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Wandering Sword Crafting Guide

The Wandering Craftsman?
Serpent Sword in Wandering Sword
Screenshot via The Swordman Studio

In the vast and immersive world of Wandering Sword, you step into the shoes of a young swordsman on a quest to become a great hero, using nothing but your own two hands and the weapons you find along the way.

Along your journey, crafting plays a pivotal role in helping you become a formidable warrior. Crafting in Wandering Sword is a nuanced and essential mechanic, allowing you to create and upgrade various items, from weapons and armor to tools and consumables. Read on to find out how to craft in Wandering Sword!

How to Craft in Wandering Sword?

Along your heroic journey, you’ll find various materials and crafting recipes to help you craft useful items like weapons and armor. However, the game doesn’t really go out of its way to tell you how to actually craft these items. If you’re having trouble figuring out how to craft things in Wandering Sword, then don’t worry. You’re not alone!

Hunting down materials and recipes can be a real pain in the neck, but crafting new items is actually one of the easiest things you can do in the game (once you’ve figured out how to do it, of course). If you’re having problems with figuring out how to craft in Wandering Sword, then there’s a good chance that you’re just not in the right area.

Unlike in other RPGs, you can only craft items in a handful of specific areas in Wandering Sword. For example, you won’t be able to craft items while in the starting village or while wandering around the wilderness; you can only craft items when you’re in a city.

Map in Wandering Sword
Screenshot via The Swordman Studio

Once you first leave the village in Wandering Sword, go to your map and zoom out to see the names of all the cities/villages/places in your area. Go to literally any of the cities on your map (but preferably one that’s close to you) and start looking for blacksmiths, tailors, cooks, etc. These are the only places that will let you craft weapons, armor, and consumables in Wandering Sword.

Keep in mind that just because you find a city doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically be able to craft whatever you want right off the bat. You’ll still need to collect the required materials and crafting recipes to be able to craft anything!

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Is Crafting Worth It in Wandering Sword?

Crafting stuff is great and all, but with all of the amazing weapons and armor that you can find and earn along your journey in Wandering Sword, is crafting really even worth it? The answer is yes, but only sort of.

It’s true that you can find some amazing stuff while wandering around and battling NPCs in Wandering Sword; at the beginning of the game, this is a great way to get great gear. However, once you get a little further along in your playthrough and start finding some higher-tier crafting recipes, then it’s time to start getting your hands dirty.

Crafting and upgrading weapons and armor can be pretty useful at the beginning of the game as well, especially when it comes to consumables, but it doesn’t start to get really useful until you hit the mid to late sections of your journey.

Wandering Sword is considered one of the best indie JRPGs of 2023, though it could seriously benefit from a few additional tutorials. If you love playing underrated RPG titles like Wandering Sword, then you’d love playing Chained Echoes and Octopath Traveler! Check out Gamer Journalist’s content for both games for more information.

About the author

Allysen Pierce

Allysen Pierce is a freelance writer with a passion for gaming who has been a part of the Gamer Journalist team since May 2022. Her main passions are horror games and dating sims (especially combinations of the two), but she has been known to play literally anything that is put in front of her. Her current favorite games include Skyrim, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist, Cult of the Lamb, Slaughter Horse, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. When she's not playing games (or writing about them), she can be found reading, baking, watching horror movies, or playing with her cat.

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