Blade And Soul Crafting basics
After you reach level 11, you can sign 2 contracts with crafting guilds and 2 with gathering guilds. In Blade & Soul you do not craft items yourself – you place orders with your crafting guild and wait for them to complete your item (aka. pay the NPC a small amount of money to do the job for you). After a small amount of time the order will be done, the item will be delivered and you will get experience (trust) with that specific guild. Of course you are free to leave crafting/gathering guilds at any time and switch to another one but remember that you will lose all experience you gained with them so far.
It might be a bit confusing at first so it’s better to take a look into all 14 guilds beforehand and plan what you want to level as all of them have different connections and requirements.
There are 7 crafting guilds (names may vary depending on patch/translation you play on):
- Blacksmith (Weaponsmith) – weapons, repair hammers etc;
- Alchemist (Grand Medicine Institution) – elixirs, potions, antidotes;
- Priests (BoPae) – tables (BoPae), evolution stones;
- Local Flavor (Cooking) – food (healing/boosting stats and so on);
- Potters – bottles, containers, mining picks, refined materials;
- Jewellers – accessories, gems, keys to chests;
- Astrologers (Monarch Church) – escape talismans, unsealing talismans, revival talismans;
To make it easier later on – here you have all the symbols for crafting guilds:
And 7 gathering guilds (names may vary depending on patch/translation you play on):
- Farmers (Harvest)
- Woodcutters (Lumbermill)
- Herbalists (Medicinal)
- Miners (Geology)
- Organshchiki (Masonry)
To make it easier later on – here you have all the symbols for gathering guilds:
Each crafting guild is connected to 2 gathering guilds – you will be using their resources to craft. Of course you are always free to pick what you want and buy materials from Auction House but it’s easier and cheaper to craft them yourself.
Here is a simplified picture showing which crafting guild requires items from which gathering guild:
You can level your crafts by simply ordering guilds to produce materials for you all the time. It takes time and money but is really worth it as on higher levels you automatically unlock new designs for items. It works a bit different with guilds of gatherers – you unlock new gatherable resources by finding their samples all over the world. Locations of all of them will be in a separate article.
After placing your craft a small icon will appear on bottom of your screen and when you hover over it a tiny craft window will pop up showing the status of your current crafts. From there on you can simply gather goods and repeat the same orders.
Keep in mind that higher level crafts require rarer ingredients and craftable items made by other guilds.
Leaving a crafting or gathering guild
If you want to leave a guild you can do it by simply right-clicking the guild logo in the Crafting Tab (L) and choosing the “Leave Guild” option.