BONZZ'S GUIDE TO

MASTERING TRADESKILLS

(0 to 300)

Below are suggestions on the cheapest, easiest and/or best way that I found in mastering trade skills!

These guidelines are based on a solo Paladin's point of view.

This guide is for getting your skill(s) from 0 to 300.

Below are notes about tradeskills, in general, and processes for maximizing them!

These suggestions are not intended to make you money, but to help you skill up!

In fact, expect to spend major coin over a long period of time and lose money!

Getting from 301 to 350 is accomplished very differently, and that process is outlined here.

Thus, these recipes are ones where items are mostly store bought, are reasonably easy or cheap to obtain from other players and/or are not too difficult to farm at certain levels (the less foraging, the better).

If you have the ability to forage and solo farm (via alts and boxes) -- then obviously there are potentially better options open for you, and this guide may not be the best one to follow.

NOTE: I have added Alchemy, Poison Making and Tinkering, just in case you have an alt for those needs.

UPDATE: I have added Research to the below listings, since it was opened up to all classes.

NOTE: "UPDATED" means a skill path has been updated for later expansions, through Empires of Kunark. After all, platinum is far less of a concern now, than it was back in the day; plus, older trade skill materials are generally far less costly in Bazaar (if they are even listed in Bazaar, anymore)..

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NOTES ABOUT TRADESKILLING (MUST READ!)

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Baking (Cooking)     Blacksmithing (Smithing)     Brewing    

Fishing     Fletching (Bowyering)     Jewelry Making    Pottery    

    Research     Tailoring     Tinkering     

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NOTES ABOUT TRADESKILLING

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MISC. NOTES:

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HINTS FOR MORE CONSISTENT INCREASES:

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It has long been rumored, but never proven, that....

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HINTS TO HELP SAVE TIME AND/OR COIN:

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WHAT CERTAIN TERMS MEAN:

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BENEFICIAL OR TRADESKILL RELATED QUESTS:

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ABOUT THE BELOW CHARTS:

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BAKING

AKA: Cooking

DEVICES: Mixing Bowl, Spit, Oven, Ice Cream Churn...

SOME RELATED TOOLS/ITEMS: Cake Round; Pie Tin; Non-Stick Frying Pan, Muffin Tin, Crab Cracker; Bucket; Smoker...

NOTES: This skill is not actually all that expensive to master, in the long run. In fact, if you have the coin and the time, you can probably master this skill relatively quick. While some of the high end tradeskills are cumbersome, many of the items made can and do sell in Bazaar (even if at low profit), particularly certain stat food and drink items.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

DEVICE(S)

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Ordin Wheasly

N/A

Oven

or

Spit

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT 

Skill modifier

(Outlined in task window)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons: First, at this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare. Then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

TRAINING POINTS PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE Skill Levels N/A (Earned Training Points) (Class Guild Trainer) N/A N/A If you have the training points; are willing to spend them; and feel like spending them can help reduce significant costs, time and effort in this skill... feel free to use your points to buy free skill levels from your class guild trainer in the Plane of Knowledge. As a note, they can only train you to a skill of 100 and you will not likely have enough Training Points to do this for every skill.

55

to

135

Plane of Knowledge

Fish Rolls

Fresh Fish

&

Bat Wing

Ramos Jerwan

and

Darius Gandril

N/A

Oven

or

Spit

The ingredients are vendor sold & cheap!

136

to

191

Plane of Knowledge

Patty Melt

Cheese

&

Loaf of Bread

&

Wolf or Bear or Lion Meat

Culkin Ironstove

Non-Stick Frying Pan

Oven

or

Spit

You will need to acquire or make a Non-Stick Frying Pan.

192

to

207

ABYSMAL SEA

Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Rolls

Bat Wing

&

Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Meat

Duath Untez

Fishing Pole

&

Bait

Brew Barrel

&

Oven

or

Spit

&

Mixing Bowl

Now it starts getting involved, but not necessarily expensive.

This one involves sub-combines and farming.

Take a Fishing Pole and some Bait, then fish up the Saltwater Crab Meat  and/or Saltwater Tuna (Natimbi). It comes in various weights that you will have to break down into 1 lb. Saltwater Crab or Tuna (combine them in a Mixing Bowl). Then make them into Saltwater Crab (or Tuna) Meat (combine them again, in a Mixing Bowl).

As a note, take a few empty bags with you, as you will get a lot of Crab & Tuna in a short time.

Now you will need to make the Beer-Based Batter (Brewing), using items (Cup of Flour, Cup of Sugar, Ground Pepper, Red Wine, Short Beer & Vinegar) sold by the brewing and/or baking vendors.

Next, make the Beer-Battered Crab (Meat and Batter in a Mixing Bowl).

Lastly, make the Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Rolls (Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Meat with a Bat Wing in a Mixing Bowl).

