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Guides[edit]

This is my personal "guide" section, farming routes/locations etc. Not all locations are here, because I choose to do less but faster, so it's optimized for shorter game time (for example there are at least 2 or 3 more flax spots, but getting there takes longer).

Node Farm[edit]

Only guaranteed veins, clockwise around Tyria, takes about 20min+ per character depends on loading times, gathering tools and orientation in terrain. For learning the spots, refer to interactive map: http://gw2maps.ch/?mapId=4500

DON'T BE BLIND, BE GREEDY! - There are several locations on this list with lots of single ores in a proximity of one or two raptor jumps, for example choosing WP north from
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 Thistlereed Waypoint you can basically get at least 5 additional nodes, so look around, in some places rich nodes spawn few feet away from the one you are looking for.

Iron Ore[edit]

~190 per character
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 Gallowfields Waypoint directly south
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 Cereboth Waypoint go north, jump down and look of entrance to the cave near the base of a waterfall, node is in the cave
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 Demetra Waypoint go to
Point of interest.png
Martyr's Tomb
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 Icegate Waypoint NW into the cave, hug left wall (can jump over with mount)
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 Icedevil's Waypoint north in Skritt cave
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 Hessdallen Kenning Waypoint west into the cave, hug right wall
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 Snowhawk Landing Waypoint south into the cave
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 Oldgate Waypoint go to
Point of interest.png
Silex Castrum
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 Behem Waypoint do the JP (east), it's after chest
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 Helliot Mine Waypoint climb, it's almost directly above WP

Short version to copy: Iron:

Platinum Ore[edit]

~190 per character
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 Grostogg's Kraal Waypoint go to
Point of interest.png
Heartsond Falls
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 Gladefall Waypoint NW (mount shortcut)
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 Breaktooth's Waypoint E (mount shortcut)
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 Rustbowl Waypoint NE to Onager Bivouac
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 Thistlereed Waypoint W under Cauliflowers (underwater cave), choose waypoint to the North because Thistlereed is contested all the time and there are some Platinum nodes on the way (check under the vista in north for rich node, then go back like the river goes for another few single nodes)
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 Mournful Waypoint NW into the cave, mount to jump right near the entrance
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 Ocean's Gullet Waypoint NW along the road into the cave, then around and S ending S from vista
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Orvanic Cliffs Vista — possible rich nodes on the way, do not use mount shortcuts
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 Criterion Waypoint W from heart (mount shortcut) some nodes can be W from WP, also check if there are nodes south from rich node
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 Old Sledge Site Waypoint N, then NW under the water

Short version to copy: Platinum:

Flax Seeds[edit]

~60 per character
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 Heathen's Hold Waypoint go NW, drop 2 floors then E to
Point of interest.png
Druid's Grotto same route as to Fertile Soil from Propagation of the Fire Orchid ~17 Pile of Flax Seeds per character, almost half of stack with 9 characters without any running
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 Jaka Itzel Waypoint drop down, nodes are located slightly N from WP ~13 Pile of Flax Seeds per character
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 Order of Whispers Camp Waypoint mount shortcut: go to Glided River HP using springer, then jump, use updraft and preferably griffon to reach The Great Tree, turn left at the entrance, and follow the road
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Results[edit]

Minimal results (flax farm with  Glyph of Bounty.png Glyph of Bounty, ore farm with  Glyph of the Leatherworker.png Glyph of the Leatherworker /  Glyph of the Tailor.png Glyph of the Tailor), for a total of ~35min per character
Qty/Char Material TP buy price Subtotal
190 Iron Ore.png Iron Ore ... ...
190 Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore ... ...
60 Pile of Flax Seeds.png Pile of Flax Seeds ... ...
30 Thin Leather Section.png Thin Leather Section ... ...


30 Coarse Leather Section.png Coarse Leather Section ... ...


30 Rugged Leather Section.png Rugged Leather Section ... ...
Grand total ...
OR
Qty/Char Material TP buy price Subtotal
190 Iron Ore.png Iron Ore ... ...
190 Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore ... ...
60 Pile of Flax Seeds.png Pile of Flax Seeds ... ...
30 Wool Scrap.png Wool Scrap ... ...


30 Cotton Scrap.png Cotton Scrap ... ...


30 Linen Scrap.png Linen Scrap ... ...
Grand total ...
Using  Glyph of Volatility.png Glyph of Volatility you will get max
500 Volatile Magic.png
from whole run (gathering not only rich nodes, but normal ones on the way), that translates to 2  Trophy Shipment.png Trophy Shipments or 2  Leather Shipment.png Leather Shipments, but you will loose about 20  Pile of Flax Seeds.png Pile of Flax Seeds, that is around Gold coin - Gold coin 50 Silver coin at the cost of 50 Silver coin lost on flax and Gold coin+ lost on Leather/Cloth. So unless you need high tier trophies or t6 materials like  Hardened Leather Section.png Hardened Leather Section, use  Glyph of Bounty.png Glyph of Bounty for harvesting and  Glyph of the Leatherworker.png Glyph of the Leatherworker /  Glyph of the Tailor.png Glyph of the Tailor for mining to get most gold.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't use  Glyph of Volatility.png Glyph of Volatility when running on lv80 maps where there is way too much Mithril, Silk and Thick leather, additional VM for shipments will give you a reason tu harvest/mine/log :)
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Higher trier materials[edit]

