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An artisan is a special character who can craft equipment for you, from tough armor and powerful weapons to magic jewelry and scrolls. Every artisan you meet will ask you for a favor. As soon as you fulfill the request, a workshop blueprint will appear in the settlement. An artisan with a workshop receives payment from the treasury and crafts weapons or armor for you either at your request or of their own accord.

You will find one in certain regions of the Stolen Lands. Some of them arrive to you on their own, and others can be found in settlements. Each artisan you hire will eventually request your help in creating a special item. Complete their special quest to unlock a masterpiece, an extraordinary piece of gear. The artisan will inform you that they're prepared to start working on a masterpiece and ask you to stop placing specific orders in the meantime.

The Kingmaker community has compiled a complete overview of artisan rewards and their stats.

Gameplay[]

After an Artisan's building has been build in their respective region, artisans will appear in the throne room regularly to begin the production of a random item. Artisans won't work if their building has not been built, or they have an unsolved kingdom event. The quality of an item an artisan produces is linked to the tier level that as been unlocked, with artisans randomly producing items from the current tier level, and up to two tiers lower. There are six tiers for each artisan (numbered 0 through 5), and building that artisan's workshop unlocks tier 0. Even though there are more than six tier unlock actions possible for each artisan, tier 5 is the maximum tier.

If you request an item of a specific type, the chances of receiving an item from each tier is:

Tier Chance
Current Tier 10%
Current Tier - 1 70%
Current Tier - 2 20%

If you don't request an item of a specific type, the chances of receiving an item from each tier is:

Tier Chance
Current Tier 30%
Current Tier - 1 45%
Current Tier - 2 25%

Note that if you request a specific item type, you will only get one of a predetermined set of items, listed in the below tables, not any item of that type made by that artisan. For example, if you ask Dragn to make you a warhammer, there is no chance of you getting the Preacher's Warhammer, even though it is a warhammer that Dragn can make. You can only get the Preacher's Warhammer if you ask for a Dwarven style item or if you do not request a specific item type.

There is a chance for artisans to ignore specific requests. After the dialogue involving the request, the production queue (hidden/not visible in-game) may be empty. In these situations, it will automatically fill-up the next day and the production queue will generate any random item within the scope on unlocked tiers.

Item production times range from between 63 and 112 days, except for the first item an artisan ever produces, which ranges from 22 to 45 days.

Masterpiece items must be unlocked before there is a chance Artisans will start working on them. To unlock masterpiece items, you must:

  • Successfly complete the Artisan's associated quests
  • Have built their workshop in their associated settlement (Upgrading is not required)
  • Have unlocked the artisan's top tier quality items by performing 6 tier unlock actions

Once a masterpiece has been unlocked to work on, there is a 33% * (1 + TurnsWithoutMasterpieces) chance that an artisan will start working on their masterpiece. If a specific item type is requested, the artisan will not attempt to create a masterpiece or increase the masterpiece chance for that attempt. Masterpiece items take 180 days to produce.

In addition, at certain kingdom stat benchmarks, some artisans will offer a gift. This is typically chosen from their tier 3 list the first time and their tier 5 list the second.

Alchemist[]

Artisan: Bokken

Region: Outskirts

Unlock: Complete the quest The Court Alchemist, which Jhod Kavken gives after annexing the Outskirts.

Quest: An Ancient Formula

Masterpiece: Elixir of Inconceivable Transmutations of Body, and Soul, and Also Mind

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Alchemical Item Acerbic Ring 0
Mad Scientist's Gloves 2
Bombardier's Utility Belt 3
Alkaline Mace 4
Explosion Ring 5
Oil Oil of Enhancement II 0
Acid Oil 1
Oil of Unholiness 3
Oil of Bane Everything 4
Oil of Extreme Frost 5
Potion Potion of Protection from Arrows 0
Potion of Eagle's Splendor
Protection from Fire
Potion of Shield of Dawn 1
Potion of Greater Invisibility
Potion of Barkskin 2
Potion of Displacement
Potion of Shield of Faith 3
Potion of Greater Heroism 4
Potion of Protection from Spells 5


