Expert Recipes

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Expert Recipes are a new type of endgame crafting recipe first added in patch 5.21. Expert recipes are indicated with an icon in the crafting log.

These recipes are much harder to craft than normal recipes and require dynamically reacting to conditions. The newest expert recipes require the highest item level crafter gear fully ("penta") melded with the highest-grade materia currently available, in addition to the best meals and medicines for crafters. Level 80 expert crafts are the best source of skyward score points when submitted to the Ishgardian Restoration and are used to make components for Resplendent Tools. Level 90 expert crafts are currently used to acquire the Water Otter Fountain.png  Water Otter Fountain, an exclusive landmark structure for Island Sanctuary, and the Smaller water otter fountain icon1.png  Smaller Water Otter Fountain, an Outdoor Furnishing version.

Expert crafts cannot be completed using Trained Eye.png  Trained Eye, although older expert recipes become easier to craft over time with the addition of better gear. With sufficiently high stats, it is possible to complete older recipes using fixed macros like one would use for other recipes.

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Crafting Expert Recipes

When crafting expert recipes, the condition will not change to "excellent" or "poor." However, in addition to "normal" and "good," the following new conditions may occur:

Condition Effect
Centered Increases action success rate by 25%.
Sturdy Reduces loss of durability by 50%.
* Effect can be stacked with Waste not new icon.png  Waste Not and Waste not ii new icon.png  Waste Not II.
Pliant Reduces CP cost by 50%.
Malleable Increases to progress are 1.5 times higher than normal.
Primed Next status granted by an action will last two additional steps.

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As of Patch 5.41, Potential conditions for expert recipes can now be confirmed via the Crafting Log.
With an expert recipe selected in the Crafting Log, select "Potential Conditions List" from the subcommand menu. The potential conditions will vary depending on the recipe.

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