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By Lepetit89 2018-09-13 18:55:57  
Please feel free to disregard this, but seeing how I'm the only one in my linkshell who has levelled synergy and I haven't had contact with anyone who has levelled synergy, this might be of use to whoever has been designated the synergy slave in their respective linkshell.

If your situation is the same as mine, your friends cannot and will not help during the process. Before you cap out all elements, you will more than likely have to prevent two explosions.

Just ignore the first one. Keep pushing your elements and let the pot explode. For most relevent crafts (outside of Ruä'aun torques), you'll probably get to the second explosion and finish before it explodes for the second time. For Ru'aun torques, you'll probably have to stop the second explosion, but don't bother stopping the first one.

Not sure if this is common knowledge to other poor souls who bothered levelling synergy, but I only managed to come up with this after most of my linkshell had most of their belts/torques/obis finished and I never saw a recent guide, so figuring this out was a bit of a relief.

Bottom line is, ignore the first explosion and you'll probably finish 90% of the time.
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By Leviathan.Celebrindal 2018-09-13 19:07:05  
synergy is the only time I'm happy I leveled clothcraft these days- for the healing of the synergy pot ability.
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By Ragnarok.Liteholt 2018-09-13 21:01:32  
I am usually able to complete my Synergy crafts without any explosions. What I do is feed fewell until Impurity reaches 30%, then "Operate Safety Lever" to get it back down to 0. As long as you keep impurity at less than 30% you can prevent explosions entirely.
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By Nyarlko 2018-09-13 22:25:05  
If something explodes while aiming for a success (ie: not skilling up) then it's a fail as far as I'm concerned. :/

For anything with actual HQ results possible, explosions drastically reduce the chance at HQ results as well.
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By Asura.Tydis 2018-09-13 23:01:32  
Ragnarok.Liteholt said: »
I am usually able to complete my Synergy crafts without any explosions. What I do is feed fewell until Impurity reaches 30%, then "Operate Safety Lever" to get it back down to 0. As long as you keep impurity at less than 30% you can prevent explosions entirely.
That's what I do as well, leaks piss me off though.
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By Ragnarok.Liteholt 2018-09-14 07:40:22  
Asura.Tydis said: »
Ragnarok.Liteholt said: »
I am usually able to complete my Synergy crafts without any explosions. What I do is feed fewell until Impurity reaches 30%, then "Operate Safety Lever" to get it back down to 0. As long as you keep impurity at less than 30% you can prevent explosions entirely.
That's what I do as well, leaks piss me off though.

Oh for sure. I hate 'em too, but I've gotten the hang of how to deal with them, if you're quick about it.

The only ones that really drive me up the wall are the obi/belt/gorget synths where you need to have a balance of light and dark, which means you have to over-feed one kind and then HOPE it balances out and you can end quickly.
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By Fairy.Trig 2018-09-14 08:32:54  
Do you try the obis/gorget ones solo? I'm about to attempt with a group of people and we don't have many with synergy maxed out. Any additional guidance would be greatly appreciated!
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By Cerberus.Drayco 2018-09-14 08:56:40  
Asura.Tydis said: »
Ragnarok.Liteholt said: »
I am usually able to complete my Synergy crafts without any explosions. What I do is feed fewell until Impurity reaches 30%, then "Operate Safety Lever" to get it back down to 0. As long as you keep impurity at less than 30% you can prevent explosions entirely.
That's what I do as well, leaks piss me off though.
Just plan out your fewell so you can use leaks to your advantage. Use leaks to boost the opposite element by 1 each leak. Use leaks to end a synth right when it leaks down to your target. Leaks are your friend.

Unless they are light/dark leaks. F those guys.

Fairy.Trig said: »
Do you try the obis/gorget ones solo? I'm about to attempt with a group of people and we don't have many with synergy maxed out. Any additional guidance would be greatly appreciated!
I have never needed anybody to help me with any synth. I do everything solo. The only thing I find helpful with a 2nd person crafting is having them control impurities.
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By Shiva.Lirmont 2018-09-14 08:58:14  
Fairy.Trig said: »
Do you try the obis/gorget ones solo? I'm about to attempt with a group of people and we don't have many with synergy maxed out. Any additional guidance would be greatly appreciated!

I can't say this is the best way to do the obi synergy, but you can pre-craft Light and Dark fewell for people helping (regardless of their synergy skill as long as they've unlocked it). Have one person spam the operation that heals the furnace. Have one person spam the operation that reduces pressure. If you have another person, have that person spam the operation that reduces impurity (otherwise, you do this after several feeds). Balance out light and dark feeds first. If both aren't within acceptable range at this point, tell whoever you're doing it for to end the synergy and start over. Then just do the other feeds. If you have a leak, tell people to slow down when you get close to target, since each action procs the leak.

If you're solo and you get leaks, all actions you take to correct it after the fact will probably just get you farther away from success than closer. At least, that was my long, embarrassing experience. The two obi synergies after that went well.
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By Nyarlko 2018-09-14 10:43:28  
There is only one true secret to success with synergy.
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By Asura.Tydis 2018-09-14 11:03:43  
Fairy.Trig said: »
Do you try the obis/gorget ones solo? I'm about to attempt with a group of people and we don't have many with synergy maxed out. Any additional guidance would be greatly appreciated!
I only started Synergy really, was stuck at 27 for ages then got sick of waiting until an LS mate would be able to do the Fotia Gorget synth so I ended up levelling Synergy, took it up a bit, made the Fisherman's Cuffs for enhanced thwack and then second Synergy recipe I made was the Fotia Gorget at 55 which I completed first time so it wasn't too difficult, this was where I stopped levelling, probably going to wait until Artisan's Advantage is up to finish off.

The third one I attempted and where my bitching about leaks comes from was the Alchemist's Smock.
 
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By Asura.Tydis 2018-09-14 12:24:25  
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I remember synergy having a choice every 10 lvls for what upgrade you want.

And now that I want to lvl synergy to solo fotia crap, is there any one upgrade path I should be focusing on to make that easier?
It's every 5 levels and so far I've done 5/5 fewell feeding and safety lever
 
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By Asura.Tydis 2018-09-14 12:45:23  
Bismarck.Legendia said: »
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Bismarck.Legendia said: »
I remember synergy having a choice every 10 lvls for what upgrade you want.

And now that I want to lvl synergy to solo fotia crap, is there any one upgrade path I should be focusing on to make that easier?
It's every 5 levels and so far I've done 5/5 fewell feeding and safety lever
alright. and you can solo the fotia recipes without any trouble with those?
I did Gorget at 55 with no problem, it does have light and dark but both are low at 20 so it shouldn't be hard, someone did the belt for me a while back but it's a similar recipe to gorget so should be of equal difficulty.

EDIT: To note, 55 is the level where your fewell feeds will reach the 5% impurity per feed ratio so that's why I attempted it then.
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