While these bracelets are one of nicest 'easily' available and relatively cheap wrist items, it's also one that can make your local tradeskiller log off in frustration. The reason for that is that this process has some of highest skill requirements out there as well as the amount of work involved. The highest QL bracelets require 34 components (some of which can be bought, but the majority still needs to be farmed from mobs). Fortunately rarely anyone decide to make these, possibly due to the level requirement needed to equip them, and the lesser QL ones need less stuff.
But let's decide which bracelet we want to build first. Depending on the desired final QL, requirements to build, QL of components, the buffs it gives as well as the requirements to wear - there are a lot of variables! Since the wear requirements are usually the important factor for the end user, we suggest to tackle your bracelet making from that perspective.
Next step is deciding on what kind of gems one will use. There are several types:
adds to melee damage
adds to energy damage
adds to chemical damage
no added damage, higher max health buff
adds to cold damage
no added damage, +nano resist, + max nano
adds to projectile damage
adds to radiation damage
adds to fire damage
adds to poison damage
Gems drop from static dungeon bosses. They usually drop 2 or 3 gems, the type that drops is random. So be prepared to camp a dungeon for a while to get the ones you're after. On the other hand, the QL of the gems (and their first name) always drop in same zones:
Note*: 5 gem bracers also have reflect buffs on them, ofc the same type as they are. Note**: QL of Silver must be at least 70% ql of Unbalanced Bracelet
Blueprints, the QL of Robot Junk must be at least 75% and the QL of Nano Circuitry Wire must be at least 50% the QL of Silver. Values given are for lowest Silver you can use. But since collected Silver is usually higher than lowest possible, this means the need of higher Robot Junk and Nano Circuitry Wire.
Unbalanced Bracelet Blueprints, Balance Adjuster â€“ (left or right), Nano Circuitry Wire and Personal furnaces can be all bought from Arul Saba. Robot Junk drops from robots, for higher QL of it I suggest either missions or Omni outpost near Ferry in Pleasant Meadows. Small Silver Ingots drop from dyna bosses or can be processed from Jewelry (consult this guide for info).
Once all the parts are gathered, tradeskilling can start. First we'll melt the silver:
Now we add the previously created Bracelet Circuitrys to it (Note: You need to add one Bracelet Circuitry for each gem the finished bracer will have (just repeat process with all of them.)) Bracelet will temporarily turn into NoDrop, but will lose that flag with next step:
All that is left to do is to add gems. Depending on which Bracelet you're building, the skills that are needed varies a lot, so check 'max skills' in table where components are listed. Funny thing here is that the first gem takes more skill than the rest.
In this demonstration, all gems are added, Galactic gem can be gotten from Alappaa in Penumbra. Even so, after adding just 1 gem, the Bracelet has modifiers, so if you can afford a more expensive template, and can wear the higher level requirement bracer, you can build it even if you were unable to collect all gems.