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Silk Scraps and Thick Leather Sections
Anyone else notice the massive change that occurred three days ago to Guild Wars 2? Take a look at these patch notes:
  • The crafting recipe for Bolts of Silk now requires 3 Silk Scraps.
  • The crafting recipe for Cured Thick Leather Squares now requires 3 Thick Leather Sections.
I've been buying both items like crazy, while simultaneously watching the price slowly rise beyond vendor values for silk scraps (now up to 14 copper buy order!). Thick Leather Sections haven't moved beyond 8 copper yet, but they certainly will at some point.

Silk Scraps appear to have a lot more room for growth, so even though they've already doubled in value, I still think they are worth investing in. If Thick Leather Sections remain at 8 copper then I fully expect ArenaNet to eventually make Cured Thick Leather Squares require 4 Thick Leather Sections.

We've learned yet again that ArenaNet will work to make items worth more than their vendor value + 1 copper on the trading post.

What's next I wonder?


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Way ahead of you :p bought tens of thousands of these before the patch when I noticed that I would barely lose anything even if I just vendored the materials :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have to agree, this is excellent advice, especially so for the Cured Thick Leather Squares which are at the cheapest possible price right now.

    One of the most profitable materials to craft right now are the Elonian Leather Squares with all the speculations going on to prepare for the Ascended Armor patch. And Elonian Leather Squares need Spool of Thick Elonian Cord which in turn, need Cured Thick Leather Squares and you can only craft one Spool of Thick Elonian Cord per day. Many people are preparing for Ascended Armor by crafting lots of Elonian Leather Squares.

    Even if you don't care about Ascended armor, you can still make a lot of gold just by crafting and selling Elonian Leather Square itself since the demand now is a lot higher than its crafting cost.

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