Stonecutting is primarily intended for the supply of the profession Jewelcrafting. With this profession you are able to make polished gems from raw gems, which you get through mining. Another very important task is making keys (Tuned Orbs) for entering expeditions. The easiest way to level up this profession is through Stone Blocks and Bricks. The materials for this profession can be obtained through mining.
In order to process the stones, you need to go to a stonecutting table in a settlement of your choice.
- Stonecutting Objects
- How does the skill system work?
For some materials there are two ways to make them, which is why they are listed twice in the recipes overview in the game. Different materials are used, one lower level and one higher level. So you have a choice and can craft with the materials that are available to you in larger quantities.
Manufactured blocks and bricks
|Recipe (Profession Level)||Materials|
|Stone Block (0/10)||4 Stone or|
2 Stone Brick, 3 Solvent
|Stone Brick (20/50)||2 Lodestone Brick, 3 Solvent or|
4 Stone Block
|Lodestone Brick (30/100)||2 Obsidian Voidstone, 3 Solvent or|
6 Lodestone, 2 Stone Brick
|Obsidian Voidstone (150)|
|8 Lodesetone Brick, 2 Lodestone, 1 Raw Material, 1 Loamy Lodestone|
Refined materials produced
|Recipe (Profession Level)||Materials|
|Coarse Sandpaper (0/10)||1 Converter, 20 T3 Materials|
|Fine Sandpaper (20/50)||1 green Converter, 20 T4 Materials|
|Obsidian Sandpaper (50)||1 blue Converter, 20 T5 Materials|
|Weak Solvent (30/100)||1 Converter, 20 T3 Materials|
|Potent Solvent (100)||1 green Converter, 20 T4 Materials|
|Pure Solvent (150)||1 blue Converter, 20 T5 Materials|
There are different quality levels of each of these.
In order to upgrade your profession from 1-200 you need a lot of gems. With the help of the pickaxe, which is used for Mining, you can mine them from boulders all over the world. Theoretically, you can also buy all materials at the trading post, but you will notice that you need a lot of stones and it can be expensive.
Basically, you can learn the profession of Stonecutting from 1-200 with the production of blocks and bricks. However, if you get gems from mining, it makes sense to process them with Stonecutting, because they give you a lot of experience points.
TIP: It may be worth looking at the trading post, should certain gems be very cheap.
Procurement of Converters
You can get Converters at your Faction Representative. Talk to him, open the Faction Board and look at the top right of the UI. Press on Buy Rewards. You will see all items he can sell to you.
Common Material Converter (Tier III): 100 Faction Tokens
Faction Rank: Scrivener (3000 Reputation)
Advanced Material Converter (Tier IV): 200 Faction Tokens
Faction Rank: Chronicler (11.000 Reputation)
Masterwork Material Converter (Tier V): 500 Faction Tokens
Faction Rank: Cabalist (26.000 Reputation)
How does the skill system work?
For each item you produce you get experience points. For items with a skill of 0 or more, you will receive significantly less experience points compared to a skill 150 item. Theoretically you can increase your progress with every item. The cheapest material is not always the cheapest solution!
Level 1-50: Stone Block – Stonecutting Table Tier 2
With stone block you learn the first 50 levels and need about 1600 stones of boulders. The stone block is also used again and again for quests in city projects and thus bought by players at the trading post.
Level 51-100: Stone Brick – Stonecutting Table Tier 3
As soon as you have reached level 50 you can produce stone bricks for the first time. For this you always need 4 stone blocks which you have already built from 1-50. In addition, you need sandpaper, which you can find in chests in houses or produce yourself with the profession woodworking and Stonecutting from profession level 50.
Since the amount of stone blocks from step 1-50 will not be enough for you, you will still have to make a lot of stone blocks at 51-100. You will advance in the level more slowly, but you will still get experience points.
The experience points increase per level a little bit more.
In each settlement, the stone masonry table is standard at rank 2, so if you want to build stone bricks, you must do it in a settlement that has this building upgraded to at least rank 3.
Level 101-150: Lodestone Bricks – Stonecutting Table Tier 4
From level 100 you can produce the first Lodestone Bricks. For the first time, you will also need ores in addition to the blocks and bricks. For the magnetite brick you need 6 Lodestone, which you can mine yourself from a mining level of 105.
You also need Sandpapree (Coarse Sandpaper, Fine Sandpaper, Obsidian Sandpaper), that you can craft yourself or get from crates and chests in the game.
Level 151-200: Obsidian Voidstone – Stonecutting Table Tier 5
Once you are at level 150 you can make Obsidian Voidstones. For this you need Lodestone Bricks, Lodestone and Loamy Loadstone. As in part 100-150, you can mine your own magnetite with a mining level of 105. You can get the Loamy Loadstone from Earth Splinters.
You also need Sandpaper (Coarse Sandpaper, Fine Sandpaper, Obsidian Sandpaper), that you can craft yourself or get from crates and chests in the game.
Orbs for Expeditions
A guide on how to craft Orbs that are needed to enter Expeditions is HERE.