208

to

252

YOUR CHOICE

&

ABYSMAL SEA

Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Souffle

Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Meat

&

(2) Egg Batter

&

Clump of Dough

&

Vegetables

Tylida Eraldi

&

Dray Cuves

N/A

Brew Barrel

&

Oven

or

Spit

&

Mixing Bowl

First off, you will need a most any type of egg, to make Egg Batter (Bottle of Milk & most any egg in a Mixing Bowl). 

You also need them to make Clump of Dough (Bottle of Milk, Cup of Flour and most any egg in a Mixing Bowl).

Eggs drop off most "reptile" type MOB's in many zones, so farm them up wherever you please. Or buy them.

If you have plenty of Crab & Tuna left over from above, great! If not, time to do more fishing!

You will also need Vegetables. If you don't have any, you can make them using items sold by the Baking vendor (Carrot, Turnip & Lettuce) in a Mixing Bowl.

When ready, as above, make the crab (and tuna) into into Beer-Battered Crab (or Tuna) Meat.

Then use the Beer-Battered Meat, a Clump of Dough, (2) Egg Batter and Vegetables to make the souffle (in an Oven)!

253

to

300

Brell's Rest

&

Plane of Knowledge

Beer-Braised Brell's Bounty Jerky

Beer-Battered Brell's Bounty

Jug of Sauces

&

Smoker

Chef Denrun

Smoker

Brew Barrel

&

Mixing Bowl

&

Oven

You need a Smoker (player made).

Head to Brell's Rest. 

Brell's Bounty are ground spawns (they look like white mushrooms). They can also be foraged and they also drop from MOB's (mostly Burynai). You will need a a few hundred of them!

Of course, you can always buy them, acquire them from other players or, perhaps you have some stockpiled!

Once ready, head to Plane of Knowledge. As above, you will need more Beer-Based Batter.

Next, you need to make the Brell's Bounty into Prepared Brell's Bounty (Brell's Bounty and a Water Flask in a Mixing Bowl)

Now make the Beer-Battered Brell's Bounty (Beer-Based Batter & Prepared Brell's Bounty in a Mixing Bowl).

Next, buy some Jug of Sauces and make the Jerky (Oven)!

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BLACKSMITHING

AKA: Smithing; Metalworking; Metallurgy

DEVICES: Forge(s)

RELATED TOOLS & ITEMS: Smithy Hammer; Var Shir Anvil; File; Blacksmith's Adamantine Hammer, Velium Smithy Hammer, Grandmaster's Smith 's Hammer; Geerlok Automated Hammer; Humming Luclinite Mallet, File...

NOTES: This skill can be pretty expensive and difficult to master, in the long run, even if you can farm most of the needs.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

DEVICE(S)

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Snokin Breaksteel

N/A

Forge

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

Skill Modifier

(Outlined in task window)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons: First, at this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare. Then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

TRAINING POINTS Plane of Knowledge N/A (Earned Training Points) (Guild Class Trainer) (Varies by Class) N/A N/A If you have the training points; are willing to spend them; and feel like spending them can help reduce significant costs, time and effort in this skill... feel free to use your points to buy free skill levels from your class guild trainer in the Plane of Knowledge. As a note, they can only train you to a skill of 100 and you will not likely have enough Training Points to do this for every skill.

55

to

300

Plane of Knowledge

&

As Needed

(Optional) Chain Bracer Template

Chainmail Bracer Template Pattern

&

Metal Tempering Chemicals

&

(Optional) Ore

&

(Optional) Coal

Blacksmith Gerta

Smithy Hammer

Forge

Now it gets more expensive and/or time consuming, but at least options are available.

First off, go to the tradeskill book vendors by up by the library in the Plane of Knowledge. Buy and scribe all of the books/scrolls related to smithing, to avoid any possible concerns later, from not being able to do combines due to having never done this.

From 55 all the way to 300, you can make various types of Chain Bracer Templates. The type you make is determined by the type of ore you use, and the related type of coal you need. The only thing that is not vendor sold, are the Ores.

The ores can be acquired from other players, purchased in Bazaar, from vendor diving and/or farmed up.

Because of the difficulty in obtaining some ores in quantity, having options is the best idea!

Using the below chart, seek out ores that are above your current trivial and then do the related combine.

The recipe is always the same, for any type ore, with the exception of the coal type required. The chart below lists the ore, the trivial and the coal type needed. The lower the ore on the chart, the cheaper the vendor components will be.

