Diablo® III

Is the blacksmith worth it?

I have my blacksmith level 10 but I haven't used him much. I've been breaking down a lot of my level 60+ rares for the mats but I want to know if crafting is even worth it? Can you get items on par with the items you find in game or the AH? Or is it more for those that don't want to use the AH?
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Currently you will find items on the AH much cheaper than crafting them. The crafting system is broken atm and not at all worth investing in.
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cazanova is right, crafting is a complete waste of time and coin.
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Agreed, that it is broken, badly. I have many rare and a couple unique recipes. Definitely NOT worth it. Try crafting gems and selling those on the auction house. Been working pretty well for me.
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The only crafting thing worth doing is gems and even then its questionable.
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Agreed, it is possible to get very nice items from blacksmith, but you never will. Its too expensive to roll things with how random it is. Hopefully Blizz improves crafting in the future, cutting the cost of crafting would be a good start, and not just a little, like 75%. Then it might be worth it.
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Crafting provides a gold sink. I don't think cutting the cost is necessarily the solution. I think the recipes should be altered and be more specific.

i.e. instead of just a 6 prop chest armor plan. Howabout a chest armor plan with strength+ 3 sockets.

That way, if you're a barb you have 2 fixed affixes and you only need to get lucky on 4 rolls instead of 6.
Edited by ccturtle#1476 on 10/11/2012 10:14 AM PDT
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Crafting provides a gold sink. I don't think cutting the cost is necessarily the solution. I think the recipes should be altered and be more specific.

i.e. instead of just a 6 prop chest armor plan. Howabout a chest armor plan with strength+ 3 sockets.

That way, if you're a barb you have 2 fixed affixes and you only need to get lucky on 4 rolls instead of 6.


yeah something to this effect or this thinking is the way to go.
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