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Thoughts on Amalgam and how to advance from the appearance of a hardcore crafter. They flew too abutting to the sun. Incomplete accomplishing and poor UX acquire overshadowed a actual absorbing system. I'm aswell done afterwards accomplishing my alliance goals, PoE currency so acquainted like a writeup would be nice.

Synthesis was a alliance that seemed tailored fit for me. It in fact flips the crafting bold on it's head, creates all kinds of new and absorbing combinations, and requires all-encompassing ability of all the meta crafting systems and how they intereact with anniversary added to accomplish the a lot of from it. Unfortunately, that is why it is a awfully advised system.

# Preface:

Crafting as it stands is a admixture of both deterministic and about alleged results. If things are accustomed deterministicially, they are usually of lower ability or academy cost. An classic is a blacksmith whetstone, which we apperceive will consistently accord us some bulk of superior to an item. The bulk raises based on the aberration of the item, but we can consistently apprehend to get some affectionate of superior out of it. The afflicted of this is coins like Anarchy orbs, which if acclimated consistently accord us a accidental result.

Every coins in the bold is a antithesis on this scale, and for the a lot of allotment the crafting systems added acquire acquired this to some degree. Amalgam about goes adjoin some of these acquaint abstruse and tries something new but doesn't in fact accomplish it.

# Burst items:

- The Good

One of the cornerstones of the alliance was burst items. At first, this seems like a actual atypical way to ensure we accumulate a carbon we want. Stats like T1 resists or T1 collapsed accident were alarming because now they could be ensured to consistently stick about on the base. This is a abundant way to alpha for deterministically crafting a abundant item.

- The Bad

Since no one knew how to access the system, the aftereffect is aboriginal on you aces up every burst annual you see never animate it's worth. With the antecedent league, Betrayal, the bulk items consistently had bulk as they progressed appear acquirements added crafting recipes. Abominably with Synthesis, the burst items generally acquire little to no bulk as the modifiers are of a accidental tier.

- The Ugly

In the off adventitious you did acquisition an annual with a abundant burst mod on a acceptable base, you weren't able to ability it with the a lot of able-bodied accepted systems (essence and fossil) due to bugs. Because of this, burst items abandoned had bulk as a basic of crafting added items. Also, aback it can be harder to apperceive the bulk of a burst annual the best band-aid is to use dump tabs and just achievement anyone buys your annual at the listed price. 

This destroys backing space.

# Synthesizing:

- The good

Synthesis aswell alien synthesizing. This was a atramentous box aboriginal on for the community; you put in 3 items and get 1 new annual as a result. You can now actualize items with implicits we've never apparent afore such as Curse Immunity, abiding Onslaught, or even +2 best resists.

- The Bad

To ability deterministically with the synthesizer, you HAVE to use advice from alfresco the game. The interface for the synthesizer does not acquaint you what to expect, so this has been a atramentous box the association has to plan calm to amount out. It seems reasonable accustomed the ability that there should be some unknown, but it feels like this punch has been angry too far.

- The Ugly

Further, some of the a lot of absorbing implicits were angry to stats that ahead were "dead". Reduced aspect requirements, max ablaze radius, and adventitious to abstain accepting abashed were al of a sudden amazing; about if you didn't apperceive this from the abstracts mined sites you acceptable besmirched the items. Hidden things like this are fun to find, but abstracts mining them sucks.

# Crafting

- The Good

All of the new amalgam items accumulated with the ES meta has led to some crazy crafting. You no best acquire to adjure you hit all t1, and instead can accomplish up with some of the implciits you've landed. You can aswell bandy in some in fact altered combinations to accomplish crazy body defining items.

- The Bad

Similar to the problems listed in the Synthesizing section. You acquire to use datamined advice to apperceive what to ambition and you acquire to use all-encompassing ability of every crafting arrangement to clasp the endure bead of effeciency out because anybody abroad is. This agency the barrier of access for a lot of humans is too abrupt and if they access it they accord up afore they get there.

- The Ugly

To try and actualize advertise items which we see so generally on Reddit, you are basically traveling to acquire to absorb your activity application one of the barter sites. I spent calmly 50% of this alliance on pathofexile.com/trade just aggravating to acquisition combinations of items and sellers that formed for the crafts I capital to attempt. This isn't good. These advertise items drive humans to accomplish it, and abominably the best way to accomplish it mostly involves not amphitheatre the bold but amphitheatre a website. With fossils or aspect crafting you could actual bound see the after-effects based on the input, but meta-synthesizing requires a lot of effort.

# How it could acquire been fabricated better:

- Bigger synthesizer interface. If you just let humans that they acquire "Chance to accept X-X implicits alleged about from the basin below", it would be a apparent improvement. I apperceive there is an abhorrence to accord harder numbers, but amuse at atomic advice analyze to users what a arrangement does.

- Add bulk to all burst items by acceptance you to catechumen them into currency. Appropriate now there are items that acquire little to no value, but there is no simple way for a amateur to actuate that. If you added a arrangement to breach down items and accord a consistent essence-like currency, this would acquiesce users to in about-face use this coins to aid in determinsitically impacting the all-embracing synthesizing system. Added coins sucks, I agree, but this allows you to about-face burst items into a accepted article and calmly apperceive it's value.

# Benefit for anyone that apprehend this far:

To ability +1 gem complete bow for ~3.5ex at a 66% success rate:

- Buy 3 bows with analogous 2 burst mods(that are not hybrids).

- Ability "Cannot cycle advance modifiers" on each.

- Buy 3 Farric Wolf Alpha's.

- Beastcraft "Add a prefix, abolish a accidental suffix" on each.

- Synthesize.

Note: You can aswell add a +2 abutment gems ability to up your bulk to 6.5ex each, with a 50% adventitious for +1 gem and a 16.6% adventitious for +1/+1.