Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Wyrd House - Part 1 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello again, continuing on with the crafted houses this month we're going to craft the Wyrd House! This house is the absolute easiest to craft, I completed it in only 3 days! There is only a total of 6 items to craft to make this house and if you're lucky you can even find two of them in the Bazaar. You will need 2 each: Brick-Walled Pond, Cephalopod Obelisk and Jar of Mushrooms.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Deck the Spiral with Yuletide Plants

      I received a Missile Toe seed in my Yuletide pack this year. I think that this holiday, I'm going to try my hand at farming for seeds. Rumor has it that Boon Tree seeds are dropped by Nightshade, Jade Oni and two different groups in Mirror Lake. I bought a Boon Tree seed last year and was sadly disappointed when it did not return a seed at elder harvest. That is just wrong on so many levels.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy Holidays!

     Hello everyone, how was your Thanksgiving?
Did you enjoy the lovely turkey KingsIsle gave to everyone? It would be so awesome if there were more recipes to craft holiday themed items. There are only three that I know of, Carol of the Bells, Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells Themes, but you can farm for tons of wonderful holiday items!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

I'm Dreaming of a Spiral Christmas

     It's time for Yuletide celebration in the Spiral! OK, so this has nothing to do with crafting, but holiday stuff is just awesome - even if Manny doesn't much appreciate the rosy cheeks that guys get with the Toy Soldier set. Ravenwood students in the Wizard101 spiral received a free Yuletide pack, on Friday, for the first day in the annual 12 Days of the Spiral event. You can get yours until December 17th by entering the code SPIRALGIFT.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bread Crumbs! - Newest Update - Crafting with Savvy

    With the newest update Kingisle has gifted us with Pet Bread Crumbs that control the behavior of pets and mounts that are placed in your house (most likely to keep pets and mounts out of your line of vision as you fish at your home, if you have the Acropolis, Massive Fantasy Palace, Serpentine Escape, Winter Wind Tower, Pyramid of the Lost Horizon, Sun Palace, Sultan’s Palace, Midday Estate, Meadows at Dusk, Night Garden, Botanical Gardens or Amber Estate houses). You will now be able to show off your pet's awesome dance moves and idle movements of mounts almost on cue.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Marleybone Myth Clothes - Part 1

     Although Charlotte Wilkinson is very shy, I have managed to coax her to come out from behind the Spiral Door in Wolfminster Abbey to join us here in Dezzy's Closet.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Celestial Observatory - Part 5 - Crafting with Savvy

     My my my, how time flys! Did you have fun crafting your new house? I sure hope so. Now just what to put in it? There are so many items that are Celestian themed, both crafted and bought. For crafted items there is the wishing well, vase, magician statue, crescent artifact, deep sea music maker, lamp, bookshelf, planter, and extra crystal street lamps, star chalices, tree sprigs, sconces. There are of course the tapestries that go to different parts of Celestia also.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fire School Crafted Marleybone Clothes - Part 2

     Nigel Gladstone has taken the day off to join us here in Dezzy's Closet. Normally you'd find him in Marleybone's Hyde Park selling recipes for hats, robes, and boots. Nigel's clothing is perfect for Fire Wizards that are level 22 or higher.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The B.O.X.E.S. are back!!

     As you may remember, the last time the B.O.X.E.S. appeared in the spiral Rose Piper surprised us with a bunch of new housing recipes that all require sonic springs. Now that the B.O.X.E.S. are back this is our chance to stock up on enough sonic springs to craft all of those awesome housing items and mounts!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Celestial Observatory - Part 4 - Crafting with Savvy

     Welcome back, have you finished up crafting your last pieces? I hope so because today I'm focusing on the last few things needed to finish crafting your house! You will need 5 Unstoppable, 5 Perfect Onyx, 3 Pristine Vial and 2 Celestian Shields. That's it? You got it. Most of these ingredients can be found with your local reagent vender and treasure card dealer. The Celestian Shield is a dropped item but can be found in the Bazaar from time to time. There is only one boss that drops the shield full time, Curuin Charmtooth, in the District of the Stars (Charmtooth's Lare), he is life and has 4,730 health, he does not cheat. Otherwise, during the Lost Pages event Carson
Spritethief, in The Floating Land (Mysterious Cave) has 9,877 health and is also life; he has one cheat, a boost of around 54% life damage. Who knows, you may already have two shields from battling Carson during the Lost Pages or by completing the quest, The Whole Tooth which is a side quest.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween Costumes at Dezzy's Closet

