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Lord of the Rings Online: Hunter Class Guide – Pt 4 Profession Details

by: MD Weems ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

The fourth part of this Hunter class guide will go through the profession sets in detail so that you can see what each one is like and which ones you want – and don't want.

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    Details, Details, Details

    Just like in other MMO games, professions are generally either gathering or crafting. The gathering professions will always make money in any MMO, as other professions need these items to make their crafts. The higher that the skill is, the better the materials you can gather. And, the crafting professions will make items that players need, or want, for their toons.

    Just like the gathering professions, the higher that your crafting skills are, the better items you can make and the more money you can sell them for. But, sometimes it is hard to pick which professions might be the best for you. So, to help you choose which vocation might be the best for you, here is a short breakdown of each different profession:

    Cook – this profession allows players to make foods that help players recover power and morale when they are not in combat. It also provides players with temporary buffs or bonuses. This crafting skill needs goods gathered by farmers to make foods. Cooks provide minstrel's lute strings that help to reduce their threat to mobs.

    Farmer – this profession allows players to grow crops. This skill is different from other gathering professions since it requires that the player has seeds to grow the items needed. Farmers provide items that are used by cooks and by scholars for dyes and by hunters for the straw that they need to make traps. (This is always a good profession for a hunter to take up.)

    Forester – this profession allows players to gather and craft scattered wood. This profession is also able to treat leather that is dropped by animals and used by tailors. (This is probably one of the most prevalent professions that Hunters take up.)

    Jeweller – this profession can create different pieces of jewelry which all offers a different type of buff or benefit to the wearer. They can also make tokens and runes for champions. This profession requires metals and gems from prospectors.

    Metalsmith – this profession allows players to make heavy armor and shields but relies on the metals that they get from prospectors.

    Prospector – this profession allows players to mine different ores, salts, and gems. The ores are then made into metals that are used by jewellers, weaponsmiths, and metalsmiths. The gems that they gather are used by jewellers.

    Scholar – this profession combines harvesting and crafting in one. Scholars are able to decipher lore that is found near ruins and then allows the scholar to use these lore items and other ingredients to make oils, potions, enchants, and scrolls that help players of all types.

    Tailor – this profession allows players to make light and medium armor. While light armor requires cloth from vendors, medium armor requires leather from foresters.

    Weaponsmith – this profession allows players to create weapons like axes, maces, and swords. It also allows a player to make tricks for burglars and traps for hunters. (This is another good profession for a hunter, as you can use both the weapons and the traps.)

    Woodworker – this profession allows players to make wooden weapons, like bows and spears, as well as other components that are needed by other professions. But, it requires wood from foresters.

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    Using Your Profession

    There are a few vocations that will work better for hunters since they will be able to make the things that they need the most. No matter which vocation you choose, make sure that you constantly work to level your professions and skills so that you can provide as many different items as possible. Place these items on the Auction House for cash, and try to cut your price below the other items of the same type on the Auction House. By keeping your prices lower than the others you will make more money by selling more.

    With each vocation, you gain a gathering skill. This is one of the most important money makers that you have at your disposal. Each profession uses different items that come from gathering skills, and some vocations will require items that their gathering skill can not provide. You should always take the time to gather items with your gathering skill so that you can place them on the Auction House for other players to purchase to level their crafting skills. Keep and eye on the Auction House to see when items that you can gather are in low supply and then do a run to gather just those things. To make the most of your gathering skill, you should do a “supply run" once a week, where you simply head out into the world and gather items for sale on the Auction House.

    By doing this, you will not only be able to craft items from your professions for sale, but you will also be able to provide other players with the means they need to craft items – and a great way to make you some money!

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