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"Perhaps the most mysterious of the professions, the Scholar collects fragments of lost lore and attempts to interpret their secrets. By doing so, he can create scrolls for other craftsmen to read and improve their chances of producing a superior product. Other practical applications include lore by which specific enemies (orcs, trolls, the dead) might be best combated, dyes, and cures for various maladies."

Scholars can produce a wide variety of scrolls, potions, dyes, and other useful items. Most materials that a scholar uses tend to show up as treasure from humanoid foes. Materials can also be obtained from artifacts, typically found near ancient ruins using the Track Artifacts skill.

Some dye ingredients used by Scholars are crafted by the Farmer. Since the Scholar profession is only available in the Historian vocation, which also includes the Farming profession, the Scholar can simply switch to farming and harvest the required ingredients.

Associated Vocations: Historian

Required Tools

Scholar Materials

A list of all component items that are used to craft Scholar recipes: Scholar Components

A Scholar requires a Scholar's Glass in order to study relics, texts, carvings and trinkets from days gone by. The Scholar can find these items by using the Track Artifacts skill, which directs him to the nearest Artifact in the world around him. Once he has studied the Artifact sufficiently, the scholar may then combine the knowledge he has gained with components purchased from a Novice or Expert Scholar vendor, to craft a new, useful item. A number of advanced recipes requires Crafting Rare Components.


Artifacts are found across the lands of Middle-earth. Scholars have the ability to Track Artifacts and study them using a Scholar's Glass. Each Artifact can produce a small number of texts and trinkets during examination. Some Artifacts may also contain a candle or lamp that will assist the Scholar in studying, leading to a critical success during crafting. Only a scholar may use these materials in order to craft scrolls, books, and other items.

Artifact Spawn Tier Materials Mastery Component Location
Shattered Pitcher
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1 Apprentice Aged Scrap of Text Dim Candle Bree-land, Ered Luin and The Shire (see maps hereunder)
Broken Urn
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2 Journeyman Worn Tablet Fragment Rushlight Candle Bree-land, Ered Luin, The Lone-lands, and The North Downs (see maps hereunder)
Antique Vase
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3 Expert Cracked Dwarf-carving Beeswax Candle The Lone-lands, The North Downs, and Evendim (see maps hereunder)
Forgotten Text
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4 Artisan Fragment of Dúnedain Script Tallow Candle The Lone-lands, Evendim, The Trollshaws, Angmar, and The Misty Mountains (see maps hereunder)
Ancient Vase
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5 Master Worn Elf-carving Ornate Candle The Misty Mountains, Eastern Angmar and Eregion (see maps hereunder)
Sage's Locker
Sage's Casket
Sage's Lockbox
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6 Supreme Rune-carved Tablet Bright Lamp Moria, Lothlórien, Mirkwood and Enedwaith (see maps hereunder)
Banded Coffer
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7 Westfold Scrap of Weathered Dunlending Text
Page of Gondorian Parchment
Page of Gondorian Parchment Dunland, Gap of Rohan, Nan Curunír and The Great River (see maps hereunder)
Ornate Cache
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8 Eastemnet Scrap of Rohirric Text
Piece of Sealed Wax
East Rohan, The East Wall, Entwash Vale, The Wold and Norcrofts (see maps hereunder); Wildermore
Adorned Chest
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9 Westemnet Tattered Rohirric Parchment
Piece of Westemnet Sealed Wax
West Rohan, Broadacres, Westfold, Eastfold, Kingstead, and Stonedeans; Western Gondor, Blackroot Vale, Lamedon, Havens of Belfalas, and Paths of the Dead (see maps hereunder); Central Gondor


Scholars can also find crops using the Track Crops skill. Some of these crops may be cultivated by Farmers using Vegetable Farmland; others can only be found in the wild.* They are used by Scholars to craft Dyes and Wall Paints.
* NOTE: All of these dye plants may drop randomly in a Westfold Farmer's Wild Flower Field, including those that can't otherwise be cultivated.

