Alfa Q here again, and today I'm going to be talking about future
investments for the Heart of Thorn expansion which is coming to Guild
Wars 2 sometime (hopefully soon T_T). Please note that like my last
post, these items I talk about are very long term investment items
(length really depends on when HoT is released). Of course being very
long term investments, they also have incredible potential to yield you
tons of gold.
New Legendary Weapons
the meantime, there will be new Legendary weapons based on current
weapon types, as ArenaNet wants to provide players with more variety in
looks and themes for the powerful weapons."
Johanson has revealed, the Heart of Thorns update will bring a new set
of Legendary weapons based on current weapon types. Looking at the
recipes for the current Legendaries, it is highly likely that the new
set of Legendaries will also require the Gift of Fortune and the Gift of
Mastery. Thus, stocking up on T6 materials, Lodestones, and ectoplasm is a really good idea since people are going to be crafting them immediately.
Also... wait a minute... Johanson just said "In the meantime, there will be new Legendary weapons based on current weapon types. This
implies that there may be other (legendary) weapon types built into the
game in the future! What does this mean in terms of making more gold?
Nothing at the moment. But as more information is revealed about the
Heart of Thorns expansion, you should be on the look out for clues that
you can take advantage of before anyone else can to make even more gold!
new type of Legendary gear will definitely be putting in an appearance
this year and will likely be a trinket such as a ring or amulet."
I thought: Why would people buy a legendary trinket/ring/amulet? Just
for the ability to change stats on a ring that you can easily get from
My guildies helped me answer this one: What if the trinket/ring/amulet had a cool effect on your character?
about the Halloween Update last year. From the trick-or-treat bags,
you had a rare chance Oontz's necklace which had the Poly-luminescent
Undulating Refractor (black, green, orange) attached to them (currently
worth hundreds of gold). It is highly likely that the legendary
trinket/ring/amulets will come with a unique effect since each legendary
weapon comes with a neat effect and since amulet character effects have
been done before.
addition of a Legendary trinket/ring/amulet means that certain ores and
crafting materials will be rising in price. Since trinkets, rings, and
amulets are created through the profession of Jewelcrafting, it is
highly likely that the recipe to create it will consist of Orichalcum
and perhaps other gems/metals/lodestones. In addition, there is the
possibility that a Legendary trinkets/ring/amulet will require the gift
of fortune and the gift of mastery just like Legendary weapons, so you
guys should seriously be stocking up on T6 materials, Lodestones, and ectoplasm!
More Challenging Content
increasingly challenging content being brought into HoT, it is possible
that certain runes and sigils may not be as overused as they currently
are. More people may try exploring other rune and sigil combinations on
different armor sets. Thus, certain low-priced superior runes and
sigils are a good idea to stock up on just in case the future
content will require different runes and sigils due to the increase in
difficulty (you will have to do your own research on this one as I do
not have a great enough understanding of runes and sigils to offer any
all my articles, these are suggestions, speculation, and tips. You
should always do your own research before making a decision!
If you have any questions or if I missed something important, comment in the comments section!