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    The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Right on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:56 pm

    A Brief Introduction

    Since there is a decided lack of infomation on the boards regarding Tarot Fusion and Synthesis, I'm going to start working on this guide to the process.. Please feel free to correct me as needed. Most of the information I have is from the Japanese wiki and it is very difficult to get a good translation from. Seeing as I do not have access to demon crystallization or soul stone fusion, this is very much a work in progress!


    What is Synthesis?

    Synthesis is a production type chain expertise used to empower equipment in a variety of ways.

    To being with, you need to unlock the Synthesis chain expertise, and to do that, you need to complete the Occultism quest from Saint Germain in Shinjuku Babel. He'll ask you for 30 soul shards to complete this quest. If you have the money, they're commonly sold by players in Home 3. Otherwise, you need to do Suginami Tunnels Bronze over and over, killing Kodamas. An average run will net you 3-6, so expect to be there a while.



    Once you have the soul shards, head back to Saint Germain (make sure you have ticked the grey box beside occultism in your expertise window) and finish the quest off. This will automatically grant you Class 1 Occultism and a Lethe Bottle, and unlock the Synthesis chain expertise.

    Go into the chain expertise window and locate the Tarot Fusion skill under Synthesis. It will be your staple for some time, so drag it out into whichever skill bar you keep rarely used skills in. Now you'll need some items to begin fusing!

    Saint Germain sells 4 tarot cards that can be used for basic Tarot Fusion. They are :

    The Fool - HP +3, MP -1 (has 10% less chance of succeeding, but gives greater expertise points when used) (200 macca)
    The Magician - Mag+1, Str-2, Vit-2 (50 macca)
    The Power - Str+1, Mag-2, Lck-2 (50 macca)
    The Hermit - Spd+1, Str-2, Lck-2 (50 macca)

    The remainder of the tarot cards are a bit harder to find...

    Empress - Expertise gain+5%
    Lovers - Partner (Demon)'s exp gain +5%, your exp gain -5%
    Tower - Physical Def -3, Magic Def-3, Experience Gain +3%
    Star - EXP gained+2%
    Hierophant - Mag+1, Int+2
    Chariot - Vit+2
    Justice - Str+2, Mag-1, Spd-1
    Death - Str+1, Vit+1
    Devil - Mag+2, Str-1, Spd-1
    Temperance - Vit+1, Luck+1, Int+1
    Judgment - Spd+2, Str-1, Mag-1
    Moon - Mag+2, Int+3
    Sun - Luck+3, Spd+2
    High Priestess - Mag+2, Luck -5, Magic Incantation speed -3%
    Emperor - Spd+2, Luck -5, Shot +3% damage
    World - 5% chance of not being stunned when hurt
    Fortune - Str-1, Mag-1, Spd-1 Expertise gain +2%, Luck+5
    Hanged Man - Str+2, Luck-5, Rush Damage+3%

    Possible Locations:
    Empress: Yagiya Prize for Shibuya Quartz. 9000 tickets
    Lovers: Yagiya Prize for Sugi Tunnels. 9000 tickets
    Tower: Yagiya Prize for Celu Tower. 9000 tickets
    Star: Yagiya Prize for Ichigaya Camp. 9000 tickets
    Hiero/Chariot/Justice/Death/Devil/Temperance/Judgement(?): Seem to be in a reward chest for completing Sugi tunnels gold, on a specific moon phase for each.
    Moon & Sun: Reward chest in Catacombs Bronze. Possibly quite rare.
    High Priestess: Reward chest in Zhu Que Cavern Bronze. Possibly quite rare.
    Emperor & World: Reward chest in Ichigaya Camp gold.
    Fortune and Hanged Man locations not mentioned in wiki.

    (There are additional cards in the game, but I have no idea where they come from)

    Purchase a few of your choice. You won't need many to start. They do not disappear if you fail a fusion, only if you succeed and they they become merged with the equipment you are trying to empower. Next, grab some gear you want to power up. This is best done in an armor/weapon shop (preferably in an aligned city) and only if you have a steady supply of money. The reason for this is a failure will remove 5 durability from the item you are working on. You cannot destroy the item using Synthesis, even if it does reach 0 durability, so just repair it and keep trying.

