Tsoran's Lock Mastery Guide

Lock Mastery

Below is a table describing each rank of the Lock Mastery Rogue Guild skill. Each rank requires 125 points.

General Info:

Rank is the number of ranks you currently have. (The number you see when you type "GLD".)
Blue tasks are new for that rank.
Picking RT, up to -14, will not go below 5 seconds (unless it was already 0).
Picking RT at -15 can go down to 4 seconds.
Special boxes are boxes you may want to save up before hand in preparation for a specific rank. Quantity assumes no trading tasks, and is approximate.
In addition to the special boxes, you will also need approximately 20 'decent' boxes and 15 'tough' boxes per rank.

Save Your Trapped Boxes for Later:

For wedge and trap component reps, you will need a LOT of trapped boxes. Start saving them NOW. If you think LM is difficult now, it's 1000 times harder when you're doing component reps. Save those traps!
You'll need about 85 plated boxes.
You'll need about 200 assorted jaws, needle, springs, tumbler (fuser), dark crystal, sphere, cloud vial and fire vial traps.
Join a CHE House, if only for the extra locker space!
If you're premium, use ALL of your lockers. Use other characters just to hold the boxes for you.
Needle, jaws, dark crystal, cloud vial and (sometimes) fire goo vial traps can be picked through without setting them off. Pick the lock, empty the box, and save the box for component reps later. Then they take up only 1 spot in your locker, instead of 2 to 4 spots.
Note: Fire goo traps will sometimes go off, even when you successfully pick the lock. I don't know why.

Lockpick Info:

Have a favorite pick? Forget about it. You'll want to use the lowest possible pick whenever possible, since it allows you to get reps from much easier locks. LM is insanely difficult as it is; if you insist on always picking with vaalin, it will be 100 times harder.
Don't worry about breaking those cheap 'lowest possible' picks. Broken picks work even better for reps!
After too many breaks, however, a pick won't be usable for reps. Time to replace it.

