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Guild Wars 2 Huntsman Leveling Guide 0-400

January 24, 2013 - 9:19pm -- Xerin
Guild Wars 2 Huntsman Guide


Becoming a Huntsman is more expensive than the guides I’ve produced previously but it is notably quicker because of it. It’s also possible to recoup some of the initial outlay of money from the weapons you craft, to then sell back to the vendor or to list/salvage on the Trading Post.

Unlike becoming a Chef or Artificer, leveling this and the remaining crafting professions can still take some time (about an hour if you have all the ingredients). This method however is quicker than Jewel crafting. Similarly to Jewel crafting, there are a large amount of ingredients involved so it’s always worth paying careful attention to what you have and haven’t bought. It’s also recommend you check your crafting bank in the event you already own some materials.

Huntsman are capable of crafting bows (both long and short) torches, pistols, rifles, warhorns and harpoon guns. They can also make consumable maintenance oils that provide buffs similar to cooking or artificing.

Please note: It is always recommend that you place Buy Orders for crafting ingredients or components. This will take a period of time to gather them all, but will save you money.

Ingredients to Purchase

Huntsman Vendor

  • 219 Jugs of Water (batches of 10)
  • 99 Lump of Coal
  • 99 Lump of Primordium
  • Valkyrie Mithril Imbued Inscription (672 Karma)
  • Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription (672 Karma)

From Trading Post

  • 591 Elder Wood Log
  • 240 Green Wood Log
  • 351 Hard Wood Log
  • 270 Seasoned Wood Log
  • 360 Soft Wood Log
  • 590 Iron Ore
  • 65 Mithril Ore
  • 198 Platinum Ore
  • 258 Thick Leather Section
  • 72 Claw
  • 72 Full Venom Sac
  • 72 Small Claw
  • 45 Large Bone
  • 30 Large Fang
  • 20 Pile of Glittering Dust
  • 4 Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • 27 Berserker’s Hard Inscription
  • 40 Bronze Torch Head
  • 12 Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription
  • 27 Honed Soft Inscription
  • 27 Hearty Seasoned Inscription
  • 27 Iron Warhorn Mouthpiece
  • 13 Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
  • 27 Rampager’s Elder Inscription
  • 27 Resilient Green Inscription



  • Make 80 Green Wood Plank
  • Make 40 Green Torch Handle
  • Discover Apprentice Maintenance Oil with Jug of Water and Pile of Glittering Dust
  • Make 4 Apprentice Maintenance Oil
  • Discover Resilient Crude Torch with Green Torch Handle, Bronze Torch head, Resilient Green Inscription
  • Make 26 Resilient Crude Torch
  • Discover Malign Crude Torch with Green Torch handle, Bronze Torch head, Malign Bronze Plated Inscription
  • Make 12 Malign Crude Torch


  • Make 72 Iron Ingot
  • Make 90 Soft Wood Plank
  • Make 36 Iron Horn
  • Make 9 Iron Warhorn Mouthpiece
  • Discover Journeyman Maintenance Oil with Jug of Water and Pile of Shimmering Dust
  • Discover Honed Simple Warhorn with Iron Horn, Iron Warhorn Mouthpiece, Honed Soft Inscription
  • Make 26 Honed Simple Warhorn
  • Make 9 Iron Plated Dowel
  • Make 9 Pillaging Iron Plated Inscription
  • Discover Pillaging Simple Warhorn with Iron Horn, Iron Warhorn Mouthpiece, Pillaging Iron Plated Inscription
  • Make 8 Pillaging Simple Warhorn


  • Make 90 Seasoned Wood Plank
  • Make 99 Steel Ingot
  • Make 9 Seasoned Torch Handle
  • Make 27 Steel Horn
  • Make 9 Steel Torch Head
  • Make 27 Steel Warhorn Mouthpiece
  • Discover Hearty Warhorn with Steel Horn, Steel Warhorn Mouthpiece, Hearty Seasoned Inscription
  • Make 26 Hearty Warhorn
  • Make 9 Steel Plated Dowel
  • Make 9 Hunter's Steel Plated Inscription
  • Discover Hunter's Torch with Steel Torch Head, Seasoned Torch Handle, Hunter's Steel Plated Inscription
  • Make 8 Hunter's Torch


  • Make 99 Darksteel Ingot
  • Make 117 Hard Wood Plank
  • Make 27 Darksteel Horn
  • Make 27 Darksteel Warhorn Mouthpiece
  • Make 9 Hard Harpoon
  • Make 9 Hard Rifle Stock
  • Discover Berserker’s Hard Warhorn with Darksteel Horn, Darksteel Warhorn Mouthpiece, Berserker’s Hard Inscription
  • Make 26 Berserker’s Hard Warhorn
  • Make 9 Darksteel Plated Dowel
  • Make 9 Rampager’s Darksteel Plated Inscription
  • Discover Rampager’s Hard Harpoon Gun with Hard Harpoon, Hard Rifle Stock, Rampager’s Darksteel Plated Inscription
  • Make 8 Rampager’s Hard Harpoon Gun


