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Introduced in the February 2017 Version Update[1], Escutcheons are classified as "Ultimate Synthesis Equipment" by the developers. These were teased at first in the November 2016 Freshly Picked Vana'diel livestream[2].

When fully completed, each shield will have a unique design[3].

There are phases to fully complete a shield, and the first three phases are currently implemented in the game. Consisting of gathering various materials and synthesizing the shield from its component parts.

Beginning the Quest

In order to begin creating your shield, you must first achieve the Expert rank in a craft. Speak to Mewk Chorosap in Port Jeuno at (G-8) after you have achieved Expert. She will explain the process to you briefly, and then give you a unique shield based on your Expert craft.

Craft Craftsmanship Shield
Alchemy.gif Alchemy Brewer's Aspis icon.png Brewer's Aspis
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft Ossifier's Aspis icon.png Ossifier's Aspis
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft Plaiter's Aspis icon.png Plaiter's Aspis
Cooking.gif Cooking Chef's Aspis icon.png Chef's Aspis
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing Toreutic Aspis icon.png Toreutic Aspis
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft Beveler's Aspis icon.png Beveler's Aspis
Smithing.gif Smithing Smythe's Aspis icon.png Smythe's Aspis
Woodworking.gif Woodworking Joiner's Aspis icon.png Joiner's Aspis

The next step is to trade the shield you received to your guild master. They will mention the recipe required to complete phase one and to synthesize your +1 skill shield. This will also unlock the Crafter Points system for you to begin accumulating points.


Ending the Quest

If you started the Escutcheon quest but wish to level a different craft, you must abandon the questline. Speak with Mewk Chorosap and tell her you wish to give up. She will ask three times if you truly wish to give up. After confirming, she will tell you to throw away your shield. Until you do these steps, you are not given the option to renounce your Artisian rank your first craft. Furthermore, you will only be able to level your new craft to 100.

Crafter Points

In order to accumulate Crafter Points, you deliver "sets" to your respective Guild. The maximum number of points you may possess is 20,000. In order to synth a set, you must use special crystals known as Analysis Crystals. Analysis crystals can be purchased from traditional Guild Point vendors for 450 Guild Points each (5,400 for a stack of 12).

Analysis Crystal
Pyre Crystal icon.png Pyre Crystal
Frost Crystal icon.png Frost Crystal
Vortex Crystal icon.png Vortex Crystal
Geo Crystal icon.png Geo Crystal
Bolt Crystal icon.png Bolt Crystal
Fluid Crystal icon.png Fluid Crystal
Glimmer Crystal icon.png Glimmer Crystal
Shadow Crystal icon.png Shadow Crystal

To see your specific craft's set recipes, please view them on the main craft's page at the following links:

"Set" Recipes

Alchemy Sets
Bonecraft Sets
Clothcraft Sets
Cooking Sets
Goldsmithing Sets
Leathercraft Sets
Smithing Sets
Woodworking Sets

Making kits with your crafting shield on will add percentage tally points to your shield if it is equipped, as with regular crafting recipes. This is a bad idea though if your shield has success down on it.

Each set you make is tagged with a 'quality' and they do not stack, even with the same quality. The quality determines how many Crafter Points you get for turning it in.

The points you receive are related to synthesis result quality and the set's listed level, but are random within a range. Furthermore, the higher the set level, the more points each one is worth on each tier.

Data from 2 characters reveals some rough tiers:

  • NQ ranges from ~65-78% (e.g. 46-55 for a Smithing Set 71)
  • HQ1 ranges from ~97-112%
  • HQ2 ranges from ~116-130%
  • HQ3 ranges around 144-155%

As data is limited these should only be taken as rough guidelines when planning, however a Blacksmith at Tier 2 on the 71 set required 191 successful trade-ins to reach 11,000 points.

Note the HQ Signature crystal has a white border like HQ+1 items, while the artisan crystals to make kits are blue-bordered like HQ+2 items, which helps to identify the difference when selecting between them.

Phase One

Improving your Craftsmanship

You will now need to improve your "Craftsmanship" skill listed on your shield to 100%. Every shield starts off with Synthesis success rate -30, and gradually it decreases the higher your Craftsmanship percentage increases. Every successful synthesis will increase your percentage by a fraction of a percent. It is suggested to use the Ionis bonus, Kitron Macaron, Orvail Ring, and Artificer's Ring when you are starting out and this percentage is still high.

It seems best to rotate between three different synths, as you will receive higher increases. Verification Needed High Quality synthesis will result in a slightly higher percentage increase than Normal Quality.

