Aion - Handicrafting 1-100

Precious gems are so lovely.  They fit in necklaces, earrings,
rings!  They make the best christmas and anniversary
gifts.  Give
someone special the gift of fashionable green, blue, and orange jewelry
today with the lovely skill known as Handicrafting!  Oh, and
you'll be
making silly stuff like bows and staves too, but those don't sound
nearly as romantic. Then again, it sounds strikingly similar
to a De
Beers or Zales commercial but hey, the trade is what it is.

Handicrafting has a great setup compared to most of the other
You don't have a whole lot of recipes to obtain through work orders,
and the base materials needed are in strong supply.  In other
you'd have to fight tooth and nail for the massive amount of metal
you'd need, but basic precious metals such as silver and gold are not
in high demand and can usually be picked up on the cheap. 
When going
for Noble procs, this makes your wallet much happier than any other
trade demanding high quality results.  The downside is these
ores are
generally farmed less, so the high quality, pure, and brilliant
versions can be more elusive or not on the broker at all.

Typically Rangers and Chanters pick this up so they can craft their own
weapons as they level.  Crafted weapons always have an edge
over those
that drop, so it's a sound plan if you can afford to switch to it the
moment it's available.  Anyone can pick this up for the simple
fact it
makes money though.  Every physical class jumps at the amazing
Crit jewelry, and the magic boost gear is quite good as well. 
a reasonably good market for both if you're looking to make some money.

Get ready to chop until you drop!


Grab a few hundred Tecoma logs and maybe 100 silver
ore.  Then grab
some metal acid from the merchant, and show those raw materials who is
boss.  Note that you can go to 40 on this but it requires far
more raw
materials than it is generally worth since you won't be spending too
much time with them later on, and selling processed materials is quite
hard.  If you don't plan on doing any actual products and are
speeding through, repeat the level 1 work order for this.
 It's more time consuming but free.


Switch to Tecoma Rods and Silver Ornaments at 30 to make it a little
easier on you.  Take inventory of your fluxes and the market,
and plan
out just how many of each item you plan to make.  Again, don't
make too
many of these and finish off with work orders.  This goes
double for
silver since it's an expensive process to compare to other crafts of
this level.


Slam those work orders down.  Go ahead and do the highest one
for each, you're not missing out on any cool recipes in this
When you hit the late 60s, if you want to make the Tecoma Staff/Bow, go
for it.  Might as well get some good experience off it while
you can. 
It's mind numbing with only 8 orders possible for each, but you can do


Work orders, part deux.  There are actually a few recipes you
want in
this tier.  Make sure you get the Rose Quartz Earrings and
Ring recipes, low level rings that people will want to twink out with
when they're available.  Since there's so little available to
handicrafting at this point you should be able to pick them up with no
problem by the mid 90's, but if you don't at that point start doing
lower level work orders so you don't skill up as fast until you get
them.  Once you train to Regular Handicrafting, give the
earrings, and weapons you want to craft a go.  Not too much
profit to
be had in the weapons, but people eat those jewelry pieces up!

And we're done!  Next stop, Wrud Logs become extinct and Gold
goes out
of style!  Don't worry, the next tier is just as easy as this
one was. 
There's a lot more profit to be had in the next tier of
You'll need a good size kinah foundation or some farming skills to make
the most of it though, so start now so you're ready for our next
edition of Handicrafting, coming up next on Ten Ton Hammer! 

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