Don bite my head off over it, Nexon made the skill, not me. Anyway, this is where it gets REALLY interesting. Each item has the potential for 2 types of modifiers. A stimulator, and gem sockets. A stimulator will randomly affect one property on your item, but adds a 10% chance of failure to the creation process. If you have high DEX, LUK, or INT, you in luck, because you also have high hands, and this reduces the chance of a stimulator causing creation failure.Gem sockets are the most interesting part about the maker skill. (IMHO) Gem sockets allow you to take your item, and add certain gems, increasing a particular statistic on the item. The catch is, you can only socket one of each type of gem per item, and your gem sockets are limited by your maker skill level.Level 1 ?1 SocketsLevel 2 ?2 SocketsLevel 3 ?3 Sockets There is an avaiable space for a fourth socket, but no items that can currently be made can use the fourth slot.Items you can make with Maker level 1 can only use 1 slot, 2 two slots, and 3 3 slots.The gems are as follows: (Gem, Statistic, Bonus [basic, intermediate, advanced] conditions)Diamond, + Weapon Attack (1, 2, 3) Useable on Weapons only.Sapphire, + Magic Attack (1, 2, 3) Useable on Weapons only.Garnet, + Accuracy, (2, 3, 5) Opal, + Avoid, (2, 3, 5)Aquamarine, + Jump, (1, 2, 3)Amethyst, + Speed, (1, 2, 3)Topaz, + HP, (10, 20, 30)Emerald, + MP, (10, 20, 30)Black Crystal, +/- Random, (1, 2, 3) (Atk, M. Atk, Speed, or Jump)Dark Crystal, +/- Random, (2, 3, 5) (Str, Dex, Int, Luk, Accuracy, or Avoid)Power Crystal, + STR, (2, 3, 5)Dex Crystal, + DEX, (2, 3, 5)Wisdom Crystal, + INT, (2, 3, 5)Luk Crystal, + LUK, (2, 3, 5)Secret Crystal, – Level Requirement (1, 2, 3) Currently not available.So it is possible to add 6 attack to your clean weapon, (without the use of a stimulator) but you have to be ridiculously lucky.Make a weapon, socket an Advanced diamond, and an advanced Black Crystal. Hit the random crystal on attack, and your now rich.This also brings up options for chaos scrolling. You can take something such as your level 90 shoes, add a stat that isn抰 normally found on it. (example: I added an advanced amethyst to my Dark Ades shoes, I got 8 dex, 5 speed, 5 slot shoes.) If I go on to use chaos scrolls on these shoes, I could (extreme luck required) get 30 speed on these shoes.With the Secret Crystals, (once they come out, grrr nexon.) I could be using a Dragon Shinebow (lvl 110) at level 107. Awesome no?One thing to take note of, you must gather 10 ores of the gem you want, and refine them. Then use your maker skill to refine the gem into a basic gem. Refine 10 basic gems into an intermediate gem, and 10 intermediate gems into an advanced gem.You do have a small chance to refine into a higher grade gem, and I believe the percentages are something like this:1 Gem > 1 Basic 85%1 Gem > 1 Intermediate 10%1 Gem > 1 Advanced 5%10 Basic > 1 Intermediate 85%10 Basic > 9 Basic 10%10 Basic > 1 Advanced 5%10 Intermediate > 1 Advanced 90%10 Intermediate > 9 Intermediate 10%Dex, Power, Wisdom, and Luk, Dark, and Black Crystals have a different set of percentages. Somewhere along the lines of:1 Gem > 1 Basic 90%1 Gem > 1 Intermediate 9%1 Gem > 1 Advanced 1%10 Basic > 1 Intermediate 89%10 Basic > 9 Basic 10%10 Basic > 1 Advanced 1%10 Intermediate > 1 Advanced 25%10 Intermediate > 9 Intermediate 75%These percentages ARE affected by your maker skill level. The percentages I have listed are for level 3. The intermediate > advanced percentages seem to be reversed if you do not have level 3 maker skill. (I failed 8 advanced Dex crystals in a row, with maker level 2)There is also speculation that the percentages are affected by your hands stat. While this is unconfirmed, I believe it is true.Finally, refining and upgrading gems costs you a bundle:110,000 to refine a gem into basic330,000 to refine basic into intermediate550,000 to refine intermediate into advanced.If you can get advanced gems, it is SO WORTH IT. You can get some AMAZING stats on your items, without blowing money on scrolls.Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, what the heck is “Hands”?Hands is the previously useless stat that can be found in your detailed stat window. (Standard hotkey “s”) Hands is calculated by adding your Dex, Int, and Luk togeter. Example: Magician with 40 Int, 8 Luk, and 4 Dex, will have a hands stat of 52.