A crafting material is an item used for crafting; they can be acquired through gathering, looting, salvaging, or purchased from vendors. The term also includes certain crafted items, such as refined materials (e.g. Bronze Ingots) and crafting components (e.g. Jute Boot Lining).
 Acquiring crafting materials
There are several different ways you can obtain crafting materials:
- Gathering — Resource nodes are found randomly around the world. Ore veins are mined with picks, trees are logged with axes, and other plants are harvested with sickles.
- Looting — You have a chance of finding appropriate crafting materials such as hides or trophies when you loot slain enemies.
- Purchasing — Some specialist merchants sell ingredients.
- Salvaging — Available from merchants, salvage kits allow you to salvage crafting materials out of old or unwanted items.
- Crafting — Some materials are acquired by crafting them from other raw materials.
- Other players — You can find other players to trade for materials or buy them from the marketplace.
All crafting materials except for Runes of Holding and Doubloons can be placed in your collections which are shared with all your characters. To do this, right click on the item in your bag and use the "Deposit Collectible" option. This can be done from anywhere you happen to be in the game (out adventuring, or not within reach of a major city). To retrieve the materials from the bank you must go to a physical bank location, use a portable bank item, or use the bank tab(s) via a crafting station.
At the present time you are unable to mail a crafting item to another character on the same account since the system thinks you're trying to mail something to yourself; you can, however, use the account vault to transfer the items between characters .
 List of crafting materials
 Common crafting materials
Common crafting materials are the items used to create every other item through crafting by being made into Crafting Components such as Longbow Staves, Axe Blades, Focus Cores, etc.
- Scraps, ores, leather sections, and logs are the raw materials that are commonly found through looting, salvaging, or harvesting.
- Bolts, ingots, leather squares, and planks are refined materials that are produced at a crafting station from raw materials.
- Spools of thread can currently only be acquired by purchase through vendors found at the crafting stations (usually a Master or Apprentice of that crafting discipline) and are used to make Embroidered Insignia and various armor crafting components.
- Alloying lumps are materials that are also only available through purchase from crafting station vendors. They are used, together with another ore, to make alloys such as Bronze, Steel, and Darksteel that are then used in crafting various weapons, armors, and storage boxes.
- Primary article: Mystic Forge#Common crafting material promotion
 Fine crafting materials
Fine crafting materials are crafting materials which have been looted from enemy corpses and are used as activators in the crafting of insignia and inscriptions, as well as (Simple) variants of weapons and armor.
|Fine Crafting Materials|
|Bones||Claws||Dust||Fangs||Scales||Totems||Venom Sacs||Vials of Blood|
|Tier 1||Bone Chip||Tiny Claw||Pile of Glittering Dust||Tiny Fang||Tiny Scale||Tiny Totem||Tiny Venom Sac||Vial of Weak Blood|
|Tier 2||Bone Shard||Small Claw||Pile of Shimmering Dust||Small Fang||Small Scale||Small Totem||Small Venom Sac||Vial of Thin Blood|
|Tier 3||Bone||Claw||Pile of Radiant Dust||Fang||Scale||Totem||Venom Sac||Vial of Blood|
|Tier 4||Heavy Bone||Sharp Claw||Pile of Luminous Dust||Sharp Fang||Smooth Scale||Engraved Totem||Full Venom Sac||Vial of Thick Blood|
|Tier 5||Large Bone||Large Claw||Pile of Incandescent Dust||Large Fang||Large Scale||Intricate Totem||Potent Venom Sac||Vial of Potent Blood|
|Tier 6||Ancient Bone||Vicious Claw||Pile of Crystalline Dust||Vicious Fang||Armored Scale||Elaborate Totem||Powerful Venom Sac||Vial of Powerful Blood|
Untiered fine crafting materials include:
- Primary article: Mystic_forge#Fine_Crafting_Material_Promotion
 Rare crafting materials
|Rare Crafting Materials|
|Tier 1||Pile of Soiled Essence||Onyx Sliver||Molten Sliver||Glacial Sliver||Destroyer Sliver||Crystal Sliver||Corrupted Sliver||Charged Sliver|
|Tier 2||Pile of Foul Essence||Onyx Fragment||Molten Fragment||Glacial Fragment||Destroyer Fragment||Crystal Fragment||Corrupted Fragment||Charged Fragment|
|Tier 3||Pile of Filthy Essence||Onyx Shard||Molten Shard||Glacial Shard||Destroyer Shard||Crystal Shard||Corrupted Shard||Charged Shard|
|Tier 4||Pile of Vile Essence||Onyx Core||Molten Core||Glacial Core||Destroyer Core||Crystal Core||Corrupted Core||Charged Core|
|Tier 5||Pile of Putrid Essence||Onyx Lodestone||Molten Lodestone||Glacial Lodestone||Destroyer Lodestone||Crystal Lodestone||Corrupted Lodestone||Charged Lodestone|
Untiered rare crafting materials include:
- Primary article: Mystic_Forge#Rare_Crafting_Material_Promotion
 Ascended crafting materials
Ascended crafting materials are used in the upgrading of ascended rings and Prototype Fractal Capacitor as well as the crafting of ascended back pieces. These can only be obtained from the Fractals of the Mists dungeon from mobs in certain level ranges.
