Crafting this is no harder than crafting any other ascended weapon, but it is an endeavor that takes a lot of patience and money. This is the basic recipe:
Pretty clean, right? four ingredients and BAM, right? WRONG! Each of those four items go deeper. You can tell by that little magnifying glass to the right. When you click that it shows you what else is needed. So let's click each of those and show you what goes into those four items.
Zojja's Berserker Insription
Deldrimor Steel Dagger Blade
Deldrimore Steel Dagger Hilt
Globs of Darkmatter -- these can only be obtained from salvaging level 80 epic items. Cheaper epic items cost about 75 silver in the Black Lion Auction House. Or you could just salvage ones you find while out questing for a while.
Deldrimor Steel Plated Dowel -- that's 3 spirit planks and 3 spirit ingots. The planks and ingots can only be crafted once every 24 hours. You can buy the ingots outright for about 4 gold each and the planks for about 3. These items are the real money drain in the whole process. Either you're playing all day long to get the raw materials to make the planks and ingots, or you're going to buy the raw materials, or you're going to buy the planks and ingots outright. (Or you can simply buy a Deldrimor Steel Plated Dowel -- current price 26 gold and change.)
Personally I bought the components and then crafted them. My daily buy list was like this:
- 90 Iron Ore
- 40 Platinum Ore
- 100 Mithril Ore
- 80 Soft Wood
- 30 Seasoned
- 60 Hard Wood
- 150 Elder Wood
Beserker's Orichalcum Inscription -- Again craftable, but goes for about 8 gold in the black lion.
Crystalline Dust -- The easiest way to obtain this is by salvaging ectoplasm, which is obtained from salvaging rare items. This is the least of your worries.
Thermocatalytic Reagents -- this is a minor gold sink for Guild Wars 2 plain and simple. It's a vendor sold item . . . you'll spend about 1.4 gold getting these just for the main recipes. (also required when you craft the planks and ingots)
Dragonite, Empyral, and Bloodstone -- . . . also plain and simple, you get these from actually playing the game. If you're out there hitting Silverwastes, you'll have all you need -- unless you're using items like Princess to nibble away at your excess supply.
Augur's Stone -- This is a straight trade of 20 levels (or spirit shards) as you were. You get 3 spirit shards every day you complete the dailies, so as long as you're out there playing the game, you'll have plenty of these to spare. Go see the Mystic Forge attendant to pick one up.
And with all that behind me, I'm happy to say I'M DONE! I now have an ascended piece of gear in every slot, and now both weapons. The only thing I'm missing now is an epic weapon.
If you thought the above recipe sounded exhausting, it's nothing . . . NOTHING compared to an epic weapon. Then again, you could just straight up buy an epic weapon. The one I have my eye on currently costs 3,500+ gold. *cough* Bifrost *cough*
Yeah . . . it's probably not going to happen any time soon. HOWEVER, I do hear it will be a bit easier to obtain when Heart of Thorns comes out. So there's that at least . . .
This post is part of the Blaugust challenge -- Thanks to Belghast from Tales of the Aggronaut for hosting.