Weaponsmithing is a crafting discipline that a good many players will pick up because the items that can be made are usable by almost everyone. As the name implies, you will be able to make items like greatswords, swords, daggers, shields and a few other things as well. Guardian, Warriors, Thieves and Rangers will especially be drawn to this discipline because of the vast amount of upgrades to be had.
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:
- 500 Copper Ore
- 150 Green Wood Logs
- 50 Lumps of Tin
- 30 Tiny Totems
- 30 Tiny Claws
- 30 Tiny Scales
- 30 Tiny Venom Sacs
- 30 Vials of Weak Blood
- 30 Bone Chips
Refine your raw materials:
Craft 42 Green Wood Dowels
- 7 Malign Green Inscriptions
- 7 Mighty Green Inscriptions
- 7 Vital Green Inscriptions
- 7 Healing Green Inscriptions
- 7 Precise Green Inscriptions
- 7 Resilient Green Inscriptions
Craft the following components:
- 12 Bronze Shield Backings (6 used to make Masterwork items)
- 12 Bronze Shield Bosses (6 used to make Masterwork items)
- 6 Bronze Axe Blades
- 12 Small Green Hafts (used for maces and axes)
- 6 Dagger Blades
- 6 Dagger Hilts
- 6 Sword Blades
- 6 Sword Hilts
- 6 Greatsword Blades
- 6 Greatsword Hilts
- 6 Bronze Mace Heads
- 6 Large Green Hafts
- 6 Bronze Hammer Heads
On the discovery pane, you will now begin combining the components to discover the new recipes. Inventory quickly becomes an issue, so either sell the items or use a salvage kit to break them down and recover some of the materials.
Master level items can be crafted starting at level 50, and while they do require more materials, they will grant a significant amount of crafting experience. You will more than likely need to make a few of those items in order to reach 75. Shields cost the least amount of Bronze, so consider making those.
- 6 Bronze Plated Dowel
- 1 Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
- 1 Healing Bronze Plated Inscription
- 1 Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription
- 1 Precise Bronze Plated Inscription
- 1 Resilient Bronze Plated Inscription
- 1 Vital Bronze Plated Inscription
Combine like items on the discovery panel for each of the available combinations. This should get you to level 75 or higher once you have completed the discoveries.
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 this crafting discipline.
Community Built Guides:
For additional levels and information, please swing by our Guild Wars 2 Weaponsmith Guide and Tutorial on the GW2 Community Guides Forum.