Guild Wars 2 Weaponsmithing Guide | 1-500 in an Hour

This Guild Wars 2 Weaponsmithing Guide 1 – 500 is not the average guide. We don’t suggest farming or buying tons of items for this gw2 weaponsmith guide, because there is a more efficient way.

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This Weaponsmith Leveling Guide takes less mats, less time, less traveling and less gold to level your Gw2 Weaponsmith Crafting dicipline.

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 1- 25

Weponsmith 1 - 25 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. 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 Shield Boss
  • 3 Bronze Shield Backing
  • 3 Bronze Sword Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Sword Blade
  • 3 Bronze Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Dagger Blade
  • 3 Bronze Mace Head
  • 3 Small Green Haft

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

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

  • Malign Bronze Shield
  • Mighty Bronze Shield
  • Vital Bronze Shield
  • Malign Bronze Sword
  • Mighty Bronze Sword
  • Vital Bronze Sword
  • Malign Bronze Dagger
  • Mighty Bronze Dagger
  • Vital Bronze Dagger
  • Malign Bronze Mace
  • Mighty Bronze Mace
  • Vital Bronze Mace

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 25

If you have not made it to level 25 start crafting some spears. We crafted a Malign Bronze Spear in the following video. You can view the materials for that if needed at the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes  to 400.

 

3. View this video 
Here we stack up this character with enough mats for crafting 12 recipes to begin and realize it takes one more. This is a common thing and to save cash we usually buy the mats enough to level hoping on some good bonuses.

We have found that it works at 12 discoveries, more likely at 13 discoveries and guaranteed at 15 discoveries.

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 25 – 50

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Healing Green Inscription
  • 4 Precise Green Inscription
  • 4 Resilient Green Inscription
  • 3 Bronze Shield Boss
  • 3 Bronze Shield Backing
  • 3 Bronze Sword Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Sword Blade
  • 3 Bronze Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Dagger Blade
  • 3 Bronze Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Healing Bronze Shield
  • Precise Bronze Shield
  • Resilient Bronze Shield
  • Healing Bronze Sword
  • Precise Bronze Sword
  • Resilient Bronze Sword
  • Healing Bronze Dagger
  • Precise Bronze Dagger
  • Resilient Bronze Dagger
  • Healing Bronze Greatsword
  • Precise Bronze Greatsword
  • Resilient Bronze Greatsword

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 50

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

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!

 

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 50 – 75

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Healing Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 4 Precise Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 4 Resilient Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 3 Bronze Shield Boss
  • 3 Bronze Shield Backing
  • 3 Bronze Sword Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Sword Blade
  • 3 Bronze Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Dagger Blade
  • 3 Bronze Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Bronze Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Healing Bronze Shield
  • Precise Bronze Shield
  • Resilient Bronze Shield
  • Healing Bronze Sword
  • Precise Bronze Sword
  • Resilient Bronze Sword
  • Healing Bronze Dagger
  • Precise Bronze Dagger
  • Resilient Bronze Dagger
  • Healing Bronze Greatsword
  • Precise Bronze Greatsword
  • Resilient Bronze Greatsword

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 75

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

 

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 75 – 100

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Ravaging Soft Inscription
  • 4 Hunter’s Soft Inscription
  • 4 Vigorous Soft Inscription
  • 3 Iron Shield Boss
  • 3 Iron Shield Backing
  • 3 Iron Sword Hilt
  • 3 Iron Sword Blade
  • 3 Iron Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Iron Dagger Blade
  • 3 Iron Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Iron Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Ravaging Iron Shield
  • Hunter’s Iron Shield
  • Vigorous Iron Shield
  • Ravaging Iron Sword
  • Hunter’s Iron Sword
  • Vigorous Iron Sword
  • Ravaging Iron Dagger
  • Hunter’s Iron Dagger
  • Vigorous Iron Dagger
  • Ravaging Iron Greatsword
  • Hunter’s Iron Greatsword
  • Vigorous Iron Greatsword

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 100

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

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

 

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 100 – 125

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Strong Soft Inscription
  • 4 Honed Soft Inscription
  • 4 Hearty Soft Inscription
  • 3 Iron Shield Boss
  • 3 Iron Shield Backing
  • 3 Iron Sword Hilt
  • 3 Iron Sword Blade
  • 3 Iron Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Iron Dagger Blade
  • 3 Iron Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Iron Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Strong Iron Shield
  • Honed Iron Shield
  • Hearty Iron Shield
  • Strong Iron Sword
  • Honed Iron Sword
  • Hearty Iron Sword
  • Strong Iron Dagger
  • Honed Iron Dagger
  • Hearty Iron Dagger
  • Strong Iron Greatsword
  • Honed Iron Greatsword
  • Hearty Iron Greatsword

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 125

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

 

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 125 – 150

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Strong Iron Plated Inscription
  • 4 Honed Iron Plated Inscription
  • 4 Hearty Iron Plated Inscription
  • 3 Iron Shield Boss
  • 3 Iron Shield Backing
  • 3 Iron Sword Hilt
  • 3 Iron Sword Blade
  • 3 Iron Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Iron Dagger Blade
  • 3 Iron Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Iron Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Strong Iron Shield
  • Honed Iron Shield
  • Hearty Iron Shield
  • Strong Iron Sword
  • Honed Iron Sword
  • Hearty Iron Sword
  • Strong Iron Dagger
  • Honed Iron Dagger
  • Hearty Iron Dagger
  • Strong Iron Greatsword
  • Honed Iron Greatsword
  • Hearty Iron Greatsword

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 150

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

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!

