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From the Tailoring Teaser:
"During the Shedding Skin event, Tailors appeared in many of the major cities, including Holtburg, Sanamar, Yaraq and Shoushi. These tailors create tailoring kits to enable citizens to customize the look of their armor if the character has an initial armor piece to work from.
Each tailor sells tailoring kits. These kits enable your character to take the appearance off an item that looks good and add that appearance to another item equipped in the same place(s) with more favorable adventuring qualities. The initial piece is always the piece that looks good. Using the tailoring kit upon that piece destroys it, but the look of the item is retained within the kit. The tailoring kit is then applied to your tried and true adventuring armor piece to change its appearance. If you use the kit properly, the end result is that your trusty armor that once had an old, tired looking appearance will now have the new attractive look of the piece you liked! You can put together a unique style and leverage the varied colors and styles of Dereth without fear of having your skull crushed because a piece you like does not have the armor protection you might require as you adventure throughout the lands."
List of Tailors
- Purchase a Tailoring Kit.
- Apply Tailoring Kit to the armor, clothing, or cloak with the desired look (Warning: Item is destroyed and converted to an applicator that looks like the old armor icon with a big arrow on it).
- Apply newly created applicator to the item with the desired stats. The icon and appearance will change to that of the destroyed item and keep the same stats.
- NOTE: When tailoring two quest shields with particle effects, the shield itself will change but the old effect may appear to remain. Logging off and back on fixes this.
- The two items must cover the same slots (for example upper legs, lower legs). See Armor Coverage for which armor occupies which slots. You can use the Armor Reduction Tools listed below to increase the range of items available for tailoring.
- You can change an item's appearance more than once (so technically you could also revert a piece to its original appearance if you found a new piece with the old look).
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What Can/Cannot be Tailored
- The following items are tailorable:
Reducing Multi-Slot to Single-Slot
Related topics: Multi-slot Armor Teaser
Armor Reduction Tools
You can change armor pieces that cover more than one area to single coverage. For example, an Amuli coat normally covers the Chest, Lower Arms, and Upper Arms. This has historically made multi-slot armor less desirable because it limits the total number of items you can wear at the same time. More items can mean more beneficial spells available to you.
- Two or three slot leggings convert to Upper Legs.
- Two or three slot leggings convert to Lower Legs.
- Two slot sleeves convert to Lower arms
- Two and three slot Lower Body Armor convert to abdomen.
- Two, three and four slot Coats, Cuirasses and Hauberks reduced to chest
- Two slot sleeves reduced to upper arms.
Armor Reduction Tools and Tailoring
- The appearance of single slot armor may be tailored to reduced items of the same coverage. For example, applying a Yoroi Breastplate onto a reduced Amuli Coat (3 slot reduced to Chest).
- You can also do the reverse and tailor a reduced item onto a single slot item of the same coverage that has not been reduced. For example, applying reduced Alduressa Leggings (3 slot reduced to Abdomen) onto a Girth.
- You can even tailor a reduced item onto another reduced item by doing step 2 (a store bought item will work) and then tailoring that second piece onto the the item with the desired stats.
Armor Layering Tools
Because you can now have armor items that do not offer protection over areas that they cover visually, it is possible for other items to override this visual display or to be hidden by it. You can alter specific armor pieces so that they either are displayed or are hidden by using either an Armor Layering Tool (Bottom) or an Armor Layering Tool (Top). These tools cost 1 MMD and can be purchased from one of the tailors listed above.
Use the Top tool to make a piece override other pieces, use a Bottom tool to revert a piece to its default position.
Displaying Headgear and Cloaks
While not technically tailoring, an option was added to allow you to not display your headgear and cloaks. It is toggled via the Character Options panel with check boxes called "Show Your Helm or Head Gear" and "Show your Cloak".
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