Tin Ore     20     Crude Coal

Iron Ore     40     Natural Coal

Silvril Ore     66     Sulfurous Coal

Thalium Ore     90     Brown Coal

Iridium Ore    124     Nitrous Coal

Fulginate Ore     158     Dull Black Coal

Rubicite Ore     196     Brown Nitrous Coal

Indium Ore     234     Dark Brown Coal

Rhenium Ore     272     Black Nitrous Coal

Tungsten Ore     310     Lustrous Coal

Cobalt Ore     348     Toulene Coal

Titanium Ore     386     Anthracite Coal

Tantalum Ore     424     Bituminous Coal

Osmium Ore     488     Purified Coal

Vanadium Ore     488     Brimstone Coal

Palladium Ore     488     Shiny Coal

Scorched Ore     488     Charged Coal

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BREWING

AKA: Bootlegging

DEVICES: Brew Barrel, Collapsed Distillery...

RELATED TOOLS & ITEMS: , Cyclops Skull, Corking Device...

NOTES: This skill is pretty cheap to master, in the long run! In fact, you can get to 248 within a day or two.. and darn cheap too!

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

DEVICE(S)

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Yitimis Groglenog

N/A

Brew Barrel

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

Skill Modifier

(Outlined in task window)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons: First, at this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare. Then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

TRAINING POINTS Plane of Knowledge N/A (Earned Training Points) (Guild Class Trainer) (Varies by Class) N/A N/A If you have the training points; are willing to spend them; and feel like spending them can help reduce significant costs, time and effort in this skill... feel free to use your points to buy free skill levels from your class guild trainer in the Plane of Knowledge. As a note, they can only train you to a skill of 100 and you will not likely have enough Training Points to do this for every skill.

55

to

68

Plane of Knowledge

Ale

Barley

&

Malt

&

Water

&

Cask

Brewmaster Berina

N/A

Brew Barrel

or

Collapsed Distillery

All store bought and cheap!

69

to

122

Plane of Knowledge

Fetid Essence

Fishing Grubbs

&

Water

Caden Zharik

&

Brewmaster Berina

N/A

Brew Barrel

or

Collapsed Distillery

All store bought and cheap!

123

to

135

Plane of Knowledge

Ol'Tujim's Fierce Brew

Barley

&

Hops

&

Yeast

&

Malt

&

Cask

Brewmaster Berina

N/A

Brew Barrel

All store bought and cheap!

136

to

188

Plane of Knowledge

Faydwer Shaker

Mead

&

Dwarven Ale

&

Elven Wine

&

Gnomish Spirits

&

Cask

Brewmaster Berina

N/A

Brew Barrel

All store bought and cheap!

189

to

248

Plane of Knowledge

Minotaur Hero's Brew

(3) Malt

&

(2) Water Flask

&

(2) Short Beer

&

Yeast

&

Cask

Brewmaster Berina

N/A

Brew Barrel

All store bought and cheap!

249

to

250

Plane of Knowledge

Clear Absinth

Bottle

&

Water Flask

&

Grande Wormwood

Brewmaster Berina

&

Alchemist Redsa

N/A

Brew Barrel

All store bought and reasonably cheap!

251

to

300

Plane of Knowledge

&

Oceangreen Hills

Rose Absinth

Absinth

&

Corn Rose

N/A

N/A

Brew Barrel

You will need to make a lot of the above combine (Clear Absinth).

You will also need to acquire a lot of Corn Rose. These are found as ground spawns in Oceangreen Hills, near the Oceangreen Village zone. You can also acquire them from other players or buy them in Bazaar, if you like.

This will require a lot of time, as there are only so many spawn spots and they take a little time to respawn -- but it is a real cheap way to 300.

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FISHING

AKA: Angling, Fly Making...

DEVICES: Tackle Box, Fly Making Bench, Bait Dispenser...

RELATED TOOLS & ITEMS: Fishing Pole, Bait, Filleting Knife, Skinning Knife, Gutting Knife...

NOTES: Super cheap to max out... but time-consuming.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(Merchants)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

DEVICE(S)

NOTES

0

to

200

Any Zone where you can find water, lava (sometimes) or similar liquid accumulations that you can fish in.

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fishing Pole (any kind)

&

Bait (any kind)

N/A

There is no need at all for the Tackle Box (and doing combines therein).

Simply fish and fish and fish.

I strongly suggest that you fish in Natimbi to assist in Baking needs.

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FLETCHING

AKA: Bowyering, Bow Making, Furniture Making, Arrow Making

DEVICES: Fletching Kit(s), Fletching Table...

RELATED TOOLS & ITEMS: Collapsible Fletching Kit, Planing Tool, Geerlok Laminating Device, (2) Laminator Roller...

