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Guild Wars 2 Tailoring Leveling Guide 0-400

February 1, 2013 - 2:37am -- Xerin
Guild Wars 2 Tailoring


Becoming a Tailor allows the player to craft light armour pieces, inventory bags and runes. The armour created with Tailoring can be worn by elementalists, mesmers and necromancers.

Similarly to the guides before it, this is more expensive than Cooking or Artificing. 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). When becoming a Tailor, 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.

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

Tailoring Vendor

  • 88 Spool of Cotton Thread
  • 40 Spool of Wool  Thread
  • 70 Spool of Jute Thread
  • 80 Spool of Linen Thread
  • 90 Spool of Silk Thread
  • Cleric’s Intricate Silk Insignia (672 Karma)
  • Rampager’s Intricate Silk Insignia (672 Karma)

From Trading Post

  • 74 Coarse Leather Section
  • 106 Thin Leather Section
  • 46 Rawhide Leather Section
  • 19 Cured Thick Leather Section
  • 58 Rugged Leather Section
  • 106 Thin Leather Section
  • 66 Thick Leather Section
  • 172 Cotton Scrap
  • 66 Jute Scrap
  • 160 Wool Scrap
  • 176 Linen Scrap
  • 320 Silk Scrap
  • 80 Claw
  • 15 Intricate Totem
  • 117 Potent Venom Sac
  • 3 Smooth Scale
  • 72 Tiny Venom Sac
  • 137 Vial of Thick Blood
  • 13 Carrion Embroidered Silk Insignia
  • 1 Cotton Epaulet Panel
  • 27 Healing Jute Insignia
  • 27 Honed Wool Insignia
  • 9 Jute Epaulet Padding
  • 27 Jute Headpiece Padding
  • 27 Jute Headpiece Strap
  • 1 Linen Epaulet Padding
  • 1 Linen Epaulet Panel
  • 12 Mighty Jute Insignia
  • 1 Hunter's Cotton Insignia
  • 13 Ravaging Embroidered Wool Insignia
  • 27 Strong Cotton Insignia



  • Make 22 Bolt of Jute
  • Make 21 Stretched Rawhide Leather Square
  • Make 12 Jute Wristguard Padding
  • Make 12 Jute Wristguard Strap
  • Discover Mighty Embroidered Wristguards with Jute Wristguard Padding, Jute Wristguard Strap, Mighty Jute Insignia
  • Make 11 Mighty Embroidered Wristguards
  • Discover Healing Embroidered Mask with Jute Headpiece Padding, Jute Headpiece Strap, Healing Jute Insignia
  • Make 26 Embroidered Mask
  • Make 9 Jute Epaulet Panel
  • Make 9 Malign Embroidered Jute Insignia
  • Discover (Master) Malign Embroidered Mantle with Jute Epaulet Padding, Jute Epaulet Panel, Malign Embroidered Jute Insignia
  • Make 8 (Master) Malign Embroidered Mantle


  • Make 80 Bolt of Wool
  • Make 53 Cured Thin Leather Square
  • Make 13 Wool Footwear Sole
  • Make 13 Wool Footwear Upper
  • Make 27 Wool Gloves Padding
  • Make 27 Wool Gloves Panel
  • Discover Honed Student Gloves with Wool Gloves Padding, Wool Gloves Panel, Honed Wool Insignia
  • Make 26 Honed Student Gloves
  • Discover (Master) Ravaging Student Shoes with Wool Sole, Wool Footwear Upper, Ravaging Embroidered Wool Insignia
  • Make 12 (Master) Ravaging Student Shoes


  • Make 86 Bolt of Cotton
  • Make 37 Cured Coarse Leather Square
  • Make 1 Cotton Epaulet Padding
  • Make 37 Cotton Helm Padding
  • Make 37 Cotton Helm Strap
  • Discover Hunter's Acolyte Mantle with Cotton Epaulet Padding, Cotton Epaulet Panel, Hunter's Cotton Insignia
  • Discover Strong Acolyte Mask with Cotton Helm Padding, Cotton Helm Strap, Strong Cotton Insignia
  • Make 26 Strong Acolyte Mask
  • Make 10 Pillaging Embroidered Cotton Insignia
  • Discover (Master) Hunter's Acolyte Mask with Cotton Helm Padding, Cotton Helm Strap, Hunter's Embroidered Cotton Insignia
  • Make 9 (Master) PillagingHunter's Acolyte Mask


