Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays!

     From all of us at Castle of Crafts, we wish you the happiest and safest of Holidays! So please be careful while facing Krampus ;)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fire Wizards Aquila Gear, Level 30

     This week's in depth study of Aquila gear compares the original set of Senator's Radient gear that is dropped to the Adept's Radiant Set that you may craft. Are the properties increased enough to make it worth your time, effort, and reagents? You'll need to judge for yourself as only you know exactly what needs you have and which boosts you want specifically. Every wizard has their own idea of the perfect gear after all.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

12 Days of the Spiral

     On the first day of the Spiral KingsIsle gave to us, a brand new, three part dungeon! Can't get enough of Krampus? Well you're in luck because he's the star! They have also changed the animation of the Krampus spell, it looks cooler than ever before, even as Krampus uses it against you.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Myth Wizards Guide to Crafting Level 30 Aquila Gear

     Yes! Aquila gear DOES come in Myth yellow. My suggestion: RUN, do not walk, to the Dye Shop with this. I get that you want to show your Myth School pride - I do too! I choose to do so with Myth Blue though, and this outfit does look pretty sharp when dyed Myth Blue. Way better than that bright, glaring, retina burning yellow.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Azteca Housing - Part 3 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello there! We are continuing with Aztecan crafted housing this week and I will be covering the Azure Azteca Column, Azteca Kiln, Azteca Scaffolding and the Carved Atlatl (a spear thrower). These recipes range from 27,000 to 33,750 gold, require you to be a Transcendent Crafter and are all available from Cantares Five Flowers in the SaltMeadow Swamp, he has been enjoying all of the company and visitors.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

So Many Possibilities in Mirage

     A whole new world, with new horizons to pursue. Where have I heard that before? Hmm, Anyhow - Mirage! It is as vast and wonderful as it looks. Beautiful vistas and new companions, strange new creatures, and sand dunes that you can explore without tripping over tree roots or getting stuck on cracks in the sidewalks. And the crafting? Yyeahh. As you can see, I'm still sporting my Khrysalis gear. On a good note, I think I'm quite content with the fact that I'm not wearing Polarian clothing. I would be so overheated it wouldn't even be funny.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Test Realm is Open!

     This interruption in your normal crafting program is brought to you by KingsIsle! Dezzy and I have found ourselves in an alternate realm that seems to have put us slightly back in time to some point a few days ago but in this alternate spiral we're no longer maxed and there are all kinda of things for us to explore! I'm bursting with all the things that I want to tell you but I don't want to ruin the surprises so I'm only going to tell you about some key points.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Level 30 Aquila Gear for Balance Wizards

     We have Khalkos Coppersmith back in Dezzy's Closet. Normally, as you enter the garden from the chariot, you can find him loitering just to the right of Mount Olympus, within The Garden of Hesperides.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Azteca Housing - Crafting with Savvy - Part 2

     Hello, this week we are continuing to cover the Aztecan craftable housing with four more items. This post covers the Brazier, Canoe, Cart and Chair. For all of these recipes we're still hanging out with Cantares Five Flowers in SaltMeadow Swamp. All of the items cost 31500 gold per recipe, require you to be a Transcendent Crafter or higher and have a cooldown of 24 hours for non-members and 12 hours for members.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Are you ready for Mirage?

     Have you heard? Ambrose is planning to dispatch us to a brand new world for our next assignments! Mirage: land of warm winds, arabesque atmosphere, desert terrain; how exciting! Uh, kinda. I mean seriously, I JUST finally got all of the sand out of my hair from Krokotopia. No Windbreaker, you don't get to amass a harem while there. We'll be like ambassadors representing Wizard City, please be on your best behavior! I'm so switching realms if I run into him there, I swear.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Azteca Housing - Crafting with Savvy - Part 1

     Hello everyone, are you excited to get back to crafting? I'm starting a whole new series today focusing on all of the craftable housing that's Azecta themed! Have you crafted the Treetop Getaway or have The Pyramid of the Lost Horizon or maybe The Serpentine Escape? These items will look awesome with the Azteca Furniture Packs (don't forget you can buy those with gold) and will help fill them out. This post I'm covering the Azteca Alter, Avian Bed, Axe Rack and Azteca Archway.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Aquila Gear for Level 30 Death Wizards

     This week we have Khalkos Coppersmith visiting Dezzy's Closet. You'll find him standing within The Garden of Hesperides, just to the right of Mount Olympus as you enter the garden from the chariot, or if you have used Tapestry to Aquila Gardens. OK, I seriously don't get these recipes. You have to farm for the dropped version for your school and spend the time harvesting and collecting all of the reagents required. The crafted outfits just really don't seem THAT much better than the dropped outfits.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October has arrived!

     It's October! It's October! It's October! I absolutely LOVE October in the spiral. As the official entertainment director at the castle I am here to tell you about all of the activities available to you only in the month of October. So much to do and so little time to do it in!

     Three dungeons have popped up in Ravenwood. Mainly it is Pumpkin Head in the Master Tower that drops halloween goodies, but you might as well start with the smaller towers and work your way up to master. These are only around once a year after all. There is also Mordecai and Nosferabbit making their annual appearance in the spiral.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dezzy's Closet is Bursting!

     Raise your hand if you have noticed what's new at Dezzy's Closet! You in the back, wearing the red robe from Dragonspyre ...

     YES! You're absolutely correct! When searching for crafted clothing, you are no longer warned about missing vendors or that items are still being added. OMG it took forever but I've finally finished adding all of the clothes and have them stored in my closet. The site has been updated to reflect this amazing news.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Space Management - Terri's Gardening Tips

     Howdy ya'll, how is everyone today? Savvy and I were talking the other day about a problem we have noticed all over the spiral, from garden to garden; how to place objects that our plants like without having to worry about tripping over it and how to get all of the plants in the plot to see all of the objects without multiples. Savvy came up with a great idea that works...

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Myth Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 2

     Myth wizards that have chosen elemental based spells as their secondary schools might want to listen up. Our final installment of Mooshu clothing is just for you. So much yellow! Why can't the default main myth color be navy? Thank goodness you CAN dye them!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Gobbler ATE Birthday - Housing

     Do you and your friends ever throw birthday parties for each other? My friends and I do and several of us in our group have houses decorated and designated as "the party house". We take turns showing our houses and hosting activities such as housing gauntlets, one-shot dungeons, and games. Have you ever thought of playing hide-n-seek? It can be a lot more fun than it sounds especially when paired with the tag game (which lets you know when someone has been tagged or "found").

Friday, September 2, 2016

Gobblers Ate Birthday!

     OMG! Sorry, but about all I can say is dang! There is one heck of a birthday celebration that you do not want to miss out on! Use the code gobblerATEbday to receive 8 completely free and totally cool items! Concurrent member rewards: Gardening, special Daily assignment awards! There's a new mount, new pet, new fish, Five B.O.X.E.S, Lost Pages - just OMG! Go read about it cuz you are not going to believe me! Gobbles Ate Birthday Party Invitation

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Myth Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 1

     It is hard to be impartial when Myth wizards get stuck with a rotten draw of the cards. Theoretically, you could be well over level 40 by the time you gain access to the Village of Sorrow, which is where Shan Hao hangs out. Heck Emma just finished questing in the Cave of Solitude and she is level 41. I'm pretty sure she has neglected quite a few of the side quests even.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 9 - Last Post - Crafting with Savvy

     Welcome to Crafting with Savvy! This post I'll be covering the very last of the craftable fish tanks! All we have left is the Tall Whopper Aquarium, Reg. Whopper Lava Aquarium and the Large Whopper Aquarium so let's finish this up!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Death Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 2

     Level 33+ Death wizards need to seek out Yao Fan. At the risk of repeating myself, I'll state again that he is a little tricky to find. If you take a teleporter to the hub and go down into the burial mound he's in the room directly across the first battle circle with Dishonored Samoorai wandering around in it.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 8 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Are you ready to focus on whopper sized tanks? Well I sure hope so because that's what we're starting today! These tanks are huge! When they say tall they mean TALL, when they say large, they mean LARGE. There are no multi-tanks for whoppers so I'm just filling in the gap with a different whopper tank. I will be covering the Tall Whopper Lava Aquarium, Regular Whopper and Lg. Whopper Lava Aquariums this time and the rest of the whopper tanks next time.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Death Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 1

     Today we have the clothing for Death wizards that have chosen balance or spirit based spells as their secondary schools. You might want to stock up on Banshee treasure cards, stone blocks and leather straps if these outfits are in your future.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 7 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Ready to get crafting? Today we'll be focusing on the Tall Keeper Aquarium, Reg. Keeper Lava Aquarium and the Large Keeper Multi-Tank! are you excited? I'm excited to learn about the Reg. Keeper Lava Aquarium! I need to make a ton for my Aquarium, how cool would it be to have a full floor of nothing but lava tanks!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ice Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 2

     Attention all level 33 Ice Wizards! Lets talk Mooshu clothing. At level 33, these outfits will grant you an extra 554+ health boost. That's HUGE! Especially at this level. This week we are taking a look at the crafted clothing created for Ice wizards that have chosen spirit based spells as their secondary schools.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 6 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Like the updated cover photo? That was taken at my newly remodeled aquarium! Please feel free to stop by, my Midday Estate is always shared in Castle Tours. If you can't find it comment below and I'll be happy to meet up and give you a tour. Just please no fishing in the Aquarium.
     Alright, let's get down to crafting! This week I'm covering the Large Keeper Aquarium, Tall Keeper Lava Aquarium and the Regular Keeper Multi-tank.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Ice Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 1

     Attention all level 33 Ice Wizards! Lets talk Mooshu clothing. At level 33, these outfits will grant you an extra 554+ health boost. That's HUGE! Especially at this level. This week we are taking a look at the crafted clothing created for Ice wizards that have chosen Balance or elemental based spells as their secondary schools.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 5 - Crafting with Savvy

     Welcome! Are you looking forward to crafting keeper sized tanks? I know I am! Today we'll be looking at the Regualr Kepper Aquarium, Lg. Keeper Lava Aquarium and Tall Keeper Multi-Tank.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Life Wizards Guide to Crafted Mooshu Clothes Part 2

     Heads up Life wizards! I've got your crafted clothing direct from Mooshu for those that are level 33 or higher and have chosen elemental based schools as their secondary spell set. If you are going to be wearing any of these in the near future you may want to plan ahead. Crafting the hat, robe and boots in all 3 of these outfits will require a total of 47 stone block. I dunno about you, but I always seem to be low on stone block. Probably because I transmute most of mine into fossils.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aegon Statz Makes an Oopsie

     Hello my fellow adventurers. I'm here to warn you that Aegon Statz has made an error in assigning Welterweights the activity of defeating a Midnighter in Chelsea Court. Apparently you can only face these creatures after accepting a main storyline quest. I'm not sure if it is even possible to get to Welterweight without already having finished this quest. We only have one resident who is within the Welterweight category and she's in Zafaria for cripes' sake. Good going Aegon! For more information you can visit the official Wizard101 forum for their announcement regarding this issue.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 4 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Today I'm continuing this series with the Tall Small Fry Aquarium, Reg. Small Fry Lava Aquarium and Large Small Fry Multi-Tank. This is the last of the small fry sized tanks.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Life Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 1

     Today I have set out clothing from Dezzy's Closet for Life wizards that have chosen spirit based or balance spells as their secondary school for us to look at.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 3 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello again! Are you ready to start on this weeks tanks? I'm going to be covering the Large Small Fry Aquarium, Regular Small Fry Multi-Tank and the Tall Small Fry Lava Aquarium.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Storm Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 2

     Jiang Yuang is back with us this week. I practically had to drag him here to Dezzy's Closet. Apparently he doesn't like crossing those Kraken in the Cave of Solitude any more than we do.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 2 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello again! Are you ready to start crafting your fish tanks? The regular tanks are really easy, the lava tanks are a little harder and the multi-tanks are the hardest but definitely the coolest! This week I'm going to cover the regular small fry aquarium, large small fry lava aquarium and a tall small fry multi-tank. In time I plan to cover each and every tank.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Storm Wizards Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu Part 1

