Low End Crafting Note:
Sometimes you do a low budget craft but accidentally hit a MONSTER. If this happens, Sacred Orb can bail you out if you started cheap.
Unless/until that occurs, just grab an item to start with based upon its links & ignore Uberquality.
Higher End Crafting Notes:
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