  • It seems that even rotating between 3 synths, at a certain point there is diminishing returns.
    • NQ results seem to range from 0.0 to 0.5 and HQ ranges from 0.5 to 1.0.
      • After a large number of rotating geode synths, 0.0 NQs and 0.5 HQs were common.
        • Note that HQ2 and HQ3 seem to have a higher 'lower bound' and are around 0.6 and 0.8 regardless of number of synths. Hitting the special bonus brings it above the minimum Verification Needed.
    • Overall, at a T3 HQ rate you will need roughly 200 successful synthesis results to reach your goal if cycling between 3+ recipes.

You will also notice that there are certain objectives that appear on your shield as you craft. These give bonus percentage pointsVerification Needed, but are not required to be completed and sometimes are very demanding. The objectives change every few synthesis attempts. (It is possible for it to change on a break.)

Some of the possible objectives appearing may be:

  • - Nothing -
  • Perform a synthesis. (any level of that craft.)
  • Use 2+ materials.
  • Use 3+ materials.
  • Use 4+ materials.
  • Use 5+ materials.
  • Use 6+ materials.
  • Use 7+ materials.
  • Craft on specific day, i.e. Firesday, Lightsday, etc...
  • Craft at specific time frame, i.e. between 6:00 and 17:59 game time, etc...
  • Craft using a specific element crystal, i.e. wind crystal, earth crystal, etc...
  • Make specific rank/ranks recipe, i.e. Expert or higher, Recruit/Initiate, Veteran, Novice/Apprentice, Artisan/Adept, etc...

After you hit 100% Craftsmanship, trade the shield to your guild master.

  • You will receive the first required ingredient: Craftsman's Crystal: <Craft>.
    • Your craftsmanship skill will also decrease on your shield by one-third (33.33%) to 66.66%
      • If you fail the attempt to make the +1 craft shield and lose the Craftsman: Crystal <Craft>, then you will need to relevel it back up to 100% to get another crystal from the Guild NPC.
Craft Crystal Material
Alchemy.gif Alchemy C. Crystal- Alch. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Alchemy
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft C. Crystal- Bone. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Bonecraft
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft C. Crystal- Cloth. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Clothcraft
Cooking.gif Cooking C. Crystal- Cook. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Cooking
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing C. Crystal- Gold. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Goldsmithing
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft C. Crystal- Leath. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Leathercraft
Smithing.gif Smithing C. Crystal- Smith. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Smithing
Woodworking.gif Woodworking C. Crystal- Wood. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Woodworking

The next step to upgrade your shield is to earn Crafter Points., as you will require two "Mythril Screw: Craft" (3,000 Crafter Points each) and one "Camphor: Craft" (5,000 Crafter Points) to create your shield. These three items cost a total of 11,000 Crafter Points. There no known daily limit of obtainable Crafter Points. The only roadblock is obtaining Analysis Crystals with Guild Points.

Crafter Point Items Cost

Mythril Screw: Alchemy
Mythril Screw: Bonecraft
Mythril Screw: Clothcraft
Mythril Screw: Cooking
Mythril Screw: Goldsmithing
Mythril Screw: Leathercraft
Mythril Screw: Smithing
Mythril Screw: Woodworking

3,000 Crafter Points

Camphor: Alchemy
Camphor: Bonecraft
Camphor: Clothcraft
Camphor: Cooking
Camphor: Goldsmithing
Camphor: Leathercraft
Camphor: Smithing
Camphor: Woodworking

5,000 Crafter Points

Phase One Completion

Complete phase one by synthesizing your shield with the five required materials. It is unknown, but likely, you can fail. Be sure to use Ionis, Artificer's Ring, your craft-specific NQ ring and Kitron Macaron bonuses to help with success. You CAN skill up during the synth. Square Enix has officially confirmed that through Phase 3, only the Synthesis Crystal can be lost during typical synthesis conditions. All materials CAN be lost by moving zones during the synth such as the Airship or Ferry departing. Note that you CAN SELL the ingredients to NPCs too, so be careful!

Here is the recipe to create the phase one Goldsmithing shield. The material requirements are linear across all crafts, except the items are named appropriately.


Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Goldsmithing - (Expert)

EarthCrystal-Icon.gif


The list of completed phase one shields are shown below. These can be further upgraded to +2 skill in phase two.

