Hey guys! Here we will be discussing about DoH gear, why you should update your gear every so often, and when you should do it!
Why upgrade your crafting gear?
There are many many ways to level a crafting class…
- Crafting your own levequest items.
- Casually crafting your way to 50, completing logs etc…
- Grinding (not so ideal, hehe).
- Buying levequest items from the marketboard for you to submit.
- Having someone else craft leve items for you to submit.
If you’re part of the “buying items” or “having someone else craft” group, this guide is largely useless to you. You guys should proceed to the Crafting End-Game Gear (+Max Melds) Guide.
Crafting your own levequest items is the most cost efficient method in leveling a Disciple of Hand class. But for that you’re going to need two things. A good sense of crafting technique, and some decent crafting gear. Of course, we will be discusing the latter here.
Getting better gear means being able to:
- Prevent failure when crafting.
- Obtain HQ items more reliably
- (and in the best scenario) Obtain HQ items from No-Quality materials.
All of the above reasons, and more, make it ideal to get decent crafting gear. Your return on investment will be massive!
Should I buy every crafting gear upgrade I can find!?
Well, not really. If you have the money for it, or can craft it yourself – why not. But not all upgrades are as equal! Some pieces of gear are more important than others. The three key pieces you NEED to update are: Main Hand, Off-hand and Chest.
Following that are the CP granting accessory slots: Neck, Wrist, Rings, Ear. These are pretty important, but not as critical.
Then least important are the control only slots (Non-chest body pieces): Head, Hands, Waist, Legs, Boots.
I’m confused! There’s so much DoH gear! When do I upgrade?
We made tables of that. The first one represents all pieces worn on the body. Left is most important (chest). Followed by accessories, then non-chest body pieces. (Click the class to sort by it or enter your level in the search box!)
Disciple of Hand (DoH) Main-Hand Weapons
We were surprised they weren’t uniform either… (Click the class to sort by it or enter your level in the search box!)
|Level (Main Hand)||ALC||ARM||BSM||CUL||CRP||GSM||LTW||WVR|
Disciple of Hand (DoH) Off-Hand Weapons
Non-uniform levels here as well… (Click the class to sort by it or enter your level in the search box!)
Cost efficient Disciple of Hand Gearing strategy
Of course, if you can afford all pieces and you’re planning to get all crafting classes to 50, investing in good gear for every tier is going to pay off MASSIVELY. Do you NEED them? No, not really. So here we discuss how and when you should buy gear…
Main Hand, Off-Hand and Chest should be upgraded as often as you can. (As a very general rule, check every 4 levels. Look at the table above to be more specific). You can ditch the level 47 ones since you’re nearing 50 anyway.
Accessories are also very important. They aren’t that expensive, and CP really does alot for you. You can skip the copper tier, and begin your investment in brass (Level 15~19). You can live to 50 with this, but I prefer upgrading this all the time. Electrum Choker(49) and Red Coral Earrings(45) should be picked up ASAP since they are best in slot.
Non-chest body pieces are the least priority. You should get a complete HQ low-level set (15~) at least, as they’re inexpensive. You can comfortably get to 50 with this. If you want to upgrade, I would suggest skipping the Velveteen tier (expensive). Upgrading to the Linen tier (Level 32-38 for a complete set), since it’s much cheaper than Velveteen and Felt. And live with that until you’re 50. I wouldn’t really invest in Felt because you’ll be 50 soon after. Raptorskin Merchant Pouch (48) is an exception. It’s the best possible waist slot right now, and you might as well pick up an HQ as soon as you can.
Investing in gear getting to 50 is worth it, and becomes more so when you plan to get more than one class to 50. Using the guidelines above, and tables, you don’t need to be confused and check the MB every time you level up. Hopefully this helps you out!
So you got to 50, ey? Then it’s time to gear up. Check this out: Crafting End-Game Gear (+Max Melds) Guide.