Guild Wars 2 Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 0-400

In this crafting guide we provide players with all the information they need to maximize their Weaponsmithing in Guild Wars 2.

Becoming a Weaponsmith allows the player to craft axes, daggers, greatswords, hammers, mace, shields, spears and swords and as a result, compliments many playable professions. Weaponsmiths can also make consumable sharpening stones that boost your power.

Similarly to becoming a Huntsman, this guide is more expensive than Cooking or Artificing, but it is notably quicker because of it. 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

Weaponsmith Vendor

  • 171 Lump of Coal
  • 90 Lump of Primordium

From Trading Post

  • ‚Äč240 Elder Wood Log
  • 144 Green Wood Log
  • 54 Seasoned Wood Log
  • 72 Soft Wood Log
  • 162 Hard Wood Log
  • 796 Iron Ore
  • 256 Mithril Ore
  • 180 Platinum Ore
  • 72 Claw
  • 18 Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • 72 Small Venom Sac
  • 2 Crystal Shard
  • 8 Molten Core
  • 16 Molten Shard
  • 13 Onyx Fragment
  • 24 Bronze Axe Blade
  • 27 Bronze Spear Head
  • 27 Large Green Haft
  • 13 Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription
  • 27 Berserker’s Hard Inscription
  • 13 Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 11 Malign Green Inscription
  • 27 Rampager’s Elder Inscription
  • 27 Rejuvenating Seasoned Inscription
  • 27 Resilient Green Inscription



Make 48 Green Wood Plank
Make 24 Small Green Haft
Discover Malign Bronze Axe with Bronze Axe Blade, Small Green Haft, Malign Green Inscription
Make 10 Malign Bronze Axe
Discover Resilient Bronze Spear with Bronze Spear Head, Large Green Haft
Make 26 Resilient Bronze Spear
Discover (Master) Malign Bronze Axe with Bronze Axe Blade, Small Green Haft, Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
Make 12 (Master) Malign Bronze Axe


Make 94 Iron Ingot
Make 18 Soft Wood Plank
Make 9 Iron Shield Backing
Make 9 Iron Shield Boss
Discover Simple Sharpening Stone with Iron Ingot and Pile of Shimmering Dust
Make 5 Simple Sharpening Stone
Discover Minor Sigil of Strength with Iron Ingot and Onyx Fragment
Make 12 Minor Sigil of Strength
Make 9 Iron Plated Dowel
Make 9 Ravaging Iron Plated Inscription
Discover (Master) Ravaging Iron Shield with Iron Shield Boss, Iron Shield Backing, Raving Iron Plated Inscription
Make 8 (Master) Ravaging Iron Shield


Make 18 Seasoned Wood Plank
Make 171 Steel Ingot
Make 36 Steel Shield Backing
Make 36 Steel Shield Boss
Discover Rejuvenating Steel Shield with Steel Shield Boss, Steel Shield Backing, Rejuvenating Seasoned Inscription
Make 26 Rejuvenating Steel Shield
Make 9 Steel Plated Dowel
Make 9 Pillaging Steel Plated Inscription
Discover (Master) Hunter's Steel Shield with Steel Shield Boss, Steel Shield Backing, Hunter's Steel Plated Inscription
Make 8 (Master) Hunter's Steel Shield


Make 90 Darksteel Ingot
Make 54 Hardwood Plank
Make 27 Darksteel Spear Head
Make 27 Large Hard Haft
Discover Major Sigil of Sanctuary with Darksteel Ingot and Crystal Shard
Discover Berserker’s Darksteel Spear with Darksteel Spear Head, Large Hard Haft, Berserker’s Hard Inscription
Make 26 Berserker’s Darksteel Spear
Discover Major Sigil of Doom with Darksteel Ingot and Molten Shard
Make 7 Major Sigil of Doom


Make 80 Elder Wood Plank
Make 128 Mithril Ingot
Make 40 Large Elder Haft
Make 13 Mithril Hammer Head
Make 27 Mithril Spear Head
Discover Rampager’s Mithril Spear with Mithril Spear Head, Large Elder Haft and Rampager’s Elder Inscription
Make 26 Rampager’s Mithril Spear


  • Discover (Master) Carrion Mithril Hammer with Mithril Hammer Head, Large Elder Haft, Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription
  • Make 12 (Master) Carrion Mithril Hammer
  • Discover Major Sigil of Doom with Mithril Ingot and Molten Core
  • Make 7 Major Sigil of Doom

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


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