Artistry (Proficiency)

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Overview[edit | edit source]

This skill is centered on writing music.

To begin composition, right click on a blank piece of Music Paper. It will open up the window for composing music. This window explains the method of using symbols and letters to write a song.

When you are finished, you can name the piece, and then begin saving it. The process consumes 100 Labor Points to complete. Your character will begin writing the song, with a "cast time" of about 2 seconds.

Every time you compose a song, you gain 100 proficiency points in Composition. Investing to higher proficiency ranks increases the limit for characters on your music paper, decreases the labor used to compose a song as well as the time. This also means that more and more songs will be required to increase the proficiency for each rank. The amounts are as follows:

Proficiency Character Limit Proficiency Gained Per Composition (LP used) Paper Type
Amateur 200 100 1x 
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Music Paper
Novice 400 95 1x 
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Music Paper
Veteran 600 90 1x 
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Music Paper
Expert 800 85 1x 
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Music Paper
Master 1,000 80 1x 
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Music Paper
Authority 1,200 77 Master's Music Paper
Champion 1,400 77 Master's Music Paper
Adept 1,600 77 Master's Music Paper
Herald 1,800 77 Master's Music Paper
Maestro 2,000 74 Master's Music Paper

The higher your proficiency, the more complex you can make a song when you write it.

Playing Music[edit | edit source]

To play a piece of music after it is finished, right click the finished piece inside your inventory. Your character will gain a "Memorization" buff. This will open a sub-ability bar with a play, pause, and stop icon.

Press play to begin playing the song you chose. You will use your equipped instrument, which will have a different sound depending.

  • Lutes sound like Guitars
  • Flutes sound like Flutes
  • Additional instruments are sold by the vocation vendor, such as a saxophone and banjo


Your character will play the song to the best of their ability. To play a song perfectly, you need a proficiency higher than the writer's. A Novice or maxed Amateur (100% but not upgraded to Novice) composer can play a song perfectly that is by an Amateur composer)

If you are the same proficiency level, you may occasionally play notes that are out of place, or not in the song. If you are below the writer's proficiency, you cannot play the song at all. (a Novice cannot memorize and play a song written by a Master composer)

Tools and Supplies[edit | edit source]


Composition does not necessarily have exact tools. Your main supplies needed, however, are Paper, Memory Ink, and Dawn Light Lake Essence. Using these, you can use the Printing skill to create Music Paper at a Printing Press.

Items[edit | edit source]

Artistry Goods[edit | edit source]

Item Skill Level Source Reagents Labor
2x 
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Music Paper
0 Artistry Workbench 10x 
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Paper, 1x 
Icon item 1237.pngItem grade 1common.png
Dawn Lake Light Essence, 5x 
Icon item 0080.pngItem grade 1common.png
Memory Ink
5
Master's Music Paper 50,000 Artistry Workbench 2x 
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Music Paper, 10x 
Icon item 0080.pngItem grade 1common.png
Memory Ink
5

Small Instruments[edit | edit source]

Item Skill Level Source Reagents Labor
Harmonic Arpeggio Flute 0 Artistry Workbench 2x 
Icon item 0325.pngItem grade 1common.png
Silver Ingot, 5x 
Icon item 0324.pngItem grade 1common.png
Gold Ingot, 5x 
Icon item 0855.pngItem grade 1common.png
Starshard Ingot, 1x 
Icon item 0644.pngItem grade 1common.png
Opaque Polish
20
Harmonic Arpeggio Lute 0 Artistry Workbench 2x 
Icon item 0346.pngItem grade 1common.png
Fine Lumber, 3x 
Icon item 0357.pngItem grade 1common.png
Beautifully Colored Fabric, 5x 
Icon item 0855.pngItem grade 1common.png
Starshard Ingot, 1x 
Icon item 0640.pngItem grade 1common.png
Small Root Pigment, 1x 
Icon item 0560.pngItem grade 2uncommon.png
Maple Hardwood
20
Marianople Violin 150,000 Artistry Workbench 10x 
Icon item 0346.pngItem grade 1common.png
Fine Lumber, 10x 
Icon item 0353.pngItem grade 1common.png
Fine Leather, 5x 
Icon item 0071.pngItem grade 1common.png
Exquisite Diaphragm, 10x 
Icon item 0415.pngItem grade 1common.png
Archeum Log
20
Wyrwind Viola 150,000 Artistry Workbench 10x 
Icon item 0346.pngItem grade 1common.png
Fine Lumber, 10x 
Icon item 0353.pngItem grade 1common.png
Fine Leather, 5x 
Icon item 0071.pngItem grade 1common.png
Exquisite Diaphragm, 10x 
Icon item 0415.pngItem grade 1common.png
Archeum Log
20

Instruments[edit | edit source]

Item Skill Level Source Reagents Labor
Sovereign's Piano 0 Artistry Workbench 1 Sovereign's Piano Design, 5 Fine Lumber 20
Self-Winding Phonograph 0 Artistry Workbench 1 Mechanical Spring, 1 Nuri Forest Lumber, 30 Starshard Ingot, 20 Topaz, 1 Spruce Hardwood 20
Scratchy Phonograph 0 Artistry Workbench 1 Mechanical Spring, 1 Nuri Forest Lumber, 30 Starshard Ingot, 20 Sapphire, 1 Spruce Hardwood 20
Multi-Instrument Phonograph 0 Artistry Workbench 1 Exquisite Diaphragm, 1 Nuri Forest Lumber, 30 Starshard Ingot, 20 Emerald, 1 Spruce Hardwood 20
Fanfare Phonograph 0 Artistry Workbench 1 Exquisite Diaphragm, 1 Nuri Forest Lumber, 30 Starshard Ingot, 20 Ruby, 1 Spruce Hardwood 20
Drumline Percussion Pack 0 Artistry Workbench 1 Exquisite Diaphragm, 1 Nuri Forest Lumber, 30 Starshard Ingot, 1 Wind Spirit Leather, 1 Spruce Hardwood 20
Liberty Drums 60000 Artistry Workbench 1 Liberty Drums Design, 2 Thunderstruck Tree, 5 Exquisite Diaphragm, 10 Archeum Log, 10 Fine Lumber, 10 Fine Leather 20


References[edit | edit source]