    The Process

    The skill itself is easy enough to use. Find your tarot fusion skill and click it twice. The following window will appear.



    Drag the tarot card you wish to use into the window first. It will auto insert itself into the correct position. Next, drag in the equipment you are working on and it will appear. The link between the two items will be indicated, along with your success chance. Press execute and hope for the best!



    If you succeed, your item will gain the powers of the tarot card.



    The Technical Stuff

    Some of this information may be incorrect. If it is, please feel free to correct me!

    The Synthesis chain expertise is ranked up through your points in occultism and demonology primarily.

    Occultism - 40%
    Demonology - 40%
    Weapon Knowledge - 10%
    Mineralogy - 10%

    Currently, Occultism can only be raised through the use of synthesis, and it is advisable to work on it first. Granted, it will be quite slow, but the argument is that as Synthesis rises, you get less and less expertise points per success/fail. This leads to occultism increasing much more slowly at higher ranks. Demonology however can be leveled outside of Synthesis though successful demon fusions, and therefore will rank up much faster, forcing synthesis higher, and lowering your ability to rank up occultism. Mineralogy is currently not implemented, and weapon knowledge may or may not be worth the 10% increase it gives as the points could be better spent elsewhere. It is currently not possible to max the Synthesis chain skill as it requires 31000 ep, and even at level 90 you will only have a pool of 26000 ep.

    After finally dragging my synthesis up to Class 2, I can share a few points on leveling it! Firstly, untag weapon knowledge and mineralogy. Their points while handy, are not as powerful as those you put into occultism or demonology. For example, 1000 points in weapon knowledge gives you 100 points in synthesis, while that same 1000 in occultism gives you 400 points. This may not mean much, but in the build I am currently using, by level 33 I have destruction magic nearly maxed, Erosion Hex and Pulse of Assault/Solid unlocked. However, with synthesis bumped to class 2, I have a whopping 3 EP left to spend, so it may be touch and go to have a playable character that can synth. Use tarot fusions to pull synthesis up to Class 1. At that point, the EP gain takes a sharp nosedive, so I went out and bought a truckload of jewels and magic stones, and spent a week training demonology. Use the stones (and only stones) to entice pixies and kodamas and once you have a stack, take them back and fuse them for another decent shot of EP. It's not incredibly fast, but it does work, especially on 2x EP days.

    Don't despair though! Some things will help to increase your successes with Synthesis!

    For Tarot Fusion: 10 Int = +1%, 5 Luck = +1%
    For Crystalize Demon: 10 Int = +1%, 10 Luck = +1%
    For Soul Stone Fusion: 5 Int = +1%, 10 Luck = +1%

    The Mirror of Moonlight item, randomly obtained from Gold Suginami Tunnels, Celu Tower Bronze, and Celu Tower Silver will increase your chance by 5%. They can also be purchased from the AP shop.

    On top of this, it appears that AP items have a 20% inherent boost to their success rate!

    Additionally, certain demons will assist you with your work!

    A Lucky demon will add 10 luck when it is summoned out, giving you a healthy boost off the top. Additionally, any demon that is Earth Mother class, such as Artemis will give you a passive boost to synthesis based on their friendship with you. (Note, demons must be active while using synthesis skills to gain the bonus)

    Crystallize Demon

    This skill is unlocked once you manage to obtain Class 1 in the synthesis chain expertise. The process itself is fairly simple. Recruit a demon and either through the use of melons or by using the care command and leveling your demon, get it's friendship level to open hearts or better, and then with the appropriate gemstone in inventory use the skill. If successful, the gem disappears, but you gain a demon crystal. If you fail, the demon loses several ranks of friendship, and the gem vanishes.

    These demon crystals are more powerful than any of the basic soul stones or tarot cards you might want to buy, and can be used in both instances, with different effects. Additionally, specific combination of crystals, one used in tarot fusion and the other in soul stone fusion will serve to create special equipment that cannot be obtained in any other way! Please note, you should likely do the soul stone fusion first as the crystal will vanish if you fail. The tarot fusion attempts will damage the durability of the item, but you will not lose your crystal if you fail repeatedly.