     Happy Halloween! Halloween makes me think of fall, which makes me think of harvests, which leads me to farming! October is an incredible month for farming in the Spiral! Especially since there are new Halloween costumes in the Spiral this year! Has Nightshade been good to you? Yeah, me neither ... but I have good news! In a pinch, there are TONS of outfits in the Spiral - at least one in each world - that with a little imagination can work as Halloween costumes and are available either for gold or that can be crafted.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Celestial Observatory - Part 3 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello again! How's your crafting going? Great I hope! This time we're crafting the Crystal Street Lamp and Star Chalice. You will need 14 Polymorph Nina, 14 Perfect Peridot, 14 Glass Vial, 28 Sunstone, 42 Fish Fin, 70 Pearl, and 28 Black Pearl for 7 Crystal Street Lamps and 8 Monsterous, 8 Shadow Oil, 8 Pristine Vial, 24 Sunstone, 32 Fish Fin, 48 Pearl and 80 Fire Blossom for 8 Star Chalices. Seeing the list of ingredients like that sure seems daunting huh? Both of these recipes are also sold buy Gearwise, the street lamp is 16,950 gold and the chalice is 14,430 gold.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fire School Crafted Marleybone Clothes - Part 1

     This week we have the more formal selection of Marleybone clothing for fire wizards. And don't forget, Halloween is right around the corner, so if you haven't beaten Nightside into submission yet to retrieve a Halloween costume, most of these Marleybone clothes will work in a pinch.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Celestial Observatory - Part 2 - Crafting with Savvy

     This week we are going to discuss the Celestian Tree Sprig and the Celestian Sconce and what it takes to craft them. Ever since I was only a wee little wizard I have loved the look of the Celestian themed items, aren't they just so pretty?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Crafted Ice School Clothes in Marleybone - Part 2

     This week we finish portraying Marleybone crafted clothes for Ice wizards. Whether questing, dueling, or just hanging out, these outfits will allow you to look incredibly stylish.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Celestial Observatory - Part 1 - Crafting with Savvy

     Ready to start crafting another great house? This time we're working on the Celestial Observatory! This is the only futuristic Celestia themed house and there is so much furniture that matches! At first I was very leery about putting the time and reagents into crafting this house because in the preview it seems very small. However, I wanted to cover it and I feel that it's very important to actually craft the objects I feature so that I can give an honest opinion about them. Much to my joy, less than a week later, I realized that it's much bigger than it appears while decorating it. The outside is huge, made up from four floating slabs connected by bridges and includes two out buildings and your very own dueling circle! I believe this is the only crafted house that comes with one.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Crafted Ice School Clothes in Marleybone - Part 1

     This week's selection portrays Marleybone crafted clothes for Ice wizards. As will become the norm, ice wizards enjoy quite an additional boost to their overall health.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Treetop Getaway - Part 5 - Crafting with Savvy

     Congratulations! Now you've crafted your very own Treetop Getaway! Your new luxury estate can now hold 250 items inside and 250 items outside. The newest update was supposed to increase that amount to 350 but I haven't seen a change. I hope you've had fun crafting such a large project. It's a lot of hard work but is sure to be worth it!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Multi-Plant Garden - Terri's Garden

    There are a lot of different ways to set up your garden. Some wizards like to grow only one plant at a time, some like to have plants all over their house and yards. While having plants all over is very pretty it takes a lot of energy to keep those plants healthy and some wizards don’t want to only grow one plant at a time either so what’s the solution? A multi-plant garden that fits inside a large spell radius; a total of 18 small plots, 8 medium plots and 5 large plots.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Treetop Getaway - Part 4 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hi there everyone! Today we're finishing up your new house, the Treetop Getaway! Last time we finished up the craftable items, this week I'm going to suggest where to get the last few ingredients. You will need 1 Braided Vine, 3 Sparse Frond, 40 additional Mist Wood, and 2 Amber to complete your new estate.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Know Thy Garden - Terri's Garden

     10 minutes until my next energy point?? Seriously? With the addition of ultra pets and ultra seeds, my energy needs aren't even close to meeting what I can generate in a single day. Don't even get me started about the fact that there is now fishing in Celestia, I haven't even had the spare energy to cast a single lure in Dragonspyre yet.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Death School Clothes in Marleybone - Part 2

     This week's selection portrays Marleybone crafted clothes that can lend an air of mystery to your questing experience. These outfits not only look great but provide some really nice bonuses to both main and secondary schools.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Treetop Getaway - Part 3 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello! Once again we're working towards crafting you a house! How are you coming on the last pieces I talked about? Yeah, I know, crafting a house is a big job, that's why I've been breaking it down piece by piece. This week I'm going to cover the last two craftable pieces, the Azteca Archway and Azteca Kiln. Yep, there are only four different crafted items needed to make the Treetop Getaway. You will need 8 archways and 4 kilns, they will take a total of 64 stone block, 40 sandstone, 40 sunstone, 80 agave leaves, 80 bone, 80 blood moss, and 2 grendelweed for the archways; 4 Efreet(tc), 4 Fire Trap(tc), 4 Furnace(tc), 20 sandstone, 50 stone block, 100 ghost fire, and 125 black coal for the kilns.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Death School Crafted Marleybone Clothes - Part 1

