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#1 Fenice_86

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Hi all, i guess title pretty much says everything...

I dont need a particular profession, in my guild we already got everything.

I'm looking for the cheapest one just for faster lvl'ing purpose, i was thinking about leather worker and, maybe, chef?

Any suggestions? Thx a lot to everyone!

#2 Flaming_Foxx

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

If you're buying mats off the trading post then no clue.
But otherwise, I would avoid leather... Ridiculously annoying to come by.

Chef is definitely the easiest because the ingredients are so common. Otherwise you'd want to go for something like artificer, weaponsmith, jeweler or armorsmith, where the mats are easily farmable in world. Not like Leather or Cloth which have to be salvaged from drops.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Leatherworker is weird  It wasn't hard to until I had to get the 225 cloth mats (the red ones). Then suddenly everything i salvage yields above or below it. I imagine other professions have eccentricities like that. I've noticed  certains levels of totems or venom sacs are just plain lacking. Your phrasing is a bit strange, so if you're going off of just the tp, im sure there are some very cheap options for chef, but that would probably fluctuate. So, more generally, if you're already going for world complete, then make sure you harvest your silver and gold, and you'll be able to do jeweler very "naturally".

Edited by bigwig1, 07 November 2012 - 10:52 AM.


#4 Fenice_86

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

well i would 50/50, buy from TP & use what i have in my stash and keep gathering around.

ofc i would be following a guide, that means i already know every material i need step by step;
i use what i got and buy the rest

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:04 PM

Jewelry with no doubt.

You only need ores and rubies (wich you get when harvesting ores so 2 birds / 1 stone), you don't need to buy ANYTHING (until lvl 375 wich will require you to buy a couple recipes with karma) like the other professions wich require additional stuff just to be able to craft (such as coal or threads).
You won't need any mob related drops (venom sacs, blood vials etc) either.

Definitly the easiest / cheapest and fastest to lvl up.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

if you are buying everything off the TP/merchants:
artificer (level with potions and attunement stones) and chef are probably the cheapest, with the armor skills next in line (tailor slightly more expensive than the other 2).  Jewelry requires a large initial investment, but at 375 and 400 you can easily make most if not all of your investment back.  Avoid huntsman and weaponsmithing as they require the most amount of mats.

for a 50/50 split or full mat farm, jewelry as stated above requires no mob drops, and is therefore the "easiest" to do as it requires less mat types - only ores and gems

having done 50-60 levels of my past couple alts through crafting because I'm not patient and wanted to try builds I theorycrafted, I normally do artificer, chef, the armor crafts and jewelry (final 2 crafts being profession-specific armor and jewelry for getting exotics at the end of the craft spam).

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

So basically it ends up to be: jeweler or chef or artificier (half harvesting mats, half buying them from TP)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

Yes, one of those 3 should be fine,

artificer, as stated by matsif can be easy when leveling through potions and stones, there is a guide in the forum to help you with it.
Jewelry as i said earlier.

Chef can be easy if you gathered a lot and did not use your mats yet, BUT, it is still a pain to level in my opinion because it requires a lot of materials to be bought (from either the chef near the crafting station or some random vendors all across tyria, boring) AND a lot of inventory / bank space to store the stuff you will craft and will need later on during the level progression (i know i'm not precise here but i don't really know how to explain that, to be clear you will craft some components, exemple : pasta, cookie dough... and will have to store them for a while until you reach a certain level to use them again to craft more complex recipes)

It basically take a whole bank extension just to store those because they can't be stored in your material bank since they are not raw materials.

But those 3 are for sure your best options.

Edited by Encre, 07 November 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

I found artificing to be by far the easiest and cheapest craft to cap in, moreso than cooking (especially since the information on where to get certain materials doesn't match most of the cooking guides at the moment, I found that frustrating).

I wrote up a guide with the exact amount of materials that I used to get from 1-400 artificing as well as what path I followed here http://gw2eclipse.com/artificer/, prices of course fluctuate it may be slightly more expensive or slightly cheaper than when I did it. Took a setup of ~3.7g, made ~2.1g back, only cost me ~1.6g to get (and if properly prepared can get you to 400 in under an hour!)

Edited by Isbaluna, 17 November 2012 - 06:11 PM.


