Gw2 Artificer Guide | 1-500 in an Hour

This Gw2 Artificer Guide 1 – 500 is not the average guide. We don’t suggest farming or buying tons of items, because there is a more efficient way in this Guild Wars 2 Artificer Leveling Guide.

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Artificer Leveling Guide 1- 25

gw2 artificing guide materials

Here is what you need to start leveling. The description below lets you know in detail what to get and discover.

1. Buy the Following Materials

Don’t make the components, just buy them from the trading post! It will take 30X more materials to make them yourself. This is mathematically the most efficient guide. Refer to the Gw2 Crafting Formulas for the math behind the highest crafting experience bonuses.

  • 4 Vital Green Inscription
  • 4 Mighty Green Inscription
  • 4 Malign Green Inscription
  • 3 Bronze Trident Head
  • 3 Green Trident SHaft
  • 3 Green Scepter Rod
  • 3 Green Scepter Core
  • 3 Green Focus Casing
  • 3 Green Focus Core
  • 18 Pile of Glittering Dust
  • 3 Green Staff Shaft
  • 3 Green Staff Head

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

The discovery pane will lead the way and the following video shows you how to do it.

  • Apprentice Tuning Crystal
  • Malign Crude Focus
  • Malign Crude Scepter
  • Mighty Crude Scepter
  • Mighty Crude Staff
  • Malign Crude Staff
  • Malign Crude Trident
  • Mighty Crude Trident
  • Vital Crude Focus
  • Vital Crude Scepter
  • Vital Crude Trident

 

3. View this Video

If you are confused or would like to see some discovery magic, this shows how the discovery pane walks you through everything. There is no need to focus or think at all, yet it is still fun. :)

You will quickly notice there is a pattern here when building a Stave, Trident and a Scepter.

Artificer Leveling Guide 25- 50

artificing materials

There are a few extra mats just in case there was an issue of hitting level 50

1. Buy the Following Materials

This one is not tricky but you may not make it to 50 just discovering 13 recipes. Below includes the materials to make 2 additional recipes just in case.

  • 4 Precise Green Inscription
  • 4 Healing Green Inscription
  • 4 Resilient Green Inscription
  • 3 Bronze Trident Head
  • 1 Pile of Glittering Dust
  • 1 Garnet Pebble
  • 1 Jug of Water
  • 3 Green Trident Shaft
  • 3 Green Scepter Rod
  • 3 Green Scepter Core
  • 3 Green Focus Casing
  • 3 Green Staff Shaft
  • 3 Green Staff Head
  • 3 Green Focus Core

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Healing Crude Trident
  • Healing Crude Staff
  • Healing Crude Scepter
  • Healing Crude Focus
  • Resilient Crude Staff
  • Resilient Crude Focus
  • Resilient Crude Scepter
  • Resilient Crude Trident
  • Precise Crude Staff
  • Precise Crude Focus
  • Precise Crude Trident
  • Precise Crude Scepter
  • Weak Potion of Inquest Slaying

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 50

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy one.

If you are still leveling your character or just started a new alt, we recommend using a leveling guide. You can level your character to 80 in less than 8 days!


3. View this Video

If you want to see it in action – finished with a bang at 50 crafting all the Tridents, Staves, Scepters, Focuses and the Weak Potion of Inquest Slaying.

Artificer Leveling Guide 50 – 75

1. Buy the Following Materials

During this section leveling only took discovering 8 recipes but it may take up to the average 10-13.

  • 3 Healing Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 3 Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 2 Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 4 Green Staff Shaft
  • 4 Green Staff Head
  • 4 Green Trident Shaft
  • 4 Bronze Trident Head
  • 2 Green Focus Casting
  • 2 Green Focus Core

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

(yes, they are the same names as the level 25 recipes)

  • Healing Crude Trident
  • Malign Crude Trident
  • Mighty Crude Trident
  • Precise Crude Trident
  • Healing Crude Staff
  • Malign Crude Staff
  • Mighty Crude Staff
  • Precise Crude Staff
  • Healing Crude Focus
  • Malign Crude Focus

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 75

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy one.

Try discovering a few more focuses…those are easy.

 

Artificer Leveling Guide 75 – 100

1. Buy the Following Materials

Remember it may only take 8 recipes so you can start by only getting 3 Inscriptions each.

