Rune Factory 4 Special: Complete Guide To Crafting

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  • Armor Recipes
  • Shield Recipes
  • Headgear Recipes
  • Shoe Recipes
  • Accessory Recipes

With combat being such a large part of Rune Factory 4, keeping your equipment updated is a very important aspect of the game. Upgrading your weapons is important for dealing damage to enemies, but doing the same for your armor is just as vital to staying alive.

To do this, you'll need a Crafting Table. With one of these, you can craft all manner of shields, armor pieces, and accessories that you can wear, ship for profit, or even gift to residents.

Crafting Basics

In order to craft you will need a Crafting Table. You will be able to purchase this from Bado once you have unlocked the path that leads to the boss of the Water Ruins in exchange for some Gold, some lumber, and some material stone.

When you interact with the Crafting Table you will be prompted to choose a type of equipment that you want to make or whether you want to upgrade some armor that you already have.

When crafting something, you can either use recipes learned by eating Recipe Bread (which is primarily purchased at Porcoline's or attained from festivals) or you can guess at a recipe using your items or consult a guide such as this one. When guessing at a recipe, however, it will cost a lot more Rune Points (RP) to make.

Regardless of your method, if a recipe's level is higher than your crafting skill level, there is a chance that the recipe may fail. The higher the recipe's level is than your skill level, the higher the chance that it will fail. Higher-level recipes will also cost a lot more RP to attempt.

In our recipe tables below, some of the ingredients are in italics. This means that the recipe calls for any item of a particular classification. Ingredients not in italics, however, are specific to that recipe.

For example:

  • Crafting a pair of Leather Boots requires that you use any item of the Furs category. Any of them will do, from a simple Fur to valuable Lightning Mane.
  • Crafting a pair of Spectacles requires two Aquamarines. They cannot be substituted for any other gemstones.

Armor Upgrades

It is possible to use your items to make your armor better. You can upgrade anything that you build at the Crafting Table, not just body armor.

Armor can be upgraded a total of 10 times, with the effects of the upgrade being dependent on the item you use. For example, a piece of Bronze will add four to the armor's Defense bonus. You will be penalized if you try to upgrade an item with more of the same material – the effect will be reduced severely.

As a result, the best strategy for upgrading is to use a wide range of items to keep all of their bonuses potent.

Upgrading armor follows the same rule as crafting it. All items have a difficulty level and if this is higher than your crafting skill level the upgrade may fail, wasting the materials. Higher-level recipes will also cost more RP to attempt.

Armor Recipes

Shirt2Cloths and Skins
Vest8Cloths and Skins, Furs
Cotton Cloth12Old Bandage, Old Bandage, Spider's Thread
Mail16Bronze, Liquids
Chain Mail20Silver, Strings
Scale Vest25Silver, Pretty Carapace, Root
Sparkling Shirt28Gold, Furs, Cloths and Skins
Wind Cloak32Black Bird Feather, Wind Crystal, Emerald, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Protector38Shoulder Piece, Diamond
Platinum Mail44Platinum, Platinum, Blk. Tortoise Shell, Cloths and Skins
Lamellar Vest50Orichalcum, Scales, Strings
Mercenary's Cloak53Quality Worn Cloth, Big Bird's Comb, Puppetry Strings
Wooly Shirt56Electro Crystal, Wooly Furball, Wooly Furball, Strings
Elvish Cloak59Turnip's Miracle, Ambrosia's Thorns, Crystal Skull, Powders and Spores
Dragon Cloak64Dragon Scale, Crimson Scale, Grimoire Scale, Earth Dragon Ash, Strings
Power Protector69Orichalcum, Orichalcum, Orichalcum, MTGU Plate, Dangerous Scissors
Rune Vest76Golem Spirit Stone, Rune Crystal, Rune Crystal, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Royal Garter90Dragonic Stone, Ancient Orc Cloth, Love Scale, Small Crystal, White Stone
Four Dragons' Vest99Dragon Fin, Earthwyrm Scale, Firewyrm Scale, Wind Dragon Tooth, Rune Crystal

