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Farmer, Forester, Prospector
Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith,
Scholar, Tailor,
Weaponsmith, Woodworker
Crafting Guide,
Crafted Items
Metalsmithing with Johnrobert

"Metal armors and sturdy shields are the metalsmith's domain. Though their initial products may be of simple make, eventually their skills will allow them to work finer materials and greater designs."

As a metalworker, you can craft shields, heavy armour, and high-quality tools. While tools will require additional materials, most armour can be made from a sufficiently large quantity of metal ingots.

Associated Vocations: Armourer

A guide to attaining Metalsmith Mastery.

Required Tools


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

Metalsmiths requires Metal Ingots produced by the Prospector, Mastery Components and Crafting Rare Components. The Armourer Vocation includes both professions.

Critical Success

To critically succeed while crafting item, a Metalsmith must have achieved proficiency in the crafting tier for that item. After gaining proficiency, the base chance to achieve critical success is 5%.

  • Using player-crafted Metalsmith's Tools increases that base chance.
    • Click through to the tools index to view the percentage for any given tool.
  • Scrolls of crafting lore (produced by a Scholar) give a 1-minute buff, further increasing the chance of a critical success.
    • These scrolls provide tiered increases to the crit chance, but they are tiered by player level, not crafting level. Thus, a level 7 Supreme Master Metalsmith can only use the Minor Metalsmithing Lore that gives a 1% crit chance increase, but a level 65 Master Apprentice Metalsmith can use a Scroll of Supreme Metalsmithing Lore that gives a 12.5% increase.
  • Certain recipes have an optional ingredient; the type of Chunk used is based on the crafting level of any given recipe, but using a Chunk in any level gives a flat (not tiered) increase of 45% to the crit chance.
Mastery Component Tier Level Recipes
Chunk of Crude Brimstone-icon.png Chunk of Crude Brimstone Apprentice Most Tier 1 Recipes
Chunk of Pale Brimstone-icon.png Chunk of Pale Brimstone Journeyman Most Tier 2 Recipes
Chunk of Dark Brimstone-icon.png Chunk of Dark Brimstone Expert Most Tier 3 Recipes
Chunk of Prilled Brimstone-icon.png Chunk of Prilled Brimstone Artisan Most Tier 4 Recipes
Chunk of Dusty Brimstone-icon.png Chunk of Dusty Brimstone Master Most Tier 5 Recipes
Chunk of Bright Brimstone-icon.png Chunk of Bright Brimstone Supreme Most Tier 6 Recipes
Bit of Pure Calenard Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Calenard Ore Westfold Most Tier 7 Recipes
Bit of Pure Riddermark Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Riddermark Ore Easttemnet Most Tier 8 Recipes
Bit of Pure Eorlingas Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Eorlingas Ore Westemnet Most Tier 9 Recipes
Bit of Pure Anórien Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Anórien Ore Anórien Most Tier 10 Recipes
Bit of Pure Gorgoroth Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Gorgoroth Ore Doomfold Most Tier 11 Recipes
Bit of Pure Ironfold Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Ironfold Ore Ironfold Most Tier 12 Recipes
Bit of Pure Minas Ithil Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Minas Ithil Ore Minas Ithil Most Tier 13 Recipes
Bit of Pure Gundabad Ore-icon.png Bit of Pure Gundabad Ore Gundabad Most Tier 14 Recipes


A complete list of Metalsmith recipe indexes by tier:
Metalsmith Recipe Index
Apprentice Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T1 - Apprentice Metalsmith Recipe Index
Journeyman Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T2 - Journeyman Metalsmith Recipe Index
Expert Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T3 - Expert Metalsmith Recipe Index
Artisan Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T4 - Artisan Metalsmith Recipe Index
Master Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T5 - Master Metalsmith Recipe Index
Supreme Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T6 - Supreme Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westfold Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T7 - Westfold Metalsmith Recipe Index
Eastemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T8 - Eastemnet Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T9 - Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T10 - Anórien Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T11 - Doomfold Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T12 - Ironfold Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T13 - Minas Ithil Metalsmith Recipe Index
Westemnet Metalsmith Recipe-icon.png T14 - Gundabad Metalsmith Recipe Index

A complete list of Metalsmith recipes listed alphabetically:
An index of items that can be crafted using Metalsmith 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 used to be exclusive - you can be a member of 2 crafting guilds at a time (as of Update 25).[1]

Metalsmiths of any character level, and at least Expert level in Metalsmithing, are eligible to join the Metalsmith's Guild. To join a crafting guild one must speak to a Master of Crafting Guilds, which are always found in the vicinity of a guild hall and at many other locations. Then, the metalsmith must speak with the Metalsmith's Guild leader, Hávar, at the Metalsmith's Guild headquarters in Thorin's Hall - The Forging Hall, to receive the introductory quest.
NOTE: since Update 27, players may find the guild NPCs located in the House of Craft in Minas Tirith (Midsummer) [23.2N, 54.9W] to be preferable to Thorin's Hall, especially since an Armourer's second guildable profession -- Tailor -- can also be guilded in the same location in Minas Tirith (Midsummer), thus obviating a separate trip. Minas Tirith (Midsummer) is available to characters of all levels. At Minas Tirith (Midsummer), the crest (Reputation Item) recipes are purchased from the Guild-leader; there is no separate NPC for guild-reputation-item recipes, as there is in other locations. The only downside of Minas Tirith (Midsummer) is that the "Introduction" quests for each guilded profession cannot be turned into the Guild-leader, since those quests require a specific named NPC, who does not reside there.


Class Quests

Using your Skills


Quest Reward

Metalsmith NPCs

Novice Metalsmiths

NPC Location Region
Bill Digweed Combe Crafting Hall Bree-land
Mosco Bracegirdle Buckland Bree-land
Tom Thornwell Three-farrow Crafting Hall Bree-land
Anorthint Celondim Ered Luin
Ekkill Thorin's Hall - The Forging Hall Ered Luin
Gestur Thorin's Gate, Crafting Hall Ered Luin
Harthgríp Gondamon Ered Luin
Cotman Gamgee Oatbarton Evendim
Fina Swarbrick Ost Forod Evendim
Sadie Marshbanks Tinnudir (Keep) Evendim
Novice Metalsmith Trestlebridge North Downs
Roddan Craft-hall of Esteldín North Downs
Cotman Brown Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire
Isengar Bolger Budgeford The Shire
Moro Brockhouse Brockenborings The Shire
Uffo Bracegirdle Bywater The Shire
Dringlinn The Forges of Rivendell Trollshaws

Expert Metalsmiths

NPC Location Region
Alfbald Ost Guruth Lone-lands
Braigelen Ost Galadh Mirkwood
Gamli Twenty-first Hall Moria
Molda Thorin's Hall - The Forging Hall Ered Luin
Roddaneth Caras Galadhon Lothlórien
Rothir Three-farrow Crafting Hall - (Bree) Bree-land
Ruineth Imlad Gelair (Rivendell) Trollshaws
Tincbrennil The Vineyards of Lórien Lothlórien
Ylermi Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä Forochel

Further Reading