Guild Wars 2 Artificer Guide

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Players can choose a profession by speaking with that profession's master tradeskiller who can be found in any of the major towns of GW2 (Lion's Arch, Divinity's Reach, Hoelbrak etc etc). Approach the master tradeskiller and select the "Please teach me to be a <Profession Name>." Option to select a Tradeskill. speaking to the profession master and learning the profession you will be able to make items via that profession through whatever tradeskill table belongs to it. For example, Artificer's use Artificing Tables, Chef's use a Cooking Station and an Armorsmith uses an Armorsmithing Station.

You will be able to drop and pick up any professions with all your recipes intact and at the same exact skill you dropped it at any time by visiting the master tradeskill trainer of whatever profession you would like to pick back up.

Artificer Leveling Guide Quick Navigation

Artificing 1 - 100

Artificing 100 - 200

Artificing 200 - 300

Artificing 300 - 400

Artificing 1 - 25

Refine your Copper Ore into Bronze Ingots; Green Wood Logs into Green Wood Planks

Also do Green Wood Dowels with the Green Wood Planks

Also do the following Inscriptions

Malign Green Inscription

Mighty Green Inscription

Vital Green Inscription

Artificing 25 - 50

Make 4 Healing Green Inscriptions; 4 Precise Green Inscriptions; 4 Resilient Green Inscriptions

Craft 7 of each of the following recipes

Bronze Tident Head

Green Trident Shard

Green Focus Casing

Green Focus Core

Green Sceptre Rod

Green Sceptre Core

Green Staff Head

Green Staff Shafts

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

After you craft 7 of each of the items listed above you will want to switch to the discovery tab of the crafting window and combine each of these components with an inscription that you have crafted before through Inscriptions. If you've sold the Inscriptions either on the AH or to a vendor you can buy them back on the AH for fairly cheap.

Artificing 50 - 75

You'll already be about level 62 if you discover all of the recipes aforementioned. To get to 75 from where you are you'll want to buy the following

4 Green Trident Shaft

4 Bronze Trident Head

2 Green Focus Casting

2 Green Focus Core

4 Green Shaff Shaft

4 Green Staff Head

2 Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription

3 Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription

3 Healing Bronze Plated Inscription

Combine all of these to discover new recipes using the formula below

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

Artificing 75 - 100

After this Artificing becomes easier to level up since we're going to be purchasing all of the materials we need from the Auction House and discovering new recipes. It becomes too annoying and costly to level up yourself after this point and since everyone else is trying they're pawning off what they're making for really cheap. This will be the forever endless circle of supply and demand. Trust me!

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions:

4 Vigorous Soft Inscription

4 Ravaging Soft Inscription

4 Pillaging Soft Inscription

Staff Materials:

4 Soft Staff Shaft

4 Soft Staff Head

Trident Materials:

3 Soft Trident Shaft

3 Iron Trident Head

Focus Materials:

3 Soft Focus Casing

3 Soft Focus Core

Scepter Materials:

3 Soft Scepter Core

3 Soft Scepter Rod

Use the same method you have been to discover all new recipes with your materials and you'll be to the next skill range in no time! If you fail to reach 100 combine whatever the cheapest Inscription is at the time with the Trident Materials. They are always the cheapest materials to buy in mass numbers.

Artificing 100 - 125

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions:

4 Hearty Soft Inscriptions

4 Honed Soft Inscriptions

4 Rejuvenating Soft Inscriptions

Staff Materials:

3 Soft Staff Shafts

3 Soft Staff Heads

Trident Materials:

3 Iron Trident Heads

3 Soft Trident Shafts

Focus Materials:

3 Soft Focus Core

3 Soft Focus Casting

Scepter Materials:

3 Soft Scepter Rods

3 Soft Scepter Core

After you discover everything that you need to discover you will be able to move onto the next skill rank. If you fail to reach 125 combine whatever the cheapest Inscription is at the time with the Trident Materials. They are always the cheapest materials to buy in mass numbers.

