Square Enix has updated the Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time official Japanese website and there’s some new content on the in-game smithing system. Without much surprise, this new feature will allow our Hero and support characters to craft and equip custom weapons and armours. The smithing system is in two parts, both available at camps: Mysterious Smithing & Gems Restriking.
The first one is self-explanatory, you’ll be able to create powerful equipment, or strengthen the one you already own, by finding recipes (books) in the world and using materials obtained in the world and on enemies.
The Gems Restriking is here to strengthen the equipment you already possess with gems found on special enemies and places. If you fail to upgrade your weapons and armours, you can reforge it and it’ll become stronger.