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As mentioned in our Introduction to Tradeskilling guide, a Tradeskill Department just may well be the place you need to visit to buy a part you need for a tradeskill process.
Where can I find a Tradeskill Department?
Tradeskill departments are in the back of all General Shops. You can find Omni, Clan and Neutral versions.
Omni Tradeskill Department
Clan Tradeskill Department
Neutral Tradeskill Department
What is in a Tradeskill Department?
When you walk into the tradeskill department in an Omni, Neutral or Clan shop - I am sure you will see many terminals. The terminals will on the whole rotate their stock, especially concerning available quality levels of those items that are not only in one QL.
Nano Cluster Terminals
The implant cluster terminals, Shining, Bright and Faded will stock clusters up to QL 200 depending on the type of store you are in. Remember, there are Basic, Advanced and Superior shops - our Shopping Guide should help you determine where you need to go. If you are not sure what to do with clusters, check this guide on implants.
Melee Weapon Components
This shop sells superior Components for making Melee Weapons.
Ranged Weapon Components
This shop sells superior components for making Ranged Weapons.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Components
This shop sells superior components for use with the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering trade skills.
Pharmacy and Chemistry Components
This shop sells superior components for the Pharmacy and Chemistry trade skills.
Armour and Clothing Components
This shop sells superior components for making Armour and Clothing. For example, Inactive OT Metamorphing Liquid Nanobots for making CAS Symbiotic Armor and Sheet of Curved Carbonum Plating for making Carbonum Armour.
Nano Crystal Components
This shop sells superior Nano crystal Components. If you are interested in knowing how to make nano crystals from Instruction disks then this here is the guide for you.
This shop sells superior components for various trade skills. You will come here if you require Nano circuitry Wire for making Virral Triumvirate Egg's.
This shop sells superior recipes for various trade skills.
Melee Weapon Recipes
This shop sells recipes for making superior Melee Weapons.
Ranged Weapon Recipes
This shop sells recipes for making superior Ranged Weapons.
General Tools and Bases
This shop sells General Trade Skill Tools and Bases. In particular, you may be interested in knowing that it sells Jensen Personal Ore Extractor, used in the process of making Nano Crystals, Field Quantum Physics All-Purpose Tool are also stocked, this is used in the process of making Notum Threaded Backpacks. You can also find, Mass Relocating Robots in stock, used in this process.
Pharmacy and Chemistry Tools and Bases
This shop sells tools and bases for the Pharmacy and Chemistry trade skills. For example, HSR - Sketch and Etch used to make Carbonum Armour, Bio-Comminutor used to process monster junk (A QL 200 version of this, which you may be looking for if you have an addiction to converting monster junk can be bought from Uncle Bazzits Shop).
Tools for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
This shop sells Tools and Bases for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Most importantly, it sells THE most important tool of them all - The Screwdriver!! Also, you can find Jensen Gem Cutter and Wire Drawing Machine (used in Jewelery Creation) and Precious Metal Reclaimer (used in the process of Junkmetal Armour creation) here.
Ranged Weapon Construction Kits
This shop sells Ranged Weapon Construction Kits.
Melee Weapon Construction Kits
This shop sells Melee Weapon Construction Kits
This shop sells unaugmented implants. This shop terminal does not sell the set QL implants like the implant terminal in the main part of the shop does. You will find odd QL ranges of implants, which could be just what you are looking for if you are trying to build a set QL implant.
When tradeskilling most items, the QL of the item is controlled by the QL of the source materials. The QL of the tradeskill raw materials are determined by which store you enter. Generally the following is true:
Basic Shop - Stocks items between Quality 1-50.
Advanced Shop - Stocks items between Quality 30-90.
Superior Shop - Stocks items between Quality 90-200.
Note that Advanced and Superior tradeskill departments are located within the same shop within Neutral stores. Advanced shops are in the room to the left while Superior shops are in the room to the right of the central room.
Note that clean implants never occur above QL 125 in any shop. For implants higher than QL 125, you need to farm them from mobs that drop implants or repeatedly "bump" their quality by adding clusters, and cleaning the implant.
Items in the shops within the tradeskill department cycle just like all shops. If there are other players present, then it takes 3 hours before the items cycle. If the building is empty, then the items cycle every 15 minutes. Thus, if you are in search of a particular QL item exit the shop and return 15 minutes or 3 hours later depending on whether there are people parked inside the shop.
Last, but not least.
In most Tradeskill departments or very near by you will find a bartender. Treat him nice, it is good to have him around after you have had a busy and stressful time combining your components!! Oh and he also sometimes sells whisky.
Oh, and one more thing...
Yuttos Tools vendors in the Shadowlands can also be a place to find certain tradeskill items. Particularly QL 200 sheets for Carbonum in Penumbra.