There are 27 tomes in the game containing recipes for the crafting of various items. Here is a list of all 27 tomes with a brief description of their contents. Locations where they can be found (and item codes) are listed in the Item ID Database - Tome page.
A Study of the Fantastical Vestments of the Priests of the Realms - (ring of divine power and periapt of wisdom) Abjurative Enchantments - (improved armors of elemental resistance; +3 base) Accoutrements of Masterful Wizardry and Their Construction - (ring of wizardry and headband of intellect) Advanced Abjuratives - (greater armors of elemental resistance; +4 and +5 base) Advanced Arcanery of Personal Defense - (greater bracers of defense, greater amulets of natural armor, cloak of displacement) Alazzabner's Grand Ensorcelments of the Mind - (periapt of wisdom, headband of intellect, nymph cloaks and medallion of thought) Codex Necromantica - (Vampiric Weapons and fortified armor) Deflections and Dispellings - (Invulnerable armor, armors of spell resistance and arrow deflection) Formulae of the Learned Scholars of Halruaa - (greater grenade weapons) Fundamentals of Abjurative Enchantment - (basic armors of elemental resistance; +1 and +2 base) Fundamentals of Protections for the Self - (lesser bracers of defense, lesser amulets of natural armor) Fundamentals of Terrible Destruction - (base enchantments for weapons, scabbard of keen edges) Liber Occultatum - (shadow armor, silent armor and quick armor) Marvellous Artefacts for the Resistance of Sorcery - (cloak and armor of spell resistance, cloak of resistance) Of Healthful Enchantments for the Body - (belt of agility, belt of giant strength and boots of striding) On the Crafting of Mystical Garb for All Climes - (cloak of resistance, armor of fire and cold resistance, scarab of greater protection) On the Refinement of the Alchemist's Craft - (improved grenade weapons) The Book of All Elements - (elemental weapon damage) The Book of Banes - (alignment based weapon damage) The Book of Fire - (fire based enchantments for weapons and armors) The Book of Ice - (cold based enchantments for weapons and armors) The Book of Seeing - (gem of seeing and periapt of wisdom) The Crafts-Work of Evermeet - (cloak and boots of elvenkind, misc.) The Lore of the Master Alchemist - (perfected grenade weapons) The Quiet Deaths of the Brotherhood of Assassins - (poisons) The Tome of Alchemy - (basic grenade weapons - part 1) The Wondrous Potions of the Brothers of Ilmater - (basic grenade weapons - part 2)
Exotic Weaponry - technically, this book is not one of the 27 recipe books but it does contain some useful information about special properties of certain metals: specifically cold iron and alchemical silver. Definitely worth reading.
Please choose the category you would like to review from the list below. Note: We've tried to update the recipe lists based on the latest patch information as well as with information provided from gamers. If a recipe shows up as BUGGED, then it is still bugged thru version v1.05. If the item was initially bugged, but has been fixed as v1.05, it will be tagged as FIXED. A special thanks goes out to Peter Rhovan from the official Bioware NWN2 forums who provided tons of useful feedback on the recipes. Thanks Peter.