FFXIV: How to Desynth

You can desynthesize items in Final Fantasy XIV to obtain rare and high-quality items, luckily, it is a very easy process.

Overview

Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) is a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It allows you to explore the persistent world and you are able to interact with the environment and with other players. The game features various different activities for you to participate in. This includes questing, crafting and fighting bosses among others.

Before you can participate in an activity, you have to create a character. You are able to customize your character by choosing their name, race, gender and facial features. Additionally, you can choose to be a Disciple of War or Magic, and in this case, it is important to note that the Disciples of the Hand and Disciples of the Land are initially locked.

What is the difference between Disciples of Hand and Land?

As mentioned above, all new players will be able to either become a Disciple of War or Magic. However, when you reach a certain level, you will be able to easily unlock Disciple of Land and Hand. It is believed that both of the roles play a crucial part in the game and one is not more important than the other.

ffxiv Disciples of Hand and Disciples of Land
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It is thus completely your choice whether you want to become a Disciple of Land or a Disciple of Hand. Before choosing, it is recommended that you know the differences between the two.

Disciples of Hand are the crafters. They are able to work with anything, from the most delicate cloth to the most resilient metal. While Disciples of Land are the harvesters. They have knowledge on all the plants and minerals found in the world.

FFXIV: How to Desynth

When you become a Disciple of Hand, you will not only be able to craft items,you can also take them apart, to obtain materials originally used to create them. This process is called Desynthesis, and

it is a very handy skill, as it gives you access to rare, or high-quality materials. As a crafter, it is crucial that you level up your desynth skill. Luckily, the process is very easy. Before you can begin the process, you have to determine if the item is able to be desynthesized. If an item has a “N” icon, it cannot be desynthesized.

For the items that can be desynthesized, all you need to do is select the item before clicking on Desynthesis. From there, a new menu will appear, which displays what class is needed to desynth the specific item. Your last step is to select Desynthesis to take the item apart, and once you’re done, you will obtain new materials.

How to unlock Desynth

It is important to note that you have to unlock Desynthesis before you can take items apart, and in order to unlock it, you have to complete the Life, Materia and Everything main quest. Which is not as easy as you might think, as you have to be level 30 of the crafting class to complete it.

Most importantly, you must ensure that you don’t forget that each crafting class has a separate desynth skill. This ultimately means that it needs to be levelled up independently, and it is recommended that you start levelling up your desynth skill in the classes that drop a lot of items in dungeons. You should thus focus on levelling up your goldsmith, weaver and armorer classes first.

Levelling up the desynth skill

As mentioned above, each crafting class has a separate desynth skill, so you will have to level up your desynth skill for each class independently. Luckily, all you have to do to level up the skill is to desynthesize items.

It is advised that you pay attention to your desynth skill level in comparison to the item level. When your skill level is higher than the item, you have a chance of obtaining more materials. However, you will gain very little experience. So in order to avoid this, it’s recommended that you desynth items of the same level as your skill level.

Materials you can obtain

It is clear that you can receive rare and high-quality items from the desynthing process, like materials. Generally, the materials consist of either crystals, elemental shards and clusters. However, you will also obtain whichever main material item that was used to create the item. On some occasions, you will obtain Demimateria, but most players sell this resource, as they are in need of gil.

It is also recommended that you desynth items that you obtain from doing dungeons, because these items are usually made of extremely rare materials, which you can sell for a lot of in-game money. Additionally, you can craft rare items with these materials.

Conclusion

FFXIV is a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It allows you to explore the persistent world and you are able to interact with the environment and with other players. Initially, you will be able to either become a Disciple of War or Magic, however, once you reach a specific level, you can become a Disciple of Land or Hand.

One of the things you will do as a Disciple of Hand is to desynthesize items. This process allows you to take items apart to obtain the materials originally used to create them. Even though it is an easy process, you have to level up the skill for each class.

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