- This article is about the items used in crafting. For the elementalist trait, see Inscription (trait).
Inscriptions are used in the crafting of weapons by artificers, huntsmen, and weaponsmiths. The inscription used determines the prefix of the weapon it is used on, and gives the weapon specific bonuses. Unlike runes, inscriptions cannot be applied or modified after a weapon is created. There are some item prefixes which cannot be crafted as inscriptions, these can be found on the item nomenclature page.
 Crafting recipes
Inscriptions are made from different base materials, higher level weapons requiring higher level base materials. Inscriptions can either be standard, plated, or imbued. Standard Inscriptions produce Fine items, Plated Inscriptions produce Masterwork items, and Imbued Inscriptions produce Rare or in the case of tier 6, Exotic items. Accordingly, plated inscriptions are required to craft the higher-level weapons for a given tier.
There are many individual inscription recipes. Broken out by base material, their recipes fit the following general forms:
 Discoverable inscriptions
These inscriptions will automatically be revealed as the required difficulty level is met, no special effort is required to learn them.
 Non-discoverable inscriptions
Imbued Inscriptions cannot be learned through the discovery process. They can only be crafted after learning the recipe by purchasing a recipe sheet from a Master Craftsman for karma or coin. After using the recipe sheet, that inscription will be available in the Production pane of the Crafting Station window.
|Iron Imbued Inscription||125|
|Steel Imbued Inscription||200|
|Darksteel Imbued Inscription||275|
|Mithril Imbued Inscription||375|
|Orichalcum Imbued Inscription||400|