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How to get the Lute in Wartales

A musician must suffer for their art.

While the tactical turn-based battles are Wartale's bread and butter, you also need the trimmings of your companions’ professions to flesh out the experience. The game has many professions, each allowing your party to gather resources or create items.

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You’ll get the opportunity to become a Bard once you’ve explored Tiltren Tomb, but when you enter taverns, you can’t ply your new trade without having a Lute. Below we’ll explain how to get the Lute in Wartales.

Where is the Lute in Wartales?

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In a move that will perfectly suit the people who play them, the story of the Bard’s Lute in Wartlaes is a long and storied tale! Originally, you had to make your way deep into the Ludern region to find it in an abandoned village. Now, the Lute recipe is available much earlier from the Juggler’s Camp in Vertruse Province. This is a level 4-6 area if playing in region-locked modes and is one of the two areas bordering Tiltrern. 

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However, if you have already completed the Wild Animal Trainer quest from the Juggler’sCamp, the Lute will not be available here. Instead, you will not be able to get a Lute recipe until you meet the circus troop once more, this time at the Artists Camp in Grinmeer Province (1, above). But the story doesn’t end there…

Related: Wartales Region Levels & Order

People with older saves may not be able to find it at either location though! However, the Lute recipe can now be found at a couple of taverns if you do not already have it, according to official patch notes. This includes The Taverns of Fortunes Made in Grinmeer Province (2, above), just down from the Artist’s Camp, where I got mine. It is possibly available elsewhere, but I haven’t seen it. 

There is a plus side, though. There are only a few occasions when you need the Bard skill early on, and when you do you do not need the Lute. Also, once you do get the Lute, the Bard skill is speedy to level up. It is a little frustrating not to be able to get to use a skill once it has been presented, especially for role-playing regions.

For more on Wartales at Pro Game Guides, check out Wartales Changing Profession & Multiple Professions, Explained and Wartales Profession Bonuses, Explained!

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Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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