Lost City of Omu Masterwork Preview

As part of  our massive preview of Neverwinter’s Lost City of Omu, we are going over the Masterwork Profession extension today. Module 13 comes with a full new set of recipes and attached gear that builds on the existing Masterwork structure. What can you expect from the extension and how difficult is it to level this time? Let’s find out!

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Leveling to Masterwork V

As mentioned the new recipes fully build on the existing Masterwork structure. To get access to the new quests you need to have a Masterwork Profession unlocked up to the level III recipes that got introduced in Module 11. The Artisan will direct you to Port Nyanzaru’s Master of Market. She’s your main content for all Masterwork related stuff in Mod 13. The “story” by the way is fairly simple. Your guild wants to extend their commerce to Chult, and you need to proof your worth to the Master of market.

For each profession players once again have to go through a set of difficult, and expensive, tasks to get to the next tier of Masterwork Gear. There are basically three steps to complete. First you have to acquire or craft three of the more expensive products of the Masterwork III Recipes. This unlocks new recipes for so-called “commissioned” items, that are needed for the second progression quest. You can craft and turn in the commissioned items for “Trade Credit”. The tasks hand out 500-1,500 each and players need 50,000 to complete the second quest.

Last but certainly not least, a new legendary item has to be forged to unlock the Masterwork V Recipes that contain all the new shiny stuff. Some players say the third quests are comparably easy to complete on some professions though. So it doesn’t seem as much of a pain as the legendary resources were for the original set of Masterwork II Recipes (like Set of Newly “Minted” Coins). Nonetheless it’s once again a massive undertaking to get Masterwork Professions to the next level.

Rewards

At least you are going to have the rewards to show for it. Masterwork remains the only way to obtain unbound gear that can be sold on the Auction House. If you’re fully committed to Masterworks, you should be able to not only get your leveling investment back, but also make a decent profit from selling the gear. That said, you still need millions to start off your venture, and it’s only recommended for those that already own Masterwork III Recipes. This structure makes the whole system more and more exclusive as probably fewer players will be able to keep pace. On the other hand, if you’re one of them, the possible gains can be massive.

The rewards themselves didn’t really change, they just got a new tier added to them. You have Gear, Jewelry, Artifact Sets and Weapons that match the latest items levels. The Stronghold Weapons can be exalted like the other sets in Module 13 by the way. Also the Masterwork V Armor Sets come with their own equip bonuses, so it adds to the choices players have when building their toons. I’ve attached the Control Wizard pieces below so you can see the equip bonuses. The pieces otherwise match the stats of Masterwork III Recipes.

New Explorer’s Charts

Every Masterwork extension comes with new Explorer’s Charts and the Lost City of Omu is no different. This time you’ll be roaming Soshenstar River and the new adventure zone for new resources required to craft items. Soshenstar River is a pain to run honestly because of its map size. I’ve attached maps of the locations below.

Chultan Tools

One interesting aspect of the new Masterwork leveling is that it unlocks a new shop at the Master of Market. We already talked about the “Trade Credit” you need to complete the second progression quest. You can actually turn the credit into purple Masterwork Tools for all professions for 25k each. Since you need 50k to level a profession anyway, that’s two purple tools that you can potentially use to level other Masterwork Professions more easily.

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We’re not fully sure what this means for the earlier progression, but part of the pain to start out Masterworks is that you can only complete the first recipes with a success rate of 20%, because you don’t own any purple tools yet. So it could very well be your best option to bring a single Masterwork to level V and buy the tools for other professions off the new shop.

Even if leveling gets easier, Masterwork will still remain an exclusive for the rich. As said, it’s not recommended for the casual player. To be competitive on the market you need to have level III recipes unlocked already, or have a guild that’s well set up in the the field of Masterwork Professions.


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j0Shi

j0Shi plays the Neverwinter MMORPG since the open BETA in 2013 and is a regular contributor to the blog and the whole UN:Project. Originally a Guardian Fighter inspired by the DPS builds of Envy and Rokuthy, he has built up ALTs of all classes and finished Module 5 with five characters in full legendaries and BiS/near-BiS level.

15 thoughts on “Lost City of Omu Masterwork Preview

  • February 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm
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    2 offense ring slots can now be achieved even if you are unlucky. Sure got to pay but least RNG is out of it

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  • February 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    What u need to craft by jewelcrafting to do quest 1-3? just for an example

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  • February 22, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    I too would have liked to see some of the actual recipes, in jewelcraft it is likely to be the rub/scint/sphene neck stuff or some of the rings…I saw some of the other tasks posted elsewhere, titan this, manticore that…etc.

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  • March 5, 2018 at 4:13 am
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    Will you be updating the Masterwork spreadsheets with the new recipes?

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      March 5, 2018 at 6:03 am
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      We’ll have something even better. Stay tuned!

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  • March 11, 2018 at 8:22 pm
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    Add me to the waiting list for ‘something even better’……..also sent you a pm yoshi…..

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  • March 13, 2018 at 8:55 am
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    It is now day 8 on the wait for “something even better” breath holding event, and as players begin to pass out, throw-up, and even die, all are still wondering….

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      March 13, 2018 at 9:18 am
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      We feel honored that we’re such an important part of how players get information about the game and know that it comes with certain expectations. In case you’re interested, we first need to do out Module 13 items pass before we can work on the profession recipes and hope that we can finish that this week.

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  • March 21, 2018 at 3:30 am
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    Console user here, Look like there is a secret conspiracy to conceal information about reach tier 4 and 5 for masterwork profession. I’ll discuss this with my flat-earther buddy 😀 😀 😀

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  • March 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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    Can’t wait for “something even better”.. Hope it will be earlier than the release of Omu on console

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  • March 25, 2018 at 3:03 am
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    I didn’t see MW IV or MW V information here yet. Safe to assume it will be added?

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    • NWO_Unblogged
      March 25, 2018 at 7:28 am
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      Eventually, yes. Tool also let’s you add your own recipes however. So it offers all you need. Have fun playing around!

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  • March 25, 2018 at 8:28 am
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    Thanks. Lol. I must be slow. Cause what I am looking for are the MW IV and V recipes. And since I don’t know what they are, I can’t add them to the tool :). This will ultimately be a very useful tool.

    (And, fully understand that PC people may not want to share the recipe info at this point. As a console player, just looking for best ways to optimize upcoming double guild marks which hits before we get Mod 13)

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