“Centuries ago, long before Ogrest’s Chaos drowned our world, our ancestors mastered the art of Smithmagic.” This ancient art, dating from the Age of Dofus, was not completely lost and reappears today in WAKFU.

This article will teach you the basics of Smithmagic. If you play Dofus, you’re probably very familiar with it, but you’ll soon discover that Smithmagic in WAKFU is completely different.

The first important thing you need to know: Smithmagic is not a profession. With the knowledge of this ancient art having been lost over time, it must be regained. Smithmagic can be practised by everyone, with varying degrees of success. The aim is to recover runes using Runic Recyclers.

These workshops will be situated on the merchant bridges, near the Canoons to Mount Zinit.

The second thing to considers is that although recycling is simple, a rune is a rare item, and as such, difficult to obtain. Smithmagic is a process that requires a great deal of luck, but is very rewarding if you can master it!

Why does WAKFU need smithmagic?

So you can customise your equipment.

Smithmagic will allow you to adapt your equipment to your class and way of playing the game. Simply set your items with runes that give bonuses to characteristics, damage, HP etc. Your character will be more unique than ever before!

So you can recycle your equipment.

Now you’ll be able to get rid of your unwanted items and gain some space in your inventory without feeling short-changed! The Recyclers will allow you to shatter items for a chance of recovering runes.

How do i Recycle my equipment?

Anyone can recycle, and there’s no profession to learn before you can shatter an item, recover a rune and set it into a piece of equipment.

To recycle an item, head over to a Recycling workshop.

The workshop interface will display all of the items in your inventory that can be recycled. You can then drag and drop the items you want into the dedicated slots at the bottom left of the window, and then start the recycling in the same way you would if you were crafting something.

Only items that can be equipped (with the exception of bags) can be recycled.

By recycling an item in a Smithmagic workshop, the player has a chance of obtaining a rune.

The rate of obtaining a rune is based on the rarity of the itemy, and so it is likely that no rune will be recovered when an item is recycled.

Conversely, recycling common equipment has very little chance of giving you a rune.

Add to this the fact that you can only recover one rune per recycled item. It goes without saying that runes will be a very valuable resource!

When an item is recycled, it is automatically destroyed, whether the player has recovered a rune or not.

What is a rune?

A rune is a magical stone that will grant a bonus to any item you set it on.

To obtain a rune, you must recycle equipment. At the moment, this is the only in-game method of obtaining runes.

The level of runes increases by 10 from 10 through 200. The higher a rune’s level, the greater its bonus.

A rune’s level is determined by the level of the item you are recycling, rounded up to the nearest 10. For example, if you recycle an item from level 41 to 50, you can obtain a rune of level 50 or no rune at all!

Runes can only be set on items of the same level as the rune, or higher.

When a rune is set, it cannot be recovered. It can, however, be replaced if you drag and drop another rune over it. This action will destroy the original rune.

How to set a rune

The first thing you need to remember is that not all equipment can be maged, in fact they will be pretty rare. We wanted to make them very prestigious, therefore most of them will be high level, or hard to get. As an example, as part of the new items that can be maged on May 2nd, you will find the Vampyro set. You will also find lover level rings and necklaces... It will be up to you to find out how to get them!

To find out if a piece of equipment can be maged, you need to click on it and check that one or more empty maging slots appear. If you click on these slots, a maging window will appear, in which you can place your runes. Items can have up to 3 maging slots.

To set a rune, simply drag and drop it into one of the maging slots.

A confirmation window will appear, asking you to confirm the action.

And that’s it! Congratulations, you’ve just done your very first bit of maging!

Can you set any kind of rune on your items?

There are three different types of rune corresponding to 3 shapes: round, triangle-shaped, and square.

Each shape corresponds to a different category of bonus. We’ll let you discover which categories yourself, in-game.

Just like the runes, the available slots for runes on items can be round, triangle-shaped and square.

You’ve guessed it: you can only use a rune in a slot of the same shape.

We want Smithmagic to be as comprehensive as possible while still being accessible. The runes available to you are varied, not only in the bonuses that they offer, but also by their power levels. This means that the opportunities for customising your equipment are almost unlimited, and all through a simple drag and drop!

Are you ready to (re)discover the secrets of this ancient art? Who knows, maybe there are even more surprises waiting to be discovered! Join us on 2nd May to find out!

(Due to the interface still being in development when we took the screenshots, it was not yet translated. We apologize for that.)