The Crafting system in Diablo 3 is not very sophisticated compared to most other games. Yet, there are still some noteworthy items that make a difference in many builds, and which can generally be grouped into three categories:
- supplementary sets (worn alongside other 6-piece sets)
- niche Legendary items for specific builds
- Hellfire items
Most of these require a combination of some Crafting materials found either form salvaging items or a Large Horadric Caches found from Bounties. The different materials are: Khanduran Rune, Caldeum Nightshade, Arreat War Tapestry, Corrupted Angel Flesh and Westmarch Holy Water, two of which are typically used for an item (so in cases where you can choose which set item to craft, you could consider one that requires materials you have too many of anyway). In addition, they usually require a moderate amount of 15-50 Reusable Parts, Arcane Dust or Veiled Crystals.
Compared to trying to find items from Rifts or acquiring them from upgrading or reforging in the Kanai's Cube, it's very easy to get well-rolled ancient versions of crafted Legendaries due to how cheap they are in comparison. Because of that, you should always try to craft until you get a good one.
Before you can craft any Legendary or Set items, you must find a corresponding Plan and feed it to your Blacksmith. After your Blacksmith learns a Plan it can no longer be obtained, meaning that eventually you will find all the plans in the game and then they will stop dropping completely. Plans can only drop from Odious Collectors and Large Horadric Caches!
Craftable Legendaries and Sets
There are some more than the listed items, but most of them are very useless and don't have any special effects. In the following, see a list of all the relevant Crafting options in the game:
Captain Crimson's Trimmings
Other Craftable Items
There are also certain other items that are not crafted using Bounty materials at the Blacksmith or are in other ways not really regular items.
Staff of Herding
Written by wudijo
Reviewed by Raxxanterax
May the RNGjesus be with you in your crafting session!