  • Make 88 Bolt of Linen
  • Make 29 Cured Rugged Leather Square
  • Make 1 Knights Linen Insignia
  • Make 29 Linen Epaulet Padding
  • Make 29 Linen Epaulet Panel
  • Discover Knight’s Winged Mantle with Linen Epaulet Padding, Linen Epaulet Panel, Knight’s Linen Insignia
  • Make 19 Berserker’s Linen Insignia
  • Discover Berserker’s Winged Mantle with Linen Epaulet Padding, Linen Epaulet Panel, Berserker’s Linen Insignia
  • Make 18 Berserkers Winged Mantle
  • Make 10 Berserker’s Embroidered Linen Insignia
  • Discover (Master) Berserker’s Winged Mantle with Linen Epaulet Padding, Linen Epaulet Panel, Embroidered Berserker’s Linen Insignia
  • Make 9 (Master) Berserker’s Winged Mantle


  • Make 106 Bolt of Silk
  • Make 33 Cured Thick Leather Section
  • Make 1 Silk Coat Lining
  • Make 1 Silk Coat Panel
  • Make 19 Silk Epaulet Padding
  • Make 19 Silk Epaulet Panel
  • Make 1 Silk Gloves Padding
  • Make 1 Silk Gloves Panel
  • Make 1 Silk Helm Padding
  • Make 1 Silk Helm Strap
  • Make 15 Silk Shoe Sole
  • Make 15 Silk Shoe Upper
  • Make 19 Rampager’s Silk Insignia
  • Discover: Rampager’s Feathered Mantle with Silk Epaulet Padding, Silk Epaulet Panel, Rampager’s Silk Insignia
  • Make 18 Rampager’s Feathered Mantle
  • Discover (Master) Carrion Feathered Boots with Silk Shoe Sole, Silk Shoe Upper, Carrion Embroidered Silk Insignia
  • Make 12 (Master) Carrion Feathered Boots


  • Make 1 Cleric’s Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Make 4 Rampager’s Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Cleric’s Masquerade Boots with Silk Shoe Sole, Silk Shoe Upper, Cleric’s Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Rampager’s Masquerade Boots with Silk Shoe Sole, Silk Shoe Upper, Rampager’s Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Rampager’s Masquerade Gloves with Silk Gloves Padding, Silk Gloves Panel, Rampager’s Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Rampager’s Masquerade Mask with Silk Helm Padding, Silk Helm Strap, Rampager’s Intricate Silk Insignia
  • Discover Rampager’s Masquerade Raiments with Silk Coat Lining, Silk Coat Panel, Rampager’s Intricate Silk Insignia

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


alexrc55 (not verified)
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with a crafting booster and starting at lvl 115 this worked out fine


lesley (not verified)
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Why buy so many vial of thick blood when it's nowhere in the recipes used? 

Lewis B
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XP: 1170

It should say weak blood, I've fixed that :)

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This work guide work really good for me. Thanks

Airic (not verified)
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Great guide, worked perfectly! Thanks!

Sacred Was Eldaron (not verified)
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I don't understand.. what's with all the bs? Guide worked fine for me. :S

Thanks for the guide. Lv400 in minutes.

Anonymous (not verified)
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Notice the only ones with problems were those who couldn't read or count.

Lewis B
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XP: 1170

If you read it properly and buy it in advance, it does work - I've leveled 6 characters with it :)

Guddah (not verified)
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This guide is not accurate.

1 example: at lvl350-400 the guide says to make Intricate Silk Insignia's, but you have to be 375 to make them...........

Lewis B
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XP: 1170

The guide covers the 350-400 parameters, hence why you'll be 375 and still able to do it.

Max (not verified)
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Worth 16 gold for me and im 400! some reagents r missing and i sold 80 Claw back to the market coz i dont used them at all!

Nick (not verified)
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Vial of thick bloods are needed for those embroidered beserker insignias, please add that for the future.

Anonymous (not verified)
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took me about 15 gold

Sarai (not verified)
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I am stuck on "Pillaging Cotton Insignia." It is not listed on TP. I was able to buy a recipe for karma to make it. Consumed the recipe but it is still not listed as an item to produce at the crafting station. Can anyone help? Thanks!

Darkwalkeir (not verified)
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Pillaging got changed to Hunter's with Magic find changes so u and the guide is hit by an unresolved bug.... I'm hoping i can get the same thing by replacing pillaging with Hunter's cotton Insignia.

LukeFireBlade (not verified)
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When it says Cured Thick Leather Section it doesn't give me. Are you sure you didn't type it wrong?

LukeFireBlade (not verified)
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Wait nvm i fixed it :)

Katie (not verified)
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it says 106 Thin Leather Section twice--is that correct?