Guild Wars 2 Artificer Leveling Guide 0-400

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

Overview

Artificing is one of the quickest and easiest crafts to level. Similarly to becoming a Chef, t’s also incredibly cheap (contrary to many guides) and can be levelled to 400 in around 30 minutes when you have the ingredients prepared.

Artificers can create magical weapons such as Scepters, Foci and Staffs, as well as potions that provide similar combative buffs against enemies. Unlike being a Chef, money can be made from being an Artificer due to the rare weapons you can make to then salvage.

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

From Artificer Merchant

  • 300 Jugs of Water (batches of 10)
  • 30 Lumps of Tin (batches of 10)

From Trading Post

  • 150 Carrot
  • 25 Copper Ore
  • 50 Iron Ore
  • 25 Silver Ore
  • 50 Gold Ore
  • 50 Platinum Ore
  • 85 Mithril Ore
  • 25 Rawhide Leather Section
  • 25 Thin Leather Section
  • 25 Coarse Leather Section
  • 25 Rugged Leather Section
  • 25 Thick Leather Section
  • 200 Pile of Glittering Dust
  • 200 Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • 200 Pile of Radiant Dust
  • 200 Pile of Luminous Dust
  • 200 Pile of Incandescent Dust
  • 75 Elder Wood Log
  • 90 Vial of Potent Blood

Crafting

0-75

  • Discover Apprentice Tuning Crystal with Pile of Glittering Dust
  • Make 24 Apprentice Tuning Crystal
  • Discover Weak Potition of Centaur Slaying with Jug of Water, Rawhide Leather Section, Carrot, Pile of Glittering Dust
  • Make 24 Weak Potion of Centaur Slaying
  • Discover Weak Potion of Dredge Slaying with Jug of Water, Copper Ore, Lump of Tin, Pile of Glittering Dust
  • Make 24 Weak Potion of Dredge Slaying

75-150

  • Discover Journeyman Tuning Crystal with Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • Make 24 Journeyman Tuning Crystal
  • Discover Minor Potion of Centaur Slaying with Jug of Water, Thin Leather Section, Carrot, Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • Make 24 Minor Potion of Centaur Slaying
  • Discover Minor Potion of Dredge Slaying with Jug of Water, Iron Ore, Silver Ore, Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • Make 24 Minor Potion of Dredge Slaying

150-225

  • Discover Standard Tuning Crystal with Pile of Radiant Dust
  • Make 24 Standard Tuning Crystal
  • Discover Potion of Centaur slaying with Jug of Water, Coarse Leather Section, Carrot, Pile of Radiant Dust
  • Make 24 Potion of Centaur Slaying
  • Discover Potion of Dredge Slaying with Jug of Water, Iron Ore, Gold Ore, Radiant Dust
  • Make 24 Potion of Dredge Slaying

225-300

  • Discover Artisan Tuning Crystal with Pile of Luminous Dust
  • Make 24 Artisan Tuning Crystal
  • Discover Strong Potion of Centaur Slaying with Jug of Water, Rugged Leather Section, Carrot, Pile of Luminous Dust
  • Make 24 Potion of Centaur Slaying
  • Discover Strong Potion of Dredge Slaying with Jug of Water, Gold Ore, Platinum Ore, Luminous Dust
  • Make 24 Strong Potion of Dredge Slaying

300-375

  • Discover Quality Tuning Crystal with Pile of Incandescent Dust
  • Make 24 Quality Tuning Crystal
  • Discover Potent Potion of Centaur Slaying with Jug of Water, Carrot, Thick Leather Section, Pile of Incandescent Dust
  • Make 24 Potent Potion of Centaur Slaying
  • Discover Potent Potion of Dredge Slaying with Jug of Water, Mithril Ore, Platinum Ore, Pile of Incandescent Dust
  • Make 24 Potent Potion of Dredge Slaying 

375-400

  • Refine 75 Elder Wood Logs into Planks
  • Refine 58 Mithril Ore into Mithril Ingots
  • Craft 6 Mithril Plate Dowels
  • Craft 1 Elder Scepter Core and Rod
  • Craft 1 Elder Focus Core and Casing
  • Craft 1 Mithril Trident Head and Shaft
  • Craft 1 Elder Staff Shaft and Head
  • Craft 4 Berserker’s Mithril Imbued Inscriptions with Mithril Plate Dowels and Potent Blood (this recipe can be obtained from the Artificer merchant)
  • Discover Berserker's Krait Scepter with Scepter Core, Rod and Berserker’s Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Berserker's Krait Star with Focus Core, Casing and Berserker’s Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Berserker's Krait Trident with Trident Head, Shaft and Berserker’s Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Berserker's Krait Crook with Staff Shaft, Headod and Berserker’s Mithril Imbued Inscription

Please Note: If you are not yet level 400 after undertaking the above steps, there are several things you can do.

  1. Craft additional Berserker weapons, as these will still yield experience, although will obviously cost you a little more money.
  2. Craft/Discover additional weapons, utilising other Tier 5 ingredients to replace the Berserker’s Inscription. The options here are: Large Bone (Carrion Inscription), Large Claw (Explorers Inscription), Large Fang (Valkyrie Inscription), Large Scale (Knight’s Inscription), Intricate Totem (Cleric’s Inscription), Potent Venom Sac (Rampager’s Inscription).

I would like to thank Rodasta and Mystic Llama for providing the basis of the above guide.


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