The crafting system allows you to construct numerous power-ups, which alter the following areas of the game:
1. Number of daily dungeon raids
2. Number of influence actions
3. Planet attack or defense of an armada
4. Star attack or defense of an armada
5. Number of moves of a Centauri armada
6. Encounters in Centauri Saga
Each of these categories has 5 power-ups, from weak (gray background) to strong (violet background).
You can try to craft these power-ups or buy them in the marketplace from other players. You can also buy them using CP.
2. How to Craft
In order to craft you first need to obtain the necessary ingredients used to craft any power-up. These are found while raiding.
You obtain different amounts of ingredients by raiding different planets.
In addition to the raw materials, you also need to know the method to create the power-up. You learn these methods by completing missions as you progress in the game. For example, you are given the mission to learn the schematics for the AntiGrav power-up after obtaining your first ingredients.
You can craft stronger power-ups if you are more experienced in the appropriate crafting method. As you craft lower level power-ups you increase your expertise in producing them and thus become able to craft stronger ones!
Important: Some ingredients are only found on certain planets, so a single player may find it slow to gather them all alone. A coordinated Alliance effort may yield better results.
3. Using Power-Ups
You can use a power-up you possess on specific actions in the game:
Perform more Dungeon Raids
You can use the AntiGrav power-up in the dungeon raid screen. Click the icon next to the Raid Energy bar to select use your power ups to fill up your bar. You can not have more than 25 energy points at any time.
Perform more Influence Actions
You can use the Favor power-ups in the influence section. Click the icon next the energy bar to select power ups and refill your energy.
Perform more Pet Training Actions
You ca use the "Pet Training Cell" power-ups in the pet training screen. Click the icon next to the energy bar, use power ups and increase your energy to execute more actions.
Increase your armada's strength
You can use the attack and defence power-ups when you form an armada to raid a dungeon. You may place up to 3 power-ups, in any combination, so you can use 3 for star attack, 3 for planet defence, etc. The power-up effects apply equally to all units in the armada with a relevant non-zero attribute. Thus, a power-up that increases star attack will apply to any unit that actually have a star attack rating.
In the Centauri Saga screen you use the Asteroid Sweeper and Radiation Shield power-ups. The first allows your armada to move unhindered through unexplored sectors, avoiding any encounters. The second increases your movements points in the Centauri field. Also you can use the "Cloaking Devices" to hide your armada from your opponents!
4. Material Drop Rates
In the following table you can see the different drop rates of the various exotic materials in the different planets of our solar system. The numbers show how many of each material you will gather if you raid a Level 7 dungeon on the relative planet 25 times. So you can actually see the maximum amount of each material you can "farm" each day, WITHOUT using any Power Ups to execute more than 25 raids.