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How to get 1 Gold Per Laurel

If you purchase Heavy Crafting Bags with Laurels (1 each) then you should get around 1 gold per bag. The items you can get are all Tier 6 crafting mats currently worth around 20 to 35 silver each and you get three each time you open a bag. Since the vast majority are 30+ silver (pile of crystalline dust is the only one worth less than 30 silver) you should be earning close to a gold average per Heavy Crafting Bag.

You can also spend your laurels on +magic find and +experience boosters that last an hour each. Having both of those and farming for an hour is the best use of your laurels, but it requires that you spend an hour to make the extra money. If you need a fast way to convert laurels into gold then buy the Heavy Crafting Bag!

Turn your karma into gold here (1 gold per 10k karma).

Turn your skill points into gold here or an even better method here (20 silver to 1 gold per skill point).

During the Escape from Lion's Arch event, your best way to turn Found Belongings into gold is by purchasing Sprockets Pristine Toxic Spore Samples for 10 belongings each. That's 3 silver per 10 Found Belongings or 7.5 gold per stack of 250. You can find a vendor just east of the besieged Lion's Arch inside the small camp south of the entrance waypoint.


  1. Thanatos said...:

    Pristine Toxic Spore Samples, really? You only make 2 silver for 10 Found belongings (the spore is worth 3, but you pay 1 for it in addition to the belongings).

    Watchork Sprockets on the other hand, you can sell 10 for 7 silver. So you make a 6 silver profit (approximately). 3 times more than with the spores, but only 1.5 gold for 250 belongings.

  1. Markco said...:

    Ahhhh! I'm so sorry I wrote this post back when LA first came out and they were the better deal. Sprockets win at the moment.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    How fo i access the skill point to gold method forum pages? It says i am unauthorized, even after i registered, which i thought was th problem at first :S

  1. Markco said...:

    After registering there is a pay wall in place. It costs as little as $3 per month.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    thats the real way of making gold right there

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have a hard time understanding why anyone would ever trade in 1 laurel for 1 gold. Please, if you are new to this game, save your laurels until you get into ascended gearing. Then decide if 1 laurel is really worth 1 gold or any amount of boosters.

  1. DarrelJnz said...:

    Converting laurels to gold gives a variable amount of return. I'd say it's more like 80-85s given you need to factor in TP fees. It will however give you 1G worth of materials - subtle but important difference.

    re: using laurels for ascended crafting - Once you've geared enough characters with ascended gear you do need somewhere to spend laurels. Also a lot of people don't have the time or inclination to grind the gear. Laurels to gold is a decent method.

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