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Achieving Grandmaster Artisan Times 7


Hello everyone! I hope you all had fun on Labor's Day. I sure did!
I ate hamburgers and corn on the cob and then had ice cream for dessert.
Nom nom nom.

But, I have great wizzy news that I wanted to let you all know about.
Take a look at the pictures that I have posted below.
Do you notice something in common that all of those pictures have??? ;)


    








 YES! I'm quite pleased to let you all know that all 7 wizards of mine,
one from EACH Ravenwood school, are now
Grandmaster Artisans!

This was quite a task, I'm telling you.
At the very beginning of this journey, I was dismayed at the thought
of turning all of my seven wizards into GMAs.
I had felt that it was nearly impossible to do this.
But, with much persistence and patience, I made this goal of mine a success!

Now here's a few tips that I have learned throughout all of this
that I would love to share with you fellow wizard crafters.

Now if you are JUST starting out on the Crafting quests
and you're quite lost on what to do or how to start.
Check this guide out on Crafting101 which will lead you through it.
http://starsofthespiral.webs.com/crafting101guide.htm

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#1: BUY IN BULK
FILL YOUR SHOPPING CART TO THE BRIM!
This will save you gold at the bazaar
since the more you get, the cheaper they are gonna be.
And frankly it also saves you energy too in the long run ROFL!

Top 10 Rare Reagents To Watch Out For:

#1: Golden Pearls
#2: Sunstones
#3: Diamonds
#4: Black Pearls
#5: Nightshade
#6: Sandstones
#7: Frost Flowers
#8: Scrap Iron
#9: Black Lotus
#10: Blood Moss

Grendelweed is also considered a Rare reagent,
however it's not needed for the crafting quests
which is why it's not listed above.
However, I thought you should know for future reference 
just in case you want to craft other crafting items that is not crafting quest related,
but does need Grendelweed.  Such as the Carousel!
This reagent can be found from harvesting Frost Flowers
or gardening Fickle Pickles.

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#2: BUY FROM THE BEGINNING
BUY, BUY, BUY!
Don't wait until you get the quest to start buying up reagents. start early!
Research the recipes of the future crafting quest lines and start gathering from the beginning.

In fact, here's the link to my site with all of the crafting quests recipes!
http://starsofthespiral.webs.com/craftingquests.htm

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#3: GARDENING IS A MUST
PINK DANDELIONS, FROZEN FLY TRAPS, EVIL MAGMA PEAS,
FICKLE PICKLES & DEADLY HELEPHANT EARS FTW!

The plants I mentioned up above are my favorites.
And they will provide you with all of the rare reagents
that you will need for your crafting quests.

But, if you can't afford the crown plants, that's alright.
There are other non-crown plants that could also help you.

Plants That Drops The Top 10 Rare Reagents To Watch Out For:


#1: Golden Pearls
Evil Magma Peas,
Fickle Pickle,
Maelstrom Snap Dragon,
Silver Trumpet Vine


#2: Sunstones
Evil Magma Peas,
Fickle Pickle,
Maelstrom Snap Dragon,
King Parsley


#3: Diamonds
Deadly Helephant Ears,
King Parsley,
Frozen Fly Trap,
Fickle Pickle


#4: Black Pearls
Pink Dandelion,
King Parsley,
Deadly Fly Trap


#5: Nightshades
Fickle Pickle


#6: Sandstones
Evil Magma Peas,
Fickle Pickle,
Maelstrom Snap Dragon,
Deadly Helephant Ears


#7: Frost Flowers
Evil Snow Peas,
Fickle Pickle,
Frozen Fly Trap


#8: Scrap Iron
Burning Snap Dragon,
Helephant Ears,
Evil Magma Peas,
Venus Fly Trap

#9: Black Lotus
Burning Snap Dragons,
Evil Magma Peas


#10: Blood Moss
Fickle Pickle,
Pink Dandelion,
Deadly Fly Trap

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#3: FARMING IS A CHORE, BUT HAS TO BE DONE
REAGENTS OR BUST!

Now, if you want to farm for gold so you can buy reagents from the bazaar,
Halfang Bristlecrown in Vestrilund, Wintertusk is the best farming spot.
That's the easy part.
But, farming for reagents is a different story.

Here's the best spots for Reagent Farming:


#1: Golden Pearls
The Pearls from the Portico. It also can be found in Grotto and Stormriven Hall.
But, believe me, the Portico is the BEST spot for Golden Pearl farming.


#2: Sunstones
The Bosses in Chancel, Trial of the Sphere and the 5 Bosses of Stormriven Hall.


#3: Diamonds
Dropped from Ore which is found everywhere.
But my favorite place is Dragonspyre.


#4: Black Pearls
Black Lotus which is found mostly in Mooshu and Vestrilund, Wintertusk.
But, my favorite place is Ancient Burial Grounds, Yoshitito Temple, Mooshu.


#5: Nightshade
Dropped from Deep Mushrooms
which is found everywhere in Mooshu.


#6: Sandstones
Dropped from Stone Blocks which is found everywhere
especially in Krokotopia and Dragonspyre.
Bosses do drop Sandstone everywhere.
But, I personally prefer the bosses in Chancel.


