Tinker kits, why should I use them?

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Depending on the kit it majorly removes a large portion of durability from w.e you’re using, so generally why bother using them?

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Because you are adding to other stats. It’s a trade off to what is important. All my axes get the master weapon mod because it adds armor pen but my bracer of the serpent definitely gets more durability…but my inn keeper set has gliding joints so that I don’t need climbing gear when farming.

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I use them all the time. I can easily craft repair kits to take with me on runs so it’s a non-issue. I especially make sure to outfit all my thralls with modded weapons/armor since their stuff doesn’t lose durability.

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A funny thing you can do is equip a thrall with the Nemedian helmet and give him/her your worn out weapon – it’ll be repaired while the thrall is using it :slight_smile:

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This one puts them on gear for thralls constantly.

On the incredibly off chance that this one finds a named blacksmith, they also can be good for player gear as repair kits are easy enough once a crafts person is available.

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Got all those in a few days of farming lol, but my general question is “Why should I use them? and which is worth it”
and which should I really be using?

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kits, its the whole reduction of durability that I really dislike

Yeah the solution is just to set up so that you can manufacture legendary repair kits easily. It takes some grinding but it’s well worth it.

Then for every kit you use on w.e, you get the all the great benefits to harvesting, battle dmg (DPS), weight reduction for overweight armor, or added armor buffs when that is needed.

You can’t set this up right away, it’s more like a goal to shoot for which will take you a bit to achieve. If you already know everything that’s needed you can prolly get there in two or three 4-6 hour sessions, and if you’re learning it could even take a few weeks: something to shoot for.

I love conan exiles :beers:

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Thanks I’ve never previously used repair kits normally just repaired them normally, but guess I’ll try it out

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ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

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Zath is much worse imo…

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Not that obvious. OK lets look at the math. your advanced tool upgrade gives you +3 at a 25% reduction in durability. Now is that better than a master durability kit that gives you 100% more durability? Key point here is that the durability is how long you can use the tool to collect resources but in this analysis the core durability should be seen as a constant X.
At the high end you have 16 harvesting power so the math is
(16+3)0.75X=14.25X
vs
16
2X=32X
You get significantly more resources overall with durability kits over tool kits.

At the low end you have 6 harvesting power
(6+3).75X=6.75X
vs
6
2X=12X
Still huge difference.

Now lets factor time in this because time is money. To which the high end for tool upgrade isn’t really worth it as you are actually losing resources (14.25X vs just standard 16X) and having to keep up repairs doesn’t seem to make the time saving worth it IMHO (especially if you are looking at the double harvest perk where 32X vs 28.5X) In the lower end is where the the tool kits come in handy and you get advantage 6.75X vs 6X )

Summary is that the master durability kit is a far better long term option because the short term gain of the advanced tool kit isn’t as beneficial to the higher end tools as it is for the lower end tools.

I’ve gotten 3 Fia’s from the pagoda but never seen the named priest. >.<

OK.
Fellow exile @Scarborough1994 I think I understand something different from your original post.
If I understand wrong feel free to ignore my post.
From the very first tool you fix, kits are super important and not durability.
Why?
Because the kit focus on gathering more from a single node and more specific the item you want to farm…
Meaning.
Iron node, if you hit it without tool kit you will take an amount of iron stones and an amount of stones. I cannot remember the numbers but let’s say that an iron tool without a kit will give you 20, the 13 will be iron and the 7 stone . Yet if you use a kit the iron node now will give you more 26 for example but 20 iron stone and only 6 stone. Not to mention that some times it will be 26 to 26 iron stones.
The same with sickle, if you go without a kit you will get a lot of fiber and aloe, but if you use the kit you will get way more aloe, less fiber and queen bees more often.
Same with skinning knife, cleaver, axe and later pickaxe.
So basically kits help your tools to focus on objectives and farm greater quantities.
In the example of aloe, late game tools, black blood with oil you will gain only aloes, you will s… t your pants gathering thousands of aloe leaves in 10 minute farming.
So kits worth the shot, use them the fastest possible you can.
Now durability…
Durability is something that changes with the tier of your crafting bench and the named blacksmith you have. If you find a blacksmith with the hammer symbol, this is exactly what you are looking for. Put him on the highest tier bench you have and he will fix you tools with really high durability.
Weapons.
Try to put upgrades the soonest possible, the better you hit the faster you farm and the possibilities to die are lower, so no second thoughts here use kits.
Armor.
Here is the tricky part.
Depending you fight style you will have to choose if you want your armor to be more flexible or durable on hits and I don’t mean durability kit, but higher armor kit. So if your playstyle is assassin, use flexibility, if your playstyle is warrior or tank use endurance. Yet in low levels I wouldn’t suggest the tank mode since the armor can go max close to 500 and this is no tanky.
Blunted kits on truncheons ARE SUPER IMPORTANT. So no second thoughts here too the soonest the better. Now here’s a joke. Three days ago I jumped in a new server and an npc dropped the simple truncheon, the wooden one, not two minutes after a blue skeleton dropped an advanced blunted fitting. So what the heck, I put it on the wooden truncheon for fun, I shouldn’t be more than 30 and I went on a Berserker. Dude he fell down so fast I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t either had 2 perks in strength, omg. So what I am trying to say here is that kits WORTH IT, no second thoughts, just use them.
Cheers m8 :+1:t6:

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Completely irrelevant!

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My starmetel pick that with out advanced tool kit gives 1900 to 2000 iron ore near our base gives 2200 to 2300 with the kit. Is it worth durability loss to me yes because when I find starmetel I want to get as much as possible before my 4 legged friend’s show up. As far as blunted weapons fitting is concerned even a simple on a wooden truncheon is a big plus.

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Yep, all that!

And I assume those numbers are just counting from the specific few nodes around your base. With kitted star metal - not even eldarium - picks I think i get about 50 or 75 thousand rocks before I need to drop a repair kit on it. And without the tool enhancement kit those would take a lot longer to get - maybe 20 extra minutes.

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Exiles group just west of Rot branch on newbie river. Good place to level up new thralls along with iron and rock. So much for my nap back to the playstation.

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:laughing: That’s way overkill. I only keep two stacks worth of almost anything (except food, building supplies, and explosive supplies).