Rank Lowest Lockpick Picking RT New Skills Tasks Special Boxes and Helpful Tips
TypeQuantity
0 n/a 0 LM PTRICK SPIN [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]] Master Reps: pick any of six boxes. Hardest box appears to be your max-lock. One task gives you the whole rank. You only need to pick one of the boxes. You don't have to pick all six.
1 Gold: 1.2, weak
WL, Teras, RR, Illistim, Vaaalor, Cysaegir, Zul, FWI
LM SENSE (room) Master Reps: Sense room conditions.
Parchment reps: Open any box in a room with specific lighting or fog.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK SPIN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
For parchment reps, you can make the necessary conditions. Use scrolls with 205, 206, and 106 to make the necessary conditions, or ask an empath or cleric to do it for you.
2 LM SENSE (spells) Master Reps: Sense room conditions and spells.
Parchment reps: Open any box in a room with specific lighting or fog.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK SPIN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
For Master reps where you have to sense spells (ranks 2 and 5), use the Active Spell Window or the SPELL ACTIVE verb to get the list of spells currently active on you. Note that when LM SENSE reports "voices in your head", that's the "amulet" spell, and is the only spell that does NOT show up in the SPELL active list.
3 Mithril: 1.45, above average
WL, IMT, Sol, Teras, RR, Illistim, Vaalor, Cysaegir, Zul, FWI
LM SENSE (maxtrap) Master Reps: Sense max trap.
Parchment reps: Open a decent lock in a room with specific lighting or fog.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK SPIN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
For the Master sense trap reps, always answer with whatever trap LM SENSE tells you. It won't always be right, but you can't get a rep unless you say what LM SENSE told you. If it says it's a "fairly easy trap", you have to say "fairly easy".
4 -1 LM SENSE (maxlock) Master Reps: Sense max lock.
Parchment reps: Open a decent lock in a room with specific lighting and fog.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK SPIN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Just like with the max trap reps in rank 3, for these Master max lock reps, you have to answer with whatever LM SENSE tells you.
5 Glaes: 1.6, incredible
WL, IMT, Sol, Teras, RR, Illistim, Vaalor, Cysaegir, Zul, FWI
Master Reps: Sense room conditions and spells, or max trap, or max lock.
Parchment reps: Open a decent lock in a room with specific lighting and fog.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK SPIN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
None
6 LM MEASURE MY box Master Reps: Measure lock size (with calipers).
Caliper reps (Measure): Open a decent lock after measuring with calipers.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK SPIN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
For caliper measurement reps, you need to have the calipers tell you the same lock description (i.e., "fairly simple") as the lock actually is. Find out the lock size before measuring the lock, then keep using the calipers until you get the correct reading. There's several ways to determine the lock size:
1) Have a LM master measure the box for you.
2) Have a bard sing to the box. (Best choice -- should work 100%.)
3) Use a lousy pick and hope you get a read without clicking the lock.
7
8 Laje: 1.75, average
Sol, Illistim
-2
9
10 LM CALIBRATE MY calipers
LM DETUNE MY calipers
ASSESS MY calipers
LM PTRICK TWIST [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]]
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Calibrate calipers.
Caliper reps (Measure): Open a decent lock after measuring with calipers.
Caliper reps: (Calibrate): Calibrate calipers, after measuring and opening an easy lock.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIST. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
For the calibration reps, use REALLY easy boxes -- you're a lot more likely to get the correct reading.
11
12 Vultite: 1.8, average
(not available from NPC shops)
or Rolaren: 1.9, very strong
WL, IMT, Sol, Teras, RR, Illistim, Zul, FWI
-3
13
14 Make wedges (thin, warped, solid, or, infrequently, strong) in workshop
LM WEDGE MY box
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Make warped (or better) wedges.
Wedge reps: Open boxes with wedge; must be from critter not very far below you; 1 or 2 must be either plated/fused/triggered jaws or have a lock at least twice your maxlock with vaalin; no level restiction for those 1 or 2 boxes.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIST. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Plated, fused, triggered jaws, or out-of-league locks for wedge reps.
Got plated boxes left over after finishing these wedge reps? Good! You'll need some more for the component reps later on.. Keep saving them.
70
15
16 -4 Make wedges (strong) in workshop Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Make solid (or better) wedges.
Wedge reps: Open boxes with wedge; must be from critter not very far below you; 1 or 2 must be either plated/fused/triggered jaws or have a lock at least twice your maxlock with vaalin; no level restiction for those 1 or 2 boxes.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIST. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
17
18
19
20 Veniom: 2.2, excellent
RR
-5 LM APPRAISE MY lockpick (condition)
LM APPRAISE HELP
LM PTRICK TURN [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]]
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Assess 5 lockpicks to determine which is best.
Wedge reps: Open boxes with wedge; must be from critter not very far below you; 1 or 2 must be either plated/fused/triggered jaws or have a lock at least twice your maxlock with vaalin; no level restiction for those 1 or 2 boxes.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TURN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
21 LM APPRAISE MY lockpick (precision)
22 LM APPRAISE MY lockpick (strength)
23 LM APPRAISE MY lockpick (times broken)
24 -6 LM APPRAISE MY lockpick (max lock with lockpick)
25 LM REPAIR MY lockpick Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Repair lockpicks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TURN. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
None
26
27
28 -7
29
30 LM PTRICK TWIRL [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]]
Make wedges (superior) in workshop
LM RELOCK MY box WITH MY lockpick
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Relock locks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIRL. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Relock reps: Relock boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Opened boxes with 'tough' locks. 91
31
32 -8
33 LM CLASP container
LM CLASP CHECK container
LM CLASP LONGDESC | SHOWDESC | NODESC
(Does not display in StormFront, but can still be used.)
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Put clasps on containers.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIRL. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Clasp reps: Put clasps on containers. Container must not be closeable, and be one of pack, backpack, knapsack, rucksack, satchel, sporran, purse, case, tome, book, toolkit, casket, sack, bag, cloak, mantle, coat, longcoat, longcloak, greatcloak, and pouch.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Don't go crazy looking for latchable or lockable containers that drop from critters!!! All the guild shops sell a 'plain sack' or similar container which you can use for clasp or lock reps.
34
35
36 -9 LM LOCK CREATE difficulty
LM LOCK CREATE DUPLICATE
LM LOCK container
LM CUT lock | key
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Create locks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIRL. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Create lock reps: Create a 'pretty good' lock.
Create lock reps: Create a key for a lock.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
37
38
39 Extract needle and jaws trap components.
LM DISARM on | off
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Extract needle or jaws trap components.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TWIRL. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Extract component reps: Extract poison needles or jaws traps.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Needle or jaws traps.
Note: For the special boxes in the trap component ranks, the numbers here represent the number of successful extractions. Since you only succeed on a fraction of attempts, which appears to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 25% to 50%, you actually need 2 to 4 times the number of boxes shown here.
19
40 -10 LM PTRICK TOSS [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]]
LM CALIBRATE MY calipers (without a box)
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Extract needle or jaws trap components.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TOSS. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Extract component reps: Extract poison needles or jaws traps.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
41 Extract acid vials.
Melt through plates covering locks.
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Extract needles, jaws, or acid vials from springs or fuser traps.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TOSS. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Extract component reps: Extract acid vials from springs or fuser traps.
Extract component reps: Melt through a plated box with an acid vial.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Acid traps (springs or fused tumbler traps).
Plated boxes (plus acid vials).
Needle, jaws, or acid traps.
6
5
19
42
43 Extract dark crystals and spheres. Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Extract needles, jaws, acid vials, dark crystals, or spheres.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TOSS. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Extract component reps: Extract dark crystals or spheres.
Extract component reps: Melt through a plated box with an acid vial.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Dark crystal or sphere traps.
Plated boxes (plus acid vials).
Needle, jaws, acid, dark crystal, or sphere traps.
7
3
19
44 -11
45
46 Extract fire goo and cloud vials. Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Extract needles, jaws, acid vials, dark crystals, spheres, fire goo or cloud vials.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TOSS. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Extract component reps: Extract fire goo or cloud vials.
Extract component reps: Melt through a plated box with an acid vial.
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Fire goo or cloud vial traps.
Plated boxes (plus acid vials).
Needle, jaws, acid, dark crystal, sphere, fire goo or cloud vial traps.
8
4
22
47
48 -12
49 LM CREATE Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Make lockpicks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK TOSS. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
YES! You're finally done with component reps. You can get rid of any trapped boxes you still have saved up.
Relax! You're on the home stretch now. The hardest parts are behind you.
50 LM PTRICK BEND [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]] Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Make lockpicks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK BEND. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
None.
51
52 -13
53
54
55
56 -14
57 LM CUSTOMIZE EDGE metal
LM CUSTOMIZE EDGE ADJUST
LM CUSTOMIZE INSET
LM CUSTOMIZE DYE color
LM CUSTOMIZE DYE ALL
LM CUSTOMIZE DYE REQUEST color
LM CUSTOMIZE DYE REQUEST UPDATE
LM CUSTOMIZE DYE ADJUST
LM CUSTOMIZE CLEAN
Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Customize lockpicks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK BEND. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Customize lockpick reps: Customize lockpicks.
58
59
60 -15 LM PTRICK FLIP [MY box [WITH MY lockpick]] Master reps: Picking Contest.
Master Reps: Customize lockpicks.
Audience reps: Open a box in front of an audience using LM PTRICK FLIP. Lock must be a "decent challenge".
Picking reps: Open boxes, anywhere. Lock must be 'tough'.
Customize lockpick reps: Customize lockpicks.
61
62
Master n/a LM KEYRING CHAIN
LM KEYRING SOLID
LM KEYRING BRASS
LM KEYRING IRON
LM KEYRING MITHRIL
n/a n/a


