LOTRO Professions Guide:
Everything You Need to Know About the Woodworker

In this part of the LOTRO Professions Guide we'll be taking a look at the Woodworker profession. This is another one of those meh professions right now. I have no idea what the future holds... it could turn out being great, but right now I'm not too pleased. Kind of like the weaponsmith, the woodworker became pretty much trash after the legendary item system came out. Yeah, you can still make some kind of useful off hand weapons, but for the most part it's junk. The only thing I find I need it for is to make the minstrel instruments.

I'm going to touch on the high level Woodworker stuff that you can craft since that's where most of the value in crafting comes from. Here are the top things a Woodworker makes in my opinion:

     • Minstrel Instruments
     • Off Hand Weapons
     • Relics
     • Legendary Weapons

Minstrel Instruments
There are a couple of instruments that are really nice to have for a minstrel. For raids, a threat lowering instrument like the theorbo or flute. For PvMP in the Ettenmoors you need some bagpipes. There are some others that reduce power cost, but these are my favorites. You can actually make some decent gold at the auction house selling instruments. This is probably the ONLY reason to make a woodworker at this time.

Off Hand Weapons
Clubs and such can still be viable off hand weapons, but honestly don't usually sell for much. People tend to prefer the daggers, axes, and swords that a weaponsmith can make. The drops from some of the instances are also much better... so I wouldn't put my hopes in making much from these.

Woodworkers can make a pretty useful +10 and +20 agility relic for legendary items. People usually want to slot the +100 morale relic, but I've seen these sell pretty well too at the AH. It's not the greatest relic in the world, but can still be pretty nice.

Legendary Weapons
Like I said... woodworkers used to be awesome for making bows, loremaster staves, and spears. With the legendary system you can forget that noise. You can of course craft legendary weapons and such, but it's far less useful and doesn't net you much gold.

I can't really recommend this profession if it's your only one. If you've got some alts then it's ok, but I'd look at the jeweller, cook, or scholar if it's your first time through.

I hope you found my LOTRO Professions Guide helpful. I plan on continuing to add to it, so check back often! And as always, let me know if you ever want information on any other crafting topics or have other requests!

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