious Essence.
Any item between level 21~40 will yield Energy Crystals and Dreamy Essence

Note: The essence is harder to get than the Crystals.

Your sprite's salvage level must be equal to item level for this to work and the process is a bit costly.




Saphael

Saphael's items, also required for crafting, drop from bosses as rare drops or completing the Instanced Dungeon quest. They are a bit hard to find, so you may need to buy them from other players.

Saphael energy of Sky and Earth can be found inside Prairie cave as a rare boss drop.
Saphael essence of Sky and Earth can be found inside Condemned mines as rare boss drop.
Saphael Spirit of Earth and Sky can be found inside Deserted Temple as a rare boss drop.

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:41 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 11:22 am. Edited 9 times in total
Upgrading your Gear

There are two ways of Upgrading your Gear: Fortifying and Inlaying Resonance Slots.

I.Fortifying

Scrolls

You will need: item you want to improve and C, B or A scrolls. Attack are used for weapon upgrades and Defense scrolls are for armor. C scrolls have very low success rate of fortifying and can be found by killing Mobs or as quest rewards.

B scrolls can be dropped by mobs level 30 or higher. Haven't found a way to get A scrolls yet.

NPC

Now you got your scrolls and your item, head over to the fortifier in any mayor city, depicted as a Hammer Icon on Map.


Drag and drop the scrolls and the item then hit fortify.


Success

If it succeeds, your armor gains more defense capabilities, and your weapon gets higher attack.

Each upgrade adds 3% of your gears base attack, defense or magic defense stat.If you manage to get weapon or shield to + 5 enchant it crackles with lightning! Notice the whitish glow on my shield and axe:


Let it be known that getting +5 with c scrolls is tough and costly. I burned through 20 scrolls and did not hit +5. Clovers have been added to item mall, which may increase you luck in fortifying.

Failure
If you fail a fortify attempt, the item gets damaged and loses all endurance, meaning you can't equip it. You can repair the gear right there with the mallet icon, but your items max endurance goes down. If your max endurance is 0, you can't equip item anymore. You can restore an item's max endure with a repair mallet from the Item Mall.


II.Resonance Stones

What can be used in alchemy?

When Crafting sometimes you make items with little circles in the item descriptions.
These are Resonance slots that you can use to give special effects to your gear.


Pure Stones

You need Pure Stones to make Resonance stones the inlay these slots. Pure stones also come in different forms, Pure stones being the weakest and Middle Pure Stones being the middle grade.

Go to the Alchemist and see what he has for sale. He sells scrolls for making resonance stones. These scrolls ain't cheap and each needs 30 pure or middle stones to produce.


The alchemy process may fail, but I've never failed linking resonance stones into my gear.
Clovers have been added to item mall, which increases your luck in alchemy.

Getting it to glow

One Handed Weapons (Shields apply too): Needs at least 2 Resonance Stone Slots. Must inlay two Resonance Stone of the same kind. i.e. 2 Invincible Resonance stones linked to a weapon makes it glow purple.

Two Handed Weapons: Needs at least 4 Resonance Stone Slots. Must inlay four Resonance stones of the same kind. i.e. 4 Invincible Resonace stones linked to a weapon makes it glow purple.

He is a picture of a glowing Great Sword:

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:41 pm   Last edited by dude797 on Dec 08, 2009 11:26 am. Edited 7 times in total
Miscellaneous:

1. Nice screenies!How come mine won't work?!

-Try holding down prtsc for about 3 secs. You can hide the HUD by using alt-H.

2.What do I do with dark sprite emblems?
- It an event. You must find a dark sprite and trade with him. Events may be seen by using balloon icon under mini map.



Hey, why aren't blue named items mentioned?!

-You cannot craft blue named items, they are found. Although a Blue named item might do more raw damage than an Orange named item, all the extra stat bonus of an Orange named make it superior. Here is a pic comparing a Blue Named to an Orange Named.



Notice the blue named axe is a lower level and still deals more raw damage, but the Orange Named gives a 15% to deal double damage and 10% chance of dealing Fire damage.

Also worth mentioning are Yellow named items. Yellow named items are still unknown to me.

Evolving my main sprite? Anyone?

-At level 21 you get whispered a quest. You must go to Iyla and find this guy:


Note: Your main Sprite's xp bar must be full in order to evolve.

Thanks to

Lazy Loung and Way 102 for clearing up Relationship Points effects.
Nretep for fortify formula.
flid78 for the sprite class that is able to collect all 3 things but not craft.
starrygliter for adding an additional event item occurrence.

If I missed anyone, I'll get you next time, thank to all who support this guide and to those who are helping making even it better and more accurate.

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PostedNov 24, 2009 12:41 pm

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PostedNov 24, 2009 11:16 pm
I've seen a couple of blue name equips around as well r they better or worse than the orange equips?
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