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Disambig icon.png 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 Artificer tango icon 20px.pngartificers, Huntsman tango icon 20px.pnghuntsmen, and Weaponsmith tango icon 20px.pngweaponsmiths. 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 attribute combinations page.

Crafting recipes[edit]

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.
Rank Inscription Level Materials Type
Novice Green Inscription 0-25 Discoverable
Bronze Plated Inscription 50 Discoverable
Initiate Soft Inscription 75-100 Discoverable
Iron Plated Inscription 125 Discoverable
Iron Imbued Inscription 125 Non-discoverable
Apprentice Seasoned Inscription 150-175 Discoverable
Steel Plated Inscription 200 Discoverable
Steel Imbued Inscription 200 Non-discoverable
Journeyman Hard Inscription 225-250 Discoverable
Darksteel Plated Inscription 275 Discoverable
Darksteel Imbued Inscription 275 Non-discoverable
Adept Elder Inscription 300-325 Discoverable
Mithril Plated Inscription 350 Discoverable
Mithril Imbued Inscription 375 Non-discoverable
Master Orichalcum Inscription 400 Non-discoverable
Grandmaster Ascended Inscription 500 Non-discoverable

List of inscriptions[edit]

Attribute bonuses Inscription Activator
Standard Plated Imbued
Mighty Power.png Mighty Green Inscription.pngMighty Green Inscription Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription.pngMighty Bronze Plated Inscription Vial of Weak Blood.pngVial of Weak Blood
Precise Precision.png Precise Green Inscription.pngPrecise Green Inscription Precise Bronze Plated Inscription.pngPrecise Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Claw.pngTiny Claw
Resilient Toughness.png Resilient Green Inscription.pngResilient Green Inscription Resilient Bronze Plated Inscription.pngResilient Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Scale.pngTiny Scale
Vital Vitality.png Vital Green Inscription.pngVital Green Inscription Vital Bronze Plated Inscription.pngVital Bronze Plated Inscription Bone Chip.pngBone Chip
Malign Condition Damage.png Malign Green Inscription.pngMalign Green Inscription Malign Bronze Plated Inscription.pngMalign Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Venom Sac.pngTiny Venom Sac
Giver's Condition Duration.png Giver's Green Inscription.pngGiver's Green Inscription Snowflake.pngSnowflake
Healing Healing Power.png Healing Green Inscription.pngHealing Green Inscription Healing Bronze Plated Inscription.pngHealing Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Totem.pngTiny Totem
Strong Power.png Precision.png Strong Soft Inscription.pngStrong Soft Inscription
Strong Seasoned Inscription.pngStrong Seasoned Inscription
Strong Iron Plated Inscription.pngStrong Iron Plated Inscription
Strong Steel Plated Inscription.pngStrong Steel Plated Inscription
Strong Iron Imbued Inscription.pngStrong Iron Imbued Inscription
Strong Steel Imbued Inscription.pngStrong Steel Imbued Inscription
Vial of Thin Blood.pngVial of Thin Blood
Vial of Blood.pngVial of Blood
Vigorous Power.png Vitality.png Vigorous Soft Inscription.pngVigorous Soft Inscription
Vigorous Seasoned Inscription.pngVigorous Seasoned Inscription
Vigorous Iron Plated Inscription.pngVigorous Iron Plated Inscription
Vigorous Steel Plated Inscription.pngVigorous Steel Plated Inscription
Vigorous Iron Imbued Inscription.pngVigorous Iron Imbued Inscription
Vigorous Steel Imbued Inscription.pngVigorous Steel Imbued Inscription
Bone Shard.pngBone Shard
Honed Power.png Ferocity.png Honed Soft Inscription.pngHoned Soft Inscription
Honed Seasoned Inscription.pngHoned Seasoned Inscription
Honed Iron Plated Inscription.pngHoned Iron Plated Inscription
Honed Steel Plated Inscription.pngHoned Steel Plated Inscription
Honed Iron Imbued Inscription.pngHoned Iron Imbued Inscription
Honed Steel Imbued Inscription.pngHoned Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Fang.pngSmall Fang
Hunter's Precision.png Power.png Pillaging Soft Inscription.pngHunter's Soft Inscription
Pillaging Seasoned Inscription.pngHunter's Seasoned Inscription
Pillaging Iron Plated Inscription.pngHunter's Iron Plated Inscription
Pillaging Steel Plated Inscription.pngHunter's Steel Plated Inscription
Pillaging Iron Imbued Inscription.pngHunter's Iron Imbued Inscription
Pillaging Steel Imbued Inscription.pngHunter's Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Claw.pngSmall Claw
Hearty Vitality.png Toughness.png Hearty Soft Inscription.pngHearty Soft Inscription
Hearty Seasoned Inscription.pngHearty Seasoned Inscription
Hearty Iron Plated Inscription.pngHearty Iron Plated Inscription
Hearty Steel Plated Inscription.pngHearty Steel Plated Inscription
Hearty Iron Imbued Inscription.pngHearty Iron Imbued Inscription
Hearty Steel Imbued Inscription.pngHearty Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Scale.pngSmall Scale
Ravaging Condition Damage.png Precision.png Ravaging Soft Inscription.pngRavaging Soft Inscription
Ravaging Seasoned Inscription.pngRavaging Seasoned Inscription
Ravaging Iron Plated Inscription.pngRavaging Iron Plated Inscription
Ravaging Steel Plated Inscription.pngRavaging Steel Plated Inscription
Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription.pngRavaging Iron Imbued Inscription
Ravaging Steel Imbued Inscription.pngRavaging Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Venom Sac.pngSmall Venom Sac
Venom Sac.pngVenom Sac
