Crafting recipes must be unlocked or "learned" before they can be crafted. Recipe unlocks are character-based: learning a recipe on one character does not unlock it for other characters on your account. Recipes can require between one and four distinct ingredients, and quantities from 1 to 250 of each ingredient.
There are three ways to learn a recipe:
- Most basic component and refinement recipes are learned automatically by increasing your rank in a crafting discipline.
- Most other recipes are learned by combining ingredients from the discovery tab at a crafting station.
- Recipe sheet
- Some special recipes can only be unlocked by consuming a recipe sheet, even if your character don't have the required crafting level to craft it.
Mystic Forge recipes do not have to be learned, and they always require four ingredients. The Forge acts similarly to a standard crafting station's discovery tab, and you must manually combine the four ingredients every time you use it.