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I noticed on the Trading Post that there is a category called 'Containers' which lists armour boxes, which looking at the description contain a full set of armour.

Does anyone know how these are acquired? There seems to be some talk around using the Mystic Forge to create them.

Can someone tell me the recipe for crafting these using the Mystic Forge?

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I give it about 4 hours before someone edits this question to change it to American spelling. FREEDOM. –  DavidYell Sep 17 '12 at 10:11
    
I've played DCSS too much. The American spelling looks weird to me now. –  SaintWacko Sep 17 '12 at 12:47
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According to http://www.gw2db.com/items/containers

They are created by the crafting professions armorsmiths make the boxes. You don't actually need the Mystic Forge to create them. But you do need the Mystic Forge to create the recipe for the box.

Info can be found here: http://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Mystic_Forge#Armor_Box_.2F_Satchel_Recipes

Recipes for full armor sets can be created from the crafted chest piece. They will allow you to craft armor boxes, which contain every piece of an armor set. The following formula does NOT give you the full armor set, only the recipe to make it. Also note that armor acquired by karma and random world drop, cannot be used to make a recipe.

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So I take it that it's just a shortcut way of creating a whole set? –  DavidYell Sep 17 '12 at 12:33
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@DavidYell It is, but don't do it just yet because it costs more to make the whole set once then item per item. –  Lyrion Sep 17 '12 at 14:29
    
@Lyrion Which is pretty... stupid of Anet IMO. –  Terry Chia Sep 18 '12 at 14:26
    
@TerryChia True, but they are going to put a fix up for it. –  Lyrion Sep 18 '12 at 14:40
    
@TerryChia: actually, it's not stupid at all, it's quite intentional. It's mainly for people with high-level crafters with sufficient materials who want to take a shortcut and create a whole set in one go rather than piece by piece, e.g. for their alts or for guildmates etc. Think about it. Making such a shortcut cheaper rather than more expensive - now that would be stupid. –  Amos M. Carpenter Apr 30 '13 at 6:01
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