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 scouts!
|Tier||Armor||Weapon||Bow/Shield||Jewelry (STR/STA/AGI)||Experts||Cloak & Dolls||Imbue Material|
|1||bronze cluster||bronze cluster or
|severed alder||copper cluster||solidified loam||NONE||NONE|
|2||blackened iron cluster||blackened iron cluster
or severed bone
|severed bone||silver cluster||alkaline loam||sisal root||glowing material|
|3||steel cluster||steel cluster or
|severed fir||palladium cluster||malleable loam||dandelion fiber||sparkling material|
|4||feysteel cluster||feysteel cluster or
|severed oak||ruthenium cluster||ductile loam||oak root||glimmering material|
|5||ebon cluster||ebon cluster or
|severed cedar||rhodium cluster||fused loam||figwart root||luminous material|
|6||cobalt cluster||cobalt cluster or
|severed ironwood||vanadium cluster||alkalai loam||saguaro root||lambent material|
|7||xegonite cluster||xegonite cluster or
rough lumbered ebony
|rough lumbered ebony||acrylia cluster||spongy loam||nimbus root||scintillating material|
|8||incarnadine cluster||incarnadine cluster or
|mahogany lumber||tynnonium cluster||silicate loam||mantrap root||smoldering material|
|9||brellium ore||brellium ore or eucalyptus lumber||eucalyptus lumber||brellium ore*||ulteran diamond||toxnettle root||ethereal material|
|10||tungsten ore||tungsten ore or bubinga lumber||bubinga lumber (shield, no bow available yet)||tungsten ore*||black star sapphire||none yet this tier||effulgent material|
Tiers: I know folks can be confused by the tier-thing, so here's the breakdown:
Armor: There are multiple flavors of chain armor to choose from: Chainmail (STR/STA/AGI), Brigandine (STA/WIS/INT), Reverent (STR/WIS/INT), and Melodic (STR/AGI/INT).
Shields: While many scouts dual wield weapons, there may be situations where they use a shield in their secondary. When they do, they are allowed to use a round shield, which will use the same rare as a bow from the same tier.
Jewelry: While scouts typically use STR/STA/AGI on their jewelry, there are some times when they'll want a piece of INT/WIS/STA jewelry as well, especially if they're a dirge who gets part of their power pool from INT. In addition to rings, earrings, bracelets and the like, there are also various other jeweler-made items from the rare root (scarves) and rare hide (belt, tomes), but since there is a jewelry revamp in-progress, giving class-specific recommendations on these will have to wait.
Dolls: 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.
Experts: the following level 70 scout experts were part of the EoF expansion (when the level cap was 70), and use the tier 7 rare, spongy loam, instead of the tier 8 loam. Make sure to check with your jeweler before obtaining the rare for these experts, in case there have been any recent changes to them.