Guild Wars 2 Gold Farming – Tier 1 Crafting Materials

Farmer’s Almanac

The Farmer’s Almanac is a series where you can learn Guild Wars 2 gold farming locations throughout Tyria. I don’t disagree that the Cursed Shore is the best farming location; but with diminishing returns, you’ll have to visit other areas and thus we bring other locations to your attention.

This Week’s Guild Wars 2 Gold Farming Location

This week we will not be farming for gold. You may receive some gold in the process but we are actually looking for Tier 1 crafting materials. You know, those materials you need to start leveling your crafting professions. Stuff like Jute Scraps, Tiny Scales/Claws/Totems, Vials of Weak Blood and all that jazz. Of course, most of these items can be purchased off the Trading Post for a pretty low amount of money, but I know there’s quite a few frugal people out there that won’t spend money on something they can easily farm themselves.

Anywho, all of the Tier 1 crafting materials can actually be farmed in one place in Queensdale. So in this level 1-17 zone, you can port over to Vale waypoint or Fields waypoint. Either way, head to the caverns to the eastern part of the map and kill yourself up a bunch of bandits. They drop Bags of Pinched Goods which you can open up for the materials. If you’re level 80, you may notice that these guys will drop level 75+ items along with level 3-5 items. I believe this has to do with magic find gear. The low level stuff are things that would have dropped anyway where the high level stuff was stuff that only dropped because of the magic find gear you had. I was actually able to find a rare item off a champion in the caverns that I salvaged for an ecto. Not a huge profit gain, but it did more than pay for my fast travel costs. As for the bandits themselves, there’s nothing special. They are easy to kill and range from level 3-5. Scouts are mid ranged and cutthroats (or is it cutpurses) are melee. Just a little something to keep in mind when grouping them up.

The next several episodes will consist of listing locations for all crafting materials tier by tier. I will not be discussing node routes in the series since they can be random and are pretty self explanatory anyway.

Have fun with this location and let us know how you’ve done. Have a farming location you’d like to share or have tested? Leave us a comment!


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