    Below is the list of Crystals required for the type of demon...

    Garnet - The Wilder
    Amethyst - The Raptor, The Evil Dragon
    Aquamarine - The Fairy, The Fowl
    Coral - The Snake
    Diamond - The Tyrant, The Seraph
    Emerald - The Avian, The Element, The Dragon
    Jade - The Wild Bird, The Haunt
    Pearl - The Heavenly God, The Reaper, The Godly Beast, The Nation Ruler
    Ruby - The Demon God, The Vile, The Guardian, The Destroyer
    Peridot - The Yoma, The Brute
    Sapphire - The Goddess, The Demigod, The Holy Beast, The Earth Mother
    Opal - The Evil Demon, The Femme
    Topaz - The Earth Spirits, The Nocturnes
    Turquoise - The Divine, The Fallen Angel

    Soul Stone Fusion

    This process is incredibly similar to Tarot fusion, so I'm not going to bother with additional graphical aids to clutter up and slow down the load of this guide. Activate the skill, drag in the crystal you want to use, and the item you wish to modify and press execute. There ARE some important differences however! Firstly, a failure drains the durability of the item you are modding by 10, so even decent stuff won't last long, and secondly the crystal is consumed whether you succeed or fail, so saving your mirrors and using them here might be a very good plan.

    There are also special items that can be fused using Synthesis and require certain items and soul stones to create. Below will be a list of formulas that I've looked at in the JP wiki and should be helpful for those who are looking. For those who are looking to fuse these items be aware that the chances of succeeding in the fusion are very low. So my suggestion would be to do the soul stone fusion first then the tarot. That way you can keep trying with the tarot fusion and not lose your stone.


    The format I'm going to be using will be Item + Tarot + Soul Stone

    Normal Item Fusions
    Weapons
    Katana of Renki + Koppa-Tengu or Karasu Tengu + Koppa-Tengu = Blade of the Wind God
    Katana of Renki + Karasu Tengu + Karasu Tengu = Blade of the Wind God
    Katana of Renki + Oni + Oni = Blade of the Thunder God
    Katana of Renki + Angel + Choronzon = Blade of Flames
    Unknown Sword + Yatagarasu + Yatagarasu = Kogitsunemaru
    Unknown Sword + Jatayu + Jatayu = Shadow Kogitsunemaru
    Cross Spear or Lance of Longinius + Cu Chulainn + Cu Chulainn = Gae Bolg

    Jewelry
    Silver Ring or ???(its an ap ring) + Valkyrie + Valkyrie = Ring of the Nibelungen
    Garm's Collar + Garm + Garm = Lasing
    Lasing + Garm + Garm = Doromi
    Doromi + Fenrir + Fenrir = Gureipuniru(JP name)
    Amber Necklace + Dwarf + Furies = Burishingamen(JP name)
    Gauntlet of Thunder or lvl 30 gloves from h3 + Gorgon + Gorgon = Aigisu(JP name)

    As for the JP names as soon as I find out what they are called in the US I'll update them.

    That's all I could find for normal item fusions. There are more things like Relic fusions but the item needed to do so hasn't been implemented yet. I'll be listing those as well when I get the chance.




    Here are some links to more information about specific demon crystals...
    This page talk abouts "Sets" of crystals

    While these pages tell about specifc demons, there requirements, and what they do.


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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Visscious on Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:54 am

    wow very cool to know I can't stand synthesis I ditched it and kept armsmithing. but I can get Oni's or Karasu Tengu's for ya if ya want as soon as I make my succubus.
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Ishi on Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:59 am

    Visscious wrote:wow very cool to know I can't stand synthesis I ditched it and kept armsmithing. but I can get Oni's or Karasu Tengu's for ya if ya want as soon as I make my succubus.