#7: Frost Flowers
Everywhere in Wintertusk.
Also in front of Herkir's cave
on the lake in Mirkholm Keep.


#8: Scrap Iron
Everywhere in Marleybone.
But my favorite place is Knights Court, Marleybone.


#9: Black Lotus
Everywhere in Mooshu.
But I really do love farming for this item in Ancient Burial Grounds.


#10: Blood Moss
Dropped from Red Mandrakes which can be found in Nightside, Sunken City
and the rest of Wizard City.
You also can find this in the Floating Land, Celestia.

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#4: FILL UP YOUR SHARED BANK
A SUREFIRE WAY TO REDUCE HEADACHES


The best way of knowing of how much of each reagents you have is to simply...
PUT THEM IN THE SHARED BANK!

Trust me, this is the best way to do it.
Then any of your wizard can just pull whatever it needs
for its crafting from the shared bank. Believe me it's so much easier
than searching all of your wizards' backpacks and having to tally them all up.
Let Wizard101 do the job for you LOL.

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#5: TRANSMUTE OR NOT TO TRANSMUTE
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SURPLUS REAGENTS


Okay, personally I do NOT believe in Transmuting.
Why? It wastes my reagents and just makes me work harder
to recollect everything all over again..
I'm lazy that way lol.

I also personally think it's EASIER to shop then farm for gold
than to transmute then farm for reagents all over again.
But, to each their own. And honestly I'm a girl.
I do like to SHOP!

But, I know there are people out there who really are not that patient
either with farming or shopping at the Bazaar.
And frankly, they just want to get it over with.
I don't blame them really.

For those, do transmute the reagents you need.
There are many Recipe Vendors all over the spiral
that you can purchase recipes from.
My favorite Recipe Vendor though is Avery Templeton in Base Camp, Celestia.
He's a one-stop recipe vendor who has EVERYTHING you need which I LOVE.

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#6: TRANSPORT STONES ARE YOUR FREE TAXI CAB RIDES
POOF, POOF, POOF!


I cannot repeat and stress this enough. USE TRANSPORT STONES.
Reagents are usually near the stones.
So it is logical to use Transport Stones as your taxis
than walking or flying or riding and wasting time.
Every time you exhaust resources in that area, change realms.

For example: I go to Ancient Burial Grounds.
I use all three Transport Stones to go POOF, POOF, POOF
as I collect Black Lotus near each transport.

When I finish collecting from all three transport stones,
I change realms and then do it all over again.

I don't even explore the rest of the area
since it'll just consume your time.
This is such an useful tool which will save you so much time
in collecting reagents

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Here's the total of all reagents you will need to reach Grandmaster Artisan.
This way you can prepare ahead of time to collect everything to be ready
without rushing or any hassle.

TOTAL OF ALL REAGENTS FROM NOVICE TO GRANDMASTER:

8 Sapphire
8 Black Coal
55 Mistwood
76 Cattail
4 Citrine
18 Simple Vial
8 Parchment
114 Stone Blocks
16 Jade
10 Deep Mushrooms
32 Scrap Iron
36 Glass Vial
12 Ruby
8 Peridot
60 Black Lotus
20 Ectoplasm
18 Ghost Fire
30 Diamonds
30 Frost Flowers
28 Black Pearls
6 Shadow Oils
24 Nightshades
20 Blood Moss
7 Perfect Jade
5 Pristine Vial
6 Sunstone
11 Golden Pearls
8 Fish Fins
10 Sandstones
6 Crystal Vials
6 Fire Elf TCs
5 Polymorph Treants TCs

And for the school robes
which varies by school obviously,
therefore the recipes varies:

If you are Balance, add-
12 Locust Swarm TCs
28 Onyx
24 Bone

If you are Death, add-
12 Banshee TCs
28 Amethyst
24 Bronze Gear

If you are Fire, add-
12 Sunbird TCs
28 Onyx
24 Leather Straps

If you are Storm, add-
12 Shark TCs
28 Jade
24 Leather Straps

If you are Myth, add-
12 Cyclops TCs
28 Ruby
24 Ectoplasms

If you are Life, add-
12 Nature's Wrath TCs
28 Ruby
24 Ectoplasm

If you are Ice, add-
12 Evil Snowman TCs
28 Amethyst
24 Spider Silk

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I hope that my tips have helped you with the future success
of making your wizards Grandmaster Artisan
just like I did.

Yes, it will be an arduous journey going from
Novice Artisan to Grandmaster Artisan.
But, once you succeed, you will be extremely thankful
that you followed through with your goal and completed it!
Trust me, you will be.

After all, if I could turn SEVEN wizards into Grandmaster Artisans,
you sure could do the same. :D

Good Luck, Everybody!!!

Achieving Grandmaster Artisan Times 7 Achieving Grandmaster Artisan Times 7 Reviewed by The Fabulous K on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. I'm not really sure if I'd list #4 as black pearl. Black Pearl used to be rare, but since so many people garden these days, you can usually find a lot of them at the bazaar.

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