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Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting system explained

Understanding the Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting system is key to progression and clearing hordes with ruthless efficiency in the name of the Emperor

Warhammer 40K Darktide Crafting: Hadron Omega-7-7, the Mourningstar’s resident Tech-Priest.

Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting is at the heart of the progression system. Darktide’s crafting system allows players to upgrade and reroll their equipment to better suit their desired build and playstyle. However, the crafting system can certainly be a little tricky to get to grips with. Thankfully, you’re in luck! Here’s an explainer on the Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting system.

If you’re just starting out, it’s worth knowing the best Warhammer 40K Darktide weapons so you not only know which weapons to use, but which to upgrade and build your playstyle around. Plus, no matter which of the Warhammer 40K Darktide classes is your favourite, you’ll be wanting to understand the ins and outs of the crafting system to be able to tackle the hardest mission difficulties Darktide has to offer.

Warhammer 40K Darktide Crafting: The crafting interface displaying the process of consecrating an axe.

Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting system

To get started with the Warhammer 40K Darktide crafting system, players must first head to the Shrine of the Omnissiah aboard the Mourningstar hub area. Interact with the station to use the crafting system, which gives you access to several actions to improve and alter your weapons and curios.

There are five key crafting processes in Darktide:

  • Consecrate – upgrades rarity and power
  • Refine time – re-rolls the items perks with increasing costs each time
  • Earn Blessing – discard an item in return for a Votive Offering
  • Re-Bless – replace an item’s existing Blessing with one from an extracted Votive Offering
  • Combine Blessings – combine three Votive Offerings into a single upgraded one

To perform these crafting processes, players will need two main resources – Plasteel and Diamantine. Plasteel and Diamantine stashes can be found in varying quantities in containers spread throughout missions, requiring only a quick interaction to collect.

Crafting can use up your supply of Plasteel and Diamantine quickly if you’re not staying topped up. Luckily, if you’re already hunting for the Warhammer 40K Darktide Grimoires then you’re bound to find enough materials to allow you to craft until your heart’s content.