Craft Phase One Shield
Alchemy.gif Alchemy Brewer's Ecu icon.png Brewer's Ecu
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft Ossifer's Ecu icon.png Ossifier's Ecu
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft Plaiter's Ecu icon.png Plaiter's Ecu
Cooking.gif Cooking Chef's Ecu icon.png Chef's Ecu
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing Toreutic Ecu icon.png Toreutic Ecu
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft Beveler's Ecu icon.png Beveler's Ecu
Smithing.gif Smithing Smythe's Ecu icon.png Smythe's Ecu
Woodworking.gif Woodworking Joiner's Ecu icon.png Joiner's Ecu

To finish up Phase One, trade your completed Ecu to your Guild Master who will then instruct you to trade it back to Mewk Chorosap. To proceed to Phase Two you must zone or she will say she needs more time.

Phase Two

Starting Phase Two

Return to Mewk Chorosap and trade the Ecu to her to begin Phase 2. Much like Phase 1 you will raise your craftsmanship from 0-100%. UNLIKE Phase 1 you will have the "Crafting Skill +1" to start with and every 6% of Craftsmanship you obtain, the shield will GAIN an additional "Synthesis Success -1" up to a maximum of "Synthesis Success -15" once you reach 100% Craftsmanship. After obtaining 100%, like before trade your Ecu to your guild leader and receive your Craftsman's Crystal.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended you look at the following requirements and ensure you have all ingredients ready to go and sufficient crafting points before proceeding to rank up your shield. Otherwise, you will end up with a shield that gives +1 Craft Skill but lowers success rate. Until you can finish the process, you'll be worse off than before. That said even at 100% and success rate -15 it is manageable with kitron macaron, ionis, and success-rate crafting rings for the cheaper synths.
Craft Crystal Material
Alchemy.gif Alchemy C. Crystal- Alch. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Alchemy
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft C. Crystal- Bone. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Bonecraft
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft C. Crystal- Cloth. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Clothcraft
Cooking.gif Cooking C. Crystal- Cook. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Cooking
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing C. Crystal- Gold. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Goldsmithing
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft C. Crystal- Leath. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Leathercraft
Smithing.gif Smithing C. Crystal- Smith. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Smithing
Woodworking.gif Woodworking C. Crystal- Wood. icon.png Craftsman's Crystal: Woodworking

To obtain the crafting specific Titanium Frame, you need to complete 4 Records of Eminence Objectives:

To unlock these objectives, trade the Ecu to your guild master at any time and they will be able to be set.
The Objectives are to synthesize the item the required number of times.
Completing the first three objectives rewards 5,000 Guild Points each, for a total of 15,000 GP.
# Alchemy.gifAlchemy Objectives Bonecraft.gifBonecraft Objectives Clothcraft.gifClothcraft Objectives Cooking.gifCooking Objectives Goldsmithing.gifGoldsmithing Objectives Leathercraft.gifLeathercraft Objectives Smithing.gifSmithing Objectives Woodworking.gifWoodworking Objectives
1 Alchemy Set 65 x12 Bonecraft Set 65 x12 Clothcraft Set 64 x12 Cooking Set 65 x12 Goldsmithing Set 65 x12 Leathercraft Set 66 x12 Smithing Set 65 x12 Woodworking Set 65 x12
2 Sekishitsu x20 Darksteel Shield x20 War Shinobi Gi x20 Humpty Dumpty x20 Sha'ir Manteel x20 Wivre Shield x20 Adaman Cuisses x20 Rosenbogen x20
3 Cermet Kukri +1 x10 Coral Greaves +1 x10 Silk Cloak +1 x10 Patlican Salata +1 x10 Gold Patas +1 x10 Feral Gloves x10 Mikazuki +1 x10 Pluto's Staff x10
4 Cutlass +1 x5 Merman's Leggings x5 Arhat's Jinpachi +1 x5 Marinara +1 x5 Brass Jadagna +1 x5 Silk Pumps +1 x5 Hara-Ate +1 x5 Couse +1 x5
Frame:
T. Frame- Alch. icon.png Titanium Frame: Alchemy
T. Frame- Bone. icon.png Titanium Frame: Bonecraft
T. Frame- Cloth. icon.png Titanium Frame: Clothcraft
T. Frame- Cook. icon.png Titanium Frame: Cooking
T. Frame- Gold. icon.png Titanium Frame: Goldsmithing
T. Frame- Leath. icon.png Titanium Frame: Leathercraft
T. Frame- Smith. icon.png Titanium Frame: Smithing
T. Frame- Wood. icon.png Titanium Frame: Woodworking
The guild master will only accept the NQ Item.
The guild master will only accept the HQ Item.

After obtaining the Crystal and Frame you will need to purchase a Gold Screw and Camphor. Much like Phase 1, this requires ample Crafters Points.