Artificing 125 - 150

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions:

2 Hearty Iron Plated Inscriptions

2 Honed Iron Plated Inscriptions

2 Pillaging Iron Plated Inscriptions

2 Ravaging Iron Plated Inscriptions

2 Rejuvenating Iron Plated Inscriptions

 

Staff Materials:

5 Soft Staff Shaft

5 Soft Staff Head

Focus Materials:

5 Soft Focus Casting

5 Soft Focus Core

Artificing 150 - 175

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions:

4 Pillaging Seasoned Inscription

4 Ravaging Seasoned Inscription

4 Vigorous Seasoned Inscription

Staff Materials:

3 Seasoned Staff Heads

3 Seasoned Staff Shafts

Focus Materials:

3 Seasoned Focus Casting

3 Seasoned Focus Core

Scepter Materials:

3 Seasoned Scepter Core

3 Seasoned Scepter Rod

Trident Materials:

3 Seasoned Scepter Trident Shaft

3 Steel Trident Heads

Artificing 175 - 200

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Hearty Seasoned Inscription

4 Honed Seasoned Inscription

4 Strong Seasoned Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Seasoned Staff Head

3 Seasoned Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Seasoned Focus Casting

3 Seasoned Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Seasoned Scepter Rod

3 Seasoned Scepter Core

Trident Materials

3 Seasoned Trident Shafts

3 Steel Trident Heads

 

Artificing 200 - 225

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Hearty Steel Plated Inscription

4 Honed Steel Plated Inscription

4 Strong Steel Plated Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Seasoned Staff Head

3 Seasoned Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Seasoned Focus Casting

3 Seasoned Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Seasoned Scepter Rod

3 Seasoned Scepter Core

Trident Materials

3 Seasoned Trident Shafts

3 Steel Trident Heads

Artificing 225 - 250

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Carrion Hard Inscription

4 Knight's Hard Inscription

4 Valkyrie Hard Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Hard Staff Head

3 Hard Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Hard Focus Casting

3 Hard Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Hard Scepter Core

3 Hard Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Hard Trident Shard

3 Darksteel Trident Head

Artificing 250 - 275

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Berserker's Hard Inscription

4 Cleric's Hard Inscription

4 Explorer's Hard Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Hard Staff Head

3 Hard Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Hard Focus Casting

3 Hard Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Hard Scepter Core

3 Hard Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Hard Trident Shard

3 Darksteel Trident Head

Artificing 275 - 300

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Carrion Darksteel Plated Inscription

4 Cleric's Darksteel Plated Inscription

4 Explorer's Darksteel Plated Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Hard Staff Head

3 Hard Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Hard Focus Casting

3 Hard Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Hard Scepter Core

3 Hard Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Hard Trident Shard

3 Darksteel Trident Head

 

Artificing 300 - 325

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Carrion Elder Inscription

4 Knight's Elder Inscription

4 Valkyrie Elder Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Elder Staff Head

3 Elder Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Elder Focus Casting

3 Elder Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Elder Scepter Core

3 Elder Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Elder Trident Shaft

3 Mithril Trident Head

 

 

Artificing 325 - 350

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Berserker's Elder Inscription

4 Cleric's Elder Inscription

4 Explorer's Elder Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Elder Staff Head

3 Elder Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Elder Focus Casting

3 Elder Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Elder Scepter Core

3 Elder Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Elder Trident Shaft

3 Mithril Trident Head

Artificing 350 - 375

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Inscriptions

4 Berserker's Mithril Plated Inscription

4 Cleric's Mithril Plated Inscription

4 Explorer's Mithril Plated Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Elder Staff Head

3 Elder Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Elder Focus Casting

3 Elder Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Elder Scepter Core

3 Elder Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Elder Trident Shaft

3 Mithril Trident Head

Artificing 375 - 400

For this range you will be once again purchasing some materials to level up your Artificing. The materials in this range are quite costly compared to other skill ranges so be ready! Also remember the formula for discovering new recipes! If you ever fall behind with crafting and haven't gotten the full 25 points with the long list of discoveries do combines with either Focus Materials and the cheapest Inscription or Trident materials and the cheapest inscription. It should only take 5 or so combines to get you whatever you fell behind on.

How to Discover Tridents: 1 Trident Head; 1 Trident Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Staffs: 1 Staff Head; 1 Staff Shaft; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Focus: 1 Focus Casing; 1 Focus Core; 1 Inscription

How to Discover Scepters: 1 Scepter Core; 1 Scepter Rod; 1 Inscription

 

Insriptions

4 Berserker's Mithril Imbued Inscription

4 Cleric's Mithril Imbued Inscription

4 Explorer's Mithril Imbued Inscription

Staff Materials

3 Elder Staff Head

3 Elder Staff Shaft

Focus Materials

3 Elder Focus Casting

3 Elder Focus Core

Scepter Materials

3 Elder Scepter Core

3 Elder Scepter Rod

Trident Materials

3 Elder Trident Shaft

3 Mithril Trident Head