NOTES: This skill is cheap to about a 202 skill, a level you can attain in just one day. After that, it gets difficult and can be expensive. After 268, if you aren't a Wood Elf or a Tunare follower, it can become pretty expensive and difficult.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

IN

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

SKILL MODIFIER

(SEVERAL)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons. At this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare and then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

55

to

68

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 1 Bone Point Arrow (Range 50)

Field Point Arrowheads

&

Large Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Bone Arrow Shafts

&

Several Round Cut Fletchings

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

69

to

80

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 3 Wood Point Arrow (Range 5)

Field Point Arrowheads

&

Large Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Wooden Arrow Shafts

&

Several Shield Cut Fletchings

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

81

to

102

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 1 Wood Hooked Arrow (Range 50)

Hooked Arrowheads

&

Large Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Wooden Arrow Shafts

&

Several Round Cut Fletchings

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

103

to

122

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 4 Wood Point Arrow (Range 50)

Field Point Arrowheads

&

Large Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Wooden Arrow Shafts

&

Set of Wooden Arrow Vanes

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

123

to

135

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 1 Ceramic Point Arrow (Range 50)

Field Point Arrowheads

&

Large Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Ceramic Arrow Shafts

&

Several Round Cut Fletchings

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

136

to

162

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 5 Wood Point Arrow (Range 75)

Silver Tipped Arrowheads

&

Small Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Wood Arrow Shafts

&

Set of Bone Arrow Vanes

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

163

to

202

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 6 Wood Point Arrow (Range 50)

Field Point Arrowheads

&

Large Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Wooden Arrow Shafts

&

Set of Ceramic Arrow Vanes

Imildu Woodstreak

N/A

Fletching Kit

Buy the needed items, and sell back the results.

203

to

227

NATIMBI, THE BROKEN SHORES

&

ABYSMAL SEA

Class 3 Serrated Tip Arrow (Range 25)

Serrated Arrowhead

&

Medium Grove Nocks

&

Bundled Steel Arrow Shafts

&

Several Shield Cut Fletchings

Imildu Woodstreak

File

Fletching Kit

Now it gets a bit more difficult, but you only need to farm one item.

You need to farm (or buy) Chunk of Taelosian Rock. This can be refined into Taelosian Stone, which can then be made into Serrated Arrowheads.

These are probably most easily farmed in Natimbi, but they drop in most all of the GoD zones.

228

to

268

ACRYLIA CAVERNS

&

SHADEWEAVERS THICKET

&

PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE

Shadow Tipped Acrylia Arrow

Several Shield Cut Fletchings

&

Condensed Shadow Arrowheads

&

Bundled Acrylia Arrow Shafts

&

Small Groove Nocks

Jaren Cloudchaser

File

Forge

&

Fletching Kit

Now you must farm (or buy) at least two ingredients.

You will need to farm Small Brick of Acrylia Ore. They are most easily farmed in Acrylia Caverns off most any Grimling there.

 You will also need to farm Chunk of Condensed Shadow to make the arrowheads with. These are probably best farmed in Shadeweavers Thicket, off of the "Shak Dratha" MOB's. Shak Dratha's spawn in the caves -- at night (time is hard to tell in Luclin zones).

269

to

282

PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE

Carved Shadewood Compound Bow (hemp)

Hemp Twine

&

Shadewood Bow Staff

&

(2) Standard Bow Cam

Ellis Cloudchaser

Whittling Blade

Fletching Kit

Unless you are a Wood Elf or a Tunare worshipper, it now gets really difficult and expensive.

Expect to spend around 30K to get to 282.

Luckily, however, everything you need is sold right in PoK.

283

to

298

PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE

Desiccated Treant Recurve Bow

Shimmering Steel Bow String

&

Desiccated Bow Staff

Higwyn Matrick

Planing Tool

Fletching Kit

Now it gets truly difficult and/or expensive.

For every combine, you will need two Spiderling Silks and a Fallen Dry Treant Branch or a Dry Treant Branch.

The Treant Branches (used to make the staff) can be foraged -- and also a ground spawn -- in Elddar Forest and the Ruins of Takish Hiz. They can also be most easily farmed in Goru'kar Mesa (treants). Otherwise you will have to buy these from other players.

The Spiderling Silk (used two at a time to make Silk Thread) is may be best farmed in Nektulos Forest.

The only other item you need is sold in the Plane of Knowledge as noted (Shimmering Steel Thread).

299

to

300

PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE

Oak Treant Compound Bow

(Trivial 311)

Shimmering Steel Bow String

&

Oak Treant Bow Staff

&

(2) Battle Bow Cam

Higwyn Matrick

Planing Tool

Fletching Kit

For every combine, you will need two Spiderling Silks and a Fallen Straight Oak Treant Branch (or a Straight Oak Treant Branch, but it's harder to get).

The Treant Branches (used to make the staff) can be foraged (-- and also a ground spawn -- in Elddar Forest and the Ruins of Takish Hiz. They also be most easily farmed in Goru'kar Mesa (treants). Otherwise you will have to buy these off other players.

The Spiderling Silk (used two at a time to make Silk Thread) is may be best farmed in Nektulos Forest.

The only other item you need is sold in the Plane of Knowledge as noted (Shimmering Steel Thread).