  • 4 Vigorous Soft Inscription
  • 4 Ravaging Soft Inscription
  • 4 Hunter’s Soft Inscription
  • 3 Soft Staff Shaft
  • 3 Soft Staff Head
  • 3 Soft Focus Core
  • 3 Soft Focus Casings
  • 3 Soft Scepter Rod
  • 3 Soft Scepter Core
  • 3 Iron Trident Head
  • 3 Soft Trident Shaft
  • 6 Piles Of Shimmering Dust

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Hunter’s Simple Staff
  • Ravaging Simple Staff
  • Vigorous Simple Staff
  • Hunter’s Simple Trident
  • Ravaging Simple Trident
  • Vigorous Simple Trident
  • Hunter’s Simple Focus
  • Ravaging Simple Focus
  • Vigorous Simple Focus
  • Hunter’s Simple Scepter
  • Ravaging Simple Scepter
  • Vigorous Simple Scepter
  • Journeyman Tuning Crystals

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 100

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy one.

If you’re low on gold, we recommend trying one of these Gold Guides.

 

Artificer Leveling Guide 100 – 125

1. Buy the Following Materials

It may only take 8 recipes so you can start by only getting 3 Inscriptions each.

  • 4 Hearty Soft Inscription
  • 4 Honed Soft Inscription
  • 4 Rejuvenating Soft Inscription
  • 3 Soft Staff Shaft
  • 3 Soft Staff Head
  • 3 Soft Focus Core
  • 3 Soft Focus Casting
  • 3 Soft Scepter Rod
  • 3 Soft Scepter Core
  • 3 Iron Trident Head
  • 3 Soft Trident Shaft

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Hunter’s Simple Staff
  • Ravaging Simple Staff
  • Vigorous Simple Staff
  • Hunter’s Simple Focus
  • Ravaging Simple Focus
  • Vigorous Simple Focus
  • Hunter’s Simple Scepter
  • Ravaging Simple Scepter
  • Vigorous Simple Scepter
  • Hunter’s Simple Scepter
  • Ravaging Simple Scepter
  • Vigorous Simple Scepter

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 125

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy one…level 100 Tridents are recommended at this level.

 

Artificer Leveling Guide 125 – 150

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 2 Hearty Iron Plated Inscription
  • 2 Honed Iron Plated Inscription
  • 2 Hunter’s Iron Plated Inscription
  • 2 Ravaging Iron Plated Inscription
  • 2 Rejuvenating Iron Plated Inscription
  • 5 Soft Staff Shaft
  • 5 Soft Staff Head
  • 5 Soft Focus Core
  • 5 Soft Focus Casting

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Hearty Simple Staff
  • Honed Simple Staff
  • Hunter’s Simple Staff
  • Ravaging Simple Staff
  • Rejuvenating Simple Staff
  • Hearty Simple Focus
  • Honed Simple Focus
  • Hunter’s Simple Focus
  • Ravaging Simple Focus
  • Rejuvenating Simple Focus

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 150

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy…level 125 Tridents at this level are nice.

If you are still leveling your character or just started a new alt, we recommend using a leveling guide. You can level your character to 80 in less than 8 days!

 

Artificer Leveling Guide 150- 175

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Hunter’s Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Ravaging Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Vigorous Seasoned Inscription
  • 3 Seasoned Staff Head
  • 3 Seasoned Staff Shaft
  • 3 Seasoned Focus Casting
  • 3 Seasoned Focus Core
  • 3 Seasoned Scepter Core
  • 3 Seasoned Scepter Rod
  • 3 Seasoned Trident Shaft
  • 3 Steel Trident Head

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Hunter’s Staff
  • Ravaging Staff
  • Vigorous Staff
  • Hunter’s Focus
  • Ravaging Focus
  • Vigorous Focus
  • Hunter’s Scepter
  • Ravaging Scepter
  • Vigorous Scepter
  • Hunter’s Trident
  • Ravaging Trident
  • Vigorous Trident

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 175

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy thing to discover.

