*SPOILER ALERT* Below are listings and details on some of the Crafting changes with Rise of Isengard from the Bullroarer beta server.
The Rise of Isengard is bringing with it a new tier of crafting (called Westfold) as well as a new tier of reputation that will need to be earned with Crafting Guilds as well. The rank after Kindred is currently titled “Master of the Guild” and will require 45,000 reputation to earn it. Why is it important for crafters to maximize their guild reputation? Because typically doing so gains them access to some of the best recipes within the game, including Legendary Items, relics, and armor. But let’s admit it it, when the expansion releases crafting crafting guild emblems is probably not going to be high on your list.
Luckily, some kind forum members have put together several lists of how you can go about crafting the emblems now so you can immediately turn them in once the expansion hits. Take note, that due to the timers on emblems, crafting will take anywhere from 7 – 10 days; so there’s no time like the present to get started!
The first list comes from Thorcar:
- 6 Small Expert
- 3 Medium Expert
- 7 Small Artisan
- 3 Medium Artisan
- 6 Small Master
- 3 Medium Master
- 1 Large Master
- 7 Small Supreme
- 3 Medium Supreme
- 1 Large Supreme
This list will take seven days to complete. Also Included in his post is also a list for the materials that Weaponsmiths will need if they wish to follow this route.
The second list comes from ditlbomb who put together a list for those who may not wish to make any of the Small emblems:
- 4 Medium Expert
- 3 Medium Artisan
- 4 Medium Master
- 2 Large Master
- 4 Medium Supreme
- 2 Large Supreme
This route will take 10 days instead of 7, but will eliminate the need to run to a crafting area every day.
Last, I’d like to mention a webpage started by Arbalister which includes not only the first list, but also the materials required for Woodworker and Weaponsmiths. He also states that he will update the page with the other professions in the near future.
Personally, I have been moving forward with the first list and I have been storing away emblems in order to obtain Master of the Guild as soon as possible. This way I can just get the reputation and be done with it instead of hoping that I won’t be too distracted with the new Isengard content to remember to do it.