The armorer's craft is an offshoot o' blacksmithin'. Time was when armorers an' smitties were one an' the same. But as the years trickled by, the techniques for workin' sheet metal into armor plates became a specialized trade.
Armorers treat and work the malleable metals of Eorzea into all forms of armor. By binding together sheet, stud, and link, they are able to produce garb of plate and chain that has saved the lives of countless adventurers. Though the armor trade once fell within the realm of blacksmithing, advancements in both metallurgical techniques and material refinement led to its necessary specialization, and it is now recognized as an official profession by all nations.
Armorers use hammers as their primary tool and pliers as their secondary. Their armor is primarily made up of "Crafting" gear that they share with other disciples of the hand. Crafting gear provides bonuses to the craftsmanship, control, and CP attributes. Craftsmanship and control respectively improve their progress and quality gains when crafting. CP is the resource they use in place of MP for their abilities.
May reduce CP consumption while status is active. When a specialist, cancelling the status grants the use of a single Specialty action. Available only on the first step.
Increases quality at a greater cost to durability. Additional Effect: Increases Inner Quiet stack by one (up to 11) Efficiency: 200% Success Rate: 70% Durability Cost: 20
Rapid Synthesis III
Increases progress at a greater cost to durability. Efficiency decreases significantly when durability is below 20. Efficiency: 600% Success Rate: 60% Durability Cost: 20
Grants Reusing. Chance to become available upon reaching maximum item quality. Reusing Effect: A portion of ingredients used to synthesize item are returned to your inventory when synthesis is complete.
Increases both progress and quality. Efficiency: 100% Success Rate: 100%
Specialist System is an advancement system for Crafting classes introduced in Heavensward (3.0). By completing a special quest, players can receive a specialized soul for each of the Disciples of the Hand. Equipping this soul will give access to unique actions that allow for more efficient and higher-quality synthesis for that class.
Uses one Whistle to restore 15 CP. Success Rate: 100%
Available only when the Whistle stack size is a multiple of three.
Whistle While You Work
Grants a Whistle stack of 11. One Whistle used for each step that material condition is Good or Excellent. Increases the effectiveness of certain crafting actions when the stack size is a multiple of three. Finishing Touches is used when stack size reaches 0 and effect wears off. Finishing Touches Efficiency: 200% Finishing Touches Success Rate: 50%