ArcheAge crafting guide for beginners
You have a lot of options
The 21 skills are: Alchemy, Construction, Cooking, Metalwork, Handicrafts, Husbandry, Leatherworking, Weaponry, Farming, Fishing, Tailoring, Logging, Commerce, Gathering, Carpentry, Larceny, Masonry, Machining, Mining, Composition, and Printing.
I categorize these skills to 3 types: one for materials (like logging, fishing, mining, etc.), one for consumable items (like Alchemy, Cooking, Printing, etc.) and one for permanent items (Weaponry, Leatherworking, Construction, etc.). Larceny is a special skill and it's not like the other craft skills we see in other MMOs — it's the only skill that could bring you to jail.
With 21 craft skills available to choose, you have to answer two questions: how many skills do you want to learn? What combinations are best for you?
Several recommended skills
Farming: can grow various things based on the market trend and your need. It also provides logs to house building and ship building.
Construction: you will want to have your own house, because it's really a useful thing in ArcheAge. You will also need a ship because naval war is one of the endgame content.
Fishing: the reason why you should consider fishing is pretty simple: you can expect to gain epic gear through fishing...
Labor points - the foundation of crafting
Labor point is like a fatigue system that prevents you from increasing craft skills too fast. On the other hand, it makes crafting a thing about calculation. Nearly every action in crafting costs Labor points, and accurate calculation and wise use on labor points would make your work more effective. According to the system in ArcheAge Chinese version, you have 100 labor points at level 1 and you get additional 50 points every 5 levels. Therefore, the profits from crafting not only determined by if you are making the right items and sell them in the right time, but also affected by how wise you can use the labor points.
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