Can't tell your figwart from your mantrap? Uncertain what rares you should be scrounging for mastercrafted gear as you level up? Here's a down-and-dirty guide, just for mages! (Make sure to check out the Other Notes section at the bottom for some additional details!)
All mage types share the same rare requirements.
|Tier||Armor||Weapon||Jewelry||Experts||Cloak & Dolls||Imbue Material|
|1||yarrow||bronze cluster or
|rough lapis||copper cluster||NONE||NONE|
|2||sisal root||blackened iron cluster
or severed bone
|rough coral||silver cluster||sisal root||glowing material|
|3||dandelion fiber||steel cluster or
|rough jasper||palladium cluster||dandelion fiber||sparkling material|
|4||oak root||feysteel cluster or
|rough opal||ruthenium cluster||oak root||glimmering material|
|5||figwart root||ebon cluster or
|rough ruby||rhodium cluster||figwart root||luminous material|
|6||saguaro root||cobalt cluster or
|rough pearl||vanadium cluster||saguaro root||lambent material|
|7||nimbus root||xegonite cluster or
rough lumbered ebony
|rough moonstone||acrylia cluster||nimbus root||scintillating material|
|8||mantrap root||incarnadine cluster or
|rough fire emerald||tynnonium cluster||mantrap root||smoldering material|
|9||toxnettle root||brellium ore or eucalyptus lumber||brellium ore*||kaborite cluster||toxnettle root||ethereal material||10||banyan root||tungsten ore or bubinga lumber||tungsten ore*||osmium cluster||no dolls or cloaks yet||effulgent material|
*=T9&10 changes the rare jewelry to mostly use the rare ore. The exception to this is some T9 jewelry from Quel'ule faction recipes.
Tiers: I know folks can be confused by the tier-thing, so here's the breakdown:
The only exception to the above are mastercrafted hex dolls, which are at the start of the tier (10, 20, etc.)
Dolls and Cloaks: Hex dolls begin in tier 2, cloaks become available in tier 3. Neither are yet available in T10, since we only have a partial tier, and the recipes are later in the tier.
Jewelry: In addition to rings, earrings, bracelets and the like, there are various other jeweler-made items from the rare root (scarves), rare hide (belt, tomes) and so on, but since there is a jewelry revamp in-progress, giving class-specific recommendations on these will have to wait.
Experts: At this time, there are six level 70 mage adepts that require tier 7 resources (acrylia) instead of tier 8 (tynnonium). These "marquee" spells were part of the EoF expansion, when the level cap was 70, and used the resources available at that time. Check with your local sage before obtaining the rares for these experts, just in case they are changed at some point: