Ah, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth! The game that takes the series to new heights, combining the best elements from previous titles while simplifying the crafting system. If you've dabbled in Like A Dragon: Ishin, you'll find some familiar mechanics in this updated system, especially when it comes to brands. But fear not, newbie! Even if you're new to the series or haven't tried Ishin, this crafting system is as easy to pick up as a shiny coin on the street. So, grab your controller and get ready to master the art of crafting with these Infinite Wealth tips!
Chapter 1: Julie's Gearworks - A Hidden Gem:
Once you've progressed through the story and reached Chapter 2, the barkeep from Revolve Bar will send you on a special mission. Your destination? Julie's Gearworks on Hula Avenue, just east of Resort Boulevard. As you step into the humble shop, you'll meet Julie, your resident crafting specialist.
Chapter 2: The Unhappy "Customer":
But hold on tight! Before you get to experience Julie's expertise, you'll have to deal with an unhappy "customer" who has mistaken Julie's shop for an auto repair business. After showing off your combat skills and sending the disgruntled fellow on his way, Julie will thank you and open her crafting business to you. She's an artist in disguise, and her true talents lie in the realm of crafting.
Chapter 3: Julie's Gearworks Services:
Julie's Gearworks offers three major services that will make your crafting dreams come true:
To craft a weapon, pay attention to a few factors. First, make sure you can afford the costs and meet the requirements. Once you've got that covered, it's time to start crafting!
If you have an upgradeable weapon that didn't have an elemental damage type from the start, bring it to Julie. She'll work her magic and improve its stats, enhancing both the base attack damage and the damage inflicted with skills while the weapon is equipped. Your Hero's Bat, for instance, will gain elemental Lightning damage once Julie's done with it.
Once you've upgraded your weapon enough, you can take it to the next level by adding elemental damage or modifiers called Brands. Think of Brands as fancy seals that offer damage-type modifications and rare bonuses. Unlike in Ishin, you don't need to search far and wide for Brands in Infinite Wealth. Julie has a variety of them on offer, so you can easily enhance your weapon without breaking a sweat.
Chapter 4: Upgrade Your Crafting Options:
To expand your crafting and upgrade options, you need to level up Julie's Facility Rank. There are several ways to achieve this feat: exchanging materials, purchasing upgrades, or directly investing cash into Julie's studies. While using Julie's services will give your Facility Rank a little boost, investing cash is the real game-changer. Money may be hard to come by at first, but once you unlock Dondoko Island in Chapter 6, you'll have a steady source of income to invest in Julie's textbooks and skyrocket your Facility Rank.
Get ready to unleash your crafting skills in Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth! With Julie's Gearworks at your disposal, you can craft and upgrade weapons like a true artisan. Master the art of Brands, level up your Facility Rank, and become a force to be reckoned with. So, grab your hammer, sharpen your blade, and embark on a crafting adventure that will leave your enemies trembling in fear and your party armed to the teeth!