I made a Captain alt a while ago, currently completing deeds in Ered Luin and The Shire and now contemplating which crafting profession to take.
At first I made him a Metalsmith because it seemed appropriate for a Captain. Then I realized that almost every quest awards an armor piece and the endgames are always about armor, crafted armor will be inferior.
So I choose Historian. From the Scholar part I can make buff scrolls (fits the buffing role of Captains) and morale/power pots. From the Weaponsmith part I can make 2H weapons for myself.
Now at first I thought, naturally I'll join the Scholar guild, but after thinking about it some more I wondered if that would really be the best choice? What does Scholar guild membership give me except better pots and maybe easier dyes (and legendary songbooks for my Mini main)?
So should I join the Weaponsmith guild instead? At least then I can make legendary weapons for myself (and legendary weapons for my Mini). My main is a Tinker, so he can collect/process the ores.
Basically which guild, Scholar or Weaponsmith, provides a higher benefit to Captains? It seems to me most (useful) Scholar things can be done without guild membership. Am I wrong?