R1-12: Local Leve, Bone Ring (2 x Bone Chip), Bone Harpoon Butt (1 x Bone Chip), Copper Nuggets (4 Copper Ore or 4 Yellow Copper Ore), Brass Nuggets (3 Copper Ore 1 Zincs)
R12-15: Copper Earrings (2 x Copper Nugget), Silver Nugget (4 Silver Ore or 5 Silver Sand), Tier 1 Gem, Marbled Eye.
R15-18: Copper Ring (2 x Copper Nugget)
R18-25: Silver Francisca Head, Brass Earrings or Brass Rings. Start Brass Ring at r20 for ease of synth.
R25-28: Brass Rings or Silver Earrings, Tier 2 Gem, Electrum Nugget
R28-35: Silver Ring/Silver Needle, Mythril Nugget (4 Mythril Ore)
R35-39: Silver Chakram, Tier 1 Gemmed Ring, Silver Needle/Silver Ring, White Coral Arrowhead, Yarzonshell Harpoon Butt, anything you can get your hands on with decent SP
R39-44: Electrum Ring, Blue Coral Arrowhead, Tier 3 Gem
R44-50: Silver Francisca, Red Coral Breastpin, Tier 2 Gemmed Ring, Red Coral Arrowhead, Tier 3 Gem and finally Tier 4 Gem at very late stage.
Bolded means primary grinding synth.
Remember to save all your Silver Ingot you can get from local leve reward, you will need a massive amount as a reliable synth from R35-39 before you can do Electrum Ring reliably without hurting your pocket too much.
Try to make material (Nugget) while you still can get SP from it and save them for later. For instance, making Copper as soon as r1, Silver at r16 and Electrum at r26. Mythril currently has no use and are quite rare (Rarer than Gold) but you can attempt them at r35.
Lower level synth might be a bit off, lazy to check.
The 1.15a patch has changed SP gain substantially. It is a good idea to start doing your primary synth 2 ranks earlier than the guide if you can endure the high failing rate.
Training books that are relevant to Goldsmith synth:
Smelting, Gemcutting, Inlaying, Bonecarving, Fletchery, Nailcasting (very minimal involvement) -> can be bought from Goldsmith Guild
Bowyering (Armourclad Cavalry Bow) -> Carpenter/Tanner/Blacksmith Guild
Tacklecrafting (very minimal involvement) -> Carpenter/Culinarian Guild
Painting (Serpent Shield) -> Carpenter Guild
Leatherworking/Tanner -> Tortoiseshell (Optimal 25, Able to synth is 10 levels lower i.e. 15), Iron Preserve (Optimal 35, Able to synth 25)
Blacksmith -> Thunderstorm Axe (Optimal 35, Able to synth 25)
Edited, Feb 15th 2011 9:47pm by Khornette
Edited, Jun 14th 2011 11:38pm by Khornette