  • Make 120 Cured Thick Leather Square
  • Make 197 Elder Wood Plank
  • Make 32 Mithril Ingot
  • Make 1 Elder Harpoon
  • Make 1 Elder Rifle Stock
  • Make 14 Elder Longbow Stave
  • Make 29 Elder Shortbow Stave
  • Make 43 Thick String
  • Discover Carrion's Elder Shortbow with Elder Shortbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion’s Elder Inscription
  • Make 26 Carrion’s Elder Shortbow


  • Make 10 Mithril Plated Dowel
  • Discover Carrion Elder Longbow with Elder Longbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription
  • Make 11 Carrion Elder Longbow
  • Make 3 Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription (use the Karma recipie)
  • Make 2 Valkyrie Mithril Imbued Inscription  (use the Karma recipie)
  • Discover Carrion Krait Harpoon Gun with Elder Harpoon, Elder Rifle Stock, Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Carrion Krait Recurve Bow with Elder Longbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Carrion Krait Shortbow with Elder Shortbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Valkyrie Krait Recurve Bow with Elder Longbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Valkyrie Krait Shortbow with Elder Shortbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription

I would like to thank Aeroda and Mystic Llama for providing the basis of the above guide.


tony's picture
Submitted by tony (not verified) on

27 Hearty Steel Inscription should be Hearty Seasoned Inscription


man.. i bought wrong one lol

Lewis B's picture
Submitted by Lewis B on

Fixed :)

Demon's picture
Submitted by Demon (not verified) on

Costed 26 gold.... should update this please.......

Dogtor's picture
Submitted by Dogtor (not verified) on

These guides are great so far, but Is there anyway you could estimate altered guides made to be used with Crafting Boosters?  I've gotten at least 4 from chest drops and would like to get the biggest bang for them and save myself some coin while mastering crafts.

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Submitted by Veldalken Slayer (not verified) on

Somehow using a crafting booster i was suppose to be at 275 and I was stuck at 260


Adverse's picture
Submitted by Adverse (not verified) on

This guide is horrible. Others seem good, but this one fails. 325-350 is missing, its got 78 extra iron ore, and the venom sacks didnt even get used. I would go elsewhere for huntsman guide.

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Submitted by Serakano (not verified) on

The first part is just a typo. The 300-325 section actually takes you to 350.

The venom sacks are used to make the inscriptions for the Rampager's Hard Harpoon Guns in the 225-300 section.

But yeah, there is way too much Iron and Water called for.

The guide *does* work though, just have to understand it's going to cost 25g and you'll recoup pretty much nothing because no one on the server wants to buy your bad gear.

Lewis B's picture
Submitted by Lewis B on

These minor typos have been fixed. I tested this again last week and it works perfectly :)

Indy's picture
Submitted by Indy (not verified) on

Too expensive but anyway I'm done.  Lvl 400.  There is one correction to note.  The task requires 21 jugs of water.  Not 210.

I Spott I's picture
Submitted by I Spott I (not verified) on

Hey . Your 225 - 300 is messed up some how. I made it to 260 and now stuck,

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Submitted by KermitFTW (not verified) on

Pillaging Iron Plated Inscription and Pillaging Steel Plated Inscription should be changed to Hunter's Iron/Steel Plated Inscription


Other then that every thing was ok...


BTW no one is selling Rampager’s Elder Inscription on TP X_X you should make a note on every one of those inscriptions what materials and  how many is needed to make them incase they aren't on TP... Will make it easier in those cases :)


This cost me about 15~20 gold but I had some of the materials I needed...

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Submitted by Nettie (not verified) on

Buying things out right on TP without farming the mats is REALLY expensive these days. But the FULL list of mats on here is really helpful if you plan on farming a lot of it. If you're rolling in the money, then by all means, follow the guide. It works best if you use those +%exp crafting boosters. If you don't mind spending the gold, it will get it done fast. Otherwise cheapest is always just farm it all. 

Lonely Luffa's picture
Submitted by Lonely Luffa (not verified) on

Great guide!

However you guys should add

  • +129 Thick Leather Section

To your Trading Post buy list :)

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Submitted by DjSaiX (not verified) on

So i just did this with one of my toons(with the crafting buff), you will need about 25 gold if your not going to farm and straight up buy your stuff. here are my notes:

Change pillaging to hunters, inscription name changed already

Discover Rampager’s Elder Shortbow with Elder Shortbow Stave, Thick String, Rampager’s Elder Inscription
Make 26 Rampager’s Elder Shortbow

change to:
Discover Carrion Elder Shortbow with Elder Shortbow Stave, Thick String, Carrion Elder Inscription
Make 26 Carrion Elder Shortbow

Also Make 129 Cured Thick Leather Square, with amoung specified you actually be able to make 120

Due to lack of this you will actually be around 343ish not 350.

Once i got to 350, it was a smooth ride to 403 for me. Thank you please adjust the guide slightly.

Thanks to all that help to keep this guide alive and up to date.

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