You will also need two Battle Bow Cams per combine. These are made by tinkerers, using Grease, Battle Bolts and Battle Cams. The Battle Bolts & Cams are made via Smithing using File, Cam parts Mold and either a Sundered Blade, a Sundered Blades Shards or a Broken Battle Blade (these can be found by foraging or as a drop in the Field of Scale or The Devastation).

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JEWELRY MAKING

AKA: Jewelry

DEVICES: Jeweler's Kit; Reinforced Jeweler's Kit

TOOLS AND RELATED ITEMS: Collapsible Jewelry Kit, Gem Cutter, Geerlok Gem Setter, Etching Tools, Reinforced Jewelry Kit, Jeweler's Glass, Marquis Cut Tool (or any other name it can be changed into)...

NOTES: This skill is expensive, but not as expensive as you may believe. Attaining a skill of 274 can be done with all store bought, non-enchanted and non-imbued items. After that, however, it does gets more complicated.

The "basic" method to follow is not fully listed below, as it would take up way too much space. However, the basic system is to start with Silver Bars then Electrum Bars, then Gold Bars and then Platinum Bars (all store bought). With each bar, start with the cheapest gem and them move up to the next cheapest gem as it becomes trivial (usually the Trivial order is something like Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Hematite, Cat's Eye Agate, Bloodstone, Onyx, Jasper, Carnelian, Star Rose Quartz, Amber, Wolf's Eye Agate, Jade, Pearl, Topaz, Peridot, Emerald, Opal, Amethyst, Fire Opal, Star Ruby, Fire Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Jacinth, Diamond...). Simply go up on the gem until you max out on merchant sold gems, or until you feel it is too expensive. At that point, move up on the metal and start again (be wary, though, as many of the lower gems will all ready be trivial with the new metal).

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

IN

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

SKILL MODIFIER

(SEVERAL)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons. At this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare and then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

55

to

74

ABYSMAL SEA

Electrum Malachite Bracelet (No Stats)

Electrum Bar

&

Malachite

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

75

to

90

ABYSMAL SEA

Electrum Onyx Pendant (No Stats)

Electrum Bar

&

Onyx

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

91

to

100

ABYSMAL SEA

Electrum Amber Earring (No Stats)

Electrum Bar

&

Amber

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

101

to

114

ABYSMAL SEA

Electrum Peridot Bracelet (No Stats)

Electrum Bar

&

Peridot

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

115

to

146

ABYSMAL SEA

Gold Malachite Bracelet (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Malachite

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

Now it steps up on expense, as you are now into using Gold Bars (skipping over the Silver Bars).

147

to

164

ABYSMAL SEA

Jasper Gold Earring (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Jasper

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

165

to

178

ABYSMAL SEA

Golden Jaded Bracelet (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Jade

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

179

to

191

ABYSMAL SEA

Golden Opal Amulet (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Opal

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

192

to

196

ABYSMAL SEA

Golden Fire Wedding Ring (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Fire Opal

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

197

to

199

ABYSMAL SEA

Golden Star Ruby Ring (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Star Ruby

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

200

to

202

ABYSMAL SEA

Fire Emerald Golden Bracelet (No Stats)

Gold Bar

&

Fire Emerald

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

203

to

220

ABYSMAL SEA

Platinum Lapis Lazuli Necklace (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Lapis Lazuli

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

The cost really steps up now, as you are now to the level of using Platinum Bars.

221

to

228

ABYSMAL SEA

Cat Eye Platinum Necklace (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Cat's Eye Agate

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

229

to

239

ABYSMAL SEA

Platinum Carnelian Wedding Ring (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Carnelian

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

240

to

244

ABYSMAL SEA

Platinum Amber Ring (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Amber

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

245

to

244

ABYSMAL SEA

Jaded Platinum Ring (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Jade

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

245

to

252

ABYSMAL SEA

Platinum Pearl Ring (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Pearl

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

253

to

274

ABYSMAL SEA

Fire Emerald Platinum Ring (No Stats)

Platinum Bar

&

Fire Emerald

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Jeweler's Kit

Buy the ingredients and sell back the results.

275

to

300

ANY

Square Cut Black Sapphire

Uncut Black Sapphire

&

Jewelers Glass

&

Square Cut Tool

Glirina Morningbloom

N/A

Reinforced Jeweler's Kit

The Square Cut Tool is sold by most any Jewelry vendor. If you don;t see it, just buy any shape of cutting tool they offer, and simply combine it in a Jewlery kit over and over until it becomes a Square Cutting Tool.

You will have to make or buy (from another player) a Jeweler's Glass. If you make it, just know that it may take many combines on one step until you succeed (just keep redoing the combine).

The Uncut Black Sapphire is a random drop in many zones. They are usually not that expensive in Bazaar and can often be found cheap on Vendors (where players sold them to the Vendor).

