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Crafting is unlocked once you reach level 20 on an aircraft for the first time. The crafting system, accessed at the Workshop, offers a number of useful services, listed below:

  • Crafting new pieces of equipment using Steels.
  • Upgrading Grade-I Crafted, Elemental and Special equipment to Grades II and III.
  • Reforging damaged equipment back to Pristine status.
  • Supercharging Pristine equipment with additional stat bonuses.
  • Crafting misc. items, like cosmetic Trails, Nanites, or Special Event items.


Players can start crafting by depositing at least one steel or required weapon into a recipe. It is not necessary to complete the recipe all at once, but recipes cannot be cancelled once started. There’s no downside to accepting extra recipes, but expect some visual clutter if you do so. Note that if you have an item that can be used in a crafting recipe, the recipe will turn yellow (or green if the recipe can be completed with the crafting materials in your cargo hold) and move to the top of the menu.

Items currently used for crafting are Copper, Blue/Dark/Purple/Red/Yellow/White Steels, Upgrades, and Elemental/Special weapons. Steels are acquired by completing bounties and squad missions, and Copper by completing certain quests - see Missions for more info. Nanites are created from plane upgrades(see Supercharging), and special gems can be acquired from high-level dungeons or the Combat Simulator to craft epic trails for your plane.


Similar to crafting new equipment, players can also upgrade existing items through the "Craft New items" tab in the Workshop. Upgrading is only available for Elemental equipment and Crafted/Special weapons, and allows players to infuse steels into a piece of equipment and raise its item rank (and rarity) by 1, increasing its power.

It's worth noting the item itself isn't actually upgraded, but is in fact lost and replaced with a new item. This has both a benefit and a downside. The benefit is you can upgrade damaged equipment to the next rank, and the new item will be Pristine quality. The downside is if you supercharge an item then upgrade it, the supercharged bonuses will be lost.

The following table displays the costs of upgrading ELEM/Crafted/SPEC items to higher ranks, as well as their levels of power and rarity relative to tiered items.

Item Rarity and Upgrade Costs

Type T8 Rarity T8 Power T8-T9 Cost T9 Rarity T9 Power T9-T10 Cost T10 Rarity T10 Power
ELEM Weapon Common (I) 80% 3 ELEM Steel Rare (II) 90% 5 ELEM Steel Epic (III) 100%
ELEM Armor Common (I) +24/+14% 3 ELEM Steel Rare (II) +27/+17% 5 ELEM Steel Epic (III) +30/+20%
Crafted Weapon Rare (I) 80% 3 ELEM Steel Epic (II) 90% 5 ELEM Steel Legendary (III) 100%
SPEC Weapon - - - Epic (I) 90% 8 Dark Steel Legendary (II) 100%
  • ELEM Steel refers to Blue/Purple/Red/White/Yellow Steels, which are, respectively, used to upgrade Water/Poison/Fire/Ice/Lightning weapons and armor.
    • Upgrading Crafted Weapons uses the same ELEM Steel type used to craft the initial Grade-I versions (see List of Craft Recipes).


Reforging allows the player to repair any equipment damaged in a crash back to Pristine condition. Although equipment can be degraded up to 4 times(once per crash), only a single reforging is needed to restore it to Pristine.

The condition of one's equipment has 6 levels: Supercharged!, Pristine, Scuffed, Banged-Up, Damaged, and Wrecked.

  • Supercharged means additional stat boosts have been applied through crafting.
  • Pristine is the default condition of all undamaged equipment.
  • Scuffed, Banged-Up, and so forth are damaged conditions, and incur certain stat penalties as the item's condition worsens. See Equipment Durability for more info.
  • For each item, an item of equal tier and type must be used as materials for reforging, in addition to Scrap and Nanites. That means another Elemental III is required to reforge an Elemental III, a Special II is needed for a Special II, etc.





  • Black Armor: 2 Copper Copper.png
  • Fusion Armor: 5 Copper Copper.png
  • Storm Armor II: 3 Blue Steel Blue Steel.png + Storm Armor I Armor2.png
  • Storm Armor III: 5 Blue Steel Blue Steel.png + Storm Armor II Armor2.png
  • Fire Cladding II: 3 Red Steel Red Steel.png + Fire Cladding I Armor2.png
  • Fire Cladding III: 5 Red Steel Red Steel.png + Fire Cladding II Armor2.png
  • Ice Mirror II: 3 White Steel White Steel.png + Ice Mirror I Armor2.png
  • Ice Mirror III: 5 White Steel White Steel.png + Ice Mirror II Armor2.png
  • Tesla Armor II: 3 Yellow Steel Yellow Steel.png + Tesla Armor I Armor2.png
  • Tesla Armor III: 5 Yellow Steel Yellow Steel.png + Tesla Armor II Armor2.png
  • Poison Armor II: 3 Purple Steel Purple Steel.png + Poison Armor I Armor2.png
  • Poison Armor III: 5 Purple Steel Purple Steel.png + Poison Armor II Armor2.png




Machine Guns






  • Vault Trail: 5 Vault Gem Vault gem.png
  • Arena Trail: 5 Cubic Gem Arena gem.png
  • Doomsday Trail: 5 Doom Gem Doom Gem.png
  • Venom Trail: 5 Venom Gem Venom Gem.png
  • Owl Trail: 5 Frozen Gem
  • Deep Ones Trail: 5 Water Gem Water Gem.png
  • Phoenix Trail: 5 Flame Gem Flame Gem.png
  • Cultist Trail: 5 Occult Gem Occult Gem.png
  • Soul Trail: 5 Soul Gem Soul Gem.png
  • Alumni Trail: 5 Academic Gem Academic Gem.png
  • Solo Sim Trail: 150 Cube Gem Cube Gem.png
  • Flock Sim Trail: 150 Flock Sim Gem Flock Sim Gem.png


  • Damage Nanite: 5 Barrel Dopant Barrel Dopant.png
  • Armor Nanite: 5 Armor Stiffener Armor Stiffener.png
  • Repair Nanite: 5 Self-Repair Juice Self-Repair Juice.png
  • Max Steam Nanite: 5 Fusion Capacitor Fusion Capacitor.png
  • Steam Nanite: 5 Steam Turbocharger Steam Turbocharger.png
  • Speed Nanite: 5 Cowl Lube Cowl Lube.png
  • Lightning Defense Nanite: 5 Rubber Sealant Rubber Sealant.png
  • Lightning Attack Nanite: 5 Transformer Coil Transformer Coil.png
  • Water Defense Nanite: 5 Heavy Caulk Heavy Caulk.png
  • Water Attack Nanite: 5 Wetting Agent Wetting Agent.png
  • Fire Defense Nanite: 5 Heat Reflector Heat Reflector.png
  • Fire Attack Nanite: 5 Research Dept Formula Research Dept Formula.png
  • Poison Defense Nanite: 5 Antidote Powder Antidote Powder.png
  • Poison Attack Nanite: 5 Diatomaceous Solution Diatomaceous Solution.png
  • Ice Defense Nanite: 5 Whale Oil Whale Oil.png
  • Ice Attack Nanite: 5 Nucleation-Active Protein Nucleation-Active Protein.png
  • Copper Nanite: 15 Copper Copper.png