Tactics Ogre Reborn Crafting Guide
Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a fantastic strategy RPG that features a crafting system to create and enhance weapons, armor, and even consumable items. The process is more straightforward and easier than ever thanks to several key improvements that Tactics Ogre: Reborn has made over its past releases.
Crafting is unlocked early on in chapter 2, though the selection of things to craft is fairly limited early on. As you progress through the game, you can purchase crafting recipes in the shop that will expand what you can craft and upgrade even more powerful equipment. Some crafting recipes are unlocked through sidequests.
Of course, all of this will take a considerable amount of Goth (the currency in Tactics Ogre) but fear not, we also have included a very easy way to obtain Goth infinitely over here!
Crafting improvements introduced in Tactics Ogre: Reborn
The Tactics Ogre Reborn crafting system was first introduced in the Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together PSP remake. It was previously infamous for its tediousness, but Tactics Ogre: Reborn rectified it thanks the following changes:
- Crafting no longer has a chance to fail; it will succeed 100% of the time. In the PSP remake, there was a fail rate for crafting that would still consume the materials. Thankfully, this is completely gone in Tactics Ogre: Reborn.
- You can now craft multiple things simultaneously in Tactics Ogre: Reborn. Previously, players had to craft things one-by-one on top of the failure rate so it led to a lot of save scumming naturally. Plus, the little pot crafting animation that further made a tedious process more time consuming before is gone too.
We’ll break it all down on how this looks in the game down below.
Where and How to Craft in Tactics Ogre: Reborn
Crafting can be done in locations where players can enter the Shop. These are usually in towns, strongholds, fortresses, and castles that players have conquered.
Upon entering the Shop, select the Craft option to open up the crafting interface. You’ll be greeted with a fairly busy set of menus at first glance but it’s all fairly intuitive once you understand it. The four circle icons to the left side indicate what type of thing you want to craft - Melee Weapons, Ranged Weapons, Armor, and Sundries (includes consumable items).
Within each category are several tabs; the Melee Weapons, for instance, lists all the current upgrades available for each weapon and you can filter this overwhelming list with the shoulder buttons to only display certain weapon types.
When you select something to craft, three options pop up - Craft (Inventory), Craft (Equipped), & Craft Materials. Let’s go into what these actually mean.
This one is fairly straightforward. People can craft stuff from materials they have on hand and can even automatically purchase materials sold at the Shop, if they are missing them. The total amount of Goth it will take to craft is displayed at the bottom. All the things crafted with this option will be sent to the player’s inventory, so they can manually slot them into their Units at their leisure.
This is one of the biggest quality-of-life features for crafting in Tactics Ogre: Reborn. If players want to quickly craft upgrades for their equipped weapons and armor over several Units, they can choose this option to get it done all at once. If the same weapon/armor/accessory is equipped by multiple Units, players can choose which Unit’s equipment they want to upgrade without having to unequip them. If they want to upgrade that specific piece of gear that’s equipped on all Units that have it equipped simultaneously, choose the Craft All Eligible option.
The shopkeeper will notify you how much Goth it will take to do any of these options, so it will give you a final confirmation before going through with it.
For those that want to be a bit more meticulous in their crafting ventures, this option allows players to craft every material by themselves before making what they want. This is useful for surfacing exactly what ingredients are needed to craft specific materials.
Not every single ingredient is available to purchase at the Shop, so players may need to farm some dungeons, undertake optional stages, or progress further in the main story to gather them.