The Dark Tide crafting system is one of the more anticipated features in the upcoming Warhammer 40K game, allowing players to tinker with weapons and curiosities and do a little build crafting on their characters. Update 1.0.8 adds the Shrine of the Omnissiah, which functions like the forge from Vermintide 2. Once all the features are in place, you can upgrade and reroll your equipment.
If you just started playing the pre-order beta, you may be looking for clues as to which Dark Tide class to choose, how cosmetics work, or what the little weapon symbols on your equipment mean. Either way, here’s how crafting works in Warhammer 40K: Darktide and where to find the materials you need, such as Plasteel and Diamantine.
HOW CRAFTING IN DARK TIDE WORKS
Fatshark has added the first element of the Darktide crafting system, allowing you to upgrade your weapons and trinkets with the Tech-priests in the Shrine of the Omnissiah. This is unlocked at trust level 4 by all Rejects and can be reached by heading right from the Morningstar spawn point and running down the hallway.
At this time, you can only “consecrate.” Consecration requires Plastil and Diamantine, which upgrade the rarity and power of the weapon/curio and add necessary perks and blessings. The higher the rarity, the more it costs. Currently, the maximum rarity is orange. Prices for each upgrade jump for weapons and curio are as follows.
- White – Green: 150 Plasteel
- Green – Blue: 50 Diamantine, 200 Plasteel
- Blue – Purple: 150 Diamantine, 400 Plasteel
- Purple – Orange: 350 Diamantine, 900 Plasteel
And then there are the status increases and weapon blessings you get at each rarity level, which are like the special qualities of the “Vermintide.”
- White: Nothing
- Green: One stat boost
- Blue: One stat boost, one blessing
- Purple: Two stat boosts, one blessing
- Orange: Two stat boosts, two blessings
WHERE TO FIND PLASTEEL AND DIAMANTINE-Warhammer 40K
To consecrate a weapon, you will first need a Diamantine and a Plasteel. Both can be found in containers during the mission or lying around with crafting marks on them. Also, the craft materials you pick up are the count for all squad members, so there is no need to save them up for yourself. The higher the difficulty level, the more craft materials are available.
While it may seem like a lot of crafting materials to gather to consecrate, I upgraded my chainsword from blue to orange in one night by playing the Malice difficulty mission and being careful where I stashed the Diamantine and Plasteel. You will find crafting materials if you actively search for scriptures and grimoires.