Gold Wars 2 overview
Gold Wars 2 is a premium Trading Post tool available for Guild Wars 2, offering a robust search and refinement tool to efficiently identify markets that can be flipped for a huge profit. I personally consider this the best tool currently available for flipping and with two developers actively working on new content it is well worth the $15 subscription for three months. (That’s what, three cups of coffee?)
We will be creating out basic watchlist using this tool, so a subscription is required. However the steps can also be replicated through spreadsheets or alternative Trading Post tools.
Creating an Item List
We will be creating a basic watch list for Guild Wars 2 which will contain all of “core” items I believe every trader should have in their flipping portfolio. Our item lists contains 206 items, covering the entire Crafting Materials market (not including components) split into several subcategories for fast and efficient sorting.
It is entirely down to preference on how you construct your watchlist, I currently have my list sorted by the items “Rarity” and an additional category for Chef Ingredients but it is also possible to sort them by Tier, name or even price if you have a lot of time on your hands.
The main priority is to have the ability to open a list, glance at the profit percentages and have a brief idea of what items are currently profitable. You can then use this knowledge to research the market’s graphs and statistics for the true profitability.
- Visit Goldwars2.com and log into your account.
- On the welcome page you should see an “Item Lists” box at the top right hand side of the page.
- Click on the “Create a new list +” button and name it “Chef Ingredients”.
- Repeat steps 2 + 3 until you have 4 item lists titled: Chef Ingredients, Rare Crafting Materials, Fine Crafting Materials & Common Crafting Materials.
Adding items to your list
Now that we have our item lists created, we need to populate them. Unfortunately there is no fast way of doing this so we will have to manually search and add each item separately. However, doing this is extremely easy!
For example, if we wanted to add an onion to our “Chef Ingredients” list all we have to do is search for the term “onion”, click on the [+] sign and select the appropriate list to add it to. Did I mention how easy this was?
Another advantage we have, is that the Guild Wars 2 wiki conveniently lists everything we need, click on the spoilers below and follow the instructions to finish populating your item lists.
Visit the Guild Wars 2 wiki and search for the “Chef Ingredients” page. Scroll down to the “Harvesting” section and add all of the items listed below. (stop at the “Loot Bags” section.)
Common Crafting Materials
Visit the Guild Wars 2 wiki and search for the “Crafting Material” page. Scroll down to the “Common Crafting Materials” section and add everything in the table except the “spools of thread” and “Alloying Metals”.
Fine Crafting Materials
Visit the Guild Wars 2 wiki and search for the “Crafting Material” page. Scroll down to the “Fine Crafting Materials” section and add everything in the table also including the Karka Shell.
Rare Crafting Materials
Visit the Guild Wars 2 wiki and search for the “Crafting Material” page. Scroll down to the “Rare Crafting Materials” section and add everything in the table, also including the Large Skulls, Giant Eye, Glob of Ectoplasm and Mystic Coin.
Expanding your Watch Lists
You now have a very basic, but powerful watch list set up that can be checked daily for brilliant flipping suggestions and market fluctuation. However, don’t stop there as this is only the beginning! There is hundreds of items and markets waiting to be found, I personally have fourteen item lists with over 500 items that I check daily to potentially flip. I would recommend checking out Jewellery, Food or Superior runes next!