May 21, 2014 - rob
Basic Crafting Information
So you’re looking for information about starting your crafting quests and crafting some awesome gear or furniture? Here is a crafting guide with some vital information that will make your journey towards becoming an experienced crafter easier!
What is crafting?
Crafting is the process of creating something new out of several ingredients (a little like cooking). You do this at a Crafting Station (which I will talk about below in this article). Through the process of crafting, you can make some very good gear for your wizard and rare furniture items.
Though there’s a catch though: you can’t, for example: craft Avalon level gear without having the Legendary Artisan badge. In order to gain the badges required to craft the items you want, you have to do various quests throughout the Spiral. These are side quests given to you by NPCs.
How do I become a Legendary Artisan?
To get to a certain level of crafting, you need to do your crafting quests. It’s required to do them in the correct order. Every series of quests will give you a new badge, which allows you to craft more complicated things:
- Wizard City – Olde Town: Eudora Tangletree’s crafting quests (link to guide) — Novice Crafter
- Krokoptia – Oasis: Wul’yahm’s crafting quests (link to guide) — Apprentice Crafter
- Marleybone – Regent’s Square: Felicia Worthinton’s crafting quests (link to guide) — Initiate Crafter
- Mooshu – Jade Palace: Toshio’s crafting quests (link to guide) — Adept Crafter
- Dragonspyre – Atheneum: Balthazar Dragonthorn’s crafting quests (link to guide) — Master Artisan
- Celestia – Floating Land: Pierce Stanson’s crafting quest (link to guide) — Grandmaster Artisan
- Zafaria – Boabab Market: Koyate Ghostmane’s crafting quests (link to guide coming soon) — Legendary Artisan
- Azteca – Three Points: Oztomeca the Weaver’s crafting quests (link to guide coming soon) — Transcendent Crafter
Do I need to be a certain level to do a crafting quest?
No, everyone can do these crafting quests, as long as they do them in the right order. This means you can teleport to a friend to pick up the next quest when you’re ready. This holds true up to Zafaria: the Zafaria crafting quest is unfortunately only available for wizards that have quested to Zafaria, because it requires a prequest that you can only do after you reach Zafaria.
What kind of things can I craft?
- Gear: From the moment you hit level 50 and higher, it’s always good to keep an eye open for crafted gear. Grizzleheim has some very nice gear for level 56 and up. For Avalon and beyond, Shane MacGobhann sells awesome critical block boots and Llewelyn sells some pretty neat robes which are an upgrade for Waterworks gear. If you’re level 58 and looking to improve your incoming and outgoing health, take a look at the crafted Stellar Signet and Cosmic Kris in Celestia. You can expect some guides on these items on Duelist101 soon!
- Furniture Items: For the decorators amongst you, there are so many gorgeous items you could craft! Just to mention a few: teleporters, housing games, and what would you think of your very own copy of the Carousel from the Commons?
- Pet Snacks: I think this used to be a big thing back in the day before mega snacks. I remember crafting a few AmbrOs Cereal snacks in the day… Now? Not so much. But hey, it’s always an option!
- Treasure Cards: You can craft Treasure Cards of your own school by talking to the School tree in Ravenwood! I’ve personally only found use for crafted Doom and Glooms when I couldn’t find any in the Bazaar.
- Spells: The spells Brimstone Revenant, Deer Knight, Goat Monk, Winter Moon and many others can be crafted! No need to farm that stingy Loremaster, you could just craft one of them. There are two spell recipe vendors in the Spiral at the moment: Master Yan Kan Kook in Mooshu and Grady in Avalon.
- Houses: Yes! You can craft houses too! At the moment, there are 3 houses you can craft: the Celestial Observatory, the Wyrd House and the Watchtower Hall. They’re a lot of work, but totally worth it if you want a less common castle!
- Other reagents: Sometimes a recipe requires rare reagents. You can create rare reagents out of regular reagents. This process is called transmuting. You can transmute Stone Blocks into Fossils for example.
What do I need in order to craft?
Some recipes require Treasure Cards, Furniture Items or Gear as ingredients
A Crafting Station
A dorm or castle to put your Crafting Station
What are Reagents?
Reagents are things like Mist Wood, Cat Tail and Lava Lily. They are used as ingredients in crafting recipes. You can find different reagents throughout the Spiral, either by harvesting them, defeating monsters, or purchasing them. Reagents go in your reagent bag, which you can access by selecting the Crafting tab in your spell book, or by pressing “J” on your keyboard. You can find more information about reagents in this article.
Crafting is a little bit like cooking in the sense that you need a recipe to do so! Recipes have to be bought. There are currently 75-ish Recipe Vendors in the Spiral, each with their own special recipes :O That’s a bit too much to list in this article! We will add links here once we get more articles done on the subject.
How can I see my recipes?
All the recipes you have purchased are visible in the Crafting tab in your spell book. Press “Esc” on your keyboard and go to the Crafting tab. You can also access this tab by pressing “J” on your keyboard.
Where can I find the Crafting Stations?
Crafting Stations are tables used to craft specific items. There are several different crafting tables:
- Basic Crafting Station
- Card Crafting Station
- Equipment Crafting Station
- Housing Crafting Station
Eudora gives you a free Basic Crafting Station. It will be in your backpack with other Furniture items. If you’ve sold or lost yours, you can buy a new Basic Crafting Table from the Furniture Shop Keepers in Krokotopia, Mooshu, Marleybone and Dragonspyre. The Bazaar is another option. They’re not always available there, so I’d check a Furniture Shop Keeper instead.
Each Crafting Station has its own recipes. When you’re at the Card Crafting Station, for example, you will NOT be able to see recipes that are made at the Basic Crafting Station. Hence, if you’re sure you’ve bought a recipe, but it doesn’t show up when you activate your Crafting Station, it’s likely you’re using the wrong Station.
How can I check which Crafting Station I need?
Because different recipes require specific crafting tables, you might need to check which one you require for a certain recipe. To do that, open the Crafting tab in your spell book or press “J” on your keyboard. Then hover over the vial icon in the lower left corner of the window, as pictured below:
What’s a crafting slot?
A crafting slot is a possiblity to craft something. Each item crafted takes up one crafting slot. Once an item is created, a cooldown timer will be started on that crafting slot. When you start crafting in Wizard City, you will have one crafting slot. As you advance, you will be given additional crafting slots from the crafting quests. For each slot you receive there will be a new timer on your Character Page. If you craft something, the timer on the Character Page will show the cooldown time that you need to wait before that slot can be used again. The cooldown time depends on the item you are crafting.