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How often do you get HQ synths?
# Dec 21 2007 at 8:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Currently @ level 30 Blacksmithing, and most of the synths at this level range involve using a steel ingot or sheet. Considering I've only ever had one HQ synth for steel ingot from Iron Ores this is proving to be an expensive area of levelling Smithing as I have to buy from AH. Stack of Steel Ingots currently going for 40 - 43k a stack on Remora.

Don't buy them from NPC's in Mhaura, the rip-off merchants are selling ONE ingot for over 19k!
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# Jun 19 2007 at 2:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Steel Ingots are just HQ results for Iron Ingots, also HQ2 results from desynthing... no one knew that its a HQ of Iron before?
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# Sep 12 2006 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
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This can also be obtained as an HQ2 of a Goblin's Helm. I was able to desynth 2 Steel Ingots, 5 Iron, and 6 Bronze from something like 25 Helms. Smithing is 14.4, facing south, 90% moon on Watersday.
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# Aug 14 2006 at 2:54 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I´ve seen that this happens to a lot of people so I´m not crazy. Crafted this while I was leveling my Smithing.

19 Smithing, Fireday, Northwest direction, not sure about moon though but it was NOT full moon.

Recipe:
Fire Crystal
4 iron ores

My first thought was that it was a HQ of Iron Ingot and I was really exited about it (my first HQ) but when I checked here... well, since it is not in the recipes list... and I have never seen a HQ animation, didnt noticed anything different that time when I made it (no special or different animation).

Edited, Aug 14th 2006 at 4:03am EDT by Romaut
Steel Ignot
# Jun 28 2006 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
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>.> Same thing happened to me. I was mining and just was synthing to make some space. Then went to town when i needed more pickaxes and to my surprise >.> a steel ignot in my inventory lol \(^.^)/
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steel ingots
# Apr 24 2006 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
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ok..got the preiest's robe and thought hey it's my lucky day and now I'm making steel ingots out of 4 irons and a fire crystal?? wtf!?
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# Feb 21 2006 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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If u guys hadnt relized but steel is iron just a more refined form origanally iron would wear away quickly it was a softer metal, so they found a way to heat the steel super hot so as to get all the oxygen out of iron thus creating a srtonger iron in turn called steel and thats why you dont see many cast iron pans or iron framed buildings its all steel cuz it stronger
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new recipe?
# Nov 26 2005 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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I've made hundreds of iron ingots. I craft em up as I mine. I'm level 24 smithing. The other day, 12% waxing crecent, on lightsday, I crafted a steel ingot out of 4 iron ores and a Fire crystal.

Could this possibly be a HQ version of Iron ingot? A 98 Goldsmith, 60 Smithing, guy in my LS seems to think it was a mistake, a glitch.

What do you guys think?

Sorry >< I just read everyon's posts, and it seems that this is a HQ iron ingot. ><. My bad, i'll read other's posts first.

Edited, Sat Nov 26 15:56:59 2005
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RE: new recipe?
# May 30 2006 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I obtain my first Steel Ingot with 4 Iron Ore and a Fire Crystal, and when i do the synthesis, appears the HQ1 animation.

Edited, Tue May 30 10:02:56 2006
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RE: new recipe?
# Mar 31 2006 at 12:06 PM Rating: Decent
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i was about lvl 19~20 and i HQed 4 iron ores into a steel ingot on somepage it lists as being a HQ1 to get a steel from this recipe http://ffxi.cannotlinkto/itemdb/3094
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RE: new recipe?
# Feb 04 2006 at 1:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I agree, except i got HQ animation when it happened to me. I was mining (smithing lv 49) and trying to clear some space. I used 4 iron ores and a fire, HQ animation, and ding....steel ingot. I was like wtf and the other smithies in my ls were kinda baffled. I can confirm though....

