Read this Dauntless guide and learn how to craft, upgrade, and strenghten weapons and armor - including breaking Behemoth parts, using orbs, & equipping cells.
Table of Contents
How To Craft & Upgrade Equipment
1. Unlock Weapon & Armor Mastery Card
The first thing you need to do to craft a weapon or armor set is unlock their Mastery Cards. This is done by completing certain quests in the game and reaching a certain Slayer Level.Check Out Mastery System Guide Here!
2. Collect Behemoth Parts & Elemental Orbs
After unlocking the needed Mastery Cards, you need to collect materials to craft them. Materials are gathered by defeating Behemoths, breaking their parts, and collecting elemental orbs.
Break Behemoth Parts For Certain Materials
Specific materials such as horns or tails can only be received when you break a specific Behemoth part during the hunt.Check Out Behemoth Elemental Weakness Here!
Complete Patrols To Get More Elemental Orbs
When you want to gather more elemental orbs, completing Patrols is the way to go. If you haven't finished your Daily Patrol Boost, you'll get 20 or more orbs after one mission.Check Out Patrol Vs Pursuit Missions!
3. Craft Or Upgrade With Specific NPC In Ramsgate
Once you have enough materials, head back to Ramsgate - talk to Wils Bormen the Blacksmith or Moyra Heigsketter the Armoursmith to craft & upgrade gear.Check Out Ramsgate NPC Locations Here!
After Crafting, Upgrades Need Elemental Orbs
After you've initially crafted your gear, you'll be able to strengthen them further through the use of elemental orbs. These upgrades increase your base defense & affect your elemental weaknesses and resistances.
4. Further Upgrades Need Better Materials
When you've upgraded an armor set enough, you'll only be able to get to the next upgrade collecting materials from variant Behemoths. This leads to more challenging hunts against very powerful Behemoths.
Strengthening Weapons & Armor
Equip Cells For Perks & Status Boosts
One way to further strengthen your loadout is to equip cells into available slots in your gear. These can influence your gameplay by adding status boosts, increasing resistances, and more.
Change Weapon Specials & Mods
You can also improve your gameplay by changing your weapon's specials and mods. This improves the utility of your weapon, making it easier for you to deal bigger damage in every hunt.
Weapons & Armor Upgrading Tips
Prioritize Crafting & Upgrading One Weapon Type
Choose your favorite weapon to main and focus on crafting and upgrading the different elemental types from that weapon category. This saves you from spending rare resources on other weapons.
Streamline Build To Save Materials & Effort
To prevent spreading your materials thinly, it's best to streamline your armor build. Focus on creating and upgrading sets that will allow you to fight stronger monsters faster as this will get you better gear in the future.