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#8826650 Dec 10, 2013 at 07:11 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
KT Knight
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I've made another guide for those of you interested in becoming Grandmaster Craftsman (as quickly as possible) in order to craft Ascended Armor. However, please note this guide reflects a few assumptions; specifically that you were already 400 prior to the addition of Ascended Armor and therefore have already discovered most of the non-armor recipes and exotic insignias (all those used in the guide are purchasable from the crafting vendor with karma), and also that you have access to at least 1 crafting booster per craft (assuming you have each of the armor-type crafts on different characters). It is also best to wait until Thu/Fri to do this as the crafting critical percentage is at its highest from WvW bonuses.

ARMORSMITH

*400-425: only refine orichalcum ore into ingots/gossamer scraps into bolts of gossamer. It will require approximately 560 orichalcum ore OR 560 gossamer scraps. A combination of the two will suffice as well. These numbers are reflected WITHOUT the use of a crafting booster.

*425-500:
list of components:
-58 ori. ingots
-140 bolts of gossamer
-497 spools of gossamer thread (purchased from the Armorsmith vendor)
-115 globs of ectoplasm
-15 vicious claws
-15 vials of powerful blood
-15 ancient bones
-15 elaborate totems
-15 armored scales
-20 powerful venom sacs
-20 vicious fangs

then craft:
-2 orichalcum helmet casings
-2 orichalcum helmet linings
-7 orichalcum legging linings
-7 orichalcum legging panels
-7 orichalcum gauntlet linings
-7 orichalcum gauntlet plates
-7 orichalcum pauldron casings
-7 orichalcum pauldron linings

Craft the following insignias:
-3 Assassin's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Berserker's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Carrion Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Cleric's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-4 Rampager's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-4 Valkyrie's Intricate Gossamer Insignia

First consuming the crafting booster, use the crafted components to DISCOVER 7 different types of leggings/gauntlets/pauldrons and 2 different types of helm (it is suggested that you salvage all the crafted exotic weapons thereafter to collect as many globs of dark matter as possible, as you will need 10 per Ascended Armor piece).

LEATHERWORKER

*400-425: only refine hardened leather sections into cured hardened leather squares/gossamer scraps into bolts of gossamer. It will require approximately 560 hardened leather sections OR 560 gossamer scraps. A combination of the two will suffice as well. These numbers are reflected WITHOUT the use of a crafting booster.

*425-500:
list of components:
-58 cured hardened leather squares
-140 bolts of gossamer
-497 spools of gossamer thread (purchased from the Leatherworker vendor)
-115 globs of ectoplasm
-15 vicious claws
-15 vials of powerful blood
-15 ancient bones
-15 elaborate totems
-15 armored scales
-20 powerful venom sacs
-20 vicious fangs

then craft:
-2 hardened helmet straps
-2 hardened helmet paddings
-7 hardened trouser panels
-7 hardened trouser paddings
-7 hardened shoulderguard panels
-7 hardened shoulderguard paddings
-7 hardened glove panels
-7 hardened glove linings

Craft the following insignias:
-3 Assassin's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Berserker's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Carrion Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Cleric's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-3 Knight's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-4 Rampager's Intricate Gossamer Insignia
-4 Valkyrie's Intricate Gossamer Insignia

First consuming the crafting booster, use the crafted components to DISCOVER 7 different types of leggings/gloves/shoulderguards and 2 different types of helmets (it is suggested that you salvage all the crafted exotic weapons thereafter to collect as many globs of dark matter as possible, as you will need 10 per Ascended Armor piece).

TAILOR

*400-425: only refine hardened leather sections into cured hardened leather squares/gossamer scraps into bolts of gossamer. It will require approximately 560 hardened leather sections OR 560 gossamer scraps. A combination of the two will suffice as well. These numbers are reflected WITHOUT the use of a crafting booster.

*425-500:
list of components:
-16 cured hardened leather squares
-182 bolts of gossamer
-497 spools of gossamer thread (purchased from the Tailor vendor)
-115 globs of ectoplasm
-15 vicious claws
-15 vials of powerful blood
-15 ancient bones
-15 elaborate totems
-15 armored scales
-20 powerful venom sacs
-20 vicious fangs

then craft:
-2 gossamer helm straps
-2 gossamer helm paddings
-7 gossamer pants panels
-7 gossamer pants linings
-7 gossamer epaulet panels
-7 gossamer epaulet paddings
-7 gossamer glove panels
-7 gossamer glove paddings

First consuming the crafting booster, use the crafted components to DISCOVER 7 different types of pants/gloves/epaulets and 2 different types of helms (it is suggested that you salvage all the crafted exotic weapons thereafter to collect as many globs of dark matter as possible, as you will need 10 per Ascended Armor piece).



**IF you plan to master all 3 crafts at once, you will need 462 bolts of gossamer/74 cured hardened leather squares/58 orichalcum ingots/1491 spools of gossamer thread/345 globs of ectoplasm/45 Vicious Claws/45 Vials of Powerful Blood/45 Elaborate Totems/45 Armored Scales/45 Ancient Bones/60 Powerful Venom Sacs/60 Vicious Fangs
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#8831092 Dec 11, 2013 at 07:16 PM
KT Squire
160 Posts
Thanks Ronin, this got my tailoring to 500 in short order. The rest will be harder (because I blew through most of my banked mats).
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#8845307 Dec 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM
KT Knight
16 Posts
Thanks for the guide Ronin really helped, much appreciated.
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#8855878 Dec 17, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Guild Leader
1146 Posts
:B well done, Ronin!
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#13473393 Oct 07, 2017 at 08:26 PM
1 Post
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT follow this guide. It is outdated and absolutely misleading. It's high on google results, but seriously obsolete. I blew through 100 gold like piss in the wind following this guide finding out I needed 200 gold more after I got to the part about making the insignias. This guide is awful, and I am seriously pissed at wasting this much gold because google listed this as a top result. Please delete this thread/post, and save someone else the trouble.
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#13473740 Oct 08, 2017 at 05:45 AM
Guild Leader
1146 Posts
I think most of the KT members would recognize the fact that this guide was written 4 years ago and have the common sense to know that a game's economy has significantly changed within that time.
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#13480285 Oct 12, 2017 at 06:15 PM
KT Elder
598 Posts
#13473393 Gambiyu wrote:

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT follow this guide. It is outdated and absolutely misleading. It's high on google results, but seriously obsolete. I blew through 100 gold like piss in the wind following this guide finding out I needed 200 gold more after I got to the part about making the insignias. This guide is awful, and I am seriously pissed at wasting this much gold because google listed this as a top result. Please delete this thread/post, and save someone else the trouble.



Oh dear
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