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A Tailor crafting

"A skilled tailor can make simple clothing from common cloth, but with time and practice they can learn to create garments of great beauty that provide significant protection to their wearer. The Tailor can also work with tanned hides to produce leather armor – light, tough and suitable for travel."

Tailored armour is an essential alternative for those classes that cannot wear heavy armour; for instance, a Burglar whose stealth depends on not clunking around like a tin can, or a Minstrel who needs the freedom of movement to perform motivational flourishes on a delicate instrument. A Tailor produces pieces of light and medium armour that protect the wearer and can provide other bonuses. These pieces range from common rough cloth to the finest Elven silk, depending on the skill of the tailor.

A guide to attaining Tailor Mastery

Required Tools


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

For crafting clothing and armour, a Tailor uses boiled leathers, which are created by a Forester. An Explorer Tailor is also a Forester and will be able to gather and boil animal hides into usable leather on his own. Armourer and Yeoman Tailors will not have this ability, and need to find a Forester who will convert their hides to leather. A number of advanced recipes requires Crafting Rare Components.

Hides can be harvested by characters by defeating Beasts. These pieces of animal hide have a chance to drop from those types of Creatures.

Foresters are able to process hides into leather by boiling them at a Workbench.

The following Professions can use the leather for materials in their own crafting recipes:

Hide Index

Hide Tier Leather By-product Levels that Drop Item Location(s)
 Light Hide 1
 Brushed Light Leather 1-13 Southern Ered Luin, the Shire, Central Bree-land
 Medium Hide 2
 Brushed Medium Leather
 Glazed Medium Leather
13-25 Bree-land, Ered Luin, Lone-lands, North Downs, and the Shire
 Sturdy Hide 3
 Brushed Sturdy Leather
 Glazed Sturdy Leather
25-34 Evendim, Lone-lands, North Downs, and Trollshaws
 Pristine Hide 4
 Brushed Pristine Leather
 Glazed Pristine Leather
35-43 Western Angmar, Evendim, Eastern and Western Misty Mountains, Eastern North Downs and Trollshaws
 Exceptional Hide 5
 Brushed Exceptional Leather
 Glazed Exceptional Leather
44-50 Angmar, Eregion, Sarnúr in Ered Luin, Forochel, The Wildwood and Ettenmoors
 Magnificent Hide 6
 Brushed Magnificent Leather
 Glazed Magnificent Leather
 Finished Magnificent Leather
 Mithril-reinforced Magnificent Leather
51-64 Angmar, Eregion, Moria, Lothlórien, Mirkwood, Enedwaith, Minas Elendúr, Kolo-hampât
 Calenard Hide 7
 Brushed Calenard Leather
 Glazed Calenard Leather
 Finished Calenard Leather
65-74 Dunland, Gap of Rohan, Isengard, Nan Curunír, The Great River and some rare drops in Eastern Mirkwood and Enedwaith
 Riddermark Hide 8
 Brushed Riddermark Leather
 Glazed Riddermark Leather
 Finished Riddermark Leather
75-85 East Rohan
 Eorlingas Hide 9
 Brushed Eorlingas Leather
 Glazed Eorlingas Leather
 Finished Eorlingas Leather
85-99 West Rohan (A beast level 85 in West Rohan can drop both Riddermark and Eorlingas hides), Fangorn, Western Gondor, Central Gondor
 Anórien Hide 10
 Brushed Anórien Leather 100-105 Eastern Gondor, Old Anórien, Far Anórien (beasts in all 3 areas drop both Eorlingas and Anórien hides)
 Doomfold Hide 11
 Brushed Doomfold Leather 106+ The Plateau of Gorgoroth and Eryn Lasgalen and the Dale-lands
 Ironfold Hide 12
 Brushed Ironfold Leather 116+ Ered Mithrin and the Withered Heath and the Iron Hills
 Minas Ithil Hide 13
Minas Ithil
 Brushed Minas Ithil Leather 116+ Morgul Vale and Wells of Langflood
 Gundabad Hide 14
 Brushed Gundabad Leather 130-140 Gundabad
 Umbari Hide 15
 Brushed Umbari Leather 140-150 Umbar

Tailors also use bolts of cloth and thread for sewing; these items can be purchased from Novice and Expert Tailor NPCs and from Suppliers.

Critical Success

To critically succeed while crafting item, a Tailor 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 Tailor'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 Tailor can only use the Minor Tailoring Lore that gives a 1% crit chance increase, but a level 65 Master Apprentice Tailor can use a Scroll of Supreme Tailoring Lore that gives a 12.5% increase.
  • Certain recipes have an optional ingredient, flax fibres; the type of flax fibre used is based on the crafting level of any given recipe, but using flax fibre in any level gives a flat (not tiered) increase of 45% to the crit chance.

Tailor Mastery Components

A complete list of Tailor Mastery Components.

Mastery Component Tier Level Recipes
 Common Flax Fibre Apprentice Most Tier 1 Recipes
 Bree Flax Fibre Journeyman Most Tier 2 Recipes
 Pale Flax Fibre Expert Most Tier 3 Recipes
 Yellow Flax Fibre Artisan Most Tier 4 Recipes
 Golden Flax Fibre Master Most Tier 5 Recipes
 Fairy Flax Fibre Supreme Most Tier 6 Recipes
 Drop of Birch-tar Westfold Most Tier 7 Recipes
 Piece of Oak Bark Eastemnet Most Tier 8 Recipes
 Piece of Walnut Bark Westemnet Most Tier 9 Recipes
 Piece of Poplar Bark Anórien Most Tier 10 Recipes
 Piece of Doomfold Bark Doomfold Most Tier 11 Recipes
 Piece of Thornholt Bark Ironfold Most Tier 12 Recipes
 Piece of Mordor Snag Bark Minas Ithil Most Tier 13 Recipes
 Piece of Gundabad Bark Gundabad Most Tier 14 Recipes
 Piece of Umbari Bark Umbar Most Tier 15 Recipes


A complete list of Tailor recipe indexes by tier
Tailor Recipe Index
T1 - Apprentice Tailor Recipe Index
T2 - Journeyman Tailor Recipe Index
T3 - Expert Tailor Recipe Index
T4 - Artisan Tailor Recipe Index
T5 - Master Tailor Recipe Index
T6 - Supreme Tailor Recipe Index
T7 - Westfold Tailor Recipe Index
T8 - Eastemnet Tailor Recipe Index
T9 - Westemnet Tailor Recipe Index
T10 - Anórien Tailor Recipe Index
T11 - Doomfold Tailor Recipe Index
T12 - Ironfold Tailor Recipe Index
T13 - Minas Ithil Tailor Recipe Index
T14 - Gundabad Tailor Recipe Index
T15 - Umbar Tailor Recipe Index

A complete list of recipes listed alphabetically
An index of items that can be crafted using Tailor 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]

Tailors of all levels are eligible to join the Tailor'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 the Craft-hall of Esteldín, in North Downs and speak with Guild Leader Hambrennil to continue the quest. The Tailor's Guild-hall is found inside the craft hall, to the south.
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 Esteldín, particularly if the crafter has a second guildable profession -- Metalsmith for Armourer or Cooking for Yeoman -- it 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 pattern (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

Reputation Quests

The following quests gives reputation for Rangers of Esteldín:

Quest Reward


Novice Tailors

NPC Location Region
Mat Hedgerow Three-farrow Crafting Hall Bree-land
Rowan Brandybuck Buckland Bree-land
Sara Crabgrass Combe Crafting Hall Bree-land
Cannasgam Celondim Ered Luin
Dragmáll Gondamon Ered Luin
Jes Thorin's Gate, Crafting Hall Ered Luin
Sandar Thorin's Hall - The Maker's Hall Ered Luin
May Gardner Oatbarton Evendim
Tilly Hogben Ost Forod Evendim
Trudy Lavender Tinnudir (Keep) Evendim
Novice Tailor Trestlebridge North Downs
Garnet Grubb Bywater The Shire
Halfred Bolger Michel Delving's Craft-fair The Shire
Halfred Greenhand Brockenborings The Shire
Walerand Bolger Budgeford The Shire
Miluidan The Forges of Rivendell Trollshaws

Expert Tailors

Named NPC expert Tailors. There are numerous unnamed.

NPC Location Region
Ardir Ost Galadh Mirkwood
Ansa Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä Forochel
Condir The Vineyards of Lórien Lothlórien
Fielò Blue Stone Garrison - (Acq. w. Thorin's Hall) Ered Luin
Fladdan Craft-hall of Esteldín North Downs
Fladron Caras Galadhon Lothlórien
Glond Twenty-first Hall Moria
Herhalig Ost Guruth Lone-lands

Further Reading

  • Quick Level Guide - A small overview of the amount of hides needed, if you only want to craft components to level up Tailoring