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Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Huntsman is a crafting discipline that focuses on ranged weapons such as short bows, longbows, pistols, rifles, and harpoon guns, as well as torches and warhorns. These are useful to all professions except revenants, guardians, and elementalists without renegade, dragonhunter, and tempest respectively, but particularly to warriors, engineers, rangers, and thieves. Huntsmen also craft sigils and enhancements that can be used by any profession. Crafting requires the use of a crafting station.

Master huntsmen[edit]

Speak to any of these NPCs to become a huntsman and to buy crafting supplies. Swapping active disciplines costs 10 Copper coin per level already attained in the target discipline.

NPC Area Zone
Annil Hidestrike Noble's Folly Verdant Brink
Ballistics Genius Virkk - Mistlock Sanctuary
Crusader Cheronne Astrozintli Forelands Sparkfly Fen
Danala Township of Claypool Queensdale
Gambil District Promenade
Royal Terrace
Divinity's Reach
Divinity's Reach
Gottlieb the Gunslinger Lava Lounge Ember Bay
Gudrid Trade Commons Hoelbrak
Gyra Desider Atum Metrica Province
Hakki Bay of Elon Crystal Oasis
Hejj Statics Union Rata Sum
Houndkeeper Owens - Armistice Bastion
Hunter Palladia Gravegaze - Arborstone
Imer Mabon Market Caledon Forest
Jraogh Trader's Forum Lion's Arch
Linna Hideslicer Havoc's Heir Gendarran Fields
Pavilion Disciple - Thousand Seas Pavilion
Raketa The Icesteppes Wayfarer Foothills
Rayge Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists
Seilg Maker's Terrace The Grove
Siobhan Stronghold of Ebonhawke Fields of Ruin
Stav Darkchaser Hall of Monuments Eye of the North
Vauldis Grawlbutcher Canton Factorium Black Citadel
Vena Ashford Forum Plains of Ashford


Rank Principal Materials Rating
Novice recipes Green Wood Plank.png Green Wood
Bronze Ingot.png Bronze
0 - 74
Initiate recipes Soft Wood Plank.png Soft Wood
Iron Ingot.png Iron
75 - 149
Apprentice recipes Seasoned Wood Plank.png Seasoned Wood
Steel Ingot.png Steel
150 - 224
Journeyman recipes Hard Wood Plank.png Hard Wood
Darksteel Ingot.png Darksteel
225 - 299
Adept recipes Elder Wood Plank.png Elder Wood
Mithril Ingot.png Mithril
300 - 399
Master recipes Ancient Wood Plank.png Ancient Wood
Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum
400 - 499
Grandmaster recipes Spiritwood Plank.png Spiritwood
Deldrimor Steel Ingot.png Deldrimor Steel


Refinement is the process of transforming raw materials into a form that can be used in crafting.

Product Variants Materials
Cured Thin Leather Square.png Leather Square 7 2-3 Thin Leather Section.png Leather Section
Iron Ingot.png Ingot 7 2-3
Iron Ore.png Ore
Lump of Tin.png Lump
Soft Wood Plank.png Wood plank 7 3-4 Soft Wood Log.png Wood Log
Soft Wood Dowel.png Wood dowel 5 1 Soft Wood Plank.png Wood Plank
Iron Plated Dowel.png Plated dowel 7 2
Soft Wood Plank.png Wood Plank
Iron Ingot.png Ingot

Crafting components[edit]

Crafting components are combined with an inscription to craft standard weapons.

Weapon Component 1 Component 2
Green Wood Harpoon Gun.png Harpoon gun Soft Harpoon.png Harpoon (crafting) Soft Rifle Stock.png Rifle Stock
Soft Wood Longbow.png Longbow Soft Longbow Stave.png Longbow Stave Thin String.png Bow String
Fine Pistol.png Pistol Iron Pistol Barrel.png Pistol Barrel Soft Pistol Frame.png Pistol Frame
Fine Rifle.png Rifle Iron Rifle Barrel.png Rifle Barrel Soft Rifle Stock.png Rifle Stock
Soft Wood Short Bow.png Short bow Soft Short-Bow Stave.png Short-Bow Stave Thin String.png Bow String
Soft Wood Torch.png Torch Iron Torch Head.png Torch Head Soft Torch Handle.png Torch Handle
Crude Warhorn.png Warhorn Iron Horn.png Horn Iron Warhorn Mouthpiece.png Warhorn Mouthpiece


At Master rank, huntsmen can craft gifts that are used in the Mystic Forge to craft special weapons.

Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients
Gift of Spiders.png Gift of Spiders
(Learned from: Recipe: Gift of Spiders)
Exotic HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 400
Gift of Wood.png Gift of Wood
(Learned from: Recipe: Gift of Wood)
Legendary HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 400


Inscriptions are a component used in the crafting of weapons. The specific inscription used will determine the prefix, and thus attributes, of a weapon.

The generic recipes for crafting an inscription are:

Hearty Soft Inscription.png Inscription = 1  Soft Wood Dowel.png Wood Dowel + 3  Scale.png Intermediate Crafting Material
Hearty Iron Plated Inscription.png Metal Plated Inscription = 1  Iron Plated Dowel.png Metal Plated Dowel + 8  Scale.png Intermediate Crafting Material
Hearty Iron Imbued Inscription.png Metal Imbued Inscription = 2  Iron Plated Dowel.png Metal Plated Dowel + 15  Scale.png Intermediate Crafting Material


Weapons are discoverable in variations of stat, rarity, and appearance at each tier.

Rank Rating Gear Level Name
Novice 0 - 74 5 - 20 Green Wood/Bronze
Initiate 75 - 149 25 - 35 Soft Wood/Iron, Bandit
Apprentice 150 - 224 40 - 50 Seasoned Wood/Steel, Dredge
Journeyman 225 - 299 55 - 65 Hard Wood/Darksteel, Beaded, Ogre
Adept 300 - 399 70 - 80 Elder Wood/Mithril, Krait
Master 400 - 499 80 Pearl, Primordus
Grandmaster 500 80 Varies


See also: Huntsman/Sigils

Sigils are upgrade components for weapons.


Maintenance oils increase Concentration based on Precision and, with higher quality, also on Healing Power.

Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients
Apprentice Maintenance Oil.png Apprentice Maintenance Oil (x5) Fine HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 0
Standard Maintenance Oil.png Standard Maintenance Oil (x5) Fine HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 150
Master Maintenance Oil.png Bountiful Maintenance Oil (x5)
(Learned from: Recipe: Bountiful Maintenance Oil)
Masterwork HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 450
Magnanimous Maintenance Oil.png Corsair Maintenance Oil (x5)
(Learned from: Recipe: Corsair Maintenance Oil)
Masterwork HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 450

Back items[edit]

Item Rarity Discipline(s) Rating Ingredients
Elegant Huntsman's Backpack.png Elegant Huntsman's Backpack Exotic HuntsmanHuntsman tango icon 20px.png 400