Ten Ton Hammer's Inscription Guide

Inscription Guide (1-150)

So you've decided to take up the new profession, Inscription, and are wondering what the fastest way to level your inscription is like. Well, compared to other Professions, Inscription is fairly easy to level, simply because you create the same types of pigments from equal-level herbs.

So say, you want to level from 1 to 75, you will use one type of pigment, commonly found in the low level herbs of any type, so it doesn't matter how many different herb packs of these you mix&match, you will end up with the same reagent for your inscriptions!

Low level Glyphs cost less

First of all, find an Inscription NPC and train your new profession. You will also learn the ability "Milling", which allows you to mill herbs into your required reagents. Next up, still at the NPC, buy your Virtuoso Inking Set, and 4 stacks (20 each) of Light Parchment to begin your leveling process.

With this guide, we will attempt to reach high levels of skill while omitting things such as Research unless they give a skillup- if you want to use your Inscription Research skill to uncover new Minor Glyphs, you will need to collect a bit more pigments to make the appropiate inks and obtain the materials required.

Inscription Leveling: Alabaster Pigment-based Herbs

For this task, you will need Alabaster Pigment yielding herbs, which include:

  • Peacebloom
  • Silverleaf
  • Earthroot

Each 5 of any herb will allow you to mill them into Pigments. In total, you should aim to have at least 77 Pigments. Each Milling should yield you from 1 to 4 Pigments, so this may vary. Approximately, 5 to 6 stacks of herbs should net you enough to do this first leveling process.

Now, use 18 of your pigments to create 18 Ivory Ink and get to skill level 18. We do this since Inks usually grey out faster than the other elements, so it's best to have as much as we can to get skillups from making them.

Next up, use your Inscription tab to create either:

  • 17 Stamina Scrolls
  • 17 Intellect Scrolls
  • 17 Spirit Scrolls

This should put us at skill level 35. Next up, use all your remaining Alabaster Pigments to make Moonglow Ink, we will using this inkset next for our next leveling phase. This should put us at atleast skill level 55 to 60.

With atleast 30 Moonglow Inks available now, you should be able to make some low-level Armor Vellums. Make Armor Vellums all the way up to skill level 87, when they will go Green, and as such no longer have a good chance of giving us a skill-up.

At this time, it'd be wise to use up our daily Research, using one Moonglow Ink, to get a skillup. We should now be at skill level 88.

Inscription Leveling: Dusky Pigment-based Herbs

Dusky Pigment yielding Herbs, our next set, include herbs such as:

  • Mageroyal
  • Briarthorn
  • Swiftthistle
  • Bruiseweed
  • Stranglekelp

You should mill enough so that you obtain 20 Dusky Pigments and atleast 2 Verdant Pigments.

First off, use your Verdant Pigments to skill up to 90 making Hunter's Ink. At this point, Hunter's Ink will become green, so you could either sell or try for extra skillups if you wish.

Next up, make your Dusky Pigments into Midnight Ink, which we will then use to make either:

  • 10 Glyphs of Maul
  • 10 Glyphs of Hammer of Justice
  • 10 Glyphs of Ice Armor
  • 10 Glyphs of Serpent Sting

We are now at Skill Level 100.

Next up, buy 6 stacks (120) Common Parchments - these will be the materials needed for our next set of skillups.

Inscription Leveling: Golden Pigment-based Herbs

Golden Pigment yielding Herbs are our next target, these include:

  • Wild Steelbloom
  • Grave Moss
  • Kingsblood
  • Liferoot

You should mill these types of herbs until you get atleast 120 Golden Pigments, and atleast 5 Burnt Pigments.

As usual, make all your Golden Pigments into Lion's Inks, which will leave you at skill level 105. Next, you will get to choose from:

  • Glyph of Fade
  • Glyph of Eviscerate
  • Glyph of Holy Light

Make 5 of these, so we will be at skill level 110.

Next up, make 5 of either:

  • Glyph of Rending
  • Glyph of Firenova
  • Glyph of Health Funnel

Reaching skill level 115. For the next 10 skillups, make 10 of either:

  • Glyph of Healing Touch
  • Glyph of Aspect of the Monkey
  • Glyph of Arcane Missiles

Now is the time to make 5 Dawnstar Ink from your Burnt Pigments, allowing you to gain 5 more levels and leaving us at skill level 130.

Finally, our last few skillups we will be consuming double the amount of Lion's Ink we have so far, hence why the requirement was steep before for this bracket.

From 130 to 135, you may make the following Glyphs:

  • Glyph of Blink
  • Glyph of Immolation Trap
  • Glyph of Moonfire

From 135 to 140, you may make the following Glyphs:

  • Glyph of Garrote
  • Glyph of Inner Fire
  • Glyph of Divinity

And for your final 10 before you reach the new Herb Pigment set, you can make either:

  • Glyph of Imp
  • Glyph of Sunder Armor
  • Glyph of Lightning Bolt

This leaves us at skill level 150, and ready to tackle on the next set of Herbs in our next update! Stay tuned as we continue our Inscription leveling guide here at TenTonHammer!


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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016


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