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Garrison: Scribe's Quarters Guide (WoD 6.2)

Last updated on Feb 24, 2015 at 09:52 by Damien 4 comments

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The Scribe's Quarters is a Small Garrison building that Scribes and Non-Scribes can use to craft Draenor-specific Inscription recipes.

While we explain, in this article, how to unlock all levels of the Scribe's Quarters, you may be interested in our guide to unlocking all the Garrison buildings. We also have a guide to leveling Inscription in Draenor.

1. Main Perks

For Scribes, the main perk of the Scribe's Quarters is that it allows you to create a maximum of 12x War Paints Icon War Paints per day, in addition to the 10x you can already craft with War Paints Icon War Paints (less with an Inscription skill lower than 700). These extra Paints are really useful, because they allow you to craft more Draenor recipes, which means you make more money off the Auction House and you level up Inscription to 700 faster. The Scribe's Quarters is also where you buy your Draenor-specific Inscription recipes.

For Non-Scribes, the main perks of the Scribe's Quarters is that you can mill herbs and that the resident Scribe can craft most of the Draenor-specific Inscription recipes for you.

2. Description

Level Cost Perks
Level 1
  • 150x Gold
  • 50x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows the production of Inscription items and work orders.
Level 2
  • 300x Gold
  • 100x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows followers with the Inscription trait to work here, granting a unique bonus. Also allows up to 14 work orders at one time.
Level 3
  • 500x Gold
  • 300x Garrison Resources
  • 1 hour
Allows up to 21 work orders at one time.

3. Unlocking the Scribe's Quarters

In this section, we are going to tell you how to unlock the Scribe's Quarters, Level 1, 2, and 3.

3.1. Unlocking the Scribe's Quarters, Level 1

The Scribe's Quarters Level 1 is unlocked when you upgrade your Town Hall to Level 2.

Scribes can build this building with a Town Hall Level 1, because they have a chance to loot Mysterious Satchel Icon Mysterious Satchel (Alliance) and Illegible Sootstained Notes Icon Illegible Sootstained Notes (Horde). This item drops from humanoid mobs around Draenor and starts a quest line that eventually rewards the plan to build the Scribe's Quarters, Garrison Blueprint: Scribe's Quarters, Level 1 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Scribe's Quarters, Level 1, and Draenor Inscription Icon Draenor Inscription, which teaches basic Draenor recipes that can be used to level up the profession.

If you are a Scribe and the quest item does not drop for you, then you can buy your Draenor Inscription Icon Draenor Inscription for 100 Gold from the Scribe at your Scribe's Quarters, after upgrading your Town Hall to Level 2.

3.2. Unlocking the Scribe's Quarters, Level 2

Garrison Blueprint: Scribe's Quarters, Level 2 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Scribe's Quarters, Level 2 is sold by the blueprint vendor at your Garrison once you reach level 96 or once you complete your Talador Outpost. You can buy it with 750 Gold. You can also buy it from the blueprint vendor in Ashran without restrictions with an Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes, which can only be obtained twice, once when questing in Gorgrond and once when questing in the Spires of Arak. so the purpose of this Below, you will find the Alliance and Horde vendors.

Vendor Faction Location Cost
Sparz Boltwist Alliance Garrison, next to Architect Table 750 Gold
Kinkade Jakobs Alliance Ashran, next to Flightmaster 1x Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes
Rezlak Horde Garrison, next to Architect Table 750 Gold
Torgg Flexington Horde Ashran, next to Flightmaster 1x Outpost Building Assembly Notes Icon Outpost Building Assembly Notes

3.3. Unlocking the Scribe's Quarters, Level 3

Garrison Blueprint: Scribe's Quarters, Level 3 Icon Garrison Blueprint: Scribe's Quarters, Level 3 is a reward from completing the Working More Orders Icon Working More Orders achievement, which requires you to complete 250 Work Orders at your Garrison. This achievement is account-wide.

Once you complete the achievement, the blueprint is not directly handed over to you. You still need to buy it from Sparz Boltwist (Alliance) or Rezlak (Horde) for 1,000 Gold.

4. Work Orders

Work Orders are unlocked with your Scribe's Quarters Level 1 and allow you to create War Paints Icon War Paints. A Work Order takes 4 hours to complete and transforms 2x Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments into 1x War Paints Icon War Paints (2x with a level 100 follower assigned to the Scribe's Quarters). This means that you can complete a maximum of 6 Work Orders per day for a total yield of 6 to 12 War Paints.

4.1. Unlocking Work Orders

When you first build the Scribe's Quarters on a character, the resident Scribe at the building gives you Your First Inscription Work Order. To complete it, talk to the Scribe's Assistant and give the required 2x Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments. The small box outside the Scribe's Quarters should activate immediately and you can loot the Inscription Work Order Icon Inscription Work Order that you need to turn in to complete the quest. Doing so rewards you with 5x War Paints Icon War Paints.

4.2. Increasing Yield

After upgrading the Scribe's Quarters to Level 2, you can assign a follower with the Inscription Icon Inscription trait to work at the Scribe's Quarters. The higher the level of your follower, the higher the chance that the Work Order will generate 2 War Paints instead of only 1. With a level 100 follower, you are guaranteed to get 2 War Paints.

While working at the Scribe's Quarters, your follower receives experience for every Work Order completed.

4.3. Increasing Queue Size

You can queue up to a certain number of Work Orders, depending on your Scribe's Quarters' level (7 at Level 1, 14 at Level 2, 21 at Level 3).

