|Farmer, Forester, Prospector|
|Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith,|
"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
A guide to attaining Scholar Mastery
- Scholar's Glass
- Superior Study for Artisan, Master, and Supreme tier recipes other than dyes. (Dyes do not require any crafting facility.)
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 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 Components / Rare Crafting Components||Location|
||Bree-land, Ered Luin and The Shire|
|Bree-land, Ered Luin, The Lone-lands, and The North Downs|
|The Lone-lands, The North Downs, and Evendim|
|The Lone-lands, Evendim, The Trollshaws, Angmar, and The Misty Mountains|
|The Misty Mountains, Eastern Angmar and Eregion|
|Moria (esp. Mekeb-faham and Mekeb-farak crafting instances found in Hadudbâb in Durin's Way), Lothlórien, Mirkwood and Enedwaith|
||Dunland, Gap of Rohan, Nan Curunír and The Great River|
||East Rohan, Parphád crafting instance found in Hytbold, and Wildermore|
||West Rohan, Gemyndsted crafting instance found in Derndingle in the Entwood, Western Gondor, Central Gondor|
||Eastern Gondor, Old Anórien, Far Anórien|
|10 Anórien||The Wastes|
|11 Doomfold||The Plateau of Gorgoroth
|11 Doomfold||Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands|
- * Very rare component
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: Most 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
|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|
|Bluebell||Bluebell Bulb||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||Copper Deposit|
|Pile of Copper Salts||Copper Deposit|
|Piece of Umber||Barrow-iron Deposit|
|Pile of Ancient Iron Oxides||Ancient Iron Deposit|
|Chunk of Lime||Khazâd Skarn Deposit|
- A complete list of Scholar recipe indexes by tier:
- A complete list of Scholar recipes listed alphabetically:
- An index of items that can be crafted using Scholar recipes
|Scholar Recipe Index|
|Apprentice • Journeyman • Expert • Artisan • Master • Supreme • Westfold • Eastemnet • Westemnet • Anórien • Doomfold|
Dye and Wall Paint
An index of dyes crafted using Scholar recipes
An index of wall paint including those crafted using Scholar recipes
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.
-  Introduction to Scholarship
-  Crafting: A Superior Library
-  Crafting: Artisan Scholar - Grants Superior Study Access and opens Master Expert Scholar
-  Introduction: Scholar's Guild
Using your Skills
-  Crafting: Studying the White Ships
-  Making Use of the Low-Lands
-  Crafting: Michel Delving's Youngest Seamstress
-  Crafting: Knowledge is the Best Defence
- The Scholars-Guide - An in depth guide by DarkkHero over at the LoTRO Main Site Forums.