Basic Blade Mistress Information:
Totems are created in a similar way to Staff Info except totems use far simpler combinations - to imbue a totem you need to include one into your workbench and then combine a specific set of magics to create a certain type of totem.
You can buy the standard totems at any of the Town Locations, the actual totem types on offer will vary.
An imbued totem is described as type of material and magic (e.g. Diamond Health Totem) followed by two figures inside a set of brackets, those figures are; Number of imperfections - zero is perfect, lower negative numbers happen when the combination was not perfect or the totem has not been completely imbued. Time left before the totem disintegrates, this is currently in realtime hours and counts down irregardless of whether the totem is equipped or not, and irregardless whether you are online or not.
How do I make them?
So what are the combinations of magic needed to make a totem? Well there's a current list below - the numbers listed underneath the combination are the hotkeys for that type of magic so you can quickly imbue a perfect totem from the keyboard (full list of magic shortcuts can be found here: Player Commands Keywords).
What do they do?
Accuracy increase your accuracy/to-hit so that you can score hits on monsters a little bigger than you normally would, better totems give a larger increase.
Health increases your natural regeneration abilties so that you take less time to recover from damage, better totems heal you faster.
Quickness increase your dodge so that you take a few less hits than you normally would, better totems give a larger increase.
Strength increases your natural strength, allowing you to hit for more damage per attack.
Spirit Prot reduces the damage you take from spirit monsters, better totems provide better spirit damage reduction.
Toughness reduces the damage you take from any attack, better totems provide better damage reduction.
Web Prot decreases the chances of being ensnared by a spidren, and if you are ensnared it length of time you stay trapped in the ensare effect of the spidren.
Life Steal increases regeneration against the monster you are attacking, only works while accurately hitting an opponent.
Stat Totem adjusts the corresponding stat (physical, magical, or creative) to a level equal to the amount of favors, squared. (see Stat Totem Info)
What types of totem can I use?
If you need it these are the basic statistics for the various totems available to you. The meaning of the columns are as follows; power is value this totem adds to your characters abilities, duration is how long this type of totem will last once imbued, max skill is the level at which this type of totem stops giving out magic XP, no. imbues is the number of imbues the totem can accept before being destroyed - the other columns should be pretty obvious.