     After realizing she is not cut out for Ice School, Dalia Falmea briefly considers switching to Death School because she looks good in black. You gotta admit, Death students DO have the best colors. Unlike most schools, their default crafted clothes actually use a contrasting color for the trim, which looks really sharp.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Update! Sharing is Caring! - Crafting with Savvy

     Can you believe it?! You can now share houses!! I'm SO excited! Now I can craft houses for my roommates and just place them in the shared bank! Also, if you aren't up to crafting a house but one of your smaller roommates is in need of a house but doesn't have enough gold to purchase it for themselves you could buy it and just give it to them. No more trading stuff to them just to sell!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Update! New Craftables!

     Way back in December (one of my first posts) the first wave of craftable tapestries made their way to the spiral, in May I started covering teleport tapestries that took you to all of the different schools and now a new wave of tapestries is spreading throughout the spiral,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Marleybone Crafted Clothes for Balance Wizards - Part 2

     Rupert returns for another visit to our castle. He enthusiastically thanked us for this opportunity saying that he welcomes the break from the drudgery of just hanging around in the Digmoore station. I bet it can get a bit boring having to hear the Mayor's same old stories every day while waiting for young crafters to stop by. Today Rupert brings us the final 3 crafted Marleybone outfits for balance wizards.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Treetop Getaway - Part 2 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello again! As promised I'm going to start covering the different pieces to craft the Treetop Getaway! This week I'm focusing on the Azteca Scaffolding and the Dino Pillar. You will need 6 scaffolding and 10 dino pillars. That will be 12 Rebirth(tc), 6 Earthquake(tc), 180 mist wood, 48 agave leaves, and 120 leather straps for the scaffolding and 40 Colossus(tc), 250 shadow oil, 200 perfect sapphire, 80 stone block, 100 sandstone, 50 sunstone, 20 golden pearl and 10 fossil. They don't take up much space each so storing them shouldn't be too big of a problem. Don't forget that you can always store things in your attic or dorm room. Having a large yard can also be a very big help when crafting a house.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Crafted Marleybone Balance Clothing - Part 1

      Ahoy Mateys! Marleybone has some fun pirate themed clothes for you, as well as some outfits that are a bit more formal looking. This is one of my favorite worlds as far as clothing style goes, especially the guys' choices. Anyone recognize Rupert Salisbury in the picture for today's post? He is the recipe vendor for Balance wizards and can easily be found right in Digmoore Station.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Treetop Getaway - Part 1 - Crafting with Savvy

     For the next few weeks I’m going to be covering a crafted house. Yes! I said house! There are several houses you can craft: the Watchtower Hall, Celestial Observatory, Wyrd House and Treetop Getaway. Each has their difficulties. Crafting a house has to be the biggest crafting challenge there is. One of the hardest parts is keeping track of what you have crafted and what you need to craft. I suggest making a spread sheet to keep track. It’s also helpful if you only work on one piece at a time and when you’re done place same pieces together. You’ll need to have a big space to keep the pieces unless you store them in your attic, which can be handy since it will count how many you have for you. Also, if you have a roommate who crafts the process can go quicker if they craft some of the pieces and then place them in the shared bank.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fire Wizards Guide to Krokotopia Crafted Clothes

     You know what they say, it is all about location, location, location. Fire wizards have got it easy when it comes to finding their recipe vendor. Ar'dath Bey is hanging out in the Altar of Kings, and is the first clothing vendor that wizards will encounter in Krok. It is next to impossible to NOT find this Mander who stands right by Professor Winthrop.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Five B.O.X.E.S. are back!

     Still need to get recipes from Rose Piper? Maybe you need to stock up on Sonic Springs? Or maybe you even feel like being lazy and hope to get a new music player dropped instead of crafting one. Whichever your needs may be, the Five B.O.X.E.S. will be available until June 30th!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Teleport Tapestries - Part 2 - Crafting with Savvy

    On to the second set of school tapestries, we have the Tapestry to Nightside, Myth School, Life School and Storm School! Myth, Life and Storm take you right to the respective schools in Ravenwood while the one to Nightside of course takes you to Nightside where you can meet Mortis, don’t forget to talk to him while you‘re there!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Life Wizards Guide to Krokotopia Crafted Clothes

     Life wizards need to track down El'borak in order to buy their clothing recipes in Krokotopia. He is a rare green mander that is located within the dig site of the Royal Hall.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Teleport Tapestries - Part 1 - Crafting with Savvy

     Last time I talked about teleporters that you can use to get from one part of your home to another, which is great but what if you want to go somewhere else? You could run to your world door but, that could be a long run sometimes huh? Thankfully there is another option, teleport tapestries! You can craft a tapestry to go just about anywhere now. This week I’m going to cover four of the school tapestries, Balance, Death, Fire and Ice.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Death Wizards Guide to Krokotopia Crafted Clothes

