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Need help with crafting, being a player who never crafted in a MMO

emblack.3754emblack.3754 Member ✭✭
edited November 28, 2018 in Players Helping Players

I will be honest from the start the whole concept of crafting for me seems time consuming and mind numbing tedious. But I'm willing to endure all that to get the Warbeast/Forged Beast-Plate heavy armor set. Now I know there are other ways to get it like the pvp reward track - but that takes a lot of time, farming the meta events in PoF - involves a lot of trekking and last but not least buying the set from the market for a staggering sum. Crafting seems a bit easier, cheaper and faster. Maybe?
So I'm asking you, dear community, how much time and coin does it take to level armor smiting to 400? And on top of that how much gold is it required for the actual set to craft?
Please be patient with me since crafting is and always will be a great mystery for me.
Thanks in advance and have a good day!

Edit: Thank you to the guys and gals who provided info about the cavalier stat gear. My bad, didn't know that was the suffix and NOT the name of the actual armor aka Warbeast/Forged Beast-Plate.

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  • FogLeg.9354FogLeg.9354 Member ✭✭✭

    The cost to get to 400 crafting, what items to craft at each level and what you need, is shown here (or other similar site):
    http://gw2crafts.net/armorcraft.html

    It is not really "fun", and unless you must have Ascended items, not even worth it, since everything below Ascended can be bought from Trading Post faster and cheaper.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A set of heavy exotic cavalier's armor is only cheaper to craft for the chest and legs https://gw2efficiency.com/crafting/calculator/a~0!b~1!c~0!d~1-48620;1-48585;1-48613;1-48606;1-48592;1-48599 but the savings there are easily covered by the cheaper prices of the other pieces.

    Maxing out a profession should only take about 30minutes assuming you are not wasting a lot of time running back and forth between the TP and crafting station.

  • @FogLeg.9354 said:
    The cost to get to 400 crafting, what items to craft at each level and what you need, is shown here (or other similar site):
    http://gw2crafts.net/armorcraft.html

    It is not really "fun", and unless you must have Ascended items, not even worth it, since everything below Ascended can be bought from Trading Post faster and cheaper.

    Thank you! This site is invaluable!

  • @Khisanth.2948 said:
    A set of heavy exotic cavalier's armor is only cheaper to craft for the chest and legs https://gw2efficiency.com/crafting/calculator/a~0!b~1!c~0!d~1-48620;1-48585;1-48613;1-48606;1-48592;1-48599 but the savings there are easily covered by the cheaper prices of the other pieces.

    Maxing out a profession should only take about 30minutes assuming you are not wasting a lot of time running back and forth between the TP and crafting station.

    Thank you! I guess I misspoke however. I`m interested in the https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Forged_Beast-Plate_of_the_Cavalier this set. The armor that came with the PoF expansion, I think. Sorry i gave you just the suffix like a noob :pensive: But the timeline is exactly what i was interested in! 30 minutes isn't much and is perfect for someone like me who hates crafting.

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If you have a lot Karma to spend, you can purchase gear from specific vendors in the Orr region. They offer LV 80 exotic armor that is "not salvageable", so any runes you place will be forever lost unless you use an extractor. But it can be a quick and easy way to fill in missing pieces or get a "starter set" of gear for no gold, provided you have lots of Karma.

    Each vendor is locked behind a meta even though. You might get lucky and head to the map and find that camp already open, or you might have to participate in a series of events to unlock them. While none of the vendors sell Cavalier armor, one does sell rings, trinkets and back piece with Cavalier stats (see below). But you can purchase Berserker armor (power/precision/ferocity) or Soldiers (power/toughness/vitality).

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Temple_armor
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Tactician_Deathstrider (this vendor sells Cavalier trinkets)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Keeper_Jonez_Deadrun (Berserker stats)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Crusader_Benson (Soldier stats)

  • @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    If you have a lot Karma to spend, you can purchase gear from specific vendors in the Orr region. They offer LV 80 exotic armor that is "not salvageable", so any runes you place will be forever lost unless you use an extractor. But it can be a quick and easy way to fill in missing pieces or get a "starter set" of gear for no gold, provided you have lots of Karma.

