There are three Artisans in Diablo III that can assist you with your crafting needs: the Blacksmith, the Jeweler, and the Mystic. All three of them can be found in any town. If playing in Story Mode, you will find each Artisan gradually as you progress through the story, but they will all be immediately available in Adventure Mode.

Note that all levels and recipes for the Artisans are shared across all characters in the same game mode (Normal, Seasonal, or Hardcore).

Leveling an Artisan

  • All Artisans can be leveled up to level 12.
  • To level an Artisan, simply talk to them and then select the “Train” tab.
  • Each level will teach them a set of new recipes.
  • Initially, the cost to level is just an increasing amount of Gold, but it will eventually start costing Death’s Breaths as well.

By far the quickest way to level the Artisans is to complete a Challenge Rift (found in the Mode Selection screen before logging in with your character). The Cache you are rewarded with for completing this Rift will give you enough Gold and Death’s Breaths to immediately Train all three Artisans to max level.

Finding New Recipes

While leveling the Artisans will teach them most of their recipes, there are others that you will need to find in the world and teach them.

  • The vast majority of such recipes can be found by completing Bounties. Each Horadric Cache (awarded for completing all five Bounties in an Act) is guaranteed to drop two missing recipes.
  • In addition, The Odious Collector (a Treasure Goblin variant) has a high chance of dropping new recipes.

Once you find a recipe, simply go to the appropriate Artisan, open up their menu, and use the item for the Artisan to learn the recipe. After the recipe is learned, you will not find it as loot again.

Then, there are three recipes that must be found through other means:

Artisan Functions


Blacksmiths specialize in making all armor and weapons, as well as helping you acquire crafting materials.

  • Forge Weapons – any weapons and armor pieces that the Blacksmith knows how to make can be crafted here.
  • Salvage – used to break down gear into crafting materials, either in bulk or piece-by-piece. In most cases, you will only get a single material item from a salvaged item, and crafted items will produce lower-rarity materials when salvaged. Otherwise, the rarity of the piece typically determines the crafting materials salvaged, as follows:
  • Repair – repairs any damaged gear in your possession, either in bulk or by individual piece.


Jewelers specialize in crafting jewelry and combining gems.

  • Combine Gems – combines a set number of the same gem to produce a gem of a higher level, with a gold cost.
    • Lower-level gems require 2, while higher-level ones require 3.
  • Forge Jewelry – can create any Ring or Amulet that the Jeweler knows.
  • Remove Gem – removes a gem from any piece of gear that is socketed with one. This costs nothing and doesn’t damage the piece of gear or the gem.


Mystics can alter a stat on your gear, or alter their appearance.

  • Enchant – allows you to reroll a single stat of a piece of gear.
    • Once you reroll a stat, only that stat can be rerolled on the piece of gear again.
    • The Gold cost to reroll increases for a piece of gear each time you do it.
  • Transmogrify – allows you to alter the appearance of a piece of gear to look like another piece.
  • Dye – allows you to change the color of a piece of gear.
  • While not technically part of the Mystic, the Wardrobe is always located next to them. It allows you to equip any Wings, cosmetic Pets (though they do pick up gold for you), Portrait Frames, or Pennants that you either purchased or earned through Achievements.

Crafting Guide

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