HOWEVER -- the above is the cheaper option. If you can not find enough Uncut Black Sapphires, there is a more expensive item you can make... a Velium Blue Diamond Bracelet. You can buy Velium Bars iN Thurgadin and Boue Diamonds are a common drop in many zones, but are most easily found and bought from Vendors (players sell them to Vnedors in large numbers, usually).

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POTTERY

AKA: N/A

DEVICES: Pottery Wheel, Kiln

TOOLS AND RELATED ITEMS: Sculpting Tools...

NOTES: This skill is pretty cheap and easy to a level of 199. After that it gets progressively more expensive and difficult. Many unfired items will not sell back to vendors, which adds to the cost. Buying an additional item(s) and to "fire" the items into a final product is normally not worth the effort or added expense.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

IN

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Malkidiv U`Ycionuz

N/A

Pottery Wheel

or

Kiln

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

SKILL MODIFIER

(SEVERAL)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons. At this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare and then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

55

to

102

ABYSMAL SEA

Unfired Small Bowl

Bowl Sketch

&

Small Block of Clay

&

Water Flask

Malkidiv U'Ycionuz

&

Dray Cuves

N/A

Pottery Wheel

All store bought and cheap.

103

to

122

ABYSMAL SEA

Unfired Medium Bowl

Medium Bowl Sketch

&

Block of Clay

&

Water Flask

Malkidiv U'Ycionuz

&

Dray Cuves

N/A

Pottery Wheel

All store bought and cheap.

123

to

148

ABYSMAL SEA

Unfired Large Bowl

Glass Shard

&

Large Bowl Sketch

&

Large Block of Clay

&

Water Flask

Malkidiv U'Ycionuz

&

Dray Cuves

N/A

Pottery Wheel

All store bought and cheap.

149

to

188

ABYSMAL SEA

Unfired Sealed Poison Vial

Crows Special Brew

&

Sealed Vial Sketch

&

Small Block of Clay

&

Water Flask

Malkidiv U'Ycionuz

&

Dray Cuves

N/A

Pottery Wheel

All store bought and cheap.

Note: A host of assorted furs/pelts can be used in place of the Crows Special Brew, but furs can't be store bought (you have to farm them or buy them in Bazaar).

189

to

199

ABYSMAL SEA

Unfired Casserole Dish

Casserole Dish Sketch

&

Ceramic Lining

&

Large Block of Clay

&

Water Flask

Malkidiv U'Ycionuz

&

Dray Cuves

N/A

Pottery Wheel

&

Kiln

All store bought and cheap.

You have to make the Ceramic Lining.

200

to

216

Plane of Knowledge

&

Crypt of Decay

Unfired Planar Stein

Block of Tanaan Clay

&

Ceramic Lining Sketch

&

Water Flask

&

Tainted Planar Essence

Tallis Paerk

&

Malkidiv U'Ycionuz

&

Dray Cuves

Sculpting Tools

Pottery Wheel

Now it gets a little more difficult, as you need a farmed item.

You can buy the Tainted Planar Essence from other players... or sometimes find them on Vendors in the Plane of Tranquility. They can also be farmed Planes of Power zones.

The Sculpting Tools are store bought (cheap).

217

to

222

Plane of Knowledge

Unfired Opal Encrusted Stein

Celestial Essence

&

Lacquered Opal

&

Ceramic Lining Sketch

&

Large Block of Magic Clay

&

Water Flask

Darius Gandril

&

Loran Thu`Leth

&

Kanio Paerk

&

Kirem Deepfacet

&

Elisha Dirtyshoes

Sculpting Tools

Mixing Bowl

Jewelry Kit

&

Pottery Wheel

Now it starts getting more expensive and difficult, as multiple sub-combines come into play, along with the use of gems.

You need to make the Celestial Essence.

You also need to make the Lacquered Opal. This is the expensive component.

Lastly, you will require the help of other players (Enchanters) to enchant Large Blocks of Clay for you (or buy them in Bazaar).

Everything is store bought, otherwise.

If you need a Charisma buff item, you might want to fire a couple of these with a High Quality Firing Sheet and keep them.

223

to

248

Plane of Knowledge

Unfired Idol (Cazic Thule)

Idol Sketch

&

Large Block of Magic Clay

&

Imbued Amber

&

Vial of Clear Mana

Elisha Dirtyshoes

&

Kirem Deepfacet

&

Ciren Darkbog

Sculpting Tools

Pottery Wheel

From here on out you will become very reliant on others to imbue, enchant or cast up items for you. You can sometimes buy these items in Bazaar.

Amber is the cheapest of the gems to choose from. However, Peridots and Jades (making variant Idols) can get you to this same level with the same basic recipe (but for the gem part).

The hard part here (with Amber) is finding a Cazic Thule following Shaman or Cleric to imbue them for you.