Shield Recipes

Small Shield2Minerals
Umbrella6Cloths and Skins, Strings, Sticks and Stems
Iron Shield8Iron, Iron
Monkey Plush12Yellow Down, Cloths and Skins, Cloths and Skins
Round Shield15Bronze
Turtle Shield20Turtle Shell, Bronze, Liquids
Chaos Shield25Silver, Pretty Carapace
Bone Shield32Gold, Shells and Bones
Magic Shield37Gold, Silver, Mysterious Powder, Crystals
Heavy Shield41Diamond, Shoulder Piece
Platinum Shield43Platinum, Platinum, Blk. Tortoise Shell
Kite Shield50Proof of Rank, Warrior's Proof, Platinum, Dragon Bones
Knight Shield54Orichalcum, Grimoire Scale
Element Shield58Yellow Feather, Green Core, Red Core, Yellow Core, Blue Core
Magical Shield65Crimson Scale, Left Rock Shard, Right Rock Shard, Rune Crystal
Prism Shield78Blue Scale, Glitter Scale, Crimson Scale, Light Ore, Small Crystal
Rune Shield94Dragonic Stone, Dragon Fin, Earthwyrm Scale, Rune Crystal, Small Crystal

Headgear Recipes

Headband2Cloths and Skins
Blue Ribbon4Blue Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Green Ribbon5Green Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Purple Ribbon6Purple Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Spectacles7Aquamarine, Aquamarine
Straw Hat8Strings, Strings
Fancy Hat9Cloths and Skins, Strings
Brand Glasses11Dark Crystal, Aquamarine, Aquamarine
Cute Knitting13Cloths and Skins, Cloths and Skins
Intelligent Glasses15Magic Crystal, Aquamarine, Aquamarine
Fireproof Hood16Ghost Hood, Cloths and Skins
Silk Hat17Black Grass, Cloths and Skins
Black Ribbon18Black Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Lolita Headdress19Black Grass, Cloths and Skins, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Headdress20Cloths and Skins, Cloths and Skins, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Pumpkin Headgear20Pumpkin
Yellow Ribbon22Yellow Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Cat Ears24Furs
Silver Hairpin26Silver
Red Ribbon30Red Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Turnip Headgear30Turnip
Orange Ribbon35Orange Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
White Ribbon38White Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Four Seasons44Spring Headdress, Summer Headdress, Autumn Headdress, Winter Headdress
Feathered Hat51Quality Worn Cloth, Feathers, Strings
Gold Hairpin60Turnip's Miracle, Gold
Indigo Ribbon77Blue Scale, Indigo Grass, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Crown95Dragonic Stone, Small Crystal, Black Scale, White Stone, Rune Crystal

Shoe Recipes

Leather Boots6Furs
Free Farming Boots8Strings, Furs
Piyo Sandals11Insect Carapace, Cloths and Skins
Secret Shoes14Glue, Minerals
Silver Boots18Silver, Shards
Heavy Boots20Silver, Iron, Pretty Carapace
Wet Boots20Scales, Scales
Sneaking Boots23Invisible Stone, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Fast Step Boots26Root, Sapphire, Furs
Gold Boots28Gold, Gold, Shards
Bone Boots33Strong Vine, Big Crystal, Shells and Bones
Snow Boots37Shoulder Piece, Lightning Mane, Ambrosia's Thorns
Strider Boots40Pretty Thread, Platinum, Gold, Cloths and Skins
Step-In Boots48Warrior's Proof, Shiny Screw, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Feather Boots54Orichalcum, Big Bird's Comb, Big Crystal, Feathers, Strings
Ghost Boots65Quality Worn Cloth, Dragon Scale, Crimson Scale, Crystal Skull, Strings
Iron Geta70Dangerous Scissors, MTGU Plate, MTGU Plate, Iron, Iron
Water Shoes75Pretty Thread, Sticks and Stems, Cloths and Skins, Furs
Ice Skates79Broken Ice Wall, Cloths and Skins, Strings
Knight Boots86Dragonic Stone, Black Scale, Ammonite, Strings
Fairy Boots95Earthwyrm Scale, Small Crystal, Melody Bottle, Strings, Feathers
Rocket Wing99Dragon Fin, Earthwyrm Scale, Firewyrm Scale, Wind Dragon Tooth, Feathers