Please note that I am personally nowhere near far enough advanced in Lock Mastery to fill in all the information on this table, so if you see anything that is wrong or incomplete, please let me know.

How hard do the boxes have to be to get reps?
Percentage of max lock with current pick
If you're less than 2x, will be slightly higher.
If you're more than 2x, will be slighlty lower.
If you're 3x, will be a lot lower.
Minimum critter level Rep type
0% (any box will do) - Parchment with 'easy' box
0% - Caliper calibration
- From any level critter Plated boxes for wedge reps (also fused or triggered jaws)
- From any level critter Plated boxes for disarming with acid
- From any level critter Specific traps for component extraction
67% - Audience
67% - Parchment with 'decent' lock
67% - Caliper measurement
75% - Relock
75% - Picking
- From critter level close to your level Un-plated boxes for wedge reps


LMASTER APPRAISE results (LM APPRAISE HELP)
Condition  Precision  Strength
Identifier Value Picks
Miserable Detrimental     Flimsy
Poor Ineffectual     Very Weak
Damaged Very Inaccurate 1.0 Brass, Copper Weak
Neglected Inaccurate 1.1 Steel Below Average
Good Somewhat Inaccurate 1.2 Gold, Ivory Average
Excelent Inefficient 1.3 Silver Above Average
  Unreliable 1.45 Mithril Strong
Below Average 1.55 Ora Very Strong
Average 1.6 Glaes Excellent
Above Average 1.75 Laje Incredible
Somewhat Accurate 1.8 Vultite Astonishing
Favorable 1.9 Rolaren Unsurpassed
Advantageous      
Accurate 2.2 Veniom
Highly Accurate 2.25 Invar
Excellent 2.3 Golvern, Alum
Incredible 2.4 Kelyn
Unsurpassed 2.5 Vaalin




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