When you go to Rio/Soho/Idge and try to make an item +5 or more, there is a chance that it will break. If the broken item is Lv32+, you receive an enchantment chip of the same level as a consolation. So if you need a chip, you might want to consider whether to make your own chips by breaking items or to buy from the market manager.
The cheapest item to break is the dagger. The following table shows the cost of the dagger plus the cost of enchantment (if any). Basically, you can buy from market manager if the price of the chip is less than what is listed under "+5 Dagger" column. The +6/+7 columns are to help you decide if you should keep the +5 item or try to break it by enchanting further.
Lv32-60 daggers can be bought from Adelina in Coimbra. Lv60-72 daggers can be bought from equipment merchant in Auch. Lv76+ daggers must be bought from other players, so the price of a +0 dagger varies.
Note: Lv40 chips are useful for making maxhp +10% boots.
|Level||+0 Dagger||+5 Dagger||+6 Dagger||+7 Dagger|
|76-84||?||340,000 +?||408,000 +?||476,000 +?|