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Blue Archive crafting guide – Blue Archive crafting priority, materials, nodes, and more

Get to know your Blue Archive crafting priority, and learn all about the complicated but rewarding system in our Blue Archive crafting guide

Blue Archive crafting; a happy Blue Archive character

Being a good sensei in Blue Archive isn’t all about beating up the bad guys, solving mysteries, and picking the cutest students to back you up. You also need to craft furniture to increase your student’s comfy level, give them gifts to keep them happy, and gather growth materials to level them up. Who knew high school girls were so high maintenance?

If you’re wondering where to start, you’re in the right place. With our Blue Archive crafting guide, you’ll learn all about how to unlock the crafting chamber, the different types of nodes, and what items you can craft. We’ve also included our recommendations for what should be your top Blue Archive crafting priority, so you’ll know what to spend those precious keystones on.

If you’re looking to be a top Blue Archive sensei, be sure to check out our Blue Archive tier list. We also have a handy Blue Archive codes list full of great goodies, and a Blue Archive banner guide, so you know which characters are coming to the game and when. Or, if you’re looking for more gacha goodness, head over to our list of the best gacha games.

Blue Archive crafting chamber

Located in the Sanctum Tower in Kivotos, the crafting chamber is, surprise surprise, the heart of crafting in Blue Archive. You unlock the crafting chamber after completing mission three, act two. To start crafting, you need a minimum of one keystone, but can use a maximum of five at a time. Keep in mind that you’re limited to three crafting slots, so you can only craft three things a day.

Blue Archive crafting; Sanctum Tower

Blue Archive crafting priority

When crafting in Blue Archive, it’s a good idea to look at your daily missions, as there will often be one to make a specific item. Completing daily missions will earn you more keystone fragments, so you can do even more crafting.

Aside from that, we recommend you focus on crafting café furniture first, this increases your comfy level and gives you higher AP (stamina), along with other benefits. When your students feel nice and cosy, you should focus on crafting gifts for them to raise your relationship values. Higher relationship values increase your stats.

Blue Archive crafting nodes

There are different types of crafting nodes in Blue Archive, which allow you to produce different items of varying quality. These items include furniture, gifts for students, and growth materials that help your characters level up.

Blue Archive primary crafting node

The primary node allows you to choose what product you want to create. You can create a primary node using either one keystone or ten keystone pieces. After this, you can either proceed to create a primary release, or input an additional five keystones or 50 keystone pieces to make a secondary release.

Once you insert your keystone, you can choose from five different types of sub-node, which will determine what items you can produce. You can cancel or re-roll if none of your desired sub-nodes come up. These are the different types of nodes you can get, and what they produce.

Primary furniture node

Sub-node Rewards
Color Random coloured walls or floors. Can come in tiers one to three
Momo and friends Random tier one to three furniture from the Momocafe series
Valentine Random tier one to three furniture from the Valentine series
Jelly Arcade Random tier one to three furniture from the Jelly series

