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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.png Mighty Green Inscription Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription.png Mighty Bronze Plated Inscription Vial of Weak Blood.png Vial of Weak Blood
Precise Precision.png Precise Green Inscription.png Precise Green Inscription Precise Bronze Plated Inscription.png Precise Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Claw.png Tiny Claw
Resilient Toughness.png Resilient Green Inscription.png Resilient Green Inscription Resilient Bronze Plated Inscription.png Resilient Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Scale.png Tiny Scale
Vital Vitality.png Vital Green Inscription.png Vital Green Inscription Vital Bronze Plated Inscription.png Vital Bronze Plated Inscription Bone Chip.png Bone Chip
Malign Condition Damage.png Malign Green Inscription.png Malign Green Inscription Malign Bronze Plated Inscription.png Malign Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Venom Sac.png Tiny Venom Sac
Giver's Condition Duration.png Giver's Green Inscription.png Giver's Green Inscription Snowflake.png Snowflake
Healing Healing Power.png Healing Green Inscription.png Healing Green Inscription Healing Bronze Plated Inscription.png Healing Bronze Plated Inscription Tiny Totem.png Tiny Totem
Strong Power.png Precision.png Strong Soft Inscription.png Strong Soft Inscription
Strong Seasoned Inscription.png Strong Seasoned Inscription
Strong Iron Plated Inscription.png Strong Iron Plated Inscription
Strong Steel Plated Inscription.png Strong Steel Plated Inscription
Strong Iron Imbued Inscription.png Strong Iron Imbued Inscription
Strong Steel Imbued Inscription.png Strong Steel Imbued Inscription
Vial of Thin Blood.png Vial of Thin Blood
Vial of Blood.png Vial of Blood
Vigorous Power.png Vitality.png Vigorous Soft Inscription.png Vigorous Soft Inscription
Vigorous Seasoned Inscription.png Vigorous Seasoned Inscription
Vigorous Iron Plated Inscription.png Vigorous Iron Plated Inscription
Vigorous Steel Plated Inscription.png Vigorous Steel Plated Inscription
Vigorous Iron Imbued Inscription.png Vigorous Iron Imbued Inscription
Vigorous Steel Imbued Inscription.png Vigorous Steel Imbued Inscription
Bone Shard.png Bone Shard
Bone.png Bone
Honed Power.png Ferocity.png Honed Soft Inscription.png Honed Soft Inscription
Honed Seasoned Inscription.png Honed Seasoned Inscription
Honed Iron Plated Inscription.png Honed Iron Plated Inscription
Honed Steel Plated Inscription.png Honed Steel Plated Inscription
Honed Iron Imbued Inscription.png Honed Iron Imbued Inscription
Honed Steel Imbued Inscription.png Honed Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Fang.png Small Fang
Fang.png Fang
Hunter's Precision.png Power.png Pillaging Soft Inscription.png Hunter's Soft Inscription
Pillaging Seasoned Inscription.png Hunter's Seasoned Inscription
Pillaging Iron Plated Inscription.png Hunter's Iron Plated Inscription
Pillaging Steel Plated Inscription.png Hunter's Steel Plated Inscription
Pillaging Iron Imbued Inscription.png Hunter's Iron Imbued Inscription
Pillaging Steel Imbued Inscription.png Hunter's Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Claw.png Small Claw
Claw.png Claw
Hearty Vitality.png Toughness.png Hearty Soft Inscription.png Hearty Soft Inscription
Hearty Seasoned Inscription.png Hearty Seasoned Inscription
Hearty Iron Plated Inscription.png Hearty Iron Plated Inscription
Hearty Steel Plated Inscription.png Hearty Steel Plated Inscription
Hearty Iron Imbued Inscription.png Hearty Iron Imbued Inscription
Hearty Steel Imbued Inscription.png Hearty Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Scale.png Small Scale
Scale.png Scale
Ravaging Condition Damage.png Precision.png Ravaging Soft Inscription.png Ravaging Soft Inscription
Ravaging Seasoned Inscription.png Ravaging Seasoned Inscription
Ravaging Iron Plated Inscription.png Ravaging Iron Plated Inscription
Ravaging Steel Plated Inscription.png Ravaging Steel Plated Inscription
Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription.png Ravaging Iron Imbued Inscription
Ravaging Steel Imbued Inscription.png Ravaging Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Venom Sac.png Small Venom Sac
Venom Sac.png Venom Sac
Giver's Condition Duration.png Vitality.png Giver's Iron-Plated Inscription.png Giver's Iron-Plated Inscription
Giver's Steel-Plated Inscription.png Giver's Steel-Plated Inscription
Snowflake.png Snowflake
Rejuvenating Healing Power.png Power.png Rejuvenating Soft Inscription.png Rejuvenating Soft Inscription
Rejuvenating Seasoned Inscription.png Rejuvenating Seasoned Inscription
Rejuvenating Iron Plated Inscription.png Rejuvenating Iron Plated Inscription
Rejuvenating Steel Plated Inscription.png Rejuvenating Steel Plated Inscription
Rejuvenating Iron Imbued Inscription.png Rejuvenating Iron Imbued Inscription
Rejuvenating Steel Imbued Inscription.png Rejuvenating Steel Imbued Inscription
Small Totem.png Small Totem
Totem.png Totem
Ineffable Selectable Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Seasoned Inscription Pile of Radiant Dust.png Pile of Radiant Dust
