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This page is a style and formatting guideline on GuildWiki.

It has general acceptance among editors and is considered a standard to which articles should adhere. However, it is not set in stone and should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception.

This article provides information on starting, expanding on, and completing articles about crafting materials.

Syntax and examples[]

Articles for all materials use the same general syntax shown below. For specific usages of this syntax, see:


[[Bone]]s are a [[common crafting material]].

* Purchased from [[Material Trader]]s at market value.
* Dropped by the following creatures.
<categorytree style="margin-left:2em" mode=pages depth=0 showcount=on>Drops bone</categorytree>
* [[Salvage]]d from the following items.
<categorytree style="margin-left:2em" mode=pages depth=0 showcount=on>Contains bone</categorytree>

* Bones are used to craft the following armor, weapons, and other items.
<categorytree style="margin-left:2em" mode=pages depth=0 showcount=on>Requires bone</categorytree>



  • Syntax: {{CraftingMaterial | (common|rare) | <merchant value> }}
  • Example: {{CraftingMaterial | common | 3 }}

The {{CraftingMaterial}} template gets the material's name from the article name. The first parameter defines whether the material is common or rare, and the second parameter is the amount of gold that merchants offer for the material. The template displays this information in the infobox, along with the material's icon, and automatically categorizes the article based on the first parameter.


  • If the material is common, mention Material Traders; if rare, mention Rare Material Traders.
  • If the material can be obtained as a drop, use the <categorytree> tag to list the creatures it can drop from.
    • Otherwise, note that no creatures are known to drop the material.
  • If the material can be salvaged out of items, use the <categorytree> tag to list the items it can salvage from.
    • Otherwise, note that no items are known to salvage into the material.
  • Note any additional means of acquiring the material (e.g. by trading in Faction points for Amber Chunks).


  • Use the <categorytree> tag to list the items that can be crafted from the material. It is generally accepted knowledge that crafted materials can salvage into any of their component materials.
  • Note any additional uses that the material may have (e.g. Globs of Ectoplasm are used as a currency substitute).


  • If there are any locations or creatures that are notably more efficient than others to farm for the material, a Farming section can be included to describe them.


  • If necessary, a Notes section can be added to list any additional information about the material.