iron ore x4
fire crystal
NQ Iron ingot
HQ Steel ingot
Nothing new
# Feb 21 2006 at 3:59 PM Rating: Decent
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This has happened to me and in my old smithing guides I have collected it does list the HQ is a Steel Ingot. However It might be higher then a HQ maybe a +2. As I've gotten HQ animation and no steel ingot also.
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# Nov 08 2005 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
I am extremly sorry, my last post was wrong, i made a stupid mistake, i forgot to break the lvl cap before synthing... im sry, and i feel really stupid :/
lvl 50 smithing
# Nov 07 2005 at 11:22 PM Rating: Decent
The recipe x4 iron sands + x4 bomb ashes isnt lvl 54, its lvl 50, i repeat ITS LVL 50, I couldve saved a lot of money on darksteel ores if I knew this since the beginning.
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# Oct 25 2005 at 7:07 PM Rating: Decent
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i made a steel ingot from goblin mail or armor (cant remeber) its nothing new. but i did it at smithing 25. just wanted to say its possible. this was on earth day^^
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wrong crystal, silly
# Sep 09 2005 at 10:28 AM Rating: Decent
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try a lightning crystal.
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Make money buying these!
# Sep 08 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
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Buy them at Mhaura for 3513 each.
Sell them at Jeuno or wherever for 70K a stack(price on Bismarck).
Repeat.
Reap the rewards.
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# Sep 08 2005 at 11:42 AM Rating: Default
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Steel=Iron+zinc
# Aug 26 2005 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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There should be a recipe that allows making them with iron and zinc ore, like in real life.
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RE: Steel=Iron+zinc
# Jan 16 2006 at 3:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Although LemMminG's explanation was not very good, his is the most correct out of these posts. Although Shinoyuma does make a fair point that other metals are used to alloy steel, that does not make the steel. Steel is still to an overwhelming percentage iron, with a slight amount of carbon.

Steel is produced by manipulating the phases of iron in the product; this is mainly accomplished via control of temperature and amount of time spent at said temperature. Different types of phases present will yield a different type of steel.

Thus, one can logically conclude that as one becomes better with crystal synthesis, they can better control the process - and yield steel from iron.

Edited typos.

Edited, Mon Jan 16 03:48:49 2006
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RE: Steel=Iron+zinc
# Sep 14 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Steel = Zinc+Iron... wdf??

not really.. steel aint a compund, steel is just iron, but without the impurities such as sillica or phosphorus, which is what makes iron weak.. it always has a different conecentration of carbon than iron to make it stronger..

Steel = iron.. there no zinc in it..

please dont post if you dont know what your saying..
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RE: Steel=Iron+zinc
# Oct 27 2005 at 4:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, he is kind of right. There are literally thousands of variations of steel. Although it doesn't have to be made with zinc. It is true that steel is not a compound, but an alloy. It is a mixture of iron and carbon, zinc is sometimes added to help prevent rust.

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RE: Steel=Iron+zinc
# Sep 14 2005 at 2:14 PM Rating: Default
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sorry double post..

Edited, Wed Sep 14 15:21:10 2005
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Confirm lvl of recipe
# Jun 14 2005 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone confirm that the recipe using 4xbomb ash and 4xIron Sand caps at 54 and not 50? 13 synths after dinging 50 with not even a .1 skillup.
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RE: Confirm lvl of recipe
# Jun 15 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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Nvm,Got a .2 skillup on the next time I tried on Firesday. ^^ I heard that skillups slow down after 50 but wasn't expecting that much of a difference.
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# May 07 2005 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm a 47 smith and i get these things all the time from gob armor, i think in the 300 some helms and mails i've deseynthed successfully i've gotten maybe 45% Steel ingots, so for those of you trying this at lower levels, don't fret, at 40+ this is a great way to make gil
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# Apr 23 2005 at 4:11 AM Rating: Decent
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hi, i just giot a sttel ingot of a desynth goblin mail with lgihning...

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# Feb 21 2005 at 8:00 AM Rating: Decent
man... I'm in the same boat. Yet I'm a 31 Smith and made a Steel Ingot on Earthsday 21% Waning Gibbous Moon. HQ animation... wish I had saved the HQ for a synth for something else!
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# Dec 18 2004 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm a 21 Smith, and I made a steel ingot out of 4 iron ores. I was making iron ingots during Lightsday, Waxing Gibbous (%81), then I saw a HQ animation and got a steel ingot.
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RE: Surprised
# Feb 19 2005 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Happens to me often, When conditions are favorable, It's actually more of a pain when you're TRYing for a Iron and get the steel though.
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RE: Surprised
# Feb 19 2005 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Computer error~ Double post ^ ^ Sorry~

Edited, Sat Feb 19 07:57:42 2005
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New recipie:
Fire Crystal
1x Bomb ash
1x Cluster Ash
4x Iron Sand
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Guees what's HQ of Steel Ingot is^^
# Oct 27 2004 at 8:32 PM Rating: Decent
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I just was making one using 4 bomb ashes and 4 iron sands, to my big surprise i got Tama-Hagane 0.o
How's it possible, HQ of ingot is an ore>.<?
???
# Sep 18 2004 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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what does HQ stand for? im a lvl 17 smither. and a lvl 12 goldsmither so j/w what that means.
RE: ???
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HQ = High Quality

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