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I am not sure of these numbers. I am 100% sure the listed ingredients are the cheapest to make the desired precursor, but I am not 100% on the average number of tries to get the precursor (the current estimate is from other people publishing their results - mostly from reddit's Nugkill).

Spirit Shard and Karma Items excluded (Allow SS and Karma items)

The Bard
Carcharias
Chaos Gun
The Chosen
The Colossus
Dawn + Dusk
The Energizer
Howl
The Hunter
Leaf of Kudzu
The Legend
The Lover
Rage
Rodgort's Flame
Spark
Storm
Tooth of Frostfang
Venom
Zap
Random Precursor from weapons
Random Precursor from any rare item

1 Mystic Forge Stone currently costs 165735 to buy (It's only recommended to use it to take the place of an item worth more than that, or you get them for free)

Rare Ingredients
PrecursorPrice to MFIngredient 1Ingredient 2Ingredient 3Ingredient 4

The Legend
Exotic Weapon Staff 80
7.16+ / day
4020001

4403337

The cheapest
13 Rares
used in the calculation
4 bought
Rares
2612112
(43%) profit

781 attempts = 2,342 initial rares
Carrion Flame Staff of Energy
Rare 74, buy for 1046
1.21-+ / day
Carrion Flame Staff of Energy
Rare 74, buy for 1046
1.21-+ / day
Carrion Flame Staff of Energy
Rare 74, buy for 1046
1.21-+ / day
Cavalier's Verdant Staff
Rare 80, buy for 1323
2.45-+ / day
3 bought + 1 crafted
Rares
4560803
(-18%) profit

781 attempts = 2,342 initial rares
Rampager's Soft Wood Staff of Accuracy
Rare 75, buy for 1303
3.64-+ / day
Cavalier's Verdant Staff
Rare 80, buy for 1323
2.45-+ / day
Cavalier's Verdant Staff
Rare 80, buy for 1323
2.45-+ / day
Assassin's Godskull Crosier
Rare 65, craft for 3840
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2 bought + 2 crafted
Rares
6888926
(-46%) profit

781 attempts = 2,342 initial rares
Rampager's Soft Wood Staff of Accuracy
Rare 75, buy for 1303
3.64-+ / day
Cavalier's Verdant Staff
Rare 80, buy for 1323
2.45-+ / day
Assassin's Godskull Crosier
Rare 65, craft for 3840
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Valkyrie Krait Crook
Rare 80, craft for 5299
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1 bought + 3 crafted
Rares
9217049
(-59%) profit

781 attempts = 2,342 initial rares
Rampager's Soft Wood Staff of Accuracy
Rare 75, buy for 1303
3.64-+ / day
Assassin's Godskull Crosier
Rare 65, craft for 3840
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Valkyrie Krait Crook
Rare 80, craft for 5299
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Valkyrie Krait Crook
Rare 80, craft for 5299
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4 crafted
Rares
1,1556884
(-68%) profit

781 attempts = 2,342 initial rares
Assassin's Godskull Crosier
Rare 65, craft for 3840
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Valkyrie Krait Crook
Rare 80, craft for 5299
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Valkyrie Krait Crook
Rare 80, craft for 5299
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Valkyrie Krait Crook
Rare 80, craft for 5299
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Exotic Ingredients
PrecursorPrice to MFIngredient 1Ingredient 2Ingredient 3Ingredient 4

The Legend
Exotic Weapon Staff 80
7.16+ / day
4020001

4403337

The cheapest
8 Exotics
used in the calculation
4 bought
Exotics
3051507
(23%) profit

139 attempts = 416 initial exotics
Cleric's Soft Wood Staff of Purity
Exotic 75, buy for 7332
6.04-+ / day
Cleric's Soft Wood Staff of Purity
Exotic 75, buy for 7332
6.04-+ / day
Cleric's Soft Wood Staff of Purity
Exotic 75, buy for 7332
6.04-+ / day
Cleric's Soft Wood Staff of Purity
Exotic 75, buy for 7332
6.04-+ / day
3 bought + 1 crafted
Exotics
3743423
(-0%) profit

139 attempts = 416 initial exotics
Carrion Tribal Staff of Vision
Exotic 70, buy for 6995
1.06+ / day
Cleric's Soft Wood Staff of Purity
Exotic 75, buy for 7332
6.04-+ / day
Cleric's Soft Wood Staff of Purity
Exotic 75, buy for 7332
6.04-+ / day
Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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2 bought + 2 crafted
Exotics
4435340
(-16%) profit

139 attempts = 416 initial exotics
Carrion Tribal Staff of Vision
Exotic 70, buy for 6995
1.06+ / day
Carrion Tribal Staff of Vision
Exotic 70, buy for 6995
1.06+ / day
Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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1 bought + 3 crafted
Exotics
5197384
(-28%) profit

139 attempts = 416 initial exotics
Carrion Tribal Staff of Vision
Exotic 70, buy for 6995
1.06+ / day
Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
Expand Recipe
Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
Expand Recipe
4 crafted
Exotics
5959429
(-37%) profit

139 attempts = 416 initial exotics
Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
Expand Recipe
Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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Diviner's Pearl Quarterstaff
Exotic 80, craft for 14319
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Help and Info:
 ● Gives a list of all precursors for you to select, then tells you the cheapest ways to make the precursor you selected by throwing them into the Mystic Forge.
 ● The top combination will have all purchased ingredients. The second combination will have 1 crafted and 3 purchased ingredients. The third combination will have 2 crafted and 2 purchased ingredients. The fourth combination will have 3 crafted and 1 purchased ingredients. The last combination will have all crafted ingredients. You can pick which you want to use.
 ● 'Precursor' is which precursor is being made, and the buy order and sell listing prices for that precursor.
 ● 'Price to MF' is how much it costs to buy all the ingredients that will give you 1 precursor (on average). % profit is if you're selling it. The price and number of items assumes you re-MF any products of failed attempts.
 ● 'Ingredient 1,2,3,4' is which are the cheapest ingredients to throw into the forge and how much to buy or craft them.
 ● These are all averages. That means there will be times when no precursor comes out for 1000 attempts, and times when you get 2 in a row, for example. The strategy is that with a statistically significant amount of tries, you will observe the average return.

Precursor Drop Rates:
 Drop rates is from research posted on reddit from the production of 289 precursors.
 1 in 5 promotes rare to exotic, but appears to have less chance of getting a precursor
 Average level of ingredients needs to be at least 75 to guarantee a level 80 (and thus, a precursor)
 1 in 139 attempts produces a precursor from exotic (start with 416 exotics, including throwing failures back in)
 1 in 781 attempts produces a precursor from rares (start with 2,342 rares, including throwing failures back in)