At the risk of facetiousness, the key to Rondanche in crafting is not to use them. More completely, Rondanche is always found at zero weapon type resistance level for Pierce. Type can be significantly increased by manufacturing it from other drops, especially Tilt Glove, or the Same combination with Tilt Glove. In this way, Fluted Glove can be crafted almost entirely from the extremely high Type-bonus Tilt Gloves.
Rondanche is part of the normal progressions:
- Vambrace + Plate Glove = Rondanche. Results in a glove weak to Blunt
- Plate Glove + Rondanche = Tilt Glove
- Rondanche plus Tilt Glove makes Rondache, rather than the next Design in the Progression, Freiturnier
- Rondache usurps Tilt Glove's place in the progression, to combine with Freiturnier to make Fluted Glove
The Blunt weakness of the Vambrace + Plate Glove combination or the weakness to Pierce of the Rondanche can ignored, combining them directly with Tilt Gloves
Or the two types of Rondanche can be evened up by combining them before combining with Tilt Gloves
Or they can be combined separately with Tilt Gloves and the products combined
More testing is required to determine which is the superior method
Mismatch can be used to create a Rondanche from any higher-tier Arm piece, such as Basinet + Tilt Glove or Jambeau + Tilt Glove or Brigandine + Freiturnier (although Basinet and Jambeau might be better saved for the Morph below)
Both Head and Arm Equipment can be created by two Morph types. Head + Leg = Arm, Body + Leg = Arm.
- Basinet + Jambeau
- Scale Armor + Jambeau
Rondanches can be made stronger in weapon type resistances by combining with pieces that leave them as a Rondanche.
- Rondanche with itself
- with Chain Sleeve
- with Knuckles
- with Tilt Glove (counts as a Mismatch in that Tilt Glove is higher)
- other Mismatches
Manufacturing Rondanches is recommended if they are a part of building weapon type resistance, as they drop with low Type.