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Welcome to the world of SL Colonies, where your creativity and skills can flourish through crafting. This guide is designed to help newcomers and veterans alike navigate the crafting system, which allows you to earn experience, master various professions, and create unique items within our vibrant world.


Getting Started with Crafting

Crafting in SL Colonies is similar to gathering; however, it plays a pivotal role in earning crafting experience (CXP). Here’s what you need to know to get started:


  1. Accessing Crafting Stations: Throughout the lands of SL Colonies, you’ll find various crafting stations. To use a station, simply left-click on it to open the crafting menu.
  2. Crafting Experience (CXP): Crafting is the primary way to earn CXP, which is essential for leveling up and mastering your profession.
  3. Profession-Specific Stations: While some stations are universal, many are tailored to specific professions. You must be the right profession to fully utilize these stations and earn CXP. You can still craft level zero recipes without being in the correct profession, but you won’t earn CXP for those actions.


Understanding Professions and Recipes

  1. Choosing Your Profession: Certain crafting stations and recipes require you to be in a specific profession. To change professions or level up, read our article on the Experience & Leveling Sation.
  2. Learning Recipes: You must learn recipes to craft specific items. Some recipes are profession-specific, and you’ll need to be in character (not out of character) to craft them.
  3. Crafting Tools: Some crafting stations require specific tools. If you don’t have the required tool, you can either find it in your inventory or purchase it from the marketplace using coins.


Crafting Process

  1. Initiating Crafting: If you’re creating something new or experimenting, left-click on a crafting station and select “Craft”. Then, choose ingredients and check if you can create a new recipe.
  2. Using Recipes: If you know the recipe, select “Use Recipe.” 
  3. HUD and Web Pages: Some stations come with a HUD (Heads-Up Display) for crafting, while others might redirect you to a web page for more complex crafting processes or for players having issues with the HUD-based process.
  4. Alchemy and Cooking: These systems allow for creative combinations of ingredients, with specific criteria needing to be met. For example, in cooking, items must be food, drink, or an ingredient with a culinary step.
  5. Gathering Ingredients: Many recipes require ingredients that you must gather or purchase. Make sure to have all the necessary ingredients in your inventory before starting to craft.


Tips for Successful Crafting

  1. Experimentation: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredient combinations, especially in alchemy and cooking. You can name and describe unique discoveries.
  2. Tool Requirements: Always check for tool requirements before crafting. Some stations won’t operate without the right tool in your inventory.
  3. Professional Guidance: Follow your profession requirements closely. Attempting to use a station without the correct profession or tool will result in failure.
  4. Learning Resources: Utilize our forums and tutorial videos for in-depth guides, recipe wikis, and support from the community.



Crafting in SL Colonies is a rich and immersive experience, offering endless possibilities for creativity and progression. Whether you’re brewing potions, forging weapons, or cooking up a storm, mastering the art of crafting will enhance your journey in our world.

For any questions or additional guidance, feel free to reach out on our forums or through our dedicated Discord channel. Happy crafting!


Tutorial: How to Craft

Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to Craft within SL Colonies: