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Guild Wars 2 Tailor Crafting Guide – Recipes, Refinements and Materials


Among the eight different crafting disciplines in Guild Wars 2, Tailors craft light-armor for Mesmer, Necromancer, and Elementalist professions. Apart from the basic light-armor elements, the tailors can also craft items like inventory bags and runes, etc. as the upgrade materials.

Now, since Guild Wars 2 only allows you to practice 2 crafting disciplines at a time, one should know about the NPCs that can make you a tailor for a humble fee (10 bronze coins). The list is as follows:

  • Giita (Lion’s Arch)
  • Rikkta (Rata Sum)
  • Iriun (The Grove)
  • Braugh Steelfoot (The Black Citadel)
  • Yaladen (Caledon Forest)
  • Hyasinth (Divinity’s Reach)

You can start crafting any time you want but since most of the materials become useful after level 10, it’s better that you keep gathering the materials first and then start crafting later to create more items in lesser time. For a detailed run-down on crafting in Guild Wars 2, read our Crafting Guide.

Guild Wars 2 – Basic Formula for Crafting
It’s important in any crafting discipline that one should know about the raw materials so that even on random, useful materials can be attained. Overall, being a tailor, the following formula should work for you:

Crafted Item = Leather Component + Piece of Cloth + Insignia+ Trophy

Adding Insignia to a crafted item provides additional stats to the armor, and trophies (collected as drop items) can be used to make them. Trophies, however, can also be used directly in the recipes. One can craft insignias from six types materials: Bones, Claws, Scales, Totems, Venom Sacs and Vials of Blood.

Different Insignias with the same crafting materials can get you three types of armor; The (Simple), The Rugular and The (Master Piece). Depending on the type of Insignia used, the effectiveness increases from (Simple) to (Master). For example, if it’s a Mighty Embroidered Coat, the (Master Piece will have the highest power with Regular coming in second place.

Guild Wars 2 – Materials and Refinement
Basic materials that can be used by a tailor during crafting are: Jute, Wool, Cotton, Linen, Silk, Gossamer. All of these materials cannot be used right from the start, and you will only be able to use them after you have reached a certain level of crafting. Jute and Wool will be the materials you will be dealing with mostly until level 75-100 approx.

Now, for crafting, you mostly need to use the process of refinement to make the crafting materials that can be directly used in crafting process. As a tailor, you can refine the following items in Guild Wars 2:

Bolt of Jute

  • Difficulty Level (0)
  • Materials (2x Jute Scrap)

Stretched Rawhide Leather

  • Difficulty Level (0)
  • Materials (2x Rawhide Leather Scrap)

Bolt of Wool

  • Difficulty Level (75)
  • Materials (2x Wool Scrap)

Cured Thin Leather Square

  • Difficulty Level (75)
  • Materials (2x Thin Leather Section)

Bolt of Cotton

  • Difficulty (150)
  • Materials (2x Scrap of Cotton)

Cured Coarse Leather Square

  • Difficulty Level (150)
  • Materials (2x Coarse Leather Section)

Bolt of Linen

  • Difficulty Level (225)
  • Materials (2x Linen Scrap)

Cured Rugged Leather Square

  • Difficulty Level (225)
  • Materials (2x Rugged Leather Section)

Bolt of Silk

  • Difficulty Level (300)
  • Materials (2x Silk Scrap)

Cured Thick Leather Square

  • Difficulty Level (300)
  • Materials (2x Thick Leather Section)

Bolt of Gossamer

  • Difficulty Level (375)
  • Materials (2x Gossamer Scraps)

Cured Hardened Leather

  • Difficulty Level (375)
  • Materials (2x Hardened Level Section)

Guild Wars 2 – Tailor Crafting Recipes
To craft materials, you can either follow certain recipes, or you can mix materials at your own will to create some. To me, it’s better to follow different recipes rather than using the same over and over again to level up faster.

If you need a detailed list of recipes for various items and crafting components, you can check out Tailor Crafting Recipes Database. You will find the recipes for various crafting components and items along the respective crafting levels.