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Guild Wars 2 Artificer Leveling Guide 400-500

September 3, 2013 - 2:37pm -- Lewis B

In this guide we take your Artificing level from 400 to the maximum of 500. If you haven't seen our original Artificing guide, you can find it here. The joy of leveling Artificing to 500 is the fact it's so simple based on the very limited combinations though it is sadly, very expensive.

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. However, due to the current price increase of the below Tier 6 materials there is little value, at this time, of crafting Artificing to 500.

Total Cost: Around 200g

Ingredients to Purchase

From Artificer Merchant

  • Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription

From Trading Post

  • 30 Karka Shells
  • 120 Globs of Ectoplasm
  • 600 Orichalcum Ore 
  • 645 Ancient Wood Log 
  • 20 Powerful Venom Sac
  • 15 Armored Scale 
  • 5 Vial of Powerful Blood 
  • 20 Elaborate Totem
  • 15 Vicious Fang 
  • 15 Ancient Bone 
  • 6 Ancient Staff Shaft
  • 6 Ancient Staff Head 
  • 3 Ancient Scepter Rod 
  • 6 Ancient Focus Casing 
  • 6 Ancient Focus Core 
  • 3 Orichalcum Trident Head 
  • 1 Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription 
  • 4 Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription 



  • Make 297 Orichalcum Ingot
  • Make 214 Ancient Wood Plank
  • Make 95 Orichalcum Plated Dowel
  • Make 6 Orichalcum Trident Head
  • Make 9 Ancient Trident Shaft
  • Make 3 Ancient Scepter Core
  • Make 1 Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 1 Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 3 Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 4 Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 3 Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 4 Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 3 Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription


  • Discover Carrion Pearl Trident with Orichalcum Trident Head, Ancient Trident Shaft and Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Cleric's Pearl Trident with Orichalcum Trident Head, Ancient Trident Shaft and Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Berserker's Pearl Trident with Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Trident Head and Ancient Trident Shaft
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Trident with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Trident Head and Ancient Trident Shaft
  • Discover Knight's Pearl Trident with Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Trident Head and Ancient Trident Shaft
  • Discover Valkyrie Pearl Trident with Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Trident Head and Ancient Trident Shaft
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Trident with Orichalcum Trident Head, Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Trident Shaft and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Conch with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Focus Core, Ancient Focus Casing and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)


  • Discover Carrion Pearl Quarterstaff with Ancient Staff Head, Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription and Ancient Staff Shaft 
  • Discover Carrion Pearl Conch with Ancient Focus Core, Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription and Ancient Focus Casing 
  • Discover Cleric's Pearl Rod with Ancient Scepter Rod, Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription and Ancient Scepter Core
  • Discover Knight's Pearl Quarterstaff with Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Staff Shaft and Ancient Staff Head 
  • Discover Knight's Pearl Conch with Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Focus Core and Ancient Focus Casing
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Rod with Ancient Scepter Rod, Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription and Ancient Scepter Core
  • Discover: Valkyrie Pearl Quarterstaff with Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Staff Shaft and Ancient Staff Head
  • Discover Valkyrie Pearl Conch, Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Focus Core and Ancient Focus Casing 


  • Discover Apothecary's Pearl Trident with Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Trident Head and Ancient Trident Shaft 
  • Discover Cleric's Pearl Quarterstaff with Ancient Staff Shaft, Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription and Ancient Staff Head
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Quarterstaff with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Staff Shaft and Ancient Staff Head
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Conch with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Focus Core and Ancient Focus Casing 
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Quarterstaff with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Staff Shaft, Ancient Staff Head and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5) 
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Rod with  Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Ancient Scepter Rod, Ancient Scepter Core and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Soldier's Pearl Trident with Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Trident Head, Ancient Trident Shaft and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)

I would like to thank my guild, DiVa, for lending me a considerable sum of money to write this guide.


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

Little tip, from 400 to 450, make potions, will be like 60 gold cheaper (at least)

Lewis B's picture
Submitted by Lewis B on

That works and will definitely save you money - it's just a little slower :)

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

Hi! What kind of potions? And What are the ingredients? Can u tell me?

Thx a lot!

Jonathan Bombard's picture
Submitted by Jonathan Bombard (not verified) on

I got to 450 with the halloween master potion (req 400) that you buy from the vendor. 

Cop E Cats's picture
Submitted by Cop E Cats (not verified) on

400-425 i refined ori ore. Cost me maybe 1/2g. That's only because i sold ingots for cheapest in tp and bought ore highest! Good luck!!

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