Okay, it does sort of mean that, but there is so much more to do in Revolutionary America on the way. Crafting in AC3 has evolved greatly since Brotherhood and Revelations, so much that it has become a vital determiner of the ease with which you progress in the game.
Thus, it’s important to have your craftsman at your Homestead up and running, with levels soaring high so that they can create the best of the best things for you.
Sadly, the process of leveling your artisans isn’t as simple as it would be in any other game. Gathering artisans and leveling them requires you to do various Homestead missions, which are somewhat easier than the other type of side missions in the game.
However, what makes the process a little fragile is that it can be easy to ignore the available Homestead missions (some are scattered across the map, depicted with manor icons). This can actually render some of the artisans incapable of leveling up later, which can severely damage your crafting and items progression in the game.
The real deal starts from Sequence 5 when you meet Achilles. You’ll need to sequentially start off and plan your Artisan side missions from here onwards for every sequence. Again, if you miss a couple in between, chances are that your artisan won’t level up even if you go all the way to Sequence 12 itself.
Some side quests have prerequisites later, and cannot be unlocked or completed beforehand. If you wish to max out the levels of your artisans, consider following a sequence.
Sequence 5 will allow you to attain Lumberers, Woodworkers, Farmers, and also upgrade your Lumberer. You should return to Achilles after finishing the Lumberer’s event, after which you will be able to obtain these fellows.
You should try to get them during summer time though (when it’s not snowing), since some of these missions aren’t available in winter. The Farmer sidequest will be in the Frontier.
In Sequence 6, you can talk to Achilles to initiate the ‘Encyclopedia of the Common Man’ side quest. You should take your time and not worry about finishing it early.
In this sequence try to get the Lumberer to level up to 3, along side Farmer (Level 2), Huntress, Miner, and again level the Huntress up. Make sure you do these things in the summer again, and make sure that you do them within sequence six. The Miner sidequest should be in Boston.
For progressing with your artisans in Sequence 7, you will need to have initiated the ‘Encyclopedia of the Common Man’ sidequest from Sequence 6 and not completed it.
You can get the Inkeepers here, level up the Miners after completing Achilles’s sidequest, level up your Lumberers further, along with Miners, and also your Farmers twice (Level 3 and Level 4).
Sequence 8 is pretty quiet as far as the artisans are concerned. You can level up your Miner and also obtain the Blacksmith in the Frontier during summer time.
Sequence 9 is very busy. You’ll have plenty of artisans to level up here. You can get the Tailor in New York, the Priest, Doctor, Blacksmith Level 2 (New York), Huntress, Woodworker (Boston), and also level up the Tailor twice. You can also level up the Priest and Blacksmith in Boston.
You can level up the Doctor, Blacksmith, and Woodworker in Boston.
You can level up the Doctor to Level 3 in Sequence 11.
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