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#1 CommanderPC

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Once I hit 50, I'd like to craft my way to 80 using three crafts. I just need to know which 3 crafts are cheapest and if you guys can, give an estimate for each one. Thanks.

#2 CommanderPC

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

Make it the 2 easiest crafts because I guess I can spare doing 10 more levels to save gold.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

I can't give you an exact round number, as the prices are always changing dramatically. But, depending on how you go about it I would say your two best bets are Artificer and Cook.

Just Google some guides for both and try to find the must up-to-date one available! None of them are going to be spot on due to prices constantly fluxuating.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:09 PM

Approximately how much do you think they'd cost each?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

Each craft costed me roughly 5 gold to max. Cook should be cheaper though because the ingredients are cheap and I maxed that right after release so I don't have a recent price for that.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

I'm not sure, to be honest... I can link you to several guides and you can try to get some round numbers yourself?

Most recent comment on this guide for Cooking says roughly 3 gold: http://www.reddit.co...t_and/?sort=new

Have no clue on the values associated with this guide, it's much less straight forward:
http://www.gw2wiz.co...u/artificer1400

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

Cooking still the cheapest, but cost abit karma & run all over the map to find the vendor.
Artificer are expensive now, the T3 Radiant Dust are very pricy now.
Armorsmith & weaponsmith aren't that expensive too, since you can sell away to TP to cover the loss.  Someone mention tailor are cheap now.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:02 AM

Jewelcrafting is cheap, about 3-4g.

Tailoring is about 4-5g so still pretty cheap.

Cooking is about 4g too.

The others are around 8g.

(I leveled each craft within the last week or so, so my estimates are based off not having any mats and within recent price ranges)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:04 AM

So doing tailoring and jewelcrafting all the way from 60 would get me to 80 under 10 g?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

due to spikes in dust prices, artificer isn't cheap anymore.  probably close to 5g
chef will run you between 1-2g and some karma.
can't give an exact on jewelry, but you make most of your input back at the end, but requires a large initial investment
armor/leather/tailor will run between 5-7g
weapon/huntsman will run you 7-10g due to them needing much more mats than armors.

leatherworking I'm pretty sure is the cheapest armor to level, most leather is really really cheap compared to the ore and cloth counterparts.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

Jeweler can be very cheap if you have abit of mats to cut cost.
Cooking doesn't cost 4g, 1~2g is enough.  If you spend 4g, you're doing it wrong.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

leatherworking. All leather mats for medium armor are so underpriced. Comparing T6 leathermaking stuff(the hardened leather) with ori and glossamer it is a joke. I recommend this. But make sure you have the other mats. I recalled a site that helps you powerlevel to 80 with crafting using minimum cost.

Cooking, you need karma. Personally i wont go cooking but it may be your choice.
Jeweller is another easy and fast way. You just need ores and ores.

Now something useful: weapon smith. Weaponsmith is important because if you want to craft those good looking exotics(e.g. volcanus) you gotta need those ori blades. Plus it cost the same as jeweller

AVOID tailoring at all costs. IMO it is the most costly craft i ever done and i did level one character from 20ish to 70 with 4 crafts(and a bit of map completion)

Edited by XgreatArtist, 09 December 2012 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:46 AM

Ok, have we had the first person get to level 80 without leaving the starter city yet? I bet we have - MMO folk thrive on self-made challenges :)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

View Postsnograt, on 09 December 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

Ok, have we had the first person get to level 80 without leaving the starter city yet? I bet we have - MMO folk thrive on self-made challenges :)

There's one Lv80 in 1 day during the early 3 day launch of gw2.  it was under 23hr I believe.

Edited by xExitium, 09 December 2012 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

I'm not sure where people get 'cooking' from as that profession does not exist in this game (maybe it does in WoW or something)...but there is a profession called 'Chef', which is rather inexpensive - probably the cheapest of the lot if you have karma and have the bulk item vendors opened up.  Look for a "post nerf chef guide" and you'll be all set.

Jewelcrafting can be inexpensive if you already have the materials - if not, then you'll need to spend some coin.  But still considered 'cheap' but more appropriately termed 'inexpensive' as cheap implies the condition of an item where as inexpensive implies the cost of an item.

I'd also consider artificing inexpensive as well.  Assuming you have the raw materials.  The dusts and other odd components (including chef ingredients!) are used to make potions...and there are a whole bunch of potions to be made.  Moreover, this crafting profession also has you making weapons, using primarily woods (for staves, foci, and scepters).

So there you go - take it from someone has 5 level 400 chefs and all of the other crafting professions to 400 as well...along with 3 level 80 toons and another on the way...crafting is part of the leveling process of all my characters...and wisely I see you're doing the same.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:12 AM

Weaponsmith costs the same as jeweler?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:04 AM

I've been able to max out any of the crafting professions with a net loss of under a gold now. They're all pretty cheap if you do it properly and are patient.

View PostxExitium, on 09 December 2012 - 01:20 PM, said:

There's one Lv80 in 1 day during the early 3 day launch of gw2.  it was under 23hr I believe.

He didn't do it purely from crafting. Got to level 60 and then his guild fed him mats. You can get 20 levels by just getting each crafting profession up to around 200.


View Postsnograt, on 09 December 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

Ok, have we had the first person get to level 80 without leaving the starter city yet? I bet we have - MMO folk thrive on self-made challenges :)

I did it back in October. Don't know if I was the first in game though I think I was the first to post about it on Guru.
http://www.guildwars...hrough-crafting

Edited by Enko, 20 December 2012 - 02:07 AM.


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

cooking and jewelcrafting don't use any of the rare materials (blood, venom sacs), so i guess they're a good idea.
for the third i'm thinking huntsman or artificing, since they don't use much metal/cloth/leather.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Artificing is not too bad, but essentially to repeat what ever here said is that the Radiant, Incandescent, Glittering, and Shimmerung Dust will be expensive. It is on the other the easiest to level because essentially its a rinse repeat process.
Discover Shimmering
Craft 24x
Discover Centaur Potion
Craft 24x
Discover Dredge Pot
Craft 24x

Now rinse and repeat with higher tier dust and ore. My lvl 16 Charr Guardian has 400 artificer.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

I keep seeing people saying, "<Insert prof here> is cheap if you have the mats." It still cost you the gold even if you have the mats. If you level a skill to 400 using only the 10gold worth of mats that you gathered yourself it doesn't make that skill free to level. You could have sold those mats for 10G on the TP so it cost you 10G.

In fact often times you can sell those mats for 10G and use them to buy mats that make leveling that skill more efficient thus only costing you 5 gold to level.

That being said Artificer has come back down some in price again but not to where it used to be. It's still cheaper then most of the profs though.

Edited by Orikx, 26 December 2012 - 06:21 PM.


#21 SpelignErrir

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Jewelcrafting, Artificer, and Chef




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