Characters may a crafting guild once they have reached Expert level in a crafting profession. Players may join as many crafting guilds as they are eligible.
Switching your profession will abandon all guild recipes and reputation gained from your current guild.
Joining a Crafting Guild
Speak with the Master of Crafting Guilds to choose a guild from the list of available guilds.
Crafting Guild Advancement
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 LOTRO Points in order to advance past Apprentice of the Guild status.
|To achieve this
this many Points
|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)|
|Honoured (Minas Ithil) Master of the Guild||200,000||480,000||Minas Ithil (T13)|
Reputation items are consumed for gaining increased standing with the guild or as a component in improved guild recipes. They exist for the Expert through Westemnet crafting tiers and their recipes are available from the guild's reputation items recipe vendor. There are three different sizes of guild reputation items: small, medium and large. Medium and large reputation items require a higher number of crafting materials and have a longer cooldown to craft, but also provide more reputation points. No large reputation item exists for the Expert and Artisan crafting tiers.
All crafting guilds have a reputation item trader which barters a stack of smaller 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.
Bellow 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. To go from Apprentice to Westemnet Master of the Guild takes a little less than a month if you craft all reputation items as often as their cooldowns allow.
|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|
There are two other ways to increase your standing with a crafting guild:
- The wrapper quests On a Mission (Weekly) and its level-scaled version have the box as an optional reward. In it, there is a box, which contains an item that awards 10,000 points for one crafting guild. The boxes are bound to account, so they can be mailed to other characters.
- If you have the Minas Morgul Expansion, you can pick up a quest from your crafting guild leader and gain 200,0000 points by completing the quest chain. See Crafting Guild: Minas Morgul Quests for an overview of the quests.
- NOTE: you need to be Westemnet Master of the Guild to be able to pick the quest.
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.
|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||Trollshaws|
|Tailor's Guild||Craft-hall of Esteldín||North Downs|
|Jeweller's Guild||Craft-hall of Esteldín||North Downs|
|Woodworker's Guild||Craft-hall of Esteldín||North Downs|
|All crafting guilds||Galtrev||Dunland|
|All crafting guilds||Snowbourn||Sutcrofts|
|All crafting guilds||Aldburg||West Rohan|
|All crafting guilds||Dol Amroth||Western Gondor|
|All crafting guilds||Minas Tirith||Old Anórien|
|All crafting guilds||Minas Tirith (After-battle)||Anórien (After Battle)|
|All crafting guilds||Minas Tirith (Midsummer)||Anórien (After Battle)|
|All crafting guilds||Dale||Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands|
|All crafting guilds||Estolad Lân||Morgul Vale|
|All crafting guilds||Dol Amroth||King's Gondor|
|Cook • Jeweller • Metalsmith • Scholar • Tailor • Weaponsmith • Woodworker|