In Guild Wars 2, oftentimes (especially during the current Wintersday event) you get recipes that you have already unlocked. Typically, I just sell them. I recently learned that runes and sigils that you don't need can be used in the Mystic Forge, so that makes me wonder: Is there currently any use for unlocked recipes?

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Nope. Once they are unlocked on your characters crafting profession they are used. So selling them is really all you can do with them.

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    Slight correction: Recipes unlock by character rather than account, so you can still use them on other characters.
    – Brian
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 18:07
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    Yes true, by crafting profession per character. Will edit.
    – Neon1024
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 19:49

Most recipes are not soulbound, so you can either:

  • Sell on Trading Post
  • Announce a giveaway on the Guild

Assuming that you already have a certain recipe, on a specific character, you can't "re-learn" it, so double-clicking it again won't work. There are new recipes once in a while (like the ones you can loot from Silverwastes), which makes it "harder" for newer players to catch-up with the releases. This is why I usually announce on Guild before selling it (mainly because 99% of the recipes will worth a few copper only, so why not give away?)

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