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Bound by Flame on PS4: Crafting Items to Survive

Walid Miled's Avatar + Posted by Walid Miled on Mar 10, 2014 // Project Manager, Spiders Studio

Bound by Flame on PS4 and PS3

In Bound by Flame — a gothic RPG for PS4 — the crafting system has an instrumental role. You’ll need it to advance in your journey, as it provides useful upgrades to your character, while also having a strong aesthetic aspect.

Throughout your quest, you’ll loot various materials and components hidden in chests, or from the corpses of your dead enemies. These are the basic components to craft weapons, armor, traps, ammunition, or potions that you’ll need to progress. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of crafting in Bound by Flame; some of the best pieces of equipment are crafted!

The visual customization of your hero is also very deep. Some pieces of armor have up to three slots that can be upgraded, with a direct impact on your character’s appearance. Crafting will transform your hero into a killing machine, and will make you look like a badass in the process.

Crafting Components

In Bound by Flame, the opportunities to gather materials for crafting are many. Killing monsters, looting chests and coffins, or completing quests are all good means to collect various components.

There are a lot of crafting resources, and each of them has several quality levels. Components include metal, gemstone, bones, leather, blood, Hearth dust, and more. Most of these materials can have a tainted variant, implying various new crafting attributes.

While low quality components are very common, you’ll need to gather a large amount of high quality materials to craft the best weapons and armor. Fortunately, low quality components may also be used to create higher quality materials, at the cost of quantity. For instance, three coins let you craft a piece of raw metal, and 4 raw metal pieces will let you craft a piece of refined metal.

Another source of crafting materials will come from recycling your unwanted pieces of equipment. When you find new armor with better stats, you might want to dismantle the old one, in order to get some components back.

Crafting Talents

As crafting is a key element in Bound by Flame, you’ll have the opportunity to specialize your character for it.

Bound by Flame on PS4 and PS3Bound by Flame on PS4 and PS3

An entire list of talents are dedicated to enhance your efficiency in crafting. As a master in craftmanship, you consume less materials and create more products. You can even boost the amount of loot you find in chests and on corpses.

You cannot carry an unlimited amount of equipment, however. If you reach the weight limit, it affects your movement. But several skills allow the hero to push the limits of his bag capacity, letting you carry more weapons, armor, and materials. You can also enhance your recycling skills to optimize this process.

And all this work will pay off, when you proudly display your shiny new armor.

Armor and Weapon Crafting

Bound by Flame invites you to create and customize your pieces of equipment at an incredibly deep level.

Vulcan can wear 4 pieces of armor: chest, gloves, boots, and helmet. Each of them can be customized to add various bonuses according to your gameplay style.

Are you an aggressive warrior who likes to charge in the midst of battle? Opt for a pure damage boost for your weapons and physical resistance for your armor. Do you struggle a lot against enemies dealing magic damage? Increase your magic resistance!

Each of these options has a direct impact on the look of your character. Just like armor, the variety of crafting options for weapons is huge. You can customize the guard and the pommel of your blades, your war hammers, and axes. Find the one that suits you. And join the battle with the weapon and the armor you created.

Everything is at your disposal to customize your character with every detail, while giving you the edge you need to overcome the dangerous creatures roaming Vertiel.

Oh, and by the way, don’t hesitate to visit the official website or Spiders devblog for more info, and the official Facebook page to stay tuned on all the news about Bound by Flame.

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28 Comments

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+ FreshRevenge on March 10th, 2014 at 7:39 am said:

I love rpg’s like Dragon Age and Dragon’s Dogma. Will The Deep have male and female customizations? I only have seen a male protagonist so far.

The game will be on my radar.


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+ fromage2323 on March 10th, 2014 at 7:56 am said:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! So this is aiming for Q2?
Looking forward to it!


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+ Ryumoau on March 10th, 2014 at 8:01 am said:

looks interesting. Glad to see there are rpgs coming to ps4. :)


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+ CyborgGreyFox on March 10th, 2014 at 8:04 am said:

Wait… LT and LB? Is that the new standard now that the PS4 controller has real triggers? What happened to L1 and L2? :(


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+ Bigbadwolfe143 on March 10th, 2014 at 8:09 am said:

Just watched a couple of the trailers on your site, and the fame looks great. I will be watching for more updates. Thanks.


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+ jason_redemption on March 10th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

This game looks amazing, just watched several trailers for it and can’t wait! :) This game looks like a day ONE for me, I was just itching for a good Action RPG game!!!


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+ Ryumoau on March 10th, 2014 at 8:13 am said:

Also i saw on your website that this will also be on ps3. Any plans for a possible cross buy or discounted bundle of both versions?