Berserker's Power.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Berserker's Hard Inscription.png Berserker's Hard Inscription
Berserker's Elder Inscription.png Berserker's Elder Inscription
Berserker's Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Berserker's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Berserker's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Berserker's Mithril Plated Inscription
Berserker's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Berserker's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Berserker's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Berserker's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Berserker's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Zojja's Berserker Inscription.png Zojja's Berserker Inscription
Vial of Thick Blood.png Vial of Thick Blood
Vial of Potent Blood.png Vial of Potent Blood
Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vial of Powerful Blood
Zealot's Power.png Precision.png Healing Power.png Zealot's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Zealot's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Keeper's Zealot Inscription.png Keeper's Zealot Inscription
Watchwork Mechanism.png Watchwork Mechanism
Soldier's Power.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Soldier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Chorben's Soldier Inscription.png Chorben's Soldier Inscription
Valkyrie Power.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Valkyrie Hard Inscription.png Valkyrie Hard Inscription
Valkyrie Elder Inscription.png Valkyrie Elder Inscription
Valkyrie Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Valkyrie Darksteel Plated Inscription
Valkyrie Mithril Plated Inscription.png Valkyrie Mithril Plated Inscription
Valkyrie Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Valkyrie Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Valkyrie Mithril Plated Inscription.png Valkyrie Mithril Imbued Inscription
Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Valkyrie Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Stonecleaver's Valkyrie Inscription.png Stonecleaver's Valkyrie Inscription
Sharp Fang.png Sharp Fang
Large Fang.png Large Fang
Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fang
Rampager's Precision.png Power.png Condition Damage.png Rampager's Hard Inscription.png Rampager's Hard Inscription
Rampager's Elder Inscription.png Rampager's Elder Inscription
Rampager's Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Rampager's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Rampager's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Rampager's Mithril Plated Inscription
Rampager's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Rampager's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Rampager's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Rampager's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Rampager's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Coalforge's Rampager Inscription.png Coalforge's Rampager Inscription
Full Venom Sac.png Full Venom Sac
Potent Venom Sac.png Potent Venom Sac
Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sac
Assassin's Precision.png Power.png Ferocity.png Assassin's Hard Inscription.png Assassin's Hard Inscription
Assassin's Elder Inscription.png Assassin's Elder Inscription
Assassin's Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Assassin's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Assassin's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Assassin's Mithril Plated Inscription
Assassin's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Assassin's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Assassin's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Assassin's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Assassin's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Soros' Assassin Inscription.png Soros' Assassin Inscription
Sharp Claw.png Sharp Claw
Large Claw.png Large Claw
Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claw
Knight's Toughness.png Power.png Precision.png Knight's Hard Inscription.png Knight's Hard Inscription
Knight's Elder Inscription.png Knight's Elder Inscription
Knight's Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Knight's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Knight's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Knight's Mithril Plated Inscription
Knight's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Knight's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Knight's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Knight's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Beigarth's Knight Inscription.png Beigarth's Knight Inscription
Smooth Scale.png Smooth Scale
Large Scale.png Large Scale
Armored Scale.png Armored Scale
Cavalier's Toughness.png Power.png Ferocity.png Cavalier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Cavalier's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Angchu Cavalier Inscription.png Angchu Cavalier Inscription
Nomad's Toughness.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Nomad's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Nomad's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Ventari's Nomad Inscription.png Ventari's Nomad Inscription