Giver's Condition Duration.png Vitality.png Giver's Iron-Plated Inscription.pngGiver's Iron-Plated Inscription
Giver's Steel-Plated Inscription.pngGiver's Steel-Plated Inscription
Rejuvenating Healing Power.png Power.png Rejuvenating Soft Inscription.pngRejuvenating Soft Inscription
Rejuvenating Seasoned Inscription.pngRejuvenating Seasoned Inscription
Rejuvenating Iron Plated Inscription.pngRejuvenating Iron Plated Inscription
Rejuvenating Steel Plated Inscription.pngRejuvenating Steel Plated Inscription
Rejuvenating Iron Imbued Inscription.pngRejuvenating Iron Imbued Inscription
Rejuvenating Steel Imbued Inscription.pngRejuvenating Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Totem.pngSmall Totem
Ineffable Selectable Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Seasoned Inscription Pile of Radiant Dust.pngPile of Radiant Dust
Berserker's Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker's Hard Inscription.pngBerserker's Hard Inscription
Berserker's Elder Inscription.pngBerserker's Elder Inscription
Berserker's Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngBerserker's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Berserker's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngBerserker's Mithril Plated Inscription
Berserker's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngBerserker's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Berserker's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngBerserker's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngBerserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Zojja's Berserker Inscription.pngZojja's Berserker Inscription
Vial of Thick Blood.pngVial of Thick Blood
Vial of Potent Blood.pngVial of Potent Blood
Vial of Powerful Blood.pngVial of Powerful Blood
Zealot's Power.png Precision.png Healing Power.png Zealot's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngZealot's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Keeper's Zealot Inscription.pngKeeper's Zealot Inscription
Watchwork Mechanism.pngWatchwork Mechanism
Soldier's Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngSoldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Chorben's Soldier Inscription.pngChorben's Soldier Inscription
Valkyrie Power.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Valkyrie Hard Inscription.pngValkyrie Hard Inscription
Valkyrie Elder Inscription.pngValkyrie Elder Inscription
Valkyrie Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngValkyrie Darksteel Plated Inscription
Valkyrie Mithril Plated Inscription.pngValkyrie Mithril Plated Inscription
Valkyrie Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngValkyrie Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Valkyrie Mithril Plated Inscription.pngValkyrie Mithril Imbued Inscription
Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngValkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Stonecleaver's Valkyrie Inscription.pngStonecleaver's Valkyrie Inscription
Sharp Fang.pngSharp Fang
Large Fang.pngLarge Fang
Vicious Fang.pngVicious Fang
Rampager's Precision.png Power.png Condition Damage.png Rampager's Hard Inscription.pngRampager's Hard Inscription
Rampager's Elder Inscription.pngRampager's Elder Inscription
Rampager's Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngRampager's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Rampager's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngRampager's Mithril Plated Inscription
Rampager's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngRampager's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Rampager's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngRampager's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngRampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Coalforge's Rampager Inscription.pngCoalforge's Rampager Inscription
Full Venom Sac.pngFull Venom Sac
Potent Venom Sac.pngPotent Venom Sac
Powerful Venom Sac.pngPowerful Venom Sac
Assassin's Precision.png Power.png Ferocity.png Assassin's Hard Inscription.pngAssassin's Hard Inscription
Assassin's Elder Inscription.pngAssassin's Elder Inscription
Assassin's Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngAssassin's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Assassin's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngAssassin's Mithril Plated Inscription
Assassin's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngAssassin's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Assassin's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngAssassin's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngAssassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Soros' Assassin Inscription.pngSoros' Assassin Inscription
Sharp Claw.pngSharp Claw
Large Claw.pngLarge Claw
Vicious Claw.pngVicious Claw
Knight's Toughness.png Power.png Precision.png Knight's Hard Inscription.pngKnight's Hard Inscription
Knight's Elder Inscription.pngKnight's Elder Inscription
Knight's Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngKnight's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Knight's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngKnight's Mithril Plated Inscription
Knight's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngKnight's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Knight's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngKnight's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngKnight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Beigarth's Knight Inscription.pngBeigarth's Knight Inscription