Having a Storehouse Level 3 increases the maximum number of Work Orders by 15, which means a maximum of 22 Work Orders at Level 1, 29 at Level 2, and 36 at Level 3.

Being able to queue more Work Orders does not increase your yield, but it does allow you to let more time pass before you have to go back to the Scribe's Quarters to refill your queue of Work Orders.

4.4. Cost Comparison Between Work Orders and Inscription Recipe

War Paints Icon War Paints costs 10x Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments and produces between 4 and 10 War Paints Icon War Paints, depending on your Inscription skill. Below level 600, you only produce 4. Between level 600 and 700 the yield slowly increases to reach 10 at level 700.

Work Orders cost 2x Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments and produce between 1 and 2 War Paints Icon War Paints. With no follower or a level 90 follower, you produce only 1. The closer your follower is to 100, the higher the chance that the yield will be 2. With a follower level 100, you always produce 2.

If you have enough Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments, then you should keep the Work Orders queue full and use War Paints Icon War Paints every day. If you do not, then you need to give priority to the method that will create the most War Paints. The idea is that if your follower's level is closer to 100 (from 90) than your Inscription skill is to 700 (from 600), then you should prioritise Work Orders. For example, if your follower's level is 95 and your Inscription skill is 640, go for Work Orders first. If your follower's level is 94 and your Inscription skill is 650, go for War Paints Icon War Paints first.

5. Resident Scribe

The Scribe at the Scribe's Quarters interacts with you in one of two ways, depending on whether or not you have the Inscription profession.

5.1. For Scribes

Buying the Draenor Inscription recipes from the Scribe in your Scribe's Quarters is the only way to obtain them. Each recipe costs a number of Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secrets of Draenor Inscription. You can make one of these items every day using the Secrets of Draenor Inscription Icon Secrets of Draenor Inscription Inscription recipe, which costs 2x Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments. The table below lists all of the recipes you can buy and the amount of Secrets of Draenor Inscription it costs to buy them.

Recipe Cost
Draenor Inscription Icon Draenor Inscription 100 Gold
Technique: Volatile Crystal Icon Technique: Volatile Crystal 1x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Crystalfire Spellstaff Icon Technique: Crystalfire Spellstaff 1x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Etched-Blade Warstaff Icon Technique: Etched-Blade Warstaff 1x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Warmaster's Firestick Icon Technique: Warmaster's Firestick 1x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Shadowtome Icon Technique: Shadowtome 1x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Mystical Crystal Icon Technique: Mystical Crystal 5x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Glorious Crystal Icon Technique: Glorious Crystal 5x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Darkmoon Card of Draenor Icon Technique: Darkmoon Card of Draenor 5x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Inferno Tarot Icon Technique: Inferno Tarot 5x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription
Technique: Molten Tarot Icon Technique: Molten Tarot 5x Secret of Draenor Inscription Icon Secret of Draenor Inscription

5.2. For Non-Scribes

For Non-Scribes, the Scribe in your Scribe's Quarters can craft most of the high-end Draenor Inscription recipes, except for Crystals (re-roll stats), item upgrades, Warbinder's Ink Icon Warbinder's Ink (used to research new glyph recipes), Glyph recipes, and War Paints Icon War Paints (which can be obtained only through Work Orders). Crafting an item through your Scribe costs exactly the same quantity of materials it does when a regular Scribe crafts it. Some of the recipes are locked until you reach a certain level with the Scribe's Quarters (see table below).

Recipe Unlock Level
Draenic Mortar Icon Draenic Mortar* Level 1
Card of Omens Icon Card of Omens Level 1
Savage Tarot Icon Savage Tarot Level 1
Laughing Tarot Icon Laughing Tarot Level 1
Ocean Tarot Icon Ocean Tarot Level 1
Darkmoon Card of Draenor Icon Darkmoon Card of Draenor Level 2
Shadowtome Icon Shadowtome Level 2
Etched-Blade Warstaff Icon Etched-Blade Warstaff Level 2
Crystalfire Spellstaff Icon Crystalfire Spellstaff Level 3
Warmaster's Firestick Icon Warmaster's Firestick Level 3

*Draenic Mortar Icon Draenic Mortar allows you to mill Draenor herbs to obtain Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments.

6. Extra Perk from Follower

In addition to increasing your yield of War Paints Icon War Paints, your follower allows you get some Gold out of your extra Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments. It does that by letting you craft Draenor Merchant Order Icon Draenor Merchant Order once per day. Doing so costs 4x Cerulean Pigment Icon Cerulean Pigments and 2x Light Parchment Icon Light Parchments and creates 2 random Partial Receipts from amongst:

When you have 2 of the same partial receipts, you can combine them to randomly create a Small Merchant Order Icon Small Merchant Order, a Merchant Order Icon Merchant Order, or a Large Merchant Order Icon Large Merchant Order, which you can sell for Gold (the higher the quality, the higher you can sell the item).

7. ChangeLog

  • 24 Feb. 2015: Mentioned that followers working at the Scribe's Quarters now gain experience for each completed Work Order.
  • 14 Nov. 2014: Clarified requirements for Level 2.
  • 13 Nov. 2014: Mentioned that unlocking Level 1 requires a Town Hall Level 2, except for Scribes who can build Scribe's Quarters Level 1 with a Town Hall Level 1. Also added Draenor Inscription Icon Draenor Inscription to the list of items sold by the Scribe at the Scribe's Quarters.
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