Armorsmith[]

Artisan: Dragn

Region: South Narlmarches

Unlock:

Quest: Onslaught

Masterpiece: Onslaught

Gift Benchmarks: Dragn: Military 4 and Military 8 + Stability 6

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Axe Mayhem 0
Serrator 2
Tempest 3
Lava Forged Axe 5
Crossbow Ankle Breaker 0
Escapist's Crossbow 2
Greater Sting 4
Hammer Warhammer of Hatred 0
Torpor 1
Fireborn Warhammer 5
Dwarven item Opportunist's Dwarven Waraxe 0
Preacher's Warhammer 3
Mark of the Guardian 5
Plate armor Dragonscale Plate 0
Half-Plate of Hatred 1
Crusader's Mithral Full Plate 3
Death Crusher's Full Plate 4
Shield Blessed Defense 0
Bashing Shield 1
Ironclad Will 2
Unbreakable Bastion 4


Enforcer[]

Artisan: Varrask the Wildfist

Region: Kamelands

Unlock:

Errand: Varrask's Tools

Quest: Obliteration

Masterpiece: Obliteration

Gift Benchmark: Military 6 and Military 9 + Espionage 5

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Kellid item Opportunist's Boots 0
Inner Demon 1
Plate of the Beast 2
Trickster's Gloves 4
Earthbreaker Terror Bringer 1
Eradicator 3
Bloodthirst 5
Greataxe Extinguisher 0
Frost Touch 3
Retribution 4
Dragon's Essence 5
Greatsword Fly Swatter 0
Stonekeeper 2
Swift Blow 4
Medium Armor Breastplate of Afterlife 0
Primal Hide 1
Raging Bulwark 3
Orc item Gleaming Chainshirt 0
Frailty 2
Shaman's Cloak 5


Exotic Smith[]

Artisan: Shaynih'a

Region: South Narlmarches

Unlock:

Errand: Author Wanted

Quest: One Thousand and One Questionable Stories

Masterpiece: Mastery

Gift Benchmark: Shaynih'a: Relation 4 and Relation 8 + Economy 8

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Kama Monastic Kama 0
Persecutor
Bastard Sword Oppressor 1
Fauchard Serpent Prince 1
Dark Bidding 2
Falcata Fervent Edge 2
Sting Staff Carefree Hunter 0
Avalanche 3
Dueling Sword Menace 3
Estoc Lifestopper 4
Heavy Crossbow Eye of the Tornado 4
Sai Heart Piercer 0
Tears of Blood 5
Tongi Thwarter 5


Jewelcrafter[]

Artisan: Mim Wobblegander

Region: Silverstep

Unlock:

Errand: Green Stone

Quests: Three Wishes

Masterpiece: Great Dreamer's Smile

Gift Benchmarks: Economy 5 and Economy 8 + Culture 6

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Amulet Wind Breath 0
Amulet of Four Elements
Golden Tongue 1
Burning Amulet 2
Life Veil 4
Inner Virtue 5
Headband Stalwart Warrior's Luck 0
Circlet of Faith 1
Frozen Shout 2
Sharp Eye 5
Ring Sentinel 0
Thorny Ring
Ring of Magic Devices 1
Colossus Ring
Power Stone 2
Fortunate Fencer 3
Source of Invisibility
Daring Duelist 4
Honor of Death
Sealed Ring 5

Leatherworker[]

Artisan: Tirval

Region: Varnhold

Unlock:

Quest: The Varnhold Militia

Masterpiece: Royal Guardian

Gift Benchmarks: Espionage 3 and Espionage 8

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Belt Mirrored Belt 0
Lightning Belt 1
Windfall 4
Conqueror Wurm 5
Boots Earth's Children 0
Easy Stride 1
Owlbear Skin Boots 3
Sure Step 5
Leather Gloves Cheatsheet Gloves 0
Blessed Hands 2
Ultimate Grip 3
Royal Gloves of Valor 5
Leather Armor Burned Protector 0
Stoic Wolf
Scorpion's Hatred 1
Vest of Mirrors 2
Python Skin Doublet 3
Blizzard's Heart 4
Wondrous Item Cloak of the Seer 0
Eel's Circlet 2
Brightest Darkness 4