    Each vendor is locked behind a meta even though. You might get lucky and head to the map and find that camp already open, or you might have to participate in a series of events to unlock them. While none of the vendors sell Cavalier armor, one does sell rings, trinkets and back piece with Cavalier stats (see below). But you can purchase Berserker armor (power/precision/ferocity) or Soldiers (power/toughness/vitality).

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Temple_armor
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Tactician_Deathstrider (this vendor sells Cavalier trinkets)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Keeper_Jonez_Deadrun (Berserker stats)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Crusader_Benson (Soldier stats)

    Thank you! This is most helpful to gear my alt. However i'm more interested in acquiring this set https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Forged_Beast-Plate_of_the_Cavalier
    The wiki says it has the "Warbeast" skin which can be acquired through the desert reward track in pvp. The cavalier suffix is just a stupid thing i mentioned thinking that`s the name of the armor but in fact it's the stat. Sorry I'm still new. So any tips on crafting this one would be much appreciated.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @emblack.3754 said:

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    If you have a lot Karma to spend, you can purchase gear from specific vendors in the Orr region. They offer LV 80 exotic armor that is "not salvageable", so any runes you place will be forever lost unless you use an extractor. But it can be a quick and easy way to fill in missing pieces or get a "starter set" of gear for no gold, provided you have lots of Karma.

    Each vendor is locked behind a meta even though. You might get lucky and head to the map and find that camp already open, or you might have to participate in a series of events to unlock them. While none of the vendors sell Cavalier armor, one does sell rings, trinkets and back piece with Cavalier stats (see below). But you can purchase Berserker armor (power/precision/ferocity) or Soldiers (power/toughness/vitality).

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Temple_armor
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Tactician_Deathstrider (this vendor sells Cavalier trinkets)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Keeper_Jonez_Deadrun (Berserker stats)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Crusader_Benson (Soldier stats)

    Thank you! This is most helpful to gear my alt. However i'm more interested in acquiring this set https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Forged_Beast-Plate_of_the_Cavalier
    The wiki says it has the "Warbeast" skin which can be acquired through the desert reward track in pvp. The cavalier suffix is just a stupid thing i mentioned thinking that`s the name of the armor but in fact it's the stat. Sorry I'm still new. So any tips on crafting this one would be much appreciated.

    It is not the stat either. It is the upgrade. The warbeast armor has selectable stats so the stats can be any number of things.

    You are also going to need to buy the recipe sheets for each piece.

  • @Khisanth.2948 said:

    @emblack.3754 said:

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    If you have a lot Karma to spend, you can purchase gear from specific vendors in the Orr region. They offer LV 80 exotic armor that is "not salvageable", so any runes you place will be forever lost unless you use an extractor. But it can be a quick and easy way to fill in missing pieces or get a "starter set" of gear for no gold, provided you have lots of Karma.

    Each vendor is locked behind a meta even though. You might get lucky and head to the map and find that camp already open, or you might have to participate in a series of events to unlock them. While none of the vendors sell Cavalier armor, one does sell rings, trinkets and back piece with Cavalier stats (see below). But you can purchase Berserker armor (power/precision/ferocity) or Soldiers (power/toughness/vitality).

    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Temple_armor
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Tactician_Deathstrider (this vendor sells Cavalier trinkets)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Keeper_Jonez_Deadrun (Berserker stats)
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Crusader_Benson (Soldier stats)

    Thank you! This is most helpful to gear my alt. However i'm more interested in acquiring this set https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Forged_Beast-Plate_of_the_Cavalier
    The wiki says it has the "Warbeast" skin which can be acquired through the desert reward track in pvp. The cavalier suffix is just a stupid thing i mentioned thinking that`s the name of the armor but in fact it's the stat. Sorry I'm still new. So any tips on crafting this one would be much appreciated.

    It is not the stat either. It is the upgrade. The warbeast armor has selectable stats so the stats can be any number of things.

    You are also going to need to buy the recipe sheets for each piece.

    Thank you! I see... I guess it's gonna cost a pretty penny...

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