The Crafting system in Grim Dawn provides a means of producing powerful equipment and consumables. Blueprints and Recipes can be collected from slain enemies, chests or quest rewards, then added to the crafting compendium within the Blacksmith's UI.
Blueprints can require various rare items and materials, and higher tier Blueprints can use lower tier crafted items as ingredients, resulting in a pyramidal build-up to the most powerful of crafted accessories.
The types of items that are available to craft include:
- see main article: Blacksmith.
Numerous Blacksmiths can be found throughout the game world. In addition to regular Crafting services, various Blacksmiths will offer unique special services, such as exchanging Crafting Materials, crafting Dynamite or random Legendary items. They will also apply different Crafting Bonuses to items.
A number of Components are obtainable only by crafting, either from the Blacksmith's baseline crafting list, or from Blueprints found as random loot. Faction vendors also sell blueprints for some components.
Dynamite, in addition to its use in Detonation Sites, can be used by the Inventor to break un-needed equipment down into Scrap and Components; the higher the rarity of item the the more powerful the component recovered. Epic and Legendaries can produce rare crafting materials which can it turn be use to craft other items.
Basic Item Production
Random Magical (with a chance of Rare) items of all types can be crafted by the Blacksmith. These will have a random prefix and suffix, as well as one of the Blacksmith's custom stats. The player can select the preferred damage type of crafted Weapons and Off-Hand items.
A variety of Rare items can be crafted either from looted blueprints or the Blacksmith's base collection. These come with specific stats as well as one bonus custom stat of the Blacksmith. Rare items you craft directly (unlike random magical items that can be crafted and have a chance at being a rare and can have double affixes) will only have one affix when crafted.
|Adept's Bladed Mace||One-Handed Blunt||15|
|Adept's Morningstar||One-Handed Blunt||37|
|Adept's Flanged Mace||One-Handed Blunt||62|
|Honed Longsword||One-Handed Sword||15|
|Honed Broadsword||One-Handed Sword||37|
|Honed Conqueror||One-Handed Sword||65|
|Brutal Great Axe||Two-Handed Axe||15|
|Brutal Carver||Two-Handed Axe||37|
|Brutal Decapitator||Two-Handed Axe||65|
Shields and Off-Hands
|Bounty Hunter's Girdle||28|
Epics and Legendaries
Many Epic and Legendary items can be crafted after finding their Blueprint. In addition, on Elite and Ultimate difficulties, Legendaries can be crafted by the Blacksmith Etram Faid in the Tyrant's Hold, Bella Fald in the Tomb of Herald Mathis, and Algosia Fald in the Tomb of Nephos.
Etram will craft random Legendary items from 5 categories, appropriate to the player's level, for a cost of 75,000 Iron Bits, 1 Polished Emerald, and a quantity of rare crafting materials:
|Accessories||Ancient Heart (8)||includes Belts|
|Armor||Blood of Ch'thon (8)|
|Caster Weapons||Tainted Brain Matter (8)||includes Off-Hands|
|Melee Weapons||Tainted Brain Matter (8)||includes Shields|
|Ranged Weapons||Ancient Heart (8)|
|Blade Arc (Clean Sweep - Laceration) • Blitz (Blindside) • Cadence (Discord - Fighting Form - Deadly Momentum) • Forcewave (Tremor - Rending Force - Internal Trauma) • Overguard • War Cry (Terrify - Break Morale)|
|Decorated Soldier • Fighting Spirit • Markovian's Advantage • Menhir's Will • Military Conditioning • Scars of Battle • Shield Training • Veterancy • Zolhan's Technique|
|Counter Strike • Field Command (Squad Tactics) • Menhir's Bulwark • Oleron's Rage|
|Blackwater Cocktail (High Potency - Demon Fire - Agonizing Flames) • Canister Bomb (Concussive Bomb - Improved Casing) • Fire Strike (Explosive Strike - Searing Might - Searing Strike - Static Strike - Brimstone) • Flashbang (Searing Light) • Grenado (High Impact - Skyfire Grenado) - Shattering Blast • Mortar Trap (Heavy Ordnance - "The Big One") • Stun Jacks (Quick Jacks - Full Spread) • Thermite Mine (Hellfire Mine)|
|Blast Shield • Ulzuin's Chosen|
|Flamed Touched (Temper) • Vindicative Flame (Ulzuin's Wrath)|
