Guild Wars 2 Armorsmith Leveling Guide 0-400

In this guide we provide players with a walk through of how to quickly reach 400 in Armorsmithing.

Overview

Becoming an Armorsmith allows the player to craft heavy armour pieces, inventory boxes and runes. Similarly to the guides before it, this is more expensive than Cooking or Artificing. It’s also possible to recoup some of the initial outlay of money from the weapons you craft, to then sell back to the vendor or to list/salvage on the Trading Post.

Unlike becoming a Chef or Artificer, leveling this and the remaining crafting professions can still take some time (about an hour if you have all the ingredients). This method however is quicker than Jewel crafting. Similarly to becoming a Huntsman, there are a large amount of ingredients involved so it’s always worth paying careful attention to what you have and haven’t bought. It’s also recommend you check your crafting bank in the event you already own some materials.

Please note: It is always recommend that you place Buy Orders for crafting ingredients or components. This will take a period of time to gather them all, but will save you money.​

Ingredients to Purchase

Armorsmith Vendor

  • 82 Lump of Coal 
  • 58 Lump of Primordium
  • 41 Spool of Cotton Thread
  • 15 Spool of Jute Thread
  • 80 Spool of Linen Thread 
  • 143 Spool of Silk Thread
  • 89 Spool of Wool Thread 
  • Carrion Intricate Silk Insignia Recipe
  • Assassin's Intricate Insignia Recipe

From Trading Post

  • 82 Cotton Scrap
  • 60 Jute Scrap
  • 122 Linen Scrap  
  • 310 Silk Scrap
  • 176 Wool Scrap 
  • 306 Iron Ore
  • 36 Mithril Ore 
  • 116 Platinum Ore
  • 137 Full Venom Sac 
  • 15 Large Bone 
  • 3 Heavy Bone 
  • 80 Small Claw 
  • 140 Large Claw
  • 15 Bronze Chain Boot Panel
  • 40 Bronze Helmet Casing
  • 40 Bronze Helmet Lining 
  • 1 Carrion Silk Insignia 
  • 1 Darksteel Helmet Casing
  • 29 Iron Casque Casing
  • 13 Malign Embroidered Jute Insignia 
  • 15 Malign Jute Insignia 
  • 28 Mithril Helmet Casing 
  • 1 Hunter's Cotton Insignia 
  • 13 Hunter's Embroidered Cotton Insignia
  • 27 Precise Jute Insignia 
  • 27 Rampager's Silk Insignia 
  • 2 Ravaging Wool Insignia 
  • 27 Strong Cotton Insignia 
  • 27 Strong Wool Insignia

Crafting

0-75

  • Make 30 Bolt of Jute
  • Make 15 Bronze Chain Boot Lining
  • Discover Malign Chain Boots with Bronze Chain Boot Lining, Bronze Chain Boot Panel, Malign Jute Insignia
  • Make 14 Malign Chain Boots
  • Discover Precise Chain Helm with Bronze Helmet Lining, Bronze Helmet Casing, Precise Jute Insignia
  • Make 26 Precise Chain Helm
  • Discover: (Master) Malign Chain Helm with Bronze Helmet Lining, Bronze Helmet, Malign Embroidered Jute Insignia
  • Make: 12 Malign Chain Helm

75-150

  • Make 88 Bolt of Wool
  • Make 20 Iron Ingot
  • Make 29 Iron Casque Lining
  • Make 10 Iron Pauldron Casing
  • Make 10 Iron Pauldron Lining
  • Discover Ravaging Scale Helm with Iron Casque Lining, Iron Casque Casing, Ravaging Wool Insignia
  • Make 1 Ravaging Scale Helm
  • Discover Strong Scale Helm with Iron Casque Lining, Iron Casque Casing, Strong Wool Insignia
  • Make 26 Strong Scale Helm
  • Make 10 Hunter's Embroidered Wool Insignia
  • Discover (Master) Hunter's Scale Pauldrons Iron Pauldron Lining, Iron Pauldron Casing, Hunter's Embroidered Wool Insignia
  • Make: 9 (Master) Hunter's Scale Pauldrons

