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#1 Mar 15 2011 at 1:29 PM Rating: Good
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I have been leveling outfitter as I level up using butchering and drops mostly for my mats, but I have been somewhat unimpressed by what I can make. I was hoping there would be more armor buffs (like +def) instead of straight armor. I can usually find better armor questing or doing dungeons.
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#2 Mar 15 2011 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Usually the main draw for leveling a crafting profession is what you can make at the max level, not necessarily what you can make while leveling. That being said however, the crafting professions can easily provide your characters, and others, with gear of similar quality as quest rewards well before they can get the quest. Also, the best recipes don't come from the trainers but from the reputation and token vendors.
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#3 Mar 15 2011 at 1:49 PM Rating: Decent
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And if you have done any rifts your get augment crystals that can add their associated stats to anything you make.

Edited, Mar 15th 2011 5:36pm by Danex317
#4 Mar 15 2011 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I personally love runecrafting. Mostly because I can breakdown the billions of planar items I get from rifts and sell the mats to all the other runecrafters ;)
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#5 Mar 15 2011 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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If you want armor buffs you should have gone Runecrafting.

But yes, all the tradeskills if you keep them leveled can make nice stuff, though they shine more once you hit the cap I think.
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#6 Mar 15 2011 at 3:33 PM Rating: Good
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Looked up Runecrafting and that is exactly what I wanted! Thanks! Starting to lvl it now...
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#7 Mar 15 2011 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Hiroku wrote:
Looked up Runecrafting and that is exactly what I wanted! Thanks! Starting to lvl it now...

A few tips from a 300 Runecrafter.

1. Find a friend you can trust and use him for your mat source. Butchering and Mining go well with Runecrafting if you can give them to someone to craft into green for you to Runebreak.
2. Your most precious resources while leveling will be kinetics and sentience, of all tiers. You will get a lot of uncommon dust/shard/crystal while breaking, and very few recipes use perpetuals. Any recipe that uses only uncommon mats is gold for leveling. Running out of kinetics and sentience will be your bottlenecks. You can transmute one of the three into another, but it costs uncommon mats and some gold.
3. Runecrafting has an odd leveling curve. The journey from 140-150 will be more mat intensive than 150-160 for example. Don't get discouraged when you see your mat per skillup costs suddenly jump, because they often fall back down soon after.
4. It's equally bad to over level your runecrafting as it is any other gathering skill, but far easier to do. It's going to become problematic if you don't have a high enough skill to break down the greens you are receiving. My advice would be to take a break from questing and start mat grinding. This works well if you are a butcher because you can mobs for gold and experience while you gather hides and cloth to give to a outfitter to make you greens.
#8 Mar 15 2011 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm always seemingly having a massive glut of runecrafting skillup opportunities. I mostly hunt rifts and rift event stuff, though, so I usually get dozens of planar augments.

Outfitter/butcher is the best way to create things to breakdown yourself I've found. It covers its own mats and you end up with dozens and dozens of green items to bust up every time you hit town.

Armor breaking doesn't really help outfitter as much as armorer as you can't get useful mats breaking chain/plate and reclaimed/salvaged leather and cloth have so few things to make early on.
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#9 Mar 15 2011 at 4:36 PM Rating: Good
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SwiftAusterity wrote:
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Armor breaking doesn't really help outfitter as much as armorer as you can't get useful mats breaking chain/plate and reclaimed/salvaged leather and cloth have so few things to make early on.


It is, however, the least painful way to eke out those last few points to 300.
#10 Mar 21 2011 at 5:30 AM Rating: Decent
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i am shocked to find out that nobody has said that in order to lvl runecrafter you need a buddy? that can make greens? while you are a butcher, miner, runecrafter and give him the mats to continue this cycle? all the while i am lvling runecrafting in tandom with outfiter with butchering. with outfitter you will most times have a drop of cloth or will be able to skin the dead mob, which is all outfitter needs, i then make the simple recipies and then runebreak them. am i the only one who knows this? in fact i find crafting in Rift to be very easy, requiring little effort at all really, all you do is quest, skin, then return to the city or town and craft away.
#11 Mar 21 2011 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I think I just said that actually, right above >.>

Edited, Mar 21st 2011 10:29am by SwiftAusterity
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#12 Mar 21 2011 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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i am shocked to find out that nobody has said that in order to lvl runecrafter you need a buddy? that can make greens? while you are a butcher, miner, runecrafter and give him the mats to continue this cycle? all the while i am lvling runecrafting in tandom with outfiter with butchering. with outfitter you will most times have a drop of cloth or will be able to skin the dead mob, which is all outfitter needs, i then make the simple recipies and then runebreak them. am i the only one who knows this? in fact i find crafting in Rift to be very easy, requiring little effort at all really, all you do is quest, skin, then return to the city or town and craft away.


Actually that's exactly how I've been leveling Runecrafting, and I'm finding it to be pretty easy to do. Once I finish with a particular class of cloth/leather I just make whatever the cheapest possible thing is a whole lot of times and runebreak it all. When added to runebreaking greens and quest rewards, it's pretty easy.

The only time I've had trouble crafting is right now I'm 290/300 Artificer and I've finally come up against the issue of Refined Gems not existing (salvaging items that use jewels just gives you metal, no gems, ever). So this stretch is going to be pretty painful and agonizing, but it's really the only time this has happened.
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#13 Mar 21 2011 at 5:05 PM Rating: Decent
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sanzulockout wrote:
i am shocked to find out that nobody has said that in order to lvl runecrafter you need a buddy? that can make greens? while you are a butcher, miner, runecrafter and give him the mats to continue this cycle? all the while i am lvling runecrafting in tandom with outfiter with butchering. with outfitter you will most times have a drop of cloth or will be able to skin the dead mob, which is all outfitter needs, i then make the simple recipies and then runebreak them. am i the only one who knows this? in fact i find crafting in Rift to be very easy, requiring little effort at all really, all you do is quest, skin, then return to the city or town and craft away.

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