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    Best Craft for a Captain?

    Hi. I'm going to play LOTRO again soon (laptop broke, so nothing to play on), and I am making a captain. I was wondering what is the best craft for long term? I hear later in the game the gear from quests and skirmishes out match crafted gear. So what should I be? Something not entirely too time consuming and is fun to do for my free time.

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    i like the tinker proffesion, if you throw in a farmer alt you should be able to keep yourself with jewellery and food all the way to level cap.
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    If you have a forrestor alt to turn hides into leather for you, metalsmith is IMO a very solid choice.

    You get banners, armaments, tools, LIs, and some useful armor pieces along the way.
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    I'd go with metalsmith too, crafting in general is so easy to level up nowadays. As above poster said just make forester alt to craft your leathers.

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    I like Armourer/Metalsmith. You can make your own emblems, herald armaments, and standards, plus the Metalsmith crafted relics give Might. It basically gives you the least "waste" out of all the crafting options.

    Pretty much anything can work and make you happy, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furtim View Post
    I like Armourer/Metalsmith. You can make your own emblems, herald armaments, and standards, plus the Metalsmith crafted relics give Might. It basically gives you the least "waste" out of all the crafting options.

    Pretty much anything can work and make you happy, though.
    Clarification on the relics:

    You will need any crafting profession fully ground out and at max rep for the crafting guild to get the best crafted relics - the top tier relic pool is identical across all professions.

    The lower tier of relics vary by profession, and Metalsmith produces might relics.
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    Yes, that's a good point to clarify.

    I still find it useful to make the lower-tier Might relics because they're on a low enough cooldown that I don't feel guilty putting them in LIs I know I won't keep. (E.g., the Third Age weapon I'm using until I can get a Tarnished Symbol.)
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    Best to worst, IMO. I have 3 Tinkers and often wish I had a 4th.

    1. Tinker
    2. Historian
    3. Explorer
    4. Armsman
    5. Armourer
    6. Yeoman
    7. Woodsman
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    Breakdown of what you get by profession:

    Woodworker
    Herald Consumables, Agility Relics

    Weaponsmith
    Weapon LI, throwing axes, vitality relics

    Cook
    Buff Food, LI XP teas, morale relics

    Scholar
    Buff Scrolls, Pocket items, tonics, power relics

    Tailor
    Armaments, Banners, fate relics

    Metalsmith
    Armor, emblem LIs, might relics

    Jeweler
    Jewelry [rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets], hope tokens, will relics

    Prospector
    Support profession for weaponsmith, metalsmith, and jeweler

    Forestor
    Support profession for tailor, woodworker

    Farmer
    Support profession for cook
    Last edited by Almagnus1; Nov 26 2012 at 02:33 PM.
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    Under Jeweler, don't forget about Hope Tokens!
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    Would it be ok just to not have a vocation? If not, it's between tinker and metal smith.

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    If you don't plan on crafting anything, then be an Explorer so you can pick up and sell ore and wood. And if you ever want to get into crafting and into a crafting guild, you can always do Tailor down the line. Or you can swap to Tinker and retain your Prospecting proficiency (but lose Tailor and Forester) or to Armourer and retain your Tailoring and Prospecting work (and lose Forestry).
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    Downside of not getting into a guild is that it locks you out of the best crafted relics, which is actually a fairly big handicap.

    If you can live with that......
    Maley Oakensage, Captain of Elendilmir

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