Smooth Scale.pngSmooth Scale
Large Scale.pngLarge Scale
Armored Scale.pngArmored Scale
Cavalier's Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngCavalier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Angchu Cavalier Inscription.pngAngchu Cavalier Inscription
Nomad's Toughness.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Nomad's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngNomad's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Ventari's Nomad Inscription.pngVentari's Nomad Inscription
Sheet of Ambrite.pngSheet of Ambrite
Settler's Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Settler's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngSettler's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Leftpaw's Settler Inscription.pngLeftpaw's Settler Inscription
Passion Flower.pngPassion Flower
Giver's Toughness.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.pngGiver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngTixx's Giver's Inscription
Sentinel's Vitality.png Power.png Toughness.png Sentinel's Elder Inscription.pngSentinel's Elder Inscription
Sentinel's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngSentinel's Mithril Plated Inscription
Sentinel's Mithril Imbued Inscription.pngSentinel's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Sentinel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngSentinel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Tonn's Sentinel Inscription.pngTonn's Sentinel Inscription
Shaman's Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngShaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Zintl Shaman Inscription.pngZintl Shaman Inscription
Sinister Condition Damage.png Power.png Precision.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngSinister Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngVerata's Sinister Inscription
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.pngSheet of Charged Ambrite
Carrion Condition Damage.png Power.png Vitality.png Carrion Hard Inscription.pngCarrion Hard Inscription
Carrion Elder Inscription.pngCarrion Elder Inscription
Carrion Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngCarrion Darksteel Plated Inscription
Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription.pngCarrion Mithril Plated Inscription
Carrion Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngCarrion Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription.pngCarrion Mithril Imbued Inscription
Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngCarrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Occam's Carrion Inscription.pngOccam's Carrion Inscription
Heavy Bone.pngHeavy Bone
Large Bone.pngLarge Bone
Ancient Bone.pngAncient Bone
Rabid Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngRabid Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Grizzlemouth's Rabid Inscription.pngGrizzlemouth's Rabid Inscription
Dire Condition Damage.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Dire Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngDire Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Mathilde's Dire Inscription.pngMathilde's Dire Inscription
Bringer's Condition Duration.png Precision.png Vitality.png Giver's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngGiver's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Giver's Mithril Imbued Inscription.pngGiver's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.pngBringer's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngGiftbringer's Inscription
Cleric's Healing Power.png Power.png Toughness.png Cleric's Hard Inscription.pngCleric's Hard Inscription
Cleric's Elder Inscription.pngCleric's Elder Inscription
Cleric's Darksteel Plated Inscription.pngCleric's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Cleric's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngCleric's Mithril Plated Inscription
Cleric's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.pngCleric's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Cleric's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngCleric's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngCleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Theodosus' Cleric Inscription.pngTheodosus' Cleric Inscription
Engraved Totem.pngEngraved Totem
Intricate Totem.pngIntricate Totem
Elaborate Totem.pngElaborate Totem
Magi's Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngMagi's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Hronk's Magi Inscription.pngHronk's Magi Inscription
Apothecary's Healing Power.png Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Apothecary's Elder Inscription.pngApothecary's Elder Inscription
Apothecary's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngApothecary's Mithril Plated Inscription
Apothecary's Mithril Plated Inscription.pngApothecary's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngApothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Ebonmane's Apothecary Inscription.pngEbonmane's Apothecary Inscription
Karka Shell.pngKarka Shell
Celestial Power.png
Condition Damage.png
Healing Power.png
Vitality.png Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngCelestial Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Wupwup Celestial Inscription.pngWupwup Celestial Inscription