Crafter Point Items Cost

Gold Screw: Alchemy
Gold Screw: Bonecraft
Gold Screw: Clothcraft
Gold Screw: Cooking
Gold Screw: Goldsmithing
Gold Screw: Leathercraft
Gold Screw: Smithing
Gold Screw: Woodworking

8,000 Crafter Points

Camphor: Alchemy
Camphor: Bonecraft
Camphor: Clothcraft
Camphor: Cooking
Camphor: Goldsmithing
Camphor: Leathercraft
Camphor: Smithing
Camphor: Woodworking

5,000 Crafter Points

Phase Two Completion

Here is the recipe to create the phase two Goldsmithing shield. The material requirements are linear across all crafts, except the items are named appropriately.

It was confirmed by the developers that the Titanium Frames cannot be lost during the Phase 2 synthesis.


Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Goldsmithing - (Expert)

EarthCrystal-Icon.gif


The list of completed second phase shields are shown below.

Craft Phase Two Shield
Alchemy.gif Alchemy Brewer's Scutum icon.png Brewer's Scutum
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft Ossifier's Scutum icon.png Ossifier's Scutum
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft Plaiter's Scutum icon.png Plaiter's Scutum
Cooking.gif Cooking Chef's Scutum icon.png Chef's Scutum
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing Toreutic Scutum icon.png Toreutic Scutum
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft Beveler's Scutum icon.png Beveler's Scutum
Smithing.gif Smithing Smythe's Scutum icon.png Smythe's Scutum
Woodworking.gif Woodworking Joiner's Scutum icon.png Joiner's Scutum

To finish up Phase Two, trade your completed Scutum to your Guild Master who will then instruct you to trade it back to Mewk Chorosap.

Phase Three

Starting Phase Three

To begin Phase Three speak to Mewk Chorosap in Port-Jeuno with your completed phase 2 Scutum equipped, she will ask to borrow the shield, unequip your Scutum and trade it to her. Here she will describe the process and the materials needed for the final synthesis to complete phase 3 and direct you to your guild master.

Increasing Craftsmanship

Unlike previous phases repeating the same synth over and over is not the best way to raise craftsmanship. Doing so will cause the -Skill to be added and increase with each repeated synth. In addition to this the craftsmanship amount will decrease to nothing gained. The ONLY way to back out of this hole is to do the bonus objective on the shield. This will remove 1 negative skill down effect for each successful bonus completion. So it is in your best interest to use multiple synths from different skill tiers (i.e. Novice, Craftsman, Expert etc.)

Customer Requests

Visit your guild master who will explain the process of earning craftsman points for this phase, like phase 1 & 2 you will have to bring the craftsmanship points to 100% on the shield via many synths. New to this phase are delivery orders requested by various NPCs around Vana'diel, some may be a simple turn in X amount of items to this NPC while others require you to craft the items within range of the NPC (a dialog will be displayed in your chat log when you are in range) for the traded items to count towards completion. Items crafted outside of this range, or purchased separately, will not count. Be careful when progressing!

  • (Trade items to NPC recipient BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE CRAFTING AREA!!!!!!! Leaving area, returning into it, and trading them the crafted item will not count, even if you HAD crafted it in the area previously. You are warned!)

The items are divided into 4 categories per craft. To complete your 4 requests, you will have to do one synth from each category. Some of the items may have hard to find materials and be difficult to craft. In this case, talk to the guild master and tell him that you've "had enough". The contract will be cancelled. Talk to him again the next game day and a new recipe from one of the categories you have failed to complete will be chosen at random. Whenever you complete a recipe, all 3 recipes in that category are removed from the roulette.

Note: If the recipient NPC is in the same area as the guild master that issued the task (i.e aquariums for the NPC Morunaude tasked to you by Cheupirudaux, both of which are in Northern San d'Oria), you will need to zone out and re-enter and talk to guild master, or he will not acknowledge the task completion until you do.


Alchemy
Group Items
A Saber x30, Cutlass x30, Jamadhars x40
B Bathtub x20, Fluoro-flora x50, Gallipot x90
C Ice Anima x700, Earth Anima x700, Water Anima x700
D Imperial Cermet x20, Glass Sheet x36, High Ebonite x36


Bonecraft
Group Items
A Igqira Tiara x30,Demon Helm x60,Shade Tiara x80
B Dragon Mail x20,Demon's Harness x36,Igqira Weskit x40
C Darksteel Shield x30,Gavial Cuisses x32,Vexer Ring x50
D Beast Horn x380,Gelatin x400,Carap. Powder x500