    Cool! You're gonna crystalize them so we can make the god swords right? XD
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Right on Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:03 am

    lol, right now I am trying to crystallize two gorgons to make Aigisu or whatever its called...

    still only 1.3/2 synthesis though and Demonology is becoming Bitchy to increase
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Ishi on Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:18 am

    Right wrote:lol, right now I am trying to crystallize two gorgons to make Aigisu or whatever its called...

    still only 1.3/2 synthesis though and Demonology is becoming Bitchy to increase

    I think Aigisu is actually Aegis, but I could be wrong.
    Keep going Red! We need pure synthesizers! How much do you usually spend to lvl up Demonology and the other expertise related to synthing anyway?
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Right on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:15 am

    Ishi wrote:
    Right wrote:lol, right now I am trying to crystallize two gorgons to make Aigisu or whatever its called...

    still only 1.3/2 synthesis though and Demonology is becoming Bitchy to increase

    I think Aigisu is actually Aegis, but I could be wrong.
    Keep going Red! We need pure synthesizers! How much do you usually spend to lvl up Demonology and the other expertise related to synthing anyway?

    The only skill of the four I can increase at any decent speed is demonology, and anyone whose ever done it before knows it is not fast....

    I usually spend about 25k per training session (a few hours)
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Ishi on Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:20 am

    Right wrote:
    The only skill of the four I can increase at any decent speed is demonology, and anyone whose ever done it before knows it is not fast....

    I usually spend about 25k per training session (a few hours)

    25k a session doesn't sound so expensive...although the "a few hours" part does sound pretty expensive...then again training expertises are never easy. Ugh...just 1 more rank till Hisensou gets megido...
    With that 25k does your rank go up by lots or not so much?
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    Post  Right on Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:01 am

    EDIT: I just bought 660 magic stones, and 720 jewels to train with, and it cost me like 50k lol, So blah!
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    Post  Ishi on Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:29 am

    Right wrote:EDIT: I just bought 660 magic stones, and 720 jewels to train with, and it cost me like 50k lol, So blah!

    I take that back, it is expensive. DX
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Right on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:19 pm

    Ishi wrote:
    Right wrote:EDIT: I just bought 660 magic stones, and 720 jewels to train with, and it cost me like 50k lol, So blah!

    I take that back, it is expensive. DX Edit: And a pain in the ass

    I was thinking about giving access to right to a few choice people, so we could all train him (at different times of the day, because of the time difference)
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Ishi on Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:51 am

    Right wrote:
    I was thinking about giving access to right to a few choice people, so we could all train him (at different times of the day, because of the time difference)

    Well sierra and I don't mind helping to train ur synthesizer, just as long as he's not the clan master. I'll prolly make Right farm a lot rather than train Demonology though XD
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    Post  Right on Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:54 pm

    Ishi wrote:
    Right wrote:
    I was thinking about giving access to right to a few choice people, so we could all train him (at different times of the day, because of the time difference)

    Well sierra and I don't mind helping to train ur synthesizer, just as long as he's not the clan master. I'll prolly make Right farm a lot rather than train Demonology though XD

    That actually wouldn't be a bad idea, since he requires alot of cash and I ran out of it on Vilhelm lol
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Jadeous on Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:39 pm

    While there is a list being populated on the Megami Forums, I'd thought I'd let you guys look at the translation for a lot of the demons and the crystals. While it might be a bit difficult to cypher, it separates it out into the class of demon, and from lowest lvl to highest.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&u=http://imagine.gkwiki.com/289.html&sl=ja&tl=en

    Actually, it's all the demons...and their effects in Tarot and Soul Stone forms...

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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Right on Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:16 pm

    Jadeous wrote:While there is a list being populated on the Megami Forums, I'd thought I'd let you guys look at the translation for a lot of the demons and the crystals. While it might be a bit difficult to cypher, it separates it out into the class of demon, and from lowest lvl to highest.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&u=http://imagine.gkwiki.com/289.html&sl=ja&tl=en

    Actually, it's all the demons...and their effects in Tarot and Soul Stone forms...

    Very Happy

    lol, You gave us a link to a page that deals with Plasma's and there contents and what they can be deconstructed into, personally I think you were looking for these pages...


    This page talk abouts "Sets" of crystals

    While these pages tell about specifc demons, there requirements, and what they do.
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    Re: The Guide to Synthesis

    Post  Jadeous on Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:47 am

    Yea...sorry about that... Sad
    Was looking at that earlier and thought "We totally need the list of demons and what they do when taroted or crystalized!"

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