150-225

  • Make 41 Bolt of Cotton
  • Make 82 Steel Ingot
  • Make 41 Steel Splint Gauntlet Lining
  • Make 41 Steel Splint Gauntlet Plates
  • Discover Hunter's Splint Gauntlets with Steel Splint Gauntlet Lining, Steel Splint Gaunlet Plates, Hunter's Cotton Insignia
  • Discover Strong Splint Gauntlets with  Steel Splint Gauntlet Lining, Steel Splint Gaunlet Plates, Strong Cotton Insignia
  • Make 26 Strong Splint Gauntlets
  • Discover (Master) Hunter's Splint Gauntlets with  Steel Splint Gauntlet Lining, Steel Splint Gaunlet Plates, Hunter's Embroidered Cotton Insignia
  • Make 12 (Master) Hunter's Splint Gauntlets 

225-300

  • Make 61 Bolt of Linen
  • Make 58 Darksteel Ingot
  • Make 1 Carrion Linen Insignia
  • Make 1 Darksteel Helmet Lining
  • Make 29 Darksteel Pauldron Casing
  • Make 29 Darksteel Pauldron Lining
  • Discover Carrion Reinforced Scale Helm with Darksteel Helmet Lining, Darksteel Helmet Casing, Carrion Linen Insignia
  • Make 19 Rampager's Linen Insignia
  • Discover Rampager's Reinforced Scale Pauldrons with Darksteel Pauldron Lining, Darksteel Pauldron Casing, Rampager's Linen Insignia
  • Make 18 Rampager's Reinforced Scale Pauldrons
  • Make 10 Rampager's Embroidered Linen Insignia 
  • Discover (Master)Rampager's Reinforced Scale Pauldrons with Darksteel Pauldron Lining, Darksteel Pauldron Casing, Rampager's Embroidered Linen Insignia
  • Make 9 (Master) Rampager's Reinforced Scale Pauldrons

300-325

  • Make 103 Bolt of Silk
  • Make 18 Mithril Ingot
  • Make 1 Mithril Boot Casing
  • Make 1 Mithril Boot Lining
  • Make 1 Mithril Gaunlet Plates
  • Make 1 Mithril Gauntlet Lining
  • Make 12 Mithril Helmet Casing
  • Make 40 Mithril Helmet Lining
  • Make 1 Mithril Pauldron Casing
  • Make 1 Mithril Pauldron Lining
  • Discover Carrion Barbaric Helm with Mithril Helmet Lining, Mithril Helmet Casing, Carrion Silk Insignia 
  • Discover Rampager's Barbaric Helm Mithril Helmet Lining, Mithril Helmet Casing, Rampager's Silk Insignia
  • Make 26 Rampager's Barbaric Helm

350-400

  • Make 10 Explorer's Embroidered Silk Insignia
  • Discover (Master) Explorer's Barbaric Helm with Mithril Helmet Lining, Mithril Helmet Casing, Explorer's Embroidered Silk Insignia
  • Make 9 (Master) Explorer's Barbaric Helm
  • Make 1 Carrion Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Make 4 Explorer's Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Carrion Gladiator Helm with Mithril Helmet Lining, Mithril Helmet Casing, Carrion Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Explorer's Gladiator Boots with Mithril Boot Lining, Mithril Boot Casing, Explorer's Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Explorer's Gladiator Gauntlets with Mithril Gaunlet Lining, Mithril Gauntlet Casing, Explorer's Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Explorer's Gladiator Helm with Mithril Helmet Lining, Mithril Helmet Casing, Explorer's Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Explorer's Gladiator Pauldrons with Mithril Pauldron Lining, Mithril Pauldron Casing, Explorer's Intricate Silk Insignia

I would like to thank Razzy for providing the basis of the above guide.

About The Author

The only game to have distracted Lewis away from MMOG's over the last 15 years was Pokemon Red. Despite that blip, Lewis has worked his way through countless games in the genre in search of something that comes close to his much loved (and long time dead) Neocron. Having written for several gaming networks before Ten Ton Hammer, Lewis likes to think he knows a thing or two about what makes an MMOG and its player-base tick.

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