Ni No Kuni 2, the second installment in the franchise comes loaded with JRPG mechanics and tons of content for you to explore. It also comes with a decent Crafting System, which you must be acquainted with as quickly as possible if you want to make your own custom weapons and armor. Whether you are a returning player from the first game or a new player to the franchise, this article about Ni No Kuni 2 Crafting Guide, will cover all basic about the Crafting System in Ni No Kuni 2.
Apart from crafting, we have also explained how you can upgrade your weapons and armor in the game. The mechanic is not available to you right from the start of the game so you must play the game and fulfill some of the requirements required before you can actually start crafting and upgrading your weapons. Below you will find everything there is to know about crafting in Ni No Kuni 2.
Ni No Kuni 2 Crafting
Before you can start crafting your own weapons and gear in Ni No Kuni 2, you must play the story until you complete the third chapter of the game. Once the chapter is complete, you must go to the newly discovered Kingdom of Evermore and develop it. This is linked to story progression and there is no other way of getting to this part of the game before the completing of the third chapter.
Once the third chapter is complete and you have access to Evermore, you must start rebuilding the kingdom back to its formal glory. For this, you must spend a decent amount of Kingsguilder currency.
The buildings are necessary for crafting new weapons and items. The two buildings that you must construct are Evermore Outfitters and Evermore Weapon Workshop. These two are located right in front of the castle so you can find them easily.
Each building will set you back nearly 240 Kingsguilders but they are worth the hassle. Once both buildings are up and running, you can craft your own weapons and outfits. The Evermore Weapon Workshop will allow you to craft weapons while the Evermore Outfitters will allow you to craft armor. You cannot only craft items for yourself but also for your party members. Before crafting, you must research new weapons and armor.
You can start researching a weapon or armor by clicking the personal tab on each building and assign at least three workpeople to these buildings. Later you can choose research and select a research item to unlock new items in both the shops.
Wait for the timer to complete and then head out to the Evermore town square. Find the shops and start crafting gear for yourself and your team members. Make sure that you have the required materials for crafting the items as well.
Once at the specified building, you can select the required weapon or armor and click the make armor or make weapon tab to start crafting that item. If you want to compare the new items with the ones already equipped in your inventory, you can press options key and compare both weapons and other items side by side. This helps in choosing the best armor for all the party members.
Each item whether armor or weapon has a specific rank, which shows how rare the item is. Maximum stars are five while the minimum is one. If an item has five stars it means that the item is extremely rare and will be very hard to find or in this case, require more rare materials to craft. The most common and cheaper items will have a one-star rating out of five. They will be cheaper to make but will not be good during battles.
Upgrading Weapons and Gear
Just like crafting, you also have the option of upgrading all your current gear at these shops. If you to upgrade weapons, head to Evermore Weapon Workshop and if you want to upgrade your gear, head to Evermore Outfitters.
Each weapon that you own can be upgraded in two ways. You can choose to upgrade the damage output from normal weapons or you can choose to upgrade the damage output from the special skill attacks that they allow you to perform.
You cannot opt to upgrade both while dealing with weapons. In similar way, you can choose to upgrade the armor that you are currently wearing. To upgrade the weapons and armor, you will need the required materials as well.
In addition, each weapon and armor item has an upgrade limit that you must follow. It cannot be upgraded beyond the limit set for it. Due to this limitation, you must think very carefully, what you really need to upgrade before choosing the upgrade.
For unlocking better and new items and materials for both these workshops, you must upgrade the workshops once you have completed the current crafting items and research items. This is an expensive process and requires you to have a certain number of citizens as well. Make sure you have enough coin and citizens before you start upgrading the workshops, as they will set you back quite a lot of coins.
This concludes our Ni No Kuni 2 Crafting Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!