      Death wizards don't have it easy trying to find their clothing recipes in Krokotopia. When you are questing in the Karanahn Barracks, keep your eyes peeled for an adorable little blue mander named Zam'fir that is standing within the area where the rope bridges are located. This is the vendor that you are looking for.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Teleporters - Crafting with Savvy

   Hello again everyone! We sure have been busy here at Castle of Crafts, our actual website, Castle of Crafts is live and you can visit me in my attic and ask for suggestions of housing items that you can craft. You can also still visit my Midday Estate; I’m going to be keeping it on the tours so stop on by!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Balance Wizards Guide to Krokotopia Crafted Clothes

     Toth Amuun is the vendor that Balance wizards need to seek out to buy their clothing recipes in Krokotopia. He is a Krok that can be found at the excavation site in the Chamber of Fire.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Castle Blocks...Again - Crafting with Savvy

     Alright, I don't know how much you guys have played with the castle blocks but I've realized that it takes a lot of blocks to make even a small extra building. Yes, the Midday Estate, Meadows at dusk and the Night Garden are bewitched to allow an extra 250 castle blocks inside and out but the castles pre-built already take that many or more! You can get elixirs to increase the amount of items you can set down but that only increases the amount total, not the bewitched castle blocks allowance. So if you don't want to spend a ton on elixirs the only solution I can think of is to use as many of the XL pieces as you can and try to avoid the small and XS where you can. My buddy Lloyd Fallingwater, you know, in the Shopping District, he pointed out some huge pieces that can really help you free up some space.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Socket Wrench Give-a-way!

     We haven't really said anything about jewel crafting because we are SO not ready to assemble and organize the data necessary. But great news! The people over at MMORPG are giving away Socket Wrenches! All you need to do is have an account and claim a code for a free socket wrench! Yup! It really is that easy! Click here for more details and to claim your code today!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Storm Wizards Guide to Krokotopia Crafted Clothes

     This week's excursion into Dezzy's Closet dug up Storm clothing. Samiir Naidu is the vendor that Storm wizards need to hunt down to find their clothing recipes in Krokotopia. He is a purple mander that can be found selling his wares in the Well of Spirits. He is located between the Ghost of Krokhotep and the Temple of Storms, where you will find Krokopatra.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Craftable Music Players - Crafting with Savvy

     A while ago I had commented to Dezzy that it's a shame that there is only one kind of music player and how awesome it would be if there was one themed after each world, later that week the B.O.X.E.S. appeared and wouldn't you know, she got Dragon's Roost Player dropped. Alas, I'm not very lucky when it comes to creatures dropping what I want, but thankfully Rose Piper heard my complaint and by the time the B.O.X.E.S. reappeared she had mastered the recipes to not only the Dragon's Roost Player but a bunch of others as well! You should have heard her tooting her own horn!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Gardening for Beginners - Terri's Garden

*whispers quietly to self* Ok, you can do this. *takes deep breath*

     Hello everyone, my name is Terri Willowheart and Dezzy has asked me to take over the gardens and share some gardening tips. Forgive me if I'm a little nervous, I'm just a little wizard and not entirely sure how I've managed to get such an honor bestowed to me. I haven't had much experience out in the spiral just yet. Most days, I prefer to sit quietly in the gardens, talking to my plants and learning the most efficient ways to get the most out of my garden with as little effort and/or energy as possible. I'm not entirely sure where to begin, I suppose right at the beginning with some basic gardening info.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Customizable Signs - Crafting with Savvy


     Ever since I first arrived at Ravenwood I have been fascinated with the chalkboards in the classrooms. I was excited to find that they are craftable but I became so busy saving the Spiral that I forgot all about crafting one until I stumbled upon the recipe in my book earlier. There are other craftable signs as well, some are themed, Grizzleheim, Marlybone and Wizard City while others could be added to any house, Framed, Gravestone and of course, Chalkboard

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Castle Blocks - Part 2 - Crafting with Savvy

      After my previous experiments with castle blocks I decided to build the Midday Estate, maybe an entire house made out of the various blocks would be cool. When I got to my new home I began exploring, I didn’t like the house out front much so I tore it down, picked up all the pieces and started from scratch. I found that what is supposed to be a very simple process could become quite frustrating if things don’t line up just right. Nevertheless, there is something amazing about building a house exactly how you want it to be. Oh, you want a tower 6 levels high? You got it!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ice Wizards Guide to Krokotopia Crafted Clothes

     Harsan Bar'khour is the vendor that Ice wizards need to seek out to buy their clothing recipes in Krokotopia. He is a nervous blue mander that can be found standing in the Entrance Hall right next to Shalek the Wise.