|Blood of Dreeg (Aspect of the Guardian) • Blood Pox (Fevered Rage - Wasting - Black Death) • Curse of Frailty (Vulnerability) • Doom Bolt • Dreeg's Evil Eye (Blood Burst - Focused Gaze - Terrifying Gaze - Vile Eruption) • Sigil of Consumption (Destruction)|
|Bonds of Bysmiel (Manipulation) • Possession • Solael's Witchfire (Consecrated Blade - Second Rite)|
|Summon Familiar (Mend Flesh - Storm Spirit - Lightning Strike) • Summon Hellhound (Ember Claw - Hellfire - Infernal Breath)|
|Amarasta's Blade Burst (Lethal Assault) • Blade Barrier • Blade Trap (Devouring Blades) • Phantasmal Blades (Frenetic Throw - Heart Seeker - Nether Edge) • Pneumatic Burst (Breath of Belgothian - Shadow Dance - Elemental Awakening) • Ring of Steel (Ring of Frost - Circle of Slaughter) • Shadow Strike (Nidalla's Justifiable Ends - Nightfall)|
|Anatomy of Murder • Dual Blades (Belgothian's Shears - Hidden Hands - Amarasta's Quick Cut - Whirling Death - Execution) • Merciless Repertoire • Phantasmal Armor|
|Veil of Shadow (Night's Chill)|
|Albrecht's Aether Ray (Tainted Power - Disintegration) • Callidor's Tempest (Wrath of Agrivix - Inferno) • Devastation • Maiven's Sphere of Protection (Conversion) • Mirror of Ereoctes • Nullification • Olexra's Flash Freeze (Absolute Zero) • Panetti's Replicating Missile (Distortion - Supercharged - Proliferation) • Trozan's Sky Shard (Frozen Core - Shattered Star)|
|Arcane Will • Fabric of Reality • Inner Focus • Mental Alacrity|
|Iskandra's Elemental Exchange (Manifestation - Overload - Elemental Balance) • Reckless Power • Star Pact|
|Brute Force (Feral Hunger - Upheaval) • Devouring Swarm • Grasping Vines (Entangling Vines) • Primal Strike (Thunderous Strike - Torrent - Storm Surge) • Savagery (Might of the Bear - Tenacity of the Boar - Storm Touched)|
|Mogdrogen's Pact (Heart of the Wild - Oak Skin) • Primal Bond • Stormcaller's Pact|
|Conjure Primal Spirit • Storm Totem (Corrupted Storm) • Summon Briarthorn (Ground Slam - Emboldening Presence) • Wendigo Totem (Blood Pact) • Wind Devil (Raging Tempest - Maelstrom)|
|Flames of Ignaffar - (Tainted Flame - Intensify - Infernal Purge - Endless Flame) • Horn of Gandarr • Inquisitor Seal - (Null Field - Arcane Empowerment) • Rune of Hagarrad - (Biting Cold - Chillsurge) • Rune of Kalastor - (Ignition) • Storm Box of Elgoloth (Allagast's Arcane Net - Lightning Tether) • Word of Pain (Word of Agony - Death Sentence) • Word of Renewal - (Word of Arms - Vigor - Steel Resolve)|
|Artifact Handling • Bursting Round • Chilling Rounds • Deadly Aim • Ranged Expertise • Storm Spread|
|Aura of Censure • Aura of Conviction|
|Bone Harvest (Harvester of Death - Dread - Soul Harvest) • Call of the Grave • Drain Essence (Gravechill - Hungering Reach - Decomposition) • Ill Omen • Mark of Torment • Ravenous Earth (Decay - Foul Eruption) • Reap Spirit • Siphon Souls - (Sear Souls - Blood Boil)|
|Necrotic Edge • Reaping Strike|
|Harbinger of Souls • Master of Death • Spectral Binding (Spectral Wrath)|
|Raise Skeletons (Undead Legion - Will of the Crypt) • Reap Spirit • Summon Blight Fiend (Unstable Anomaly - Rotting Fumes - Blight Burst)|
|Aegis of Menhir (Avenging Shield - Aegis of Thorns - Reprisal) • Ascension (Clarity of Purpose) • Eye of Reckoning (Soulfire) • Judgment (Crushing Verdict - Heart of Wrath) • Righteous Fervor (Dreeg's Reproach - Consecration - Retribution) • Vire's Might (Volcanic Might - Volcanic Stride - Tectonic Shift)|
|Resilience • Safeguard • Shattering Smash • Smite|
|Divine Mandate • Path of the Three • Presence of Virtue (Haven - Rebuke)|
|Summon Guardian of Empyrion (Scion of Dreeg - Celestial Presence)|
|Weapons • Axes • Maces • Swords • Two-handed Melee • Pistols • Two-handed Ranged • Daggers • Scepters • Shields • Off-Hands|
Armor • Head Armor • Shoulder Armor • Chest Armor • Hand Armor • Leg Armor • Foot Armor
Accessories • Amulets • Rings • Medals • Belts
Unique Items • Sets • Monster Infrequents
Relics • Components • Augments • Blueprints • Recipes • Materials • Consumables
|Aetherial • Aether Corruption • Arachnid • Beast • Beastkin • Chthonic • Eldritch|
Human • Insectoid • Riftspawn • Undead • Heroes • Bosses • Pets
|Factions • Bounties|
|The Black Legion • Devil's Crossing • Homestead • Rovers • The Outcast|
Kymon's Chosen • Order of Death's Vigil • Aetherials • Beasts • Chthonians • Cronley's Gang • Arkovian Undead