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Artificer tango icon 20px.png Artificer is a crafting discipline that focuses on magical weapons such as foci, scepters, staves, and tridents. These are useful to guardians, elementalists, mesmers, revenants, daredevils, and necromancers. Artificers also craft sigils, potions, tonics, and nourishment that can be used by any profession. Crafting requires the use of a crafting station.

Master artificers[edit]

Speak to any of these NPCs to become an artificer and to buy crafting supplies. Swapping active disciplines costs 10 Copper coin per level already attained in the target discipline.

NPC Area Zone
Alisa Stronghold of Ebonhawke Fields of Ruin
Artificer Gisela - Arborstone
Ater Ashford Forum Plains of Ashford
Carsonn Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists
Ceridwen Havoc's Heir Gendarran Fields
Crusader Armtree Astrozintli Forelands Sparkfly Fen
Crut Desider Atum Metrica Province
Draiocht Maker's Terrace The Grove
Eren Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis
Eridwen Noble's Folly Verdant Brink
Karsti The Icesteppes Wayfarer Foothills
Klunn Trader's Forum Lion's Arch
Medicha Township of Claypool Queensdale
Oolema Statics Union Rata Sum
Palm-Reader Arla Lava Lounge Ember Bay
Pavilion Disciple - Thousand Seas Pavilion
Ruuga Blackear Canton Factorium Black Citadel
Salim District Promenade
Royal Terrace
Divinity's Reach
Divinity's Reach
Siege-Golemancer Varxx - Armistice Bastion
Siovhan Hall of Monuments Eye of the North
Theoretician Straff - Mistlock Sanctuary
Wurli Mabon Market Caledon Forest


Rank Principal Materials Rating
Novice recipes Green Wood Plank.png Green Wood
Bronze Ingot.png Bronze
0 - 74
Initiate recipes Soft Wood Plank.png Soft Wood
Iron Ingot.png Iron
75 - 149
Apprentice recipes Seasoned Wood Plank.png Seasoned Wood
Steel Ingot.png Steel
150 - 224
Journeyman recipes Hard Wood Plank.png Hard Wood
Darksteel Ingot.png Darksteel
225 - 299
Adept recipes Elder Wood Plank.png Elder Wood
Mithril Ingot.png Mithril
300 - 399
Master recipes Ancient Wood Plank.png Ancient Wood
Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum
400 - 499
Grandmaster recipes Spiritwood Plank.png Spiritwood
Deldrimor Steel Ingot.png Deldrimor Steel


Refinement is the process of transforming raw materials into a form that can be used in crafting.

Product Variants Materials
Essence of Luck (masterwork).png Essence of Luck 3 2-5 Essence of Luck (fine).png Essence of Luck
Precise Infusion.png +n Agony Infusion 2n–1
Precise Infusion.png +1 Agony Infusion
Thermocatalytic Reagent.png Thermocatalytic Reagent
Iron Ingot.png Ingot 7 2-3
Iron Ore.png Ore
Lump of Tin.png Lump
Soft Wood Plank.png Wood plank 7 3-4 Soft Wood Log.png Wood Log
Soft Wood Dowel.png Wood dowel 5 1 Soft Wood Plank.png Wood Plank
Iron Plated Dowel.png Plated dowel 7 2
Soft Wood Plank.png Wood Plank
Iron Ingot.png Ingot

Crafting components[edit]

Crafting components are combined with an inscription to craft standard weapons.

Weapon Component 1 Component 2
Soft Wood Focus.png Focus Soft Focus Core.png Focus Core Soft Focus Casing.png Focus Casing
Crude Scepter.png Scepter Soft Scepter Core.png Scepter Core Soft Scepter Rod.png Scepter Rod
Soft Wood Staff.png Staff Soft Staff Head.png Staff Head Soft Staff Shaft.png Staff Shaft
Soft Wood Trident.png Trident Iron Trident Head.png Trident Head Soft Trident Shaft.png Trident Shaft


At Master rank, artificers can craft gifts that are used in the Mystic Forge to craft special weapons.

Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients


Inscriptions are a component used in the crafting of weapons. The specific inscription used will determine the prefix, and thus attributes, of a weapon.

The generic recipes for crafting an inscription are:

Hearty Soft Inscription.png Inscription = 1  Soft Wood Dowel.png Wood Dowel + 3  Scale.png Intermediate Crafting Material
Hearty Iron Plated Inscription.png Metal Plated Inscription = 1  Iron Plated Dowel.png Metal Plated Dowel + 8  Scale.png Intermediate Crafting Material
Hearty Iron Imbued Inscription.png Metal Imbued Inscription = 2  Iron Plated Dowel.png Metal Plated Dowel + 15  Scale.png Intermediate Crafting Material


Weapons are discoverable in variations of stat, rarity, and appearance at each tier.

Rank Rating Gear Level Name
Novice 0 - 74 5 - 20 Green Wood
Initiate 75 - 149 25 - 35 Soft Wood, Bandit
Apprentice 150 - 224 40 - 50 Seasoned Wood, Dredge
Journeyman 225 - 299 55 - 65 Hard Wood, Beaded, Ogre
Adept 300 - 399 70 - 80 Elder Wood, Krait
Master 400 - 499 80 Pearl, Primordus
Grandmaster 500 80 Varies


See also: Artificer/Sigils

Sigils are upgrade components for weapons.


Tuning crystals increase Condition Damage based on Toughness and, with higher quality, also on Vitality.

Toxic Focusing Crystals increase Condition Damage based on Power and Precision.

Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients
Journeyman Tuning Crystal.png Journeyman Tuning Crystal (x5) Fine ArtificerArtificer tango icon 20px.png 75
Toxic Focusing Crystal.png Toxic Focusing Crystal (x5)
(Learned from: Recipe: Toxic Focusing Crystal)
Fine ArtificerArtificer tango icon 20px.png 450


See also: Artificer/Potions

Potions reduce damage from and increase damage to a family of foes. Most recipes yield 5 potions, though some yield 10.

Back items[edit]

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