If you are a Guild Wars 2 fanatic like me, no doubt you are looking for some techniques and strategies to level up faster, earn more karma, make more money, and get better loot. In this guide, you will find the tips and strategies you need in order to get to the top of your game. We will be adding more tips to this list frequently, so be sure to check back regularly for updates!
Tip #1 – Level up faster with crafting.
It does not take long to realize that regular quests and class quests are not enough to level up in Guild Wars 2. While you can use dynamic world events, PvP, or even grinding to fill the gaps between levels, this is very slow.
Fortunately, there is another option that many players overlook: crafting. Crafting items in Guild Wars 2 actually yields profession (class) experience in addition to craft experience. The amount of experience provided from chain crafting is much higher than repeating dynamic events or PvP, making crafting the fastest way to level up.
Tip #2 – Always open junk bags before selling them.
Junk bags and boxes are the bags you routinely find off of slain enemies, particularly humanoids. These items tend to have crafting materials inside them. A big mistake players make is that they open up the trading post and see that players are offering to buy junk bags and then sell those bags via the auto-match feature.
The problem is that players who buy junk bags are offering prices way lower than the crafting materials contained inside the bag. These players then open the bags and resell the materials inside for a profit. As a result, you always want to open your bags and sell the contents rather than selling the bags.
On the flip-side, you can try to make some money by buying the bags, opening them, and then selling the contents.
Tip #3 – Be sure to sell your crafting materials on the Trading Post.
Since we know that crafting provides experience points, craft materials will retain their value in spite of a declining need in crafted goods as well as an inevitable overproduction of leveling items. As a result, you will want to sell the crafting materials you do not use on the trading post rather than to a vendor.
Tip #4 – Save your unneeded skill points.
In Guild Wars 2, you can use your skill points to unlock new abilities to use in the 6-10 slots on your action bar. You earn these points by getting experience points, completing challenges, or other various quests throughout the game.
Most players spend their skill points as soon as they get them in order to unlock all their skills. This is a waste; you should only use your skill points on skills you really want.
The reason for this is because you need 200 skill points in order to get a Bloodstone Shard. The Bloodstone Shard is purchased from a vendor at the cost of 200 skill points and is needed to get a legendary weapon. Your legendary weapon is the best weapon you can get and 200 skill points can take a very long time to get, so you should start saving early!
Tip #5 – Gather top-tier materials for profit.
In GW2, gathering is not a learned craft with a skill level. Instead, anyone with a tool equipped can start harvesting. At level 70, you are a high enough level to gather Orichalcum Ore. This ore is particularly valuable because it is used in large quantities in making legendary weapons.
Most legendary weapons require 250 ore and some even require 500! This is a large amount of ore and everyone will want at least 1 legendary weapon, so as you can imagine Orichalcum Ore will be quite expensive for some time. Be sure to mine it when you see it so you can sell it when prices rise when everyone starts getting together materials for their legendary weapon.
Tip #6 – Check out Tyria’s Guide!
If you want tons of great strategies and tips like this as well as PvP and PvE builds for all the professions in Guild Wars 2, then you need to check out Tyria’s Guide. It has all the strategies and builds you need to make your character one of the best on the server!