|Ascended Crafting Materials|
|Tier 1||Vial of Condensed Mists Essence||From levels 1-9|
|Tier 2||Glob of Coagulated Mists Essence||From levels 10-19|
|Tier 3||Shard of Crystallized Mists Essence||From levels 20 and on|
- Primary article: Mystic_Forge#Ascended_Crafting_Material
Ascended crafting materials can be promoted to higher tiers (at a 5:1 ratio) in the mystic forge using a Mystic Coin, Glob of Ectoplasm, and Fractal Relic. They can also be demoted to lower tiers (at a 1:3 ratio) by substituting a Master's Salvage Kit (with full uses remaining) for the ectoplasm.
- Primary article: Gemstone
Gemstones are crafting materials used by jewelers as activators when crafting jewels and trinkets, and can also serve as universal upgrades. They are sometimes obtained when harvesting lumber and ore.
|Tier 1||Amber Pebble||Garnet Pebble||Malachite Pebble||Pearl||Tiger's Eye Pebble||Turquoise Pebble|
|Tier 2||Amethyst Nugget||Carnelian Nugget||Lapis Nugget||Peridot Nugget||Spinel Nugget||Sunstone Nugget||Topaz Nugget|
|Tier 3||Amethyst Lump||Carnelian Lump||Lapis Lump||Peridot Lump||Spinel Lump||Sunstone Lump||Topaz Lump|
|Tier 4||Beryl Shard||Ruby Shard||Sapphire Shard||Emerald Shard||Chrysocola Shard||Opal Shard||Coral Chunk|
|Tier 5||Beryl Crystal||Ruby Crystal||Sapphire Crystal||Emerald Crystal||Chrysocola Crystal||Opal Crystal||Coral Tentacle||Azurite Crystal|
|Tier 6||Beryl Orb||Ruby Orb||Sapphire Orb||Emerald Orb||Chrysocola Orb||Opal Orb||Coral Orb||Azurite Orb|
Untiered gemstones include:
- Primary article: Jeweler#Refinement
Gemstones can be promoted to higher tiers (at a 2:1 ratio) by a jeweler of sufficient skill using Dust. Promotions to tier 2, and some promotions to tier 4, require mixing different types of lower-tier gemstones.
 Cooking materials
- Primary article: Ingredient
 Festive materials
|Tier 1||Tiny Snowflake|
|Tier 2||Delicate Snowflake|
|Tier 3||Glittering Snowflake|
|Tier 4||Unique Snowflake|
|Tier 5||Pristine Snowflake|
|Tier 6||Flawless Snowflake|
Untiered festive materials include:
 Runes of Holding
|Runes of Holding|
|Tier 2||Minor Rune of Holding|
|Tier 3||Rune of Holding|
|Tier 4||Major Rune of Holding|
|Tier 5||Greater Rune of Holding|
|Tier 6||Superior Rune of Holding|