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Guild Wars 2 Weaponsmith Leveling Guide 400-500

September 6, 2013 - 3:05pm -- Lewis B

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

Total Cost: Around 200g

Ingredients to Purchase

From Artificer Merchant

  • Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription

From Trading Post

  • 70 Glob of Ectoplasm 
  • 286 Orichalcum Ore 
  • 210 Ancient Wood Log 
  • 4 Small Ancient Haft 
  • 5 Large Ancient Haft
  • 5 Ancient Bone 
  • 5 Elaborate Totem 
  • 20 Powerful Venom Sac 
  • 5 Pile of Crystalline Dust 
  • 5 Vicious Fang 
  • 2 Orichalcum Axe Blade
  • 3 Orichalcum Dagger Blade
  • 3 Orichalcum Dagger Hilt 
  • 1 Orichalcum Greatsword Blade
  • 1 Orichalcum Greatsword Hilt 
  • 4 Orichalcum Shield Backing 
  • 4 Orichalcum Shield Boss 
  • 2 Orichalcum Sword Blade
  • 2 Orichalcum Sword Hilt
  • 3 Orichalcum Hammer Head
  • 8 Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • 2 Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription 
  • 7 Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription 

Crafting

400-425

  • Make 143 Orichalcum Ingot
  • Make 70 Ancient Wood Plank
  • Make 35 Orichalcum Plated Dowel
  • Make 1 Orichalcum Dagger Blade
  • Make 1 Orichalcum Dagger Hilt
  • Make 1 Orichalcum Greatsword Blade
  • Make 1 Orichalcum Greatsword Hilt
  • Make 2 Orichalcum Shield Backing
  • Make 2 Orichalcum Shield Boss
  • Make 2 Orichalcum Spear Head
  • Make 1 Orichalcum Sword Blade
  • Make 1 Orichalcum Sword Hilt
  • Make 2 Orichalcum Mace Head
  • Make 1 Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 1 Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 4 Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Make 1 Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
  • Discover Superior Sharpening Stone with Orichalcum Ingot and Pile of Crystaline Dust (you need 3)

425-450

  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Carver with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Dagger Blade and Orichalcum Dagger Hilt 
  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Shell with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Shield Boss and Orichalcum Shield Backing
  • Discover Carrion Pearl Shell with Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Shield Boss and Orichalcum Shield Backing 
  • Discover Cleric's Pearl Shell with Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Shield Boss and Orichalcum Shield Backing 
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Carver with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Dagger Blade and Orichalcum Dagger Hilt
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Sabre with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Sword Blade and Orichalcum Sword Hilt
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Shell with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Shield Boss and Orichalcum Shield Backing 
  • Discover Rampager's Pearl Broadsword with Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Greatsword Blade and Orichalcum Greatsword Hilt 

450-475

  • Discover Cleric's Pearl Carver with Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Dagger Blade and Orichalcum Dagger Hilt
  • Discover Cleric's Pearl Crusher with Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Hammer Head and Large Ancient Haft
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Sabre with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Sword Blade Orichalcum Sword Hilt and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Bludgeoner with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Mace Head, Small Ancient Haft and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Crusher with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Hammer Head, Large Ancient Haft and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Impaler with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Spear Head, Large Ancient Haft and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Reaver with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Axe Blade, Small Ancient Haft and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Valkyrie Pearl Shell with Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Shield Boss and Orichalcum Shield Backing

475-500

  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Carver with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Dagger Blade, Orichalcum Dagger Hilt and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Shaman's Pearl Shell with Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Shield Boss, Orichalcum Shield Backing and Glob of Ectoplasm (you need 5)
  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Sabre with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Sword Blade and Orichalcum Sword Hilt
  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Bludgeoner with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Mace Head and Small Ancient Haft
  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Reaver with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Axe Blade and Small Ancient Haft
  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Broadsword with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Greatsword Blade and Orichalcum Greatsword Hilt
  • Discover Assassin's Pearl Crusher with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Hammer Head and Large Ancient Haft
  • DiscoverAssassin's Pearl Impaler with Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription, Orichalcum Spear Head and Large Ancient Haft

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

Laudator (not verified)
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Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued ? I can't find that recipe anywhere ? How did you get that ?

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You buy them off the trading post though any high level inscription is fine.

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Refining Ascended Materials nets you about 1/10th of a level per item, whereas crafting a single exotic weapon will net you about 1 1/2 levels, so no, you should NOT be refining ascended materials until you reach 500 and actually want to make an ascended weapon.

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No, the first levels the ascended materials net you half a level or so, at level 465 they start to reduce a lot, but saying you should NOT refine ascended materials is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You can't craft an ascended weapon if you hit level 500 without them, so basically you are wasting alot if you craft to 500 and then start crafting the mats you need..

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Not refining materials at 450 its a huge waste and to be honest, not very bright.

 

This guide is wrong. Please correct that before more confused players complains at the forums.

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The guide works absolutely fine, it's premise is on speed and not for saving money.

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This guide puts the weight in speed, not in funds. Nothing wrong with that, though you'll probably need some 150-200g to get through.

If you're looking to do this the cheap way, you farm ore, logs, ecto's and T6. Use refining from 400-425.

Discover Exotics by crafting the Ori Plated Dowels and turning them into Ori Imbued inscriptions. Combine those crafted weapon components to discover your way to 450.

From 450-475 you spend an eternity on ascended refinements after you also farmed T2, T3, T4 and T5 logs and ores.

From 475 on you repeat the 425-450 process with recipes you didn't discover already.

Then the weight is on low budget but lots of time.

You can go anywhere in between.

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Yeah this guide really isn't cheap. It was written just to be quick - you're much better farming the materials and following what you describe if you're on a budget.

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followed this guide was great got me from 400-500 fast 200 gold really isnt alot. was easy thanks.

nagr (not verified)
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the 475-500 needs to be FIXED. i crafted everything on the list, I only got 20 lvls from it. im stuck at lvl495 (didnt use any crafting boosts). now ill have to waste probly another 8g to craft the last item on that list. hopefully this get me to 500.

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What is the Superior Sharpening Stone's used for?

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They're used as a consumable buff (like tuning crystals, foods, maintenance oil). They provide power based on a percentage of your toughness and vitality, plus grant an additional 10% xp. 

Reverielle (not verified)
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Speed isn't even an issue. You cannot rush the process. 

There's a daily cool down on some component items, so rushing is just completely nonsensical, and furthermore impossible. Personally you're better off to start making ascended item components as soon as you can. Only once you've gotten all the crafting components required to make your first item, then complete the crafting to 500. 

You have to make your components regardless, do not wait until level 500. Otherwise you're just throwing away the experience they give to help you level, for zero advantage.

Anonymous (not verified)
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200 gold is not alot.. pfft... I've never had 200 gold total on this toon... don't know what planet you are on but 200 gold is a ton of cash to me.

the sexy beast (not verified)
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wow this is fantastic and it only cost me around 155 gold haha thats only crack change to me 

 

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