Primary gift node

Sub-node Rewards
Flower petal Random gift for students

Primary random node

Sub node Rewards
Blink Can produce the following:
  • Basic EXP report (44.42%)
  • Basic skill material (33.63%)
  • Basic skill book (20.14%)
  • Basic ex-skill disk (1.8%)
Light Can produce the following:
  • Intermediate EXP report (44.42%)
  • Intermediate skill material (33.63%)
  • Intermediate skill book (15.77%)
  • Intermediate ex-skill disk (1.39%)
  • Random one-star furniture (27.73%)
Shine Can produce the following:
  • Random gift (62.5%)
  • Advanced EXP report (13.02%)
  • Advanced skill material (8.85%)
  • Advanced skill book (8.96%)
  • Advanced ex-skill disk (0.42%)
  • Random two-star furniture (6.25%)
Sparkle Can produce the following:
  • Superlative skill book (37.71%)
  • Superlative EXP report (28.04%)
  • Superlative skill material (28.04%)
  • Superlative ex-skill disk (1.87%)
  • Random three-star furniture (9.35%)
Metal Can produce the following:
  • Basic EXP report (18.03%)
  • Intermediate EXP report (13.8%)
  • Advanced EXP report (9.12%)
  • Superlative EXP report (2.19%)
  • Basic skill material (13.65%)
  • Intermediate skill material (9.42%) 
  • Advanced skill material (6.2%)
  • Superlative skill material (2.19%)
  • Basic skill book (8.18%) 
  • Intermediate skill book (6.64%)
  • Advanced skill book (6.28%)
  • Superlative skill book (2.55%)
  • Basic ex-skill disk (0.73%)
  • Intermediate ex-skill disk (0.58%)
  • Advanced ex-skill disc (0.29%)
  • Superlative ex-skill disk (0.15%)
Copper Can produce the following:
  • Basic ex-skill disk (41.67%)
  • Intermediate ex-skill disk (33.33%)
  • Advanced ex-skill disk (16.67%)
  • Superlative ex-skill disk (8.33%)
Silver Can produce the following:
  • Basic EXP report (41.79%)
  • Intermediate EXP report (31.98%)
  • Advanced EXP report (21.15%) 
  • Superlative EXP report (5.08%)
Gold Can produce the following:
  • Basic skill material (43.39%)
  • Intermediate skill material (29.93%)
  • Advanced skill material (19.72%)
  • Superlative skill material (6.96%)
Platinum Can produce the following:
  • Basic skill book (34.57%)
  • Intermediate skill book (28.09%)
  • Advanced skill book (26.54%)
  • Superlative skill book (10.8%)

Blue Archive crafting; students sat at a café table

Blue Archive secondary crafting node

The secondary node gives you the opportunity to filter the sub-node categories, to make it easier to get what you want. For example, if you’re crafting furniture in the primary node, you can use the secondary node to choose whether you want to make walls, chairs, tables, floors, and more.

When you select a node, you can choose to start production, or turn it into a secondary node. In order to create a secondary node, you need to add additional materials, and choose whether to create a primary or secondary release. The materials you need depend on your primary node, and the experience the materials give is based on their tier.

Secondary furniture node

Node category Rewards
Red Chair
Green Wall decoration
Pink Home decoration
Black Table
Amber Floor

Secondary gift node

Node category Rewards
Morning Glory Exercise equipment
Crepe Myrtle Toy
Dandelions Antique art
Narcissus Sweet
Rose Electronics
Tulips Books
Peony Bedding
Cherry Blossoms Cosmetics
Lily Reservation ticket
Platycodon Grandiflorus Gardening gift
Azalea Healthy food

Secondary random node

Node category Rewards
School name Can produce a random level ex-skill disk based on the school

Blue Archive golden crafting node

There’s also a possibility of getting a golden node if you use five keystones or 50 keystone pieces in the primary node, then add double the amount of items in the secondary node. The golden node guarantees items of the highest rarity, however, we don’t really recommend it.

While the confirmed high rarity may seem tempting, as it’s random, you can’t be sure you’ll get something worthwhile, and may end up with growth materials, which are pretty easy to acquire through other methods. It also takes up a lot of valuable resources, so it’s better to try your luck with other nodes.

How do I get Blue Archive crafting materials?

First and foremost, you’ll want to focus on racking up those sweet keystones. There are multiple ways of getting keystones and keystone pieces.

  • Daily missions – one keystone piece each
  • Weekly missions – six keystone pieces
  • Gacha pity system – if you pull multiple times on a banner and don’t get the featured student, you gain recruitment points (known as pity points in other gacha games). If you gain a certain amount, you can use these to choose a high-tier student. If you don’t use the recruitment points by the time the banner ends, the points are converted into materials, including keystone pieces

You can also purchase crafting packages with real money, which gives you a variety of crafting materials.

Crafting materials come in three tiers.

  • Grey – tier one
  • Blue – tier two
  • Orange – tier three

Blue Archive crafting; multiple student cards

Blue Archive crafting times

The amount of time it takes for an item to be crafted is based on its quality.

  • Tier one items (basic) – 30 minutes
  • Tier two items (intermediate) – one hour and 30 minutes
  • Tier three items (advanced) – three hours
  • Tier four items (superlative) – six hours

You can also use crafting tickets to speed up the process. They can be gathered easily through doing missions, so don’t be afraid to splash them around.

And that’s everything on Blue Archive crafting. While you’re here, take a look at our list of the best mobile games in 2021 to find something new to play.