Originally Posted by Clay
You can get armor, weapons, etc without any need for "crafting" with iron ingots and whatnot by going to "Collectors". You still need to give them stuff like scales, worn belts, etc but that stuff is easier to come by most of the time. One tip, if you find dye and need money...sell the dye. The dye trader in post searing Ascalon will give you 150 gold per bottle.
Okay...I new about the collectors, but besides them...all you can do is craft and hope for a drop? That kinda sucks.