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For Other Crafting recipes, see Crafting (RF3).
To begin forging, the second floor of the Sharance Tree must be unlocked by clearing the Privera Forest dungeon and traveling to the Univir Settlement. Once the second floor grows in, Gaius or Raven will offer to build a forge for 5000G and 100 wood.

Forging Recipes are split into two groups: Weapons and Farming Tools. To obtain recipes in-game, one must eat either Weapon Bread or Farming Bread. These can be bought from Blaise for 350G or 450G respectively. They can also be bought as one of the random items from Yue at the upper floor of the inn when she's there. Sometimes, a male traveller in a trench coat sells them as well, and he has a limitless supply of recipe bread to sell, as long as his costs are paid for each loaf. However, his prices are higher than Blaise's, and he appears very late in the game.

  • As with all recipes, prior knowledge of the recipe is not necessary in order to actually craft. However, until the recipe is acquired (either by eating Recipe Bread or by successfully crafting the item), the % chance of successfully crafting is unknown, although it can be calculated.
  • Micah can make recipes up to 9 levels above his skill level, but they will have a 10% chance of succeeding. For example, in order to forge a Lvl 40 item, Lvl 31 is the minimum forging skill level required. Experimentation may lead to consecutive failures if Micah's forging level is too low.
  • Unlike cooking, raw materials won't be lost upon failure. This can be taken advantage of: forging skills can be levelled up by repeatedly attempting to forge something of a higher level, and EXP can still be gained despite failing, as long as RP doesn't run out.

All data below are accurate and ordered in each category (except Axes and Hammers, as they are separated) according to the game.


Short Sword

Short-swords are easy-to-use weapons with balanced attributes. However, their attack power is slightly lower than other types of weapons.

Dual Blades

Dual blades are actually slightly weaker than short-swords, but the combination of two short-swords compensates for this. Their striking is the fastest among all other weapons, though it renders all types of shield-wielding useless.

Long Sword

Long-swords have the largest swing and a wide reach, but are slow and heavy. All long-swords usually adds DEF.


Spears are bad at swinging, but great at piercing. All spears' reach are farther than long-swords, and are great for attacking multiple enemies in the same line of fire.


Axes have high attack ratio, but are slow in swinging. All axes are bad in knock-backs and knock-outs, but versatile in staggering. When used to pulverize, axes deal heavy damage, but have a smaller strike area.


Hammers have high critical rate ratio. Hammers are bad at staggering, but versatile in knock-backs and knock-outs. When used to pulverize, hammers deal damage with a much larger strike area.


Staves grant very low attack. but greater M-ATK. All staves are slow when used to strike, but deal devastating damage when charged. All staves, if to be used for greater spells, must be upgraded to level 3 or above. When monster drops are used on staves, the monster's ability is added to the spells.

Farming Tools


Hoes are the most essential apparatus for farming. They are used to till the soil and can be used to heal soil with Withered Grass by tilling it on the soil. Hoes are slow to swing, but have a chance to knockout enemies. Hoes can be used to pull out Bamboo Shoots; unlike sickles, they will not accidentally destroy crops.


Water pots are essential gear for watering crops. It does not grant ATK, but M-ATK instead. Water pots have a high attack speed but low damage output. Water pots needs to be filled with water for each usage. Water sources include ponds, rivers, lakes, and the Water Magic Seed. Using water pots increases the Water Magic skill.


Sickles are used primary to cut down crops and grass, but can be used like any other weapon. Caution should be used to avoid accidentally destroying crops.


Axe attributes are the same as hammers, don't perform knock-backs or knock-outs, but possess greater attack power. Most axes can deliver staggers, but with a 26% change ratio. All type of axes (including the battleaxe) can chop wood. Unlike battleaxes, work axes always swing down.


All hammers are great at knock-outs and knock-backs, having a 50% or higher chance of doing so, but smaller chance to stagger enemies. Compared to axes, hammers have a lower damage output. All hammers can break up rock and mine ore. Unlike the battle hammers, work hammers only swings downward.

Fishing Pole

Fishing poles, naturally, are used to catch fish. They can also be used offensively like any other weapon. Compared to staves, fishing poles have farther range and faster attack speed. They will not operate as a weapon if in range of a valid fishing spot. Upgraded fishing poles are better to be used for fishing because better type poles can help to reel the fish longer by 13%.