Over the course of your journey, three independent craftsmen will choose to follow you and lend their skills to your quest:

After you earn the services of these artisans in-game, you’ll be able to access them in towns and in your camp. Though they’re out to help you, they’ll require materials (and money) to produce their wares, and you’ll need to provide those. Talking to an artisan will bring up several options, including a list of all the recipes you’ve learned. After selecting the item you want to craft, you can choose to craft the item once or multiple times by queuing up a specified number.


Haedrig can salvage your items.

Most commonly, you’ll acquire crafting materials by salvaging items that you don’t need. When you acquire an item that isn’t an improvement over your current gear, you can sell it to a merchant for gold, or salvage it by speaking to Haedrig, the Blacksmith. Every piece of gear you can wear can also be salvaged for materials, from common (white) items all the way to legendary and set items. Each salvaged item yields different materials based on your level and the quality of the item. You can check your current supply of crafting materials by opening your inventory and clicking the anvil icon on the bottom left (PC) or by navigating the radial menu to the bag icon and selecting the anvil in the submenu (PS4 or Xbox One).

Training Your Artisans

You can also improve your artisans by giving them gold and materials to buy new equipment and further train their skills. With enough practice, they’ll gain a level and unlock the knowledge required to craft even better items.

You’ll find unique recipes in your travels: formulae and plans that you can share with your artisans. Some of the most valuable and precious items in the game must be forged or designed from plans found this way.