LOTRO Professions Guide:
Finding the Perfect Profession for Your Character

My LOTRO Professions Guide will take you through all of the crafting professions and help you pick the right one for you. Crafting can be a very fun aspect of The Lord of the Rings Online... but it can also be frustrating and irritating if you don't like your profession! Hopefully I can help make your item making life a little more enjoyable ;)

This guide will cover all ten of the professions, including:

     • Jeweller
     • Cook
     • Scholar
     • Woodworker
     • Tailor
     • Metalsmith
     • Weaponsmith
     • Farmer
     • Prospector
     • Forester

Once you decide on the profession you want to focus on, it's important to pick a vocation that will best fit that profession. We'll cover all of that as well.

Picking a Vocation

With all of the changes to crafting, crafting guilds, and with the legendary weapons you'll want to make the right choice of vocation. Find out more here!


If you're looking for the best profession in the Lord of the Rings Online game, you will probably be interested in the Jeweller. It's long been one of my favorites and is definitely one to consider strongly. Find out all the nitty gritty about what makes it so good here.

It's tough to say which of the LOTRO professions is better, the cook or jeweller. They both have some very useful recipes and can make your character much better. Find out what the cook can do for you here!

The Scholar is another great profession and definetly in the top three if I had to rank them. Potions... need I say more? Find out what the scholar can do for you here!

Minstrel instruments and off hand weapons are the strengths of this craft. Find out what the woodworker can... and can't do for you here!

Looking to make cloaks, light, and medium armour? Then this is the one for you. Check out the good, bad, and the ugly about this profession here.

If you need a great shield then you need a metalsmith! Find out the strengths and weaknesses of this profession here.

If you're into making weapons, this is the profession for you. Find out the good and bad about this profession.

Thinking about being a cook? Make sure you are a farmer as well! You'll want to grow all those tasty ingredients yourself!

Get all the ore you need with this profession. It's a serious necessity if you're going to make a lot of weapons and heavy armour.


Chop that wood... boil those hides. You need to have this profession if you want to be a good tailor or woodworker.

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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