Delving Bench not working

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Delving Bench is not working.

Craft delving bench. Put Eldaium bar and a serpent man war spear in, nothing happens. Have tried this with other serpent man weapons, nothing. Tried throwing some other misc items in, nothing.

So I went to my private server, no mods, default settings, learned the recipe, crafted the bench, and put the Eldarium bar and serpent man weapons on, ta-daa! Bench works.

It appears to be random. It’s either some kind of RNG or it is really broken.

How many eldarium bars did you put?
What was the weapon durability in your both cases?
Did you use the same weapon?

Hey there,

We’ve sent this feedback to our team so they can look into it.
Thanks for the input.


Thank you! This is a big deal - have found out that hardened steel weapons in the bench on official server is givng the recipes. I don’t think you guys intended this. Probably needs a fix fast before people grind that out too much… @Ignasi


You need 20 bars per delve. If you put in less it doesn’t work

doesn’t change the bug, but thanks.

what do I need to put in this bench? Eldarium and? I tried some weapons and tools but nothing happend.

I’m also having this issue on official PVE-C. Placed bench, stuck in 20 to 40 eld bars, popped in all sorts of variations from serpent man, hardened steel, etc and nothing would trigger it to start doing anything.

All of you who have the issue, can you please confirm whether you are using gear with full durability or partially damaged. Afaik, the bench won’t work with damaged items, only with items with 100% durability.


  1. Serpent-man War-Axe with 20% durability + 20 eldarium bars = no joy
  2. Serpetnt-man War-Axe with 100% durability + 20 eldarium bars = a recipe (not 100%) + a broken axe (100%)

I put an Epic Khitan Mace (damaged) in with 20 Eldarium bars. Nothing happened.
I then read this thread and repaired my Khitan Mace. Now something did happened.
End result: The table ate my mace and 20 bars. I have nothing to show for it :frowning:

Because it’s RNG based. You either score a win and get a schematic, or you miss and completely wreck your weapon in the process.

RNG?? Does that mean random?

So update for all of you if you haven’t followed what I mentioned earlier… you can use hardened steel weapons. Use 3 of the same kind (i.e. 3 daggers), put 20 bars in there with the daggers, and you get a decent chance at a recipe. Note, recipes are not guaranteed.

Again, this is bugged and not how the devs intended (so I hope), but it’s working at the moment this way.

I suppose it means Random Number Generator?

In that case I think that it is a load of … something nasty :wink:
The potential gain has to be enormous for this to be balanced. But I guess, I can just leave the Delving Bench be and not use it.

o.O Its 20 bars per 1 set. So you would need 60 bars. Just tested what you claimed though, it starts breaking down the first set of daggers, and doesn’t proceed with the other 2 because you run out of eldarium bars since there is only 20 in there.

Interesting, are you saying it works with a set of 3 damaged daggers + 20 bars?

From my tests:

  1. Serpent-man Daggers - 100% durability + 20 eldarium bars = works
  2. Serpent-man Daggers - 2 x 50% durability + 100 eldarium bars = no joy
  3. Serpent-man Daggers - 2 x 50% durability + 1 x 10% durability + 100 eldarium bars = no joy

I still think it only works with fully repaired items.

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The chance to get a recipe is 30%. Place 6 weapons and 120 bars and you’ll get at least 1 recipe.
I do this with starmetal weapons because star metal is easier to get than hardened steel. Bear in mind that the legendaries you get are the same class as the weapon used in bench. For example: Two handed starmetal sword = 2-hander sword of the legion legendary recipe.

LE: I do 8k-10k starmetal per day. I wake up at 5 AM before work and mine all the nodes that fell during the night since there are no server restarts on siptah.

@Multigun are you on private or official? Take a look at my original post. On private server, with no changes to settings or mods, the bench is working fine for me, and works as what appears to be intended. What I’m running into is on official server. And my clan has exclusively gotten recipes by using hardened steel weapons that aren’t completely broken.