#10 Omilla

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

I just finished leveling a character from 1 to 75 using all crafting a couple days ago.  Metal and wood tend to be the most expensive of the mats, followed by cloth, then leather at the low end.  The rare (blue) items arent really the concern. You can usually find one or two of them for each tier that is cheaper than the rest.  Its the base mats (wood, metal, cloth, leather) combined with the cost of the vendor items you need.  I am going to list the professions from least expensive (from what I saw while leveling them) to the most expensive.


1) Jeweler : no vendor items needed.  Gems and metal.  Very easy to follow how to level it thru discovery.  One "dead spot" where you have to grind one pattern to get over the hump.  From 380ish to 400 need Ectos to level but not that many.

2) Artifice : can be leveled easily by potion discovery.  You do need a TON of water from the vendor though.  Also the variety of different mats needed for the potions can be tedious to follow.

3) Cooking : Alot of vendor items needed.  A huge variety of things you can discover and grind to achieve 400.  I did mine during the Mad Kings event so I had the benefit of 13 candy corn recipes as well.

4) Leatherworking : Leather isn't that bad on the AH.

5) Tailor : Cloth can be pricey.  Very pricey.

6) Armorsmith : Metal, cloth, vendor items.  What could be worse?

7) Weaponsmith and Huntsman :  Metal, wood, and vendor items is worse.


**Disclaimer : This is only my opinion based on what I observed while leveling.  It is meant to help steer the OP where he needs to go.  It is not meant to insult, defame, belittle, or begin a flame war.*****

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

its hard to say hard or easy. it depends very much on ur ingame actions . if you`re that kind of player that gathers everything he sees then I`d say that almost every crafting prof. gonna be easy. if paying money on stuff then they could be pretty expensive. if having to answer directly , I`d say that artificing should be easier. also, as long as ppl tend to get metal nodes but ignor rest of mats I`ll go for jeweler too.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

Armor smith/jeweler/weapon smith are the cheapest imo.

Metals you can get everywhere, they are common in every zone. Now instead of buying the other materials such as blood, claws, ect. Buy the actual dowel, insignia, many of them sell for as cheap as 9 cooper. So you can quickly boost your crafting. The jewels needed for jeweler are incredibly common from mining, you get em all the time and usually sell in the TP fora few cooper due to how common they are.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:33 PM

Found Huntsman to be fairly cheap, the inscriptions tended to be cheaper than buying the fine mats around 20c-1s until you reach masterwork. In total it cost me around 3-4 gold which isn't very bad not counting reselling the items on the AH.

Edited by Sgt_GotABeard, 07 November 2012 - 04:34 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Covering them all on my main "Jewelry + Huntsman" and the rest on alts.

Had least success with Chef its not as straightforward as the others.

If I started again I would go Tailor or Leather for the storage bags which will always be useful.

One thing I am doing is handing over the refining to my alts because I don't gain xp for refining after a certain level.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

chef can be maxed from 1-400 only for less than 1 gold. (you must have the karma heart mats though)

but this is not possible in a few weeks since people will get to discover the super cheap recipes.

Edited by ScoutMATH, 07 November 2012 - 04:49 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

i would say cooking, if you have most of the maps completed you shouldnt have problem in getting to the karma vendors with the mats. it took me 2g and a little less than 2k karma to get cooking from 0 to 400, and from those 2g i recovered 1 selling the leftovers

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

View PostIsbaluna, on 07 November 2012 - 01:53 PM, said:

(and if properly prepared can get you to 400 in under an hour!)

you can do that with every craft...I recently did chef and jewelry on my last alt in 1 hour with 1 crafting booster and buying everything from TP and merchants.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

View Postmatsif, on 07 November 2012 - 07:07 PM, said:

you can do that with every craft...I recently did chef and jewelry on my last alt in 1 hour with 1 crafting booster and buying everything from TP and merchants.

Fair point, , but for artificing up until the very final stages follows the same easy pattern, and far less messing around making components for your discoveries, again except for the very end. Whilst it doesn't make much difference I still think it's the simplest and quickest overall.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

View PostIsbaluna, on 07 November 2012 - 09:42 PM, said:



Fair point, , but for artificing up until the very final stages follows the same easy pattern, and far less messing around making components for your discoveries, again except for the very end. Whilst it doesn't make much difference I still think it's the simplest and quickest overall.

I agree 100% with this. Boy I'm glad I held on to all the carrots I harvested in the first week of gw2.





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