Accessory Recipes

Charm3Cloths and Skins, Strings
Work Gloves4Cloths and Skins
Cheap Bracelet5Minerals
Earrings8Iron, Powders and Spores
Bronze Bracelet10Bronze, Cloths and Skins
Leather Belt13Cloths and Skins, Shards
Aquamarine Ring15Silver, Aquamarine
Amethyst Ring15Silver, Amethyst
Emerald Ring15Silver, Emerald
Sapphire Ring15Silver, Sapphire
Ruby Ring15Silver, Ruby
Cursed Ring15Silver, Shells and Bones
Gloves18Giant's Gloves
Earth Pendant19Silver Pendant, Gold, Earth Crystal
Engagement Ring20Minerals, Jewels
Silver Pendant20Silver
Silver Ring24Silver, Crystals
Silver Bracelet25Silver, Cloths and Skins
Poison Ring27Silver, Poison Powder
Paralysis Ring28Silver, Scorpion Tail
Dew Pendant28Silver Pendant, Gold, Water Crystal
Silent Ring29Silver, Lamp Squid
Critical Ring30Gold, Rigid Horn
Happy Ring30Silver, 4-Leaf Clover
Witch Earrings30Gold, Emerald, Mysterious Powder
Throwing Ring33Puppetry Strings, Minerals
Field Pendant35Silver Pendant, Gold, Wind Crystal
Gold Bracelet39Gold, Cloths and Skins
Star Pendant40Silver Pendant, Gold, Love Crystal
Heart Pendant40Silver Pendant, Love Crystal
Power Gloves42Giant's Gloves, Blue Giant's Gloves
Hand-Knit Scarf43Yarn, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn
Shield Ring44Blk. Tortoise Shell, Turtle Shell, Minerals
Sun Pendant45Silver Pendant, Gold, Fire Crystal
Magic Earrings45Diamond, Ruby, Minerals
Stay-Up Ring46Holy Spores, Minerals
Platinum Bracelet50Platinum, Cloths and Skins
Magic Ring51Platinum, Crystals
Aquamarine Brooch55Platinum, Aquamarine
Amethyst Brooch55Platinum, Amethyst
Emerald Brooch55Platinum, Emerald
Sapphire Brooch55Platinum, Sapphire
Ruby Brooch55Platinum, Ruby
Holy Amulet55Platinum, Diamond
Champ Belt58Warrior's Proof, Proof of Rank, Cloths and Skins
Diamond Ring60Orichalcum, Diamond
Gold Ring63Orichalcum, Gold, Turnip's Miracle
Magic Charm66Round Stone, Turnip's Miracle, Powders and Spores, Crystals
Rosary68Silver, Puppetry Strings
Talisman71Rafflesia Petal, Ambrosia's Thorns, Strings
Hero's Proof73Chest Hair, Small Crystal, Rune Crystal
Proof of Wisdom74Moving Branch, Small Crystal, Rune Crystal
Platinum Ring75Dragonic Stone, Platinum
Diamond Brooch77Orichalcum, Light Ore, Rune Crystal, Diamond
Lucky Strike78Critical Ring, Tablet of Truth, Dangerous Scissors, Minerals
Anette's Necklace80Rune Sphere Shard, Ancient Orc Cloth, Strings
Strange Pendant85Amethyst, Ruby, Minerals
Dolphin Brooch88White Stone, Orichalcum
Art of Defense90Dragonic Stone, Grimoire Scale, Broken Ice Wall
Art of Attack91Dragonic Stone, Throne of the Empire, Wind Dragon Tooth
Art of Magic92Dragonic Stone, Chimera Tail, Melody Bottle
Wind Ring93Orichalcum, Wind Crystal
Earth Ring94Orichalcum, Earth Crystal
Fire Ring95Orichalcum, Fire Crystal
Water Ring96Orichalcum, Water Crystal
Fluffy Scarf96Wooly Furball, Fur (S), Fur (M), Fur (L), Yarn
Courage Badge99Badge, Rune Sphere Shard, Rune Crystal

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