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Introduced in the February 2017 Version Update, Escutcheons are classified as "Ultimate Synthesis Equipment" by the developers. These were teased at first in the November 2016 Freshly Picked Vana'diel live event. When completed, the shields will all have unique designs.

There are phases to fully complete a shield, and the first step is currently implemented in-game. It consists of gathering four materials and actually synthesizing your shield. This page will explain the steps involved.

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. More on points are explained below.

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

Crafter Points

The next step to upgrade your shield is to earn Crafter Points. You are required to deliver "sets", in order to accumulate Crafter Points. 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 5,400 Guild Points per stack of 12.

Analysis Crystal
Pyre Crystal icon.png Pyre Crystal
Frost Crystal icon.png Frost Crystal
Vortex Crystal icon.png Vortex Crystal
Terra Crystal II icon.png Terra 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.

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. You can only turn in one set at a time.

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 that the required crystals have the same name as the HQ Signature Crystal. This will probably be changed in a future update, so take care as to realize this when you are playing.

Also 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.

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 Confirmed that the shield cannot be lost during typical synthesis conditions. It 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, and more upgrades are set to be released in the future. It is unknown how high or what kind of stats will be on the finished shields.

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 +1 skill to start with and every 6% of craftsmanship you obtain the skill will decrease 1 skill level. 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 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 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 the 4 Records of Eminence Objectives:

  • Crafting> Crafting: Escutcheon (Specific Craft)> Guild Master's Request 1 (These will be Level 64-65 Crafting Sets)
  • Crafting> Crafting: Escutcheon (Specific Craft)> Guild Master's Request 2 (These will be Normal Quality Items and the master will only accept NQ Items)
  • Crafting> Crafting: Escutcheon (Specific Craft)> Guild Master's Request 3 (These will be High Quality Items and the master will only accept HQ Items)
  • Crafting> Crafting: Escutcheon (Specific Craft)> Guild Master's Request 4 (These will be High Quality Items and the master will only accept HQ Items)

To make these objectives active trade the Esu to your guild master at any time and they will unlock the objectives.

Craft Crystal Material
Alchemy.gif Alchemy T. Frame- Alch. icon.png Titanium Frame: Alchemy
Bonecraft.gif Bonecraft T. Frame- Bone. icon.png Titanium Frame: Bonecraft
Clothcraft.gif Clothcraft T. Frame- Cloth. icon.png Titanium Frame: Clothcraft
Cooking.gif Cooking T. Frame- Cook. icon.png Titanium Frame: Cooking
Goldsmithing.gif Goldsmithing T. Frame- Gold. icon.png Titanium Frame: Goldsmithing
Leathercraft.gif Leathercraft T. Frame- Leath. icon.png Titanium Frame: Leathercraft
Smithing.gif Smithing T. Frame- Smith. icon.png Titanium Frame: Smithing
Woodworking.gif Woodworking T. Frame- Wood. icon.png Titanium Frame: Woodworking

After obtaining the Crystal and Frame you will need to purchase a Gold Screw and Camphor. Much like Phase 1 this requires 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 shields are shown below. More upgrades are set to be released in the future. It is unknown how high or what kind of stats will be on the finished shields.

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