Conan Exiles’ latest PC update introduces a ‘massive’ overhaul to crafting and thralls

    
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Conan Exiles’ latest PC update introduces a ‘massive’ overhaul to crafting and thralls

The way you craft your tools of conquest (or your decorations of housing) is going to be changing dramatically with the latest update to Conan Exiles on PC. Update 2.1 has introduced previously discussed adjustments to the crafting system in what is being called a “major overhaul.”

As a refresher, this overhaul introduces specialized crafting stations that let players craft improved gear while also simplifying crafting and reducing recipe bloat. Thralls, meanwhile, will have specializations that introduce gear bonuses like additional armor penetration, bonus damage, or better armor attributes depending on their specialization.

The update has also added other features like rebalancing for Surges and Wild Surges, the ability to re-customize characters, family sharing server settings, and a variety of quality-of-life and bug fixes. All of the salient details are in the patch notes.

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McGuffn

Almost certainly this means that if your gear breaks you won’t be able to repair it unless you are able to also craft the new stations. Sigh.

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Hikari Kenzaki

No, that’s not affected. You technically don’t NEED any of the new master stations, they’re just betterer.
Things like the Casting Table, alchemy station, etc are included if you already had the skills to craft what is in them.

And there’s an argument to be made for using repair kits more, especially on Siptah where hardened steel is easy to come by.

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Lateris

TY for the fact check.

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Natalyia

The patch notes aren’t pellucidly clear, so here’s the upshot.

Armor and weapons no longer have “flawless” or “exceptional” variants.

The attribute bonuses (things like strength, or encumbrance) are now based on the tier of the armorer/blacksmith who makes them. T1 is a little worse than the “old” stuff, T2 is a little better, T3 is more better. I don’t have a T4/named one yet. :) T4/named thralls will have a trait that adds another bonus to stuff they make (lower weight, more damage, more durability, more armor, etc.)

There are two sorts of new crafting stations. The first sort are there to split the recipes so there aren’t so darn many in each table. Those come with the basic feat for the thing – the Tinker’s table, Alchemy Bench, Dyeing Vats, Tanner’s Table.

The second sort have a new feat, and are the “master” level versions of the forge, carpenter’s bench, tannery, and firebowl/alchemy bench. Those have two new versions each. One makes things faster, the other makes things cheaper. Better thralls don’t change the cost of things anymore.

You will have more stations, because of the ones they made to split the recipes into smaller groups, but don’t need any new feat points to keep making/repairing what you could before.

And as Hikari pointed out – Black Ice is a *lot* easier to come by on Siptah than the older map (it wasn’t excactly rare there, but you did have to go to the North to get it) – anyway, Hardened Steel for master level armor/weapon repair kits isn’t hard to get, and a lot cheaper than using Star Metal or the high-end armor ingredients to repair things.

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McGuffn

Will have to check this out. Last time they fiddled with thralls they basically invalidated everybody’s existing ones since they didn’t get the new thrall upgrade. Hope that’s not the case this time.

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MurderHobo

I think Natalyia nails it. The thralls are still buggy and irritating in many ways, but they seemed to tread carefully (for this dev team) in making sure nobody was outright nerfed and everyone got a minor bonus if they went along.

The top-level t4 named crafters gave a +9 armor b0nus. They lost a lot of their specific value in what armor they could craft, but now they get a +10 armor bonus. the T3 bonus went from +7 to +8, etc… Similar changes for weapon crafting.

They didn’t touch the meta on the fighter thralls at all, though Siptah remains in flux. Relic Hunter Treasure Seekers are the new easy alpha thrall on the main map.