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+ MarinoBrea on March 10th, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

Weird that you introduce your game (on the PS blog, at least) talking about crafting. Why don’t you talk about combat and exploration first?


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+ GeoDarky on March 10th, 2014 at 8:21 am said:

This game sounds better and better every day, can’t wait


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+ WilbertX on March 10th, 2014 at 8:49 am said:

More RPGs the better!!!! That way I can play it on my ps4 and then when the wife wants to use it I can jump on my vita and continue the gaming…remote play for RPGS are amazing .


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+ Kuriseru on March 10th, 2014 at 8:54 am said:

Game is looking pretty great!
I wanna see more hands on stuff!

Also..
Lol @ the Xbox controls in the screenshots…


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+ DeathGuard77 on March 10th, 2014 at 9:17 am said:

Open world concept, or more Dragon style with macro areas? The game does look pretty snazzy.


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+ RenderMonk on March 10th, 2014 at 9:31 am said:

Have been following this game for several months now. I noticed that the game was originally set for PC, PS3, and Xbox360. What has been done to make the game suitable to be on the PS4 now? Have you integrated the DualShock 4′s touchpad into the game? Basically, I’m obviously leaning towards getting this for my shiny new PS4, but will I end up regretting it, as your team spent so much time optimizing the game for PS3? Or was that what the delay of the games release was for, spend 2-4 more months on optimizing it for the PS4? Thanks for the response. Really excited for your game, just want to make sure I’m playing the best version possible, whichever that one may be.


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+ DecadanceFantasy on March 10th, 2014 at 9:56 am said:

Hmm looking good. I also want to know if there is a female/male character protagonist option. Crafting might be fun.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on March 10th, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

I love me a good action RPG! Always nice to see a deep crafting system, so now I’m just hoping that the combat will have a satisfying feel and I’ll be all set! I’m debating what console to pick this up for, but I’m definitely leaning toward the PS4 version (when I finally get a PS4 that is).


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+ saiyanknight87 on March 10th, 2014 at 10:34 am said:

Sup with these PC screenshots though?… do we have another watchdogs ordeal on our hands why are the buttons a and b. are those PC or X1 screenshots. please no more lies sony!


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+ Eraser35 on March 10th, 2014 at 2:14 pm said:

remove weight from materials and we got a deal


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+ pablofsi08 on March 10th, 2014 at 2:58 pm said:

I would like to say I like this description and probably will buy the game (RPGs are always welcome) but I don’t like the character design. Looks like a generic brute.

Also, you should have described more than just the crafting system. Is it all it has to offer? no story, no multiplayer?

If it’s just a mmo type game I’ll pass.


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+ Virtute1979 on March 10th, 2014 at 2:58 pm said:

Perfect, another RPG to add to my need to play list for the PS4. With this, Witcher and Dragon Age I’ll definitely be good to go for a while.


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+ EvoAnubis on March 10th, 2014 at 3:51 pm said:

@MarinoBrea: This isn’t the first time they’ve introduced the game here on the PlayStation.Blog; the first time was when they posted the initial trailer and talked about the combat and exploration.


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+ TWODEEEE on March 10th, 2014 at 6:34 pm said:

i hope this is only alpha pictures, the graphics could be on ps3, it seems like a few ps4 games only improve the lighting and nothing much else, the skeleton in that coffin looks bad


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+ tusunami on March 10th, 2014 at 6:41 pm said:

Sounds like this is shaping up to be a fantastic RPG game. E3 can’t get here fast enough!!!!!!


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+ genius527 on March 10th, 2014 at 7:21 pm said:

Cool, it like some fighting game when you gotta try to go threw levels. And not like i’m def but, what does RPG mean. Like what type of gun it is.


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+ mikeAnthony513 on March 11th, 2014 at 7:48 am said:

We really need a fantasy RPG on PS4 thats not an MMO … I cant wait for this one, Dragon Age, or The Witcher 3.


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+ PooPface560 on March 11th, 2014 at 8:50 am said:

Will keep my eye out for this game. The monster looks fun to battle. Hopefully I can take his insides and wear them as shoulder pads.. Very gnar gnar. Even if I can’t do that , looks fun to play.

:D


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+ Guimace on March 11th, 2014 at 1:49 pm said:

First time I hear about this game, and I’m interested in the PS4 version.


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+ Riseer23 on March 11th, 2014 at 2:46 pm said:

Hmm i will be keeping a eye out on this game.


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+ CommandingTiger on March 13th, 2014 at 4:30 am said:

@27 me too


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