Shady Dealer[]

Artisan: Irlene

Region: Shrike Hills

Unlock: Magister Asks for an Audience I

Quest: A Simple Favor

Masterpiece: Grandmaster's Rod

Gift Benchmarks: Relation 3 and Arcane 6 + Relation 6

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Rod Rod of the Fearless 0
Rod of Undeath 1
Rod of Power Source 3
Rod of Flaming Vengeance 5
Scroll Scroll of Rage 0
Scroll of Angelic Aspect
Scroll of Poison
Scroll of Volcanic Storm 1
Scroll of Vampiric Shadow Shield 2
Scroll of Dispel Magic, Greater 3
Scroll of Holy Sword 4
Scroll of Stormbolts 5
Staff Prowling Cheetah 0
Burned Oak 2
Black Raven's Staff 4
The Call 5
Wand Wand of Burning Hands 0
Wand of Mirror Image 1
Wand of Call Lightning 2
Wand of Cape of Wasps 3
Wand of Death Ward 4
Wand of Dictum 5


Tailor[]

Artisan: Sharel

Region: North Narlmarches

Unlock: ?

Errand: Confirmation of Innocence

Quest: A Bloody Craft

Masterpiece: Ambrosial Attire of Arcane Annihilation

Gift Benchmakrs: Divine 3 and Divine 6 + Arcane 5

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan Item[]

Type Item Tier
Cloak Thaumaturgist's Cloak 0
Rogue's Companion
Warm Embrace 1
Extraplanar Cloak
Herbalist's Cape 2
Noxious Veil 3
Cloak of the Chosen 4
Strigoi's Embrace 5
Clothes Golden Thread 0
Manticore's Claws 2
Hermit's Rope 3
Butterfly Wings 4
Divine Support 5
Robe Leviathan's Gift 0
Censor's Robe
Unnatural Robe 1
Draping Veil of Prowess 2
Integrity 3
Prankster's Robe 4
Envy of the Master 5

Weaponsmith[]

Artisan: Nazrielle

Region: Kamelands

Unlock:

Errand: Patronage

Quest: Nazrielle's Greatest Creation

Masterpiece: Perfection

Gift Benchmarks: Community 5 and Community 9 + Relation 6

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Sword Nature's Will 0
Vein Finder 1
Putrid Blade 2
Divine Intervention 4
Redeemer 5
Chainmail Light Absorber 0
Blazing Omen 2
Weaver's Chainmail 3
Chainbreaker's Chainmail 4
Dagger Troublemaker 0
Trouble Solver 2
Deceiver 3
Silent Whisperer 5
Speed Steady Hand 0
Beholder of Wind 1
Lightest Touch 3
Dragonfly Ring 5
Elven item Sparkling Helmet 0
Chameleon Ring 1
Clarity 4


Woodmaster[]

Artisan: Kimo Tavon

Region: North Narlmarches

Unlock:

Errand: A Flower in the Swamp

Quest: A Trail of Misfortune

Quest: Affairs of the Heart

Masterpiece: Mirror Bow

Gift Benchmarks: Kimo: Loyalty 4 and Loyalty 8 + Culture 5

Tier Unlock Actions[]

Artisan items[]

Type Item Tier
Bow Fiery Eye 0
Whirlwind 1
Shady Longbow 2
Prowling Cat 4
Hunter's Blessing 5
Quiver Quiver of Ultrasound Arrows 0
Quiver of Lightning Arrows 1
Quiver of Lovers Arrows 3
Quiver of Rose's Thorns Arrows 4
Spear Spiked Defender 0
Sunbeam 1
Dystopia 3
Utopia 5
Quarterstaff Will of the Disciple 0
Rigid Oak Staff 2
The Undaunted 4
Wooden Shield Northern Lights 0
Bulwark 2
Wild Guardian 3
Heart of Thunder 5
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