Charged Quartz Crystal.pngCharged Quartz Crystal
Ineffable Selectable Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Hard Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Elder Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Darksteel Plated Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Mithril Plated Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Mithril Imbued Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Orichalcum Plated Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngIneffable Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Pile of Luminous Dust.pngPile of Luminous Dust
Pile of Incandescent Dust.pngPile of Incandescent Dust
Pile of Crystalline Dust.pngPile of Crystalline Dust
Requires HoT Texture Centered Trans.png Heart of Thorns
Commander's Power.png Precision.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngCommander's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngTizlak's Commander's Inscription
Maguuma Burl.pngMaguuma Burl
Charged Thorn.pngCharged Thorn
Marauder Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngMarauder Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngSvaard's Marauder Inscription
Ebony Orb.pngEbony Orb
Barbed Thorn.pngBarbed Thorn
Vigilant Power.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Condition Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngVigilant Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngLaranthir's Vigilant Inscription
Flax Blossom.pngFlax Blossom
Barbed Thorn.pngBarbed Thorn
Crusader Power.png Toughness.png Ferocity.png Healing Power.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngCrusader Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngOssa's Crusader Inscription
Agate Orb.pngAgate Orb
Leaf Fossil.pngLeaf Fossil
Wanderer's Power.png Vitality.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngWanderer's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngRuka's Wanderer's Inscription
Moonstone Orb.pngMoonstone Orb
Charged Fossil.pngCharged Fossil
Viper's Power.png Condition Damage.png Precision.png Condition Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngViper's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngYassith's Viper's Inscription
Black Diamond.pngBlack Diamond
Leaf Fossil.pngLeaf Fossil
Seraph Precision.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Seraph Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngSeraph Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Thackeray's Seraph Inscription.pngThackeray's Seraph Inscription
Trailblazer's Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Condition Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngTrailblazer's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngPahua's Trailblazer's Inscription
Maguuma Lily.pngMaguuma Lily
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.pngSheet of Charged Ambrite
Minstrel's Toughness.png Healing Power.png Vitality.png Boon Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngMinstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.pngMaklain's Minstrel's Inscription
Freshwater Pearl.pngFreshwater Pearl
Piece of Mother-of-Pearl.pngPiece of Mother-of-Pearl
Requires PoF Texture Trans.png Path of Fire
Harrier's Power.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Mordant Inscription.pngMordant Inscription
Zehtuka's Harrier Inscription.pngZehtuka's Harrier Inscription
Pulsing Brandspark.pngPulsing Brandspark
Congealed Putrescence.pngCongealed Putrescence
Grieving Power.png Condition Damage.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Elegy Mosaic.pngIntact Mosaic
The Twins' Grieving Inscription.pngThe Twins' Grieving Inscription
Marshal's Power.png Healing Power.png Precision.png Condition Damage.png Inscription of the Spearmarshal.pngInscription of the Spearmarshal
Nadijeh's Marshal Inscription.pngNadijeh's Marshal Inscription
Pulsing Brandspark.pngPulsing Brandspark
Eye of Kormir.pngEye of Kormir
Plaguedoctor's Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Plaguedoctor's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.pngPlaguedoctor's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Nerashi's Inscription.pngNerashi's Inscription
Diviner's Power.png Boon Duration.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Diviner's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.pngDiviner's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Steelstar's Inscription.pngSteelstar's Inscription
Exquisite Burl Jewel.pngExquisite Serpentite Jewel
Branded Mass.pngBranded Mass
Requires EoD Texture Trans.png End of Dragons
Dragon's Power.png Ferocity.png Precision.png Vitality.png Dragon's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngDragon's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Suun's Inscription.pngSuun's Inscription
Piece of Dragon Jade.pngPiece of Dragon Jade
Ritualist Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Boon Duration.png Condition Duration.png Ritualist's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.pngRitualist's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Togo's Inscription.pngTogo's Inscription
Chunk of Petrified Echovald Resin.pngChunk of Petrified Echovald Resin
Research Note.pngResearch Note


  • Inscriptions with no recipe can be salvaged from weapons and armor for the inscription, excluding Apostate's, Forsaken, and Sentinel's.

See also[edit]

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