If you’re the ultimate Craftsdwarf in Dwarf Fortress, you may have noticed symbols next to certain items you create. These symbols, known as Quality Grade, represent an item’s quality and apply to virtually every crafted item in the game, including jewelry, weapons, armor, and furniture.
When upgrading rooms or equipping weapons, you may want to be selective with which items you choose. Higher quality items are more valuable, thus increasing the value of whatever room they are in. Use our key below to determine what all these symbols mean.
Quality Grades Symbol Key for Dwarf Fortress
Below, you’ll find the different symbols for the Quality Grades in the game.
|Designation||Description||Value Modifier||Sharpness||Weapon To-Hit/Armor Deflect Modifier|
|*Item Name*||Superior quality||4×||80%||1.6×|
|«Item Name»||Decorated object||Varies||Varies||unknown|
Items can have a quality and be decorated at the same time. For instance, a Finely-crafted Decorated Short Sword will look like <<+short_sword+>>.
Sometimes your Dwarves can become emotionally attached to high-grade items and get upset if they are taken from them. On rare occasions, your Dwarves become possessed and take over a Workshop. This can sometimes produce an Artifact item, one of the most valuable and powerful items in Dwarf Fortress.
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