Final Fantasy XIV sees “Repairs” to its Repair System

With Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming Patch 1.18 adjustments are being made to the game. The latest article on the Lodestone highlights adjustments to the repair system.

Simplifying Repairing

The upcoming patch will see all repair items replaced with a new “Dark Matter”, which will be universal for repairing. The item will come in five grades, one for each range of optimal class ranks. As long as the optimal rank is correct, Dark Matter may be used to repair any item for any class. Dark Matter will be obtainable from vendor NPCs, Guildleve rewards, and gathering.

  • Grade 1 Dark Matter: Used to repair equipment of class rank 1-10
  • Grade 2 Dark Matter: Used to repair equipment of class rank 11-20
  • Grade 3 Dark Matter: Used to repair equipment of class rank 21-30
  • Grade 4 Dark Matter: Used to repair equipment of class rank 31-40
  • Grade 5 Dark Matter: Used to repair equipment of class rank 41-50

System Adjustments for Repairing

From patch 1.18 and beyond, repairs will always be successful when made by those who possess sufficient rank in the appropriate skill. As such, the chance of conducting the repair without using materials will slightly increase overall

Repairs by NPCs

To improve the usability of NPC repairs the fees for these services will be greatly reduced.

Patch 1.18 will be available Friday, July 22, 2011 Japan Standard Time.

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