Crafting: Preview finished item

Johannes
Level 10
4 months ago

Crafting magic weapons and armor currently does not tell you what the finished item does. I could forge a Greatsword of Acuteness, but what does it do? Is it even better than what my fighter currently uses? This requires me to just blindly create something that might not be useful for me at all. So I have two suggestions:

1. Preview the finished item with all its mechanics (+1 to hit/damage, cast cantrip upon hit, advantage on con saves etc).

2. Return all ingredients if you abort crafting before it's finished - OR - allow the player to disenchant a crafted item, breaking it down to its components.

Number 2 could be optional, perhaps for an easier difficulty level. But 1 should be in the game for crafting to be attractive.


A hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is.

TomReneth
Level 11
4 months ago

+1


Typos happen. More so on the phone.

4 months ago

+1 , I just finished a playthrough and forgot to create a separate older save before crafting a weapon. It would be great to not waste the unique ingredients crafting some random item that ends up being inferior to what you have and you can no longer choose the "other" option using those same ingredients. Or even worse.....you have no idea what the finished item even does....It would be great to have a more in depth backstory text in all crafting recipes that gives a history , stats and notes on the item you are about to try and craft 

4 months ago

+1