The reason this test was decided was due to several people having the ongoing feeling that their Artificer had actually worsened their rates of getting a rare craft (often times with FE to make EFE). For this test, I had decided to follow the most notable example, and did the FE for EFE method.
Learner stated we needed to gather at least 200,000 fire essence, and mix at least 100,000 with/without artificer and record the results. So that is just what I had done. Below is the data-table I had for this project.
With this, you can see:
- Rate Without Artificer equipped: 1 EFE each 4546 FE (Rounded up from 4545.45)
This translates to a .0220% chance to make an EFE each mix.
- Rate With Artificer equipped: 1 EFE each 3448 FE (Rounded down from 3448.27)
This translates to a .0290% chance to make an EFE each mix.
- The Artificer adds about .0070% chance to make an EFE
This means that the Artificer DOES work, and the number seems smal, but it saves about 1000 FE per EFE.