Guidelines for Armorcrafting
If you are not certain you want to be a Armorcrafter, visit our starting out page for more information on each trade.

Now that you are certain that armorcrafting is the route you wish to travel in the crafting world…you have a long road ahead to become a Master at your trade.

When you arrive in the crafting area in Tir Na Nog, you will need to locate the Master of Armorcrafting. The NPC you will be looking for is Dunstan. Once you have found him, simply right click on him and join the Armorcrafting guild by accepting his invitation.

If you select your hand menu (skills menu) you will notice that you now have one skill point in all the trade skill areas. Since you have selected armorcrafting as your primary skill, this will allow you to work on leatherworking, metalworking and clothworking support skills up to 100% of your armorcrafting skill.

Icon_Armor.jpg (3087 bytes) Now what? Well, it’s time to jump in and see what you can create. First off, you are going to need to grab the armorcrafting icon from the hand menu and drag it to your active quickbar (hotkey bar). We suggest placing this in a section further back on your bar, maybe on page 3 or 4.

Once the icon is in your quickbar, click on it. A menu will come up with all the items that you will learn how to make.

For details on the ingredients and costs for reinforced, press here.
For details on the ingredients and costs for scale, press here.

Ok, the moment has come…producing your very first item.

Click on your armorcrafting Icon, from that menu, select Tacuil gauntlets by clicking on the small box. You will see that that leaf gauntlets take a skill of 15 to make and the words themselves are colored orange (click here to understand color coding). You will be making a few of these, so go ahead and grab the gauntlet icon and pull it to your quickbar.

Now right click on the icon for the gauntlets. A pop up window will tell you all the ingredients you need to produce this item. In this case, we will need 2 rawhide leather, 4 woolen thread and 1 leaf strip. Leather, thread and leaf strips are all sold in bundles of 20. Purchase one bundle of each. Oh, and don’t forget the sewing kit and the smith’s hammer! You will need this to make your goods. Just keep the kit and hammer in your inventory and you can craft your armor goods wherever you go, as long as there is a forge in front of you.

Once the items are in your inventory, all you need to do now is…produce! Head to the forge, its that large brick construct by the palace entrance, and press the icon you placed in your quickbar to begin making the gauntlets. You will see this message…

You begin to work on the tacuil leaf gauntlets.

Don’t move! If you do, you will lose concentration and have to start over. In a moment or two, you will see one of the following messages…

You successfully make the gauntlets!
You fail at making the gauntlets, but lose no materials.
You fail at making the gauntlets and lose 1 (number random) leaf strip (item is random too).

Let’s hope you had a success. =) If you did, then a nice pair of tacuil leaf gauntlets will now be in your inventory…and you will have seen one or more of the following type messages…

You gain skill in Armorcraft!
You gain skill in Leatherworking!
You gain skill in Clothworking!

Keep producing items in your armorcrafting menu. Stick with those colored yellow or orange to gain the greatest skill advances. If you want to keep the material needs to a minimum try to stick to gauntlets or boots as well.

Once you hit the wonderful number of 99, you will have to see your Master to upgrade your skills. At that point, you can continue to progress your skills.

Once in a rare while you will get a message…

You don’t have the minimum clothworking (can be any of the support skills) skill to create the gauntlets.

If you do, don’t stress. Simply look at that skill, it must be within 15 of the skill needed to produce that item. So, if you are trying to make Nadurtha vine gauntlets (skill needed is 235) and your armorcrafting is at 230, leatherworking is at 228 and clothworking is at 198 you can tell what you need to do. Work on clothworking alone until your skill reaches 220. Then go back to producing whichever item you were previously.

When working on clothworking alone, you will make puppets and dolls. Just pick the one that is yellow or orange and your clothworking skill will advance so that you can continue armorcrafting again.

Now you are on your way to becoming a Master armorcrafter. Even though the road is long and you will spend much time salving your blisters from the heat of the forge, it is worthwhile.

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