If you are playing a scholar profession, such as the Mesmer, Elementalist or Necromancer, then you’ll be wearing light armor. If you’d like to augment your items with other items that you make, then you’ll want to take the Tailoring discipline. Tailors can make light armor, some bags, and various other gear enhancements. This guide will help you get started as a tailor through the first 75 crafting levels and help you reach the second tier of crafting materials.
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.