The Darktide crafting system is one of the most anticipated features of the upcoming Warhammer 40K game, allowing players to craft their weapons (opens in a new tab) and curiosities (opens in a new tab), but also do some buildcraft for their character. Update 1.0.8 adds the Omnissiah Sanctuary, which effectively functions like the Forge in Vermintide 2. When all the features are in place, you’ll be able to upgrade and reroll your gear.
If you’ve just started playing the pre-order beta, you might be looking tips (opens in a new tab)who Darktide-class (opens in a new tab) choose, how beauty products (opens in a new tab) work, or what those little weapon symbols (opens in a new tab) on your gear actually means. Anyway, here’s how Warhammer 40K: Darktide crafting works, as well as where to find the materials you’ll need, such as Plasteel and Diamantine.
How Crafting Works in Darktide
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Fatshark has added the first elements of the Darktide crafting system, allowing you to upgrade your weapons and curiosities with the Omnissiah Shrine Tech-Priest. It unlocks at trust level four for all the spawns and you can get there by heading straight from the Mourningstar spawn point and running down the hallway.
For the moment, the only thing you can do is to “dedicate” yourself, a process that costs Plasteel and Diamantine, and allows you to upgrade the rarity and power of a weapon/curion, adding the necessary perks and blessings. The higher the rarity you want to achieve, the more it will cost. Max rarity is currently orange. Here is the price of each upgrade jump for weapons and trinkets:
- White green: 150 plasteel
- Green Blue: 50 Diamantine, 200 Plasteel
- Blue purple: 150 Diamantine, 400 Plasteel
- Purple – Orange: 350 Diamantine, 900 Plasteel
And here’s what each rarity level gives you in terms of stat boosts and weapon blessings, which are like Vermintide traits:
- White: Nothing
- Green: A stat boost
- Blue: A stat boost, a blessing
- Purple: Two stat boosts, one blessing
- Orange: Two stat boosts, two blessings
Trinkets don’t have blessings at the moment – they just have this overall number in stat boosts, i.e. orange rarity trinkets have four. You can usually acquire everything down to rarity blue from the Requisitorium, and get rarity purple from the Requisitorium from Sire Melk, or as a rare reward for completing missions. With that in mind, it’s probably not worth upgrading anything below blue rarity. Once upgraded, your weapon will gain a new random stat and a random blessing, depending on what level you level it up to.
Where to find Plasteel and Diamantine
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To consecrate your weapons, you first need Diamantine and Plasteel. Both can be found in missions, either in containers or just lying around marked with a crafting symbol. The good news is that all crafting materials picked up count for all team members, so you don’t have to try to skim them for yourself. It seems that the higher the difficulty level, the more likely you are to find crafting materials, and as far as I can tell, you cannot find Diamantine in Sedition difficulty missions.
That might seem like a lot of crafting materials to farm to dedicate, but to put it into perspective, I upgraded my chainsword from blue to orange in a single evening by playing Mischief difficulty missions and keeping an eye on the Diamantine and Plasteel hideouts. If you’re actively looking for scriptures or grimoires, you’ll likely come across a few crafting materials as well.