Handicrafting is one of those trades that just strikes me as being a
paradox. You have the finest work being done with the most
metals in the game on one hand. On the other hand, you're
lumber and sawing it into boards and smashing together bows and
staves. Either way, there's money to be made and plenty of
on the market to work with for the 2nd step in Handicrafting!
There's millions to be made if you get lucky in this tier. It
depends on your ability to play the market, stockpile materials, and
possibly spend a few hours mining them yourself. If you're
this article to roll through this trade in an hour or less like you
might be used to in some other games, I have two things to say to
The grind for this will be terrible no matter what you do, and I hope
you enjoy the worst case of semi-afking coming back only to repeat the
work order every 2 minutes or so.
I'm sure you're used to it by now, but these are written from an
Asmodian perspective. If you're confused, just replace Wrud
whenever it shows up. Then reroll as the real race of
Aion. We may
have back hair, but we have more original designs than you prissy
Wrud logs are in high supply. Gold ore is in high
question is which is easier to make? Staves and Bows with
flux costs? Or should we take Gold Ore, which virtually no
and turn it into good stuff later for fun AND profit? The big
to a primarily gold leveling pattern is the Acid--you'll need a
Somewhere along the lines of 500-600,000 kinah worth
probably. Not for
the faint of heart, I suppose. Can't handle it?
Take the brutal
120-130 portion and work order it with the 100 work order to earn your
patterns of great desire -- Topaz and Aquamarine Necklaces.
Plan on going for the necklace market? Start off making Gold
here, and switch to work orders (110-120 only!) until you get your
recipes of choice. Then, once you have a comfortable skill
mass produce the Gold Necklaces. Vendor the normal ones to
costs and go check your horoscope.
Feeling lucky? Make those necklaces now.
Profit. They go for ~500k
each for the noble versions, and the normal versions ~100k.
Aquamarine are found en masse in the hills outside Taran's Cavern and
the area northeast of the Fire Temple outpost if you need further
It's your last chance more or less to get any of the 100-150 recipes
from crafting. Assuming you got the two necklace recipes, you
ones that matter, but if you're a completionist, run the lowest work
order possible until you get them. These recipes tend to go
lot. With that aside, go ahead and work order this range and
of the standard staves and bows you were thinking about
market for these typically isn't as good since people like to bet on
getting a weapon from NTC. These people are likely punching
with a green weapon after hitting 29 too. This is where you
but your 25 weapons don't exactly fit them at that point. The
weapons are typically for yourself and guild mates -- they're a hard
sell because of how quickly the 25-30 level range passes and then they
could have a new crafted weapon of choice.
Just burn through it with high level work orders. Doing this
the maximum level is fine since the recipe range for this area in
handicrafting is, well, lackluster. You should have no
away with your Durable weapons in this process.
Perhaps the worst part about this tier is that it's the reverse of the
others when it comes to materials. The money is to be made in
and the materials to be found are quite plentiful for them.
other tier of handicrafting (or the first one as you might recall),
wood dominates the market and is the leveling material good of
A string of good luck, or even a sliver of good luck will instantly
recoup your expenses for trying to produce those goods. The
about it is you can make them for yourself, over and over again until
you have all of the matching jewelry you can handle. I only
your character is a girl if you're worried about matching jewelry
though, fortunately, plastic surgery tickets will be in the game soon!