Crafting Guild

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Crafting Guilds provide additional advancement for each profession.
Membership in a crafting guild is exclusive - you may only be a member of one crafting guild at a time.
You may choose to join a different crafting guild, but bear in mind that you must abandon all guild recipes and progress gained from your current guild in order to join a new one.

Joining a Crafting Guild

Master of Crafting Guilds may be found in various crafting halls and locations throughout Middle-earth. Often they are found near a Master or Mistress of Apprentices
Speak with the Master of Crafting Guilds to choose a guild from the list of available guilds (based on your vocation). Notice: To meet the requirements for membership in any crafting guild, the character must have reached at least the Expert tier in the related profession.

Crafting Guild Advancement

Table 1: Crafting Guild Ranks
To achieve this
Reputation Level
You need
this many Points
a Total
of Points
Recipe Tier
Guild Initiate 0 0 None
Apprentice of the Guild 10,000 10,000 Expert (T3)
Journeyman of the Guild 20,000 30,000 Artisan (T4)
Expert of the Guild 25,000 55,000 Master (T5)
Artisan of the Guild 30,000 85,000 Supreme (T6)
Master of the Guild 45,000 130,000 Westfold (T7)
Eastemnet Master of the Guild 60,000 190,000 Eastemnet (T8)
Westemnet Master of the Guild 90,000 280,000 Westemnet (T9)


Table 2: Guild Reputation Items
Size / Tier Points Granted Cooldown
Small Expert (T3) 300 18h
Medium Expert 900 2d 18h
Small Artisan (T4) 400 18h
Medium Artisan 1,200 2d 18h
Small Master (T5) 500 18h
Medium Master 1,500 2d 18h
Large Master 3,000 6d 18h
Small Supreme (T6) 600 18h
Medium Supreme 1,800 2d 18h
Large Supreme 3,600 6d 18h
Small Westfold (T7) 700 18h
Medium Westfold 2,100 2d 18h
Large Westfold 4,200 6d 18h
Small Eastemnet (T8) 800 18h
Medium Eastemnet 2,400 2d 18h
Large Eastemnet 4,800 6d 18h
Small Westemnet (T9) 900 18h
Medium Westemnet 2,700 2d 18h
Large Westemnet 5,400 6d 18h
Once you have joined a crafting guild, you can track your progress within the guild by opening the Character Journal and selecting the Reputation tab, where you will find a progress bar displaying your current standing within the guild. Note that Free and Premium players will have to unlock the guild reputation with Turbine Points in order to advance past Apprentice of the Guild status.
Reputation item recipes are available from the Expert crafting tier onwards, available from the guild's reputation items recipe vendor. Reputation items are used for gaining increased standing with the guild; craft them and right-click them in your inventory, or barter them with the guild leader. There are three different sizes of guild reputation items: small, medium, and large, each requiring a substantially higher number of required materials but each also providing the more reputation points; no large size exists for Expert and Artisan items.
Also, all crafting guild reputation item recipes have cooldown times according to their size. The cooldown on each recipe counts down independently of all the others.
All crafting guilds have a reputation item trader who will barter a stack of reputation items in exchange for one larger item. This way a character may obtain larger items a lot quicker. This is particularly useful for amassing items while crafting a complete set of for example jewellery or armour using the larger items that have a 7 day cooldown.
To the right is a list of the different tiers and sizes of crafting guild reputation items, along with the number of reputation points they grant and the length of their cooldown.

Crafting Guild Rewards

As you increase your standing within the guild, you can purchase and use the Improved and Legendary recipes sold by the guild's vendors respectively. Some of those recipes allow you to craft a stack of items for a fraction of the normal ingredients needed, while other recipes provide a fool-proof method to craft a critical success item.
The highest tier of crafting guild recipes allow crafters to produce Legendary weapons and class items, as well as items that can augment the accrual of item advancement experience points!

Guild Hall Locations

In each crafting guild hall you will find the crafting guild leader, the guild's reputation items recipe recipe vendor, the guild's reputation item trader, and the guild's recipe vendors. Near each guild hall is usually found a Mistress or Master of Crafting Guilds.
Crafting Guild Halls can be found at different locations around Middle-earth.
Guild Name Location Region
Cook's Guild Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire
Weaponsmith's Guild Thorin's Hall - The Forging Hall Ered Luin
Metalsmith's Guild Thorin's Hall - The Forging Hall Ered Luin
Scholar's Guild The Last Homely House in Rivendell The Trollshaws
Tailor's Guild Craft-hall of Esteldín The North Downs
Jeweller's Guild Craft-hall of Esteldín The North Downs
Woodworker's Guild Craft-hall of Esteldín The North Downs
All crafting guilds Galtrev Dunland
All crafting guilds Snowbourn Sutcrofts
All crafting guilds Forlaw Wildermore
All crafting guilds Aldburg West Rohan
All crafting guilds Dol Amroth Western Gondor




Crafting Guilds
CookJewellerMetalsmithScholarTailorWeaponsmithWoodworker
Reputation Factions
Eriador: Algraig, Men of EnedwaithCouncil of the NorthElves of RivendellLossoth of ForochelMen of BreeMen of DunlandRangers of EsteldínThe EglainThe EldgangThe Grey CompanyThe Mathom SocietyThe Wardens of AnnúminasThorin's HallThéodred's Riders

Rhovanion: The Ents of Fangorn ForestThe EorlingasThe HelmingasHeroes of Limlight GorgeIron Garrison GuardsIron Garrison MinersGaladhrimMalledhrimMen of the Entwash ValeMen of the NorcroftsMen of the SutcroftsMen of the WoldPeople of WildermoreThe Riders of StangardSurvivors of Wildermore

Gondor: Dol AmrothMen of Ringló ValeMen of Dor-en-ErnilMen of LebenninPelargir

Festivals: The Ale AssociationThe Inn LeagueCrafting GuildsChicken Chasing League of Eriador