Bound by Flame on PS4 – the crafting system explained
In Bound by Flame, the craft system has an instrumental role. You’ll need it to advance in your journey, as it provides useful upgrades to your character, while also having a strong aesthetic aspect.
Throughout your quest, you will loot various materials and components hidden in chests or from the corpses of your dead enemies. These are the basic components to craft weapons, armors, traps, ammunition or potions that you will need to progress in the game.
Don’t underestimate the usefulness of crafting in Bound by Flame: some of the best pieces of equipment are crafted!
The character visual customisation is very deep: some pieces of armor have up to three slots that can be upgraded, with a direct impact on your character’s appearance.
Crafting will transform your hero in a killing machine, while making you look a bada**!
In Bound by Flame, the opportunities to gather materials for crafting are many. Killing monsters, looting chests and coffins, or completing quests are all good means to collect various components.
There are a lot of crafting resources, and each of them has several quality levels:
- Metal (raw, refined…)
- Hearth dust
Most of these materials can have a tainted variant, implying various new crafting attributes. While low quality components are very common, you will need to gather a large amount of high quality materials to craft the best weapons and armors. Fortunately, low quality components may be used also to create higher quality materials, at the cost of quantity.
For instance, three coins let you craft a piece of raw metal, and four raw metal pieces will let you craft a piece of refined metal!
Another source of crafting materials will come from recycling your unwanted pieces of equipment. When you find a new armor with better stats, you might want to dismantle the old one, in order to get some components back!
As crafting is a key element in Bound by Flame, you will have the opportunity to specialise your character for it. An entire list of talents are dedicated to enhance your efficiency in crafting. As a master in craftmanship, you consume less materials and create more products. You can even boost the amount of loot you find in chests and on corpses!
You cannot carry an unlimited number of equipment. If you reach the weight limit, it affects your movements. But several skills allow the hero to push the limits of their bag capacity, letting you carry more weapons, armor, and priced materials! You can also enhance your recycling skills to optimise this process.
Vulcan is a resourceful mercenary who uses explosive traps, crossbows (ammunition!) and potions. These consumables are not unlimited, and every now and then, you will need to craft more of them to replenish your stock. Use these consumables sparingly, or you will chew on your materials like there’s no tomorrow!
Armour and weapon crafting
Bound by Flame invites you to create and customise your pieces of equipment at an incredibly deep level! Vulcan can wear four pieces of armour: chest, gloves, boots and helmet. Each of them can be customised to add various bonuses according to your gameplay style.
Are you an aggressive warrior who likes to charge in the midst of battle? Opt for pure damage boost for your weapons and physical resistance for your armor! You struggle a lot against enemies dealing magic damage? Increase your magic resistance! Each of these options has a direct impact on the look of your character. Just like armour, the variety of crafting options for weapons is huge.
You can customise the guard and the pommel of your blades, your war hammers, and axes. Find the one that suits you! Everything is at your disposal to customise your character in every detail, while giving you the edge you need to overcome the dangerous creatures roaming Vertiel!
If this was not enough to unburden your thirst of Bound by Flame, discover more in the above trailer detailing game mechanics, the hero’s human/demon duality, combat, the bestiary and much more!