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How much cost more or less to start crafting ascend weapons, light and medium armor? full set

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  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    To buy every piece for an entire set is expensive, the runes alone cost 40g for the more popular ones(sometime more) and the materials range in price from 2g to something like 8g if i recall.

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  • Depends on what stats you go for, but i usually budget 40g an item

  • @Davros.9823 said:
    Depends on what stats you go for, but i usually budget 40g an item

    berserker or marauder...

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  • You can get some items at no cost whatsoever. Through quests or achievements.

  • I craft my kitten gear as magi's and then stat swap. Works out cheaper doing this way for pof and hot stats but a little dearer than core stats.

  • @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    You can get some items at no cost whatsoever. Through quests or achievements.

    Hmmmm I'll check about that, thanks.

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  • @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:
    You can get some items at no cost whatsoever. Through quests or achievements.

    Hmmmm I'll check about that, thanks.

    "No cost" isn't how I would choose to describe it. No gold or material cost perhaps, but a cost in time/work instead. That said, look at the Specialization Collections. Depending on what characters you've played and what weapon you want, they can be a lot easier to get than crafting one.

  • The achievments are all hard lol. I was thinking about the Caladbog but must first finish HOT and craft 500 in artificer i think.

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  • If you are impatient as me and not place buy order but buy all materials from the tp straight up, I calculated around 70-80g a piece of armor
    This is ofcourse not using any materials you have but just outright buying everything buyable through the tp insta buys.

    If you are in no rush, place buy orders for all the mats you need and you will be buying much cheaper.

    Also to note. If you are crafting you will also need ascended recipes for the correct item you need.
    A recipe is required for each piece of equip.
    Ascended recipe can only be bough through the laurel merchant and need 5 laurel + 3 gold per piece. So armors alone for just the recipe is going to cost you 30 laurel and 18gold

  • ancafr.9274ancafr.9274 Member ✭✭
    edited February 3, 2020

    @DoRi Silvia.4159 said:
    If you are impatient as me and not place buy order but buy all materials from the tp straight up, I calculated around 70-80g a piece of armor
    This is ofcourse not using any materials you have but just outright buying everything buyable through the tp insta buys.

    If you are in no rush, place buy orders for all the mats you need and you will be buying much cheaper.

    Also to note. If you are crafting you will also need ascended recipes for the correct item you need.
    A recipe is required for each piece of equip.
    Ascended recipe can only be bough through the laurel merchant and need 5 laurel + 3 gold per piece. So armors alone for just the recipe is going to cost you 30 laurel and 18gold

    Yeah it seems I'll have to spend some gold, first to improve craft to 500 cuz I dont even do craft here, but it worth cuz I'll be able to wear the gears on any character xD. Time for some farming... But first I'll get the trinkets then weapon and last armor.

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  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @DoRi Silvia.4159 said:
    If you are impatient as me and not place buy order but buy all materials from the tp straight up, I calculated around 70-80g a piece of armor
    This is ofcourse not using any materials you have but just outright buying everything buyable through the tp insta buys.

    If you are in no rush, place buy orders for all the mats you need and you will be buying much cheaper.

    Also to note. If you are crafting you will also need ascended recipes for the correct item you need.
    A recipe is required for each piece of equip.
    Ascended recipe can only be bough through the laurel merchant and need 5 laurel + 3 gold per piece. So armors alone for just the recipe is going to cost you 30 laurel and 18gold

    Yeah it seems I'll have to spend some gold, first to improve craft to 500 cuz I dont even do craft here, but it worth cuz I'll be able to wear the gears on any character xD. Time for some farming... But first I'll get the trinkets then weapon and last armor.

    Take your time, there is only like 5% difference between ascended and exotic. Level up your weapon and armor smith and start crafting the daily ascended mats.

    Trinkets are easy enough to get, with laurels, guild commendations. For the back pack I found Sirens Landing to be quickest providing you have Season 3. The easiest amulet to get is from the guy in the hut after completing "The Hunger" achievement in Bjora marches. That should be enough to get you started in Fractals
    Take a look at you achievements, some of them give ascended pieces.

    If you can, join a raid group. Raiding is the cheapest way to get ascended armor because raid currency has no other real use.

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I decided to spend the time gathering, crafting to max level, and spending some real money to buy mass materials to craft all ascended gear/weapons for all my characters.

    I probably don't need it for my play style, but it's nice knowing I have that little bit of advantage.

    Ascended being account-bound rather than soul-bound, is another reason to go the extra mile. Crafting 1 suit of Light, Medium, and Heavy armor and passing it around 3 characters is cheaper than 3 suits of Light, Medium, and Heavy exotic armor (9 total).

    It's not worth your time if you don't have fun in the process.

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  • Is 100-150 gold enough to start craft ascend weapons?

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  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    Is 100-150 gold enough to start craft ascend weapons?

    Should be. I am away from my PC ATM, but I might also suggest you sign up for GW efficiency. It gives crafting calculators based on what you have (materials wise), or from scratch so you can project costs for you.

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    Is 100-150 gold enough to start craft ascend weapons?

    Yes. It’s around 50G on average to craft an ascended weapon. It may be cheaper or it may be higher depending on which one due to the material type used. I think the bows are the most expensive as they’re towards the upper 50s.

    Also factor in the cost to get the crafting profession up if you don’t already have it maxed at 500. Most people tend to use gw2crafts.net for this.

  • @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    Is 100-150 gold enough to start craft ascend weapons?

    Yes. It’s around 50G on average to craft an ascended weapon. It may be cheaper or it may be higher depending on which one due to the material type used. I think the bows are the most expensive as they’re towards the upper 50s.

    Also factor in the cost to get the crafting profession up if you don’t already have it maxed at 500. Most people tend to use gw2crafts.net for this.

    No I'll have to make it high... but I thought it were 400 for ascend and 500 for legendary?

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  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    Is 100-150 gold enough to start craft ascend weapons?

    Yes. It’s around 50G on average to craft an ascended weapon. It may be cheaper or it may be higher depending on which one due to the material type used. I think the bows are the most expensive as they’re towards the upper 50s.

    Also factor in the cost to get the crafting profession up if you don’t already have it maxed at 500. Most people tend to use gw2crafts.net for this.

    No I'll have to make it high... but I thought it were 400 for ascend and 500 for legendary?

    It’s 500 for ascended.

  • Actually, the collections are very, very easy.

    It shouldn't take longer than a few hours at most, which is actually quite amazing for best in slot gear for an mmorpg.
    No time gates, time limits or skill checks either.
    Some of the collection items required for em are also fun to get(like racing in pof :D) and might take you to places and activities you don't normally participate in.

    And if you think these cakewalks are somehow hard, you will just lose all faith when you look at crafting a legendary item or getting one of the flying mounts.

  • @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:

    @ancafr.9274 said:
    Is 100-150 gold enough to start craft ascend weapons?

    Yes. It’s around 50G on average to craft an ascended weapon. It may be cheaper or it may be higher depending on which one due to the material type used. I think the bows are the most expensive as they’re towards the upper 50s.

    Also factor in the cost to get the crafting profession up if you don’t already have it maxed at 500. Most people tend to use gw2crafts.net for this.

    No I'll have to make it high... but I thought it were 400 for ascend and 500 for legendary?

    It’s 500 for ascended.

    Yeah I can see it lol. More gold to spend... ;(

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