 

Artificer Leveling Guide 175 - 200

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Hearty Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Honed Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Strong Seasoned Inscription
  • 3 Seasoned Staff Head
  • 3 Seasoned Staff Shaft
  • 3 Seasoned Focus Casting
  • 3 Seasoned Focus Core
  • 3 Seasoned Scepter Core
  • 3 Seasoned Scepter Rod
  • 3 Seasoned Trident Shaft
  • 3 Steel Trident Head

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Hearty Staff
  • Honed Staff
  • Strong Staff
  • Hearty Focus
  • Honed Focus
  • Strong Focus
  • Hearty Scepter
  • Honed Scepter
  • Strong Scepter
  • Hearty Trident
  • Honed Trident
  • Strong Trident

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 200

View all the Gw2 Artificing Recipes and choose an easy thing to discover.

If you’re low on gold, we recommend trying one of these Gold Guides.

Congratulations You are Half Way

Continue on to the Artificer Leveling Guide 200 – 500

 

 

 

18 Comments

  1. I’m probably going to end up asking this on all your amazing guides, but how much does this cost?

    FYI It cost me 8 gold to get 400 tailor

  2. Didn’t cost me as much as 8g for tailoring, but close to 6, possibly 7. However I didn’t really use this method until 120ish so I wasted quite a bit early level buying raw mats and making the inscriptions.

    I’m currently stuck at 350 artifice as the inscriptions I need (master) are anywhere between 6-11s each and I need at least 12 to get to the next stage…

  3. i cant find the green trident staff or the recipe for the staff anywhere.

    • The green trident staff should be learned immediately when you get the artificer trade. As an alternative you can purchase these from the TP.

    • well i made a fresh 2nd artificer and he didnt get the recipe either, maybe they removed it? the tp doesnt have them either unfortunately :(

      • doesnt matter much as i only miss a couple recipes now.

      • It was a typo. It is the green trident shaft. I looked at that several times and I can’t believe I missed that. lol

        • tx for figuring it out, problem solved :)

  4. You should put a shopping list for each craft that has all the mats required so you can pre buy it all in 1 big go :)

  5. You may want to go through this guide again and revise some things. I don’t think that buying all the stuff is actually the cheapest. It literally just cost me 2+ gold to go up 25 levels

    • Unfortunately the way the market (TP) fluctuates makes the prices natural moving targets. The best way to do this is use this concept as a base and use a bit of real time research. Each section provides an alternative recipe list where you can easily explore what recipes you can discover (if possible) and craft in bulk. By knowing all the recipes, you can just to a quick price check to see if there is something cheaper yet equivalent.

      On a side note this brings up a great point; In some cases this guide literally is the cheapest and sometimes it is the most expensive. Think of it as a blueprint or a template of a guide where you find what you need given the best tools possible. Since Arenanet did not implement a interface for us to gather real time data no guide can truly boast ‘cheapest’.

      We did the guides this way because it yielded the greatest bonuses possible and requires the least amount of mats. Mathematically it is sound. Actually and theoretically, it follows a basic supply and demand curve of the components used.

  6. 1-400 mats:

    1 Garnet Pebble
    1 Jug of Water
    2 Green Focus Core
    2 Hearty Iron Plated Inscription
    2 Honed Iron Plated Inscription
    2 Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription
    2 Pillaging Iron Plated Inscription
    2 Ravaging Iron Plated Inscription
    2 Rejuvenating Iron Plated Inscription
    3 Green Focus Core
    3 Healing Bronze Plated Inscription
    3 Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
    4 Berserker’s Elder Inscription
    4 Berserker’s Hard Inscription
    4 Berserker’s Mithril Imbued Inscription
    4 Berserker’s Mithril Plated Inscription
    4 Carrion Darksteel Plated Inscription
    4 Carrion Elder Inscription
    4 Carrion Hard Inscription
    4 Cleric’s Darksteel Plated Inscription
    4 Cleric’s Elder Inscription
    4 Cleric’s Hard Inscription
    4 Cleric’s Mithril Imbued Inscription
    4 Cleric’s Mithril Plated Inscription
    4 Explorer’s Darksteel Plated Inscription
    4 Explorer’s Elder Inscription
    4 Explorer’s Hard Inscription
    4 Explorer’s Mithril Imbued Inscription
    4 Explorer’s Mithril Plated Inscription
    4 Healing Green Inscription
    4 Hearty Seasoned Inscription
    4 Hearty Soft Inscription
    4 Hearty Steel Plated Inscription
    4 Honed Seasoned Inscription
    4 Honed Soft Inscription
    4 Honed Steel Plated Inscription
    4 Knight’s Elder Inscription
    4 Knight’s Hard Inscription
    4 Malign Green Inscription
    4 Mighty Green Inscription
    4 Pillaging Seasoned Inscription
    4 Pillaging Soft Inscription
    4 Precise Green Inscription
    4 Ravaging Seasoned Inscription
    4 Ravaging Soft Inscription
    4 Rejuvenating Soft Inscription
    4 Resilient Green Inscription
    4 Strong Seasoned Inscription
    4 Strong Steel Plated Inscription
    4 Valkyrie Elder Inscription
    4 Valkyrie Hard Inscription
    4 Vigorous Seasoned Inscription
    4 Vigorous Soft Inscription
    4 Vital Green Inscription
    6 Green Scepter Rod
    6 Iron Trident Head
    6 Piles Of Shimmering Dust
    6 Soft Scepter Core
    6 Soft Scepter Rod
    6 Soft Trident Shaft
    7 Green Scepter Core
    9 Darksteel Trident Head
    9 Green Focus Casting
    9 Green Staff Head
    9 Hard Focus Casting
    9 Hard Focus Core
    9 Hard Scepter Core
    9 Hard Scepter Rod
    9 Hard Staff Head
    9 Hard Staff Shaft
    9 Hard Trident Shaft
    9 Seasoned Focus Casting
    9 Seasoned Focus Core
    9 Seasoned Scepter Core
    9 Seasoned Scepter Rod
    9 Seasoned Staff Head
    9 Seasoned Staff Shaft
    9 Seasoned Trident Shaft
    9 Steel Trident Head
    10 Bronze Trident Head
    10 Green Staff Shaft
    11 Soft Focus Casting
    12 Elder Focus Casting
    12 Elder Focus Core
    12 Elder Scepter Core
    12 Elder Scepter Rod
    12 Elder Staff Head
    12 Elder Staff Shaft
    12 Elder Trident Shaft
    12 Green Trident Shaft
    12 Mithril Trident Head
    12 Soft Focus Core
    12 Soft Staff Head
    12 Soft Staff Shaft
    19 Pile of Glittering Dust

  7. This strategy is sound. Instead of buying the components, I crafted them with my gathered materials, reducing the amount of “discovery” needed, and then sold what I made on TP. Ultimately there was no cost in gold because although I had to pay the crafting master for some of the required mats, selling what I crafted covered that cost. I ended with the same amount of gold I started with, but considerably less mats. Either way, the end cost is gold or mats. If you intend to master all of the crafting types, a blend of the two methods would probably be best, dependant on how often and how consistantly you gather the mats needed for each level. If you gather alot of silver but only a few platnium, you’ll be buying the platnium based components and crafting the silver based components. Probably should keep in mind that mats can be used by more than one crafting type too.

    • Agreed, Many times the cost of purchasing items are too much or purchasing components are horrible. In these cases making a few is a great idea. We offer gw2 farming guides for when these things happen as well. Keep in mind this is the most efficient possible guide, It does not mean it is always the cheapest… To make it the cheapest you have to be careful. Over a thousand people a day view this and get the great idea to gouge the market by jacking the prices up on individual components.

      So what do you do when prices are high: Follow the 99 Rule. If you read the article about crafting formulas you will see there is a sweet spot where you can build 9 and discover 9 (on average). By controlling the prices w/ a mixture of farming yields the most efficient guide and the most cost effective guide.

      All the other guides say it is the cheapest by crafting in bulk 100s of items. Nearly 95% of the time this is more expensive. Logically this is also less optimal because you have hundreds of useless things left over you cant sell an you end up at max crafting level with very few recipes.

  8. 25-50, for between that skill lvl; it’s green focus core, not green scepter core… thanks alot :I

  9. Any rough estimate on how much total gold this costs?

  10. No idea when this was made, but Discoveries aren’t available until Artifice lv25. Went and bought a bunch of stuff then couldn’t use it. Maybe this guide is good, but I found the first step put me off entirely.

  11. figured out what happened – scrolled down to see where it went to, then scrolled back up to Step 1 : buy the following materials. Turns out I hadn’t scrolled up to the 1-25 part and was at the 25-50 section. Made like 50 trident heads for nothing and wasted all my bronze. :-(

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