Sheet of Ambrite.png Sheet of Ambrite
Settler's Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Settler's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Settler's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Leftpaw's Settler Inscription.png Leftpaw's Settler Inscription
Passion Flower.png Passion Flower
Giver's Toughness.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Tixx's Giver's Inscription
Snowflake.png Snowflake
Sentinel's Vitality.png Power.png Toughness.png Sentinel's Elder Inscription.png Sentinel's Elder Inscription
Sentinel's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Sentinel's Mithril Plated Inscription
Sentinel's Mithril Imbued Inscription.png Sentinel's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Sentinel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Sentinel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Tonn's Sentinel Inscription.png Tonn's Sentinel Inscription
Shaman's Vitality.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Shaman's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Zintl Shaman Inscription.png Zintl Shaman Inscription
Sinister Condition Damage.png Power.png Precision.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Sinister Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Verata's Sinister Inscription
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite
Carrion Condition Damage.png Power.png Vitality.png Carrion Hard Inscription.png Carrion Hard Inscription
Carrion Elder Inscription.png Carrion Elder Inscription
Carrion Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Carrion Darksteel Plated Inscription
Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription.png Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription
Carrion Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Carrion Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Carrion Mithril Plated Inscription.png Carrion Mithril Imbued Inscription
Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Carrion Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Occam's Carrion Inscription.png Occam's Carrion Inscription
Heavy Bone.png Heavy Bone
Large Bone.png Large Bone
Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bone
Rabid Condition Damage.png Precision.png Toughness.png Rabid Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Rabid Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Grizzlemouth's Rabid Inscription.png Grizzlemouth's Rabid Inscription
Dire Condition Damage.png Toughness.png Vitality.png Dire Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Dire Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Mathilde's Dire Inscription.png Mathilde's Dire Inscription
Bringer's Condition Duration.png Precision.png Vitality.png Giver's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Giver's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Giver's Mithril Imbued Inscription.png Giver's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Giver's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Bringer's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Giftbringer's Inscription
Snowflake.png Snowflake
Cleric's Healing Power.png Power.png Toughness.png Cleric's Hard Inscription.png Cleric's Hard Inscription
Cleric's Elder Inscription.png Cleric's Elder Inscription
Cleric's Darksteel Plated Inscription.png Cleric's Darksteel Plated Inscription
Cleric's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Cleric's Mithril Plated Inscription
Cleric's Darksteel Imbued Inscription.png Cleric's Darksteel Imbued Inscription
Cleric's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Cleric's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Cleric's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Theodosus' Cleric Inscription.png Theodosus' Cleric Inscription
Engraved Totem.png Engraved Totem
Intricate Totem.png Intricate Totem
Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totem
Magi's Healing Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Magi's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Magi's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Hronk's Magi Inscription.png Hronk's Magi Inscription
Apothecary's Healing Power.png Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Apothecary's Elder Inscription.png Apothecary's Elder Inscription
Apothecary's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Apothecary's Mithril Plated Inscription
Apothecary's Mithril Plated Inscription.png Apothecary's Mithril Imbued Inscription
Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Apothecary's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Ebonmane's Apothecary Inscription.png Ebonmane's Apothecary Inscription
Karka Shell.png Karka Shell
Celestial Power.png
Condition Damage.png
Healing Power.png
Vitality.png Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Celestial Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Wupwup Celestial Inscription.png Wupwup Celestial Inscription
Charged Quartz Crystal.png Charged Quartz Crystal
