When it comes to pricing max damage AoE Hammers, as many have pointed out, the outcome of the 3rd Boon (whether it be speed or dura) is going to decide the price.
The easiest way I have figured to approach pricing is a “backwards” method.
Basically, you figure a good price on a forged tool with a maxxed 3rd boon, then work backwards depending on outcome of that 3rd boon on any hammers:
So, lets say, you are selling a perfectly forged hammer with durability as the 3rd boon:
-lvl 8to10 Devistating Damage Boon (this will always be the same)
-lvl 4 AoE Boon (This will always be the same)
-lvl 10 Durability (+2000 durability)
You forge this hammer, and decide 11k is a good price
So, with the pricing set on the perfectly forged Durability hammer, pricing is very easy for future forges:
So let’s say your next batch only hits lvl 9 Dura (+1800) Well, you already know what you were gonna sell it at if it was max dura so, just drop the price by 1k. selling this batch of lvl 9 dura for 10k. and so on.
Maybe a batch comes out only at lvl 8 Dura (+1600) , that being 2 lvls below the max, so drop these down to 9k. And if anything comes out below these, you can either throw on a Clearance rack and sell super cheap to at least recoup cost, or just keep for yourself to use.
It works the same backwards pricing method with the speed boon as the 3rd, that a lot of ppl also like to use. lvl 10 spd (+50), lvl9 spd (+45), lvl8 (+40)… and so on
The trick for these hammers is figuring out your comfortable price to sell the “max” forged 3rd boon hammer at, then it is super easy to work backwards and price later forges accordingly!
Great to see more forgers, good luck to you!