A recipe is a list of materials which combine to create a specific item by crafting. Recipes are learned through the following methods:
- Automatically: new recipes are learned each time a character progresses a discipline to a rank that is a multiple of 25.
- Discovery: other recipes are learned by mixing ingredients using the crafting table's discovery tab.
- Recipe sheets: some recipes are learned by using a recipe sheet.
 Recipe sheets
- Primary article: Recipe sheet
Recipe sheets are items that provide access to recipes when consumed. These can be purchased from a vendor, found in packages, or created in the Mystic Forge. Recipes purchased from karma vendors are account bound, but any item crafted from them will be unbound, except for celestial items crafted using Charged Quartz Crystals.
- The recipe for any given item is the same for all characters.
- A small number of recipes can be learned through discover or via a recipe sheet.