Age of Wulin boasts a player-driven economy that relies on the chosen professions, or “Life Skills” of the playerbase to thrive. This is one of many aspects that drive Age of Wulin to be different from other MMORPGs; the profession you choose matters in this game, the items you gather and craft can make a difference.

Without further ado, let’s break down the facts of Age of Wulin’s profession system into easy-to-read bullet points! Woohoo!

  • There are 4 professional categories in total, which we will explain with the help of some fancy sub-bullet points. Many professions directly interact with and rely on one another; it isn’t easy being self-sufficient in Age of Wulin!
    • Gathering skills are used to obtain base materials; ores, skins, meats, crops are all obtained through gathering skills.
    • Manufacturing skills craft a variety of items for use in the Jianghu; armour, weapons, jewellery and food are all crafted items.
    • Culture skills provide tactical, cultivation and profession exp bonuses; players can create items that give bonus Life Skill exp, buff their teammates and more!
    • Marketplace skills are different from the rest; these skills are used to obtain cultivation bonuses, silver/silver coins and deliver the revered Beggar’s Knapsack to unsuspecting citizens.
  • The amount of Life Skills you can learn on one character is limited. A player may learn all 5 Gathering professions, only 1 of 6 Manufacturing professions, only 1 of 4 Culture professions and both Marketplace professions.
  • Divination is a unique Life Skill, in that only Jianghu VIPs are able to walk the fortune-telling path.
  • Professions can be quit at any time; you will then lose all progress made in that profession. For Manufacturing and Culture professions, however, where you can only have 1 Life Skill at a time, you’ll gain the opportunity to choose a whole new vocation!
  • Life Skills level up! You gain experience by doing different things (depending on the specific profession you want to improve) and enhance your skill, granting you a new title and increased affectivity in your vocation. However, there is a cap on Life Skill exp that you can gain per day, so keep that in mind when gathering, crafting, playing music etc. or taking part in the Life Battle (these are the primary ways to gain Life Skill exp).
  • A player can gather new skill books for their chosen profession in a variety of ways. Most commonly, players will obtain them from Forbidden Instances or by buying them from other players. Though remember, you can always buy the starting skills straight from your Life Skill master!

Now that you have the facts down, how do you go about choosing your Life Skill? Many of us have a hard enough time deciding on what to do with our actual lives, so why should choosing your profession in Age of Wulin be so difficult?

Well it no longer has to be! All you need do is take a look at the (very large) table below, check out what each profession does and how they interact with one another, and decide on what would suit your playstyle best!

Life Skill



Interacts with...



Gathering resources from mines;

provides for weapon & accessory production


Blacksmith, Craftsman



Gathering resources from animals;

provides for cooking, tailoring and poison making


Cook, Tailor, Herbalist, Poison Master




Gathering resources via planting & farming;

provides for cooking & tailoring


Cook, Tailor



Gathering resources via cutting down trees;

provides for guild building upgrades


Craftsman, Blacksmith



Gathering resources from fishing locations;

provides for cooking, herbalism and poison making

Cook, Herbalist, Poison Master



Produces & enhances armour

Poison Master, Hunter, Farmer



Produces food & enhances weaponry

Blacksmith, Hunter, Farmer, Fisherman

Poison Master


Gathers plants, produces poisons & enhances clothing

Tailor, Herbalist, Fisherman



Produces & enhances jewellery

Tailor, Blacksmith, Herbalist, Woodcutter



Produces & enhances weaponry

Cook, Craftsman, Miner, Woodcutter



Gathers plants, produces pills, enhances jewellery

Craftsman, Cook, Fisherman, Hunter, Poison Master



Provides buffs to teammates & debuffs to enemies while playing music


Chess Player


Provides buffs to teammates & debuffs to enemies after playing chess




Creates scripts that give exp to different professions,

annotates Internal Skill Scripts


All (excluding




Paints images that give exp to different professions,

annotates Skill Scripts


All (excluding Marketplace)



Charges money for bonus exp conversion rates




Sells knapsacks for silver & begs NPCs for silver


Learning a Life Skill

The final step is to find the master of your desired profession and take your first steps towards Life Skill mastery! Life Masters are scattered throughout the Jianghu, primarily in towns and cities. To find your nearest Life Master, you have two options.

Option A: Open up your Map (M) to view the map of the region you are in. Below the map you will find seven buttons, and in the very middle there will be "Life Master". Clicking on "Life Master" will bring up a list of Life Masters and their associated icons - finding these icons on the map and travelling to their location will bring you face-to-face with the Life Master of your choice!

Option B: Opening your "Life" (I) interface brings you a list of every Life Skill in Age of Wulin, and allows you to access those you've already learned. You can also use this interface to find your local Life Master, by clicking the "Find the nearest life master's location" button (shown to the right). Clicking this automatically opens your map and drops a marker on the location of the Life Master of your choice.

Once you have found your desired Life Master, talking to them will allow you to pay the fee for learning your chosen Life Skill and follow an introductory quest line!