[it's late, i know, but here are the screenies to create dim essence orbs. as you will see, it is the same as creating any other resource! first, harvest the raw material, bring up the proper formula, and proceed to make the orbs. easy peasy!!! ]
well, it's time to get this teched claw made! after you get your orbs and carapace, it remains only to gather the needed materials to make the claw itself. you need bronze and malachite.
you should be very familiar with finding and making bronze bars. don't forget to check your vault for stragglers, that's how i saved having to fetch and make bronze.
you also should be familiar with the way to the gem cave and gws. if you need a refresher, here it is. however, chances are very good that you will not find malachite in the first cave, or if you do, it will not be enough. you will need to go into the second cave to find some. just head down the corridor at the back of the first cave. it's a bit of a run, but eventually you will end up in the second cave. you should find plenty of malachite here, including a motherload and a rich node. gather the needed uncut malachite and head back up the corridor to the main cave, out to the road and on to the gws to make the cut gems.
once you have all the materials you need (bronze bars, cut malachite, dim ess orbs, and beetle carapace), head back to the dragon crafter's cave [i use recall, but run if you like! ;-} ]. i am sure you remember where the scale forge is, directly behind and to the right of kerian's pedestal. bring up your claw form, choose the dragon's breath technique from the list at the top middle of the screen and click the down arrow underneath to add it to the creation requirements, then proceed to make the new claw. take a couple steps back and talk to kerian to get your pat on the head.
and that's all there is to it!! make sure you equip the claw, tell you why next time!
for some reason, the last screenie is not showing for me, so here it is: