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How to Craft Ascended Armor

December 17, 2013 - 9:43am -- Lee B.

Step one is to, obviously, get to a 500 skill level in the crafting profession associated with the armor you want to make. Our guides for getting those professions up can be found in the navigation menu above.

Like any other crafted item, you need to combine four components: An Inscription, Armor "Top" and "Bottom", and a special material. All the recipes you need for these items can be found from the appropriate vendor. The recipes for the armor itself will cost you 3 gold, and 5 Laurels; and the recipes for the Inscriptions will cost you 21,000 Karma.

Just like Ascended Weapon crafting, the crafting of Ascended Armor is a bit more of a process than standard crafting. The main gates to Ascended crafting are the sheer amount of materials you will need, the special materials you will need and the time/money you will have to invest in getting even more special materials.

To get an idea of what you will need to do for the process we've put a table below that that explains the process and amount of materials needed to refine it. We'd like to thank @thevaliants for their amazing job on this over at Dragon Season, and for being kind enough to let us use it.

 

  Source Raw Material Refined Material Cost To Refine/Create  
Ascended Materials Champion Loot Bags Pile of Bloodstone Dust Brick of Bloodstone Dust 100 Piles of Bloodstone Dust; 2 Obsidian Shards; 10 Catalysts Obsidian Shard Refinements
Temples, Mega Bosses, Towers and Keeps Dragonite Ore Dragonite Ingot 100 Dragonite Ore; 2 Obsidian Shards; 10 Catalysts
Dungeons, Mini-Dungeons, Jumping Puzzles, Towers and Keeps Empyreal Fragment Empryeal Star 100 Empyreal Fragment; 2 Obsidian Shards; 10 Catalysts
Exotic Item Salvaging Glob of Dark Matter      
Master Crafter Thermocatalytic Reagent   14s 98c per 10  
  Master Crafter Spool of Gossamer Thread   6s 40c per 10  
Ascended Quality Items Miyani Angur's Stone   20 Skill Points  
Craft Vision Crystal   5 Bloodstone Bricks; 5 Dragonite Ingots; 5 Empyrean Stars; 1 Augur's Stone  
  Craft Lesser Vision Crystal   2 Bloodstone Bricks; 2 Dragonite Ingots; 2 Empyrean Stars; 1 Augur's Stone  
Common Materials Salvaging Bolt of Silk Spool of Silk Weaving Thread 100 Bolts of Silk; 1 Glob of Ectoplasm; 25 Spools of Gossamer Thread Ectoplasm Refinements
 Mining Mithril Ore Lump of Mithrilium 50 Mithril Ingots; 1 Glob of Ectoplasm; 10 Catalysts
Salvaging Bolts of Wool, Cotton and Linen Bolt of Damask 20 Bolts of Wool; 10 Bolts of Cotton; 20 Bolts of Linen; 1 Spool of Silk Weaving Thread  
Mining Iron and Platinum Ore Deldrimor Steel Ingot 20 Iron Ingots; 10 Steel Ingots; 20 Darksteel Ingots; 1 Lump of Mithrilium  
  • Ectoplasm Refinements (Lump of Mithrillium, Spool of Silk Weaving Thread) are only able to be crafted once every 24 hours per account.  The items made from these refinements (Deldrimor Steel Ingot, Bolt of Damask) can be purchased and sold on the trading post.
  • Obsidian Refinements can be made as many as you want, at any time; however they are account bound.
  • Any Ascended Quality material will also be account bound.

Crafting the Armor

Below is an image we made to show you the steps and materials you will need to take to craft Ahamid's Breastplate. PLEASE NOTE that the example below is taking a specific path and that other recipes will have minor variations in inscription acquirement and material cost. 

Acquire the Recipes

  • Ascended Inscription Recipe: 21,000 Karma
  • Ascended Armor Recipe: Five Laurels and Three Gold

Acquire an Augur's Stone from Miyani. (20 Skill Points)

Craft a Vision Crystal

5 Bloodstone Bricks

  1. 100 Piles of Bloodstone Dust
  2. 2 Obsidian Shards
  3. 10 Thermocatalytic Reagents

5 Dragonite Ingots

  1. 100 Dragonite Ore
  2. 2 Obsidian Shards
  3. 10 Thermocatalytic Reagents

5 Emperyal Stars

  1. 100 Emperyal Fragments
  2. 2 Obsidian Shards
  3. 10 Thermocatalytic Reagents

1 Augur's Stone

Craft "Ahamid's Soldier Insignia"

3 Bolts of Damask

  1. 20 Bolts of Wool
  2. 20 Bolts of Cotton
  3. 20 Bolts of Linen
  4. 1 Spool of Silk Weaving Thread
  • 100 Bolts of Silk
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 25 Spools of Gossamer Thread

1 Soldier's Intricate Gossamer Insignia

  1. Salvage an exotic Soldier's Armor

5 Globs of Dark Matter

  1. Salvage high level Exotic gear

10 Piles of Crystalline Dust

Deldrimor Steel Chestplate Panel

25 Thermocatalytic Reagents

5 Piles of Crystalline Dust

5 Deldrimor Steel Ingots

  1. 20 Iron Ingots
  2. 10 Steel Ingots
  3. 20 Darksteel Ingots
  4. 1 Lump of Mithrillium
  • 10 Thermocatalytic Reagents
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 50 Mithril Ingots
  • 5 Piles of Crystalline Dust

Deldrimor Steel Chestplate Padding

60 Spools of Gossamer Thread

5 Piles of Crystalline Dust

1 Bolt of Damask

  1. 20 Bolts of Wool
  2. 20 Bolts of Cotton
  3. 20 Bolts of Linen
  4. 1 Spool of Silk Weaving Thread
  • 100 Bolts of Silk
  • 1 Glob of Ectoplasm
  • 25 Spools of Gossamer Thread
Elbegast (not verified)
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This guide tells me nothing. The chart is extremely confusing and where are the vendors located? If you aren't going to go into any detail, you should just delete this page.

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