Guild Wars 2 Mystic Forge Crafting

Tips on how to use the GuildWars2 Mystic Forge

In Guild Wars 2, there is a Mystic Forge that comes up sometimes as a daily quest. It is a great tool that can give some really amazing weapons and armor when used.

The Mystic Forge was built into Guild Wars 2 so that you can put in four materials of the same color name -- blue, gold, or white -- and receive one random item of the next tier. But beware, if the items have a wide range of levels, the item received back may be lower than the highest item put in.

The Mystic Forge is in the middle of Lion's Arch and is in the Mystic Plaza. Next to the Mystic Forge is Miyani. She sells items for the Mystic Forge crafting.

To use the Mystic Forge you walk up to it and click Use. When you get into the Mystic Forge you see the items in your bag that can be used for crafting in the Forge and four boxes that must be filled to create a new item.

For our first item I am going to take four low-level blue items and put them in the spaces. You have to have all four items be the same color. For an example, I used:

  • level 17 Precise Trident
  • level 16 Mighty Swindler Pauldrons
  • level 67 Carrion Reinforced Scale Pauldrons
  • level 61 Berserker's Axe.

Once all four are in the forge, it says "These items create a match! Hit create to generate new items!" You click Forge to actually create the new item. The new item I received was a level 51 Strong Axe. Remember I suggested not doing a large range of levels or you might get a level in the middle instead of above what you put in.

Until recently, I have been randomly throwing in four items and taking whatever I get. But, there are Mystic Forge recipes just like there are recipes for the other crafts that will give you amazing items.

The first recipe is for Mystic Salvage Kit. The kit grants a 25% chance to find rarer materials and 80% chance to recover upgrades from items. The recipe creates 250 salvage kits. The recipe is:

  • 25 Fine Salvage Kit
  • 25 Journeyman's Salvage Kit
  • 25 Master's Salvage Kit
  • 3 Mystic Forge Stone

The Mystic Forge Stones can be bought for gold in the Black Lion Trade Company under Consumables or you can also get them though chance with the daily achievements.

You can also use the Mystic Force to upgrade your crafting materials. The recipe is always:

  • 50 or 250 of the material you want to upgrade.
  • 1 of the material you want to upgrade to
  • 5 dust at the level you want to upgrade to
  • 5 philosopher stones from Miyani

If you put in 50 of an item and it needs to be 250, the forge will tell you. For example, blood seems to need 50, but silk needs 250. The best way to find out is to try. Obviously this is not the best way to create silver ore. This is to create items for the top-most levels of crafting that you cannot find large quantities of and that you have large quantities remaining of the item at the next tier down.

For a second example I am placing items in with similar levels along with a Mystic Forge Stone. I used a blue level 71 Berserker's Torch, a blue level 66 Carrion Glyphic Axe, a blue level 62 Rampager's Sword, and a Mystic Forge Stone. I received a blue level 70 Valkyrie's Elder Short Bow.

The Mystic Forge is useful for crafting new materials and getting rid of drops you've received during your travels. I especially like the Mystic Salvage Kit and will make that again.


I am a gamer with years and years of game play. I started with Dungeons and Dragons on paper and with dice when I was barely a teenager. Currently, I spend a lot of time with my two amazing grandchildren and the love of my life. My favorite games are Guild Wars 2 and Perfect World.

Published Jul. 12th 2013
  • Crystal_2613
    Well written article. Thanks :)
  • Lisa_1634
    Very good description, good job!!!!
  • oosah
    Even though I am a level 80 Mesmer, GW2 is an enormous game and I did not know where the Mystic Forge was prior to this post. The recipes are nice as well. Here is hoping that ArenaNet puts an unlimited salvage kit on the gem market!

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