 

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 150 – 175

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Ravaging Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Vigorous Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Hunter’s Seasoned Inscription
  • 3 Steel Shield Boss
  • 3 Steel Shield Backing
  • 3 Steel Sword Hilt
  • 3 Steel Sword Blade
  • 3 Steel Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Steel Dagger Blade
  • 3 Steel Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Steel Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Ravaging Steel Shield
  • Vigorous Steel Shield
  • Hunter’s Steel Shield
  • Ravaging Steel Sword
  • Vigorous Steel Sword
  • Hunter’s Steel Sword
  • Ravaging Steel Dagger
  • Vigorous Steel Dagger
  • Hunter’s Steel Dagger
  • Ravaging Steel Greatsword
  • Vigorous Steel Greatsword
  • Hunter’s Steel Greatsword

 

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 175

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

 

Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 175 – 200

1. Buy the Following Materials

  • 4 Strong Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Honed Seasoned Inscription
  • 4 Hearty Seasoned Inscription
  • 3 Steel Shield Boss
  • 3 Steel Shield Backing
  • 3 Steel Sword Hilt
  • 3 Steel Sword Blade
  • 3 Steel Dagger Hilt
  • 3 Steel Dagger Blade
  • 3 Steel Greatsword Hilt
  • 3 Steel Greatsword Blade

 

2. Discover the Following Recipes

  • Strong Steel Shield
  • Honed Steel Shield
  • Hearty Steel Shield
  • Strong Steel Sword
  • Honed Steel Sword
  • Hearty Steel Sword
  • Strong Steel Dagger
  • Honed Steel Dagger
  • Hearty Steel Dagger
  • Strong Steel Greatsword
  • Honed Steel Greatsword
  • Hearty Steel Greatsword

2a. Help I didn’t make it to 200

 

You can view additional recipes to discover in the Weaponsmith Recipe List. It also has all the recipes.

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

Congratulations You are Half Way

Continue to Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 200 – 500.

 

 

 

16 Comments

  1. As you progress to higher levels, the lump of X to make your ore becomes increasingly costly.

    Making axe/mace/spear/hammer instead is pretty much halves ore cost.

  2. The final step is a repeat of 350-375. Could you update it to fix the 375-400 please.

    • The “Mithril Imbued” is slightly different than the “Mithril Plated” style of inscriptions. I can see where it seems similar though. :)

    • Not seem to be getting the cleric, explorer, berserker imbued inscription (375-400) discovery even though i have the items in my inventory. prefer to make the inscription than buy them cost its cheaper that way.

  3. Just completed this, it’s very fast and easy. Unfortunately with the current market prices it cost me 19g (December 11th – 2012)

  4. Fully agree with previous cooment . Itwas difficult for me to get the idea of exploro ceafting firstbut after a fewtries itwent really well. For it costed 14-16 g

  5. I’ll keep updating my leveling progress.
    Note: The cost listed for level ranges provided are
    cost to craft – value of supplies = total cost

    12/26/12:
    0-125 total cost 65 silver

    • I finished getting 400 weaponsmithing using this guide. For those who were wondering at today’s prices (January 29, 2013) the mats cost me a total of 18 gold. For those of you struggling to get that 18 gold I suggest you farm dungeons. With a good group you can get around 10-30 gold an hour with Magic Find. Otherwise read this guide closely. I made a few blunders buying Giver
      mithril-imbued inscriptions (which guild wars 2 helpfully prompted me for) instead of mithril imbued inscriptions. Please take note of the missing dash for that dash will save you a good 3-4 gold.
      Have Fun Crafting.

  6. What is the best item I can forge at level 400 and sell on black lion to earn gold ?

    • You can craft corrupted but the 10% instant profit loss from black lion pretty much kills your profits. About a month ago I made a corrupted avenger for 50 gold and sold it for 60 gold. I only had a 4 gold profit and I was very lucky. My advice is if you really need gold go farm lodestones. corrupted I find have the highest drop rate with good magic find gear. It took me a week to make 100 gold and get my commander title.

  7. please tell me you will be adding 400-500 soon.

    • We’re working on it :)

  8. 26/09/2013…EU trading post this guide is still the cheapest/fastest leveling for armoursmith.. but you will nolonger level past 300 with less than 50 gold still easy to get but unless your a grind monster theres no point at all leveling this.

  9. Buying all the lvl 25-50 equipment didn’t even level me up halfways from 39. “Healing greatsword” didn’t even exist..

    • We just verified this again and did not have any problems leveling while following the guide. Because of the ArenaNet crafting algorithm, the amount of experience gained is not guaranteed so you might need to craft items in bulk as the guide suggests. The Healing Bronze Greatsword also does exist so you should confirm that you haven’t already discovered it.

  10. 16/02/14(EU)-02/16/14(US) Around 50gish for 0-400 and around 100-150gish 400-500 didn’t realy count and also wasted money through insta-buy and insta-sale

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