There are lots of places for an Artisan to make their wares, but finding them can be tricky for the new player. As Norrath grows, so do the work place possibilities for crafters. Besides the traditional Tradeskill Instances, an artisan may ply their trade in the airy heights of Kelethin or in a bustling shop in Freeport. Here is a catalog of every crafting station in Norrath.
To find a tradeskill zone in a city or village, use your Waypoints (press alt-W and select your destination from the list). All Tradeskill instances have:
Workstations for all Artisan classes
A Crafting Trainer: Just outside the zone by the door. This trainer can also get you started (ding level 2), and certify your class and subclass. He sure to hail them rather than click them for certification as they are also vendors. This Trainer also sells recipe books. (Not available at the Ironforge Exchange in North Qeynos and the Coalition of Tradesfolke in East Freeport.)
A Broker: for buying and selling goods on the open market
A Tradeskill Representative: for the Tradeskill Tutorials. This is the one NPC in the zone without a label in arrow brackets below his name.
A Wholesaler: fuel and supplies merchant. This NPC can also make you Artisan level 2.
A Rush Order NPC: for doing timed Tradeskill City Tasks (Writs). Must be level 20 or higher.
A Work Order NPC: for doing untimed Tradeskill City Tasks (Writs) Must be level 20 or higher.
Freestanding Crafting Stations
There are crafting stations scattered throughout Norrath. In the City Zones there are usually merchants nearby selling the appropriate fuels and supplies, and a Writ-starter clipboard in the general area. In outlying areas you will probably need to bring your own fuels and purchased materials.
Recently the the Golden Scepter sprouted all available crafting stations. Essentials recipes and other supplies are also available at the the Golden Scepter. Advanced books, which are also dropped, are available from faction merchants in the Courts.
Has all crafting stations and amenities in the building at 1198, 20, 1140 . Prices for supplies will be high until you have gained enough faction, so you might want to bring your own fuels. There's a mailbox, but no bank.
Has all crafting stations and amenities in the building at -701, 61, -90 . Prices for supplies will be high until you have gained enough faction, so you might want to bring your own fuels. There's a mailbox, but no bank.
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Other Interesting Places to Craft
Queen's Colony & Outpost of the Overlord
While these zones are no longer available for new characters, if you have a toon there they have tradeskill instances behind the tower in the main yard. They have all crafting stations, but NPCs are limited to a Crafting Trainer (outside) and a Wholesaler.
There is a standard forge and stove near the mender at 31, 16, -23, but bring your own fuel. There is also a forge for crafting wyrmsteel weapons deep in the dungeon. The recipe book is purchasable off a city merchant if you are in a level 25+ guild. A raid force (or at least a very good group) is required during the crafting process.
Your guild may have chosen to buy Guild Hall Tradeskill Amenities. It is possible to set up a crafting area complete with all services except Tradeskill Quest NPC's.
Special Holiday Crafting
With the exception of Frostfell crafting, all holiday crafting can be done at regular workstations anywhere.