Ineffable Selectable Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Hard Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Elder Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Darksteel Plated Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Mithril Plated Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Mithril Imbued Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Orichalcum Plated Inscription
Knight's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ineffable Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Pile of Luminous Dust.png Pile of Luminous Dust
Pile of Incandescent Dust.png Pile of Incandescent Dust
Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Pile 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.png Commander's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Tizlak's Commander's Inscription
Maguuma Burl.png Maguuma Burl
Charged Thorn.png Charged Thorn
Marauder Power.png Precision.png Vitality.png Ferocity.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Marauder Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Svaard's Marauder Inscription
Ebony Orb.png Ebony Orb
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn
Vigilant Power.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Condition Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Vigilant Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Laranthir's Vigilant Inscription
Flax Blossom.png Flax Blossom
Barbed Thorn.png Barbed Thorn
Crusader Power.png Toughness.png Ferocity.png Healing Power.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Crusader Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Ossa's Crusader Inscription
Agate Orb.png Agate Orb
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil
Wanderer's Power.png Vitality.png Toughness.png Boon Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Wanderer's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Ruka's Wanderer's Inscription
Moonstone Orb.png Moonstone Orb
Charged Fossil.png Charged Fossil
Viper's Power.png Condition Damage.png Precision.png Condition Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Viper's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Yassith's Viper's Inscription
Black Diamond.png Black Diamond
Leaf Fossil.png Leaf Fossil
Seraph Precision.png Condition Damage.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Seraph Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Seraph Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Thackeray's Seraph Inscription.png Thackeray's Seraph Inscription
Trailblazer's Toughness.png Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Condition Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Trailblazer's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Pahua's Trailblazer's Inscription
Maguuma Lily.png Maguuma Lily
Sheet of Charged Ambrite.png Sheet of Charged Ambrite
Minstrel's Toughness.png Healing Power.png Vitality.png Boon Duration.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Minstrel's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Yassith's Viper's Inscription.png Maklain's Minstrel's Inscription
Freshwater Pearl.png Freshwater Pearl
Piece of Mother-of-Pearl.png Piece of Mother-of-Pearl
Requires PoF Texture Trans.png Path of Fire
Harrier's Power.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Mordant Inscription.png Mordant Inscription
Zehtuka's Harrier Inscription.png Zehtuka's Harrier Inscription
Pulsing Brandspark.png Pulsing Brandspark
Congealed Putrescence.png Congealed Putrescence
Grieving Power.png Condition Damage.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Elegy Mosaic.png Intact Mosaic
The Twins' Grieving Inscription.png The Twins' Grieving Inscription
Marshal's Power.png Healing Power.png Precision.png Condition Damage.png Inscription of the Spearmarshal.png Inscription of the Spearmarshal
Nadijeh's Marshal Inscription.png Nadijeh's Marshal Inscription
Pulsing Brandspark.png Pulsing Brandspark
Eye of Kormir.png Eye of Kormir
Plaguedoctor's Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Healing Power.png Boon Duration.png Plaguedoctor's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Plaguedoctor's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Nerashi's Inscription.png Nerashi's Inscription
Diviner's Power.png Boon Duration.png Precision.png Ferocity.png Diviner's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription.png Diviner's Orichalcum-Imbued Inscription
Steelstar's Inscription.png Steelstar's Inscription
Exquisite Burl Jewel.png Exquisite Serpentite Jewel
Branded Mass.png Branded Mass
Requires EoD Texture Trans.png End of Dragons
Dragon's Power.png Ferocity.png Precision.png Vitality.png Dragon's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Dragon's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Suun's Inscription.png Suun's Inscription
Piece of Dragon Jade.png Piece of Dragon Jade
Ritualist Condition Damage.png Vitality.png Boon Duration.png Condition Duration.png Ritualist's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription.png Ritualist's Orichalcum Imbued Inscription
Togo's Inscription.png Togo's Inscription
Chunk of Petrified Echovald Resin.png Chunk of Petrified Echovald Resin
Research Note.png Research 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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