     It brings me great pleasure to have Jiang Yuang here with us today. I'm absolutely thrilled he is here in Dezzy's Closet because that means that I'm not visiting HIM in the Cave of Solitude. Oh how I hate that place! Granted it isn't nearly so bad now that they have added the teleporter hub but I still have nightmares about trying to sneak past the kraken just to get across.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fish Tanks - Part 1 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Do you like fishing? I don't really like fishing exactly, but I DO like collecting the different types of fish and displaying them at my different houses! I want to be able to show off each and every fish some day which is going to take a ton of tanks. I know you can buy packs of fish tanks but why when you can craft them?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Crafting Houses Conclusion - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone, did you have fun crafting the many houses? Which is your favorite? Is it the very spacious Watchtower Hall? The delightfully creepy Wyrd House or maybe the futuristic Celestial Observatory? What about the home away from home Treetop Getaway? Each one of these homes comes with it's pros and cons, all that matters is finding the one that works for you and completing it.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Watchtower Hall - Part 5 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello again! How is your crafting going? Not done crafting the Watchtower Hall? No worries, everyone crafts at different paces and this project is the biggest and most complicated as of yet. I can't wait for the newest update to go live, I've heard that we'll be getting a new crafting slot each time we earn a crafting badge! That will really help with huge projects like this!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Watchtower Hall - Part 4 - Crafting with Savvy

     Welcome back everyone! How is your Watchtower Hall coming along? This week we're working on the last two types of objects, the Ornamental Stepstone and the Water Fountain. Are you ready to start crafting again? Once again it's probably best to craft one item that takes a long time (and you need less of) and use the rest of your slots for the item with the shorter cooldown timer (which you need more of).

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fire Wizard's Guide to Crafted Clothes in Mooshu - Part 1

     Fooled ya! I decided not to start with myth clothing. I think this time we will start with the first clothing recipe vendor that you will encounter as you make your way through Mooshu.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Watchtower Hall - Part 3 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone and welcome to week three of crafting your very own Watchtower Hall! How are things coming along? Don't get discouraged if you haven't made all of last weeks pieces, this is a huge project and there is no shame if it takes a long time to get everything done. This week I'm focusing on the Grassy Mound and Carved Stone Tower.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Life School Marleybone Clothes - Part 2

     This week's selection is the very last of the Marleybone clothing. Did I save the best for last? Kindaaa - no, not really. Crafted clothing for Life wizards do provide a really nice damage boost to life spells - which life wizards could really use if they are out in the Spiral alone and need to concentrate more on defeating creatures than healing team mates.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Watchtower Hall - Part 2 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Are you ready to start working on your very own Watchtower Hall? This week we're going to focus on the Stacks of Wood planks and the Wooden Water Towers. I figured it would work out best to start with the object you need the most of and an object that you only need a few of to kind of balance things out.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Life School Marleybone Clothes Part 1

     Life school represents the final school for us to cover in Marleybone. Almost done, can you believe it? I can't say that I'm not ready to move on to some new clothes but I think I may miss the pirate costumes just a little bit. Marleybone outfits just look fun and full of drama and mystique, I almost wish we could wear them longer. I suppose one could always stitch them to continue to wear them.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Watchtower Hall - Part 1 - Crafting with Savvy

     Are you ready for the last (for now, I hope) of the crafted houses? Up until now I have crafted each of the houses that I have featured, I have not personally crafted the Watchtower Hall BUT I contacted one of the sweetest ice wizards you could ever meet who has. Not only did she give me the inside scoop but generously allowed me to get tons of pictures of her lovely home.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Storm School Marleybone Crafted Clothes - Part 2

     We are coming to the end of the Marleybone crafted clothes, only one more school left after Storm. While I am getting a little tired of these same outfits over and over, I have to admit, I'm also going to miss them. How can you not have a yen for adventure, mystery, drama or even a bit of silliness while wearing any of these outfits?

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Wyrd House - Part 3 - Crafting with Savvy

     Hello everyone! Did you finish crafting your house last time? Easy peasy huh? I just love how creepy this house is and the purple water! My favorite color just happens to be purple. The only downside I have found with this property is that the houses are only one room and quite small, but if you're not tired of crafting just yet you could whip up some castle blocks. I found that the spider house fits 7 Floor-Ceiling XL Castle Blocks, 3 Floor-Ceiling LG Castle Blocks and a Stairs Wide Castle Block fit almost perfectly. If you want to fill the little gaps you will also need 7 Floor-Ceiling Sm Castle Blocks and 4 Floor-Ceiling Md Castle Blocks to create a second floor and double your space.