I've found that best method to farm wood, ores, leather and cloth of higher tiers is to simply do farm events like in Domain of Istan and salvage everything you'll get. You'll get mostly t5 materials (still great for daily asc crafting), but also some t6. Do such events as many times as possible, mats will build up quickly. As for t6 materials like  Hardened Leather Section.png Hardened Leather Section, buying Leather Shipments for Volatile Magic earned in Istan will give you nice amount of t5 leather and some t6 leathers.There is also  Bloodstone-Warped Hide.png Bloodstone-Warped Hide farm in Lake Doric, while it's tedious it's still great source of t5/t6 leather with small addition of lower tier leathers.

Karma.png Karma to Gold coin Gold[edit]

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 Sorrowful Waypoint ~2 Linen Scraps per 1000 Karma.png + some extra Wool Scraps by converting 4 CFineStately Gloves.png Cloth Crab Grabbin' Gloves in Mystic Forge and salvaging the results
Qty Material TP buy price Subtotal
50 Linen Scrap.png Linen Scrap ... ...
karma cost 25,000 Karma.png

Method for masochists when converting millions of karma to gold, amount of clicks in mystic forge is crazy. I've decided to remove other methods known to me, because they rewarded similar amount of gold and this one is the best for me.

GAscended trinkets set with selectable stats[edit]

Back item
(cost: 200 +5kUnbound Magic.png)
Rings
(cost: 100 +2kUnbound Magic.png)
Accessories
(cost: 150 +4kUnbound Magic.png)
Amulet
(cost: 125 +3kUnbound Magic.png)
Currency farm runs
(most with  Glyph of Bounty.png Glyph of Bounty)
Additional farm
Icebrood Horn Backpack.png Icebrood Horn Backpack[1] Black Ice Band.png Black Ice Band[1] Black Ice Earring.png Black Ice Earring[1]
Fresh Winterberry.png
70+ per character[2][3]
200+ Dragonite Ore.png Dragonite Ore
Coral Choker.png Coral Choker
Orrian Pearl.png
20+ per account[4][5][3]
50+
50+
Dragonite Ore.png Dragonite Ore
Empyreal Fragment.png Empyreal Fragment
Gilded Orchid Band.png Gilded Orchid Band Fire Orchid Garland.png Fire Orchid Garland
Fire Orchid Blossom.png
50+ per account[4][3]
300+ Empyreal Fragment.png Empyreal Fragment
Sparking Petrified Wood.png Sparking Petrified Wood
Petrified Wood.png
20+ per account[4][3]
100+ Empyreal Fragment.png Empyreal Fragment
Jade Pendant.png Jade Pendant
Jade Shard.png
20+ per account[4][3]
100+ Pile of Bloodstone Dust.png Pile of Bloodstone Dust
Blood Ruby Backpack.png Blood Ruby Backpack[6] Blood Ruby Band.png Blood Ruby Band[6] Blood Ruby Pendant.png Blood Ruby Pendant[6]
Blood Ruby.png
10+ per account[4][7]
200+ Pile of Bloodstone Dust.png Pile of Bloodstone Dust
  1. ^ a b c Those trinkets require double amount of tokens (Winterberries) normally required to purchase (400 for back, 200 for ring, 300 for accessory)
  2. ^ Winterberry Bushes respawn every ~23 hours per character, there is no limit for gathering, hence it's the best way to buy trinkets with those and convert spare Berries for  Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magic.  Glyph of Bounty.png Glyph of Bounty can increase your gatherings from 50 to 70 per character.
  3. ^ a b c d e +18 from Renown Heart (map icon).png & dailies (no point in doing them in Winterberries case)
  4. ^ a b c d e You can get some more nodes on 2nd character, but it'll be time consuming to find those few.
  5. ^ Glyph of Bounty.png Glyph of Bounty does not work here.
  6. ^ a b c You can reset stats of those trinkets at any point with  Bloodstone Capacitor.png Bloodstone Capacitor
  7. ^ +14 guaranteed from events

Full table: Ascended trinkets
This table shows full set of ascended trinkets + back available from vendors with selectable stats (ok, Viper's...). I only shows easiest trinkets/backs to get (from easiest on top in my opinion).

Gem Store tracker[edit]

Shared Inventory Slot.png Shared Inventory Slot

Vendor Area Zone Cost
Gem Store 700 Gem.png
Gem Store 3 / 1,890 Gem.png
Gem Store 5 / 2,800 Gem.png

Character Slot Expansion.png Character Slot Expansion

Vendor Area Zone Cost
Gem Store 800 Gem.png

Bank Tab Expansion.png Bank Tab Expansion

Vendor Area Zone Cost
Gem Store 600 Gem.png

Storage Expander.png Storage Expander

Vendor Area Zone Cost
Gem Store 800 Gem.png

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