The Jades are imbued by Shamans who follow Rallos Zek, while the Peridots are imbued by Clerics who follow Bristlebane.

Again, you need an Enchanter to enchant Large Blocks of Clay for you.

Lastly, you also need an Enchanter (using a Poison Vial and an Emerald) to cast up Vials of Clear Mana for you.

Everything is store bought, otherwise.

249

to

255

Plane of Knowledge

Unfired Idol (Erollisi Marr)

Idol Sketch

&

Large Block of Magic Clay

&

Imbued Rose Quartz

&

Vial of Clear Mana

Elisha Dirtyshoes

&

Kirem Deepfacet

&

Ciren Darkbog

Sculpting Tools

Pottery Wheel

Star Rose Quartz is the cheapest of the gems to choose from. However, Opals (making a variant Idol) can get you to this same level with the same basic recipe (but for the gem).

You will need a Cleric who follows Erollisi Marr to imbue the Star Rose Quartz.

The Opals have to be imbued by Clerics who follow Rodcet Nife.

Again, you need an Enchanter to enchant Large Blocks of Clay and to cast up Vials of Clear Mana for you.

Everything is store bought, otherwise.

256

to

287

Plane of Knowledge

Unfired Glorious Large Axe Head Shaped Mold

Exotic Silk

&

Large Axe Head Shaped Mold Sketch

&

(4) Large Block of Clay

Sculptor Radee

Pottery Wheel

This phase gets a bit easier, in a way.

The Exotic Silk is the only non-Vendor ingredient. Exotic Silk is a common drop in Veil of Alaris zones. Or, you can usually buy it at decent prices from other Players.

288

to

300

Argath, Bastion of Ildaera

Unfired Wurmslayer Ornament

(2) Alaris Infused Clay

&

Hematite

&

Wurmslayer Ornament Sketch

Potter Yogen

Pottery Wheel

This combine only requires one (1) non-Vendor item and the help of an Enchanter.

The Alaris Infused Clay is made with a Water Flask (many vendors sell this), a Large Block of Magic Clay (Enchanters cast this up using a Large Block of Clay,  sold by most Pottery vendors) and an Essence of Alaris (a common drop in Veil of Alaris zones and often sold at a reasonable price by other players).

The Hematite is sold by most any Jewelry Vendor and the Wurmslayer Ornament Setch is sold in Argath, Bastion of Illdaera.

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RESEARCH

AKA: Spell Research

DEVICES: Spell Research Kit, Research Table

TOOLS AND RELATED ITEMS

NOTES: This skill is not too expensive in the lower levels, but at higher levels the ingredients become increasingly difficult to find in quantity and/or it can get expensive. All classes can accomplish most every Research recipe, these days.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

IN

NOTES

0

to

54

Crescent Reach

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Researcher Akila

N/A

Spell Research Kit

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

SKILL MODIFIER

(SEVERAL)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons. At this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare and then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when trade skilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

55

to

102

Crescent Reach

Aqua Fortis

Oil of Vitrol

&

Saltpeter

Researcher Layla

N/A

Spell Research Kit

Saltpeter is a dropped item, most easily farmed in the Plane of Innovation. However, you can often find it on merchants (sold to them by players) and/or in Bazaar (for cheap).

The Oil of Vitrol is sold by the noted Vendor.

103

to

144

Crescent Reach

Parchment Solution

Aqua Regia

&

Fire Emerald

& Gnomish Heat Source

&

Vial of Pure Water

Researcher Layla

&

Jeweler Nailah

N/A

Spell Research Kit

And now the expensive begins!

This recipe uses all Vendor sold items.

The Vial of Pure Water is made from (5) Empty Vials, a Gnomish Heat Source and (4) Water Flasks.

All items are all sold by the noted Vendors

145

to

xxx

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

Spell Research Kit

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TAILORING 

AKA: Sewing

DEVICES: Sewing Kits, Looms, Coldain Tanners Kit, Cultural Sewing Kits & Looms

TOOLS AND RELATED ITEMS: Muramite Needle, Cultural Needles, Platinum Thimble, Simple Sewing Needle...

NOTES: This skill was once the most difficult and expensive one to master. This is because it required farmed items, foraged items, sub-combine items and hard to obtain items at lower levels than other skills.

SKILL-UP CHART (UPDATED)

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

IN

NOTES

0

to

54

ABYSMAL SEA

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Tonlyei Lyhin

N/A

Loom

or

Sewing Kit

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

SKILL MODIFIER

(SEVERAL)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons. At this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare and then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

55

to

300

PLANE OF KNOWLEDGE

&

AS NEEDED

(Optional) Silk Wristband Template

Silk Curing Chemicals

&

Silk Wristband Template Pattern

&

(2) (Optional) Silk

&

(Optional) Filament

Filament

Loom

Simple Sewing Needle

Now it gets more expensive and/or time consuming, but at least options are available.