Crop Type Item Name Tier Standard / Critical
Farming Result
Location(s) in the Wild
Amaranth Amaranth Petal
Critical Not found in the wild
Blackberry Juicy Blackberry
Critical Not found in the wild
Bloodwort Bloodwort Root
Critical Not found in the wild
Bluebottle Bluebottle Petal
Critical Not found in the wild
Elder Juicy Elderberry
Critical Not found in the wild
Green Onion Onion Skin
Critical Not found in the wild
Indigo Plant Indigo Plant
Cannot be cultivated* Eregion, The Trollshaws, Ered Luin (rare), Dunland
Iris Iris Root
Critical Not found in the wild
Lily-of-the-Valley Lily-of-the-Valley Leaf
Critical Not found in the wild
Saffron Saffron Thread
Critical Not found in the wild
Strawberry Juicy Strawberry
Critical Not found in the wild
Yarrow Root Yarrow Root
Cannot be cultivated* Ered Luin, Bree-land, The Shire
Woad Plant Woad Plant
Cannot be cultivated* The Lone-lands, The North Downs
Walnut Branches Walnut
Cannot be cultivated* West Rohan

Other Dye Ingredients

When crafting dyes, a Scholar may also use non-plant dye ingredients. These ingredients may be found in Ore nodes, which can only be mined by players with the Prospector profession. Since neither of the scholarly vocations includes Prospecting, the Scholar must acquire the following ingredients from other players (in trade or through the Auction House). The items can drop as loot (more commonly in chests and backpacks than from mobs), but this is extremely rare.

  • Note that the tier designation in the table refers to the Prospecting tier required to mine the ore deposit.
Item Name Tier Levels Dropped Ore Node Type
Piece of Sienna
1 - 12
Copper Deposit
Pile of Copper Salts
1 - 12
Copper Deposit
Piece of Umber
1 - 12
Barrow-iron Deposit
Pile of Ancient Iron Oxides
1 - 12
Ancient Iron Deposit
Chunk of Lime
1 - 12
Khazâd Skarn Deposit


A complete list of scholar recipe indexes by tier:

Apprentice Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Apprentice Recipe Index
Journeyman Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Journeyman Recipe Index
Expert Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Expert Recipe Index
Artisan Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Artisan Recipe Index
Master Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Master Recipe Index
Supreme Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Supreme Recipe Index
Westfold Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Westfold Recipe Index
Eastemnet Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Eastemnet Recipe Index
Eastemnet Scholar Recipe-icon.png Scholar Westemnet Recipe Index

A complete list of scholar recipes listed alphabetically:

An index of items that can be crafted using Scholar recipes

Dye and Wall Paint

An index of dyes crafted using Scholar recipes

An index of wall paint including those crafted using Scholar recipes

Crafting Guild

Crafting Guilds are Reputation factions that grant advantages in recipe execution. Reputation is increased by bartering special crafted items. Membership in a Crafting Guild is exclusive - you may only be a member of one crafting guild at a time.

Scholars of all levels are eligible to join the Scholar's Guild, but the guild recipes require Expert tier and above. To join a crafting guild one must first speak to a Master of Crafting Guilds, and they are always found in the vicinity of a guild hall and at many other locations. Then, travel to Rivendell and speak with Guild Leader Ethel Applegarth to continue the quest. The Scholar's Guild-hall is located on the first floor above ground level inside the Last Homely House.


Class Quests

Using your Skills


Novice Scholars

NPC Location Region
Alice Pickthorn Three-farrow Crafting Hall (Bree) Bree-land
Anna Bullrush Combe Crafting Hall Bree-land
Merimas Brandybuck Buckland Bree-land
Dúsi Thorin's Hall - The Maker's Hall Ered Luin
Lothinn Gondamon Ered Luin
Makan Thorin's Gate, Crafting Hall Ered Luin
Thavroniel Celondim Ered Luin
Amaranth Gamgee Oatbarton Evendim
Neville Hopwood Tinnudir (Keep) Evendim
Walding Tunks Ost Forod Evendim
Beneger Bolger Budgeford The Shire
Citrina Brockhouse Brockenborings The Shire
Glory Hornblower Bywater The Shire
Hildibras Took Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire
Issiril Craft-hall of Esteldín The North Downs
Jenny Quigg Trestlebridge The North Downs
Atharovor Elrond's Library (The Last Homely House) The Trollshaws

Expert Scholars

NPC Location Region
Expert Scholar Three-farrow Crafting Hall - (Bree) Bree-land
Eurwen The Hall of Making - (Lhanuch) Enedwaith
Gódrun Ost Guruth The Lone-lands
Pethbes The Vineyards of Lórien Lothlórien
Rue Goodbody Mathom-house in Michel Delving The Shire
Forgamthan Elrond's Library (The Last Homely House) The Trollshaws

See Also