Desynthesis

Desynthesis Icon.pngDesynthesis
Action

Break down an item into one or more of its original materials.

Acquired: Disciple of the Hand Icon 1.png Disciple of the Hand (Lv. 30)
Affinity: All Classes
Cast: The amount of time it takes from pressing an ability, to when the ability activates.Instant
Recast: The amount of time it takes from using an ability, to being able to use it again.Instant


Each Disciple of the Hand class has a maximum desynthesis skill level of 480, which is leveled individually from the other classes.

Reward from Quests (1)
Quest Level
Gone to Pieces 30

Desynthesis allows you to recover materials, demimateria and crystals from many items. This goes for almost all weapons, tools, armor, accessories and furniture, whether they are crafted, bought, traded or obtained from dungeons, with the exception of certain items (such as relic weapons, or items that can be reduced into aethersand.) Potions and meals are generally not desynthable, although there are a few exceptions, and all but a few fish are also desynthable. Items whose item level exceeds the maximum desynth skill level cannot be desynthed at this time, but this might change after a future patch or expansion release.

Items that can be desynthed have their optimal desynthesis level and crafting class listed on the item. For crafted items, this desynthesis level is based on the recipe level, whereas for dungeon loot, fish, etc., it's based on item level. (A few exceptions exist, but the item will list the proper desynthesis level.)

As of Shadowbringers Patch 5.1, desynthesis can no longer fail, regardless of your desynthesis level. Also, the combined total level limit for desynthesis has been removed. As a result of this change, desynthesis levels can no longer go down, and it is possible to level desynthesis to maximum for all crafting classes.

When your desynthesis level is higher than that of the item you are desynthesizing, the number of items yielded is increased, and there is a chance to procure rare items.