First off, go to the tradeskill book vendors by up by the library in the Plane of Knowledge. Buy and scribe all of the books/scrolls related to tailoring, to avoid any possible concerns later, from not being able to do combines due to having never done this.

From 55 all the way to 300, you can make various types of Silk Wristband Templates. The type you make is determined by the type of silk you use, and the related type of filament you also need. The only thing that is not vendor sold, are the Silks.

The silks can be acquired from other players, purchased in Bazaar, from vendor diving and/or farmed up.

Because of the difficulty in obtaining some silks in quantity, having options is the best idea!

Using the below chart, seek out silks that are above your current trivial and then do the related combine.

The recipe is always the same, for any type silk, with the exception of the filament type required. The chart below lists the silk, the trivial and the filament type needed. The lower the silk on the chart, the cheaper the vendor components will be.

Coarse Silk     20     Crude Filament

Rough Silk     40     Plain Filament

Tacky Silk     66     Twisted Filament

Sullied Silk     90     Thread Filament

Thick Silk     124     Cord Filament

Crude Silk     158     Fiber Filament

Natural Silk     196     String Filament

Pristine Silk     234      Wire Filament

Fine Silk     272     Soft Filament

Excellent Silk     310      Fine Filament

Superb Silk     348     Silk  Filament

Flawless Silk     386     Strand Filament

Exquisite Silk     424     Mythical Filament

Immaculate Silk     488     Faysilk Filament

Fantastic Silk     488     Reinforced Filament

Exotic Silk     488     Plated Filament

Befouled Silk     488     Calcified Filament

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TINKERING

AKA: None.

DEVICES: Toolbox(es).

TOOLS AND RELATED ITEMS: Tinkering Tradeskill Trophies...

NOTES: This skill is only available to Gnomish Paladins -- as it is a Gnome only skill. My experience with this skill is from my "Tinker-bot" (a gnome cleric).

SKILL-UP CHART

LEVEL

WHERE

WHAT

PRIMARY

RECIPE

NPC'S

(MERCHANTS)

SPECIAL

TOOLS?

COMBINE

IN

NOTES

0

to

50

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

As a Gnome, you start with a Tinkering Skill of 50.

However, you will not be able to advance the skill until after you attain Level 16.

So -- XP to Level 16!

TROPHY

WEST FREEPORT

SKILL MODIFIER

(SEVERAL)

Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs

&

Judge Marion Teld`mare

(AS NEEDED)

(AS NEEDED)

It is best to acquire your tradeskill trophy early on for two reasons. At this level, the combines are easier and ingredients are easier to acquire. Secondly, the trophy will progress as you skill up, providing and increased skill modifier as you progress.

The combines required are detailed in the task window. Simply go acquire the ingredients, make the necessary number of items, come back and do the turn ins with Judge Marion Teld`mare and then hail Event Coordinator Baublie Diggs.

Then, when tradeskilling, make sure to equip the trophy.

51

to

54

Abysmal Sea

Tradeskill Freebie Quest

The NPC will tell you

Skelontorim Orrthemech

N/A

Toolbox

Do not do this until you attain level 16, first, or you will not get any skill-ups.

This mini-quest is 100% free!

The NPC will give you the combine items!

Most of these will be trivial to you until the last series of combines!

55

to

95

Abysmal Sea

Spyglass

Collapsible Fishing Pole

&

Metal Rod

&

Metal Twine

&

Reflective Shard

Skelontorim Orrthemech

N/A

Toolbox

All store bought parts that are relatively cheap.

Even the Collapsible Fishing Pole is cheap to make with store bought items at the same place.

The only set-back is that the Fishing Pole and the Spyglass do not stack, meaning bag space will hinder your progress (make poles, make spyglasses, sell spy glasses, repeat).

The cool thing about tinkering is you carry the combine device with you, meaning you can sit with the merchant window and tool box open (so you can buy/sell as you tinker).

96

to

122

Abysmal Sea

Powered Gloves

Firewater

&

Gears

&

Metal Twine

&

Sprockets

&

Steel Lined Gloves

Skelontorim Orrthemech

N/A

Toolbox

All store bought pats and relatively cheap.

The only sub-combine is the Firewater, which is also made from store bought items.

123

to

148

Abysmal Sea

Aqualung

Fresh Fish

&

Metal Rod

&

Metal Twine

&

Gnomish Bolts

&

Fine Coral Mesh

&

Silk Lined Steel Helm

Dray Cuves

&

Skelontorim Orrthemech

N/A

Toolbox

The good news is that all the items are still store bought and there are no sub-combines.

The bad news is that they are far more expensive.

149

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

Now things get tougher, as from here on out you will need at least one farmed item.

.

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

xxx

N/A

Toolbox

xxx

to

XXX

N/A

Toolbox

XXX

to

300

N/A

Toolbox

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