There are two professions that wear heavy armor: the Warrior and the Guardian. If you are playing one of those professions and you want to create items that you can use, then you’ll want to consider taking up the Armorsmith discipline. This discipline focuses on creating heavy armor and upgrades for armor that has open upgrades slots available.
While it is possible to start crafting earlier if you plan on using some of the items you make, they all begin at level 10. If you begin at that point, it will give you a significant amount of time to store up materials, making it quicker to level up the discipline.
All values given are approximations as you may get lucky with critical successes. These values can also be increased through the use of crafting boost items found in the gem store.
What you’ll need:
- 300 Copper Ore
- 20 Lump of Tin
- 100 Jute Scrap
- 20 Spool of Jute Thread
- 30 Tiny Venom Sac
- 30 Vial of Weak Blood
- 30 Bone Chip
- 30 Tiny Totems
- 30 Tiny Claw
- 30 Tiny Scale
Refine your raw materials which should get you to around 20:
Now make the following insignia:
A nice advantage to Armorsmithing is that you can create your own “bags”. If you find yourself in need of some growing room, consider making a few 8 Slot Reinforced Bronze Boxes, which require 10 Bronze Ingots to make.
Once you have reached level 25, you can now craft the next tier of insgnias, so make:
Once those have been created, make the following components:
- 6 Bronze Chain Boot Lining
- 6 Bronze Chain Boot Panel
- 6 Bronze Chain Chest Padding
- 6 Bronze Chain Chest Panel
- 6 Bronze Chain Glove Lining
- 6 Bronze Chain Glove Panel
- 6 Bronze Chain Legging Lining
- 6 Bronze Chain Legging Panel
- 6 Bronze Helmet Lining
- 6 Bronze Helmet Casing
Once all the items have been created, go over to the discovery pane and begin combining all the parts to discover the new recipes. Inventory space can quickly become an issue, so consider selling your items on the Trading Post, or to a vendor, in order to free up room. You can also break down the created item with a salvage kit and recover some of the original materials.
Craft the following components:
Just as before, combine the items with the various insignia in the discovery pane to discover the new recipes. This should get you fairly close to level 75, but if not there are a few options:
- Continue to craft any item that grants experience
- Create Masterwork quality items such as the Healing Embroidered Jute Insignia (1 Bolt of Jute, 5 Spool of Jute Thread, and 8 Tiny Totems) and then create masterwork items.
- Discover upgrade recipes such as Minor Rune of Svanir (these can be much more expensive so do so with that in mind)
You will gain a good amount of experience towards your character level each time your crafting level increases. Expect to gain around 2-3 levels worth of character level upon reaching level 75 in the armorsmith crafting discipline.
Community Built Guides:
For additional levels and information, please swing by our Guild Wars 2 Armorsmith Crafting Guide and Tutorial on the GW2 Community Guides Forum.