Only two of the crafting disciplines are able to make items that are usable by all professions – namely, Cooking and Jewelcrafting. As a jeweler, the player will be able to create rings, earrings and amulets that can be either worn or sold to other players. The jeweler is also able to make adornments for the various jewels in order to improve their stats and also create new types of gems.
Today GuildWars2Junkies‘s Laura Hardgrave dropped a guide on the basics of becoming a jeweler.
As many are aware there are eight crafting disciplines for players to choose from, but you can only have two active at any given time. However, you automatically have all three gathering disciplines (assuming you have the equipment on you) so getting the materials is a snap.
For jewelers, mining and logging are essential to crafting gemstones, amulets, rings, and earrings.
When just getting started with the jeweler profession, I first recommend running out and mining a fair chunk of copper nodes, which appear in areas for levels 1-15. Collect those gems, and try and have as much of a variety as possible. As a jeweler in GW2, you’ll be spending quite a bit of time discovering new recipes. In fact, once you learn the recipes for metal bars and ingredients, the rest of the jeweler recipes (at least in the early stages) come from discovering. Not that this is a bad thing. It’s quite fun, but it takes a bit of getting used to.
In traditional MMOs, items are the reason for playing the game, for griding through dungeon after dungeon to obtain the highest-level gear possible.
Given the fact that Guild Wars 2 challenges this by essentially removing that gear grind, the role that all items play in the game, armor and weapons, takes on a different meaning.