Clothcraft
Group Items
A Vermillion Cloak x24,Black Cloak x24,Noble's Tunic x24
B Vendor's Slops x30,Blessed Trousers x30,Silk Slops x45
C Sipahi Turban x24,Arhat's Sune-Ate x70,Errant Hat x80
D Silk Cloth x350,Hunter's Cotton x380,Velvet Cloth x400


Cooking
Group Items
A Royal Omelette x80,Hedgehog Pie x100,Pork Cutlet x360
B Mushroom Sautee x75,Tavnazian Salad x100,Nopales Salad x90
C Seafood Paella x25,Soy Ramen x160,Arrabbiata x180
D Felicifruit Gelatin x200,Mille Feuille x300,Black Pudding x300


Goldsmithing
Group Items
A Gold Gauntlets x50,Platinum Bangles x45,Barone Zucchetto x36
B Diamond Earring x40,Angel's Earring x40,Emerald Earring x40
C Topaz Ring x40,Spinel Ring x40,Sapphire Ring x40
D Aluminum Ingot x80,Gold Ingot x120,Platinum Ingot x70


Leathercraft
Group Items
A Cardinal Vest x32,Jaridah Peti x20,Bison Jacket x32
B Tiger Trousers x36,Crow Hose x40,Battle Hose x40
C Radical Mantle x60,Koenigs Belt x30,Stirge Belt x100
D Smilodon Leather x400,Catobl. Leather x450,Buffalo Leather x120


Smithing
Group Items
A Darksteel Cuirass x18,Shabti Cuisses x30,Butznar Shield x35
B Arasy Axe x20,Nohkux Axe x12,Nadziak x26
C Arasy Swordx22,Bihkah Sword x60,Uruz Blade x28
D Darksteel Ingot x200,Dark Scales x60,Dweomer Steel x280


Woodworking
Group Items
A Arasy Bow x30,Shigeto Bow x40,Gendawa x40
B Dispel Couse x60,Cermet Lance x60,Arasy Lance x12
C Saltwater Aquarium x40,Bay Aquarium x40,Reef Aquarium x40
D Mahogany Lumber x500,Ebony Lumber x450,Feyweald Lumber x410

There are four contracts in total. After completing them all, you will receive the Chrome-Molybdenum Sheet and Sanukite Slab. If you lose either of these, you can purchase a new one for 15,000 Crafter Points.

You will need your phase 2 shield, the Craftsman's Crystal (obtained from the Guild Master after trading in your 100% craftsmanship shield), Chrome-Molybdenum Sheet and Sanukite Slab (obtained from the Guild Master after completing the 4 contracts), a piece of Sequoia, and TWO Platinum Screws (the total cost for the Sequoia and 2 Platinum Screws is 28,000 Crafter Points). You can only have 20,000 Crafter Points at once, so make sure you purchase them once you are able to.

Crafter Point Items Cost

Platinum Screw: Alchemy
Platinum Screw: Bonecraft
Platinum Screw: Clothcraft
Platinum Screw: Cooking
Platinum Screw: Goldsmithing
Platinum Screw: Leathercraft
Platinum Screw: Smithing
Platinum Screw: Woodworking

10,000 Crafter Points

Sequoia: Alchemy
Sequoia: Bonecraft
Sequoia: Clothcraft
Sequoia: Cooking
Sequoia: Goldsmithing
Sequoia: Leathercraft
Sequoia: Smithing
Sequoia: Woodworking

8,000 Crafter Points

Phase Three Completion

Here is the recipe to create the phase three Goldsmithing shield. The material requirements are linear across all crafts, except the items are named appropriately.


Synthesis Information
Yield Craft Requirements Crystal Ingredients

Main Craft: Goldsmithing - (Expert)

EarthCrystal-Icon.gif


The list of completed shields are shown below. At least one more upgrade is set to release in the future. It is unknown what the final stats might be.

Craft Phase Three Shield
Alchemy.gif Alchemy Brewer's Shield icon.png Brewer's Shield
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft Ossifier's Shield icon.png Ossifier's Shield
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft Plaiter's Shield icon.png Plaiter's Shield
Cooking.gif Cooking Chef's Shield icon.png Chef's Shield
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing Toreutic Shield icon.png Toreutic Shield
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft Beveler's Shield icon.png Beveler's Shield
Smithing.gif Smithing Smythe's Shield icon.png Smythe's Shield
Woodworking.gif Woodworking Joiner's Shield icon.png Joiner's Shield

To finish up Phase Three, trade your completed Shield to your Guild Master who will then instruct you to trade it back to Mewk Chorosap.

This is currently as far as you can upgrade it, with hints of further synths to come.